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    Welcome Back to Longfields!

    2019 - 2020

     

    Carmen Bell, School Principal


    July 22, 2019

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Longfields Elementary School,


    Welcome Back

    Welcome to a new and exciting school year.  I trust that we all are having a productive and eventful summer.  The first day of school for students is September 3, 2019.  Our focus and new initiatives will be on providing each child with new challenges that will result in a safe and rewarding school experience.  Academic emphasis on the core content areas will remain a priority, as well as, providing a learning program that builds on each year, while differentiating instruction for a more prescriptive academic plan. 

    Our goal is to challenge your child(ren) technically and intellectually, grow them socially, and guide them toward independent/critical thinking and problem-solving. As we strive to promote healthy development in all aspects of each student's life, we also strive to develop a student body of good character; students who make good choices and decisions will create successful and healthy learning environments, in which all students benefit.  We encourage students to demonstrate their best every moment of every day and to make positive contributions to our school culture in an effort to exhibit a sense of personal pride and love for our school.

                       Dates to remember:

     August 29, 2019                -    12:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social  

    August 29, 2019                -     11:00 a.m. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, TAG and New Family Orientation

    August 29, 2019                -     Spirit Wear Fundraiser Begins (online only)

    August 30, 2019                -     1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Clean Up/Green Up (Help us Beautify our Campus)

    September 3, 2019             -     7:30 a.m. First Day of School for Students

    September 13, 2019           -     DOT Day & Grandparent’s Day

    September 19, 2019           -     @ 6:00 p.m. Back to School Night

    A new year always brings changes, and so the Longfields’ Family is delighted to welcome new staff members (underlined and bolded).  As a team, we will continue to brainstorm ways in which we can better serve our students. You can rest assured that every decision has been made to improve our safety plan, instructional program and opportunities for collaboration with you. 

    We are also pleased to welcome our new/returning Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Board Members. Be on the look out for more information via Remind, the PTSA website, flyers and meetings. Longfields Elementary is a wonderful school because parents and staff work together for the good of the students and we are working to strengthen this bond.  This could not be accomplished without parental support and the volunteer contributions of parents just like you! The board has already established the board meeting dates, PTSA meetings (2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm) and the first PTSA meeting date (August 13, 2019 at 6pm at Longfields).  

    • Carrie Conrad – President - duckiecac@gmail.com
    • Ingrid Escobar – Vice President - lindelis-andrade@pgcps.org
    • Zaquetta Carter – Treasurer - zjs1119@aol.com
    • Quinella Johnson – Secretary - quinella.johnson@gmail.com

     

    Grade Levels:

    Teachers:

    Teachers:

    Teachers:

    Pre-Kindergarten

    Toby Hutchinson

    Cindy Hawkins (Para)

    Vacant

    Vacant            (Para) 

    Kindergarten

    Guinevere Bernabe

    Kalonda Gatson

    Grade 1

    Taletta Coates

    Grade 2

    Will Addison

    Megan Sokolowski-TAG

    Jacqueline Wood

    Grade 3

    Chanelle Riddick

    Alicia Oliver - TAG

    Grade 4

    Ernest Kabassu

    Asiha Stallworth - TAG

    Grade 5

    Lee Hawkins

    Elizabeth Beal - TAG

    Grade 6

    Kiara Coates

    Specialists

    Donna Burgess - .5 Media

    Helen Guramani – ICAL

    Sheila Beale - Music

    Marites Jomuad - ESOL

    Sheila Johnson - S. Ed. Para

    Erica Bair - TAG Coord.

    Laureen Hammond - Counselor

    Hannah Sung - Instrumental

    April Walton - S. Ed. Teacher

    Bonnie Schlorb - S. Ed. Para

    Aurora Reed - Instruct. Lead

    Nyasha Klusmann - .4 Art 

    Patrick Sokolowski - P.E.

    Tiffany Gordon - S. Ed. Teacher


    Facilities Update

    If you drove past the school this Summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction trucks, as well as a “Building Bright Futures in Maryland” sign. First, Prince George’s County Public Schools is replacing all of Longfields’ exterior windows and doors. This process has begun and will continue through the first quarter of school.

    We are especially pleased with the additional support that our students in the Summer Youth Enrichment Program provided for Longfields. Under the direction and collaboration of Mrs. Tiffani Thomas, our Building Supervisor, our building is brighter and cleaner now than it has ever been. Thank you to Mrs. Thomas’ entire team for beautifying Longfields inside and out.

    Last year’s district-wide safety and security review generated recommendations for our school and community to follow. As a result, see the following:  

    • As a reminder, there is no parking permitted directly at the curb in front of the school.

    • Abide by the strict Kiss and Ride procedures and reduce speed as you pull up and pull away from the drop off/coned area.

    • All school visitors must have proper, state-issued identification to access our building. All staff will be required to wear their district-issued identification.

    • After school pick-up occurs only on the outside blacktop or in the mini-gym during inclement weather. Parents are not allowed to pick up students from inside the building unless it is an early departure request. This request MUST be in-person and made prior to 1:30 p.m.


    Other Important Information 

    Grade Level:

    Lunch Time:

    Schedule birthday celebrations with your child’s teacher well in advance. Student treats are only allowed in the cafeteria and parents must stay to distribute celebratory items.

    Recess:

    Pre-Kindergarten

    10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

    10:00 - 10:20

    Kindergarten

    10:25 - 10:55 a.m.

    10:55 - 11:15

    Grade 1

    10:25 - 10:55 a.m.

    10:55 - 11:15

    Grade 2

    11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    11:30 - 11:50

    Grade 3

    11:40 - 12:10 p.m.

    12:10 - 12:33

    Grade 4 

    11:40 - 12:10 p.m.

    12:10 - 12:30

    Grade 5  

    11:10 - 11:40 a.m.

    11:40 - 11:55

    Grade 6

    10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

     10:15 - 10:30


    Parent Visitation/Volunteers

    Parents/Guardians should always have access to the school to discuss, without delay, problems needing immediate attention and that is our goal. However, due to changes in Prince George’s County policies (Administrative Procedure 0500) and procedures as it relates to student and staff safety, classroom visits or conferences should be arranged in advance through the teacher or school administrator. This may be done by letter, email or telephone. Arrangements should include the day, time, length of time, and what the visitor would like to see. Parents may not confer with the teacher at the beginning of the day, as teacher planning and/or instruction has begun. With that, parents/guardians will not be allowed to escort students to class beyond the first two days of school (All visitors must receive a pass in the main office through Raptor), including parents/guardians with Pre-Kindergarten students.


    Visitors upon arrival at school, should report to the main office before going to any area of the building with a license or state ID. Parents and other visitors will be given a pass from the office before entering a classroom, if visitations have been made in advanced. If a parent should go to a class without the pass saying, “Visitor,” they will be requested to return to the office for the pass.

    * Parents will not be allowed to walk students to class beyond the first two days of school. Please respect our school’s policy, as safety is our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.


    School Uniforms (THIS POLICY WILL BE STRONGLY ENFORCED):

    School uniforms add a touch of professionalism to a child’s school day and provide the correct educational ethic that is the foundation of his/her academic and future career success. Children must wear their school uniform every day. Please assist us in upholding a high standard for our students in both appearance and contribution to the learning environment.

    Note: The following items are not allowed: caps, head scarves, bandanas, hoodies (IT CAN'T HAVE A HOOD), jackets, shorts, jeans, sweatpants, mini-skirts, decorative hosiery, leggings THAT ARE NOT BLUE/WHITE/BLACK and MUST BE WORN UNDER A DRESS/SKIRT, open-toe shoes, tank or halter tops, t-shirts, inappropriate make-up, revealing or provocative clothing, tight-fitting or stretch pants, clothing that exposes one’s stomach and excessive jewelry.

    The following School Uniform Policy applies to all students attending Longfields E.S. 


    Tops – Girls and Boys (Colors: Light Blue or White)

    Polo Style Shirts – Short and long sleeve

    Button-Down Shirts – Short and long sleeve

     

    Bottoms – Girls and Boys (Colors: Dark Blue) - (SWEATPANTS/JEANS ARE NOT PERMITTED)

    Long pants

    Knee-length shorts

    Skirts (Leggings must be solid blue/white or black)/Jumpers/Skorts  

     

    Accessories – Girls and Boys

    Shoes & Shoelaces– Closed toe/heel in black, white, gray or blue

    Belts for pants - Black

    Sweaters/Cardigans– Solid Navy Blue or White (no writing or symbols)

    Socks – Navy or Black  

    Stockings/Tights – Blue, White or Black (leggings THAT ARE NOT BLUE/WHITE/BLACK are not permitted and MUST BE WORN UNDER A DRESS/SKIRT)

    * During the colder months, students are not permitted to wear jackets, hoodies or non uniform sweaters of any sort. Solid, dark blue sweaters with no markings/symbols will be allowed. Please help us create a safe and instructionally sound environment, where student clothing is not a distraction.


    We are all very excited for the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year. We will continue to communicate with you on a daily basis to enhance our collaborative efforts and advance student achievement. We will see you very soon.

    Educationally,

    Carmen L. Bell