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Congratulations Ms. Lindsey!

Ms. April Lindsey, one of our amazing kindergarten teachers, is Longfellow Elementary's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!

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Habit of the Week

  • Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
    Listen Before You Talk
     
    habit 5
    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
     
     
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"The Leader in Me" at Longfellow


Thousands of adults have benefited from Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People since that book was first published more than 20 years ago, and now, HISD students are starting to benefit from it, too.

For more information about Longfellow Elementary and The Leader in Me™ process, please visit the HISD
News Blog.

School Hours

clock at 8:15 Tardy Bell: 8:15am
Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm

Sign Up Now! Longfellow Spring 2015 Leadership Day
Wednesday,  March 11, 2015 9-11AM
  
 

 

March is National Read Aloud Month!

read aloud 15 minutes per day
March is National Read Aloud Month, and HISD is teaming up with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to raise awareness among our families about the importance of reading aloud to children each and every day.

Independent reading and reading aloud are important strategies of Literacy by 3.

Reading aloud, for 15 minutes a day, is critically important during a child’s earliest years of life, and the benefits of reading aloud through the elementary years has been shown to instill a love of reading. In a recent study, researchers found that not only does reading aloud throughout elementary school years expose children to more complex words or stories than when they read alone, but they are also more likely to read more books independently in later years.
 
In addition to reading a book with a child at bedtime, here are five tips parents can use “on the go” to ensure their children are reading aloud for 15 minutes a day.

Second Grade Wax Museum Performance

iStation at Home Can Help Your Child Become a Better Reader!

iStation Istation delivers individualized instruction — complete with age-appropriate content — for pre-K through eighth grade students (Kinder through 5th grade at Longfellow). Plus, every lesson is supported with data-rich benchmarks and continuous progress 
monitoring assessments through Istation's proprietary ISIP™ technology.
 
Depending on the grade level, the English reading curriculum includes education in critical reading domains.

And, thanks to ISIP™, Istation's Indicators of Progress assessment technology, the curriculum is adjusted automatically to every child's individual ability in all of the skill areas — from struggling to advanced. Rich, lively animations and characters draw kids in, engage their interest, and motivate them to participate. From Detective Dan, the Diagraphs, and WordMasters to Mr. Marco, and more, Istation characters serve as welcoming friends and admirable role models that demonstrate how fun — and empowering — learning can be!
 
NEW! Istation.com app now available on the App Store! Click here for more information!
 
Please contact your child's teacher for an iStation username and password, if you haven't already received one.
 
Download iStation for home use here. Your child's teacher can provide you with directions as well as your child's unique username and password (Kinder through fifth grade only)

Download Instructions for Windows   Mac         Download the FREE iStation software here  

Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World

girl on computer Did you know that the average child between 8 and 18 spends 53 hours a week on media and technology? Houston ISD has just launched an initiative to help you keep your child safe in a digital world.
 
Topics include: Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Digital Relationships, Online Security, Digital Citizenship, Copyrights & Plagiarism, Safe Gaming, Social Media 101, and Family Media Agreements.
 
Please take a look, it's worth your time!

Announcements

  • PTA General Meeting - Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm (in the Longfellow Multi-Purpose Room)
     
    pta The Longfellow Cheerleaders, dancers, and school leaders will be performing at this event. Parents, please attend if you can!
     
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PTA Newsletter

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Congratulations Ms. Davis!

Welcome Jackson Carter Perkins!
 
8lbs 8oz., 21 inches
 
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Pre-K/Kindergarten Round Up Info

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 Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Have an incoming kindergartner that you need to register for the 2015-16 school year? Or have a little one and want to come check out the school early? This is the perfect time to come to see student performances, tour the school, and get your first chance to register. Please contact magnet coordinator Andrea Pennington with questions or for more information:
apennin1@houstonisd.org   

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Administration

Norma Perez-Gwynn - School Principal
 
Julia Campbell - Instructional Coordinator

Patricia Emerson
 - Instructional Coordinator
 
Andrea Pennington - Magnet Coordinator
 
Garland Spiller - School Counselor