Math & Literacy Night, the Lilja Hoedown, More Auction Info, plus much more!

PTA Announcements

Family Game Night

Thank you to all of the families that attended Family Game and Trivia Night! We had a great turnout.

Lilja Hoedown - Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:30-8:30p - Lilja Gym

A fun night of dancing and activities with DJ Mike.  Pizza will be available for purchase for $1.00 per slice (please pre-order, so we know quantity needed).  The cost of the event is $7 per person with a $25 per family maximum.  Cash or check made out to the Lilja PTA will be accepted at the door.  We ask families to pre-register for this event on our Google doc, you can also volunteer to help at the event and donate snacks:

Literacy Center

Our Literacy Specialist Dorothy Ferranti is looking for parent volunteers to help complete a project in the Literacy Center. The space is being transformed so that teachers may easily access books for their students.  Transferring books from old bins to new bins, placing labels and stickers on books, and entering books into the database are all tasks that would help complete our project.  If you are able to help with this project please sign up on the below link.


This year’s auction is on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Wellesley College Club. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 9th on Eventbrite.  

Student Art Contest

We are looking for student art submissions to be placed in our auction program. Drawings will be selected for the front and back covers and some will be placed throughout the program.  The theme of this year’s auction is playgrounds.  We are looking for drawings of students dream playgrounds at Lilja.  All submissions must be received in the art contest folder in the main office by Monday, March 21st.

Auction Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help out on the evening of the auction.  If you are able to help out please sign up on the on the below link.


If you’d like to help solicit donations, visit: to see the various vendors. If you’re willing to contact a particular vendor, just add your name to the box next to the vendor and update the sheet as you hear. Once a donation is secured, or if you are donating an item, complete the form here: Have an idea for a vendor or auction item? Go ahead and add it to the list. Questions about auction items can be addressed to Amy O'Neill at Looking for other ways to volunteer, contact Christine Kingdon at

Box Tops

The March Box Top submission form can be found in the virtual backpack.

Fourth Grade Families

Thank you to all the fourth grade families that came out to our Energy Fitness event on Sunday evening.  We are grateful to Energy Fitness for the donation of their facility for the event.  We were able to raise $500 towards our end of year activities.  Our next event for fourth grade students is a movie night on Friday, March 18th from 6:30-8:30PM.  Registration information can be found in the virtual backpack.

PTA Meeting - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7pm - Lilja Learning Commons

Come and join us for Math & Literacy Night on Wednesday, March 16th at 7PM in in the Lilja Learning Commons. Math & Literacy night is sponsored by the Lilja PTA and features 8 teachers from Lilja School as well as students!  During this event, families will have an opportunity to hear an overview of our Literacy and Numeracy models, as well as visit stations led by Lilja teachers and students!  During this evening event, we will have a STEM center where families can try out a variety of technology-based applications, including TenMarks and Reflex.  There will also be stations for parents and students to participate in math games that help children build important computational skills.  On the literacy side of life, we will have a station for Raz-Kids, a station on picking out “just-right books” and a station on the developmental stages of reading.

In order to plan for the evening, we are asking families to sign up in advance:

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Wednesday, March 2 - SPARK Event, 7:00p, Natick High School
Tuesday, March 8 - Meet the Candidates for the Town-wide Elections on March 29th, 7:00pm, Memorial Elementary School
Friday, March 11 - Winter Dance, 6:30pm, Lilja Gym
Wednesday, March 16 - Lilja PTA Meeting - Math and Literacy Night
Friday, March 18 - 4th Grade Movie Night, 6:30p, Lilja Gym

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