October 6, 2021
Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:
The Gala this past weekend was great. It was wonderful seeing people and faces. I know the evening was a big success thanks to all the parent and community support our schools receive. There are so many thank-yous that will be coming soon.
Billy Martin, Principal
Loma Prieta Joint Union School District
THANK YOU to the volunteers, sponsors, donors, and guests who made this year’s Gala such a fun event. We not only we got to enjoy each other’s company after a long absence, but we gathered in a beautiful place for a wonderful cause. There are a couple of items and a few tickets to fun mountain parties that are still available. Check them out at our fire sale: https://one.bidpal.net/lpefgala2021/browse/all.
Make-Up Picture Day K-8 - October 28, 2021
Once pictures are available to preview online, we will notify you. You will then be able to order your child’s photos and photo packages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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&
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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/.