Every student a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competetive 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.
Parent Nomination Process for Membership on the Longfellow School Site Council
Click here for information on becoming a member of the Longfellow School Site Council.
Principal's Message: May
It is hard to believe, but it is time to begin planning for next year, which means it is time for my annual May message about the class placement process. I know that one of your concerns will be placement of your child with a new classroom and teacher next year, so I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you what goes on. I can assure you that a great deal of time and care has been and will be devoted to this process. The teachers, Dr. Hosn, and I meet to initially group the children into tentative classes. In order to construct the best possible learning environment for your child, we balance the classes with the following considerations:
After this meeting and further discussions, prospective class lists are generated, reviewed, and revised. If there is room, new Longfellow students are then added to the lists. When the office staff returns in August, we make adjustments to the classes for students who have moved or for new students. Your child’s teacher and room assignment will then be mailed to your home during the week prior to the start of school.
With the increase class-sizes, budget constraints and continuing increase of neighborhood children our number of classes at a grade level must be flexible. In the past, Longfellow has experienced enrollment challenges that resulted in creating combination classes to accommodate our neighborhood students. Our experience has shown that students greatly benefit from a new mix of classmates and teachers every year, and they tend to make new friends and appropriate emotional adjustments wherever they are assigned.
Please know that we take all information into consideration as class lists are developed, and parents who wish to make the school aware of any child-centered educational need should obtain a “Special Needs Information” form that is available in the office . However, we do not take teacher requests. This form must be completed and submitted to the office by May 31, 2013. We are confident that our class placement process works in the best interest of our students’ education, and we appreciate your support as well as your confidence in our professional decisions.
We are so fortunate to be working with you, our wonderful Longfellow families. Please call, or stop by whenever you have a question or concern regarding your child’s experiences at Longfellow.
Laurie Murrin, Principal
STAR testing Information
Please click below for information regarding the upcoming state testing.
Family Science Night 2013!
Summer Enrichment Program 2013 to be held at Minnie Gant Elementary
Click on the link below for more information. Mr. Eckert, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Galandt will be teaching classes there.
Click on the link below to go to our PTA page to find information about upcoming events and the 2013-2014 PTA board members.
Registration Information for 2013-2014 School year
Registration packets for new students will be available in the office beginning Monday, January 28, 2013. If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Mrs.Leslie Goetz, our attendance clerk.
Longfellow Legacy News
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After School Pickup Procedures
November 27, 2012
Dear Longfellow Families,
We ask you to remember that school is in session from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. each day (1:10 p.m. on Thursday). 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 3:15 p.m. After 2:30 p.m. all students need to be picked up from the large playground.
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
LONGFELLOW ATTENDANCE UPDATE
Congratulations Longfellow Lions for having the highest attendance rate for all elementary schools in Long Beach for the 2011-2012 school year. Thank you to our school community for supporting our students’ efforts to be at school every day.
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, Mrs. Leslie Goetz, or our counselor, Dr. Rima Hosen.
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.
PTA Meeting and Fiesta Game Night
Join us for a fun-filled night on Tuesday, May 21st. The Mexican dinner from Patricia's will begin at 5:30. The Family Reading Experience Powered by Kindle will begin at 6:30. Superintendent Steinhauser will join us. &nb... Continue
Registration packets for new students will be available in the office beginning Monday, January 28, 2013. If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Diane Ely, our attendance clerk. Continue
School District News
Monthly Spirit Assembly
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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!
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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