619 Sandusky Street Fostoria, Ohio Phone: 419-436-4135 Fax: 419-436-4155
Grades Preschool - Kindergarten - School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
|Kelli Bauman, Longfellow/Riley Principal
|Karla Grine, Secretary
“I am very excited for the amazing possibilities for the upcoming school year. I would like to take a moment to offer a special welcome to our new Longfellow families. For some children, this will mean their first entry into the world of school, whether in preschool or kindergarten. For others, it will be a time to reconnect with friends and familiar faces in the building. If you are a returning family or a new addition, welcome to Longfellow! The relationship between home and school is vital for the success of our children; please keep the line of communication open by getting to know our Longfellow family. We have been busy preparing and look forward to another fun, nurturing and enriching year. We will do our best to make sure that you and your child will have a successful experience and that the transition into a new year will be as smooth as possible. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Kelli Bauman, Principal (2015-2016)
Reading is the Key
Everything we do in school and in our lives revolves around our ability to read. This is why we need to start early with our children learning to read and continue to grow and challenge them to read longer, more difficult, and different types of material. InfoOhio recently published some information, primarily focusing on students in pre-school through third grade and skills they should be working on and things you can do with your child at home. With the Third Grade Guarantee, it is important that we have students on track with their reading levels by the end of the third grade. Much like learning to ride a bike, playing an instrument or participating in a sport, reading is a skill that needs repeated practice. Research shows students who are at grade level in reading have a higher percentage chance of graduating on time from high school as well as performing better on other subjects standardized testing. These newsletters can be found by going to https://www.infohio.org/students/parents/resources-for-the-third-grade-reading-guarantee. I encourage everyone to take a moment to read these and see how we can make reading a part of many activities we do on a daily basis and show our children reading is fun and rewarding.