December 19, 2018
Dear Loma and CT Families,
It is hard, with the hustle and bustle of this time of year, to remember just how important it is to slow down and enjoy this precious time in our children’s lives. At lunch today, I chatted with a group of my former 1st grade students—they are now 6th graders. I could see a bit of the six year olds I remembered in their faces, but it struck me how much they have changed in a blink of an eye. Time goes so fast sometimes. I hope that over the holiday break we are all able to take a moment to press pause, and really be present with our kids at this moment in their lives. Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season.
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Welcoming back our wonderful Loma school secretary, Raquel! Boy, did we miss her!
- Enjoying all the yummy treats our wonderful families have been leaving us as gifts for the holidays.
- Having the opportunity to chat with a group of our 7th grade students. I am pretty impressed by how polite these kids can be!
Friday Minimum Day Schedule – 12:30 Dismissal for BOTH schools!
There will be no lunch at either school. Please pack a generous snack. Students will be dismissed directly from class at 12:30 pm.
Karren Zook, Principal
Paul’s Construction Corner
Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Wing A’s stucco is complete and the scaffold has been taken down. The sheetrock is complete in the kitchen. Installation of the walk-in refrigerator and freezer is scheduled for 12/19. In the other rooms of Wing A, the sheetrock is complete, finish flooring will be installed, and the HVAC units are being placed. The concrete forms for the curb and sidewalk next to the stairs has been built and the concrete is to be placed on 12/19. This will continue to affect the access to the gym. Students and the community will be directed around the shared office to the rear doors of the gym while this work is performed. Wing B’s first and second coat of stucco can be completed now that the last of the windows have been installed. The stucco is finished everywhere else. The buildings are now ready for painting to begin. The painting will be performed while the weather permits. We have ramped up on manpower to make as much progress daily as we continue to work towards our targeted temporary occupancy date for the art and music room. 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 currently 229 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project and no lost days due to adverse weather.
Director of Facilities
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos CA, 95033
REMINDER: DONATE BEFORE END OF YEAR FOR MAKERSPACE/STEM LAB INITIATIVE
“LPEF’s end-of-year giving campaign supporting a STEM-lab on campus will accelerate our efforts to create opportunities for students to realize, at a really young age, that they can be humanitarians, innovators, and entrepreneurs. I hope you will consider supporting the cause!”
-Lisa Fraser, LPJUSD Superintendent
We are currently at around 25% of the $25k goal by the end of December with only a few weeks left. We need your help. We’ve posted a Frequently Asked Questions page on the LPEF Website to provide more details about the initiative: http://www.lpef.org/faq-makerspace-stem-lab.
Remember, all donations to LPEF are tax deductible!
Donate here: http://www.lpef.org/donate
Thank you for supporting our kids and this initiative!
Open Enrollment: Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District
Each year, the Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District seeks to provide enrollment options for students who live within our attendance area, specifically through our open enrollment process. Open enrollment allows a student who resides within the attendance area of one of our district high schools the opportunity to apply for a transfer to the other high school.
You are receiving this email because you and your student reside within the Los Gatos High School attendance area and may be considering applying for an intra-district transfer to Saratoga High School through our open enrollment process.
Registration at your home school is required prior to completing the transfer request. Please contact the school registrar at your home school, Terri Dewing at 408-354-2730, x-231, to enroll your student online, providing proof of residency and to learn about special events and parent nights relevant to your student.
Should you be interested, please review the attached information outlining the process and note the following:
- Applications are available on the LGSUHSD website or at the LGSUHSD District office at 17421 Farley Road West, Los Gatos between January 22, 2019 and February 8, 2019.
- Completed applications must be turned in to the LGSUHSD District office at 17421 Farley Road West by February 8, 2019 (no later than 4:00 p.m.).
- Only a limited number of spaces will be available. This number is based on enrollment and school capacity.
- Should the number of applications exceed the space available, a random selection process will be used.
- Students whose transfers are not approved through the random process will be placed on a waiting list.
If, after reading the attachment, you have additional questions, please contact the Student Services Division at (408) 402-6323.
CT Lost & Found
Once again we find our selves overflowing with Lost & Found items. If you are missing your students coats, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, sports items, etc. Don’t go buy new ones please come look for their lost items. The CT Lost & Found will be displayed under the overhang between the office and the library. We will try to keep items displayed until our Dec break. If it is raining items will be in our normal lost & found location near the library door facing our courtyard. All items will be donated to those in need over the December break.
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
12/20/18 Spirit Day=North Pole Day, dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus, elf, reindeer, etc.
12/21/18 Spirit Day=Ugly Sweater Day
12/21/18 Minimum Day-12:30 dismissal
12/24/18 thru 1/4/19 NO SCHOOL-December Break
1/7/19 School resumes
1/9/19 CT HSC Meeting 8:30am-shared portable offices
1/11/19 End of Quarter 2 grading period
1/21/19 NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Holiday
1/25/19 Quarter 2 Report Cards hand carried home by students
1/28/19 8th grade field trip to LGHS for electives review.