Longbranch Family Newsletter

Week of December 12th

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This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Otis Spunkmeyer Order Pickups

The Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser order pick up is confirmed for Tuesday December 13th starting after school dismisses until 8 p.m. that evening.

Please be sure to pick up your order! They must be picked up that night, as they contain frozen items. We are not able to store them at school!

Any Questions, please email Amanda.scroggin24@gmail.com.

Limo Rides for Otis Earners

Congratulations to students who earned a Limo Ride for selling 20 items or more with the

Otis Fundraiser!

The Limo Ride will take place on the morning of Wednesday December 14th.

More info and permission slips will be sent home soon.

Questions? Contact amanda.scroggin24@gmail.com.

Holiday Shop

Please join us for this year’s Holiday Shop on Saturday December 17th from

either 9-11 a.m. or 2-4 p.m.

Come let the kids do their holiday shopping while also enjoying crafts and activities! Have their picture taken with Santa too!

Free Admission!

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 lonbranchyearbook@gmail.com.

Any questions, contact the VP of Communication, Rachel Pearson at communications.longbranchpta@gmail.com.

Support Longbranch when you Shop on Amazon!

Support Longbranch while you shop this holiday season 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

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.


Fall Events

Dec 20: LB Chorale performs at the public library

Dec. 21: Winter Celebrations and full school pajama day (yay!!)

Dec. 22-Jan 4: No School

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Winter Events

Jan 5: Students return to school from Winter Break
Jan 6: Popcorn Friday, Favorite Sports Team Spirit Day
Jan 10: SBDM at 4:40pm in library and Boys Basketball Student Eval at 5pm in the gym
Jan 11: Superintendent's Advisory Council
Jan 12: School Board Meeting at 7:30pm and Academic Team Match at 5:30pm
Jan 16: No School, MLK Holiday
Jan 17: Boys Basketball Games and Skate Night at Fundome
Jan 19: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 20: LB Chorale sings National Anthem at NKU game
Jan 24: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 25: Winter Story Night
Jan 26: Boys Basketball Games
Jan 30: Club Day!
Jan 31: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 1: Superintendents Advisory Council
Feb 2: Groundhog Day, Boys Basketball Games
Feb 3: Popcorn Friday
Feb 4: Family Dance from 7-9pm
Feb. 6: No School
Feb 7: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 9: Boys Basketball Games, School Board Meeting at 7:30pm
Feb 10: Crazy Socks Day
Feb 13: 1st Grade Field Trip to Taft Theater
Feb 14: Friendship Celebrations, Boys Basketball Games, SBDM at 4:30
Feb 16: Boys Basketball Games
Feb 21: Boys Basketball Games
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
Feb 28: Boys Basketball All Star Game

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

Updated 12/2016


    From 97.3% in October 2016 to 97.3% average daily attendance by December 21, 2016.

  • 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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