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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 Pre-K Butterfly Release!

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Lindell Pre-K students recently learned about the life cycle of a butterfly in real time by observing them as caterpillars in class to releasing them on a beautiful sunny day!

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Date Added: 6/5/2024

Lindell Students Perform Spring Concert

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Students at Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach delighted their family, friends and the school community at their Spring Concert on May 30. Members of the Fourth and Fifth Grade Orchestras performed a variety of selections under the guidance of Director Brianna Dixon. Among the many songs included, “A Mozart Melody,” “Hot Cross Buns” and “Sailing on the Bay.” The third grader Recorder Band under the director of Vanessa Krywe kept the audience moving while performing the following, “Salamander Step,” “Mi Gata Loca” and “My Blue Panda.” Under the direction of Naomi Marmol, the Fourth and Fifth Grade Bands performed a variety of numbers respectively including “Shine” and “Love Somebody”

The Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus under the direction of Scott Scheinson closed the concert singing “Why We Sing.”

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Date Added: 6/5/2024

Lindell Celebrates a Successful Year of SEL!

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Lindell Elementary held the last SELF meeting for the year that took place on May 31. Staff and students celebrated a successful year of SEL at Lindell. During this morning activity, students were introduced to ideas of unity, good sportsmanship, and teamwork to prepare for Lindell’s Activity Day that will take place later in June. The Olympic Games are the theme of this year’s Activity Day.

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Date Added: 6/5/2024

Lindell Elementary School Fun Run raises over $18,000

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Lindell Elementary School Fun Run Booster Fundraiser took place on May 28 and raised over $18,000. The funds raised will support PTA sponsored activities, programs and special assemblies throughout the school year to benefit the Long Beach students.

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Date Added: 6/5/2024

Long Beach LARC teams will participate in the International Wonder League Robotics Competition Invitational Round

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The Long Beach fourth grade Learning Activities to Raise Creativity (LARC) Robotics Teams have earned a coveted spot in the International Wonder League Robotics Competition Invitational Round.

The Wonder League Robotics Competition (WLRC) is an international coding and robotics competition for future tech leaders and innovators. Almost 8,000 teams participated in the WLRC competition from 69 countries. Only 12% of teams qualified for the International Invitational Round. Teams participated in four rounds of intensive missions over a five-month period to compete for a chance to earn a spot in the Wonder Workshop sponsored International Invitational Round.

Through a series of story-based missions, the teams developed problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills through coding and programming. The LARC Robotics Teams designed solutions for real-world science and technology challenges by programming their robots.

Congratulations to Mason Bermeo, Jaedyn Diamond, Caylee Donaghy, Arwyn Donofrio, Brody Dowler, Madeline Eckert, Grayson Eichin, Jackson Ferraro, Kiernan Gianfrancesco, Rosalia Heindrichs, Owen Klein, Emma Kohn, Slate Koss, Caroline McCarthy, Kylie McDonnell, Rowan McLaughlin, Jack McNicholas, Hannah Montalbano, Daniel Mooney, Vittoria Mortillaro, Murphey Moser, Cruz Nafte, Riley Pilczak, Truman Rodabaugh, Wolfe Scanio, Laina Sisko, Jayden Torres, Harlen Werner, Jack Wilsusen and Zoey Zeilman.

The Long Beach teams are coached by Long Beach teacher Dr. Caitlin Fuentes King.

Date Added: 5/8/2024