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  • 8th Annual Curo Awards: LPS SSAC Taking Nominations

    The LPS Special Services Advisory Committee is currently taking nominations for the 8th annual Curo Awards. Curo is the Latin word which means "to care for or to pay attention to" and is a fitting word to use to honor individuals who have excelled at making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.   This award recognizes dedication, passion,  and inspiration.  Any LPS community member, staff member or student is eligible to receive the award based on a nomination describing how, through their exceptional devotion to a student with a disability, that student's life is better!  Awards will be given and recipients and all nominees will be honored at a reception on April 28 at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center.  Click here to submit a nomination.  The nomination window closes February 29.

  • 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.

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Lenski Announcements

  • PTO Shout Outs

    2-19-20 We would like to thank Katie Hebert for organizing this years “Love from Lenski” Valentine’s Day campaign. During lunch last Thursday, the students created valentine cards and offered words of encouragement for those living at Someran Glen. The thoughtfulness of our students brightened the day of so many!   Thank you to all the volunteers that helped provide supplies and assisted the kids with their creations during lunch!   2-5-2020 The PTO would like to thank Alli Clinton for coordinating and bringing in Dr. Marceny from Pediatric Pathways to speak last week. Dr. Marceny spoke to parents and students about the effects of vaping and e-cigarettes. It was very eye opening and beneficial to everyone. 1-29-20 The PTO would like to thank Tamara Nolting for organizing, helping and running kindergarten registration on Monday and Tuesday last week. She did a wonderful job welcoming all the new families to Lenski and answering all their questions! Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help get the class of 2033 ready to go! 12-19-19 We just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU to all of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Lenski PTO! We really appreciate everything you do, and we wouldn't be able to provide the support we do without each of you, so thank you. We're really looking forward to the second half of the school year! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and we'll see you in 2020!    Holiday Outreach The PTO would like to thank Sarah Browning for coordinating and ensuring all items that were needed were donated for the "Warm Hands Warm Hearts" holiday outreach campaign.     Thank you to all the families that donated items to those in need.   Holiday Gifts Thank you to Kelly Harrison and Amy Silverman for setting up and coordinating the Holiday Gift Giving for our amazing teachers, support staff, etc. Amy created and managed the jot form and Kelly ensured all donations were gathered and handed out to everyone before the holiday break! Thank you both for making it convenient for everyone to show their appreciation for all those that work with and for our kiddos everyday!   Thanking our Troops The PTO would like to thank Sarah Bernauer for all her efforts coordinating the "Thanking our Troops" campaign. It was extra special being able to help a Lenski alum! Thank you to all the families that contributed items to help support those that protect us everyday.   Hearing and Vision Screening Thank you to Amy Silverman for organizing and coordinating volunteers for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade Hearing and Vision screening last week! All the kiddos were taken to a from class to get their testing done and it was very efficient and ran smoothly!  11-13-19 The PTO would like to extend a huge thank you to Katie McKinster for organizing our book fair last week. It was an amazing success and it was great to see all the kids excited about reading! We know you worked tirelessly to ensure everything would be ready to go and it showed as you definitely went above and beyond!    Thank you to everyone that volunteered to help throughout the week...we know it was very busy and a little crazy at times but your efforts were very much appreciated!   Thank you to all the families that supported the book fair as well as the literacy program at Lenski! 11-6-19 The Food Drive has come to an end and the spirit of giving is alive and well at Lenski! You have once again shown your generosity and support of your community by donating 59 boxes of food – all of which directly benefits LPS students.  In addition to thanking all of you for your food donations, we would like to thank the fifth grade students who volunteered their time during lunch, Jeff Gruidel and Freight Logistics for donating boxes, and the many parent volunteers who contributed their time to this community effort.   10-31-19 The PTO would like to thank Cori Gummelt and Mackenzie Burford for organizing the food drive. There was a lot of coordination of efforts and countless hours collecting, sorting and boxing up all the donations and delivering items to the food pantry. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped sort items as well as all the families that contributed items to help LPS families in need! We would also like to thank Katie Hebert and Jen Wescott for organizing and distributing our new spirit wear. We look forward to seeing everyone showing off their Lenski school spirit in their new gear! The PTO would like to thank Kelly Harrison and Kristin Morris for collecting, cutting out and counting all the Box Tops and Streets of Southglenn receipts for our fall contest.  Winners will be named soon. The PTO would like to acknowledge the amazing work of Kelli Flansburg for putting on the first ever Lenski Trunk or Treat Fall Festival! Kelli, we can’t say THANK YOU enough for everything you did - creating flyers, collecting candy and trinkets, organizing all the games, organizing and getting donations, coordinating all the activities as well as communicating with the general community, the Lenski community and the teachers and room parents, etc. Kelli worked tirelessly to assure this community event was a success and it was such a wonderful evening!   We would also like to thank all the room parents, teachers and volunteers that helped design, decorate and man that trunks on Friday evening. They were all so creative and we were blown away by how awesome they all looked! Everyone went above and beyond, and we can't thank you enough for all of your time and effort that went into making the trunks amazing! Also, thank you to all the families that donated items (chips, candy, trinkets, etc.) to ensure this event was successful!   10-21-19 We would like to thank Andrea Mellyn for setting up and coordinating our first restaurant night of the year last week at Bad Daddy’s. It was a lot of fun seeing so many families enjoying an evening out! We are already looking forward to our next one on November 5th at Chick-Fil-A! The PTO would like to thank Kelly Harrison for organizing a wonderful luncheon for the teachers yesterday. We would also like to thank everyone that volunteered and participated (by bringing food, decorating, cleaning up, etc.) for the lunch as well! Everything was delicious and the teachers and staff were so appreciative.   9-26-19 The PTO would like to thank Sarah Wells for gathering everyone's information and importing everything into DirectorySpot. It is no easy feat to collect the data and get it all organized so we greatly appreciate all her time and effort! Don't forget that the 2019-2020 DirectorySpot is now live! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah by emailing lenskidirectory@gmail.com. 9-12-19 The PTO would like to thank Stephanie Wilcox for organizing room parents this year and for conducting the room parent meeting on the 6th. We also want to thank all the room parents that signed up to volunteer to help this year! Thank you to everyone that attended our first PTO meeting last Friday. We had many new faces eager to help out which we are very excited about! As a reminder, anyone can be a part of the PTO and we welcome everyone at our next meeting on Friday, October 4th at 11:30. Hats off to Deb Kennedy and Sarah D'Orvilliers for putting on an exciting and very energetic pep rally to kick off our major fundraiser for the year! All the kids received bracelets and pom poms, they had the music going and got everyone excited to raise some money for Lenski. Thank you to our "special guests"- Mrs. Wilhelm, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Ulmer and Miss Wilhelm for your amazing cheers and Lenski spirit!    9-4-19 The PTO would like to give some shout outs to a lot of folks who have made the start of the school year such a success!   Thank you to Katie McKinster and Sara Bechtold for organizing a wonderful New Families Ice Cream Social Thank you to all the teachers and volunteers for helping with tours, ice cream, spirit wear and dispersing Lenski information!   Thank you to Megann Rundell for all the time and effort coordinating the ordering and distribution of EduKits.    Thank you to Sarah Browning and Margie Bradley for keeping with the long-standing Lenski tradition of "Kleenex and Coffee" by providing a meeting place for parents to gather after sending their big kindergartners off on their first day!     Last but not least, thank you to Amy Silverman for organizing and coordinating volunteers for Kindergarten Hearing and Vision screening last week!  

  • Lenski PTO Bingo Night

    Bingo is Friday March 13th! Doors open at 5:30.   Please Sign Up to donate concession items and / or help on March 13th.   If you did not receive a packet in your child's folder or it has been misplaced you can download it here. Please note, all Bingo funds must be paid in a separate check or cash. Drawing entries and Pizza can be purchased with a second check or you can sign up and pay electronically using this link: Jotform for Drawings and Pizza.   5:30 – 6:00 pm     Pick-up pre-paid packets or walk-in admission and enjoy a few slices of pizza and other concessions 6:00 – 8:00 pm     Series of 5 bingo games with total payout of $700.00.  Drawings for exciting prizes between bingo games.  See next page for description of drawings and indicate the number of tickets per drawing package!! This annual event is very popular, so we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to purchase bingo sheets and tickets for food and the drawings in advance.  This helps us to plan how many people we need to accommodate. If you get your order in by Wednesday, March 11th, then you will benefit from having your tickets pre-populated and not waiting in line or writing out your tickets yourself!  What a time-saver! And it will save you some $ too!!    If you have any questions, contact LenskiBingo@gmail.com or you can reach Sara Bechtold 720-448-4409.  

  • Lenski Night at The Garlic Knot 3/10

    LENSKI RESTAURANT NIGHT AT THE GARLIC KNOT TUESDAY, MARCH 10 4:00 - 8:30pm Dinner is done! Dine in or take-out, a portion of every purchase comes back to your school. Just make sure to mention Lenski when you order.

  • Pennies for Patients Feb 24-28

    Calling all students and families to help in the fight against blood cancers! Lenski Student Ambassadors are raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign. Get involved today, clean out your piggy banks, look under your bed, search in the couches, find a penny pick it up…..any and all spare change can help make a difference. Bring in what you can to your classroom and we will have collection boxes starting Monday February the 24th through Friday the 28th. Thank you all for helping The Student Ambassadors make a difference for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.    

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