• June 5, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Families,

    Thank you for a wonderful and productive school year.  I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating and doing whatever was necessary to support students—both at home and at school. 

    I would like to extend a huge thank you to our school staff. Their endless energy, skills and devotion to our schools are remarkable. What a truly incredible group of professionals we have on this mountain.

    A final word to our Loma and CT students:  Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year.  I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud every single day. You keep me laughing and smiling. I am grateful for your joy, astute insights and amazing talents.  Best wishes to our promoting fifth graders, and graduating 8th graders. We will miss you!

    Until next year, wishing everyone a safe, happy, and fun summer!


    My Top Three Moments of the Week

    1. Finding a room full of blanket forts and kids PJs in Mrs. Ramsay’s room as they celebrated their excellent class behavior.
    2. Making contraptions and sculptures out of boxes with a group of 1st and 2nd graders at Loma’s “Day of Play.”
    3. Checking out the fabulous CT Yearbook. Awesome job, Mrs. Denues and team! You rock!



    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  - 3 Weeks to Go!!

    With three weeks to go 137 families have donated (up from 124 families last week) and our current total is $136,000 (up from $95,000 last week). We are currently at 45% of families participating, which is huge increase from where we have recently seen participation (hovering around 10%).  Thank you to all of you who have already donated! 


    In order to keep all the amazing programs our kids enjoy (music, P.E, library services, support services, Loma science, C.T. electives and Art in Action) we need to hit our goal of $200,000 by June 30th. Over the next week our goal is to raise $50,000 and be at 50% participation. Don't delay; make your donation today at https://www.lpef.org/donate.  


    Thank you to Mark Smith from Victoria Capital Mortgage (http://marksmithloans.com), Peninsula Builders (http://www.peninsulabuildersinc.com), Kramer Development (http://www.kramerpdc.com/), The Carlo Law Group (https://www.carlolawgroup.com/) and Young Naturopathic (https://youngwellnesscenter.com/) for participating in our matching donation challenges and to everyone who donated. We hit all of our matching challenges and doubled our impact. We appreciate your support!



    Still have questions about LPEF or KEEP!? 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. 



    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


    Loma Garden

    The Loma veggie garden behind the Kinder playground is in need of attention!  If you are interested in helping a group of like-minded parents rehabilitate the Loma Veggie Garden this summer and next year, please email Adelia Rowland (asterlily@gmail.com).  Also, if you have supplies, extra plants, or other donations, feel free to reach out.


    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

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

    6/5/19 8th Graders return from the Boardwalk @ 5pm-No bus service home

    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 on Thursday August 15, 2019