• May 22, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Learning all about the American flag from the CT Leo’s Club at the Loma assembly.
    2. Singing, “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land,” with our fabulous first graders.
    3. Cheering on the teams at the semi-finals of Coach’s Lunch Bunch basketball tournament.


    Open House (5/23)

    All families are invited to join us for Open House this Thursday evening. Loma’s Open House will start at 6:30 and CT’s will start at 7:00. Hope to see you there!


    6th Grade Orientation (5/23)

    All Fifth Grade Parents are invited to our 6th grade Orientation. This orientation will take place in the new classroom 21 (near the gym), on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. We will be presenting information regarding expectations and realities of 6th grade.


    8th Grade Geometry (5/30)

    We are making changes to the 8th grade Geometry program option for 2019-2020. If you are interested in this option, please join us on May 30 at 6:30 PM in the Loma forum to learn details about the program.


    Seeking School Site Council Members

    The School Site Council (SSC) is a group of teachersparents, and staff, from both CT and Loma, who works with the principal to develop, review and inform decisions and advise on academics, parent engagement, safety and school climate. Please email Karren Zook (k.zook@loma.k12.ca.us) if you would like to learn more and get involved.



    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! Update

    We have seen a significant increase in KEEP! activity over the past week! THANK YOU to all who have donated volunteered your precious time and shared your thoughts. To date 93 families have donated (up from 26 families last week) and our current total is $74,000 (up from $25,000 last week). This is fantastic momentum and we need to KEEP! (See what we did there) it up in order to hit our goal of $200,000 and 100% participation (through donations or by volunteering your time) by June 30th. Please make your donation today at https://www.lpef.org/donate.


    Big thanks to Mark Smith from Victoria Capital Mortgage (http://marksmithloans.com), Peninsula Builders (http://www.peninsulabuildersinc.com) and Kramer Development (http://www.kramerpdc.com/) for participating in our matching donation challenge earlier this week and doubling our impact. We appreciate your support!


    Hot Off the Press - LPEF FAQ

    You've got questions. We've got answers. Read our FAQ to learn more about LPEF and why we need money for our schools. If we haven’t answered your question - send it to us through our FAQ page, https://www.lpef.org/lpef-faq


    8th-grade Grad Night Party forms due Friday!

    RSVPs, payment and permission slips for the June 1 CTE Grad Night Party are due to the main office this Friday, May 24. If your student is planning to attend, please have them return the forms to Julie this week. Also, if parents would like to order the party favor for your child, that order must be placed by end of day today (Wednesday). Please see your email for more information, or contact korbstuff@aol.com with any questions.  Thank you to the many parents who have already volunteered to help at the event, provided donations and underwrite activities - it is going to be a great night for the graduates!


    Home & School Club Info

    Hello Loma and CT Families!

    We are in our final stretch of the school year and we have a couple things to remind you to not miss in the midst of all the May mayhem!

    End of year Picnic SAVE THE DATE!

    Please join us on May 31st, staring 4pm on the Building Blocks field in celebrating what a fabulous year this has been! We have arranged for a food truck or two, HSCs will provide desert & this year have partnered up with LPCF for the after party! They will have their concession treats set up and when it gets dark show the new Academy award winning Spiderman, Into the Verse movie under the redwoods in the Amphitheatre. (See below flyer, also on FB and in this week’s Weds News for more details)

    Order your School Supplies for Next Year

    Don't leave it to the last minute.... Grab everything in one pretty package, click click and done! All supplies are brand names you trust at prices competitive or better to Target/Walmart etc..... The deadline is June 30th, so be sure to get your orders in K through 8 soon!  https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1178185

    Thanks, and have a great week ahead!

    Your Home and School Clubs 


    Mountain Jam 2019

    Mountain Jam will be held again this year on Saturday, September 7th at the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo.  Mountain Jam is a free family music festival and picnic that features local bands and individual performances by young mountain musicians and vocalists.  Proceeds from sale of silent auction items and concessions directly benefit the music program at CT and Loma.  Any student or student music group who is interested in performing should contact Jean Niemann at jeanmullen7146@gmail.com.  Also, any students who want to volunteer the day of the event and earn community service hours should reach out to the same email.


    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm

    Upcoming Events

    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

    5/29/19 Kona Ice @ Building Blocks 1:15-3pm

    5/29/19 School Board Meeting 7pm Loma Forum

    5/30/19 7th Grade Renaissance Day

    5/31/19 Family Picnic & Movie Night North Campus-see flyer

    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