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Week of June 3, 2019

Fantastic Fridays Ahead! 

Each year our Student Council hosts special spirit Fridays.  Please join us and show your flair on our last day of school:

Thursday, June 6th: Flip-Flop/Sandal Thursday- Celebrate the end of the end of the school year by wearing your favorite flip-flops or sandals!

Ho Etsu Taiko Drumming Assembly

We wanted to give a special thank you to our Longfellow PTO and Diversity Committee for honoring Asian Pacific American Month and inviting Ho Etsu Taiko to perform for our K, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students. Students learned about Japanese cultural traditions and festivals. They had an opportunity to move and dance, as well!  Thank you for this special opportunity!

Economics Concepts Poster Contest Winners

We're proud to announce that three Longfellow students won this year's Dominican University Econ Poster Contest.  Congrats to Lydia B, Augden U and Isabella A for their winning Goods and Services posters! Thank you to Mr. Naber, Mr. Podlasek, Ms. Raia and Ms. Ruff for supporting their efforts. 

After School Tutoring and Summer Program 

The Equity Team (E-Team) is excited to announce that the Power of Partnerships summer program, a partnership between the E-Team, Dominican University, District 97, and the Oak Park Public Library, will run from July 22 to August 16. Families with students entering grades 2-8 who need additional academic support are invited to contact us for more information at [email protected].

Super Summer Math

Super Summer Math (SSM) is a Longfellow tradition that keeps our students math skills sharp all summer long!  It runs from June 11th through July 25th and takes place in the basement at Maze Library on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 pm and Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am. Students are given workbooks that review all the skills they learned in their current grade. They do the work at home and show up every Tuesday or Thursday (or both) to earn prizes, play games, and see friends! Come weekly, or as often as you can. Students work at their own pace and you can plan your SSM visits around your summer plans.

Click here to sign up!   If you'd like to volunteer to help set- up or take down please click HERE.

Questions? Email the teacher coordinator, Ryan Winchell , 1st grade teacher or the parent chair, Tracy Brunette , 4th grade parent.

Oak Park Children's Business Fair

The Oak Park Children's Business fair is seeking children ages 6-14 who are interested in selling their own products or services at their one day event on August 4th.  Please click here for a flyer with more information. 

Preschool Registration Information

District 97 works closely with the Collaboration for Early Childhood. The Collaboration coordinates intake for Preschool for All/PKP in order to better serve the families in the Oak Park community. Families interested in Preschool For All/PKP should contact the Collaboration for Early Childhood at 708-613-6122 or email them at p[email protected] to begin the screening process.   Collaboration staff will conduct a phone screening interview  with parents/guardians to collect information that will help determine if their  child should be scheduled for a formal screening by District 97 faculty.  The Collaboration is performing this function on behalf of District 97 and will comply with all confidentiality requirements. 

Children who meet basic criteria will be referred to participate in a full screening at Longfellow that will be performed by the PKP staff. Collaboration staff will provide you with information about the screening including time, date, location and the documents you need to bring to the screening. District 97 will determine eligibility based on a number of criteria and all children will be ranked for admission based on need. The PKP staff will notify you early in June about your child's acceptance into the program. 

Prekindergarten Partnership (PKP) is a state funded Preschool For All Program for residents of Oak Park.  It serves the entire District 97 and is housed in Longfellow School, 715 S. Highland.  Eligible children attend one half-day session Monday through Friday.  The AM session is 8:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. M,Tu,Th, F and 8:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wed.  All D97 school have early dismissal on Wednesdays for teacher professional development and meetings.  The PM Class is 12:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. M, Tu, Th, F and 12:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.Wed.

PKP is a play and language-based program, which supports the individual development of the child and his/her family.  PKP website with additional information can be found at http://jpacyna.wixsite.com/pkplongfellow.  More information can be found on the D97 Teaching & Learning Page at http://www.op97.org/teach-learn/pkp.

Upcoming Events  

Thursday, June 6th-              Last Day of School