September 7, 2023
Note from Mrs. Craft
Dear Hart Families,
Happy Thursday! We have had an awesome short week of school. As most of you know, Leopard Friday has been postponed to Friday, October 27th due to the extreme heat conditions. The game will continued to be played in Leopard Stadium tomorrow night at 7:30.
We are very excited to welcome our Grandparents next week for Grandparent's Day. This is simply an opportunity for us to honor our sweet Grandparents. Enjoy lunch together, take a picture, and say thank you. As a reminder, if the Grandparent would like to eat lunch, then they need to bring their lunch with them. Our guests will not be allowed to go through our cafeteria line. Thank you in advance for understanding. I would highly recommend that you plan ahead because we are expecting a large crowd, and we have to individually check each person in through our system. I am excited for us to create great memories for our students next week.
As always, please feel free to reach out at anytime with questions or concerns.
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
SAGE Coffee - September 8th
Are you curious about how Lovejoy supports students with special learning needs and exceptional abilities? This is your chance to gain valuable insights and connect with other families in our Hart community who are already part of these incredible programs.
Here's what you can look forward to:
- Get to know the dedicated Lovejoy Administration Team driving our SAGE initiatives.
- Discover the innovative strategies and resources we're using to empower students with diverse learning needs.
- Connect with fellow families who are navigating the SAGE journey and share experiences.
- Have your questions answered during our interactive Q&A session.
- Enjoy some quality visiting time over coffee and snacks.
The meeting is expected to last about an hour, ensuring you'll have ample opportunity to engage and connect. Whether you're already involved in SAGE or simply intrigued by the possibilities, we invite you to join us and learn more about the remarkable opportunities Lovejoy offers our students.
Let's come together as a community, share insights, and foster a supportive environment for all learners. Spread the word and mark your calendars! We can't wait to see you there!
Leopard Friday - Rescheduled
Notice: Out of an abundance of caution, Leopard Friday activities have been rescheduled to October 27th due to forecasted temperatures tomorrow. The football game will remain at 7:30 p.m. and LHS will have early release as scheduled. Additional information will be communicated via District email later today.
We are excited to have Engineering for Kids back at Hart this year! Please note that the start date has been pushed back one week. Kindergarten and 1st grade will begin on Wednesday, September 13th, and grades 2-4 will begin on Monday, September 18th.
Fall Picture Day
Lovejoy Green Team
The Lovejoy Green Team is implementing a new recycling program beginning on Leopard Friday: Sept. 8th at Leopard Stadium. There are an estimated 4000 bottles at every varsity home football game that have been going to the landfill but they can be recycled. The Lovejoy Green Team does not funding from Lovejoy ISD and we need your help to buy bins for fields, courts and gyms.
Please consider donating to sponsor-a-bin or donate towards the purchase of a bin. Thank you for helping to make Lovejoy Cleaner and Greener. 100% of donations directly support Green Team programs and your donation is tax deductible.
Buy-a-bin link: https://bit.ly/lj-buybin
Program details: https://bit.ly/LJGreenTeam
Lovejoy Gifted Association
Extended Day Leopard Academy
Extended Day Leopard Academy is an opportunity for your child to participate in enrichment activities on his or her campus before and after school. Our goal is that these enrichment opportunities will allow our Lovejoy Leopards to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through activities related to their personal interests.
Registration is open for the following academies for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Choose from one of the links below for more information.
LISD Full Day Programs
Texting with Teachers
We are excited that the district will be utilizing Bright Arrow which will allow teachers to send "blast" texts and emails to our parents. As part of the district's Technology Acceptable Use Policy, we are asking teachers to refrain from texting with our parents. We are doing this in order to preserve our teacher's personal time and ensure confidentiality for all students. We know communication is important, and we encourage you to email, send a message in SeeSaw, or call the teacher on the school line. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Absences and Dismissal Changes
If your student will be ABSENT, please email Irianna Olvera at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need the email as documentation for our records.
If you have a DISMISSAL CHANGE for your student and either cannot access School Dismissal Manager or it is after 2:00, please email or call Janean Mancini at email@example.com.
PowerSchool: Update Enrollment & Student Forms
It's time to update paperwork in PowerSchool!
Click Here to log in to PowerSchool. Once you are logged in, scroll down on the left side to "Enrollment & Student Forms" to complete.
September Nutrition Newsletter
A Note from Nurse Tami
· Kindergarten - 1st grade Parents: It would be a good idea to keep an extra change of clothes in your child's backpack as a just in case (top, bottoms, socks, and extra pair of shoes). In order for us to help other children, please return any borrowed clothing (except underwear) after washing to the clinic.
· Borrowed Clothing: Kids from all grade levels during the school year come to the clinic for a change of clothing for various reasons (falling in mud, bathroom accidents, etc.). We try to loan out clothes when possible. The clinic needs boys and girls clothing in every elementary age, especially bottoms, unused underwear, and socks.
Join PTO Today!
If you'd like to know more about volunteer opportunities at Hart, please fill out this form, and we'll contact you when spots open up!
Dads @ Hart
Calling Dads! We've opened up spots now for October Dads@Hart volunteers! Sign up using the following links to spend a day your kiddos will always remember on campus.
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Future Leopards Association
Lovejoy Athletics would like to offer up the opportunity for premium parking for all Varsity home football games for the 2023 season. The Leopards will auction off 42 prime parking spaces just west of Leopard Stadium. No more coming early and fighting for that elusive parking space on nights like Leopard Friday or Homecoming - your spot awaits you!
These premium spots are open to any community member who wants to support the school and would appreciate a short walk to the ticket booth on those busy game nights.