March 11, 2020
Dear Loma Families,
The Loma Prieta School Site Council is excited to host Screenagers on Thursday, March 19th at 7pm. Screenagers gives a comprehensive look at the effects of screen time on our youth and some of the statistics are shocking. Please remember this film is not available online so this is a convenient way to get to see this important and informative film.
- Seating is limited so get your tickets fast! Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.eventcombo.com/o/loma-prieta-school-site-council-35922
- This movie is suitable for kids age 10 and up,
- The movie runs for just over an hour,
- Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!
My Top Three Moments of the Week
- Hearing elaborate plans for a leprechaun trap from a very creative and industrious first grader.
- Singing “18 Wheels on a Big Rig” with Ms. Lelake at our Friday Student of the Week assembly.
- Seeing the daffodils happily sprouting up on Summit Road—a favorite sign of spring!
Whole School Gatherings for March and April
Following new directives from the Santa Clara County Health Department and Santa Clara County Office of Education, we will be making modifications to our weekly assemblies at Loma. Therefore, we have cancelled this week’s Academic Awards Assembly. I will be announcing the recipients of academic awards over the school’s loudspeaker. Our Student of the Week assemblies will be open to students in grades K-2 allowing us to comply with the “arm’s-length” recommendation provided by the SCCHD. We will take a similar approach with the Citizen of the Month assembly at the end of March which will be attended by only grades 3-5.
A Note from Ms. Lelake Regarding the Spring Concert
You should have received a message from our Superintendent, Lisa Fraser, on Monday afternoon outlining new directives from the Santa Clara County Health Department and the Santa Clara County Office of Education relative to event cancellations due to COVID-19 impacts. The restrictions require that music concerts which involve large numbers of individuals in close proximity be cancelled or postponed.
Sadly, this means that this year we will not be able to showcase our fine Loma musicians in the fashion we have grown accustomed to. While this is likely to be very disappointing to the kids, we must abide by the directives provided. In addition, a postponement is simply not feasible with the end-of year calendar and the uncertainty of future COVID-19 restrictions.
That being said, I have some creative ideas I am looking into as to how we can give our young musicians their day on stage while still respecting public health guidelines. We have a rehearsal on the calendar on March 25th during school hours. I hope to record the rehearsal such that we can share this with both students and parents following the spring break. Though not ideal, it may help kids feel better about the cancellation and may serve to preserve their interest in music moving forward.
Thank you for your support and understanding. I will circle back once I have confirmed the possibility of a digital concert. I plan to share this news with students tomorrow but wanted you to be the first to know such that you can comfort your son/daughter upon hearing the news.
Karren Zook, Principal
LOMA HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Loma Home and School Club is excited to announce a cookie dough fundraiser from March 6th to March 19th. Please turn in the order forms to your child’s teacher ASAP. See attached flyer for more information.
Jogathon T-shirt Sponsorship
Please consider sponsoring. See attached flyer for more information.
Willow St/Main St Burgers Fundraiser
We are having the 1st of our two annual Willow St/Main St Burgers Meet and Eat fundraiser. Mark your calendars for March 18th and May 13th.
Meet up with friends and support the students. For those new to this, you can either place an order for pickup, or stay and have a great time while kids play and eat.
Show the flyer on your smart phone device to the waiter or bring a flyer with you. Willow St will donate 20% of the total bill and Main St Burger will donate 15%. This fundraiser is only in the Los Gatos location.
Hope to see you all there!
Join Valley Sports Camp at their After School Multi-Sport Enrichment Class for boys and girls grades K through 5th. Classes will be held on Mondays and will begin in two weeks on March 23rd. Our after-school class introduces and practices character building traits, referred to as our 'Word of the Day', through a variety of age appropriate sports and games. In the hour class, the kids are introduced to a new trait each week (i.e., responsibility, teamwork, perseverance.) Then, kids play a few games while focusing on these traits. At the end of each hour, the kids gather with their coach and compliment/recognize anyone that they saw portraying the Word of the Day. One key element that sets our program apart from others, is our emphasis on ensuring all children are included. Games are not only age appropriate but allow children of all athleticism to feel successful.
Goodwill Truck is Returning April 18th and 19th
Spring Cleaning? Cleaning out your closets, cupboards, toy boxes, garage and storage units? Time to get started because the Goodwill truck will be here a month earlier this year!
No need to drive off the mountain to donate your unwanted goods. Bring your stuff to the Building Blocks parking lot April 18th and/or 19th from 9am to 4pm and raise money for the HSC.
Students Needing Community Service Hours?
We need your help! We need parents to help supervise as well. To volunteer, sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044FA5AC2EA0F94-maygoodwill
Loma’s Upcoming Events
3/10-3/12 Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences / Minimum Days, dismissal at 12:30,
Loma students only
3/20 SoW assembly 8:30a for grades K-2 ONLY
3/27 CoM assembly 8:30a for grades 3-5 ONLY