Welcome to Tres Rios Elementary School

Welcome to Tres Rios Elementary School, home of the Pumas! We are a K- 8 school in the Littleton Elementary School District #65. Located in Tolleson, Arizona, approximately 18 miles west of downtown Phoenix, we enjoy a friendly, family-oriented, small town atmosphere.

At Tres Rios we believe in the development of learning communities, and that every child can and will learn if provided an appropriate environment. We are committed to providing the tools to help our students be healthy, successful, lifelong learners. We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs and interests of our students, including an athletic program, special education, a band program and gifted program, as well as state-of-the-art technology.

We recognize the value and importance of parent/guardian participation in a child’s education and welcome your involvement. We have provided several ways to help you stay connected, including a Facebook page, Twitter, and this website. We thank you for your interest in our school and for supporting your child(ren), as we work together to educate and prepare our most precious assets, our children, to take on the world!

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are turning the corner. In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education said that our nation’s schools were in trouble. “The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people,” the committee reported. However, recent studies by the National Center for Education Statistics found promising changes, including:

  • More students are taking high-level courses.
  • Fewer high school students are dropping out.
  • Scores in math and science have improved.
  • A higher percentage of young people are going to college after graduation.

As a nation, we are making a firm commitment to education. Our job as parents is to encourage our children to value learning and make a personal commitment to it. How do we do that, especially when many kids say school is boring or no fun? Most important is to be a role model. Show your child your enthusiasm about learning new skills and information. Remember that learning does not happen only in school. Encourage and support children to find things that get them excited about learning and provide opportunities (in school and elsewhere) to help them develop those interests further. By doing so, you will get your child excited about learning and committed to education.

Consider five key areas researchers have identified that are crucial for helping young people grow up healthy. Check your child’s areas of strength:

  • Achievement motivation: Your child is motivated to do well in school.
  • School engagement: Your child is actively engaged in learning.
  • Homework: Your child reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.
  • Bonding to school: Your child cares about her or his school.
  • Reading for pleasure: Your child reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support.


Educationally yours,

Seu Hee Ledet

Dr. Seu Hee Ledet
Principal and Lead Treasure Hunter
Tres Rios Elementary School

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1:1 Parent Information

It is with great pride that Littleton ESD announces the expansion of our 1:1 device program.

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We encourage all community members to vote on the Littleton Elementary School District bond question on November 4, 2014. We appreciate your support!

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Silver Apple Award

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Art Education Page

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Our students depend on the generosity of our community to fund many of our extracurricular programs. We hope you will consider making a tax credit donation. You can read all about it on our District site. We all win!

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