September 5, 2018
Dear Loma and CT Families,
My kids are always accusing me of “bragging” about our schools. I will admit, I do love to talk about our amazing students, teachers, and community whenever I get the chance. One thing I often share is just what a culture of avid readers we have on this mountain. The love of reading is something we share across both campuses. Each day at CT, everyone from teachers to students to our school secretary, take time to put aside all other commitments and read a book for pleasure. Loma’s teachers read aloud from favorite novels while students eat their lunches. At the heart of these practices is the message that reading is important and entertaining.
This message is further emphasized through the importance that our community has placed on keeping our libraries open and thriving, even during times of extreme budget restrictions. LPEF Fundraising has allowed us to have three days of library with Ms. Fichthorn at Loma and Ms. Ammirati at CT. Volunteers have also helped to run our Scholastic Book Fairs that provide new books to the libraries. To learn more about the library program look under the “programs” tab on the school’s web page.
One of my favorite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” By this token, our kids are definitely going places!
Top Three Moments of the Week
- Listening to the school sing “Boom Chicka Boom” in the voice of opera stars with Ms. Riccomini at the Friday assembly.
- Reading David Goes To School with Ms. Benson’s first graders and discussing our school rules.
- Feeling the excitement in the air as the CT kids loaded the buses for beach day. So many boogie boards, so little time!
Picture Day is Coming!
Picture day for both Loma and CT will be Wednesday, September 12th. Please use the attached link to print out an order form and purchase pictures. All order forms must be tuned in by picture day 9/12.
Big Thank You
A huge THANK YOU to the Taylor family (Bill, Michael and Steven) for helping Myra Jones weed out Loma’s garden box. That was a big job and they did it in one day. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Loma’s Upcoming Events
9/7 SoW Assembly 8:30a
9/11 TB Clinic 8-10am
9/12 School Pictures
9/14 TB Results read
Paul’s Construction Corner
Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A has a 100% of its exterior walls and is 50% sheered up. The interior walls have started to be built as well and the roof frame is scheduled to start Friday afternoon. Wing B has 100% of its exterior walls framed and once Wing A is sheered up, the framers will move right to Wing B and sheer it up. As the framing continues, Granite Construction will start well drilling 32 piers for the covered walkway and canopy. Concrete pouring is scheduled for Friday, September 7th.
Get Your Gala Tickets
Gala tickets are now on sale! You can order directly through our BidPal site, https://one.bidpal.net/lpefgala2018/ticketing. This years Gala theme is "Moonlight Masquerade - Unmask the Future" and is taking place on Saturday, October 6th at Maison du Lac. The Gala sells out every year so get your tickets today!
If you need additional information please visit the Loma Public Education Fund (LPEF) website, http://www.lpef.org/.
Thank you to all of you who have already volunteered your time and auction items to the Gala and to the 20+ families who signed up to help LPEF efforts last week at Back to School night. It truly does take a mountain to plan this event and we appreciate your help. We are still in need of volunteers to help on Gala weekend - set up, night of and tear down/cleanup. If you are able to help please reach out to Jill Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got Auction Items?
We are still looking for additional items to make our silent and live auctions a fantastic success. Experiences, Vacations, Parties, Restaurant Certificates, Art and Jewelry are all needed. If you have an item to donate or would like to help solicit local businesses for donations please reach out to Jenn Viane Riese, email@example.com.
Loma Home and School Club News
Looking for something fun and educational for your 2-5th grader to do on Friday afternoons? The Home and School Club is excited to continue offering Ose Science Classes after school. Class will be held at the temporary community center (TCC) across the street. Irvin, the Science Guy, will meet the students after school and escort them to the TCC. Please see the attached flyer.