Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 19, 2017 
4th Grade Field Trip January 27th, 2017

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Next Friday is a big day for our fourth grade students. They are headed to the capital to learn more about how our government works and the history of our great state. When you see cars in the parking lot early in the morning and later that night, it will be our fourth grade families.

If you are not busy this weekend, our LHS Theater Department is presenting the musical Fiddler on the Roof. You won't want to miss the opportunity to see our wonderful students perform. This is also a great show for the family to enjoy together. 

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Congratulations Mrs. Montgomery

Congratulations to our very own Michele Montgomery. Mrs. Montgomery teaches Kindergarten and completed her first marathon last weekend. She ran in the Houston Marathon and earlier this week we celebrated her accomplishment with the students on the morning announcements. 

We are thrilled to recognize her accomplishment and appreciate the example she set for students on how to work hard to achieve your goals.

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 

New! Waiting list for STEM Engineering Class -  Our Monday class is full. We are starting a waiting list in the office to see if there is enough interest to start a second STEM Engineering Class on Friday afternoon after school.  Please contact Heather in the office to add your name to the list.

4th Grade Austin Trip Information 
Our Austin trip is next Friday, January 27th. We are getting ready to go. You will receive three forms to sign in today's folder (a permission slip, a medical form, and an emergency medical authorization).Please return all three forms to the school tomorrow or Monday. This is required by the tour group. Students who do not return all three forms will not be allowed on buses. Thank you for your attention to this. 

Reminder: Please send all information regarding absences and dismissal changes to the office (heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net and Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net) as well as to the teacher. Thank you :0) 
We're LEARNING in the library!
If you haven't visited our library lately, please do! We have implemented many fun changes this year. The kids seem to be enjoying many fun additions. Please ask your child about our "Maker Space" activities such as remote controlled robots, MaKey MaKey, Stick Bot Green Screen Animation, Foil Shadow Art, and Keva Building Planks. Don't forget to ask about the Lego wall as well. 
Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a rise in Flu A, and strep throat. Symptoms may include (but may not be experienced by all): fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with these illnesses are fever, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache (not many complaints of body aches with the Flu so far).  We are also seeing a short lived virus including low grade fever, stomach ache, 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.

The most effective way to protect ourselves for coming in contact with bacteria and viruses are:
* Frequent hand washing with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol (when soap and water aren't available).
*Avoid direct contact with body fluids of people who are obviously sick
*Be kind and cautious with cough and sneezing--cover mouth and nose and use tissues
*Fever of 100 degrees or higher indicates student should not come to school until 24 hours fever free (without medicine) and additional concerns of illness are best discussed with your Physician
*Do NOT share food, drinks,and utensils with others
*Flu shots are available in the community
*Be proactive, contain illness by staying home if you are sick, and prevent the spread of germs
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences involving head lice. Head lice can happen to anyone, so it is important to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent it from happening again! Here's what to look for:
-Persistent itching of the head
-Small white particles attached to hair that are difficult to remove
-Small brown bugs that move very fast
*We no longer conduct "line-up" classroom lice checks but if a child is having and sign/symptoms listed above they are sent to the clinic for assessment. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. For more information please refer to the link on our website under Hart Elementary/Clinic drop down tab. On the left side there is a link that is always available for your education.

Thank you for your cooperation!
PTA News
Current VOLUNTEER Needs

Calling ALL LUNCH BUNCH fans! Please sign up for Fridays this semester- calendar link

Dads Lunch Bunch ~ last Friday of the month- calendar link

Library Volunteer ~ Mrs. Thomas welcomes library volunteers! Click Here for date/time options and to sign up.

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselor's Corner

Obstacles become opportunities when our mindset moves us forward......

Next week in third and fourth grades we will continue the process of explaining  how our mind set determines our response to struggles, challenges, and obstacles. When we approach things with a growth mindset it helps us to navigate difficult terrain and enables us to climb to new heights. In a growth mindset, goals don't appear to be out of reach. 

Ms. Kennaugh

Upcoming Dates:
24-   Chess Club meets 7 a.m.
27 -  4th Grade Trip to Austin
31 -  Bluebonnet Book Pancake Breakfast
Chess Club meets at 7:00 a.m.
7  -   9:30 PTA Board Meeting and 10:30 PTA General Meeting
8  -   Noon Early Release for Students
9  -   Positive Proof,  Progress Reports go home
10 -  Reading with the Leopards
District News 
New! LHS Girl's Basketball
Tuesday, January 24 is Elementary Appreciation night at the Lady Leopards home basketball game. The Lady Leopards will take on Forney, JV Red & Black play at 5:30 and the Varsity at 7:00. Students, wear a Lovejoy shirt to get in free to the game. Come out and fill the stands for our Lady Leopards!
New! Emergency Preparedness Fair and Blood Drive: January 21
Are you prepared for an emergency? What about a natural disaster, financial crisis, or active shooter situation? Learn to be more prepared for all kinds of emergencies by attending the Free Community Emergency Preparedness Fair:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Give the gift of life by donating blood with the American Red Cross
Blood donations will begin at 8:00 AM
1324 W. Exchange Parkway, Allen 75013
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
For additional information visit:  www.allenstake.com
Denim and Diamonds 2017 -  Southern Soiree
Preparations for the Foundation for Lovejoy School's Denim & Diamonds Gala and Auction are underway and we need your help to make this event a success.
Ways you can help: donate to the silent auction, donate a bottle of wine, sponsor the event, put a business ad in the event program.  Click here for additional details.
New! Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds 2017
Fab Five Raffle
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle entitled "Fab Five", which includes:
  • 7 nights in Sydney, Australia, donated by Cleve Adamson Custom Homes
  • $2500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Texas Limo Wine Tour and Getaway
  • Goyard, St. Louis PM Large Tote in Black
  • Large Kamado-Style Grill in Red by Grill Dome, donated by The Firehouse in Allen
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala.  You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information.  You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here to purchase tickets online.
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open.
Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The window will close March 31, 2017.
Testing will be Saturday April 8, 22, or 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.
For questions regarding students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, please email Caroline Garcia or call 469.742.8310 .
For questions regarding students in 5th through 12th grades, please email Brie Smith or call 469.742.8032
Inclement Weather
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 by phone.  Links to our social media accounts are shown below:
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Lovejoy High School Performing Arts Presents Fiddler on the Roof: 
January 19 - 21 A classic, timeless journey of love, loss, faith, and family.

The tradition of great musicals continues at Lovejoy High School with this year's musical, Fiddler on the Roof, January 19th through 21st at 7:00 PM.
Set in the small Russian town of Anatevka in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells a story of faith, family, and tradition. Tevye (played by senior, Trace Glorioso) tries to preserve his family's traditions in a changing world. He is forced to choose between maintaining his Jewish culture and the happiness of his three eldest daughters, Tzeitel (sophomore, Adelyn Maruca), Hodel (senior, Zoe Kahana), and Chava (junior, Renae Haas).
From laughter-inducing lines to memorable music, Fiddler on the Roof is a show for everyone, featuring characters audiences will fall in love with, such as the local matchmaker, Yente (senior, Abby Yaegar), the village butcher, Lazar Wolfe (junior, Vinny Horlock), and the poor lovestruck tailor, Motel (junior, Ryan Hyde).
The show offers iconic and beloved songs such as "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Tradition," and "The Dream," making it a perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students, faculty and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets online.  The physical box office, located in front of the LHS auditorium, will be open the week of the show, January 16th through 20th. 
Fiddler on the Roof is a heartfelt, moving play you and your loved ones will enjoy.
Mini Majestic Dance Camp: January 28  The annual Mini Majestic Dance Camp will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Lovejoy ISD girls K-6 are invited to join the Majestic Dance Team to learn a fun routine and perform at a "Show-Off" for parents and friends. The "Show-Off" will be held in the Lovejoy High School auditorium at 1:00PM on January 28th. The deadline for registration is January 24th. Please go to www.majesticsdance.org for additional details and registration information.
Camp Invention: June 19-23
Camp Invention will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from June 19th through 23rd for children entering K - 6th grades.  Click here for additional information. 
Afterschool Coding Club
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering an afterschool coding club at Willow Springs Middle School.  The club will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Wednesday's in February, March and April.  Click here for details and registration information.  
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