Loma Ridge Report

A Weekly Newsletter From Mrs. Berumen

Dash Squad Toy Drive

Our Dash Squad (upper grade leadership team) is excited to host Loma Ridge's first Toy Drive! We will be supporting families in need this holiday season through the non-profit organization Families Forward. Families Forward is an incredible resource, helping those families that are homeless or highly at risk of becoming homeless. Donation bins are accessible in the front office through Tuesday, December 17th. Unwrapped gifts of all sorts and ages are appreciated.

Yogurtland Available After School on Wednesdays

Beginning next week, 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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Mark Your Calendars - Holiday Book Fair Coming Soon

We're excited to offer a Holiday Book Fair experience for students and parents. Here are some of the details with more detailed information coming to your inbox next week.

  • Students will be able to shop during their library time or at lunch from December 12th through the 18th.
  • We also have one special event day! Wednesday, December 18th students are invited to wear PJ’s to school. The PTA will be providing hot cocoa after school. The parents will be able to shop without students from 12:45 – 1:15 if they would like to buy holiday gifts. The fair will be open to parent/student shopping from 1:15-2:30.

Books are always a fun purchase and can be a fabulous holiday gift as well. We hope you'll join us!

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Roadrunner Yearbook Photos

The Yearbook Committee is seeking assistance from parents/teachers/staff/volunteers with collecting photos from school events throughout the year. Please upload your photos at the following link: Memento Yearbook (password: LRKidsare#1). Please note that uploading photos constitutes your express consent to use your photos/images in the school yearbook. Submission of photos does not guarantee inclusion in the yearbook. Thanks in advance for your efforts!


Parent and community donations to IPSF's Educational Excellence Fund provide Irvine schools with people and programs that make a difference in your child's education, so they can think big and follow their dreams. You have the power to ensure our schools remain at the top by making a tax-deductible contribution to IPSF today.

Your participation at any level makes an impact and will be doubled by the City of Irvine. It is only with the support of our entire community that we can make a difference! Please pledge your support today to keep Irvine schools excellent at www.ipsf.net. https://ipsf.net/video/#video

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, SoCal Elite Sports, in partnership with Matt Leinart Flag football, will host the 6th Annual Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament to benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation. Winter Bowl is the second event of the Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions. Registration for tryouts is now open. https://ocyouthsports.org/irvine/#tournaments

Mark your calendars for IPSF's OC STEAM Fest 2020! On Saturday, April 25, 2020 the community is invited to enjoy a fun filled day of games and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, in addition to live performances, food trucks, and much more at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. https://ipsf.net/annual-events/steamfest/

For all the latest IPSF News & Events, visit www.ipsf.net.

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 - - will provide tips on how you can build your child’s resilience. We are now entering our second theme of the Speak Up, We Care Initiative - - “Be Kind” - - which focuses on the significance of kindness.

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

  1. IUSD mental health and wellness resources.
  2. The “Be Kind” Elementary School Newsletter for information on scientifically proven benefits of kindness and how you can put it into practice.

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

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the lost and found rack by the front office. Donations of Lost & Found items will occur over the Winter Break. Thank you!

Earn & Learn at The Market Place

Please support our efforts to compete with area schools in the Earn & Learn program through The Market Place. 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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