Welcome to Ladera Elementary

Welcome to Ladera Elementary, a California Gold Ribbon 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!

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Awards & Accolades

2016 California Gold Ribbon School
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The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. 
2014 California Distinguished School
The California Distinguished Schools Program honors California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a rigorous selection process.  
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

Star Wars Day on May 24th
May the (twenty-) FOURTH be with you as we celebrate Star Wars Day at Ladera! Come to school in your favorite Star Wars costume or shirt (no masks, makeup or light sabers; bring extra clothes in case you want to change). 
Fun Run and Field Day
WHEN: Pledges started this week and end on Fun Run day, Thursday, May 26th @8:45am.
WHO: ALL Ladera families.
WHAT: Please join us for our school-wide character building Fun Run.
WHERE: Boosterthon will create an amazing atmosphere out on the field where our students will run up to 30-35 laps (laps are 1/16 of a mile). Snacks will be provided to students by the PTO.
WHY: Ladera is updating the old computer lab into a state of the art S.T.E.M. Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
1. Log onto Funrun.com and create an account for your student using Ladera’s school code: 527-876.
2. Email, Facebook, Tweet, or text the link provided.
3. Watch the pledges roll in and your student earn prizes and classroom incentives.
We appreciate your support to Ladera and the education of the students. If you have any questions you may contact Teresa Ledford at tmarmolejo10@hotmail.com.
Celebration of Learning
(previously known as Open House)Math
This year we are calling Open House the "Ladera Celebration of Learning." Our Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th. We have planned numerous activities for you to share with your students and with our learning community. We hope you can join us for this wonderful event! Following is our tentative schedule:

4:00 - 5:00 

5:15 - 5:45 
Please help us celebrate this wonderful award!

5:45 - 6:15 
Grade 1 (MPR) Patriotic Showcase

6:15 - 7:00 
Grade 2 (playground) Living Wax Museum

5:45 - 7:00 
Kindergarten (K-lunch tables) Animals 2x2
Grade 3 (Begin outside Rm 305) Genius Hour
Grade 4 (Rooms 402, 403, 407) May I take your order?
Grade 5 (Room 404 and 408) Road Tripping and
             Super Science Fair

5:45 - 7:00 
Book Fair (Library)
Family Photo Booths (Office)
Scholastic Book Fairbook fair
Don't miss the Scholastic Book Fair coming to the Ladera Library from Thursday, May 26th through Friday, June 3rd. Check out our wonderful library and participate in daily raffles and fun, exciting games! A percentage of all sales from the book fair goes back to the Library for the purchase of new books and materials. Volunteers are needed! To sign up, click HERE to sign up for a shift directly on our VolunteerSpot page, or email occarmie@hotmail.com for a list of available dates & times. Click HERE to view the flyer.
School Supply Kits
Ladera PTO is excited to announce a new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!  This partnership will help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping at Wal-Mart, Target or Staples.  Orders are placed online and the prices are competitive. Kits will be delivered directly to your home before the first day of school.  So, this summer as the temperature hits over 100 degrees, avoid the mile-long lines at the checkout counter by purchasing your school supplies ahead of time from the comfort of your home!  You can make your purchase right now by clicking the graphic above or by clicking HERE. Questions? Please contact Karen Sisson via email.
Go-Bananaz Springtime Savings
Stop in at Go-Bananaz for some tasty premium frozen yogurt, and help support our school at the same time! Save 5% off your purchase from now until May 31st, and Go-Bananaz will also give 15% back to the Ladera PTO. Go-Bananaz is located in the Tustin Heights Shopping Center near Smart & Final. Click HERE to print the flyer. 

TPSF Summer AcademyTPSF Logo
This summer, the Tustin Public Schools Foundation is offering a fun and enriching summer program for incoming Kindergarteners through 9th grade.  The Summer Academy runs from June 27th - July 21st, Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm at Orchard Hills School. Back by popular demand are courses such as STEAM, Fast Forward, Extreme Technology, and Cooking. Many new courses have been added this year, from Crime Solvers and Future Entrepreneurs to Lemonade Stand Economics and Extreme Babysitting. There are no shortage of options for all different ages and interests. Click HERE to browse the course listing in English. Click HERE for the course listing in Spanish. Be sure to sign your student up today at www.tpsf.net/summeracademy. It's sure to be an exciting and engaging summer!