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

Welcome Back Social on 9/2
Our annual Welcome Back Social is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Ladera quad. Find out who your teacher is, see old friends, and make new ones! Teachers will be on-hand until 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
School Starts on 9/3
The first day of school is Wednesday, 9/3, and it is a Minimum Schedule day. Please click HERE for the bell schedule, which remains the same as last year. 
Back to School Night on 9/4
Thursday, September 4th is Back to School Night from 5:00 p.m.-7:05 p.m. at the school. Please note, this event is for PARENTS ONLY. The evening will begin in the MPR with a greeting from Mr. Pinto, introduction of teaching staff and the PTO Board, followed by two half-hour sessions in your child(ren)'s classroom to hear what your teacher has planned for the upcoming school year. CDC will be offering childcare during this event for only $5 per child. If you wish to utilize this childcare option, please contact Jon Dominguez via email or at 714-505-8098. 
Subscribe to School Email Blasts
For those families new to Ladera for the 2014/2015 school year, please take a moment to subscribe to our email blasts so you stay in the loop on all pertinent school communications.   We send out an email blast every week detailing upcoming events and sometimes there are additional email communications that are sent throughout the week. Click HERE to subscribe. Please note, returning families do not need to re-subscribe to email blasts unless your email address has changed.

Ladera's Summer Reading Program
Keep reading over the summer to maintain valuable skills learned during the school year! With Ladera's Summer Reading Program, students can earn 1 free book for every 20 books read! Click HERE for all the details.