Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 28th

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Steinford Toy Drive Video

New Toy Collection!

During the Great Depression, a Northern Kentucky couple, Rose and George Steinford, witnessed many needy children who were not experiencing the joys of Christmas. Rose and George assumed the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus by purchasing, repairing, and distributing used toys to these children.

For the past several weeks in library class, our 5th graders have been learning about the financial boom of the 20's and the subsequent Great Depression and how it affected our area. We have partnered with the Florence Rotary to collect toys for needy children in Northern Kentucky as a culminating service learning project for this project based learning opportunity. 5th graders have made videos for our K-4th grade students to educate them and encourage them to donate toys.

Please send in new, unwrapped toys to school for the Steinford Toy Foundation Toy Drive now through December 9th. It is the goal of our 5th grade to collect 1000 toys for 1000 kids in NKY!!

This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Longbranch Night at the Fundome

Our First Longbranch Skating Night at the Fundome is coming up on November 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is always a fantastic time for the kids and their families!

The class that has the most students in attendance will win a Pizza Party at the end of the night!

Popcorn Fridays

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.


Fall Events

Dec. 5: Cookie Dough Pickup Night

Dec 7: Superintendents Advisory Council

Dec 8: School Board Meeting at 7:30pm

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

Dec 15: LB Chorale performs in the Gym--ALL WELCOME!!

Dec 20: LB Chorale performs at the public library

Dec. 21: Winter Celebrations and full school pajama day (yay!!)

Dec. 22-Jan 4: No School

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Winter Events

Jan 5: Students return to school from Winter Break
Jan 6: Popcorn Friday, Favorite Sports Team Spirit Day
Jan 10: SBDM at 4:40pm in library and Boys Basketball Student Eval at 5pm in the gym
Jan 11: Superintendent's Advisory Council
Jan 12: School Board Meeting at 7:30pm and Academic Team Match at 5:30pm
Jan 16: No School, MLK Holiday
Jan 17: Boys Basketball Games and Skate Night at Fundome
Jan 19: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 20: LB Chorale sings National Anthem at NKU game
Jan 24: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 25: Winter Story Night
Jan 26: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 30: Club Day!
Jan 31: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 1: Superintendents Advisory Council
Feb 2: Groundhog Day, Boys Basketball Games
Feb 3: Popcorn Friday
Feb 4: Family Dance from 7-9pm
Feb. 6: No School
Feb 7: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 9: Boys Basketball Games, School Board Meeting at 7:30pm
Feb 10: Crazy Socks Day
Feb 13: 1st Grade Field Trip to Taft Theater
Feb 14: Friendship Celebrations, Boys Basketball Games, SBDM at 4:30
Feb 16: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 21: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 22: Basketball (Boys and Girls) and Cheer Photos after school
Feb 23: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 24: Dulcimer Performance for 1st and 2nd Grades
Feb 27: Club Day
Feb 28: Boys Basketball All Star Game

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

Adjusted 10/2016


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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