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In collaboration with our PTA, we kicked off our Read-a-thon on Wednesday, March 28th. Please review the Read-a-thon materials we sent home in your child's Wednesday folder. They include instructions, their reading tracker, and their pledge sheets. At our assembly we introduced the website 99Pledges where they each have their own link and web page. Please share the link to your child's page! To find your child's link go to:https://99pledges.com/fund/longfellowreads2018 When we return to school on Wednesday, April 4th we will celebrate the spring and our Read-a-thon with spirit days. Wednesday will be tie dye day. Thursday is dress as your favorite character from a book day. Friday is Beach Bum day. No flip flops or bathing suits, please. Be sure to bring your floral-print shirt, hat, and sunglasses.
Learning parties for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.
Thank you parents for all your support of the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart. The collection of funds ended on Friday, March 16th. After the tabulation of amounts and recording of gifts, the funds will be sent out. Gifts will arrive 4-6 weeks after that. Your children will receive their gifts during their PE classes. If you have not done so, please send Ms. Collins the online donation report (if you donated online), so your child can receive their gifts on time.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-19 school year starts the week of March 5-9. Please stop by Longfellow Elementary School with all registration documents to register your child for kindergarten. You can find about more about Getting Ready for Kindergarten or call the school for the required information. Parents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2018 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. HCPSS is now offering parents the opportunity to begin the enrollment process online, followed by completion of the registration process at your child’s school. Parents/guardians are not required to register online and may elect to complete the full registration in person. Please check our online School Locator to determine what school your child will attend. Additional details about online registration can be found here.
Beginning in February, students in grades 1 through 5 will participate in the Winter administration of the MAP assessment. Below are the specific testing dates by grade: Grade 1: February 8th & February 13th Grade 2: February 2nd & February 9th Grade 3: February 1st & February 7th Grade 4: January 30th & February 9th Grade 5: January 29th & February 7th
The Longfellow Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) preschool program is making preparations for classes for the 2018-19 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 by September 1st or 4 years of age may contact Cecilia Booth or Sue Brown in the school office for an application package beginning February 15. All applications must be returned by the last Friday in March. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup. If necessary, a lottery process is conducted. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Dailey at Jennifer_dailey@hcpss.org
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