• March 20, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. 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.
    2. 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…
    3. 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, 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 new parking area and bus drop off route have been created. A sidewalk will need to be created for handicap parking and the striping for the driving lanes and parking spaces will need to be painted as well. New instructions for drop off, pick up and parking will be sent out soon which 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 on 3/20 at 4:00pm; we hope to see you there. The last portable buildings have been scheduled to be removed during the spring recess starting on 4/8 through 4/12. 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 22. 


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    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!


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

    On Monday, March 11, 2019, C.T. English held a very successful 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.


    This year, 17 people “braved the shave” to raise funds for childhood cancer research. We had a fundraising goal of $5,000 which our generous mountain community crushed by raising over $24,800! Thank you to all who rallied and donated!


    We would like to extend a special thank you to our five licensed stylists who donated their time to our school:

                Allison Snee                Styles by Allie Salon

                Christina MacColl      Jillz Salon

                Marcela Longstreth     Curls Salon

                George Brandau          Special FX Salon

                Alisha Lovato             Special FX Salon


    We are still accepting donations until St. Baldrick’s organization closes our event. If you would like to make a last-minute donation, see the link below.


    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.


    Visit our event page! Donations can go to specific participants or to our entire school. https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/CTEnglishMiddleSchool/participants#content


    You can also donate directly to St. Baldrick’s Foundation anytime you feel inspired after our event has concluded: https://www.stbaldricks.org


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    3/20/19 New Building Grand Opening 4pm

    3/20/19 Lots of events after the ribbon cutting-Free dinner, Sup. John Leopold & History Club

    3/21/19 8th grade Spanish 2 placement test given in class 6th period

    3/22/19 End of Quarter 3 grading period

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

    3/27/19 2nd Annual Music Concert in the Gym 6:30pm

    4/1/19 through 4/4/5/19 CT Seventh Graders in Yosemite

    4/8/19-4/12/19 Spring Break-NO SCHOOL

    4/7/19 8th graders leave for Washington DC

    4/11/19 8th graders return from Washington DC

    4/15/19 5th grade tour of CT for next year 11:15-12:45pm No lunch service

    4/19/19 CT Rabbit Run (formerly the Turkey Trot) @noon Loma Field

    4/26/19 Teacher Spa Day-3pm TCC Room

    4/30/19 7th grade DC Parent info night

    5/3/19 CT Minimum Day-Loma Jog a thon

    5/8/19 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    5/9/19 Stanford Scoliosis Screening for all 8th graders

    5/10/19 CT Spring Dance 7-9pm Loma Forum