• October 24, 2018


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    Halloween is just around the corner, and I wanted to share some important information as the big day draws near. We ask that students wear school-age appropriate costumes. Remember, no prop weapons of any kind. Also, extremely gory or violent costumes will not be permitted. When in doubt, consult your child’s teacher.


    Loma will have its annual Halloween Parade on October 31st at 8:45 on the blacktop. Families are welcome to join us for the fun. Kids should wear their costumes to school. I recommend sending a change of clothes, as most kids will want to change after the parade.

    CT will have a costume contest followed by Halloween activities from 11:30 to 12:30 on the 31st. Kids should come to school in their regular clothes. They will be given time to change into their costumes before the festivities. No face paint.


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Learning how to find the slope of a line with Ms. Nefian’s algebra class.
    2. Being taught to “floss” by a group of first and second graders. I’m going to need follow-up lessons for sure!
    3. Seeing the excitement as Coach’s Lunch Bunch teams got their jerseys! (see photo below)



    Karren Zook, Principal

    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos, CA  95033

    408/353-1106 – p                           

    408/353-3274 – f



    Construction Corner

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A’s roof has begun to be installed and expected to be complete on 10/31/18. The window installation is underway on Wing A. The canopy that will run along the front of the two buildings and into the entry of the gym is currently getting framed, unfortunately six of the post were manufactured incorrect and will have to be sent back to the manufacturer to be fixed. The doors have arrived and the exterior doors are getting installed. The stucco contractor has started lathing the lower sections of the buildings. Wing B is in the final stages of its framing and expected to be complete by 10/26/18. We are pushing to have the buildings watertight before the first significant rainstorm; it is a constant reminder, as the days get colder that the winter months are approaching us. We now are currently 180 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project.


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033



    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


    Building Developmental Assets in School Communities

    You are invited to attend an evening with H. Clay Roberts on Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:30-8:30 in the Loma Forum. The Loma Prieta District Office sponsors this event. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


    Theater in the Mountains

    Our Theatre in the Mountains Stars to Be have been working since school began to dazzle audience with their performance of the classic Beauty and the Beast. We invite you to “Be Our Guest” in a French village and an enchanted castle created right here on the mountain! Tickets are on sale now at theatreinthemountains.org.


    CASA Info.

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


    CT HSC

    The CT HSC Holiday Craft Faire is right around the corner the weekend of Dec 1 & 2

    If you would like more info look on the CT HSC website or email them at lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire@gmail.com

    Your student may also sign up for a discounted student booth to sell their hand made goods. Please see the attached Student Application.


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    10/26/18 CT Fall Dance 7-9pm Loma Forum-Halloween Theme

                (no fake weapons allowed)

    10/27/18 Loma Boo Bash-North Campus 2-6 pm

    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

    11/1/18 Building Developmental Assets in School Communities 6:30-8:30pm Loma Forum

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

    11/9/18 Q1 Report Cards hand carried home by students