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Originally delivered on 11/5/2023 6:01 pm

SUBJECT: The Lovett Letter - November 5, 2023

November 5, 2023
Message from the Principal

Hi Parents!

Thanks to all who joined us yesterday for the Fall Festival and a huge shout out to our PTO and Festival coordinators.  It was such a great day for the school community.  Please click the link below for school updates and the school calendar through December 2023.

Update from Mrs. Thompson

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

Lovett Picture Day this Wednesday, November 8th
Dish Society Spirit Night This Thursday!

This week the School Store will only be open on Wednesday for all grades.

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 open on Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th. For more information visit:

Lovett’s Fall Book Fair is coming soon and now is the perfect time to create your child’s eWallet.

We encourage all parents to consider setting up an eWallet for their children. It's safer than carrying cash, especially for our younger students. No need to worry about misplaced money or loose change. Setting up an eWallet is quick and easy, and it ensures they have the funds they need to explore and expand their home libraries.

Let's make this book fair a memorable and enriching experience for all our young readers. 

Click HERE to set up your eWallet now!

Counselor's Corner

Character Trait for November is Gratitude.

Gratitude is being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

But what does that mean?

Gratitude is a positive emotion that involves being thankful and appreciative. When you experience gratitude, you feel grateful for something or someone in your life and respond with feelings of kindness, warmth, and other forms of generosity. 

Words from the Wraparound Specialist

The Wraparound Specialist is here to support students and families with non-instructional support. We connect non-instructional resources such as food, hygiene products, clothing, school supplies, rental and utility assistance. Please submit a Student Assistance Form (SAF) at or email Ms. Prince at if you need assistance. 

Thank you!

~Ms. Prince 

October was a busy month in the Lovett Library!

Our Storybook Pumpkin Patch had 116 pumpkins!  Students and staff loved seeing all of the amazing creations!  We also promoted our newest ebook apps available in Clever, Mackinvia and ComicsPlus.  Students have already read over 500 ebooks!  We're looking forward to our Fall Book Fair, coming up soon, from November 13-17!


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

Lanier Dance Junior Clinic

Is your child interested in DANCE or considering applying to LANIER MS?

All elementary students in grades K-5 are invited to the Lanier Dance annual Junior Dance Clinic on Saturday, November 11th from 9am-noon!

This event is a great way to try a new dance style, meet current Lanier students, and have fun!

Registration and payment can be completed ONLINE! See flyer for additional details. Pre-paid registration is only $35, but walk-in payment on the morning of the clinic will be $40.

Register NOW! Click here to register online.
Lanier Dancer who recruited you: Alana Fisher

This event is appropriate for both boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will learn a short dance and hip hop combination and then perform in a parent showoff at the end of the event. All participants will receive a snack and a t-shirt (while supplies last) and are invited to attend the Lanier Dance Fall Show on November 29th at 6:30pm at the Delmar Stadium Fieldhouse. Their clinic t-shirt will serve as their ticket into Fall Show. 

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
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
Wednesday, December 6
4:00p Raising Cane's Spirit Night
Wednesday, December 13
6:45p PTO General Mtg. / Virtual
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