March 20, 2019
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Seeing all the proud recipients of the AR Rock Star Award at the Loma Academic Awards Assembly. I am so impressed by our young readers.
- Discovering, with K-2 classes, that they had been outsmarted once again by those sneaky leprechauns! There were so many fancy and creative traps. Perhaps we’ll catch a leprechaun next year…
- Watching the asphalt being installed in the parking lot—we are SO close to having our parking lot back!
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 new parking area and bus drop off route has been created. A side walk still needs to be created for handicap parking, striping for the driving lanes, and parking spaces need to be painted as well. New instructions for drop off, pick up and parking will be sent out soon that will identify where busses will park and the flow of traffic for parents. Having students take the school bus, or park on the North side of Summit Road and use the pedestrian bridge would still be preferred. The ribbon cutting takes place March 20th at 4pm, we hope to see you there. The last portable building is scheduled to be removed during the spring recess starting on April 8th through April 12th. 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 320 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.
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 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 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’s Upcoming Events
3/22 SoW assembly 8:30a
3/26 2nd grade field trip to Flint Center
3/27 Music Concert 6:30p
3/29 SoW and CoM assembly 8:30a / Star Wars day