Longbranch Family Newsletter

Week of January 9th

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School Smiles On-Site Dental Services

You either received information in your maroon folders this past Friday or you will next Friday about a new dental program at our school. (Not all classes had enough time to distribute the flyers with a 1-day school week.)

You may have noticed a pre-printed deadline of December on the sheet. Please ignore that deadline. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to receive dental services on campus.

This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Longbranch Night at the Fundome

Our Second Longbranch Skating Night of the year at the Fundome is coming up on Tuesday January 17th 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!

Yearbook Photos

We need your photos for our 2016-2017 Longbranch Yearbook!

Our yearbook coordinator cannot be at all the awesome events that go on with our students throughout the year and needs your help in making sure we get a large variety of kids and activities included in the book!

Please email photos that you would like to submit for possible inclusion in the yearbook, along with the names and grade of the students in each picture, to longbranchyearbook@gmail.com.

Any questions, contact the VP of Communication, Rachel Pearson at communications.longbranchpta@gmail.com.

Support Longbranch when you Shop on Amazon!

Support Longbranch while you shop by shopping at AmazonSmile!

Go to smile.amazon.com to create your account,

search for "Longbranch Elementary PTA" as your

organization, and .5% of your purchase goes back to the school!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase

to Longbranch Elementary PTA.

Support us every time you shop!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know!

Same products, same prices, same service

Questions? Need help logging in?

Contact: waysandmeans.longbranchpta@gmail.com

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.

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Winter Events

Jan 10: SBDM at 4:30pm in library, PTA Board Meeting Rescheduled TBA
Jan 11: Superintendent's Advisory Council
Jan 12: School Board Meeting at 7:30pm, Boys Basketball Student Eval at time TBA in the gym, and Academic Team Match at 5:30pm
Jan 16: No School, MLK Holiday
Jan 17: Boys Basketball Practice and Skate Night at Fundome
Jan 19: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 20: LB Chorale sings National Anthem at NKU game
Jan 24: Boys Basketball Practice
Jan 25: Winter Story Night
Jan 26: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 30: Club Day!
Jan 31: Boys Basketball Practice
Feb 1: Superintendents Advisory Council
Feb 2: Groundhog Day, Boys Basketball Games
Feb 3: Popcorn Friday
Feb 4: Family Dance from 7-10pm
Feb. 6: No School
Feb 7: Boys Basketball Practice
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 Practice, SBDM at 4:30
Feb 16: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 21: Boys Basketball Practice
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--Tentative

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

Updated 12/2016

  • ATTENDANCE: From 96.97% in December to 97% average daily attendance by March 15, 2017.

  • Current: 96.97%


    2nd grade: Raise the average percentile rank for 2nd grade students from 59th percentile to the 70th percentile of the nation by May 2017.

  • Winter Checkup for 2nd Grade Math:
  • 2nd Grade: 73rd percentile

  • 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.

    Winter Checkup for 3rd-5th Math:

    • 3rd Grade: 78th percentile
    • 4th Grade: 80th percentile
    • 5th Grade: 81st percentile


    Raise the average percentile rank for all students from 55th percentile to the 65th percentile of the nation by May 2017.

    Winter Checkup for Reading:

    • K and 1st Grade: Not measured by percentiles
    • 2nd Grade: 67th percentile
    • 3rd Grade: 69th percentile
    • 4th Grade: 66th percentile
    • 5th Grade: 64th percentile

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