We can't wait for the Lilja Carnival, last call for Labels for Education and there is still time to buy a Brick!

Mark your Calendars

Evening Forum with Principal Candidates: Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm Lilja Gymnasium. Complimentary babysitting provided for those toilet trained.
Lilja School Playground Brick Campaign deadline: Thursday, June 1st. Buy bricks <here>
Lilja Carnival: Sunday, June 4th. Rain date Saturday, June 17th. Volunteer to help <here>
PTO meeting with Elections: Wednesday, June 7th.
Tour de Natick: Sunday, June 18th. Register to ride <here> to help our PTO win $500!

Dishes from Staff Appreciation

Not only did our fabulous volunteers from the Staff Appreciation luncheon make everything look beautiful, they washed everyone's dishes for them!! If you haven't picked yours up yet, please pick them up as soon as possible in the Teacher's lounge. Thank you!!

The Lilja Carnival

Join us on Sunday, June 4th from 12-4pm for the first annual, Lilja Carnival!  There will be amusement rides, inflatables, pony rides, carnival games, an oversized funhouse, cotton candy, fresh popped popcorn, wood fired pizzas cooked on-site, a cakewalk, tattoos, face painting and much, much more! Tickets for rides, games and food will be sold at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted. This great community event is open to all Natick families, so spread the word and bring a friend or two! To make this event fun for all, we need your help!
Volunteer to help <here> for set-up, clean-up, ticket booth, games, face painting and more.
Volunteer to bake a cake <here> for our cake walk. Remember 1 cake mix makes 2 cakes!
Rain date is Saturday, June 17th.

Lilja School Playground Brick Campaign

Be a permanent part of Lilja School’s future, building history, one brick at a time. Create a lasting memory and pay permanent tribute to all your best Lilja experiences and memories. All proceeds from this sale will be used toward the purchase of playground structures for Lilja children to enjoy for years to come. The Lilja PTO is seeding this fundraiser with $15,000 raised from previous events; however, we need to sell at least 500 bricks by JUNE 1st  to move this project forward and to build the amazing playground being planned. All brick purchases are considered a tax deductible donation to the Lilja PTO, a 501(c)3 organization. TO ORDER VISIT: http://www.fundraisingbrick.com/lilja   Please direct questions to Adrienne Spelker at bricks@LiljaPTO.org

Labels for Education

The Labels for Education program is coming to an end. Be on the lookout for UPC symbols with the Labels for Education logo from these participating brands: Campbell’s, Pace, Pepperidge Farm, Spaghettios, Swanson, and V8. Clip, collect them, and send them in with your child by Friday, June 16th.

PTO Board Elections

The PTO will be holding elections for all Board positions at the Wednesday, June 7th at the PTO meeting. The positions are, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Communications Director, and all have a 2 year term. Job descriptions of each position can be found <here>. The following board members are running for re-election: Kristine Black, President; Adrienne Spelker, Vice President; JP Matychak, Treasurer; Emily Diesl, Parliamentarian. If you would like to be a part of the board please submit a short statement of interest by Friday, May 26th to The Election Committee .

Community Notices

NEF Teacher Tribute
The NEF Teacher Tribute is a terrific way to honor the valued educators in your child's life. See information that came home in your child's backpack during Teacher Appreciation Week or follow this link below for more information: http://www.natickedfoundation.org/?p=1255

Tour de Natick
It's that time of year again!  Spring has finally arrived and The Rotary Club of Natick is excited to announce the 14th annual Tour De Natick bike ride on Sunday June 18, 2017. As you may know the ride benefits Natick Public Schools in many ways, including
$10,000 yearly for Scholarships for graduating seniors from Natick High
$5.000 yearly for the Make a Difference fund for Middle School Students
Annual Elementary School Dictionary Project
To further support the Natick Public Schools,  a gift of $500.00 is given to the PTO of the school with highest percentage of student riders, based on enrollment numbers for each school. This will be the third year of this gift.  In 2015 there was a tie between Lilja and Memorial Schools, winning $250 each, and in 2016 Kennedy Middle School PTO won the $500.  Your PTO could be the one this year! Students and their families can sign up ahead of time at http://www.tourdenatick.org (click on "Register") or on the day of the ride.  In addition, Teachers ride for Free. After the ride each student should come to the registration area to have their name placed on a board to be counted for their school.  We will announce the winner at the event.  We hope to take a photo of the group of students from each school.  Students that cannot stay for the picture will still be counted in the total.

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 pto@liljapto.org or any member of the board directly.