2017-2018 Music Performance Calendar

Mark your calendars for these concerts from the LILA Music Department. We appreciate your support!

Middle School Band/Orchestra/Choir
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017; 6pm
Headwaters/Upper School Gym

Beginning Band/Orchestra/Choir & High School Band/Orchestra/Choir
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017; 6pm
Headwaters/Upper School Gym

5th Grade Concert
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018; 6pm
Main/Lower School Gym

3rd Grade Concert
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018; 6pm
Main/Lower School Gym

2nd Grade Concert
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018; 6pm
Main/Lower School Gym

Middle School Band/Orchestra/Choir
Monday, May 7, 2018; 6pm 
Headwaters/Upper School Gym

Beginning Band/Beginning Orchestra/Beginning Choir

High School Band/High School Orchestra/High School Choir
Tuesday, May 8, 2018: 6pm
Headwaters/Upper School Gym

Lower School Band & Orchestra at 5:30pm
4th Grade Concert at 6pm

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
Main/Lower School Gym

1st Grade In-formances 1:35pm
Main/Lower School Gym
Classrooms TBD by 1st grade teachers, with families/friends invited:
- Wed., May 16, 2018: Profe Víctor and Profe Mónica
- Thurs., May 17, 2018: Profe Diana and Señorita Hannah
- Fri., May 18, 2018: Yeh Laoshi and Qiu Laoshi

FREE Minnesota United FC Soccer Mini-Clinic, Aug. 31, 4-6p.m.

Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) has partnered with the Minnesota United Football Club to offer a FREE soccer mini-clinic for all local students in grades 4 and up on Thursday, August 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the LILA Headwaters Campus field located at 19850 Fenway Ave. N. in Forest Lake.

Students do not need to pre-register, but parents must sign a participation waiver form before the students will be allowed to join the event. Download it here.

As a fundraiser for the school’s sports, LILA will be selling tickets for $24 each to the match on September 23 between the Minnesota United and FC Dallas. For more information about the clinic or purchasing tickets, call Jenni Muras at LILA, 651-464-8989, or Ellen Kokes at the Minnesota United, 763-452-1193.

LILA Flyer Final 1

Upper School Orientation and Open House, Aug. 10, 2017

Upper School Orientation, August 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Headwaters Campus

In preparation for the year, we will host a student-only orientation on Thursday, August 10, from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Headwaters Campus for all upcoming 6th graders. Students should arrive between 9:50-10:00 am.and be picked up at 12:00 p.m. Snack provided.

Orientation is intended for STUDENTS only. The goal of the event is to become familiar with our campus, get to know at least 10 new people, and learn more about LILA. All Orientation participants should:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Wear sunscreen.

Upper School Open House, August 10, 2017, 3pm-7pm, Headwaters Campus

Students and parents can stop by anytime between 3:00-7:00pm, Thursday, Aug. 10, to walk through your student's schedule, meet teachers, check out iPads, and manage locker combinations. See you there!

Family Fun Night June 2, 2017, 5-8pm

Join us for the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year!
Family Fun Night 2
Rain or shine, please plan to celebrate the end of the school year with us on June 2, 5-8pm, at LILA's main campus. There will be food, games, bouncy houses, and more! Pre-order your tickets at this link by May 31 to save money and avoid lines! Volunteer spots are still open - consider helping out for a 90min shift so everyone can have a great time!
Along with the classroom baskets, donations from businesses below will be available at the silent auction.  This year both the silent auction and the raffle room will take place in the Library.  We hope to see everyone there!
Finally, we are still looking for community donations. Please drop off items at the front desk at Lower School.  If you have family or friends that would like to donate goods or services, that would be much appreciated too! Please contact Kelly Farrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. Thanks! (And thanks to our AMAZING PTO members for volunteering their time to plan this event each year!)
Below are just some of the businesses and/or items that will be included in the silent auction:

Midtown Global Market        $25 Gift Certificate

Target                                   $25 Gift Certificate


White Castle                      10 gift cards for 3 hamburgers (total of 30 hamburgers)

Schwan’s Super Rink          10 open skate passes

Pro Football Hall of Fame     2 admission tickets

Waldoch Farm                      4 Maze Admission Passes

Monkey House                      4 play passes

House of Comedy                 4 tickets (non-Saturday)

MN Landscape Arboretum    4 VIP Admission Passes

Great Lakes Aquarium         Four Admission Passes

Falcon Ridge Golf Course     Four Rounds of Golf

Stages Theatre Company     Four tickets to any listed mainstage production only

Minneapolis Institute Art        Four tickets to any upcoming special exhibition

Running Aces              

Big Apple Bagels                  One free item for each visit (7 visits total)

Vertical Endeavors                Family Day Pass and Rentals


St Paul Saints CHS Field      Two outfield reserved Tickets  (Expires 8/31/17)

Bunker Hills Regional Park   Two Passes, each for two General Admission Guests

The Music Connection          $25 Gift Certificate

The Balloon Shop                 $25 Gift Certificate

Keys Café                              $10 Gift Certificate

Donatelli's                              $25 Gift Certificate

CHIPOTLE                             Two gift cards for two tacos or burritos each

Arthur Murray Dance Centers      

The Cornerstone Pub           $20 Gift Certificate

YMCA                          $100 Gift Certiciate (not valid on retail Merchandise)

Foss Swim School      $50 Foss Gift Card and registration fee waiver

Wheel of Fortune     

LILA PTO                    2nd Grade Concert - Front Row Reserved Seats (Up to 8) #1

LILA PTO                    3rd Grade Concert - Front Row Reserved Seats (Up to 8) #1

LILA PTO                    4th Grade Concert - Front Row Reserved Seats (Up to 8) #1

LILA PTO                    5th Grade Concert - Front Row Reserved Seats (Up to 8) #1

PTO     Kinder Graduation front row seats - 8 seats (2017 -next week!!!)

PTO     5th Grade Graduation front row seats - 8 seats (2017- next week!!!)

 Minnesota Zoo           Two MN Zoo Admission Tickets

Eagles Nest                  Five Single use Eagles Nest Passes

Three Rivers Park District    Two One day lift tickets for Hyland Hills Ski Area

Trollhaugen               Four Lift Ticket and Rental Passes to Trollhaugen

Trollhaugen               Four Tubing Passes to Trollhaugen

Press Publications    Two Wild Mountain Superday Passes

Comedy Sportz          Two Admission Passes to The ComedySportz Improv Theater

Buck Hill                  

The Cheesecake Factory        $25 Gift Certificate

Fon du lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa             

Tiny Prints                 $25 Gift Certificate

MN Historical Society            4 Admission Passes

 Autographed Picture of #14 Stefon Diggs

Polaris Soft Sided Cooler and Mug

Polaris Backpack