Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Our School Choice Window is Now Open

School Choice applications can now be found on our website. The School Choice application allows parents to identify if they would like their child to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. The deadline for submitting a request is February 26, 2020 at noon. If your child is already at Loma on school choice you DO NOT need to complete a new application. If you have any questions about the process, please call our office at 949-404-1400.

RSVP for our PTA Sponsored Virtual Magic Show

Please be sure to RSVP for our upcoming Virtual Magic Show on Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 5:45 pm. RSVP by accessing our PTA newsletter by clicking here if you're interested in attending. RSVPs will be accepted until January 23rd at 9:00 pm.
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Valentine's Day Guidelines

We are looking forward to celebrating all the people we love and respect in class for Valentine’s Day. Given that it will look different this year due to health and safety guidelines we wanted to provide some clarity on the structure:

  • Students will be permitted to bring Valentine cards and a NON-FOOD goodie for each student in class on February 8th or 9th (depending on hybrid cohort.) Please note that NO FOOD OR CANDY is permitted. Any edible items that are sent to school will be immediately returned home.
  • If students choose to bring in cards, please be sure they bring in enough for everyone in class. Your child's teacher will provide the number of students in class.
  • We will monitor all paths of travel and distribution to ensure we are following all health and safety guidelines. Students in hybrid cohort A will bring their cards/goodies home on Thursday, February 11th and students in hybrid cohort B and traditional classes will bring their cards/goodies home on Friday, February 12th.

We will also be celebrating in class with creative opportunities and technology components to ensure this is a fun day for students to feel loved. Thank you for all your efforts to continue and keep us all healthy!

News from the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF)


Educational excellence may have looked different in 2020, but with the help of our community of supporters, IPSF was able to rise to the challenge and provide vital support to our Irvine schools and students. We invite you to view our 2020 highlights video by clicking here as a way of saying thank you for helping strengthen our mission at a time when it was needed most. We could not do it without you; together we are stronger!


IPSF’s next session of ACE Online offers over 100 fun and engaging afterschool online classes for students in grades 1-8. We have added exciting new classes including Nintendo Gamemakers, Mystery Science, and Entrepreneurship, to name a few. Registration is now open, and classes will fill up fast! Click here to register.


IPSF is excited to once again offer in-person workshops during Enrichment Day on Monday, February 15 at Westwood Training Center*. Students in grades 1-8 can spend the school holiday learning new skills like chess strategy, magic routines, sewing, or programing BattleBots.

Our small-group workshops, held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., are designed to create a safe environment for your child to learn, explore, and above all HAVE FUN! Each three-hour class will be limited to a maximum of 10 students and adhere to all local, state, and federal health guidelines. Click here for information.

Roadrunner Staff Spotlight

Hi, Roadrunners! I am Katie Anderson and I teach 5th grade! I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where I got my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from ASU and my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from NAU. I moved to Newport Beach two years ago to be closer to the beach and love my new California lifestyle! During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, trying new foods, spending time with loved ones, and reading! I just started the Harry Potter series for the first time and am enjoying being able to talk about it with my students. I love being a part of the Roadrunner family and am excited for a wonderful 2021 at Loma Ridge!

We Need You- Become a PTA Volunteer!

The Loma Ridge Nominating Committee is currently looking for interested parents to serve on the Loma Ridge PTA Executive Board. Open positions are as follows:

  1. President
  2. Executive Vice President
  3. VP Programs
  4. VP Membership
  5. VP Fundraising
  6. Treasurer
  7. Secretary
  8. Financial Secretary
  9. Historian
  10. Auditor

Job Descriptions can be found here.

We welcome any interested parents to consider joining us. Please reach out to the Nominating Committee by February 12th at: NomComm@lomaridgepta.org

Irvine Childcare Project Funding Available for Eligible Families

Hello IUSD families,

Do you need assistance with child care payments for your elementary school-age child? The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides scholarships to income-eligible families to help pay for your child to attend an ICCP child care program. An ICCP child care program is located on each Irvine Unified School District elementary campus.

Awards to eligible applicants cover a percentage of monthly tuition fees based on demonstrated financial need. Scholarship payments are made directly to the ICCP child care provider.

To apply or for more information please visit cityofirvine.org/childcarescholarships or call 949-724-66

Amazon Smile & Ralph's Community Program

Please support our school by signing up for Amazon Smile and the Ralphs Community Program. Both companies generously support schools by giving when you shop with them. Signing up is quick and easy via the following links. Thanks for your support!

Amazon Smile

Ralph's Community Program

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education gives families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings. Please see the flier for more details. Thanks for supporting our school!
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