I am excited to officially join the Loma team this year.   Last year, I was fortunate to finish the school year as acting principal of Loma Elementary.  Previously, I have been the mathematics resource teacher for La Mesa Spring Valley School District for the last three years.  During that time, I have been to schools and classrooms across the district, including Loma Elementary, presenting math lessons and helping both teachers and students.  I have made many presentations at parent information sessions and ELAC meetings to help parents support their students at home with mathematics. 

At Loma, we are committed to teaching a Standards-based, well-rounded education. The CCSS in Language Arts and Math and include critical thinking, problem solving, technology, and project based approaches to learning. Last year, students began using Math Expressions our newly adopted mathematics textbook for K-5 and Springboard for 6th grade.  This year, we are excited to bring Wonders, our newly adopted textbook, to the Language Arts classroom.   

Our primary academic focus will always be literacy across the curriculum. Literacy is the gateway to reading, comprehending, writing and communicating. College/Career Readiness and critical thinking skills are at the core of Common Core.  Loma teachers are excited to begin a new homeroom class which will focus on building literacy skills through the use of Lexia and small group instruction.

As always, safety is our primary focus.  Each month we focus on one of our 6 character traits and/or school rules.  Bullying is not tolerated. Disciple assemblies will be held throughout the year to remind students of the importance of being “safe, healthy, respectful, and responsible” every day.

Ultimately, you are the most important factor in your child’s education.  We welcome your feedback and invite you on to our campus.  I encourage to get involved in whatever ways you can whether by volunteering on campus, participating in one of the numerous groups (ELAC, SSC, PTA), or asking your student what he/she learned that day at school .

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am look forward to the opportunity to work with each and every one of you.  This will be a great year, and I am truly fortunate to be a part of it.

Beth Rackliffe, Principal                              

619-668-5862 Elizabeth.Rackliffe@lmsvschools.org

Why You'll Love Loma

  • Hidden in the Hills Near the Crestwood Community and Monte Vista High Shool
  • Personalized Schedules for Children (Grades 3-6) to have Their Own Unique Learning Plan
  • Program Aligned to College and Career Readiness

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School Site Council

School Site Council is a group of representatives of staff, parents, and community members.  The primary function of this group is to assist with school governance.  The SSC has a number of important responsibilities including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing student achievement
  • Gathering community input
  • Helping develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement
  • Monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget.

The group will meet approximately 6 times throughout the year (Wednesdays at 2:30pm).  Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meets.

Anyone may attend SSC meetings, but you must be elected to vote on the issues.  We would love for you to be a part of the process.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Loma Office or e-mail Karla Nicholass, School Office Manager: karla.nicholass@lmsvschools.org.  Look for nomination forms and ballots to be coming out in the first week of school.

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