Wednesday September 29, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians:
This weekend is the LPEF Gala. This is a not to be missed event that raises money to fund several of our school programs. Our students would not have the full educational experience they have access to if it were not for the efforts of LPEF and event such as the Gala. It is not too late to reserve your ticket to attend. Ticket information can be found later this his newsletter.
I want to give a huge shout out and thank you to those who have supported the Gala already. Not only ticket buyers, but bidders and donators! So many parents have donated to classroom baskets and class treasures. Your generosity is sure to make this one of the best Galas ever!
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta Joint Union School District
News and Information
Parking Lot Reminder
Thank you for your continued patience in the parking lot. I want to remind everyone of a few things when dropping off and picking up your child:
- The safety of our students and staff is our first priority when it comes to the parking lot and traffic flow. Keeping traffic off Summit Road is part of that safety commitment. As difficult as it is to hear, preventing you from waiting in traffic lines is not the main concern when it comes to the parking lot. Plan for your pickup accordingly by giving yourself plenty of time. Being in a hurry is a sure way for things to go wrong. Arrive early and park or even arrive a little bit later after most of the traffic has left.
- Staff members who are in the parking lot are there to keep everyone safe. Please be kind to them. It is a dangerous and thankless job.
- When entering our school driveway off Summit Road:
- The right lane is for CT only pick up. With the bus lanes, there is only room at the school pick up lane in front of CT for about 5-6 cars. That is not enough to prevent a backup onto Summit Road.
- The left lane is for parents picking up at Loma who have only Loma students, CT students with Loma siblings, or accessing the lower parking lot. This lane will back up prior to our 2:45pm release time.
- There is NO NEED to yell at anyone!
- See the included map for a visual.
Thank you for your help with this challenging issue. Being patient, giving yourself plenty of time and resigning to the fact that you will wait in traffic lines will help our entire school community stay safe.
CTE Sports-Basketball Coaches Needed
The CTE sports program is looking for basketball coaches for the upcoming season. If you are interested in coaching one of our teams please contact our Athletic Director, Nancy Lanovaz, at email@example.com
CT Student Visits to Summit Store-Update
Thank you to all the parents who sent me messages that you have had conversations with your child at home about what your family expects when it comes to behavior when out in the community. It is so important that our kids know that school and home talk with one another and share information.
Lunch Yard Duty Volunteers STILL Needed
We are currently look for vaccinated volunteers to supervise lunch recess at Loma, CT and Kindergarten. 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.
Couldn’t make it to back-to-school-night? Want to relive the excitement of having a real-live back-to-school-night? Here is a brief 2-minute video created to capture the evenings.
Developmental Assets News and Updates
Project Cornerstone is one program we use to build Developmental Assets among students. ABC (Asset Building Champions) Readers is a Project Cornerstone activity where trained adults visit elementary classrooms and read stories, lead discussions, and share activities that support students in feeling valued, respected, and known. October’s book is Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud. After the reading of this book, “Filling Buckets” will become a common and often heard part of our school rhetoric. Filling Buckets is a simple and powerful analogy for being kind to others.
October’s Asset is:
Asset #2: Young person and their parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s).
Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Parent Engagement Program is presenting a Social Emotional Learning event for parents and educators. If you are interested in learning how to support your children’s growth and acquisition of Developmental Assets, consider registering for this event. The series will be held virtually Wednesday October 6, 13, and 20. To learn more or to register, visit: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=638863&
LPEF Gala this WEEKEND! It’s not too late to buy your tickets for the Gala being held at Maison De Lac on Saturday, October 2nd 4-10pm.
Dust off those glad rags that have been hiding in your closet and join us for a beautiful night of celebration for our schools.
Tickets available at LPEF.org
Next week we will be busy bees at Gala HQ and will need all hands on deck. If you can volunteer a couple of hours, that would be amazing! Sign up here to help out: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa5a72ca0f8cf8-2021
It takes a mountain!
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.