• September 6, 2017


    Dear Loma and CT English Parents/Guardians:


    Thoughts from Tuesday Night


    “The library’s open!  The library’s open!!!”

    Tuesday morning, this was the delightful squeal I heard from CT students who returned to school after the long weekend and discovered their library open on a Tuesday.  It made me smile!  Usually, CT’s library is only open on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  Having teens excited about the library is a testament to at least three things.


    1.  We live in a community that values literacy and education and passes those values on to kids.
    2.  We have awesome libraries that are integrated into the life of our schools and staffed by wonderful people who love reading and share that passion.  Thank you Mrs. Ammirati and Mrs. Fichthorn.
    3.  We have generous parents who make sure the Loma Public Education Fund can continue to support these valuable resources in our schools.


    Without any of the three factors above, our schools would be very different places.  As we head into a new school year, and a new fundraising cycle for the next year, I am so grateful that we have kids who love books, library staff who make our libraries inviting and inspiring places for young people, and generous families who ensure our libraries continue to serve our community well.  It takes a mountain to preserve and protect our public resources.  Thank you!




    Corey Kidwell



    News from the Loma Public Education Fund

    Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Gala! The Gala is the social event of the year in the mountains and tons of fun. Even though we are mountain folk, we know how to dress up and party. Most importantly, proceeds go to the school and improve the education for our children and positively impact our community overall. See attached flyer for details or go to http://www.lpef.org/about2. The event sells out every year, so buy your tickets early.


    We are grateful for our title sponsors, Jill Cole and Michael Riese of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. They know the mountains and understand the importance of supporting the community, and we are grateful for their support.


    The annual Gala is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for LPEF.   Remember that donations are tax deductible! Many Silicon Valley companies will match donations so now’s the time to see if your company will match a percentage of your donation.

    As always, we are also looking for donations for the silent and live auction. 


    We still need volunteers and live / silent auction donation items. If you have something to donate, whether it’s your time or an auction item, please contact Ylka van Bemmel Reiss.  (408) 896-6747 or ylkavbr@hotmail.com.


    95033Free Presents:

    Tonight, from 6-7:30pm in the Loma Forum, local mountain recycling expert, Leslie O’Malley, will present a talk about the latest in recycling. Learn what really can and can’t be recycled, what happens in the waste stream process, tips and strategies to implement “Zero Waste” and leave with five immediate changes to be a more effective recycler. See attached flyer for more details.


    CT English Home and School Club Offers Yoga Classes

    Introducing two NEW Yoga classes:

    Adults: Clear focused mind, strong and flexible body, keep an open heart. Start your day with Liliya’s yoga flow. Graduate from Avalon Yoga Studio! Introducing new/old yoga style, various mudras and breathing techniques.  Strong Core Vinyasa upon request. Monday 8:10 to 9:25 am in the PE Portable starting on 9/11/17.  $15/class drop in or $60 class package (6 classes for $10 each!).  All funds are donated to the CTE Home and School Club.   Bring your yoga mat, block, and towel.  For more information email LiliyaGoldie@gmail.com or call 650 284 6341.

    Youth: Clear focused mind, strong and flexible body, keep an open heart.  Introducing the fundamentals of yoga to the mountain kids: stretching techniques, breathing with various mudras and meditation. Monday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the PE Portable starting on 9/11/17. $15/class drop in or $60 class package (6 classes for $10 each!).  All funds are donated to the CTE Home and School Club.  Bring your yoga mat, block, and towel.  For more information email: LiliyaGoldie@gmail.com  or call 650 284 6341.


    Day on the Bay

    Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up for the 8th annual Day on the Bay Multicultural Festival on October 8, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm at Alviso Marina County Park. This fun-filled festival along the South Bay shores of Alviso features a health resource fair and a festive celebration of our diverse cultures. Other activities will include free pumpkins for kids, music, two stages of entertainment, free kayak rides, free hamburgers and veggie burgers, and of course the Cortese Zucchini Car Derby. Resources will include flu shots, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, vision and hearing tests, chiropractic exams, CPR training, child ID kits, and much more! Interested vendors and performers can still sign up. Please see the flyer for more details.


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    9/7/17 CT English Back to School Night 6:30pm

    9/8/17 CT All school beach day @ Platform Beach Aptos permission slips due a.s.a.p.

    9/11/17 Snack Shack Open?? Check CT HSC website for info.

    9/12/17 8th Grade Washington DC info night (for students not signed up yet)

    9/12/17 Volunteer TB testing in PE portable, recheck on 9/14/17

    9/13/17 CT HSC Mtg. 8:30 shared office portable

    9/15/17 Picture Day at both schools

    9/22/17 CT Games Night 7-9pm Gym

    10/7/17 The Gala 4 pm Maison du Lac