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Littleton Elementary School District #65 Educator Nominated For National LifeChanger Of The Year Award
Estrella Vista Elementary School principal Dr. Richard Ramos has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
Ramos was recognized as a LifeChanger for his passion and dedication to his community. Being a principal is more than a job to him, it is his passion. He believes in building relationships with his students and employees and is always smiling and continuously showing compassion towards every single person he encounters throughout his busy day.
Ramos was nominated by a former colleague, Natalie Vidaure.
“Dr. Ramos is certainly my inspiration and has inspired many others who have crossed his path,” Vidaure said. “He is always seeking different ways to help others, no matter what the situation may be, without hesitation.”
Please see our national LifeChanger of the Year award press release for additional details on Dr. Ramos and this prestigious award.
Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
Congratulations to Jackie Davis, a kindergarten teacher at Country Place Leadership Academy. Jackie is a semi-finalist for the 2018 Arizona English Language (EL) Teacher of the Year. We invite you to read more about this honor in our press release.
Boys And Girls Club Partnership
Our Littleton champions are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club starting in October 2018. All kindergarten through 8th grade students have the opportunity to join. The program starts right after school and stays open until 8:00 p.m. Transportation is available from all schools to the Underdown Learning Center. Enroll now to secure your spot. Please call 623.932.1154 and see our Boys and Girls Club flyer for additional details.
Littleton Elementary School District Recognizes September As Attendance Awareness Month
The Littleton Elementary School District is participating in Attendance Works’ 6th annual attendance awareness month in September to encourage attendance and reduce chronic absence.
Chronic absence is when a student misses more than ten percent of the school year. In addition, according to Attendance Works’, when a student misses two to four days in the first month of school they are already on the road to being chronically absent for the year.
The mission of Attendance Works is to advance student success and reduce equity gaps by reducing chronic absence and our schools
In a proclamation signed by the governing board president, the district will “...commit to focusing on reducing chronic absenteeism to give all children an equitable opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.”
Notice of Pesticide Application
If applicable, please view our notices of pesticide applications.
Collier Elementary Garden Project
Third graders in Ms. Older's class are getting a hands-on education when it comes to gardening. Our Collier teacher wanted to get her students involved in the process of creating a garden with materials from valley businesses along with guidance and help from Duncan Family Farms. Students learned what kind of soil to use, how to make a compost bucket, what types of plants to plant, and how often to water them. To read more about the project, visit Arizona Future.
Tax Credit Information
Reduce your Arizona state tax by contributing to Littleton Elementary District schools! The state of Arizona allows taxpayers to take advantage of wonderful tax credits. Please consider donating to the Littleton Elementary District schools. Simply download, print, and return a form to the district office or any one of our schools today. Our goal is to double the amount collected last year. We need your help to accomplish this! Remember, a tax credit is better than a tax deduction.
Register to Vote
To register to vote, please follow the directions on the registration website.
We have been using Constant Contact, a new digital tool to quickly get information out to our partners. Information includes news, as well as requests to participate in surveys. Thanks to all of our partners who have been participating. To date, information went out to all parents who had an email address on file with the school and those who requested information through the Constant Contact. You can subscribe to our new digital news on the Constant Contact website.
Eva's Bistro is open to the public and serves breakfast and lunch on school days. Check out our menu, and come join us for food that's good for the soul!
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