March 6, 2019
Dear Loma and CT Families,
Reminder: Campus is Closed Until 4:00
I would like to remind everyone that our campus is restricted to staff and students until 4:00pm on school days. This is important planning, collaboration, and meeting time for our team. It’s hard to do the reflective part of your day with lots of kids playing just outside your 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 still 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 4:00pm) if your kiddos get their second wind once they are home. Your help in respecting a professional environment until at least 4:00pm 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 at Loma Prieta Elementary only. 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!
CT English MS will be on a regular schedule next week.
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, 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!
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 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 22.
Director of Facilities
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos CA, 95033
2019 KEEP Campaign
The LPEF KEEP (Keep Excellent Education Programs) campaign has kicked off. This year marks LPEF's 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 benefit greatly 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/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
Any size donation is greatly 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!
Spring CT Spirit wear 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 spirit wear! Hope to see you sporting your Cheetah wear this Spring!
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.
**We are at capacity with our barbers and are no longer taking new “shavees” as of Tues., 3/5; Thank you for your interest and we hope you consider donating, and braving the shave next year!**
Why 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.
We have 14 people “braving the shave” including students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, teachers, and family members!
Not shaving your head but still want to donate to our school’s $5,000 fundraising goal? Visit our event page! Donations can go to specific participants or to our entire school. https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/CTEnglishMiddleSchool/participants#content
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
3/4-3/15/19 7th Grade Human Growth & Dev. Curriculum in science classes
3/11/19 Saint Baldrick’s Day Event @ lunch- support a “shave”
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-Postponed
3/26/19 8th grade DC meeting Loma Forum 7pm-8pm Mandatory
3/27/19 2nd Annual Music Concert in the Gym 6:30pm