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Originally delivered on 9/9/2020 10:23 pm

SUBJECT: Lovett PTO News: September 9, 2020





Dear Lovett Families,

Welcome back to school! I hope your first week is going as smoothly as possible.  I know we are all faced with a steep learning curve (for parents, teachers and students), but I know that we are a strong community and up for the challenge.  Friends who started school a few weeks ago said things definitely get easier, so hang in there!

This week's newsletter is focused on Technology FAQs, so be sure to scroll down and take advantage of the tips shared by our Lovett Technologist and Librarian, Anne Warner.


School Supplies sales have been extended through the end of this week.  Orders must be placed by Friday, Sep 11.  You may pick up your supplies during school hours (7:30am-3pm) at the front office.

Our First PTO meeting of the year will be next Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm.  Click HERE for login instructions and more.


Update your teacher assignment in Membership Toolkit HERE.  This makes it easier for classmates to find each other in the directory and assists the PTO in distributing class T-shirts more easily.  Also, be sure to pay your Class Fee HERE which pays for the T-shirt and the class parties.


I look forward to seeing you all at our PTO meeting next Tuesday!


Christi Megow

PTO President, 2019-2021

 Technology FAQs

These FAQs were compiled with the help of our Lovett Technologist & Librarian, Anne Warner.  More detailed Technology Tips are posted at Lovett@H.O.M.E.

  • Virtual Learning Overview:
    • Office365 is used primarily for live classes in the Teams app.  It also has outlook for emails and other features.
    • HISD HUB (itslearning) is where assignments are given and submitted.
    • HISD Digital Resources (clever) is where lots of virtual resources like reading, math and other apps can be accessed and used.
  • HISD issued chromebook tips:
    • Login = (use student ID for #), Password = 8-digit birthday
    • Printers can not be added to these devices
  • MS Teams Tips:
    • For iPad/Android Tablet: Click on the Teams app.  Log in using your HISD email (
      (If you are using an HISD iPad, the Teams app is already installed.  If you are using your own tablet, you will need to download it from your app store then log in with your HISD email.)
    • For Chromebook and PC (web version):
      Log into Teams through your page.
    • For PC (desktop app): Go to and download Teams for desktop. Log in with your child's HISD email (  Do not create a new account!
    • Missing meeting - If you don't see a Teams meeting on your calendar for a particular class, contact that teacher.  A faculty directory is HERE.
    • Turn off Chat notifications - Click on profile image in top right corner > Settings > Notifications>select OFF for everything
    • MUTE - remember to mute your mic when entering a class meeting!
    • Accessing Teams Classes from the HUB.  On the home page in the right pane, you'll see a list of your classes with links to Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting for each live class (another way to access the classes).  Be sure that you have first signed into your Teams app or account, otherwise you will be joining as a Guest which will restrict some of your features and abilities.
  • HISD HUB Tips:
    • Login to Google Chrome using HISD account before using the HUB.  Many teachers link to assignments that are Google documents, so be sure you are logged into your HISD Chrome account when you access the hub.
    • Opening and submitting assignments. There are a variety of ways assignments can be posted and completed in the HUB.  If you are having difficulties submitting an assignment, communicate this to the teacher and give as clear a description of what is happening as possible.  Remember, the teachers are still learning this system just like we are!  We're all on the same team!
  • Low-tech tip:
    • Set alarms to help remind your student/s to login for their next class.  Smart devices (iphones/ipads/alexa) are great for setting multiple alarms.

PTO Meeting

-September 15-

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
Passcode: Lovett

Lovett @ H.O.M.E.

Find all Lovett Virtual Learning communications HERE including:

  • Principal Newsletters
  • Links to virtual parent meetings
  • Technology tips
  • Important Documents

School Supplies

-place orders by September 11-

pickup at front desk between 7:30am-3pm

(bring receipt with you)

We've extended the cut-off date for purchasing school supplies.  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

Consider donating School Supplies or a Class fee for a student in need HERE.

Update Your Contact Info at Lovett

The administration is still working on cross checking the new student database and needs your help.  Everyone needs to fill out this FORM to update contact information.

Please fill out for each student in your family. 

Mrs. Vlaskamp's Retirement Parade

-September 16, 6pm-

The retirement parade for Mrs. Vlaskamp will be September 16 and starts at 6pm at 5127 Cheena Drive.  Make a sign or bring a noise maker and drive by to say "Thank you!"

For questions contact Niti Shah at

Join the Lovett Parents & Teachers Facebook Group

Have a question about school or virtual learning?  Get answers quickly from other parents and teachers at the Lovett Elementary Parents and Teachers Facebook group.  A wealth of information and resources have been shared here.  You can also search to see if your question has already been answered.

 Get the 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


Join the PTO at

Join us on Facebook: Lovett Elementary Parents and Teachers

Like us on Facebook: Lovett Elementary School PTO 



Lovett Elementary PTO
8814 S. Rice
Houston, TX 77096