Spirit Wear Socks
Spirit wear socks are now available for general sale! As with all regular spirit wear, orders are fulfilled and delivered to teacher's mailboxes on Wednesdays. Please allow 1-2 days for teachers to send them home with your child. SMALL: Sock size 5-7: fits shoe size kids 3-9 MEDIUM: Sock size 7-9: fits shoe size kids 10 thru ladies 4/men's 5 LARGE: Sock size 9-11: fits shoe size men’s 3-9, ladies 4-10 Socks are $10 per pair. Click  HERE  to put in your order. You can also write your order a piece of paper labeled with the following: Student name, teacher, sock ... read full article
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3/19/2019-4/2/2019

Jogathon Grade-level Competition
Who is going to win the grade-level competition for participating in Jogathon fundraising??? The winning grade level gets an additional recess, PE equipment and of course - bragging rights!! Kinder is currently in the lead, but it's early and as we saw last year, any grade level can come back from behind. Check in with your class room parent or your child's teacher to see how your class is contributing to the grade-level competition.  ... read full article
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3/16/2019-3/30/2019

2019-2020 Open Chair Positions
Are you looking for a way to become more active at Longfellow and have time to volunteer? Longfellow PTA is looking for individuals to chair or even co-chair for a number of events/programs. Please contact info@LBLongfellowPTA.org  if you would like more information for the following chair positions: -Harvest Festival -Meet the Masters -Read Across America -Box Tops ... read full article
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3/16/2019-3/30/2019

PTA Membership Raffle WINNERS
Congratulations to the following PTA members who won in our February membership raffle! We encourage everyone to support Longfellow PTA by becoming a PTA member...ANYONE can join and we accept memberships all year long. Longfellow PTA currently has 648 members so we are at 65% of our goal. 342 more members to reach 100% membership! So if you haven't joined, do so TODAY. Click  HERE to join and show your Longfellow pride! ITEM Winner 2 Disneyland Tix April/Sara Hawks $20 Twig & Willow GC Jasmine/Grace Carney $20 Twig & Willow GC CC/Peter Cha $20 Amazon GC Addison/Nicolle Sandusky $10 Amazon ... read full article
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3/9/2019-3/23/2019
Reflections Workshop & PTA Meeting, Oct 16, 6:00PMLongfellow PTA10/15/201810/16/2018
Reflections Workshop & PTA Meeting, Oct 16, 6:00PM
A Reflections finishing workshop has been added for tomorrow during the PTA General Meeting from 6-7pm Cafeteria. You can attend the meeting in the auditorium while your child works on his/her Reflections submission in the cafeteria! Materials for visual arts and literature entries will be available as well as finishing supplies for photo mounting. Entry forms will also be on hand. Reflections submissions now due Friday, October 19. ... read full article
Spirit Wear Socks: Pre-Order due Thursday, 1/31Longfellow PTA1/13/20191/31/2019
Spirit Wear Socks: Pre-Order due Thursday, 1/31
Pre-order your Longfellow socks by Thursday, January 31st to guarantee yourself a pair. We will only be ordering a limited number! $10 per pair in size S, M, L. SMALL: Sock size 5-7/Shoe size kids 3-9 MEDIUM: Sock size 7-9/Shoe size kids 10, men’s 4, ladies 5 LARGE: Sock size 9-11/Shoe size men’s 3-9, ladies 4-10 Click  HERE to put in your order. You can also write your order a piece of paper labeled with the following: Student name, teacher, sock size, quantity, and total amount included.   Our vendor estimates sock production time to be 4-5 weeks, so we ... read full article
Amazon SmileLongfellow PTA10/29/201811/2/2018
Amazon Smile
Are you an Amazon shopper? If you make eligible purchases via  smile.amazon.com and select Henry W. Longfellow PTA as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase! You find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus of supporting Longfellow PTA! From October 29-November 2, AmazonSmile is even increasing their donation rate to 5% (10x the usual rate!!). What are you waiting for? Get shopping! ... read full article
Harvest Festival Wristband PresaleLongfellow PTA10/24/201811/1/2018
Harvest Festival Wristband Presale
Harvest Festival wristbands are available for pre-sale through Thursday, November 1. Wristbands are $10 each and entitles one person (non-transferable) to enjoy the following activities: -Unlimited carnival games  -Inflatable soccer  -Panning for gold  -Trackless train  -Spin art  -Face painting  -Pie walk & contest  -Inflatable obstacle course  ONLINE SALES: Wristbands purchased online will ONLY be available for pick up the day of the Harvest Festival at the wristband sales line. Just give the banker your name and they will have your wristbands for you. Click  HERE to purchase wristbands online. IN-PERSON SALES: You can also purchase wristbands in person before and ... read full article
Harvest Festival Help Needed!Longfellow PTA10/21/201811/3/2018
Harvest Festival Help Needed!
Our annual Harvest Festival needs help from our wonderful Longfellow community to make it happen!  Here are three ways you can help: Bake Sale  - Everyone loves our Bake Sale. If you can bring goodies, sign up  HERE . Volunteers  - We need volunteers to help run our many activities, to set up and to clean up. You are welcome to have your child help you work a booth. One hour of your time helps us immensely!  Sign up to volunteer  HERE . Tables and EZ Ups -  Please bring your tables and/or EZ Ups! We need so many to ... read full article
School of Excellence Baseline SurveyLongfellow PTA10/13/201810/27/2018
School of Excellence Baseline Survey
National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. Longfellow PTA is working towards renewing our National PTA School of Excellence status. Please take 5 minutes to complete our baseline survey, which we will use to set our objective for the year. Longfellow Elementary and Longfellow PTA work together for ALL students! Deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 26. Survey in English Survey in Spanish ... read full article
Jogathon FundraisingLongfellow PTA3/3/20193/17/2019
Jogathon Fundraising
Help us reach our $100,000 fundraising goal for the 2019 Jogathon! ALL proceeds benefit Longfellow and help to pay for the numerous programs and events coordinated by Longfellow PTA including fieldtrips, Meet the Masters, an extra day of music with Mr. Petri, classroom enhancements, family movie night, STEM night, and much more. This year extra funds will go towards upgrading the playground with a new play structure!  Sign up via  Pledgestar to do your fundraising online. It's fast and easy! Send 10 emails out to family and friends and your child will get 5 tickets for the Opportunity Drawing and ... read full article
PTA MembershipLongfellow PTA11/13/201811/27/2018
PTA Membership
            We have our winners!!! Congratulations to our our lucky 7 winners for our fall PTA membership raffle! Amazon Gift Card Morgan Yarak Lucille's Gift Card Joza Burnam Malis Mam Dog Haus Party Pack Gift Card Marlene Alfaro Nicholas Cheung Diana Red Eagle  Stone Fire Grill Gift Card Aki Porter  Winners will be emailed to coordinate prize pick up. Thank you to everyone who got their memberships in so far this year. We are well on our way to our goal of 1 member for every Longfellow student. You can still join online  HERE  or ... read full article
PTA Membership Raffle - Join by Friday, Nov 9Longfellow PTA10/14/201811/9/2018
PTA Membership Raffle - Join by Friday, Nov 9
Submit your PTA membership by this Friday, November 9 to be entered into a special raffle! We have gift certificates to Amazon ($25), Stonefire Grill ($25), and Dog Haus (meal for 4), that 7 lucky Longfellow PTA members will win. Don't delay - turn in your dues today!  Join online HERE  or download a  MEMBERSHIP FORM to turn in with a check or cash if you misplaced the membership envelope that was sent home. Membership is only $10 per person and anyone and everyone is encouraged to join. PTA acts as your voice and we advocate on behalf of ALL ... read full article
Help Longfellow Get a New Play StructureLongfellow PTA10/7/201810/13/2018
Help Longfellow Get a New Play Structure
Longfellow PTA has applied for a Kaboom playground grant that would help fund for a new play structure on the large playground. We need to show that we have parent and community support! Please visit the office at Longfellow and LF@Riley to sign the petition and show you support our efforts. PTA board members will be walking around with a clipboard before and after school as well. We have until Friday, October 12 to get as many signatures as possible! ... read full article
Green Team Recycling Every FridayLongfellow PTA10/3/201810/20/2018
Green Team Recycling Every Friday
Green Team recycling starts this Friday, October 5 and will happen every Friday thereafter. Longfellow K-2 students can drop off recycling items(aluminum and plastic bottles only) next to the cafeteria on the exit side (by the bungalows). LF@Riley 3-5 students can drop off items  to the purple recycling bin that will be next to the grassy area. Click  HERE for more information and if you are available to help with sorting. ... read full article
PTA Meeting Info SlidesLongfellow PTA9/20/20189/28/2018
PTA Meeting Info Slides
In his Principal's Report at the September 18 PTA meeting, Mr. Sigur shared some news regarding 2017-2018 SBAC test results and Measure E, including some photos of construction progress at Longfellow. Clear  HERE to view the slides presented. ... read full article
TB Test for VIPsLongfellow PTA9/19/201810/31/2018
TB Test for VIPs
If you need to get a TB test for your VIPs application, the district is offering two dates for free testing. ... read full article
Donations Needed!Penny Morris9/13/201810/18/2018
Donations Needed!
Longfellow PTA is always looking for donations to help support our many programs!  We have an amazing auction at the Harvest Festival, and we need prizes for our Jogathon opportunity drawings.  Suggested items for donation can be found here  and we also have a donation letter listing our tax id # here . Or you can view them below  Please help support Longfellow students! ... read full article
LF PTA Website as an Icon on Your PhoneLongfellow PTA9/12/20189/26/2018
LF PTA Website as an Icon on Your Phone
You can save our website so as an icon to your phone similar to apps so information is one touch away. ... read full article
Music in LBUSD and Mr. PetriLongfellow PTA9/3/20189/17/2018
Music in LBUSD and Mr. Petri
The Grunion interviewed our wonderful music teacher and LBUSD Music Curriculum Leader, Mr. Petri, in an article discussing music in our district. Longfellow PTA knows the value of music education and that is why we fund a second day for Mr. Petri to be at Longfellow. Read the Grunion article here .   ... read full article
VIPs at RileyLongfellow PTA8/31/20189/14/2018
VIPs at Riley
Any already approved VIP who would like to volunteer on the Longfellow campus at Riley, needs to submit for a badge transfer or a duplicate badge to be created (if volunteering at both Longfellow and Riley). Click  HERE  to download the form and submit it to school with your child or submit it directly to the office at either campus. ... read full article
New Faces on CampusLongfellow PTA8/30/20189/13/2018
New Faces on Campus
This school year you will see some new faces around Longfellow/Riley. Please say hello and give them a warm welcome if you see them on campus!   Doug Jordan, Assistant Principal for Longfellow at Riley   Michelle Olsen, Office Assistant   Grace Reyes, Counselor ... read full article
Grade Level Supply List and Request for DonationsLongfellow PTA8/7/20189/22/2018
Grade Level Supply List and Request for Donations
Click below for a suggested supply list and/or a list of items that you may consider donating to help your child's teacher/classroom. TK/K 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade  *Links will be updated as PTA receives lists from teachers/grade levels. ... read full article
Get Your Spirit WearLongfellow PTA8/7/20188/31/2018
Get Your Spirit Wear
See the schedule below for spirit wear sales the first week of school in the temporarily relocated PTA room, Room 17 , located in the K/1 hallway the overflow room, located in the back of the cafeteria (edited 8/29/18). Wednesday, 8/29 - 7:30-8:30 AM, 1:00-1:30 PM Thursday, 8/30 - 7:30-8:30 AM, 1:30-2:00 PM Friday, 8/31 - 7:30-8:30 AM, 2:05-2:35 PM ... read full article
Spirit Wear SocksLongfellow PTA3/19/20194/2/2019
Spirit Wear Socks
Spirit wear socks are now available for general sale! As with all regular spirit wear, orders are fulfilled and delivered to teacher's mailboxes on Wednesdays. Please allow 1-2 days for teachers to send them home with your child. SMALL: Sock size 5-7: fits shoe size kids 3-9 MEDIUM: Sock size 7-9: fits shoe size kids 10 thru ladies 4/men's 5 LARGE: Sock size 9-11: fits shoe size men’s 3-9, ladies 4-10 Socks are $10 per pair. Click  HERE  to put in your order. You can also write your order a piece of paper labeled with the following: Student name, teacher, sock ... read full article
Jogathon Grade-level CompetitionLongfellow PTA3/16/20193/30/2019
Jogathon Grade-level Competition
Who is going to win the grade-level competition for participating in Jogathon fundraising??? The winning grade level gets an additional recess, PE equipment and of course - bragging rights!! Kinder is currently in the lead, but it's early and as we saw last year, any grade level can come back from behind. Check in with your class room parent or your child's teacher to see how your class is contributing to the grade-level competition.  ... read full article
2019-2020 Open Chair PositionsLongfellow PTA3/16/20193/30/2019
2019-2020 Open Chair Positions
Are you looking for a way to become more active at Longfellow and have time to volunteer? Longfellow PTA is looking for individuals to chair or even co-chair for a number of events/programs. Please contact info@LBLongfellowPTA.org  if you would like more information for the following chair positions: -Harvest Festival -Meet the Masters -Read Across America -Box Tops ... read full article
Jogathon Shirts Still AvailableLongfellow PTA3/9/20193/15/2019
Jogathon Shirts Still Available
Jogathon shirts in Youth Traditional fit, sizes Medium and Large are still available for purchase. Click below to order one! JOGATHON T-SHIRTS ... read full article
PTA Membership Raffle WINNERSLongfellow PTA3/9/20193/23/2019
PTA Membership Raffle WINNERS
Congratulations to the following PTA members who won in our February membership raffle! We encourage everyone to support Longfellow PTA by becoming a PTA member...ANYONE can join and we accept memberships all year long. Longfellow PTA currently has 648 members so we are at 65% of our goal. 342 more members to reach 100% membership! So if you haven't joined, do so TODAY. Click  HERE to join and show your Longfellow pride! ITEM Winner 2 Disneyland Tix April/Sara Hawks $20 Twig & Willow GC Jasmine/Grace Carney $20 Twig & Willow GC CC/Peter Cha $20 Amazon GC Addison/Nicolle Sandusky $10 Amazon ... read full article
"It's Cool to Walk to School" Poster Contest: Deadline March 7Longfellow PTA3/3/20193/8/2019
"It's Cool to Walk to School" Poster Contest: Deadline March 7
Have your child create a poster encouraging others to walk to school! Deadline to submit entries to teachers is this Thursday, March 8. For more details, click on the flier below to view full-sized and to download. ... read full article
Jogathon Volunteers NeededLongfellow PTA3/3/20193/15/2019
Jogathon Volunteers Needed
We will need lots of help to pull off a two-day, two-campus Jogathon and any time you are able to give to help with set up and/or marking off lap cards is much appreciated. The kids always love to have family and friends cheer them on while they run, so make sure to come out...and bring a sign to encourage your child(ren)! Click on the links below to see the run times for each grade level and to sign up to volunteer. Monday, March 11: Grades 3-5 at Riley Friday, March 15: Grades TK-2 at Longfellow ... read full article
Meet the Masters Docents NeededLongfellow PTA2/18/20193/4/2019
Meet the Masters Docents Needed
Volunteer docents are needed to to teach the Meet the Masters art lessons on Claude Monet to each class . Consider signing up for your child's class. The following teachers are in need of a docent: TK/K:   Berry , Domanico 1st:   Campos , Mortensen 2nd:  Erickson, Paige 3rd:  Figueroa, Johnson, Meadows 4th:  Nevarez, Sarmiento 5th:  Iverson, Olguin  No art experience is required and lessons are broken down into easy steps. Please email Leslie Hammond at  LeslieLWilcox@gmail.com  or Grace Carney at  g_yanagi@yahoo.com  to get more information and sign up as a docent. For more information about Meet the Masters, ... read full article
Jogathon T-shirts - Deadline Extended!Longfellow PTA2/3/20192/13/2019
Jogathon T-shirts - Deadline Extended!
GET READY!!! JOG-A-THON 2019 is coming on March 15th! Make sure to order your Jog-a-thon t-shirt by this Friday, February 8th Wednesday, February 13th . It features our 2019 design on the front and our corporate sponsors' logos on the back of a heather grey t-shirt. Shirts are a light weight material, approximately 4.3 oz. Please note students can only wear this shirt on Fridays due to it being a non-uniform color. Order forms were sent home with students. Additional forms are available in the office. Online orders can be submitted HERE . DEADLINE TO ORDER SHIRT IS FEB. 8th ... read full article
Membership Raffle - Join PTA!Longfellow PTA2/3/20192/28/2019
Membership Raffle - Join PTA!
Have you joined PTA? Our goal is to have at least one member per student and we are currently at 56% of our goal. Become a member by February 28th and every member will be eligible for our second semester raffle. Raffle Prizes include: **1 Winner – 2 Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland** 2 Winners– Twig and Willow $25 gift certificates  1 Winner - $20 Amazon gift card 1 Winner - $10 Amazon gift card 1 Winner - $10 Starbuck gift card 1 Winner - Gift certificate for 1lb. box of See’s Candies 1 raffle opportunity for EVERY paid PTA ... read full article
PTA Participants WaiverLongfellow PTA1/21/20193/15/2019
PTA Participants Waiver
Make sure to complete the PTA Participant(s) Waiver for your child to participate in our upcoming Jogathon. Parents/Guardians only need to fill this form out ONCE while your child is enrolled at Longfellow. Take care of it today! Online waiver available HERE  and hard copies are available in the office. *If your child attended Harvest Festival or an after school Reflections workshop, he/she should already have one on file. If you are unsure if you've filled one out and would like to confirm your child's waiver, please drop us a message HERE . ... read full article
Have New Unused Toys/Games?Longfellow PTA1/21/20192/10/2019
Have New Unused Toys/Games?
Did your children receive a birthday or Christmas gift they have no use for? Consider donating any new, unused toys/games to our Jogathon opportunity drawing. All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt can be provided upon request. Click  HERE to send a message to coordinate drop off or pick up. Thank you! ... read full article
Join the 2019-2020 PTA Executive BoardLongfellow PTA1/11/20191/25/2019
Join the 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board
Are you someone who wants to make a difference? Do you have talents you'd like to share? Do you strive to set an example for your children that there is value in service? Longfellow PTA will have many positions on our Executive Board that will be open for the 2019-2020 school year and we would love to have you join our team. Below are the available positions and very brief descriptions.   Executive VP (supports PTA president, possibly considering president role in the future) VP Ways & Means (fundraising, Third Thursday) VP Communications (emails, website, flyers) VP Room Parent (liaison ... read full article
Reflections: Congratulations!Longfellow PTA12/14/20181/7/2019
Reflections: Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following students for receiving first place in the 2018 Reflections program at Longfellow. Their work of art was submitted to the next round of the competition at Long Beach Council PTA level, and were judged against submissions in their category from schools within LBUSD. First place at that level (indicated by *) move on to the 33rd District PTA level and if they receive another first place recognition will move on to compete at the state and then national level. Dance Choreography   Primary Kamryn Skolnik Intermediate Samantha Rivera*    Film   Intermediate Sophia Quiroz    Literature ... read full article
LBUSD Foster Youth Gift DriveLongfellow PTA12/7/201812/13/2018
LBUSD Foster Youth Gift Drive
Longfellow's counselor, Ms. Reyes, is helping to coordinate a gift drive with LBUSD to assist foster youth. Drop off donations of unwrapped gifts to her office, adjacent to the school office, by Wednesday, December 12.  ... read full article
Mr. Petri Honored NationallyLongfellow PTA12/2/201812/22/2018
Mr. Petri Honored Nationally
Our wonderful music teacher, Mr. Petri, received national recognition two times over and received both a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association and a Patriot Employer Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for his support of the U.S. Army Reserve. Click  HERE to read the online article. ... read full article
Join the Jogathon CommitteeLongfellow PTA12/2/201812/14/2018
Join the Jogathon Committee
The Jogathon is Longfellow PTA's biggest fundraiser and the work for organizing the huge event begins months in advance. We could use your help - join the committee! Our first meeting is on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 am in the Longfellow cafeteria. If you are unable to attend, but would like to join the committee, please email JAT@LBLongfellowPTA.org. ... read full article
Reflections - Thank YouLongfellow PTA11/4/201811/11/2018
Reflections - Thank You
The Reflections art program came to an official end on Friday, November 2, with a reception and awards ceremony recognizing all students who entered submissions and winners in each of the six categories. Co-chairs and husband and wife team, Carrie Yury and Richard Schuler, did an amazing job coordinating the program for Longfellow. PTA thanks Carrie and Richard for their hard work, time and commitment. Thank you also to those on the Reflections committee: Beth Giles, Martine Van Elk, Priya Send, Jill Lutz, Rebecca Giesking, and Mario Miranda. To view the winners of each categories, click HERE . ... read full article
A Special Thank YouLongfellow PTA11/4/201811/18/2018
A Special Thank You
  Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated towards our Harvest Festival live and silent auctions, raffles, and prizes.  Our event was a success in large part a success due to your generosity! Thank you!! American Girl, Aquatic Explorations, Boomers! Irvine, Bowers Museum, Dog Haus - Long Beach, Bixby Knolls Car Wash, Carpenter Center, Hof’s Hut, Center Stage Dance Academy, Santa Ana Zoo, Children’s, Museum of La Habra, Chipotle, Kick It Up Dance and Fitness, Kidnastics, Seoul Kitten Glow, Long Beach Ballet, La Strada, Malibu Wine Safaris, Mumford Brewing Company, Musical Theater West, Simmzy’s, Laugh Factory - ... read full article
Kindergarten OrientationLongfellow PTA8/23/20189/7/2018
Kindergarten Orientation
If you missed the Kindergarten Orientation, don't fret! You can view the slides from Mr. Sigur's presentation and read a special edition of the Longfellow Link that provides an overview of what PTA does and is all about.  Mr. Sigur's Presentation Slides Longfellow Link - PTA Overview ... read full article
Office Message: Start of School 18-19Longfellow PTA8/20/20189/3/2018
Office Message: Start of School 18-19
Click  here to read the transcribed phone message that went out to Longfellow families on Monday, August 20. It contains information about the first day of school, drop off and pick up points around campus, busing and more.  ... read full article
Message from the DistrictLongfellow PTA8/8/20188/29/2018
Message from the District
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Measure E and Busing to Riley InfoLongfellow PTA6/2/20189/14/2018
Measure E and Busing to Riley Info
Edited 8/24/18: To view overview maps of both Longfellow and Riley here . Changes to each campus due to Measure E construction are noted. Bus procedures are listed as well. To view the Parent Letter sent from Mr. Sigur with information on busing to Riley, click here . Questions and answers from the Measure E informational meeting held on May 2, 2018 can be viewed by clicking on the icon below. ... read full article
Engineering Class at Sylvan Long BeachLongfellow PTA1/27/20192/10/2019
Engineering Class at Sylvan Long Beach
Longfellow PTA corporate sponsor, Sylvan Learning, has a fun engineering class that will be starting up on February 8 at their Long Beach location (not at Longfellow).  Engineering 101 (6-week program) Starts: 2/8/19 Times: Fridays, 5:00pm-6:30pm Location: Sylvan Long Beach - 5510 E. Britton Drive, 90815 Cost: $249 Mention you're a Longfellow family and register before 1/31 to save 20% ($50 off!) + Longfellow PTA receives a $25/student donation from Sylvan! Click  HERE  for more details. ... read full article