• January 16, 2019


    Dear Loma Families,


    Flu Season is in Full Force

    It has yet to hit our schools, but from what I have heard this is going to be a vicious flu season!  Please help us by reinforcing with your kids the importance of staying healthy.  That is our best defense.  If you have not already done so, please consider getting a flu shot.  It’s not too late though it does take a full two weeks for best protection.  The vaccine is not perfect, but it’s a tool.  


    The CDC also recommends "everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu."  Our teaching staff has gone through state required extra training in order to use sanitizing wipes in their classrooms.  We are reminding students about cough and sneeze etiquette and frequent hand washing.  We also need your help to keep you kids home when they are sick.  


    If you have flu in your family, please err on the side of caution and keep your kids home if they show ANY signs of emerging illness.  People can pass on the flu before they know they are sick, as well as while they are sick. We will send students home for observation if they begin to appear ill.  If your child has a fever, they must remain out of school for at least 24 hours after the fever breaks.  There is nothing so important at school that is worth risking your child’s health or the health of those around them.   Please help us limit the spread of the flu.  


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Lots of kudos to the entire Loma student body for being respectful, calm, and alert during our rainy day pick-up.
    2. Enjoying hearing about the many fascinating Science Faire Projects that are in the works at CT.
    3. Watching the exciting Spelling Bee Finals at Loma. Congratulations to Peter Potts (1stplace), Payton Steffen (2ndplace) and Jordan Daniher!


    NO Loma Hot Lunch this Friday!

    Reminder to parents… We will not have hot lunch this Friday at Loma. Stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming changes to the hot lunch program.


    Attention East Bus Riders! (No bus service on the afternoon of 1/25)

    The East Bus will be cancelled on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 25.  Please make alternate plans for your child’s pick up.


    Loma Talent Show

    Attention 2nd-5thgrade parents! This year's talent show, Loma-Palooza 2019, is on Friday February 15th. The window for applications opens next Friday, Jan 18th. 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


    My Yellow Balloon

    Yellow Balloon

    Parent Education Night – January 24, 2019

    Our Loma School Site Council will be sponsoring an informative parent education night, January 24, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Loma Forum. The evening is designed to give Loma and CT English parents a first-hand look at the activities being planned for our students, the beauty of the story, and to meet the author in person.


    For more information, please click here.



    Karren Zook, Principal


    Paul’s Construction Update

    Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. The equipment and appliances for the kitchen were delivered and are installed. The first of the Health Departments inspections is scheduled for 1/24. The finishing fixtures for the plumbing have arrived and are getting installed. The concrete curb on the North-East side has begun to be formed and will tie into the completed concrete curb in front of Wing B. This concrete is scheduled to be poured on 1/18,  weather permitting. The HVAC units have been installed and converted to propane. They will begin heating the rooms on 1/18. Once the temperature is controlled in the buildings, the tack boards and flooring can be installed as the installation components are temperature sensitive.


    The buildings are ready to be painted, if weather permits it. We are currently right on schedule to gain temporary occupancy on 2/18 for the art and music rooms. The portables in the parking lot have been scheduled to be removed on 2/22. After the portables are removed Phase 3 of the project can begin. This will create the new parking area and bus drop off routes. This work will temporarily impact the traffic for both C.T. English and Loma Prieta due to having to close off a portion of the parking lot. The district and contractors appreciate your patience as we try to move as quickly as possible through this portion of the project.


    We are 258 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project and no lost day’s due to adverse weather. Even though we have experienced over 10 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph, the contractors, project management team, and the district have been able to keep this project moving forward by looking ahead and staying flexible to any situation.


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033



    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. No hot lunch at Loma this Friday 1/18/19


    Loma’s Upcoming Events

    1/18     SoW and Citizen of the Month Assembly / Spirit Day – Beach Day

    1/21     MLK Holiday – NO SCHOOL

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