• January 9, 2019


    Dear Loma Families:


    Welcome back!  I hope you all had a great holiday with friends and family.  It has been so fun getting to catch up with the kids as they return to school.  It sounds like there was a lot of traveling, snow play, and new toys enjoyed over the past two weeks.  I’m looking forward to an awesome 2019!


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Welcoming back students on Monday morning.I love all those smiles and hugs.
    2. Hearing about travel adventures from a group of six-year olds. They sure have a more optimistic view of the airport than I do!
    3. Dancing and hula-hooping during rainy day recess with a fun and rambunctious group of Loma kiddos.


    Loma Talent Show

    Attention 2nd through 5thgrade parents! This year's talent show, Loma-Palooza 2019, is on Friday, February 15th. The window for applications opens next Friday, January 15th. All applications must be submitted on-line and are due no later than 3pm on Friday Jan 25th. 


    All the information you need, including the on-line applications, can be found at:



    Please contact Janis Riccomini directly with any questions you may have. She can be contacted at  j.riccomini@loma.k12.ca.us


    Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Semi-Finalists and Finalists!

    On December 20th, Loma held a Spelling Bee Semi-Finals in preparation for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Two students from each class were selected to participate in our Semi-Finals. I would like to congratulate: Alex Chen, Ava Haas, Emily Asheghian, Logan Stammers, Natalie Towery, Alek Seddon, Benjamin Potts, Julien Wells, Lukas Hessing, Lindsay Fredrickson, Zach Myers, Sophia Jeanette, Noah Meshenberg, Aleida Nunn, Grace Murry, Payton Steffen, Jordan Daniher, Carson LeCornu, Peter Potts, and Sophie Bernard.  I am so proud and impressed by these amazing spellers! These students will be recognized at the assembly this Friday, January 11that 8:30am.

    We will have our school Spelling Bee Finals on January 16thwhere our finalists Payton Steffen, Jordan Daniher, and Peter Potts will compete for School Champion.



    Karren Zook, Principal


    Paul’s Construction Update

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. The equipment and appliances for the kitchen have been delivered and are being installed. The first Health Department inspections is scheduled for 1/21. The finishing fixtures for the plumbing have arrived, they are being sorted and stacked in the appropriate rooms and ready for installation. The demolition and replacement of the concrete that is in front of C.T. English was successful and was completed on 1/4 before students returned from winter break without affecting access to the school. The concrete curb on the North-West side is being formed and will tie into the completed concrete curb in front of C.T. English. The concrete is scheduled to be poured 1/10, weather permitting.  The buildings are now ready to be painted and will be done as weather permits. We have ramped up on man power as we continue to work towards our targeted temporary occupancy date of 2/18 for the art and music room.


    The portables in the parking lot are scheduled to be removed 2/22. After the portables are removed, phase 3 of the project will begin. Phase 3 is to create the new parking area and bus drop off route.  This work will impact the traffic for both C.T. English and Loma. The district and contractors appreciate your patience as we try to move quickly as possible through this portion of the project.


    We are now currently 251 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project and no lost day’s work due to adverse weather. Even though we have experienced weather, the contractors, project management team, and the district have been able to keep the work moving forward by looking ahead and staying flexible to any situation.


    Loma Home and School Club News

    We are excited to announce that the Loma and CT HSC, in partnership with the school district, have identified and are in the process of piloting a new hot lunch program for our kids via Choice Lunch!


    Click on the flyer attached for a high level summary on how we plan to implement this program. Check out their website https://www.choicelunch.com/ for all the available options and to see how it all works.


    PLEASE NOTE: Last date of service for Taste Nutrition at Loma is this Friday, January 11th, which will be replaced with Choice Lunch option. There will be a notification once the Choice Lunch system is live for orders. Meanwhile, PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A FULL LUNCH.


    Loma’s Upcoming Events

    1/11     SoW assembly 8:30a

    1/16     Spelling Bee finals 12:30p

    1/18     SoW assembly 8:30a

    1/21     MLK Holiday – NO SCHOOL

    1/25     SoW assembly, Citizen of the Month, and Spirit Day – Beach Day

    1/31     1stgrade field trip / Talent Show auditions 3pm