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. 
Honor Roll Star
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Ladera Elementary School News

Ladera Clothing Drive

Donate clean clothing in new or like-new condition by the end of the school year. Just fill up a plastic garbage bag of gently used clothing and bring it to Ladera's front office between May 26th and June 19th.  Our partner, Schoola, collects pre-loved women's and children's clothes, preps and re-sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds back to our school!  Plus, it's a perfect way to do your Spring cleaning, just in time for Summer! Last Fall, a Ladera parent sent in 1 bag of gently used clothing to Schoola, and it generated $49 for the Ladera PTO.  Imagine what 100 bags could do!  To view Ladera's Schoola page and results, click HERE. More detailed information is coming home in Friday Folders.


Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair is Here! 

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Don't miss Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair in the Ladera Library from now until May 29th. A percentage of all sales from the book fair goes back to the Library for the purchase of new books and materials. Volunteers are still needed! Click HERE to sign up for a shift directly on our VolunteerSpot page, or email shannon@biegerfamily.com for a list of available dates & times.


Hats On Day for CHOC

On Wednesday, May 27th, students may donate $1 (or more) to wear a hat at school ALL DAY-even in class! All funds raised benefit CHOC. 


Ladera Open House

Ladera's Open House is scheduled for Thursday, May 28th. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions. Here's the schedule for the evening:
Open Hosue
PreK/SDC     MPR 4:00pm
                     Classroom visits 4:15-5:00pm
Grades K-5   MPR 5:15pm
                     Classroom visits 5:30pm-6:30pm

Ripple Kids in Action

Join us at the upcoming Ripple Kids in Action event at Hicks Canyon Elementary School on Sunday, May 31st, from 12:00-3:00pm. Have fun with free projects such as planting milkweed for butterflies, making dog beds for animals in the shelter and more! There will also be live music, food trucks and lots of fun to be had by all. Please invite your  friends, family, school or anyone you think might enjoy a fun day of making a difference.


Mustache Monday

On Monday, June 8th, wear a mustache to show your spirit on this silly day!


Ladera's Annual Field Day

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Planning is underway for Ladera's Annual Field Day, which will take place on Monday, June 15th. Field Day consists of lots of water and fun out on the school playground and field. It's the one day of the year that everyone gets to act like a KID and have FUN...even parents! This event takes many volunteers and we need YOU! For questions or volunteering opportunities, please contact Teresa Ledford at Laderaafterschool@gmail.com

School Supply Orders for Next School YearEPI Logo
Orders are now being taken for pre-packaged school supply kits for the 2015/2016 school year. Order your child's supply kit today and check it off your "To Do" list! These kits come with the teacher-approved school supplies your student will need at Ladera next year and will include trusted brands like Elmer's and Crayola. The kits save you precious time searching for those hard-to-find items in the back-to-school crowds this summer. 
Just place your order online by June 30th and your child's custom-packed supply kit will be waiting for them on the first day of school in September! For pricing and ordering details, click HERE and enter Ladera's school ID: LAD022. Cick HERE to see the school flyer, or contact Candace Wani at ccwani@yahoo.com with any questions.
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