Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 26, 2018
4th Grade Walked the Creek today. Thank you Sloan Creek for your hospitality!
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

My heart aches as I share the details of the Sullivan Funeral with you.  The memorial service will be held on Monday, January 29th at 11:00 AM at Chase Oaks Church Sloan Creek Campus. The address is 611 E. Stacy Road, Fairview, TX.
 
Friends and family members have established a "You Caring" page in support of the Sullivan family. Please click here if you would like to make a donation in honor of Casey.
 
Please help us pray for this family as we support them in the coming weeks.
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
3rd Grade Performance!

Our 3rd grade show is Thursday, February 8th at 6:30pm in the HART GYM. 

Our 3rd graders will be showcasing folk dances from around the world! You won't want to miss it! 

Students will need to meet in the music room at 6:15 wearing a solid white shirt and comfortable jeans/pants with tennis shoes. Please no gym shorts or gym pants. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
We are dismissing at Noon on 
Friday, February 2nd.  Our staff will be working together that afternoon. 
Enjoy your early release day!  
Hart Campout Sponsorship 

Are you, or any of your friends and family, business owners that may be interested in becoming a camp sponsor? If so, please email: hartcampout@gmail.com or go to: www.hartlatenightleopards.com or go to Facebook and search for the Hart Late Night Leopards Campout Page. 

Sponsorship can now be paid for in the on-line payment center at our district web site. Go to the Hart Campus, Quick Links, On-Line Payment Center, Elementary Campuses, Hart. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
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
3:05 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
A note about attendance -  We are required by the State of Texas to report absences. If your child is going to miss school, please email a lis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net  with the reason for your absence. Otherwise, Alis is required to follow up with you. We respectfully ask that you please provide doctor and dentists notes when your student returns. We appreciate your support. Attendance is taken in the morning. Students are considered absent (without a doctors note) not tardy after 10:00 a.m.
New! Astronaut Academy Camp 

This Spring Break, students can BLAST OFF to The Perot Museum and learn all about what life is like on the International Space Station! Students will conduct experiments just like the astronauts and design their own rocket. The camp is for PreK - 4th grade students and more information about this out-of-the-world experience can be found at the following link:  Click Here
Library News 

3rd and 4th Grade Readers:
The Texas Bluebonnet Book Voting will be January 30th. Read 5 books and join us in the library for a special pancake breakfast and voting. Click here  to find out how to save your seat now!

Six Flags Read to Succeed:
It's that time of year to start thinking about the Read to Succeed program sponsored by Six Flags Over Texas Theme Parks. Documenting your child's reading minutes is probably something you are already doing and now you can get a free Six Flag ticket if you simply use the document sent home in the Thursday folder. 

All forms need to be turned in by Thursday, February 27, 2018. All your child needs to do is read for 6 hours. Start documenting today and let's go to Six Flags!
NEW! Author Visit

Children's author, Kate Klise, will be visiting Hart Elementary on February 22nd!  Kate Klise has written many amazing books including the "Three Ring Rascals" series and "43 Old Cemetery Road" series.

She will hold an assembly for all grades and will be available for pictures and book signing afterwards. Several of her books will be available to purchase ahead of time and be delivered in time for her to sign your child's personal copy. If you would like to purchase through RevTrak click here to find some of her books and place your order today. More information coming soon.
Transportation News (Please Read)

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. and copy alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net (in case Heather is out). Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. 
Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

Questions or concerns?
 
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
 
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
 
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.
Registration for Friday Engineering Class- now open

You can now sign up for Engineering on Fridays at 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Lair (16 classes for $298) at Hart. This session will begin on Friday, January 26th. 

The Monday Engineering class is full and will begin on January 22nd. Flyers can be picked up in the office.  You can also enroll and pay on line at: 
#CharacterCountsatHart 

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Nutrition News:
Be sure to check out the information and answers to frequently asked questions. 

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account
FLU SEASON REMINDERS:

We are currently seeing some Flu A/B, a flu like cold, allergy symptoms from the rise in mountain cedar, stomach virus, and strep. We have had some students with confirmed cases of Flu A and B. The most common symptoms are stomach ache, fever, headache, and tired-ness. Flu B is tricky because it initially mimics the symptoms of a stomach virus. Starting with stomach ache, then progressing a bit slower that Flu A with fever hitting within about 12-24 hours after complaint of initial symptoms. If you take your child into the doctor for flu-like symptoms,
please tell the physician that Flu cases are on the rise at school and they may want to Flu swab your child for appropriate diagnosis. We have also seen strep throat in which some are not experiencing typical symptoms of sore throat and fever (some only have stomach ache, headache, and just not feeling well).
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping this 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. Asking young
children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help
them reach the 30 second mark.
                                                                   
As always please keep children at home if they have flu-like symptoms
or are running a fever. We ask that children be free from fever for 24
hours before returning to school to prevent illnesses from spreading. 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.
 
Please refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart on the district web site) for more helpful Flu information.
Upcoming Dates:
January
26-   4th Grade Walks the Creek
30-   Bluebonnet Pancake Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

February
2-         Hart Beat and Early Release
6-         Hart PTA General Meeting 10:30 a.m. in the Lair
8-         Positive Proof will be here at 8:30 a.m. 
9-         Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. and Daddy / Daughter Dance 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
13-       Spring Class and Group (Choir, STUCO, Chess) pictures
16- 19  Winter Break (Monday the 19th may be a cold weather make up day)
22 -      Author Visit
26 -      Read Across America   
Glow wild at the Daddy Daughter Dance ~ 
Our Daddy / Daughter Dance is  February 9th at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dancing, Laser Tag and Games! Click the link below to reserve your time for laser tag. Click here

How can you help? We are in need of the 12 pack rectangle cardboard soda boxes for dance decorations. Please save these boxes and drop them off at the front office. We appreciate it!

New! Hospitality ~
Sweetness is in the air and we want to treat out teachers and staff to an Italian Affair!  Please click here to sign up to bring in items for the Hart staff luncheon February 9th.



DADS@ HART ~   We still could use some help with Dad's Lunch Bunch. Please click here to sign up and help.  Please click here to sign up for the spring semester.

Also,  Dads@Hart is now officially open for you to come up for your second day on campus... However,  we only have 30 open spots left for the year!  If you want it, act fast.  If it's your first day to serve,  click here to register
 

If you have already served a day, go to the same link above, pick out an open day from the second question, and then email Marc at marc@steadfastfunding.com directly to reserve it.


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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PTA Reflections
 
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 invite students in Preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.  This year's contest theme was "Within Reach." The Lovejoy Council of PTAs is proud to announce the award recipients for the Council Level Reflections contest. Please click here for the listing.
 
Seventeen students received the Overall Award of Excellence and are advancing to the state level of the competition. Congratulations to:
 
Primary (K-2)
Dance: Isabella Porter, PES
Literature:  Conor Vermie, PES
Photography: Riley McCarter, PES
Visual Arts: Lerin Davis, HES
 
Intermediate (3-5)
Dance: Addison McCaffity, LES
Literature: Audrey Morgan, PES
Music: Mary Sheridan, HES
Photography: Emersyn Runions, SCIS
Visual Arts: Marisa Green, SCIS
 
Middle School (6-8)
Literature:  
Arya Raju, WSMS
Visual Arts: Jocelyn Kim, SCIS
 
High School
Film: Jackie Carroll, LHS
Literature: Jack Czyz, LHS
Music: Ryan Schlimme, LHS
Photography: Major Friesland, LHS
Visual Arts: Mary Johnson, LHS
 
Special Artist
Photography:
Gavin Lauter , SCIS



Lovejoy ISD District News 

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.
 
Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here .  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  
 
Twitter and Facebook
Are  you following the district on  Twitter ?  Have you liked us on  Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.
NEW! PTA News 

We have more than 5 million good reasons to vote in the Primary Election on March 6, 2018. Be an advocate for all students in your #CommYOUnity and make your voice heard.
 
You may click here to view a list of candidates running for office in Collin County. Our State Representative Seat is District 89 and our State Senate Seat is District 8.
 
If you are new to the district, please be sure to register to vote by February 5, 2018. Additional information is available on the votetexas.gov website.
Toy Drive

The Work-Based Learning classes at Lovejoy High School are hosting an annual toy drive to benefit the children in Little Leopards. Collection boxes are located at each campus and at the Administration building. The students are accepting new-to-gently-used toys for children from birth to five years of age. For additional information, please click here  or contact  Sancy Fuller.
TONIGHT! Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night
January 26th

The Lovejoy Girls basketball team invites you to join them for Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night. This event will be held on Friday, January 26th during the team's home basketball game against Wylie East. JV will play at 5:30 PM and Varsity will play at 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you there to help us fill the stands in support of the Lady Leopards  
Deadline is TODAY! Mini Majestic Dance Camp
January 27th
  Saturday, January 27
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $60 (includes t-shirt)
Registration deadline is Thursday, January 25th
 
Lovejoy students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics Dance Team. Spend the morning learning a fun routine with the Majestics, meet new friends and perform the routine for family and friends at a "Show-Off" which will be held at 11:00 AM.  Click here  to register and  click here  for additional information.
 
You may contact  Becca Supan  (214.938.6385) or  Sophie Wissman  (214.929.8138) with questions.
 
Thank you for supporting the Majestics.
New! Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day-   January 29th
 
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, January 29th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams. Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season.
 
Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 29th.

Relay for Life: April 6

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  
Volunteering at LISD:

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at Lovejoy ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. Your time and talents do make a difference and are very much appreciated. 

The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Click here to access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
 
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
  
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email  Gina Ellis if you have any questions.

Upon completion of the background check, you will be notified when you have been cleared to volunteer. 

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.

To Unsubscribe from this email, please send an email with HART in the subject line to: unsubscribe@lovejoyisd.net.
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