• April 12, 2017

    Thoughts from Tuesday Night


    Dear Loma/CT Parents and Guardians:


    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words


    This graph shows what Loma and CT receive in discretionary “one-time” funds from the state of California.  I heard parents talking this week about the belief that “Loma is flush with cash so we don’t need to give to KEEP! this year.”


    If we want to KEEP what we have, the KEEP! Campaign needs to raise $100,000 between now and June 30th.  The next graph shows where we are today.

    The KEEP! Campaign is an important element of a multi-pronged strategy by LPEF to ensure our kids have access to many of the educational enrichments and supports found in larger, more affluent schools.  KEEP! helps fund music, art, science, PE, libraries, and much more.  Together, we can KEEP our schools strong. 


    Donation boxes are in each school office.  Or you can donate on line here: http://www.lpef.org/keep


    Problem of the Month!

    Loma and CT students will be working on a "problem of the month" district wide as part of the Silicon Valley Math Initiative our teachers have been involved with.  Ms. Ray's Class has a special request:


    GOT MILK?**

    Ms. Ray’s Kindergarten is building an igloo out of recycled gallon sized plastic jugs.  They are collecting clean, empty milk or water jugs (the kind with handles).  The class will use these jugs to explore the district wide Math Problem of the Month and to celebrate Earth Day by constructing an igloo shaped structure.  It will take about 250 jugs to make this happen, so please help if you can!  Every plastic jug that you donate will be good for one raffle ticket, and the completed igloo will be raffled off after the Gallery Walk for the Problem of the Month (the first week of May).  It will make a terrific reading nook, playhouse or fort!


    **They also need a large piece of cardboard for the base; a refrigerator box or similar would be perfect.


    Bring these items to room KE during the whole month of April!  For more information, see Ms. Ray  : ) k.ray@loma.k12.ca.us

    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, April 13th.  This evening will be targeted to grades four through eight, but all are welcome.


    Got Questions?

    Please join Board President Deana Arnold and me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 26th, 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 there! 


    Save the Date

    We will celebrate the wonderful volunteers who support our school on May 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!


    Springtime Basketball Camp Grades 3 to 8

    For those considering basketball for the fall season, Coach Eddie is putting on a camp Saturday, May 13th.  Coach Eddie has led our CT English Boys Basketball teams through successful seasons over the last few years.  To register, go to:  www.allstarbba.com




    Corey Kidwell




    An Update from Our “Fun Raising” Partner - LPEF


    Sip For Our Schools Event
    Each year, Loma Prieta Winery invites local school parents and community members to its "Sip For Our Schools" fundraising event. The winery generously donates 50% of the proceeds to LPEF! Thank you to Paul & Amy Kemp (owners of Loma Prieta Winery) for again generously donating and investing in our local schools and community.

    The Loma Prieta Winery offers an array of award-winning wines in a one-of-a-kind setting with Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Mountain views.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

    This event takes place
    April 22nd & 23rd - 12pm til 5pm
    Loma Prieta Winery
    26985 Loma Prieta Way
    Los Gatos, CA 95033

    7th Annual "Fore The Kids" Golf Tournament
    A fundraising event for the Loma Prieta School District.

    Friday, May 19th, 2017 at De Lavega Golf Course

    The Friday event begins before noon and includes a box lunch, on-course refreshments, team competitions, prizes and dinner. Golfers of all skills are welcome and early sign-up is encouraged as participation is limited.

    Format - Four Person Best Ball Scramble
    Course - 9 holes or 18 holes
    Entry Fee - $175 per person/$600 per foursome

    Sponsorships for the event or for individual holes are available by contacting the LPEF.
    If you are not interested in golfing, join us for a BBQ dinner provided by Summit Store & CB Hannegans. Dinner tickets are $25 each.
    Register to play, be a sponsor, volunteer or make a donation.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
    Visit us at www.lpef.org/golf

    Ben Abeln
    Loma Public Education Fund President


    Loma News

    Spring Picture Day is coming – April 21. Individual pictures will be taken of your child in front of our beautiful garden in the front of the school. Pictures will be available for purchase on line. Details as to how to order will follow on a later date.


    Loma’s Upcoming Events

    4/12                 Board Meeting 7pm

    4/13                 3rd Grade field trip / Math Presentation 6:30-7:30pm

    4/14                 SoW Assembly 8:30am

    4/21                 Spring Picture Day

    4/22-4/23         Sip for our Schools at Loma Prieta Winery

    4/24-4/27         CAASPP Testing for 3rd-5th grades 8:30-10:30am

    4/28                 Jogathon / Minimum  Day - 12:30 Dismissal