• October 10, 2018


    Dear CT Families,


    Wow!  The Gala was amazing this year!  From the music, to the food, to the beautiful Maison du Lac venue, everything came together to make for a wonderful evening. Corey Kidwell coined my favorite phrase, “It takes a mountain,” and it certainly took a mountain of hardworking volunteers to put together the Gala.  I want to extend a gigantic “THANK YOU” to the LPEF board, all the incredible volunteers, and the generous donors who helped support our schools through this memorable event.  Our kids are so lucky to be growing up on this mountain where their community values and supports an education that is full and well rounded.


    Pigeon point CT Art


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Seeing everyone all dressed up at the Gala! There are certainly some fancy masks out there!
    2. The tangible excitement of the 5thgraders, all in matching tie-dyed shirts, as they loaded the bus for camp at Pigeon Point. I’m sure they are going to have an awesome trip! (see photo)
    3. Happening upon Ms. O’Dea’s 8thgrade art sculptures.The theme was “refuge” and they are incredible! (see photo)


    Have a great week!

    Karren Zook, Principal



    Bus Drivers Wanted

    Are you interested in a fun and rewarding part time job?  Please consider joining our AWESOME Transportation Team!!  We are looking for qualified people to fill in as substitute bus drivers. Training will be provided for DMV and CHP licensing.  Contact Patty Smrt if you are interested.  p.smrt@loma.k12.ca.us


    Paul’s Construction Corner

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A’s roof sheeting has been inspected and signed off, the roofing shingles have been ordered and the contractor is expecting to begin installation on 10/24. The window package has arrived on site and the installation will begin with Wing A once the flashing is delivered. Wing B’s roof frame has begun and is scheduled to be finished by the end of this week. The canopy that will run along the front of the two buildings and into the entry of the gym is scheduled to begin 10/16. We now are currently 166 days into construction and have had zero injuring during this project.


    Important CASA of Los Gatos Event Tomorrow!

    The topic of the evening will be Juuling, Vaping and Substance Abuse Use & Prevention for our Teens. Whether you have immediate concerns or not – it is vitally important to be aware of what children in our community are being exposed to! The topic of vaping among teens is new to most of us and comes with a lot of mis-information and questions. The head of the US Food and Drug Administration recently announced they are taking aim at Juul and other e-cigarette manufacturers, warning that they must show how they’ll keep the devices out of the hands of young people. They noted an “epidemic” surge in teen use of e-cigarettes. Only 3 days ago, the FDA conducted a surprise inspection of Juul Labs in San Francisco and is reported to have seized more than 1,000 documents from their facility. If you’re interested in learning more about the topic of Juuls and Vaping in Los Gatos, please join us for this important discussion! Here are the details:

    Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Time: 7-9pm

    Guest Speakers: Officer Kimbal Stanley, School Resource Officer, Los Gatos Police Department

    Place: Los Gatos High School Theater, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos (west end of main LGHS building).


    CASA Info.

    Please join us for our upcoming special Parent Education evening this Thursday, October 11th, co-sponsored by CASA, CASSY, LGHS New Millennium Foundation and the Los Gatos High School Home & School Club. This presentation will be in-lieu-of our regular October meeting. 


    Thursday, Nov 1from 7-8pm in the LG Theatre:Everything you want to know about how to support better Mental and Physical Wellness for our teensPanel of 4 Distinguished Experts and Parent Q&A 


    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

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

    10/17/18 Meet & Eat at Willow Street & Main Street Burger-bring the flyer!

    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