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Community Partners

Longfellow Elementary School collaborates with a variety of community partners to enhance and extend school experiences for students, including the following:

Portland Parks and Recreation

Longfellow's PSO Program

In addition to the community partners listed above, Longfellow Elementary school also connect students and musicians through our PSO program.

What is the PSO Program?
Pairing professional musicians with early educators has been the key to fostering literacy through the PSO Explorers program. Joint-lesson planning between classroom teachers and PSO staff promotes engaging in-classroom connections between musicians and the program’s K-3rd grade students.
Explorers' lessons open up new avenues for literary awareness in these early learners by leveraging phonological awareness, active listening, and other auditory elements that the languages of books and music share. PSO Explorers continues to advance this exciting new field of literacy-learning as an expression of the Symphony’s continued commitment to the Maine communities we are privileged to serve.