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Lindell Elementary School


What is "SEL?"

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 

SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that makes learning challenging, engaging and meaningful. 

Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen and worker. This is best done through effective classroom instruction; student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom; and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation and evaluation. 
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Choose Love

The district is embracing the “Choose Love” Enrichment Program. This program is a PreK-12 social emotional learning program that utilizes character values, positive psychology, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and other tools and skills to help everyone to learn how to “choose love” in any circumstance.  Through the values of courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion in action, the students will learn how to become more socially aware, more self-aware, have better self-management, improve their relationships and become more responsible decision makers.


Social Emotional Learning is Embedded in Our Curriculum and Everyday Practices at Lindell

  • Units of Study: Reading and Writing 
  • Behavioral Expectations 
  • Communicating with Others
  • Mindset towards academic and social growth
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Principal Morning Moments 
  • SELF gatherings 


Lindell's Social Emotional Learning Families

Lindell’s social emotional learning families (SELF) are led by a Lindell teacher and consist of no more than twelve students mixed from grades K-5.  This “family” meets monthly to focus and embrace the SEL competency of that month.  Each meeting is full of conversation, meaningful activities, and student centered strategies and techniques are taught. These strategies support student social and emotional growth.  These families “grow” together throughout the students’ years at Lindell. The SELF leaders serve as advisors and mentors to the children in their family.


SEL Mission Statement


We reflect on what’s going on in our lives
We discover our personal gifts
We show respect for each other
We care about and serve our community 
We take responsibility for our actions
We make conscious choices
We strive to create and achieve personal goals
We become sensitive to injustice
We recognize our decisions affect others
We are eager to learn 


Current News

Lindell Celebrates Booster Fundraiser with a Dance-A-Thon!

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Date Added: 5/25/2023

Former Hip-Hop Performer Visits Lindell

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Long Beach students at Lindell Elementary School recently attended a special assembly featuring former hip-hop pioneer Darryl McDaniels of the group Run D.M.C.

He wrote the children’s book “Darryl’s Dream.” The book focuses on finding confidence, facing bullies, celebrating yourself, and the talent and dreams within yourself.

McDaniels read aloud “Darryl’s Dream” to students and staff and shared how he was a person who used to get teased for wearing glasses. He was a comic book fan and a lover of rice pudding. He was not famous, he was a friend, a person who worked hard and followed his dreams to success and encouraged them to do the same.

He stressed to the Lindell students that the things that make them different are the things that make them powerful and that it was important to do your best in school and get an education so you can follow your dreams.

Date Added: 5/18/2023

Lindell kindergarten students recently visited the Long Beach Public Library!

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Date Added: 5/11/2023

Lindell Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day

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Kindergarteners at Lindell Elementary in Long Beach have been learning about ecosystems in science and the importance of taking care of our Earth. The kindergarten teachers collaborated with the music teachers who put together an Earth Day performance. Highlights of the performance included songs about the sun and Earth Day decorations.

As a culminating activity, students were given a recycling “at home” project to complete with their family members. Their finished projects were showcased at the school and presented as a “Museum Walk” after the Earth Day performance.

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Date Added: 4/26/2023