• December 4, 2019


    Dear CT and Loma Families,


    My Top 3 Moments of the Week...

    1. Talking with kids about their fun Thanksgiving adventures!
    2. Working with our CT Leo’s Club and Loma Student Council to make signs for our Second Harvest Canned Food Drive. It was great to see our students working “across the parking lot” for a good cause!
    3. Reading about all the ways Mrs. Van Zante’s students spread kindness.Check out their bulletin board in the Loma office this month.


    Holiday Food Drive

    The Loma Student Council and the C.T. English Leo’s Club have joined forces this year to help people in need. They will be running a food drive through the Second Harvest Food bank. Please consider sending to school any non-perishable food items you would like to donate. The most requested items are canned tuna, peanut butter, canned soup, canned chili, canned beans, canned fruits or vegetables, sealed bags of pasta or whole grain rice, and oats. The food drive will run through December 18th.


    Loma Spelling Bee

    Loma Prieta students are ramping up to participate in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Many of our students have been working through this year’s word lists and are getting ready for some stiff competition. Each class in grades 1 through 5 will hold a mini-spelling bee on the road to the semi-finals. Our top two spellers in each class will be invited to participate in the Spelling Bee Semi-Finals on Wednesday, December 18th at 12:30pm in the Loma Forum.   The final round will take place on Wednesday, January 15th, at 12:30pm.  We are proud to send this year’s winner to the next level in the Scripps competition.  For more information check out our school website: https://www.loma.k12.ca.us/domain/128


    CT Wreaths at the Craft Faire

    Once again, our 8th graders will be selling wreaths at the Holiday Craft Faire this weekend. Please come and show your support by buying a wreath. See the order form/flyer attached for more information or to order a wreath prior to the Craft Faire.



    Karren Zook, Principal


    CT English Lost and Found

    The CT Lost and Found is overflowing! Please come claim your students clothing, water bottles, lunch bags, etc., before it’s donated to the Goodwill truck which is coming December 14th and 15th.


    Goodwill Truck is Back December 14th and 15 th

    You know what that means! Clear out your closets, your garage and storage units of unwanted items (not garbage, please). The Goodwill Truck Fundraiser was a huge success in August bringing in just over $4,100. Let’s make this the best one yet. Bring your stuff and help us raise money.


    If any students need community service hours, here is your chance! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044fa5ac2ea0f94-december We will need both students as well as some parent chaperones. Check out our needs in the link! We appreciate any time you can give, and it is a fun event to help at! Bring gloves if you’d like.


    Holiday Faire is upon us! 

    This weekend December 7th (10:00 – 5:00) and December 8th (10:00 – 4:00)

    Parent help is desperately needed with bake sale items, event set up/tear down, food sales and daily clean-up. 



    Please sign up for a time slot!!!


    Students can complete their community service hours during the weekend with volunteer opportunities available Friday through Sunday in the school gym. 



    Christmas Tree Raffle is back at the Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire!

    Enter to win a cut-your-own Christmas tree generously donated by Summit Tree Farm or Peacock Tree Farm. Tickets are $5 for one and $20 for five, and you do not need to be present to win! TWO winners will be announced each day of the Faire. Print an order form from the pdf in the Wednesday news or from our website and bring to the faire or into the CT office. https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising/holiday-craft-faire


    And so is the Wine Surprise!

    Buy a $20 ticket and pull a wrapped bottle from our selection of wines generously donated by our neighbor wineries. Surprise! You won a bottle of…?? for your holiday table! Many bottles are valued at $30 or more.


    The Craft Faire raises a significant portion of CTEHSC’s budget each year, allowing us to host fun, healthy events and activities for our middle schoolers.


    Centering and Silence (meditation) Continues Every Friday at 8:30 am 
    Are you an overly busy parent? The Loma Prieta Community Foundation is sponsoring a free weekly meditation series led by Kevin Omi at the temporary community center (portable beside Building Blocks Preschool). We will meet this Friday, skip the Thanksgiving holiday, and continue until December 20.



    Wild Times @ CT English MS

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30pm

    Upcoming Events

    12/7/19 & 12/8/19 Holiday Craft Faire sponsored by CT HSC- Gym                                   

    12/14/19 & 12/15/19 Goodwill Truck Fundraiser @ Building Blocks                     

    12//20/19 Minimum day 12:30pm dismissal @ both schools

    12/23/19 thru 1/3/20 NO SCHOOL-December Break

    1/8/20CT HSC Meeting 8:30am Rm 21-Conf Rm

    1/10/20 End of quarter 2 grading period

    1/20/20 NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Holiday