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Local Students Team With The Community For Shark Tank Competition
Students at Country Place Leadership Academy are teaming with local leaders to host a Shark Tank competition. Students with the most innovative ideas will pitch their inventions to celebrity judges to see who will be the winner of the Country Place Shark Tank! Students learned the business model canvas from Janenne VanLeeuwen of the Entrepreneurship Outreach Network from the Buckeye Public Library. They used the model to choose a problem to solve, research possible solutions, and selected a solution to pitch. They then created invention proposals and prototypes. The inventors then made refinements to their prototypes based on feedback from their classmates. In each classroom, students went head to head with each other to determine who would represent their class in the Country Place Shark Tank which will take place on January 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Celebrity Judges include Arizona State Senator Lupe Contreras, Mr. Billy Hickman, vice president of Hickman Family Farms, and Jason Yocum, CEO of the technology company STAX3D. Please see our Shark Tank press release for more information.
Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the library. We look forward to seeing you there!
Safety - Attending Mustang Sporting Events
Student safety is our top priority in the Littleton Elementary School District, which is why we ask that all students who attend sporting events on any Littleton Elementary School District site come with a parent or guardian. Students will not be able to enter any sporting events without a parent/guardian. Please show your school spirit by accompanying your children when they want to root for their team.
Mathematics K-5 Curriculum Adoption Review
Mathematics k-5 materials will be on display at each of the seven school libraries and the Teaching and Learning Department at the district office during normal school hours beginning on December 19, 2017, through March 2, 2018, for review. We invite staff, parents, and community members to vote for their choice from the recommended publishers.
Pearson enVision 2.0
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math!
Two Littleton District Robotics Teams Heading To State Competition
On December 2, 2017, at Carl Hayden Community High School, two teams from the Littleton Elementary School District #65 went to the regionals for the First Lego League (FLL) robotics. These two teams qualified for the state tournament at Arizona State University. The two teams are The Gifters from Country Place Leadership Academy and the #allLEGOS from Collier Elementary School.
The Gifters are all eighth graders and won the regional grand champion award for the second year in a row. This team, only being three years old, has made tremendous progress in the competition. The #allLEGOS are all fourth graders at Collier, and they qualified for state in their first year of competing. The Gifters are teaming up with the #allLEGOS and giving them advice for the state competition, including what it looks like and what to expect.
Going to state is a great thing for both of the teams, because it proves how well the teams work with their teammates and the strength of their sportsmanship toward other teams, which are core values for First Lego League. Both teams also demonstrated their understanding of design and programming for the robot.
School Bell Changes
To serve the efficient and safe transport needs of our bus riders better, the Littleton Governing Board made slight adjustments to the bell schedules. These changes will go into effect on Tuesday, September 27. Please take a few moments to read the informational letter outlining the changes.
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.
Art Education Page
We have a new district Art Education page. We will be adding new things to the page in the coming weeks, so visit often.
Keeping Our Kids Healthy
Children and adolescents should limit recreational use of a computer to less than two hours a day, according to Healthy People 2020. Daily physical activity for 60 minutes is recommended to keep our kids healthy. We encourage you to make physical activity fun and get in on the action!
Activity is essential for growing children to:
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