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Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)

Date:
Thu 5/13 - Sun 5/23

Please support our PTA by shopping the Scholastic Book Fair!
Visit the fair here --> http://bit.ly/lionsbookfair

-25% of your purchase goes back to our PTA
-We use those funds to purchase Scholastic books for our "Read At Home" (RAH) program!
-What is RAH? Each year, Longfellow students are given new books to keep. The amount of books can give depends on our book fair sales!

- FREE shipping on orders $25 and up! (orders must be qualifying items)

Thank you for your support!
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)

Date:
Thu 5/13 - Sun 5/23

Please support our PTA by shopping the Scholastic Book Fair!
Visit the fair here --> http://bit.ly/lionsbookfair

-25% of your purchase goes back to our PTA
-We use those funds to purchase Scholastic books for our "Read At Home" (RAH) program!
-What is RAH? Each year, Longfellow students are given new books to keep. The amount of books can give depends on our book fair sales!

- FREE shipping on orders $25 and up! (orders must be qualifying items)

Thank you for your support!
Minimum Day
Minimum Day

Date:
Tuesday, May 18

Early start out at 9:30am
Late start out at 1:00pm
5:30p Longfellow Open House Session 1
Longfellow Open House Session 1

Date:
Tuesday, May 18
Time:
5:30p - 5:55p

6:00p Longfellow Open House Session 2
Longfellow Open House Session 2

Date:
Tuesday, May 18
Time:
6:00p - 6:25p
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)

Date:
Thu 5/13 - Sun 5/23

Please support our PTA by shopping the Scholastic Book Fair!
Visit the fair here --> http://bit.ly/lionsbookfair

-25% of your purchase goes back to our PTA
-We use those funds to purchase Scholastic books for our "Read At Home" (RAH) program!
-What is RAH? Each year, Longfellow students are given new books to keep. The amount of books can give depends on our book fair sales!

- FREE shipping on orders $25 and up! (orders must be qualifying items)

Thank you for your support!
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)

Date:
Thu 5/13 - Sun 5/23

Please support our PTA by shopping the Scholastic Book Fair!
Visit the fair here --> http://bit.ly/lionsbookfair

-25% of your purchase goes back to our PTA
-We use those funds to purchase Scholastic books for our "Read At Home" (RAH) program!
-What is RAH? Each year, Longfellow students are given new books to keep. The amount of books can give depends on our book fair sales!

- FREE shipping on orders $25 and up! (orders must be qualifying items)

Thank you for your support!
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)
Scholastic Spring Book Fair (virtual)

Date:
Thu 5/13 - Sun 5/23

Please support our PTA by shopping the Scholastic Book Fair!
Visit the fair here --> http://bit.ly/lionsbookfair

-25% of your purchase goes back to our PTA
-We use those funds to purchase Scholastic books for our "Read At Home" (RAH) program!
-What is RAH? Each year, Longfellow students are given new books to keep. The amount of books can give depends on our book fair sales!

- FREE shipping on orders $25 and up! (orders must be qualifying items)

Thank you for your support!
Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day
Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

Date:
Friday, May 21
Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk Day

Date:
Saturday, May 22

Learn more about Harvey Milk here
https://gsanetwork.org/resources/harvey-milk-day/

Visit Harvey Milk Promenade in Long Beach
http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/directory/harvey-milk-promenade-park/
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6:00p PTA Gen Mtg - Family Science Night
PTA Gen Mtg - Family Science Night

Date:
Tuesday, May 25
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
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Time Capsule Submissions Due May 14th

Tick Tock! Time Capsule submissions are due next Friday, May 14th!
There's no way any of us Lions will forget this past year... but let's honor it with our 2020-21 Longfellow PTA Time Capsule. The time capsule will be stored two ways – physical items, and a digital capsule as well. Students and staff are welcome to submit physical items to their teacher, and PTA volunteers will collect. You can also send digital submissions to historian@lblongfellowpta.org  
Get creative! So many different possibilities. Remember, you won't get physical items back so we suggest copies of photos, or awards, art pieces, etc – or submit them digitally!
Here are sample letters as an idea: Dear Future me letter 1 and Dear Future me letter 2
 

Virtual Spring Book Fair OPEN NOW!

It's the last week of the Longfellow Scholastic Book Fair! Order by 5/23!
*Stock up on summer reading *Grad or birthday gifts *Save some on-hand for surprises
*Free shipping for orders over $25! (only books qualify)
Visit our virtual book fair at bit.ly/lionsbookfair
Your purchases directly fund our Read At Home (RAH) program. PTA gives each student at least one book to take home each year - we usually give 2, and would love to give more if we have the funds! Please support this program if you can – thank you!

Our RAH co-chair and YA author, Elise Bryant, created a suggested reading list with Scholastic titles by and featuring diverse voices. These books are available on Scholastic - let's grow and diversify our bookshelves! Please check out the hyperlinked list here!
bit.ly/LongfellowDiverseVoices


Dual Immersion at Longfellow - Update

The feasibility report has been completed and Mr. Sigur sent out a notice last week to all families via School Messenger. The report says for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years it is NOT feasible for us to have Dual Immersion.
Please read the report on our PTA website here Longfellow DI Feasibility Report
The report cites 4 reasons why they don’t believe DI can go forward.
¡Pero no perdamos la esperanza!

However!! Don’t lose hope. We can advocate for and try to pursue an after-school Spanish club/class offering that Mr. Sigur and Mrs. Reyes have begun thinking about for next year. For questions, or to advocate, please contact school administrators at (562) 595-0308.


May Observances and Celebrations

In May we honor: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage, Haitian Heritage, and Mental Health Awareness! 
One great way to honor and explore these observances is by reading about them! There are book lists floating all around the web, but here are two lists shared by our LB Council PTA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee: 
16 Asian American & Pacific Islander books for kids
11 Books to read for Jewish American Heritage month
 
  

LBUSD AAPI Website Is Live!

Voices of LBUSD's AAPI website is live! Check it out! 
https://sites.google.com/lbschools.net/voicesoflbusd
This group of LBUSD educators, staff, and parents put together a wonderful site full of amazing, robust resources for teachers, students, and the community. Please check it out and share with your childrens' teachers, and your teacher friends! We can all work together to learn about the rich heritages of so many AAPI communities. We can all work together to #StopAsianHate!

LBUSD May Self-Care Calendar
 
 
Get your May Self-Care Calendar from LBUSD Family Resource Centers here!
English and Spanish here
Follow them on Instagram @lbusdfrc and https://linktr.ee/LBUSDFRC
 

Long Beach Public Library - Homework Help

Live Homework Help through BrainFuse Now / Long Beach Public Library 1pm - 10pm
 
LBPL cardholders can access live homework help in English & Spanish through the Brainfuse Help Now resources on LBPL’s Homework Help page. 
 
http://www.longbeach.gov/library/learn/homework-help/
 

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support
More info about getting a LBPL card: 
http://www.longbeach.gov/library/borrow/get-a-library-card/
 

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Longfellow Virtual Open House

Join Longfellow's first Virtual Open House!
Tuesday, May 18th 2021 
There are TWO sessions available: 
Session 1 - 5:30-5:55pm

Session 2 - 6:00-6:25pm

Please stay tuned to hear word from your child's teacher on the way to log on. Thank you!

Tuesday is a minimum day! Early start students are out at 10:00am, and late start students are out at 1:00pm.


Virtual PTA General Association Meeting

 

Our next General Association meeting is May 25 at 6pm via Zoom. Please join us as we discuss programs, next year's budget and so much more!

If you plan to attend the virtual meeting, please RSVP by emailing info@LBLongfellowPTA.org for pre-authorization and the meeting info to log in. We request you to register so that you can also receive the agenda and any documents that will be reviewed.

If this is your first PTA meeting, please feel free to watch an introduction to PTA video regarding how we operate.


PTA Updates

 

If you would like to become involved next year by volunteering for any of the open chair positions, please email info@lblongfellowpta.org!


"Takeout" Third Thursday at Steelcraft, May 20

Please join us for Longfellow Elementary PTA’s LAST THIRD THURSDAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR on May 20th!
 
For this Third Thursday, we’ll be supporting these *SUPER SIX* SteelCraft businesses:
 
- Smog City Brewing
- Rori’s Artisanal Creamery
- La Taqueria Brand
- Waffle Love
- Hangry Belly
- DeSano Pizza
 
These businesses will donate 10% of your take out or dine in order to the PTA to support its many programs for the school if you mention “LONGFELLOW” when you place your order over the phone or at their window!  (Please note that online and delivery orders do not count toward our fundraiser)
 
This is an ALL DAY fundraiser meant to address your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between ice cream and beer needs!  Please take advantage of the all day format so you can participate within your comfort level:  grab some take out, dine in during less crowded hours, etc.  Note that each restaurant has their own operating hours, so plan accordingly!
 

LBUSD Parent University Presents...
 
LBUSD Parent University – Free Family Art-Making at Home Workshop
Thursday, May 20th, 4-5pm 

Join two LBUSD art teachers and explore a variety of hands-on art making to do with children, using easy-to-find supplies that you may already have at home. Expect engaging activities that promote creativity, build fine motor skills, encourage neural connections, develop problem-solving abilities and help kids understand themselves and their world. Fun for kids and grown-ups alike! 

English - https://youtu.be/3VVBHKWaSWg

Spanish - https://youtu.be/FnfthK0AS9Y

Khmer - https://youtu.be/9j-Td1pGQvU

 

Bixby Elementary PTA Presents...
 
The Bixby Elementary PTA's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI+B) committee welcomes all our greater community's families to celebrate PRIDE month!
Bixby DEI+B welcomes you to Family Game night in celebration of LGBTQIA Pride on Friday, May 21st at 6pm via Zoom. Register here.
 

Rori's First Fridays Continue

First Friday's at Rori's Continue! Every first Friday of the month beginning September 4th (except school holidays), Rori's will donate 10% of their proceeds to Longfellow to help support art and music programs. Rori's is located 3768 Long Beach Blvd, LB, 90807 (at Steelcraft). Just mention Longfellow and enjoy! 

Please note: All participants must observe social distancing and properly wear face masks covering their nose and mouth. All local, county and state health department guidelines must be complied with.

https://www.rorisartisanalcreamery.com/flavors/


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THANK YOU to the following BUSINESS SPONSORS
for your generous donation in support of Longfellow PTA!

For information on the Longfellow PTA Business Sponsorship Program, click HERE.