Message from the Principal
Dear Hart Families,
As many of you already know, our Leopard Volleyball team has made it to the UIL State Tournament and will play their next game on Friday, November 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
Students who wish to attend the game can receive an approved absence by coming to school on Friday and waiting to check out until after 10:00 a.m. By waiting until after 10:00 a.m. to check out of school, it provides students an opportunity to share in the State Championship experience while also allowing them to be counted present for state attendance/funding purposes.
We also know that many of you will be heading out of town early to celebrate Thanksgiving week. By waiting until after 10:00 a.m. to check out of school, it will allow students to enjoy Hart Beat as well as be counted present for state attendance/funding purposes.
Today, Thursday November 21 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) is the deadline to RSVP for Hart Beat. Please email Heather Bouska, firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Any email received after noon WILL NOT be included in the print and you will need to check in at the office tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow, November 22 is the last day to purchase Thankful cards. As of today, November 21, we have collected $911.00! We are so close to our goal of $1000.00 and being able to adopt 10 children! Thank you everyone for your participation.
No school November 25, 2019 through November 29, 2019. We wish you and your family a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break. We will see you back at school on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Last day to purchase Thankful Cards is Friday, November 22!!!
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,
. 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.
Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Scoville
Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival-Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7
Hart Harmony Choir will perform at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 in the gym at Lovejoy High School. We would love for you all to attend. Please see below for the schedule of events!
We had a great visit with author, Michael Patrick O'Neill. The students were engaged and mesmerized by his tales from the deep sea. You can still order books online by visiting
. You can include a note that you would the book signed to a specific person. The book will be shipped to your home. Be sure to check out his Facebook page,
Michael Patrick O'Neill Photography
Thank you Hart PTA for sponsoring this event!!!!
The library is closed next week, but Sora is not!!!! Read ebooks and audiobooks 24/7 with Sora from Overdrive. This free app is an easier way for LISD elementary students to access this resource. Students are able to login using their name and ID number. Below
are directions for how to get started with Sora. Happy Reading!
We are finishing week 2 of our 5 week Inside Out lesson. It is going fabulous and the students are really enjoying it. Inside Out is one of those movies that never gets old!
In addition to the classroom lessons you can always have conversations at home regarding emotions. Here are some conversation starters.
Dealing with emotions
Whilst Riley's parents wanted her to be happy and for everything to be ok, we begin to realise that we actually need all those other emotions and that it is ok and even important to be able to recognise them. Sadness, joy, anger, frustration and fear will all come in to play at different times. It is how we work with these emotions that determines the extent of their effect on us.
- What happens when we try to suppress other emotions?
- What other emotions do you think could be added?
- What emotions are vying for your attention lately? Nervousness, anxiety, etc
- What are some things you could do if you feel angry? Afraid? Frustrated? Anxious?
- Can you recall a time when you could have felt much worse but did something to help you feel better?
As always, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
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
If your child has physical restrictions from activity, please email Coach Eric Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org and Nurse Alli, email@example.com. Contacting Coach and Nurse Alli directly will ensure the limitation is noted and alternate plans can be made.
Thank you so much for helping to keep everyone healthy this season!
Lost and Found
As the temperature outside drops the Hart lost and found fills up! Next time you are on campus, be sure to take a look and see if any items belong to your student. All items left in the lost and found at Christmas break will be donated to the ACO. As a reminder, please write your students name on all jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, and anything else that may get left behind!
22 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
25-29 Thanksgiving Break-No School
28 Thanksgiving Day
7 Fine Arts Festival
7 Hart Harmony Performance at LHS Fine Arts Festival- 10:00 a.m.
9 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
1 New Year's Day
6 Class resumes
17 Spelling Bee-8:00 a.m.
20 No School
29 Science Night-6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
30 Bluebonnet Breakfast-7:30 a.m.
2 Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Allen Americans game
4 100th Day of School
4 Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Lovejoy High School basketball game
6 Positive Proof 9:00 a.m.
6 3rd Grade music program 6:30 p.m.
6-13 Heart Sales
11 Spring picture day/class pictures
13 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
14 No School
17 No School
21 1st Grade Market Day
21 Father/Daughter Dance 7:00 p.m.
22 Denim and Diamonds
27-March 6 Spring Book Fair
29 Stem Festival
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8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
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WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY
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
to purchase tickets!
Lovejoy ISD District News
LHS Visual Arts Campus Exhibition
Join us as we celebrate the fourth annual LHS Campus Exhibition. We are excited to celebrate 55 thoughtfully selected works that exemplify the variety of vision, voice, and process our students take on in our LJVA studios. The work juried for this show was chosen from all levels of study in the LHS Visual Arts program as examples of excellence and innovation by our LJVA Gallery Managers; Kiley Boots, McKenna Christiansen, Grace Flinchbaugh, and Hunter Ruiz. We invite you to come and see this wonderful selection of works during school hours until November 18th.
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referral Form Opens December 2
The Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referral form opens on December 2 in PowerSchool. Referrals are due by January 10, 2020. Testing will be held on January 25 and February 1, 2020. Testing will be at Lovejoy Elementary School by appointment only.
Parents must complete the referral form in PowerSchool.
Fine Arts Festival
The Lovejoy ISD K - 12 Fine Arts Festival will be held December 6th and December 7th at Lovejoy High School! Our performing arts programs have created winter concerts and performances with a mix of your holiday favorites, while our Visual Arts teams are designing pieces that will awe you with their talents! Please support the arts in Lovejoy ISD by stopping by and enjoying the sights and sounds of the holidays while celebrating the work our students and staff engage in for this amazing Festival. The LHS Fine Arts Booster clubs will sponsor a delicious chili luncheon, a bake sale full of yummy treats, as well as hot and cold beverages. In addition, the children's craft area and a visit from Santa Claus will round out a merry and bright weekend at Lovejoy High School.
The Festival is requesting your assistance with volunteering (parents from any campus are welcome to volunteer) and donations of both chili and baked goods. Please visit the
Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Website
for additional information to include schedules, volunteer sign-ups, and more. For additional information, please contact Fela Mathy at
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.
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.
Senior Judges Needed!
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Now through November 18 - LHS Visual Arts Campus Exhibition
Softball Booster Club Fundraiser
Safety and Security Training
Registration Closed - Sessions are Full!
Lovejoy Gifted Association Presents Surviving to Thriving
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Fundraiser
LHS Cheer Holiday Fundraiser - Poinsettia Fundraiser
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals Open
Light the World Community Event
Band Booster Club Fundraiser
Fine Arts Festival
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run
Save the Date! Lovejoy Country Run: April 18
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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.
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:
Assistant to the Superintendent
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.