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.  
2013 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. 
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Ladera Elementary School News

Family BINGO Night - TONIGHT!
Please join us for another fun Family Night featuring BINGO! All will enjoy this family favorite. The event is FREE and there will be lots of chances to win some prizes. Email Jeanna.deprima@yahoo.com or g.k.ferraro@gmail.com  with any questions.
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Date:          Friday, February 24th
Time:          5:30pm Dinner for purchase*
                  6:00pm BINGO 
Location:     MPR
*Cash Only Please: $2 Pizza, $1 Bottled Water, $1 Chips, $1 Veggie 
Read Across America
On February 27th and 28th, Student Council will be selling Read Across America grams for $1. You can send a fun 
magnetic Dr. Seuss bookmark and a note to a friend!

Read Across America Spirit Day is on Thursday, March 2nd - Cat in the Hat/Fox on Socks day. Wear your craziest hat and/or socks to school to honor this incredible author! 
Ladera Spring Fundraiser "Masquerade Ball"
Save the Date! Saturday, April 1st, is our most important event of the year - Ladera PTO's Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. This year's Masquerade Ball will include both a silent and live auction, dinner, dancing and casino tables. Click HERE to view the invitation.
Tickets are on sale NOW. Click HERE to purchase tickets (Visa, Mastercard, checks & cash accepted). All proceeds will go directly to Ladera PTO to enrich our children's education with amazing supplemental arts and music programs, additional teaching staff, S.T.E.A.M. lab equipment, field trips, and high quality teaching materials. Thank you for your continued support!
CDC Childcare at Ladera's Spring Fundraiser
Would you like to attend the Spring Fundraiser? Would your kids love a night filled with food, movies and friends? 
When:    Saturday, April 1st, from 6:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Ladera CDC (located inside Ladera's Kindergarten
             playground area)
Cost:      $25 for the first child and $10 for each add'l child

All Children are Invited! They will enjoy a pizza dinner followed by crafts, movies, games and fun! Advanced reservations are required by Monday, March 27th.  Please call 714-505-8098 or stop by Ladera CDC in person.  Children must be toilet-trained to attend.
Angels Family Night - Save the Date!
Date:          Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time:          4:00pm  Meet us in the parking lot for 
                  complimentary Tailgating with pizza/hot dogs
                  6:07pm  Game time! Angels vs. Toronto
Immediately following the game: Big Bang Fireworks and/or a Family Movie. More details to follow as the event nears. Tickets will be available for purchase in March and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
School News Article 
"Ladera Elementary School hosted the kickoff to its guest speaker series called "Future Ready Careers." Our first guest speaker was Shawn Fenton, Ladera parent and director of quality assurance at SeaSpine, Inc." To view the entire news article in the February issue of School News, click HERE.
Support Ladera via AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Ladera's PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Ladera Elementary PTO! For more information, please click HERE. To learn more about other ongoing fundraisers at Ladera, click HERE.
Tustin Schools Open a Week Earlier Next Yr.
calendarSchool will begin earlier next year for all TK-12 Tustin Unified students. The first day of school next fall will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and the last day of instruction will be June 7, 2018. Parents will need to adjust vacation times and plan calendars to ensure students are ready for school mid-August. Click HERE to read the full news article.