Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 8, 2021
Message from Hart
Lacey Moser
Dear Hart Families,

I hope that your family will join us for the Virtual STEM Festival this Saturday, April 10th from 10:00-2:00. Same fun, just a different platform! Check out the STEM Festival website to start previewing the activities. I know that this will be a great event for the entire family.

As a reminder, if you are interested in staying informed regarding the proposal to consolidate elementary schools, you may access many resources here including Board briefs, FAQ's and past presentations. Please tune into the April 12th Town Hall meeting for additional information. You may access the meeting virtually here.

As always, please feel free to contact me.

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
From the Library

Hart Spring Book Fair: April 12th -16th

The Spring Book Fair is almost here! Students will be able to shop the fair in person! They will not be able to browse and touch all of the books as they usually would. Students will let the staff know which books they would like to purchase and the books will be pulled for them. This is a cashless fair. Parents, you will need to set your students up with an eWallet account through Scholastic. Please visit scholastic.com/fair to set up your eWallet. When the eWallet account has been set up we will receive an email notification. The name and amount will be added to a spreadsheet that the librarians will be able to access. Another way to purchase books starting April 4th is to simply order from the Scholastic website. Your books will be shipped directly to your home.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS: The fair will be open for you to come shop on Thursday, April 15, from 3:30- 4:30.

Thank you for supporting the HES Library!
NEW!!! Notes from Art
Attention 2nd Grade Parents!!!!

Ms. Courtenay is requesting a picture of your student for an upcoming art project. Please email the picture to sharon_courtenay@lovejoyisd.net.
NEW!!!! HES STAAR Information
Testing Dates 

4th STAAR Writing April 20
4th Math STAAR May 11
4th Reading STAAR May 12
3rd Math STAAR May 18
3rd Reading STAAR May 19

Virtual Students will have a tour of the testing environment on the following dates: 
4th Writing- April 14 3:30-4:15
4th Math and Reading- May 3rd 4:00-4:45
3rd Math and Reading- May 4th 3:30-4:15

Lovejoy ISD Spring State Testing FAQ

What requirements exist regarding state assessments? STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, and TELPAS are required by state law to be offered by school systems. State law also requires that students take the assessments. (See Texas Education Code (TEC), Sections 39.023 and 39.027.) Additionally, these assessments fulfill federal assessment and accountability requirements as established in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA requires that students be assessed annually in grades 3–8, as well as once in high school, for certain subjects and requires that all English Learners (ELs) be assessed annually in English language proficiency. 

What consequences are tied to state assessments for the 2020–2021 school year?
School systems and campuses must offer state assessments. Given the important academic information these assessments provide, school systems that offer remote instruction are required to take steps to encourage those students receiving remote instruction to participate in state assessments, including both adjustments to the testing environment for safety and outreach to parents of those students receiving remote instruction. Additionally, school systems may be subject to agency review if excessive absences for the assessment may occur.

For high school students, TEA is not lawfully authorized to waive graduation requirements.To meet assessment graduation requirements, students must have passed STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments, scored high enough on a substitute assessment, or met the requirements of an individual graduation committee.

Will my child have to come on campus to take the state tests?
To ensure equity for all students, a student must be present at a monitored testing session and must be supervised by a trained test administrator. Testing sessions will be held on Lovejoy ISD campuses and supervised by Lovejoy ISD staff.

What will Lovejoy ISD do to help ensure a safe environment for my child?
To address safety and health concerns, Lovejoy ISD will implement the following protocols:

Students will wear masks
Social-distancing practices will be implemented
Virtual learners will be kept separate from on-campus learners
Supplies will be individualized and will not be shared
Cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be implemented prior to and in between all testing sessions. 

What happens if my child is ill or in quarantine on the specified testing date?
Campuses will work to provide makeup testing dates and times to students who are absent due to quarantine or illness. The state has provided us a longer assessment window during the 2020-2021 school year in order to provide flexibility to address these situations.

Is there a way that I can choose to opt out of state testing for my child during the 2020-2021 school year?
TEA has kept state testing requirements in place for districts for the 2020-2021 school year. Lovejoy ISD does not have a way for parents to opt out of testing for their child.
Notes from Nurse Wright
In addition to allergies, we are also seeing a stomach virus that is lasting up to 3-4 days. Not all kids are vomiting or having any fever. The predominant symptoms seem to be stomach cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. 

If your student has had a recent (with in the past year) vision or hearing exam, please email it to me at allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net and your student will be exempt this year from on campus screenings. A snapshot with your phone of the results works just fine as long as the information is legible.

Thank you for your understanding during this time!

Allison Wright, RN, BSN
Hart Elementary
School Nurse
Office: 469-742-8156
Fax: 469-742-8201
HES Lost and Found Boutique
The boutique will be out front every Friday from 9-2 until the end of the school year, weather permitting. Items will still be available for students to look through Monday-Thursday. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Registration now OPEN
We are so excited to announce registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open! Enrollment paperwork can be found by clicking here.Please contact Alis Brantl, alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net, with any questions.
Hart PTO
The Parent-Teacher Organizations in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2021. This centralized application means that each student completes the form ONCE, but is eligible for PTO scholarships through the Lovejoy schools they attended (plus the Lovejoy Council and Preschool PTO).
All student applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a resume; and (e) have one letters of recommendation submitted.
To begin the application process, students must complete a brief survey, located online at 2020-21 Scholarship INTENT TO APPLY. This survey, which requests their name and email address, indicates their intent to apply.
2020-21 Scholarship INTENT TO APPLY
Once the above Intent to Apply survey is received, we will send the student a link to the online scholarship application. This link will allow students exit and return to the application in case they cannot complete it in one sitting.
Please email Shannon Verschage at LJCouncilScholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this application.

Don't forget to check out the Hart PTO website. Please click here for the latest Hart Headlines PTO Newsletter.
Student Nutrition
Click here to visit the Student Nutrition webpage.

Click here to read the April Nutrition News.

Birthday treats are now available to purchase through Student Nutrition Services. Please click here to place and order.
Dates to Remember
April 12-16- Spring Book Fair
April 20- 4th Grade Writing STAAR
May 11 - 4th Math STAAR
May 11- 4th Reading STAAR
May 18- 3rd Math STAAR
May 19- 3rd Reading STAAR
May 28- Early Release-12:00
May 28- Last Day of School
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
NEW!!!! District News
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Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! A BIG sale is happening at Lovejoy High School! Click here for great deals!
District Community News
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