Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!!! We’ve got some exciting things that are happening at Longfellow Elementary. First, we are a data driven school. We look at student data frequently and use that to guide our instruction. We are very serious about student learning and have high expectations. Our teachers regularly collaborate twice a week with the purpose of improving instruction so our students will increase their learning. We are proud to say that we have interventions for every student at Longfellow. We make sure all students get what they need in order to grow academically. Second, we have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Support at Longfellow. We teach students what behaviors we expect in order to be successful at Longfellow. In teaching those behaviors, we recognize students through positive referrals and have incentives to motivate our students. Our goal is to reduce undesired behaviors and give students the tools that they need in order to be successful in the classroom. Finally, parent involvement is very important at Longfellow. There are many opportunities to be involved. You could be involved through School Site Council or become a parent volunteer and help in the classroom. Again, welcome to Longfellow Elementary!!!