Principal e-Note

Long Elementary School

A Note From Dr. Phillips

It has been a busy week! There is a lot of excitement with the upcoming winter break! We hope to see you this Sunday at PTO's Winter Wonderland from 2-4.

Next week have three spirit days as part of our "December to Remember!"

Please mark your calendars that December 22nd is half day of school, lunch will not be served.

  • Winter Parties 10:30-11:20
  • Dismissal at 12:00 (We will begin parent pick up at 11:50 and Walkers will be called at 11:55).
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Teachers and the 4Cs

Teachers like to work on the 4 Cs too! Our amazing staff worked on Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication when building Gingerbread Houses! We added a little Competitiveness and had the students vote for the winners!

1st Place-2nd Grade

2nd Place- 1st Grade

3rd Place-Specialists

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Long Library Updates

Grade Levels Checking out Next week:

Second Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Follow the library on Facebook to see more of what we are doing!

Library Happenings:

This week, we got some new books added to our library collection. We read the book, Sour Grape, by Jory John, a fan favorite. He is the same author who wrote The Bad Seed, The Smart Cookie, The Couch Potato, and more. In Mrs. Donze’s class, we had a lesson on citing our sources. We talked about how it is important to give credit to the authors and resources we learn from when writing informational essays. Mr. Clark’s class began making bookmarks using Tinkercad, a 3D designing tool. The bookmarks are our first project because it will teach students some of the necessary skills needed to continue their 3D designing journey.

The teachers built gingerbread houses this week and the students voted on their favorites. Below are the top 3

Looking forward:

Next week, we will continue to share new books to the library and books that feature winter holidays. We also have a choice board that students can explore that has ebooks and online activities that students can enjoy.

Grades 3-5 have a new December Book-Tac-Toe. Earlier this year, we talked about having a balanced “book diet” so in order to support that, I provide students with an optional Book-Tac-Toe challenge each month. On the paper, they are challenged to read a variety of genres. If they get a “book-tac-toe” then they get a 3D printed tag (collect one each month) and if they fill out all 9 boxes, they can get an additional prize. The December paper is due the week we return from Winter Break.

Make and Take Bags are back! Second graders have the opportunity to check out special Make and Take bags, which are tote bags filled with books and activities based on a specific topic. In order to check these bags out, students will need permission from an adult. More information along with an introduction video and the permission form can be found here.

Mrs. Dawson’s 2nd graders will be leading the announcements. I cannot wait to hear the jokes, fun facts, books and the kindness challenge that they will share.

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PTO Updates

We hope to see lots of families at our Winter Wonderland on Sunday.

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Winter Weather Update for Families

As colder weather approaches, now is a good time to remind families and staff how we prepare for potential school closures that can result from snow, ice, or other severe weather events.

In the event of inclement weather, we will decide to close school based on a number of factors, including student safety, bus transportation, road conditions and wind chill temperature. When possible, the decision to close school is made by 10 p.m. the night before. However, if the decision cannot be made by 10 p.m., then a decision will be made between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

If the decision is made to cancel school, all families and staff will receive a phone call, text message and email notification.

Expect Traffic Delays on East Watson

Lindbergh families who use East Watson to travel to or from school may experience delays over the next several weeks, due to construction related to the MSD East Watson Sanitary Relief project. Work began this week and will continue through January 2023. Please allow extra time for pickup and drop-off during this time.

Lindbergh Schools and our partner First Student Transportation are in frequent communication with the contractors overseeing this project. In addition, we are communicating directly with families of students whose bus routes will be impacted.

For more information, please visit the MSD East Watson Sanitary Relief project website.

Let the Foundation Help You With Your Holiday Shopping

While supplies last, you can make a donation to the Lindbergh Schools Foundation, and the Foundation will deliver a poinsettia, personalized card, and/or gift cards to the Lindbergh staff member of your choice!

You can choose from several options (or mix and match as you choose). All gifts will be delivered with a personalized card to the Lindbergh staff recipient of your choice.

  • Poinsettia - $15

  • $25 gift card to Pasta House, Liliana's, or Bar Louie

  • $50 gift card to The Face and Body Spa

Place your order by Dec. 11 through this link.

Lindbergh Schools Foundation Updates

Foundation Florida Fundraiser

The Lindbergh Schools Foundation is having their Florida Vacation Fundraiser once again this year. To learn more about this fun opportunity, please visit the Foundation website.

Lindbergh Lights Up the Holidays

There are many ways to help the families in our Lindbergh community this holiday season:

  1. Sponsor a family through the Giving Tree Program

  2. Make a monetary donation to the Giving Tree Program

  3. Make a monetary donation to the Utility Program

  4. Visit Liliana's Italian Kitchen at 11836 Tesson Ferry Rd. on Dec. 19. All proceeds will go to Lindbergh Lights up the Holidays.

  5. Visit the Dougherty family holiday lights display at 788 Spring Crest Court, Fenton, Mo. Use the drop box in the front yard -- all donations will be matched!

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