Longbranch Family Newsletter

Week of May 8th

Due to state testing, we will be on an alternate schedule on May 9-15. There will be no volunteers on May 9-15 until 1pm daily. There will also be no lunch visitors during this time. Thank you for understanding.

Delinquent Cafeteria Fees Due Friday

We currently are in the red $286 in the cafeteria. Please log on to http://www.myschoolbucks.com, check your child's account, and bring your balance into the black. Your child's lunch account is not a credit account. Please make sure you never owe the school money for lunches. You can set up reminders on My School Bucks to alert you when your child's balance is low.

Parent Leadership Info & Events

Updated: May 7th

Come Join Us for Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad!

Please join us as we celebrate moms and dads (or any parental figure) coming up

Tuesday May 16th – Friday May 19th!

Tuesday May 16th (if your last name starts with A-M) and Wednesday May 17th (if your last name starts with N-Z) is Muffins with Mom.

Thursday May 18th (if your last name starts with A-M) and Friday May 19th (if your last name starts with N-Z) is Donuts with Dad.

All the events will start at 7:45 a.m. There will be muffins/donuts, juice/water and fun!

** If you last name falls on a day you can’t come please feel free to come on the other day. **

School Supply Kits

School supply kit order forms should have come home with your student.

You can order these online or send your form back to school. Orders are due by 5/17.

Order online at www.shopttkits.com and use account number 25533

Please make any checks to Longbranch Elementary PTA.

Questions? Contact Kelly Lusk at kelly.lusk@alumni.vanderbilt.edu.

Yearbook Photos


If you’d like to make sure your child and his/her activities at Longbranch make it in the yearbook for this year, then please send your photos to us!

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. If you would rather send them in another format that is fine too!

Any questions, contact the VP of Communications, 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

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.


Last Day of School

The last day of school is still a little in the air BECAUSE we are waiting to hear from the state if they will forgive the emergency day we requested for March 1st. The application has been sent to the commissioner, but we await a state school board meeting for approval or denial.

As of TODAY, the last day is May 25th. If the emergency day is approved, the last day is May 24th. We've never NOT had an emergency day approved so we're operating under the assumption that it will be and the last day will be the 24th for students. However, that's not 100% solid.

So, the last day is either the 24th or 25th. We think your kids are hoping for the 24th. :)
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Spring Events

Girls on the Run: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Little Mermaid Gold: Mondays and Wednesdays
Little Mermaid Maroon: Tuesdays and Thursdays

May 8: Jim Basketball Jones Assembly for grades 3-4-5
May 9: SBDM at 4:30 and Boone County Honor Choir at Florence Baptist on Mt. Zion at 6pm, 1st day of testing, purple testing shirt day!!

May 9-15: State Testing Window

May 11, 12, 13: Little Mermaid Performances: https://www.smore.com/sdm6d

May 16 and 17: Muffins with Mom (days divided by alphabet) 7:45am

May 18 and 19: Doughnuts with Dad (days divided by alphabet) 7:45am

May 11: School Board Meeting 7:30pm at Ralph Rush Center
May 12: Kona Ice Day

May 15: Day of Play in May for Incoming K

May 18: Florence Freedom Night

May 19: WIG Celebration Day

May 22 and 23: Field Days

May 22: Kindergarten Celebration of Learning Evening at 6pm

May 24: Last Day for Students and Spirit Day: Sign My Shirt Day and 5th Grade Promotion at 6pm. 5th grade final hallway walk at 3:15pm. 5th grade parents welcome.

This Week's Events

7 Habits 101

Sharpen the Saw!

Students who sharpen the saw regularly have a greater output of performance in work or school tasks. To sharpen the saw means you take time to nurture your mind, body, and soul so you can be your best you. Tagline: Balance is best.

LOOKS LIKE: From an adult perspective, you take time daily to mediate, walk the dog, read for enjoyment, attend a painting class, play an instrument, run with a friend, etc. Daily you or your child participate in something that brings you joy and balance to your life. Did you just say, "I don't have time for that"? You don't NOT have time for that. There's very solid research that would tell you that if you do this daily, your productivity will skyrocket.

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