Hartman Elementary

Hartman Happenings

Wylie Way Awards

Do you know someone with ties to Wylie ISD who has been living out the Wylie Way? Nominate them for the Wylie Way Awards! It could be an individual, a family, a group, a business, or anyone who demonstrates the Wylie Way. When you think of any of these character traits, who comes to mind? Nominate them!

Click here for the nomination form:


PTA Movie Night: Inside Out, Friday April 15th, 6-7:30pm

Big image

Congratulations to Erica Penaloza For Being Honored as The Jimmy John's Student of the Week!

Big image

Thank you!

Thank you for your patience and understanding with the construction and new traffic pattern. Not only does Hartman have the best students, but we have the best parents too!
Big image

Counselor's Corner: How To Instill Hope In Our Children

Hartman Elementary and Wylie ISD celebrated Hope Day this week. Below is an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Justin Coulson. You can find the complete article at: http://www.kidspot.com.au/3-ways-to-create-more-hopeful-children/

Parents who want to instil hope in their children can try the following three ideas:

1) Build a future focus

Speak to your children about their possible futures. What do they want to achieve, and why? Have them imagine their potential best selves. Talk to them about what they’re looking forward to. Ask them what they want to have, do, and be.

2) Work with them on plans (or pathways)

When your child says, “I want to be a marine biologist”, be encouraging and then ask them, “What do you need to do to get there?” Discuss pathways, options, and possibilities. Thinking about the future and making plans is central in fostering hope.

3) When they’re stuck, rather than giving them an answer, ask them, “What do you think is the next best thing to do?” or “When have you overcome something like this before?”

These types of questions promote a sense of agency or efficacy. Rather than having our children rely on us for all of the answers, they can rely on themselves, their resourcefulness, and their initiative. They can recall times they’ve succeeded before and use that to build hope that they can succeed again.

As parents, our wish for our children is that they will grow up happy and resilient. Our wish can become ‘hope’ when we use these three keys to build hope in them as they look towards the future.

Ask your children about hope and what it means to them!

Holly Hensley

Hartman School Counselor

Big image

Partnering With Chase Oaks

Chase Oaks Church has been an amazing partner with Hartman. They do many things such as mentor, provide supplies, meals, teacher appreciation, etc. We have a unique opportunity to further that partnership with Chase Oaks.

Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks is locking arms with our community to Make a Difference 2gether by each giving 2 hours of service, 2 bags of food, and a $22 financial donation. To make the serving part super easy, Chase Oaks has lined up projects to serve and support several of amazing local partners who do such great work on an ongoing basis in April.

Here’s how Hartman families can help in a simple way:

1. Donate 2 bags of food. Drop off point is at the B&B Theater.

2. Write a $22 check to Chase Oaks.

3. Volunteer 2 hours at one of the events below.

City of Murphy – Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off – April 9

Hartman Elementary Teacher Appreciation Week Prep (April 16) (high school and older only please)- making staff gifts and decorations

Amazing Grace Food Pantry (April 16) (5th grade and up) - Construction, yard work, plumbing, electrical, food sorting

The Bridge Connection (April 23) (high school and older) - repainting chairs, sanding a food truck, organize Christmas outreach supplies, organize clothing for sale, clean deep freezers

The Bridge Connection (April 30) (ages 10 and up) - help with clothing sale (set up, sale, take down)

Click here to sign up:


Please contact Chase Oaks at dunkles@chaseoaks.org if you have any questions.

You may also check out this website for additional info: http://www.chaseoaks.org/impact/our-community/make-difference-2gether/

Big image

Featured Cool Cat

Name: Alyssa Stevens

Years worked at Hartman: 1

Previous experience: Life skills teacher at Irving ISD

Family: 2 dogs Tucker & Oakley. Fiance Nate

What she loves most about Hartman: "I love the welcoming and supportive atmosphere that the staff and students create."

What she likes to do when she's not at school: Play with her dogs and go to baseball games

Favorite team: TCU

Favorite place to visit: Anywhere with a beach!

Big image

Please send a dozen packaged cookies (peanut free) for the Fairy Tale Ball on Thursday, April 14th!

Big image

SAGE Activities

Big image

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 8th: Awards assembly 1:45pm

Thursday, April 14th: 2nd grade Thwacked musical 9am & 7pm, PTA meeting 7pm

Thursday, April 14th: Fairy tale costume day

Friday, April 15th: PTA movie night 6pm

April 18th-23rd: Nothing Bundt Cake spirit week

Tuesday, April 19th: Adventure run and Napoli's spirit night

Wednesday, April 20th: WISD Day of Gratitude

Thursday, April 21st: 3rd grade field trip

Tuesday, April 26th: Kona Ice Truck @ Hartman

May 2nd week: Teacher appreciation week

Friday, May 6th: Super hero day, Miss Texas/STAAR pep rally 1:45pm

Monday, May 9th: 3rd & 4th STAAR math

Tuesday, May 10th: 3rd & 4th STAAR reading

Monday, May 16th: 4th grade field trip

Friday, May 20th: 4th grade track meet

Tuesday, May 24th: PreK celebrations 9am & 1:30pm, Kona Ice Truck at Hartman

Thursday, May 26th: 3rd grade musical 9am & 7pm, PTA meeting 7pm

Friday, May 27th: WISD Day of Celebration, K-4 field day

Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day, no school

Tuesday, May 31st: Kinder graduation 9am

Wednesday, June 1st: 4th graduation 9am, awards assembly 1:45pm

Thursday, June 2nd: Early release day, talent show 9am, last day of school