Long School will be home to several new programs beginning this fall.
First, we will be opening a Great Start to Readiness Program classroom this year. This is a funded preschool program for four year olds. We are extremely excited to welcome teacher, Veronica Kubitz, back to Long. Mrs. Kubitz’s children attended Long School and Mrs. Kubitz has been a very involved member of the school community. If you have a four year old child and are interested in learning more, please call Cotter Preschool at (313) 827-6150 or Long School after August 22.
In addition, we will be housing a preschool program for students in need of additional support. We are looking forward to welcoming teacher, Elizabeth Shaw, to the Long School community. She has been enthusiastically preparing for her young learners.
Finally (for now), Long School will be one of the first Dearborn Schools to implement the National Parent Teacher Home Visit Project.
Your teacher may be contacting you to set up a home visit. This is NOT a meeting to tell you what to do as a parent or to get you to sign up for anything. This is a time to get to know you and your student away from school. This is also a time for you to get to know your child’s teacher. During the visit, time is taken to share Hopes & Dreams, experiences, and school resources. It is also completely voluntary on your part.
Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools. It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.
Enjoy the rest of the summer break and don’t forget to visit our Media Center on Mondays (1-4) and Thursdays (9-12).
Thanks to everyone for another successful year at Long School. This year, we celebrated the retirement of several members of our family. Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy DeFroy, Nurse Laurie Feldcamp, Mr. Eric Shea and Mrs. Kathy Struk. We wish you all the best and look forward to your future visits.
Just a reminder: The Long School Media Center will be open on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 pm and on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12 Noon. Stop by to check out books, create crafts, access the chrome books and see friends.
Edsel Ford seniors who previously attended Long School came back for a final walk through today. Current Long students and staff cheered them on and celebrated their success with them. Following the walk through, seniors answered questions for fifth graders about middle school and high school. Congratulations to All. Your Long School family is very proud of you!
Long School has been actively recycling for several years but now our Student Recycling Committee is getting some additional support from the City of Dearborn and The Ecology Center. Through the efforts of a collaborative committee, Long School received new classroom recycling boxes and two more recycling bins. We will also be getting weekly pick-up at Long School (no more ‘borrowing’ neighbors curbs). The student committee will be closely monitoring the amount of recycling and ensuring that only recyclable items are placed in the bins. Long School was selected, along with Bryant Middle School, as a pilot for this program which the City and District hope to expand to more schools next year.
Is there a certain teacher who really encouraged or motivated your child? Went above and beyond? Provided an extraordinary learning experience?
We have many exceptional teachers here at Long and now is the time to recognize them. Nominations are being accepted for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award. All you need to do is print and work with your child to complete the attached application then submit it to the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce. Teachers will be recognized and the awards will be presented during a ceremony at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on May 11 at 4:15.
Teacher of the Year Application
The Book Fair is coming next week and the theme for this year is “groovy”. Long School students and staff kicked the month off by wearing our grooviest apparel this Friday. Long School is carrying on the theme through all of our March is Reading Month activities including Family Literacy Night on March 9. Click on the calendar attached to keep up on all of the “happenings” at Long.
Just a reminder that Dearborn Schools will be closed Friday and Monday. We will resume classes on Tuesday, February 16th.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our water collection. Long School was able to donate 60 cases of water to help the residents of Flint. A special thank you to Mr. Bartolomei for transporting all of the water to the Administration Building.
The law requires the Dearborn Public Schools to provide parents or guardians a set of legal announcements containing information on laws pertaining to students and parents. The updated version of these announcements is now available on the district website, www.dearbornschools.org. All parents and guardians are encouraged to take a moment and review the document. If anyone is in need of translation assistance to review the document please contact the Student Services Office at 827-3005