November 18, 2015
Thoughts From Tuesday Night:
Dear Loma and CT Parents:
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!
Yosemite Update!Everyone arrived safe in Yosemite on Monday. Kids & grown ups alike are having a great experience.
Home and School Club News
The Loma/CT English 2015-2016 School Directory is now available for purchase. You can go to either Home & School Club website to purchase.
Second Harvest Food Drive
The 6th Period Leadership students are having a food drive sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Bring food items to your 1st period class and fill the your class bin! The classroom that collects the most food will have an ice-cream party. Bring canned and boxed food only. No produce please. See attached Flyer
Wild Times @ CTE
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
11/16 through 11/20/15 Seventh Graders in Yosemite
11/16 through 11/19 Loma & CT Book Fair (see Flyer)
11/18 &11/19 Charlie Brown Call Backs 5-8pm Loma Forum
11/23/15 Charlie Brown cast list posted.
11/23 through 11/27/15 NO SCHOOL- Nov. Break
12/5/15 & 12/6/15 CT HSC Craft Faire in the Fisher Multi Purpose Room
12/18/15 Minimum Day 12:30 dismissal both schools.
12/21 through 1/1/16 No School December break
1/4/16 school resumes
1/13/16 CT HSC Mtg. 8:30 Rm 7
1/15/16 End of Quarter 2 grading period
1/18/16 NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Holiday
1/19/16 NO SCHOOL-Staff Development Day
All other items, which were scheduled, are TBD because of community center/gym bld.