Welcome Back!


So, how did your student(s) enjoy their first week of the 2015-2016 school year? I hope all (students, teachers and care-givers) are finding their groove and gearing up for lots of fun learning this year!

Your PTA is always looking for new volunteers and new ideas to help make our school community stronger. Please join us at all or one of the following upcoming events this week. welcome_to_kindergartenFirst up, our Annual Kinder Coffee on Thursday, August 27th, starting at 7:50 am right outside the Kinder playground. This is a great opportunity to meet other Kinder parents and to find out how you can be help with your child’s education.

Later, on Thursday, August 27th, will be held our FIRST PTA Meeting of the year, from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. Join us in Room 113 and find out how your PTA plans to use their budget for the school year and get information on the Fall Fundraiser. While you do not need to be a member of our PTA to attend the meetings, you do need to be a member to vote, so please join the PTA today! Spanish translation, childcare and light refreshments will be provided.


logo_coffee_talkThen on Friday, August 28th, join us again for our regular PTA Coffee out on the main blacktop, at 7:50 am. Typically, your PTA will provide free coffee, pastries and good conversation the last Friday of the month. It’s a good way to find out what upcoming events are happening at Longfellow and learn about the many ways that you can be involved with your child’s education.

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Popsicle Social on August 17th

Meet your teacher

Please don’t miss out on a great opportunity to find out your child’s teacher and what your Longfellow PTA has planned for the year. Just stop by the school on  Monday, August 17th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for our “Meet Your Teacher Popsicle Social”. At that time you and your child will have the opportunity to find out who your child’s teacher is and where their classroom is located. The teachers will be on campus from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The PTA will be there as well with Popsicles to share with your child(ren) and ice cold water for you. Take care of several things all at once: sign up for your annual PTA Membership ($8 per adult), purchase “uniform-approved” t-shirts ($10 each), and get information about all the super fun opportunities and events we have planned for the year.

As in the past, LEARNs, After School Adventures, and Harmony Project Pasadena will be there as well to help you sign up for their programs if desired.

But don’t worry. If you can’t make it to the Popsicle Social, you can find out who your child’s teacher is on the first day of school. Class lists will be posted on the black top.

Happy Back to School shopping!

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Closing out the 2014-2015 School Year

The year is ending fast and furious – don’t forget any of the following events:

Yearbooks are available for sale in the school office, while supplies last. $15 each

Now through May 31st >>> Parent Survey 2015. The link is posted on the Longfellow website under “Parents” then “Parent Survey 2015”

May 20th at 4:00 pm >>> School Site Council Meeting

May 21st at 6:15 pm >>> PTA Meeting in Room 113: Special PTA awards will be given to community members who have served our school continuously. Free dinner, child care and Spanish translation provided.

May 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm >>> Spring Family Dance Party!!! A free dinner will be provided (while supplies last!)

May 25th >>> Memorial Day Observed – NO SCHOOL

May 26th >>> PESA class 8:00 to 10:00 am in Room 113; and Fundraiser Night at Dave & Buster’s in Arcadia from 5:30 to 9:30 pm

May 26th through 29th >>> SPIRIT Week! More details to come!

May 29th >>> Student FREE Dress Day; PTA Blacktop Coffee at 7:50 am; Student of the Month assemblies

June 1st at 8:30 am >>> Annual Fifth Grade vs. Longfellow Staff Softball Game!

June 2nd >>> 5th Grade Picnic at Washington Park (PLEASE NOTE: the flyer that went home to 5th grade families noted the wrong location.) Other grade level picnics throughout the end of May/beginning of June – check with your teacher on date and needs.

June 3rd at 8:30 am >>> Promotion Ceremony for 5th Grade in the Longfellow Auditorium

June 4th >>> Last day of school. Report cards go home with students. Early dismissal at 12:30 pm

Have a great summer!

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Wait a minute, where did February go?

Black History Month IMG_4337I’m not sure about you, but I feel like I blinked and the month of February went poof! So much happened at Longfellow in February: Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, Field Trips galore!, the Harmony Project concert, African-American History Bee (Longfellow brought home first place!), Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair (many thanks to volunteers Xochitl and Rosana for all the time you volunteered and in making the book fair possible!), and of course SCIENCE NIGHT!!! The Science Night committee out-did themselves once again this year, despite the weather “pulling the blinds” on our stargazing. PLUS, in case you missed it, the Executive Director of the Pasadena Education Foundation presented a check for $2,000.00 to Mrs. Ingber and our Annual Fund Chair, Steve Cole, for Longfellow School!!! 

Harmony Project Rehearsal

Harmony Project Rehearsal

Time is MARCHing on though! Here’s what’s happening this month:

March 5th >>> ELAC Meeting at 8:00 am; PEF Rep on-site from 8:00 to 10:00 am to register students for their Summer Enrichment Program; and for those parents of students in 5th grade, there is a Middle School Workshop. Learn how to help your child navigate the transition to middle school – at 9 a.m. at the Family Resource Center, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena.http://goo.gl/bmyOzz

First Place in the District!

First Place in the District!

PEF presents a check for $2,000.00 to Longfellow!

PEF presents a check for $2,000.00 to Longfellow!

March 6th >>> Dr. Seuss Day “Read Across America” – special guest readers in the morning and the a great Read Out in the Kinder Field at 1:30 pm

Seuss Quote

March 10th >>> Adult Computer class in Room 113 from 8:00 to 10:00 am; GATE Parent Meeting at 3:00 pm; Wingstop Fundraiser night in Pasadena from 5:00 to 11:00 pm.

March 12th >>> Exercise Workshop in Room 113 from 8:00 to 9:30 am

March 13th >>> Early Dismissal at 11:55 am; Family Friday K-2 from 8:00 to 8:30 am

March 16th thru March 20th >>> SPRING BREAK!!! – No School.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 23rd thru March 27th >>> Late Open Enrollment Applications accepted on-line only

March 24th >>> Adult Computer class in Room 113 from 8:00 to 10:00 am

March 25th >>> School Site Council Meeting at 4:00 pm in the Resource Room

March 26th >>> Student of the Month Assemblies; PTA Meeting at 6:15 pm

March 27th >>> Student FREE Dress Day; PTA Blacktop Coffee at 7:50 am; Spring Picture Day Fundraiser (20% of photo sales will be donated to Longfellow!): Yearbook orders are DUE! Yearbook 5th Grade Dedications are DUE!

March 28th >>> Math Field Day at PHS from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

March 31st >>> Pupil Free Day – NO SCHOOL – This is a Tuesday folks – odd but true!2014-New-Arrival-Top-Fasion-for-Wall-Characters-font-b-Dr-b-font-font-b-Seuss

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January Reminders


Happy New Year Longfellow Lions!

Below are some reminders for January…

  • January 5th ::: Pupil Free Day – NO SCHOOL
  • January 6th ::: Students return to school!
  • January 8th ::: ELAC meeting at 8:00 am in Room 113
  • January 8th through January 29th ::: Open Enrollment – applications are submitted online.
  • January 12th ::: Harmony Project students begin the 2nd Semester, Kinder Musicianship and Choir classes are first up!
  • January 13th ::: Nutrition Class in Room 113 at 8:00 am: also, PUSD First Choice Festival at 4:30 pm at the Ed Center, 351 South Hudson
  • January 14th ::: School Site Council Meeting at 4:00 pm
  • January 15th ::: PTA Meeting at 8:00 am (Come sign up to volunteer for Stargazing and Science Night, as well as the Book Fair!)
  • January 16th ::: Family Friday – Grades K-2 at 8:00 am
  • January 19th ::: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observed – NO SCHOOL 
  • January 20th ::: Nutrition Class in Room 113 at 8:00 am; also, GATE Parent Meeting at 2:30 pm
  • January 27th ::: Nutrition Class in Room 113 at 8:00 am
  • January 29th ::: Family Reading Night, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (This is fun – don’t miss it!)
  • January 30th ::: Student FREE Dress Day; PTA Blacktop Coffee at 7:50 am (Come sign up to volunteer for Stargazing and Science Night, as well as the Book Fair!); Student of the Month Assemblies

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Closing out 2014!

'Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season!

As we close out the year 2014, please make a note of the following important dates:

Tuesday, December 9th, 11:00 to 10:00 pm >>> California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Night – Don’t forget your flier! I think this day is the first LEARNs after-school basketball game too, so it’s a perfect day to grab dinner after the game! :)

Friday, December 12th, by 2:00 pm >>> last chance to donate books for our Longfellow Book Swap. Please turn in your donations at the office.

Wednesday, December 17th, 8:00 am AND 1:00 pm >>> All school Holiday Performance – charge up those camera batteries!

Also on Wednesday, December 17th, 4:00 pm >>> School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, December 18th, 8:00 am AND 9:00 am >>> Student of the Month Assemblies

Friday, December 19th, 8:00 to 8:30 am >>> Family Friday for Grades 3rd thru 5th

Also on Friday, December 19th: Student FREE Dress Day; PTA Blacktop Coffee at 7:50 am; EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:55 am

December 22nd through January 5th: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

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November Reminders


Dear Longfellow Lions,

Many thanks to all who helped out with our jog-a-thon last Friday. So far, our students raised $4,211 for their school, and it was such a healthy way to fund-raise and show school spirit at the same time.

Now here’s what’s in store for the rest of November:

Tuesday, November 11th >>> NO SCHOOL due to observance of Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 12th >>> Common Core Standards Parent Education Night at 6:00 pm

Friday, November 14th >>> Family Friday for Grades K thru 2 at 8:00 am

November 17th thru 21st >>> GATE Testing Window. Grades 2 & 5 will be tested. Students in grades 3 & 4 will be tested only if parent requests.

Wednesday, November 19th >>> School Site Council meeting at 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 20th >>> Book Swap donations are DUE – drop off your gently used books for grades K thru 5, in the school office, anytime between now and this day; PTA Meeting at 6:15 pmSpecial presentation by representative of Habitat for Humanity, explaining an awesome opportunity for home ownership for those that qualify. Please spread the word! We would love our deserving Longfellow families to get a shot at this!

Friday, November 21st >>> Student FREE Dress Day; PTA Blacktop Coffee at 7:50 am; Student of the Month Assemblies

November 24th thru 28th >>> NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Vacation.


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