November 13, 2019
Dear CT and Loma Families,
My Top 3 Moments of the Week...
- Cheering on our CT wrestlers at last week’s tri-meet against Union and Fisher. How exciting!
- Learning about area models with Ms. Zanotto’s class. I wish I’d learned double-digit multiplication in such an engaging way!
- Spending a fun morning learning with Mrs. Ramsay’s class. What a thoughtful and hard-working group of learners!
Loma Parents – Parent-Teacher Conferences– Early Dismissal
You should have already received your parent conference date and time for your Loma child(ren). Conferences run Monday through Friday (11/18-11/22) with Loma only dismissing at 12:30 each day. Please remember to pack plentiful snacks as there will be no lunch period all week. The campus is closed until 4:00 pm so that conferences can occur without distraction. These conference times are extremely important opportunities for you to get feedback on your child’s progress and successes. Teachers will be interested in hearing from you how the year has begun for your child. As a convenience, teachers have worked to schedule sibling conferences close to one another to alleviate multiple trips to school for parents. Also, please know that conferences are approximated 20 minutes each. The teacher and the parents who are scheduled after you appreciate your respecting the time allowed. Of course, you can always ask for additional meeting time after parent conference week. It is helpful if you have your questions ready ahead of time. Your child’s teacher will go over the first trimester report card with you and share their first term insights. Thank you in advance for your partnership in building a solid educational foundation for your child at Loma Prieta.
Come See Our Garden Grow!
The newly refurbished Loma Garden is looking great and we would like to host an “Open Garden” during Parent/Teacher Conferences next week. Please come check and see how hard your child/ren have been working on their new garden space. Feel free to wander through the garden at your leisure before or after your conference. Your student can hopefully take you on a tour and show off some of their favorite new garden plants.
Loma Academic Awards
Loma will be having our first trimester Academic Awards assembly next Friday, November 22nd at 8:30am in the forum. The goal of our Academic Awards is to recognize students for exceptional effort and growth. In grades 3-5, teachers will select one student in writing, and one student in math who has shown outstanding grit, perseverance, growth, and an attention to excellence. Students in grades 1-5 who have met their end of year AR goal will receive awards for their accomplishment. Your child’s teacher will contact you if they will be receiving an award this trimester.
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 – “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament
This spring, LPEF (Loma Public Education Fund) will host its “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament Fundraiser, May 15, 2020. This is the golf tournament to start the decade. This year, the event will be taking place at the gorgeous Seascape Resort Golf Course in Rio Del Mar. Join us for a full day of golf, food, drinks, and dinner.
All proceeds from the tournament will support programs at CT English Middle School and Loma Prieta Elementary School. It’s “Fore the Kids”!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Ben Abeln at 831-234-7981. To find out more, visit: https://www.lpef.org/golf
CT HOME SCHOOL NEWS
Holiday Craft Faire
The Loma Prieta Holiday Faire is upon us to kick off the holiday season!
The Faire is December 7th and 8th and we need many volunteers to ensure a successful event!!
We need assistance with set-up, vendor move in, food service, helpful elves, clean-up and tear down.
See below the sign-up links for volunteers.
Adult Volunteers - please sign up here:
Student Volunteers - please sign up here:
Students - volunteering at this event counts towards your Community Service goal!
Once again Summit and Peacock Tree Farms have kindly donated 4 Christmas Trees. You win the opportunity to select and cut down the perfect tree for the 2019 Holiday season!!
You may purchase tickets via the order form attached here or available in the CT Office.
1 Ticket for $5/ 5 Tickets for $20!!
We will announce 2 winners each day of the Faire. You do not need to be present to win.
Parents - please remind your children that applications to sign up for a table to sell their creations are available in the CT Office with Julie and attached to this email.
CTE HSC Needs your help this Friday!
Turkey Trot is a tradition at CTE. The teachers organize a run for students through the tree farm and students are treated to FREE snacks and lunch provided by the CTE HSC as well as yummy pie provided by the teachers! We still need some parents to help out with plating and serving morning snacks to the students. Please sign at the following link if you can help out. https://www.signupgenius.com/30E044FA5AC2EA0F94-turkey1
Skatedogs Skateboarding Classes
Skatedogs, a hands-on skateboarding class for all levels, is being piloted in the Loma Prieta School District. Whether you are just learning or ready to move on to advanced tricks, this program is right for you. This popular sport is a fun way for students to get a great workout while building coordination and self-confidence. A skateboard, elbow pads, knee pads, and a helmet are requirements to participate. Classes are open to children age 5 to 13. Enrollment is on a first come-first served basis and the class is filling up. The deadline to register is 4 pm November 19, 2019. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
11/15/19 CT Turkey Trot-HSC will provide lunch for ALL STUDENTS!
11/19/19 -11/21/19 Auditions for CT Adams Family-TIM 6-8 play
11/25/19 thru 11/29/19 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
12/4/19 CT HSC Meeting 8:30am New Conference Room
12/7/19 & 12/8/19 Holiday Craft Faire sponsored by CT HSC-Gym