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  • LPS Long Range Planning Committee seeks Community Feedback on Boundary Study

    The LPS Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has been meeting since the fall of 2018 to study school boundaries to better balance enrollment, provide boundaries for the new elementary schools to be built for the Ames neighborhood and the combined Highland and Franklin neighborhoods, and to address the growing transportation challenges resulting from increased traffic in the south metro area -- all if an effort to improve boundaries to best serve students and provide them with the best educational experience possible. During more than 20 hours of meetings, the LRPC has considered 14 different elementary school boundary scenarios, six different middle school boundary scenarios, and four different high school boundary scenarios. As part of this process, the LRPC: Looked for logic and efficiency as new boundaries were considered Strived to keep neighborhoods together, recognizing that waterways and other obstacles make transportation more difficult Found boundary solutions for the new neighborhood school on the Ames campus  Found boundary solutions for the new neighborhood school on the current Franklin campus Strived to avoid wherever possible having to cross major north/south arterial roads, busing students past one school to attend another, and creating a smaller-than-optimal schools Considered current feeder patterns (elementary to middle to high) Considered school size and capacity, with and without out-of-district students Considered socio-economic balance Looked toward the future: what building replacements are happening with the current bond, and what buildings might be replaced in future bonds? How will boundaries be impacted? Four stakeholder open houses are scheduled in January and February 2020, where attendees can drop in any time during a two-hour open house to learn about each scenario, ask questions of LRPC members, give feedback and take an exit survey, which provides another opportunity for feedback: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Goddard Middle School Monday, February 3, 2020 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Powell Middle School Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Newton Middle School Thursday, February 20, 2020 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Euclid Middle School All four open houses will provide attendees with the same opportunities to interact with members of the Long Range Planning Committee, learn about the boundary options, ask questions, and provide feedback. Choose a date, time, and location that works best for you!   What’s next? The LRPC will provide an update to the Board of Education later this spring. The Board is tentatively scheduled to make decisions about the boundaries by the fall of 2020, and approved new boundaries would likely take effect in the fall of 2021.  Additional information about the Districtwide Boundary Study is available on the LPS district website at Boundary Study.

  • The LPS Board of Education is Hosting Four Community Conversation Events

    The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education is hosting four community conversation events regarding culture and climate; diversity; safety and security; and mental health. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to learn what LPS currently does in these areas, ask questions of the Board, engage in dialogue, and ultimately provide feedback to the Board.  Parents, employees, community members, and middle and high school students are invited to attend. Community conversations are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bemis Library 6014 S. Datura St. Littleton, CO 80120 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Columbine Valley Town Hall 2 Middlefield Rd. Columbine Valley, CO 80123 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Koelbel Library 5955 S. Holly St. Centennial, CO 80121 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Koelbel Library 5955 S. Holly St. Centennial, CO 80121 Community conversations are one of the many ways in which the Board solicits feedback on these topics. Other ways include surveys of parents, staff, students, and community members; roundtable events with parent groups; student focus groups; and student workshops.  Dr. Anna Mueller, a sociologist from the University of Indiana, is gathering feedback as she conducts environmental research in our community. She will spend the next year in Littleton and Centennial examining how social environments facilitate mental health and help-seeking among youth.

  • Applications for Early Access Gifted Students Now Being Accepted.

    Online applications (aplicación en español) for Early Access for Gifted Students to Kindergarten or First grade for the 2020-21 school year are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2020. No applications will be accepted after that date. Students applying for Kindergarten or First grade who meet the October 1st birthday cutoff need not apply for Early Access.

  • You're Invited: 5th Grade Parent Night 2020

    January 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Arapahoe High School 2201 E. Dry creek rd., centennial, CO 80122 The LPS Middle School Experience: an exciting adventure filled with learning, friendship and self-discovery, in a well-rounded and supportive environment. Learn about: Parents of all 5th graders, as well as parents of interested middle school students are invited to attend.  Whole-student support systems Balanced STEM and Liberal Arts education One-to-one Chromebook use in all grades Band, orchestra and vocal music Visual and performing arts Wide variety of electives Student-driven clubs Intramural and Interscholastic athletics Strong sense of community and belonging Dedicated and experienced teachers Out-of-district students welcome This is a parent-only event. Contact an LPS middle school for more information or to arrange a visit. ALL LPS middle schools are currently accepting applications for out-of-district students. 5th Grade Parent Night 2020 - Flyer Noche para los Padres de Estudiantes de 5º en LPS

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  • PNO

    Parents, You are invited to the Franklin Patriot PNO…   WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM WHERE: South Suburban Golf Course Bar and Grill, 7900 S. Colorado Blvd. Centennial, CO 80122   What is the Patriot PNO?    It’s an AWESOME Franklin Parent & Staff Night Out at a local venue with no kids, dinner, a silent auction, and a paddle raise!  Auction favorites include School Parking, Concert/Continuation Seating, and Staff/Group Experiences. Dinner will be provided, and drinks are on your own.  So, mark your calendars, and book the babysitter because this is going to be an event you DON’T WANT TO MISS!   FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER/BUY TICKETS  CLICK HERE        

  • Science Fair

    Calling All Scientists   ALL Franklin students are invited and encouraged to participate in this year’s Science Fair. Community viewing will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. with judging to take place that morning.  All the information you and your scientist will need to get started is going to be located on the Science page of the Franklin Website.  Online application and forms are now available on the website!! We have amazing scientists here at Franklin and I can’t wait to see what they come up with! If you have any questions at this point, please email Mrs. Bethany Bloyer  bbloyer@lps.k12.co.us   

  • Family Dance

    The Franklin Family Dance is coming! Join us at the Franklin Family Dance as we head back to the  Totally Rad 80’s! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 31 from 6-9 PM and plan on neon fun evening at our family friendly event. We’ll have dancing, concessions, cotton candy and of course the (Almost) world famous cakewalk! Like to plan parties?  We can always use helpers. Contact Catherine Jones at acsather@aol.com to help out.  We have jobs large and small. See you in January!

  • Kindergarten Registration

          KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION January 21, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and  January 22, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place at Franklin on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 21st & 22nd.  Documents required for registration include: birth certificate or passport proof of residency (i.e. lease or deed) immunization records  printed copy of your completed on-line pre-registration    Children 5 years old by 10/1/2020 are eligible for fall kindergarten. 

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