• May 13, 2015


    Dear Loma & CT Families,


    Thoughts from Tuesday Night - Keep those red flags coming!

    I really don’t enjoy asking for money!  I certainly wish our schools didn’t need me to do so. Right now we are in the annual final push to preserve our programs and hope for expansion of options.  The red flags coming up the driveway each represent a family that has donated to the KEEP campaign.  I am very grateful for all the ways parents and guardians support our schools.  The annual Volunteer Tea is this week.  The Board of Trustees and our partners just honored the volunteers of the year.  The sweat equity on our campuses is tremendous.


    And, I know how easy it is to lose what we have built.  Without your continued support of the Loma Public Education Fund activities and KEEP campaign, we do face the reality of deciding in the next few weeks which enrichment activities to cut, which electives to eliminate, and how we will manage to wait another year to keep pace with technology innovations in curriculum.  We have sipped, and shopped, and danced, and I am even going to golf poorly on Friday, all in support of our small but enthusiastic schools.


    If you can make a donation to KEEP this year, no matter the size, please do.  I detest asking for money, but I detest cutting programs even more.  Thank you for your continued support of your amazing schools!


    Corey Kidwell



    The Nuts and Bolts Season

    Graduation/Promotion Attire – It is the time of year when families are choosing promotion/graduation attire for their 5th and 8th grade students.  We always get many questions about the “dress code” for the events.  The bottom line is that these are elementary and middle school events and school dress code is enforced.  No strapless dresses or spaghetti straps without a wrap, shawl or shrug that must remain on.  Shoes must be appropriate for the procession and climbing stairs.  Dress or skirt length must be comfortable to be worn on an elevated stage.  Students generally do dress up a little.  Young men’s shirts should be tucked in or look neat.  Ties are not required.  No low rider pants.  Our events are above a casual level but nowhere near formal.  We want students to be able to participate in the movement associated with the event and not risk embarrassment.  A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t wear it to school, don’t wear it to graduation.  If you have questions, please feel free to ask.


    Speaking of Dress Code

    Spring is in the air.  Please remember that we have a dress code at both schools.  If your student is out of dress code, they will either be asked to call home for a change of clothes or change into their PE uniform for the remainder of the day.  


    8th Grade Important Info!

    Time to get organized for CT Graduation.  We need you to send in 3 photos of your kids in digital format.  These can be of any age and in any setting - not just school.  These will be used in a slide show seen by the audience before graduation officially begins.  If there is a parent that would like to coordinate the slide show, a volunteer is welcome.  Please send your pictures via email to Corey at c.kidwell@loma.k12.ca.us.  

    Do not send originals - just digital copies.

    8Th grade Parents please see attached flyer for info about LGHS Sports Night on Monday, May 18, 2015


    Carino’s Top Ten Insights:


    Mountain Kids:

    1.     Compete with each other to see how many rollypolly bugs they can find and hold in their hands;

    2.     Debate about the type of snake they saw at school. “It was a black python”, “No, I think it was a garden (AKA garter) snake”,  “You mean a gopher snake?”, “Did it have a rattle?”; 

    3.     Spy on gophers;

    4.     Catch lady bugs and grass hoppers;

    5.     Care about water;

    6.     Think the sound of thunder is “awesome”;

    7.     Take incoming 6th grade students under their wing during their visit to CT;

    8.     Build relationships with adults on campus;

    9.     Preserver with grit and determination;

    10.  Inspire amazing parents.

    Please see attached flyers for Important OPEN HOUSE info.

    When Leyton Howard Speaks People Listen:

    Students at Los Gatos High School connect with Leyton Howard, Resource Officer at Los Gatos High, because he has earned their trust.  Leyton’s aim is straight.  He works closely with students on their turf to keep them safe.  He earns students’ trust and their willingness to listen through relationship building and availability. 


    The School Site Council is honored that Leyton has generously agreed to share his insight with us regarding student culture at Los Gatos High.  If you are interested in a glimpse into the social life on campus do mark your calendars for Wednesday evening May 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to come engage in a little Q & A session with Leyton.


    Targeted Audience:

    Parents of students in grades 4-8 and students in grades 7 and 8.


    8th grade Grad Night

    The Grad Night for all 8th graders will be held Sunday May 31, 2015 3:30 -8 pm 

    If you have not received an email regarding this event please contact

    Debbie Homeier as soon as possible at d.hurley.homeier@gmail.com


    Spa Day - Pickup

    A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make Spa Day a success! If you dropped off food in a container, it has been cleaned and is in the forum waiting for you.


    Hicklebee's Book Fair - Wed, May 20 - Fri, May 22nd - Loma Science Room (next to Loma office)

    The Loma Home and School Club is excited to announce our Hicklebee's Book Fair!   Hicklebee's will have many of their wonderful books available for K-8, as well as a selection of adult books. A portion of all sales will go to the Loma Home and School club.   We will be open from 8:00 - 9:00 AM each morning before school, during lunch and after school until 3:30 PM each day, including Open House, Thursday night.  Please sign up to help us at  http://vols.pt/8nR3CC!


    Gift Cards - THIS WEEK ONLY!  Perfect for Grads, Promotions and Teacher Thank You's!

    1.  Fill out the form attached with this weeks news, and return to Loma HSC box with check made out to LOMA HSC by this FRIDAY, MAY 15th

    2.  Nora Kim will get your cards back to you by Wed next week.

    3.  Any questions, please contact Nora at norakimd@gmail.com

    Good News from Hot Air!

    AmeriGas and Bi-State Propane have a fundraising campaign for schools. If you buy propane from one of these companies, bring in the “community/school days receipt.” AmeriGas and Bi-State Propane will total the gallons on the receipts and pay $0.02 per gallon, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year. This fundraiser runs through June 2015.

    CT lost & found is HUGE and overflowing! Please come claim your student’s water bottles, lunch bags, coats, sweatshirts, etc. before we donate them.


    Get Your Game On is back for the 7th year!  Be sure to sign-up to hold your place for four weeks of summer fun!"


    Wild Times @ CTE

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm


    Upcoming Events

    5/15/15 LPEF “Fore” the Kids Golf Tournament (see flyer)

    5/21/15 Incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation 6pm CC Room

    5/21/15 CT Open House 7pm

    5/22/15 CT Beach Day

    5/25/15 Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL

    5/27/15 Parent Info Night with Leyton Howard from LGHS 6:30 pm Loma Forum

    5/28/15 7th grade Renaissance Day

    6/1/15 CT Yearbook Assembly 1:50pm in the Gym

    6/2/15 Quarter 4 Recognition Assembly & Awards 1:30 Gym

    6/3/15 CT Fun Day & 8th grade Boardwalk trip

    6/4/15 Last Day of School-Minimum Day-12:30 dismissal

    6/4/15 8th Grade Awards Assembly 11am Gym

    6/4/15 8th grade Graduation 4pm Gym


    School starts in August on Wednesday Aug. 19, 2015