In this issue...
Donations Needed
Hoedown Photos
Ecological Schoolyard
Box Tops
Internet Safety Presentation
From the District
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 9, 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
Donations Needed
The nurse's office is requesting new or gently used clothing items, children's sizes 5-10. Please drop off boys' underwear, girls' bottoms (i.e. shorts and pants) and unisex sweaters & jackets to the office. Thank you, in advance, for your contributions!
Last Chance! Family Hoedown Photos - Online Gallery
To view and download the photos from the recent 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 don't wait - and easily download with the click of your mouse soon!
Ecological Schoolyard for Loma Portal

Thank you everyone who has filled out a survey for the Ecological Schoolyard at Loma Portal! We have extended the survey collection date until Friday February 14th to make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. If you have not filled out a survey, you can fill one out on-line with the following links:


For Parents: click HERE


For Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff: click HERE 

For Non-Teaching Staff: click HERE

We have two events coming up this week!


The Loma Portal Input Meeting: Wednesday, February 12th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Computer Lab. All parents, teachers, and non-teaching staff are encouraged to attend. We will discuss what an Ecological Schoolyard is, the project at Loma Portal, and have an open input session to brainstorm and get your ideas!


Klassic Kids Student Design Workshop: February 13th from 1:30-4:30 in the Loma Portal auditorium. This will be held after the school day with the Klassic Kids program. We are looking for adults to help with the workshop. Please contact Ilisa at [email protected] if you can help.


Future events:
Kindergarten Design Workshop: February 25th from 1:15-2:15pm. We are still designing this program with the K teachers but will need help the day of the event.

Fund Development Team for the Ecological Schoolyard: March 13th from 5:30-6:60pm. Location TBDIf you have experience with or are interested in raising money (grants, fundraising, finding community partners) for the Ecological Schoolyard, please contact [email protected].

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. Box top collection sheets can be found HERE.  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.  
From the District - Working Together for Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood
Vision 2020 Forums
The Board of Education and Superintendent Cindy Marten invite all stakeholders to a series of neighborhood meetings to Dream Big together for the future of our schools. We are committed to having clear, long-term priorities based on our Vision 2020. We believe that when our priorities are inspired and informed by our parents, students, and teachers, we will have important information for long-range planning with students at the center. These forums will yield a clear and collective sense of our District-wide long-term priorities.
The "Vision 2020 Forums: What Kinds of Schools Do We Want" series offer parents, staff, students, and community members an opportunity to give input to the superintendent and the board members on priorities for our students and schools.
Sub-District C, Trustee Scott Barnett (See list of schools)
Monday, Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m.
Mission Bay High School 2475 Grand Ave. (92109)

To RSVP to this event, please 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.  For more information click HERE. 
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].