Longbranch Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 24th
Cancer is NOT our friend.
1st Annual Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat Information!
Please Join us for our First Annual Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Event coming up this Friday 10/28 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Decorate the trunk of your car/truck in any theme/decor you want and hand out candy to the kiddos as they visit each decorated vehicle in their costumes!
We would love to have a lot of vehicles participate in the contest to make our event a success! Voting will be done and the best decorated trunk winner will Win a Prize!
Food Trucks will be there for purchases as well including Kabobske, Pretzel-Fuls Stuffed pretzels, Kona-Ice(weather permitting), Snappy Tomato Pizza and Carabello Coffee!
We also need a few volunteers to help us at this Event! Please sign up through the link below if you plan to participate in the Trunk Decorating Contest OR if you'd like to volunteer to help the PTA at this event!
Participation in the trunk decorating is not mandatory to attend! Feel free to just come trick or treat with your kids and visit the food trucks!
Costumes are encouraged but not required.
If you are participating in trunk decorating, please don't forget to bring a few bags of candy to hand out from your trunk to our little ghosts and goblins!
Parking for the Event will be in the Longbranch Lot for those not participating in the Trunk Decorating. Decorated vehicles please meet in the Cooper Parking lot by 6:00 p.m.
Sign up Here for the Trunk Decorating Contest OR to Volunteer: http://signup.com/go/f3MbFc
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You are invited to our Practice Leadership Day on 10/31!
If you can participate, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054caaae22a64-practice
This Week's Events
- Dreambox Lab before school
- Monday Morning Meeting
- Girls Basketball Games
- Parent Teacher Conferences
- Parent Night at the Book Fair from 4:30-7:00
No weekend events.
Practice Leadership Day is Monday. ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF wear fluorescent Our Future Is Bright shirts.
- Strings before school
- 4th grade ESS before school
- Dreambox lab before school
- Girls Basketball Practice
- Fall Book Fair
- 5th Grade at Conner Prairie
- Schoolhouse Symphony for 3rd and 4th
- Special SBDM Meeting (replaces cancelled meeting) at 4:30pm.
- Fall Book Fair
- Fall Celebrations--for times, please ask teacher.
- Book Character Day. BRING YOUR BOOK!! Please be thoughtful about the book character you choose to be. Please don't wear anything that's not appropriate for an elementary school setting. No full face paint face masks, no weapons as props.
- Trunk or Treat at 6:30
Parent Leadership Information and Events
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser
We are gearing up for our Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Fundraiser starting this Friday October 28th! The sale will go through November 11th.
Items for sale include their signature cookie dough of course but also brownies, pizza, soft pretzels and more!
Packets will come home with the students on Friday 10/28!
Questions? Contact Amanda Scroggin @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not filled out your popcorn Friday form it's still not too late! The form can be found on the PTA website at www.longbranchpta.org and sent to school in your child's folder!
$5.00 per child covers all 9 of our popcorn Fridays.
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.
Oct. 31-Nov. 11: Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sale
Nov. 7: Longbranch's 1st Leadership Day--wear Our Future is Bright Shirts
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. 21: Fine Arts Night, Artome Student Art Fair, and Reflections Celebration
Nov. 22: DJ Dance Party
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
Our W.I.G.s (Wildly Important Goals) for 2016-2017
From 96.8% to 97.3% average daily attendance by October 18, 2016.
2nd grade: Raise the average percentile rank for 2nd grade students from 59th percentile to the 70th percentile of the nation by May 2017.
3rd-5th grade: Raise the average percentile rank for 3rd-5th grade students from 73rd percentile to the 80th percentile of the nation by May 2017.
Raise the average percentile rank for all students from 55th percentile to the 65th percentile of the nation by May 2017.
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Learn Aboout The Leader in Me
Parent Leadership Website
Spirit Wear Sales