November 8, 2017
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:
Tonight! (Not Thursday) Please join us for a discussion about our facilities future.
The Board will be hearing from the community on the most critical facility needs for our future and how to consider paying for those investments. We need your input. The Board meeting begins at 7:00 PM in the Loma Forum.
Attention Loma Parents – Parent-Teacher Conferences Next Week – Early Dismissal
You should have already received your parent conference date and time for your Loma child(ren). Conferences run Monday through Friday (11/13-11/17) with Loma only dismissing at 12:30 each day. Please remember to pack plentiful snacks as there will be no lunch period all week. The campus is closed until 4:00 pm so that conferences can occur without distraction. These conference times are extremely important opportunities for you to get feedback on your child’s progress and successes. Teachers will be interested in hearing from you how the year has begun for your child. As a convenience, teachers have worked to schedule sibling conferences close to one another to alleviate multiple trips to school for parents. Also, please know that conferences are approximated 20 minutes each. Your respecting the time allowed is appreciated by the teacher and the parents who are scheduled after you. Of course, you can always ask for additional meeting time after parent conference week. It is helpful if you have your questions ready ahead of time. Your child’s teacher will go over the first trimester report card with you and share their first term insights. Thank you in advance for your partnership in building a solid educational foundation for your child at Loma Prieta.
Book Fair News
Book fair is coming! Book fair happens the week of parent-teacher conferences and this year we are a bit crunched for time due to being sandwiched in between the holidays. Book fair cannot happen without parent volunteers! Please sign up using the link below.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Your 8th grader will be receiving enrollment materials for Los Gatos High School early next week. Yep! Next week! Please be sure to ask your student for the Freshmen Enrollment Packets for Los Gatos High School for Fall 2018. The on line portion needs to be completed and all forms returned to the CT Office by 12/5. Please note that there will be important dates included in the packet. Please look for that calendar and make note of the deadlines and orientation events. These are scheduled by the high school and are not flexible locally. Don’t miss out! If your child is not planning on attending LGHS, please indicate that on the forms you return to the office. (I’m just giving you a heads up that this might be a good time to start looking for your favorite 3-5 pictures for the graduation slide show. Time goes by very fast from here on out.)
Screenagers – Save the Date
The Loma Prieta School Site Council is pleased to host a viewing of “Screenagers,” the award-winning documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston. “Screenagers” highlights the impact of screen time and its effects on teens and their families. Current struggles related to social media, video games, academics and the Internet are addressed. The film provides solid information and food for thought stimulating viewers to raise questions and engage in dialogue that will help inform their choices around managing screen time in their lives.
For more information visit the Screenagers website at www.screenagersmovie.com
Viewing Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Loma Forum
Ticket Price $5.00
Seating is limited. You can order your tickets on line here: https://impactflow.com/event/5801/checkout/tickets
During the showing of Screenagers, Kids and Company will open to support childcare for 25 children maximum – first come, first served. Children must be enrolled in Loma Prieta School District schools to attend. The flat rate is $5 for students already enrolled with Kids and Co and $9 for those student who are not enrolled with Kids and Company. Please contact Bridget Freiri at email@example.com for more details and to sign up.
The CT wrestling team will host a meet on Monday, November 13. Over 200 student athletes and their families are expected to attend. We will open the lower baseball field for parking. Summit Road and our parking lots may be congested that afternoon and evening.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Theatre in the Mountains production of Madagascar!!!! Shows run November 10 – 12. Purchase tickets here: http://www.theatreinthemountains.org/2017-2018-box-office/
Loma Talent Show
Loma-Palooza 2018 is Gearing Up! Applications will be available on-line from 11/3 through 11/10. Please see the attached flyer for important details.
Loma Home and School Club Events
Yankee Candle Fundraiser - A big thank you to all who participated. Online ordering will remain open for those who need a last minute holiday gift. If you still have envelopes you would like to turn in, please do so ASAP.
CTE Home and School Club Events
Christmas Craft Faire Student Vendor Applications
The 25th-annual CTE Holiday Craft Faire is coming to town: December 2-3, 2017! If a Loma or CTE student is interested in participating at the faire as a vendor, please see the attached information sheet and application form.
Upcoming Loma Events
11/8 Regular Board meeting 7pm
11/10 Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL
11/13-11/17 Parent/Teacher Conferences, dismissal at 12:30, NO LUNCH
11/16 Academic Awards assembly 8:30
11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday break – NO SCHOOL
12/1 1st grade field trip to Children’s Museum