PTO meeting tonight, our last 1/2 day event and Staff Appreciation.

Mark your Calendars

PTO Meeting: Tonight 7-8:30pm. Elise Molloy and Laura Loftus will join us to discuss the Open Circle curriculum. Complimentary babysitting provided for those toilet trained.
Half Day Pizza, Movie and Dance Party: Wednesday, April 12th from 12:15-3:00pm. This is a conference day and last 1/2 day event of the year. We will show Sing and DJ JP will get the party started when the movie is done. Registration deadline is Sunday, April 9th. <Register>
Staff Appreciation Coffee and Dessert Bar: Wednesday, April 12th. Help out <here>.
Staff Appreciation Around the World Luncheon: Wednesday, May 3rd. This year the theme of the staff lunch is dishes from around the world. Here is a <link> to various recipes, food for thought :) Signup sheet to follow in next few weeks.
Looking Ahead: PTO Meeting 5/10. Lilja Carnival 6/4.

Staff Appreciation 2017

There are approximately 65 staff members at Lilja who all work hard for our children. Staff Appreciation events are a great, easy way to show them our thanks and how much we appreciate what they do for us each day. This year we will be changing the format a little. In lieu of a breakfast, we are having a coffee & dessert bar in April, and we will still be hosting the annual luncheon during the official teacher appreciation week in May. The coffee & dessert bar will be held on Wednesday April 12th. This is a 1/2 day at Lilja and also a teacher/parent conference day.  We thought it would be fun to let the teachers/staff enjoy a little pick me up for their busy afternoon!
How you can help?
Donate food or your time for the coffee & dessert bar <here>. Please have any dessert donation at Lilja by 11:00am on Wednesday April 12th.
Donate money. Monetary donations can be sent into the office in an envelope marked "Staff Appreciation 2017”. Checks can be made out to "Lilja PTO". These donations will be used for both events (April & May). Last year we were able to give each of the staff member a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card, in addition to each individual classroom receiving an Amazon gift card! We would greatly appreciate any donation and would love to have them as soon as possible for planning purposes.
Please feel free to reach out to Lisa McDonough ( or Linda Danahy ( with any questions.

Earth Day Recycling Drive!

Earth Day is April 22nd. To celebrate, the Lilja community will be collecting recyclable bottles and cans for the entire month of April. Funds from the bottle/can deposits will be used to make a donation to the Natick Service Council, to support local families in need.
How can you help?  One of two ways:  1) Bring in bottles and cans, and place them in boxes in the lobby or ASAP entrances.  2) Return bottles and cans on your own, and turn in the money to school. Money can be turned in to teachers, in envelopes marked “PTO Earth Day.”  Thanks in advance for supporting our community and a healthy Earth!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, or would like to post something in our Community Announcements section, please feel free to contact us at or any member of the board directly.