February 27, 2019
Dear Loma Families:
Music Concert -- Save the Date!
Save the date, March 27th, for our 2nd annual music concert! The Loma and CTE concert will feature both schools. The Big Cat Band will feature students in the advanced band, which includes CT students and 5th graders, who have been joining those CT students. The Beginning Band will also be performing. In addition, all Loma students will perform one musical number. This is an awesome event that is not to be missed! Show starts at 6:30!
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Seeing the excitement of students and teachers as they got to have class in the new buildings
- Taking pictures of siblings at Loma. It is really sweet how much siblings love each other--when their parents aren’t looking!
- Listening to a very interesting and engaging “number talk” in Mrs. Dorn’s class. What a sweet group of learners!
Karren Zook, Principal
Paul’s Construction Corner
Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. Over the February recess, we were successful in obtaining temporary occupancy for the new wings. Students are now able to use the new music and art rooms, and restrooms. We were also able to move into the new facilities offices. The portables were removed Saturday the 23rd so that Phase 3 could begin.
The contractors have remobilized for this last portion of construction which is to create 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 area and how it will impact traffic during student pick up and drop off. It would be best to find an alternative way to get your students to school through March 18th. Having students take the school bus, or park on the North side of Summit Roadr and use the pedestrian bridge would be the preferred methods. The district and contractors appreciate your patience as we try to move as quickly as possible through this portion of the project. We are now currently 298 days into construction and have had zero injuries during this project.
While we have been working on the reconstruction project of the kitchen and classrooms, the district has been working on other projects. I am excited to say that on February 13th, the School Board approved the contractor to do the asbestos remediation and demolition of the old IHS and day care buildings on the North Campus. This project is the first of many projects that you will see completed with your Measure R bond funds. The asbestos removal is scheduled to begin on March 18th and will be completed by April 4th.
2019 KEEP Campaign.
The LPEF KEEP (Keep Excellent Education Programs) campaign has kicked off and your donations will help maintain essential programs for our children.
- Music: Support for our K-8 music program
- PE: PE program at Loma
- STEM: Support for technology integration/STEM enrichment
- Electives: Preservation of middle school electives and elementary enrichment programs
- Science: Direct support for specialized elementary science instruction
- Library: Library support services at both CTE and Loma
- Support Services: K-8 school counseling and other student support
Without KEEP donations from our families these programs will not exist.
Any size donation is incredibly important to ensuring our children continue to have access to these amazing programs.
Donate today at: https://www.lpef.org/donate-now.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Loma Home and School
Order your Yearbook! Loma yearbooks are now on sale! Make sure to order by April 29th to get yours. Yearbooks are $25.48 and include pages for you to customize if you would like. These are a fundraiser for the school as well as a great way to capture your memories of the school year! To order, visit https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/ and follow the link to Order your Yearbook! You can also view the attached flyer for instructions.
Lunch Time Activity for Students
We are trying to get a Chess Club started during lunch recess for those students who are interested, but first, we need a volunteer or volunteers to dedicate 30 minutes of their time to support this great past time. If you are interested, please contact Raquel at 408-353-1106 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loma’s Upcoming Events
3/1 SoW and Citizen of the Month assembly 8:30a
3/6 Report Cards sent home
3/7-3/8 3rd grade Star Gazing Party 6:30p-8a
3/10 Daylight Saving Time, spring forward one hour
3/12-3/14 Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences / Minimum Days, dismissal 12:30p - LOMA STUDENTS ONLY
3/15 Academic Awards assembly 8:30a
3/26 2nd grade field trip to Flint Center
3/27 Music Concert 6:30-8p
3/27 SoW assembly 8:30a / Star Wars day