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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 move all students towards grade level mastery in English Language Arts and Math through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
  • 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 meet an attendance goal of 97.44%.

 

 

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Spirit Wear

Did you know you can access the spirit wear order form online?  Please find in the locker section of the PTA page. The PTA page can be found under Community Groups.

Longfellow News

9/19/18

With Halloween almost here, the Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween. The rules are the same as last year.  There will be three age categories for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).
 

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.

• All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.

• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

• Artwork must be original (no tracings).

• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.

• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.


If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Susan Jacobs at sjacobs@scng.com or call 310-543-6110. Local teachers  – current and retired – the Press-Telegram needs your help. If you have interest in being a judge, please let them know.

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4/25/18

These meetings help the school district to strategize programs to support Pacific Islander students.  View the attached flier for details and a schedule of meetings through September.

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2/14/18

State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.

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August/ September Principal Letter

Hello Longfellow Community,

 

Welcome back!!! I hope you had a well-rested summer break. Longfellow staff members have been hard at work preparing for a rigorous classroom experience. I would like to welcome all our new families, and I hope that you will feel at home here at Longfellow.

 

First, I am happy to say that we have received our state test data for math and English Language Arts. Our students have shown growth in both ELA (8%) and math (10%)! The teachers, students and community worked very hard last year, and it shows.

 

Longfellow is under construction during the 2018-2019 school year which includes air conditioning, technology upgrades, and repairs. Because of this, our students in grades 3-5 are being bused to Riley (TK-2 will remain at Longfellow). Longfellow teachers (in grades 3-5), office staff, and support staff are also at Riley providing instruction and support for our students.

 

Phase 1 of our school renovation project began in the summer. Construction teams worked on updating our common areas which included the auditorium and administration office. Phase 2 has begun in the 4th and 5th grade classrooms and will eventually lead to Phase 3 which includes the K-1 hallway.

 

At Longfellow, student and traffic safety is also a top priority especially with busing in the morning and after school. Please keep the bus loading and unloading zone clear so our students can exit the buses safely and orderly. If you are waiting for your 3rd-5th grader to arrive from Longfellow@Riley, please wait in the grassy area on the large playground. In addition, safe driving around our school improves the safety of all children, including yours. Please keep in mind the following safety rules:

 

* When dropping off your child, pull to the curb safely, have your child exit carefully and depart immediately.

* Please yield to pedestrians crossing in a crosswalk.

* Pedestrians must use marked crosswalks to cross the street.

* Do not block crosswalks, driveways, red zones, or fire hydrants.

* Please use the valet lanes on Bixby and Armando.

 

We all must do our part to ensure the safety of all students.

 

Mr. Sigur

Principal

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Traffic Safety – A Non-Negotiable Expectation for Our School

Nothing is more important than working together – students, teachers, staff and families – to help maintain safety at Longfellow.  Our school’s programs, including Valet Drop Off (on Bixby Avenue), written reminders, a detailed drop off map in our Longfellow Handbook, Walk to School Wednesdays, adult supervision,  traffic cones and working with our city’s traffic patrol officers are all aimed at helping our Longfellow Lions  return home at the end of the day healthy and safely. We need to continue to work together to make sure that we… Never park in red curb zones, never drop off students in the middle of the street, never speed in our neighborhood, never compromise the safety of our students with unsafe driving habits, and please do not use the Hughes parking lot as a drop-off for our Longfellow students.  Your commitment to traffic safety is essential.  The LBPD also monitors the area to support our traffic safety efforts.  While the morning can be a busy time of day, please leave home with plenty of time so that we never have to compromise the safety of anyone. 

 

Registration Information

 Registration packets are available daily from 8:00-noon or 1:00-3:00 from our enrollment clerk, Ms. Diane Eley.  Items needed to register your child are a birth certificate, proof of residency and immunization record.  For more details about these items, please click on the registration button.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Our Kindergarten Playground

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, your child is supervised and less concerned if you are late.  The playground is supervised daily until 3:45 p.m.  

Children staying on the playground after school may not leave campus for any reason except to go home.  After school students are not to leave campus then decide to return. For example, a student may not leave campus and return with food purchased at a local establishment. Under such circumstances, parents/guardians will be notified and the student’s after school playground privilege may be revoked. However, if the student feels it is necessary to return to the school campus due to safety reasons, the student must go directly to the office and/or speak directly with a coach.

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, Christy Cleveland..

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.

Letter in English

Letter in Spanish

School District News

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Longfellow at Riley Elementary

Contact information for Longfellow Office at Riley Elementary

 

Longfellow @ Riley (Main Office/Campus)

Entrance on Deerford Street

3319 Sandwood Street

Lakewood, CA 90712

 

(562) 420-3874

 

 

 

Longfellow PTA Webpage

Please visit our PTA webpage for more school information.

 LBLongfellowPTA.org.

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Emergency Cards

For more information on how to edit/add to your child's emergency card, please visit the locker section of our Homepage.

ThinkCentral Student Instructions

ThinkCentral is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Web site that provides your child access to digital materials associated with their math text.  Visit the locker section for instructions.

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Today: 9/24/18

Box Top Information

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

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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