April 29, 2020
Dear Loma Families,
My Top Three Moments of the Week (at Virtual School)
- Taking a staff picture for the CT yearbook on Zoom!
- Joining Mrs. Dorn’s Zoom meeting where the kids all surprised Ms. Raquel with beautiful signs saying how much they love and miss her!
- Seeing lots of cute pets in Mrs. Templeton’s Zoom meeting last week. There were hamsters, dogs, cats, and even a shy pig!
COVID-19 Community Resources
Please see the attachment Covid-19 flyer which provides important resources to help during this challenging time.
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.
We have some exciting updates and new ways to support LPEF. We have changed the date for the LPEF Golf Tournament "Fore the Kids" to FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st at Seascape Golf Club, in Rio Del Mar! Join us this weekend, May 2nd through 3rd for a virtual shopping event with local artists who are giving 25% of sales back to our schools.
Visit https://www.lpef.org/shop4good or our Facebook page (@lomaeducation) for more info.
Giving Made Easy
- TEXT "Loma" to 243-725 to give on your phone and to get real-time updates on GIVING totals
- Visit www.lpef.org/donateto donate online.
- Join our online KEEP! monthly giving program. Visit www.lpef.org/donateand 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).
- Contact your employer about matching grants If your employer offers matching, contact your Human Resources department about how they process the matching grant.
Every dollar counts. Every ticket sold counts. Your generosity and support of our amazing schools is deeply appreciated.
Stay healthy and be well,
Karren Zook, Principal
LOMA HSC NEWS
In Case You Missed It…My Letter Announcing the Move-A-Thon
As you may know, the Jog-a-thon is our school’s favorite event each year. I was so sad to think that our kids would miss the opportunity to exercise in support of our school, but never fear! Our amazing Loma Home and School Club has been working overtime to reinvent the Jog-a-thon, so that we can continue our treasured tradition while practicing social distancing. Get ready for the first ever, Loma Prieta Move-A-Thon!
Here is how the Move-A-Thon will work. Just like the Jog-A-Thon, kids will ask friends, family, and neighbors to sponsor them in the Move-A-Thon. Then, throughout the entire month of May, kids, with parent help, will track their exercise each day. Suggested activities include burpees, jump roping, running, planking, etc. There will be prizes for our top movers and earners. Please see the attached slides for more information and details on the specifics of the Move-A-Thon.
In addition to bringing the community together, the Jog-A-Thon is the top fundraiser for our Home and School Club. The money raised helps fund enrichment programs like Art, Garden, Music and the Library. The funds also support our teachers in purchasing supplies and doing special projects. Without these funds, we will be at risk of losing these critical programs.
Providing an opportunity for our kids to work together toward a shared goal has never been more important, not just financially for our school, but for the emotional well-being of our kids. The more we can create opportunities for connection, the stronger our school community will be. I encourage EVERYONE to participate, even if you are unable to get pledges.
I know our 5th graders are worried that they will not be able to get sprayed by the fire hose this year, a rite of passage for our students for the past 30+ years. Rest assured, we are looking at how to make this happen as soon as Shelter in Place is lifted.
The Home and School Club has set up a section of their Facebook page where kids can share their efforts with each other and cheer on their friends’ successes: https://www.facebook.com/LomaPrietaHSC/?ref=bookmarks.
Check out the Facebook site see a special and entertaining video! Spread the word!
Let’s make this a fun and successful event that will remind us all how much we can accomplish when we work together in support of the BEST SCHOOL AFTER ALL!
Move-a-thon, aka Jogthon
As you may know by now... We let the DOGS OUT!!! Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof! See attachments or go to https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/ for details.
Kids are already excited and moving forward picking out activities and gathering pledges.
HSC is so incredibly humbled and appreciative to our business Sponsors and families' generosity and support! MANY have stepped up with their sponsorships bringing us up to a pledged amount of 45% of our $25K goal even before May Move-a-Thon kick off!!
Thank our heroes below and thank them when you see them next time.
Consider a family sponsorship of $250 yourself or solicit as many family donations, pledges and movements for the kids as you can, all are 100% tax deductible! We still need as many pledges as we can to get 55% of our goal. Questions? email us at LomaPrietaHSC@Yahoo.com
We CAN have P.E., ART, LIBRARY, MUSIC, and SUPPORT SERVICES next year, with your help! It's time to act now, before it's too late.
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
TOP Diamond Business Sponsors: Mason Tractor & Toeniskoetter Commercial Construction,
Premier Platinum Business: Lincoln Discovery Services, INC.
Gold & Company Match Sponsors: Advanced Chiropractic, Dr. Andrea Friese, Cunningham Tractor, Sereno Real Estate Team, Rebecca Smith & Karen Izzo, The Walter Family, The Wachob Family, and The Dorosti Family
Families Sponsoring: The Wells Family, The Cassell Family, The Bond Family, The Froelich Family, The Ekhilevsky Family, The Chen Family, The Reierson Family, The Myers Family, The Werdebaugh Family, and, The Genest Family. YOUR FAMILY HERE!!
Back to School Supplies
We know EVERYONE is looking forward to 1stDay of School in August, so don't procrastinate in ordering your School Supplies all in a neat box in a couple clicks!
Your Loma HSC
Loma’s Upcoming Events
August 13 1st Day of School
August 21 Fore the Kids Golf Tournament at Seascape
August 27 Back-to-School Night 6:30-8pm