Loma Vista Elementary
Home of the Lobos
September 2023 Parent Newsletter
Parking Lot Reminders
- Do not block the back gate staff driveway.
- Please remember the loop is a drop off zone please do not park.
- Once the gate opens at 7:35am students may get off car.
- Please drive slowly in the drive way and make sure to go with the flow of traffic.
- Students should be ready to exit the door from the passenger side.
- Make sure students have all items ready by the time you get to the top of the dropoff zone.
- Parents should remain in the cars. If your child is having trouble exiting quickly please use our walking option.
- Be cautious of pedestrians and stay in the line.
- Use the closest pedestrian entrance if you are walking.
- Always pull forward as much as possible so we can get as many cars in the drop off zone.
- Make sure not to get in line before your time.
- TK/K 1:50pm
- Grade 1-3 2:15pm
- Grades 4-6 2:30pm
Communication is Key
School Picture Day
Mark your calendar! School picture day is Thursday September 29th. Pictures will be taken of all students but will only be printed for those that prepay. Please use the Lifetouch envelope that will be sent home. Checks or exact cash can be put in the envelope. The school does not have change available. You may also purchase online through Lifetouch at :
Please remember that attendance is key to a child's success. While we understand that students may get sick it is very important that each day your child is absent you need to call the office to let us know the reason. Please remember to call the office at 562-941-4712. You can also send a message to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that if a student is absent 18 or more days they will be considered chronically absent. During illness please remember the guidelines below.
Boys and Girls Club
All students enrolled in Boys and Girls Club must report daily to the program. We can not send them to a different location.
Family Movie Night
Sadly we will need to postpone family movie night until after ASB elections and once the weather cools down a bit. More information to follow.
Water Bottles and Deliveries
Please make sure students are bringing water bottles for the day. Our water fountains are off due to health restrictions but we do have water bottle filling stations. Also please avoid dropping off items to the office. We need to value classroom instruction and classrooms will not be interrupted during the day.
PBIS Behavior Expectations
Please help us at home by using these same words and expectations at home. This will build a consistency to teaching our PAWS expectations.
Birthday Marquee Shoutouts
Would you like to celebrate your child's birthday by having them acknowledged on our school marquee? Your child's name will appear on the marquee for their birthday month. This is an ASB fundraiser. Please send your child's name and birthday along with $5.00 cash in an envelope to the school office.
Patriot Day- September 11
We will never forget those lost on this day. Students can wear Red, White and Blue.
Spirit Shirt Days
Saturday Attendance Recovery
Character Theme -Connect with Heart Character Trait- Empathy
What is Empathy?
Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand, and be sensitive to another person’s feelings. Instead of focusing how these feelings impact ourselves, empathy motivates us to focus on others and respond with care and compassion.
Why Focus on Empathy?
- Empathy builds positive classroom culture. Empathy empowers students to learn to understand each other to build trust and safety in the classroom.
- Empathy strengthens community. Empathy helps students strengthen their relationships with classmates, other students and adults at school, and at home.
- Empathy prepares your students to be leaders in their community. The best leaders understand the people they lead and are able to show they care.
Empathy In Action:
- Take a different perspective. When you take a different perspective, you put aside your own feelings and reactions to see the situation through another’s eyes.
- Put aside judgment. Take a pause and rather than express conclusions about a situation based on what you see, step back and consider other things you may still need to know or understand.
- Communicate that you understand. Instead of giving advice, respond with reflective phrases like, “It sounds like you...” or “I hear that you...” to express that you understand and care.