• May 1, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Feeling pampered at Spa Day! Thank you to our amazing Home and School Clubs for making us all feel so appreciated.
    2. Congratulating our Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year: Wendy Grant-Richards and Lisa Sullivan! Their dedication to our kids is exemplary!
    3. Seeing our fabulous 1st and 2nd grade actors in the Theater in the Mountains play, “Sleeping Beauty Jr.”


    Cter's at the Loma Jog a thon

    For CT students who submitted a permission slip by todays (5/1/19 3pm) deadline,  will be released to come to the CT office and sign themselves out to walk to Loma only for the time their sibling will be running. They will need to return and sign themselves back in within 10 minutes of the end of the race time. If your student did not turn in a permission slip or you want them to stay at Loma, you the parent of the student must come sign them out of school in the CT office.


    Spring into Summer Volunteer Appreciation (5/15)

    We would like to thank all our amazing volunteers by welcoming you to join us at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event! The event will be held on Wednesday, May 15th 12:30-1:30 in the Loma forum (see attachment). There will be entertainment, snacks, and fun! Thank you for helping us SHINE!


    No East Bus (5/17)

    Unfortunately, the East Bus will NOT run on the afternoon of Friday, May 17. Please reach out to Patty Smrt with questions (p.smrt@loma.k12.ca.us).


    New Kinder Orientation (5/22)

    We will be hosting the New Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 (see attached flyer). Parents and guardians are invited to meet the kindergarten teachers and administrative team. We will discuss kindergarten readiness, provide introductory information on what to expect in the Fall, and the review typical topics found in the kindergarten curriculum. This is an adult only event.


    8th Grade Parents – We Need Your Photos!

    We have begun our graduation prep.  Please start looking for 3-5 digital photos of your kids that you would like included in our pre-graduation slide shows.  The photos can be of any age, at school, home, anywhere.  Our slide shows plays before the ceremony begins.  Please send the photos to Mrs. Denues at k.denues@loma.k12.ca.us for inclusion in the showcase.  The deadline for submission is May 17th. Don’t have your child be left out!


    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.



    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

    The flow of traffic has improved with the new lanes identified for bus parking, C.T English pickup/drop off and Loma pickup/drop off. Thank you for your cooperation.


    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. The District will begin considering what to do with the available space. We will be expanding the bus barn area to create more parking and to create more security for the equipment stored in the yard. 


    Thank you,


    Paul Harville

    Director of Facilities

    23800 Summit Road

    Los Gatos CA, 95033




    KEEP! on Keeping On & Fore the Kids Golf Tournament Fun 


    KEEP! Funding Update

    We are thrilled to share that we have seen an increase in donations over the last week and have raised a little over 11% of our goal of $200,000 with 20 families donating.  Donations of any amount are welcome and our focus this year is hitting our goal while increasing the number of families participating. Thank you to those that have already contributed. Our deadline for KEEP! Donations is the end of June and we are looking forward to seeing more donations roll in. Please consider donating today at, https://www.lpef.org/donate-now.   


    Tickets on Sale - 9th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, May 17th 

    Join us May 17th at DeLaveaga Golf Course for this day of fun benefiting our schools. Tee time is 12pm followed by dinner and music. You can purchase tickets at https://www.lpef.org/golf. 


    CT HSC

    School Supplies:

    1st Day of School Supplies is Online Ordering is LIVE! (Flyer attached) 


    The day has finally come, no more running around like crazy finding EVERY last item on the school supplies list when your child comes back to school in August 2019! Click here to pre-order now:


    Order Here: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1178185   


    Order online in just a couple minutes and have no worries for a single school supply again! For Loma there are class lists from Kinder through 5th plus a general classroom supplies kit you can order that the whole class will use (Teachers Class Supplies).  


    Your child's kit & classroom supplies will be delivered to the school with their names labeled, free of charge. You can pick male or female themed colors at check out. 


    All CT grades kits are a general list and depending on what elective classes they pick or teachers assigned, additional items may be needed!

    Email Azadeh if you have Qs: AzzaLu@Gmail.com 


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

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

    5/3/19 Deadline to order a CT 2019 Yearbook. Order form attached

    5/9/19 Stanford Scoliosis Screening for all CT students!

    5/10/19 Deadline to order either a CT Pano or 8th Grade Pano. Order form attached

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

    5/17/19 LPEF “Fore” the Kids Golf

    5/18 & 5/19 CT HSC Goodwill truck north campus

    5/23/19 Incoming 6th grade Orientation 6pm

    5/23/19 CT Open House 7pm

    5/24/19 CT Beach Day @ Platform Beach

    5/27/19 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day Holiday

    5/30/19 7th Grade Renaissance Day

    6/1/19 8th Grade End of year Party in the Gym

    6/3/19 8th grade Grad. Practice 8:20am & Assembly Schedule

    6/4/19 8th grade Grad. Practice 8:20am 6/7TH Awards Ceremony 1pm

    6/5/19 8th grade Grad. Practice 8:20am Fun Day & 8th grade Boardwalk Trip

    6/6/19 Last Day of school. Min. Day 12:30 dismissal

    8th Grade Awards Assembly at 11am and Graduation 4pm both in the Gym

    School starts in the Fall on Thursday August 15, 2019