Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

PTA Executive Board for 2020-2021

Are you a PTA member that's interested in being on the PTA Executive
Board for the 2020-2021 school year? We have a Nominating Committee
that is taking names of interested candidates. All positions are open.
Not a member yet? No problem! Membership is $15 and is available on
our PTA website or in the Front Office. Please contact your Nominating
Committee Member for more information: treasurer@lomaridgepta.org.
Looking forward to hearing from you and THANK YOU for your support and

Loma Ridge PTA Nominating Committee


Check out all the latest news from our Irvine Public Schools Foundation by clicking here.

New San Joaquin Elementary Blended Program in IUSD - Opening for the 2020-2021 School Year

Irvine Unified is proud to present the opening of our San Joaquin K-6 Blended Learning Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year.

San Joaquin Elementary School is a blended, independent study program. In this format, students will attend classes weekly with a certificated teacher, and complete the remainder of their studies at home through a variety of IUSD-approved elementary curriculum. A certificated IUSD elementary teacher will provide content support.

On-site classes will be held at the hosting school, Greentree Elementary, 4200 Manzanita St, Irvine, CA 92604.

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the San Joaquin Elementary School website. For additional information, please contact Racquel Stephens, Coordinator of Online Learning at 949-936-7433 or RacquelStephens@iusd.org.

To be added to our interest list for the next school year, please complete this interest form. A staff member from San Joaquin Schools will contact you in mid-spring.

Welcome our new crossing guard!

Good news…we now have our very own crossing guard! Her name is Mary Kressin and she will be assigned to the crosswalk at Cleverwind and Tomato Springs. You can say hello to Mary as you walk to and from school each day. Her schedule is 7:35-8:35 am and 2:15-3:15 pm each school day, with her afternoon shift on Wednesdays and minimum days from 1:00-2:00 pm. Please join us in welcoming Mary.

Speak Up, We Care

Speak Up, We Care! Did you know that IUSD provides mental health and wellness supports to all students and families?

The Speak Up, We Care Initiative connects students and families to IUSD mental health and wellness resources. This year’s themed newsletters - - Link Up, Be Kind, and Be Well - - provide tips on how you can build your child’s resilience. We are now entering our third and final theme of the Speak Up, We Care Initiative - - “Be Well” - - which focuses on the significance of balancing physical and mental health; relationships; school; and work.

Please click on the Speak Up, We Care link (www.iusd.org/WeCare) for:

  1. IUSD mental health and wellness resources.
  2. The “Be Well” Elementary School Newsletter for information on tips for improving your child’s wellness and how you can put it into practice.

Check out the “Parent/Guardian Challenge” and feel free to post about how you engaged in one outdoor activity with your child (#speakupwecare).

Re-registration for 2020-2021: Let us know if your roadrunner will be returning

It's already time to begin planning for next year. It is incredibly helpful for us to know how many children we will have enrolled for next year since we begin the staffing process in the spring. Please take a moment to fill out our re-registration form for each child you have enrolled by clicking here. We greatly appreciate your support!

IUSD School Choice window is open

IUSD School Choice applications can now be found on our website at lomaridge.iusd.org.

The School Choice application offers you an opportunity to identify if you would like your child to attend a school other than the assigned neighborhood school. The deadline for submitting a request is February 28, 2020. If you have any questions about the process, please call our office at 949-404-1400.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently attending Loma Ridge on school choice, you will need to apply again for next year.

February Family Dine-out

Please join us at The Habit Burger Grill on the corner of Walnut and Culver for our February family dine-out on the 25th from 4:00-9:00 pm The Habit Burger Grill will donate 20% of the proceeds to our Loma Ridge PTA! Please see the flier for more details.
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Yogurtland Available After School on Wednesdays

As a reminder, Yogurtland yogurt cups will be sold immediately after school in the front courtyard for $4 per cup and 30% of sales goes to Loma Ridge PTA.
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Earn & Learn at The Market Place

Please support our efforts to compete with area schools in the Earn & Learn program through The Market Place. Our school is currently in 11th place. Let's try to get into the top ten! Please see the flier for details.
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Shop and Earn for Loma Ridge

Are you an Amazon shopper like me? If so, please click here to register your account to benefit our school!

We continue to encourage you to shop-n-earn for our PTA with Community for Cause. Download the app on your smartphone, select Loma Ridge Elementary for your cause, and scan your receipts. We will start earning money each time you shop. There's over 1,000 CFC merchants including: Peppino's, Juice It Up, and SportClips just to name a few. Thank you for your support!
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