In this issue...
Food Drive
Shopping Fundraiser
First Centennial Committee Meeting
Parent Coffee with the Principal
Principal's Message
Cake Contest Winners
Thank you from the Fourth Grade
Donation Station
Operation Switch Witch
Ice Cream Shop
Quick Links 

Calendar of Events
6 Holiday Shopping Fundraiser
8 Parent Coffee with the Principal
11 Veteran's Day Holiday
12 PTA/Foundation Meetings, Take a Vet to School Day
18-22 Book Fair, Parent/Teacher Conferences
21 Family Dinner Night - Corvette Diner, Recycle Day
25-29 Thanksgiving Break
2 Dolphin Awards
5 Holiday Food & Gift Drive ends
6 Jog-a-thon Luncheon
9-13 Holiday Gift Shop
18 PTA/Foundation Meetings
19 Family Dinner Night - Rubio's, Recycle Day
20 Pajama Day
23 Winter Break begins
6 School resumes
14 PTA/Foundation Meetings
15 Kindergarten Tour
16 Family Dinner Night - Souplantation, Recycle Day
24 Winter Family Dance
30-31 Variety Show Auditions
12 Kindergarten Tour
14-17 Presidents' Day Break
19 PTA/Foundation Meetings
20 Family Dinner Night - Hodads, Recycle Day
21 Variety Show
7 Family Literacy Night
11 PTA/Foundation Meetings
15 Foundation Auction
17 Dolphin Awards
18-21 Parent-Teacher Conferences
20 Family Dinner Night - Adalberto's, Recycle Day
27 Open House
31 Spring Break begins
7 School resumes
16 PTA/Foundation Meetings
17 Family Dinner Night - Mitch's Seafood, Recycle Day
Loma Lines Newsletter

November 3, 2013




November 4 - Food Drive begins

November 6 - Holiday Shopping Fundraiser

November 8 - Parent Coffee with the Principal

November 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday 

November 12 - Take a Vet To School Day, PTA/Foundation Meetings 

November 18-22 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, Book Fair

November 21 - Family Dinner Night, Recycle Day

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break



Helping Hands Food Drive

Food DriveOur Helping Hands food drive kicks off tomorrow! Please refer to the flyer that was sent home with your Dolphin(s) last week. Each grade is asked to shop in a different grocery store section in order to ensure variety; Target gift cards are also immensely appreciated. Donation boxes are ready and waiting to be filled in each classroom. Additionally, the parents who run the Donation Station each Thursday have generously offered to exchange a treat for a food donation. Thanks so much in advance for your support! 


Suggested donations: 


KINDERGARTEN - BREAKFAST ITEMS : Oatmeal, boxed cereal, granola bars, cereal bars, protein bars, pancake mix, syrup, applesauce, hot chocolate mix, gallon juices


FIRST GRADE - PROTEINS: Canned tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon, refried beans, black beans, chili




THIRD GRADE - DRY GOODS AND SOUP: Pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, Boboli pizza crusts, pasta sauce, salad dressing, boxed potatoes, boxed stuffing


FOURTH GRADE - SNACKS: Goldfish crackers, microwave popcorn, graham crackers, Cheez-Its, Wheat Thins, chips & salsa, raisins, fruit snacks


The Jog-a-Thon pledge deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Pledges must be turned in by this date to be counted towards the special Jog-a-Thon Ice Cream Social. All students who receive $150 or more in pledges (including t-shirt sponsorship) will be recognized at this event. Please turn in your pledges to your teacher or the PTA box in the office by TUESDAY, November 5th! Thank you for your support! 

Shopping Fundraiser!


You are invited for a fun night of shopping on Wednesday, November 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Village at NTC' clubhouse in Liberty Station. You can get started on your holiday shopping from great vendors such as: Charlie's Butter, Stella & Dot, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, Essential and Sassy, Origami Owl, UGG Australia, Organolgold, The Coffee Bag Chick, and The Stronghold. There will be an Opportunity Drawing for great prizes. This is a fundraiser for our school. So come out, mingle with your friends, sample some food and drink, shop and support our Dolphins! I'm looking for a few volunteers to help with food/beverage, Opportunity Drawing ticket sales, and set up. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out for sometime on November 6. Also, there is still room for vendors. Contact me if you are interested. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
First Centennial Committee Meeting
Loma Portal Elementary School will be celebrating her 100th birthday next year. Come out and be part of the planning for a year filled with centennial events. Be part of Loma Portal's history. Thursday, Nov. 7th at 5:30pm in the Loma Portal Library.  To contact the Centennial Committee or get involved, email: [email protected].

Parent Coffee With the Principal


CoffeeCoffee with the Principal, Friday, November 8th, 9:15am in the library. Babies and Toddlers welcome!

Principal's Message Regarding AB 484 


This legislation eliminates most Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments and supports the transformation of public education. Click HERE for more information.

Cake Contest Winners


Congratulations to all of the cake contest winners at the Monster Bash.  The "Best In Show" winner was Andie Isidro in 2nd Grade, Mrs. Breadmore's class (cake at left). She won the $25 Toys R Us gift card.  A complete list of winners can be found here.


Thank you to our Monster Bash committee, the Dad's Club and all of our wonderful volunteers that made the Monster Bash a huge success!

Thank You from the Fourth Grade 
Fourth Grade sends a HUGE THANK YOU to Peter Benson, Ze' Garcia, Edie Duncan, Shaun McGinn and Amy Kinseth for braving the Silly Shower at the Monster Bash! You are awesome!

Thank you to the parents who donated their time and amazing baked goods to the Bake Sale and Silly Shower: Shannon Brown, Kaylee Leonard, Monica Brown, Kate Harris, Laura Owens, Vernice Branch, Lisa Mazat, Stephanie Dathe, Cathy Simsic, Kelly Foster, Nesha Zalesny, Denise Peralta, Jennifer Tarantino, Amber Schotemeyer, Peri Kost, and Michelle Clark.

Thanks to you Fourth Grade fundraising is off to a tremendous start!

Your Fourth Grade Coordinators,
Treyla Orzel, Dominique Mimno, Renee Hassan and Tascha Hedencamp

Donation Station


This week's Donation Station theme is fall leaves/pumpkins/ cranberries. Join us Thursday @1:10 in front of the school for some yummy treats:-)

Our school food drive has begun....if you bring a non- perishable food item, you will receive a treat of your choice.

Also, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help run the Donation Station! There are 12 more shifts before winter break, and we only have 3 filled. We cannot keep it running without YOUR help. If you can donate your time or any items, please sign up HERE. Thanks, and see you on Thursday!
It's almost time to order yearbooks! Signup envelopes will be going home with students before Thanksgiving. We've had some great events so far at Loma Portal and would love to see your photos! (First day of school, anyone? Monster Bash? Jog-a-Thon?) For possible yearbook inclusion, please email your photos to: [email protected].

Operation Switch Witch


Don't know what to do with all of that Halloween candy? Parents and students are invited to the 4th annual Operation Switch Witch on Monday, November 4th from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess goodies to the office at Fine Dentistry in the Old Town area and receive a $1.00 per pound of wrapped & unopened candy. Each child will also receive a free toothbrush! The best part? Collected candy will shipped to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude in cooperation with the California Army National Guard. Help support our troops while fighting tooth decay! Please click here  for more details.

Ice Cream Shop
Ice cream is always a dollar at the Klassic Kids Wednesday Ice Cream Shop. They feature ice cream bars. popsicles, fudgesicles, ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream cones. Klassic Kids is a non profit organization and utilizes this funding for summer field trips. Thank you so much!

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