Every student a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competitive world.
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
Longfellow Lions have
· 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.
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!
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Principal's Message: End of the Year
Dear Longfellow Families,
It is officially summer time! I want to thank you for sharing your children with us this year and to express my appreciation for your unfailing support and involvement in your children’s education. I wish to thank our hard working PTA board members, PTA committee members and our parent volunteers for your many contributions to our Longfellow Lions. I also want to extend a HUGE thank you to our teachers and support staff who worked very hard on a daily basis to provide our students with the very, very best education.
And finally, it is also time to say goodbye to our 198 fifth graders and to wish them every success as they enter middle school. We enjoyed a lovely promotion ceremony in the rose garden, and I extend my appreciation and thanks to the fifth grade committee for helping to coordinate the many logistical details of this very successful event. Who knew over 600 chairs would fit into the Rose garden?
Take good care of our children and yourselves until we see you all again on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 3rd.
The office officially opens August 26th. Class placements letters will be mailed the last week of August.
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
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!
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.
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.
LBUSD Policy concerning Sun Protection for your child
School District News
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.
Monthly Spirit Assembly
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Longfellow Link Now Available Online!
You can now view the Longfellow Link in the locker section of our Homepage.
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.
Green Team News: Click the link.
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