• October 3, 2018


    Dear Loma and CT Families,

    Welcome to October! Below are some of the great things that are going on this week at our schools and in the community. Hope to see many of you at the Gala this Saturday!


    Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Helping out Ms. Bowen’s Bears with Art in Action. They did awesome abstract art collages in the style of Paul Klee.
    2. Hearing all the fabulous qualities of September’s Citizens of the Month at Loma. Responsible, kind, and determined were some of my favorite attributes cited.
    3. Watching Coach Patino’s “Lunch Bunch” play their first game of flag football. I was impressed by the great sportsmanship our young players showed.


    Project Cornerstone’s Book of the Month

    This month our Project Cornerstone Readers at Loma are headed into the classrooms with the book, Simon’s Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett. In this book, Simon is teased because he’s having a “bad hair day.” Students are asked to think about the ways to respond to teasing, and offered several examples of ways that kids can empower themselves and avoid becoming a victim of someone else’s hurtful behavior. To learn more about Simon’s Hook, you can visit Grandma Rose’s website at www.grandmarose.com.


    Construction Corner

    Our reconstruction project is continually moving forward. The windows are to arrive on 10/4/18 and will be stored on site until they are ready for installation in Wing A. Wing A’s structural inspection passed with flying colors and the contractor will be shifting to Wing B. Wing B’s interior walls are framed and the roof frame is expected to start on 10/5/18.


    When buildings such as these are getting erected, there are numerous inspections that take place. One of these inspections is a concrete pounds per square inch (psi) strength test, where a machine crushes the samples and records the psi. The concrete design strength for this project is 4000 psi at a standard 28 psi cure. We have the results for the 28 psi crush test from the samples we took during the concrete pour 8/15. Wing A’s psi strength test had a crush test result at 6240 psi and Wing B’s psi strength test had a crush test result at 5530 psi, which shows that both wings over exceed the concrete strength design for the project.

    Thank you,                                              


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033




    Gala Online Auction Now Open!

    The Gala online auction is now open and will close at 9pm this Friday, October 5th. Bid on one of the coveted reserved parking spots and other online only items by visiting, https://one.bidpal.net/lpefgala2018/browse/featured


    Gala Silent Auction Opens at 9am this Saturday

    Get ready.......all of our amazing Gala silent auction items (150+) will go live for bidding on 9am this Saturday, October 6th. You will be able to bid on all auction items until the auction closes the night of the Gala by visiting, https://one.bidpal.net/lpefgala2018.  


    You do not need to attend the Gala to bid online on all of our fabulous items so bid away!


    The Gala - Small Number of Tickets Left

    The Gala is this Saturday, October 6th and we look forward to a wonderful night on the mountain raising critical funds for our schools. We have a small number of tables left so if you would like to attend you can purchase tickets by visiting, http://www.lpef.org/. Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers who have made this event possible! 


    It's Back......The Parking Spot Raffle 

    How much easier would a guaranteed parking spot make drop off and pick up? You can drop the attached, completed form in the Gala Box in the CT/Loma offices. We will also be selling tickets at pick up. One ticket for $20 and 10 tickets for $100, good luck!!


    Parenting Continuum Event at Fisher - DigitalTAT2

    Come join My Digital TAT2 for a highly engaging and informative presentation on Tuesday, October 9th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Fisher MPR. Recommended for anyone interested in an overview of the digital landscape and learning about thoughtful ways to navigate media with your children. You will come away with strategies that support both you and your child. It is an event you will not want to miss! For more information about My Digital TAT2, please visit: www.mydigitaltat2.org


    CTE HSC Spirit Wear Deadline extended and new product available 

    Cheetah Spiritwear available soon. Show your school spirit!  Order a Cheetah T-Shirt or Zippered Hoodie. Deadline to order Cheetah Spiritwear is October 12th.  Order forms will go home with students within the next couple of days!!


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    10/06/18 LPEF Gala @ Maison du lac 4-10pm

    10/10/18 CT HSC Meeting 8:30am

    10/16/18 LPJUESD Board member candidate night hosted by LPCF & LPC 7-9pm Forum

    10/19/18 End of Quarter 1 grading period

    10/29/18 & 10/30/18 TIM Play auditions for middle school play.

    10/31/18 Minimum Day 12:30 dismissal & Halloween Assembly

    11/1/18 NO SCHOOL-Teacher in service day

    11/2/18 NO SCHOOL-Teacher in service day