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Our Impact for LPS!

Because of our generous donors, we were able to give Littleton Public Schools $437,500 to support kids and teachers through the 2019-2020 school year.  THANK YOU!  

$154,355 for Mental Health & Wellness
$69,000 for Heart Rate Program for Mental Health, Elementary
$65,838 for Grants to Teachers
$50,000 for Food Assistance for students in our community due to COVID-19
$48,172 for Various Grants to LPS schools to support student education and Professional Development
$15,000 for Health & Wellness supports and programs including the LPS Poetry Slam
$10,000 for Internet Connectivity for students due to COVID-19
$10,000 for FREE books for summer reading/literacy
$ 9,135 in PTO Partnership fundraising
$ 6,000 in Spirit Celebration Scholarships

So far this school year, 2020-2021, we have provided funding for:

  • School supplies since students cannot share and must have their own
  • An innovative and effective platform for conducting the critical service of Special Education Assessments for some of our most vulnerable students
  • Heggerty Online Phonics program which is a resource to help young students learn letter sounds and develop oral language skills where teachers don't have to remove their masks in class
  • Celebrate the Beat! program where students can find the powerful beat within themselves.  The program teaches them to find it, hear it, feel it, embrace it, express it and celebrate it in every aspect of their lives.  

 

 The LPS Foundation helped the school district clean, disinfect, and distribute Chromebooks to LPS families in the early days of the Coronavirus outbreak when Govenor Polis shut down the city with his Stay At Home order forcing schools to pivot to a distance learning model.

With LPS launching school through distance learning, many LPS families requested help with internet access so their kids could connect online to participate in school. In these challenging times, families are struggling to cover the cost of something that seems so standard in homes today.

LPSF provided funding to help these LPS families connect virtually by making WIFI hotspots available. We know as closures remain in place, the need will become even greater and LPSF is committed to helping.

The LPS Foundation provided $50,000 in funding to provide healthy breakfast and lunch meals to kids in our community between March 16th - July 24th.  Over 125,000 meals were providved!  The LPS Nutrition Team made it fun for kids by dressing up in cosutmes and providing that awesome connection to school that kids were craving.  LPS Bus Drivers were happy to drive bus routes and help deliver the meals to eager, appreciative, and happy kids.  The LPS Foundation also providved $10,000 in funding to purchase all levels and all kinds of books to give out to kids along with the meals.  Thank you to our generous supporters for joining in this effort with us!

In early 2019, the LPS Foundation funded a pilot program at East Elementary School to help students understand and regulate their emotional well-being, using heart rate monitors to signal when they were feeling calm, anxious, or stressed.  The program resulted in fewer behavioral interventions, stronger relationships between families and teachers, and happier, healthier students. 

With communitty support, the LPS Foundation raised and donated $69,000 to Littleton Public Schools in 2020, allowing the program to expand to serve every elementary school in the district.  

"Our students' mental health has always been a top priority, but without support from the Foundation our students would bever have experienced a solution like this.  We are so grateful for the Foundation's work and we're thrilled that all elementary students in the district will have access to this and other leading-edge mental health programs because of the LPS Foundation's fundraising..."  - Kelly Card, Principal at East Elementary

Check out the story Channel 7 ran on the program 

 

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