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Our Vision

Every student a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competitive world.

Our Mission

We are Longfellow Lions, a community of parents, students, and educators who strive to create caring and critical thinkers.  We set high expectations and provide a rigorous and positive learning environment to prepare our students to be healthy, positive, and productive citizens who have a solid foundation for middle school, high school, college and career

Our Values

Longfellow Lions have

Perseverance

Responsibility

 Integrity

Dignity

Enthusiasm

Our Goals

 

·       To provide an educational program in a safe, secure, friendly environment that ensures all students will attain grade level proficiency and/or make at least a year’s progress in all core content areas.

·       To provide instruction/assignments that are rigorous and provide challenge for ALL students

·       To provide 100 minutes/week of Physical Education instruction that is aligned with grade level physical education standards.

·       To support Longfellow Lions Kids with Character through Safe and Civil Schools along with the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness caring and citizenship) school wide.

·       To provide science instruction based on grade level standards and supports the three pillars of a green school.

·       To provide a music program based on grade level fine arts standards.

·       To increase student attendance.

 


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Spirit Wear

Did you know you can access the spirit wear order form online?  Please find in the locker section.

Spirit Wear 50% Off Sale is BACK!
Sale includes all discontinued styles. Spirit Wear can be purchased in the PTA Room located in the cafeteria on Mondays and Fridays 8:00-8:30am & Monday afternoons from 5:30 - 6:30.

Longfellow News

A Note From the Health Dept. Regarding Whooping Cough
Please see the attached information from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services regarding whooping cough.  Additional information on required immunizations for students is available . Continue
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Published: 4/9/14

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Principal's Message: April

April 2014

 

Dear Longfellow Families,

 

We are continuously striving to support our students through various educational programs. To ensure that we continue our efforts to meet our students’ needs we are always exploring new funding sources, one of which is our lunch and breakfast program.

 

As you probably know, Longfellow School offers a breakfast and lunch program.  But, did you know that the number of students participating in the breakfast and lunch program is also used in a formula to determine extra funding for schools? Currently 40% of our students qualify to participate in the breakfast and lunch program.  If we increase the number of students who qualify for breakfast and lunch program by approximately 8% then we will eventually be considered for extra funding.

 

All families may apply for the lunch program.  If you qualify, you may choose to participate or not participate, but your qualification will count towards the numbers needed for Longfellow to eventually be considered for more funding. To help determine if you qualify a copy of the income eligibility guidelines are attached. 

 

The purpose of the extra funding is “to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency” on California’s challenging common core standards. 

 

We would like you to take this opportunity and help our school by filling out an application and returning it to the cafeteria supervisor by the end of APRIL.  Applications are available in the office, from the cafeteria supervisor, or through the LBUSD nutrition web page.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Laurie Murrin

Principal

                                                                        

 

 

The Longfellow Lion Look from Head to Toe

Please take some time to review Longfellow’s uniform policy also known as The Longfellow Lion Look from Head to Toe which is included in this edition of the link. It also is posted on the school website.   Please review the information with your child. In a nutshell, The Longfellow Lion Look from Head to Toe is solid navy, white or red collared tops or Longfellow spirit wear, solid navy bottoms and solid colored outerwear.  One of our biggest efforts is to bring uniformity to outer wear so please plan ahead!

 

New Student Registration Information

Packets for new student registration for the 2014/15 school year will be available beginning January 27, 2014.  When families come in to pick up the registration packets they will be given the opportunity to sign up for an appointment to bring back completed paperwork and finish the registration process.  The goal is to make the registration process as simple and efficient as possible.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our attendance/enrollment clerk, Ms. Diane Eley

 

Coffee with the Principal

The next coffee with the principal will be Monday, January 27th.  Officially the coffee will begin at 8 a.m., but if you need to get to work and have a question for Mrs. Murrin she will be in the library starting at 7:40 a.m. to answer your questions.  Remember, Mrs. Murrin is usually out and about before and after school, which is always a good time to catch her if you have a quick question, or just want to say “hello.”

 

Traffic Update

Continue to follow all traffic rules!  Don’t double parking or jay walk. Cars left unattended in drop off areas are subject to an expensive traffic tickets. Remember students can be dropped off starting at 7:45 a.m., or as early as 7:30 a.m. if your child is eating breakfast in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

A Learning Garden is Built!

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Our Learning Garden!

Longfellow Elementary would like to thank the American Heart Association and Girl Scout Troop 213 for providing our school with an edible garden.  Students across the grades will learn through hands-on experiences about health, science, math, and literacy.  Our goal is for children to take those experiences and use them to make healthier choices. 
Planting Day was on Saturday, April 20th during an Earth Day Celebration.  Girl Scout Troop 213 built planters, moved 8 cubic yards of soil, and planted over 40 seedlings.
In just six weeks, classes have harvested and tasted lettuce, cucumbers, beans, and squash.  This is only the beginning, we plan to harvest through to Fall.  Please keep in touch to see what is growing in our gardens.

 

After School Pickup Procedures

We ask you to remember that school is in session from 8:00 a.m. until 2:05 p.m. M,T,W, & F for grades 1, 2, & 3 and 2:10 p.m. M,T,W, & F for grades 4 & 5 (1:30 p.m. on Thursday for grades 1-5).  The gates will be opened daily by the end of the school day to accommodate parents, guardians & child care providers wishing to come on campus to pick up students.  We respectfully request that you wait off campus until the gates are opened.  You may wish to have your child meet you at a designated spot on the large playground in case you are not able to pick them up on time.  This way, they are supervised and less concerned if you are late.  The playground is supervised daily until 3:10 p.m.  

 

Thank you for understanding our need to keep our students safe and secure and our campus quiet and calm so our teachers can focus on teaching and learning all day at Longfellow.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at your convenience.

 

LONGFELLOW ATTENDANCE UPDATE

 

It is our school goal for every Longfellow Lion to earn at least one perfect trimester attendance award.  However, we realize there are valid reasons for students to miss school. Absences due to illness, family funerals, religious holidays, and doctor and dentist appointments are excused.  However, according to state law, absences for any other reason are unexcused.

 

After 3 unexcused absences or tardies in excess of 30 minutes,parents will receive a letter that notifies them that their child is being “reported to the Long Beach Unified School District as a truant from school pursuant to the provisions of Section 48260 of the Education Codes.”  So if your child has three or more unexcused absences, or tardies of more than 30 minutes, you can expect to receive a “truancy letter” the week of November 1st. Attendance notes are due the day the child returns to school.  If you have attendance questions, contact our attendance clerk, Ms. Diane Eley, or our counselor, Dr. Rima Hosen.

Longfellow Legacy News

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LBUSD Policy concerning Sun Protection for your child

Please download this letter from the district regarding precautions to take for protecting your child at school from the sun.

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Lost and Found Items

Lost & Found items will be donated on the following dates: December 19, 2013, February 27, 2014, April 17, 2014, and June 11, 2014.

Extended Recreation Hours

Extended Recreation Hours

We are happy to let you know that our after school recreation program has extended its hours.  Starting immediately, the playground will be opened from dismissal time until 3:45 p.m.  Please remember that our school office closes at 4:00 p.m. so it is mandatory that all students be picked up on time.   

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Longfellow Link Now Available Online!

You can now view the Longfellow Link in the locker section of our Homepage.

Valet Volunteer Information

Our morning valet program on Olive Ave. is seeking a few more parent volunteers.  If you can be at school from 7:45 - 8:00 several mornings a month and enjoy helping students get to school safely, please consider joining the parent valet program. If you are interested, contact Principal Murrin and let her know when you can work.  A new schedule is in development!

Box Top Information

Please find Box Top information in the locker section of our Homepage.

Walk to School Wednesday Slips

You can now download copies of the Walk to School Wednesday tickets right here on our site.  

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Lost and Found Items

Lost & Found items will be donated on the following dates: December 19, 2013, February 27, 2014, April 17, 2014, and June 11, 2014.