March 20, 2017



Happy St. Patrick's Day from Seño Silvia's Kindergarten Class! Leprechauns visited many classrooms around LILA last Friday. The Upper School Math Department (not pictured), also took a break to celebrate this week, eating pie on PI day (3.14, March 14, get it?!) LILA students work hard and play hard!



  • Candidate Applications for the LILA Board will be accepted until March 22. Learn more here about the chance to help guide the future of our amazing school!
  • Flower Fundraiser: Celebrate spring with LILA PTO's Annual Flower Fundraiser! Purchase online today or by April 1 for pickup on Sunday, May 7, 2-6pm in the Lower School Gym. Volunteers appreciated (who doesn't want to surround themselves with fresh flowers for a morning?!) 
  • Garden Club Donations Needed! The Upper School student-led Garden Club is building an outdoor vegetable garden this year. Produce will be harvested and used in the cafeteria as well as in Explorer Club throughout the summer. Do you have some unused pots, potting soil, or seeds that you aren't going to need? Please consider donating them to the Garden Club. Drop off donations at Headwaters Campus or email Erin Maher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a time to donate. Thanks!
  • Explorer Club Registration Due Dates: The 2017 summer registration deadline (Explorer Club only K-5th grade) is approaching quickly on April 17. The registration deadline for the 2017-2018 school year (Explorer Club and Little Explorers) is June 30. Any registrations received after those dates will be put on a wait list and are subject to availability. Registration information can be found on the website.
  • 5th Grade Concert DVD: A belated congratulations is due for 5th grade students, who performed in a music concert on February 28. A DVD recording is available on FeePay for $15, and LILA gets a portion of the proceeds. Great job!


  • Student Travel Parent Information Night will be held Tuesday, March 21, at the Headwaters Campus. Join us to learn more about these global-learning opportunities:
    • 6:00-6:30 Spring 2017 iTerm trip to China, for students currently in Chinese, grades 5-12
    • 6:30-7:00 Fall 2017 exchange with Spain, for students in Spanish, next fall, grades 8-12
    • 7:00-7:30 Spring 2018 iTerm medical trip to Guatemala, for students in grades 9-12 next school year.
  • Best of Forest Lake: LILA is defending titles in several categories in the Best of Forest Lake competition. Please vote by March 24 and share the link to your family and friends! We are competing in Best Summer Camp (Section 8), Best Preschool, Best Public School, Best Teacher, Best Principal, and Best Tutoring Program (Section 10). Thanks!
  • Spring Gala: The LILA Foundation cordially invites you to save the date for the Spring Gala, April 22, 2017 at the Headwaters Campus. This is an event not to be missed! Appetizers, wine, dinner, raffles, silent and live auction! The event helps the LILA Foundation to maintain an endowment which is used to enhance the quality of education for LILA students and alumni and strengthen the school's long-term financial health.
  • Gala Auction Items Needed: Please consider your network of family and friends who may be able to donate toward the auction - artwork, handyman services, gift cards, timeshares, season tickets, etc. Donations of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! See the donations request letter for more ideas and click here to make a donation. Please feel free to contact Mark Martin with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


3/21 - Student Travel Parent Information Night, 6-7:30pm, Headwaters Campus;

3/21 - 3rd Grade Concert, 6-7pm, Lower School

4/3-4 NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Days

4/11 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 6pm @ Lower School

4/14 - NO SCHOOL, Holiday

4/22  -  LILA Foundation Gala, 6pm - 11pm at the LILA Headwaters Campus

For complete calendars at both campuses, please click on our calendars link! Have a great week!