Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 25, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We have no school tomorrow.  Teachers will participate in professional development, learn together, and plan engaging and rigorous learning for their students.

We hope you can join us for our 1st Annual Tailgate (I sure hope it becomes a yearly tradition!) at Hart Elementary tomorrow from 4:30-6:30. We will be grilling burgers and hotdogs on the north side of the building. We have plenty of food for all!

We moved the time to 4:30 since so many of our girls will be cheering during the 1st quarter.  I know they have to be dropped off at 5:30, so feel free to stop by early and feed them before drop off (and then come on back to Hart since the game doesn't start until 7:00!) Buses will shuttle anyone parking at Hart to and from the high school. This is a great way to avoid the parking struggles at the high school! Please RSVP using the following form to let us know you will be joining us!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581


Reminder... There is no school for students this Friday, October 26, 2018. The office will be closed. 



 

Red Ribbon Week 2018
Schedule of Events
October 29-November 2, 2018

Anything is "Pawsible" when you are drug free!!
Red Ribbon Week is a special week recognized around the country. This week-long celebration of events is designed to educate and increase awareness about drug prevention. At Hart Elementary, we consider this a great time to pledge to be drug free and to reflect on ways that we can maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Red Ribbon Week activities will kick off on Monday, October 29th.  During the week of October 29th - November 2nd, we will emphasize making responsible choices that can help students be and do their very best in school and in life. We would like to encourage everyone to bring healthy snacks to school and to participate in the fun dress-up days.

Let's Participate in a Healthy
Activity that Benefits Our Community !
According to research, youth who feel they are contributing members of a caring community are less likely to be involved in illegal drug use. As part of our Red Ribbon Week activities, Lovejoy students will have the opportunity to connect to the Collin County community. We will emphasize participating in a healthy activity that benefits others by participating in a service project to support Allen Community Outreach (ACO). Each year during the month of October, ACO has a fundraiser called the Caring Coins Drive in which they collect donations of spare change to support the ongoing needs in Collin County. Let's encourage our students to contribute to this service organization by bringing in their American coins and/or bills each day of Red Ribbon Week. Their generous contributions will assist residents of Allen, Lucas, and Fairview who are in financial need.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday October 29 
Theme: Anything is "Pawsible" when you are drug free!  
Wear RED to kick off our week.
Activity: Temporary tattoos and counselor lessons.
***Penny Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your pennies!


Tuesday, October 30
Theme: Team Up Against Drugs! 
Activity: Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey.                 
***Nickel Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your nickels!

 
 
 
 
 
                   
 
Wednesday, October 31
Theme: Real heroes don't do drugs Wear your superhero outfit or dress up              as your hero. No masks please.
Activity: Dennis Lee Program
*** Dime Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your dimes!

                  
Thursday, November 1
Theme: Don't get mixed up in drugs!
Activity: Wear mismatched clothing!
***Quarter Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your quarters!

                   
Friday, November 2
Theme: Lovejoy Leopards are PROUD to be DRUG FREE!
Activity: Wear Lovejoy colors (black and red) or spirit wear. Plant the Promise-students will plant  RED  tulips as a reminder and promise to stay drug free. 
***Dollar Day for ACO Caring coins-Bring your dollars! 
  
  
 









Library and Maker Space News

AUTHOR VISIT

The author visit was a HUGE success! Thank you PTA again for funding a great author - Troy Cummings lit a fire under some of the kids! I have been hearing all kinds of things like, "I want to be an author." "I am making a comic book with monsters!"  "Look at this monster - it is a combination of a starfish and a pizza!" "I am learning to draw like Troy Cummings!" So inspiring!

A special thank you to Courtney Beal. She brings incredible incredible talent to these events!  Her creative vision for the displays in the hallway and the countless hours spent making them for our author is appreciated by all!  Troy was in awe when he walked in!

Another shout out to the Breaux family for providing the BBQ for our author dinner with our three lucky students that got to spend an evening with Troy. It was a memorable evening for Ellison E., Camryn G. and Leighton T.

PUMPKINS

GO BIG OR GOURD HOME! BOO-tiful, funny, adorable, scary and amazing book character pumpkins entered the library this week.  We have 71 pumpkins entries! We love hearing everyone say how much fun they had creating these as a family. Truly an overwhelming success.

Students have started voting for their favorite pumpkins. We will announce the winners on Wednesday, Oct 31st. This is going to be
CHALLENGING to pick the top three.  Click here to see all the Fa-Boo-Lous entries
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Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
Click Here for the Hart Facebook page 
Click Here for the Hart Twitter page 


Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
November 2, 2018 is picture retake day! Please email your teacher if you would like your student to have a retake. Retakes may be taken for any reason. If you previously ordered , the FULL package must be returned to the office
. Order forms will be available in the office 


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Design Contest

Calling all artists! Hart is looking for Hart students to design the next set of Thankful cards for Project Thankful coming this November.  Project Thankful is an opportunity for Hart students, families, and staff members to send a card to tell someone that they are thankful for him or her.  All the money received will be used to adopt children through the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Holiday Adoption Program,   www.acocares.org.  

Entry Requirements
Entries should focus on the theme of being thankful. Hart students may enter a black and white drawing on the form that was sent home. The panel will select two winners from each grade level. The winning drawings will be used as the design for the 2018 Thankful cards.
Forms can be picked up in the Counselor's office or front office.  Entries are due to Miss. McDaniel or Mrs. Scoville by Monday, November 12th at 8:00 am .   All entries should be placed in the box marked "Project Thankful" in the library.
Winners will be announced during announcements on Tuesday, November 13th .  Thank you for your participation! We can't wait to see what the Hart students come up with!
Thank you,
Miss. McDaniel and Mrs. Scoville



 Please remind your children to check by the steps of the stage. We have a large collection of jackets,  water bottles and lunch bags. Thank you! 


Legos Needed
 
Hart needs your legos!  If you have lego pieces or lego sets that you would like to donate, please send them to the front office. We appreciate your donations!

Hart Choir News

It's time to order our Hart Choir t-shirts!  If your child is in the 3rd and
4th grade Hart Harmony Choir please complete this  form and turn it in before October 29th - even if your child already has a choir t-shirt.  The form can also be found on the  Hart Choir website.  This website has detailed information about the choir and PRACTICE TRACKS your child can use at home.  The first choir performance will be Saturday, December 1st at 11AM.  If you have any questions about Hart Choir please contact  Grace_Fulton@lovejoyisd.net.





Upcoming Dates

October

Oct 25-Nov 12  Project Thankful Design Contest
26  No School
29- Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week 
31  Halloween 
31  Dennis Lee (8:30 AM)

November

Oct 25-Nov 12  Project Thankful Design Contest
Oct 29-Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week
2    Picture Retakes
4    Daylight Savings Time Ends-Fall back 1 hour!!!!
6    VOTE!!! 
6    7:30-8:00 AM Donuts with Dad (last name A-L)
6    PTA General Meeting 10:00 AM 
7    7:30-8:00 AM  Donuts with Dad (Last name M-Z)
8    Veterans Day Program 6:45 PM
9    8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
11  Veterans Day
12  Project Thankful designs due
13  Project Thankful design winners announced
13  Thanksgiving Lunch (altered lunch schedule to be announced soon)
15  Progress Reports go home
16  8:15 AM Hart Beat 
19-23 Thanksgiving Break No School
22  Thanksgiving Day
29   2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater
30   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 6p-9p

December

1   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 10a-9p
17 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades K-2 
18 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades 3-4
19 8:15 AM Hart Beat
19 10:45 AM Class Parties 
19 12:00 PM Early Release 
20-Jan 6 Winter Break No School 
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
31 New Years Eve

January

7 School back in session




Hart PTA Website 

Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.




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Due next week!!!!
Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership

Hart PTA will be recognizing two special individuals who have given outstanding service to our children this year. A nomin ee may be a parent, volunteer, teacher, administrator or a 
commu nity leader. If you would like to nominate someone for this award please take a moment to click the link  here  to fill out the application. The deadline for the application is October 31st. Thank you!







NEW! Let's Glow Wild!  

Join us for the  Mother & Son glow party Friday, November 2nd from 6:30-9:00pm
It will be a night of  dancing, laser tag, games and fun!! Please click here
 to use the sign up genius for a laser tag spot.  This event is free thanks to all your PTA donations. Thank you!






Lovejoy Letter Campaign
LOVEJOY LETTER CAMPAIGN
OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 9

We need your help for an upcoming opportunity. We want to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and what an impact each one has on our children! We would love to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on our campus.
 
We would be so grateful if you could write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past, that has been invaluable to your child/children's educational experience.  Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the front office by Friday November 9th.





Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me 

Reflections entries are due NEXT WEEK!! We have such creative kids and we love seeing all their different pieces! Each entry receives a free ice cream at lunch!!!
This year's theme is "Heroes Around Me"! Entries are due by November 2, 2018. You will be able to access entry forms and guidelines on the Hart PTA website. Extra entry forms will be in the Reflections Entry Box located in the library! If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Butler: RachelC.Butler@hotmail.com




Early voting starts next week!

Poles open on
October 22nd.

If public education is important to you, please educate yourself on school funding before going to the poles. Please visit the links below for more information. 


You can also follow Lovejoy ISD on Facebook and Twitter using LJ4TxPublicEd.







Save the Date for Donuts with Dads!

Tuesday, November 6th for students with last names A-L
Wednesday, November 7th for students with last names M-Z
7:30am-8:00am in the cafe.
                                                                                                     

Volunteers Needed:

Please check out our website for all upcoming volunteer needs.




Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
New Date! Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Tickets on sale now!

Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for food, beer, and a double elimination cornhole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, November 7. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC. Click here for additional information and click here to register.
Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools



Denim and Diamonds
The Party
Saturday, February 2

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
 
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details. Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
 
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we've ever had.

Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 13

Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.

Lovejoy Letter Campaign
A Message from the Lovejoy Letter Liaison
Dear Campus Families:

We need your help to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and the impact they have on our children! Teachers' salaries include a 1 ½% payment (annual compensation) on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. In addition to the payment the staff receives, we would like to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff member on our campuses.

We would be so grateful if you would write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher(s) or staff member(s), either current or past, who have played a valuable role in your child(ren)'s educational experience. Please clearly label the envelope with the teacher's/staff name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return it to the front office of the applicable school by Friday, November 9.

The letter campaign has become a meaningful Lovejoy tradition. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet #showappreciation.

Sincerely,
Lovejoy Letter Liaison


Buddy Walk
Sunday, November 4

Jonathan McGill is a 3rd grade student at Lovejoy Elementary and has Down Syndrome. His family is working to raise money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. This organization provides support to people with Down Syndrome, their families, and the community. The McGill family will be participating in the Down Syndrome Guild's largest fundraiser, the Buddy Walk, on November 4 at Fair Park. The purpose of the Buddy Walk is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome while raising funds. Please click here if you would like to support the McGill family and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.


 
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Sessions
December 3 and 12
 
Parent Information Sessions regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
 
December 3 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
 
All sessions will be held in the Lovejoy Administration Building Board Room, located at 259 Country Club Road. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the G/T kindergarten referral and assessment process.
 
The referral form will open in PowerSchool on December 3. Referrals are due by January 11. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16.
 
 
3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard S
tadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com.


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Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 6
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the world water crisis. They raise money to provide clean and safe drinking water to those in developing countries, like Africa, India, and the Philippines.
 
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the thirst project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. Throughout the year, the Lovejoy High School chapter will host events to raise money for the Thirst Project's mission and raise community awareness.
 
You are invited to join the Lovejoy High School Thirst Project on Tuesday, November 6 at Wild Salsa for a fundraiser. Click here to access the flyer to present at Wild Salsa. 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Lovejoy Thirst Project.
 
You may click here for additional information regarding the Lovejoy Thirst Project, and to donate.


10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 3rd

Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register for the event.




  

Circle of Partners


 
 
 
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
 
Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
 
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:
 
  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.

 

 
On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Reinhard Real Estate for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Reinhard Real Estate for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at Reinhard Real Estate. Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.


 





    Global Read Aloud Project  

Lovejoy K-2 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud Project during the months of October and November.  
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.  Please click here to learn about the books we will be reading this year. K-2 students will be reading the picture books and responding in Seesaw. Each class will also be making connections with other classes that are participating from around the world. 
    
2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).
 
The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information.   
 



 
 

 
Fine Arts News          
 

 
 

Upcoming Performances & Galleries
 
 
WSMS Theatre and Choir Department
Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Tickets on Sale Now! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Click here to purchase your tickets.



 




Special Events


LHS Band Garage Sale
Saturday, October 27
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits!  Click here to rent a spot or click here for additional information. 


 

 
Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!




Volunteer Background Application Now Available
 
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
Receive Text Messages from Lovejoy ISD
Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. 

To get started, please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below:

In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device. 

You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587. 

The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here.  If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.

 
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