Collier Elementary School News

Want to know the latest happenings at Collier Elementary? We love sharing good news with you! We update this page frequently with school news and events, student awards, and helpful parenting tips. You'll also find our entire monthly newsletter on this page. Happy reading!

Coffee Talk

We hope you can join us for coffee talk on Friday, December 6 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Littleton Family Welcome Center. We invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee and visit with other parents and the Littleton ESD staff. We will learn about school nutrition, the migrant education program, and services for families. Please read our flyers below for more information.

Dr. Freeman Receives Award

On November 7, Dr. Freeman received the West Valley Inspiration in Leadership Award presented by WESTMARC during their Best of the West awards night. They recognized Dr. Freeman for being an advocate for public education, as well as his long-term best interest of our students and community. Congratulations, Dr. Freeman!

Dr. Freeman posing with his award

Medical Minute

Cold and flu season is here, let’s work together to keep our kids/students healthy. Some tips for the season:

1. Encourage frequent hand washing or use hand sanitizer.

2. Please send one to two water bottles to school with your child every day.

3. Drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy meals.

4. Get plenty of rest.

5. Keep sick children home (as per district policy).

6. We will send sick children home.

7. Get all family members a flu shot, make sure all children are up-to-date on immunizations.

If your child/student should need to take medication at school, call the nurse’s office. Children are not allowed to bring medication to school (as per district policy). Parents of K–3rd graders, please continue to pack extra clothing in your child’s backpack. If your child has a “potty” accident and does not have extra clothing, it is your responsibility to bring them, please. Sixth grade immunizations are now 11-year-old immunizations. So regardless, of when your child turns 11 years old we will require they get a Meningitis and Tdap vaccination. The nurse’s office will send you a reminder during the month of your child’s birthday. Failure to get your child immunized can result in your child's removal from school. Thank you for your understanding.

Safety Tip

Even though Arizona does not change its clocks, Daylight Savings Time ends November 3. The days are getting shorter which means it starts to get dark earlier and stays dark longer. Please make sure students do not come to school before 7:45 a.m. They cannot enter campus until 7:50 a.m. and there is no adult supervision outside the school before that time. Let us keep our students safe!

Knowledge Nourishment

We are so excited to announce our Knowledge Nourishment opportunity for all Littleton District students! Students will now have a scheduled time each day for healthy snacks. They may buy healthy “Smart Snacks” in the cafeteria, bring their own, or pick up an item from the share table. Please check out our flyer for additional information and healthy snack ideas for your student.