I am full of thanks this Thanksgiving holiday, as I know you are too. There are many reasons to be thankful at Longfellow this year: our teachers are stellar and ambitious and determined; our staff is so very supportive and resourceful and flexible; our parents and caregivers are so very gracious with their time and support; and our STUDENTS are all SHINING STARS. Those students… if you volunteer any amount of time at Longfellow, you will know what I mean. They make me feel like a SUPER star.
I love these pictures that fellow parent, Vanessa Eades, took the other day. She totally captures the essence of each student.
Thank you, Vanessa, and thank you, Xochitl Martinez, for volunteering and providing a special art class that gave us this cherished moment in time.
Your Longfellow PTA strives to provide your students with as much extra enrichment as possible – special art classes, monarch studies, extra field trips, beautiful teaching gardens, fun community festivals, DJ dance parties, playground equipment, teacher supplies, and so much more. We can’t do it without your help.
Oooh, that last sentence gives up my motive, doesn’t it? Well, hey, this school by the mountains is worth it! One last request for the year 2015! Please consider the following ways in which you may help out your student and their school greatly:
Buy one (or a few) Community Discount Cards
The cards are only $10 each. They pay for themselves after using them a few times, and are good for a full year. The cards not only help our school make money, and continue to provide field trips, programs and other incentives, but they also help you save. For every card we sell, the school keeps $5. It’s an easy fundraiser to be a part of! The deadline to purchase your cards is the morning of Friday, December 18th – don’t delay! Please contact Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 677-8327 for cards.
Donate crayons and coloring books:
Our programs chair, Erika Aguilar, is currently requesting donations of coloring books and crayons to give to each child before the Winter Holiday Break. This is similar to the book drive we did last year, where we provided a book to read for each child at Longfellow. We will continue to take donations for the crayon and coloring book drive through December 12th.
Join Your Friends at California Pizza Kitchen
Join the Auditorium Decorations Committee
Join the Yearbook Committee
Volunteer for Next Year’s PTA Board of Directors
Grateful for each of you,