January 13, 2023
Note from Mrs. Craft
Dear Hart Families,
Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants! We are so proud of their hard work and the courage to participate. Please join me in congratulating Eamon D'Arcy who earned 3rd place, Emma Hang who earned 2nd place, and our 2023 champion CJ Sherry. CJ will represent Hart Elementary in the Collin County Spelling Bee in February.
We hope that you have an amazing 3 day weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, January 17th.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out 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
School Holiday: Monday, January 16th
Yearbook Cover Designs
We had so many amazing entries for the Yearbook Cover Competition! It was very difficult to pick the winners. We would love to congratulate the five artists whose work was chosen for the front and back covers of the yearbook. Emma Moseley's drawing will be on the front cover, while the back cover will have the pictures by Samantha Jacob, Hannah Coder, Kendall Hightower, and Carly Kinsella. You can see their artwork below.
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:
Bump Up Day
Annual Bump Up Day is to take place on February 3, 2023.
Sloan Creek Intermediate, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School will host 4th, 6th, and 8th graders on Friday, February 3, 2023, for Lovejoy ISD’s Annual Bump Up Day. Bump Up Day was created to assist students with transitioning to a new campus and to help generate excitement for the new experiences they will have. Students will travel to the campus they will be attending for the 2023-2024 school year and have the opportunity to tour the campus, ask questions, and eat lunch. Students will be able to charge lunch and any a la carte/snacks purchases to their lunch account during their visit to their Bump Up school. Please make sure funds are available in your student's lunch account. Lunch prices for students visiting Sloan Creek Intermediate School or Willow Springs Middle School will be $4.00 for a regular meal or $4.75 for a premium meal. Lunch prices for students visiting Lovejoy High School will be $4.50 for a regular meal or $5.25 for a premium meal. A la carte/snack prices vary. Please refer to this document for specific pricing.
Engineering for Kids
Engineering for Kids: K-4th Grade
Explore the excitement of engineering! Students at Hart Elementary grades K-1 will use the Engineering Design Process to explore the fields of Jr. Electrical, Aerospace and Paleontologist Engineering sparking a passion for creation and tinkering. Students in grades 2-4 will use the Engineering Design Process to explore the fields of Mechanical, Forensic Engineering and App Development. Ours is a Cognia Certified proven program for a life-long interest in STEM!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for photo submission March 31, 2023
Extended Day Leopard Academy
Card and Board Game Spring Session Enrollment is going on!
Card and Board Game Academy is an afternoon extended day opportunity for Children in third grade through 6. Children get to learn and play 10 new games that spark curiosity, promote critical thinking skills and foster collaboration. Enroll now!
Special Education Newsletter
January Nutrition Newsletter
Character Trait Spotlight
Nurse Tami's Notes
- Clothing Donations: The clinic needs your help again as our borrowed clothing inventory is low. The clinic needs clothing in every elementary age especially bottoms, unused underwear, and socks sizes 5, 6, 7 and 8.
- 1st Grade Hearing and Vision Screenings – Scheduled for January 26th and 27th. Please make sure your child has his/her corrective lenses or glasses on those days. If a student does not pass the vision or hearing screening, rescreens will be done 3 weeks after. If they still do not pass, emails will be sent to parents. If you don't receive an email, that means your student has passed his/her vision and hearing screening.
- As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if he/she has:
- A fever of 100.0 degrees or greater
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
- 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!
Family Science Night
Volunteer Opportunities @ Hart
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts
SAVE THE DATE! Lovejoy High School Performing Arts is delighted to announce their upcoming musical of the year, Addams Family!
The show will premiere on January 19 and continue through until January 21, 2023 at 7 PM.
Tickets go on sale beginning January 9, 2023. For tickets and info visit us at www.lovejoyfinearts.org