Longdale Tiger Talk

Reach for the Stars - April 30, 2023

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2023

Here are themes for each day if you choose to join in. Just bring items to your teacher each day. These items do not need to be expensive and you can pick and choose which days you join in. This is not required (participation is optional).

Ways to show appreciation to your teacher:

Monday: Draw a picture or write a note for

your teacher.

Tuesday: Bring your teacher a salty treat.

Wednesday: Bring your teacher a flower.

Thursday: Bring a gift that shows your creativity

or a school supply item.

Friday: Bring your teacher a sweet treat.

We love our Longdale teachers!!


Important Dates

May 1st -5th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd - Field Day T-shirt orders due (Purchase is optional)

May 3rd - PTO Skate Night 6-8 p.m. (Click here for flyer)

May 11th - PTO Red Robin Spirit Night 4-8 p.m. (Click here for flyer)

May 18th - Student Performance & Transition Night 6:00 p.m.

May 19th - Remembrance Ceremony for Ms. Haufler 4:00 p.m.
May 23rd - Marco's Spirit Day - All Day: Just mention Longdale or select Longdale when ordering

May 25th - Field Day (Details coming soon)

May 26th & May 29th - Holiday/School Closed

June 2nd - Pre-Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony @ 9:00 a.m.
June 2nd - PTO Family Fun Night - 4:00 - 6:15 p.m. (Volunteers Requested)

Remembrance Ceremony for Ms. Haufler

Over her years at Longdale Elementary, Ms. Suzanne Haufler had a tremendous impact on many of our current and previous students. If someone from your family would like to offer a tribute to Ms. Haufler by sharing a memory during our ceremony, please send me an email message no later than Friday, May 12th. Due to time constraints there will be a limited number of speakers. The ceremony will be held Friday, May 19th @ 4:00 p.m.

SOL Testing Continues

  • SOL Testing Dates – it is important for your child to arrive on time on these days.

    • May 2- 3rd/4th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Math

    • May 9- 3rd/4th Grade Math

    • May 16- 5th Grade Science

Ensure your child gets a good night's sleep prior to testing and gets a good breakfast at school or at home. Encourage them to take their time, use their strategies and do their best.

Informational Sessions for Families

The Office of Family and Community Engagement offers informational sessions to families. The Spring Calendar of topics and sessions is available.

News You Can Use

Summer Academy Dates, Times, Location

Option 1: 4 - week session, June 26 - July 20, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Option 2: 2 - week session, July 10 - July 20, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Academy Location: Glen Allen Elementary

If you are interested in your child attending summer school at Glen Allen Elementary this summer, please visit our school website for more information or contact Debbie Cochran at dscochran@henrico.k12.va.us for a hard copy of the registration form.

Field Day T-shirt Ordering

We are happy to offer families and staff the option of purchasing a field day t-shirt again this year. Purchasing shirts is completely optional. Orders will be due May 2nd to ensure on time delivery. This year's field day is May 25th.

Field Trip ordering information

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration are OPEN

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

Recruitment Flyer 2023

Recruitment Flyer 2023- Spanish

Kindergarten Registration Information


Recognition Corner

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

National Mental Health Awareness Month

National Mental Health Awareness Month in May focuses on bringing tools, resources, and education to the general public

Each year Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and other mental health organizations across the country organize events, webinars, and more to improve mental health access across the country.

Mental health is a hot topic. This is good news. It means the stigma for mental health issues is slowly going away. Mental health issues are finally getting the attention they deserve. Healthcare workers and individuals feel they can discuss mental health more openly. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to do, however.

As a whole, we often misunderstand mental health because it is hard to define. Additionally, mental health includes several areas. These areas involve one’s social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Mental health affects thoughts, feelings, and actions. When one has positive mental health, they are better equipped to handle stress, be more productive, and realize their full potential.

While we focus on our physical wellbeing, the food we eat, exercise, and getting regular check-ups for vision and dental care, we often forget to take stock of our emotional and spiritual needs. Everyday demands take their toll.

HOW TO OBSERVE #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Share the message. Taking care of our mental health is as normal as eating healthy, exercising, or even saving for the future. Share your story to help others understand that achieving mental health is a daily process.


Beginning the first full week in May, National Pet Week celebrates the relationship and the circle of life between pet and human. The week is also an opportunity to review your pet’s health to help ensure a long and lasting relationship.

The relationships between animals and humans have developed for thousands of years. Dogs provided protection and improved hunting. They also rid farms and homes of vermin as do cats. Pets also provide companionship.

Taking care of our pets is part of the relationship between humans and animals. They require our care to feed, shelter, and care for their health. Having a pet is a long-term commitment involving training, grooming, nutrition, exercise, and visiting the veterinarian. This cycle continues daily throughout the life of the animal.

Despite all the responsibilities that come with pet ownership, homes with pets are on the rise. So, National Pet Week serves to provide resources and support to pet owners to guide them on their way to a happy and healthy relationship.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPetWeek

  • Check-in with your vet and confirm your pets are up-to-date on their care.
  • Share stories about your pet.
  • Volunteer at a shelter and consider adoption.
  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Inspect your pet’s toys and throw out any that are damaged.
  • Visit www.petweek.org to find out how to celebrate.
  • Share your favorite pet stories and use #NationalPetWeek to share on social media.

Helpful Links

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.

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