May 26, 2021
It is hard to contemplate that this is our last full week of this school year. Next Monday is a holiday and school will not be in session and Thursday is our final day of the school year.
I hope that you all enjoy a restful and much needed summer break.
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
Regular Board Meeting May 26th
Memorial Day-No School May 31st
Last Day of School June 3rd
1st Day of School August 12th
INCREDIBLE NEWS Our community has raised over $680K with 3 days remaining in the LPEF KEEP! 2021 campaign.
THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers, donors, parent champions, fundraisers, friends, families, teachers and staff, and community members for your incredible support! Our schools are the heart of our community.
THANK YOU to all who came out and enjoyed LemonAID. It was great to see everyone celebrate together for the first time in a year! This event was jointly hosted by LPEF and LPCF (Loma Prieta Community Foundation). A special thank you to Robin and Mark Porter and the incredible Los Gatos Lions Club for all of their hard work.
THANK YOU to our wonderful main sponsors - Rebecca Smith and Karen Izzo - Sereno Real Estate Team, for their continued support for our schools. We could not have done it without the Summit Sisters, who kicked off the event and gave their time and talent on a wonderful Friday night. Thank you to Casey Walter and Jennifer Salas Coscarart who were our Lemon Maid dream team, to Azadeh Nolan, the Summit Store, Silver Mountain Vineyard, and Renee Young, MD Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness for all stepping up to help make this event possible. The wonderful display and decor was brought to you by Dina's Deluxe Events.
If you have yet to donate to KEEP! 2021, please do so as every amount count, LPEF Donate.
- 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
LOMA & CTE JOINT NEWS AND INFORMATION
District Borrowed Laptops & 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. You will return your device to your 1st period classroom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org letting them know you need your device until June 3rd. Then plan to return your issued device to the CTE Office on June 4th.
Spring Photo Update
Jim Nelson Photography has recently updated our photo gallery. For any families that were missing their child’s photo, please check the gallery again. If you have difficulties accessing the gallery or need the information, please email the appropriate school office for support.
School Library Book Return
Please remind your child to return any and all library books ASAP. Students can return books to their classroom teachers, the school offices, or the return box at either school library. The Loma Library has almost 300 books checked out that need to be returned! If you have any questions regarding lost or damaged books, email Mrs. Fichthorn at Loma or Mrs. Ammirati at CT for more information.
Will be parked by Building Blocks Friday, May 28th. Link for preordering: Kona Ice
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.
- Login into your Parent Portal of PowerSchool
- Click on Forms in the left-hand navigation menu
- Select the 2021 In-Person COVID-19 Student Daily Check In
- 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.
KIDS & CO
LPJUSD Presents Kids & Company Summer Day Camp starting June 14th through July 16th
Last days to sign up for Summer Day Camp. We need at least 10 campers per week in order to remain open for that week. If you are thinking about Kids and Co this summer, please sign up by this Friday, May 28th.
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 email@example.com.
KEEP Your Cans and Bottles! - Final Days
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.