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  • Student immunization records or exemption required by November 1, 2019.

    Our schools are safer when we know the status of student immunizations. In accordance with state law, LIttleton Public Schools Student Support office and all schools are working hard in partnership with LPS parents to update student immunization records. Current and compliant immunization records or a current exemption must be on file with the school. Students without immunization records or an exemption will be excluded from school starting November 1, 2019. Please check our district website https://littletonpublicschools.net/immunizations for more information or contact your school's school nurse consultant or health assistant with questions or to update your child's records.

  • October is Safe Schools Month!

    October is Colorado Safe Schools Month! We encourage students, staff, parents and community members to support school safety and wellness. In addition to activities at individual schools, see below for district wide Safe Schools Month activities.   School Climate Survey - We need your feedback! During the month of October, your child's school will be sending a link to parents with a brief 15-20 minute anonymous survey to gather perceptions about the school environment. Students and staff take the survey at school. Please visit the School Climate Surveys page for more detailed information about the survey content including opt-out procedures.   GHOSTED - LPS & Kaiser Permanente present a performance and conversation about teen mental health October 15th - 6:00-8:30 pm To be “ghosted” is to feel rejected, ignored, alone, cut off from the outside. This special performance includes a professional stage play and interactive conversation to engage teens and parents about challenging situations involving mental health, stress, supporting friends, and coping skills that can strengthen resiliency. More Information - Ghosted Sources of Strength Community Training October 22nd - 7:00-8:30pm This event will provide and introduction to the Sources of Strength program by participating in the same training our youth leaders experience in their schools. Come hear from LPS students and staff about how they are using a positive peer-led model to counteract the challenges our youth face today such as anxiety, anger and depression. Space is limited; please RSVP to jwidmier@lps.k12.co.us if you are interested. Sources of Strength - Event Flyer SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training November 1 - 8:00-11:00am SafeTALK prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources. This is a great opportunity for parents, coaches, or other community members who want to know how to help a potentially suicidal person. The workshop is open to any adult or youth 16 years or older and held at the LPS administrative building. To register please email Debbie Honeker at dhoneker@lps.k12.co.us. Offline October – Unplug and Start Living Created by a group of LPS students, this nationally recognized campaign asks youth (and their parents) to take a break from social media for the month of October and spend time connecting in person. Visit www.offlineoctober.com for more information. International Walk to School Day October 2nd, 2019  Promote health and community-building by walking to school together! LPS Poetry Slam Competition & Workshops All LPS high school students are invited to participate in our 9th Annual district-wide Poetry Slam event focused on healthy self-expression. The Poetry Slam Competition will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Powell Middle School. LPS Poetry Slam - Event Flyer First Aid/CPR/AED Trainings Sponsored by the LPS Security Department, the trainings are open to all LPS Parents, Community Members, and youth above the age of 11. The two-year certification cost is $26.00. Participants must make payment arrangements prior to attending the course. Various dates are available. The class is held in the evenings and multiple sessions are offered throughout the year. For more information and to enroll in a course, email Dara Van Kampen at dvankampen@lps.k12.co.us.  Immunizations Our schools are safer when we know the status of student immunizations. LIttleton Public Schools Student Support office working hard in partnership with LPS parents to update student immunization records. Current and compliant immunization records or a current exemption must be on file with the school before November 1, 2019. Please check the Immunizations page on the LPS website for more information or contact your school's school nurse consultant or health assistant. Additional Safety Resources for Parents: How to Report Concerns - LPS Website Mental Health Programs and Resources – LPS Website Common Sense Media - Helping Families Make Smart Choices About Media and Technology Parent & Teen Resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do 10 Things Parents Can Do To Help Prevent Violence in Schools

  • You're Invited! Ghosted - Oct. 15, 2019

    GHOSTED  October 15, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hosted by LPS & Kaiser Permanente GHOSTED is a professional stage play and conversation about the realities, relationships and resilience of today’s teens. GHOSTED Event Flyer (English) GHOSTED (Español) Themes will include: How to be a good friend to someone who's struggling How parents can help School and community resources Pre-registration NOT required. Just come! Designed for parents and students ages 12+. GHOSTED: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Attend a Board Candidate Forum

    Littleton Public Schools is hosting two Board of Education candidate forums so that members of the community can get to know the candidates running for the LPS Board of Education: Monday, September 30, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Littleton High School Forum classroom 199 E. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80120 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Arapahoe High School Forum classroom 2201 E. Dry Creek Road Centennial, CO 80122 The candidate forums provide an opportunity for community members to learn about and ask questions of the four candidates running for election this November for two at-large positions on the LPS school board. All community members are invited to attend. Crysti Copp, Lindley McCrary, Robert Reichardt, and Jessica Roe are running for the two open positions. Board members Jim Stephens and Robert Reichardt are finishing their first, four-year terms on the Board. Stephens’ family is relocating and he is not running for a second term. The candidate forums will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

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Lenski Announcements

  • Bruce Cameron Author Visit Grades 3-5

    BRUCE CAMERON AUTHOR VISIT FOR GRADES 3-5 FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 1:30 - 2:15 #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron is a clever and engaging writer with a talent for offering uplifting novels that speak to the hearts of adults and young adults alike. He is the author of numerous dog-centric novels, including the wildly popular A Dog’s Purpose—which hit the big screen in January 2017 from Universal—A Dog’s Journey, and The Puppy Tales series for young readers.   Would you like to purchase one of his books? Students may pick up an order form at school, print one from home, or order online (see below for the links).  All books purchased prior to Friday, October 25, will be signed by the author. (Books will be available for a week after his visit, but those may not be signed.) Library staff will hand out purchased books after the author’s visit.    Print an order form and pay with cash or check. Return to Lenski by Friday, November 1. To order and pay online with credit card, click here.

  • Food Drive Hat Day Oct 11th

    FALL FOOD DRIVE HAT DAY OCTOBER 11 Wear your favorite hat at school with the donation of a non-perishable food item.    Lenski's Fall Food Drive runs Sept. 30 - Oct. 25. All food donations contribute to the needs of students within our LPS community. For a list of suggested items, please click Suggested Food Donations. Please do not send glass and/or expired food. If possible, smaller cans are appreciated. There will be donation boxes in every classroom throughout the month of October.    Questions? Please contact: Mackenzie Burford (mackenzie.burford@gmail.com)  

  • Introducing Lenski Speaker Series

    INTRODUCING THE LENSKI SPEAKER SERIES! COMING NOVEMBER 12   HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS TALKING TO YOU Join us November 12th from 6 - 7:30 in the Lenski Multipurpose room   Just as parents start to worry most, kids stop communicating.    Why does it feel like my child is pushing me away?  How do I engage my child and keep them talking?  Does my parenting need to change as my kids get older?   Learn to keep your kids talking in this fun, hands-on training!    Open and maintain communication with your kids. Master the art of Listening. For real. Learn what your kids want and need from you. Presented by the Lois Lenski PTO

  • Fun Run Thank You!!!

    Way to go Lenski! With the efforts of the students, families, and the entire community, Lenski raised more than $90,000 to go toward the PTO's ongoing support of Lenski's staffing budget. This support supplements our district-apportioned funding and improves Lenski's ability to provide differentiated, small-group learning for ALL Lenski students. Through all of our efforts, Lenski is able to provide a learning experience that far exceeds what the district funds!   The PTO would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all parents, families, staff, and community members that donated to support the students and Lenski! We also want to thank the countless volunteers that have offered their time throughout the past few weeks. You helped us ensure everything ran smoothly and in a timely manner! Additionally, we would like to recognize the following individuals for going above and beyond!   Deb Kennedy and Sarah D'Orvilliers - organizers extraordinaire! These two amazing women organized everything from creating the graphics and communications, to the run and the t-shirts, to the pep rally and coordinating and organizing volunteers for prize week and much more! They have been amazing and we can't thank you both enough for all of your hard work, time and effort that went into pulling together such a successful event!   Mary Wehrer Sponsor Coordinator and Banner Donation   Katie Perez Day-of Fun Run leader and balloon mastermind!   Carrie Napolilli and Margie Bradley - 80's Rock Celebration Leads   Jeni Anderson Electronic Communications   Amy Silverman Jot Form Creation   Andrea Conrad and Kelly Harrison Budgeting/Accounting   Deb Kennedy, Sarah D'Orvilliers, Cherie Weren, Kelli Flansburg Pep Rally   Lydia Daugherty and Nancy Seavall Endless scheduling, communications, PTO/School liaisons, mapping names and donations, etc.    Lastly, we would like to thank all of our sponsors for all of your support. We couldn't have done it without you!   THANK YOU to everyone who supported and participated in the Fun Run today! The students had a lot of Fun! THANK YOU TEACHERS, STAFF & VOLUNTEERS!   We are Super excited for the celebration this afternoon from 4-7. Hope you can make it - even if its just for a drop in.   Final Call for Pledges & Donations   Based on several requests from parents and students, we decided to keep the online link open until Monday Sept 30 end of day. This will give kids a chance to follow-up with anyone who may have forgot. And there are still a few checks coming in the mail from out of town relatives.  https://form.jotform.com/92200675107147   Next week is PRIZE WEEK !!!! •  Starting Monday Sept 30 - School wide (everyone!) - wear your Hat & or PJs to school !! •  Tuesday Oct 1, we will be serving Kona Ice to the entire school (everyone!). This will be coordinated with the lunch schedules! •  Raffle items - plan is for Wednesday Oct 2 •   Rest of Prizes will be delivered Thursday & Friday to the classroom (Oct 3 & 4) We just cant Thank You enough - you, your families, your neighbors, your businesses, the community, the kids, the teachers & staff ... it is a true inspiration to see the overwhelming support and generosity of everyone.     Lenski Awarded Blue Ribbon 2019   Last thing ... Did you see it ?? Lois Lenski was 1 of the 5 Colorado Schools to earn the coveted Blue Ribbon Title in 2019.    Lets give a huge Shout out to Dr DeSpain, the Teachers & the Administrative Staff who make Lenski so special. Lois Lenski is 1 of 5 schools in Colorado.  Each school that earns the award is either among the highest performing schools in a state or among the highest performing in closing the achievement gap.   Read all about it ...  https://patch.com/colorado/littleton/blue-ribbon-schools-lois-lenski-elementary-makes-list     THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Are you ready for the Fun Run this Friday? A packet went home with your child on September 6, but if you need any additional information, don't hesitate to email the Fund Run Committee or find all the information you need here. Don't forget, pledges are due TODAY Wednesday September 25!   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteering at the Fun Run is a great way to spend a lovely morning outdoors with your child. If you can't volunteer, we are also looking for a few simple donations. To volunteer or donate, sign up here.   80's ROCK CELEBRATION Everyone is invited! 4-7 pm at the soccer field   Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner. Food trucks will be there too! (cash or card accepted). We will share more details next week.     Are you ready for the Fun Run next week? A packet went home with your child on September 6, but if you need any additional information, don't hesitate to email the Fund Run Committee or find all the information you need here. Don't forget, pledges are due next Wednesday September 25!   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteering at the Fun Run is a great way to spend a lovely morning outdoors with your child. If you can't volunteer, we are also looking for a few simple donations. To volunteer or donate, sign up here.   80's ROCK CELEBRATION Everyone is invited! 4-7 pm at the soccer field   Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner. Food trucks will be there too! (cash or card accepted). We will share more details next week.   Lenski PTO is excited to present Lenski’s Rock Star Fun Run! Join us Friday, September 27th between 8:15 am – 10:25 am and cheer on your kids as they run, walk or skip for a great cause. The fun run is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with all funds going to staff the PTO's ongoing support of the Lenski staffing budget, supplementing district-appointed funding and allowing Lenski to provide the specialist teachers to supplement the classroom experience with differentiated, small-group learning for ALL Lenski students.   If you have any questions or would like to volunteer on race day, please email your Fund Run Committee. More info, including how to donate and prize information, is available here.

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