Important News

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Picture Day - Friday, March 27

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 1:53pm

Picture Day is coming up on Friday, March 27. Click here for details and online ordering information.
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Spirit Night at River Hill McDonald's - Wed. March 4th

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 3:11pm

Please join us at the River Hill McDonald's for a Longfellow spirit night on Wednesday, March 4th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Longfellow teachers and administrators will be serving up your orders and all proceeds will benefit our positive behavior program.
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Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 3:04pm

Kindergarten registration is underway at Longfellow Elementary School. Click here to learn more.
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Indoor Recess Supplies Needed

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 7:53am

Each day our students across all grade levels have the opportunity to enjoy 30 minutes of recess in addition to their 30 minutes of lunch in the cafeteria. Our students’ recess time serves as a necessary break from the concentrated, academic challenges of the classroom. Furthermore, studies have demonstrated that recess, whether performed indoors or outdoors, promotes attentiveness and productiveness in the classroom. To that end, it is our goal to provide students with a variety of activities to engage in during the cold winter months and in the event of precipitation when indoor recess becomes the only viable option. We are seeking donations from our school community through the suggestions offered on this Amazon Wishlist. The items donated will be delivered to LoES and distributed to the different teams and numerous students will have access to and benefit from these games. It is our intention to share the list publicly through the remainder of February. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
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Doodle for Google Contest

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 6:55am

Each year, Google has a contest for students to design the doodle for their home page. The theme this year is “I show kindness by…” The contest is open to students in grades K-12, with the top prize being college scholarship money, a trip to their headquarters in California, and resources for the school. Students in grades 3 to 5 are being introduced to the contest in art class this week and entry forms are being provided to those interested in completing a design. If your artist would like to enter their doodle, please send in their completed entry form to Mrs. Alger by March 9. Parents may also enter their child's design online if you prefer. The can be downloaded HERE. Each artist may submit one idea and it must be made by one individual artist. You can also see all of the information about the contest at Let's get doodling!
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Schoolwide Title I Program

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 6:50am

Did you know that Longfellow has a school-wide Title I program? Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have an opportunity to access a high quality education. The goal of this federal program is to close the achievement gap for all students. The goal of this federal program is to close the achievement gap for all students. As a result we receive additional funds from the federal government that have allowed us to secure additional staff members, funds for family events, and materials of instruction to benefit all of our children. We value input from our parents, community, and staff. If you have any suggestions, questions, or feedback about our Family Involvement programs or School Improvement Plan, please feel free to contact our Title I contacts Debby Owen at or Tracy Stansbury at
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HCPSS Summer Program Information

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 6:50am

Check out some of the opportunities available to HCPSS students during summer 2020.
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Winter Conference Scheduling

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 3:24pm

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).
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Friendship Fling - Thursday, Feb 20

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 3:23pm

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

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 3:20pm

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