Longfellow Elementary Weekly Update

Friday, April 9, 2021

The mission of Longfellow Elementary School

Our mission is to partner with families to empower students to excel.

Talent show Friday 4/9 at 6 pm!

Our Longfellow talent show is tonight! The Zoom link is listed below.


Boys and Girls Club Summer 2021 programming

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days. Summer 2021 programming is now available! Please visit our website at www.bgcrrv.org for more information.


· Summer Registration is now open for returning and new families!

· 2021-22 School Year Registration will open:

1. Returning families - Tuesday, April 13th @ 8:30 a.m. via email

2. New families - Tuesday, April 20th @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website

Mask wearing

We've been getting some calls about masks in school since the City of Fargo dropped the mask mandate last week. See the PDF below for Fargo Public Schools policy on mask wearing in school .

Free Counseling Sessions Available to Students

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is pleased to offer additional counseling opportunities to all students thanks to a newly awarded grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Services will be provided through Together Counseling.

While counseling is always available for FPS students, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought added pressures to daily life and increased needs for mental health services. The student programs will provide sessions to address coping skills, wellness strategies, time management, family conflict, and stress reduction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are free, confidential, and virtual. Insurance will not be billed.

Click here for more information on COVID Student Support Program sessions.

Sessions with Together Counseling can be scheduled by calling 701.404.0997. You must indicate your session is part of the FPS COVID Support Program.

NEW LONGFELLOW APPAREL FOR SPRING – Last chance to order this school year!

One week spring apparel sale of new items – Monday, April 12th through Monday, April 19th. Fun, new items for spring include tie dye and soft Bella Canvas tees. All orders of new spring items will take approximately 2 weeks to arrive. All orders will be delivered to Longfellow and sent home with the student.

Currently, the site has clearance items only that will be delivered to school in 1-2 business days. New items will launch on or before April 12th. Any updates will be posted on the Longfellow PTO Facebook page. Order using the link below.


Order your Longfellow 2020-2021 Yearbook

The PTO is ready to take your orders for the 2020-2021 Longfellow yearbook! The cost is $17 per yearbook. You can scan the QR code shown in the picture below to open up the google form to order your yearbook(s). Order deadline is April 14th.

Listed below is the link to School Pay to pay for them.

Longfellow yearbook picture with QR code for ordering

Order your school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year from home!

The PTO is once again partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to offer our Longfellow families the opportunity to order all of your school supplies from the comfort of home and your computer! No need to venture to the busy store, only to find that what you need is out of stock. New this year, kits will be shipped for free to your home! No need to stress about the potential uncertainty of back to school night, getting supplies prepped with labels, etc, for the first day of school.

Ready to order? Just click the link below and get your shopping done for K-5 in just a few clicks!


Summer Enrichment courses - Sign up deadline May 28

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:


June 7th to June 25th

8:00AM – 10:00AM

10:00AM – 12:00PM

All Classes held at Hawthorne Elementary School

555 8th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58103

Transitions Summer School

Transitions Summer School is a teacher referred program. It is designed to provide additional support for students in the area of math and/or reading, who are in need of extra instruction for them to be successful for the upcoming school year. Registration forms are due by April 15th. Parents will receive an email confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 15th, informing them of their child's placement.

DATES: July 12th-30th (Monday-Friday)
TIMES: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

WHERE: Elementary Buildings

Attendance Policy: Students enrolled in the "Transitions" Summer School Program are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 13 days of the 15 class days scheduled. Students who are absent are expected to make up the work they missed during their absence.

Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Fargo Public Schools kindergarten registration for fall 2021 is NOW OPEN online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 to attend school in the fall.

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps. If you need PowerSchool help, please call 701.446.1030.

NDSU Extension flyer Parenting in a Pandemic series


Please help us with our daily attendance by calling the school if your child is absent or will be leaving early. By calling the school we are able to insure that your child is safe and accounted for each day.

Please call the office ( 446-5051) or email Patty Edlund at edlunpa@fargo.k12.nd.us.

If your child arrives at school after the bell rings at 8:30AM, they will need to stop at the office to get a tardy slip before going to the classroom.