Welcome to Ladera Elementary

Welcome to Ladera Elementary, a California Distinguished School and home of the Leopards. Our mission is "Creating a positive learning environment with high expectations for all". We are very proud of our instructional programs, our safe, positive school environment, and the excellent progress demonstrated by our Ladera students. GO LEOPARDS!

Awards & Accolades

Ladera Named 2014 California Distinguished School

Ladera Named as Honor Roll School
Ladera Elementary has been selected as a 2013 Honor Roll school by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Foundation. Ladera has been recognized for demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement. The Honor Roll schools are consistently raising student achievement and have made significant progress toward closing the achievement gap among all students. They are recognized not only for their accomplishments, but so that other schools can learn and replicate the best practices of Honor Roll schools.  Click HERE for more information. 
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Ladera Elementary School News

State Assessments Begin Next Week

State assessments are coming up for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! Please note the Ladera campus will be CLOSED in the mornings until 1:05pm daily (NO visitors/parent volunteers) from April 27th-May 15th.


60 Seconds with Dr. Pinto, Part 2: The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Practice Test. You can help your child prepare for state testing with content specific to California. Click HERE to watch a short informational video. For testing suggestions and recommendations from Dr. Pinto, click HERE.


Ladera Yearbook Orders Due May 1st 


Order Your Ladera 2014/2015 Yearbook Now! 
This year's exciting Yearbook Edition features: 
-Grade level photo collages
-Entries of Ladera Yearbook Cover Art Contest 
-Full color, professionally-designed and printed layout
-80-page layout filled with memorable photos showing all of Ladera's students and activities
-'Message from the Heart' Ads of Ladera parents to students
Please complete the yearbook order form and return it with payment to your child's teacher by Friday, May 1st to reserve your copy of the Yearbook! Click HERE to print the order form. Please email reneemontelli@yahoo.com with further questions.

5th Grade Father/Son Event 

The 5th grade Father/Son event will be held at Ladera on Wednesday, April 29th, from 5:30-9:00pm in the MPR. 5th grade boys can enjoy dinner catered by Mr. Alba with their dads/male sponsors while watching an interactive and fun presentation on the topic of 'Moving into Adolescence'. More information is forthcoming. For questions, please contact Kathy Ghanouni at kathyjamjam@yahoo.com 
Teacher of the Year Dinner

The Tustin Public Schools Foundation will honor the District's Teachers of the Year and all nominees at its Teachers of the Year Dinner on Friday, May 15th, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Congratulations to Ladera Preschool teacher, Bonnie Solomon, who has been designated as the Teacher of the Year for our school. If you are interested in sponsoring a teacher's attendance at the event, please contact Judy Clark. Click HERE for more information.

From in-kind support to table sponsors, to printed announcements, there is a variety of ways you can get involved with the Teacher of the Year Dinner! Find out more about TPSF's sponsorship opportunities at www.tpsf.net
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