Back to School!

by Paul Smith on August 17, 2013

Welcome Back to LACES, and for many of you, Welcome to LACES!

We had an incredible turn-out at our coffee stop on Friday, we hope to see you all at our first FOL meeting next Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. We usually have a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. to give us some time to say “Hi” to people and at the same time start our monthly meeting on time, feel free to join us then if you can.

Many of you have expressed your interest in helping out and we love that kind of LACES Spirit!

Click here for a list of Friends of LACES 2013-2014 Board Members and contacts.

Please feel free to contact the person leading the program you are interested in helping LACES with and let’s together make this a great year for LACES!!!

Susan Robinson and I are always happy to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions, ideas, etc.

Thank you and once again Welcome to the LACES family!

Marisol Lopez
FOL – Friends of LACES


See our amazing Live Auction Items

by Elizabeth Dennehy on May 3, 2013


Proxy bidding is available. 
Please email Elizabeth Dennehy directly at with  questions.

1) Extra! Extra! You can work on a Hollywood movie set with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Rose Byrne as an extra in ‘Townies’.

Valid only for those over 18 and under 30. shoots May 22, 23, and 24th 2013. What an awesome graduation gift!

2) 2 Tickets to see One Direction at the SOLD OUT August 8 show at The Staples Center

3) Stunning Earrings: Blue Topaz, silver and 14kt. Courtesy of Zina, Beverly Hills.

no returns, no exchanges.A value of $475

4) 2 Tickets to the Rolling Stones Concert on May 20, 2013 at Staples Center. Level 3 Tickets.A Value of $500

5) A Beautiful Blue Topaz, silver and 14kt Ring. Courtesy of Zina, Beverly Hills. No returns, no exchanges, may bring ring in for sizing. A Value of $600.

6) A Hollywood Bowl Box for 4 including parking for the Mendelssohn concert on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8 pm. A value of $375

7) 2 EXCELLENT Dodgers Tickets Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 6:10 p.m. Field Level Seats behind home plate.

Preferred parking included. A value of $260

8) 3 nights Cabin in Idyllwild; sleeps 18!!! 3 nights for 18 of your nearest and dearest in beautiful Idyllwild. Hot tub, BBQ, cleaning and linens included, this is perfect for your child’s birthday party, book club gathering, company picnic, family reunion, girls’ weekend getaway, ski party. certain restrictions apply; subject to availability. A Value of $1100.00

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9) “Dancing with the Stars” 2 VIP tickets to a live broadcast of a performance show with backstage tour.

The tickets are valid for Season 17 only and for those 10 years and older. These tickets are not for resale by the winner and any such attempted or actual sale or transfer will invalidate the tickets. BBC will allow the winner to gift the tickets to friends or family.

10) A Fabulous Gourmet Dinner with Principal Boger you are invited to a sit down dinner party for 8 featuring guest of honor,Mr. Harold Boger. Dinner will be prepared by LACES mom and award winning cookbook author and NY Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman in her home, near LACES, just north of Pico sometime in the Fall. Value:Priceless

Thank you to our incredibly generous donors!!!


Our LACES Spring Gala fast approaches!! MAY 4TH!!

by Elizabeth Dennehy on February 22, 2013

Please find all the information you need to make this Gala our best ever:  first our invitation, feel free to share, copy, download and forward to any and all.  If you know families interested in Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, they  are most welcome.

Next, you will see the reservation form which needs to be completed if you want to attend and purchase raffle tickets.  All our prizes are available  through drawing and raffle only, so you will be wise to pre order.

Third, you can see a list of FAQs where all is explained.   Please feel free to contact your gala committee with any questions. Elizabeth Dennehy; Susan Robinson;Katherine Clendenen

1-Spring Gala 2013Invite copyLACES Gala Res Form 2013 copy


LACES Gala 2013 FAQ copy




by Elizabeth Dennehy on January 18, 2013

Friends of LACES is holding its annual Spring Gala fundraiser on May 4, 2013 and we need your help!

This fun event is one of the principal fundraisers for our school. We are reaching out to our community to assist us. We are seeking donations of gift cards, gift certificates and admission tickets to help us raise money at the Spring Gala. You can make a huge difference to our children’s education. If you prefer, you can make a donation by check directly to FOL. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

The letter and form below can be printed out and may be used to help solicit donations for the event.

Thanks for all your help.