Longdale Tiger Talk

Reach for the Stars - October 30, 2022

Monday, October 31st

Students and staff will not wear costumes. Please assist us in making sure we are able to have a regular school day. Thank you for your support.


Picture Day is November 2nd

Picture order forms were sent home Tuesday, October 25th.

Canned Food Drive

SCA collecting canned goods Nov. 9-Nov. 17. The items collected will support the Henrico Christmas Mother.

Important Dates

October 31st - Order 100 Years of Longdale gear for delivery before the celebration

November 1, 3, 4 - CogAT testing for 2nd grade

November 2nd - Picture Day

November 3rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Confirmation will come from your child's teacher)

November 7th - Schools and Offices Closed

November 8th - Student Holiday

November 18th - 100 Years of Longdale Celebration 6:00 p.m.

November 21st - Tiger Rallies (Times TBD)


Order 100 Years of Longdale Commemorative Gear

Round 1 of our awesome and exclusive 100 Years of Longdale Gear Fundraiser!

Round 1 orders need to be placed by October 31st for delivery before the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration.


PTO Information

Thank you for support the Glow Party Fundraiser and the Pumpkin Parade Activities


Student Birthdays

Student Birthdays:

  • Please do not send birthday invitations to school unless you are inviting your child’s entire class.

  • For safety reasons and transportation policy, balloons, flowers, etc. are not permitted.

  • Due to various allergy and food restriction concerns, no edible treats may be sent to school or distributed at school. This includes but is not limited to cupcakes, cakes, candy, etc.

  • If you would like to eat lunch with your student to celebrate his/ her birthday, feel free to bring an edible treat for you and your child.

  • If you would like to give each student in your child’s class something in honor of his/ her birthday, non-edible treats such as stickers, pencils, etc. may be brought to school and distributed.

Recognition Corner

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


Families gather around to observe National Family Literacy Day on November 1st. Families who read together succeed together.

There are more reasons than ever before for families to read aloud to their children from a young age. Besides the fact that reading creates quiet, quality family time, it develops early vocabulary skills. If that wasn’t enough to get a family reading together, check out these reasons:

  • Expands their attention span and yours. Read chapter books even to your youngest child. They may drift off to sleep, but they are listening and their attention span will lengthen.
  • It’s free. Books can be checked out from the library.
  • You can read well above a child’s level, and they will still listen and comprehend.
  • Improve listening skills. See above.
  • It’s portable. Reading doesn’t require batteries. Except at night.
  • Reading is a tool that can never be unlearned. Once a child learns to read, they never stop. You’ll know because you’ll have to stop spelling certain words to your spouse.
  • It improves imagination and creativity.
  • Reading opens up a dialogue between parent and child.

HOW TO OBSERVE #FamilyLiteracyDay

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week recognizes the shelters providing care that bridges the gap to adoption for millions of abandoned and stray animals. The event takes place each year during the first full week in November. The observance also acknowledges the hard-working people who support the efforts of the shelters and keep pets healthy.

Even though dogs and cats are some of the most beloved pets in the United States, pet homelessness is a huge problem in the country. There are about 70 million stray animals in the United States. Up to 8 million of these animals end up in shelters. There are 3,500 animal shelters in the country. It’s at these animal shelters that pets receive a second chance. According to the ASPCA, over 3 million shelter animals are adopted each year.

Many animal shelters are non-profit. This means they depend on donations and grants to stay open. The primary function of an animal shelter is to find a home for stray animals. They also help to reunite lost pets with their owners. Other services some animal shelters provide include animal health services, behavioral evaluations, training, pet-sitting, grooming, and humane education.

People who work at animal shelters work tirelessly to help and save animals. They often work several hours with below-average pay. It’s not uncommon for them to advocate for animal rights.

HOW TO OBSERVE #AnimalShelterAppreciationWeek

Helpful Links

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.

Longdale Monthly Meals Menus

Click this button to access the monthly meals menu.

Henrico Public Schools Online Services

Use this button to access information about Parent Portal and other online resources.


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