Celebrating Black History at LoES - Volunteers Needed!

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 8:52am

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

During Black History Month, students may look forward to the following activities:

  • Morning Announcements of Historic Black Figures each school day in February.

  • Four Wax figures - Each Wednesday during Black history month, a student will pose as a Historic African American figure. Using displayed clues, students will have an opportunity to research and guess the figure’s identity. Weekly prizes will be awarded for correct answers!

  • Unheard Perspectives - This year, 4th and 5th graders have been researching and creating presentations about African American Innovators. In-school and county competitions will happen during February for these hard-working students. 

  • Annual “Taste & See” - An opportunity for African American staff and parents to share our rich culture with all Longfellow staff.

  • Classroom readers - New this year!!!  Parents and other family members will come in to read pre-selected African American books to students. Please sign up here.

  • School Decoration - Display boards and posters will be around the school to visually share the African American culture.

School Assemblies

  • African American Storytelling in the oral tradition (PK-2)

  • Thurgood Marshall one man show (grades 3-5)

  • Wilde Lake Step Team (grades 3-5)