• May 8, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT 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!


    CT Electives 2019-2020 (Due: 5/17)

    7th and 8th grade Elective Request forms will be sent home with students on Monday, May 12.  Please read the form carefully. Completed and signed forms are due back to the CT office no later than Friday, May 17.  Students who do not return in the form by that date will be at risk of being placed in elective courses as space is available. 


    6th grade Parents

    Please read the attached Tdap letter for important info for next year.


    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 show will play 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



    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


    We are having a Hawaiian Luau Dance Party as the last Fun Night of the school year!


    When:  Friday, May 10th 7PM to 9PM

    Where:  Loma Forum


    Open to all CT Students

    (Hawaiian costumes are encouraged but not required)

    Free for students with All Access Pass or pay at the door.


    Parent volunteers are needed.  Please sign up at:  



    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 classes uses (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 


    LGHS 8th Grade Sports Night-

    All enrolled, incoming athletes and families-you are invited to our annual 8th grade sports night.  Coaches from each of our 28 teams will be present.  Introductions will be made, and summer schedules will be available.

    The meeting will take place in the Large Gym at Los Gatos HS on Monday May 13th at 7:00 pm.

    Athletes and parents are encouraged to attend.

    Go Cats!


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    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- “Aloha Theme” 7-9pm Loma Forum

    5/15/19 Volunteer Tea in the Loma Forum-all parent volunteers are invited.

    5/15/19 Meet & Eat Fundraiser at Willow St & Main St Burgers

    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