Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 17th

You are invited to our Practice Leadership Day on 10/31!

We are looking for 150 parents or guardians to participate in a practice Leadership Day experience for our kids before we have a large event for the state on November 7th. Every Leader in Me school has a Leadership Day to highlight the school's student leadership. We invite teachers, administrators, and student leaders from across the state and the tri-state area to visit and see what our system is all about.

We need 150 volunteers to come in and help us with a dress rehearsal of our leadership day. We need our students to feel comfortable when they welcome guests for the official day.

Our practice day will be held on October 31st. Doors will open at 8:45am. Our students will be practicing greeting guests, holding doors, passing out nametags and folders, guiding people to opening ceremony, running through the opening ceremony, serving breakfast, cleaning up from breakfast, guiding groups of 10 to classrooms and panels, touring the building with our guests, and facilitating the closing ceremony.

If you can participate, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054caaae22a64-practice

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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 in Cooper's parking lot 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!

Club Days

Students are signing up for clubs this week at school. We will have our first club day on November 28th so we can SHARPEN THE SAW! This year, the kids are choosing from over 4 dozen clubs.

This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Coming soon...

Fall Events

Oct. 19: Blood drive at First Church from 12-6
Oct. 21: Tailgate on campus for Cooper vs. Conner game

October 20-28: Fall Book Fair

Oct. 20 and 24: Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 27: Schoolhouse Symphony

Oct. 27: 5th Grade to Conner Prairie

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

Oct. 28: Book Character Day and Fall Celebrations
Oct. 31: Practice Leadership Day (taking signups:

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. 21: Fine Arts Night, Artome Student Art Fair, and Reflections Celebration

Nov. 22: DJ Dance Party

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

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

Adjusted 10/2016


From 96.8% to 97.3% average daily attendance by October 18, 2016.


2nd grade: Raise the average percentile rank for 2nd grade students from 59th percentile to the 70th percentile of the nation by May 2017.

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.


Raise the average percentile rank for all students from 55th percentile to the 65th percentile of the nation by May 2017.

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