LOMA HSC FAQ
VOLUNTEERING, LOMA INFO & MORE!

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VOLUNTEERING

Why should I volunteer at Loma?


  • Our school and the Home & School Club run on volunteers! We can't do it without the help of parents who are excited to participate in their children's education and activities. Kids LOVE seeing their parents at school, and it's a great opportunity to meet your child's classmates.




How can I volunteer during school hours?


  • Classroom volunteer shifts include Art in Action, Project Cornerstone, Library Volunteers, and Garden Volunteers. For all these opportunities, you need to talk to your Teacher. These assignments are generally set and scheduled the first month of the school year.
  • Yard Duty Volunteers are scheduled through the Principal, Dr. Billy Martin.




How can I volunteer outside of school hours if I work full time?


  • Yearbook - The Loma yearbook is created each year entirely by parent volunteers. Each class needs one or two volunteers to gather pictures from the year and assemble the class page/s in the spring. This is a fun and creative volunteer activity that you can do at your own pace and mostly from home.
  • Home & School Club Events - The Home & School Club runs a number of events throughout the year, like the Boo Bash, Jogathon, family picnics, movie nights, and Teacher Spa Day. All of these events need parent volunteers. These are easy "one-and-done" volunteer opportunities great for parents who need to fit volunteering into a busy schedule.
  • Home & School Club Board - The Home & School Club Board is responsible for managing Home & School Club events, fundraising, volunteers, and making sure that our kids have a great experience at Loma! Many jobs can be done mostly on your own schedule without a large time commitment.




What are the volunteering requirements?


  • For the 2021-2022 school year, all school volunteers need:
    • a current TB evaluation
    • evidence of completed COVID-19 vaccination
    • a negative rapid COVID test, taken at the front desk before beginning a volunteer shift, or a weekly test taken for multiple volunteer shifts




What is a Room Parent?


  • Room parents coordinate activities in the classroom, seasonal parties, teacher gifts, and are the teacher's liaison between class parents and HSC. A room parent's role is mostly organizational and much of this work can be done at home.





COMMON QUESTIONS FROM NEW FAMILIES

Why should I volunteer at Loma?


  • Our school and the Home & School Club run on volunteers! We can't do it without the help of parents who are excited to participate in their children's education and activities. Kids LOVE seeing their parents at school, and it's a great opportunity to meet your child's classmates.




How can I volunteer during school hours?


  • Classroom volunteer shifts include Art in Action, Project Cornerstone, Library Volunteers, and Garden Volunteers. For all these opportunities, you need to talk to your Teacher. These assignments are generally set and scheduled the first month of the school year.
  • Yard Duty Volunteers are scheduled through the Principal, Dr. Billy Martin.




How can I volunteer outside of school hours if I work full time?


  • Yearbook - The Loma yearbook is created each year entirely by parent volunteers. Each class needs one or two volunteers to gather pictures from the year and assemble the class page/s in the spring. This is a fun and creative volunteer activity that you can do at your own pace and mostly from home.
  • Home & School Club Events - The Home & School Club runs a number of events throughout the year, like the Boo Bash, Jogathon, family picnics, movie nights, and Teacher Spa Day. All of these events need parent volunteers. These are easy "one-and-done" volunteer opportunities great for parents who need to fit volunteering into a busy schedule.
  • Home & School Club Board - The Home & School Club Board is responsible for managing Home & School Club events, fundraising, volunteers, and making sure that our kids have a great experience at Loma! Many jobs can be done mostly on your own schedule without a large time commitment.




What are the volunteering requirements?


  • For the 2021-2022 school year, all school volunteers need:
    • a current TB evaluation
    • evidence of completed COVID-19 vaccination
    • a negative rapid COVID test, taken at the front desk before beginning a volunteer shift, or a weekly test taken for multiple volunteer shifts




What is a Room Parent?


  • Room parents coordinate activities in the classroom, seasonal parties, teacher gifts, and are the teacher's liaison between class parents and HSC. A room parent's role is mostly organizational and much of this work can be done at home.





LOMA ORGANIZATIONS - THE BASICS

What is the Loma Prieta Home and School Club?


  • Loma HSC is the Parent/Teacher Organization for the Loma Prieta Elementary School (like a PTA).




What is LPEF - the Loma Prieta Educational Foundation?


  • LPEF is our non-profit funding organization that provides supplemental funding for both Loma & CTE. Loma HSC works closely with LPEF, and surplus HSC funds are always donated to LPEF.




What is the Loma Prieta Future Fund?


  • The Loma Prieta Future Fund is an endowment program to provide for the long-term sustainability of the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District.




What is the CTE Home and School Club?


  • CTE Home and School Club is our partner organization and is the Parent/Teacher Organization for the CT English Middle School.




What is LPCF - the Loma Prieta Community Foundation?


  • LPCF is the Community Foundation for our area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. LPCF provides programs and funding for the community at large, but also runs programs for families - like Theatre in the Mountains, 95033 Go Green, Building Blocks Preschool, and the Loma Prieta Museum.




How can families in need get help from local organizations?


  • Loma HSC will cover field trip fees or any other school fees for any families in need.
  • Skyland Church @ 25100 Skyland Road has a well-stocked "Food Pantry" open 24/7.
  • Mountain Bible Church provides a healthy food give away in their parking lot every Thursday from 11am to 2pm.
  • LPCF can provide need-based scholarships for both Building Blocks Preschool and Theatre in the Mountains Programs.