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Originally delivered on 10/22/2023 6:00 pm

SUBJECT: The Lovett Letter - October 22, 2023

October 22, 2023
Message from the Principal


Effective immediately (Thursday, October 19th), we will not accept lunch deliveries for students from delivery companies (Doordash, etc.).  Parents are still welcomed to drop off lunch if a child forgets their lunch, but we will not take deliveries from delivery companies.  What I've noticed is we have gone from just parents dropping off lunch here and there to an overwhelming number of deliveries and delivery people coming to the campus.  Again, this is effective immediately.  Thanks in advance for your assistance with this.

It's Red Ribbon Week!

We are excited to announce our district-wide PK-12th grade Red Ribbon Week, which will be celebrated October 23rd-27th. Get ready to join the Counseling & Student Services Department by showing your spirit. This year’s theme is ‘Be Kind to Your Mind, Live Drug Free!’ Please see the attached flyer which details the daily activities planned for students. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Dine in or order takeout from Betsy's tomorrow!
Gifted and Talented Testing Major Update

Due to district changes made on October 20, 2023, the application process for Gifted and Talented testing has changed. Please read the following Enrollment Update that covers Gifted and Talented testing for all grades PK-12, School Choice Fairs, Family Information Sessions, and District Survey and Focus Groups.

Paper applications are not being accepted anymore at this time. If you have already turned in an application either in person or via email, please apply for testing using the link you will find while visiting the Enrollment Update website link. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Adams at

Click here visit the Enrollment Update website

HISD’s Gifted and Talented Programs serve students who have been identified by HISD as gifted and talented in general intellectual ability. These Gifted and Talented programs offer a differentiated curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program. HISD tests students who were not previously identified as gifted and talented in what is called Applicant Testing. Testing will take place between November 13 and December 15. Firm dates will be available after November 3rd.

Fall Festival Donations Needed!
Pre-purchase Fall Festival tickets from October 16th to November 1st
3, 2, 1... Lovett's Fall Book Fair!

The countdown is ON to the best time of the year. Lovett's Fall Book Fair will be on open on Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th. For more information visit:

Dear Lovett Families and Friends:

I’m excited to announce that our school will be hosting Lovett’s Fall Book Fair, which will take place from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th, 2023 at the school library.

For students, it’s one of the most anticipated events of the school year—but we need volunteers to make it happen. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students experience Bookjoy first hand! And every purchase at the Fair directly benefits our school. So, it’s a win-win!

If you’re available to lend a hand at this upcoming event, please sign up for the activities that interest you the most. Opportunities to assist include: Setting up the fair, Taking down the fair, Cashiers, Helpers, and Library Readers. Please visit the following link to sign up: CLICK HERE!

I look forward to hearing from you.


Anne Warner, Librarian

Lovett Elementary School

Aracely Villalpando Brooks, Book Fair Chair

Lovett PTO

Words from the Wraparound Specialist

Please remember that the Food drive also continues though next week. All non perishable items can be dropped off at the front office.

Also, I am here for any non instructional support for students and families. I can be reached by email at or by phone at 713-295-5258. 

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher

Amigo Energy is celebrating teachers across Houston. Nominate your favorite teachers to make them eligible to win $1000 for their classroom. Check out the flyer for details on how to nominate. Nominations are due by October 31st.  Click HERE for the nomination form!

Lovett Student Council Houston Food Bank Drive October 23 - November 10

The Lovett Student Council along with the Houston Food Bank is hosting a food drive to help fill pantries this upcoming holiday season. Your efforts make an enormous difference in the amount and variety of foods they can distribute to neighbors in the Houston area.

Donation boxes will be at both main doors inside the school for students to drop off in the mornings (one in the main office, one near the cafeteria).

Most Needed Items:
Granola bars and other protein snacks
Canned Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Sardines - preferably pull-top
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Canned Beans
Canned soup and ravioli - preferably pull-top

They cannot accept open packages, homemade food items, perishable foods, baby food, or items with expired dates. 

Houston Food Bank

Magnet Update

The Office of School Choice is finalizing the 2024-2025 School Choice Application dates. Rest assured, I will promptly share these dates with you as soon as they become available. 

Magnet Thursday Tours
All magnet campuses will offer face-to-face tours on the following days:
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 30
December 7
Elementary and K-8 campuses will offer tours at 9:00 a.m.
Secondary and 6-12 campuses will offer tours at 1:00 p.m. 

School Choice Fairs
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 28th at Northside High School
Saturday, November 4th at Westside High School
Saturday, November 11th at Bellaire High School
Saturday, December 2nd at Milby High School
Saturday, March 21 at Lamar High School 

Please note, that current Lovett students on a Magnet transfer, DO NOT reapply to Lovett to keep their Magnet seat. This information is primarily for our 5th-grade families moving on to middle school next year and any families that might be looking to transfer.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Adams, Magnet Coordinator.

HISD School Choice

Attention Fifth Grade Parents

Upcoming Magnet Tours

Idea Lab Spirit Night - October 27th

Visit for more information.

Bellaire High School Soccer Clinic

Bellaire Women's Soccer is putting on a soccer clinic for boys and girls Kinder through 6th grade.  Click HERE to register.

Lanier Junior Dance Clinic

Have a little dancer who would enjoy learning some dance techniques? Register to attend the Lanier Dance Clinic using the dancer's name listed at the bottom of the flyer. Hope to see you November 11th! 

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Online Resources

VIPS Certification

  • You must be VIPS Certified to volunteer on campus or join your student for lunch. 

Sign Up for Moms and Dads Clubs!


  • Extended day started the second day of school. Your child must be registered to attend. Please see registration link below. If you have questions about extended day, please contact Mrs. Sims.           
  • Extended Day Registration

PTO Meeting Dates

  • November 8 - Lovett cafeteria 8:00 am
  • December 13 - Virtual 6:45 pm
  • January 10 - Lovett cafeteria 8:00 am
  • February 7 - Virtual 6:45 pm
  • March 6 - Lovett cafeteria 8:00 am
  • April 3 - Virtual 6:45 pm
  • May 8 - Lovett cafeteria 8:00 am
2023 Calendar
Monday, October 23
12:00a Restaurant Night - Betsy's
Friday, November 3
8:00a Coffee with the Principal
Saturday, November 4
11:00a Fall Festival
Wednesday, November 8
8:00a PTO General Mtg.
Thursday, November 9
Dish Society Spirit Night
Friday, November 10
Staff PD / No Students
Monday, November 13
8:00a Lovett's Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, November 14
8:00a Lovett's Fall Book Fair
Wednesday, November 15
8:00a Lovett's Fall Book Fair
Thursday, November 16
8:00a Lovett's Fall Book Fair
Friday, November 17
Report Card - 2
8:00a Lovett's Fall Book Fair
Monday, November 20
Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break
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