November 29, 2017
Dear Loma and CT Parents/Guardians:
Mountain Sized Classroom!
Our 7th grade Yosemite trip is underway this week. Though chilly, our young adventurers are reportedly well and having a great time. Cell service is spotty on the trail but here are a couple of images sent by chaperones. The Yosemite trip is optional for 7th grade students. The trip combines science, language arts, wilderness skills, and regional history in a world class classroom. We are very fortunate to live in a part of the country with such spectacular national park access. I appreciate that staff and parents journey with our students to make this trip one our students will remember for a lifetime. Our students will be returning to campus Friday evening between 8:00-8:30 pm. If your child has a cell phone to access when they get on the bus, you can message them after 5:00 pm.
Buy a Local Christmas Tree, Support a Local School
The Hoffner family will once again donate a portion of their proceeds to the Loma Public Education Fund (LPEF) when it hosts its annual “Loma Day” from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the family-owned Peacock Christmas Tree Farm.
Come join us for wine tasting, Archie’s Famous Turkey Gumbo and a special visit from Santa Claus & his new 9ft T-Rex Reindeer.
The farm is at 17950 Mountain Charlie Rd., just off of Hwy 17 and Summit Road. For further information, please contact Ben Abeln at 408-353-2186 Ext. 7.
Molly’s Homemade Treats and Santa Photos Featured this Saturday and Sunday at the 25th Annual Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire
Delicious easy meals from Molly are available this weekend at the 25th Annual Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire. Start off your weekend right with Molly’s homemade pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt before noon. Pick up soup, salad or mac~n~cheese for lunch (or an early dinner to-go). Shop for special holiday gifts by 50 local artists and craftspeople, buy the perfect CT wreath for your door, take a photo with Santa and listen to holiday songs by the Summit Sisters! Held in the Loma Prieta Community Center/Gym, the Holiday Faire is the CT English Home & School Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Molly’s menu with prices is attached; please note all food sales benefit CTEHSC. Admission is free, and the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, December 4, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, December 5, 10 am-4 pm
All day: Handmade gifts by nearly 50 local craftspeople and artists and CT wreaths
10 am-12 pm: Molly’s assorted pastries, fresh fruit with yogurt
12 pm-closing: Molly’s delicious soups, salads, mac~n~cheese, and cookies
1-3 pm: Free photos with Santa (donations appreciated)
3 pm-closing: Holiday music by the Summit Sisters
Kids and Company Holiday Camp - The First Week Day Camp (Jan 2 - 5)
The holiday break can be a blast with traditions, family, presents, and, of course, no school! But when there’s work to be done after all the celebrating, check out Kids and Company. Each day will feature crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and educational lessons to exercise young minds. You can just sign-up for a day or up to the whole week. There will be discounts for sibling and CTers. Please see the attached flyer.
December 2nd-3rd – Holiday Crafts Fair!
The largest fundraiser of the year for the CT Home and School Club takes place in the gym during the first weekend in December. Please consider this venue as you prepare your holiday shopping list!
Wreaths to support student travel
Want to help an 8th grader go to Washington DC this spring?
CT Eighth graders will also be selling wreaths at the Craft Faire Dec 2 & 3 in the Gym.
See’s Fundraiser to support 8th grade DC trip
Our eighth graders attending the upcoming Washington DC trip will be selling See’s Candy for the next few weeks. Please find an 8th grader or come into the school office to order your holiday candies this year! All orders need to be received by Monday Dec. 4 and will be distributed by Friday Dec 15, 2017. Thank you for supporting 8th grade!
Freshmen Residency Packets for Los Gatos High School for Fall 2018.
Please complete the LGHS Freshman Enrollment Packet for LGHS. The paper plus on-line portions needs to be completed and all forms returned to the CT Office by Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017. Please note that there will be important dates included in the packet. Please look for that calendar and make note of the deadlines and orientation events. These are scheduled by the high school and are not flexible locally. Don’t miss out! If your child is not planning on attending LGHS, please indicate that on the forms you return to the office. (I’m just giving you a heads up that this might be a good time to start looking for your favorite 3-5 pictures for the graduation slide show. Time goes by very fast from here on out.)
Wild Times @ CT English MS
Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
12/1/17 7th Grade returns between 8-8:30pm from Yosemite
12/2/17 & 12/3/17 Annual Holiday Craft Faire in the Gym
12/9/17 & 12/10/17 Goodwill Fundraiser supporting the HSC
12/13/17 School Board Mtg. Loma Forum 7pm
12/22/17 Minimum Day both schools 12:30 dismissal
12/25/17 through 1/5/18 NO SCHOOL-December Break
1/8/18 Classes resume