November 18, 2015
Dear Loma Parents:
Thoughts From Tuesday Night:
It seems almost impossible to me that Thanksgiving is next week. I don’t mind since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But once again, Fall as a school season has flown by. Tonight I have had some time to reflect on the many layers of thankfulness I feel this year.
I realize that I am thankful for the stability in our schools and community particularly in a school year rocked by fire. I am thankful for both the familiar faces of families I have known for more than a decade, and new families who have joined us, dived in, and brought us fresh ideas and insights. I am thankful that our differences make us stronger rather than divide us. I am thankful for the kids – large and small. They make me smile every single day.
I also thought about how steady my thanks are over time. I looked back at my very first Thanksgiving message to the Loma Community. These thanks are as true today as they were in 2007.
I am thankful for…
The echoing sound of children playing on the yard.
The heroic cheers of touch football.
A community that makes room at the table for all different kinds of families.
A circle of friends who have become colleagues; and colleagues who have become friends.
A chance to serve, and grow, and learn, and laugh – and even cry – and then laugh again.
I am hopeful that…
Our community will continue to find and expand our common ground.
Our differences will make us interesting friends.
Our commitments to one another will keep us steadfast in our mission.
Children will learn from our example and become better rather than bitter.
Children will be inspired, challenged, mentored and create hope in the world.
Our children will want to grow up to make a difference too.
I am grateful to…
Teachers who give pieces of themselves, not just their time.
Bus drivers who know the names of all the kids.
Drivers who slow down in the school zone.
People who say hello even though we haven’t met.
Big brothers and sisters who watch out for little sisters and brothers even if they are not their own.
I could slow down more often to say thank you.
Every person could know that they make a difference in another person’s life.
Happy Thanksgiving 2015! And, here’s to many more!
Home and School Club News
Loma Home & School Club News
Gift Wrap Fundraiser – You can still shop online for all your holiday gift-wraps. Go to www.charlestonwrap.com and enter the school code 9754. All orders will be shipped directly to your home.
Orders for Bag Lunches
Orders for the Loma December/January Bag Lunches from the Summit Store starts today and will go through November 27th. We are thinking about expanding the menu and adding more days, but that won’t happen until January 2016. The ordering website will lock around 9pm of deadline date. Orders will not be accept past that date.
Upcoming Loma Events
Every Wednesday Early Release – 1:30p dismissal
11/16-11/20 Parent/Teacher Conferences / Book Fair / Minimum Days 12:30 dismissal
11/18 Regular Board meeting 7pm
11/20 Academics Award Assembly 8:45a / Kinder PowWow 11:25
11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday break – No School
12/1 1st grade field trip to Tech Museum
12/4 2nd grade field trip to Flint Center
12/4-12/5 Holiday Craft Fair – NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION: Fisher Middle School Multipurpose Room
12/9 Regular Board meeting 7pm
12/18 Minimum Day, dismissal at 12:30
12/21-1/1 Holiday Break – No School
1/4/16 School Resumes