April 4, 2018
Dear Loma Families
Thoughts from Tuesday Night
Happy Spring Break
Wow, we are here already! For those of you traveling next week, be safe and travel well! To all of you, wherever next week leads you, please remember that time is our most precious resource. Memories created with your kids and family will last a lifetime. You don’t need to go far to share a laugh, an adventure, or a simple joy. Happy Spring Break!
A year ago, we got the first glimpse of what a music program could add to our schools. Thursday night we will have our first annual (at least in a very, very long time) Spring Concert featuring our K-8 students. The show will be an amazing showcase of talent, creativity, not to mention hard work and perseverance. Please join us Thursday at 7:00 pm in the gym for this wonderful event. Our performers will need to arrive NO LATER than 6:50 pm and be seated with their classes before the show. Parking will be at a premium so arrive early! Thank you to our kids and teachers, and especially to our amazing Music teacher Casey Lelake, for bringing this event to life. Thank you to our KEEP donors for the extra funding last year that saved our fledgling music program and allowed all students to benefit from music in our schools.
Superintendent Search Survey
The search for a new Superintendent will be stronger with your input. Please plan to take the survey available here: Superintendent Search Input Survey
The survey will be available for input through noon on April 13th. We appreciate your time and perspective. All the input given from parent, community and staff focus groups, and interviews will be offered to the Board in a systematic manner. This will be used to create a leadership profile and ultimately guide the Board in their selection. The leadership profile will be presented to the Board at the meeting of April 18, 2018. We know our parents and broader community stakeholders care deeply about our schools and our future. Please join us in helping shape the next era of excellence in Loma Prieta.
Enjoy Spring Break!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Jogathon Kickoff Assembly last Friday! We were honored to have Bethany Zummo, a Paralympic Gold Medalist, come out and speak to our school community. In addition to speaking about her disability, sport and athletic achievements, Bethany also played sit volleyball with audience members – it was a lot of fun! Special thank you to Ms. Kidwell for arranging our speaker this year.
The Home and School Club is looking forward to the 31st Annual Jogathon, May 4, 2018. This event is the Home and School Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We love the Jogathon because it not only brings our school community together to show school spirit and celebrate fitness, but also because it’s so much fun.
Printed pledge sheets have been distributed and are also available in the Loma Office. The pledge sheet is also available for download on the HSC website: http://www.lomaprietahsc.org/jogathon
Students MUST turn in the permission form (also on the pledge sheet) by Wednesday, May 2. Students will not be able to participate in the Jogathon unless the permission form has been received.
If you are paying for your pledges with PayPal or a check, please remember to put your student’s name in the notes section. If paying with cash, put your pledge in an envelope with your student’s name and “jogathon” written on the envelope. This will help us greatly with keeping track of pledges.
On Jogathon day, the HSC will have jogathon tee shirts, breakfast burritos (donated by the Madrigal family), other breakfast items, and coffee for sale. Kona Ice will once again be here.
We need your help!
We are in need of volunteers to help with food sales, set up, clean up, and a variety of jobs to make the jogathon a success. Many of the opportunities will only require 30 minutes and can be accommodated while enjoying the fun. The sign up link is available here: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EAAA82EA1F85-jogathon
Home and School Club Upcoming Events
Spa Day (4/27/18): What a better way to let our Loma/CT teachers and district employees know how much we appreciate them? We are looking for volunteers and donations for Spa Day. Please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba8a72ca0f94-lomact1 to volunteer or contact Eleanna Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org for basket donations.
Family Science Day (4/28/18): This event is fast approaching. Among other guest, our 5th graders will showcase the exhibits they have been working on this semester. If you’d like to participate with an exhibit as a community member or would like to do something with your younger son/daughter as a team, please contact Ricardo Moran at email@example.com for more details.
Los Gatos Great Race (4/29/18): The Los Gatos Rotary Club will donate 20% of each Loma registration to the Loma Prieta Home and School Club. Please log on to www.lggreatrace.com if you’d like to participate and don’t forget to use our code: Loma. See attached flyer for more details.
Loma’s Upcoming Events
4/5 Band Concert 7pm in the gym
4/6 SoW assembly 8:30am
4/9-4/13 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
4/18 Regular School Board meeting 7pm
4/19 Percussion Assembly – K-2 (12:30), 3-5 (1:05), 6-8 (2pm)
4/20 SoW and Super Hero Day