Special PTA Meeting January 20th: Reducing Academic Stress, Plus the Lilja Auction Meeting

PTA Announcements

January PTA Meeting - TONIGHT! 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.  

Lilja Auction Meeting - January 28th - 7:00pm - 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 28th at 7:00PM 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 amytalktime@gmail.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.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

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
Thursday, January 28 - Auction Meeting, 7:30pm, Morse Tavern
Tuesday, February 2 - Early Release 3D Printing and Maker Space Event

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