Longbranch Weekly Family Newsletter

SENT: October 8, 2017

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Sign Up to Have a Trunk at Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk or Treat is Coming!

We will hold this Spooktacular event again this year on Saturday October 28th from 6-8 p.m.

If you are interested in decorating your trunk, please sign up! http://signup.com/go/NtiFbTj

If you would like to be next to someone please indicate in the notes section or email heatherlokesak10@gmail.com.

Do we still owe your kiddo PIE A TEACHER IN THE FACE from last year's carnival?? It's on our radar and is coming up very soon.

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Upcoming Spirit Days

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THANK YOU, Baeten's Nursery!!

Thank you to Baeten's Nursery for donating flowers for our front flower pots and the new purple and orange flowers in Sophia's Garden Box in the courtyard.

364 Frogtown Road
Union, KY 41091

You're invited to our Practice Leadership Day!

Would you like to be one of our 60 guests to help us practice for our 2017 Leadership Day? We want YOU to come to school on October 24th from 10-11:30am to help us prepare for our big day on October 30th.

This year, we've been selected as a featured Leader in Me school for the Cincinnati Leader in Me Summit. This means that 60 educators who have signed up to visit this 2-day workshop will visit our school as a model of Leader in Me implementation on October 30th and 31st.

Before we show off our mad leadership skills on the 30th, we need to practice first. That's where you come in. If you can give us 1.5 hours on Tuesday, October 24th, we want you to come help us with our dress rehearsal. You'll be welcomed by our greeters, you'll meet your 4th and 5th grade guides. You'll tour classrooms and see student leadership notebooks and view a Leader in Me lesson. You'll also participate in a leadership expo and a panel discussion with question and answer for teachers and students.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Zi0pRh49O77XaBgC3

Girls Intramural Instructional Basketball League Events

The first practice night, Monday, October 9, will be a Basketball Camp This will allow us to set a baseline for skill level and game understanding for first time or returning players. During this camp we will evaluate players to help ensure teams will be equitably assigned to the best of our ability, and in consideration of special requests not affecting the overall fairness and quality of play. Please have your player wear basketball/tennis shoes, shorts, and/or comfortable athletic clothing. They will also need to bring a water bottle.

Camp times October 9

  • 3rd Grade - 5pm
  • 4th Grade 6pm
  • 5th Grade 7pm

First organizational meeting is this Tuesday, October 10, 7:00pm, at LES. An adult and the student-athlete are expected to attend. We will share important information and expectations at the meeting.

There will be a $20 per student-athlete participation fee to cover cost of the program. This fee will be collected at the organizational meeting on October 10 along with a participant information sheet, both of which must be paid/provided prior to participation in the first game on October 19.

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Volunteering at School

We'd LOVE to have you volunteer at school or at home this year.

1. You will need a state background check to volunteer at school. From our school website, click Forms>Background Check. Print, complete, and send the form and $10 in to school. longbranch.boone.kyschools.us

2. You also need to complete our school volunteer training. You can find the training here: http://www.tildee.com/Tqx7Gk

3. The PTO uses signup.com to request Volunteers. Create an online account for signup. Then when you see an opportunity you are interested in, you can fill a spot with the click of a button! If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, feel free to reach out to Heather at heatherlokesak10@gmail.com.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Our students learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in the form of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Habit 4 is a really difficult habit to understand and master because it's not compromise, it's a 3rd alternative. In a compromise, either both people in a conflict lose something, or one person loses something. The habit of Think Win-Win encourages those in a conflict to consider a 3rd alternative in which everyone still gets what they want. It also teaches our kids to consider what other people need in order to win and not just focus on what you need to win.

We liked this video that talks about win-win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U41N02_9zNU

Family Fun Nights at Kinman Farms are Coming Soon

October 20th, 21st and 22nd are Longbranch nights at Kinman Farms!

Cost is $10.00 per person

Present the voucher that will come home with your kids (or is available on our PTO website at www.longbranchpto.org) at Kinman Farms when you pay and a portion of your admission will go to Longbranch PTO!

Do Not send in money and vouchers to school.

*The class who has the most students who attend get extra recess!

Take a hayride, see the Barn Animals, go to the Picnic Shelter for a Bonfire and Games and try their 5 acre Corn Maze!!

*Price includes a pumpkin from Kinman Farms Pumpkin Patch.

This Week's Events

PTO Lighthouse Team

Volunteer Opportunities

Kona Ice Helpers: http://signup.com/go/JXmGVuW


10: Bus Evacuations at AM dropoff and SBDM at 4:30pm
11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie in Indianapolis
12: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm and Kona Ice Day
13: NO SCHOOL--Professional Day for Staff (Waived)
16: NO SCHOOL-Flexible Inservice Day for Staff
18: 4th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort
20, 21, 22: Longbranch Nights at Kinman Farms
20: Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser Kicks Off
26: Fall Scholastic Book Fair
23: Club Day and Morning Meeting (Super Monday)
24: Practice Leadership Day
28: Trunk or Treat from 6-8pm
30: 2017 Leadership Day/Host Site for Cincinnati Leader in Me Summit
31: Fall Celebrations and Book Character Day

1: Superintendent's Advisory Council Meeting
3: Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day, Otis Money is Due
7: Longbranch Night at the Fundome and 3rd grade field trip to the Aquarium
9: School Board Meeting at Ralph Rush Center at 7:30pm
14: SBDM at 4:30pm, PTO Lighthouse Team Night
20: Bonus Spirit Day: Fanciest Day Ever!!
21: Bonus Spirit Day: Dress Down Day
22-24: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving
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Year eight will be the year of #LonghornsCAN. Our teachers are focusing on empowering instruction this year, giving students more control over their learning with strategic coaching, and raising the bar for every student at our school. Whenever you catch something fabulous showing the power of empowering students to lead their own learning, showing the habits at home, or showing the incredible impact the Longhorns have on our community, share it on social media with the hashtag #LonghornsCAN.