Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 14, 2018
Cross your fingers and toes!!! Ms. Moser, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Hart decided to STOP doing a rain dance and take flight!

We invite you to join us Tuesday, September 18 (weather permitting) at 8:00 am to watch the balloon launch!  The hot air balloon will take off from the field behind Hart.  Please follow normal arrival procedures with all students reporting to the cafeteria.  At the 7:50 am bell, teachers will pick up their classes from the cafeteria and take attendance.  They will then head to the playground to watch the launch.  Students will stay with their class during the launch. Parents are welcome to join their child's class.  

Parents joining us for the launch can enter through the front door or the side door by the gym where you will sign in, get a visitor sticker, and h
ead to the playground where you will wait for your child's class.
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

It has been a great week at Hart!  I wanted to share some important dates that are coming up in the next two weeks.

Sept 20-28 - Book Fair--Opens at 7:30 each morning

Sept 20 - Ice Cream Social from 6:00-7:00--Come enjoy some ice cream, visit the book fair, buy spirit wear, enter the drawing for fun prizes, and visit with friends and families.  

Sept. 25 - Grandparents Day at Lunch (Last Name A-M) 
Sept. 26 - Grandparents Day at Lunch (Last Name N-Z) 
We invite grandparents to come have lunch.  You can also have your picture taken with their student and visit the bookfair.

Sept 28- Hart Beat - join us as we celebrate what makes Hart great, our students, teachers, and parents!  

I enjoyed seeing a few of our 4th grade families at Wild Salsa on Wednesday for the 4th grade family spirit night.  I look forward to seeing more families at the upcoming spirit nights for Kinder (Sept. 26), 1st (Sept. 25), 2nd (Oct. 2), and 3rd (Oct. 3). This is a great way to help fundraise for our PTA and enjoy meeting and seeing other families in your child's grade. Many of our teachers will also be there!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581
A message from Mrs. Scoville, Hart Elementary Counselor...
We live in such a digital and technological world that simple manners have taken a back seat. Saying "Good Morning" or sharing a smile can change the entire course of a persons day. We encourage you to review and practice these simple manners. 



CURRENT ILLNESS
We are currently seeing a lot of allergy related illnesses, some strep, and another virus that seems to be causing predominately stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.
Please remember, if your little ones have had diarrhea, fever greater than 100 (without medications), or vomiting they must be out of school for a full 24 hours so that we can help keep protect others.

MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS
There are a handful of our students that are still missing appropriate documentation of immunizations per Texas State Regulations. Please get these to the school nurse, Allison Wright, ASAP so that your child can continue attending school. If required immunization documentation is not received (or process of series has not started if full series is required) we may have to delay school attendance until we have appropriate documentation. Please call me (Nurse Alli) with any questions, 469-742-8156. Thank You!

Thank you for your cooperation!
Library and
Maker Space News


The "Monster of a Book Fair
" will open starting on Thursday at 6pm to kick off our ice cream social! Check out the flyer for some of the books that will be at the Book Fair! Book Fair Dates: Opens Thursday @ 6pm 9/20 - 9/28 - Closes after Hart Beat. Special Days include Grandparents Lunch times. If you are interested in volunteering go here
to sign up.

Upcoming Author Visit Oct 24th   TROY CUMMINGS has written and/or illustrated more than 30 children's books, including THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM series, CAN I BE YOUR DOG?, CARING FOR YOUR LION, LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD, and MIGHTY TRUCK. We are busy preparing for his visit and will start reading some of his books in the library!
Look for more information for 2nd - 4th graders to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club featuring the Notebook of Doom Series starting in October. Thank you PTA for sponsoring this event!

Maker Space NEW Items ! Thank you PTA for your support in purchasing the following items for the makerspace! The students have already had a chance to try out some of the new activities!
Keva Planks, Edison Robot, Codey Rocky, Magnetic Blocks, Suspend, ipad microphones, puzzles, wall coaster, circuit maze game, magnets, power clix and Dash challenge cards.

Medicine At School

Please read the following information regarding medicine at school stated in the
***Please do not send medicine with your child to school. If medicine needs to be
administered at school please bring it to the nurse to properly store and
administer the medicine. Non-prescription medications need to be in the original,
properly labeled container, provided by the parent along with a written request
(medications form can be found on the Lovejoy ISD website under clinic section
for HES).***

Thank you for your understanding and helping keep our kiddos safe and healthy!

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


Upcoming Dates

September

20 8:00 AM Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
20-28 Fall Book Fair
20 6:00 pm Ice Cream Social
25 5:00 PM-7:00 PM 1st Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
25 11:00 am Grandparents Day (Last name A-M)
26 11:00 am Grandparents Day ( Last name N-Z)
26 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Kindergarten Family Night at Wild Salsa
28 8:15 AM Hart Beat
28 12:00 pm Early Release

October

2    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 2nd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
3    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 3rd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
5-8 Fall Break-No School 
10  5:00 PM Family Fun Night
18  Report Cards Go Home
24  Troy Cummings, Author visit
26  No School
31  Halloween 
31  Dennis Lee

November

2    Picture Retakes
11  Veterans Day
15  Progress Reports go home
19-23 Thanksgiving Break No School
22  Thanksgiving Day
30 Fine Arts Festival






Hart PTA Website 

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




You can also stay informed and up to date with the Hart PTA on Social Media. Click below to:

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Follow us on Twitter

View on Instagram

New!!!!
 Book Fair Help
           Calling all volunteers who LOVE the bookfair! Please click here for more information! 



Mark your calendars for our grade level Family Spirit Nights at Wild Salsa!

T he Hart PTA and Wild Salsa have come together to offer a wonderful opportunity for our families. Each grade level will have their own Spirit Night at Wild Salsa. They are reserving a space from 5-7pm in the restaurant on those special days and will donate 20% of the proceeds back to the Hart PTA! This is a perfect opportunity to meet new families, connect with some Hart staff and teachers and catch up with your friends.  You will need to present the flyer at the restaurant. Flyers will be coming on in Thursday folders.

Wild Salsa Family Spirit Night Dates:
4 th  Grade - September 12 th
1 st  Grade - September 25 th
Kindergarten - September 26 th
2 nd  Grade - October 2 nd
3 rd  Grade - October 3 rd




Ice Cream Social and Hart Drawing   September 20th
 from 6-7pm

You won't want to miss this fun family night!

You can buy your tickets for the drawing online by clicking here, use the tickets from your Thursday folder or buy them at the Ice Cream Social.


NEW!!!! 
October Lunch Bunch Dates

We've added a few more  lunch bunch dates during the week of parent-teacher conferences in October. This is such a great opportunity to help our teachers!

Lunch Bunch
 
We need volunteers on Fridays to cover teacher duty during lunch.                              
The best part is that it is 30 minutes of your time, but teachers greatly appreciate it and your child will be so happy to see you volunteering during lunch!  Sign up using the links below for your child's lunch time.  You may sign up for more than one slot or for other grade levels.  Thank you!
 
Kindergarten
 
First Grade
 
Second Grade

Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade

September 10th is the deadline to order your class shirt

Class shirts are available to order until September 10th  Please click here. 


PTA Membership & Leopard Drive {All dollars stay at Hart}  

You're invited to join the PTA today! Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Hart. In addition, joining the PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, and a membership directory . Click here   for online membership. Already a PTA member and would like to donate to the Leopard Drive?   Click Here    to donate.

Please go to the Hart PTA Website for all forms if you'd rather pay with check or cash. 





Lovejoy ISD District News 


Volleyball - Bring Your Own Parent Elementary Night
September 14th

Join Leopard Volleyball for the Annual BYOP (Bring Your Own Parent) Elementary School Night on September 14th. The Leopards will play Arlington Martin High School. The BYOP organization will have a booth set up in the foyer prior to the contest for all Leopard parents to review their program. Make plans to come out and support Leopard Volleyball.



 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 

North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to raise $200,000 with remarkable community support and 100% Lovejoy family participation. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.
 

Schedule Your Pledge to Give!
If you are unable to give on September 20th, you may schedule your gift during this year's 10 Days of Giving, from September 10th - 19th. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information regarding scheduling your gift, and donate. Every gift, big or small, is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. Let's keep those campus thermometers rising!
 
 

New! Senior Project
To Raise Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with his senior project:
 
"Hi!  My name is Zachary Taylor and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School.  My senior project is on the topic of Autism.  There are 2 events I would like to bring to your attention.
 
The first event is Leopard Friday on September 28th.  I will have a table in the Lovejoy High School courtyard with information on Autism as well as selling the Autism Awareness ribbon for $1 each.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Their mission: "Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."  More information can be found on their website.
 
The second event is the Autism Walk I will be participating in on Saturday, September 29th in Richardson.  My goal is to raise $500 for the walk.  Please consider donating to this great cause by clicking here. Please search for my name under the "Search for a participant" tab to ensure your donation is counted toward my goal of $500. If you would like to participate in this walk, you are welcome to join my team (Team Draeven) or create your own team.
  
Autism is on the rise. Together we can help work toward a great cause. Thank you for your time and donations."

 
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 Preschool PTA Open House
Sunday, September 30th

The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.

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New! PTA Announces Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me
Heroes don't always wear capes! The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This year's contest theme is "Heroes Around Me".  We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition - reflecting on the specific theme. There is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful . For rules and entry forms,  click here  .  The deadline is Friday, November 2nd.
   
Please contact Lindsay Thomas with questions.
 
 

 
Save the Date!
Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, October 24th
The Foundation's annual Men's Tailgate Tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 24th. Save the date and join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. This is always an enjoyable evening. Registration and additional information will be provided soon. Please contact Laura Berend, Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.



 
Fine Arts News          
 
 
 
Evening with the Majestics
October 12th
The LHS Majestics will host an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades K - 6. The mini Majestics will learn a routine to perform on the field during the Pre-Game show. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Evening with the Majestics Registration. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.

 

 LHS Cheer


The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade on October 20th. The Mini Cheerleaders will learn cheers, chants, and jumps to prepare for cheering at a Varsity football game. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Junior Leopards Cheer Registration. The registration deadline is Monday, October 1st.
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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