September 15, 2021
September is National Preparedness Month. No one knows the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies more than those living in our community. The ever-present thoughts of fire and earthquake are all too real when living in the mountains. This year the preparedness theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” To learn more about how you can be prepared, visit https://www.ready.gov/september.
17 Days to Go! The LPEF Gala is just around the corner! Have you gotten your ticket yet? If not, visit www.LPEF.org to secure your seat at the table! The Gala Committee has been getting some amazing live auction items ready for you to bid on so make sure you are there on the night of Saturday, October 2nd, 4-10pm at Maison Du Lac.
Are you interested in getting more involved? Please reach out to us! We are in need of event volunteers throughout the year, including for the Gala. You can sign up to help at the Gala here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa5a72ca0f8cf8-2021.
We hope to see you there!
Frequent absences from school are cause for concern. Students who miss just one or two days of school each month risk falling seriously behind. Being absent from school can lead to significant problems. Students who miss many days of school are more likely to fail classes, drop out from school, and have poor relationships with parents, teachers, and peers. Please remember that every absence matters. If you need support with your child’s attendance, please reach out to your child’s teacher or to Billy Martin. Thank you for supporting your child in their attendance at school.
If your child needs to be absent from school, please notify your child’s teacher(s) and the appropriate school office.
Research demonstrates that the more of these developmental assets students have, the more likely that student is to grow into a thriving adult. Project Cornerstone is one of the programs we incorporate into our school community to build assets among our students. You can visit the Project Cornerstone website for more information. Each month of the calendar year highlights an asset with resources that you can access to learn more about how to support the particular asset at home. September’s Asset is:
Asset #6: Parent(s) are actively engaged in helping young person succeed in school.
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta JUSD
Fall School Picture Day K-8 - September 28, 2021
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NEWS AND INFORMATION
Picture Day for both schools will be on Tuesday, September 28th. Details on how to order pictures will come out next week.
Parents & Visitors on Campus
ALL visitors, including parents, MUST check in at either the Loma Office or the CT Office before entering campus-NO EXCEPTIONS during school hours (8:20-2:45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8:20-1:30 Wednesday). It does not matter the reason for your visit to campus (picking up your child early, dropping off a backpack or lunch, etc.), you must sign in at the office and be issued a Visitor badge. This visitor badge must be affixed to the outside of your clothing, visible to staff and students. If a visitor’s badge is not visible, you will be asked by a staff member to go to the office to check in. When you are asked by a staff member to go to the office to check in, please do not be rude to the staff member. This is a protocol meant to keep our kids safe.
Lunch Yard Duty Volunteers Needed
We are currently looing for vaccinated volunteers to supervise lunch recess. This is a great way to get involved in our school community in an outdoor setting. Help is needed: 11:20-12:00 at the Loma 1-5 playground; 11:20-12:00 at the Kindergarten playground; and 12:00-12:30 at the CT blacktop. If you are interested in helping 1 or more days a week, please contact Billy Martin.
LOMA & CTE HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
We are excited to remind you about our fun and delicious monthly fundraiser. Tea Fermata in Los Gatos ALL DAY today, September 15th. Bring along the flyer and mention “CT English” at check out so that our kids benefit from this fundraiser.
Goodwill truck is coming to the school Saturday, October 30th, from 10am-2pm. Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets, dressers, garage, etc., to raise some funds for our schools.
Don’t forget to order your flower bulbs. Sale ends October 15th. See attached flyer for more details.
Stay tuned for more details on the Holiday Craft Faire as we continue to navigate Covid protocols.
We are still looking for a Secretary for CTE HSC Board. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com. If you wish to get updates via email, register your family information on the AtoZ tool. https://lomaprietapto.membershiptoolkit.com/home.
LOMA PRIETA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/CT ENGLISH MIDDLE SCHOOL REUNION
An "All Classes" Reunion of Loma Prieta and CT English alumni will be held at the gazebo on the north campus September 18, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Free One-On-One Math Tutoring
The new school year has started, and Mountain Math Initiative is ready to offer FREE math support for Kindergarten-Algebra 1 students. The best time to start is before any struggles in math become apparent. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be matched with a tutor. For more information about all of The Mountain Math Initiative programs and volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.mtmath.org/.