Directory Update, Legos Needed, Lilja Night @ The Red Sox, 4th Grade Fundraiser, and a Special Thanks from the Natick Service Council

PTA Announcements

Lilja Directory

We are publishing a supplemental sheet for any family that needs to make corrections to their information and families who did not sign up back in October.  The deadline for submission of the Google form is Friday, January 15th.  You must complete the Google form to be included in this addition Please contact Christine Kingdon with any questions.

Natick Service Council

Michelle Ferretti received this great thank you from the Natick Service Council for our Thanksgiving Project:

“On behalf of the clients of the Natick Service Council, I would like to thank you and the students and families from Lilja Elementary School for your donation of 20 Thanksgiving meals to the 2015 Thanksgiving Program.  I am pleased to report that we were able to fulfill every Thanksgiving meal request this year. With your help, we provided everything needed to prepare a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner to 694 Natick residents.  This represents 264 families and the highest number of requests in our 50+ year history.  Without your support we would never have been able to meet the need this year.  Please accept our sincerest thanks and appreciation for the kindness that you have extended to your Natick neighbors in need.  I would like to wish you a joyful holiday season and all the best for the New Year.”

Boston Red Sox

Once again this year we have partnered with the Boston Red Sox for a Lilja Night at Fenway. Please join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:10PM as the Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox.  While the game is not until June the deadline to order tickets is January 26th. We will have one section with all Lilja families. Please print out the form (also in the Virtual Backpack) and submit your form and payment to the Lilja Main Office by January 26th in an envelope marked Red Sox Event. If you have any questions please contact Christine Kingdon. All ticket orders must be given to the Red Sox on the 26th so we can not accept any late forms.  

Fourth Grade Fundraising

Looking for a last minute holiday item? We have Lilja Lion insulated straw cups available for $5.00. All proceeds from the sale of the cups go to support our 4th grade end of the year activities.  Complete the order form (also in the Virtual Backpack) to purchase your cup. can be found in the virtual backpack.

Lego Drive for our TinkerZone

Thanks to surplus funding from the PTA and a private donation, the Lilja Learning Commons is building a Makerspace. Makerspaces are areas where children learn through play and tinkering about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. We are looking for donations of unwanted and extra Legos for the TinkerZone (the name of our Makerspace). There will be a box for donations in the lobby from Dec. 21-23rd and Jan. 4-8th. Use this as an opportunity to clean out your house and fill up ours. See the flyer for more information (also in the Virtual Backpack).

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 20th - Lilja PTA meeting at 7:00 PM in the Lilja Learning Commons. The meeting topic will either be a math and literacy night or a guest speaker.  We will announce the final selection next week. 

Outside Events

Coats for Kids - Lilja is once again participating in this great program. There is a box set up in the lobby for donations.  PLEASE note that only the following items will be accepted:Warm winter coats, gently used, good quality, all sizes needed.  Once the coats are collected they are professionally cleaned by Anton’s and distributed by social service agencies to those in need within the local community.  PLEASE DO NOT put coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, permanent stains, sweatshirts, vests, or Spring coats, as they cannot be accepted. The coat drive will go till January 6th.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the board with any questions.