Longbranch Weekly Family Newsletter

SENT: September 24, 2017


Please wear blue on Monday to support a student at Longbranch with Ataxia.
For more information about Ataxia, click here: https://www.ataxia.org/what-is-ataxia/
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Boosterthon is this Friday September 29th!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year takes place this coming Friday! The Boosterthon fun run!

We need a lot of help from our parents to make this event a success again this year!

There are still spots available to sign up to help!

Please sign up here to help us with this event!


For more information, contact ReAnna Dunn at reannalea1@hotmail.com.

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Trunk or Treat is Coming

We will hold this Spooktacular event again this year on Saturday October 28th from 6-8 p.m.

We are recruiting parents for the Action team planning the event! If you would like assist with planning this event, please email Heather at heatherlokesak10@gmail.com!

More details about the event to come as well!

Volunteering at School

We'd LOVE to have you volunteer at school or at home this year.

1. You will need a state background check to volunteer at school. From our school website, click Forms>Background Check. Print, complete, and send the form and $10 in to school. longbranch.boone.kyschools.us

2. You also need to complete our school volunteer training. You can find the training here: http://www.tildee.com/Tqx7Gk

3. The PTO uses signup.com to request Volunteers. Create an online account for signup. Then when you see an opportunity you are interested in, you can fill a spot with the click of a button! If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, feel free to reach out to Heather at heatherlokesak10@gmail.com.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Our students learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in the form of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. When you begin with the end in mind, you think long term, you have a goal and you make a plan for how to get there. You don't just go through life doing what's in the present...what you do is important for what you want to accomplish in your future.

Here's some great videos that teach this concept:
For adults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KIZK_3hbqM

Mom's Event: Hoosier Paint Girl Paint Night!!

Hey Longbranch Moms! You're invited to a fun painting party.

What: Longbranch Sign & Board Paint Party by Hoosier Paint Girl

Where: Longbranch Cafeteria

When: Thursday, October 5th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Details: Enjoy a kid free night with other Longbranch moms. Create your own custom sign or tray to take home same day. Refreshments provided.

Deadline to sign up is September 30th.

Click here to register:


Family Fun Nights at Kinman Farms are Coming Soon

October 20th, 21st and 22nd are Longbranch nights at Kinman Farms!

Cost is $10.00 per person

Present the voucher that will come home with your kids (or is available on our PTO website at www.longbranchpto.org) at Kinman Farms when you pay and a portion of your admission will go to Longbranch PTO!

Do Not send in money and vouchers to school.

*The class who has the most students who attend get extra recess!

Take a hayride, see the Barn Animals, go to the Picnic Shelter for a Bonfire and Games and try their 5 acre Corn Maze!!

*Price includes a pumpkin from Kinman Farms Pumpkin Patch.

This Week's Events

PTO Lighthouse Team

Volunteer Opportunities

Kona Ice Helpers: http://signup.com/go/JXmGVuW

Boosterthon Helpers: http://signup.com/go/aNNtJeF


19-29: Boosterthon Fun Run
30: Deadline to sign up for Sign and Board Paint Party with Hoosier Paint Girl

5: Moms Event: Sign and Board Paint Night with Hoosier Paint Girl
6: October PTO Board Meeting, Kentucky Kids Day, Cooper Homecoming, Tailgating, Popcorn Friday, Crazy Socks Spirit Day
10: Bus Evacuations at AM dropoff and SBDM at 4:30pm
11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie in Indianapolis
12: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
13: NO SCHOOL--Professional Day for Staff (Waived)
16: NO SCHOOL-Flexible Inservice Day for Staff
18: 4th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort
20, 21, 22: Longbranch Nights at Kinman Farms
20: Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser Kicks Off
26: Fall Scholastic Book Fair
23: Club Day and Morning Meeting (Leaderpalooza Day)
24: Practice Leadership Day
28: Trunk or Treat from 6-8pm
30: 2017 Leadership Day/Host Site for Cincinnati Leader in Me Summit
31: Fall Celebrations and Book Character Day

1: Superintendent's Advisory Council Meeting
3: Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day, Otis Money is Due
7: Longbranch Night at the Fundome
9: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
14: SBDM at 4:30pm, PTO Lighthouse Team Night
20: Bonus Spirit Day: Fanciest Day Ever!!
21: Bonus Spirit Day: Dress Down Day
22-24: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving
29: 5th Grade Field Trip to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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Year eight will be the year of #LonghornsCAN. Our teachers are focusing on empowering instruction this year, giving students more control over their learning with strategic coaching, and raising the bar for every student at our school. Whenever you catch something fabulous showing the power of empowering students to lead their own learning, showing the habits at home, or showing the incredible impact the Longhorns have on our community, share it on social media with the hashtag #LonghornsCAN.