Wednesday's News from October 15, 2014

  • October 15, 2014

    Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:

    Both Loma and CTE will be participating in the Great California Shake out on October 16, 2014.

    The earthquake drill will be conducted at 10:26am at both schools simultaneously.

    Our teachers will talk to the students about “Drop, Cover, Hold On” and will practice in class

    before the drill. If a student cannot get under a desk, they will be asked to curl up in an inside corner

    and cover their neck/head as best they can. Please discuss the importance of this drill with your


    Loma Prieta Quake Commemorative Event

    All are invited on Friday, October 17, at 4:30pm to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Loma

    Prieta Earthquake. Whether you lived on the mountain before this earth-shaking day or have moved

    here since, please join us on this special day. The event will take place at the site of the former

    location of Loma Prieta Elementary, 23845 Summit Road (location of the Gazebo and Building


    We are looking for photographs and/or stories from that time in our history that will be shared at

    the event. If you have either, please contact Christina Lopp-Schwabecher at or 831-419-4596. Please share this email with any family members

    or neighbors who might be interested.

    See you on the 17th!

    Gala Fire-Sale

    The Gala is over but you can still catch some great deals on terrific Gala Auction Items: Items still

    available are:

    - Kid Fun/Teacher Outings: Holiday Art & Craft Parties, Movie & Pizza Party, Hiking & Ice

    Cream, Bike Tour and picnic!

    - Get Fit: Personal training and Gym Memberships, Pilates and Karate!

    - Just for Adults: Margarita Fiesta, Garbage > Garden Composing 101!

    Visit the >>GALA BIDPAY<< site and click on “shop items” to start bidding. Bidding on these

    awesome items will close on Friday, October 17th. Questions? Contact

    Fundraising never tasted so GOOD!

    Join us today, October 15th at the Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza and Main Street Burgers “Giving

    Back Fundraising Program” for our schools. Don’t want to cook tonight? This will be the perfect

    way to get out of the kitchen and support our schools. Willow Street will donate 20% and Main

    Street Burgers will donate 15% for your take-out or dine-in food and beverage purchases all day –

    LUNCH AND DINNER. See you all there!

    Please do not solicit other guests on the premises!

    Carino’s Corner:

    Welcome to the “Shake Rattle, Drop & Cover and Hold” Days.

    As many of you know, we here at Loma and CTE are participating in the Great Shake Out Earth

    Quake Drill tomorrow. We are inspired to join the millions who are participating in this event.

    Ask your children about their Drop, Cover and Hold experience when they come home tomorrow.

    Up here, this time of year is particularly near and dear to our hearts and memories. Those of us who

    were living in or near Lost Gatos during the mighty Loma Prieta Quake of 89 are very likely to have

    the minutest details of their “shaky stories” engraved upon their memories. Every once in a while

    we unpack those stories and share them again in groups. As you may also know, we will be doing

    just that, sharing stories, and celebrating life tomorrow at the Loma Prieta Earthquake

    Commemorative Event. Do come and celebrate our schools’ and community accomplishments

    since that fateful day in October.

    Location: North Campus Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Enjoy exploring the Great Shake Out website

    Follow this link to try your had at this fun and informative game:

    Mrs. Carino’s Top Ten Week 8:

    1. Fall Weather burst on the scene with a power punch insisting that the “Dog Days” of

    summer change to the crisp, breezy days of fall;

    2. There is, however, still a battle between sandals and boots. Some of us are more ready than

    others to make that switch;

    3. A student who finally lost her bottom tooth proudly showed me her new trick, squishing a

    little portion of a pink tongue through the newly vacated space between her teeth;

    4. Visiting the soccer games on a Saturday. Wow! So many of our Loma and CTE (refs)

    students were on the field. I was rooting for a wealth of different colored jerseys!

    “Go Green… Go Orange… Go Blue”;

    5. Peeking in on Mrs. Dufort’s class after the flag salute, beautiful harmonies can be enjoyed as

    the class regularly warms up their voices by singing My Country Tis of Thee and America the


    6. Girls have joined the boys playing wall ball on the Loma Field. Think Coach Patino’s

    instruction in the rules of Wall Ball was the inspiration;

    7. A wild whipping wind blew in yesterday;

    8. Excited middle school students running and playing in the wind during their lunch;

    9. A murder of crows swooped, cawed in flew circles around the pines. They were just as

    excited as the middle school students;

    10. Scarecrows, spiders, skeletons, and pumpkin spiced goodies are now visiting at both