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. Stucco in Wing A is completed, and the scaffold has been taken down, the sheetrock is completed in the kitchen as well. The walk-in refrigerator and freezer are expected to be installed 12/19. The structure in the other rooms of Wing A is completed as well. The 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 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 will be completed now that the last of the windows have been installed. Weather permitting, both buildings will be ready to be painted.
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 and it 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 day’s due to adverse weather.
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!
Loma’s Upcoming Events
12/21 Holiday Sing-Along / Pajama Day / Minimum Day, dismissal at 12:30
12/24-1/4 December Recess – NO SCHOOL
1/1/19 Happy New Year
1/7/19 School Resumes – regular day
1/11 SoW assembly 8:30a