Happy New Year
On behalf of the Longfellow staff, I would like to wish all of our students and families a very happy new year filled with bountiful joy! We had a fabulous 1st semester at Longfellow with great success. We are looking forward to the beginning of the 2nd semester. Our 3rd - 5th grade students completed their common assessments (Checks 4 Learning) in Language Arts, Math, and Science before we left for the Christmas holiday. Our teachers are now in the process of reviewing the data to provide instruction to best meet the needs of individual students. This is important information that is used to prepare our students for the NeSA assessments in March and April.
I have enjoyed meeting our families this year and getting to know our Longfellow parents. I would love to visit with each and every one of you. Please feel free to stop in and let me know your perspective of how things are going at Longfellow. Communication and feedback are essential in the success of our school.
Our students will go outside when the temperature/wind chill combination is
0 degrees or above. Please be sure that your child is prepared with winter weather apparel. Students are not allowed to stay inside for recess or be excused from PE without a doctor's consent.
Please do not park along the street on 21st Street in the designated red drop off areas. These areas are only for loading and unloading. If you are going to park and walk your child to the playground or come into the building, you need to park on a side street and walk into the building. If you are parking to wait for your child to pick them up after school, you need to park in an area that is not designated as loading and unloading. This delays everyone from picking up or dropping off their students. Please use the crossing guards when crossing the street before and after school.
Please welcome Ms. Sara Valentine to Longfellow Elementary. She will be starting as a new Kindergarten teacher to replace Mrs. Ritterbush.
Mrs. Erica Croft will be joining our Kindergarten staff as an additional para-professional.
We are looking forward to working with these new Kindergarten staff members!