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.
January PTA Meeting - Wednesday, January 20 at 7pm - Lilja Learning Commons - FREE BABYSITTING
At the January PTA meeting, the PTA will host guest speakers Dan Levine and Rachel Marcus of Engaging Minds for a workshop on Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress and Creating Successful Students. They will cover: Strategies to help your child better manage his/her nightly homework; Planning and time management strategies for both short-term and long-term assignments - and for life; Strategies to help your child get "unstuck" when he/she has trouble initiating tasks; and Organizational strategies to help your child keep track of his/her papers, assignments, and belongings. FREE BABYSITTING OFFERED.
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.
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 Jan. 4-15th. 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).
Lilja Auction Meeting - January 14 - 7:30pm - Morse Tavern
The Lilja auction is quickly approaching on Friday, April 8th at the Wellesley College Club. We are looking to fill out our Auction Committee, so please join us on Thursday, January 14th at 7:30PM at the Morse Tavern for a brainstorming meeting as we look for innovative ideas to add to our Lilja auction. Please contact Amy O’Neill with any questions at email@example.com. If you are interested in donating to the auction please complete the Google Form.
Box Tops Update
We have just received a check for $684.90 for Box Tops! Thank you to all who submitted and continue to submit Box Tops! This is a great and easy fundraiser that all Lilja families can participate in. Thank you to Janine Kayser for coordinating our Box Top program. Every Box Top is worth 10¢ for Lilja! Collection sheets can be found in the Virtual Backpack or at btfe.com. When your child has submitted collection sheets with 50 Box Tops, they'll earn a special prize.
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.
Coats for Kids
Thank you to everyone who donated to this year's Coats for Kids drive. We were able to donate 35 coats to this great cause.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Thursday, January 14 - Auction Meeting, 7:30pm, Morse Tavern
Friday, January 15 - Directory Deadline
Wednesday, January 20 - Lilja PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Lilja Learning Commons.
Thursday, January 21 - Summer Resource Fair, 7-8:30pm, Brown Elementary School
Saturday, January 23 - TEDx Natick, Natick High School
Wednesday, January 26 - Lilja Red Sox Night Deadline
Tuesday, February 2 - Early Release 3D Printing and Maker Space Event