Weekly News- Week of May 27, 2019

Week of May 27, 2019

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. 


Fantastic Fridays Ahead! 

Each year our Student Council hosts special spirit Fridays.  Please join us and show your flair on Fridays!

Friday, May 31st:  Mix-Match Friday- Stripes and polka dots? Yes! Put on your silliest clothes in the most mismatched way possible!

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!

Student with "Cheers for Peers" certificateSubmit a "Cheers for Peers!"

We would like to recognize children and adults who make a difference at Longfellow School.  If you would like to nominate an individual who makes a difference at our school, please fill out this form.  The individual you nominate will receive a printed form with a description of their contribution to making Longfellow a great place to be.

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 Oak Park Public Library Tutoring Center is offering homework help and subject-specific tutoring. The Center is located on the third floor and is open Mondays-Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. The Center will remain open through May 30. For more information, please email [email protected].  Also, 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].

Second Step This Week 

Our last unit of Second Step focuses on handing anger and solving problems with peers.  Here are the topics and home links (if applicable) for this week:

Kindergarten- Lesson 25:  Reviewing Second Step Skills (No Home Link)

1st Grade- Lesson 22: Reviewing Second Step Skills (No Home Link)

2nd Grade- Lesson 22: Reviewing Second Step Skills (No Home Link)

3rd Grade- Lesson 21: Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure

4th Grade- Lesson 21: Dealing with Peer Pressure


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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27th-               No School, Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30th-            Taiko Drumming assembly for K, 1, 3 and 5th Grades,  Larks Spring Concert at Irving School at 7pm

Thursday, June 6th-              Last Day of School