Weekly Dragon Blast

Week of May 17-21, 2021

Dont' wait to ENROLL TK & Kindergarteners for Aug. '21

We still have spots for the 2021-22 year, but can't guarantee how long we'll have them! Enroll now, using the CVUSD online pre-enrollment system! Let us know if you need assistance in English or Spanish (805)492-3565

This Week at STARS Academy

Last week of Dance, Makerspace, Story Time with Mrs. Collett


Last week of Imagine Learning & Smarty Ants,

including on-campus 11:00 group with Mrs. Mendoza

(Students are encouraged to access on their own through the summer!)


Tues. 5/18, Last day of Lexia with Mrs. Hollander & Mrs. Brown

(Students are encouraged to access on their own through the summer!)


Monday, May 17

  • 1:00: Virtual School Tour - Please invite families that might be interested in joining our STARS Academy Family for the 2021-2022 school year to call the office to get the Zoom link!


Coming soon...

May 28 & 31: Memorial Day Weekend - NO SCHOOL

June 7: PTA Meeting - General Association

June 9, 9:15: 5th Grade Culmination - All guests must be pre-registered to attend!!!

June 10: Last Day of School

  • Minimum Day Schedule - Cohort A 8:30-10:00, Cohort B 12:30-2:00

Last chance to order Yearbook Dedications / Personal Messages! Fri. 5/21

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]

It's not too late to purchase a yearbook.

Wanted! PTA Treasurer for 2021-2022

Our PTA needs a treasurer for next year! Without this position, we cannot have a PTA. Without a treasurer, money for assemblies, specialists, family events and more will be frozen. This position would entail:
  • 10-15 hours of work monthly
  • Flexibility of working from home/minimal on-campus responsibilities
  • Prepare monthly treasurer's report for PTA
  • Attend monthly PTA meeting
  • Attend school fundraising events

If you are interested in taking on this important role, please contact Lenka at lfujikake@yahoo.com

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


Story Time with Mrs. Collett will be featuring books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this week.


Dancing with Our Future Stars - Last day, 5/21


    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! Last Day, 5/24


    Congratulations to the last week of LIVE/Virtual Storytime drawing winners for a Presto Pasta meal card:

    • K/1: Kennedy L., Grant R., Emily H., Eden V, Aurora O.

    • 2/3: Nicolas A.
    • 4/5: Joshua J., Jackson L., Melanie R.
    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.