Lovett Longhorn News You Can Use

October 2021 - Ms. TaraShaun Cain, Principal

Joseph Lovett Elementary School

Where Our Students "Love It" at Lovett


Our Vision At Joseph Lovett Elementary School Is For Our Students To Love It At Lovett: As A Result Of Engaged, Personalized Instruction, Coupled With Strong School/Family Collaboration, Our Students Leave Us Not Only Meeting Or Exceeding State Academic Standards, But Also Motivated, Hungry, And Excited About Learning, With The Skills, Habits, And Dispositions Necessary For College And Career Success In The 21st Century.


Our Mission At Joseph Lovett Elementary Is To engage Our Students In A Personalized Learning Environment That Is Learner Led, Learner Focused, And Learner Paced. We Will Help Students Develop A Lifetime Love For Learning In Our Technologically Integrated, Anytime-anywhere Project-based Learning Curriculum, Where Students Are In The Driver's Seat Of Their Own Learning.


LOVETT LONGHORNS ARE READY TO

REFLECT-REENGAGE-RENEW FOR 2022

WE ARE ONE!!!

Dear Longhorn Families,

We are so excited to celebrate another school year with you so welcome again to the 2021-2022 school year! We are off to an amazing start with attendance and have also been fortunate to keep protocols in place to keep our community safe. Thank you for all you are doing in partnership to help ease the transition back to in person learning. Building a strong sense of school connectedness and a positive school climate is tough work and is made even more challenging in our pandemic setting. Nevertheless, we persist! We have so many updates that you cannot see but some of the visual ones are two brand new playgrounds, new paint in the hallways/classrooms, and both the gymnasium and the auditorium have also been updated. We are nearing the end of our 3 year construction project with a brand new roof and structural system and we thank you for your patience through this time. We spent the first part of the quarter reengaging students, building community, learning more about our students, their own lived experiences, and while also setting community expectations. Even through our challenges, we understand the importance of teamwork and grace towards others. We are thankful to our support staff, who do so much, both seen and unseen, that make our school run smoothly.You all are a big part of our network not support. We are grateful for your flexibility, your patience as we iron out arrival and dismissal to ensure the safety of our students. We know the new health protocols may cause annoying inconveniences every now and then. Please know it is a big part of running a school year close to normal. Together as the Longhorn Community we are reflecting, reengaging, and renewing for 2022 because as the pandemic has taught us, We are better together! Thank you again for the opportunity to serve and for your part in making sure we continue to "Love It" at Lovett! Be safe, Be Healthy, Be Well!

ENTRY PROCEDURES AND SCHOOL-WIDE OCTOBER ATTENDANCE INCENTIVES


Entry & Dismissal is as follows:

Door 7 (Next to Gymnasium)- RM 102 Ms. D'Andrea, RM 105 Ms. DiSabatino, RM 109 Ms. Shaw

Door 1 (Main Entrance)- RM 204 Ms. Mcgee & RM 206 Ms. Allen

Auditorium Doors- RM 104 Ms. Crowder & RM 111 Ms. Ramirez

Door 4 (between Annex & Main Building)- RM 202 Ms. Wells, RM 207 Ms. Brown, RM 209 Mr. McWade, RM 211 Ms. Narot

Annex- RM 218 Ms. Rhodes, RM 219 Ms. Moody, 220 Mr. McGuire, RM 221 Ms. Brown


*Inclement weather- Students who enter through Door 7, Door 1, Auditorium Doors and Door 4 will be in the auditorium and be picked up by their teacher. Students in the annex will go to the cafeteria in the annex and will be picked up by their homeroom teachers.


If your child is feeling sick please keep them home and inform the main office and send a note so we may excuse the absence. When possible please schedule appointments after school in order to avoid the students from missing important instructional time.


October Incentives:

October 11, 2021- Indigenous Peoples' Day/Dia de la Raza (No School)

October 8 & October 12- Classes with 100% attendance will receive a class party with treats!!!

October 25th-29th Spirit Week- More information to come!

October 29th, 2021- Lovett's Annual Pumpkin Patch

SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND SCHOOL POLICIES

CELL PHONE- Please remind students that cell phones must either be collected or out of sight. We know cell phones are available for students to keep them safe and in communication with families when they are not around a phone but the use of cell phones during school hours is not allowed. Please remind students to keep them out of sight to prevent distractions to the learning environment. Our cell phone policy is first time warning, second time it will be collected by the teacher and returned at the end of the day, third time it will be collected and must be retrieved by a parent or guardian. Please help us enforce this policy by reminding students to put them up or turn them in to the teacher to be collected at the end of the day.


UNIFORM- Lovett is a uniform school. This means a Lovett Polo, navy blue bottoms, and enclosed shoes. Additionally, students are not to wear jeans with rips, shirts or clothes exposing midriffs, leggings, or shorts above the knees. This policy is also in effect during school spirit days as well. Please make sure all students are adhering to the uniform policy and dress code.


MASK- Please make sure students are bringing their own masks to school. We have replacements for emergencies but students should come to school with their mask on and a back up as well.


ATTENTION- Students & Visitors of Lovett Must Wear a Mask to School at All Times

LOVETT COVID TESTING IS SCHEDULED FOR EVERY WEDNESDAY

We wanted to inform you that Thermo Fisher Scientific is working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools-OSHW/COVID Response and Color Health's technology platform to provide Covid-19 testing for students on a weekly basis. In order for your child to be tested, you must register them here. There is a one time registration process, once you register you do not have to re-register for future testing needs. Testing is scheduled to take place every Wednesday. Click the link below to register your child and if you have any questions please contact the main office.

https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-lov-610043-students

OCTOBER EVENTS

OCTOBER SCHOOL WIDE EVENTS


CELEBRATION OF SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH 10/13/21


HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH VIRTUAL CULMINATING EVENT 10/15/21


LOVETT OCTOBER LSC MEETING 10/19/21


LOVETT CLASS OF 2022 VIRTUAL 8TH GRADE MEETING 10/21/21


LOVETT VIRTUAL PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 10/29/21


LOVETT'S ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH AND VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE 10/29/21

Big picture

Last Month In Review: September

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

102- C. Turner

104- A. Johnson

111- S. Rangel

105- K. Anderson

109- R. Trotter

202- G. Herriott

204- L. Banks

206- W.Walker

207- J. Galarza

209- M.Robertson

211- L. Rangel

218- J. Rucker

219- J. Spencer

220- T. Black

221- A. Martin

Longhorn Longhorn Staff Spotlight

Big picture