• November 7, 2018,


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    I can’t decide what I am more excited about as I see the construction on the new buildings progress: having a beautiful new facility OR getting back some parking spots! Our parking lot will never be large enough, but with the construction taking up part of the lot and the necessity of sharing the gravel lot with the construction team, things are pretty tight out there. I would like to remind everyone to practice patience and respect in the parking lot.


    Safety Reminders:


    • Drive very SLOWLY in the parking lot.
    • Stop at the crosswalk, so kids and families can safely cross.
    • Remember to only pick-up and drop-off kids in the designated areas.
    • When you are in the gravel lot, park in such a manner that others will be able to get safely in and out of their parking spaces.
    • If you park on the north campus side of the road, please watch for Building Blocks Preschool families and use the pedestrian bridge to move to the south campus.


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Being inspired by our 5th grade student council candidate’s speeches. Some of their great ideas included: having buddies at CT, filling in the gopher holes on the field, and decorating the forum for special holidays.


    2. Helping our Loma kids vote for their candidates for student council (grades 3-5), and their favorite animal (grades K-2) in our school election. Dog was the big winner for favorite animal! (see photos)





    3. Finding out that CT’s Wrestling Team won the Graveyard Grapplers Tournament! Congratulations to the team! (see photos)





    Loma Parents – Parent-Teacher Conferences– Early Dismissal

    You should have already received your parent conference date and time for your Loma child(ren).  Conferences run Friday through Friday (11/9-11/16) with Loma only dismissing at 12:30 each day.  Please remember to pack plentiful snacks as there will be no lunch period all week.  The campus is closed until 4:00 pm so that conferences can occur without distraction.  These conference times are extremely important opportunities for you to get feedback on your child’s progress and successes.  Teachers will be interested in hearing from you how the year has begun for your child.  As a convenience, teachers have worked to schedule sibling conferences close to one another to alleviate multiple trips to school for parents.  Also, please know that conferences are approximated 20 minutes each.  Your respecting the time allowed is appreciated by the teacher and the parents who are scheduled after you.  Of course, you can always ask for additional meeting time after parent conference week.  It is helpful if you have your questions ready ahead of time.  Your child’s teacher will go over the first trimester report card with you and share their first term insights.  Thank you in advance for your partnership in building a solid educational foundation for your child at Loma Prieta.


    Book Fair News

    The Book Fair is coming!  Book fair happens the week of parent-teacher conferences and this year we are a bit crunched for time due to being sandwiched in between the holidays.  Book fair cannot happen without parent volunteers!  Please sign up using the link below.




    Thank you in advance for your support!



    Karren Zook, Principal

    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos, CA  95033

    08/353-1106 – p                           

    408/353-3274 - f


    Construction Corner

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A’s roof is complete and watertight. The fire sprinkler system is complete in wing A and the contractor is shifting to wing B this week. The rough framing, plumbing and electrical inspection has been completed and the sheetrock has started to get installed so it will not conflict with work that still needs to be completed. Posts for the canopy that will run along the front of the two buildings and into the entry of the gym have been corrected by the manufacturer and are expected to be completely framed by 11/8/18. Wing B’s roofing is being installed and expected to be complete by early next week. The stucco contractor is scheduled to begin lathing wing B on 11/12/18. The 1st phase of finish concrete is scheduled to begin on 11/14/18 and will consist of the area between wing B and the gym. We now are currently 194 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



    CT Home & School Club

    The Turkey Trot is coming up on Nov 15th.  On the day of the Turkey Trot, the CTE HSC provides snacks for the students in the morning and lunch after the run.  (Oh and the teachers supply pie!).  This makes the day even more fun for the students.  However, to make this possible, we need parent volunteers to help prepare (no cooking involved) and serve the snack, lunch and pie. If you can help, please email Karen at; ctehsc@gmail.com.

    See attached Flyer


           Karen Hackett




    Plus the Goodwill donation truck will return on Dec 8th & 9th. Contact HSC if you can help. Please see attached flyer.


    Kids & Co

    Kids and Co offers a Thanksgiving themed mini-camp on November 19 and November 20 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. where Thanksgiving activities will be enjoyed.  Don’t miss out!  Enroll for this camp by Friday, November 9.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.


    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.

    See attached Flyer


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    11/7/18 Make-Up Picture Day

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

    11/12/18 NO-SCHOOL-Veteran’s Day

    11/12-11/16 CT ON Regular Schedule-NO MIN DAYS

    11/14/18 CT HSC Mtg 8:30am

    11/15/18 CT Turkey Trot starts at 12:15 Loma field

    11/19-11/23/18 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving break