January 24, 2018
Dear CT and Loma Parents and Guardians:
Thoughts from Tuesday Night
Gearing up for our groundbreaking on the post-fire reconstruction project, it seems odd to be hoping for clear skies at the same time we see the water levels continue to fall in Lexington Reservoir. Of course we want rain this time of year, just not what last January and February brought us. We are, in fact, moving toward “shovels in the ground” and working through the various insurance and state architect processes. The temporary PE portable has been removed. The “new” temporary Community Center is open on the North Campus near the pocket playground. Our large industrial kitchen will be removed over the February break to make way for large equipment. We are getting closer to our new beautiful building! Design views and floor plans are available here: https://www.loma.k12.ca.us/domain/25
One nice benefit of the impending construction is the installation of our “construction cam.” The camera offers a live shot of the building site we need for documentation of the construction efforts. It also has the day-to-day benefit for families dealing with our microclimates. This morning it was sunny at my house, but very foggy at school. I heard from a Lakeside family that it was colder at their house this morning than on campus even with the fog. Want to know if your kids should wear layers? Check out the construction cam to see what is happening in real time. Take a peek here: https://app.truelook.com/?u=lb1514499983 (Please note the link was working on Tuesday night, but is down right now due to power issues. It will return to service shortly. Please keep trying.)
Neighborhood Coffee Invitation
Please join our school board president, Deana Arnold, and me for an informal talk about the current state of our school buildings and grounds. I’d like to hear your thoughts in order to help with our consideration of community support and timing for a facilities-improvement bond. Please join Deana and me for this casual conversation at Skyland Church on January 31, 2018, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Please use this link to RSVP so I can save you a seat! https://www.loma.k12.ca.us//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=134
Who Needs the Super Bowl? We Have the Loma Bowl!
Coach Patino offers this recap of the season ending championship:
“The 49ers and Hawks played a GREAT Loma Bowl 4 down to the very last play! In overtime, with the score tied at 14, Jake Gerber threw a last second touchdown to Leon Agha-Sarashki as timed expired. (The bells weren’t working that day, so we used a clock.) Final score for Loma Bowl 4…. 49ers 21….Hawks 14. What a fantastic game to wrap up a great season!”
The KEEP Campaign is just around the corner. In order to ensure we’re focused on the most important funding goals, please share your opinion using this survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSBCP6N
The survey link will be open until Feb. 9. As a reminder, our 2017-18 priorities were as follows:
Developmental PE @ Loma
Library Services @ CT
Library Services @ Loma
K-8 Student Support Services and Counseling
Core Flexibility and Elective Options for 8th Grade
Music – K-5
Core Flexibility and Elective Options for 6th and 7th Grade
Technology Instruction: Educational Technology Specialist
Inclusive Enrichment for Grades 4-8
Art In Action
Loma/CT School Directory
Be in the KNOW! Loma & CT School Directory App is updated and ready for wide use. FREE to all the district families and staff!
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CT Snack Shack Update
The last official date for snack shack is February 9, 2018. (This date is a correction of last week’s news.) The CT Home and School Club is actively pursuing other options, but no arrangements have been finalized at this time. We’ll keep you updated.
The 2017-18 C.T. English Science and Engineering Festival Community Night
Science Festival is coming up soon! Parents, thank you for all your hard work making this event happen once again this year. Science festival boards should be completed by January 31st and brought to school, along with any approved equipment, the morning of February 1st to set up in the gymnasium. On the evening of February 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm we will have the Community Science Showcase of all students’ science projects displayed here in the gym. Please consider coming to this wonderful event to support all students’ pursuit of science experimentation here on the mountain. A reminder flier was sent home with your son/daughter today. Judging is a school-only event and will occur on Friday, February 2nd. For questions or more information, please contact your child’s science teacher.
Save the Date – Loma/CT Music Program
Our students are working very hard to prepare for an upcoming music program. Please mark your calendar for this performance on the evening of April 5, 2018.
More Music Opportunities - San Jose Youth Symphony Auditions
The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) located in San Jose, California, and is one of the oldest and finest youth orchestras in the West Coast of the United States. Founded six decades ago as part of the former San Jose Symphony, SJYS has a rich tradition of musical performance and education. Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION now to audition for the upcoming 2018-2019 season! Auditions will take place over the first two weekends in April. All levels of school-age orchestral musicians are welcome to audition and participate in SJYS. Interested applicants are encouraged to learn more about SJYS and complete the online application at: www.sjys.org
8th grader LGHS visit
On Tuesday January 30th our eighth graders will go on a field trip to Los Gatos High to view elective choices for their freshman year. This field trip will be informative even if your student is not planning to attend LGHS in the fall, it will open their eyes to the opportunities available for them.
LGHS Student-Parent Welcome
LGHS will host an elective night and Student-Parent Welcome on Tuesday January 30th. Elective Open House starts at 5:30 and the Student-Parent Welcome starts at 7pm in the Large Gym. Please see the attached Freshman Events Calendar sent from LGHS
If you are attending the Student-Parent Welcome on 1/30/18, sandwiches will be sold outside the LGHS Library prior to the event. Sandwiches will be from LG Meats and vegetarian options will be available. All sandwiches will cost $10 and are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Open Enrollment for the Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District
Each year, LGSUHSD offers an open enrollment application option for students who reside within the district but wish to attend a school other than their school of residence, e.g., for a student who lives within the Los Gatos High School attendance area but wishes to attend Saratoga High School. Note that any intra-district open enrollment transfers approved for the 2018-2019 school year will remain in effect for the remainder of the student’s academic career in LGSUHSD, providing the conditions noted on the application form are met and district residency is maintained.
The open enrollment period for the 2018-2019 school year will be from January 22nd through February 8th, 2018 and a limited number of spaces are available for students wishing to transfer to Saratoga High School. Applications will be available on the LGSUHSD website www.lgsuhsd.org and at the LGSUHSD District Office at 17421 Farley Road West, during this time. However, they must be turned in no later than February 8th, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. AT THE LGSUHSD DISTRICT OFFICE. Please see “open enrollment” on the district web site at www.lgsuhsd.org for additional information about this process. We also have attached forms to this newsletter for your use. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Division at (408) 402-6323.
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
1/26/18 CT Q2 report Cards hand carried home
1/30/18 8th Grade Field Trip to LGHS 9-11:30AM
2/1/18 CT Science Fair, 6pm Parent viewing
2/2/18 CT Science Fair
2/14/18 CT HSC Mtg 8:30
2/16/17 CT Sharks Ice Fun Night at the Sharks Tank 7-9pm
2/19/18-2/23/18 NO SCHOOL February Break
2/27/18 8th Grade Mandatory Washington DC Mtg 7pm-Loma Forum