Middle School
1900 Denton Street | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7670 | Fax: 608-789-7975


 Welcome to the Longfellow Middle School PTO





The Longfellow PTO would like to welcome all new and returning families to the 2017-18 school year. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready for another exciting school year. We invite you to join our team this year as we explore new ways to aid our children through their challenging school years. Our meetings are open to everyone. If you have a student at Longfellow, you are a member of the PTO. There are no membership dues or fees. Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our upcoming meetings that begin in September. All meetings are held in the LMC at Longfellow.


We met families at orientation in the spring and we started collecting your email addresses for the PTO email list. If you missed the sign-up, you can email the PTO address below or contact Kathy Heiderscheit at 608-448-5234 and we will add you to the list. This is another way to stay in touch with Longfellow PTO.


Why get involved?

Are you concerned about the emotional, educational, and overall well being of your middle school student? Are you sometimes seeking more information about what is happening in our school? Come

join us at the monthly PTO meetings to share ideas, ask questions and meet other Longfellow parents and staff.


Our PTO Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Longfellow LMC on the following Mondays:


  • September 25, 2017
  • October 23, 2017
  • November 27, 2017
  • December – no meeting
  • January 29, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • March 26, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 21, 2018


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: lacrosselongfellowpto@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming meeting.


Kathy Heiderscheit, President

Jennifer Jones, Treasurer

Christina Knudsen Interim Secretary (Position Currently Open)

Jeff Murphy, District Wide Parent Rep

Lori Potkay, District Wide Parent Rep







First Day of School

The first day of school is September 5, 2017.


Please keep collecting…      


Kwik Trip milk caps and Box Tops for Education. Turn them in to the collection bin in the rotunda (Longfellow entry way) outside of the LMC.


Thank You Volunteers!!


The Longfellow PTO would like to extend our sincere thank you to the parents, staff and friends who were supportive throughout the 2016-17 school year! Thanks to you we raised $12,982.51 in the fall through the Pinnacle Fundraiser (magazines, frozen food & holiday shopper) and $331.10 from collecting Kwik Trip Milk Caps and General Mills Box Tops for Education. We also collected $368.80 for Dairy Queen Fundraiser Nights.  Because of your generous volunteer and financial support, the PTO was able to fund the following items during the 2016-17 school year:


  • Totes to store books
  • Entertainment items for School Fall Festival
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention Books for the Special Ed Teachers and Classroom

Teachers to use for their Tier 2 Reading students

  • 4 Spin Bikes for Exercise Room
  • Barnes & Noble Gift Cards to each Reading Teacher to supplement classroom


  • Weightlifting Equipment for Exercise Room
  • Board Games & Book Totes
  • Alternative seating and lighting for classroom
  • 33 new Playground Balls
  • New Chairs for LMC
  • Funds toward purchase of tuba for Band
  • Second Digital Signage Television for outside of gym area
  • Miscellaneous items such as testing snacks
  • Catering/Decorations for 8th Grade Recognition
  • “Runnin’ for a Reason” all school 5K run/walk donation


Thanks again for your generous support of Longfellow PTO!

Updated:  July 2017


Contact Kathy Heiderscheit, PTO President at lacrosselongfellowpto@gmail.com.


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