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  • How to Talk to Your Children about the School Closing - April 17, 2019

    Dear LPS Parents, Please see the following resources from our Social, Emotional and Behavior Services office for tips on talking with your child about today's school closure.   We are continuing to monitor the situation and our staff will be prepared to support students when they return to school. Thank you,  Littleton Public Schools     How to Talk to Your Children about the School Closing April 17, 2019 Be honest about the situation, but don’t give more details than needed. Children need brief, simple information that should be balanced with reassurances that their school and homes are safe and that adults are there to protect them. A way to explain to younger children might be: “The police are looking for someone who needs help because they are worried she might hurt herself or someone else.” Let your children ask questions. Give space to let them talk and listen to their feelings. Don’t be surprised if your children don’t have a lot of questions or concerns - many times children will quickly return to their typical routines. Limit exposure to details and media coverage. Adults also should be mindful of the content of conversations they have with each other in front of children, even teenagers. Continued exposure to media can increase anxiety and fear for both  children and adults. Remind your children that there are many people working together to keep schools safe. When we return to school there will be opportunities for students to talk about school safety.  All schools have mental health professionals and they will be prepared to support students. For more detailed information on how to talk with your child, please see that attached document or visit NASP.com.

  • Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el cierre de la escuela de 17 abril 2019

    Estimados Padres de LPS, Por favor, vean los siguientes recursos de nuestro oficina de Servicios Sociales, Emocionales y de Comportamiento para ver las maneras de hablar con sus hijos del cierre de escuelas de hoy. Seguimos evaluando la situación y nuestro personal estarán preparados para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes cuando regresen a la escuela. Gracias, Las escuelas públicas de Littleton   Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el cierre de la escuela de 17 abril 2019 Sé honesto sobre la situación, pero no des más detalles de los necesarios. Los niños necesitan información breve y simple que se debe equilibrar con la garantía de que su escuela y sus hogares son seguros y que los adultos están allí para protegerlos. Una forma de explicar a los niños más pequeños podría ser: "La policía está buscando a una persona que necesita ayuda porque les preocupa que pueda lastimarse a sí misma o a alguien más". Deja que tus hijos te hagan preguntas. Dales espacio para que hablen y escucha sus sentimientos. No te sorprendas si tus hijos no tienen muchas preguntas o inquietudes, muchas veces los niños regresarán rápidamente a sus rutinas normales. Limite la exposición a los detalles y la cobertura de las noticias. Los adultos también deben tener en cuenta el contenido de sus conversaciones que tienen delante de los niños, y incluso los adolescentes. La exposición continua a los medios de comunicación puede aumentar la ansiedad y el miedo en adultos y niños. Recuerda a tus hijos que hay muchas personas que trabajan juntas para mantener la seguridad de las escuelas. Cuando regresemos a la escuela, habrá oportunidades para que los estudiantes hablen sobre la seguridad escolar. Todas las escuelas tienen profesionales de salud mental y ellos estarán preparados para apoyarles a los estudiantes. Haz clic en este enlace para obtener una guíamás detallada de la Asociación nacional de psicólogos escolares. Hablarles a los niños sobre violencia: consejos para padres y educadores - NASP  


    We are excited the voters of Littleton Public Schools passed our local bond in November. Thank you for your support!  As you might remember, a portion of the bond dollars were to be directed toward new furniture for all schools, three new school buildings, and the creation of a CTE/Innovation Center. As we prepare to refresh some of the physical aspects of education, we also want to think about a fresh approach to learning in LPS and what our students need to be successful in this rapidly changing world. We want you to help us create the vision for the future of learning in Littleton Public Schools. Please see the invitation and register for a Community Visioning Session. Your voice matters! Brian Ewert, Superintendent Beth Best, Executive Director, LPS Foundation

  • ETAC Application 2019-2020

    If you are interested in technology and would like to contribute ideas to technology initiatives in LPS, please apply to ETAC (Educational Technology Advisory Committee) today!  ETAC Application 2019-2020 Ideas that have helped LPS become recognized as one of the most technologically advanced districts in America began with ETAC! For an explanation of the membership categories, please see the ETAC Membership page on the district website. The ETAC committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month for two hours (6:00 - 8:00 PM) to provide vital advice on district technology. You do not need to be a technology expert to join the ETAC...you just need an interest in what technology can do for student learning. If you have questions contact Gail Schillinger at 303-347-3350 *SPECIAL NOTE* This committee only meets 8 times throughout the school year. Members are asked not to miss more than 2 meetings.



  • Family Art Night

    FAMILY ART NIGHT   This year’s Family Art night will be Thursday, April 18th from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm. All are welcome to this free event! I hope you can join us for Family Art Night on April 18th from 6-7pm.  There will be different hands on stations for you to choose from including a fun sign painting presented by Paint the Pine.  I will need some volunteers to help with the event, Click here Sign Up, or save the date if you think you might be able to help!  

  • Walking and Wheeling Day

    Wednesday,  April 17, 2019 Bus riders will  have the opportunity to participate by getting dropped off at South Suburban Ice Rink at 6580 South Vine St. and walking the remainder of the way to school.   Volunteers will meet the buses and walk with students to Franklin. All walkers and Car riders are encourage to walk or bike to school if the can. Thank you in advance for your participation. We are looking for volunteers to meet the busses at the South Suburban Ice Rink and walk with the kids to school.Bike and Walk to School 2019  

  • Franklin Testing Schedule

    State Testing at Franklin in 2018-2019     These statewide assessments are considered an assessment of all students and are a part of our school accreditation and federal requirements. Make-up tests will be needed for those absent; therefore, we request that you please try to avoid medical/dental and other appointments during testing times. Please see specific dates and time below: April 2-5:  CMAS English Language Arts 3rd-5th   (90 minutes total testing time) 8:00-10:00 pm 3rd grade on April 2, 4 and 5 10:00-12:00 pm 4th grade on April 2, 4 and 5 10:00-12:00 pm 5th grade on April 2,3 and 4 April 9-12:  CMAS Math 3rd-5th (65 minutes total testing time) 8:00-10:00 pm 3rd grade on April 9, 11 and 12 10:00-12:00 pm 4th grade on April 9, 11 and 12 10:05-12:00 pm 5th grade on April 9, 10, and 11. April 16-19:  CMAS Social Studies 4th/Science 5th (80 minutes total testing time) 10:00-12:00 pm on April 16, 18 and 19 for Social Studies 10:00-12:00 pm on April 16, 17 and 18 for Science Please note these times reflect minutes beyond actual unit testing times. Additional minutes are added for setup, distribution/collection of materials, flexibility of start time for classrooms and groups, reading directions, etc...      Details about the CMAS assessment are available from the Colorado Department of Education website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment. If you are interested in accessing released items from the test, click here.   Please feel free to contact me with your questions: stierney@lps.k12.co.us  

  • Franklin StreetSmarts

    FRANKLIN FAMILIES THE RACE IS ON!   We are currently in 3rd place for the Streets Smarts of Southglenn program and we only have until April 20th to get to 1st! At this point in the race, any receipts small or large will help us move closer to 1st.  The money Franklin wins is used for a variety of necessary supplies. Let's earn $2,500 for our beloved Franklin!    WE CAN DO THIS FRANKLIN! The following is the prize schedule:   1st Place $2,500 2nd - $2,000 3rd - $1500   Please keep turning in receipts for Franklin!  We are in the last 2 months of the program! There are only two options for submitting receipts: 1. Submit receipts to the box located at the front office. 2. Put receipts in the Franklin Street Smarts drop box, located in the Concierge Lobby. Thank you for helping our school!  


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