• November 12, 2020


    Dear Loma Families:


    We all hope that yesterday’s mid-weekday off was a treat. I know it was a great day to get caught up on some lingering things. Veteran’s Day holiday is about honoring, acknowledging and thanking the men and women and their families who served or are serving in a branch of our military. We here send you all thanks for your courage and sacrifice.


    Tomorrow, November 13th, is World Kindness Day. I invite you to take the opportunity to do a random act of kindness for another human being.



    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 Strong gear!  https://www.lpef.org/merch


    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 provide to personally owned devices. If the 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.


    Technology Reminder

    I would like to remind everyone a couple things regarding distance learning. The first is to keep in mind that virtual lessons are just like the classroom but occur in multiple student homes. Other family members in these homes may hear and see what is happening in distance learning classrooms. This is important to remember as you go about your business while your child is connected to his/her virtual classroom. The second is that the recording of any kind and with any device of Zoom classrooms without the prior consent of the teacher and the school principal is prohibited by California Ed Code. Additionally, downloading or distributing any whole or part of virtual lessons in any form is strictly prohibited. Doing so may be a violation of the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


    Little Food Pantry

    Skyland Community Church has taken its food pantry outside. How does it work? "Give what you can. Take what you need." This is all about neighbors helping neighbors. The goal is to help relieve the burden of food insecurity for individuals and families on the mountain. Take only what you need, or donate items that are unopened, unused and unexpired. It's open on the front porch of the church for those who need 1-3 days’ worth of food.  Please spread the word!  The pantry keeps getting donations almost daily:) There are boxes of books for those missing the library too.  Kids drinks and snacks and pop-top canned meals seem to be going quite well along with toiletries.  Thanks all for making this a great addition to our community!  It is open 24/7 on the front porch of the church's steps at 25100 Skyland Road, Los Gatos, CA.  Any Questions?  Call Reverend Melanie Weiner at 408-353-1310 or contact the coordinator Shannon Edwards at: shannonedwards14@gmail.com


    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD



    Loma Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences – Nov 16th- Nov 20th

    K-5 Fall Conferences will be held the week of Nov 16th to Nov 20th. During conference week, students will still attend all specialist classes PE, Music, Science, Library) at their regular, currently scheduled times. There will be no minimum days during conference week, however you can expect an increase in asynchronous learning activities during that week to accommodate conferences. Your child’s teacher will share your child’s report card during your scheduled conference. You will be able to view and print your child’s report card through the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Nov 20th. If you need assistance with your PowerSchool parent account information, please contact Julie Bourque at j.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us



    Hello From Loma Staff

    Interacting with kids is one of the things we miss the most while in distance learning. Having kids in front of us-making us laugh, watching them grow, witnessing them solving problems-these are the things that bring educators joy. Trying to replicate that through a computer screen just isn’t the same. So, with the creativity of Ms. Sullivan, teachers and staff have complied a “We Miss You” message for students and families. Here is a link to the video that you can watch video at your leisure. You are missed and we can’t wait to have you back on campus!


    Loma and CTE Scholastic Book Faire – Nov 9th – Nov 22nd

    The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our students. Features include:

    • Loma Prieta School District’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
    • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our fair.
    • Every dollar you spend will benefit our schools directly (25% back in rewards!)


    Save these dates and view our school’s fair site:

    Fair Dates: Nov 9th – Nov 22nd

    Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lomaprieta


    Links to the virtual flyers for the book fair:

    Elementary:  https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-SBF-booklist/F20-SBF-booklist.html#p=1

    Middle School:  https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-MS-booklist/F20-MS-booklist.html#p=1


    We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair! Questions? Please contact either Mrs. F or Mrs. Ammirati at:

    Loma:  n.fichthorn@loma.k12.ca.us

    CTE:  s.ammirati@loma.k12.ca.us



    Charleston Wrap® & Gifts

    Only two weeks left of our fundraiser and we’re counting on your support! Help us reach our goal of $5,000.  


    Shop this Holiday Season from the safety and comfort of your own home. ALL products ship directly to your doorstep! Let's shop and give back -all money raised will go directly to Loma Prieta and CTE HSCs enriching the students and teachers with programs, events and activities in and outside of the classroom. 


    Have you registered yet? Can you send 10 email invitations to your friends & family tonight and help us spread the word?


    See the attached flier or visit https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising/charleston-wrap to get started.   #charlestonwrap #weneedyourhelp



    It’s Almost Time to Order Chipotle Take Out for our Schools!

    Great news, no need to cook dinner next Wednesday, Nov 18th and help us support our HSCs! See the attached flier or visit https://www.ctehsc.org/fundraising/restaurant-fundraisers to find how to order in-store and on-line at the Los Gatos Chipotle location and help our HSCs raise money for the teachers and students. 


    COVID Friendly Goodwill Drive and E-Waste Collection – Dec 5tand 6th in new Location

    Finally, the Goodwill Truck is returning to the mountain!!! The truck will be at the Summit Vet Parking Lot on Dec 5th and 6th from 9am to 4pm. Time to get rid of the boxes and E-Waste that you have been saving since the spring and do another sweep and clear out your closets, garage and storage units of unwanted items (not garbage please).  Help us fill a truck (or two)! The Goodwill Drive was a huge success in the past and the community has missed the convenience of getting rid of gently used items and E-waste while supporting CTEHSC.  See attached flier for more information.


    Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire

    Not only is the Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire going virtual, you will have more time to shop this year!  Stay tuned as we go live on Friday, Nov 27th.  Shop the faire until Sunday, Dec 6th!!


    The Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire is a time-honored tradition hosted by the CTE HSC; we’ve overcome so many obstacles including fires, construction and rainstorms to bring you the faire you all love.  We won’t let Covid stop us! Follow the Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1910783055808591 and be ready for some amazing shopping opportunities!