April 24, 2019
Dear Loma Families,
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Hearing the interesting and insightful questions from 3rd through 5th graders at the Yellow Balloon assembly. I think we have quite a few future authors in our midst!
- Enjoying the sweet voices of our 2nd graders signing, “What a wonderful World” for Earth Day at Friday’s Student of the Week Assembly.
- Watching my first Turkey Trot (AKA Rabbit Run). What a fun event!
Scoliosis Screening (May 9th)
Stanford Children’s Health Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center will conduct scoliosis screening for our 5th through 8th grade students on Thursday, May 9. The screening takes about 1 minute per students and should have very little effect on the schedule for the day. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Our thanks to Linda Hopkins, Loma and CT Health and Safety Clerk, for arranging this important screening. If you would prefer that your child does not undergo this screening, the third page of the attached flyer should be completed and returned to your child’s classroom teacher/first period teacher.
2019-20 New Student Registration Information
Registration is open for new student joining Loma Prieta Elementary and CT English Middle in the 2019-20 school year. To register your child, please use this link: https://www.loma.k12.ca.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1896
Paul’s Construction Corner
Our reconstruction project is continuously moving forward. The striping for the driving lanes and parking spaces in the new parking area is complete. New instructions for drop off, pick up, and parking have been sent out to 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 pedestrian bridge which was built in 1996, no longer meets ADA accessibility requirements. The concrete ramp leading from the North field up to the bridge will need to be corrected. The Garden Terrace behind the gym will also need to be brought up to today’s standards, but, due to its construction, it will not require much work to pass its final close out inspection.
The District is working to create a kiln room on the East side of the gym and remove the rotting wooden siding and replace it with stucco to match the rest of the buildings. Construction on these projects will get performed over the summer.
While we have been working on the reconstruction project of the kitchen and classrooms, the district has been working on other projects. Asbestos remediation and demolition of the old IHS and day care buildings on the North Campus is now complete. This project is the first of many projects that you will see completed in accordance with the 10-year Facilities Master Plan. The District apologizes for an inconvenience this project may create.
Spring Picture Day
Mark your calendars for April 30th. Students will have their picture taken outside. See attached flyer for more information.
Karren Zook, Principal
KEEP! on Keeping on and Upcoming LPEF Events
KEEP! Funding Update
Our goal for this year's KEEP! (Keep Excellent Education Programs) campaign is $200,000. To date, we have raised only 6% of that goal. We are excited to see this number increase, so our kids continue to have access to amazing programs (Art, Music, Physical Education, Library Services and Technology programs). Our goal by next week is to be at 10% of our goal. We know we can do that with your support. We encourage you to donate any amount you are comfortable with at: https://www.lpef.org/donate-now.
Sip for Our Schools
Join us at the beautiful Loma Prieta Winery for our 7th Annual Sip for Our Schools fundraiser this weekend on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 12-5pm. 50% of all proceeds will benefit the Loma Prieta School District. We look forward to seeing you there: https://www.lpef.org/sip.
Annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
Join us May 17th at DeLaveaga Golf Course for our 9th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament benefiting our schools. Tee time is 12pm followed by dinner and live music. You can purchase tickets at: https://www.lpef.org/golf.
Loma HSC News
The Jogathon is quickly approaching, next Friday, May 3rd, we can’t wait to see you there!
We need volunteers to help with food sales, set up, clean up, and a variety of jobs to make the Jogathon a success! Many of the opportunities requires 30 minutes of your time and can be accommodated while enjoying the fun. The sign-up link is now available at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaaa82ea1f85-jogathon1
Students MUST turn in the permission form (which is also on the pledge sheet) by NEXT Wednesday, May 1st. The pledge sheet is also available on the HSC website: https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/jogathon.
Students will not be able to participate in the jogathon unless the permission form has been received.
We welcome family and community supporters to come and watch or jog alongside your favorite participants. Beforehand, there will be Jogathon t-shirts (free to students with completed permission forms), breakfast morsels, and coffee for sale. Students run, walk, or do both for 25 minutes to complete as may laps as possible. All participants who cross the finish line when the final whistle blows will be given credit for that lap.
The starting times are as follows:
Kinder – 9-9:30am
PLEASE NOTE– Recess for grades not running will be from 9:45 to 10. It’s a minimum day, with dismissal at 12:30. Please remember to pack your child/ren with enough healthy snacks as there will be no lunch break.
Pledges– If you are paying for your pledges with PayPal or a check, remember to put your student’s name on the notes section. If paying cash, put your pledge in an envelope with your student’s name and “Jogathon” written on the envelope. This will help us with keeping track of pledges.
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 like. This is 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/. Follow the link to "Order your Yearbook!" You can also get the form in the Loma office.
Theatre in the Mountains
This weekend! Sleeping Beauty Kids
Theatre in the Mountains 1st and 2nd grade performers present, “Sleeping Beauty Kids”, April 26th through April 28th in the Loma Prieta Forum. Based on one of the most treasured Disney animated films of all time, and featuring some of the world’s most memorable songs. Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kid is pure delightful fun.
Performances are Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 7pm and Sunday, April 28th at 1pm. Tickets are $7 with reserved seating. Get your tickets today at: https://www.theatreinthemountains.org/2019-2019-box-office.
Loma’s Upcoming Events
4/25 2nd grade field trip
4/26 SoW and CoM assembly / Sports Jersey Day
4/27-4/28 Sip for our Schools at Loma Prieta Winery
430 Spring Picture Day