Longdale Tiger Talk

Reach for the Stars - January 8, 2023

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Important Dates

January 16th - Student/Staff Holiday No School

January 23rd - Picture Make-ups/Retakes

January 27th - Student Half-day Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

February 9th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Available on PowerSchool

February 9th - In-Person Guardian/Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

February 10th - PTO Family Valentine Dance

News You Can Use

LAMPS Newsletter

Students are not only hard at work learning in their classrooms; they are also learning lots in the LAMPS (Library, Art, Music, PE, School Counseling) classes. Use the link below to access the LAMPS Newsletter to learn more. LAMPS Newsletter

Parent Portal Access

Instructions for how to view grades on the PowerSchool Portal is available using the Online Services page from the main HCPS website.

To access:

Go to the main HCPS website using https://henricoschools.us/ and click on the Online Services link.

Scroll down to the PowerSchool Parent Portal section. (Screenshot below)

There will be four (4) blue buttons. Click on How to View Grades using the PowerSchool Portal. When the menu opens, click on Viewing Grades on PowerSchool Portal PreK-5th Grade (pdf).
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Holiday Traditions - Longdale Family Recipe Book

During this time of year, many of us spend time preparing out favorite meals for our family and friends. We are bringing back our Family Recipe Book. Take a few minutes to view the video linked below to see some recipes shared last year. Share one or more of your favorite recipes for inclusion in our Longdale Family Recipe Book.

Longdale Recipe Book 2023.mp4

Longdale Recipe Book Submissions form

Recognition Corner

Each week we will highlight different recognition events. Click this button to access the National Day Calendar website.

National Braille Literacy Month

This month, we recognize and honor the legally blind and visually impaired for National Braille Literacy Month. The mission of this month is to raise awareness of the importance of Braille to the blind and visually impaired community. As audio technology progresses, the use of braille dwindles… But its significance remains, especially in the workplace and the classroom. This is a time to learn about and appreciate Braille and everything it’s done to help the visually impaired all over the world for more than a century. In case you don’t know much about Braille, here are a few fun facts to get you in the know.

  1. Braille is not a language. As a matter of fact, most languages have their own Braille system.
  2. Louis Braille created this system of reading around age 12 after being blinded in a tragic accident at 3 years old. It became official in 1824.
  3. 6-dot Braille cells have 63 possible combinations. Each “cell” in Braille is arranged in a specific way with two dots across, and three dots down.
  4. Braille exists for feet, too! Businesses actually have to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and one of those standards is to have Braille on the ground to keep them out of dangerous areas. You know those big, bright, yellow strips you see at the ends of sidewalks and sometimes as you walk out of a store or restaurant? That’s Braille for your feet.
  5. A majority of legally blind children in the U.S. don’t use Braille resources. Believe it or not, 34% of the more than 59 thousand legally blind American children are considered non-readers.

To celebrate National Braille Literacy Month, reach out to someone you know who is blind or visually impaired and have them show you how they read Braille… You’ll be amazed at the process! You can also help by getting connected with the American Foundation for the Blind.

Helpful Links

Henrico Public Schools Online Services

Use this button to access information about Parent Portal and other online resources.

Longdale Monthly Meals Menus

Click this button to access the monthly meals menu.

Digital Safety Parent Tips

Take a minute to review the information from Common Sense Media for resources to support keeping your child safe while online.

2022-23 Student/Family Handbook

Click this link for the Staff/Family Handbook where you can find answers to many questions about Longdale Elementary.


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Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday