LoES Eagle News

May 27, 2018

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, May 28th - Schools closed
  • Wednesday, May 30th - Simulated Congressional Hearing (Grade 5)
  • Wednesday, May 30th - Zoomobile visiting Kindergarten students
  • Thursday, May 31st - Spring Hand Chime & Chorus Concert (at WLHS)
  • Friday, June 1st - RECC End of Year Picnic on Primary Playground
  • Monday, June 4th - Summer Spirit Week begins (see below)
  • Tuesday, June 5th - Band & Orchestra Spring Concert (at WLHS)
  • Wednesday, June 6th - Howard County Library visiting LoES to promote the Summer Reading Program
  • Thursday, June 7th - Academic Intervention (Summer School) Orientation
  • Friday, June 8th - PBIS School-wide Bingo
  • Friday, May 25th through Tuesday, June 12th - Art Supply Drive (in the main office)
  • Thursday, June 14th - Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony


Click HERE to view the LoES Community Calendar for future events

Big picture

Read-a-thon Totals

Thank you to all of the students and families who were able to participate in our LoES Read-a-thon that ended last month. The numbers are in and we are so proud of all of our students. Thank you to our LoES PTA for bringing this opportunity to our students and encouraging a life long love of reading (check out the minutes tracker below).



  • Top Grade - 4th grade with 16,813 minutes
  • Top Class - Mrs. Bostic with 8,767 minutes
  • Top Kindergarten Reader - Ryan M. with 455 minutes
  • Top 1st Grade Reader - Neve M. with 1,851 minutes
  • Top 2nd Grade Reader - Gabe T. with 1,120 minutes
  • Top 3rd Grade Reader - Colin P. with 847 minutes
  • Top 4th Grade Reader - Oliver G. with 3,120 minutes
  • Top 5th Grade Reader - Ben F. with 2,040 minutes
Big picture
Big picture

Dr. Edmondson shares presentation with Kindergarten students

Dr. Edmondson visited our Kindergarten students last week to share information about the importance of dental health. This presentation not only aligns with our Kindergarten Health curriculum, but Mr. Edmondson is also an active member of our LoES PTA. Thank you for contributing to our school community!

News & Notes

  • LoES Spirit Week in June - as we close out the school year, we are encouraging both students and staff to participate in our final Spirit Week of the 2017-2018 school year. Below are the themes for each day during the week of June 4th (see flyer above):

  • June 4th - LoES Gear

  • June 5th - Beach Gear

  • June 6th - Workout Gear

  • June 7th - Orioles Gear

  • June 8th - Vacation Gear (Where are you going this summer?)


  • School Year Extended to June 19th - The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will extend the 2017-2018 school year by two days to make up for inclement weather closings. The last day of school for students will now be Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Read more here.


  • Graduation Ceremonies - HCPSS will continue the tradition of streaming all high school commencement ceremonies live on the HCPSS website at www.hcpss.org. On-demand viewing also will be available following each ceremony. You can also order graduation DVDs online now, and only through June 15. This is a change from previous years when purchasing was available for several months after graduations. All graduation-related information, including DVD details and parking maps for each ceremony, can be found on the HCPSS site at http://www.hcpss.org/commencements/


  • Making Summer Vacation Plans? - All 4th grade students can get free access to National Parks throughout the US for a year. Includes everyone in the vehicle. Get more information here.

LoES PTA Corner



  • Certifikid (www.certifikid.com) offers many deals on family and kid-only entertainment. Use promo code "LOES" at checkout for any purchases $30 and over to receive $5 off. The best part is Longfellow ES PTA will also receive $5 for every purchase made!


  • Friendly reminder - If you won a raffle lunch bunch at the Spring Fair, please contact the teachers who offered them. The school year is coming to a close and we want to make sure everyone gets their lunch bunch before the year ends.
HCPSS Community News

Please visit Community News and Programs on the HCPSS website for all announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations. The button above will redirect users directly to the Community News & Programs website.

Summer Student Writers' Workshop

Click here to learn more about a summer opportunity for students in grades 3 through 12.