Longfellow Parent Association (LPA)

ABOUT THE LPA


The Longfellow Parent Association (LPA) is a nonprofit, community based organization comprised of parents & guardians of students enrolled at Longfellow. Our team of dedicated volunteers aims to:

  • Create a welcoming environment for all Longfellow families;

  • Promote knowledge sharing among parents, teachers, administrators and other experts;

  • Coordinate volunteer involvement in the school; and 

  • Raise funds to provide added enrichment opportunities in the classroom, enhance the campus & enable Longfellow students to enjoy the natural & educational benefits of the surrounding area.


The LPA coordinates and/or contributes to the following school activities:

  • Run For Longfellow

  • Band

  • Choir

  • Winter Carnival

  • Longfellow Yearbook

  • Teacher Appreciation

  • Student Bus Services

  • Special Assemblies

  • Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair

  • Academic Software and Hardware

  • Science Field and Playground Equipment

  • Family Education Night

  • Holiday Program Assistance

  • Vision, Hearing and Dental Screening

  • And Much More!

LPA MEETINGS, COMMUNITY & SOCIAL EVENTS:


LPA Monthly Meetings:

All Longfellow parents and guardians are members of the LPA and are invited to join monthly meetings held in the Longfellow Library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12pm-1pm. Hear the latest news from the LPA, how to get involved, updates from Principal Patrick McClellan, and special guest speakers.

(2017-2018 Dates: September 12 / October 10 / November 14 / January 9 / February 13 / March 13 / April 10 / May 8)


September 28 Topic: “School and District Student Supports”

The first evening in the Community Lynx program will give a broader look at the critical student supports that exist behind the scenes and the resources that are at the ready when needed by Longfellow families. Come and learn about the many Longfellow staff and partners that affect your child’s learning throughout the year in important and meaningful ways. You will also get advice on the best communication channels to follow to ensure the needs of your child are addressed. 

Childcare: LPA will provide free, screened childcare for this event. Please click on the following link to let us know the number, ages, and names of your children if you would like to place your children in care at the school during the event. Childcare slots will not be guaranteed if advanced reservations are not made. Snacks will be provided for children.  Please sign up here.

We will discuss:
  • School Counseling Services: the counselors run programs to promote healthy development and confidence building for all kids and specialized services when needed.
  • Child Advancement Project (CAP) by THRIVE: CAP matches adult volunteers from the community with children to work one-on-one with students in grades K-12 and provide support and encouragement. Mentors help students discover and build upon their individual strengths, and affirm student’s ability to shape their own futures. 
  • Parent Liaisons (PLs) by Thrive: PLs are professionals who work in schools and facilitate parenting classes, connect parents to community resources and support parent-teacher collaboration.
  • Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) by AWARE: helps children with special needs thrive in the classroom or other school-based settings. A wrap around approach, AWARE’s specialized staff works directly with the identified children, their parents, teachers and school personnel to fulfill goals named in each individualized plan. 
  • SAFE-TI & District Crisis Response 
  • Communication channels for accessing services

Run for Longfellow:
The Run for Longfellow is our largest fundraising event of the year!  A pep rally will be held on the front lawn of the school on Friday, September 22 from 8am-8:40am with music, guest speakers, and more to get everyone excited for The Run For Longfellow!  The actual run will take place on Friday, October 6 at Bogert Park. This fun event encourages kids’ enthusiasm for being active and affords students the opportunity to participate in helping raise this year’s LPA operating funds. 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

We love our volunteers! To see the list of volunteer opportunities, please visit our survey.

To stay updated on Longfellow events and news, please follow us on Facebook at or check out our LPA Board in the office.

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LPA has a voluntary board voted in each spring by its membership. The 2017-2018 officers are:

  • President: Marisa Bueno

  • Secretary: Stephanie McDowell

  • Treasurer: Jennifer Lammers

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Darylee Zech

  • Communications: Tanya Smith

To contact the LPA, please email longfellowpa@gmail.com.

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