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February 2022
Little Elementary Newsletter
February 1, 2022
Little Community,
Each staff member chose a “word of the year” this year.  This is a word to focus their energy, to help give grounding, or to remind us of what is important as we enter into 2022.  My word for this year is Optimism!  As we are beginning to get settled into this year, I am very optimistic about all that it will bring. 
I am optimistic that we will be able to engage in more frequent opportunities to come together as a community.  (Weather put a damper on this first one, but I will not give up!) We have enjoyed having our WatchDOGS back to help us out in the building and out at the crosswalk!  We are excited to be reconnecting with in-person family engagement opportunities, and to celebrating a year of growth and connection with one another. 
Within the school building, I knew that this year would be a challenging year given the inconsistencies of the COVID year(s).  Our team, with your amazing partnership, have taken students and seen them grow so much, both academically and socially, over the past five months!  Our mid year data is showing that students are regaining their decision making and relationship building skills.  They are growing in self regulation and self management.  Student growth in literacy has been outstanding. Our students are excitedly making leaps and bounds with their academic growth as their confidence soars! 
We are entering into the time of year we look ahead to next year.  We will continue to give you staffing updates as we go, but wanted to start off with a retirement announcement!  After decades of serving her students, Mrs. Luanne Virkus will be retiring at the end of this year.  This will allow her some more time to focus on herself, her husband, and their beautiful family.  In the upcoming weeks and months, we will update everyone on other staffing changes so that you all are able to be a part of our celebrations of their next adventures, and can help with setting priorities that will guide the selection of future hires. 
We look forward to seeing you this week for RISE, albeit virtually, and for many more connecting opportunities to come! 

In partnership,
Julie Waage
Principal, Little Elementary School
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Look for more in the January Video
Wednesday, Feb. 9th @ 6:30 pm

Next Meeting: March 3rd, 2022
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Look for more in the January Video
The Pomona Area Bands and Orchestras will perform our annual Area Music Festival on March 1st at Pomona High School. The Area Festival will feature the 5th Grade Orchestra, Moore Middle School Orchestra, Pomona High School Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, Moore Middle School Band, and the Pomona High School Band. The orchestra festival will begin at 6 pm and the band festival will begin at 7 pm. See you there!
“Thank you to PTSA for treating staff with a coffee and hot cocoa cart for a sweet send off before Winter Break! It was so delicious. We appreciate you!”
Little Lynx Families!!! Missing coats, gloves, etc?! 
 Please check out the lost and found while you join us for your parent/teacher conferences!
6415 W 104th,
Westminster, CO 80020
Tuesday, February 8th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Online orders are not accepted for this fundraiser,
please order by phone or in person. Be sure
to mention the Little Elementary Fundraiser!

No se aceptan pedidos en línea para esta recaudación de fondos, ordene por teléfono o en persona. Estar seguro para mencionar la recaudación de fondos de Little Elementary!
Kindness Klub!

Come join us every other Tuesday for a community of spreading kindness.

For more information reach out to Coach Steven:
Bug Club
Bug Club meets the first Thursday of each month in Room 111. 

For more information contact
Ms. Perez
or Ms. Atkins
February Calendar

RISE Night Kinder/3rd 5-7:30 pm
RISE Night 1st/4th 5-7:30 pm
RISE Night 2nd/5th 5-7:30 pm
PTSA @ 6:30 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Valentine's Day Celebration
No School
March Calendar

Orchestra & Band Concert
PTSA @ 6:30 pm
Class Pictures
Talent Show
Spring Break

Library & Technology
Reminder: Every week students come to the library for book checkout. If students are not returning their books each week they are not able to check out new ones. This is hard on students as they watch their classmates get new books. Please refer to the library website for the day your student's class goes to the library. Teach students to keep their books in their backpacks so they come to school every day especially if they are traveling between homes.

This month’s digital citizenship topic is Relationships & Communications. 

 Students reflect on how to build positive relationships, avoid risky online talk, and understand why some topics and conversations can best lend themselves to certain mediums.
Motto:  We know the power of words and actions.

Guiding question: How can I communicate effectively and positively to build relationships? February Family Letter Chinese French Russian Spanish Vietnamese

Student Council will be selling Val-O-Grams the week of February 7th - 11th before and after school for $1. Parents, students, and staff, can send a sweet message to someone special. Student Council will attach a sweet treat and deliver on Valentine’s Day. Watch for more information to come home in Friday folders.
Student Council and PTSA are getting closer to purchasing our outdoor shade!  Students will be voting on structures and colors these next weeks and we’ll hopefully get it ordered soon!  We couldn’t have done this without our wonderful PTSA and our generous community.
It’s here! Our new piece of playground equipment Student Council has been fundraising for is installed and ready to use!  Thank you to everyone who pitched in and supported our efforts. Now, let’s play ball!
Student Council
is selling pickles!
Every Friday
after school!
Dear Jeffco Families,

This is a reminder that if your child has any signs of illness, please keep them home until all symptoms have resolved or are improving. Please call your student’s absence into the school's attendance line each day. If your child's symptoms do not resolve within 48 hours from the START OF SYMPTOMS:


● A PCR test remains the most accurate form of testing and is recommended.
A follow-up PCR test will be required if the individual tests negative with a rapid test and has COVID symptoms.
● To find a current testing site: 211 colorado
● Contact your district RN immediately with positive test results.
● Once a child has tested for COVID-19, the child and all siblings must remain at home until the test results have been
● If the COVID-19 test is POSITIVE, the child will follow Home Isolation for 10 days.
● The child may return to school when symptoms are resolved or resolving AND
● the child has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
● 10 Days following symptom onset AND
● 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medications
● May return on the 11th day
Please reach out to your medical provider with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s illness.
*If your child has a history of known allergies, please submit a medical provider note to your district RN stating what your child’s baseline symptoms typically look like. This will help the district RN to distinguish your child’s allergy symptoms with possible COVID-19 symptoms.*
Seasonal Allergy Letter

Emily LeBron, RN , BSN
How to designate Little Elementary as your Amazon Smile Charity
Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  1. From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  2. Select a new charitable organization to support. Select Little Elem School PTA Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently supporting.
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to
How to help Little Elementary receive donations
when you shop at King Soopers
The Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but our common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods we serve and help the people there live healthier lives.

One of the ways in which we do this is through our King Soopers Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Here’s how it works:

1. Create a digital account.

A digital account is needed to participate in King Soopers Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

2. Link your Card to an organization.

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the King Soopers Community Rewards selection on your digital account.

1. Sign in to your digital account.
2. Search for your organization here.
3. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support.
Organization Name: Little Elementary PTSA
 NPO#: EY318
4. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.
Your selected organization will also display in the King Soopers Community Rewards section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.

3. Your organization earns.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. King Soopers donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating King Soopers Community Rewards organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Center.

Whether you’re a customer or an organization, get started today!

Note: If you are a customer, make sure you have a preferred store selected to view participating organizations. If you are applying on behalf of an organization, please select a store in the same area as your organization.
These are the current bus numbers and routes. Please note that Jeffco is in need of bus drivers, and are short-staffed, so sometimes one bus is 10 minutes behind.
Free/Reduced Meals
We encourage everyone
to apply.
You may qualify
and not realize it!!


Did you know that Little has a Resource Room for families, stocked with non-perishable food items, clothing, school supplies and books?
Open to families Mondays to Thursdays – please call to schedule an appointment or ring the doorbell at the front entrance of the school and ask for Monika Herrera.  Everyone welcome!
Click above to link to the site.
Don't know how to say thank to our teachers? Here's some of their favorite things!
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