March 6, 2019
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:
Reminder: Campus is Closed Until 4:00
I would like to remind everyone that our campus is restricted to staff and students until 4:00 on school days. This is important planning, collaboration, and meeting time for our team. It’s hard to do the reflective part of our day with lots of kids playing just outside our windows. Parents are meeting with teachers. Teachers are meeting with one another to map out the lessons ahead. Coaches are working with teams. Kids and Co is supervising afterschool activities. For at least an hour after school, there are school programs and activities underway. You are welcome to use the North Campus on the other side of Summit Road if your kids need to run and play. Of course, we welcome you to come back in the afternoon (after 4:00) if your kiddos get their second wind once they are home. Your help in respecting a professional environment until at least 4:00 helps our team do their jobs more effectively and more efficiently the next day.
Loma Reminder – Report Cards!
Report cards were sent home with Loma students today (3/6). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week are minimum days for optional parent conferences. Loma students will be dismissed at 12:30. There will be an extended snack time but no lunch – so pack a big snack. Your kids will arrive home hungry!
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Hearing about our awesome February Citizen’s of the Month at the Friday Assembly.
- Watching two industrious 7th graders figure out how to get a volleyball out of the tippy top of a tree—talk about persistence!
- Having the opportunity to teach Writer’s Workshop to Ms. Ray’s Rangers.
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. 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 6:30pm in the gym!
Karren Zook, Principal
Paul’s Construction Corner
Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. The students are able to use the new music, art room and restrooms, and they have expressed how wonderful the new rooms are. The contractors have remobilized for the last portion of construction, which is to create the new parking area and bus drop off route. Unfortunately, the rain has begun to impact this final stage of construction by delaying the sub grading. The concrete curb and asphalt can’t get finished until the subgrade is compacted and inspected. This work will greatly impact traffic for both C.T. English and Loma Prieta due to the need 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 through 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 305 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 and 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 in accordance with the 10-year Facilities Master Plan. The asbestos removal schedule has been moved forward to begin on April 1st and the buildings will be completely removed by April 22nd.
Director of Facilities and Maintenance
2019 KEEP Campaign
The LPEF KEEP (Keep Excellent Education Programs) campaign has kicked off. This year marks our 18th year of fundraising to support the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District.
As has always been the case, C.T. English Middle School and Loma Prieta Elementary School benefit from this campaign.
KEEP! donations fund the following programs:
- Music: Support for our K-8 music program
- PE: PE program at Loma
- STEM: Support for technology integration/STE 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
Any size donation is appreciated and incredibly important to ensuring our children 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 Club
Mid-Year Parent Check In is March 13th from 8:30-9:30a in the TCC across the street next to Building Blocks Pre School. Topics to be discussed:
- Jogathon will be held May 3rd. New lap goals will be announced,
- Choice Lunch representative onsite (food tasting TBD),
- Rolling out 1st Day of School Kitted school supplies (see the kit),
- Staff Spa Day, April 26th. Be on the lookout for the signup genius,
- We have 4 openings on the HSC Board for 2019/2020 school year. It’s your chance to have real impact on Loma Student education and fun.
- Vice President
Hope to see you there.
During the days of Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3/12-3/14, dismissal is at 12:30 for Loma students only. If your child is not picked up by 12:45, they will be sent to Kids and Co. Please plan accordingly.
Attention 5th Graders - CT Spring Wear
Spring CT Spiritwear orders are available for order now through March 18th. You will receive your order in April. Please fill out the order form attached here (some copies available in the office) and return it to the CT office no later than March 18th.
Email CTEHSC@gmail.com for any questions you may have regarding ordering your spiritwear! Hope to see you sprinting your Cheetahs this Spring!
Loma’s Upcoming Events
3/7-3/8 3rd grade Star Gazing party 6:30p-8am
3/10 Daylight Saving Time, spring ahead one hour
3/12-3/14 Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences – LOMA ONLY, dismissal at 12:30
3/15 Academic Awards assembly 8:30a
3/22 SoW assembly 830a