LPS Bulletin Board
Flyers of interest to the students and families of the Longmeadow Public Schools
Please note the flyers here were approved for distribution to the school community by the Superintendent of Schools.
Storrs Library Calendar
Parents Who Host Lose The Most
Sign up to host a “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” lawn sign on your lawn this spring! Sign Up to host a PWHLTM Lawn Sign HERE.
PWHLTM is a public health media campaign each spring here in Longmeadow that helps us target the prevention of risky underage drinking in our community. It reinforces everyone’s responsibility to promote healthy choices in our community. Its key message reminds parents that it is unsafe, unhealthy, unacceptable, and illegal—to provide alcohol to underage youth. In fact, MOST Longmeadow parents do NOT allow their teens to drink in their homes (91%).
Let’s work to decrease young people’s access to alcohol by reducing the number of parents willing to provide alcohol for young people. Over time, we will continue to reduce the likelihood that teens will drink alcohol and suffer the health effects that come from underage drinking here in Longmeadow.
Please help spread the word. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign Up to host a PWHLTM Lawn Sign HERE.+
Longmeadow SafeHomes Network Sign up to be a Safe Home HERE.
Raising kids is the toughest job you’ll ever do. There’s no manual, no comprehensive training. Growing up is tough too. Underage use of drugs and alcohol doesn’t help our children develop into happy, healthy adults. The good news is you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. That’s what the Safe Homes Network is all about. Parents supporting each other, working in collaboration with the Longmeadow Police and the Longmeadow School District to keep our kids safe from the effects of drugs and alcohol.
The Safe Homes directory lists the members of the Longmeadow Safe Homes Network who have agreed not to serve or condone the use of alcohol or drugs by underage youth in their homes. It is only circulated to parents in the network. Longmeadow has always been a great community in which to raise children. Let’s work together to keep it as safe as we can. Here are Safe Homes Social Hosting Tips to help keep our teens safe while having fun.
The 2023 CLOSE Community Parent Survey
Our youth substance use prevention coalition is taking this opportunity to assess and evaluate our prevention efforts with a survey of all LPS parents to help us to better understand where to focus our strategies and interventions in order to best address youth substance use and its impact on the community. All of your responses are completely anonymous. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLOSECommunityParentSurvey2023
Join us for our Community Visioning Workshop on May 24, 7p, at the Longmeadow Adult Center
Longmeadow is in the process of updating our Long Range Plan with a climate resilience focus. The update will include a long-term vision, policy recommendations, and an implementation plan that will guide decision-making over the next decade and beyond. Public contribution to this planning process is extremely important.
The Long Range Plan Steering Committee is holding a Community Visioning Workshop to bring community members together to discuss topics included in the Long-Range Plan. We hope you will join us Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Multipurpose Room of the Longmeadow Adult Center, located at 211 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA, 01106. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact the Planning & Community Development Department with any questions by emailing email@example.com or calling 413-565-4110.
Join us for a Climate Change Perspectives Creative Exhibit on June 9, 4pm, at the Longmeadow Adult Center
Our community-wide digital storytelling initiative, Community Stories on Climate Change, features Longmeadow residents sharing their perspectives on climate despair, resilience, and action. Arts Integration Studio (AIS) partnered with Bay Path University to curate these personal narratives and Through fall and winter 2022, AIS and Bay Path students worked together to train local community members on interviewing techniques, and then asked these community members to record interviews with their Longmeadow peers, friends, colleagues, and family with equipment generously donated by LCTV. Join us on Friday, June 9, from 4-6pm at the Longmeadow Adult Center Multipurpose Room for the culminating event: a public art exhibit that will bring to life the voice of the community. General themes and insights from these interviews will be woven into the Long Range Plan update. RSVP here. The event includes:
The premiere of our documentary film based on community interviews, created in partnership with Deza Studios & Bay Path University.
An exhibit of intergenerational community stories.
A community climate changes solutions workshop in partnership with the Mass Audubon Society.