Longfellow Newsletter

Week of: May 16th, 2022

Every Student Counts, Every Moment Matters!


First Bell-7:50 am / Tardy Bell-7:55 am

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Message From Principal Webb

Dear Longhorn families,

Yay! The weather is warmer! Feel free to send a water bottle with your child to school for the day to help with hydration.

The PTA is gearing up for a wonderful carnival! Please check out the information below and start bidding on the silent auction. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at Longfellow.

Our 5th and 6th graders will be at track and field at Liberty High on Tuesday afternoon.

We are also completing some academic testing in the next few weeks as well.

Just a reminder the district is asking for feedback if your student/s has worked with a Title 1 or reading support teacher this year. Survey link:https://forms.gle/iF1MEFT82Rr7TSjP9

Have a great weekend!

Kelli Webb

Title 1 Survey

Has your student worked with Mrs. Ryan, Ms. V or Ms. Pauley this year?

If so we are gathering feedback on our reading and math supports and would love to hear from you!

The survey link to complete: https://forms.gle/iF1MEFT82Rr7TSjP9

Mark Your Calendars

5th and 6th grade Track and Field Day- May 17th

Carnival- May 21st

6th grade celebration- May 31st

Last day for students- June 1

Silent Auction is open!!! Start bidding!

Hello Longfellow families!

Carnival is in one week! Saturday, May 21, 2-4pm. Here are some important reminders:

1. Final date to turn in advanced-purchase tickets is MONDAY, MAY 16. (If you plan to buy food & raffle tickets at the carnival, please note that it will be cash or check only; no credit cards.)

2. CAKE! Don't forget to bake your cakes and cupcakes for the cakewalk. The class that brings in the most cakes will win a pizza party! Cake drop-off is 10am-12pm on carnival day.

3. The AUCTION is ON! Bidding will end at 7pm on May 21st. So many great items this year! Check it out: https://auctria.events/LongfellowAuction

4. VOLUNTEERS: Many thanks to everyone who has signed up to help! It takes a village to run a carnival! We still need around 10 more people to help run a game. Shifts are 75 minutes; easy and fun. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094da4ae23a5f85-longfellow

Questions? Email Tara at tshochet@gmail.com


~Longfellow Carnival Committee

BOOST Program at SEJH for incoming 7th graders

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Thank you to everyone for supporting our first in-person Book Fair since 2019. Thanks to you, we will be able to get new books for the Longfellow Library! The online book fair continues until May 22nd, so it's not too late to find the books you are excited about! We will host our next Book Fair in late September 2022, not too soon after the next school year begins.

Summer camp list:


If your student is interested in attending a summer sports camp and needs registration help, please contact Caitlin Hauskins, SFA at hauskins.caitlin@iowacityschools.or

Iowa City West HS will be offering summer camps and clinics as listed on our website at www.icwestsportscamps.com/
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Linktree with resources for student family advocate: Caitlin Hauskins


Please remember the importance of your student arriving on time each day. School starts at 7:50 and the tardy bell rings at 7:55. If students arrive late they must enter through the front office door. After school students need to return home to check in before playing on equipment. The BASP program has access to the playground until 6:00 pm each day after school. Any student on the playground without supervision will be sent home.

An attendance reminder: students who have more than 5 tardies, or 8-10 absences will need to have a meeting at the school to see what supports we can put in place to support school attendance.

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Masks remain a requirement for all students, staff, and visitors to our schools. In addition, we highly recommend that all eligible individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For individuals that have received the vaccine, we strongly encourage you to get the booster. Boosters are now available for those age 12 and older. For individuals five years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.

Check this out!

Smartphones are replacing scissors! Box Tops for Education has a new app. Take a picture of your receipt to upload box top eligible items and earn money for your school. Each box top makes a difference! * Cut out box tops are still accepted for a limited time

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District flyers and other information

Longfellow Elementary School

Every student counts. Every moment matters.

ADDRESS: 1130 Seymour Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240

PHONE: 319-688-1135

FAX: 319-688-1136

Kelli Webb, Principal

Caitlin Hauskins, SFA

Stacia Nkumu, Principal Secretary

Non-Discrimination Policy:

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the Director of Equity, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, (319) 688-1000.