Lilja Hoedown This Week, Auction Tickets on Sale, and Math & Literacy Night

PTA Announcements

Lilja Hoedown - This 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 Thursday, March 10th 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.

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.


We will be enlisting the help of Lilja students to make the centerpieces that will be used at the auction. We only have space for 20 students on Tuesday, March 15th from 2:45-3:45p. Please sign up on the Google Doc.

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.


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 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

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.

Have a Heart Campaign

Thank you to all of the families that donated to our February program with the Natick Service Council. A special thank you to Michelle Ferretti for coordinating the project and delivering the items to the Service Council.

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Friday, March 11 - Winter Dance, 6:30pm, Lilja Gym
Tuesday, March 15 - Centerpiece Workshop, 2:45pm, Lilja Lobby, Sign-up Required
Wednesday, March 16 - Lilja PTA Meeting - Math and Literacy Night, Lilja Learning Commons
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.