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November 3, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be conducted on Thursday, November 2nd from 5 pm - 8 pm and Friday, November 3rd from 8 am to noon. All conferences are come and go. Students will not have school on Friday, November 3rd. Normal classes will resume on Monday, November 6.
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Order your Yearbook

Prices will be going up soon. To order your yearbook, visit http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1292944/Longfellow-Middle-School/ and select the yearbook package.

We will have an altered schedule to accommodate an 8th grade field trip and Veteran's Day .

We will be switching 5th and 6th period to include a change in lunchtimes for 7th and 8th-grade students on Friday, October 10.

PRIDE Cards with New Yearbook Pictures

If you would like to have your new photo from yearbook pictures on your PRIDE card before the second semester, bring $5 to the front office for a reprint. Everyone will have new pictures uploaded the second semester.

Love for Lions

Each year Longfellow has a holiday sponsorship program for students. Each sponsor is given an anonymous wish list of the student's 3 wants and 3 needs than asked to shop for that student. If you are interested in sponsoring a Longfellow Lion, please fill out the form below and Mrs. Whittle will send you more information.


If you are need of assistance this holiday season please contact Mrs. Whittle at 366-5948.


Love for Lions Sponsor Sign Up Form


LMS Help Desk through iTech goes live!

If you are having problems with your MacBook or need assistance from someone in iTech, get help at bit.ly/LMShelpdesk.

Update from Health Services

As cold and flu season approaches, there are many ways parents can help to keep students healthy. Now is a good time to take a few minutes to remind your student about some of the simple things they can do to stop the spread of germs that can make themselves or others sick. One of the very best ways to prevent the spread of illness is through frequent hand washing. Proper hand washing technique, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), includes:

  • use soap and warm running water

  • rub your hands vigorously as you wash them for 20 seconds

  • wash all surfaces (including backs of hands, wrists, between fingers and under fingernails)

  • rinse well and leave the water running until after drying your hands

  • dry hands with a single-use towel and turn off faucet using a paper towel

  • if soap and running water are not available, use of an EPA approved hand sanitizer is recommended when hands are not visibly dirty.

It is important to wash your hands frequently, including:

  • before and after eating

  • after using the bathroom

  • after touching animals

  • after sneezing or blowing your nose

  • after coughing

  • before you touch your eyes, mouth or nose

  • after being in a crowded public space

Other good habits, such as getting plenty of sleep, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, drinking water, getting a flu shot, and eating healthy food, will help students stay healthy all year. Custodial staff members regularly clean and sanitize schools, and are paying close attention to areas where hand contact is high; such as doorknobs, water fountains, and bathrooms.


As a parent, deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be difficult. Please know that good health is more important than perfect attendance. In order for your student to be healthy, available for learning, and to control communicable diseases in school, please do not send your student to school if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever above 100.4 degrees

  • sore throat or tonsillitis

  • spots/rash

  • Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms

  • Eye Inflammation or Discharge

  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea

  • Head Lice

  • Acute Pain


If your child does become sick or has a communicable disease, please notify the school. In some instances, it will be necessary for your physician to provide the school with a medical release before your child may return to school. If you or your child, have symptoms of an illness (e.g. fever, coughing, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, rash, or inflammation of the eyes or eyelids), the Oklahoma State Department of Health recommends:

  • students that have been ill should be fever free and off fever-reducing medications for 24 hours, before returning to school

  • staying home from work or school to reduce the risk of exposing others

  • covering your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze and place the used tissue in the wastebasket

  • when tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve and immediately wash hands

For more information on the Oklahoma Department of Health's recommendations, visit the website at: www.ok.gov/health

Upcoming Events

November 2-3: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 7: Family Fall Night with PTA @ LMS 4:30- 6:00

November 9-10: Basketball, Irving Tournament

November 10: Veteran's Day through social studies

November 13: Basketball @ Highland East

November 16: 7th graders attending Norman North play

November 16: Basketball vs. Whittier

November 22- 24: Thanksgiving Break

November 27: Basketball vs Brink

November 30- December 2: LMS Tournament

December 4: Basketball v Alcott

December 7-9: Basketball Yukon Tournament

December 11: Basketball v Southridge

December 14: Basketball v Irving


*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates. http://www.norman.k12.ok.us/middle-school-longfellow/calendar