• Trimester 2 Conference Sign-Up Link

    Posted by Saundra Long on 3/1/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Hello families! It is time to sign up for Trimester 2 report card conferences. These will be online the week of March 8-11. I hope that makes it convenient for you. Please use the link below to access a Google Form to find a time that works for you. The form should allow you to enter your email, your name as well as the name of your child, and then select one time that will work for your schedule. After reviewing the time selected, I will send you a Google Meet link for our conference. If none of the times work for you, please email me at srlong@mcpsmt.org and we will set up something else. Thank you! 

    5L Conference Sign-Up Link in Google Forms


    Saundra Long
    5L at Russell

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  • Virtual Sing Along

    Posted by Saundra Long on 12/10/2020

    Please join us next week for our annual sing-along on December 16 at 6:00 pm! In lieu of our typical winter program festivities we will be presenting a remote option for those who are interested in participating! Including a variety of winter songs, stories and even the occasional winter joke this will be a highlight of the school year! The best part, no need to dress up! 

    Click here to join us! 

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  • House Shirt Fundraiser!

    Posted by Saundra Long on 11/17/2020

    2020 Russell “Cha-Ching” Challenge!
    A Fall Fundraiser

    Bring your extra change (coins) to fill your House’s “Cha-Ching” jar. Each coin added to your  jar will be worth points for your House. 

    1 penny = 1 point
    1 nickel = 5 points
    1 dime = 10 points
    1 quarter = 25 points
    $1 bill = 100 points

    Beginning December 1st, and running through December 18th.

    Bragging rights and your House’s name on the House trophy will be announced when we return in January!

    All proceeds from this fundraiser will be dedicated to purchasing new House T-shirts. 

    Our goal is to be able to provide a new shirt to all new Russell students, and to be able to replace those shirts at least once during a student’s Russell career.


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  • 5L Conferences

    Posted by Saundra Long on 11/5/2020

    Hello 5L Families,

    Here is the link to sign up for a conference time. Conferences will be virtual, online or over the phone. I am very flexible to try to meet the needs of the families with whom I work. I look forward to meeting with you! Please email me at srlong@mcpsmt.org if you would like to discuss anytime outside what I have available on the form linked below. 

    Here is the link: https://forms.gle/TrHskJ6kZYJ36uAL9

    Thank you! 

    Saundra Long | Teacher | Fifth Grade
    Russell Elementary | (406) 728-2400 ext. 4805 | srlong@mcpsmt.org | mcpsmt.org/russell
    Missoula County Public Schools | Forward Thinking, High Achieving
    Fostering uncompromising excellence and empowering all learners

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  • Book Orders are Online!

    Posted by Saundra Long on 9/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Now more than ever it is so important for your child to have books in the home. Plus our class gets FREE books with every order!

    Class Order Due Date: 09/25/20

    Connect to Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/N7NDZ

    Shop the flyers with your child: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=667423

    All books ship to the class, and I hand them out to the kids to take home. Online you can shop for books for all ages and skill levels of readers, and books often cost less if you order online.

    Thank you for encouraging the love of reading!

    PS: Feel free to forward the class page link to extended family who may want to support your child’s reading.

    Ms. Long

    Class Code: N7NDZ

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  • Laptop Survey Link for Families

    Posted by Saundra Long on 9/21/2020 10:00:00 AM

    We are excited for your 5th grade student to begin using the online platform, Google Classroom, for classroom and home learning. Beginning September 30, Google Classroom will be the primary way we assign home learning tasks for your child to complete on the days they are not in school. In order to best support home learning for your child, please fill out this survey ASAP. The survey only needs to be filled out once per household. It will help us accommodate device needs.

    Link to survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWsm0RELQQ8rKIPj66rbewe8P43xjlnV3t9kZTGpR4Q2QORA/viewform

    If you are willing, please also sign up for Class Dojo via the link below. It is very easy for me to communicate with you individually there, and as a group. I can send you pictures, post event reminders, and generally stay much better connected with you than via the District Parent Connect. 

    Class Dojo Sign Up

    Thank you!

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  • Back to School Google Meet Presentation Link

    Posted by Saundra Long on 8/31/2020 12:00:00 PM

    I look forward to meeting with all 5L parents and guardians on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30. Students are welcome to join us and say hello, however the information in this meeting is targeted to parents and guardians. Families of Online Academy learners are also very welcome to join! We will use Google Meet for this meeting. Please join by clicking the link below about 5 minutes before the presentation is scheduled to start:


    Please make sure you are registered with your first and last name so I can admit you to the meeting without question. Email me at srlong@mcpsmt.org with any questions or concerns prior to or after the meeting. Thank you! 

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  • Back to School Presentation - Online!

    Posted by Saundra Long on 8/26/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Please join me online for our virtual Back-to-School night presentation on Tuesday, September 1st from 6:30-7:00 pm. I will provide information about our classroom and answer any questions you may have. Closer to the time, I will post and send a link so that you can participate virtually. Thank you! 

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  • Welcome to 5L!

    Posted by Saundra Long on 8/25/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Welcome to 5L! I am thrilled to work with you this year. Stay tuned for important announcements, assignments and updates. This is where all that and more will be posted. See you soon! 

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