Lenski Weekly Update

October 28, 2022

From the Principal's Desk

It’s hard to believe that we are in our final days of October!

Our 4th grade students did a fantastic job during their performance! Thank you to Ms. Gregory for her work in preparing our students. It was so fun to see our students and adults all joining in to dance a hoedown together!

As winter approaches, please plan on helping your child remember their coat, hat, boots, and gloves, as we want to provide opportunities for outside recess as much as possible. We will have students stay inside for recess if it’s colder than 20 degrees or if it’s very wet.

We look forward to tonight’s Trunk-or-Treat, the LPS Stride on Sunday, and our Halloween Parade on Monday. Cheers to making fun memories! Have a great weekend!



The Well Balanced Student

We are excited to invite you to a very special opportunity for LPS parents and staff on the evening of November 3rd, 2022.

LPS has partnered with Challenge Success, an organization affiliated with Stanford University to help families and schools create a more balanced definition of student success.

Students often report they feel pressure related to grades, test scores, awards, state championships, and college scholarships as the sole measures of success. But this can overshadow other key developmental tasks like figuring out who they are, what they care about, exploring a wide range of life opportunities and building resiliency skills.

In this presentation, you will learn how to establish a healthy environment for your child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. It is applicable for parents of children in any grade level.

Through our multi-year mental health research project with Dr. Anna Mueller and review of our annual student and parent surveys, we know this is an important issue here in the LPS community.

We highly encourage parents with students of all ages to take advantage of this special opportunity!

The Well Balanced Student

Facilitated by Laura Easley from Challenge Success

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022


Littleton High School Theater

199 E. Littleton Blvd.

Littleton, CO 80121

Adults only please. Reservations not required. Spanish translation will be available.

Thank you,

Nate Thompson,

LPS Director of Social Emotional and Behavior Services

Beth Best,

Executive Director of the Littleton Public Schools Foundation

From the Office

Art Help Needed: Mrs. Siriwardana is looking for a volunteer to assist her in preparing for her art students. If anyone is interested, please email her at: JSiriwardana@lps.k12.co.us

Thanksgiving Lunch: Please note the date change on the provided flyer below. We are excited to host Thanksgiving Lunch on November 17th!

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From the Counselor:

This month at Lenski students have been learning about collaboration. Collaboration means working together! This is a skill that students use many times during the school day. Studies have shown that team activities help children learn how to respect and work with others and how to resolve conflicts respectfully. Collaboration requires many different skills such as listening, being open minded, problem solving, and kindness. Here are some ways you can help your child build collaboration skills:

  1. Use snack or dinner time to talk about collaboration. Talk about how many people had to work together to get the food to you - from the farmer to the person who cooked dinner!

  2. While running errands, talk to your child about what is happening all around. For example, explain what the cashier or shelf stocker is doing at the grocery store. This will help your child learn different roles and how every person matters!

  3. As a family or with your child’s friend, make a mural or other art project. Together decide what the mural or project will be and who will do what parts. Talk about how everyone worked together to make a beautiful piece of art.

Shannon Ritchey

School Counselor (Monday - Friday)


Amy Nixon

School Counselor (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)


Veterans Day

Calling all Veterans! Please join us for a Veteran’s Day breakfast on November 11 from 8:00-8:45. Sign up here if you are able to join us in person.

And/or, send photos of veterans in your family including the name, date and their place(s) of service. Also, include the name of the student(s) related to the veterans in your email. Send to rlessmann@lps.k12.co.us. We will honor our veterans in a slideshow that day.

Important Dates

  • October 31st: School-Wide Halloween Parade at 1:50pm

  • November 8th: Picture Retake Day

  • November 11th: Veterans Day Breakfast 8-8:45

  • November 17th: Thanksgiving Lunch at School

  • November 21st-25th: Thanksgiving Break

  • December 12th-15th: Vision/Hearing Screening Gr. 2, 3, 5

  • December 26th- January 10th: Winter Break

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