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La Tercera has established itself as the first STEM elementary school in Sonoma County. We offer a dedicated science lab and science teacher funded by our ASK Foundation. With project based learning and Pearson Project STEM deeply imbedded in our classroom core curriculum, our teachers and staff have created a learning community that is preparing students for 21stCentury careers and college readiness. Located on the east side of Petaluma, serving a diverse population of 350 students, La Tercera is a caring environment staffed by dedicated professionals working together with parents and the community to ensure our students have the best possible education. We are a school that values and empowers our students and parents, expects high academic achievement, addresses needs in a timely effective way and believes in “CommUNITY – Building a caring inclusive community of students, staff and parents.” CommUNITY makes a difference in the lives of our students so that they can make a difference in the world in which they live.

Letter from the Principal, Mrs. Hodge
Parent/Community Support

News / Upcoming Events

Support our Science Labs! ASK Foundation Donor Drive
April 14-25, 2014

Did you know all it takes is just $10 per student to fund the ASK Foundation supported sciences labs at each school in Old Adobe Union School District for a whole year? Look for information coming home with your child and please consider making a tax deductible donation.


Celebrate "Cinco de Mayo" at La Tercera
April 25, 2014
5:00-8:00 pm
La Tercera

Sponsored by ELAC, the evening will include delicious food from various regions and live entertainment!

Help is needed with set-up and/or clean-up that day. ELAC is gratefully accepting donations of bottled water, soda, disposable plates, cups, utensils, as well as financial donations. Please send to school office with your child's name on the donation. For more info contact information for Cecilia or Teresa is available in the school office.

6th Grade Annual Pasta Feed / Silent Auction & Raffle
May 1, 2014
5:00-8:000 (during Open House)

Pasta by Mary's Pizza Shack. Tickets are on sale now, pre-orders taken on or before Monday, April 28. Pre-order pricing: $8.00-adults; $6.00-12 and under; $25-family of four. At the door pricing: $10-adults; $8.00-12 and under; $30-family of four.

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  April 2014  
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School Start Time
   All Grades: 8:25
School Dismissal Time
   K-3: 2:50 | 4-6: 3:00
   Wednesday All Grades: 1:45
Minimum Day Dismissal Time
    All Grades: 11:50
Conference Day Dismissal Time
    All Grades: 1:45
Upcoming Events
   NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
   Apr 21 2014
   Earth Day
   Apr 22 2014
   Spirit Day - Color Day (each grade level will wear a different color-check with teachers)
   Apr 25 2014
   Whole School Assembly
   Apr 25 2014 at 01:45 PM
   Celebrate "Cinco de Mayo" at La Tercera
   Apr 25 2014 at 05:00 PM