In this issue...
Hoedown Photos
Ecological Schoolyard
Dana Parent Tour
Box Tops
Internet Safety Presentation
Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services
Garage Sale - PLHS Women's Soccer
Quick Links 

Calendar of Events
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
5-9 Teacher Appreciation Week
8 Teacher Luncheon
13 PTA/Foundation Meetings
15 Family Dinner Night - Shades Oceanfront Bistro
17 Home & Garden Tour
22 Recycle Day
30 Spring Music Festival
4 PTA/Foundation End of Year Dinner
9 Dolphin Awards
12 Last Day of School
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.
Loma Lines Newsletter

February 2, 2014




February 14-17 - Presidents' Day Break - NO SCHOOL!
February 19 - PTA/Foundation Meetings
February 20 - Family Dinner Night - Hodads, Recycle Day
February 21 - Variety Show

Family Hoedown Photos - Online Gallery


To view the photos from last week's Family Hoedown event, click the link below. A huge thanks to Andrea Gallagher for providing her professional services and for allowing Loma Portal families to download these images for free! These images will only be available until February 10th, so check them out and easily download with the click of your mouse soon!

Ecological Schoolyard for Loma Portal
Things are moving forward on the Ecological Schoolyard (ESY) for Loma Portal! You should have received a survey from your child's class last week. We need input from all parents, teachers, and non-teaching staff before we move into the design phase in March. Please take a moment to fill out the survey form and send it back to school with your child or fill out the survey online by February 3rd. Online survey can be found HERE.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Loma Portal auditorium for our Loma Portal input session! We want your ideas!

About the Ecological Schoolyard for Loma Portal

The goal is to transform the barren asphalt school yard into a ecologically healthy and stimulating outdoor play and learning environment for the students, teachers and the community. Located directly in the run off path between Point Loma and the San Diego Bay, this school yard holds great ecological significance for the area. It is also one of the oldest schools in San Diego, celebrating it's centennial in October 2014.

Our goal is to have first project built by October 2014 in honor of the centennial. We need your help to make it happen!

This is a participatory design and build process. By engaging community organizations, students, teachers, parents, etc, we hope to create a successful model for future schools in San Diego. So far we have Principle Gerde, the PTA, Parent Foundation, the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative several local landscape architects, contractors, artists and master gardeners on board to guide and help with the process. We will need help in ALL areas and anyone can participate!
If you are interested in this project and want to help out or just stay up to date, please email Ilisa Goldman at [email protected]

Dana Middle Parent Tour 


When: Thursday February 6th, 2014
Where: Dana Middle School Auditorium-1775 Chatsworth Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Who: Parents & Students are Welcome


4th grade students and parents are invited to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Irwin and other staff members during a Q/A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs, music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Additional tours are scheduled on March 6th, April 10th, and May 1st from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Please stop by the office to sign in and receive a map of the campus. Students are welcome.

Turn in Your Box Tops!


Don't forget to turn in your box tops by February 19th to win a popsicle party for your classroom. For more information click HERE.

Point Loma Cluster Schools Internet Safety Presentation

by Darlene Kanzler

The Point Loma Cluster highly encourages you to join us for a night about Internet Safety. "You don't know what you don't know."
Thursday, February 20th from 6pm-7:30pm
PLNU Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
The Internet is an amazing place where kids like to spend lots of time socializing and exploring. Unfortunately, they often encounter too much too soon. The San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to help families manage their online lives. Learn about Snapchat, Instagram, KiK, Facebook, Ask.FM, Whisper and more. Parents and guardians of kids in 3-12th grade are invited to attend this important community event at the PLNU Liberty Station Conference Center. For more information click HERE.  

Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services


Connect, Share, Network, Inform
Join us for a Meet & Greet
We will get to know each other and discuss strengths and challenges at our schools through the lens of our student's IEP. Our goal is to build a community, provide support, and shape services and programs in our cluster that meet the needs of our students.

Tuesday, February 25th
Loma Portal Elementary School Library

Please RSVP so we can plan for resources and refreshments to Christy Scadden: [email protected] or 619-222-2289.



Garage Sale Supporting PLHS Women's Soccer
Point Loma High School Women's Soccer Boosters can help you!! We are having a garage sale and we will take your unwanted treasures off your hands! We are collecting garage sale quality items. Collection is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (February 19, 20 and 21) after 6pm and before 9pm at 4014 Orchard Avenue, 92107. After donating visit the Garage Sale on Saturday February 22nd from 7am - 12pm at 4014 Orchard Avenue, 92107. If you have big items you need help with email [email protected] or [email protected]

First donate your sellable items, then come and buy some new things! This is a great opportunity to clean out, then clean up (with good deals) and help the PLHS Women's soccer Booster.

Your comments and suggestions are very important to us. Please contact our webmaster if you would like to see additional information added to our site or to this eblast.  Information must be received by Friday to be included in Sunday's eblast.
Thank you!

Email webmaster at [email protected].