• May 12, 2021

     

    CT Families,

    May is a busy month as we recognize teachers and classified staff for their contributions to the lives of young learners and mothers for their never-ending job of raising children who are smart, kind, and good human beings. We also celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. And, as the weather begins to warm, May is also National Wildfire Awareness Month.

    Around campus, things continue to buzz with the sounds of young people socializing, rekindling friendships, and learning. These are sounds we happily welcome.

     

    LPEF NEWS

    KEEP Update

    Our KEEP! SOS campaign is going strong. We are making giant strides towards raising the funds to KEEP programs and KEEP excellent teachers in our schools.  Check out the latest participation rates and donation totals:  https://keep.causevox.com. Together, our SUPER efforts are making a difference towards funding educational programs at Loma Elementary and CT English Middle schools.

    If you have not done so yet, Make Your Donation NOW to Save Our Schools, www.lpef.org/donate.

    We would love to have 100% participation from all families. Choose the Donation amount and option that works for you. The below recommended donation figures are based on past participation rates:

    School Family Monthly gift $125.00 / One-time gift $1500

    Single Child: Monthly gift $84.00 / One-time gift $1000

     

    Save the Date – May 21st LemonAID Celebration & Donation Drive - 6-10pm 

    Food, Music, & Movie!  Yes - A Real Mountain Celebration!   

    Bring your completed vaccine card, take a free Covid test, pick up a free home test donated by Renee Young, MD of Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness, (more details to follow) or purchase a low-cost self-administered home test and come celebrate together for the first time in a year! RSVP is required and there is a 300 person maximum occupancy.   See Evite for more details, LPEF LemonAid Event

     

    Thank You’s!!

    Thank You to our new Leadership Circle members.  We appreciate your generosity. Twenty-nine families stepped up their giving this year and joined our new Leadership Circle. If you are interested in giving at this level, you can learn more at: LPEF Leadership

    Thank you to our new monthly giving members. Our Monthly Giving program is a critical funding channel which ensures LPEF of a predictable income all year round. To join our Monthly Giving program, check out, LPEF Monthly Giving

    Have you seen all of the LPEF Stories and Features? Check out our Website for interviews with teachers and to catch up on our FUN Superhero videos: Stories and Features

    Show us how you FUNdraise. Send your pictures, videos, and stories to KEEP@lpef.org and we will showcase them on our website. Send us videos of your kids describing their best moments at school or photos showing their fun learning experiences, share fundraising stories or tell us what you LOVE about our schools and why you are involved. 

    WE NEED YOU! Join our community of superheroes by setting up a fundraising page: https://keep.causevox.com/signup

    Learn more about LPEF: https://www.lpef.org

    Questions about our KEEP Campaign? KEEP@lpef.org 

    Financial questions: treasurer@lpef.org

     

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    CTE & LOMA JOINT NEWS & INFORMATION

    5th & 8th Grade Graduating Families

    To honor our graduates, we’ve worked with a local shop to make Graduation Lawn signs for Loma and CT graduates. Each lawn sign costs $25 and includes a stake. 

    If you are interested in ordering a sign:

    1. Submit your order through THIS FORM
    2. Send payment via PayPal to: treasurer@lpef.org

    We will be finalizing the orderMay 17th. We will not be purchasing extra signs - so don’t miss out! 

    We’ll email everyone who orders a sign with exact dates and times for pick up but hoping ~ week of May 24th.

    For more information, please visit lpef.org/class2021

     

    Daily Home Symptom Screening for ALL K-8 Students on Campus

    Daily Home Symptom Screening-Applies to ALL GRADES & ALL STUDENTS K-8 WHO ARE LEARNING ON CAMPUS! TO BE DONE EACH MORNING THAT YOUR CHILD WILL BE ON CAMPUS FOR INPERSON INSTRUCTION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS!! REPEATED NEGLIGENCE IN COMPLETING THIS FORM COULD RESULT IN YOUR CHILD BEING PLACED IN DISTANCE LEARNING.

    Each day that your child will be on campus for in-person instruction, parents and/or guardians will be required to complete a home symptom screening. This screening will be completed through PowerSchool. Follow the steps below to access the form via PowerSchool. If you have any login issues, please contact Julie Bourque. 

    1. Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool
    2. Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
    3. Select the 2021 In-Person COVID-19 Student Daily Check In
    4. Complete the form and submit

    This symptom screening is open and must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to arriving on campus. If you are having difficulty accessing the form, please contact Julie Bourque for help and support. Students who arrive to campus without a completed Home Symptom Screening will be removed from class and a health screening will be conducted.

    Daily Home Symptom Screening Tips & Tricks:

    • Complete the form the morning of in-person instruction. Do not complete the form the night before.
    • Do not use the PowerSchool mobile app. Access the form using an internet browser. You can access on your mobile device as long as it is via an internet browser and not the mobile app.
    • If you have issues, try a different internet browser. Google Chrome has proven to be problematic with PowerSchool.
    • Make sure you are logged into PowerSchool through the Parent Portal and not through the Student Portal.
    • Use the link provided, Parent Portal of PowerSchool.Do not Google PowerSchool. It will direct you to an incorrect link.

    School Attendance Reminder

    State and Federal law require that school aged children be enrolled and attend a public, private, charter, or homeschool. If your child is enrolled but NOT attending or participating, they may be considered truant. If you are experiencing difficulty supporting your child’s attendance at school, reach out to school-there may be ways we can help.

     

    CTE NEWS & INFORMATION

    8th Grade Families Going to Los Gatos High School-Message from LGHS

    Hello Future Wildcats,

    All enrolled, incoming athletes and families are invited to attend our annual 8th grade sports night. This year’s event will be held virtually and will include a 30-minute webinar for general sports information. After the general webinar students and parents will be able to meet with up to 3 different coaches online through google meets to learn about the different sports programs offered at Los Gatos High School. The meeting will take place online on Monday May 17th beginning at 6pm

    Please click the link below to join the webinar at 6pm:
    https://lgsuhsd.zoom.us/j/98942747586?pwd=T2Y4U0luSm1zYWtEYTdGaGNEelFqQT09
    Passcode: LGHS

    After the General Information Session there will 3 breakout sessions for students and parents to attend in order to meet the coaches, sign up, and get information about summer schedules, try outs and start dates.

    Link: Eighth Grade Sports Night

    • Visit each sport’s google form to sign up in order to be added to their contact list.
    • This link also includes the meeting links for each breakout session as well as the head coaches’ email.

    Break Out Session Times
    Session #1 6:35-6:50
    Session #2 6:55-7:10

    Session #3 7:15-7:30

    Revisit Links for Q & A 7:30-8:00pm

    All athletes and parents are encouraged to attend.

    Go Cats!

    Kenny Perrotti, CAA

    Athletic Director

    Los Gatos High School

    kperrotti@lgsuhsd.org

    408-354-2730 ext 370

    CTE HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

     

    OTHER NEWS

    KIDS AND CO

    LPJUSD presents Kids & Company Summer Day Camp starting June 14th through July 16th 

    It’s time to start planning for summer enrichment activities and Kids & Company is here to help with “Super Sci-Fi” Day Camp. Each week of camp is based around a different theme and all include cooking, water play, games, crafts, an optional dress-up day, and science lessons, too.

    The summer camp program is incorporating National Best Program Standards for Extended Day School Programs by including scheduled time for the “3Rs”.  Lessons will focus on science, history, nutrition, and activities to increase the self-esteem of our campers. Our child-to-staff ratio is 12:1 or better.

    The program is flexible by design so you can enroll for the full summer or only choose to attend some of the camps.  So, whether you are looking for weekly enrichment or an occasional adventure right here on the mountain, Kids & Company has a camp for you. Please see flyer below and for more information please contact Bridget at 408 353-KIDS (5437) or email at b.freiri@loma.k12.ca.us.

     

    KEEP Your Cans and Bottles!

    Do you have empty aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles? We’d love them!

    Loma and CT parent and Youth Leader Lisa Sullivan is organizing a can and bottle drive from now through May 28th. Eligible cans and bottles can be dropped off to campus any day of the week for our families in the district, and also on Wednesdays for community members. These empty containers will then be taken to the recycling plant for the cash refund they provide.

    What? Empty aluminum cans and plastic drinks bottles (see attached flyer for specifics – NO glass please)

    When? Now through May 28th

    Where? Kids at Loma and CT can drop their items to the school curb as they are dropped off for school. Community members can drop the items to the bins outside the CT office any Wednesday between now and May 26th. (Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask on campus).

    Please note we cannot accept alcoholic beverage containers on campus, but Lisa will organize collection of these items if you have them. See contact details in the flyer.

    ALL CRV MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TO THE KEEP CAMPAIGN! Please save every eligible item you have, and I promise it will make a difference!

     

    Free One-On-One Math Tutoring K-8

    Due to the great response from the community, The Mountain Math Initiative is pleased to announce additional services to support our kids. We are now able to add free scheduled one-on-one math and physics help for students that benefit from individualized tutoring. We have many dedicated Loma and CT alumni volunteers that would love to work with our community’s kids. If you are interested in setting up free one-on-one tutoring, specified to your child's needs, please reach out to the MMI Volunteer Coordinator, Marcella Jones, at mountainmarcella@gmail.com to be matched with a tutor. For more information about all of The Mountain Math Initiative programs, please visit https://www.mtmath.org/

     

    LG Recreation Summer Fun

    LGS Recreation’s fee-based Summer Fun Academy is open to all student’s 1st-8th grade.  The program provides students the opportunity to strengthen their academics and to get outside and play during the summer months through a wide range of challenging, engaging, and fun programs!This multi-week program with instructional tracks, similar to “periods” within a traditional school day.  A cohort of 14 students will rotate together through a track consisting of 4 “periods” each day.  Each “period” will run for 45 minutes.  The goal of the program is to mix both enrichment and athletics programs into each track to give students a wide variety of exciting activities to participate in during the summer. Tracks have been designed to provide a variety of experiences for all students. Individual class periods are not interchangeable, and registration is for the full 4-part track. This protects student cohorts and for the safety of all children, class periods may not be prorated or exchanged.