Kennedy-Longfellow students, families, and staff have sponsored
and supported many programs that benefit our community. Here are a few
of our partners:
Draper Laboratory, IBM, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
the KeyPal Program, all fifth graders from the Kennedy-Longfellow
Elementary School are paired with employees from Draper Laboratory, IBM,
and MIT. The program provides adult role models, fosters the
improvement of writing and computer skills, and increases career
awareness through one-on-one virtual mentoring and face-to-face visits
in the workplace and at the school. Both Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) and Kennedy-Longfellow School staff members coordinate the program.
Lesley University Technology Partnership
to the generosity of Albert Merck, Lesley University and the
Kennedy-Longfellow School (KLO) in Cambridge, MA, have partnered to
create new knowledge about enhancing teaching and learning through the
integration of technology into the curriculum. A fundamental goal of
this project is to demonstrate that technology can transform the roles
and relationships of students and teachers. In support of this goal, all
kindergarten through fifth grade students currently have 1:1 iPad
access in their classrooms loaded with grade-level apps as well as
classroom laptops to use as needed. Also available are a mobile laptop
cart, SmartBoards, document cameras, flip video cameras, and digital
our partnership with Mass Audubon, third grade students at the
Kennedy-Longfellow School participate in hands-on in-class activities as
well as field experiences to the Charles River and Habitat Education
Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. Such meaningful experiences
support and enrich the content of the third grade habitat science unit.
Pennies for Patients
1993, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare
change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school
students throughout the country through the Pennies for
Patients® program. These funds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!
Every year the students of the Longfellow School have donated their
extra pennies to support Leukemia research. Once again our students will
be asking individuals to donate their spare change!
Support for Area Shelters
family shelters in Cambridge are looking for donations of diapers,
sheets, crib sheets, towels. Please call Diane & Sharon for
additional information and where to bring your donation at 617.349.6688.
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
the Cambridge School Volunteer’s Reading Buddies program, Volpe
National Transportation Systems Center employees read to 2nd and 3rd
grade students at the Kennedy-Longfellow School each week. For the past
15 years, Volpe employees have served as mentor-readers, fostering
strong relationships with students through rich text discussion.