Philanthropy abounds at Lilja!

PTA Announcements

HFW Challenge
We would like to give a big Thank You to everyone who has chosen to participate in the HFW Challenge benefiting both our Lilja Lions and Dog Bones Therapy Dog Program! Your children will be taking their HFW tests in May, after which we will be sending home the pledge sheets again for donation collection. Maisy reading buddy winners will be announced after vacation. Practice your words and good luck Lions!

Bake Sale
On Wednesday, April 15th the students in 1PR will be holding a bake sale from 1:45-3:00 in the front lobby. There will be a variety of baked goods available for sale and all of the proceeds will be donated to Boston Children's Hospital. Please stop by and enjoy a treat before or after your conference or when you pick up your child from the PTA Pizza & Movie.

Box Tops for Education
Every Box Top is worth 10¢ for Lilja!  Print off collection sheets or you can glue/tape Box Tops to any 8.5" x 11" paper and send them in your child’s school folder. When your child has submitted collection sheets with 50 Box Tops, they'll earn a special prize, so don’t forget their name and class!
Labels for Education
Lilja also collects Labels for Education. These do not need to be attached to a collection sheet. Simply send them in your child's folder or feed the lion in the Lilja lobby.

PTA Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting
Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to last week’s PTA meeting.  If you were unable to attend, the presentation can be found on the Principal’s Blog.

Outside Events

Joani Geltman, MSW
Save the date for special guest speaker Joani Geltman, MSW, a prominent parenting expert and author who will be speaking on the topic of Adolescent Psychology. Wednesday, April 29th,        7-9PM at the Wilson Middle School Auditorium. The event is open to the public and appropriate for parents of kids 10-18 years old. Copies of Joani’s book: A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens, Talking To Your Kids about Sexting, Drinking, Drugs and Other Things that Freak You Out will be on sale in the lobby of the auditorium before & after her seminar ($17 plus tax). Please sign up on the Eventbrite link. This is a free event

Brownie Troop Collection
Our Lilja Brownie troop is collecting donations through the end of April for the Buddy Dog Shelter. Donations can include used blankets, sheets, dry or canned cat or dog food. There is a box in the Lilja lobby where you can drop off your donations. If you have any questions please contact Carly Baker.

SPARK Contest
Dear Families! "Share Your SPARK" is SPARK Kindness' annual initiative to highlight kindness in Natick. Students (individuals or groups) Preschool through Grade 4 are encouraged to submit art work, essays and poetry. This year's theme is the "3 Kindnesses”: (1) Kindness to Self; (2) Kindness to Others; and (3) Kindness to Nature. Participants can focus on any of the 3 Kindnesses or all 3! This is also a fun project for kids to work on over vacation. Submissions are due May 15th and there will be a Recognition Ceremony on June 6 with fun surprises!  For more information, go HERE. For a video on WGBH-TV's Greater Boston featuring last year's campaign, go HERE. Thank you!

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