Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 29th

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This Week's Events

Fall Events

Aug. 29: Boy Scout Parent Night and Signup, 6:30p

Aug. 30: Strings Parent Night and Signup, 6:30p

Sept. 5: Labor Day--No School

Sept. 6, 7, 8: Curriculum Nights

Sept. 7-16: Boosterthon

Sept. 13: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30pm and PTA Mtg. at 6:30pm featuring The Leader in Me info

Oct. 7 and 10: No School

Oct 11: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30p and PTA Board Meeting at 6:30pm

Oct 11: Girls Basketball Parent Mtg. at 6pm

Oct. 11: Univ. of Ky. Opera

Oct. 12: Fall Lifetouch Photos

Oct. 14: Kentucky Kids Day and Cooper Homecoming

Oct. 20 and 24: Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 27: Schoolhouse Symphony

Oct. 28: Book Character Day and Fall Celebrations

Oct. 31-Nov. 11: Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sale

Nov. 7: Longbranch's 1st Leadership Day

Nov. 8: No School

Nov. 10: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30pm

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day

Nov. 21: Symphony Orchestra Field Trip for 5th Grade

Nov. TBD: Fine Arts Night, Artome Student Art Fair, and Reflections Celebration

Nov. 23, 24, 25: No School

Dec. 5: Cookie Dough Pickup Night

Dec. 13: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30p and PTA Board Meeting at 6:30pm

Dec. 21: Winter Celebrations and last day before break

Dec. 22-Jan 4: No School

District Calendar

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Kroger Cards Help Generate BIG MONEY for Our School!

Kroger donates 4% of all money you spend after you scan your Kroger Plus card as long as you connect the Plus card to our Longbranch PTA account.

If 400 families connected their cards and spent $100 a week at Kroger, each family would make $4 per week. That's $1600 a week.That's $19,000 a quarter. That's unreal. That's plain and simple easy money.

We encourage you to visit Kroger.com and create an account. Click Community Rewards. Search for Longbranch and connect your plus card with Longbranch PTA. It's the EASIEST fundraiser you'll ever participate in, period.


PTA General Meeting

The first general meeting of the Longbranch PTA will be h

eld on September 13th at 6:30pm in the Commons. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn more about our PTA. We will also be voting on the PTA Budget for this year.

Popcorn Fridays

If you did not fill out your form at meet the teacher night and your child/children would like to participate in our Popcorn Fridays 9 times this school year please complete the form (click here to download and print). and return it with your child by 8/29/16. $5.00 per child covers all 9 of our popcorn Fridays. The first one will take place this coming Friday September 2nd!

PTA Executive Board 2016-17 School Year

President: Kelly Lusk

1st VP: Monica Day

Secretary: Holly Hall

Treasurer: Kristie Stricker

VP of Membership: Kim Tharp

VP of Programs: Rachel Salsberry

VP of Communications: Rachel Pearson

VP of Ways and Means: Amanda Scroggin

VP of Volunteers: Heather Franzen

Our W.I.G.s (Wildly Important Goals) for 2016-2017

W.I.G. #1: From 96.8% in attendance daily to 97.3% in attendance daily by October 18, 2016.

We met our goal every day last week but Friday was CLOSE!
    Monday: 98.55%
    Tuesday: 98.8%
    Wednesday: 98.61%
    Thursday: 98.13%
    Friday: 97.7% **eeek!**

If you're not here, you're not learning. If you're not learning, we're not making an impact. Be here on time every day!

W.I.G. #2: From 71.8% of students in grades 2-5 above the 50th percentile of the nation as measured by Star Math to 85% of students in grades 2-5 above the 50th percentile of the nation by April 2017.

Fall Baseline Data:

2nd: 57.2% above 50th percentile

3rd: 75% above 50th percentile

4th: 74.3% above 50th percentile

5th: 78.9% above 50th percentile

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