Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 19th

Thank you for pledging us in the 2016 Boosterthon!

Parents, a very heartfelt thank you for pledging our students in this year's Boosterthon. As long as we collect everything that was pledged, we will collect approximately $24,000 to be spent on our new math program and student technology.

The kids won all 4 of their challenges:
1. $5000 by the first Friday = sit where they want at recess. Redeemed.
2. $10,000 by the first Monday = Movie Theater Day (will be redeemed on October 6th)
3. 50 states and 4 countries = DJ Dance Party (will be redeemed November 22nd)
4. $20,000 = tape the principals to the wall (will be redeemed on October 6th)

Thank you to Kelly Lusk and Jacquelyn Schneider for coordinating this year's event. Thank you to our parent runners for keeping our kids motivated.

This Week's Events

Fall Events

Sept. 19: Spiritwear Sale Begins
Sept. 28: Kona Ice Day
Oct. 6: Popcorn Day, Movie Theater Day, Tape Principals to the Wall

Oct. 7 and 10: No School

Oct. 11 and 14: 4th Grade to Sanitation District

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

Oct 11: Girls Basketball Parent Mtg. at 6pm

Oct. 12: Fall Lifetouch Photos

Oct. 14: Kentucky Kids Day and Cooper Homecoming

Oct. 14, 15, 16: Longbranch Days at Kinman Farms

October 20-28: Fall Book Fair

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. 22: DJ Dance Party

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.


Our First PTA General Meeting

Please join us THIS TUESDAY September 13th at 6:30 p.m. for the first general meeting of the year for our Longbranch PTA! We will be discussing what our PTA does and the budget for the year. We would love to have you there!

After the meeting will be the Leader in Me Parent Bootcamp where you can learn about how the Leader in Me program affects the parents/caregivers of our students and what you can do to help the program on your end!

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.

The next one will take place on Thursday October 6th due to Friday being our Fall Break.

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

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ATTENDANCE: From 96.8 to 97.3% daily attendance by October 18, 2016.

MATH: From 71.8% of 80% of students above 50th percentile of nation by May 2016.

READING: From 55% to 65% of students above 50th percentile of nation by May 2016.

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