April 20, 2016



    Dear Loma and CT Parents and Guardians:

    Home and School Club News

    It is the time of year when everything accelerates.  We owe a tremendous thank you to the incredible team of volunteers from our Home and School Clubs who make the magic happen.  Thanks to all of you who helped make the 29th annual Jog-a-thon a success and those who stayed for the amazing post-race Family Dance festivities.  Nothing great gets accomplished without the help of our amazing volunteers.  The CT Science Fair is this Thursday and Friday during the school day.  Family Science Day rounds out the week on Saturday from 2-5pm and the entire community is invited.  The CT HSC will host their after school inflatable event for middle school students from 3-5:30pm on Friday, April 29.  It seems the same dedicated few families provide the lion’s share of the elbow grease for these important extra-curricular events.  There are still several opportunities to help this year.  Please check out your child’s school HSC by following these links: http://www.lomaprietahsc.org or http://ctenglish.com.  Don’t forget to turn in your Jog-a-thon pledges and order your Loma Year Book now!


    For all our classroom and HSC volunteers, please plan to join us for the annual “Volunteer Tea” hosted by the CT and Loma Teachers and Staff.  We will be thanking you with a special presentation on May 11th at 12:30pm.  Save the date and plan to join us in the Loma Forum.  You make a difference!



    Corey Kidwell



    THE SPRING CARNIVAL hosted by Building Blocks Preschool/LPCF 

    SATURDAY, APRIL 30 10AM-4PM at Maison du Lac (23107 Summit Rd)

    Come and enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled day in a breathtaking setting. Admission is free for adults! Meal tickets and kids activity bracelets can be purchased in advance at http://www.buildingblockscoop.org/Carnival or at the Admission Booth the day of the event. There will be plenty of activities for kids of all ages including pony rides, face painting, sack races, art and workshop projects, a scavenger hunt, and more! Save your appetites for a lunch catered by the Summit Store. Grab a glass of wine or beer at the bar. Groove to live music from the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers. Participate in the silent auction offering wonderful items from all over the Bay Area - San Jose Sharks tickets, a vacation rental in Santa Cruz, a private tour and wine tasting for 12 from Silver Mountain Vineyards, an iWatch, a 12-week session of soccer classes at Lil Kickers, passes to Gilroy Gardens.... Hope to see you there!    


    Mrs. Carino’s Corner

    Top Ten Kids Quotes from the Jogathon Plus One More: 


    1.     “The warm up Karate guys were great.   One did a backflip when we were doing our stretches.”

    2.     “The people cheering us on were a big help.”

    3.     “I liked the jogathon shirt this year because it had a dog on the front.”

    4.     “My class had fun making the posters for the track.”

    5.     “Making my goal of 13 laps around the track.”

    6.     “I was just one lap short of my goal, but then I ran later with my brother so I added on 3 more laps and overall that adds up to 14 laps.”

    7.     Mrs. Bennett was there.”

    8.     There were water stands around the track where we could get cups of water.”

    9.     Ms. Lelake and Ms. Kidwell played the drums for us at the back of the track.  That really helped.”

    10.  “Getting sprayed with water at the end of the laps.”

    11.  “Thank you Loma Home and School Club for the Jogathon!”


    Loma HSC News

    May Lunch Bag orders are due in on the 29th by 9pm.


    Loma Spring Pictures

    Once again Jim Nelson Photography will be on campus to take individual pictures of students outside by our beautiful garden. All students will be photographed and the previews will be available at www.jimnelsonphotography.com Picture Day is Friday April 29th. See attached flyer for order information.


    Loma Upcoming Events

    4/21                4th Grade Field Trip to NUMU

    4/22                Earth Day

    4/23                Family Science Day

    4/29                SoW Assembly / Spring Picture Day

    5/2-5/6           Teacher Appreciation Week

    5/6                  SoW Assembly / Spa Day

    5/11                Volunteer Tea 12:30p

    5/12                3rd Grade Field Trip (Mrs. Dufort only)