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Our Mission
Little Elementary is a Curious, Compassionate, Courageous Community.


Our Vision
At Little we nurture, empower, connect and explore!
May 2022
Little Elementary Newsletter
                                                                                                              May 1, 2022

Little Community,

Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey this year. We have seen so much growth in our students over the last 9 months! They have become writers, they have become readers, they become mathematicians, they have become scientists! We are so proud of the growth that they have made academically but also socially as they have learned how to collaborate and to support one another. 

In this last month of school, we will see our kids continue to grow. Over the next couple of weeks, the students will be taking their MAP end-of-year assessments. This will give us immediate feedback on the growth that each child has made. We can’t wait to share this with you at our RISE night coming up at the end of the month! We will also be distributing summer learning kits for all students at this event. We look forward to gathering with you, sharing with you your students' growth, and then celebrating this year as it comes to an end.  RISE night will be combined with the end-of-year celebration that is sponsored by our incredible PTSA! We are excited to share this evening with you! 

As we celebrate, we also prepare to say some goodbyes. The following individuals are heading on to the next chapter in their journey and we are incredibly grateful that we were able to share in this chapter. 
  • Luanne Virkus - Retiring
  • Paula Stanley - Retiring
  • Ashley Doherty
  • Susan McIver
  • Steven Langford
  • Lindee Sahli
  • Nicole Atkins
As we look forward to the next chapter for our school community, we ask you to continue to believe. Believe in a better future as our world continues to come out of the pandemic. Believe in the power of coming together for the good of the community. Believe in the continued importance of partnerships and families in the success of the school. Believe in each child and their ability to become the best versions of themselves. 

I believe that we have had an incredible year this year because of the work of the whole community and because we are better together. I also believe that the best is yet to come!
                         
In partnership,
 
Julie Waage, Principal
Little Elementary School
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SCHOOL EVENTS
 5th Grade Band and Orchestra

Their final concert of the year is May 10th at 7:00 pm at Moore Middle School.

Everyone is invited to come and hear all of the great work the kids have put into the music! We look forward to seeing you there!
APRIL
HIGHLIGHT  VIDEO!

It was a busy month!
LINK TO PRINTABLE FUN RUN PLEDGE FORM
PTSA
Join us for our Little Elementary End of the Year Celebration!
Thursday, May 19th
5:00-7:00 pm
Check upcoming emails and Friday folders for more details!
PTSA 
Thursday, May 12 @ 6:30 pm

Next Meeting: Fall 2022
More information about PTSA
Join our email list!

Click to join PTSA 
CLASS ACTIVITIES
Look for more in the April Video
First Grade
"breaking into the ball box"
Children's Museum Star Lab
Working with 3D shapes
Second Grade
The Children's Museum Visits
Fifth Grade
Revolutionary War Reenactment
LITTLE EATS OUT
LITTLE SPROUTS COMMUNITY GARDEN
Little Sprouts Community Garden is getting ready for this upcoming growing season. We anticipate some open plots this season and if anyone is interested in joining/being on the waitlist please email us at 
                                    littleschoolgarden@gmail.com.
CLUBS
Bug Club
 
Butterfly Pavilion Bug Safari
May 5th 3:30-4:30 


For more information contact
Ms. Perez

megan.perez@jeffco.k12.co.us
or Ms. Atkins
nicole.atkins@jeffco.k12.co.us
Kindness Klub!
 
We will be hosting our LAST MEETING
 Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30pm (5/3/22).
 
Thanks so much for supporting this club and keeping students in the loop for meetings and events. This last meeting will be a celebration for students who participated AT ANY POINT (whether they have attended every week or only 1 or 2x). 
 
It will be a "Root Beer Float" party, so please feel free to come by and join yourself. It will be very informal as we wrap up the school year. Reach out if any questions arise!

For more information reach out to Coach Steven: 
steven.langford@jeffco.k12.co.us
24 Club
 24 Club meets on Wednesdays, for 4th and 5th graders
Denise.Cook@jeffco.k12.co.us
Thank you Marco’s Pizza
for providing lunch for our Better Together Day!

It was delicious!!
FAMILY CONNECTIONS
May Calendar
5/3
Kindness Klub
5/4
Little's Got Talent @ 6 pm
5/5
Bug Club
5/6
Little's Got Talent @ 9 am
5/9
Assessment Day
5/10
Helmet Heads (2nd/3rd) 2:15 pm
Orchestra & Band Concert 7 pm

5/11
Kindergarten to Zoo
 
5/12
2nd Grade--Botanic Gardens
5th Grade Wax Museum
PTSA @ 6:30

5/16-20
Book Fair
5/19
RISE End of Year
5/20
Fun Run
5/23
5th vs. Staff Kickball
5/24
5th Grade Continuation 5:30 pm
5/25
Kindergarten Celebration 9 am
Last Day of School
Library & Technology

Important Library Dates 

All BOOKS are due May 13th 

Notices of all missing books will be sent home in Friday folders on May 13th.

Fines for missing books will be added to student accounts.

COME VISIT THE SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!

May 17th through May 20th!

Find more details on specific times in Friday Folders.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

 
This month’s digital citizenship
will focus on wellness checks and reviewing this year's material   
 
Guiding question: Why is it my responsibility to take care of my device?
May Family Letter
Chinese French Russian Spanish Vietnamese

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
Thank you to parents, teachers, staff,
and everyone in the Little Community
for all you contributed to what we accomplished this year!
Student Council
is selling pickles!
Every Friday
after school!
$1.00
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
How to designate Little Elementary as your Amazon Smile Charity
 
Sign in to smile.amazon.com 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
http://smile.amazon.com/about.
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.
INFORMATION
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!!


LINK
LITTLE RESOURCE ROOM

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!
2021-2022 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.
Copyright © 2018 Little Elementary All rights reserved.
littleptsa@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
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: littleptsa@gmail.com


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