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Welcome Back Caring Hares!


Image 1_ Mission StatementAugust 2016

Dear Long Meadow Family,

The 2016-2017 school year has arrived and I am anticipating a year of joyful learning at Long Meadow Elementary! A warm welcome to our new families and students joining our school family! I am certain this will be an exciting year for all as a Long Meadow Hare! A new school year brings new opportunities and new relationships for our learning community, and I highly encourage each member of our Long Meadow family to grow your experience by connecting with our school as frequently as possible. As we know and celebrate, the partnership between home and school is imperative to our student's success! Please review our website frequently for opportunities to participate in our school events and follow us on Twitter at @LongMeadowRCS!

If you are new to our community, I look forward to meeting you during our upcoming school events! Please don't hesitate to introduce your family when you stop in. Until then, here is a brief snapshot of my professional and personal story! Professionally, I am beginning my 18th year with Rochester Community Schools and my third year at Long Meadow Elementary.  My family has called Rochester our home for over 20 years and in fact, my husband and I are graduates of Rochester High and Adams High School. My two children also attend Rochester Community Schools and I couldn't be more proud of them. Our family hobbies include hockey games, horse shows, traveling, reading, enjoying movies, and playing card games! Although a middle school and high school student are always on the go, we find joy in the moments we spend together!

As you make plans for this year, please consider volunteering your time and talent to our school community in our classrooms or through our PTA! You are a valued member of our Long Meadow family and this partnership helps each child, every day at Long Meadow! I am grateful to be able serve the Long Meadow school community and eager for a wonderful year of learning with your family. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have questions or celebrations to share! Welcome back, Caring Hares!


Kelly E. Dessy


Long Meadow Elementary 


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