LPEF Board Members
Ben Abeln, President
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
KEEP! Direct Donation Campaign Kick Off
To Loma Prieta and CT English Parents and Guardians:
It is with great pleasure that we, the Loma Public Education Fund, announce our KEEP! (Keep Excellent Education Programs) priorities and goals for the 2017-18 school year.
Our goal is to raise $100,000, ambitious but very much in line with past KEEP! Campaigns. We simply can't get there without the widespread participation and generosity of our school parents and guardians. It is your contributions that make the education offered at our two schools well rounded, inclusive and comprehensive. As we have done in past years, we are embarking on this campaign in the final fiscal quarter of our fundraising calendar, which runs from July 1st through to June 30. All monies raised during that period are used for the following school year.
The KEEP! direct-donation campaign delivers 100% of all funds raised directly to education and student-support programs at our two schools. Last year, KEEP! proceeds constituted approximately one-third of the annual total of $375,000 raised to fund these efforts. LPEF continues the work from its original charter: funding enhanced and diverse educational opportunities for our children. In consultation with administration and parents (conducted via polling) we have established the following funding priorities for the 2017-18 school year:
Developmental PE @ Loma
Library Services @ CT
Library Services @ Loma
K-8 Student Support Services and Counseling
Core Flexibility and Elective Options for 8th Grade*
Music – K-5
Core Flexibility and Elective Options for 6th and 7th Grade*
Technology Instruction: Educational Technology Specialist**
Inclusive Enrichment for Grades 4-8***
Art in Action
You may have noticed that these priorities look similar to those of the 2015-16 school year. That is because they are the same. These programs and initiatives have proven themselves to be important components in our children's academic education and social development.
We hope that you will contribute a KEEP! donation. Our suggested donation is $800 for one child and $1,200 for two or more, but any donation amount is greatly appreciated and will help our community reach the goal. Please visit our website at www.lpef.org/keep for donation information or complete a donation form from our website or in the school offices. These donations are also eligible for matching contributions from many corporations. Please check with your company if they can match. A receipt will be sent to you within a few days of receiving your donation.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to me at , or another LPEF Volunteer Governing Board member.
Loma Public Education Fund
*Elective options could include Music, Leadership, Foreign Language, Advanced Math, Yearbook, etc.
**Educational Technology Specialists work in elementary, middle and secondary public schools. These technology specialists help teachers and school administrations integrate and implement various technology-based learning tools for the instruction of students. They play a key role in identifying the best educational technology for all types of classroom applications, including the needs of special education students. They assist school administrations in identifying and correcting problems and deficiencies within their current technology-based programs.
***Inclusive Enrichment for Grades 4-8 - Coordinated activities such as performing arts, speech and debate, writing anthologies, math and science STEM or STEAM, Brainology, and more.