Weekly Dragon Blast

Week of May 10 - May 14, 2021

TIME to ENROLL TK & Kindergarteners for next year!

We can't wait to meet our little Dragons! Make sure they have a spot with us for the 2021-22 school year. Enroll now, using the CVUSD online pre-enrollment system! Let us know if you have any questions; we are here to assist you! (805)492-3565

This Week at STARS Academy

May 10-14: Last week of Library visits (live and virtual)

Purchases for the Scholastic Book Fair can still be made online until Tuesday, May 11! (instructions and links below)


Tuesday, May 11

  • Materials Distribution Day - Progress Reports distributed


Looking ahead...

May 28 & 31: Memorial Day Weekend - NO SCHOOL

June 7: PTA Meeting - General Association Meeting - 7:00

June 9: 5th Grade Culmination

  • 4 guests from ea. 5th grader's household - registration required]

June 10: Last day of school- Minimum day schedule:

  • Cohort A: 8:30-10:00
  • Cohort B: 12:30-2:00

Last Chance to Shop the Book Fair [Tues. 5/11]

Last chance to shop online at our own school Book Fair page! Visit the Virtual Book Fair (its almost like being there!) or shop the online store, but be sure to sign-in so Ladera STARS library gets credit! Thank you for supporting our scholars' reading practice...as well as our library!



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Place Personal messages/dedications in the Yearbook by May 21!

Add personal messages or a special dedication to your 5th grader or ANY scholar. All dedications must be placed online following these directions:


Complete Dedications here:

  1. Click this link, to Pictavo
  2. Select State, City and search for Ladera Elementary School
  3. Choose Shop My School and follow the directions.
  4. Scroll down to Recognition Ads and ADD to CART the size you want. [Follow the instructions to upload pictures and your message]


Here's how to purchase a yearbook:

  1. Click this link, to Pictavo
  2. Search for Ladera Elementary School
  3. Choose Shop My School and follow the directions.

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic at University Center - FREE

Conejo Valley Unified School District, Safe Passage Thousand Oaks, Adelante Comunidad Conejo and Ventura County Public Health are proudly teaming up to provide a FREE COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic. This Clinic is for individuals who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine administered will be the first of a two part vaccination series. The second vaccination will be offered within the required timeline at a second FREE COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic.

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STARS Academy 5th Grade Culmination - June 9th at 9:15

Find out everything there is to know about 5th Grade Culmination including the schedule of events, attire and guidelines. Guests [4 max] from each household must be registered to attend.

Specialist Links

Focus on the Arts
  • Come join Hiro and Hana to learn about Japan and their favorite holiday, Children's' Day! then make a windsock out of a paper bag, construction paper and markers. Enjoy flying your windsock!!! Video Lesson


Dancing with Our Future Stars


For students unable to attend the live/virtual Library sessions, here are links to Story Time with Mrs. Collett.

    K-2 Moldy Gross Science with Dr. Gross:

    Use this link to start exploring mold/fungi and decomposers!


    Pick the Zumba time on Mondays that works for you!

    Mrs. Sheppard's Counseling Corner

    Could your child benefit from stress relief strategies or are they feeling isolated? For social / emotional concerns or a check-in with Mrs. Sheppard, submit a counseling referral.

    Ladera STARS Academy

    Students inspired to reach for the STARS through explorations in Science, Technology, Arts and Rigorous Scholarship.