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Originally delivered on 9/23/2020 1:23 pm

SUBJECT: Lovett PTO News: September 23, 2020





Dear Lovett Families,


I want to thank Principal Thompson for listening to our request to meet with her this week to learn more about what in-person and virtual learning will look like in the 2nd six weeks before making our election (due Friday).  If you were unable to attend the meeting last night, you can watch the recording HERE.  She also shared a Q&A document with us HERE.  Mrs. Thompson invited parents who still have questions not answered in the meeting or Q&A to call the school or email her.  Remember, we are navigating uncharted waters and patience, kindness and flexibility are appreciated when working through all of our concerns.  We are a resilient community that pulls together in tough times and I know we'll make it through this season stronger. 


Teachers, thank you for continuing to improve the virtual learning experience each week.  I know our family was very appreciative of the weekly checklist of assignments.  This will make our jobs at home overseeing school so much easier!


Unfortunately, Extended Day will not be offered when in-person instruction returns.  Please see the letter from Ms. Sims HERE.


Online enrollment is now available for the 2021-2022 school year (heads-up 5th grade parents)!  The deadline for applications is November 6th. Virtual tours and open houses start this week for most schools. Read more HERE


As always, more announcements follow below. 


Have a great week!

Christi Megow

PTO President, 2019-2021

Elect Virtual or In-Person Instruction for 2nd 6 weeks

-due September 25-

By Friday, we will all need to elect whether to continue with virtual instruction or to return to in-person instruction for the 2nd 6 weeks. 

For those of you struggling with this decision, the CDC has created a Decision Tool that may help HERE.

To make your election, login to, select Forms, click on "Student Commitment Form".  For more details on how to do this click HERE.

Beginning of School Required Forms

The First Day Packet looks very different this year!  First, it's not coming home on the first day of school. Second, instead of paper forms they are all digital this year.  
We need these forms for EVERY STUDENT.
Most forms can be accessed through Parent Connect. If you have not yet created your account, go to and enter the access codes provided in the letter you received along with your teacher assignment letter. If you do not have your parent access code, please email Ms. Sims,  Once logged in, click on FORMS in the left column.
Two additional forms that must be completed are the Health Inventory and Food Allergy forms.  Read Nurse Suiki's Welcome Letter and feel free to ask her any questions.  You may complete the forms digitally and email them to Nurse Suiki or print them and drop them off in the school office. They are listed also in the Important Documents section of the Lovett@HOME website.

Renaissance Assessment Tests

- extended to Oct 14-

As detailed in "A Message from Mrs. Gaines" email sent from your homeroom teachers this week, Renaissance Assessment tests must be administered at home by Friday, September 25th.  Please contact your homeroom teacher for more details if you did not receive or have lost the information.

Enrollment for 2021-2022

-due Nov 6-

HISD online enrollment is now available for the 2021-2022 school year (heads-up 5th grade parents)!  The deadline for applications is November 6th. Virtual tours and open houses start this week for most schools. Read more HERE

Join the PTO

JOIN THE PTO!  We pack a lot of value into our $15 family membership fee.  Plus members will receive the free Lovett car magnet above!

  • Enrich your child's elementary experience
  • Connect with other awesome Lovett Parents
  • Purchase prepackaged school supplies by grade level (saving you time and money)! These supplies have a warranty so if anything breaks mid-year, it can be replaced!  
  • Access to the Student Directory and School Calendar online and on the Lovett PTO App
  • Access to the online Faculty/Staff Directory and wishlists
  • Enjoy preferred member pricing for PTO Sponsored events (like Carnival, Auction, Mother Son Dance)
  • Make lots of great friends all while supporting your child's school!

Class Fees

PAY CLASS FEE!  This $16 fee covers the cost of the awesome T-shirt below and two class parties.  Parties will happen whether they are virtual or in person.  Each student is required to pay this fee.  If you aren't sure if you've paid the fee already or not, go to My Account > Previous Orders.


Complete the Volunteer Interest Form!

We're looking for a few good volunteers...

Communications Chair: to help with this weekly newsletter and other communications.

Room Parents: to help plan two class parties and facilitate communications between the PTO and your class.  It's a great opportunity to get to know your child's class, their parents and the teacher better!

Teacher Assignments

Don't forget to 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.

Lovett @ H.O.M.E.

Find all Lovett Virtual Learning communications HERE including:

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

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. 

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


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Join us on Facebook: Lovett Elementary Parents and Teachers

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Lovett Elementary PTO
8814 S. Rice
Houston, TX 77096