Welcome to Longfellow Elementary School
One of the amazing aspects of Longfellow Elementary School is the team of caring and professional staff members, supportive and committed parents, and strong community partners who work collaboratively to promote the academic and social development of all students in a safe, nurturing environment.
Our dedicated, hard-working teachers and support staff provide an outstanding educational experience for approximately 370 students in grades K - 5. Our instructional program is focused on providing a core curriculum that provides students with opportunities to learn, think, and respond at high levels. We seek to do all we can to help our students become lifelong learners and happy, productive, and successful global citizens. Our staff strive to meet the diverse needs of all learners through the use of high-quality and impactful teaching practices, differentiated teaching-learning strategies, and evidence-based decision-making. In addition to the academic core, students have the benefit of participating in art, music, physical education, library time, computer skill-building, and guidance activities. Special services available to students include special education, literacy and math intervention support, speech and language therapy, and counseling.
We want Longfellow Elementary School to be a place where students learn a variety of things including: Respect for self, others, and the environment so that everyone at Longfellow can learn and be safe.
As parents, you are our partners in your child’s education. We ask you to join us in making learning a priority. These are some ways you can help:
- Get your child to school on time. Our day begins at 7:50 a.m. Your child must be in the classroom at that time in order to avoid being counted as tardy.
- Talk with your child about his or her day. This sends a message that you value education as an important part of your child’s life.
- Make sure that your child does his or her homework. Homework serves as a way to reinforce skills already taught in the classroom.
- Check your child’s communication folder when it comes home. This is a tool that teachers use to keep you informed.
- Read with or to your child every night. Reading is a skill critical to the mastery of all other subjects. As with any other skill, the more it is practiced, the stronger it becomes.
In addition, we encourage you to participate in parent-teacher conferences, school activities, and special occasions, as well as volunteer opportunities, as your schedule allows.
If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or the principal a call. We look forward to working with you and your children.