Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Calendar Adjustment & Open House

Open House is scheduled for Thursday, April 29th. When we created the calendar for this year, we had hoped to have the event in person. Unfortunately, we are unable to do that safely at this time. However, we are excited to showcase our students and classrooms by providing an Open House video for you to view when it is convenient for your family. The link will be provided via email on April 29th.


Due to the change in format for the event, we have elected to adjust the minimum day originally scheduled for Open House preparation to a day that we thought would be more desirable for our Loma Ridge families and staff. Please adjust your calendars to note these changes.


Thursday, April 29th: Regular Day schedule

Friday, May 28th: Minimum Day schedule (grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:25 pm)

IUSD Stimulus Funds Input Survey

The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) would like to gather stakeholder input to determine priority actions for using Federal and State stimulus funds through a Stimulus Funds Input Survey. The survey is now open through April 23.

The District would like to encourage our families, staff and students to take a moment to complete this important survey. Your responses are critical in providing feedback about in-person instruction supports and learning recovery for students including academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports and where State and Federal COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Funds may be focused starting this summer and through the next school year.


This interactive process helps IUSD identify priority areas and take action on those identified priorities as part of the COVID-19 recovery process for our district. To take the parent survey now, click here.

PTA News

Our dedicated PTA has scheduled a dine-out at California Pizza Kitchen at the end of this month. Please see the flier below for details.


Additionally, 2020-21 yearbooks are available to order beginning tomorrow. Please see the flier below for the details.

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Roadrunner Staff Spotlight

Hi! I'm Ms. Wright, the vocal music teacher. 🎵 This is my first year of teaching after graduating from Cal State Fullerton. Along with singing, I love to play piano, guitar, and ukulele. Some of the most important things to me are my family and friends, my cat Lucy, and teaching! When I'm not at school I like to play games, watch TV, and go to the beach. One of my favorite things about this year is getting to know my students' interests - from Roblox to Riverdale, so hopefully now you know a little more about me!

IVA Intel

Gaming, Social Media and Mental Wellness Presentation

4/21/21 (6-7:30pm)

The World Health Organization recently recognized “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition. Excessive gaming and focus on social media can cause psychological effects such as irritability, depression, isolation and anxiety. Explore the impact technology has on adolescent behavior and brain development at this educational discussion presented by Hoag ASPIRE Intensive Outpatient Program. Join Dr. Sina Safahieh, child and adolescent psychiatrist, to learn the signs for concern, differences between normal teen behaviors and potentially harmful ones, and what you can do to help. To register click on link: Gaming, Social Media and Mental Wellness


Irvine Family Resource Center Parent Enrichment Workshops



Stimulus Funds Input

The Irvine Unified School District would like to gather stakeholder input to determine priority actions for using Federal and State stimulus funds through a Stimulus Funds Input Survey. The survey is now open through April 23.

The District would like to encourage our families, staff and students to take a moment to complete this important survey. Your responses are critical in providing feedback about in-person instruction supports and learning recovery for students including academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports and where State and Federal COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Funds may be focused starting this summer and through the next school year.



Reminders

Tardies - We would like to press upon our families the importance of students arriving to class on time in IVA. A student that arrives late to class may feel anxious or embarrassed (think of it as arriving late to an important meeting). When a student arrives late, the teacher needs to stop what is happening in class to get the student caught up, which causes delays in instruction for all of the class.


IVA Hours - Although one of the benefits of IVA is asynchronous learning, please make sure that your child is available between 8:30 am-2:45 pm daily. Your child is responsible for attending Zooms and working on independent work during these hours, the same way they would be expected to be on campus at a site between those hours.


Important Attendance Reminder


The Correct Way to Log into Zoom


IPSF Summer fun!


Parent Pep Talk Videos & Resources


Earth Day Poster Contest

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

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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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Stay connected by following us on social media and by posting images of your roadrunner and tagging us @lomaridgeiusd.

PTA Sponsored Silent Auction

Loma Ridge Elementary PTA is proud to host a virtual Silent Auction April 26th to April 30th. More information to come.

After School & Summer Fun Begins With IPSF!

This summer, IPSF will be offering both in-person and online classes beginning in June for grades K-12. With hundreds of classes to choose from, your student is guaranteed to have a blast no matter where their interest lies. Registration is open and classes are filling up quickly. Learn more: https://ipsf.net/what-we-do/summer/


Scholarships are available for all IPSF programs to families demonstrating financial need. For more information and to apply, please visit ipsf.net/acescholarship.