November 6, 2019
Dear Loma and CT Families,
My Top 3 Moments of the Week...
- Seeing all our kiddos in their funny, cute, and sometimes scary costumes on Halloween!
- Practicing first aid and CPR strategies with our teaching staff on Friday. It is comforting to know we are prepared!
- Welcoming Loma and CT kids back to school on an especially beautiful and sunny Monday morning.
Loma Milk Program
Due to the fires in Northern California, our milk order has been halted for the last week. We expect the delivery to start again by next week, at the latest. If you would like a refund for the days that your child did not receive milk, please email our district CBO, Cathy Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have order Choice Lunch have had milk as an option. Our apologies for the inconvenience!
Book Fair Is Coming
Our book fair is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to make this a successful event. This is our sole fundraising event for the school libraries with proceeds benefiting both Loma and CTE libraries.
Please consider volunteering. Typically, we are busiest right after school. We will need 5 to 6 volunteers per day. The schedule on the sign-up site is flexible. To sign up, visit the Loma Library webpage or go to: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/oqONmyIW8
Book Fair dates are Nov 18th through Nov 21st.
Karren Zook, Principal
LPEF GALA UPDATE
The 2019 Gala event was a great night enjoyed by many and one that raised $80K towards our LPEF goal of $400K to support programs in the 2020/21 academic year. We are grateful for the generous support of those who joined us for the evening festivities.
That being said, we do have more work ahead of us, as total funds for the event and attendance at the event itself fell short of our projections this year. Our Gala Top Hat donations, totaling $22,350 were also approximately half of lasts years actuals.
We are confident that we can close the gap such that we can preserve important school programs in our Loma schools, but we will need your continued support to do so. We are in the process of planning some NEW events for this year which may help in this endeavor. Stay tuned for details coming soon! Your attendance at LPEF events is critical to our continued success.
Our direct giving KEEP! campaign is a major component of our fundraising efforts. Thanks to those of you that participated in our monthly donation option, we have already raised $14K towards our goal for this year. Last year, we increased our participation rates from 10% to 50% based upon the renewed enthusiasm of our parent community. This year we are aiming for 70% participation at any level of giving. We are hoping we can count on your support again this year.
For those who may be unaware of our primary mission, LPEF funds direct support for student learning that extends beyond the core curriculum by supplementing middle school elective offerings in the areas of art, music/band, theatre arts, STEM, creative technology, world language, and yearbook/publications, along with elementary school programs that include P.E., science, Art in Action, music, and Big Cat Band. The funds also assist with support services, counseling, and library services for all students.
LPEF Save the Date
Join LPEF at Kendra Scott on Santana Row, as we host our “You Do Good” Holiday Give Back Event! Gather your friends and enjoy sips and light snacks while you shop. 20% of all in store purchases will go back to LPEF. Shop and make a difference! Check Kendra out at: https://www.kendrascott.com/stores/directory/store?StoreID=santanarow
LOMA HSC NEWS
Loma Teacher and Staff Appreciation!
It's time to sign up and show your appreciation for Loma Teachers and Staff. Please find your grade and click on link to specify your Sign Up for your child(ren)'s class or Donate Cash (https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/donate)and we will purchase goodies for you! THANK YOU!!
Mon. Nov 18th, 2019 - 1st grade Parents
Tues. Nov 19th, 2019 - 2nd grade Parents
Weds. Nov 20th, 2019 - 3rd grade Parents
Thurs. Nov 21th, 2019 - 4th grade and Mrs. Ray’s Kinder Parents
Fri. Nov 22th, 2019 - 5th grade and Mrs. Templeton’s Kinder Parents
Boon Supply Fundraiser
Please help Home and School Club raise money for our school by placing an order through our fall catalog fundraiser! The deadline to participate is Monday, Nov 11th and we would love your support! 40% of all orders come directly back to HSC!
This fundraiser is all online with tons of useful products. Please take a look at the attached flyer for instructions on how to make a purchase and benefit our school! You can also use this link to share with friends and family: http://boonsupply.com/355225
Thank you so much for your support of the Loma Prieta HSC!
THEATRE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Annie Jr. Tickets Available for Sale!!!
Theatre in the Mountains proudly presents the 3rd through 5th grade play, Annie Jr! Performances will be Friday, November 15th at 7pm, Saturday, November 16th at 1 and 7pm, and Sunday, November 17th at 1pm. You can purchase your tickets here: https://www.theatreinthemountains.org/box-office-20192020 We hope you can make it out to support these hard working thespians! See attached flyer!
Theatre in the Mountains Advertising Available
Theatre in the Mountains has advertising space available for our 3 shows this season. We would like to thank all of our past sponsors and those that have already signed up to support the 2019-2020 season. If you would like to place an ad in our programs, please sign up here: https://www.theatreinthemountains.org/sponsor. You can choose to do a full page, half page, or quarter page. Thank you so much for your consideration supporting this wonderful program for our kids!
Producers needed for 1st 2nd Grade Performance, Pirates! The Musical
Do you have a child in 1st or 2nd grade? Are they interested in performing arts? In February we will have auditions for Pirates! The Musical. We need a producer or two to take the lead. No experience required! You will have full support from the Theatre in the Mountains Steering Committee and guidance from past producers! Please join our leadership team and see what a rewarding experience this can be! Without a producer, the show cannot happen. Please contact Erin Asheghian email@example.com if interested: Thank you!
Upcoming Loma Events
11/8 SoW and Crazy Hair Day
11/11 Veterans Day – No School
11/18-11/22 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 12:30 dismissal for Loma students only
11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Holiday Break – No School