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  • An Important Message from Superintendent Brian Ewert (2/15/18)

    Dear Littleton Public Schools Families and Staff: We are deeply saddened by the horrific event that took place at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida yesterday. Our hearts go out to the students, staff members, families and community members who have been greatly impacted. As one of the growing number of school districts nationwide that has had to face this type of heinous act head on, we deeply empathize with the anguish and heartbreak a community faces when tragedy occurs.   We believe that school is the best place for our students to be, and there is nothing more important to us than keeping our students and staff safe. Littleton Public Schools’ physical safety and security protocols serve as a model to others nationwide and we continue to look for ways to improve our practices and procedures. We recognize the important role schools play in addressing the mental health and wellness needs of our students and families. We are also aware that safety and mental health are community-wide issues that need continuous discussion, partnership and action on a broader scale.  When we learn that a student is in crisis, we immediately engage the student and the family, and we do our very best to connect them with the community resources they need. Littleton Public Schools also has numerous programs, intervention protocols and highly trained mental health professionals in place in our schools to address the needs of our students and staff. Please contact one of our school mental health professionals if your child is struggling. It is likely that today and in the days to come, students may be exposed to traumatizing media coverage that could trigger strong emotions and responses. Mental health experts recommend that parents limit their children’s exposure to television and social media coverage of events like this due to the traumatic nature of the video and images. We have many resources on the district’s website that you might find helpful when talking about sensitive issues with your children in age-appropriate ways. “Helping Your Child Understand a Traumatic Event” is an excellent resource and others can be accessed through this link. I also invite you to revisit the information in the publication, “Safety, Mental Health and Wellness in Littleton Public Schools”, which outlines the numerous physical safety, social, emotional and behavioral services provided to LPS students, staff and families throughout our school district. We all understand that the vigilance of our parents, students, staff and neighbors is the very best safety measure there is. Students can go to www.Safe2Tell.org or call 877-542-7233 to anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens them, their friends, family or school community. You can also contact the LPS security office at 303-347-3420, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of us have a responsibility to tell school administrators if we have information that may affect the safety of our students or staff. I am frequently reminded of the character and perseverance of the LPS family. LPS is a special place in which to learn, teach and grow because of this community’s strong partnership with its schools. Please reach out to the staff at your school if you need support and continue to remind your children of just how much you love them.   Sincerely, Brian Ewert Superintendent   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES National Association of School Psychologists Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers US Department of Health and Human Services Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and Educators National School Crisis and Bereavement Center, USC School of Social Work Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News KidPower Helping Children Regain Their Emotional Safety After a Tragedy American Academy of Pediatrics Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

  • CURO Awards 2018 - Now Accepting Applications

    The Littleton Public Schools Special Services Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the 4th annual CURO Award. This award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual to touch the life of an LPS student with disabilities. Any LPS community member, staff member or student is eligible to receive the award. Recipients of the award are nominated because through their devotion to a student with a disability, that student's life is better!  To nominate someone, please complete and submit the nomination form by February 28, 2018. Each person or family may nominate only one individual for the award and you may not nominate a member of your own family. Recipients will be notified the first week of April. CURO Award Nomination Form (English) CURO Award Nomination Form (Spanish) Awards will be given and recipients and all nominees will be honored at a reception at The Falls Event Center (8199 Southpark Ct, Littleton, CO 80120) on May 1, 2018.

  • Kindergarten Registration - January 29 & 30

    Kindergarten registration will be held at each elementary school on January 29 and 30, 2018. You can register your kindergartner by completing an online pre-registration form and visiting your local school.  HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN? Step One: Students New to LPS — Visit www.littletonpublicschools.net/kindergarten to preregister your kindergartner online any time before January 29th. Existing LPS Families — Contact your kindergartner’s school to set up an account for your kindergartner in your existing Family Portal account in Infinite Campus any time before January 29th.  Step Two: Attend an upcoming Kindergarten Information Session at your elementary school before January 29th. Check the district website or your school’s website for dates and times.  Step Three: Attend the Kindergarten Registration Event at your elementary school in January. After February 2nd, Kindergarten Registration will take place at the Education Services Center, 5776 S. Crocker St., Littleton, CO 80120. What do I need to bring with me? When you register your child at either your school or the Education Services Center, please bring the following items for your child: A printed copy of your online pre-registration, which you completed and printed at home Birth certificate Immunization records Proof of residency (house contract, deed, utility bill or lease agreement) Emergency contact information Parent Identification, i.e. driver’s license Do I have to live in the Littleton Public Schools district or in the neighborhood of my school of choice? No. LPS welcomes out-of-district students and we work with families to accommodate in-district optional enrollment whenever possible. Contact the LPS elementary school of your choice and ask about open enrollment and/or in-district optional enrollment opportunities. For more information about kindergarten in LPS, please visit the Preschool & Kindergarten page and download our 2018 Kindergarten Brochure. Click here to review Registration Procedures. Kindergarten Information Nights and Registration Days/Hours 2018 Centennial Information Night 1/17 — 6:30-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 & 1/30 — 7:30am-6:00pm East Information Night 1/17 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-6:00pm 1/30 — 7:30am-5:00pm Field Information Night 1/18 — 5:30-6:30pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-6:00pm 1/30 — 7:30am-4:00pm Franklin Information Night 1/24 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 & 1/30 — 8:00am-4:00pm Highland Information Night 1/18 — 5:30-7:15pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 & 1/30 — 8:00am-5:00pm Hopkins Information Night 1/17 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-6:00pm 1/30 — 7:30am-4:00pm Lenski Open House 1/19 & 1/26 — 9:15am & 2:30pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 8:30am-4:00pm 1/30 — 8:30am-4:00pm Moody Information Night 1/25 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-4:00pm 1/30 — 8:00am-4:30pm Peabody Information Night 1/18 — 6:30-8:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:00am-6:00pm 1/30 — 8:00am-4:00pm Runyon Information Night 1/18 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-5:300pm 1/30 — 8:00am-4:00pm Sandburg Information Night 1/23 — 6:30-8:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 9:00am-4:00pm 1/30 — 9:00am-4:00pm Twain Information Night 1/18 — 6:00-7:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 7:30am-5:30pm 1/30 — 8:00am-4:00pm Wilder Information Night 1/18 — 6:30-8:00pm Registration Days/Hours 1/29 — 8:15am-5:30pm 1/30 — 8:15am-5:30pm

  • SAT w/ Essay OPT-IN Registration Jan 16 - Feb 14

    All juniors will take either the SAT or the SAT with Essay on April 10, 2018. Both of these options are provided at no cost to the student. For students who want to take the SAT with Essay, CollegeBoard will open a registration window to OPT-IN for the essay portion from January 16th through February 14th. Parents or students must contact CollegeBoard to register for the essay by going online at https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login and accessing the student’s personal account, or by calling 866-917-9030, Option 2. After February 14th, students will no longer be able to add or remove the Essay test in their CollegeBoard account. For more information, please visit the district's ACT & SAT page.    

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Lenski Announcements

  • Lenski Technology Committee Update

    ROBOTICS, LENSKI GOLF TOURNAMENT AND MORE TECHNOLOGY!   * Join in the Next Technology Committee Meeting Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 am    *Mark Your Calendar for ANNUAL LENSKI GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday, May 11th   Did your kids mention anything about working with Robotics at school? During the week of January 29, all grades 1-5 participated in Robotics week. Our fearless Technology teachers Dana Wilhelm and Katelyn Cerasuolo partnered up with Engineering for Kids to expose Lenski students to robotics and the programming of robotics. The students, teachers and guest teachers all had a great experience. Here's what your student learned during Robotics week!   Grades 4-5: Students used the EV3 Robotics Rover and Lego Programming Software to engineer their robot and program how it should move. Students learned to program the robot to use it sensors to "walk" on a white line. Grades 1-3: Students used WEDO 1.0 and Lego Programming Software to build simple robotics functions and "tell" it how to function using the programming software. Most grades built a windmill and used the software to tell it how to operate and stop when it sensed someone's hand was in the way.      What's Next?   Students are continuing this Robotics excitement with our own technology teachers. You may have heard your student talk about Ozobots that they have used in computer lab time. They have learned to program these to respond to the colors they see on a floor map. The lab has recently added these permanent teaching tools of ozobots, bee bots and makey makey stem innovation kits for regular use in the STEM/Computer lab time.     How Was This Funded?   Both the Engineering for Kids Robotics Week and new purchases to our STEM/Computer lab were funded through the PTO Technology Committee. Where do we get our funds? I'm glad you asked! The Lenski Golf Tournament for Technology coming upFriday May 11th - 1pm start at South Suburban Golf Course. Save the date now and look for registration details soon! All proceeds support technology at Lenski including this robotics initiative. Can I Get Involved? Yes! We need more members on our PTO Technology Advisory Committee. Many of our most active parents are graduating out soon and we want to keep our tradition of being a technology leader in the district. The committee meets approximately 4-5 times a year to discuss technology initiatives in our school and the district overall. We work closely with our technology teachers and Dr. DeSpain to understand technology needs and opportunities for PTO support.  Our next meeting is Thursday March 1st,  7:30AM @ Lenski Library  Want to know more about Engineering for Kids? They are located in the Streets of Southglenn and offer classes as well as summer camps. See the website for more details: http://www.engineeringforkids.com/Denver   

  • Lenski Parent Survey from the PTO

    The PTO's top priority for funding is and always will be supporting Lenski staffing.    After we have put designated funds towards staffing, we would like to know where you, the parents, would like to see additional funds allocated.  Please take a moment to complete this brief survey and let us know your priorities. There is also an option for "other" if you have an additional idea that you would like the PTO to consider now or in the future.  Your participation will help the PTO work to create a long-term plan for how to best support the students, teachers, and community of Lois Lenski Elementary School.  Thank you for participating, and thank you for everything you do to help support Lenski!  

  • Lenski 2018/19 Student Information

    Hello Lenski Parents:   In order that we may estimate our enrollment and staffing needs for the 2018-2019 school year, we are asking that you complete this form for each student at Lenski. This information will also be helpful in assigning students to classes.  Parents of fifth grade students, please share the name of the school your student will be attending in the fall. If you have any questions, please contact the Lenski office at 303-347-4575.  Thank you for your help.   Lenski Office  

  • Engineering for Kids at Lenski

    Our computer lab was an inspiring place to be the week of January 29th-February 2nd!  Thank you to our Tech Advisory/PTO for providing the funds needed to bring Engineering for Kids to Lenski for a week of robotics for grades 1st-5th. Our 4th and 5th graders worked with Lego EV3 Mindstorm robots.  Students programmed them to sense and respond to different values of reflecting light and objects at a certain distance.  Grades 1st-3rd built and programmed Lego WEDO motorized Windmills which also included a motion sensor feature. Instructors and owners of Engineering for Kids, Mr Syd and MIss Iris did an incredible job of teaching our students the engineering and computer science concepts needed to complete the robotics projects in a very short period of time!  Engineering for Kids is located in the Streets of Southglenn and offer Engineering and Computer Science camps during  school and summer breaks...they fill up fast so don't miss out!

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