Lakes International Newsletter

February 17, 2015


LILA kids know how to stay warm in the winter! 4th grade students recently performed a Hawaiian themed music concert using drums bought through a grant by the St. Croix Valley Foundation. Since then, teachers and students alike have enjoyed hearing (and joining in on) jam sessions in the music rooms at both campuses!

4th grade concert drumming 24th grade concert speaking 2


  • Next year's incoming kindergartners got a taste of immersion yesterday at LILA's annual kindergarten round-up. Special thanks goes out to parent volunteer Jenny Johnson who organized materials, name tags, and last minute details, ensuring a smooth day for all!

  • If you've been thinking about becoming more involved in the LILA community, NOW is your time to act! The Lakes International community is currently seeking interested candidates for positions on the School Board. There will be openings for three teachers, two parents, and one community member. Applications are kindly requested no later than 4pm on Monday, February 23.

    - The term of office for the teacher and parent positions will be for two years, from July, 2015 – June, 2017.
    - The term of office for the community member position will be for one year, from July, 2015 – June, 2016.
    Questions? Click here to see a listing of current board members.


Winter Plunge 2014

Look how much fun the people in this picture are having! This could be you on Saturday! With a balmy forecast of 19 degrees, our Winter Plunge participants can't wait to show their LILA spirit! We need YOU to cheer them on! Pledge to your child's classroom teacher, para, language ambassador, or anyone else on the list who needs a boost. We are currently $1,500 away from making our goal of $5,000. Money raised supports the language ambassador program and helps supply classroom materials.

• The grade level that donates the most to their Language Ambassadors will win an ice cream treat party for the whole grade.

• Every Language Ambassador that gets at least $75 in pledges will earn a t-shirt commemorating their Minnesota rite of passage. 

• The parent and student team to raise the most money will win a new LILA t-shirt.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, February 21, at noon on the lake (by Vanelli's)!


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."


Feb. 21 - Winter Plunge, at Forest Lake around noon
Feb. 26 - Chinese New Year LILA Family Event
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!