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    February Principal Letter

    Hello Students, Parents, and Community,

    The school year is flying by! We have reached the halfway mark of the school year. Semester one ends on Friday, January 24th and Semester two begins on January 27th. In an effort to align our administrative practices with our Green Ribbon school culture, Longfellow has transitioned to “Paperless Achievement Reports.” Your student’s Achievement Report for Semester one of the 2019-20 school year can be viewed/printed on ParentVUE beginning on February 6th at approximately 5:30 PM. First, log into your ParentVUE account, then select “Report Card” in the menu of options at the left side of the home page. If you do not have a ParentVUE account, please contact the Longfellow main office to get your activation key. Thank you for helping Longfellow be environmentally responsible.

    Friday, January 31st is Jersey Spirit Day! We invite our students to show their spirit by wearing a jersey/shirt representing the sport or team of their choice. Uniform bottoms and shoes appropriate for the playground are still required. Students choosing not to wear a sport team jersey or shirt must be in uniform.

    In addition, I can’t wait to hear the melodious voices of our 3rd graders during their “Spaced Out” performance on February 20th & 21st! We are so fortunate to have the most musically talented students in the universe. In addition, don’t forget that school is not in session on February 10th for Lincoln’s birthday and February 17th for Washington’s birthday.

    During the second semester of the school year, we will continue to support our students in becoming selfmanagers. Successful self-managers are able to take responsibility for their own behavior which involves setting goals, managing time and problem solving. All students can grow and succeed! It just takes responsible students that show perseverance. To continue this work, students will continue to participate in The Zones of Regulation® curriculum (or “The Zones” for short), which are lessons and activities to help students gain skills in the area of selfregulation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in. In addition to addressing selfregulation, the students will gain the following:

    • an increased vocabulary of emotional terms

    • skills in reading other people’s facial expressions

    • perspective about how others see and react to their behavior

    • insight into events that trigger their behavior

    • calming and alerting strategies

    • problem solving skills

    Also, please take the CORE Parent Survey. Email reminders are currently being sent out by the Long Beach Unified School District encouraging parents to take the survey. The survey can be taken on a computer or mobile device and links to take the survey are included in the emails. The deadline to take the survey is February 21st, and your feedback is important to continue to make Longfellow the very, very best!

    Roar on, Longfellow Lions!!!!

    Edward Sigur

    Principal

    Hola estudiantes, padres y comunidad,

    ¡El año escolar pasa volando! Hemos alcanzado la mitad del año escolar. El primer semestre termina el viernes, 24 de enero y el Segundo Semestre comienza el 27 de enero. En un esfuerzo por alinear nuestras prácticas administrativas con nuestra cultura escolar Green Ribbon, Longfellow ha pasado a “Informe de Logros”. El Informe de Logros de su estudiante para el Semestre uno del año escolar 2019-20 se puede ver/imprimir en ParentVUE a partir del 6 de febrero a las 5:30 p.m. Primero, inicie sesión en su cuenta de ParentVUE y, a continuación, seleccione "Report Card" en el menú de opciones en el lado izquierdo de la página de inicio. Si no tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE, póngase en contacto con la oficina principal de Longfellow para obtener su clave de activación. Gracias por ayudar a Longfellow a ser responsable con el medio ambiente.¡El viernes 31 de enero es el Día del Espíritu de Jersey! Invitamos a nuestros estudiantes a mostrar su espíritu usando una camiseta/camiseta que represente el deporte o equipo de su elección. Todavía se requieren fondos uniformes y zapatos apropiados para el patio de recreo. Los estudiantes que decidan no usar una camiseta o camiseta de un equipo deportivo deben estar uniformados.

    ¡Además, no puedo esperar para escuchar las voces melodiosas de nuestros alumnos de 3er grado durante su presentación "Spaced Out" el 20 y 21 de febrero! Somos muy afortunados de tener los estudiantes con más talento musical del universo. Además, no olvide que la escuela no está en sesión el 10 de febrero para el cumpleaños de Lincoln y el 17 de febrero para el cumpleaños de Washington.

    Durante el segundo semestre del año escolar,continuaremos apoyando a nuestros estudiantes para que se conviertan en autogestores. Los autogestores exitosos pueden asumir la responsabilidad de su propio comportamiento, lo que implica establecer objetivos, administrar el tiempo y resolver problemas. ¡Todos los estudiantes pueden crecer y triunfar! Solo se necesitan estudiantes responsables que muestren perseverancia. Para continuar con este trabajo, los estudiantes continuarán participando en el plan de estudios de Zonas de Regulación® (o “The Zones” para abreviar), que son lecciones y actividades para ayudar a los estudiantes a adquirir habilidades en el área de la autorregulación. Las lecciones y actividades de aprendizaje están diseñadas para ayudar a los estudiantes a reconocer cuándo se encuentran en las diferentes zonas, así como a aprender cómo usar estrategias para cambiar o permanecer en la zona en la que se encuentran. Además de abordar la autorregulación, los estudiantes obtendrán siguiente:

    • un mayor vocabulario de términos emocionales

    • habilidades para leer las expresiones faciales de otras personas

    • perspectiva acerca de cómo los demás ven y reaccionan a su conducta

    • conocimiento de los eventos que desencadenan su comportamiento

    • calmar y alertar estrategias

    • habilidades para resolver problemas

    También, por favor, responda la encuesta CORE para padres. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach está enviando recordatorios por correo electrónico para alentar a los padres a realizar la encuesta. La encuesta puede realizarse en una computadora o dispositivo móvil y los enlaces para realizar la encuesta se incluyen en los correos electrónicos. ¡La fecha límite para completar la encuesta es el 21 de febrero, y sus comentarios son importantes para continuar haciendo de Longfellow lo mejor!

    ¡Rugido, Longfellow Lions!

    Edward Sigur

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    After School Pick-up 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.


    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. 


    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..


    Registration Information

    Registration packets are available daily from 8:00-noon or 1:00-3:00. 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.

    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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    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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      Please see our locker section below for information regarding an upcoming Kindergarten Festival January 12, 2019 at Dooley Elementary School.

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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%.

      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!


      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.


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