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Welcome Back Caring Hares!


Image 1_ Mission StatementAugust 2015

Dear Long Meadow Family,

The 2015-2016 school year has arrived and I am anticipating a year of joyful learning at Long Meadow Elementary! I welcome our new families and students and 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 explore and 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 success!

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 17th year with Rochester Community Schools and my second year at Long Meadow. I have continued my journey in learning and recently completed my Education Specialist degree in Leadership from Oakland University. Go Grizzlies! My family has called Rochester our home for over 20 years, 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 run, 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! Thank you for allowing me to serve the Long Meadow school community. I am eager for a wonderful year of learning with your family. Welcome back, Caring Hares!


Kelly E. Dessy


Long Meadow Elementary 


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