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December Calendar

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Click here to download a printable (PDF) December 2014 calendar.

"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.

PS Connect

Parent Student Connect: Online access to daily grades, assignments, progress reports, and more!

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School Hours

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

happy thanksgiving Students do not attend class from November 26-28.
Have a great holiday!


Longfellow Thanksgiving Food and Supplies Drive

you can make a difference Dates: EXTENDED through Monday, Dec. 15! Thank you for making a difference!
Suggested Items: Food/Water (UNEXPIRED DATES)

-bottled water/juice
-canned goods (fruit, vegetables, tuna, SPAM, Vienna sausages, etc.)
-boxed items (macaroni, cereal, oatmeal, grits, instant potatoes, rice, pancake/cornbread/cake mix, hot cocoa ,raisins, etc.)
-packaged items (dried beans, peas, pasta/noodles, crackers, cookies, granola, nuts, rice, dressing, etc.)


-hygiene products (new and unopened)
-shampoo, deodorant, lotion, packaged soap bars , baby powder, shaving cream, packaged razors, baby oil (gel and liquid)
-toothpaste, toothbrushes, Sucrets, cough drops/lozenges
-toilet paper, Kleenex, cotton balls/Q-tips, Band-Aids, first aid ointments/creams, hand sanitizer
-diapers, pull-ups, and wet wipes

Paper Goods

-paper plates, napkins, bowls, cups, forks, spoons, knives, and Clorox (or disinfectant) Wipes

All donations will benefit the Star of Hope Men/Women/Family shelters and the Houston Food Bank.

Looking For Information About Our Magnet Program?

magnet programs Want to learn more about Longfellow's Magnet program? Start here.
Wanting to Apply for a Magnet Program? Click here to begin the process.

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!

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! 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  


  • Upcoming Holiday Performances

    "Carols & Cocoa" - December 9th
    10:45am (2nd Grade)
    1:00pm (3rd Grade)
    "The Gift of Giving" - December 11th
    6:00pm (4th/5th Grades)
    "Bob Humbug: The Christmas Grump" - December 12th
    10:00am (1st Grade)
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Parent Conference

2014 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
December 4-6, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos, Texas. Click here for more information.

 together we can!


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

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