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!

Curriculum Materials and Voting

Littleton ESD is currently in a curriculum review for K through 8 science and history/social sciences. Please review the materials and vote for the resources that will best meet the needs of our community.

Teacher Job Fair

Mark your calendar and join us for Littleton Elementary School District #65's teacher job fair! This event is on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m at 1600 S. 107th Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323. You can take this opportunity to meet with current staff to learn about future opportunities. For more information please either view our job fair flyer or visit the Human Resources page.

Raising A Reader

Calling all parents and caregivers of children birth to five! Come join us for a free early literacy playgroup at 1600 S. 107th Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323. 

Stay for an hour of reading, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and snack time. Leave with free books, information, and new ideas on how to best support your child's development. For more information about session dates and times, or to register, please contact Virginia Dimas at (602) 626-0321, or view our flyer available in English and Spanish.

VITA Program

The Littleton Elementary School District is always looking for ways to serve our community. We are proud to announce a partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program offers free tax assistance to households who make $56,000 or less. There is also a do-it-yourself option available that has no income requirements. Starting Thursday, January 30, and every Thursday until April 9, you can find the VITA program in the Family Welcome Center from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. For more information, please check out our VITA program schedule.

No Bullying, Hatred, or Gossip (BHG) Leadership Team

Membership was strong as we recruited 7th and 8th graders in December. Our kick-off was to put up “Stop Walk Talk” posters in most hallways. Moving into January the team will expand membership to 5th and 6th graders and finish putting the same posters throughout the school. We will then go into classrooms to share what “Stop Walk Talk” means as it pertains to stop the gossip, hatred, and bullying.

Tips & Tricks - Helping at Home

Kindergarten through second-grade students have access to Smarty Ants from home. This is a phonics program that is at each individual students’ level. We encourage the use of this program at home if you have internet access. To get to Smarty Ants go to our District website, click the Students link on the top navigation bar, then Clever. If students do not know their login, you can get it from their teacher.