Longbranch Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 7th

What is Leadership Day?

Leadership Day is a requirement for every Leader in Me school. It's our opportunity to showcase our student leaders, how they lead their lives, how they lead in their classrooms, and how they lead their learning. Tomorrow we welcome 18 school teams to our building for a building tour, classroom experiences, parent panels, leadership jobs expo, and a staff panel. We are planning for an incredible day for our guests. Thank you to our student leaders for facilitating this day for staff and students across the Commonwealth, Cincinnati, and Indiana.
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Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sales---NOW THROUGH NOV. 12th

Our annual Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough sale begins on Halloween and continues through November 12th. It blows us away every year how many friends and family wait for this sale and can't get enough of these place and bake cookies...especially with holiday parties right around the corner. Your child's cookie dough packet came home on Friday.
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Pantene Beautiful Lengths Event in honor of Sophia Kappen

Monday, November 7th, 6 – 9pm

CXC Salon and Spa, 7309 US Hwy 42, Florence, KY

Accepting Donations of Hair 8” or longer and for those who cannot donate hair, a cash donation of $10 or more will be accepted in exchange for a haircut.

Please join us for this event in honor of our Longbranch family member who is battling cancer.

This Week's Events

Parent Leadership Information and Events

Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser is going on Now!

Students received their packets on Friday with all the Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser information in it. We are very excited as this is one of our big fundraisers for the year and helps our PTA support things such as fulfilling teacher requests for educational materials for their classrooms, sponsorship of school clubs, field trips, books, assemblies and so much more!

Sale Dates are Friday October 28th - Friday November 11th

Please note that online sales are not available for this fundraiser.


All items are $16 - $26 and there are 14 flavors of cookie dough and additional items such as Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Zap-a-Snack French Bread Pizza, Cinnabon Gooey Bites, Carrot Cake Rolls, Cheesecakes and more!

Bring in your order form showing 20 items sold or twenty $10 donations and get a ticket for a LIMO RIDE! If a family has 25 items/donations at the end of the sale, Longbranch siblings get to ride in the limo too! See the Great Prizes brochure for all the other prizes your student can earn along the way. These are cumulative, the more you sell the more you win! **Donations do not count toward the prizes in the Great Prize Brochure.

Sell 26 items and win a KEY TO RICHES card. When you receive your card, scratch off 6 of the 25 squares ONLY to reveal keys. You could win money up to $10,000!

The TOP SELLING class wins a "Choose their Own Theme Day!"

The TOP SELLING Student wins a $50 GameStop or Amazon Gift Card.

Orders will be ready for pick up in Early December - exact date to be determined.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Scroggin @ waysandmeans.longbranchpta@gmail.com.

Fine Arts Night

The students will have their Artwork on display and for sale at our Fine Arts night on Monday November 21st from 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm.

Purchase your child's original framed Artwork for $30 and a portion of your money goes back to Longbranch!

If you are unable to make it on Fine Arts Night you can pre-pay for your child's artwork by sending in a check to your student's teacher made payable to Longbranch Elementary.

Make sure to also check out the musical performances that night by our wonderful Longhorn kids!

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

Nov. 15: SBDM Mtg. at 4:30pm

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 and Final Girls Basketball Games

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

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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