Scholastic Book Fair: May 22-24, LF@Riley
Spring book fair is coming to LF@Riley, May 22-24. Funds raised goes towards purchasing books for the RAH (Read at Home) program in which your child will receive a FREE book to encourage reading at home. Assistance is needed to run the book fair. Please check out the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet . We will especially need help managing the book fair during Open House for grades 3-5 at Rileyl! ... read full article
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Spirit Day: Friday, May 24
Show your school spirit by wearing a patriotic shirt to school on Friday, May 24. Students must wear uniform bottoms and shoes appropriate for the playground. Spirit wear days are coordinated by Student Council. Any questions should be directed to the office. *This spirit day was changed from the previously announced Disney theme. ... read full article
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Science Night - May 28
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 28 and make sure to come out for Family Science Night for 6-8 pm! It's a fun evening of math, science, and engineering games where you can test your brain, works in groups, and have lots of fun! It's one of the most anticipated PTA sponsored nights of the school year! The evening starts with a brief PTA meeting where we will vote to adopt  Longfellow PTA bylaws  and our 2019-20 budget, and then we quickly move on to the STEM activities. We hope to see you there! ... read full article
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Career Day
Longfellow school counselor, Mrs. Reyes, is coordinating this year's Career Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29 from 8am-10am on both campuses. Speakers from different fields will be visiting classroom and sharing what their job/career is all about!  ... read full article
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Jogathon! March 11 & 15Longfellow PTA3/9/20193/15/2019
Jogathon! March 11 & 15
Jogathon will take place on Monday, March 11 at LF@Riley (grades 3-5) and Friday, March 15 at Longfellow (grades TK-2). Make sure your child has his/her  waiver completed so they can run with their classmates and show their school spirit. Parents are welcome to come out and cheer their child(ren) on...bring a sign to encourage your child. For additional Jogathon info, click HERE . ... read full article
Third Thursday @ Yellow FeverLongfellow PTA1/11/20191/18/2019
Third Thursday @ Yellow Fever
Visit the Yellow Fever restaurant located inside the Whole Foods Market 365 at 3881 N. Lakewood Blvd. in Long Beach between 11am - 9pm on Thursday, January 17 and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Longfellow PTA. There's plenty of seating, so you can bring the whole family, but remember to bring jackets if you go in the evening as most of it is outdoors. To check out the menu, click HERE . EDITED 1/15/19: Not only is Chef Kim and her team giving Longfellow 20% of sales on Jan. 17th, they will also raffle off $100.00 ... read full article
Reflections Submissions Due Date ExtendedLongfellow PTA10/13/201810/20/2018
Reflections Submissions Due Date Extended
DUE DATE EXTENDED! Reflections submissions are now due on Friday, October 19 to the office. There are grey bins at both Longfellow and LF@Riley to turn in your art submission. Digital file submissions for film production, choreography, and music composition can be emailed to reflections@LBLongfellowPTA.org . Please make sure to submit an entry form as well. Check the  HERE for submission guidelines, rules and the entry form. All submissions should be an original, expressive piece focused on the theme, "Herores Around Me" in one, two, or all the different categories:  -dance choreograph -film production -literature -music composition -photography -visual arts ... read full article
Red Ribbon WeekLongfellow PTA9/8/201810/26/2018
Red Ribbon Week
Updated  10/17/18: Red Ribbon Week is October 22-26. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign and students will learn the importance of living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. Monday, October 22:   Students are encouraged to create or wear socks with their own anti-drug message, or wear red socks. Friday, October 26:  Students are encouraged to wear red or create their own shirt with an anti-drug message.  To learn more about Red Ribbon Week, click HERE . ... read full article
Back to School NightLongfellow PTA8/23/20189/15/2018
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's teacher and learn about class procedures, rules, expectations and so much more. Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Longfellow, Grades TK-2 Thursday, September 6 5:30-6:00 Session 1 Classroom Presentations 6:00-6:30 Intermission 6:30-7:00 PM Session 2 Classroom Presentations Longfellow (at Riley), Grades 3-5 Thursday, September 13 5:30-6:00 Session 1 Classroom Presentations 6:00-6:30 Intermission 6:30-7:00 PM Session 2 Classroom Presentations ... read full article
Talent Show - May 17Longfellow PTA5/6/20195/19/2019
Talent Show - May 17
The annual Longfellow PTA Talent Show will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Hughes auditorium starting at 6pm. Come out to this FREE event and watch these talented students who have been rehearsing for months to prepare for a fantastic show! Snacks and treats will also be sold by the 5th grade committee to help fund the cost of 5th grade celebrations. Support your fellow Longfellow Lions!! ... read full article
Spring Photos - February 28Longfellow PTA2/3/20192/28/2019
Spring Photos - February 28
Mark your calendar! Students' spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 28 on both campuses. It is a free-dress day, but students must follow district guidelines for appropriate clothing and footwear.  ... read full article
MLK Day - No SchoolLongfellow PTA1/13/20191/26/2019
MLK Day - No School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 21 and is a national holiday in his honor. ... read full article
Third Thursday - Nov 15 at ChipotlePenny Morris11/4/201811/18/2018
Third Thursday - Nov 15 at Chipotle
    Our November Third Thursday will be at Chipotle on November 15!  Stop on by the Signal Hill location of Chipotle on Spring Street from 4-8 PM for some delicious food! A portion of your purchase will come back to Longfellow PTA if you show the flier (hard copy or mobile device) or just mention that you're with Longfellow. Third Thursdays are a way to support our local businesses and Longfellow PTA!   ... read full article
Community Events: SteelcraftLongfellow PTA10/27/201811/2/2018
Community Events: Steelcraft
Steelcraft has some fun events coming up that your family might enjoy. Mark your calendar! Tuesday, Oct 30, 2:30-5pm: MOMSTER BASH A Halloween event put on by Steelcraft, Macaroni Kid, and the MOMs club. https://www.facebook.com/events/2242355736000257/ Friday, Nov 2, 5-8pm: Dia De Los Muertos Enjoy the following at the event: 1) An alter to remember loved ones so bring photos!; 2) a face painter; 3) the movie "Coco" will be showing. ... read full article
Fall Picture Day: Thursday, November 1Longfellow PTA10/21/201811/2/2018
Fall Picture Day: Thursday, November 1
RETAKES for Fall Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, November 1. Students will be required to dress in school uniform.  ... read full article
Costume Parade: October 25Longfellow PTA10/21/201810/26/2018
Costume Parade: October 25
Longfellow will be hosting an after-school costume parade coordinated by our fabulous rec aides (coachies). Please click on the flier below that was sent home this past Friday for guidelines. Grades TK-2 will start the parade at 1:50 and grades 3-5 will be allowed to change into their costumes after they return to Longfellow on the bus from Riley. Any questions should be directed to the school office.  ... read full article
Harvest Festival T-shirt OrdersLongfellow PTA9/23/201810/8/2018
Harvest Festival T-shirt Orders
Get your limited edition 2018 Harvest Festival T-shirt! Orders due by Friday, October 5 Tuesday, October 9 (deadline has been extended). Look for order forms coming home in Wednesday folders or place your order  ONLINE . ... read full article
Kindergarten OrientationLongfellow PTA8/7/20188/24/2018
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, August 23 9 a.m. in the Longfellow Cafeteria Get information that will help you and your child start off Kindergarten on the right foot. You will also have the opportunity to participate in group tours led by PTA members, purchase Longfellow spirit wear, and join our fabulous PTA.  ... read full article
Kindergarten Welcome PicnicLongfellow PTA8/7/20188/26/2018
Kindergarten Welcome Picnic
Come to Somerset Park (1500 E Carson St, LB 90807) and meet other Longfellow Kindergarten students and families. Bring a lunch and blankets or chairs. 11:00 am - 1 pm. It will be lots of fun! ... read full article
Riley Tour for Grades 3-5Longfellow PTA8/7/20188/23/2018
Riley Tour for Grades 3-5
Parents and students are invited for an informal tour of the Riley campus on Wednesday, August 22 from 10 am - 12 pm. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the campus before school starts. *There will not be a presentation. Parents will be free to walk the playground, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade bungalows, office facilities, bus loading and unloading zones, etc. Principal Sigur, AP Doug Jordan, and new counselor Grace Reyes will be there walking the campus with families answering parent questions. Classrooms will NOT be open as teachers will be in the process of setting up for ... read full article
Meet the MastersLongfellow PTA4/30/20195/5/2019
Meet the Masters
Meet the Masters docent workshops for the third and final artist, Michelangelo, are scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 1:40 pm and Friday, May 3 at 8:00 am. Both workshops will be held at Longfellow in the cafeteria. Volunteer docents are needed to to teach art lessons to each class. Consider signing up for your child's class - no experience needed, but current VIP status required. RSVP for the workshop by emailing Grace Carney at  g_yanagi@yahoo.com . For more information on Meet the Masters, click HERE .   ... read full article
Jogathon - Prize DatesLongfellow PTA4/9/20194/29/2019
Jogathon - Prize Dates
Below are the various dates for Jogathon prizes depending on how much your child fundraised. Any questions regarding prizes can be sent to jat@LBLongfellowPTA.org. Monday, April 8 Opportunity Drawing, LF@Riley Donuts Grades 3, 4 Tuesday, April 9 Donuts Grades TK/K, 5 Wednesday, April 10 Opportunity Drawing, Longfellow - Winners announced Friday, April 12 Power of One Party Monday, April 15 Special assembly, LF@Riley Tuesday, April 16 Donuts Grades 1, 2 Thursday, April 18 1) Special assembly, Longfellow 2) Free-Dress - Jogathon wristband required to participate 3) Lunch with Principal/Assistant Principal 4) extra recess (Kindergarten extra recess is rescheduled for after ... read full article
Slime Time x 2Longfellow PTA4/4/20195/12/2019
Slime Time x 2
Come out to watch Mr. Sigur and Mr. Jordan get slimed! Please note the change in time for the slimings. Friday, May 3 at 10:00am Longfellow Rose Garden To be slimed: Mr. Sigur Tuesday, May 7 at 1:30 pm LF@Riley Playground To be slimed: Mr. Jordan ... read full article
Parent Conferences - March 5 & 6Longfellow PTA2/22/20193/7/2019
Parent Conferences - March 5 & 6
Parent-Teacher Conferences (as needed) will be held March 5 and 6. Those days are scheduled as minimum days and school will end at 1:00pm for grades 1-5. Early-start TK and K will follow their normal schedule whereas late-start TK and K will have an adjusted schedule starting at 9:10 am and ending at 1:10 pm.  ... read full article
Talent Show Auditions - March 6 & 7Longfellow PTA2/22/20193/8/2019
Talent Show Auditions - March 6 & 7
Auditions for the upcoming Talent Show on May 17 will be held after school on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7. Longfellow@Riley students should walk directly to the auditorium after getting off the bus. Permission slip required. For further details, please click on the flyer below or email Amanda Azua at amandaazua@gmail.com . ... read full article
Free Family Movie Night - March 8Longfellow PTA2/18/20193/8/2019
Free Family Movie Night - March 8
Come on out Friday, March 8 for Movie Night, a free event to all Longfellow families! We will have drinks, chips, and dessert items for sale that evening. Whole pizzas will be available by pre-order only or you are welcome to bring your own dinner/snack items. The movie will be the original Jumanji with Robin Williams! Chairs can be set up on the playground starting at 5:30pm, and the movie will start once it is dark. TO PURCHASE PIZZA(S), CLICK HERE . ... read full article
March 11: In-N-Out Truck Coming to LongfellowLongfellow PTA2/18/20193/11/2019
March 11: In-N-Out Truck Coming to Longfellow
The In-N-Out Burger truck is coming to Longfellow on Monday, March 11 from 5:30-7:00pm! In-N-Out’s special Burger Tour Program was developed as a school fundraising event. If you have not picked up your tickets, you can do so at the event. We will have a mobile Will Call cart that will move down the line on Bixby Ave. so you only have to get in one line to put in your food order. It is recommended to bring a picnic blanket and/or chairs as there is limited seating at the outdoor lunch benches. ... read full article
Steel Craft Night - Support Longfellow PTA!Longfellow PTA2/11/20192/21/2019
Steel Craft Night - Support Longfellow PTA!
Enjoy an evening out at Steel Craft and support local businesses while also supporting Longfellow PTA! All vendors will be donating a portion of your purchase back to Longfellow PTA. Come out between 5:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20. Mark your calendar, bring the whole family, and invite friends to join you!   ... read full article
Uniform Exchange: Thursday, February 7Longfellow PTA1/21/20192/8/2019
Uniform Exchange: Thursday, February 7
Has the craze to tidy and purge inspired by Marie Kondo hit your household? Donate any uniform clothes that are in good condition to our uniform exchange. We particularly need warm clothes like hoodies and sweatshirts. Thank you! Uniform Exchange will take place on Thursday, February 7 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am just outside of the C building by the Kindergarten breezeway. You are welcome to pick out articles of clothing for your child(ren) and/or drop off items that your child(ren) no longer fit or wear. Please make sure donated items are in like-new condition without stains, rips, or holes. There ... read full article
PTA General Meeting, February 19Longfellow PTA1/21/20192/19/2019
PTA General Meeting, February 19
Come to our general association meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00pm in the Longfellow Auditorium. Get the latest PTA and school news. We will have special guest speaker, Shaila Saint, a parent educator address the following topic:  Digital Media and Video Games.. OMG!  Finding a Family Strategy that Works.   In this new age of digital media and video games, how do we find the balance between embracing and restricting the technology and social media that surrounds our children?  Come join Shaila Saint, M.Ed, as she shares simple but powerful strategies for developing a digital game plan for your family! ... read full article
Spirit Day - Silly Winter SweaterLongfellow PTA12/2/201812/8/2018
Spirit Day - Silly Winter Sweater
Friday, December 7th, students can participate in Spirit Day by wearing a silly winter sweater. Bottoms and footwear must follow uniform guidelines. ... read full article
Music EventsLongfellow PTA12/2/201812/20/2018
Music Events
Mr. Petri is gearing up for two music events, one for kindergarten and the other for 4th-5th grade chorus. Mark your calendar! Kindergarten Winter Performance Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 PM Grace Brethren Church Winter Chorus Concert  (4th & 5th grade Chorus) Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 PM Grace Brethren Church ... read full article
Third Thursday @ The Better Half BoutiqueLongfellow PTA12/2/201812/21/2018
Third Thursday @ The Better Half Boutique
Plan to get some holiday shopping done while supporting a local business and Longfellow PTA at the same time. Shop at the Better Half Boutique on Thursday, December 20th and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Longfellow PTA. ... read full article
Chicken Run & Turkey Trot: Friday, Nov 16Longfellow PTA11/7/201811/21/2018
Chicken Run & Turkey Trot: Friday, Nov 16
The annual Chicken Run for grades TK-1 and Turkey Trot for grades 2-5 will happen on Friday, November 16. Students will compete to determine the fastest boy and girl runner for each grade. The top two runners from each classroom will move on to the final, grade-level round. Grades Tk-2 will run at Longfellow from 9:30-11:00 am, Grades 3-5 will run at Riley from 9:30-10:00 am. ... read full article
Thanksgiving Break Nov 19-23Longfellow PTA11/4/201811/25/2018
Thanksgiving Break Nov 19-23
Thanksgiving break will be from November 19-23. Enjoy time with family, friends, good food, and no school! ... read full article
Reflections Reception: Friday, November 2Longfellow PTA10/21/201811/3/2018
Reflections Reception: Friday, November 2
A Reflections reception will be held on Friday, November 2 at the Expo Arts Center from 5:30-7:00pm to recognize all participants and announce the winners in each category. All are invited to come by to enjoy the entries from both Longfellow and Hughes students. ... read full article
Third Thursday at Long Beach Creamery, 10/18Longfellow PTA10/7/201810/19/2018
Third Thursday at Long Beach Creamery, 10/18
Support a local business and Longfellow at the same time! Visit the Long Beach Creamery location on Long Beach Blvd. between the hours of 1:00-7:00pm on Thursday, October 18 and mention Longfellow when ordering. A portion of your sale will be donated back to our school. ... read full article
PTA General MeetingLongfellow PTA9/8/20189/19/2018
PTA General Meeting
Come out to our first general meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 18 at 6pm in the auditorium. Our principal, Mr. Sigur, will share his report as will Mary Yung, PTA president. Stay up to date with PTA events and programs. Attend to make sure your input is taken into account! Childcare provided in the cafeteria. ... read full article
2018 Harvest Festival: Saturday, November 3Longfellow PTA8/26/201811/3/2018
2018 Harvest Festival: Saturday, November 3
Longfellow's annual Harvest Festival will be happening on Saturday, November 3. It's a day of fun for families. Enjoy games, activities, a pie walk, and more. Join the Harvest Festival committee and help plan the fun! We are currently gathering donations for the silent and live auctions or become a business sponsor. Click  here for details. All donations are tax deductible. Attention BAKERS!   We would love your baked goods for our Harvest Festival Bake Sale!  Go  HERE to sign up to bring some on November 3! ... read full article
1st Day of SchoolLongfellow PTA8/23/20188/30/2018
1st Day of School
The first day of the 2018-19 school year is Wednesday, August 29. Start time is 8:00. Buses taking students in grades 3-5 to Riley will depart between 7:15-7:30. Dismissal times are as follows: TK/K - 11:40; Grades 1-5 - 1:00 PM. Grades 3-5 will return from Riley at approximately 1:20-1:30. ... read full article
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5-11Longfellow PTA4/30/20195/12/2019
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5-11
Let's show our Longfellow teachers how much we love and appreciate them! Be sure to check in with your class room parent to see what activities are planned and take a moment to write your own note of thanks.  ... read full article
Open House - Grades 3-5Longfellow PTA3/9/20195/23/2019
Open House - Grades 3-5
Open House for grades 3-5 at LF@Riley will be on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30-7:00pm. Come check out your child's classroom and see what your child has learned. Be sure to stop in to the Book Fair in the bungalow immediately to the right of the office. ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair: May 22-24, LF@Riley Longfellow PTA3/9/20195/26/2019
Scholastic Book Fair: May 22-24, LF@Riley
Spring book fair is coming to LF@Riley, May 22-24. Funds raised goes towards purchasing books for the RAH (Read at Home) program in which your child will receive a FREE book to encourage reading at home. Assistance is needed to run the book fair. Please check out the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet . We will especially need help managing the book fair during Open House for grades 3-5 at Rileyl! ... read full article
March 19: PTA MeetingLongfellow PTA3/3/20193/17/2019
March 19: PTA Meeting
Come to our general association meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00pm in the Longfellow Auditorium. Get the latest PTA and school news. We will be having our election for Longfellow PTA's 2019-2020 Executive Board, followed by a panel of parents who will be ready to share tips and answer questions regarding middle school transition. Mr. Temple, Hughes Middle School counselor, will also be sharing words of wisdom. ... read full article
Jogathon - March 11 & 15Longfellow PTA2/22/20193/8/2019
Jogathon - March 11 & 15
PTA's main fundraiser for the year is coming up...Our 2019 Jog-a-thon will be on March 11 for Longfellow@Riley's grades 3-5 and March 15 for Longfellow's grades TK/K - 2. For all the latest information, please visit our Jogathon page . ... read full article
No School on February 11 and February 18Longfellow PTA1/13/20191/27/2019
No School on February 11 and February 18
No school on Lincoln Day, February 11 and on Washington Day, February 18. ... read full article
Winter Break: 12/24/18 - 1/4/19Longfellow PTA12/14/20181/7/2019
Winter Break: 12/24/18 - 1/4/19
LBUSD will be on break from December 24 through January 4. Enjoy the days off and we'll see you in 2019! ... read full article
Spirit Day: Friday, May 24Longfellow PTA4/30/20195/26/2019
Spirit Day: Friday, May 24
Show your school spirit by wearing a patriotic shirt to school on Friday, May 24. Students must wear uniform bottoms and shoes appropriate for the playground. Spirit wear days are coordinated by Student Council. Any questions should be directed to the office. *This spirit day was changed from the previously announced Disney theme. ... read full article
5th Grade Musical Performance - March 21 & 22Longfellow PTA3/9/20193/23/2019
5th Grade Musical Performance - March 21 & 22
The 5th-grade musical performance will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 6PM and Friday, March 22 at 1:15PM on the Longfellow campus. Both performances are the same, so parents are requested to choose one time to attend to allow for enough seating for others. ... read full article
3rd Grade Musical - Date ChangeLongfellow PTA2/3/20192/22/2019
3rd Grade Musical - Date Change
The 3rd Grade musical performance for parents has been changed to Thursday, February 21 at 6pm. There will be a second performance on Friday, February 22 at 1:15pm; however, priority seating is given to 2nd grade classes and there will be very limited seating available for parents. Parents are encouraged to come to the Thursday evening performance. ... read full article
Science Night - May 28Longfellow PTA5/13/20195/29/2019
Science Night - May 28
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 28 and make sure to come out for Family Science Night for 6-8 pm! It's a fun evening of math, science, and engineering games where you can test your brain, works in groups, and have lots of fun! It's one of the most anticipated PTA sponsored nights of the school year! The evening starts with a brief PTA meeting where we will vote to adopt  Longfellow PTA bylaws  and our 2019-20 budget, and then we quickly move on to the STEM activities. We hope to see you there! ... read full article
Career DayLongfellow PTA4/17/20195/30/2019
Career Day
Longfellow school counselor, Mrs. Reyes, is coordinating this year's Career Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29 from 8am-10am on both campuses. Speakers from different fields will be visiting classroom and sharing what their job/career is all about!  ... read full article
Uniform Exchange: Thursday, April 4Longfellow PTA3/16/20194/4/2019
Uniform Exchange: Thursday, April 4
Uniform Exchange will take place on Thursday, April 4 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am just outside of the C building by the Kindergarten breezeway. You are welcome to pick out articles of clothing for your child(ren) and/or drop off items that your child(ren) no longer fit or wear. Please make sure donated items are in like-new condition without stains, rips, or holes. There is a yellow bin on the auditorium steps where donations can be placed into at your convenience. ... read full article
Red Cross Blood Drive - April 5Longfellow PTA3/9/20194/5/2019
Red Cross Blood Drive - April 5
The Red Cross blood mobile will be at Longfellow on Friday, April 5, from 12-6PM. Consider signing up to donate blood. You don't need a special reason to donate blood. You just need your own reason. For more information on donating blood and what to expect if it will be your first time, click HERE . To sign up, click  HERE or for questions,  EMAIL info@LBLongfellowPTA.org. ... read full article
Spring Break - 4/19-4/28Longfellow PTA3/16/20194/28/2019
Spring Break - 4/19-4/28
There will be no school from Friday, April 19 (Admission's Day) through Sunday, April 28. Enjoy Spring Break! ... read full article