Longwood Elementary School Holds Two Successful Family Nights in February

Longwood Elementary School bookmarked February with two equally successful yet thematically different family nights.

“The ice storm in January bumped our Family Literacy Night to the first week in February,” said Diane Brown, Longwood Remedial Support – Title I.  “However, the big freeze could not stifle the enthusiasm of those in attendance.  Families were greeted with cookies and invited to linger for seemingly endless games of ‘sight word’ bingo in the cafeteria.  Winners were treated to a book of their choice.  Once that was conquered it was on to the media center to create an original bookmark and participate in a lively book walk with more books as prizes.  At the end of the event one family took home a generous movie night basket and everyone left with a book or two.”

The end of February was greeted with a chill in the air but the hearty Longwood families came early and stayed late to celebrate Math and Science. 

“After enjoying a meal of hotdogs, chips and cookies families moved to ten interactive activities offered by the Emerald Coast Science Center,” said Brown.  “Teachers officiated, parents cheered and students persevered to complete the activities and understand the experiments.  Students kept track of their progress with stickers placed in their personal science activity log book.  Next, the schedule included moving on to the halls of the building where each grade level offered different math activities to solve, build three dimensional shapes, or play games that required reasoning and strategy.  Families had the option to drop in for a lively game of science and math vocabulary bingo that was ongoing in the media center with educational manipulatives as prizes.  And to top it all off, a Math Facts Competition took place back in the cafeteria featuring 3rd – 5th grade students who had prequalified.”

Both activities were successful and brought families together to celebrate learning!