October 26, 2023
Note from Mrs. Craft
We have had a very busy week. Today, we had three football players from LHS come to honor Mrs. Anderson, a first grade teacher, with Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Anderson has a heart for ALL students, and she has a gift of meeting students where they are and growing them. We are so happy for Mrs. Anderson. She will be recognized at Friday's game so be sure to cheer her on.
Last Friday, we had the opportunity to recognize our Heart of a Teacher and Heart of Support. Please join me in congratulating, Stephanie Hertweck, a Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Hertweck is an excellent model for the the LISD pillar of collaboration. She is openly seeking coaching opportunities to better herself as a teacher. She seeks feedback on implementation, and she is reflecting on her practices to ensure that she is growing all of her students academically. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to her team. I appreciate the strong relationships that she has built with her students and parents. For Heart of Support, we recognized Alice Bassler. Mrs. Bassler is always willing to go above and beyond for our students to ensure that they are set up for success. She understands the importance of building strong relationships with our students and staff. I appreciate how she observes and reflects on students' nuisances then meets them where they are to help them reach their goals. Her calm demeanor and reassuring voice gives her students the confidence to take risks in a safe environment.
We hope that you will be able to join us tonight for Meeting Mrs. Acosta and Fall Family Fun Night.
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
26th: Family Fun Night @ 5:30-7:30pm
27th: Leopard Friday
27th: Reading with the Leopards
30th: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
30th: School Board Meeting
31st: Kinder Field Trip to Dallas Arboretum
31st: 3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show @ 1:30pm
1st: Student Holiday - Office Closed
6th - 10th: Recycle Week/Coat Drive
10th: Reading with the Leopards
10th: Progress Reports go home
13th: Science Night
14th: PTO Meeting @ 10:30am
15th: 3rd Grade Field Trip
16th - 24th: Student Holiday - Office Closed
Family Fun Night - Tonight!
Leopard Friday - Tomorrow!
Student Holiday - November 1st
NEW! How to check your child's progress throughout the grading period.
How is my child doing?
As you know, Lovejoy ISD utilizes standards based grading for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. A Parent FAQ has been created to provide you with information regarding our district’s standards based grading practices.
Beginning in the 2nd quarter, you will be able to use PowerSchool to view your child’s performance indicators for each standard assessed during the grading period. Please know that the performance indicators will not be finalized until the end of the quarter. Students are provided with multiple opportunities to show mastery on standards throughout the grading period. The final performance indicator will appear on your child’s report card.
To log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please use the link below. This link will allow you to sign in, create an account, or recover your username and password.
Once you log into the parent portal, click the “Standards Based Grades” tab to monitor your child’s progress on standards taught throughout the grading period.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please contact his or her teacher.
Lovejoy Letter Campaign
Visiting Hart Elementary
In a continued effort to support our safety and security posture at the front entrance doors at each campus, all visitors are required to show ID prior to entering our facilities. The front office staff member will continue to ask each visitor what their intended business is at the campus, and visitors will present their ID to the camera intercom system prior to entry. Once the visitor ID is verified, the front office staff member will then allow entry. Note: Visitors should keep their ID in hand, as they will have to use it to sign into Raptor upon entry.
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:
Kindergarten Field Trip
Kindergarten will be going on a field trip to the Dallas Arboretum on Tuesday, October 31st. The cost for this trip is $16 per student and is due by October 18th. You have the option of sending in cash (in a labeled baggy please), check made out to Hart Elementary, or pay online here. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.
If you would like to Chaperone the Kindergarten Field Trip to the Dallas Arboretum, please click here to complete your Volunteer Background Check (if you have not done so already). Chaperones will pay on the day of the field trip.
3rd Grade Field Trip
Hart Elementary 3rd graders will attend an orchestral performance by the Allen Philharmonic on Wednesday, November 15th at the Allen HS PAC. The cost of the trip is $8.00 and is due Wednesday 11/8. You can pay with cash, check made out to Hart Elementary, or you can click here to pay via Revtrak (online).
3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show
Attention 3rd and 4th Graders!! Our Annual Talent Show will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 1:30 pm. The talent show is an opportunity for you to show your unique talents to your schoolmates! Participation is open to all 3rd and 4th graders, and all the information can be found by clicking here!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Wendy Hebert!
Yearbook Cover Contest - 4th Graders - LAST CHANCE!
Veterans Day Celebration
You are invited to join us for our Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th at 9:30 am. Please invite your special Veterans to attend.
We hope to honor these guests by showing them our gratitude and respect for their duty in serving to protect our country and enabling us to celebrate freedom in our everyday lives.
Please email email@example.com to RSVP and let her know how many veterans and how many visitors will attend the assembly by Monday, November 6th.
For anyone attending the assembly, you may click here and fill out the
FAST PASS Google Form. You will also need a copy of your driver's license when you arrive at HES on Friday, November 10th.
Please click here to create a slide for your Veteran. This will be shown during the Veterans Day Assembly.
Lovejoy Green Team
October Nutrition Newsletter
A Note from Nurse Tami
Lovejoy Letter Campaign
Please consider donating multipacks of blank cards to the Lovejoy Letter Campaign. We want to show our appreciation for our teachers and staff and need cards to do it. Please drop off any packs of cards to the front office. Sign up with more information is here. We will collect through October 27th.