PTA Sponsored Events & Projects
Welcome Kindergarten Parent Coffee
Wednesday, August 31st or Thursday, September 1st
Kindergarten parents are invited to meet the PTA officers and learn about our programs in the library at 9:00 am on their child's first day of school.
Lilja School Directory
Individual class lists, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of Lilja families will be sent home in late November.
Kindergarten Family Picnic
Friday, September 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
Kindergarten families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the PTA sponsored desserts and a DJ for dancing. This is a great chance to meet your child’s classmates and their families. PTA representatives will be available to answer any questions.
Student Photo Day
Friday, September 23rd
Coffee Pond Productions will be at school to take individual and class school photos during the school day. Order forms will be sent home with your child containing specific information about the day.
Early Release Day Activities
Beginning in October | Sept: Zootopia
Half Day activities TBD. A flyer with the activities and registration information for all early release days will be in the virtual backpack.
Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, October 26th & Thursday, October 27th
The Book Fair, which takes place in the library from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., features a wide selection of paperback and hardcover books for children and adults, as well as posters and craft kits. There is a raffle with a prize basket for a child in each grade, and there are teacher “wish lists” for books wanted in the classroom. Sales support our school and provide books for the library and classrooms.
Fall Harvest Fest
This is a family fun event. Please join us for an evening of fun fall activities, games, crafts, dancing and more.
Two times during the school year we work with the Natick Food Pantry to donate items. We have a program in November where each classroom participates and puts together the supplies for a Thanksgiving dinner for a local family. In February we run our Have a Heart campaign where we will publish a list of items that the food pantry is in need of and drop off our donations on Valentine’s Day.
Family Movie Night
This first time event is a great way to enjoy a night out with the family and help raise some money for Lilja. We will show a family friendly movie and have a concession stand with pizza, popcorn, drinks and other snacks.
Family Game Night
Bring a board game to play or to share. We will have some group games as well. We’ll have tables set up from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. so that you and your children can play. You are welcome to bring a snack to share.
Research & Discovery Night
Like a giant “Show and Tell,” Research and Discovery Night gives the students’ time to share a hobby, a collection, or a research project. The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and volunteers will be needed to help set-up and tear down after the event.
This is a great annual event and a night to get out of the house and have some fun at a Lilja dance. Volunteers are needed for planning, set-up, and clean-up. The dance runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Every other year, we have a fundraising auction to provide money for the many programs that the PTA supports. This is our primary fundraiser, and it is also a fun evening out for Lilja parents. Our next auction will be held spring of 2018.
Staff Appreciation Days
Lilja families donate food and beverage items for a fabulous buffet lunch and a breakfast. Coordinators will send out information later in the year about volunteer opportunities for food donations as well as assistance with set-up, serving food, and cleaning up on these important days.
Mark this date on your calendar for a day of family fun. The Lilja Fair is the premier kids’ event of the year! Held rain or shine from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., the fair has something for everyone: games of chance, a bake table, obstacle courses, animals, face painting, and much more. We will need many volunteers to help plan and work the day of the fair.
This wonderful memory book contains photos of all Lilja students and staff. If you are someone who likes to take pictures, or if you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity outside the school day, we could use your help with the yearbook. We would like to have at least one person from each grade represented on the yearbook committee.
This is a great opportunity to visit some local restaurants throughout the year and help our school at the same time. Restaurant fundraisers give between 15 and 25 percent of sales back to the Lilja PTA. We will typically have one restaurant fundraiser each month. Whether you plan on dining out or bringing home take-out on a fundraising day, please don’t forget to bring your flyer. The flyers will be available in the virtual backpack. We are in the process of confirming the dates and will post them on the monthly calendar. We are always looking for some new ideas. If you know of any other restaurants or stores that are available for us to participate in, please contact the PTA.