April 15, 2020
Dear CT Families,
After careful consideration and a fair amount of soul searching, I have decided return to the classroom in the 2020-2021 school year at the elementary school. I gave my formal resignation to Ms. Fraser, the Board, and our staff in February and had planned to share this information with the school community in March, but as the Coronavirus sent us into crisis mode, it did not seem like the appropriate time. I now see that my timing might never seem just right!
I have so enjoyed having the opportunity to lead our schools over these two years. In the end, I just really miss being able to do what I am the most passionate about: teach kids! I am so thankful for all the patience, support, and kindness I have received from our teachers, staff, kids and the community. I want to especially thank our fearless leader, Lisa Fraser. Her guidance, mentorship and never-wavering confidence in my abilities has made this a positive and valuable learning experience. I know I will return to the classroom a stronger teacher and leader. I have no doubt that Ms. Fraser will find a new principal who shares our schools’ collective vision. My dedication to our schools has never been stronger. I look forward to helping to support a smooth transition for our schools.
CT Report Cards
Due to the closure of our school sites, we will not be distributing paper report cards for Quarter 3. To view your child’s Q3 report card, please go onto PowerSchool. I have attached a document describing the steps to view a student’s report card on PowerSchool.
Also, parents please note that due to the COVID-19 school closure mandate, IEP progress reports may be delayed in being sent home because we have had limited access to the classroom. You can expect to receive a completed progress report that will be emailed directly to you by the case manager at the earliest opportunity.
School Closure Reminder
The Loma and CT school offices are closed. The District Office is staffed. If you need to visit the District Office, please call ahead to 408-353-1101 to schedule a time. Drop-ins are discouraged in accordance with the current shelter-in-place order.
Stay healthy and be well,
Karren Zook, Principal
COVID-19 UPDATE: LPEF’s Spring 2020 Fundraising Events
As of Tuesday, April 14th, we have officially decided that all LPEF events scheduled for April and May have been cancelled or postponed due to the spread of the Corona virus disease. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
LPEF respects the guidance of local, state and federal officials to support social distancing efforts including cancellation of large group or public events to KEEPthe health and safety of our community our first priority. We expect to resume normal operations when the risk associated with the disease has abated.
LPEF KEEP! Campaign
During this COVID-19 pandemic, LPEF has a responsibility to stay focused on our mission - to KEEPour schools strong. We will continue to work as an advocate for all of our children and remain committed to KEEPfundraising, to KEEPour education programs and, to KEEPalive the opportunities that our kids had prior to COVID-19.
Please help KEEPessential programs. DONATE what you can today at http://www.lpef.org/donate.
Use Text2Give. On your mobile device, text Loma to 243725 and donate. See real-time totals on the scoreboard.
As we all embrace the many changes and challenges in this rapidly evolving situation, we rely on many critical skills to help us cope daily. Our successes are based in critical thinking, creative talent, emotional intelligence, and responsibility.
Our enjoyment comes from physical activity, artistic talent, music appreciation, and DIY-ing it. These are the skills that our children develop in their programs at school.
Why Give to KEEP! When You Can Give Elsewhere?
A good education is something that we want for our children. They develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage
future opportunities and challenges in their school programs. We can’t predict the world that they will live in but, we can send them out strong. This is why LPEF continues to fundraise during this pandemic.
Our Fundraising Priorities
Our KEEP! Goal this year is to raise 225K by June 30, 2020. Donations to our KEEP! campaign fund provides over two thirds of the LPEF annual budget. We rely on your continued generosity to fund these essential programs in our schools:
- Music and Band (K-8)
- STEAM Enrichment (K-8)
- Library Services (K-8)
- Student Counseling and Support Services (K-8)
- Education Technology Specialists
- Loma Science (K-5)
- Developmental P.E. (K-5)
- Middle School Electives (6-8)
- Art in Action (K-5)
Here’s what we need FROM YOU
- Join our online KEEP! monthly giving program. Visit www.lpef.org/donate and choose a monthly donation amount that works for you.
- $70.00/month over 12 months adds up to $800 (suggested single child donation).
o $100/month over 12 months adds up to $1200 (suggested multiple child donation).
- Make a one-time donation online. Visit lpef.org/donate to donate.
- Contact your employer about matching grants. Corporate matching grants raised $47,329.00 in 2018-2019. If your employer offers matching, contact your Human Resources department about how they process the matching grant.
- Connect with others. Encourage other families and friends to get informed, involved, and donate to our schools.
- Attend our events. Sip 4 Schools, LPEF Golf Tournament, LPEF Gala, and others - Check our website -lpef.orgfor the latest news.
- Use AmazonSmile. Assign LPEF as your non-profit of choice on AmazonSmile. Amazon gives 0.5% back on all eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
KEEP Healthy. KEEP Connected. KEEP Strong.