Friday, March 17, 2017

LHS Friday Flyer- March 17, 2017

Good afternoon,


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

While it may not look like it outside, spring begins on Monday....We are moving right through March and ahead in the school year.

Kudos to our World Language students and teachers for hosting a fabulous World Language Festival last night.  Wonderful music, vibrant displays, colorful costumes, and delicious food....

Special thanks go to Mrs. Beth Steele and the Student Council for coordinating an exciting and spirit-filled Pep Rally this afternoon. Students showed extraordinary enthusiasm and love for their school!


Special Highlight: LHS College Fair- March 21st
LHS College Fair is on March 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  All students and parents are encouraged to attend. Please see attached flyer.


When you find a moment, please take a look at updates from LHS.

Tiger News Network
Check out the latest edition of TNN from LHS students and LCTV. Segments include Polar Plunge, TNN March Madness Competition.


Course recommendations for 2017-2018
Course requests are due on Monday, March 20

Message from the Wellness Committee
The Wellness Committee will be hosting an informational night for parents and community members about INTERFACE Referral Service at Littleton High School on March 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

The presenter Tanya Snyder is from William James College. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

*Please sign up using the Google Form on our website http://www.littletonps.org/home/wellness
If you have any questions, please email Natalie Branch (nbranch@littletonps.org) or Meredith Perry (mperry@littletonps.org).

Thank you for your time and dedication to the health of our community!

Meredith M. Perry, M.Ed.
Health and Physical Education Curriculum Coordinator


Littleton Polar Plunge
Sign up for the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics and get community service! For more than 40 years Special Olympics Massachusetts has helped drive acceptance and inclusion through sports in communities, and by participating in the Polar Plunge you can ensure this is possible for many years to come.

By signing up as a penguin, you will be sponsored by friends and family to take the plunge in Long Lake. By signing up as a chicken, instead you will show your support from the shore. Join us at Long Lake on Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 am for hot chocolate, baked goods, and a good cause!

Visit littletonplunge.kintera.org to sign up and donate.

On Monday, March 20th eat out - or order in - at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza and 20% of all proceeds will go to the Plunge!

Loaves & Fishes Food Drive
Please still feel welcome to bring donations to LHS for Loaves & Fishes.  The two snow days this week definitely impacted our collection.

Loaves & Fishes helps our neighbors in need in Littleton and 4 other towns. Thank you for your support of this important organization.

Previous Messages:

Budget Hearing
The Littleton School Committee is hosting a Budget Hearing on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at the Littleton Police Station.  We encourage parents to attend, advocate, and participate in supporting our schools.


Messages from Massachusetts Cultural Council- Creative Youth News
March 2017 is Youth Arts Month in Massachusetts

It's Youth Arts Month, time to celebrate the arts' central role in a complete education for our young people in school and beyond!

See link below:

Trivia Night at High School
The high school PTA is once again holding its Trivia Night. This year's event will be on FridayMarch 31 with the first round kicking off at 7pm.

Teams can pre-register at LHSTrivia@gmail.com (just so we have some idea of how many teams to expect) but we will also take registrations the night of the event. Registration fees can be paid the night of the event. $10 per player.


Annual Mattress Sale
In the market for a new bed?  The 4th Annual Mattress Sale to benefit the Littleton Public School’s band program will be on Saturday, March 25th from 10 am to 5 pm in the LHS Cafeteria!  Need more information?  Watch the following 1-minute video: http://www.customfundraisingsolutions.com/why-mattresses

Every sale benefits the band program – please see the attached flyer for a coupon for $50 off, and visit our event link: bit.ly/2lhsmusic

Questions?  Please email hbridge@littletonps.org.


Graduation Location- Update
Graduation will be held on the LHS Field behind the high school on June 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Our rain date is June 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  In the event of rain/poor field conditions, Graduation may be held in the LHS Performing Arts Center on June 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

Senior end of year events list is attached.



Littleton Special Education Parents Advisory Council

The Littleton SEPAC will host Michele Hirth at our next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm in the Library Seminar Room in Littleton High School.  Join us to learn about transition services.  Michele Hirth is a special education teacher at Littleton High School who concentrates on developing the Transition Program that seeks to ensure that students are college and career ready.



Senior SOS Screening- March 31st
LHS will conduct the annual SOS Screening for seniors during the morning on Thursday, March 31st.

This depression screening/suicide prevention program is an established LPS health program.

Just about all of our students have participated in prior screenings.
This helpful prevention tool has been an LPS routine for over ten years.

If your child does not want to participate, s/he can opt out.
If you do not want your child to participate, please let us know before next Thursday.  Thanks for your help with this important health screening.

LHS NEWS BLOG
Please click on the link to our new blog "LHSNews" for the latest updates from LHS.




Links that may be of interest:

Grit & Perseverance

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing

To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

4 keys for negotiating a better college aid offer
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/4-keys-for-negotiating-a-better-college-aid-offer/



Follow LHS on Twitter:  @Littleton_HS



Warmest regards,

-John Harrington, Principal, and Keith Comeau, Assistant Principal