There are many ways to get involved and help our school
VOLUNTEER in or out of classroom. There are jobs for those who can't be on campus regularly, as well as ongoing jobs. Contact the PTA volunteer coordinator with any questions.
DONATE Making the direct flat donation in the suggested amount helps us to effectively budget funds throughout the year for specialists and other programs. All donations are appreciated. Donations can also be designated for specific purposes, such as field trips.
Support our fundraising opportunities by attending events, purchasing items at fundraisers, or sponsoring Jog-a-thon participants.
New book donations are welcome for the library and classrooms. At Book Fair, teachers can request book donations they would like in their classrooms. Extra and gently used books that Ladera receives are also donated to local community charities.
Technology products such as flat-screen monitors in good working condition are another donation the school can put to use. Become a "Technology Sponsor."
Become a School Beautification Sponsor or support our Ladera Garden!
For information on any of these opportunities, please contact our school office at 492-3565.
RECYCLE empty juice pouches, Lunchables kits, chip bags, energy bar wrappers and empty gum packages which are collected on campus. Our school will receive 2¢ per item!
Ladera can recycle your used printer cartridges and old cell phones for money or office store credit, which we can use for supplies. Just drop off your items at the school office.
SHOP and EARN points and dollars in these programs:
1. Box Tops for Education
Box Tops has gone digital! Download the new app, register, and make sure to choose Ladara Elementary as your school. Scan Box Top containing receipts to get instant earnings! Click here to download a “How to” flyer for detailed directions/info regarding the new program. Click here to download the most current participating product list. If your unable to download app/scan receipts, turn in your receipts to school to be scanned.
Keep clipping all traditional unexpired pink clips!! Digital or Clips, all Box Tops are worth 0.10 cents each! Don’t clip the new blue labels. They don’t count.
Box Top class competitions will be held throughout the year so keep your eye out for flyers and help your child earn today! In order for your child to receive credit, make sure to label any Box Top clip submissions with students name and teacher. For digital earnings, log your submissions using the clip & scan collection sheet seen here or email screen shot of your monthly earnings/forward the BTFE email you get to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like pizza? Make it a pizza night!! Every Ameci box has a stamp worth 50 cents! The idea is to cut out and collect the stamp/symbol on boxes of pizza you purchase and turn them into our school’s front office collection bin. That’s it! We will take it from there. How easy is that?!
3. School Cents
It's easy to help Ladera STARS Academy raise money! Just shop at The Oaks (any stores, including food kiosks), between September 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020 and submit your receipts by logging them online at shoppingpartnership.com/theoaks/. Our school earns five points per dollar spent. Alternatively, you can turn your receipts in to the schools front office collection bin and the PTA can log them for you! Our final point value determines how much money our school can win, up to $2,500!
4. Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon and works by donating 0.5% of the eligible purchases you make shopping AmazonSmile to charities of your choice including Ladera STARS Academy PTA! In order to bypass the charity selection and be automatically linked to Ladera STARS Academy as your charity choice, go to smile.amazon.com/ch/95-6205010, log in with your Amazon account, and shop as you normally would. That’s it!
** Shopping amazon.com will not generate any donations to go to Ladera STARS Academy PTA. You must shop smile.amazon.com and make sure Ladera STARS Academy PTA has been set up as your charity of choice or use the above link to automatically be linked to Ladera.**
It’s free to sign up and it allows you to earn for your favorite schools & nonprofits. Start earning for our school today by choosing Ladera Stars Academy PTA! Although there are no stores currently local that allow you to link their loyalty cards for earnings, you can register your credit and/or debit cards. When dining out, earn 2.5% per dollar on everything you order - food, drinks, even the tax and tip – when using your registered card at a number of local restaurants. That's it! When you pay at a restaurant with a registered credit or debit card, eScrip Dining tracks the dine and automatically awards your organization. You can even earn an additional 2.5% when you complete a post-dine survey! No cards or coupons to present and no membership numbers to remember!
6. Office Depot
Not only do they have all the school supplies in-store, they will donate 5% of your school supply purchase directly to Ladera STARS Academy. All you have to do is tell the cashier you would like your purchase to be credited to Ladera Elementary, or give the ID # 70015763.
7. Coke Gives
As a parent do you ever drink any coke products? With Coke Give, every purchase of an eligible coke product comes with a code. Enter these codes at
us.coca-cola.com/give/ and make sure to choose Ladera Elementary as your school of choice. Codes can be found on the inside of caps, on the wrapping of multipacks and on the flaps of 12 packs of coke products. You can also turn your code cap/flap/wraps into the schools front office collection container and thePTA will enter them. Each code is worth 0.05 to 0.38 cents.