Principal Message

Welcome Back to Longfields!

Aug 8, 2016 | (Check out our school site)

Carmen L. Bell, Principal

Dear Longfields Elementary School Families,

Welcome back to another great year at Longfields Elementary School!  Our team is excited to see each of our students and families in a few weeks.  This is going to be an amazing year for Longfields! Our mission this year is “MISSION POSSIBLE II”.

This summer, we planned hard to improve our instructional program. Again this year, we will continue to focus on Guided Reading and Balanced Literacy. These practices permit us to provide small group instruction for students that target and strengthen students’ specific reading deficits. Additionally, we will incorporate more math talks and flexible grouping in mathematics. These practices allow students to receive prescriptive support as the apply math vocabulary and solution strategies when tasked with completing algorithmic problems and/or oral and written performance assignments. Longfields’ staff is also invested in beautifying the school’s campus and advancing our customer service and collaboration with all school stakeholders.


We have a few staffing changes this fall. We wish Ms. Chapman, Mr. Junaid, Ms. McCoy, Ms. Stein and Ms. Villarosa the very best as they pursue different opportunities in education. Please see the chart below with bolded & underlined names of new staff members. Help me welcome the new staff to our building throughout the year, as we continue to work to create effective and long-lasting relationships with each of you.

Grade Level:





Guinevere Bernabe  

Cheryl Newbie



Alicia Holden

Suzette Pador


Grade 1

Toby Hutchinson

Tabitha Nimmons


Grade 2

Nicole Abdullah

Trina Seay

Megan Sokolowski

Grade 3

Mark Nagrampa

Asiha Stallworth


Grade 4

Christina Brown

Beverley Weise

Jacqueline Wood

Grade 5

To Be Determined

Lee Hawkins


Grade 6

Ernest Kabassu



Ms. Burgess - .5 Media

Ms. Carter - Music

Ms. Guramani – ICAL

Ms. Linstrom - TAG Coord.

Ms. Richardson - Counselor

Mr. Nelson - Instrumental

Ms. Reed - Instruct. Lead

To Be Determined - Art

Mr. Sokolowski - P.E.

See the August/September 2016 calendar of events below. All other events for the year will be on our school’s site (the hyperlink is above). Additionally, please sign-up for Reminder 101 for school instant reminders and updates.




8-6-16 @ 10:00 a.m.

PGCPS Back-to-School Fair

Equestrian Center

8-12-16 @ 6:00 p.m.

New Family Meet/Greet Ice Cream Social

Longfields E.S.

8-13-16 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Love Longfields (Beautification Day)

Longfields E.S.


First day for teachers

Longfields E.S.

8-18-16 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Orientation

Longfields E.S.

8-18-16 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Student and Talented and Gifted Orientation

Longfields E.S.


First day for students

Longfields E.S.


Immunization Deadline: Get your child immunized for the start of the school year! Children without proper immunization will be excluded as of 8-23-16.



Students’ Rights/Responsibilities Assembly

Longfields E.S.


LES Fall Book Fair begins

Longfields E.S.


Labor Day – Schools Closed


9-8-16 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LES Back-to-School Night

Longfields E.S.


Systemic PD – Schools Closed for students


Start times – The first day for students is August 23, 2016. Our doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is free of charge and will be served from 7:30 to 7:45.  Please make certain students are at school prior to 7:45 if they wish to eat breakfast with us.  Breakfast is served in the classrooms.  See the lunch and recess schedule below:

Parent Visitation/Volunteers:

The parent should always have access to the school to discuss, without delay, problems needing immediate attention. Classroom visits or conferences should be arranged in advance through the teacher or school administrator. This may be done by letter, email or telephone. Arrangements should include the day, time, length of time, and what the visitor would like to see. Parents may not confer with the teacher at the beginning of the day, as teacher planning and/or instruction has begun.

Visitors upon arrival at school should report to the main office before going to the classroom. Parents and other visitors will be given a pass from the office before entering a classroom. If a parent should go to a class without the pass saying, “Visitor,” they will be requested to return to the office for the pass.

In visiting classrooms, care should be taken not to interrupt the work of teaching. Conferences with the teacher are not to take place while the teacher has charge of group of students.

Visitors should keep in mind that extra people in the classroom constitute a departure from the normal situation and care must be exercised to preserve, as much as possible, the normalcy which must prevail if pupils are to do their best work. Additionally, please avoid using your cell phone inside of the school building.

School Supplies:

Please see the school supply list on our school’s website (hyperlink is on page 1). Ensure that your student is ready for school by ensuring that all supplies are ready to be dropped off at school on the first day. Keep in mind that there will be times in which supplies will have to be replenished, so carefully read the grade level newsletters for announcements.

School Uniforms:

School uniforms add a touch of professionalism to a child’s school day and provide the correct educational ethic that is the foundation of his/her academic and future career success. Children must wear their school uniform every day. Please assist us in upholding a high standard for our students in both appearance and contribution to the learning environment.

Note: The following items are not allowed: caps, head scarves, bandanas, hoodies, jackets, shorts, jeans, sweat pants, mini-skirts, decorative hosiery, leggings, open-toe shoes, tank or halter tops, t-shirts, inappropriate make-up, revealing or provocative clothing, tight-fitting or stretch pants, clothing that exposes one’s stomach and excessive jewelry.

The following School Uniform Policy applies to all students attending Longfields E.S.

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Six:

Tops – Girls and Boys (Colors: Light Blue or White)

  • Polo Style Shirts – Short and long sleeve

  • Button-Down Shirts – Short and long sleeve

Bottoms – Girls and Boys (Colors: Dark Blue)

  • Long pants

  • Knee-length shorts

  • Skirts (No leggings)/Jumpers/Skorts  

Accessories – Girls and Boys

  • Shoes & Shoelaces– Closed toe/heel in black, white, gray or blue

  • Belts for pants - Black

  • Sweaters/Cardigans– Solid Navy Blue or White (no writing or symbols)

  • Socks – Navy or Black  

  • Stockings/Tights – Blue, White or Black (No leggings)

* During the colder months, students are not permitted to wear jackets, hoodies or non uniform sweaters of any sort. Please help us create a safe and instructionally sound environment, where student clothing is not a distraction.

We are all very excited for the start of the 2016 – 2017 school year. We will continue to communicate with you on a daily basis to enhance our collaborative efforts and advance student achievement. We will see you very soon.


Carmen L. Bell

Last modified: 10/19/2016 1:57:13 PM