Welcome New Lower School Students
It is with great anticipation and delight that I welcome you to The Lovett Lower School and what I hope will be a meaningful family-school partnership in service to your children!
Many mornings, I begin my day the best way I know how - by greeting students out at morning carline or welcoming them as they funnel through the lobby. These and other similar interactions are important opportunities for me to have intentional touch points with students and signal to them that they are seen and known. What we know from present research is that a culture of belonging from moments like these, or from the sense of community that Lovett teachers cultivate in classrooms, not only meets the social-emotional needs of children but also directly impacts learning outcomes.
As I consider the writings of our school’s founder, Eva Edwards Lovett, I am galvanized by her time-tested idea that it is the role of education to “keep in step with the constant changes occurring in the world around us… look critically at itself…. [and] keep an alert eye on the times.” Thus, teaching practices must also evolve over time to prepare our students for a largely unpredictable future and an increasingly global world. With this in mind, we lean on our whole-child approach and our core values of Intellect, Purpose, Belonging, Faith, and Love as the collective true north that guides our work with students on a daily basis.
As we journey together in support of our newest Lions, we anticipate various opportunities for you to hear from your child(ren)’s teachers in the form of class newsletters, conferences, e-mail updates, and parent education seminars. With each connection, we hope you will experience the warmth and joy that is characteristic of our Lower School.
We know that you may have questions as you settle into our school community, and I hope you will not hesitate to reach out with any queries, concerns, or ideas that may contribute to Lovett’s programs. Thank you for your partnership, and I look forward to connecting with each of you and your children soon!
Head of Lower School
Each 2021-22 division head recently invited parents to a virtual Meet and Greet in preparation for next school year. Click here
to watch a recording of James' virtual Meet and Greet.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Sneak-A-Peek (Grades K, 4, 5), August 10
Sneak-A-Peek (Grades 1, 2, 3), August 11
The purpose of this event is to provide children an opportunity to visit their new classrooms and meet their new homeroom teachers before school begins.
Learn & Lovett, Jr. (optional for Kindergarten students), August 10
This is an opportunity for our kindergarten children to ease into the Lower School before all the children return for the first day of class. They will meet their classmates, play on the playground and experience kindergarten carpool. Children should wear their Lovett uniform.
First Day of School, August 12 -
School begins at 8:00 and children may be dropped off in carpool beginning at 7:15 AM. All children will go directly to their classroom that morning. The Lower School will have an 11:00 AM dismissal the first day.
Kindergarten Parent Orientation, August 16, 8:30am
Lower School Parents' Night, August 26
Hopes & Dreams Parent Conferences, August 27 -
No class on this day
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS -
A PREVIEW OF NEXT YEAR:
While we don’t know exactly what the year will look like, we are hopeful that we may be able to return to some of our normal activities. With that in mind, we would like to share a preview of what’s to come in each grade level of the Lower School.
We are very pleased to announce that both libraries will be open as usual this summer!
Dates: June 1 through July 13
Mondays in the US/MS Library from 7:30 - 12:30
Tuesdays in the LS Library from 9:30 - 2:30
SUGGESTED SUMMER ACTIVITIES (BY GRADE)
*Summer provides the perfect opportunity to dive into great books that interest your child, or to try something new! There is no assigned reading, we just hope your student will enjoy the magic of a good book, as well as other activities suggested here. First GradeSecond GradeThird GradeFourth GradeFifth Grade
FIFTH GRADE REQUIRED WORK -
This is to be turned in on the first day of school.Fifth Grade Required Summer Work
MUSIC SELECTION FORM (3rd, 4th & 5th Grades)
In Kindergarten through second grade, all students take General Music. Beginning in third grade, students may choose to move to the orchestra program. In fourth and fifth grades, band becomes a choice, as well. The other option for these grades is General Music. Click here
for a letter from Marianne Beverly, LS General Music Teacher. If your child would prefer to be in General Music, you do not need to fill out the grade-specific forms below. Please discuss these opportunities with your child and submit your registration form by May 14
. Third GradeFourth GradeFifth Grade
**IMPORTANT: New families will receive an email from the Lovett Bookstore this summer with details on uniforms. Uniform appointments will take place either at the end of July or early August. At that time, the Campus Store will have uniforms stocked and ready for purchasing.
The Lower School dress code can be found on pages 27-29 of the Parent/Student Handbook. A suggested list of the number of items to be purchased can be found here.
School supplies for children in the Lower School are included in your tuition. Children will receive the supplies needed from their homeroom or resource teachers. There is no need to purchase additional supplies for the classroom.
Children in kindergarten, first and second grade will be given a Lovett tote bag at Sneak-A-Peek. Children in third, fourth and fifth grade may purchase their own book bag to carry their materials to and from school.
LS TRADITIONS/EVENTS & GLOSSARY
Wondering what "True Blue" is or what happens at the Fall Festival? And, what is a "NUD" anyway? Check out our Traditions/Events
page and our Glossary
page to gain an understanding of all of the things that make Lovett unique.
LOWER SCHOOL CONTACTS