Lion Share

May 10, 2019

A Note From the Principal

Longfellow families,

It's hard to believe but this is my next to last parent newsletter for the year. We have had many amazing things happen this school year and I am so fortunate to be a Lion! We have some end of year filed trips coming up and other announcements to be aware of so please read all the way down!


As always, thank you for sending your student's to us each and every day.


Have an amazing weekend!

Stephanie Williams

#wearethelions

#wearethelions

8th graders got to enjoy a performance by Inspyral! It was a glow show that focused on resilience.

Longfellow Parent Survey

As you may be aware, each school creates goals on an annual basis. The survey is intended to provide your principal with valuable feedback to ensure that they are focusing their efforts in the right areas. We ask that everyone participates in order for us to achieve our district goal of continuous improvement. Please click the link below to respond to the survey!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWrKM7kTZ71-plZwyXdHrs1EakGY7m0pUCvASOek0DmH9dCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Leadership applications for current 6th and 7th graders

Applications for next year will be in the front office Monday, 5/13. Students have until Wednesday, 5/22 at 4pm to get the application and teacher recommendations filled out and turned back in.

End of Year Field Trips

6th Grade:

Attending Westwood Water Park on May 23rd in the afternoon. They will leave Longfellow around 10:45am and return by 1:30pm.

7th Grade:

Attending Westwood Water Park on May 23 in the morning. They will leave Longfellow around 9:00am and return by 11:45am.

8th Grade:

Attending Andy Alligators on May 23. They will be gone most of the day from about 9:00am to 2:30pm


**permission slips will be coming home**

Counselor Corner

Tip of the week:

We have reached that point in the school year when you and your child might be losing steam to power through the rest of the year. With only NINE school days left, the struggle can be TOUGH. Empowering Parents shared an article filled with ideas to keep your kiddo on track to finishing the year strong. Check it out here.

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/child-losing-steam-how-to-keep-kids-and-teens-motivated-at-school/


Current 6th and 7th grade enrollment forms are now past due. If your child has yet to turn them into Mrs. Wheeler or Mrs. Perez, please have them do so next week.


Your LMS Counseling Team,


6th grade counselor: Allison Wheeler, awheeler@norman.k12.ok.us

7th grade counselor: Carrie Perez, carriep@norman.k12.ok.us

8th grade counselor: Summer Grace, summerg@norman.k12.ok.us

Spring Oklahoma State Testing Results Information

April’s preliminary test results for 3rd- through 8th-grade state assessments will be available to schools and families as early as May 2019. Please share with your families that their students’ spring test results will be available online under the “Your Student” tab at www.OklaSchools.com. To access the portal, families will only need their child’s 10-digit State Testing Number. This number does not change from year to year. We encourage schools to equip families with their students’ STN's before the end of the school year. Within the redesigned Parent Portal, families will find new detailed information to support their student’s academic progress over the summer and into the new school year.


As a reminder:

Parents will have access to student's OSTP results in early summer 2019 via the Parent Portal and local school districts will send paper reports home in late summer 2019.

From Nurse Ashley on Tdap Vaccination for incoming 7th graders

If you have a 6th grader that still needs their Tdap (required for 7th grade) there will be a clinic on May 16th here at Longfellow. There is a flyer with more information linked at the bottom of this newsletter.

General Athletic Info


  • Booster Club Announcements

    • Next Meeting: May 14th, 7 PM in the Longfellow Library

  • Softball

    • Parent Meeting: Monday, May 13th, 6 PM in the Library

  • Volleyball

    • Volleyball Evaluations for next year’s Longfellow 7th & 8th graders:

      • May 16th & May 17th, 4:30-6:30 PM (activity bus can transport)

      • Post Eval Meeting is May 22nd at 5:30 PM in the LMS Auditorium

  • Norman North Wrestling

    • Summer Wrestling Camp - June 10-14th from 9-12 pm @ North Wrestling room

  • Norman North Basketball Camp

    • Norman North Basketball Camp - June 10-13th from 9-12 pm @ NNHS Basketball Gym.

  • Current 8th Graders interested in sports next year at Norman North in 9th Grade:

    • The 9th grade Evaluation schedule is listed below by sport. Winter or Spring sport evaluation will be for Summer teams and re-evaluation will occur in the Fall/Winter.

      • Volleyball: May 13-15th at 4:30 PM

  • Physical Day (For the 2019/2020 School Year)

    • Students planning to play a sport next year can get a physical at NPS Physical day at OSOI on 3400 W. Tecumseh in Norman at 8 AM on May 18th for $20

    • Fill out ALL electronic online forms on Rank One.

    • Physicals completed after May 1st, 2019 clear student-athletes for Fall, Winter, and Spring sports in the 19’-20’ school year.

Athletic Event Schedule

No Athletic Events until Special Olympic Summer Games in Stillwater May 15-17.

PTA Corner

Help us improve our school by providing your feedback on this 3-minute survey. You may have taken this survey earlier this year. Now we want to know how we've improved! This will help us continue on the path to become a National PTA School of Excellence. Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/longfellowschoolofexcellencesurvey


THANK YOU PTA! Students had an amazing time at the spring social last week!

Upcoming Events

May 14: LMS Choir Spring Concert @7pm in auditorium

May 16: LMS Orchestra Spring Concert @7pm in auditorium

Dates to Remember for 2019-2020 School Year!

Monday August 19, 2019

  • Middle School Camp Turning Points (For incoming 6th graders)

  • High School Link Crew (For 8th graders)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • First Day of School