Leal School PTA

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312 W. Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Principal Spencer Landsman

Calling all volunteers!

PTA Executive Board Positions 2015-16 school year

A number of our Board members will be completing one- and two-year volunteer terms at the end of thi school year. We are looking for YOU -- a member of the Leal community who is willing to help support Leal students and staff. (1- or 2-year terms available. At least one of the Executive Board members should be fluent in Spanish.)



--Communications (easier with a team!)




Interested in utilizing your skills? Contact us today! Voting takes place at the April 13 meeting.

Fun Fair & Silent Auction Friday, May 15

The annual Leal Fun Fair & Silent Auction will take place Friday, May 15. This fun, family event requires the hard work and dedication of over 100 volunteers. We're looking for YOU to help make this the best event yet! Volunteers are needed for organization and preparation leading up to the event, and staffing the day of. Sign up here, or contact us to find out how you can get involved.

Science Night Friday, April 10; 6:30pm

Make plans to attend this fun, family event! Coordinated by Brian DeMarco and the students from UIUC Physics department. Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up for this event. Sign up here.

Teacher Appreciation May 4-8

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8. We need YOU to help make it great! Do you enjoy party planning, decorating, cooking and/or baking? Do you have contacts in the community for treats, services, or pampering products? Contact us to help out. A small team would make this job fun and easy!
  • Many thanks to all of those who helped with the Teacher Appreciation Dinners in March! We greatly appreciate your donations of food and time.

Leal Olympics May 5 (rain date May 6)

The Olympics coordinators are looking to pass on an easy and rewarding job -- keeping track of the students' track times from year to year via a spreadsheet/database. Contact us if you're interested.

(More information to come r.e. volunteers needed the day of the Olympics to time runners at the UHS track.)


Kindergarten Connection/   Tuesday, April 14

Conexion al Kinder 

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015? If so, make plans to attend USD116's Kindergarten Connection on Tuesday, April 14, 11am - 5:30pm, at Lincoln Square Mall. For more information, visit the district site or contact Darcy Silver.

  • Dual Language Program applications will be accepted at this event (or at the school office prior to this date). Download an application here.
  • Please note that any non-K or returning students will still need to be registered at the August registration.
Winter Clothing Drive
The PTA continually accepts donations of gently-used or new warm clothing to distribute to students. All clothing is accepted, but mittens and gloves are especially appreciated at this time of year. Donations can be dropped off in the box inside the main doors of the school. These donations are available to any Leal student or family; the closet is located in the main hallway outside of the school office. Contact us for more information.

Book Donations

Need One/Take One Book Bins are running low. If you have gently used children’s books you no longer want, please bring them in so that someone else can make use of them. The bins are located just outside the school office. All reading levels accepted, English- and/or Spanish-language. Have one? Donate it! Need one? Take it!

Leal Directory

The Leal PTA compiled a directory of student/parent contact information so that families have an easier way to connect for after-school events, play dates, etc. Submitting information for the Directory is voluntary. Information will be distributed ONLY to Leal students/parents.

Download a form here. Turn in forms to the PTA mailbox in the office.

If you are a Leal family and would like to receive a pdf of the directory, contact us.

DonorsChoose Projects

The Leal PTA is once again humbled by the generosity of the supporters of the DonorsChoose projects submitted by Leal teachers and staff! Many thanks for fully funding Mrs. Beck's (grade 1) and Ms. Marian's (grade 2) projects this year.