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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: https://tinyurl.com/sqa8vlz
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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.
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Learning Together Program at LoES

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 3:18pm

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.
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Screening for Students At Risk for Reading Difficulties

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 8:54am

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.
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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 Black History Month General Volunteer Opportunities Book Reader Time Slots
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Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee Advocate Night

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:20pm

The 2nd Annual Advocate Night is February 5th. Sign up by 1/31 for a free 15 minute session with a special education advocate and don't forget to bring your student's IEP. The event will be held in the WLMS library from 7-9pm. We will try our best to pair you with the best advocate for your student's needs as well as schedule at one of your preferred times. We will send an email with the time by Monday Feb 3rd. https://forms.gle/EThWa9ixijYLGePL8 The topic for the February 12th SECAC meeting is the State of Reading in HCPSS. Members of Decoding Dyslexia Howard County and HCPSS Staff will present information on struggling readers, dyslexia and Ready to Read Act implementation. Questions can be pre-submitted using the form below before Jan 31st. Questions will be taken at the meeting but pre-submitted questions will be answered first. https://forms.gle/arhv2wwcKfdcp5o87
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News From the Health Room

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:18pm

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in our school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. It is sometimes difficult to make a decision about whether or not your child is too sick to go to school. As a general rule, your child should stay home if he/she has: A fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit Vomited Diarrhea A very frequent cough Persistent pain (tooth, ear, stomach, etc) A widespread rash Also, students who have been ill must stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If your child has been diagnosed with the flu, please let our school nurse know for tracking and reporting purposes. Please call 410 313 6882 or email susan_mchale@hcpss.org You can learn more about how the flu is affecting our area at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/index.html Thank you for your assistance in keeping LoES students healthy and ready to learn! Please contact the health room with questions.
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Cozy Up With Math and Reading Night - Thursday, January 16

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:49am

Bring your family to warm up from the cold winter weather! Staf will make it a cozy night with snowy read alouds and bedtime math! For more details and sign up information, view the flyer in English or Spanish.
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Free Eye Exams and Glasses for HCPSS Students

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 9:45am

Free eye exams and glasses are available to HCPSS students in March 2020. You can find more details and information about how to sign up here.
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Harper's Choice MS 6th Grade Orientation

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 8:48am

Click here for more information about the Harper's Choice Middle School Orientation on January 14 at 6:00pm.

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