Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Longfellow Elementary School

311 Seminary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187

P: 630.682.2080

F: 630.682.2342

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016
    We are looking to enroll 2015-2016 kindergartners!  Please call the Longfellow school office at 682-2080 if you have a kindergartner to enroll for next school year.  If you have any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartner for next year, please pass this information along to them.  It is always critical that we have a strong kindergarten count as early in the year as possible for our planning.
     
    Kindergarten Roundup at Longfellow School is Thursday, February 26th at 7:00pm!
     

    All Day Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-16 school year will be online beginning in late March. 

     

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  • Outdoor Recess
     Please remember that students must have snow pants and boots on to play on the playground or the grass areas.  If they do not have snow pants and boots, they are to stay on the blacktop area that is plowed after 1 inch of snow.  Children without hats and gloves will be sent in to borrow from our small office supply of hats and gloves.  We continue to follow the district expectation and are outside for our recess with a temperature of above 0, including wind chill.  We are only outside for about 25 minutes and the children look forward to their time outside.  We use the WGN weather site to check the Wheaton temperature.
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About Us

Dear Families and Friends of Longfellow Elementary School,
 
Longfellow Elementary School is proud to be part of Inspiring Excellence in Wheaton-Warrenville Community School District 200.  Our school is a nationally recognized 2007 Blue Ribbon School!  Longfellow School is a kindergarten through fifth grade building, rich in history, located in downtown Wheaton.  The original building was built in 1874 as a grade and high school combined and was named Central School.  Many famous graduates attended Central School including Edwin P.Hubble and Red Grange.  The school went through many additions and changes and our current building was completed in 2001.
At Longfellow School we offer many opportunities for students to grow in their learning.  We have a diverse student population and currently have families that speak over twenty different languages.  Student learning at Longfellow is a partnership between students, parents and the staff to provide an outstanding educational environment.  By working together, our students learn and grow academically, behaviorally and socially.  In addition to the core academics of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and health, we offer art, general music and daily physical education.  Our fifth grade students may elect to participate in a band or orchestra program as well.
At District 200, we believe that technology must be an integral part of our instruction and communication. We know that the community has high expectations for the quality of education in our public schools. We realize that successful schools result when a partnership exists between the schools, parents, and the community. Toward that end, through this website, we hope that our website offers an additional communication vehicle for a strong home-school partnership.
I believe in the incredible potential of all students at Longfellow and enjoy working with our families and staff to create a strong learning environment.  We have an outstanding staff and a very dedicated PTA that brings hundreds of volunteers into our building each year.  Our entire Longfellow community is committed to ensuring the best possible elementary school experience for all of our children.
 
Fondly,
Dianne Thornburg
Longfellow School Principal
 

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