Author: Askham

Meal Distribution Today 6/1 10:30-1:00

Morning Irving! Just a reminder:
District 97 will continue to hold meal distributions every Monday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Longfellow Elementary School (for Julian and feeder schools), 715 S. Highland Ave., and Brooks Middle School (for Brooks and feeder schools), 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. Meals are available to any District 97 family in need. Each student will receive breakfast and lunch items for five days.
These distributions will continue through Monday, June 29.
If you have any questions, please contact our food service coordinator, Carla Ellis, at
(And if you need any pickup help, let me or anyone on PTO know and we’ll arrange drop off for you – please stay safe!).


Important Yearbook Announcement


We’d like to drop it off next week to you (most likely Wednesday or Thursday).

Please fill out this brief form so we can know where to drop off (and your # to let you know we are on our way) OR if you need to pick it up from either Alison or Alicia.
The drop off will be done by members of the PTO and friends and be contact free and we’ll have masks!
THANK YOU for buying and yearbook, and filling this out by Monday 🙂
Note: If someone you know has NOT ordered a yearbook yet – there is still time — please go HERE to purchase one from our online store.

One Book, One School Author Visit 5/28 8:30 AM

One Book, One School

  • Author Visit:  Jacqueline Davies, author of The Lemonade War, will be doing a virtual Zoom visit with anyone who wants to attend on Thursday, May 28th at 8:30am.  Hope to see you there!  She will talk/show slides for about 10 minutes.  Then there will be 10 minutes of question/answer.
  • Students can submit questions here.  I will be choosing questions in advance and will contact you on Wednesday if your question was chosen!  Please submit questions!!!

Author Visit Zoom link:


Virtual Art Fest: May 18th-June 4th:

  • Clarifications for Art Fest:  ALL submissions and interactions for Art Fest are on FlipGrid.  Students can post, watch each other, like videos, etc from now until the end of the school year!
  • There will be a Virtual Semi-Live Poetry Slam on June 4th at 5:00pm.  If students submitted to the Poetry Slam FlipGrid, their poems will be featured in the Slam on June 4th. Come watch your classmates poems and have some fun on the last day of school!  If you submitted a poem to the Poetry Slam grid, your poem will be featured, even if you are unable to attend. Mr. Williams and Ms. Noonan will be hosting.  Hope to see you there!

Poetry Slam Zoom link: