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Celebrating Black History at LoES - Volunteers Needed!

We wanted to share a brief summary of the Black History Month activities at Longfellow Elementary. It is going to be an enriching month! Volunteer opportunities Black History Month General Volunteer Opportunities Book Reader Time Slots

Winter Conference Scheduling

This year the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will continue to use Synergy Conference Management to schedule Parent Teacher Conferences on February 13th and 14th. Although parents and guardians are always welcome to communicate with teachers regarding student progress, February 13th and 14th are designated Parent Teacher Conference days focusing on mathematics as we begin the second semester of the school year. Beginning on Thursday, January 30, 2020 you can log on to HCPSS Connect to access Synergy Conference Management. You can then choose your desired conference time based on each teacher’s availability. For parents without Internet access, please contact our front office staff at 410-313-6879 for assistance in scheduling conferences. Calls coming in after 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12th will require scheduling a conference after February 14, 2020. Tips for Scheduling Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled in 20-minute increments. To allow travel time from one teacher to the next, consider staggering your appointments to allow for full 20-minute conferences. Parents are encouraged to sign up with your students’ mathematics teacher. You can also sign up with other teachers based on their availability in Synergy Conference Management. Related Arts teachers have a limited number of conference times available in comparison to the number of students they teach. You are not required to schedule a related arts conference; however, we encourage you to schedule a conference if you have a concern or information you would like to discuss with the teacher. Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign up online or call our main office prior to February 12, 2020. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the school directly in order to confirm your meeting date and time(s).

Free Dental Exams & Cleaning - Appointments Available Monday, Feb. 17

Free Dental Exams & Cleaning - Appointments Available Monday, Feb. 17. Click here to learn more.

Friendship Fling - Thursday, Feb 20

Our annual Friendship Fling is just a couple of weeks away. RSVP today. Flyers will be shared with students this week, but you can also download a form here: https://tinyurl.com/sqa8vlz

Learning Together Program at LoES

The Longfellow Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the 2020-2021 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 by September 1st may obtain an application packet by contacting Cecilia Booth in the school office for an application package beginning February 3, 2020. All applications must be returned by Friday, February 28, 2020. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form, completion of the “Ages and Stages Questionnaires,” and observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Lynn at (410) 313-6879.

Screening for Students At Risk for Reading Difficulties

In accordance with Maryland’s Ready to Read Act (2019), all HCPSS kindergarten students* will be administered a screener assessment that includes a battery of four one-minute reading measures (DIBELS 8th Edition) to examine their letter naming, decoding, and word reading skills. The assessments will occur throughout winter, 2020. Parents and guardians will be notified if assessment results indicate that your child would benefit from an intervention. *This includes kindergarten students who do not have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) with reading foundational skills goals.

LoES Orientation Dates for 2020-2021

As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, I am contacting you regarding new student and family orientation dates. School orientations are an excellent way to get to know staff and become familiar with your child's new school, learn about school programs, and hear about ways students and families can get involved.

Volunteers Wanted at LoES

Consider volunteering at LoES Benefits include: Instant LoES Hero status! Helping teachers and staff so they have more time to work with your student(s) Strengthening our school community Growing a feeling of involvement. We are your school family! Miles of smiles from Longfellow students Please check out our Sign Up Genius for upcoming volunteer opportunities here at Longfellow. In and out of school opportunities are available! In school opportunities do require a breif volunteer training that can be accessed here.

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