Little Blue Elementary School

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CHARACTERPlus at Little Blue

This month's CHARACTER trait is:  INITIATIVE


Learn more about ISD's CHARACTERplus program.

Access Ebooks From Home

Independence School District now offers eBooks and audiobooks free through the OverDrive service! Students can browse the collection 24/7 by visiting

Students can check out titles using their computer log in and download to a computer or mobile device. Once downloaded, titles can be transferred to an iPod®, eReader, and many other supported devices.

Ebook Instructions

Support Little Blue By Collecting Box Tops!

Support Little Blue students and programs by simply collecting Box Tops labels.  Learn more about this program.

Sign-Up ISD Email Updates

Have you signed up for the Independence School District updates? If not, please log onto to the Independence School District website at and click on the tab that says ISD Email Updates. You will receive notifications from the Superintendent, news on the bond issue plans and building information, video updates, and other important information from the Independence School District.


Current Weather at LBE

Check out up-to-date weather conditions at Little Blue by clicking the WeatherBug icon.

Little Blue Elementary

Little Blue Elementary

2020 Quail Drive
Independence, MO 64057

Phone: 816.521.5480

Fax: 816.521.5692

Little Blue School Calendar

Apr. 16    3rd Grade Field Trip

Apr. 16    4th Grade Field Trip

Apr. 18    No School

Apr. 25    Carnival, 6pm-8pm

May 5      Staff Appreciation Week

May 5-9   Staff Appreciation Week

May 6       MAP Testing Begins (3rd-5th Grade)

May 6       2nd Grade Field Trip

May 6-8    MAP Testing-Communication Arts (Grades 3-5)

May 13     Culvers’ Spirit Night @ Independence Culver’s Location

May 13-15  MAP Testing-Mathematics (Grades 3-5)

May 16      Field Day

May 19-20 MAP Testing-Science (Grade 5)

Little Blue Carnival Volunteers Needed!

Snow Day Make-Up Announced

We want to thank the many parents throughout the school district that provided feedback regarding the making-up of snow days accumulated this school year.  Response from survey results indicate that a large portion of our school community (over 80%) would prefer making-up snow days prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  This would allow the school year to be completed prior to Memorial Day. 

In response, please note school will be in session March 27th (originally scheduled as part of Spring Break) and April 21st (originally scheduled as part of Easter Break). 

Food Power Visits Little Blue

With the support of the University of Missouri Extension and several Little Blue Elementary community volunteers, Little Blue Sharks experienced Food Power!  Food Power is a fun Kindergarten-5th grade program that teaches students the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in an exciting and interactive way. 

Students experienced an interactive exhibit that took them o the farm to learn where food comes from, and into the human body to learn how it gives them energy to grow and play.  The eight stations of the exhibit included: Farm, Packaging and Labeling, Hand, Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Muscles and Bones. 

Images from Little Blue
Principal Jeff Williams
Mission Statement

Little Blue's mission is to empower our community of learners to develop skills for life-long learning in a safe and positive environment.

Message From the Principal
Important State Testing Dates!

Please review the below dates regarding the administration of our state assessment (MAP).  We want to ensure great attendance on each of these dates to provide our Sharks with the best testing environment for their success!

MAP Comm. Arts (3rd-5th Grade)            May 6th, May 7th, May 8th 

MAP Mathematics (3rd-5th Grade)       May 13th, May 14th, May 15th      

MAP Science (5th Grade Only)         May 15, May 19-20      

Become a Dorsal Fin Donor

When you reserve a commemorative dorsal fin for Little Blue Elementary you’re not just investing in a keepsake that will be around for years to come, you’re also investing in our school community.  Proceeds from every fin will support the Little Blue PTA in funding field trips, student activities, Family Fun Nights, teacher appreciation and much, much more!  Fins start at just $50.  Contact the school office for additional information.

All Hands on Deck!

All Hands On Deck!

The Little Blue Carnival will make its’ return in late April and the LBE PTA is looking for a volunteer to help coordinate this year’s event.  If you would like to support this effort or

would like to serve on the planning committee, please contact Amanda Mackey at:


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Last Update: Monday, April 14, 2014 14:27:34