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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.
Energy Award Announcement
Southwest Public Service (SRP) recognized Littleton ESD for our innovative effort to conserve energy. Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards recognizes SRP business customers who demonstrated outstanding initiative in energy efficiency. SRP recognized the 2017 award recipients at their 4th Annual Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards Luncheon. SRP based the nominations on gross annual energy savings through participation in SRP's commercial rebate programs last year. The company chose its winners based on their outstanding efforts to implement new technologies, institute behavioral change, and support ongoing initiatives for energy efficiency within their organizations.
Here at Littleton Elementary School District, we control all of the air conditioning and heating to operate only when the spaces are occupied. We control over 90% of the lighting district wide with occupancy sensors of time clocks, all hot water heaters have time clocks, and we have exhaust fans in restrooms with motion sensors. We have changed over 90% of all exterior lighting to LED light fixtures, and we control the light fixtures with photo sensors and/or time clocks. In August of 2016, SRP and Littleton Elementary School District worked together at two of our school sites with the School of Energy Program with great success. We have also started recycling programs at several of our schools to cut back on the amount of trash that goes in our landfills.
We invite you to view our award video.
Outerwear Dress Code
As the weather turns colder, we would like to remind our students and parents about the dress code for the cooler months. Outerwear (jackets, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, raincoats) are designed to be worn outside as weather dictates. Students must remove outerwear in the school or classroom. Students may wear sweaters and sweatshirts that conform to district dress code colors (solid dark green, solid ash gray, solid burgundy, including black and white with no logos) inside the school building and in the classroom.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team has been working hard to implement the License to Learn ID badges as a part of students' uniforms. The License to Learn badges are for safety, security, and efficiency, and students use them in several areas throughout school. We use them to ensure safety when students ride the bus and to efficiently move students through the cafeteria, library, and technology check out processes. Each student should wear their lanyard and badge everyday as a part of their uniform. Parents, thank you for your support with this new initiative.
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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