Alta Mesa Campus News

Seniors tutoring 1st grade 003Continuous School Improvement: 

Our team consistently reviews, develops, and refines LFPA Alta Mesa’s school improvement goals. We are always thriving to prepare every student to be college and career ready. Our school improvement plan is aimed at measurable goals that will help raise student achievement. We have implemented several strategies for students that will help to attain these goals for our students and our school.

It is a requirement for every student to create a SMART goal. Every student will have one personalized academic goal that will be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. We ask that parents take time to discuss the goal their child creates, and make SMART goals a regular part of discussion in your household. Ask your student the following questions:

How did you identify your goal?

How are you tracking your goal?

How will you know when you have achieved your goal?

Where are you currently at in reaching your goal?

Are you keeping up with your action plan?

A second strategy is introducing students to the Recall note taking method. Recall notes are similar to Cornell notes, but easier for school aged children. We have found that most of our students don’t understand the purpose of note taking nor do they understand how to properly study notes. We utilize Recall Notes school-wide. Every student in every grade will use only Recall Notes for any type of note taking. Information describing Recall Notes along with a sample note page is sent home with every student. This will help parents in assisting students with studying at home.

Parental assistance plays a huge role in student success. Thank you for your on going support as we create new and innovative ways to help our students achieve success.

We are consistently looking for and finding new ways to strive for academic excellence among our students. If you have any questions about our school improvement efforts or the strategies feel free to call me at 480-807-1100.

Nikki Triggs, Principal



Taking part in our “Reach-Out Volunteer Program” LFPA elementary students visited the Citadel Nursing Home on two occasions r as part of their involvement in the community volunteer program.

Pics Alta Mesa 016 Kindergarten and 1st grade students  visit the Citadel Nursing Home to teach the dance moves they’ve learned to the residents.

Third grade students visit the Citadel Nursing Home in their costumes for trick or treating with the residents.


Student’s Entered Poems for LFPA Alta Mesa Anti-Bullying Program.

To view some of the student’s poems click on the poems below this letter.

LFPA has committed to each student’s success by creating an atmosphere where students can learn in a safe environment that is free of discrimination, violence and bullying. There is no excuse to tolerate or accept poor behavior.

Our school has an on-going anti-bullying program and school staff work daily on setting the stage for students to have meaningful involvement and take pledges to be bully free; as well as building lessons on character and anti-bullying into our current curriculum.

Parents and students have an equally important role to play in helping to prevent bullying at our school. Parents are the first and most important contribution in teaching children the importance of respect for others and valuing integrity. We ask that each parent take the time to address the issue of bullying with your child at home and the lifetime negative impact that can result from being a victim of bullying.

Bullying will not be tolerated from LFPA students in any form. Students found guilty of bullying will have firm consequences that could result in expulsion.

Thank you for helping us keep LFPA a safe “home” away from home for our students and their families!

Kind Regards,

Ms. Triggs, Alta Mesa Director

Anti Bully Poem 1 (16927) Anti-Bully Poem 2 (25411) Anti-Bully Poem 3 (14402) Anti-Bully Poem 4 (20598)



Welcome to LFPA Alta Mesa, Home of the “Knights.”Knights logo Sm

Dear Knights Families,

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa welcomes you and your child to the 2016- 2017 school year. This year brings so many exciting learning opportunities to all of our students. We are exceptionally excited for all of our Knights families and kindergarten students who have joined our LFPA family this year. We are proud of the  solid foundation and connections we build with new and continuing families.

The dynamics of our school  changed beginning last year when we changed from a K-12 school to a K-8 school.  This change allowed us the opportunity to build on our existing strengths and place more focus on our students foundational years. Our school is now comprised of approximately 250 students in grades Kinder – 8th, all of whom are amazing children with unique strengths and talents. As a school family that respects diversity in our learning community, we offer a variety of academic and performing arts opportunities that allows our experienced staff to work closely with your child.  Our school has a collaborative spirit and encourages family involvement. Our learning environment embraces the whole student, and we take pride in creating lifelong learners!

We strive to keep parents and guardians updated with important dates and information. If you have not provided a current e-mail address to our front office, please do so right away. Many of our announcements and school information is sent electronically because we believe in supporting our environment.

If you have a question or good idea, please share by calling our front office at 480-807-1100. If we have not formally met, please take time to stop by my office, say hello, and introduce yourself. We encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education. We invite you to visit often, join our volunteer program, and attend all school events. We look forward to working with each of you to ensure your child receives the best education and the most positive school experience possible.

On behalf of our entire school community, we look forward to making these formative years among the best experiences your child receives in his / her academic career. Let’s make this school year, the best yet. Go Knights!

Nikki Triggs
Alta Mesa Principal

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4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296
(480) 635-9400

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5761 E Brown Rd., Mesa AZ 85205
(480) 807-1100

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851 N. Stapley, Mesa 480-834-6202

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