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

TUSD Participates in California "Great ShakeOut" Earthquake Drill
The Tustin Unified School District will participate in the eighth annual California Great ShakeOut at 10:15am on Thursday, October 15th. The state-wide earthquake drill is the largest of its kind conducted worldwide, and is an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness. All schools and the District Administration Center will participate in the drill. For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339 or visit the ShakeOut web site at www.shakeout.org
Scholastic Book Fairbook fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for October 19th-23rd during Parent/Teacher Conference Week. The book fair will take place in the Library and open from 8:00am until 4:00pm daily. Students will be able to shop during their classroom library time, recess, lunch and after school. 
Attn: Special Education Preschool Parents!
The Special Education CAC is offering a presentation to special education parents on October 20th, from 6:30-8:00pm at Redhill Elementary. Click HERE to see the flyer. For Spanish, click HERE
Family Fun SpooktacularBoo
Ladera's Family Fun Spooktacular is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th from 5:00-7:30pm. Invitations and teacher/staff experiences have gone home in Friday folders. Mark your calendars...It is sure to be a FaBOOlous time! Click HERE for more information. We also need VOLUNTEERS to help with our carnival booths, for every grade level. Click HERE to sign up on VolunteerSpot.
25th Anniversary Dinosaur Dash
Join us for the Dino Dash on Sunday, November 1st, at The Market Place. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Ladera community to show its pride and enthusiasm for education and our fabulous school! Each entry showing Ladera as the school will have a direct effect on Ladera continuing to house the coveted Stegosaurus trophy. The elementary school with the highest percent participation will win $500! Additionally, Ladera teachers will receive $6 for each online registration to be used for instructional materials. Click HERE and register today to take advantage of a 10% DISCOUNT (use code "SCHOOLS") when registering before 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 20th.
VOLUNTEER opportunities for the Dino Dash are available on VolunteerSpot. Click HERE for a list of opportunities.
Ladera Girls Volleyball
Come cheer on the Leopard Girl's Volleyball team at an upcoming after-school game! The team is made up of 4th and 5th graders who have been practicing hard to sharpen their skills. Click HERE to see the game schedule.
Support Our School via AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Ladera's PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Ladera Elementary PTO. For more information, please click HERE. To find out more about Ladera's ongoing fundraisers, click HERE.
PTO Committee Chairs Needed!
One reason our school is so great is because of our parent volunteers, and we are still in need of some parent volunteers to head up various PTO committees. Please consider stepping up, either on your own or with a co-chair, to head up one of these committees: Family Nights, Ongoing Fundraisers, Green Committee/Recycling, Wellness Committee, Copy Cats and Spirit Run. Click HERE to see the committee descriptions. Feel free to contact Karen Sisson at ksisson@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up.
Support School Education Programs by Applying for School Meals
Apply for school meals today and see how you can help our school district increase funding from the state for school education programs. For more information, click HERE. For Spanish, click HERE. To apply online, click HERE
School News Bulletin
Our online news bulletin is now available! Click HERE to check out the latest coverage of our school's events, awards, news releases, and much more!