Students involved in the afterschool music program at Lowrey School visited Long School today and entertained us with their caroling. Under the direction of music teacher, Ashley Helper and with the assistance of teacher, Rana Hassna, 44 students in grades 4 and 5 rode the bus to Long and performed several songs for students in first, second and third grades. Everyone enjoyed the event and we are very thankful to Ms. Helper for including Long School in the singers’ itinerary.
Our School Culture Committee has transformed the main hallway into a Winter Wonderland. The fence that once held pumpkins is now home to snowmen and snow women enthusiastically displaying their math knowledge. Every student is contributing in their own unique way. Stop by and ask your child to point out his or her snowman.
Today was Ms. Pizzino’s last official day with her first graders. Mrs. McShane is returning from her leave on Monday.
The Long School community and all of the students would like to thank her immensely for all she has done for us. Her dedication, energy and positive attitude created an atmosphere where students were able to grow and learn each day. We look forward to seeing her back at Long School soon.
Long School PTA will host a fundraiser at the Panera Bread location on the hill in Allen Park. Stop by for some delicious food, show the flyer and support Long School!
Long School City Beautiful Jr. Commissioners, Ayah and Brian, were sworn in by Mayor O’Reilly last week. Our City Beautiful representatives head up our Student Recycling Committee. The Recycling Committee is responsible for educating Long students about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. They have a bulletin board in the hall and present during assemblies. They also collect recycling from classrooms and take our bins out for curbside pick-up.
Students attending Dearborn’s Homecoming were able to enter a raffle sponsored by the DFT to win books for their entire class. Long School 2nd grader, Xaiver, was the Elementary School winner! The DFT board came to Mrs. Ciecko’s classroom with a sign, a plaque and a beautiful selection of books for everyone. It was so exciting! Thank you Dearborn Federation of Teachers.
This Tuesday, October 27 at 12:01 pm, students from Dearborn Schools will make contact with astronauts on the International Space Station. Students from across the district will gather at the Michael Berry Center to ask their questions live. Long School fifth grader, Samantha, was one of the students selected. We are so excited!
The interview will be shown live on youtube. If you would like to view it, here is a link.
So much is happening at Long, we had to share.
Students are ‘pumpkin’ up their learning by writing their new learning on pumpkins which are on display in our hallway.
Mrs. Bartolomei’s and Mrs. Morey’s students investigated the properties of apples together. Can you estimate how many cubes it takes to balance an apple? Thank you to all of the parents who were able to help out!
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.