Lakes International Newsletter

March 2, 2015


A huge thank you to all the students, families, and staff who joined us at our Chinese New Year celebration! It was a truly special night filled with music, lion dancing, food, activities, and amazing student performances. Welcome to the year of the sheep!

CNY Sheep 2015



  • How much has your student changed this school year?  Lifetouch will be hereThursday, March 26th to take spring pictures so you can compare. Watch for order forms and additional information coming soon!
  • The spring session of KickFit is now available for K-3rd grade registrations! Check it out on the after-school page of the LILA website!
  • Please join us on March 31st at 6pm at the Headwaters campus as 6th grade students present "Science and Harmony in Music," led by music teacher Jody Eggen.  If their hard work during music class is any indication, it is sure to be a great concert! 
  • The annual Forest Lake Area Schools Festival of Cultures will take place Friday, April 10, from 5:30-8pm at Forest Lake Area High School. As an internationally-minded school, we hope that you can join this multi-school celebration of cultures from around the world! LILA language ambassadors will be presenting at this free event.
  • Spring brings sunshine, birds chirping, and....state required standardized testing! All grades, K-6, will be involved in spring testing at LILA.  Students in K-2 will take a NWEA (MAP) math test. Students in grades 3-6 will take the state MCA tests in reading and math. All these tests are important to students, staff, and administration at LILA. Please check your child's test schedule at conferences and make sure they are in school on their scheduled day. If you know of a conflict, please let your child's teacher know right away. We can accommodate for absences or illness but it helps to know in advance. Thanks!



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

March 26 - Spring Picture Day

March 31 - 6th grade concert, 6pm at Headwaters Campus

April 10 - Forest Lake Area Schools Festival of Cultures

April 25 - LILA Gala Spring Fling Dinner

Make the week great!