• February 13, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    Loma-Palooza this Friday!

    The Loma Palooza Talent Show is back this Friday in the Loma forum. The first act will be from 12:30-1:15. The second act is from 1:45-2:30. There will be singing, dancing and lots of laughs. Thanks to our wonderful Mrs. Riccomini for making this an awesome event!


    The 2018-19 C.T. English Science and Engineering Festival Community Night

    On the evening of February 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm, we will have the Community Science Showcase of all students’ science projects displayed in the gym. Please consider coming to this wonderful event to support all students’ pursuit of science experimentation here on the mountain. Judging is a school-only event and will occur on Friday, February 15th.


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Watching Mr. H. play tricks on Coach during indoor PE at Loma. I loved hearing all the giggling kids who were in on the joke!
    2. Hearing highlights from the 4th grade field trip to the Tech Museum in San Jose.
    3. Hearing about some of the science projects that will be on display at the CT Science Fair this Thursday and Friday. I can’t wait to see them all!



    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 walk-in refrigerator and freezer are up and running in the kitchen. The kitchen’s first environmental health inspection is on 2/15, this is the first of four inspections, which are needed to receive certification for use. The third concrete pour was completed and the contractor is ready to remobilize for the final placement of concrete once the portables are removed on 2/22. The tack board, ceiling tiles, and all floor coverings are complete. As of right now the buildings are 95% complete. We completed the punch list today and only found a few minor things to be finished. After each weekly construction meeting we walk the site to recognize anything that would need to be corrected, as a result this list is not long. The contractors must complete the punch list before they get their final payment. 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 2/22. After the portables are removed Phase 3 of the project can begin. Phase 3 will include creating the new parking area and bus drop off route. This work will greatly impact traffic for both C.T. English and Loma Prieta due to having to close off a portion of the parking lot. Here is the link to a map of the construction fence and how it will impact traffic during pick up and drop off of students. It would be best to find an alternative way to get your students to school starting on 2/25 to 3/18. Having students take the school bus, or park on the North side of Summit Road and use the pedestrian bridge would be the preferred methods. 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 286 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project and no lost days due to adverse weather.


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033




    St. Baldrick’s Event at C.T. English Middle School


    On Monday, March 11, 2019, C.T. English will be holding a St. Baldrick’s fundraising event to raise money for childhood cancer. Each year around St. Patrick’s day with the help of licensed barbers and hair stylists, people around the country publicly shave their heads in solidarity with children who have or are undergoing cancer treatment.


    Why participate or donate? According to St. Baldrick’s…


    • More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
    • Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.
    • Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.


    Students who wish to participate as a St. Baldrick’s “shavee” must attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 26 in CT Room 11 (Mrs. Hulewat’s Room). At this meeting, students will learn:

    • About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
    • What they need to do to participate (get parent permission, create participant page, reach fundraising goal, etc.)


    Not participating but still want to donate to our school’s $5,000 fundraising goal? Stay tuned to future Loma Wednesday News bulletins!


    For more information about St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please visit: https://www.stbaldricks.org


    If you have any questions about the St. Baldrick’s event at C.T., please contact Holly Hulewat: h.hulewat@loma.k12.ca.us


    Choice Lunch Program


    Please click on the link below to order school lunches for your CT Middle School Student.




    If you are part of our free lunch program there is no need to enroll, we have pre-enrolled your student for you.


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    2/14 & 2/15 CT Science Fair in the Gym-all day-see attached flyer

    2/14 CT Family Science night in the Gym 5-7pm-see attached flyer

    2/18-2/22/19 NO SCHOOL-February Break

    2/25-3/15/19 7th Grade Human Growth & Dev. Curriculum in science classes

    2/26/19 8th grade DC meeting Loma Forum 7pm-8pm Mandatory

    3/1/19 CT Skate Night @ Sharks Ice SJ 7-9pm

    3/22/19 8th grade Spanish 2 placement test given in class 6th period

    3/22/19 End of Quarter 3 grading period

    3/22/19 CT Movie Night-Forum 7-9pm

    3/26/19 8th grade DC meeting Loma Forum 7pm-8pm Mandatory