• October 7, 2020


    Dear CTE Families:

    Welcome to Fall. I hope this issue of Wednesday News finds you and your family healthy and well.  In this issue, you will find a joint effort between Loma HSC, CTE HSC, and Lakeside School District to support local victims of the CZU complex fire.  Please read the information enclosed to find out more information about ways you can get involved to help.



    Mountain Strong - Got Your “Santa Cruz Mountain Strong 2020” Gear? 

    Bonfire will donate a generous percentage of all profits from the sale of the gear back to LPEF.  Please use this link to learn more and see what could soon be your Mountain Stronggear!  https://www.lpef.org/merch



    Our Technology team is available to support your technology issues during school days 8am-12pm. If you encounter a technology problem, please email support@lpjusd.us. Please be aware that our technology department is limited in the support they can provide to personally owned devices. If they issue is beyond their capacity, a school issued device may be suggested. For additional information regarding tech support, please see the attached Hints and Trouble Shooting tips pdf document.


    Remote Learning Attendance Reminder

    Please contact your school office for any of the following reasons during remote learning:

    • Your child cannot log into class-email the teacher and the appropriate school office.
    • Your child had technical issues or other issues that caused them to log into class late.
    • Your child will be absent, at an appointment, or leaving class early.


    Contact: r.marin@loma.k12.ca.usfor Loma Elementary; j.bourque@loma.12.ca.usfor CTE.


    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD



    Tech Basics Boot camp for Parents, October 20th4-5pm

    5thGrade teacher Mrs. Ramsay will be hosting a technology basics workshop for interested parents. Mrs. will be covering topics that include Zoom, Google Classroom and others.  Mark your calendar if interested. Details for signing will be in next week’s News.



    Parent Resources from Student Services Team

    Parents need tips and tricks just like everyone else. Our Student Services team have curated a short list of helpful resources for parents as they continue supporting their children learning from home.



    Pumpkin Carving Contest

    It’s October and that means Halloween is just around the corner.  Time to buy and carve those pumpkins!  Be creative and enter your carved pumpkins in the Pumpkin Carving Contest. There are different decoration categories for CT students and a special category for creative parents!  


    One pumpkin per $6 entry, but no limit on how many pumpkins you can enter. Last date for entries is October 23rdand the last day for submissions is October 26th.


    Winner will be selected on October 30th by a panel of teacher judges.  See attached poster and visit https://www.ctehsc.org/ for more information or to enter the contest.


    Charleston Wrap®

    Family, Friends, and Supporters of Loma Prieta-CT English HSCs, today is the day! We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap® – and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it’s super easy! Attached to this newsletter, you’ll find a flyer with detailed instructions about how you can register online and support our goals.


    We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our organization! Together, we can ensure our organization reaches its goal – and even surpasses it!


    Thank you for your support!



    CTE and Loma HSC Parents

    We are partnering with local restaurants to coordinate our TAKE OUT AND SAVE campaign.  It’s a win-win situation — you don’t need to cook and you are supporting the home and school associations at the same time!  Mark your calendars for Pizza night on Oct 21st!  More details on take out and save with PIZZA MY HEART in Los Gatos will be available in the next Wednesday news and on the HSC websites and Facebook pages. Visit https://www.ctehsc.org/ or https://www.lomaprietahsc.org/for more information.


    CTE and Loma HSCs Helping Fire Victims

    Sadly, 115 students in the San Lorenzo school district lost their homes in the CZU fire—45 of them alone are at Boulder Creek elementary students.   Loma and CTE HSC will be partnering with Lakeside School to put together care packages for these students.  More information about what is needed and collection dates will be available soon.  Watch your HSCs Facebook page and the Wednesday News or email your HSC ctehsc@gmail.com or lomaprietahsc@yahoo.com.  



    Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire is going ONLINE!!  
    We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting the Holiday Craft Faire virtually this year. That gives us some new opportunities to expand our reach and extend the faire for a longer period of time.  

    Location:  Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire Facebook page
    Dates:  Friday, November 27th - Sunday, December 6th
    All vendors from last year will receive invitations to submit applications in the next day or two.  If you are interested or know someone who would like to apply to the faire, please email us at: lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire@gmail.com

    We would like to include our student vendors on this virtual event.  So, start creating your crafts and taking photos of them.  Student vendors may participate free of charge.  We will provide information on how to apply and how to get your crafts viewed on the page in the next newsletter.

    We look forward to a great event!! Again, any questions: lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire@gmail.com
    Adrienne (Holiday Craft Faire Chair) and Kimberley (CTEHSC VP of Fundraising)