Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 11th

Volunteer opportunity...help with our book fair!

We are looking for daytime help October 20-28 for our fall book fair.
Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/fFU6Dr

Volunteer opportunity...prepare food for staff on conference nights!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thursday, October 20th and Monday, October 24th. We would like to provide dinner for our Teachers that evening. Please follow this link - http://signup.com/go/BY9oXy - and sign up to bring something. Thank you for your support of our LBES Staff!

Blood Drive on October 19th!

Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a blood donation drive at First Church in Burlington on October 19th from noon to 6pm in honor of Sophia.

Trunk or Treat on October 28th!

Our Parent Leadership Team is hosting our first Trunk or Treat Event on Friday October 28th from 6:30 - 8 pm! You can decorate the trunk of your car/truck to participate in the decorating contest or just bring your kids out in their costumes to trick or treat around all the decorated vehicles!

More details about this spooktacular event coming soon!

This Week's Events

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Parent Leadership Information and Events

Kinman Farms Family Fun Weekend for Longbranch.

Download your flyer here, take it to the event, and we will get
credit and payback for your attendance!

http://longbranch.my-pta.org/Content/291_8/Files//FamilyFunNightKinmanFarm.pdf


Reflections Contest Application Deadline Oct 14th

Reflections entries are due this coming Friday October 14th!

How would your child respond to the question "What is Your Story?"

Students can tell their story through art, literature, music, dance, film or photographs.

Entry Forms and Information can be found on our PTA Website at www.longbranchpta.org.

QUESTIONS? Contact Holly Hall @ secretary.longbranchpta@gmail.com.


Trunk or Treat on Friday 10/28!

The PTA is hosting our first Trunk or Treat Event on Friday October 28th from 6:30 - 8 pm! You can decorate the trunk of your car/truck to participate in the decorating contest or just bring your kids out in their costumes to trick or treat around all the decorated vehicles!

More details about this spooktacular event coming soon!


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.

https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

Fall Events

Oct. 11 and 14: 4th Grade to Sanitation District

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. 14, 15, 16: Longbranch Days at Kinman Farms

Oct. 19: Blood drive at First Church from 12-6

October 20-28: Fall Book Fair

Oct. 28: Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8:00

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. 22: DJ Dance Party

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

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

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 2017.

READING: From 55% to 65% of students above 50th percentile of nation by May 2017.

Helpful Links

Spiritwear Online Sale Deadline: Oct. 16

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