Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 9, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

On Tuesday, November 13 we welcome all our families to join students for our annual Thanksgiving lunch. The safety and security of the students and our building continue to be a priority.  We love events that bring in our families, but we also know it's important to ensure we know who is in the building for the safety of all students and staff.  Please help me in communicating to any family members who will be joining us for lunch to come early, bring their government issued ID, and check in with the front office.  
 
One way to check in a little faster is to RSVP ahead of time to Heather Bouska at heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net.  If you have come through the office this year, you only need to send your name.  If you have not had an opportunity to check in through the office this year, you can send a picture of your ID for manual entry.  Mrs. Bouska will then print out your sticker badge and have it ready for you when you arrive at the office. This should help speed up the process. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, November 12 at 12:00 pm (noon).

The special Thanksgiving lunch schedule is below. Adult lunch is $9.00 and a visiting child lunch is $5.00. Students of Lovejoy ISD lunch is $2.50. We hope to see you all on Tuesday! 

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

Thanksgiving Lunch 

 
Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule: November 13:
Our Thanksgiving lunch is delicious!

Grade Level
Lunch
Recess
Specials
Kinder
10:30-11:15
11:15-11:45
1:25-2:15
1st
11:00-11:45
11:45-12:15
12:30-1:20
2nd
11:30-12:15
12:15-12:45
9:25-10:15
3rd
11:55-12:25
12:25-12:55
10:20-11:10
4th
12:25-1:10
1:10-1:40
2:15-3:05
 
Menu
Jennie-O Oven Roasted Turkey & Gravy Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Savory Green Beans
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Dressing
Fresh Yeast Rolls
Pumpkin Pie


Please click here to see our November Nutritional Newsletter. The topic this month is Top 8 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas! 
 
  





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.








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,
 
We recently sent home in your child's Thursday packet, a brochure/registration form for this year's .5/5K Rudolph Run. 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. Each registration form has an area to designate Hart Elementary as your school. We have received a few "paper" registration forms. We recommend registering online by clicking here 
or by going to AllenParks.org/RudolphRun - (.5DonnerDash:Registration #8187 - RudolphRun5K: Registration #8188). 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 Pumpkins.png
Design Contest

Calling all artists! Hart is looking for Hart students to design the next set of Thankful cards for Project Thankful coming this November.  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.  All the money received will be used to adopt children through the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Holiday Adoption Program,   www.acocares.org.  Last year we adopted 6 children! We would love to surpass last year.

Entry Requirements
Entries should focus on the theme of being thankful. Hart students may enter a black and white drawing on the form that was sent home. The panel will select two winners from each grade level. The winning drawings will be used as the design for the 2018 Thankful cards.
Forms can be picked up in the Counselor's office or front office.  Entries are due to Miss. McDaniel or Mrs. Scoville by Monday, November 12th at 8:00 am .   All entries should be placed in the box marked "Project Thankful" in the library.
Winners will be announced during announcements on Tuesday, November 13th .  Thank you for your participation! We can't wait to see what the Hart students come up with!
Thank you,
Miss. McDaniel and Mrs. Scoville





Upcoming Dates

November

11  Veterans Day
12  Veterans Day Observed
12  Project Thankful designs due
13  Project Thankful design winners announced
13  Thanksgiving Lunch (see altered lunch schedule)
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




Hart PTA Website 

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Next Week is Recycle Week!

National Recycling Week is Monday, November 12 to Sunday, November 18, 2018. Join us on November 15, 2018 to celebrate  America Recycles Day.   We are collecting warm weather items that will be donated to  
ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH.
 
  We are collecting coats, hats, scarves, gloves etc. for  adults and children. 
 Please drop off all items in the donation box located in the hallway by the Hart front office. We will be collecting items all week. Thank you so much for helping our local community.





Hart Thanksgiving Lunch, November 13

We need a few extra hands to help decorate the cafeteria and serve drinks for the Thanksgiving Lunch.  Volunteer times are quick 30 minute slots. Please click here to volunteer. Please consider helping before or after you enjoy lunch with your student.



Pie Giveaway for Teachers, Staff and Bus Drivers
We are planning a pie giveaway for our wonderful teachers, staff, and bus drivers in order to thank them for the wonderful job they do everyday for our students.We need your generous help in order to accomplish this goal! 



Hart PTA Directories

All PTA members should receive their directories this week. If you would like an additional directory, we have a limited number available in the front office for $3.






Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
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
Benefitting 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.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Bernstein Beat
Saturday, November 10

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites all staff, students, and families to a special Leonard Bernstein concert on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  You may reserve up to 4 free tickets by using the promo code LOVEJOYBEAT. Click here to reserve your tickets. This promo code is valid only for the November 10 performance of The Bernstein Beat.


  
New! Volunteers Needed for the Samaritan Inn Opening
The Samaritan Inn stands on the goal line of opening their new facility that will ensure continued support for Collin County families in need of a hand up for getting back on their feet. The ribbon cutting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 13.  
 
While the staff has been turning their attention to the massive cleaning project, it is unfortunately taking them away from their daily duties. Extra Hearts and Hands are needed to volunteer from November 8 - 12. If you or someone/group you know may be interested in helping, please contact Cheryl Spofford in the Samaritan Inn's Volunteer Department.  Cheryl may be reached at: cspofford@saminn.org.

 
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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Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Monday, November 12




Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 13

Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.

Lovejoy Gridiron Club Play-off T-Shirts
The Lovejoy Football Gridiron Club is selling 2018 Leopard Football play-off t-shirts. The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 13 at noon. The shirts will be distributed on Thursday at the multi-purpose building turf area at 5:30 PM. You may pay by (check, cash, paypal). You may turn in the order form to the Lovejoy High School School Store or to any Gridiron Club Officer (Nate Rainey, Tony Iovinelli, Lauri Pool and Travis Droupy). You may email gridironclub13@gmail.com with question. The PayPal link is: http://lovejoyfootball.com/index.php/gridiron-club/paypal .




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.



    
New! 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.
 
  
 



 
 

New! 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.
 
    Global Read Aloud Project  

Lovejoy K-2 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud Project during the months of October and November.  
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.  Please click here to learn about the books we will be reading this year. K-2 students will be reading the picture books and responding in Seesaw. Each class will also be making connections with other classes that are participating from around the world. 
 
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.

 
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