• December 18, 2019


    Dear Loma and CT Parents and Guardians,


    Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee – Call for Members!


    In accordance with our recently adopted 3-year Strategic Plan, the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District is dedicated to maintaining both financial stability and sustainability. Realistic financial planning for a small, basic aid district such as ours, will require that we establish a financial model with the capability of projecting long-term budget impacts and corresponding strategies for future budget solutions. To this end, I will be convening a new Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee in January 2020.



    The purpose of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is to fully understand all of LPJUSD’s financial plans, budgets, investments and funding, as well as a basic understanding of educational financial governance and statute. Based upon this understanding, the BAC will advise the Superintendent on potential financial strategies, practices and/or budgetary actions that help to ensure a sustainable, long-term financial model for the LPJUSD. The BAC will be a working group facilitated by the Superintendent under the direction of the Board of Trustees.


    Interested in serving as a member of the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee?

    We envision a team of committed individuals representing school/district staff, parents, partner organizations, and community members at large, willing to make a two-year commitment to serving on the committee. Consistent attendance will also be important for continuity.


    2019-2020 Meeting Schedule: All meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

                Monday, January 27th                        

                Tuesday, February 27th

                Monday, March 16th

                Monday, April 20th

                Wednesday, May 6th                                        LPJUSD Budget Study Session (6:30 p.m.)

                Monday, May 18th, if needed


    If you are interested in being considered for the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee or have question regarding the committee, please email Eileen Bevans-Franks at e.bevans@loma.k12.ca.us no later than Friday, January 17, 2020.


    Thank you.



    Lisa Fraser




    Dear Loma and CT Families,


    My Top 3 Moments of the Week...

    1. Seeing all the fancy hairstyles at CT’s Crazy Hair Day on Monday. Ms. Lelake takes the prize with her light-up hairdo!
    2. Watching our Spelling Bee Semi-Finals at Loma. As someone who depends heavily on my computer’s spell check, our young spellers especially impress me!
    3. Listening to three of Mrs. Dufort’s 1st graders spontaneously sing, “Oh Christmas Tree!” What sweet little voices. 


    Friday, Dec 20th, Minimum Day Schedule – 12:30 Dismissal for BOTH schools!

    There will be no lunch break at either school.  Please pack a generous snack.  Students will be dismissed directly from class at 12:30 pm.


    Now hiring: Substitute Paraeducator 1

    Please apply today and join our Student Services/Special Education Team.  We are currently seeking to fill a Paraeducator 1 substitute opening in the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District.  Our Paraeducator 1 works within a multi-disciplinary team.  Our goal is to work collaboratively to provide an excellent education experience for our students.   Paraeducator 1 substitute schedules are arranged to work under the supervision of the Principal and Special Education Teachers.  Paraeducator substitutes will be offered professional development opportunities tailored to meet the diverse needs of the students we serve.


    Application and full job description can be accessed at the substitute paraeducator position link: Edjoin: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1221655


    • Assist in providing academic support to meet student’s individualized learning needs,
    • Assist in health or behavioral management interventions,
    • Serves students in the Special Education Classroom and/or General Education Classroom


    While subbing in 1st through 8th grade classes, the workday begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The day ends at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Subbing in Kindergarten classrooms, the workday begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 1:30 every day.


    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year!  See you in 2020!



    Karren Zook, Principal





    Your donations, volunteer hours, and participation throughout 2019 have made it possible for LPEF to deliver on our mission of Excellence in Education - which includes education that extends beyond the core curriculum into programs such as art, music, science, P.E, and more - for Loma Elementary School and C.T. English Middle School students. Your support made it possible for us to keep essential programs and staff at our schools this year. 


    THANK YOU for showing your commitment by supporting our fundraising efforts in 2019. Whether you gave to our 2019 KEEP! Campaign, donated on #Givingtuesday, or attended LPEF events, we could not have accomplished our work without our amazing partnerships and our wonderful supporters, donors, sponsors, parents, community members, teachers and staff, Loma HSC, CTE HSC, and many more.


    When you support LPEF, you have a direct impact on the life of children in our schools. Students at Loma and C.T. English are exposed to a range of diverse offerings - through the programs that you help fund, where they can develop interest and mastery in experiences and learning opportunities that are connected to who they are and who they want to be. In addition, your donations help fund counseling that has shown to have a direct positive impact on student achievement rates.  


    As this year comes to a close, the LPEF Board would like to wish you and your families very happy and peaceful Holiday season.  


    With warmth and gratitude,

    Mike Riese

    Erin Asheghian

    Diane Tosetti

    Don Jeanette

    Danielle Garvey

    Elyse Fairweather

    Sara Steffen

    Katie Eldridge

    Ruth Gantly


    Loma HSC News

    Donate to Loma in Lieu of Gifts

    Want to avoid more unwanted stuff? Consider asking for a donation to HSC in your child’s name to benefit our school. They can donate via check or through PayPal by going to: https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/donate


    See attached letter that can be used for family and friends. All donations are tax deductible!


    Loma’s Upcoming Events

    12/20               No SoW assembly / Pajama Day / Minimum Day, school dismissed at 12:30

    12/23-1/4/20   December Break – NO SCHOOL

    1/1/20              HAPPY NEW YEAR

    1/6/20              School Resumes