Longbranch Weekly Family Newsletter
SENT: August 15, 2017
Students' First Day: August 16th
PTO Lighthouse Team
PTO Info Night/Action Team 101
Please join us for a PTO Info Night/Action Team 101 on Tuesday August 22nd @ 6:30pm.
Meet your PTO Board and learn about our transition from a PTA to a PTO Lighthouse Team.Learn all about Parent Action teams and how you can get involved in them.
If you did not fill out your form at meet the teacher night and your child/children would like to participate in our Popcorn Fridays 9 times this school year, please complete the form and return it with your child by 8/28/17.
$5.00 per child covers all 9 of our popcorn Fridays!
Our first Popcorn Friday will take place on Friday September 1st!
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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.
Solar Eclipse Info
Walking Kids to Class on the First Day
All students will walk to their homerooms on their own on day 2.
From our Unified Arts Team (aka Specials teachers)
Art with Mr. Steele
Music with Mrs. Melvin
PE with Mrs. Freihofer
Keyboarding or PBL with Mrs. Roberts
Library with Mrs. Niemi and Mrs. Hamm
STEAM for grades 3-5 with TBD
Be looking for a UA newsletter in a few weeks! For now remember gym shoes on your PE day.
Parent Handbook and School Policies
From Our Staff Lighthouse Team
We are excited to have new student Leadership Guides this year from The Leader in Me. Our guides help us to focus our instruction on Creating a Leadership Culture, Leading Your Self, Leading Others, and More Ways to Lead. We are looking forward to setting Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) with students and this year we are getting gutsy with our goals!
Parent Leadership Teams
- CHILDCARE AT EVENTS
- DADS EVENTS
- FAMILY FUN NIGHTS
- COOKIE DOUGH SALE
- SILENT AUCTION
- WELCOME TEAM
Please sign up to serve here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054caaae22a64-1718
Volunteering at School
You also need to complete our school volunteer training. The company that previously housed our training online has gone out of business and our training is kaput. I will be rebuilding the training and it will be back in action very soon.
New District Grading Policy and Scale
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
69 and below = Incomplete
Anything below a 70 will be considered Incomplete. A student scoring an Incomplete in any content area will experience remediation either during or after school until the grade is at 70 or above. If the grade remains Incomplete at the end of the school year, it will become a D or F. Our goal is mastery of content so D's and F's will not be a part of our vocabulary unless we are experiencing an exceptional circumstance.
Remediation may occur during the core content class, during the extension block, or as a part of before or after school ESS.
16: First day of school
18: First Friday Folder--please check weekly for info from school
22: SBDM at 4:30pm and PTO Info Night/Action Team 101 at 6:30pm
23: Strings demo at school for grades 3, 4, and 5
24: Bus evacuations at bus dismissal in AM
25: Bus driver breakfast at 8:15am, Mega Drill, Kona Ice Day
28: Ballyshannon Redistricting Board Workshop at Ralph Rush at 6:30pm
29: Strings parent meeting at 6:30 in the cafeteria
30: Girl Scout parent meeting at 6pm, Lifetouch Fall Pictures
1: Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day
4: No School--Labor Day (Building closed to employees)
6: Superintendent's Advisory Council
12: SBDM at 4:30pm
14: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
15: Kona Ice Day
19-29: Boosterthon Fun Run
6: Kentucky Kids Day, Cooper Homecoming, Tailgating, Popcorn Friday, Spirit Day
10: Bus Evacuations at AM dropoff and SBDM at 4:30pm
12: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
13: NO SCHOOL--Professional Day for Staff (Waived)
16: NO SCHOOL-Flexible Inservice Day for Staff
18: 4th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort
20: Kona Ice Day
27: Practice Leadership Day
31: 2017 Leadership Day/Host Site for Cincinnati Leader in Me Summit
1: Superintendent's Advisory Council Meeting
3: Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day
9: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
14: SBDM at 4:30pm
17: Kona Ice Day
22-24: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving
29: 5th Grade Field Trip to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra