On Tuesday, October 24th at 8:45, Long School will have our first Parent Meeting of the year. The meeting will focus on strategies for helping your child with reading at home. Participants will learn how to support with sight word recognition, reading fluency and comprehension in narrative stories. Everyone will also receive materials and a book. We hope you are able to join us!
The upcoming U of M vs State game has brought out some very strong opinions from students, parents and staff at Long. While the fifth grade penny wars is always a fun and profitable event, this year has been exceptional. Various flags and mascots ‘mysteriously’ appeared in several classrooms today. Students were furiously writing their opinions and voting for their choice. Parents, students and staff all contributed generously to the penny wars jars in support of their team. Along with our first Popcorn Friday, it was a great way to end the week and as one fifth grader was heard to say, “either way, we win”.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Long School will once again participate in International Walk to School Day. Our students and parents will join with others throughout the world in supporting a healthy lifestyle by walking to school. Staff members will be outdoors helping cross everyone safely and promoting this worthwhile event. Students that participate will sign a Walk to School Day banner that will hang in the school hall. Gather up all the students in your neighborhood and get involved!
The Long School community has been exploring the topic of respect for the past few weeks. Students have watched informative videos, discussed what respect is/ isn’t and practiced showing respect throughout the school. They learned that respect is showing others they are important by what you say and do. The three big ideas they focused on are:
Treat others right
Make smart choices
Maximize your potential
Classes are joining together to complete a celebration craft activity. These elephants are a symbol of respect because elephants protect their families and show respect to older herd members.
As our community comes back together and we welcome many new faces, we are focused on building closer relationships, between adults and students as well as among students. Classrooms at Long started by having teachers and students create ‘Me Bags’. Students and teachers brought several items to share with their class that represent who they are and what they value. We will continue with many such activities as we explore our first Core Essential Values topic of Respect.
Long ES and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. Long ES is using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available from 5/19/17 to 5/31/17. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/4zMuNU
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal at Jakubuv@dearbornschools.org. Thank you in advance for supporting Long ES improvement efforts.
Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,
أولياء الأمور الكرام ،
مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت من 5/19 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي : https://goo.gl/4zMuNU
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي <<Jakubuv@dearbornschools.org شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة .
نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.
It’s time to recognize those dedicated, caring, hard-working teachers at Long School by nominating them for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award! Below is the link to the online recommendation form. Paper forms are available in the school office and vestibule bulletin boards. Nominations are due by April 13, 2017