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Parent Involvement Dinner Thank You!

Reported by on 10/7/19

Hello Parents!

A huge thank you for attending our Parent Involvement Dinner last Thursday evening. It was wonderful to have you and hear all of your different perspectives and ideas on what we can do to make Longwood a better place for students and families. Our Instructional Leadership team is meeting tomorrow morning and will take a look at all of the notes. We will then send you an email with the ideas shared and what we will focus on for the 19-20 school year. Our plan is to choose a few high leverage strategies for parent influence and parent involvement and really focus on doing those well.

Some of the ideas shared may fall under the umbrella of our PTA. If you are not a member, I highly encourage you to attend. This is where a majority of the fundraising and some of the events originate. You can become a member on Member Hub at Once you do this, you will receive emails about when the meetings are and about other upcoming PTA events. Meetings are typically once a month on a Thursday evening and are a great way to get involved!

I also wanted to share with you the list of events we already have scheduled for the school year. My hope is that you put them in your calendar now so you are able to attend!

Wednesday, October 16th: Open Gym Night for Grades 3-5 from 6-7 PM
Friday, October 25th: Halloween Party from 6:30- 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 14th: STEM Night with the DuPage Children’s Museum from 6-7:30 PM
Thursday, November 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences Part 1 from 4:30- 8:00 PM
Monday, November 25th: Parent Teacher Conferences Part 2 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, December 17th: Chorus Concert from 6:30-7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 29th: Family Reading Night 6:00- 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 13th: Open House from 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, February 27th: Optional Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8 PM
Wednesday, March 11th: Multicultural Night/Family World Café 6:00-7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16th: Open Gym Night for Grades K-2 from 6-7 PM
Saturday, April 25th: Run with the Lions 5K (Huge fundraiser and tons of fun!) at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 29th: Second Grade Music Program 6:30- 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 16th: Fine Arts Festival at Metea Valley High School- All Day

Thanks again!

Mrs. Tracey Ratner

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