Principal Message

Dear Longfields Family,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I trust that your summer vacation was restful, peaceful and fulfilling.  As I have talked with teachers, students, and families, it was exciting hearing about their wonderful summer activities and adventures.  Now the time has come to return to a successful school year as we have had a busy summer preparing for your return.  

This year promises to be filled with exciting new opportunities where our students will strive to find ways that they can be greater than they were before.  As we begin this new year, we pledge that this will be a wonderful year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms. We also encourage our young Leopards to participate in the fun and special times through a plethora of activities and events that will be offered.

During this 2014 - 2015 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our foundation of GREAT work and many worthwhile traditions, with none being more important than continuing to build upon our tradition of excellence in education.  Our vision?  Simply put: Longfields Leopards are …

Innovative, Creative, Out-of-the Box Thinkers that know that choice, not chance, determine your destiny.

So to that end our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities --- both inside and outside of the classroom --- for high caliber and quality learning, continual growth, leadership opportunities, and achieving at a high level of excellence!  We pledge that this will be our focus daily, and we invite and encourage you to work in partnership with us to seize these opportunities in all facets of our program.

 We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our parents to join us at school activities and events whenever you can.  We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education, as it is key to the success of your young Leopard during his/her elementary school years.  Please know that we highly value home/school communication here at Longfields.  It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success.  Please do not hesitate to contact us when the need arises, as we will do likewise.  We want and encourage our parents to stay connected to their child’s academic progress, assignments, assessments, and school activities.

 We welcome you to the new student orientation for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Talented and Gifted students on Thursday, August 21st at 8:30 a.m. and the Back-to-School Kick-Off on Thursday, August 21st from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm.  It will be an opportunity to celebrate the start of school, meet the staff and have fun!  Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 20th, so we are adequately prepared. 

As a reminder, The first day of school is Tuesday, August 26, 2011. School starts promptly at 7:45 a.m.  Please visit the Longfields Elementary School website at for more information to assist in preparing for school:  We have also included the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.

Again, we welcome you to Longfields Elementary School and to our wonderful professional learning community.  It is, indeed, a place where opportunities abound!  Here’s to a GREAT new school year . . .  where choice not chance determines your destiny!


Great by Choice,

 Maisha Strong


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