Jogathon/Fit Challenge
We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone. We are clearly experiencing a different world managing our lives during this global pandemic. Our thoughts are with all who are affected. Every person has been affected in some way by the virus and the economic and social issues it is causing. We have weathered other storms - by sticking together. We are not letting this crisis stop our plans to raise money to provide a well-rounded education for our Longfellow Lions so that they can be their  very, very best . It is with the knowledge that school will reopen and that ... read full article
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Longfellow is Getting a Multi-sport Court!!Longfellow PTA6/1/20198/20/2019
Longfellow is Getting a Multi-sport Court!!
On Saturday, August 17 approximately 250 volunteers + children will be part of the exciting playground build. Longfellow PTA has been working with KaBOOM! and Foresters Financial, the funding partner for the project, to plan all the work it will take to create a new play space for Longfellow students and the local community. The main feature will be a Multi-Sport Court that will allow children the opportunity to play soccer, volleyball, or tennis. Additional amenities like benches, painted table-top games, asphalt games, and a stage to name a few, will be part of the many projects that will completed ... read full article
JOGATHON UPDATEMary Yung3/12/20203/21/2020
JOGATHON UPDATE
Hello Longfellow Families,   Due to the rain in tomorrow's forecast, the Jogathon will unfortunately not be able to continue as planned. The good news is the Jogathon Committee has worked with teachers to come up with a fun alternative - an in-class Fit Challenge! Many factors were taken into consideration, including the deadline for pledges and the timeline for prizes. We were sad to have to make the change as we know both students and our Longfellow community look forward to the Jogathon every year with excitement.    Students will have the opportunity to participate in this new Fit ... read full article
Jogathon FundraisingLongfellow PTA2/19/20203/21/2020
Jogathon Fundraising
PTA's annual Jogathon fundraiser is coming on Friday, March 13! Start getting your pledges now and win amazing prizes! Help us reach our $110,000 fundraising goal for the 2020 Jogathon! ALL proceeds benefit Longfellow and help to pay for the numerous programs and events coordinated by Longfellow PTA including fieldtrips for each class, Meet the Masters art program, an extra day of music with Mr. Petri, classroom enhancements funds for each teacher, family movie night, STEM night, and much more. All extra funds will go towards upgrading the playground with a new play structure!  The easiest and fastest way to get ... read full article
Special Flag Ceremony - Jan. 24Mary Yung1/13/20201/24/2020
Special Flag Ceremony - Jan. 24
Come out for a special Flag Ceremony on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 am to honor our wonderful plant manager, Dave Guria, who is retiring. He will be recognized for 10 years of dedicated work and love to Longfellow. Make sure to join us! ... read full article
Kindergarten Festival Mary Yung1/7/20201/12/2020
Kindergarten Festival
Do you have a child who may be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2020? Attend the Kindergarten Festival this Saturday, January 11. For more information on the purpose of the festival and how it supports school readiness click HERE . K indergarten Festival Dooley Elementary 5075 Long Beach Blvd. Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:00 am-12:00 pm ... read full article
Harvest Festival ActivitiesMary Yung10/28/201911/2/2019
Harvest Festival Activities
Silent & Live Auction   Our silent auction is LIVE!! Check out all the amazing items! There are lots of exciting items including: Disneyland and Magic Mountain tickets, symphony and museum tickets, jewelry, and much more! View the auction items  HERE.   Dunk Tank A quick, easy, and fun way to cool down at the Harvest Festival - sign up to be in the Dunk Tank! Adults and kids are welcome to be dunked. Just remember to bring a towel and a change of clothes. A parent/guardian must be present the entire time if a student is in the dunk tank. ... read full article
Join PTA!Longfellow PTA10/20/201911/15/2019
Join PTA!
  Longfellow PTA membership raffle - Deadline to enter is this Friday, 11/15!!! Help PTA meet our goal of reaching 750 members by November 2! We currently have 632 proud members...118 to go! Supporting PTA is supporting your child and all the programs and events that Longfellow PTA sponsors, like an extra day of music with Mr. Petri, Meet the Masters, Family Movie Night, and so much more! Join for a chance to win the following: 2 Disneyland Tix (2 winners) $25 Amazon Gift Card (2 winners) $10 Amazon Gift Card (2 winners) 1-Pound See's Candy Certificate (2 winners) Movie Basket: 4 ... read full article
Harvest Festival Help Needed!Longfellow PTA10/11/201911/2/2019
Harvest Festival Help Needed!
Our annual Harvest Festival needs help from our wonderful Longfellow community to make it happen!  Here are ways you can participate: Pie Contest - Sign up to enter the (dessert) pie contest in the child or adult category OR be a judge! Sign up HERE .  Bake Sale  - Everyone loves our Bake Sale. If you can donate or bake 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 ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Mary Yung3/7/20203/13/2020
Volunteers Needed!
We will need lots of help the day of the Jogathon, March 13, mainly to mark off students as they run/skip/jog/walk their way around their tracks. A minimum of 24 volunteers are needed per grade level and we currently have the following:  TK/K - 18 volunteers  1st Gr -  22 volunteers 2nd Gr  - 8 volunteers 3rd Gr  - 14 volunteers 4th Gr  - 8 volunteers 5th Gr  - 12 volunteers The Jogathon can't happen without volunteer help! Click the link to sign up to volunteer. SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE. ... read full article
Jogathon T-shirts - LAST CALLLongfellow PTA1/20/20202/11/2020
Jogathon T-shirts - LAST CALL
Deadline to order your Jog-a-thon t-shirt is this  Friday, February 7th TODAY, Tuesday, February 11 . Online orders will be accepted through 11:59pm tonight.  Online orders can be submitted HERE . T-shirts feature a cool wrap-around design, details on the right sleeve, and our corporate sponsors' logos on the back of a heather grey t-shirt. Shirts are a light weight material, approximately 4.5 oz. Please note students can only wear this shirt on Fridays due to it being a non-uniform color. Orders will be delivered on Wednesday, March 11th. ... read full article
Join PTA!Mary Yung1/5/20201/19/2020
Join PTA!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Longfellow Families!!! We look back over last year and find people who have impacted our children & families in a positive way, our Longfellow parents, teachers, staff & community are those people. Thank you for your continuous support! Join Longfellow PTA by clicking HERE! ... read full article
Clippers Read to AchieveMary Yung10/5/201911/22/2019
Clippers Read to Achieve
TRACKING SHEETS NEED TO BE TURNED IN TO TEACHERS BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18. Reading tracking period was Oct. 7 - Nov. 15. The Longfellow PTA has teamed up with the Los Angeles Clippers to promote regular reading with the 2019 Read to Achieve Program! All students are encouraged to participate by logging their reading on a tracking sheet for a 6-week period from Oct. 7 - Nov. 15 for a chance to earn rewards and prizes. All students who participate will receive a certificate of participation and any student who logs at least 1,000 minutes will earn a special prize. ... read full article
Be a Harvest Festival Family SponsorMary Yung10/5/201910/25/2019
Be a Harvest Festival Family Sponsor
Show your Longfellow pride and become a Harvest Festival Family Sponsor! As a thank you for your donation, a beautiful sign with your family name (or name of your choosing) will be displayed at the Harvest Festival. Your family will also be acknowledge in the Harvest Festival edition of the Longfellow Link. Sponsor levels are $25, $75, and $150. Click the flier below for more details and to download the form. ... read full article
Class Baskets for Harvest FestivalMary Yung10/1/201910/19/2019
Class Baskets for Harvest Festival
Room Parents will be coordinating class donation baskets for Harvest Festival. Each class is asked to put together a themed basket that will go up for auction at the Harvest Festival. Some of the fun themes are movies, Legos, and superheroes! Check in with your room parent to find out what your class has been assigned and please consider donating an item or funds toward the basket. All proceeds support the many programs and events Longfellow PTA sponsors like music with Mr. Petri, class fieldtrips, Parents & Pastries, Family Movie Night, and much more! ... read full article
2019 Harvest Festival WristbandsLongfellow PTA9/15/201910/31/2019
2019 Harvest Festival Wristbands
Save time and don't wait in line the day of the Harvest Festival! Buy your wristbands now! Wristbands are $10 per person and non-transferable. Entrance into the Harvest Festival is free for all, but wristbands are required for certain activities. Each wristband covers activities for kids (and of course adults who want to participate) like unlimited carnival games, panning for gold, spin art, and more! 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. ... read full article
Reflections WorkshopsLongfellow PTA9/2/201910/4/2019
Reflections Workshops
Help your child release their inner artist with National PTA’s  Reflections  program! Students are invited to explore this year's theme, "Look Within", and submit works or art in any or all seven categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.  After school workshops will be held September 30-October 7 to help students to explore the theme in the various categories. All students are welcome to attend! A PTA waiver  is required for any child who will be attending without a parent. Please make sure to complete the online waiver or a hard copy waiver (available in the office). Monday, ... read full article
Get Your Spirit WearLongfellow PTA8/7/20189/20/2019
Get Your Spirit Wear
Have you seen the latest spirit wear t-shirt design? These are the same lightweight t-shirts used for our 2019 Jogathon and are extremely comfortable. Order one along with any other spirit wear  ONLINE or in the Spirit Wear room located in the cafeteria on Wednesday mornings 8-8:30am. PLEASE NOTE: Online orders are delivered weekly to teachers' mailboxes on Wednesdays and must be placed by 7pm the previous evening. Orders placed after 7pm on Tuesday will not be guaranteed for delivery until the following Wednesday. ... read full article
Jogathon/Fit ChallengeMary Yung3/24/20204/7/2020
Jogathon/Fit Challenge
We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone. We are clearly experiencing a different world managing our lives during this global pandemic. Our thoughts are with all who are affected. Every person has been affected in some way by the virus and the economic and social issues it is causing. We have weathered other storms - by sticking together. We are not letting this crisis stop our plans to raise money to provide a well-rounded education for our Longfellow Lions so that they can be their  very, very best . It is with the knowledge that school will reopen and that ... read full article
Career Day Speakers WantedLongfellow PTA3/7/20203/20/2020
Career Day Speakers Wanted
Longfellow school counselor, Mrs. Reyes, is coordinating this year's Career Day, which will take place on Wednesday, April 1, from 8am-10am on both campuses. Speakers from different fields are wanted to visit classrooms and share what their job/career is all about! For more details and to sign up click the link below. SIGN UP TO BE A SPEAKER HERE. ... read full article
Walk to School Poster ContestMary Yung2/15/20202/29/2020
Walk to School Poster Contest
Long Beach Walk to School Week is March 23-27, 2020 and the City of Long Beach Health Department is sponsoring a student poster contest to promote the benefits of walking to school. Submissions are due to teachers by Friday, February 28. Click on the flier for contest rules.   ... read full article
Have New Unused Toys/Games?Longfellow PTA1/13/20201/31/2020
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
CONGRATS! Reflections ResultsMary Yung1/13/20201/27/2020
CONGRATS! Reflections Results
CONRATULATIONS  to the following students who were recognized at the Long Beach Council PTA level of the 2019 Reflections Art Program. *Elysian Angeles , Award of Excellence 1st Place in Music Composition, Primary *Mikailah R. Arvizu,  Award of Excellence 1st Place in Dance, Intermediate McKenna Ferry , Award of Recognition 3rd Place in Literature, Intermediate Nava Tate , Award of Merit 2nd Place in Visual Arts, Intermediate Rowan Unsell , Award of Merit 2nd Place in Music Composition, Intermediate Valen Martinez , Award of Merit 2nd Place in Dance, Primary *Students who received 1st Place will be moving on to the ... read full article
Join the Jogathon CommitteeLongfellow PTA1/5/20201/17/2020
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! Come to the meeting on Thursday, January 16 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
Hughes Docu-Shred & E-Waste EventMary Yung1/5/20201/12/2020
Hughes Docu-Shred & E-Waste Event
  6th Annual Shred & E-Waste fundraiser to benefit Hughes Middle School Environmental Science Class. Free event, though donations are appreciated and will go toward class projects, field trips, supplies, and greening the campus. For more information, click HERE . ... read full article
Spirit Wear Co-Chair Wanted!Mary Yung1/5/20201/19/2020
Spirit Wear Co-Chair Wanted!
  PTA is looking for a volunteer to help head up Spirit Wear! Responsibilities would include fulfilling orders, managing inventory, and assisting with new designs and products. There is flexibility in day/times for volunteer times, but would need to be during school hours. Interested persons should email Crystal Bailey at crystal@LBLongfellowPTA.org .  ... read full article
CONGRATS! Membership RaffleMary Yung11/19/20191/3/2020
CONGRATS! Membership Raffle
As of November 15, we have 695 PTA members! We didn't quite make the goal of 750 members by 11/15/19, but we will keep striving to hit the goal of 1,000 members for the 2019-20 school year. Congratulations to the students listed below who won prizes in the membership raffle!  If you haven't joined yet, please consider becoming a member today. It's never too late! Classes that have a 100% membership rate earn a pizza party and PTA will be having another membership raffle after the holiday break!   ... read full article
Long Beach Basket Brigade - Donation RequestMary Yung11/17/201911/22/2019
Long Beach Basket Brigade - Donation Request
  Each year the Long Beach Basket Brigade collects food and donations to assemble Thanksgiving meal baskets for local families in need. Longfellow Girl Scout Troop 2383 is collecting cranberry sauce to add to their baskets. Currently the Basket Brigade is in need of 250 more cans of cranberry sauce. Please bring a can (or 2) of cranberry sauce with you to school this week and drop it in the bins near the office by Thursday, 11/21. Troop 2383 will deliver the cans to the basket brigade after school on Thursday November 21 st .  Thank You!   ... read full article
CONGRATS! Reflections ResultsMary Yung11/14/20191/3/2020
CONGRATS! Reflections Results
Results for the 2019 Reflections Art Program were announced at the reception held on November 1. Congratulations to all students and the award recipients who completed entries in the various categories: Visual Art, Photography, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Literature. First place recipients will have their piece(s) submitted to the next level, Long Beach Council, and will be judged against other entries from schools in the Long Beach area.  Click on the program cover below to view all results from Longfellow. ... read full article
New Cafeteria Menu Starting Nov. 4Mary Yung11/3/201911/15/2019
New Cafeteria Menu Starting Nov. 4
Starting November 4th, the cafeteria will begin serving a variety of new menu items such as breakfast tacos, chow mein, fried rice, vegetarian nachos and much more! All items are tested and approved by LBUSD students or staff, and will be available at all service locations. Visit the LBUSD Nutrition Services website to check out the menu and see what the cafeteria will be serving each day. http://www.lbschools.net/…/Nutrition…/menu_nutrient_info.cfm ... read full article
VIPs - Free TB TestingLongfellow PTA9/21/201910/19/2019
VIPs - Free TB Testing
Interested in volunteering in your child's classroom? Make sure to submit your VIP application now as it can take several weeks for the district to process the paperwork. VIP clearance is needed to volunteer in the classroom, to be a Meet the Masters docent, to go on class fieldtrips, and more. Make sure to submit results from a recent TB test with your application.  More details on applying as a VIP can be found HERE. ... read full article
ATTN: TK/K/New ParentsLongfellow PTA9/15/20199/29/2019
ATTN: TK/K/New Parents
PTS WAIVER A PTA Waiver is required for participation in PTA events like Reflections Workshops, Family Movie Night, Harvest Festival, and Jogathon. Take care of it now and it's good for the entire period your child is enrolled at Longfellow!  Click here to fill the online waiver. STAY CONNECTED Be sure to share your email address with PTA so that you can stay connected with your teacher/class via your Room Parent and to receive the weekly PTA newsletter.  Click here to register your information.   ... read full article
Volunteer!Longfellow PTA8/28/20199/14/2019
Volunteer!
Looking for ways to help out at Longfellow? There are a number of ways you can become involved that will work for any schedule. Return the pink volunteer form included in the PTA packet sent home with your child on the first day of school or click  HERE to see all the different possibilities you can lend a helping hand. We appreciate any and all help you can give! PTA is also looking for volunteers who are willing to shadow current Chairs in the following positions to take over next school year. Please send an  EMAIL if you would like ... read full article
Longfellow's Upgraded PlaygroundLongfellow PTA8/21/20199/1/2019
Longfellow's Upgraded Playground
Have you had a chance to see our NEW SPORTS COURT and upgraded playground?! The dream to make over the Longfellow playground has been 10 years in the making and it's finally happened! Our playground committee worked with Kaboom this last year and Longfellow was chosen to receive a Sports Court and additional playground upgrades! While the bulk of the cost was paid for by Foresters Financial via a KaBOOM! grant, PTA easily had the additional funds needed on our end to make this happen due to amazing fundraising from the Jogathon. Many people gave up their summer to prepare ... read full article
Grade Level Supply List and Request for DonationsLongfellow PTA8/7/20199/14/2019
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. Some grades/teachers have chosen not to share lists until school starts, so if you do not see your child's class/teacher listed, please check in with them directly. ... read full article
Red Cross Blood Drive - Nov 4Longfellow PTA3/9/201911/22/2019
Red Cross Blood Drive - Nov 4
The Red Cross blood drive held Monday, November 4 at Longfellow was a success! Here are the blood drive results: *Projection/Goal:  18 pints *Collected:  21 pints *2 Deferrals That means that Longfellow Elementary saved up to 63 lives and gave hope to many families. Thank you to the donors! If you were a donor and gave the name of a Longfellow student, that student will be receiving a medal this week for being a pint-size. "Giving blood is a rewarding blessing that gives life to unseen faces and those in need.  Blood see's no race, no religion, no social status... it simply ... read full article
Amazon SmileLongfellow PTA3/1/20203/13/2020
Amazon Smile
Are you an Amazon shopper? Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases to Longfellow if you shop through  smile.amazon.com ! You find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus of supporting Longfellow PTA! Just visit  smile.amazon.com  and select Henry W. Longfellow PTA as your charity of choice and make sure you the smile.amazon.com web address to make all of your Amazon purchases. ... read full article
Green Team Recycling Every FridayLongfellow PTA10/20/201911/1/2019
Green Team Recycling Every Friday
Has your child come home talking about joining the Green Team at Longfellow? All grade levels participated in a Green Team assembly where students were taught about the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! They also learned about the 3 activities Longfellow PTA is focusing on to help Longfellow be green: 1) walking to school on Wednesdays; 2) packing a zero-trash lunch; and 3) bringing plastic bottles and aluminum cans for Friday recycling.  Students can pick up a Green Team raffle sheet in the office to log their participation. Activities can be verified and signed off by ANY adult. Complete raffle ... read full article
Thank You Stickmanpark!!Mary Yung2/2/20202/21/2020
Thank You Stickmanpark!!
A huge THANK YOU to  Stickmanpark for donating chairs and a bench for the kindergarten playground. TK and kinder students have been enjoying the playful, modern seating. Shout out to Longfellow parent and contractor extraordinaire, Art Steedle, for facilitating the donation. ... read full article
LF PTA Website as an Icon on Your PhoneLongfellow PTA11/3/201911/22/2019
LF PTA Website as an Icon on Your Phone
View the Longfellow PTA website and calendar with one touch on your phone. Save the website as an icon to your phone similar to apps so information is one touch away. ... read full article