Longdale Tiger Talk

Reach for the Stars - March 5, 2023


One School One Book

We kicked off our One School, One Book program last week. The book The One and Only Ivan was sent home with 2-5 grade students last week. Each K-1 student received a copy of the picture book Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The family letter that was sent home last week details the reading schedule. We will read at school. Feel free to join in and read at home as well. Happy Reading!

Important Dates

March 10th - Schools Closed for Students & Staff

March 16th - Student Performance & Reading, Math, Science Night @ 6:00 p.m.

March 20th -24th - Spring Book Fair

April 20th - Student Performance

News You Can Use

LAMPS Newsletter

Use this link to access the Monthly LAMPS Newsletter. The LAMPS team has shared a recap of topics from last month along with sharing areas of focus for the month of March.

Longdale Girls On the Run Program

See the flyer below for information about the Spring Girls On the Run Program.
Big picture

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

More information is provided in the flyers below:

Recruitment Flyer 2023
Recruitment Flyer 2023- Spanish

Winter 2023 Bridge Builders Academy workshops

(Attend virtual workshops using links available at https://henricoschools.us/bridgebuildersacademy.)

  • “Resume-writing for Beginners,” March 14 at 6 p.m. (Oak Avenue Complex, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.)

  • “ExEd Expo,” March 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va.)

Recognition Corner

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


Each year in March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month focuses increased awareness on the needs of those with developmental disabilities. The observance also highlights their potential in schools, work, and home.

A developmental disability is a condition usually diagnosed during a child’s development and before adulthood. Developmental disabilities impair several areas of development such as physical, learning, language, or behavior.

A variety of conditions fall into the category of developmental disabilities. However, early diagnosis is one of the keys to limiting the impact of a disability on a child’s long-term development. Developmental milestones such as language, response to sounds, walking, and following simple instructions are just a few milestones in a child’s development. Families and physicians monitor these milestones to identify possible delays.

Screenings also help to identify developmental disabilities. Before and after birth, a mother’s OB-GYN and the pediatrician screen and monitor a child’s progress.

The month also highlights programs and tools that assist those with developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential. Organizations specializing in the needs of those with developmental disabilities are constantly improving access to resources and increasing the general public’s awareness.

HOW TO OBSERVE #DevelopmentalDisabilitiesAwarenessMonth

  • Learn about the different types of disabilities.
  • Read first-hand stories by people with developmental disabilities. We suggest:
    • Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong
    • Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robinson
    • How Can I Talk If My Lips Don’t Move: Inside My Autistic Mind by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
    • The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-Discovery by Kathryn Lynard Soper
  • Share your stories.
  • Seek support from local organizations.
  • Help raise awareness by sharing this day on social media.
  • Use #DevelopmentalDisabilitiesAwarenessMonth on social media.

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.


School hours are 7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. Monday - Friday

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