December 16, 2020
Dear Loma Families,
I cannot believe winter break snuck up on us so quickly. Wishing you and your loved ones the best this holiday season has to offer. Keep safe and keep diligent with following health and safety guidelines. We will see you all after the New Year!
Join LPEF next Tuesday, Dec 22nd from 7:15-8:30pm at the Summit Store Parking Lot for their Holiday Drive-Thru Donation Event. See information below.
LOMA PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS (LPEF)
Join LPEF next Tuesday, Dec 22nd from 7:15-8:30pm at the Summit Store Parking Lot for their Holiday Drive-Thru Donation Event, Island of Misfit Toys.
When: Next Tuesday, Dec 22nd from 7:15 - 8:30pm
Where: Summit Store Parking Lot
Come get in the Holiday spirit and visit the characters from the Island of Misfit Toys at our festive event. The Summit Store parking lot will have lights, decorations, Holiday music, and many of your favorite Misfit characters will wave from a safe distance. Drive up and hand Santa’s helper your donation while waving from your car as you drive around the island.
Donations of any amount are welcome and go directly to supporting LPEF and the programs they support (music, PE, Art, library and support services).
PLEASE REMEMBER: COVID HEALTH REGULATIONS require that:
- All family members remain INSIDE their vehicles.
- Cars should ONLY contain your immediate family members.
- WEAR A MASK while waving with windows down and making your donation.
- All LPEF Board members will remain 6ft apart and follow safety regulations
This is a fun holiday event you don’t want to miss.
LPEF - Year End Giving
As we approach the end of the year, please consider making a charitable donation to LPEF at: https://www.lpef.org. Many companies also have matching funds available so that is a wonderful way to increase your impact.
Another easy way to support LPEF is by signing up for Amazon Smile, which will donate a percentage of your purchases to LPEF at: https://smile.amazon.com/
We appreciate all of your supportas we navigate these unprecedented times!
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.
DECEMBER IS NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)was established by the United Nations as a common standard for all people across the globe. This document, established in 1948, is the first such document to declare that there are fundamental rights of every human and that these rights should be protected. User-friendly tools and other resources can be found here to learn more.
Stay safe and healthy
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
Minimum Day Friday, Dec 18th
Friday Dec 18th, all instruction will end at 12:30pm. There will be no office hours on this day. Enjoy your holiday break.
Winter Break - No School – Dec 21st – Jan 1, 2021
NEWS AND UPDATES
CT English Leo’s Club is Back
Leo’s Club is a community service organization for all CT students sponsored by the Los Gatos Lion's Club. LEOs take an active interest in volunteering in the community and supporting those in need.
The LEO's invite all CT English students to get involved, meetings are held every Monday (when school's in session) at 1pm on Zoom. Students can get the Zoom link from their ELA Google Classroom.
LEOs Holiday Activity Calendar
The Los Gatos High School LEOs have created a brand new Los Gatos Holiday Calendar for everyone in our community to enjoy, and our CT English Middle School LEOs are helping with it, too! Each day in December, a new activity on the calendar opens. Activities range from art projects and storytelling to town events and activities. The activities are appropriate for all ages, but the LEO's really wanted to create something special for elementary age children since this year has been so difficult. The LEO's hope the calendar will help families stay active and entertained during this holiday season. Dec 1st through Dec 31st at https://www.lghsleos.com
Parenting in a Pandemic
The Santa Clara County Office of Education is offering several workshops to support parents and caregivers in various topics. See attached flyer for more information.
LOMA PRIETA AND CTE JOINT HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
TAKE OUT AND SAVE - Today Dec 16th
Panda Express is on the Menu!
Our last Take Out and Save for 2020 will be a good one!! Turn off the stove, put away the pots and order in tonight! Everyone will be happy to have Panda Express for LUNCH or DINNER. Order only from Panda Express at 1700 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell from 10:30am to 9:30pm and our HSCs will get 20% back! Please make sure to show the attached coupon in store or enter 319698 in the promo code box during online checkout at order.pandaexpress.com. Spread the word to family and friends to help our HSCs-anyone can order, they do not have to have a child in the school!
Loma and CTE School Directory Update
Your connection and lifeline to our school community via our AtoZ Connect Directory and App is ready for your use, as teachers and children have been linked to their classes. We will all be making updates so the data will evolve and be more complete as more users access and enter/update their info.
Go to this link to add family, request access, update family information. See acceptable use policy ASAP and start using this amazing resource to look up class lists, parents, teachers and staff at: https://atozconnect.com/cls/login.php
Please note if you are new, you will add your family and children; if returning verify your information is correct or if you have a new child please add them.
In the attached flyer, you will find a pdf showing you the 4 short steps for updating or adding your information. It should all take you about 3 minutes to complete! If you have any issues or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our directory Guru Azadeh at AzzaLu@Gmail.com accordingly.
A HUGE Thank you to our faithful Sponsor Rebecca Smith and Karen Izzo of Sereno Group Realty for making this resource available to our school Community!
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!