Friday, March 24, 2017

LHS Friday Flyer- March 24, 2017

Good evening,

As we start the weekend, we extend special thanks to the PTA, Guidance Department, and Mrs. Ginni Cormier for hosting a fabulous College Fair on Tuesday.  The College Admission reps were impressed by our school, students, parents, and hospitality.  We so appreciate our wonderful community!  Thank you.

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; Remembering Chuck Berry, LHS Pep Rally 2017 Highlights, TNN March Madness Competition Continues.


Last Day of School Notification:
As of today, the Last Day of School is scheduled for Monday, June 26th.  It will be a half day for all. Please also note that June 19th is no longer a half day.

Class of 2017: Message from LEF 
NEW THIS YEAR! 
Littleton Education Fund will help you congratulate your favorite high school senior!  Order a mylar balloon in Littleton school colors through LEF and we will deliver it to your favorite graduating senior and display it on his or her mailbox!  

The balloons will be yellow with a blue pawprint and say "Congrats Graduate". They will also include matching ribbon and a personalized message from you. The order form with additional details and a picture of the balloon is attached. Balloons are $8.00 each.
ORDER DEADLINE IS MAY 5TH.
BALLOONS WILL BE DELIVERED JUNE 1.

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.


Attention Students! The student entry fee has been reduced to $5 per player. Additionally, each player on the highest scoring student team will receive a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card! 

LMS Science Fair
Our 12th annual science and engineering fair at LMS is next Tuesday, 3/28, from 6:00 until 7:30 pm


Previous Messages:


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.


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:



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:

What Helps Kids Focus Better – and Why They Need Help

Communities of Character
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/opinion/communities-of-character.html?_r=0

Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit)

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/03/13/517510888/parent-anxiety-screen-time-and-learning-in-the-digital-age


Follow LHS on Twitter: @Littleton_HS

Enjoy the weekend!

Warmest regards,

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