29 January 29, 2020
Dear CT Families,
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Checking out all the 100th Day of School festivities around Loma. We are all 100 days smarter!
- Talking to kids about their Talent Show acts. We are so lucky that Mrs. Riccomini is volunteering to organize this awesome event this year!
- Seeing an absolutely beautiful purple cauliflower grown by Mrs. Zanotto’s class in our very own Loma garden.
TONIGHT: 8th Grade Welcome Night, Electives Faire, and the LEAD Information Session at Los Gatos High School
Tonight, is the 8th Grade Welcome Night, the Electives Faire, and the LEAD Information Sessionat Los Gatos High School. It will be a big night with hundreds of current, local 8th grade students and their parents coming to LGHS to learn about the innovative programs and curricular offerings open to them as freshmen at LGHS.
LGHS asks that parents accompany and escort their children to the different events on tonight. The LEAD Information Session starts at 5pm in the LGHS D-Wing Building, the Electives Faire will be in different classrooms throughout campus starting at 5:30pm, and the 8th Grade Welcome Night is at 7pm in the Large Gym. There will be maps available for the Electives Faire outside the Music/D-Wing Building. Some of our Leadership students will be available to help students and parents find their way around. Parking is limited, so families should plan in advance for transportation and parking.
Karren Zook, Principal
CENTERING AND SILENCE
Centering and Silence (meditation) resumes every Friday at 8:30am starting on January 10th
Are you an overly busy parent? The Loma Prieta Community Foundation-sponsored free weekly meditation series led by Kevin Omi is resuming on Friday, January 10th at 8:30 am at the temporary community center (portable beside Building Blocks Preschool).
Each Friday morning session consists of a few minutes of settling in, introduction of a meditation practice, and 15 minutes of silence. These sessions focus on letting go and receiving the gifts of silence in community.
Hello Friends of CASA! Please mark your calendars for next Tuesday, February 4th to attend an important event sponsored by the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District and supported by CASA and other local organizations. Professional counselors from Adolescent Counseling Services will present current information about Teenage psycho-social development and effective ways to better communicate with your teen and support teens in making healthy life choices. Topics will include:
What substances are being used by Students in LGSUHSD?
How much of a problem is substance use and/or abuse in our community?
Should I be concerned about drug & Alcohol use in by my Los Gatos Teen?
My kid has good grades and is doing well, so why should I be concerned if they might be using drugs or alcohol to “blow off steam”?
Why do some people have problems with addiction while others do not?
Who can I turn to if I have concerns about my son/daughter using illegal substances?
Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Place: Los Gatos High School Library
Senior Clinicians from Adolescent Counseling Services (“ACS”)* will be discussing current adolescent substance use in the Bay Area, the adolescent developmental trajectory, warning signs of drug use problems, how parents can support their teens (and themselves!) during this time, and you’ll learn about ACS’ contract with the district as well as other resources available to families, including ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ASAT).
There will be time for Q&A following the presentation
Thank you for your continued support of CASA!
“Inspiring Healthy Choices”
*Since 1991 ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ASAT) has been providing professional assessment and outpatient treatment services specifically designed for youth struggling with substance abuse and addiction. ASAT is a harm reduction outpatient treatment program for adolescents that addresses the underlying causes of use/abuse, along with encouraging abstinence and healthy lifestyles.
7th Grade Health and HIV Prevention Education
In accordance with the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) we are required to teach comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education to students in the 7th grade.
If you wish to preview instructional materials, they will be available in the CT front Office during school hours. Attached you will find a letter from Principal Zook emailed on Jan 6th to 7th grade families.
Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District Open Enrollment
Please see the attached Open Enrollment information from the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District. You must submit a request before Feb 14th if you wish your Los Gatos High School eligible student to attend Saratoga HS in the fall of 2020.
LGHS Events Calendar
Eighth Grade students & Parents. Please see the attached Events Calendar for incoming 9th graders for the 20-21 school year.
These events start tonight! Please see below as well.
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
1/29/20 LEAD@LG Information Tour 5pm Wing D (New Bld)
1/29/20 LGHS Electives Faire 5:30-6:30pm Maps will be provided
1/29/20 8th Grade Student-Parent Welcome Night 7pm LGHS Lrg Gym
2/5/20 CT HSC Mtg. 8:30am Rm 21
2/12/20 Regular Board Meeting Loma Forum 7pm
2/14/20-2/16/20 CT/TIM Adam’s Family
2/17/20-2/21/20-NO School-February Break
2/25/20 8thGrade Washington DC Mandatory Meeting 7pm Loma Forum
2/26/20 Board Study Session 6:30 Loma Forum
2/28/20 LGHS Band Assembly 12:50 Gym