•  February 8, 2017


    Thoughts from Tuesday Night


    Dear Loma and CT Parents:


    We are going “old school” perhaps more than once this week.  Thanks to our team who navigated the parking lot in the pouring rain, our bus drivers who navigated treacherous roads, our facilities team who fired up our very old generator, and our staff who found a way to get here.  Living and working on Loma Prieta is not for the faint of heart.


    Please know that are schools are safe places to be and that we will do everything in our power (no pun intended) to keep school open, but when the time comes when we must close or can’t open, we will depend on you to have a plan to get your kids home or to a trusted friend in a timely manner.  Please work on making those contingency plans now.


    Got Questions?

    Please join Board President Deana Arnold and me for coffee and conversation on Tuesday, February 14th, at 8:30 a.m. in the art room.  Come hear about progress on the reconstruction, building and field master plan update, and many other topics related to next year and beyond.  Bring your questions, comments and concerns, and join us from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  See you here! 


    We would love to know you are coming so we don’t run out of coffee cake.  Click here to RSVP so we can plan accordingly: https://www.loma.k12.ca.us//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=120


    Back By Popular Demand – Common Core Math Night!

    The shift in curriculum to the national standards in math is often challenging for parents working with kids at home.  We are once again inviting you to join us for a math evening with some of our amazing teachers – Mrs. Nefian, Mrs. Lyon, Mrs. Dufort, and Ms. Drazen. Please join us in the Loma Forum from 6:30-7:30 pm Thursday, February 16th.  This evening will be targeted to grades four through eight, but all are welcome.




    Corey Kidwell



    Family Science Day - Saturday, March 25th, 2-5PM

    Creepy crawlies, rockets, mysteries unlocked!  Family Science Day attracts about 500 people from students to parents and community members.  On display will be science fair projects, interactive exhibits on marine biology, zoology, genetics, acoustics, natural resource conservation, and local geology...plus more!


    We are looking for parents and community members interested in contributing exhibits and learning sessions. Please contact Elizabeth DePiazza e.depiazza@loma.k12.ca.us by March 1.


    Parenting Continuum Event

    The Parenting Continuum is pleased to partner with Fisher School Advisory Council to present: Internet Safety: Parenting in the Age of Social Media facilitated by Principal Lisa Fraser and SJ Police Sgt. Kendra Nunes.  Sgt. Nunes and Principal Fraser will lead a frank discussion about the challenges and realities social media presents for parents and children.  While this event will be hosted at R.J. Fisher Middle School, ALL parents and educators from any school are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this discussion.


    Internet Safety: Parenting in the Age of Social Media

    Wed., Feb. 15 from 7-8:30pm

    Fisher Middle School Multipurpose Room (MPR)

    Adults only: parents, educators and others interested 

    RSVP bit.ly/SignupInternetSafety


    Theatre In The Mountains Presents: 

    Theatre in the Mountains’ upcoming Shining Stars production of Wonderland High celebrates the humor and creativity of Lewis Carroll in a rather unusual high school where the tough boys are on the croquet team, the school store sells much more than pens and paper, and things get curiouser and curiouser! Directed by Arindam Krishna Das, the show features student performers in grades six through eight, a lively score, and energetic choreography by Lanie Iannucci. Watch as the new boy at school makes friends, learns to stand up for himself, and helps the students of Wonderland High rise above the cliques that divide them.

    Come enjoy a night of Community Theater. Performances will be on Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 11, at 1 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 12, at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now - http://www.theatreinthemountains.org/box-office


    Hello Friends of CASA - Please join us this coming Thursday, February 9th for our next general meeting.  This month's topic will be "Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department on Community Policing and School Outreach" and will be hosted by representatives from our Police Department.  During this important presentation, you'll learn our LGMSPD School Resource Officer's role on school campuses and their approach to community policing.  Here are the details:

     Date:                                       Thursday, February 9, 2017

     Time:                                      8:30 - 10am

     Place:                                     Los Gatos High School Community Room

     Speakers & Topic:                Officer David Gregg, School Resource Officer (SRO) and Corporal Hoyt, LGMSPD

                                                    Officer Gregg and Corporal Hoyt will share the presentations that are given to LGHS students in their   

                                                    Freshman Fitness class and to Fisher Students in their Life Skills class


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    Feb 6-9 Wonderland High Tech Week

    Feb 8 CT HSC Mtg. 8:30 shared portable offices

    Feb 10 LGHS Counselors and Leadership at CT to enroll 8th graders into classes.

    The above meeting has been postponed until Monday Feb 13, 2017 8:20-10 am

    Please make sure your 8th grader brings their Freshman Course Request Forms to school!

    Feb 10-12 Wonderland High in the Gym see TIM website for show times

    Feb 14 Parent Coffee - Art Room Portable 8:30 am 

    Feb 16 Math Night in the Loma Forum 6:30

    Feb 17 CT Movie Night Loma Forum 7-9pm

    Feb 20-24 February Break-NO SCHOOL

    Feb 28 8th grade student & parent Washington DC meeting 7pm Loma Forum

    Mar 28 8th grade student & parent Washington DC mtg. 7pm Loma Forum