Welcome to Longfellow Elementary School

December 21, 2022
Families of Longfellow Elementary,

As we head into break I want to take time to reflect.  One and all, we’ve made it to the halfway point.  For our kindergarten students, they are 5 months into their life as an elementary school student.  This represents 5 percent of their lives.  It goes fast.

Yesterday, we had our 4th grade biography presentations.  Looking at history, we can find those who inspire and also the many misdeeds of humanity.  I appreciate the work of the students and the 4th grade teachers on this project.  I personally learned about the first mayor of my hometown and the lady who developed the amusement park that I frequented as a child.  We can always learn something from the person sitting across from us (even if they’re only 10 years old). 

The 4th graders reminded me that the past is key to help us build a hopeful future.  Our future walks through these doors everyday.  Among them lies the next great civic leader.  Among them lies the person whose mission in life is to bring joy to the masses.  Among them lies the cure for cancer.  Among them lies the cure for hate.

As you head into break, take time for human connection.  I heard a quote recently, “We don’t own stuff…stuff owns us.”  This time of year is often focused on things.  Please take time away from the stuff.  Spend time this break with those you love. This time of year means something different to each one of us, but we all agree that what is truly special in life are those we love.  Take time for yourself.  Take time for your family.  Take time for your neighbors and take time for your community (and thank you for being a part of our community).

Upcoming Events and Notes:

Boys and Girls Club Closed, Re-opens January 2nd

Winter Break - Dec. 23rd through Jan. 8th (Classes resume Jan. 9th)

Winter Read-a-Thon Ends - Jan. 12th

Cory Scheffel
Longfellow Elementary School

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