One of our own students at Longfellow is currently battling Leukemia. This was the motivating factor that helped propel Longfellow students and their families to raise $2,538.81 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our students worked diligently for two weeks to raise the aforementioned money. Many of our classes made it a personal goal to bring in as much change as possible during the two weeks to help out Leukemia patients, but more importantly to make a difference for our own student dealing with this form of cancer. We would like to thank all of the students and their families for making a difference by bringing in pennies for patients! Thank you so much!
Jump Rope for Heart was a success at Longfellow. Our students were able to raise $1,259 to donate to the American Heart Association. Thank you so much to all of our families that made this event a success. Students also enjoyed the event that included our own DJ Cuellar playing the latest and greatest hits as students jumped rope. Ms. Cortes and many of our teachers also joined in the fun.
Longfellow Elementary students received a bronze medal at the RUSD Science and Engineering Fair. These students were recognized at the awards ceremony at Ramona's auditorium. Congratulations to Marbelt Gonzalez-Mendez and Mireya Murguia for taking the bronze medal in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Cognitive Science. We are so proud of our two young scientists!
We are proud to present Longfellow’s first place science fair winners. The sixth grade winners were Sarah (Do different types of music affect heart rate?) and Susana (Which material works best as a parachute: Aluminum Foil or a Paper Towel?). The fifth grade winners were Sophia (Are there bugs under your feet?) and the team of Mireya and Marbelt (Which of these materials will not totally mix with water?). The fourth grade winner was Karolina (Which color of bubbles glows the most under black light?). Last but not least, the third grade winner was Alana (Which string grows fastest?). These students will be representing Longfellow at the R.U.S.D. Science and Engineering Fair at U.C. Riverside from 2/5/13 – 2/7/13. Good luck and make us proud!
Students at Longfellow had so much fun playing tennis, volleyball and softball with a group of student athletes from U.C.R.
The holiday season came early for twenty well deserving Longfellow students. Thanks to the United Way and the EastHills Business Council Greater Chambers of Commerce for putting together their 11th Annual Holiday Bike Giveaway at Longfellow Elementary. Twenty of Longfellow's well deserving students were given a new bike, donated by Diamondback and Jensen USA, and safety helmet On Friday, December 7th.