Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 5th


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2016 Cincinnati Buddy Walk

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am

705 East Pete Rose Way

Cincinnati, OH

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21. The third chromosome happens by random chance. There is no cure for Down Syndrome, but awareness and education help to improve quality of life for our students and families. Learn a little more about students with Down Syndrome, the genius they each have, and how they help us lead Longbranch. For M., M., and M. (our Longbranch buddies), we wear yellow and royal blue for you on Friday in support of all of your genius and to say...WE LOVE YOU GUYS!! Thanks for making us better.

If you'd like to walk in the World Down Syndrome Buddy Walk on Saturday, sign up now or just show up at 9am to Sawyer Point to register and participate in the 1 mile fun walk and afterparty. http://dsagc.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=615

Learn more about Down Syndrome here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3vQrhHGPPSaHtn-EgUZomqKLDzHZRzoT
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Due to illness, Mrs. Giesler's 3rd grade curriculum night is postponed. All other 3rd grade curriculum events are on as scheduled for Tuesday evening.


We've moved our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year from spring to fall. Boosterthon is HERE on Wednesday for our Pep Rally kickoff. We run on Friday the 16th. We have one week to collect as many pledges as we can to support curriculum, instruction, and technology improvements at Longbranch.

Create your account today and poke around. https://funrun.boosterthon.com/auth/login

This Week's Events

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Fall Events

Sept. 6, 7, 8: Curriculum Nights

Sept. 7-16: Boosterthon

Sept. 13: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30pm and PTA Mtg. at 6:30pm featuring The Leader in Me info

Sept. 28: Kona Ice Day

Oct. 7 and 10: No School

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. 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. 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.


PTA General Meeting

The first general meeting of the Longbranch PTA will be h

eld on September 13th at 6:30pm in the Commons. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn more about our PTA. We will also be voting on the PTA Budget for this year.

Popcorn Fridays

If you did not fill out your form at meet the teacher night and your child/children would like to participate in our Popcorn Fridays 9 times this school year please complete the form (click here to download and print). and return it with your child by 8/29/16. $5.00 per child covers all 9 of our popcorn Fridays. The first one will take place this coming Friday September 2nd!

PTA Executive Board 2016-17 School Year

President: Kelly Lusk

1st VP: Monica Day

Secretary: Holly Hall

Treasurer: Kristie Stricker

VP of Membership: Kim Tharp

VP of Programs: Rachel Salsberry

VP of Communications: Rachel Pearson

VP of Ways and Means: Amanda Scroggin

VP of Volunteers: Heather Franzen

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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