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Long Elementary School Before School CATCH Energizer

This year our school is participating in the Dearborn SHINES Program. Things are happening in classrooms, in physical education as well as before and after school, to that teach kids why and how to make healthy choices!

What: As part of this whole-school focus on health we will be starting a before-school program open to two sections, a K-2 section and a 3-5 section. It offers a safe, supervised and non-competitive setting where children can learn about healthy eating and be physically active with their friends.

Activities: The CATCH Energizer Club starts with a walking club and is followed by a fun game that involves physical activity. Each morning the club will conclude with a healthy school breakfast.

When: The before-school CATCH Energizer Club meets on Tuesday’s K-2 and Thursday’s 3-5 from 7:45-8:30 am.

Who: This club will operate under the leadership of Ms. Little.
If you would like your child(ren) to participate, please return the permission slip your child received.

Long Community Garden is Looking Great!

Long School students, staff and parents joined together with volunteers from U of M/Dearborn EIC, Beaumont Hospital, ACCESS, Wayne State and Ford Motor Company to create our garden area. Students moved components into place, filled planting boxes with soil, spread mulch and planted trees. This is one component of the D-Shines project. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped out!



Garden Action Day is Friday!

Long School Community Action Day is Friday, October 26 from 9:00 to 3:00. We will be working with our community partners in the Dearborn Shines project to actually create and install our garden. Come on up and join in the fun.

Garden Community Action Day Schedule
Friday, October 26
9:00-10:00 – Jones, Bartolomei
10:00-11:00 – Kaye, Ciecko
10:30-11:15 – McShane
11:00-12:00 – Lee
1:00-2:00 – Chesney
1:30-2:15 – Denison
2:00-3:00 – Little
Kindergartners and every parent are welcome at any and all times. Thank you!

Walk to School Day is October 10!

The Long School community will once again celebrate National Walk to School Day. On October 10, students are encouraged to join their peers and walk to school. Several parents have volunteered to gather a group and supervise students. Staff members will be outside assisting Safeties and making sure all walkers sign a poster celebrating Walk to School Day. Join the fun and promote a healthy lifestyle!

Long School Mural

Check out the new mural in the Long School hallway. The artwork is the design and creation of nationally known artist (and Long School parent), Mathew Sharum. It depicts Long School along with its namesake, Samuel B. Long and was made possible thanks to contributions from our outgoing fifth grade class, our PTA and our school.