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August Back to School 2020
Little Elementary Newsletter
Principal Waage's Welcome Back Community Letter

                                                                                                          August 22, 2020

 Little Family, 

We are so excited to greet you all back again for the 2020-21 school year!  This year has already proven to be a time of innovation, perseverance, grace, and flexibility.  We appreciate the fact that you have all supported us through many changes and have been so generous as we work to meet the needs of our students and keep our community safe during these unpredictable times.  With that being said, we know that things will continue to change in our Jeffco Community.  We know that communication will be incredibly important this year and want to be sure that we are both providing you with information, and also hearing from you often.  

As we are rolling into this year, we would like to thank our partners in the Pomona Pod who are helping us to ensure that our remote learners have an incredible experience.  By partnering with out Pomona Area Team, we are able to provide each child in our area with a classroom teacher and AMP team who can support quality grade level instruction.  It opens the doors to smaller class sizes, increased individual supports, and wonderful new opportunities to make friends throughout our community.  

In our building, we are welcoming some amazing additions to our Little Family.  We are delighted to have the following additions to our team:

  • Steven Langford - Physical Education

  • Mary Jo Ello - ESL

  • Darcy Sowards - Speech Language

  • Donna Apodaca - Paraprofessional

  • Amy Allen - Health Aide

I would like to thank our amazing families and staff who came out to join us and build dividers for classrooms.  Your generosity of materials and time will help to keep our community safer and provide our children with clear guidelines and a sense of security.  Thank you so much for helping us to start the year on the right foot! 

As always, we are incredibly grateful to be a part of such an amazing community.  I am honored to serve our Little Community and look forward to your continued partnership, collaboration and some great memories along the way.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Be well,

  Julie M. Waage, EdS
Principal, Little Elementary School


     The Little Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is open to parents, community members, students and businesses who want to make Little the best it can be.  Our board is composed of individuals who are excited to make a difference at Little Elementary.  We invite you to become a member of our team where students are our priority.  We work hard together to enrich the environment for our students with fun events, support, and school improvements.  We appreciate you volunteering whether it’s a little or a lot!
      A few events/activities we have helped with over the years include: Arvada Harvest Parade, Trunk or Treat, Reflections, Donuts with Dads/Moms, Teacher Conference Meals, Winter Family Engagement Night, Me and My Guy Dance, Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Day, Fun Run with Student Council, End of the Year Celebration, 5th Grade Continuation, Fundraising, Field Trips, Playground Improvements, Maker's Space Room and more.
     We are always looking for new members and fresh ideas. Please consider joining our email list for all upcoming event planning meetings and general PTSA meetings (you can opt out at any time and it does not commit you to anything). Please email to join and let us know if there are any specific events you are interested in hearing more about.
     Even if you can not make the meetings we encourage everyone to become a PTSA member as all dues help Little Elementary in many different ways.
                                                       Thank you,
                                                       Nikki Wieczorek
                                                       Little Elementary PTSA President
September Meeting!
Thursday, September 3rd @ 6:30 pm via Zoom.
Next Meeting: October 8th

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule
We meet the first Thursday each month @ 6:30 pm
September-November & January-May

All meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.

More information about PTSA

Click to join PTSA  
At the end of last year, the Kindness Klub helped make a video in order to share what kindness means to them and some ways to help spread it around the world. Take a moment today and share your own kindness with someone. 
August & September
Remote Students


First Day of School--All Remote
A-G Student Pictures 12-1 pm


H-P Student Pictures 12-1 pm
Q-Z Student Pictures 12-1 pm
PTSA Meeting via Zoom 6:30 pm
Labor Day--No School

August & September


First Day of School--All Remote
A-G Orientation 1:30-3 pm


H-P Orientation 1:30-3 pm
Q-Z Orientation 1:30-3 pm
Orientation Make-Up 1:30-3 pm
PTSA Meeting via Zoom 6:30 pm

Labor Day--No School
First Day In-Person
Little ways you can make a
BIG difference!
Scan your receipts using the Box Top app within 14 days of the purchase of items with Box Tops.  Turn in an remaining traditional Box Tops to the office in a Ziploc bag.
Turn in milk caps to the red bin in the school lobby.
The donation bin is located in the school parking lot
Simply shop, scan your loyalty card or enter your phone number and Little earns money!
Little PTSA is a charity that you can choose to support when you make purchases by using Amazon Smile.
For every purchase made at AFW in the store or online, Little will receive up to 4%!!  See the link for the codes.
For every kid from Little Elementary that starts with us as a private pay (not Medicaid), if they mention Little Elementary at their consult we will donate $250 to the PTSA (we also give the family a $250 discount as well).
Click above to link to the site.
Don't know how to say thank to our teachers? Here's some of their favorite things!
Our Little Marketplace has
a food pantry, clothes,
backpacks and jackets
for anyone who may need it.
Families are welcome at any time to shop
or speak to Cathy Paxton if additional help is needed.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION PLEASE fill this out even if you're unsure that you would qualify.  No private information is shared with anyone.  This could help you and the school.

School Cafe Registration--Accounts, Balances, Reduced Lunch

Jeffco HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). Our families may really benefit from their free services and I think it is so important to know about them while they have openings in their program.    Anyone with a pre-schooler (age 2-5) may enroll.  Click here for more information.
2019-2020 Little PTSA Business Partners
Click for Information on Becoming One of Our Business Partners
You can find more information and news about LIttle Elementary
with the links below to the school website, FB page, and Twitter account.
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Little Elementary School
8448 Otis Drive, Arvada, CO 80003

Contact Info:

Main: 303-982-0310
Attendance Line: 303-982-0273
Fax: 303-982-0309
 Voicemail: 303-982-0281
PTSA email:

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