National Walk to School Day was a huge success at Long School. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our breakfast students, Preschool and Kids Club students were able to take part as well. Mrs. Hannaford and Mrs. Jakubus assisted as crossing guards and many staff members couldn’t resist joining in. Students received a sticker and filled in an ‘I Walked to School Today’ footprint for our school hall. Our school received a Certificate of Participation from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports which was signed by Governor Snyder.
On Wednesday, October 7, Long School students will join students and parents across the United States in celebrating National Walk to School Day. We are encouraging all students to walk at least part of the way to school on this day, which is also a Late Start. We are working on a plan for students attending morning Kids Club to participate as well.
Signs and adults will be posted on New York and Boston Streets to help ensure safety. We are looking forward to our first time participation in this event which promotes safety, healthy living and a sense of community.
Long School students are developing their scientific identities during Science Enrichment class with Mrs. Newsted. All classes have a 45 minute period every week during which they explore grade level science topics through interactive, hands-on activities. One of their first tasks was to determine what a scientist looked like. Following this, students developed their vision of themselves as a scientist. Here are a couple pictures of the results. Students are also writing questions they would like to ask astronauts on the International Space Station. During the week of Oct. 26, 18-20 Dearborn School students will have the opportunity to ask their question during a live communication with the International Space Station!
Students are setting their goals and filling the halls at Long Elementary. As students work to develop ‘My Learning Plan’ goals for the start of the new school year, they are posting them on pennants in the school hall. It creates a wonderful display and a powerful statement about our school’s commitment to achievement. Ask your child about their current goals.
Join the staff, students and families of Long School for our Open House celebration of the new school year. We will begin with a brief presentation of information and initiatives in the gym at 5:30. Following this, enjoy visiting classrooms and teachers, checking out student work through the halls and meeting other parents while enjoying refreshments in our cafeteria. Our Book Fair will be open in the Media Center from 6:00 to 7:30. We hope to see you there!
It’s that time! Long School staff are preparing to welcome everyone back for a great 2015-2016 school year. Here are some important dates to keep in mind.
Sept. 8 – School begins with a half day for all students at 8:35. Dismissal is at 11:45. Kindergarten parents, please bring your students to the Cafeteria. After they go on to class, join us for our annual PTA sponsored BooHoo Breakfast.
Sept. 17 – Open House from 5:30 to 7:00
Sept. 23, 24, 25 – No School
Class lists will be posted on the Main Doors on Friday, Sept. 4 in the late afternoon. We want to be sure every student registering is assigned to a class.
Kindergarten parents, please note the Soft Start schedule in the earlier post.
This fall, Dearborn Schools will introduce incoming Kindergarten students to school through a ‘soft start’. Kindergarten students, as well as all students at Long, will begin on September 8 with a half day of school, dismissing at 11:45. On Wednesday, September 9, Kindergarten students will again attend school for a half day dismissing at 11:45. On Thursday and Friday, Kindergarten students will stay for lunch and part of the afternoon. Dismissal for Kindergarten will be at 1:30 on Thursday and Friday. Monday, September 14, all Kindergarten students will begin attending school for full day sessions, dismissing with the rest of the school at 3:35.