Order your yearbooks by Thursday so you can remember all your favorite Lilja memories!

Mark your Calendars

Interview Committee Letters deadline: Today, May 3rd. Submit letters <here>
Yearbook Order Deadline: Thursday, May 4th. Order <here>
PTO Meeting and Makerspace Reveal:  Wednesday, May 10th from 7-8:30pm in the Library. Complimentary babysitting provided for those whose are toilet trained.
Evening Forum with Principal Candidates: Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm Lilja Cafeteria
Lilja School Playground Brick Campaign deadline: Thursday, June 1st. Buy bricks <here>
Lilja Carnival: Sunday, June 4th. Rain date Saturday, June 17th.
PTO meeting with Elections: Wednesday, June 7th.
Tour de Natick: Sunday, June 18th. Register to ride <here> to help our PTO win $500!

Yearbook Ordering Deadline is Thursday, May 4th!

Please visit www.coffeepond.com and click on "Yearbook Program" and then choose "Yearbook Order". Use the password: lions. Yearbooks are $25. In addition, we offer monogrammed covers and CDs as well. Orders Must Be Completed by May 4, 2017.

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 become a part of Lilja School history by purchasing a custom engraved brick to be placed on the walkway leading to the new Lilja School playground.
This is a meaningful way to pay permanent tribute to all your best Lilja experiences and memories. You may wish to honor a child, grandchild or remember a loved one. You may also purchase bricks to honor a principal, staff member and/or teacher, past or present, who positively impacted your family’s Lilja experience. Please feel free to reach out to friends and family as well. 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

PTO Board Elections

The PTO will be holding elections for all Board positions at the Wednesday, June 7th PTO meeting. The positions are, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Communications Director, and all have 2 year term. Job descriptions of each position can be found <here>. 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

Color-A-Thon
Wilson Middle School PTO is sponsoring our first Color-A-Thon Event! This fun 2 mile race will take place around the middle school. A portion of the proceeds from this fun and healthy race will support the Natick Special Olympics.  Our goal is to raise $7,500 and have 250 people participate. The race is open to students at all of the Natick Public Schools as well as staff and family members. The cost to register for this Color-A-Thon event is only $30
It includes a t-shirt and a color pack! After the event, there will be a Color Blast Party with music by DJ Mike, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Food and Beverage Concessions and Big Blasts of Color! Sign up http://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=184494
Please contact Christine Kingdon at ckkingdon@comcast.net with any questions.

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.