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Originally delivered on 10/29/2023 6:01 pm

SUBJECT: The Lovett Letter - October 29, 2023

October 29, 2023
Message from the Principal

Halloween is Tuesday, October 31st and students are allowed to wear costumes. Please note that classes do not host classroom parties on this day. Even with costumes we try and keep a normal day of learning. Please follow the guidelines below when selecting costumes for school wear: 

1. Students should not wear mask covering their faces. Some face paint is fine, but we should be able to clearly recognize your child during the day.

2. Weapon like props (toy swords, toy guns, spikes lug nuts, rope, etc.) should not be a part of the costume or brought to school in backpacks. 

3. We recommend costumes focused on storybook characters, children’s movie characters, superheroes, etc. Gory, scary costumes are not allowed. Costumes with negative language or messaging should not be worn. 

4. Children must be able to go through their normal school day in their costumes. Costumes should not be so cumbersome that they cannot sit in their desk, on carpet, function at recess, or need to change clothes.

If you have any questions about a costume choice being appropriate for school, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Also, mark you calendar for coffee with the Principal Friday, November 3, 8:00 am.

Happy National Principals Month, Mrs. Thompson!

As we celebrate National Principals Month, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude and admiration for our exceptional principal, Mrs. Thompson. October is the perfect time to recognize and honor the unwavering commitment and dedication that Mrs. Thompson has shown to our school community.

Mrs. Thompson is more than just an administrator; she is the heart and soul of our school. Her leadership has fostered a nurturing, inspiring, and inclusive environment that encourages students to flourish and teachers to excel. Every day, she leads by example, demonstrating the qualities of kindness, integrity, and resilience that we aim to instill in our students.

As the month ends, let us show our appreciation and celebrate Mrs. Thompson for her dedication to the success and well-being of our school community. Thank you, Mrs. Thompson, for your unwavering commitment to education and for making our school an inspiring place to learn and grow. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to volunteer or contribute at Lovett but not sure where or how? Join the Auction planning team!  We have a Kindergarten parent who's stepped up to the plate and is Chairing the event.  A huge thanks to Mary Kidd for leading the charge!  She needs help with ideas, planning, auction logistics, etc.  

If you like to throw parties this committee is for you!  Find a spot and join the fun!

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 for GT testing are not being accepted anymore at this time. If you have already turned in a GT application either in person or via email, please apply for testing using the link you will find while visiting the Enrollment Update website link.

GT Testing will still take place between November 13 and December 15.

While the district deadline for submitting a request is December 8, 2023, for planning purposes, I would like to have submissions in no later than November 3rd to plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Adams at

Click here visit the Enrollment Update website

Fall Festival Donations Needed!
Pre-purchase Fall Festival tickets from October 16th to November 1st
Lovett Picture Day November 8, 2023
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:

Counselor's Corner

Bullying Prevention Month 

As Bullying Prevention Month comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the fun dress up days!

On Tuesday, October 31st, all 3rd through 5th grade students will have a presentation from Crime Stoppers about Bullying Prevention. For more information about what bullying is feel free to look at the websites below.

David's Legacy – a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate cyber and other bullying, of children and teens, through education, legislation, and legal action.

Stop Bullying – provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. 

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher! Nominations are due by October 31st

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. 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

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.

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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
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
Friday, December 1
8:00a Coffee with the Principal
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