March 27, 2017


Destination Imagination Club

LILA's Destination Imagination Team, "Aluminum Linoleum," is state bound after getting 1st place at the DI regional tournament. Students learned about the creative process through team challenges and will now have a chance to continue their already successful season. Congrats and good luck!



  • International Student Travel Application Forms are now available via Google Forms at the following link. Oh the places they'll go!
  • Spanish I for Adults: Forest Lake Community Ed will offer an introductory Spanish class for adults starting April 11. Click here for more information about the class and boost your own foreign language skills!
  • Art Studio Update: LILA is currently getting bids from contractors and planning the space for the new art studio! (The ambulance service moved out of the Main Campus building over the winter.) Funds from last fall's Fun Run have already helped us order a kiln, and art teachers and PTO are collaborating on other must-haves. Look forward to the before and after photos this summer!
  • Annual Meeting: Please join us for our Annual Meeting for the LILA School Board on Tuesday, April 11, at 5:00 pm in the Lower School Library. All are welcome!
  • Boys Baseball Coach Needed: Upper School Spring Athletics would like to add baseball yet this spring, starting early April! Please contact Jenni Muras if you are interested in coaching! This is a paid position with two-hour practices Tuesdays-Fridays plus games, with the season running 8-9 weeks. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions and interest!


  • LAST WEEK for the 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.
  • 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..


4/3-4 NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Days

4/11 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 6pm @ Lower School, LILA Board Annual Meeting, 5:00pm - all are welcome

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!