March 16, 2023
Note from Mrs. Craft
Dear Hart Families,
We have had a great week back from Spring break. We hope that your family enjoyed your time creating lifelong memories. Our Friday is going to be packed with fun and learning. First, we will kick off our morning with Reading with the Leopards. This is an opportunity for our High School students from various sports to visit our campus, read to our students, and answer questions. This is a great tradition and another example of our strong community. At 8:45, we will have Hart Beat where we will celebrate our character trait of FAIRNESS and our Leopard P.R.I.D.E. leaders. It is a great day to be a Hart Leopard. Don't forget to wear green!
If you have a chance, please come by and check out our Lost & Found. It is overflowing, and we will be donating anything that is left to Allen Community Outreach. Next week, we will have our Spring Book Fair. The money raised during the book fair will be used to increase our Non-Fiction collection for the Hart Library and to help provide professional development for our teachers. Thank you in advance for your support.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.
All My Best,
My mission is to be a servant leader who works with students, parents, and staff to build a community that fosters relationships and learning where everyone THRIVES. Each day, I strive to make the choice to be great versus comfortable, because you can't be both!
Important Dates @ Hart
17th - Hartbeat @ 8:45am
17th - Report Cards Go Home
17th - Reading with the Leopards
20th - 24th - Spring Book Fair
21st - 4th Grade Music Program @ 6:30pm
21st - World Down Syndrome Day - Wear Fun Socks!
23rd - Kinder Sneak Peek @ 6:00pm
28th - Muffins With Mom (A-M)
29th - Muffins With Mom (N-Z)
1st - Denim & Diamonds
3rd - 7th - Assistant Principal Week
3rd - World Autism Day - Wear Blue
4th - School Librarian Appreciation Day
4th - Spring Pictures - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade
5th - Spring Pictures - K & 4th
7th - School Holiday - Staff and Students
10th - Bad Weather Make Up Day
Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).
Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences. This information can be found below:
Lost and Found
World Down Syndrome Day
Spring Pictures will be April 4th and 5th. We will NOT have makeups for Spring Pictures, so please make sure your child is at school and on time for pictures. This picture will be used in the yearbook for any student that is new, missed fall pictures, or asked for a re-take.
April 4th - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade
April 5th - Kindergarten and 4th grade
After pictures are taken, you will receive an email from CareyLynn Photography where you can order spring pictures. If you have any questions regarding our upcoming pictures, please contact Janean Mancini at 469.742.8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hart Outstanding Service Award
It is time for the Outstanding Service Award! Hart Elementary is made better by many individuals that work together for one purpose. We will acknowledge one parent volunteer and one faculty member for their outstanding services. Our students love seeing our parent volunteers at school and our teachers are blessed by the help that they offer. Please submit your nominees for their outstanding service. Take time to reflect on who has made an impact on your student and their experience at Hart this year. Nomination deadline is March 31st. Awards will be announced in May.
Hart Elementary Art Show
Join us at Lovejoy High School in the Gallery for
The Hart Elementary Art Show
Art will be on display through March 24th.
Dad's @ Hart
Yearbook Orders & 4th Grade Ads
It is time to order your 2022-2023 HES Yearbook! The Hart Elementary Yearbooks are now on sale! The yearbook will be on sale through Monday, April 17th. Parents of 4th graders can also purchase 4th grade ads. All ads must be completed and turned in by March 24th. We ask that you only purchase one ad per student. All ads are 1/4 page ads. If you have questions, please contact Janean Mancini at email@example.com.
Muffins with Mom
Future Kindergarten Events for the 2023 - 2024 School Year
Kindergarten Round Up is a pre-registration opportunity for parents of kindergarten-aged students for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a child who will be 5 before September 1st, please plan on registering at www.lovejoyisd.net. Registration begins March 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Alis Brantl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Grade Music Program - Rescheduled
We will present our Texas Program on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm. Below you will find a link to the music website where you can find videos to practice our 6 songs as well as the lyrics sheet.
The Spring Literati Book Fair is coming soon!
Come shop for new books during the week of
March 20-24, 2023
Hours 7:30-6:00 Monday
If you cannot wait until then, you can also shop at the online Book Fair that is open now!
Click here to access the fair.
Parents, you have more payment options this Spring. The fair will accept cash, check, debit or credit cards and Literati Gift cards.
Many Volunteers will be needed to help out,
so be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius link coming soon.
The spring book fair is fast approaching and we need volunteers!
Below are the dates/times we need help working the book fair. Please review the available time slots and click on the button below to sign up.
Thank you in advance for any time you have to volunteer at the Book Fair! If you have any specific questions, contact our amazing librarian, Kristin Dawson (Kristin_Dawson@lovejoyisd.net).
Kids Heart Challenge
Participate in Kids Heart Challenge
We are so proud of students during Kids Heart Challenge at Hart Elementary School and their efforts to make our community a safer and healthier place! As of 3/13/2023, we have raised $354.60 in donations towards our $3,000.00 goal and 11 kids have activated Finn’s Mission!
Our goal is to raise $4,000 to help people with special hearts! To get us there, students who raise at least $50 online will receive a direct link to secure Dallas Mavs BOGO tickets while supplies lasts!
Heart Heroes are teaching the kids the importance making healthy choices, being a leader and kindness. Click the Heart Hero below to hear their message to students.
Participate in Kids Heart Challenge!
1. Login to Hart Elementary School Kids Heart Challenge page: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=7560&pg=company&company_id=374699 or download the Kids Heart Challenge app for iPhone or Andriod.
2. After registering, you can email or post to social media from the KHC website or app. How to Register for KHC Video.
Denim & Diamonds
Lovejoy Family Funded Grants
Lovejoy ISD Workshops
STAAR Dates: 3rd & 4th Grade
February Nutrition Newsletter
Special Education Newsletter - February Edition
Carrie L. Lovejoy Child Development Center
Yearbook Pictures Needed!
It is time to start collecting the wonderful memories of our students for the yearbook. In an effort to be as organized as possible, we ask that you follow a few guidelines for submission if you would like for your photos to be considered.
Every photo must include the following:
All submissions should be school related activities i.e. holiday parties, talent show, Hart Beat, reading with the Leopards etc.
Please do not send more than 2 - 3 photos for consideration.
Please send pictures to: email@example.com
Deadline for photo submission March 31, 2023
Character Trait Spotlight
Safety Moment with Marshal Smith
Hello, Hart Families. We conduct Fire Drills every month to insure the safety of our students and to create mind muscle memory that will help prevent panic during an actual event. We conducted March’s drill on Tuesday, March 14th. During the drill the students and teachers were faced with an obstacle at one of the exits resembling the fire being in that area and had to redirect to another exit. We also had students separated from their homeroom class because they were in the library or in multiple pull out classes. We were able to evacuate the building in less than 90 seconds despite the obstacle that was presented and had full accountability of students and staff in under 5 minutes with great communication between staff members. These times show a great sense of urgency and awareness. Our practice drills are showing great improvement, and we are very proud of our students and staff for keeping safety at the forefront.
Nurse Tami's Notes
As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if he/she has:
o A fever of 100.0F degrees or greater
o Vomiting or Diarrhea
o An infection that requires antibiotics (i.e. Strep throat, bronchitis, etc.) unless they have been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours.
If you have any questions, info about your child I need to know, or your child tests positive for anything, feel free to contact me. Thank you for helping me keep Hart healthy!
Interested in Serving on the PTO Board at Hart?
Thank you for your interest in serving on the Hart Elementary PTO board next year. Our mission is to encourage a thriving partnership between parents, teachers, and administration to enhance the education of every student, while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.
Our goals as a PTO are to CONNECT Lovejoy families and educators, ENRICH students' education, and SERVE in volunteer roles which benefit students and staff. We are 100% parent powered and want YOU to join us!
There are opportunities to serve on a committee or on the board. Please review the information below and indicate your areas of interest.
The BOARD meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30am with a member meeting following at 10:30am.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in serving with the PTO.
Volunteer Opportunities @ Hart
Join Lovejoy Volleyball on April 30th for a spring clinic to raise funds for the prestigious Ann Kang Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. This clinic will be run by National Gatorade Player of the Year, Averi Carlson and our 2023 Varsity Team. K-6th grade will go from 1:00-3:00 and 7th and 8th grade will for from 3:30-5:30, both at LHS. Spots will be $125 each with a t-shirt included. Be sure to sign up quickly as there are limited spots for each session.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.