Welcome to the Las Flores Elementary School PTA Website

Bookmark Design Contest

Calling all LFES students! Enter our LFES PTA 2016-17 Bookmark Design Contest. The winning design will be used to create a bookmark for all LFES students in celebration of NEA’s Read Across America Day. Entries are due Wednesday, February 15.
Download a contest entry form here:  BOOKMARK FORM 2016-17


It’s Cool 2B Kind! Special Activities This Week

Blue Ribbon Week is here! LFES PTA’s Cool 2B Kind committee has planned activities to foster camaraderie, friendship, and kindness, and to encourage our students to create an environment of Respect, Character, and Cub Pride on campus and beyond.

  • Monday, February 13: Today, we welcomed dynamic speaker Cary Trivanovich at an all-school assembly, “Choose Character.” This fabulous assembly was generously sponsored by The Orlando Family Real Estate, Boukai Family, and LFES PTA. We encourage you to ask your child to tell you all about it.
  • Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day! C2BK will have valentine heart activities at lunch recess. Mr. Ben from Mission Viejo Taekwondo will also be on campus with his boards, mats, and maybe even a little basketball!
  • Wednesday, February 15: Look for positive messages welcoming students to school at the 7:30am car-line drop-off.
  • Thursday, February 16: Wear Blue to School Day! Also, students from Saddleback College will perform at lunch recess.
  • Other activities will include kindness-themed books during library time, kindness coins (ask your child if they received one), and classroom presentations from our school counselor. Questions? Contact C2BK chair: Sara Ahern. 


Coming Soon: Spring Carnival!

  • Committees are being formed now for our Spring Carnival, which will be held in May.
  • There are lots of opportunities to help, big and small. To volunteer, e-mail Kerry Shaughnessey at kerry@shaughnesseyinsurance.com.
  • Questions? Contact LFES PTA President Kari Ruskin at kari.ruskin@gmail.com.


Reusable Bags, Restaurant Fun, and More…

Thank you for supporting our fundraisers this year. We are still striving to reach our 2016-17 fundraising goal. All money earned from these winter fundraisers will help support LFES PTA-funded programs. If you’d like more information, please contact PTA President Kari Ruskin at kari.ruskin@gmail.com or VP Ways & Means Maria Raine at mdeeths@hotmail.com.

  • Mixed Bag Designs: The reusable bags are perfect for shopping trips, and you’ll also find travel bags, purses, gift wrap, kitchen gadgets, and more in the Mixed Bag Designs catalogs that went home last week. LFES PTA will receive nearly half of each sale. Order deadline: February 24.
  • Ruby’s Diner: Our Selma’s fundraiser was a huge success — it was fun to see so many LFES families! Look for our Ruby’s Diner fundraiser flyer in this week’s Friday folder, and join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Mission Viejo mall location on Wednesday, February 22.
  • Box Tops for Education: Our spring collection drive will end on Friday, February 24. You can get a collection form here.

Talent Show Applications

  • Calling all Cubs! The LFES Talent Show will be held on Friday, April 21 in the LFES MPR.
  • Applications are due to the office on March 6.  Applications are available here (Application 2017 Talent Show (1)) or in the office.
  • Songs will be given on a first-come first-served basis – so turn in your application asap! We can’t allow multiple  acts with the same song.
  • Questions? Contact LFES PTA Talent Show chair Erinn Igarashi at eigarashi@cox.net.


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As a school-connected organization, we must follow the same Constitutional guidelines related to student fees that mandate all schools and districts provide a public education to your student free of charge. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that neither the school nor its support organizations can require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or specific uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits or make donations in order to participate in the program. All donations are strictly voluntary and greatly appreciated as we work to support our schools and programs!