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    October 21, 2020

     

    Dear CT Families:

     

    It takes a village; in our case it takes a Mountain. The Mountain Community is coming together to help children impacted by the CZU fires. Loma Elementary and CT English schools will be partnering with Lakeside and Lexington Elementary schools to collect new items for the 45 students from Boulder Creek Elementary School who lost their homes due to the fires. Loma and CT English will be hosting a donation drive on Saturday, October 24 from 9am-12pm at the Temporary Community Center. Please visit https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate or see the attached flyer to see how you can sign up to donate items. Gift cards to Target, Amazon, gas or grocery stores or cash donations are also welcome.

     

    LOMA PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS

    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

                                       

    Parent Education Resource

    Positive Discipline Community Resource (pdcr) is a resource for families in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. They have an upcoming learning opportunity for families with children age 6-12. The course is Navigating “these” School Years with PD. PDCR has extended their offer of this free resource to our Mountain families. The course is available in English and Spanish.

     

    Navigating "these" School Years with PD

    Tuesdays 6pm, Nov 3rd– Nov 24th

     

    This 4 week virtual support and learning group will bring you everything from how to address and mitigate distance learning challenges with kindness and firmness at the same time, gain encouragement strategies and learn how to win cooperation with your 6-12 year old’s. Visit their website to learn more or to register.

     

    Tech Support Email

    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 provided 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.

     

    Campus News-Track & Field Construction

    The track and field is still under construction, though it looks complete. There are hazards in the area and until the fence is down it is not safe for anyone other than construction personnel to be behind the fence. The track surfacing is still curing and has the possibility of damage if people begin to walk on it. Additionally, the grass is now beginning to root but will need 6 weeks minimum before use can be permitted. If people begin using the grass, it will not root and then die which will result in a longer time until completion. We know that everyone is excited to have the new track and field, but we want to make sure it is safe for all and the product is complete before use. Please be patient and stay behind the fence for safety and to allow the completion of the project without damage occurring.

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Please note the correct date for this event:

    Be Seen and Heard © Parent Information Evening – Nov 10th,  6pm (CORRECT DATE, NOT NOV 11)

    Be Seen and Heard is a prevention-oriented child abuse program, for all students. This program is designed to create an age-appropriate, safe and engaging environment where students will learn about the differences between safe and unsafe touch, and the importance of having trusted heroes. Parents are invited to attend this special information meeting to preview the concepts of the Be Seen and Heard program prior to student presentations.

     

    CTE HSC NEWS

    CTE’s Virtual Student Costume Parade

    Students who would like to participate in this year’s CTE virtual Costume Parade, please read the following for details!

     

    Students dress-up early, between now and Friday Oct 23rd. Then send photos of you in your costume to h.hulewat@loma.k12.ca.us by Friday, Oct 23rd. In your email, include the following (Copy + paste the form below to write your email).

     

    Student Name:_______________

    Grade:___________

    Select 1 category for your costume entry:

    *Funniest

    *Scariest

    *Realistic

    *Homemade

    *Group (for group costumes, please send all group members’ names and pictures in one email)

     

    Students are welcome to be part of the costume parade even if they are not competing! We are excited to see everyone’s Halloween spirit! A video will be compiled from the pictures and posted as “unlisted” to YouTube on Monday Octo 26thto be shared with the school community to enjoy. Staff will vote on best costumes, and winners will be announced on Friday, Oct 30th. (Video will be taken down on Monday, Nov 2nd)

     

    Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Wow, just 10 days to Halloween! Time to let your pumpkin carving skills shine. Parents and Students, we want to see your creations and you can win a prize! Enter the pumpkin carving contest now and challenge your friends!   

     

    One pumpkin per $6 entry but no limit on how many pumpkins you can enter. 

    Oct 23rd Last date for Entries

    Oct 26th Last date for submissions

    Oct 30th Winner will be selected by a panel of teacher judges.  

    See poster below and visit https://www.ctehsc.org/ for more information/to enter the contest.

     

    LOMA PRIETA AND CTE JOINT HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

    Take Out and Support your HSCs

    Pizza for the HSCs TONIGHT Oct 21st

    Finally, it’s here, pizza night!!!!  No need to cook tonight just head to Pizza My Heart from 4-9pm today at 9N Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos and pick up pizza for the family.  Check out the flyer at https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising/restaurant-fundraisers. Bring the flyer to the restaurant or mention Loma/CTE Home and School Club when you order and our HSC’s will get back 30%!!  (PS mark your calendars for Chipotle on Nov. 18th.)

     

    Donation Drive for Fire Victims this Saturday, Oct 24th

    It takes a mountain and here we go again!  The Mountain community is coming together to help children impacted by the CZU fires.  Loma and CTE English schools will be partnering with Lakeside and Lexington Elementary to collect new items for the 45 students from Boulder Creek Elementary School who lost their homes due to the fires.  Loma and CTE HSC will be hosting a donation drive from 9-12 on October 24th at the Temporary Community Center.  Please visit https://www.ctehsc.org/sign-up-shop-donate or see the flyer attached to see how you can sign up for specific items for these students.  Gift cards to Target, Amazon, gas or groceries stores or cash donations are also welcome.

     

    Charleston Wrap® & Gifts

    Don’t forget to place your Charleston Wrap Order!  This is a great opportunity for you and your family & friends to support our HSCs while taking some of the stress out of shopping.  You can shop for the holidays from the comfort of your own home!!  Signing up is super easy!  Just check out the information at https://www.ctehsc.org/ or see the attached flyer with detailed instructions about how you can register online. CTE and Loma HSCs 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 HSCs!

     

    Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire is going virtual this year

    The Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire is a time-honored tradition hosted by the CTE HSC. Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to hold the craft faire in person this year. Instead, we will be hosting a VIRTUAL faire. This gives us some new opportunities to expand our reach and extend the faire for a longer period of time.  Below are some details.

     

    Location:  Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire Facebook page

    Dates:  Friday, Nov 27th - Sunday, Dec 6th

     

    If you are interested or know someone who would like to apply to be a vendor, please email us at: lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire@gmail.com

     

    Student vendors, we would love to include you in this virtual event and it’s free for students!  Send us an email at lomaprietaholidaycraftfaire@gmail.com and let us know you are interested and we will send you an application.