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  • 2018-2019 Open Enrollment: October 2 - January 31

    Open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins October 2 and runs through January 31, 2018. Please visit the Open Enrollment page for the application and for additional information.  

  • Supt. Ewert's message: In LPS, ALL MEANS ALL (8/15/17)

    September 15, 2017 Dear Littleton Public Schools Parents: We are about one month into the 2017-2018 school year, and I want to convey the excitement I see in classrooms across the district. Since the very first day of school, it has been great fun to see our students arrive with smiles on their faces, eager to continue their journey of learning in LPS. I also want to share with you an important focus for LPS this year. Our district achievement goal states:  “One hundred percent of LPS students will graduate prepared for meaningful post-secondary opportunities.” In LPS, we are committed to the ideal that all means all. All students -- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, twice exceptionality; students who are gifted, immigrants, English language learners, LGBTQ, homeless, poor, affluent; and those who may have social, emotional, behavioral, or academic challenges -- matter.  All students are welcome in our schools. I spent time over the summer thinking about how Littleton Public Schools might be impacted by the rhetoric of intolerance, discrimination and violence we have seen emerging across our nation and around the world. Our community is not disconnected from these events; what happens within society always finds its way to the schoolhouse door.   For example, we recently saw instances in our schools in which students used anti-Semitic symbols such as swastikas, racial epithets, and ridicule through stereotyping. In some cases, the students did not intend to be hurtful; they were simply unaware of the true meaning behind the symbols and language. They did not fully understand how painful these symbols and words can be. In other instances, the students had full understanding and chose to behave in this way.  These are societal issues and our schools reflect what happens in society. Therefore, we ask all LPS parents and community members to partner with us as we help our students to understand that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated in LPS. We can be better. We have a number of social, emotional and behavioral programs and interventions in place that teach students appropriate ways to interact. Every day, our staff members reinforce these positive behaviors through instructional practices that align with Board of Education policies and state law. Each instance of inappropriate behavior is unique, taken seriously and handled with care. We address them individually, keeping in mind the age, maturity level, understanding of the issue and intent of the student. We utilize a range of interventions, including disciplinary consequences, restorative justice and educational activities to address these incidents. Parental involvement is an important part of this process. We expect our students to learn and demonstrate suitable ways to discuss age-appropriate (and sometimes controversial) topics in the classroom as part of their studies. As educators, it is our duty to model respect and inclusiveness for all. Every day in our schools, we honor the expectation that differing views and opinions should be discussed, but always within the framework of respect and seeking to understand.  It is our moral responsibility as public school employees to stand against hateful thought and ideology. It is our responsibility to create a culture of acceptance in our schools and community, so every student and family knows immediately that they matter, we care and we are committed to providing learning environments that are physically, socially and emotionally safe places for all.  The results of last fall’s districtwide climate and culture survey show that students, parents and employees overwhelmingly reported feeling safe and positive about the climate in their schools. In fact, LPS scored higher in the positive range than the national norms for every dimension except one (parent perception of safety in social media). We share our parents’ concerns about social media, as it exacerbates every challenge our students face. We will continue to support parents as they teach their children appropriate social media behaviors, find ways to limit their children’s social media exposure, and be aware of their children’ social media activity. We will be conducting the climate and culture survey again this year. The data tells us we are on the right track in many areas, but there are clear areas for improvement, as well. We look forward to the continued progress. This fall, as part of policy review, the LPS Board of Education will engage in conversations about these topics and will reinforce these beliefs. The LPS community is a caring place that continually demonstrates its commitment to our children and to its schools. Thank you, students, parents, staff members and community members, for working together to provide a safe and caring environment for all students, and for committing to continuous improvement. This is important work and we simply cannot do it without you. Your partnership matters. Warm Regards, Brian Ewert Superintendent Littleton Public Schools

  • An important message from Superintendent Brian Ewert (8/31/17)

    A letter from Superintendent Ewert: August 31, 2017 Dear Littleton Public Schools Parents: Many of you are aware that this has been a sad beginning to the school year. We lost a high school student in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. On Tuesday, a high school student took his own life. And, last night, a middle school student took his own life. Like you, we are grieving with our students, colleagues, and community. Our hearts are heavy as we continue to support all of our students and their families -- especially those closest to these tragic events. I want to remind you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority. We are a close-knit community and school district, and many families have been and will continue to be impacted. When students come to us in crisis, we immediately engage the student and the family. We do our very best to connect students and families with the community resources they need. We partner closely with external agencies (such as All Health, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Second Wind, Colorado Crisis Services, etc.). During times of tragedy, it is common for information and misinformation to quickly spread through mainstream and social media while the facts are still being determined. Our goal is to always communicate the facts directly to you as best we can and as soon as it is appropriate for us to do so in partnership with law enforcement and impacted families. Following any tragedy, we believe that school is the best place for our students to be, and we recognize the important role schools play in addressing the mental health and wellness 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. It is human nature to feel frustration, anger, and fear and to look for rationale when people in our community are in crisis. Sometimes simple answers cannot be found. This is when it is most important for us to continue to partner with one another as parents, community, and schools to find ways to better address the needs of our families. As you know, Littleton Public Schools has numerous programs, interventions and highly trained mental health professionals in place to address the needs of our students and staff, and we are always looking for ways to improve. We have many resources on the district’s website that might be helpful to you as you discuss these sensitive issues with your children in age appropriate ways. http://www.littletonpublicschools.net/content/socialemotionalandbehaviorservices. I also invite you to revisit the information in the 2016 publication, “Safety, Mental Health and Wellness in Littleton Public Schools”, which outlines the numerous safety, social, emotional, and behavioral services provided to LPS students, staff, and families throughout our school district. This publication, which was mailed to every LPS family last fall, is available on the district website. I am frequently reminded of the caring, 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 your school community if you need support, and continue to remind your children of just how much you love them. Sincerely, Brian Ewert Superintendent

  • Save the Date! Best-selling Author Jessica Lahey Sept. 12

    LPS families, parents and staff are invited to hear Jessica Lahey – national best-selling author, teacher and mom – speak about her book: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.  Join us! Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Arapahoe High School Theater Admission is FREE! Sometimes it is so difficult to know how to love and support your child without enabling or coddling them. Especially in a time when it feels so important to succeed, achieve and get into the right college. How can we motivate our kids to take ownership of their own education, learn deeply and durably about life, and develop emotional and intellectual resilience? Come find out! Hosted by Littleton Public Schools and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation.  Jessica Lahey - Event Flyer

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Lenski Announcements

  • Dav Pilkey: Author Coming to Lenski!

    Hang on to your Underpants! Get Ready for a Great Adventure.. EPIC author DAV PILKEY is coming to LENSKI The Week of September 25th Don't miss this chance to get a signed copy of your favorite titles. Click here for the order form. Choose the book(s) you would like to order and return the order form and check made out to Lois Lenski Elementary by Friday, Sept. 22. Your signed book will be delivered after the author visit. See the recent news story about Dav Pilkey HERE.

  • The Stride: Presented by the LPS Foundation

    The 2017 Littleton Stride is Sunday, October 29th!!   Hey Early Birds, want to help us hold onto that Stride Trophy, win a grant for our PE program and fund educational efforts in all LPS schools?    SAVE MONEY - register online by September 21. Prices go up $5 September 22 and another $5 on race day for youths, adults and seniors. (Children stay $15) Come out and support Lenski at the Stride! It’s going to be a beautiful day to race your friends and teachers. The more people that come, the better chance we have at winning $1,000 for our school. Registration is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Go to runthestride.com.  Hope to see you there! Or just SAVE THE DATE!- We know you have a lot to put on your calendar! : )     Please note: *Remember to select "Lenski" as the school you represent when you register. *only 5K and 10k participants count towards the competition, and only these race participants receive t-shirts.   Register at runthestride.com.   There will be more ways to register and more information on that soon.

  • Lenski Wins Best of the Best Award

    Best of the Best awards are presented each year by local newspapers. Colorado Community Media has a certified electronic voting system that readers use to make their votes. In 2017 Lenski Elementary School was voted Best School in Centennial by local newspaper readers.

  • Online Directory for Lenski

    Have you ever wished you had the phone numbers and/or email addresses of your students' classmates so you could send out birthday invitations, arrange playdates or plan study groups?  Then you need to submit your information to the Lenski student directory!   Lenski will once again be using a paperless format for our student directory, managed by DirectorySpot. You will be able to access the directory either online or through a free app that is available for download to your Smartphone, making the directory accessible from anywhere! In order for you to have access to this directory, we NEED your contact information.  All data is deleted from the previous year to prevent data from students who are no longer at our school from lingering in the directory, so even if you did this last year, you must do it AGAIN!  If you do not enter your information, not only will other parents not be able to find you in the directory, but you will not have access to look up others' information either!  Our directory is more useful when everybody is in it!   The deadline for collecting the information is September 29, 2017. . . but . . . . . .it's so quick and easy, that you might as well get it done RIGHT NOW before you forget!  Click HERE now!   If you are unable to access this online form, and would like your information included, please contact Meredith McKinnon at merathon@gmail.com.  If you would like information on the security features of DirectorySpot, please feel free to visit the DirectorySpot website.   *Please note that by completing this form, you are giving Lenski Elementary permission to include your family contact information in our online directory. 

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