LPEF Board Members
Ben Abeln, President
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
To Loma Prieta and CT English parents,
Our KEEP! Campaign is progressing nicely. We are pleased to report that we have now funded our Tier 2 priorities. Congratulations to all who have generously stepped forward on behalf of our students, teachers and schools! And thank you in advance to those who will contribute in the days to come.
As a reminder, our Tier 2 priorities were as follows:
K-8 Student Support Services and Counseling
Core Flexibility and Elective Options at CT English for 8th Grade
As we share this news and enter the campaign’s homestretch, we are looking to fund our designated Tier 3 and 4 priorities. As outlined, they are:
Music – K-5
Core Flexibility and Elective Options for 6th and 7th Grade
Technology Instructional Support
Inclusive Enrichment for Grades 4-8
Art in Action
Tier 3 elective options include such as foreign language, advanced math, yearbook, leadership, art, or other engaging topics. The students have been enjoying these programs for the past year, and we absolutely want to continue to provide them with not only the electives, but the added benefit of smaller class sizes due to core flexibility.
And let’s not forget Music! We are so delighted that music has been such a great success and hope to continue this program going forward.
Now that our schools finally have a full Gig of bandwidth, our teachers are ready to grow in their engagement with instructional technology. An educational technology specialist, as designated in Tier 4, works in elementary, middle and secondary public schools. These technology specialists help teachers and school administrators integrate and implement various technology-based learning tools for the instruction of students. They play a pivotal role in identifying the best educational technology and learning applications, including addressing needs of special education students. They assist school administrators in identifying and correcting problems and deficiencies within their current technology-based programs.
In addition, our Tier 4 Inclusive enrichment options for grades 4-8 is a set of coordinated activities such as Brainology, growth mindset, performing arts, speech and debate, writing anthologies, math and science STEM or STEAM, or expanded curriculum supporting grade-level trips such as the Yosemite trip, science camp, living history experiences, etc. We also fund our very popular Art in Action program.
If you haven’t already done so, we hope you’ll give consideration to our suggested KEEP! donation amounts of $800 for one child and $1,200 for two or more. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and will help our community reach our goal.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or another LPEF Volunteer Governing Board member.
Ben Abeln, President
Loma Public Education Fund