Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 15, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We would like to invite you to our Hart Beat ceremony on Friday, November 16. Hart Beat will begin at 8:15 AM. We will have a special guest, Daniela Mesquita from Allen Community Outreach. She will be presented with a donation from the Caring Coins collection drive held over Red Ribbon Week. Our amazing students collected almost $880.00!!!! We are so proud to be able to present this donation and help people in our community. Please wear your class shirts tomorrow to show our Hart Pride!

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

School will be closed Monday,  November 19, 2018-Friday, November 23, 2018. Please take time enjoy the week with friends and family. We will resume class on Monday, November 26, 2018.





9th Annual Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival - November 30th and December 1st

We are excited to invite you to a magical weekend of experiencing the incredible performing and rich visual arts programs in Lovejoy ISD.  Each elementary campus choir will perform Saturday from 10AM - 11:30AM and all elementary students will have visual art on display in the LHS auxiliary gym throughout the event.  We hope you will plan to see your child's art, attend the elementary choir performances and then stay to visit the SCIS, WSMS, and LHS performances and exhibits.  The festival is a wonderful opportunity to see where your child can participate as they move up to SCIS and beyond.

There are Fine Arts Festival volunteer opportunities available for our Lovejoy ISD elementary parents.  Please take a moment to read this  flyer to see if you can help.  If you have questions please contact  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net.






The WorryWoo Monsters  is an award winning series of books and plush dolls written and illustrated by Andi Green. Emotions themselves are turned into lovable quirky characters that embark on delightful journeys of self-awareness. Created to promote healthy emotional wellness, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of "Hey, it's OK" and present the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don't have easy answers.  Kinder and 2nd grade will be beginning a 6 week series of the Worry Woo Monsters.  I would like to thank Crystal Klein for graciously donating The WorryWoo Monsters book series. 



Other grade levels will be working on Kindness and Caring beginning with my favorite story, Each Kindness. 


Chelsea Scoville
School Counselor, Hart Elementary


Library and Makers Space News

The portal to upload is different this year.
Yearbook sales have not started, they will be sometime in 2019.

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR COMPUTER:
The project number is 914771
There is no password

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:
Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
Download the app and create your account:
1. Enter your name, email and our project number 914771  
2. Check your email for a confirmation code.
3. Enter it, select a username & password to complete your registration.
4. Begin uploading

Thank you for capturing all these wonderful memories!









Flu Season Reminders/Illness:
 
 
We are now heading into flu season. The most common symptoms of flu seem to be stomach ache, cough, fever/body aches, headache, and tired-ness. Currently we are seeing a stomach virus (12-24 hour virus), some strep throat, a virus that seems to be lasting about 2-3 days, and a lot of allergy related symptoms due to the weather changes.
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping illness at bay. Now is a good time to review proper handwashing practices with young children. Using soap and rubbing vigorously under running water for about 30 seconds to one minute is important to get rid of the germs that cause the flu and other viruses. Asking young children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help them reach the 30 second mark.
 
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.
 
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. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.
 
Nurse Alli J




A note from Coach Garber and Coach Hill

Dear Parents,

Hart Elementary has been awarded the Rudolph Run trophy for the last 8 years. Let's make it 9!!!!
 
The deadline is fast approaching!This year's race will be held in downtown Allen on Saturday Dec. 1. The run is open to any and all family members/relatives/neighbors. A portion of the registration fee will be donated back to Hart Elementary. Please register online by clicking here 
or by going to AllenParks.org/RudolphRun - (.5DonnerDash:Registration #8187 - RudolphRun5K: Registration #8188). Remember to mark Hart Elementary during registration.  The online registration deadline (for receiving Hart Elementary credit) is Sun. Nov. 18th.
If you have any questions we can help answer, do not hesitate to call us at school or call the Allen Parks and Recreation to ask about the run. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on Sat., Dec.1st in downtown Allen for the 2018 Rudolph Run.
 
Sincerely,
Coach Garber and Coach Hill





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

Project Thankful Cards

As we enter the season of giving thanks we would like to remind everyone that we are participating in Project Thankful Cards again this year. Project Thankful Cards is a way for Hart students,staff, families and friends to tell someone how much they are appreciated. We asked the students to design cards using the theme "Thankful". 2 winners from each grade level were selected. The winning designs were made into cards and are being sold this week for $1.00 each. This years winners are Ava W. and Avery 1st grade, Cara B. and Kelsey S. 2nd grade, Madeline L. and Caroline M. 3rd grade, and Marlee W. and Claire B. 4th grade. All the money collected will be used to adopt children through Allen Community Outreach. Last year we were able to adopt 6 children and made their Christmas wishes come true. We would love to surpass that number this year and fulfill Christmas dreams! Our goal is 8-10 children.  Project Thankful Cards will be on sale during lunch in the cafeteria until Friday, November 16.








Upcoming Dates

November

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
1   Rudolph Run
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






Attention New Sky Ranch Moms!
Sky Ranch Christian Camp is arranging a SkyMoms Luncheon on January 24th at Paula Dean's Restaurant in Fairview. The luncheon is free and open to all New Sky Ranch Moms.  This is a great opportunity for Lovejoy Moms to learn more about Sky Ranch Summer Camps and to meet other Moms who have sent their children to Sky Ranch Summer Camp.  The Luncheon will include relevant parenting topics, fellowship, interactive discussions to encourage and equip moms to get them ready to send their babies to Sky Ranch, a brief introduction to Sky Ranch Summer Camp and Door Prizes.  If you are interested in attending the luncheon or have further questions, please contact Beth Johnson at 214-991-6247 or bjohnson0308@gmail.  Space is limited, so please reserve your spot ASAP but no later than November 30th.   

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is overflowing with items. All items are located in the cafeteria. The next time you are on campus, please be sure to look for items that may have made it to school but never made it home. As a reminder, please write your students name on all items that could be lost and found! All items remaining at Christmas break will be donated to Allen Community Outreach. Thank you! 



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:

  Like me on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

View on Instagram



Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
New! Black Friday Shopping Benefits the Foundation
Friday, November 23
Stay home and do your Black Friday shopping on AmazonSmile. Did you know your purchases could make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0625033.




 



New! Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 27
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, which is a perfect time to give a gift to the Foundation's Annual Appeal campaign. If you haven't made your gift this year, now is the time. Help us close the gap between the $181,500 already given and the $200,000 goal. Only $18,500 is needed. Follow the #GivingTuesday link to make your generous donation.

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.



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


  

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 Accent Landscape Management for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Accent Landscape Management for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management. Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow.

New! Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops

The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.



LHS Choir Provides Carol-O-Grams

Carol-O-Grams are singing telegrams provided by the LHS Choir. Lovejoy residents absolutely love and look forward to this event. Purchase a Carol-O-Gram as a holiday gift for someone within the Lovejoy ISD boundaries. Purchase one for your neighbor, or have your neighbor purchase one for a neighbor...Share a random act of kindness! Each Carol-O-Gram is $26 and you can order online  by clicking here or  by going to www.lovejoychoir.com/carol-o-grams. The order form and payment button is located on the webpage. Orders and payments must be received by Friday, November 16.



    

  

    
 SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
  
 



 
 

Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
 
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."





 
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.
 
 
Fine Arts News          
 

Special Events

 
Lovejoy Fine Arts K.12
Save the Date! November 30 & December 1, 2018

The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. The Festival team will need a great deal of donations and volunteers to make this year's event a success. If you have a student in the visual or performing arts, please take time to review the following and lend your support.
 
 
 
Student Volunteers: Sign up will begin on November 26.
 
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.

 
STAY CONNECTED: