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Ladera Families and Community,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Ladera Elementary School! We are looking forward to a meaningful year of learning and student-led exploration at Ladera. We are excited to provide students in every grade level with Common Core State Standards aligned curriculum and instruction through Readers’ Workshop, Writers’ Workshop, and mathematics. Additionally, we are so excited to continue to develop and refine our Future Ready Lab. This exciting work is made possible by the generous support of our PTO, and donations from our families and community.

Ladera is proud to have received the distinction of Gold Ribbon School. When applying for this honor, schools were required to describe a unique program or practice at their site. Ladera applied for this distinction based on the strong partnership between our PTO, staff, families, students, and community. We are honored to be recognized by the California Department of Education for having such an outstanding practice. We hope that you will consider becoming a member of our PTO, and we hope that you will participate in our many opportunities for volunteering.

I invite our families to join us in our many activities and events this year. Please look for information in our weekly emails from teachers and be sure to check our website for information throughout the year. Our families and community members can also follow us on Twitter @laderaleopards.

Let’s make it a great year!


Dr. Jennifer Harrison