• December 5, 2018


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Greeting the first graders as they returned from their field trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum. It sounds like a good time was had by all!
    2. Having the opportunity to hang out with Mrs. Templeton’s class during free choice time. What cuties!
    3. Seeing Ms. Dorn’s bulletin board in the front office at Loma. It is adorable and captures each of her students’ personalities perfectly!


    Lost and Found

    Please check the lost and found by the end of school on Friday! All unclaimed items will be donated to the Goodwill.


    Chess Club

    Do you love to play chess?  Would you like to bring your enthusiasm for the game to an eager group of Loma students?   Let me know! I am looking to create a lunchtime chess club, but I need to find an adult to take the lead.  Let me know if you are interested! I can guarantee fun!



    Karren Zook, Principal

    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos, CA  95033

    08/353-1106 –p                           

    408/353-3274 - f



    Paul’s Construction Corner

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A is getting the finishing coat of stucco applied to it and is scheduled to be complete by 12/17. Early in the morning of 12/4, we brought out a 110 ton lifting capacity crane to lift the make-up air units onto the roofs of the buildings. This size of crane was needed to be able to extend completely over the existing portables and drop the units into place on the roofs safely. The finishes are being installed in Wing A. The sheetrock is complete in the kitchen and the fire proof finishes are now being installed. In the other rooms of Wing A, the sheetrock is being installed. The ceiling tiles and light fixtures are expected to be installed by 12/19.


    The concrete forms are being set up for the east side of Wing B and, depending on weather, should be poured on 12/7. This will affect the access to the gym. Students and the community will be directed to the rear doors of the gym while this work is performed. Wing B’s stucco is scheduled to start on 12/10. Unfortunately, the window manufacturer incorrectly made 5 windows and they have been to be sent back the manufacturer to be fixed. The windows are expected to be installed on 12/10. The fire sprinkler system has been inspected and is 100% complete for both wings. During the past three months, we have averaged 40 workers on site daily. This has impacted parking for everyone. The district and contractors appreciate your patience as we try to move quickly through this project. We now are 215 days into construction and have had zero injuries and no lost days due to adverse weather.


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033




    LPEF News


    The LPUSD and LPEF are launching a new initiative to explore bringing Makerspace opportunities to our elementary and middle school students! 


    Help our students expand their understanding and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with this new interactive space to make, create, and innovate!


    Please help us raise $25,000 in the month of December and every penny will go directly to the new Makerspace.


    Any amount is appreciated and all donations to LPEF are tax deductible for 2018 until the end of December! Donate at http://www.lpef.org/donatevia PayPal, credit card or check.



    REMINDER! - Loma Day at Peacock Tree Farm – This Saturday! 

    Join us for Loma Day at the Peacock Tree Farm. $10 for every tree sold will be donated to the Loma Public Education Fund (LPEF). Archie will serve his famous turkey gumbo, we’ll have a wine tasting and raffle off prizes! Peacock is located at 17950 Mountain Charlie Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033. 


    Can't join us on the 8th? For the rest of the season mention your tree is a "Loma Tree" at checkout and they will donate $10. Please thank the folks at Peacock Tree Farm for their support of our schools!


    CTE Home and School Club News

    Goodwill Truck Donation Fundraiser THIS WEEKEND! December 8 & 9 from 9am-4pm 


    We need volunteers, parent and CT students, to help folks unload their cars for this event that will earn money for CT HSC. The sign up genius link is here:



    Empty the back of your closets and your garage and bring your gently used donations to the Goodwill Truck this weekend. We are accepting e-waste, household goods, shoes, clothes, books, kitchenware, and lots of other things. Please do not bring large furniture, hazardous chemicals or pet items. If you’re curious about something, snap a picture and stop by to ask the attendant!


    We hope to see you there as a donor and/or a volunteer! Thanks for supporting CT HSC!

    Questions? Email ctehsc@gmail.com


    Theatre in the Mountains

    Attention 1st and 2nd grade parents. Come February, we will begin auditions for Sleeping Beauty Kids. We need a producer or two or take the lead. No experience required! You will have full support from the Theatre in the Mountains Steering Committee and guidance from past producers. Please join our leadership team. Without a producer, the show cannot happen. Work full time? Have other children? Not a problem! You do NOT need to be at every rehearsal. The role of Producer is to keep things moving along, so, if you are organized and can delegate, you can play a vital role in bringing this performance to life. Please contact Nicole Gomez at gomezmama@yahoo.com.


    Loma’s Upcoming Events


    12/6                 3rd grade field trip (Mrs. Flynn’s class)

    12/7                 3rd grade field trip (Mrs. Van Zante’s class)

    12/7                 2nd and 5th grade field trip

    12/8-12/9        Goodwill truck by Building Blocks 9a-4pm