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|

LPS celebrates summer reading!

Longview Public Schools Superintendent Dan Zorn and School Board member Phil Jurmu set the pace at Longview’s Go Fourth parade.

While serving as grand marshal of the 2018 Go Fourth parade, Superintendent Dan Zorn and his crew of LPS staff, board members, family and friends passed out thousands of bookmarks encouraging everyone to read this summer.

The bookmarks include a link to “Superintendent Storytime,” where Dr. Zorn shares several of his favorite children’s books.

 

2018-07-09T08:04:34+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

LPS graduates take diverse paths: Becky Grubbs, MMHS

Young people sample lots of activities in high school, and by the time they graduate each has a unique set of experiences to call their own. We asked three members of Longview’s class of 2018 to share something about their high school careers, a piece of advice and their post-graduation plans.

MMHS grad Becky Grubbs

Mark Morris grad Becky Grubbs

Mark Morris High School: Hardwired to help

Becky Grubbs seems hardwired for volunteering.

“I’ve been doing non-profit work since I was 18 months old,” said
the senior, describing those early times with her grandparents
at FISH of Cowlitz County, which distributes food and other services.

This year and last, Becky received Volunteer of the Year honors from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum United Way.

Becky began volunteering at the United Way as a sophomore and soon was helping plan events, like the Day of Caring campaign. This year she worked with LPS to implement a literacy program that put 100 Mark Morris and R.A. Long students in third grade classrooms where they encouraged the younger students to read for fun.

“Becky took it on as her pet project … and set up student teams at the high schools,” said Brooke Fisher-Clark, United Way executive director. “It was really magical to see that partnership.”

Becky said volunteer work has taught her that there is always a way to help.

“United Way really helped me find out how to contribute,” she said.

Next steps: Finish an associate’s degree in business at Lower Columbia College and then pursue a four-year degree to become a financial planner or accountant.

Advice for younger students: “I would suggest they look for opportunities for things they can do in their own community. There’s always some way to help. You can always find something to do.”

Click here to read about Discovery graduate Natalie Rodriguez .

Click here to read about R.A. Long graduate Hamzah Amjad.

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Story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the Longview Schools Review.

2018-06-21T14:53:56+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

LPS grads take diverse paths: Hamzah Amjad, R.A. Long

Young people sample lots of activities in high school, and by the time they graduate each has a unique set of experiences to call their own. We asked three members of Longview’s class of 2018 to share something about their high school careers, a piece of advice and their post-graduation plans.

R.A. Long High School: Intent on STEM

R.A. Long grad Hamzah Amjad

R.A. Long grad Hamzah Amjad

From Hamzah Amjad’s perspective, having technology isn’t enough.

“It can be used to solve most of the world’s problems,” he said. “We just haven’t yet figured out how to help people who need it.”

Hamzah is preparing to do just that. In April, he was among 49 Washington high school seniors—one from each legislative district—who signed letters of intent to pursue careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In September, he will begin engineering studies at the University of Washington.

“I like things that manifest into real-life scenarios,” he said, describing how his calculus and AP statistics classes helped him see real-world applications for theoretical material.

Hamzah points to medicines that are designed to cure cancer but perhaps aren’t used in the most efficient way. And he mused about artificial intelligence in cars—couldn’t it be used to prevent vehicle accidents?

His teachers anticipate he will make a difference.

“Hamzah is a phenomenal person who is always ‘on his game,’ and he carries himself with a humility that people are drawn to,” said math teacher Paul Jeffries. “He is committed to his future and will be successful, because he doesn’t know how else to be.”

Next steps: Study engineering at University of Washington.

Advice for younger students: “Everyone’s different, so you have to find your own way … but ask for help if you need it.”

Click here to read about Discovery graduate Natalie Rodriguez.

Click here to read about Mark Morris graduate Becky Grubbs.

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Story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the Longview Schools Review.

2018-06-21T14:58:06+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

LPS graduates take diverse paths: Natalie Rodriguez, Discovery

Young people sample lots of activities in high school, and by the time they graduate each has a unique set of experiences to call their own. We asked three members of Longview’s class of 2018 to share something about their high school careers, a piece of advice and their post-graduation plans.

Discovery High School: Finding her wings

DHS grad Natalie Rodriguez

Discovery grad Natalie Rodriguez

After moving back to Longview from Texas in her sophomore year, Natalie Rodriguez’s plan was to finish high school online so she could avoid people.

Then the self-described “really, really shy” student heard about Discovery, Longview’s alternative high school, and gave it a try.

When Natalie was required to make her first presentation, Discovery teacher Tamra Higgins nudged her through it.

“Ms. Higgins was like, ‘It’ll be OK. You’ll be fine,’” Natalie recalled—and found out she was.

She continued trying new things, including a library science class at R.A. Long and volunteer work at Monticello Middle School. Along the way, she found a passion for libraries.

“I realized if you work in a library, you’re helping people,” she said.
“Libraries are like hospitals for the mind.”

Higgins and English teacher Ron Moore agreed that Natalie has evolved into a whole new student.

“Natalie consistently asked some of the best questions and offered the deepest and most sophisticated insights,” Moore said. “She became a class leader and risk taker—miles away from that timid girl who was hesitant to put her toe in the water.”

Next steps: Start at Lower Columbia College, preparing for a career as a library technician.

Advice for younger students:
“If you’re on a cliff and you need to jump, but you’re too scared to jump, find some wings, staple them on—and just jump.”

Click here to read about Mark Morris graduate Becky Grubbs.

Click here to read about R.A. Long graduate Hamzah Amjad.

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Story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the Longview Schools Review.

2018-06-21T14:52:15+00:00 June 21st, 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|

May Employees of the Month

May Certificated Employee of the Month Debra Holmes joined Cascade as a counselor late Summer 2017, and quickly became an invaluable member or the team, trusted by staff and students alike.

Debra is often one of the first staff members to the school in the morning and often stays late to ensure that things are handled. She spends the majority of her day working with and supporting students at Cascade who trust her as they seek her out for support and guidance.

She is willing to jump in and help support where she is needed and is a fixture in the halls at passing and in the lunch room–speaking with students, building relationships and encouraging students to act appropriately.

May Classified Employee of the Month Eric Becker transitioned from a substitute custodian to a permanent employee at Broadway approximately a year ago.

His personality has been a great match for Broadway staff and preschool children—including his good sense of humor. Eric goes beyond expectations in the quality and quantity of work in an expedient manner. He exhibits a “can do” and “will do” attitude at all times.

 

 

2018-06-14T08:35:28+00:00 June 14th, 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|
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