The Lomond Loop
The Lomond Loop is a weekly publication of the Lomond School PTO .
Find weekly paper copies of the Lomond Loop on the table outside the office.
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Can't keep up with email? Always have your phone in your hand? Get the latest alerts on events, reminders, volunteer opportunities and more from the Lomond PTO through the Remind app. You can download the app and/or opt in by texting @pto4lomond to 81010.

It's an easy way to stay connected!

As you are all aware, Shaker Schools welcomes parents into our schools to volunteer, help in the classroom or even just to observe. It is important, however, that we are aware at all times (even when walking your child into school) of all visitors to Lomond. Please be sure at all times to check in at the school office and to sign IN and OUT when visiting Lomond School. Thank you.

Principal's Corner  
The Energy Bus

On Tuesday of this week, we held our Energy Bus all-school assembly. As we did last year, we are using the Energy Bus book as a guide to encourage a positive outlook in our students. For the next few weeks, I will present the ‘Rules of the Bus’ as told in Jon Gordon’s The Energy Bus for Kids book. Thank you to Ms. McCauley, our Assistant Principal, and our PBIS team (Ms. Billie, Ms. Folkman, Ms. Hammer, Ms. Gainford, Mrs. Marencik & Ms. Sullivan) for re-‘energizing’ this program!   

Rule #1: Create a Positive Vision
“When you are on the bus going to school, think about having a great day. When you are on the bus going home, picture yourself having a great night. When you think about your future, imagine yourself accomplishing your goals and dreams … if you can see it, you can create it. If you have a vision, then you also have the power to make it happen.” 

We all need to think positive thoughts, even children. Many children are naturally optimistic and hopeful. But sometimes children need to make a conscious effort to be positive. We want to teach our students that if they can envision it, it can happen. Our parents can help in this effort by discussing their child’s vision for the day or the evening.  Help your child to imagine getting an A on a quiz. Help him/her to envision scoring a goal or a homerun. Help them to envision getting a good rest and waking up happy and ready to take on the day. Try it for yourself and see how it works! 
Try it for yourself and see how it works! There is an adult version of this book:

Fathers Walk 2017 – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.
Calling all dads, granddads, uncles, and/or any other male caregivers to our Lomond students! The Fathers Walk is a special event just for you. The Fathers Walk is a county-wide initiative and is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, Passages, I Am A Dream and the Healthy Fathering Collaborative. 

Lomond has participated for several years now and we love to see all our students being brought to school by the men in their life. Please plan to bring your child to school on Sept. 20 and stay for coffee and donuts!


Carina Freeman
Principal - Lomond Elementary School
216-295-4050 / 216-295-4016

The Lomond Community
Collaborate. Engage. Inspire.

Last Day to Order Spirit Wear!
Check out the latest in Lomond Spirit Wear ! Order online for a discount, or check your child’s backpack for the new Spirit Wear form. Forms will also be available at the Blacktop Bash. Orders are due back today.
Please feel free to contact Kim Hayes or Tiera Evans with questions.
Collect the Most Box Tops to Win a Party!

The Box Tops Fall Contest has begun! Collect Box Tops for Education box tops from your grocery purchases to help your child’s class compete to win a party, and benefit Lomond PTO programs at the same time. 

Put box tops in an envelope or baggie labeled with the name of your child's teacher and drop it in the Box Tops Collection Box by Lomond’s front entrance. Or have your child return them to school via Backpack Mail.

The two classes with the most box tops win a popsicle party! Box tops must be submitted no later than Friday, October 13 th to be counted toward the contest. Look for more information in upcoming flyers in Backpack Mail. Happy collecting!
Save the Date
Don't Miss Tonight's Blacktop Bash!

You are invited to the Lomond PTO after school event of the year - the Blacktop Bash . Our annual celebration to welcome the new school year begins tonight at 6 p.m. Come join the family fun and enjoy some quality time with other members of the Lomond Elementary School community. Pizza, beverages, snacks and dessert are provided for a small cost. Students can enjoy exciting activities on the blacktop!

And we still have room for volunteers . See the Lomond PTO section below to learn more.

2017 Raider Rainbow Run
3:45 p.m., Sept. 15, Shaker Heights Middle School upper fields
The 2017 Rainbow Run takes place RAIN or SHINE . This event is a community-building, district-wide event. Elementary schools and Woodbury are encouraged to participate. Run the course and get sprayed with color too! Parents must register their children and provide transportation to and from the middle school.

Elementary and Woodbury students who met their summer reading goals through the Shaker Heights Library are invited to participate in the Color Bomb at the beginning of the race! We'll call or email you to let you know if you qualified for this awesome experience!

Please click here to get involved in this exciting event! The $25 registration includes an official Rainbow Run T-shirt. 

It's a great way to have fun with your friends! Be sure to bring some money for the food trucks!
From the Lomond PTO...

6 p.m.

Join the Lomond PTO for the annual after school party to celebrate of the beginning of the school year.

We also need event volunteers. W ith an hour of your time you can serve pizza, snacks or beverages, help sell tickets, oversee the gaming truck or the bounce house, or help with event set up or tear down.   Sign up here .

We hope to see you this evening!

Helping Hands Welcome

Lomond PTO is looking for someone to fill our Nominating Chair position.

Nominating Chair (board position): Develops a Slating Committee that includes a PTO Executive Board Member & PTO members. The Slating Committee helps fill Lomond Elementary PTO positions for the upcoming school year.

Please contact Rachel Peterson , Nominating Chair for the 2016 school year, if you are interested.
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