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!

Ladera Elementary School Calendar & Events

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Awards & Accolades

Ladera Named 2014 California Distinguished School
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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

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. 
Attention 4th Grade Parents
Click HERE to view the 4th grade Flipped Back to School Night videos. These videos should be viewed by 4th grade parents  before our Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/4.     
Welcome Back Social on 9/2   
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Our annual Welcome Back Social is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd, from 4:00pm- 6:00pm in the Ladera quad. Find out who your teacher is, see old friends, and make new ones! Teachers will be on-hand until 5:00pm. Also, popsicles will be provided by the PTO!  We have been issued a parking variance, therefore street parking is allowed on Rawlings Way. Hope to see you at the Social!
School Starts on 9/3School
The first day of school is Wednesday 9/3, and it is a Minimum Schedule day. Please click HERE for the bell schedule, which remains the same as last year. The PTO will provide coffee & donuts for parents at 8:30am in the MPR. Please note we will NOT have a parking variance; therefore, Tustin PD may be "on patrol" this day.
Back to School Night on 9/4
Parent Info.
Thursday, September 4th is Back to School Night for PARENTS ONLY. The evening will begin in the MPR with a Welcome Back greeting from Mr. Pinto, introduction of teaching staff and the PTO Board, and two half-hour sessions in your child(ren)'s classroom to hear what your teacher has planned for the upcoming school year. Pre-K SDC will be starting at 4:30pm in the MPR; K-5 will start at 5:30pm in the MPR. A parking variance will be available for this event.  In addition, CDC will be offering childcare during this event for only $5 per child. If you wish to utilize this childcare option, please contact Jon Dominguez via EMAIL or at 714-505-8098. 
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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.