• May 8, 2019


    Dear Loma Families,


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Working on an interesting and messy erosion experiment with 2nd graders in Mrs. Ignoffo’s science class. Hands-on science at its best!
    2. Feeling incredibly proud of all our amazing runners at the 32nd annual Jog-A-Thon. It is truly my favorite day every year!
    3. Seeing 5th graders in George Washington wigs as they took “A Walk Through the American Revolution.” What a fun learning experience!


    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 from 12:30-1:30pm 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 17th.  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 22nd at 2pm (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.  



    KEEP! on Keeping On and 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.


    Golf Tournament

    Tickets are on Sale for the 9thAnnual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, May 17th.

    Join us May 17th at DeLaveaga Golf Course for a 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.


    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 9th. 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 Home and School Club

    Urgent Art-in-Action Needs You

    Natalie and Tina have been the At-in-Action Coordinators for the past few years and are moving on to the middle school. That leaves a need for a School Coordinator for At-in-Action. It is an easy position and can be done with 1 or 2 parents. One handle supplies and orders, and the other can handle volunteer coordination. If you are interested in either of these positions, PLEASE contact one of them. Orders must be placed by the end of the week and now is the ideal time to learn the process. Email Tina at tinaplautz@gail.comor Natalie at nschmidt003@gail.com


    1st Day of School Supplies – Ordering is Live!

    The day has finally come, no more running around like crazy finding every last item on the school supply list when your child comes back to school in August. Click here to pre-order now. https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1178185


    Order online in just a couple of minutes and have no worries for a single school supply again! For Loma, there are class lists for Kinder through 5th grades plus a general classroom supply kit you can order that the whole class uses (teacher’s class supplies).


    Your child/ren kit and 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 grade kits are a general list and depending on what elective classes they pick, or teachers assigned, a few additional items may be needed but nowhere as many! Email Azadeh if you have any questions at azzaLu@gmail.com


    Loma’s Upcoming Events

    5/9       Scoliosis Screening for 5th-8th graders

    5/10     SoW assembly / 1 grade field trip to Seymour Center

    5/13     Kinder field trip to YSI

    5/14     4th grade field trip to Roaring Camp

    5/17     SoW assembly / Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

    5/18-5/19        Goodwill Truck by Building Blocks