• January 9, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT 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-5th grade parents! This year's talent show, Loma-Palooza 2019, is on Friday February 15th. The window for applications opens next Friday, Jan 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 here:



    Please contact Janis Riccomini directly with any questions you may have 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, Julian Wells, Lukas Hessingm Lindsay Fredrickson, Zach Myers, Sophia Jeannette, Noah Meshenberg, Aleida Nunn, Grace Murry, Payton Steffan, Jordan Daniher, Carson LeCornu, Peter Potts, and Sophie Bernard. I am so proud and impressed by these amazing spellers!

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



    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. The equipment and appliances for the kitchen have begun to be delivered and installed. The first of the Health Departments inspections are scheduled for 1/21/19. The finishing fixtures for the plumbing have arrived and are being sorted and stacked in the appropriate rooms to be ready for installation. Demolition and replacement of the concrete that is in front of C.T. English was successful and was completed on 1/4/19 for school to resume without affecting student or staff access to the school. The concrete curb on the Northwest side has begun to be formed and will tie into the completed concrete curb in front of C.T. English. Concrete is scheduled to be poured on 1/10/19, weather permitting.  The buildings are now ready for painting to begin. The work will be performed as weather permits. We have ramped up on man power to make as much progress daily 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 on 2/22/19. After the portables are removed, phase 3 of the project can begin. Phase 3 is to create the new parking area and bus drop off route.  This work will greatly impact the traffic for both C.T. English and Loma Prieta. 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 has been able to keep the work moving forward by looking ahead and staying flexible to any situation.


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033



    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.


    Jane Marashian

    Superintendent’s Office


    News from our Home & School Clubs

    Dear Loma and C.T. Parents and Guardians,


    We are excited to announce that the Loma and C.T. HSCs in partnership with LPJU School District, have identified and are in the process of piloting a new hot lunch program for our kids via Choice Lunch! 


    It will be quite an improvement to past programs at Loma and offer the consistency at C.T. that the parents and students grew to count on.


    Please click on flyer provided below for a high level summary on how we plan to implement this program, and 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 Jan 11th & 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 children to school with full lunches.



    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    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.