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Welcome to Broadway families and students

Welcome to Broadway Learning Center for the 2018-2019 school year! If your student and your family are new to Broadway, we welcome you to our school family! Broadway is home to the Longview School District Special Education Preschool Services (ages 3 and 4) as well as extended day services for students in need with autism, speech, and motor services. We also provide consultants to Lower Columbia Colleges ECEAP classrooms, and Early Head Start. All of the staff at Broadway are committed to serving your child with high-quality instruction.

As the new Principal of Broadway, I am ecstatic to join this school family and community. A little about myself is I grew up and graduated from Longview School District. I have taught in Arizona as well as Seattle. I completed a Preschool through 3rd grade graduate program through the University of Washington to gain a broader perspective on alignment in our K-12 system to early learning programs. Early Childhood Education is the key to success for students later in their educational career, and we have a fabulous staff here at Broadway as well as our Head Start and Early Head Start counterparts on campus. We will be focusing on how to manage our “upsets” and learn to use the classroom safe place as an avenue to calm. Be looking for your student practicing the “STAR” – Smile, Take a deep breath, And Relax! You can practice too!

A big change for schedules this year at Broadway is we have chosen to move to school sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. There will be NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS for the 2018-2019 school year. This is time when we assess incoming students, and collaborate as a staff to meet the needs of your child and our classrooms.

Our daily schedule is as follows:

AM Morning Sessions (3 year olds)

9:00      Morning classroom arrival – Students picked up at a double doors off a parking lot
11:20   Lunches served to students
11:50   Dismissal – students go to buses or picked up by parent (please be at the double doors before 11:50am for a smooth transition home)

PM Afternoon Sessions (4 and 5 year olds)

1:00 Afternoon classroom arrival – Students picked up at a double doors off a parking lot
3:35 – Dismissal – students go to buses or picked up by parent (please be at the double doors before 3:35pm for a smooth transition home)

Wishing you well,

Megan M. Shea-Bates
Principal at Broadway

¡Bienvenidos al centro de aprendizaje de Broadway para el año escolar 2018-2019! ¡Si usted y su  estudiante son nuevos a Broadway, les damos la bienvenida a nuestra familia de la escuela ¡J Broadway es el hogar de servicios de educación especial preescolar del distrito escolar de Longview (edades de 3 y 4 años ) así como servicios de día extendido para estudiantes con autismo, servicios del habla y coordinación motriz. También ofrecemos asesorías para las Aulas de ECEAP (Educación infantil y programa de Asistencia, por sus siglas en Ingles) del Lower Columbia College, Early Head Start y clases de inglés como segundo idioma para adultos.  Todo el personal de Broadway está comprometido a servir a su hijo/a con la educación de más alta calidad.

Para mantener nuestros registros al día, por favor complete y devuelva el “formulario de inscripción del estudiante”, la “Forma de solicitud del transporte” y el “Cuestionario de Vivienda” antes del 23 de agosto. Puede traer los documentos a la oficina en Broadway o mandarlos por correo.

Proporcionando actualizaciones de contactos de emergencia, medicamentos, cambios en el teléfono o dirección, así como las necesidades de transporte asegurarán de que el distrito y el personal estén preparado para las necesidades de su hijo/a.

El “Cuestionario de Vivienda del distrito escolar de Longview” es parte de nuestra responsabilidad legal del acta de McKinney-Vento para informar a los ciudadanos en situaciones de hogar temporal sobre los beneficios que pueden recibir. Al principio del año escolar, los maestros también enviarán una tarjeta llamada ” información del estudiante ” por favor, completar y devolver a su maestro. Por favor asegúrese de tener esta tarjeta y el cuestionario de vivienda completado y devuelto antes del final de la primera semana de escuela, septiembre 7th.

Un gran cambio de horario este año en Broadway es que hemos elegido mover las sesiones escolares los lunes, el martes, el jueves, y el viernes. NO HABRÁ ESCUELA LOS MIÉRCOLES durante el año escolar 2018-2019.  Durante este día, se harán evaluaciones de estudiantes, y habrá colaboraciones con personal para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo/a y nuestras aulas.

Nuestro horario es el siguiente:

 Sesiones de mañana (3 años)

9:00 Llegada al aula– los estudiantes serán recogidos en las puertas dobles por el estacionamiento
11:20 hora del almuerzo
11:50 fin de clases – los estudiantes irán a los autobuses o serán recogidos por sus padres (por favor este en las puertas dobles antes de 11:50 para una transición fácil a casa)

Sesiones de la tarde (4 y 5 años de edad)

1:00 PM Llegada al aula– los estudiantes serán recogidos en las puertas dobles por el estacionamiento
3:45 PM fin de clases – los estudiantes irán a los autobuses o serán recogidos por sus padres (por favor este en las puertas dobles antes de 3:45 para una transición fácil a casa)

Con mis mejores deseos,

Megan M. Shea-Bates
Directora de Broadway

2018-08-14T14:38:40+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Broadway Summer 2018 information

Last day office is open: June 22, 2018

Summer programs: none

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 4); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm Cancelled

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
Aug 7 – Aug 16; Tuesday – Thursday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 11:00 – 11:15pm

St Helens Elem, 431 27th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 9 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – Aug 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:00 – 3:15

Office opens in fall: August 8, 2018

First day of school: September 4, 2018

2018-08-17T12:22:37+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Broadway Learning Center’s annual carnival is June 12

Mark your calendar for Broadway Learning Center’s PTO/Friends of Broadway fundraiser carnival on June 12, 11:00am-1:00pm.

The theme this year is Tropical. There will be activities, food & beverages, and staff-made baskets to win. All family members are welcome to attend. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian or Polynesian attire!

Grand prize raffle tickets are $1 each, general raffle tickets are 2 for $1. Check Friends of Broadway Parent Group on Facebook for updated prize information. Participants need not be present to win.

2018-05-31T15:53:43+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Thoughtexchange: let us know your top safety ideas

School safety–a  current topic of various opinions and many comments–is the subject of  a digital conversation offered by Longview starting Monday, June 4.

Through the Thoughtexchange process, all community members are encouraged to take part in voicing their ideas on the most important considerations about school safety and security.

Improvements to Thoughtexchange now make it possible for participants to review and respond to others’ ideas after a number of ideas have been collected.

The information gathered in this Thoughtexchange will help the district as it constantly works to keep students and staff members safe, and to best respond when school safety is threatened.

If you haven’t participated in one of our Thoughtexchange conversations before and don’t want to miss out this time, please let us know. Spanish participation is also available.

2018-05-31T16:06:04+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Educators honored by Chamber of Commerce

Staff nominated for Crystal Apple AwardsLocal area educators, along with business persons were honored May 2 at the annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce.

A number of Longview nominees were included in all categories, and Rich Reeves (R. A. Long) was named Principal of the Year and Travis Ruhter (Mark Morris) was named Teacher of the Year with their Crystal Apple Awards.

Sandy Catt, Director of Communications and Technology, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominees included assistant principal Lacey Griffiths and teacher Jodi Kruse (R. A. Long); principal Scott Merzoian and teacher Tracy Gould (Monticello); principal Aaron Whitright (CVG); assistant principal Brooks Cooper, paraeducator Jamie Allred (Mark Morris); principal Chris Rugg and teacher Dawn Julian (Cascade); director Mary Carr-Wilt; teacher Marie Gilchrist (Robert Gray); teacher Kimmie Flint (Mint Valley);  paraeducator Kara Warner (Robert Gray); and secretary Laura Norton (Northlake).

2018-05-17T16:50:27+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

Facebook Friday with Dr. Zorn

On most Fridays you can find Longview superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn live on Facebook talking about the week’s activities. In case you missed them, check out his April updates. Stay up to date with Longview news by following us on Facebook, and by following Dr. Zorn on Facebook and Twitter.

2018-05-03T14:20:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Kindergarten makes learning child’s play

“Kindergartners learn a lot through play,” said Robert Gray teacher Jodi Hanson, who has been teaching kindergarten for the past 20 years. “They don’t even know they’re learning it.”

Today’s kindergarten classes include forays into reading, writing, counting to 100, counting by 10s, early addition and the beginnings of subtraction.

In Hanson’s class, students set personal goals each day and work in small groups to accomplish them. A goal can be anything from practicing listening skills to writing their names to exploring mathematics. Whatever it is, Hanson makes sure students enjoy the process.

“Kindergarten is the foundation for the rest, and it’s so important to build that love of learning,” she said.

In Longview, helping students achieve literacy early is the top academic priority, and kindergarten teachers are on the front line of that effort.

“I love when they learn to read, when they first realize they can read on their own,” said Tiffany Mejia, who is in her sixth year of teaching kindergarten at Columbia Valley Gardens. “The sparkle in their eyes—that’s my favorite.”

At Northlake Elementary, Alynn Huhta’s students’ favorite lessons include celebrating holidays and working with the animals they receive in science kits—goldfish, guppies, snails and worms.

Each morning, Huhta’s class begins with a routine of greetings, songs and dances. In her third year teaching kindergarten, she says her favorite thing is “the joy and excitement the kids have about school and learning, because it’s a brand-new thing. They learn so much and are excited about everything.”

Sometimes, though, kindergartners need an explanation of what it means to learn.

Mejia recalled the end of one school year, when she told her class to keep practicing their reading over the summer. One of her students replied, “I can’t actually do that. I’m going to Texas.”

Laughing, Mejia said, “I told her, ‘No, actually you’ve learned this skill. You will keep that forever.’”

That’s what kindergarten is all about: helping our students build the skills they will use in whatever future they find—skills they will keep forever.

Register your student for kindergarten today!  Early registration gives you first chance at the classroom spots in your neighborhood school. In addition, the March into Kindergarten event on April 12 provides assistance in registration;  helpful information on readiness for school; and a chance to meet teachers, the principal, and new friends. March into Kindergarten will be held at all neighborhood schools from 5-6:30 p.m. 

Register here
2018-03-08T15:46:22+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Bus routes update-Feb. 23

Schools will be operating on their regular schedules, but due to road conditions, the following bus routes will be following snow/lowland routes:

Elementary–5, 6, 13, 15

Middle- and high school–16

Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-23T05:27:44+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Late start Thursday, Feb. 22

Longview School District plans to delay the school start two hours Thursday, Feb. 22 due to road conditions.

Buses will follow snow/lowland routes. Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

Schools will convene two hours later than their regular start times. No breakfast service will be provided. Please continue to monitor FlashAlert for any updates that might be made.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-22T04:54:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

Weather closure-Feb. 21

Due to unsafe travel conditions caused by snow and ice, Longview schools will be closed Wednesday Feb. 21. The district regrets losing a day of teaching and learning, but the safety of our staff and students is paramount.

Stay up to date by visiting FlashAlert

2018-02-21T05:35:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|
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