News from Oct 29, 2014

  • October 29, 2014


    Dear Loma Parents/Guardians:


    Thoughts from Tuesday Night:


    It seems like I have been communicating on a number of difficult topics in the past week so tonight I am taking a page from Mrs. Carino and offering up ten cool things from the last week that I haven’t yet talked about.  Here goes:


    1.  A group of 7th grade boys and an 8th grade lead have volunteered their lunch times two days a week to help Mr. Patino with the Loma flag football league he is putting together.


    2.  Loma student council elections are gearing up and a positive campaign is under way.


    3.  Music for Loma students is humming along (sorry, I couldn’t help it) and we have an opportunity to bring in a drumming elective to CT by the second semester.  Stay tuned :)


    4.  Joey Homeier saved the day for the rest of the 8th graders by recruiting friends after school to clean up the 8th grade lunch area before they lost their lunch spot privileges.


    5.  The Boo Bash was a wild success and my family got their flu shots.  Thank you HSC!


    6.  I signed the paperwork this week for an early pay off of the construction loan for the completion of the CT campus.  This is another example of good fiscal stewardship and steady progress toward Board goals.


    7.  A new filtered water hydration station is being installed in the gym.  Get those sport bottles ready!


    8.  The 7th grade class is readying for the Yosemite adventure evidenced by lots of hiking boots being broken in on campus.


    9.  Tickets are on sale for the Loma play and auditions for the CT play begin next week.  Catch up on all the theater action at!


    10.  I got to meet “Wally the Pig” even though he was parked in the red zone.  Ms. Murto suggested I give him a “porking ticket.”  

    Wally the Pig  


    Have a safe Halloween!


    Corey Kidwell



    Mrs. Carino’s Top Ten

    1. In celebration of the 50th day of school, Mrs. Riccomini rocked-it in a pink poodle skirt, a pair of pink cat eye glasses, and a beboppin ponytail.
    2. Young friends walking arm in arm then saying goodbye just before heading into separate classes;
    3. M&Ms in the Loma staff room on Fridays; 
    4. The entire kindergarten class are just darn cute;
    5. Preparations in the CT front office for Halloween festivities in the gym.  It is a tie between the marshmallow Cubby Bunny game and the Dangling Doughnut game for my favorite;
    6. Mrs. Shoemate’s class in a line walking quietly out of the computer lab with smiles on their faces and tossing a couple high-fives my way;
    7. Teachers wearing fall coats and boots to continue coaxing in the fall weather, but agreeing to a collaborative effort to ward off the pending rain until after the Loma costume parade;
    8. Upon walking into CT’s office, I was immediately drawn to Julie’s new hair do. It must be Crazy Hair Day at CT;
    9. Seventh graders wearing hiking boots sitting on the gym stage with their boots dangling down doing The Wave;
    10. Dads blasting the Giants game on the radio while they diligently worked with hammers, rulers, pencils, drills, and a little string to transform the gym stage into a doozy of a spooky haunted house.


    Halloween Happenings – 10/31 - 12:30 Dismissal for BOTH schools

    Both campuses will be enjoying the fall traditions of Halloween.  Loma will have a costume parade at about 8:45 (in the Forum if it is raining).  CT has their assembly and costume judging at about 11:30 in the gym.  Parents are welcome to attend both activities.  Loma students will be going home for lunch so please pack a healthy snack to get them to 12:30 and balance out anything else they might eat.

    Loma students come in costume.  CT students will have a short break to change into costumes.  The best part of Halloween is the kids dressing up and having fun.  Please help your student make good choices about school appropriate costumes.  Costumes must not impede mobility or present an unreasonable distraction.  Gore should be limited at school and saved for evening festivities.  Weapons of any kind are not allowed on either campus and will be taken from students.  This includes toy guns, swords, light sabers, and the like.  If in doubt, PLEASE leave it out. 

    If your family is contributing anything to a class celebration, please make sure it is PEANUT FREE.  This includes checking the label for peanut oils or processing with peanuts.  I understand this requires more of you, but the safety of our students is paramount.  Thank you!

    Book Fair Announcement

    Our Scholastic Book Fair is back!!- Please come and celebrate literature! Did you know that reading is the most important skill you can teach a child? Of all the skills kids learn, it is the one you can influence the most and it’s the door opener to future learning and success down the road for our children.


    Our Book Fair is part of a reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more! And let’s not forget- the Book Fair is a great fund raiser that both parents and kids can enjoy together! Please remember that all purchases benefit our school libraries and is the ONLY source of money for the Library books and



    Book Fair Dates: Monday through Thursday, November 17-November 20

    We will be in need of volunteers to help us in many aspects. Please be sure to lend a hand as there are many different times and skills needed for this event. It’s easy to sign up! Please follow the below link to Sign Up Genius:


    Note: Sign Up Genius does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. The teachers will take the kids to the Library on Monday & Tuesday to preview the books that will be for sale starting Monday at noon.

    Shopping Hours on Monday and Tuesday: 12:00pm until 4:00pm

    Shopping Hours on Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00am until 4:00pm


    If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from now until November 29. Books purchased online will be shipped to the school in time for the holidays.


    Pre-Sale: Reserve your copy of Wimpy Kid 9 today for $8.99! To order your copy, complete the Pre-sale form below. There is no cost for shipping, and remember, each purchase benefits our school!