Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Virtual Magic Show - Save the Date

Our PTA has planned a fun virtual evening for our community. Please save the evening of October 30th on your calendar to enjoy this entertaining show. More details will come in an email from our office early next week.

Red Ribbon Week - October 26th-30th

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985.


At the elementary level, we like to take a proactive spin on Red Ribbon Week by focusing on health and wellness. This year's theme is "Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Kind." Please see the flier for details on how we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with spirit days throughout the week. We can't wait to see our roadrunners all dressed up!

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Halloween Costume Guidelines

At Loma Ridge, we are excited to celebrate Halloween at school by offering our students the opportunity to dress-up this year. Due to our circumstances this year, we will not be having a parade. We look forward to resuming this tradition when it is safe to do so. It is important that students who wish to dress-up do so in a way that doesn't interfere with the instructional day. Here are our guidelines for those who would like to wear a costume to school on Friday, October 30th.


  1. Students should come to school dressed in their costumes with appropriate shoes.


  1. Students should wear a costume that can be comfortably worn throughout the entire day. Be sure to have your children wear proper clothes and underclothes underneath their costume in case they find their costume to be too hot or uncomfortable and wish to take it off before the day is over.


  1. Students may not wear eye masks or headgear that will distract from learning. Of course, facial protection masks are required as usual.


  1. Students may not wear make-up. (For example, no full face make-up, no dripping blood, no make-up on hands that will smear on papers, etc.)


  1. Students should not bring any object that they will need to hold in their hands. Of special emphasis is our State Education Code that states children may not bring any toy weapons to school of any sort at any time.


  1. Students should not come in costumes that depict any kind of graphic violence.


  1. Students should be discouraged from wearing any costume material that could be easily damaged. (We don't want a mishap at school to interfere with the fun of Halloween night.)


  1. Students should not wear costumes that make fun of others or make others feel uncomfortable.


Thanks for your help and cooperation in making sure that this is both an enjoyable and productive day for all of our students. Please feel free to have your child celebrate by wearing Loma Ridge spirit wear in the case that he/she is not interested in wearing a costume.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Calling all Roadrunners! This year Loma Ridge PTA will be participating in a Virtual Pumpkin Carving contest sponsored by Dr. Pearose D.D.S. Instead of turning in collected candy, students will send in their carved pumpkin photo to the Loma Ridge Instagram or email to korinnekornmann@iusd.org by October 31st. One lucky pumpkin will be chosen to represent Loma Ridge PTA and could win the PTA a 1st place prize of a $300 corporate sponsorship/donation! Dr. Pearose’s office will match any winning amount to donate on the school's behalf to a charity of our choice from a list of charitable organizations provided. For more information, visit Loma Ridge PTA.

IVA Intel

Hey, IVA!


It's Red Ribbon Week next week! Be sure to check the flier above for the spirit days next week!


If you'd like to pick up a Red Ribbon Week wristband, please stop by Loma Ridge between 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Monday or Tuesday. The wristbands will be in a bin outside the office doors. Please only take enough for your child(ren).


We can't wait to see your school spirit! Click here for our Weekly IVA Parent Newsletter.

School Spiritwear - Available Now!

Our wonderful PTA has identified a safe way to sell school spirit wear while also offering many design options and apparel styles. We hope you find some fun roadrunner gear that you can customize and have sent right to your front door! Please click here to access the online store and have fun shopping.

Roadrunner Staff Spotlight

Hi Roadrunners,

I’m Kari Krumpholz and this is my 4th year as a school psychologist in IUSD. Prior to being in education, I worked at an event production company in Los Angeles. I am the youngest of three children and was born and raised in Tustin, CA. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate degree and earned my master's degree and education specialist degree at Chapman University. In my free time I love to travel, try new restaurants, ride my Peloton bike, swim, and spend time with friends. I love being part of the Loma Ridge staff and being able to work with so many different students and families!

Join our Loma Ridge PTA

We are excited to continue growing our PTA. Whether you have the time to attend meetings or not, we want YOU to be a member of our PTA. PTA membership comes with benefits, too! Please click here and see the flier for more details about becoming a member. We also encourage you to contribute to our school pledge drive if you are able. Your pledges will go directly to supporting our school. Thank you in advance for your support and participation!
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Stay connected by following us on social media and by posting images of your roadrunner and tagging us @lomaridgeiusd.

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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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