Students at Longfellow have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
Students in grade five are chosen to escort children in Kindergarten to the cafeteria for lunch time. They are also responsible for helping them open milk cartons, thermos containers, food wrappers and generally make sure that the Kindergarten children eat their lunches. These leaders also help guide the younger children out to recess. It is good to see students helping each other.
Longfellow Leaders are students who mediate disputes between fellow students. The students selected are known to be fair, reliable, and good communicators.
Disputing students are given a chance to talk uninterrupted so that each side of the problem is heard. Solutions are brainstormed and an agreement is reached. The Longfellow Leader leads this process. All information remains confidential. Longfellow Leaders are trained in a simple six-step process.
Longfellow Leaders assist with hallway monitoring at Lunchtime. They "catch" students behaving and give them "MUSTANG TICKETS" redeemable at the Mustang Market, our school store.
Longfellow Leaders Advisors are:
Mrs. Rettke and Mrs. Thomeier
The responsibility of the Longfellow Safety Patrol is to be sure that students are safe coming to school and leaving the school grounds. Students from the Fifth Grade are chosen to be members of the Safety Patrol.
This year is a year of many changes at Longfellow. In 2018-19, we will no longer sell popcorn (due to lack of volunteers). Student Council (STUCO) will be for grades 3-5. Each classroom will have two representatives for the year. If you would like to be a representative for STUCO, please write a paragraph stating why you want to be on STUCO and have your teacher sign it by 8/24/18. One representative will be chosen by a classroom vote and the other will be a teacher choice.
STUCO will hold monthly after school meetings. Our representatives will lead Monthly Morning Meetings within their classrooms, report important information to their class and help support our monthly PBIS themes. Student Council will also develop the Time Capsule for the new building.
STUCO will continue to hold four skating parties at USA Skates.