Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 8, 2019
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

It has been another fantastic week at Hart. I enjoyed seeing all of our Dads enjoying donuts with their children on Tuesday and Wednesday. Donuts with Dad is such a great way to start the day!!



I would also like to congratulate Mrs. Grall and the 4th grade on their magnificent program last night. It was a great tribute to our Veterans. It was so nice to see so many families attending.

There is still time to RSVP for our Thanksgiving lunch. You can purchase meal tickets at the table or you may use your child's lunch account. Adult meals are $9.00, visiting children are $5.00, and additional slice of pie is $2.00. Cash or check only and no bills over $20.00 please. Thanksgiving lunch will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, November 12. Times are listed below. I can't wait to see you all at lunch! 

Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m.
1st Grade: 11:00 a.m.
2nd Grade: 11:30 a.m.
3rd Grade: 12:30 p.m.
4th Grade: 12:00 p.m.


I am so pleased to announce that our ACO Caring Coins drive was a success! We raised $876.54 last year and this year we surpassed that by $262.40 raising $1138.94!!!! ACO has been an advocate for residents of Collin County that are facing financial crisis. Our donation will provide food, clothing, educational assistance, housing assistance and so much more to our friends and neighbors in need. Thank you so much! 



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


Mother-Son Party

Join us on Friday, November 8 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Hart Elementary Gym. We will have carnival games and prizes, DJ,  and dancing. Enjoy a family dinner at Lazy Dog in Allen for Spirit Night. Spirit Night Dinner will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Be sure to wear your favorite sports shirt or Hart/Lovejot shirt. 
   

Lazy Dog
1851 N. Central Expy
Allen, TX 75013
 




Hart Talent Show
Registration closes on 11/08!!!! 


It's time to start thinking of planning and preparing for Hart's annual talent show! This year we are excited to showcase our students' talents as we end our fall school semester on December 17 and 18! Talent Show registration will be completed online this year by November 8 . Please click here to access the Talent Show rules and guidelines, and to access the online registration form.  Music may be emailed to Brooke Grall or submitted to this Google Drive
.   Please note, School facilities (classrooms, gym, stage, etc.) will not be available for Talent Show practice.  All practices and rehearsals must be held off campus.



Thanksgiving Luncheon!!!   


If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Heather Bouska, heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net, no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday, November 11. Thank you! 




 
NEW!!!! Christmas Camp Shoppe

 




2019 Rudolph Run & Donner Dash

There is still time to register online!!! In order for Hart to receive the $5.00 benefit, please register by November 17!!

We invite you to join us for either Donner Dash or Rudolph Run on Saturday, December 7. Race day packet pick up is at 7:00 a.m., Donner Dash starts at 8:05 a.m., and Rudolph Run starts at 8:30 a.m.  You can register online by clicking here. A portion of each entry fee ($5.00) will be returned to Hart and benefit the physical education program. Hart has been awarded the trophy for the highest number of participants for the last 9 years. We can make it 10!!!! 









 Author and award winning photographer, Michael Patrick O'Neill will be visiting us on November 20. He has traveled the world photographing aquatic animals, habitats and man's impact on them. He has written seven non-fiction marine life books designed to encourage children to read, write and become involved in science and conservation. We are looking forward to hear his tales of the sea! 




Hart Beat

We invite you to join us Friday, November 22 for Hart Beat. Hart Beat begins at 8:15 a.m. You may RSVP ahead of time to attend Hart Beat. Please email Heather Bouska at heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. If you have checked in at the office this year you only need to send in your name. If you have NOT had the opportunity to check in through the office you can email a picture of your government issued identification to Mrs. Bouska for manual entry. Your sticker will be ready when you arrive. Please RSVP no later than 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, November 21. Thank you!!! 







 


I am so excited to begin the next lesson in guidance! For the next 5 weeks we will be exploring emotions and personalities from the Inside Out. I will be showing bits of the movie throughout the weeks. We will focus on each emotion and the characters named Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. We will follow the main character, Riley, as she experiences some strong emotions during  major changes in her life. I will have the students reflect on a journey in their life in which the have dealt with each of the emotions.  There will be several activities such as creating our own personality islands. We will also be exploring parts of the brain and how our emotions impact our moods, decisions, and behaviors. If you have not had a chance to watch this movie, I highly recommend it. 

As always, please feel free to contact me at chelsea_scoville@lovejoyisd.net.





 



Message from Nurse Alli

Just a gentle reminder that strep/flu/cold season is upon us. We have had a couple confirmed cases of Flu B. We have also seen a flu type virus (that is not flu), a stomach virus causing mostly headache, stomach ache, and vomiting (lasting about 24-48 hours), and also a rise in strep throat. If I send your child home with a fever (or vomiting) or if your child is running fever at home, they MAY NOT return to school until they have been fever and vomiting free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Advil, Tylenol or Multi-symptom cold relief medication. This is not only to protect all of their classmates, but also to protect your child whose immune system is already working hard.

On another note, I am having many children bring medication to school with them and then the child is bringing the medication to me: ALL medications MUST be brought to the clinic by an adult. A medication permission form must be filled out for every child and every medication; this includes cough drops and throat lozenges. 

If your child is absent from school, written documentation is needed. Please email
Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net and  Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net with the date and reason for the absence. You can also use the School Dismissal App to report an illnesses. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.
 

If your child has physical restrictions from activity, please email Coach Eric Hill, eric_hill@lovejoyisd.net and Nurse Alli, allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net. Contacting Coach and Nurse Alli directly will ensure the limitation is noted and alternate plans can be made. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 469-742-8156 or email me at  allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net.

Thank you so much for helping to keep everyone healthy this season!

Nurse Alli 




 
        Project Thankful Sales        


                       

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. We asked the students to design cards using the theme "Thankful". 5 winning designs were made into cards and are being sold in the cafeteria during lunch from November 11- November 22. The cost of the card is $1.00 per card.  All the money collected will be used to adopt children through the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Holiday Adoption Program, www.acocares.org .  Last year we raised $921.00 and adopted 9 children!!!! This is an event that all staff and students really enjoy and look forward to. 

Thank you,
Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Scoville





 
Save the Date



                 







November

8  Mother/Son Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
11 Veterans Day
11-22 Project Thankful Card Sales
12 Thanksgiving Lunch at School-See schedule above
13 Talent show auditions
14 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Symphony
20 Author visit
21 1st Grade music program 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
22 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
25-29 Thanksgiving Break-No School
28 Thanksgiving Day

December 

7    Fine Arts Festival 
7    Hart Harmony Performance at LHS Fine Arts Festival- 10:00 a.m.
8    Hart Harmony Tour-Village of Fairview and Stonebriar Mall
10  Angel Tree Outing-4th Grade Student Helpers 
17  K-2 Talent Show 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
18  3-4 Talent Show 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
19  Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
19  Class Parties 10:45 a.m.
19  Early Release 12:00 p.m.
20-Jan 5 Christmas Holiday Break
24  Christmas Eve
25  Christmas Day
31  New Year's Eve

January

1   New Year's Day
6   Class resumes 
19  Spelling Bee-8:00 a.m.
20  No School
24  Bump Up day-4th/6th/8th grade
29  Science Night-6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
30  Bluebonnet Breakfast-7:30 a.m.


Hart Announcements

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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
 
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Hart PTA Website 

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SAVE THE DATE
Mother-Son Party

Join us on Friday, November 8 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Hart Elementary Gym. We will have carnival games and prizes, DJ,  and dancing. Join us before the party at Lazy Dog in Allen for a Spirit Night dinner. Be sure to wear your favorite sports shirt or Hart/Lovejot shirt. 
   

Lazy Dog
1851 N. Central Expy
Allen, TX 75013
 










WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY
   NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
 
 
Starting in November, every teacher will have a box in their classrooms for markers that are out of ink. At the end of December, the markers will be collected and sent in to Crayola to be recycled. We will  continue to collect and recycle thr oughout the year. We have the ability to turn old markers into new markers, and keep lots of plastic out of landfills!

Let's start with a Wednesday and turn it into a habit!
 
For information on how to recycle markers that are out of ink at home, please visit -





The Allen Americans are excited to invite all students, staff, family and friends of Hart Elementary School to their game against The Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday, January 11th. As an added bonus, a portion of each ticket will be donated back to the Hart Elementary PTA. Please click here to purchase tickets! 






Lovejoy ISD District News 


Upcoming Events

LHS Student Council Hosts Veterans for Banquet
 
The Lovejoy High School Student Council is pleased to invite you to their annual Veterans Day Banquet:
 
November 11, 2019
5:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Commons
 
Dinner will be catered by Rudy's Barbecue. The student council would love for all veterans to attend as their guests.
 
Please RSVP to:


Safety and Security Training
 
Lovejoy ISD is offering "Stop the Bleed" and "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" trainings during the month of November. You are invited to join us for this training which is applicable and practical for all community members.
 
Stop the Bleed
November 19, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
 
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
November 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
 
For additional information, please visit our Community News Page.
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Community News

The  Lovejoy ISD Community News Page  includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
 
This Week's News:
 
 
Senior Judges Needed!
 
Register Now! 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
 
Reserved Tickets Available for Tonight's Varsity Football Game
 
Parking Information for Home Football Games
 
Football Playoff T-Shirts
 
Lovejoy Gifted Association Coding Event
 
Lovejoy Professional Network Charity Benefit Golf Tournament
 
Senior Project!  Boys Wrestling Camp
 
STEM Design Your World Conference for Girls
 
City of Lucas Farmers Market
 
Engage Collin County Music Festival
 
Buddy Walk
 
Block Party
 
Senior Project! Girls Wrestling Camp
 
Thanksgiving Food Drive
 
Lovejoy Student Council Veterans Day Banquet
 
Soccer Fundraiser
 
Men's Tailgate Party and Cornhole Tournament
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Senior Project! Running Over Depression
 
Safety and Security Training
 
Leopard Baseball Buddy League
 
Lovejoy High School Cheer Fundraiser
Holiday Poinsettias for Sale
 
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run
 
Turn Lucas Green
 
News from Collin College
 
 
 
For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.
 
For the latest Fine Arts News, follow  @LovejoyArts on Twitter, or like them on Facebook at Lovejoy Arts.





Dear Lovejoy Community,

We are officially kicking off the 6th annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign for teachers and staff members. Our goal is to have our community write appreciation letters for each teacher and staff member in Lovejoy ISD before the Thanksgiving
break.

The letters do not need to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of gratitude for supporting our students. We do not want to add heavy burdens to our community, but we do want to share how much we appreciate our teachers and staff! Keep it #shortandsweet and #showappreciation!

We would be grateful if you would write letters to any teacher or staff member who has been valuable to your child's educational experience. It can be from this current year, or someone who has made an impact in the past. Please label the envelope with "LLC" and the staff or teacher's name, then drop off the letter to the front office of your school by Friday, November 15th.

The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our community. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet and #showappreciation. Also, don't forget the kids! The teachers and staff love to hear from the students they are impacting.

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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