Longbranch Weekly Family Newsletter

SENT: September 11, 2017

Annual Go Pantry Food Drive

The annual GO Pantry Food Drive for Boone County Students will be this week.

Elementary students are asked to bring canned Spaghettios or canned Chef Boyardee pastas (Ravioli, etc.).

Donations are voluntary.

We do have 20 Longbranch families who benefit from the Go Pantry weekly backpack bags and long break boxes yearly.
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Library Volunteer

Mrs. Niemi is looking for a volunteer to help with a few jobs in the library once or twice a week. Contact her directly for more information. susan.niemi@boone.kyschools.us

Club Day Signups

Today is the last day to sign up for clubs. Please make sure you sign your child up for an in-school club today. Anyone who is not signed up by end of day on the 11th will sign up at school on the 12th.

Clubs are for PM K and grades 1-5. Clubs meet monthly on the final Monday of each month at 2:30pm.

Students selected the clubs we offer at Longbranch. You will see their selections below.

K-2 Signup: http://bit.ly/longbranchK-2clubs

3-5 Signup: http://bit.ly/longbranch3-5clubs

Wait list (only if you didn't get your 1st or 2nd choice): https://goo.gl/forms/1FtxECDAGPXurjEL2
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Boosterthon is coming and we need your help!

Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Longbranch Fun Run! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on September 19th, 2017. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on September 29th, 2017. With our big goal of raising $20,000 for our school, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.

Donations will go toward supplies, books, and technology for our school AND to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors, be them family and friends, or local businesses that support our community. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support! We look forward to reaching our goal!

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Please take our Safe Schools Survey through Survey Monkey below.

A.B. Combs Elementary: The first Leader in Me School

A.B. Combs Leadership Elementary in Wake County, North Carolina embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is the only magnet school to have earned the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award twice – first in 2006 and then in 2014. The leadership model at A.B. Combs gained widespread recognition in 2008 through Dr. Covey’s book The Leader in Me, and since the program’s conception in 1999, it has been replicated in over 3000 schools around the world. A.B. Combs is now the first Legacy school in the Leader in Me Network meaning they have maintained the high standards for school transformation for 8 consecutive years.

Learn more about A.B. Combs here: http://www.magnet.edu/news-and-action/success-stories/a-b-combs-leadership-elementary
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Calling all grandparents!

We invite all grandparents to join their students this coming Tuesday September 12th for Grandparents Night at Longbranch!


Come enjoy snacks, do a craft and see your grandchild’s classroom!

There will be a brief PTO meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. and then the Grandparent night festivities will begin through 8:00 p.m.


We could use some cookies for our event! If you are willing to donate some please let us know by Monday 9/11 at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJiF2toVwUAdx90DUFlBqXDJW0v4tu_qVUIw-pP1OObzBHXQ/viewform


Any questions email jaclynschneider3@gmail.com

This Week's Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Kona Ice Helpers: http://signup.com/go/JXmGVuW

Boosterthon Helpers: http://signup.com/go/aNNtJeF

PTO Lighthouse Team

Volunteering at School

We'd LOVE to have you volunteer at school or at home this year. You will need a state background check to volunteer at school. From our school website, click Forms>Background Check. Print, complete, and send the form and $10 in to school. longbranch.boone.kyschools.us

You also need to complete our school volunteer training. You can find the training here: http://www.tildee.com/Tqx7Gk

FALL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER
11: Leader in Me Parent Training
12: SBDM at 4:30pm and Grandparent Event at 6:30
14: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
15: Kona Ice Day
19-29: Boosterthon Fun Run

OCTOBER
6: Kentucky Kids Day, Cooper Homecoming, Tailgating, Popcorn Friday, Spirit Day
10: Bus Evacuations at AM dropoff and SBDM at 4:30pm
11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie in Indianapolis
12: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
13: NO SCHOOL--Professional Day for Staff (Waived)
16: NO SCHOOL-Flexible Inservice Day for Staff
18: 4th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort
27: Practice Leadership Day
30: 2017 Leadership Day/Host Site for Cincinnati Leader in Me Summit
31: Fall Celebrations and special surprise spirit day

NOVEMBER
1: Superintendent's Advisory Council Meeting
3: Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day
9: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
14: SBDM at 4:30pm
22-24: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving
29: 5th Grade Field Trip to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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#LonghornsCAN

Year eight will be the year of #LonghornsCAN. Our teachers are focusing on empowering instruction this year, giving students more control over their learning with strategic coaching, and raising the bar for every student at our school. Whenever you catch something fabulous showing the power of empowering students to lead their own learning, showing the habits at home, or showing the incredible impact the Longhorns have on our community, share it on social media with the hashtag #LonghornsCAN.