Support Your LILA Winter Plunge Team, Feb. 8, 2020

In 2020, LILA students, staff, and friends will plunge into the icy depths of Forest Lake for two important causes – the LILA PTO’s Language Ambassador Program and the LILA Be BOLD Capital Campaign!

Language Ambassador Program: Language ambassadors are a vital part of our program at LILA. These interns from Spanish- and Chinese-speaking countries assist our teachers in the classroom and provide language and culture models for our students. They work with individual students and small groups or supervise large-group activities, allowing the teacher to give more attention to students who need more help or more challenge. Ambassadors in our classrooms also gives students the opportunity to hear authentic target-language conversations between the ambassador and the teacher, rather than only between learners or between the teacher and students. It's a proven program for enhancing the educational experiences of LILA students and staff, the host families, and the language ambassadors. We’re grateful to the LILA PTO supporting this program! Main Campus staff, students, parents, and friends are supporting this cause. 

Gettin' COLD for LILA BOLD!: Lakes International Language Academy students learn to think for themselves, think about others, and think beyond today. They explore the world through our exceptional language acquisition and International Baccalaureate programs, demonstrating their growth as they move from preschool through grade 12. But they need more equipment and facilities than we have today: new classrooms at both campuses and, at the Upper School, a music wing, art center, science suite, new gymnasium with locker rooms, and performing arts center. That’s where the LILA Be Bold! Capital Campaign comes in. Your generous support of LILA’s expansion projects helps to ensure a world-class public-school learning experience, one that truly prepares our students to become engaged community members and thoughtful global citizens...people who make a difference. Our goal for the Capital Campaign is $1 million above the overall $16.4 million construction investment to provide the most reasonable “best practices” in design, classroom and facility equipment, and materials. With our impressive track record of financial management practices, we’re confident that every dollar raised will be carefully leveraged for the greatest return. Headwaters Campus staff, students, parents and friends are supporting this cause. 

We are grateful whether you support a LILA Plunge Team Member who is gathering pledges for the LILA PTO Language Ambassador Program or raising funds for the Be Bold! Capital Campaign. Two fundraisers that matter. And one amazing school, thanks to you! Learn more at

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Thank you!