• May 19, 2021

     

    Loma Families,

    As we are in the final stretch of this very unusual school year, it has been great to see some of our normal routines returning to the school campuses. I cannot wait for the day when I can experience Loma and CT traditions that our students, staff and I have missed. Like many of our kids, I have yet to see how things really go around here.

    I hope that you enjoy these last few days, the warm weather, and time with family. Thank you all for the continued patience and supporting your kids in their learning.

     

    LPEF NEWS

    This Friday, May 21st LemonAID Celebration and Donation Drive - 6-10pm

    Food, Music, & Movie!  Yes - a real mountain celebration!   

    Come celebrate together for the first time in a year! After review with the district and because there will be live music, this event will follow the guidelines for Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances which does not have a requirement for testing or vaccines.

    All other event requirements such as limiting attendance to 300, attendees must RSVP and check in upon arrival are required. Each family will be assigned a "seat" on the grass to ensure 6'+ distancing from others at all times. 

    Join us for LemonAID, food trucks, live music by the Summit Sisters, a movie and mountain friends. See the Evite for more details and RSVP to secure your spot, LemonAid Evite.

    Donate this Week – Another Matching Opportunity!!

    We are thrilled to share that we have another amazing matching opportunity. All donations up to $38,500 made between May 17th– May 28th will be matched by our amazing sponsors, https://keep.causevox.com/.

    Make Your Donation NOW to Save Our Schools atLPEF Donate. We are in the final countdown with 10 days remaining to reach our goal and we are CLOSE! Choose the donation amount and option that works for you. Thank you to ALL of you who have already stepped up and donated!!!

    Single child donation - Annual gift $1000 /Monthly gift $84.00

    Family donation - Annual gift $1500 / Monthly gift $125.00

    Leadership Circle - $2,500+ see LPEF Leadership

    Questions? finance@lpef.org

    Thank You to our S.O.S Super-Hero Dream Team!!

    Thank you to the dream team of parent volunteers who have spent countless hours running this campaign, soliciting donations, making phone calls, planning events, creating content and visuals, posting updates on social media and our website. We are incredibly grateful and overwhelmed with the amazing progress you have driven. Thank you, thank you to Tiffaney Gallup, Jennifer Chen, Ruth Gantly, Elyse Fairweather Haye and Lauren Gallagher. Also, a big thank you to all of our teacher, grade-level and community members who have stepped up to help support our school!

    Billy Martin, Principal

    Loma Prieta JUSD

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Regular Board Meeting                     May 26th

    Memorial Day-No School                  May 31st

    Last Day of School                           June 3rd

     

    CTE & LOMA JOINT NEWS & INFORMATION

    District Borrowed Laptops and iPad Return

    If you borrowed a district device for your child(ren) to use during this past school year, plan to return those devices to the district office by 5:30 p.m. on June 3.

    Middle School students will return their issued devices on their last day of on campus instruction. Cohort 1 is June 3rd, Cohort 2 is June 1st. Cohort 2 students: if this return date will prevent you from connecting to your classes on June 2nd and June 3rd and you have no other device at home to use, please email techsupport@loma.k12.ca.us letting them know you need your device until June 3rd. Plan to return your issued device to the CTE Office on June 4th.

    Spring Photo Update

    Please check your email for a message with instructions for viewing spring photos that were taken on campus at the end of April. The message came from our school offices. If you cannot locate the message, check your junk folder. If you need it resent, contact your child’s school office:

    Loma: r.marin@loma.k12.ca.us

    CTE: j.bourque@loma.k12.ca.us

     

    LOMA NEWS

    Library news

    All library books need to be returned before next Friday, May 28th. Any questions, please contact Ms. Fichthorn at n.fichthorn@loma.k12.ca.us

     

    LOMA HSC NEWS

    Order your Loma Yearbook and submit your photos by May 20th

    Yearbooks will be shipping after we have our Spring photos back, later than usual this year. This gives you more time to order and submit your photos.

    We need more photos!! Please submit pictures of your kids during this year to our Google Photos Album. These can be first day of school, Zoom, sports, or any fun activities. With fewer activities on campus this year, it's especially important that we get photos from parents to fill out our yearbook.

    Yearbooks are $21.89 ($23.48 w/tax)-order directly with Tree-Ring. Visit www.treering.com/validate. Enter our school’s passcode: 101404916313901

    Loma Jog-A-Thon is On!!

    Mark your calendars for May 28th. We have corporate sponsor spots and family sponsor spots available. Check our Facebook Loma HSC page and website for additional info at: Loma HSC. See attached Pledge and Permission Form. 

    Kona Ice Truck

    We are having Kona Ice truck at the North Campus after school. Link for preorders will be provided at a later date. More details coming soon!

     

    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 attached flyers. For more information, contact Bridget at 408 353-KIDS (5437) or email at b.freiri@loma.k12.ca.us.

     

    OTHER NEWS

    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 Bourquefor 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.

    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 opened 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.