Math & Literacy Night 3/16, Auction Tickets On Sale, Crazy Sock Day

PTA Announcements

Lilja Hoedown: Thank you to all of the families who were able to attend. It was a fun night and we hope everyone had a good time.

Auction: This year’s auction is on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Wellesley College Club. Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite. Individual tickets are $45 and couples are $85. All tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite in advance as NO tickets are sold at the door. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, April 7th.

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 here.

Donations: Thank you to everyone who has helped secure donations for the auction. We have some great items and hope to add many more over the next few weeks. 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:

Not sure what you could donate to the Lilja Auction? How about a bottle of wine or two for our wine wall? Maybe you drink red and have a bottle of white that you won't drink? Donate it! To learn how check out this flyer.

Questions about auction items can be addressed to Amy O'Neill at Have other questions about the auction? Contact Christine Kingdon at

Fourth Grade Families: Our next event for fourth grade fundraising is a movie night on Friday, March 18th from 6:30-8:30PM.  Registration information can be found in the virtual backpack. This is event is open to 4th grade students only.

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 here. 

The PTA will be providing complimentary babysitting for this event.

Crazy Sock Day - Monday, March 21, 2016: Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing your craziest or mismatched socks! Bring in, an optional, $1 donation to support local Down Syndrome organizations.

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, placeing 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 click here.

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Wednesday, March 16 - Lilja PTA Meeting - Math and Literacy Night, Lilja Learning Commons
Friday, March 18 - 4th Grade Movie Night, 6:30p, Lilja Gym
Monday, March 21 - Crazy Sock Day

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