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Roadrunners Pajama Day

In keeping with this month’s focus of generosity, Long students and staff donated $1 to wear pajamas last Friday. We raised $245 which was used to purchase more pajamas for our donation to Scholastic Book Clubs Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. As a result, Long School was able to donate 70 pairs of pajamas! Thank you to Mrs. Lee and/or Mrs. McShane, who have coordinated this project for several years here at Long. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!


Long Welcomes the Red Wings

On December 5, Long School welcomed members of the Red Wings school assembly program. The team, led by Coach Ryan, spoke with students about the importance of education and dedication. They also had students and staff actively participating in several hockey related competitions. Along with the insightful messages about working hard, eating healthy and exercising, the club donated a full set of floor hockey equipment to the students of Long School! Thank you and Let’s Go Red Wings!


Possible Dearborn GSRP Preschool Availability

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017. There is an immediate possibility of free full-day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program. If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited. Families must live in the city of Dearborn.

Please forward this to all Dearborn families with 4-year-olds.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Long School Recycling Committee wants you to help us keep our environment healthy by remembering the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  The committee met with representatives from Recycle Ann Arbor to learn more about keeping contamination out of our recycling. We learned that paper towel, tissues and plastic bags cannot be recycled as the recycling facility used by Dearborn is not able to process them. More helpful tips to come!

Long PTA Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Long Elementary PTA has teamed up with Barnes and Noble (Allen Park) for a Fall Book Fair. The Book Fair will run from November 11th to November 16th, with the kick-off being in-store on November 11th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
During the kick-off:
• Barnes and Noble will raffle off a gift basket
• There will be a Scavenger Hunt at 1:00
• A Mini Maker Faire with various activities will be happening
The holidays are quickly approaching! This would be a great opportunity to accommodate your holiday shopping needs.
Any purchases made November 11th through November 16th in-store or online must use Book Fair Id #12245353 in order for Long PTA to receive a percent of the purchase (exact percent will depend on total purchases). Your support is greatly appreciated!
Barnes and Noble
3120 Fairlane Dr. (The Hill)
Allen Park, Michigan

Parent Meeting: Reading at Home

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!

Long School Parent Meeting

Penny Wars and Popcorn!

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”.



International Walk to School Day

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!

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Big Ideas About Respect

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.