Longbranch Family Newsletter

Week of February 7th

4th and 5th Grade Girls

There are 5 spots open for Girls on the Run. Signups begin Monday on a first come-first served basis.

1. Go to: www.gotrcincinnati.org and click on “Register Now

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2. Choose the appropriate program location (i.e. your school, community center, etc.) It will be on a first-come, first-served basis to fill the remaining 5 slots. The registration opens Monday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. and will close when we fill our team.

3. Enter the appropriate information

You will need the following information to register online:

    • Girl’s information, including t-shirt size and estimated shoe size
    • Parent / Guardian contact information
    • Health information, including insurance

4. Please pay your registration fee online according to your family’s income using the following

Sliding Scale of Family Income:

Family Income Fee Schedule

Less than $15,000 Pay $10

$15,001-$20,000 Pay $20

$20,001-$30,000 Pay $50

$30,001-$40,000 Pay $80

$40,001-$50,000 Pay $100

More than $50,000 Pay $160

We accept credit cards (preferred) or e-checks. We ask that each family pay according to the above scale so we can achieve our goal of reaching as many girls as possible with our scholarship dollars. If you CANNOT pay your fee according to this scale, or if you need to make payment in installments, you can complete an online scholarship application (using the embedded link in the online registration form) and no payment will be required with your registration. The GOTR office will contact you before the start of the season to finalize your scholarship terms.

What your GOTR fee covers:

  • 20 uplifting lessons
  • New, fitted running shoes
  • GOTR t-shirt
  • Healthy snacks at every lesson
  • 5K registration, finisher’s medal, and more!
  • Please note: Shoes will be worn at practice but girls must participate in at least 75% of the lessons and complete the program in order to keep the shoes.

3rd and 4th Graders

Mrs. Steele has a request for 3rd and 4th grade students to bring in a non-glass item (no larger than 12"x12") that can be destroyed and repurposed in STEAM class. A small note of permission should accompany the item. The date to begin this project is 2-21.

This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Longbranch Candy Grams on Sale still this Week!

Pre-Order a Rose, Heart Swirl Lollipop or a Rose Ring Pop for delivery to the student/teacher of your choice on Valentine’s Day! (or to take home to family/friends)

All items are just $1/a piece or 10 items for $12!

Students must pre-pay for their orders and their candy gram will be delivered to their homeroom by our PTA volunteers on Valentine’s Day!

Fill out the Order forms sent home in Friday folders or print from our PTA website at www.longbranchpta.org.

Please make any checks to Longbranch PTA.

Family Fun Night at Top Flight Gymnastics!

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $10.00 per child

You MUST have a registration form filled out in order to participate. This can be found at the link below. Make sure to bring it to Top Flight filled out on March 4th


Spring Carnival Plans are Underway!

We will be hosting a Spring Carnival at Longbranch on Saturday April 29th 5 p.m. -10 p.m.

Planning is underway but we would love more help! We need people to help with games/booths, food, silent auction, decorating & signage, prizes, clean up, supplies and SO much more!

To learn more about this event, including how to sign up to help, please join us at a meeting on February 21st following the General PTA meeting at 6:30.

Please contact amanda.scroggin24@gmail.com for questions or if you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to help out with the event!

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.

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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.


Winter Events

Feb 13: 1st Grade Field Trip to Taft Theater
Feb 14: Boys Basketball Practice, SBDM at 4:30
Feb 16: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 21: Boys Basketball Practice and PTA General Meeting at 6:30
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

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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