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January 12, 2018

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School will be closed on January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Normal classes will resume on Tuesday, January 16.

Technology Survey for Parents

  • The NPS technology committee invites you to complete the national Speak technology survey. The information we collect will be used to help your school and the school district plan for future technology use and implementations.

  • The link to the survey is Technology Survey: Speak Up 2017. The link is also available on the Norman Public School website at https://www.normanpublicschools.org/. Click on the Parents tab, then click on the link labeled Technology Survey: Speak Up 2017 Follow the on screen directions at the link. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. The survey closes on January 19, 2018. Thank you for supporting Norman Public Schools.

LoveWorks is Accepting Applications!

LoveWorks is accepting applications. See your counselor for more information or check out their website. http://www.loveworksleadership.org/

A Note from Nurse Ashley

FLU INFORMATION FROM NURSE ASHLEY:


We are seeing very high rates of Flu across our nation and state. Currently, we are also seeing an increase in the reported and confirmed cases in Norman as well. I am attaching information about the flu and what we all can do to help lessen the chances that you or your families will get it. However, even following every precaution is no guarantee that you or your child will not contract the virus. Please remember, if you believe your child might have the Flu or if your child has a fever--KEEP THEM HOME. Flu is usually a sudden onset and will almost always have a fever. It is highly recommended that you take your child to a doctor right away if they develop symptoms because treatment is most effective if started in the first 24 to 48 hours. Encourage fluids regularly and keep them as comfortable as possible. Your doctor may recommend fever-reducing medications to help your child with the aches, pains, and chills that come with fevers. Please be specific when you call in your child’s absence to the school. State if you think your child has the flu, has been diagnosed by a doctor with the flu, or has other illness such as a stomach bug. (Flu does not usually have stomach symptoms.) NPS is monitoring the Flu situation on a daily basis and it is important that we know how many students we have out with Flu or Flu symptoms. You must keep your child home until they have been without fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Advil, Tylenol or any other similar medication. It is highly recommended that everyone get Flu shots, as they will lessen the severity of the symptoms and the length of the illness even if you get the virus. Also frequent and thorough hand washing is very beneficial! Thank you all for your help and cooperation in keeping our kids as safe and healthy as possible!

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36th Annual Norman Chocolate Festival sponsored by the Norman PTA Council

Come support the Norman PTA Council and enjoy some delicious chocolate! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norman-chocolate-festival-tickets-40771453515

LMS Booster Club Meeting January 23 in the LMS Library

We will be discussing spring fundraisers for the end of the year banquet as well as starting to plan for the banquet. The meeting is open to all parents or family members of any athletes in all Longfellow sports!

CASP Program

Longfellow will be partnering with Community After School Program beginning on Monday, January 8. Any student that arrives at school between 7:30 and 8:00 will need to report to the auditorium through the doors right in front of the auditorium. You will sign in with the volunteers from CASP. At 8:10 am, all students will be released to their normal before school areas.

Norman North SPUD

Help Norman North with fundraising for SPUD week.

Grab dinner and let them know you are supporting SPUD the following nights:


  • January 10 Buffalo Wild Wings 4pm - 9 pm
  • January 12- 14: Papa John's Weekend
  • January 15 Qdoba 5pm - 10 pm
  • January 16 The Garage 6pm- 9 pm
  • January 17 Hideaway Pizza 4pm - 9:30 pm
  • January 18 Chili's 11 am- 10 pm
  • January 18 Whataburger 5pm - 8pm
  • January 19 Top Dog Coneys & Earth Fruits Yogurt all day


January 15 is the SPUD Open House at Norman North from 5 pm - 7pm. T shirts will be for sale during this time.

January 19 is the SPUD talent show from 6:30 - 8:30 in the Norman North gym.

Congratulations to our Geography Bee finalists, runner-up, and school champion!

Our finalists were Kaleb Favaloro, Noah Brown, Jackson Burk, Syed Aslam, Alan Durham, Audrey Zhou, Adam Guezzale, and Bethany Fielding.


Our Runner-Up is Dylan Wall and our School Champion is Gabriel Griffin

8th Grade Parents

Your student will receive the PSAT through their Den class on Wednesday. We have attached instructions on how to use Khan Academy for additional support. Please make sure to look at the scores with your child. Mrs. Whittle is available with any questions you might have.

Athletic Update

Basketball

Tuesday 1/16
7th Grade Girls/Boys Home against Irving (4:30 BJV, 5:30 GV, 6:30 BV)

8th Grade Girls/Boys at Irving (4:30 BJV, 5:30 GV, 6:30 BV)

Thursday 1/18

7th Grade Girls/Boys at Alcott (4:30 GJV, 5:00 BJV, 5:30 GV, 6:30 BV)

8th Grade Girls/Boys Home against Alcott (4:30 BJV, 5:30 GV, 6:30 BV)

Track

All athletes interested in participating in Track and Field need to sign up with the following google form by Sunday, February 11th.

https://goo.gl/forms/k9A8eyDkHqlMdPsN2


Mandatory parent/athlete meeting is Monday, February 12th at 5:30 in the LMS Auditorium.


Track starts Wednesday, February 21. Athletes will be bussed to Norman North High School immediately after school. Pick up is 5:30 at the NN Athletic Complex. If you are not dressed for practice with appropriate clothing and shoes you will not be allowed to practice. You CANNOT practice until all forms on RankOne have been completed, and a physical turned in to LMS. Forms can be found on the Athletics page of www.normanpublicschools.org

Please sign up for Remind texts from Coach Balkman by texting @lmstf2018 to 81010.

If you have any questions, contact Coach Balkman at balkmana@norman.k12.ok.us

Order your Yearbook

Yearbooks prices have changed to $40. To order your yearbook, visit http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1292944/Longfellow-Middle-School/ and select the yearbook package. See Mrs. Jones for more information jbradley@norman.k12.ok.us.

Upcoming Events

January 15: No school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16: Basketball vs Irving

January 18: Basketball vs Alcott

January 22: Basketball vs Moore West

January 25-27: Basketball Alcott Tournament

January 29: Basketball vs Highland West

February 1: Basketball vs Whittier

February 5: Basketball vs OKC Storm

February 8: Basketball vs Moore Central


*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates. http://www.norman.k12.ok.us/middle-school-longfellow/calendar