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!

Awards & Accolades

Ladera Named 2014 California Distinguished School
CA Distinguished School Logo

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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2013 Honor Roll Logo  

Ladera Elementary School News

PTO Membership Drive is in Full Swing!
Join the PTO

The PTO Membership and Direct Giving Pledge Drive is happening NOW!! Membership packets have gone home. Please send your forms in ASAP, as we are hoping for 100% participation this year! Your support is critical in order for us to continue the valuable programs, materials and extracurricular activities that the PTO provides. Every donation counts, we need you! Please click HERE for all the details. 

Annual State of the Schools Breakfast
Hear Superintendent Dr. Franklin speak on TUSD's new technology, learning initiatives and the direction of the district at our Annual State of the Schools Breakfast, Monday September 22nd, at Tustin High School. Join us as a sponsor or purchase a ticket. It promises to be a great event. Go to tpsf.net for more information.
Restaurant Night at Pieology 
Our first Restaurant Night of the year will take place at Pieology in The Market Place on Tuesday, September 23rd. Stop by for some delicious food, and help make a difference for our school! 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Ladera's PTO (ALL DAY dining, including take out; must bring flyer in order to support Ladera). Raffles for free pizza and other great prizes will be drawn every 30 minutes between 5:30-7:30pm. Click HERE to print the flyer. Please contact Janice Lee with any questions.
Ideal Luxury Live Auction           
Join us for a live auction at the Marconi Auto Museum on Wednesday, October 1st. Luxury items such as watches, diamonds and jewelry will be auctioned off. Ideal Luxury will donate 10% of your purchase price to Ladera's PTO. Be sure to mention Ladera Elementary when registering to bid. Click HERE to view the flyer. To register for the event or preview the items going up for sale, click HERE. Good luck bidding!
Tustin Tiller Days 10/3-10/5  Ferris Wheel
The annual Tustin Tiller Days Carnival is coming up on October 3rd-5th and includes rides, games, and other attractions. Ladera families may purchase pre-sale carnival wristbands from the PTO for $20.00, which is a savings of $5.00 off the regular price! For each wristband sold, $2.00 will be donated back to Ladera. The wristbands are good for all day, unlimited rides on the day of your choice. Please contact Karen Sisson by September 29th with any questions or to place a wristband order! Click HERE for more information about Tustin Tiller Days.
Dino Dash Earlybird Discount
The Dinosaur Dash is on Sunday, November 2nd, at The Market Place. Earlybird 10% off discount code expires on Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59pm (use code "SCHOOLS"). Click HERE and register today!
Attention 5th Grade Parents   
5th grade
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. 
Subscribe to School Email BlastseBlast
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.