Dear Lovett Families,
I hope you are staying cool during these dog days of summer and are starting to prepare for virtual school. To those of you who know new families coming to Lovett, please extend an invitation to them to join the Lovett PTO to stay abreast of news and information that we can share to make them feel more welcome! There have been lots of great ideas and discussions about how to make virtual learning work in our Lovett PTO Parents & Teachers Facebook group. Be sure to check it out!
HISD's Parent Virtual Learning Course is up and ready to go! All parents are required to take the class no later than September 4th. It only takes about 30 minutes. This will equip us to help get our kids started off on the right foot this school year.
I know we all have questions about virtual schooling, but PLEASE, before sending a question to a Lovett administrator, PLEASE read the Virtual Learning Q&A that we compiled last month and the HISD Reopening Plan. These two documents should answer most of your questions. Our administrators are very busy preparing to make all of this virtual learning possible and we need to give them the time and space to get it done. Another great resource for general Lovett information is our FAQs page. One of the most common questions is, "When will we receive teacher assignments?" Letters will be mailed to your home the week before school starts. You can also expect a phone call during that week from your teacher welcoming you to his/her class.
The first PTO Meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm via Zoom. Click HERE for details.
Join us in celebrating our beloved 1st grade teacher Mrs. Vlaskamp's retirement with a celebration parade on Wednesday, August 26th at 4pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address and details. For those who can't attend, you are welcome to send photos, letters or drawings to Mrs. Vlaskamp at email@example.com.
Continue reading below for more information and updates. Be sure to let us know if you have any ideas, comments or questions!
PTO President, 2019-2021
Back to School Package
-place order by August 28-
Click HERE to take care of all of your Lovett PTO needs all in one place including...
- Order School Supplies
- Update your Contact Info
- Select you Volunteer Interests
- Join the PTO
- Pay for Class Fees & T-shirt (mandatory)
- Order a Yearbook
- Order a Birthday Marquee
- Consider being a Lovett PTO Corporate or Family Sponsor
(You will need to login to www.lovettpto.org first for the link above to work. If this link doesn't work, please go to https://lovettpto.membershiptoolkit.com/open_forms)
Parent Course for Virtual Learning
-now - September 4-
To ensure parents and guardians are better informed, HISD has designed this course to provide an introduction to virtual learning and guidance to support your student's virtual learning experience. It is being offered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic. Get started HERE.
The first PTO meeting of the year is typically on the first day of school, but we thought it best to wait a week to adjust to our new virtual schooling environment. I hope you all can join us.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 7738 8868
Join the Lovett Parents & Teachers Facebook Group
The Lovett Elementary Parents and Teachers Facebook group has been one of the best things about being involved with the Lovett PTO this summer. A wealth of information and resources have been shared by parents and teachers. Be sure to join this group to get immediate answers to your burning questions about Lovett from your fellow parents and teachers!
Virtual School Q&A
A Virtual Learning Q&A has been compiled thanks to all of the questions submitted by parents and answers provided by Principal Thompson. Please see the complete Q&A HERE.
More virtual learning information was provided in Principal Thompson's July 27th letter HERE.
HISD Reopening Plan
Sept 8: Virtual learning starts
Oct 19: Option for Face-to-Face or Virtual
Read all of the details outlined by HISD in their Reopening Plan HERE.
Revised School Calendar
Sept 8: First Day of School
Jun 11: Last Day of School
Be sure to updated your calendar with the revised start and end dates for the 2020-21 school year HERE.
We have all been impacted by COVID-19 in multiple ways. For those who need extra support, check out HISD's Resources page. They have very thorough lists of community resources ranging from food and clothing assistance to healthcare and everything in-between.
Get Membership Toolkit App
Apple users click HERE
Google users click HERE
In addition to directory and calendar access, the app allows access to the full Lovett PTO website!
(Use the same username/password from pto website to access):
Note: Only paid PTO Members will have access to the directory