Lakes International Newsletter

February 23, 2015


LILA students are over 100 days into the 2014-2015 school year. Don't the kindergartners of Profe Silvia's class look smarter?

Silvia 100 days pic


  • We'd love to see you at Chinese New Year this Thursday night, 5-7:30pm! Skip the lines and buy your food tickets in advance (through your TIES account). Also, be sure to check your child's performance time when planning your evening. It's sure to be an amazing night!

  • Polls are open! Cast your vote for the "Best of Forest Lake!" You can vote for LILA in the Education section.
  • Many LILA yearbooks are still available! Cost: $25 - Order Online at  If paying by check, please include an envelope marked with your student's name, grade, teacher, and "For Yearbook."
  • The After-School Activities page of the LILA website has been updated to include a new class: Chinese Ink and Wash Painting by ambassador Sheng-nan (Nancy) Yue. 


LILA continued its strong and enthusiastic presence at the Winter Plunge this year! Participants braved the icy waters, raising over $5,000 for the Language Ambassadors and classroom enrichment. A huge thank you to all who jumped, cheered, and supported the event!

Winter Plunge



Feb. 26 - Chinese New Year LILA Family Event, 5-7:30

March 5 - Evening Conferences

March 6 - NO SCHOOL, Daytime Conferences

March 9-13 NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

March 17 - LILA PTO General Meeting, 6:30pm; all parents welcome!

March 19 - LILA Snow Tubing at Trollhaugen, 5-9pm

April 25 - LILA Gala Spring Fling Dinner - see below for more event details!

Make the week great!


The LILA Foundation is proud to announce the 6th Annual Gala Spring Fling Dinner featuring a live and silent auction.

Saturday, April 25th at Tanners Brook Golf Club in Forest Lake

We would be honored if you would join us for an evening of appetizers, dinner, raffles, auctions and wine.

Items up for auction this year include

4 One-Day Park hopper Disney Passes to Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, or Disney's Animal Kingdom®

Home Plate Box Seats at Target field, Home of our Minnesota Twins 

Minnesota Wild jersey autographed by Zach Parise

Fireworks and more!

Invitations and details about Gala will be emailed via the event website,


We look forward to seeing you!