Longfellow Log

Week Ending 12/4

Important Dates/Reminders and Notes

  • Friday, December 11th - Report Card Distribution Day
  • Friday, December 11th - First Trimester PBIS Celebration
  • Tuesday, December 22nd - 11:30 - 12:30 PTO Sponsored Dance Party
  • Wednesday, December 23rd - 1/2 Day
  • December 24th - January 8th - Winter Break

Important about Attendance Procedures

Attendance is taken during remote learning as well. If your child is not going to be in attendance, please be sure to call the Attendance # 708-665-3068 OR email: longfellowattendance@op97.org

Great Things Happening in our Learning Spaces

1st Trimester PBIS Celebration coming up Friday, December 11th!

All of our Longfellow Bears have worked so hard this first trimester! They have done a great job following our motto: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. To celebrate, their hard work we will have our first PBIS Trimester Celebration next Friday. Each grade level will come together during the day and have a chance to visit different activity rooms. We know there is a need for more socialization time. They will want to have a "show and tell" item for one activity room.

Homeroom teachers will share the zoom link and other details prior to Friday.

Grade Level Celebrations and Zoom Links for Friday, Dec. 11th

Kindergarten - 1:00 - 1:50

1st - 2:15 - 3:00

2nd - 2:00 - 2:45

3rd - 10:45 - 11:30

4th - 2:00 - 3:00

5th - 10:30 - 11:30

The PBIS Team is Looking for a Parent Representative

We are looking for a parent to join our PBIS Tier 1 Team. Please consider joining us.

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Social-Emotional Wellness Check-Ins for Students

We are continuing to provide social-emotional wellness check-ins this fall. The District 97 school psychologists and school nurses collaborated to offer access to virtual mental health wellness checks at each school. Parents may sign up children for 25-minute Telehealth sessions where they can access an open ear for their sources of stress and learn self-care and coping strategies. Students may attend up to three sessions per trimester and may then be referred for other school-based supports if needed. If your child is experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, please do not use this service and instead call the Thrive 24hr Crisis Hotline at 708-383-7500. You may also refer to this local resource guide provided by the Community Mental Health Board of the Oak Park Township.

How can my child access this service?

  • The virtual sessions will occur during school hours.

  • Use this Longfellow Wellness Sign-Up Link to book open slots. The appointment page will open within your own calendar. (If you do not have a Gmail account, you may contact aguerrier@op97.org & rneubert@op97.org). Prior to the appointment, you will receive a link for the video call or other access information.

  • During these unusual times, we need to partner with you to ensure your child arrives at the correct video link during their scheduled time and returns to their classroom Zoom after the appointment. Please remember to coordinate with your daycare providers if applicable.

  • We will inform your child’s teacher, so your child will be excused from class.

  • Please book appointments by the night before the appointment (at the latest) and not on the day of the appointment.

District News Below

Erin's Law Information Session for Families

District 97 will host a virtual information session on Erin's Law (Illinois Public Act 097-1147), which requires all public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. The session, "Keeping My Family Safe," will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Families are invited to attend to learn more about Erin’s Law and tips for protecting their children. Erin’s Law Parent Night Details >

"Mindful Middle-Schoolers" Program (especially for families with students in 5th - 8th grades)

"Mindful Middle-Schoolers" Program
The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, and DePaul University’s Community Counseling Center have partnered to deliver a vast array of educational and therapeutic services to staff, families, and youth through the “Mindful Middle-Schoolers Program.” Below is a list of upcoming VIRTUAL talks, which will be held via Zoom. Registration via the Eventbrite links below is requested. Once you register, a link will be emailed to you four hours prior to the start of each event.

"Mindful Middle-Schoolers" Community Talk Flyer

District 97 to Continue Providing Free Meals to All Students

Next Meal D97 Meal Distribution: Tuesday, Dec. 8
December Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Meals will be provided free of cost this fall to any District 97 student in need. Each bag of food will contain five breakfasts and five lunches.

Meal distributions will be held every Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Longfellow Elementary School (for Julian and feeder schools), 715 S. Highland Ave., and Brooks Middle School (for Brooks and feeder schools), 325 S. Kenilworth Ave.

D97 Breakfast/Lunch Menus - December 2020

Ms. Jefferson & Mrs. Sullivan