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". For all the latest school news, please see the column below on the far right. We also encourage all Ladera families to subscribe to our email blasts below to stay informed. Go Leopards!

Ladera Elementary School Calendar & Events

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Awards & Accolades

Ladera Named 2014 California Distinguished School
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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

Parents Night Out 

The CDC at Ladera is sponsoring a "Parents Night Out, Kids Camp In" evening on Friday, October 24th from 6:30-11:00pm. Drop the kids by and enjoy your night off! "Camp" activities include a Halloween party, flashlight tag, a cooking project, and more! All Ladera students & family ages 4-13 are welcome. Cost is $25 for dinner and games/activities. 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Ladera PTO. Click HERE for more information.

Halloween Friendship Grams    
The Student Council will be selling Halloween Friendship Grams from Monday, October 27th through Wednesday, October 29th. Friendship Grams are a fun way for students to make their friends feel special! They cost $1 each, and include a note and a light-up pumpkin pen.
Crazy Sock Day in Socktober
Crazy Sock Day is Wednesday, October 29th. Wear your craziest socks to school... and make sure those pants are rolled up so we can see them! Also, t
his month is "Socktober", so please help the homeless in Orange County (Tustin OC Rescue Mission) by donating a NEW pair of socks. The Ladera Student Council is collecting socks of any size from infant to adult. Please bring your donations to the front office.
Harvest Carnival & Family Night Carnival Tent
Don't miss Ladera's 4th Annual Fall Harvest Carnival & Family Night on Thursday, October 30th. Festivities include carnival games, cake walk, costume contest*, concession stands, teacher donations and more!! Dinner will be catered by our friendly Mr. Alba with choices of a hamburger or hotdog, chips & drink all for only $5. Unlimited carnival games and 2 concession items will be available with a wristband purchase of only $15. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ladera PTO and 5th Grade Promotion (Cake Walk). We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help make this night a success. Click HERE to sign up, or email Shannon Bieger for more information. *Costumes are encouraged; no knives, swords or play guns allowed on school property.

Dino DashDino Dash 2014
The 24th Annual Dinosaur Dash is coming up on Sunday, November 2nd, at The Market Place. The Dinosaur Dash features 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed "Fun Run/Walk" and a non-timed 50k/15k bike tour. 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. Can't make it that day? Consider sponsoring a student from the District and still give credit to Ladera! Click HERE and register today! VOLUNTEERS for the Dino Dash are also needed from Friday through Sunday (10/31-11/2).  Click HERE to find out how you can help out at this fun event.
Community Rewards Program 
It's that time of year to renew your enrollment in the Community Rewards Program through Ralphs grocery stores. Last year Ladera PTO earned over $600 from this program! Every time you shop at Ralphs with your grocery card, a portion of your total bill will be donated to our school. To enroll/renew your card, or to learn more about this and other ongoing fundraising programs that benefit our school, click HERE.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Click HERE to access the video presentation you need to view, and forms you need to read/sign in order for your child to receive an iPad.