Lenski Weekly Update

December 2, 2022

From the Principal's Desk

Happy December!

We hope that you all had a wonderful break and a great week back to school. We have loved having your Superstars back at school with us! Our 2nd graders did a fantastic job during their Pioneer Day showcase.

Next Friday, December 9th, we invite you to stop by school between 7:15-7:50am for a special Donuts with Grownups event at Lenski. We hope that you can stop by for a donut with your student.

You should have received information regarding our Climate, Safety and Wellness survey for parents. You can access the survey here. We value your feedback and input! Thank you for taking a moment to complete this survey for us.

Have a wonderful weekend!

With Lenski Love,


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From the Office

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 opened on December 1st. Pleae visit the LPS website for complete information on enrolling your kindergarten student.

If your student is currently open enrolled at Lenski, please turn in your Intent to Renew form to the Lenski office as soon as possible.

Registration for the Chess Wizards January session will open on Monday, December 5th.

Powell Middle School Showcase

Monday, December 5 th

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

8000 S Corona Way

Littleton, Colorado 80122

Come and learn about courses, electives, extra curricular activities, and all that

Powell has to offer.

It is a great way to get connected!

For additional information please call the main office at 303-347-7950.

Understanding grading at Lenski

A few years ago, Littleton moved to standards-based grading. The explanation below is taken from this article : What is Standards-Based Grading?

“Traditional grading and Standards Based Grading use different grading scales. In traditional grading, students are primarily measured by the percentage of work successfully completed. The assumption is that higher completion rates reflect greater mastery, and earn higher grades. Often 90% achieves an A, 80% a B, etc.

In SBG, grading is based on demonstration of mastery. Students attempt standards-aligned activities (projects, worksheets, quizzes, essays, presentations, etc.). Teachers assess the student output and choose the appropriate mastery level that was demonstrated.

Typical scales are 1-4 and reflect students’ increasing skill. 1's indicate that students have little understanding of a concept, and consequently cannot demonstrate any mastery. When starting a new target, many students have no prior knowledge, and begin at 1. As students learn, they can demonstrate partial mastery, and score 2. Once they meet a target, they score 3. Typically 4's are used for students who working on above grade-level learning targets.”

A few years ago, Littleton moved to standards-based grading. The explanation below is taken from this article : What is Standards-Based Grading?

It is not uncommon for students to have 1s and 2s on their report cards at the beginning of the year as students have not yet had sufficient time to master new grade-level concepts. The goal for students is to achieve a 3 on every standard by the end of the year. 4s are reserved only for students working at one- or more grade- level above their current grade. For example, students in accelerated math might earn 4s because they are working on math concepts one grade level above their current grade. Or students with an ALP (Accelerated Learning Plan) might be demonstrating mastery on reading and writing standards from other grade levels.

Sock It To 'EM

Annual Sock Drive

Welcome to the 4th Annual Lenski Sock Drive!

November 28th - Dec 16th

Did you know socks are the number one clothing need for people experiencing homelessness?

Lenski is excited to partner with Sock It To 'Em, a local charity dedicated to serving the homeless. Our drive will benefit several Denver Metro organizations that serve our community.

Our goal this year is to collect 5,000 pairs of socks!

Please bring in NEW socks for men, women, and children. There is currently a high need for men's socks. Drop off donated socks in your classroom.

Let's make a social impact one pair of socks at a time!

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From the Counselor

This month students are learning about the character trait of generosity. Generosity can mean giving of things to others, but it means so much more! You can also be generous with your time to help someone out. Here are some ways you can encourage your child to be more generous:

  • Encourage empathy

  • Praise generous deeds

  • Set an example

  • Pick a charity to support

  • Spread cheer! - Make cookies, cards or small gifts for family, friends, or neighbors

Tips for Raising Generous Children

Important Dates

  • December 6th: Kindergarten and New Families Tour

  • December 9th: Donuts with Grownups Event!

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

  • December 26th- January 10th: Winter Break

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