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. 
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Ladera Elementary School News

Vision & Hearing Screenings
The Health Office vision & hearing screenings will take place on Thursday, February 18thVolunteers are needed throughout the day to help organize the students. If you are available to work either the morning shift (8:30am-12:30pm) or the afternoon shift (1:30pm-2:50pm), please sign up HERE. Your help is greatly appreciated!
"Gatsby Gala" PTO Spring Fundraiser
Save the date! Friday, March 11th, is Ladera PTO's Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. This year's Gatsby Gala will be a "Roaring 20's" Casino Night featuring live music and dancing, casino gaming with raffle prizes, a gourmet buffet dinner, silent auction and the Gatsby Grand $1000 raffle drawing. Tickets are only $60 per person, and includes dinner & dancing, and $25 casino cash! There are many ways you can get involved, including sponsorship opportunities, donating auction items, Sponsor a Teacher to attend, and of course attending the Gala itself. Formal invites have gone home. Tickets are on sale NOW. Click HERE to purchase tickets (Visa, Mastercard, checks & cash accepted). Click HERE to view our childcare option at the Ladera CDC on the night of the Gala.  Click HERE for additional information. 
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Please partner with us and Communities for Cause, a new FREE smartphone app that makes it easy to support Ladera PTO at local merchants. It's easy to do - no coupons or discount cards to remember! Simply download the Communities for Cause App on your iPhone or Android, and select our school as the beneficiary, and show the app when you dine or shop at a participating merchant. The merchant will make a donation to our school PTO based on a percentage of sales.  To see a partial list of merchants, click HERE. To see Ladera's CfC profile page, click HERE. 
P.E. Monday - Help Needed
Parent helpers are needed to assist with P.E. class each Monday. Even if you can only assist occasionally, we'd love your help! Please sign up for your child's grade level by clicking HERE and specifying the dates you are available. You don't have to be athletic, just show up in comfy shoes with the willingness to lend a hand. Thank you for making a difference at Ladera!
PTO Committee Chairs Still Needed!
One reason our school is so great is because of our parent volunteers, and we are still in need of some parent volunteers to head up various PTO committees. Please consider stepping up, either on your own or with a co-chair, to head up one of these committees: Ongoing Fundraisers, Green Committee/Recycling, Wellness Committee, Copy Cats and Spirit Run. Click HERE to see the committee descriptions. Feel free to contact Karen Sisson at ksisson@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up.