LMES What's Happening

Monday, September 11, 2017

Welcome Back to Our 20th Year!

Dear LMES Families,

As we progress into week three of school at LMES, routines are becoming established and teachers start rolling up their sleeves as we move from reviewing what we learned last year to applying what every student should know and be able to do. Both budding and seasoned readers, writers and mathematicians (along with other learning) have already started the meaningful work of learning! Students are taking baseline assessments in math (K-5th) as well as AIMSWEB language arts assessments (in grades K-3rd). My hope is that you have been getting positive reviews at home overall, as your children inform you about the new timing of recess before lunch, their new teacher, and new classmates, and other things that catch their attention. We have already started working on building community here at LMES through morning meetings, partner sharing, group work and solving problems as they come up by working together. Over the past two weeks, I have been going to each and every classroom, to read a short story that has a primary focus on respect and being kind to others. I discuss with the students what it means to be a positive "upstander" versus a bystander, and how they can respect someone even if they do not agree with them. Our school counselor, Ms. Monroe, has also started her guidance lessons. These lessons are age-appropriate and geared towards helping students to add to their "toolbox" of strategies when things get frustrating or unexpected with social and/or emotional consequences. These are just a few of the things we deliberately do at LMES to promote community, respect, and to foster kindness at every grade level. Please continue to ask your student how their day went by asking: What was your favorite part? Did you have any challenges today? How did you handle it? Did anything funny happen?

Chris Wermuth

Principal, Long Meadow Elementary School

September Dates to Know

Don't miss out on these events coming to your children's school!

  • Monday, 9/11/17: Board of Education Meeting: 7:30 @ PHS (Can't make it? Watch on channel 194 in SB & channel 16 in MB!)
  • Tuesday, 9/12/17: Back to School Social: 5:30 @ LMES
  • Thursday, 9/14/17: Social Media Presentation: 6:30 @ PHS (for parents & HS students only)
  • Monday, 9/18/17: Open House for PreK-2nd Grade: 6:00 @ LMES
  • Thursday, 9/21/17: NO SCHOOL: Rosh Hashanah
  • Monday, 9/25/17: Board of Education Meeting: 7:30 @ PHS
  • Tuesday, 9/26/17: Open House for 3rd-5th Grades: 6:30 @ LMES

Be Sure to Follow Us on Twitter!

If you are a Twitter user, be sure to follow your child's school by searching for @LongMeadowES and clicking the FOLLOW button! You will get real-time pics and details of what's happening at LMES, like these below!

Book Reviews in 3rd Grade!

Making Instruments in 4th Grade!

Engineering Structures in 2nd Grade!

LMES Welcomes It's Newest Addition: A Purple Martin Birdhouse!