November 29, 2017
Dear Loma and CT Parents/Guardians:
Mountain Sized Classroom!
Our 7th grade Yosemite trip is underway this week. Though chilly, our young adventurers are reportedly well and having a great time. Cell service is spotty on the trail but here are a couple of images sent by chaperones. The Yosemite trip is optional for 7th grade students. The trip combines science, language arts, wilderness skills, and regional history in a world class classroom. We are very fortunate to live in a part of the country with such spectacular national park access. I appreciate that staff and parents journey with our students to make this trip one our students will remember for a lifetime.
Our students will be returning to campus Friday evening between 8-8:30pm. If your child has a cell phone to access when they get on the bus, you a message them after 5pm.
Buy a Local Christmas Tree, Support a Local School
The Hoffner family will once again donate a portion of their proceeds to the Loma Public Education Fund (LPEF) when it hosts its annual “Loma Day” from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the family-owned Peacock Christmas Tree Farm.
Come join us for wine tasting, Archie’s Famous Turkey Gumbo and a special visit from Santa Claus & his new 9ft T-Rex Reindeer.
The farm is at 17950 Mountain Charlie Rd., just off of Hwy 17 and Summit Road. For further information, please contact Ben Abeln at 408-353-2186 Ext. 7.
Molly’s Homemade Treats and Santa Photos Featured this Saturday and Sunday at the 25th Annual Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire
Delicious easy meals from Molly are available this weekend at the 25th Annual Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire. Start off your weekend right with Molly’s homemade pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt before noon. Pick up soup, salad or mac~n~cheese for lunch (or an early dinner to-go). Shop for special holiday gifts by 50 local artists and craftspeople, buy the perfect CT wreath for your door, take a photo with Santa and listen to holiday songs by the Summit Sisters! Held in the Loma Prieta Community Center/Gym, the Holiday Faire is the CT English Home & School Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Molly’s menu with prices is attached; please note all food sales benefit CTEHSC. Admission is free, and the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, December 4, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, December 5, 10 am-4 pm
All day: Handmade gifts by nearly 50 local craftspeople and artists and CT wreaths
10 am-12 pm: Molly’s assorted pastries, fresh fruit with yogurt
12 pm-closing: Molly’s delicious soups, salads, mac~n~cheese, and cookies
1-3 pm: Free photos with Santa (donations appreciated)
3 pm-closing: Holiday music by the Summit Sisters
Wreaths to support student travel
Want to help an 8th grader go to Washington DC this spring? Pre-order your holiday wreaths on the attached order form and return to the CT office by Wed. Nov 29, 2017. CT 8th graders will also be selling wreaths at the Craft Faire Dec 2 & 3 in the gym.
See’s Fundraiser to support 8th grade DC trip
Our eighth graders attending the upcoming Washington DC trip will be selling See’s Candy for the next few weeks. Please find an 8th grader or come into the school office to order your holiday candies this year! All orders need to be received by Monday Dec. 4 and will be distributed by Friday Dec 15, 2017. Thank you for supporting 8th grade!
Kids and Company Holiday Camp - The First Week Day Camp (Jan 2 - 5)
The holiday break can be a blast with traditions, family, presents, and, of course, no school! But when there’s work to be done after all the celebrating, check out Kids and Company. Each day will feature crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and educational lessons to exercise young minds. You can just sign-up for a day or up to the whole week. There will be discounts for sibling and CTers. Please see the attached flyer.
Just a reminder that if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. If your child was sent home with a fever, they must be fever free, without medication, for 24 hours before they may return to school. The holidays are fast approaching and we all want to stay healthy.
Loma’s Upcoming events
12/1 SoW assembly / 1st grade field trip to Children’s Museum
12/2-12/3 Holiday Craft Faire 10-5 and 10-4
12/8 SoW assembly / 2nd grade field trip to see Nutcracker
12/9 Peacock Tree Farm Loma Day 8am-4:30pm
12/9-12/10 Goodwill donation truck
12/11 4th grade field to Tech Museum
12/13 Regular Board Meeting
12/15 SoW assembly / 5th grade field trip to SJ Performing Arts
12/20 Semifinal Spelling Bee Assembly 12:30
12/22 SoW assembly / Minimum Day, dismissal at 12:30
12/25-1/7 Holiday Break