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Popcorn Friday Payment Form

Click here to download and print the Popcorn Friday Payment Form.  $5 for the year.

Longbranch Solar Eclipse Packet

To view our info letter, permission slip, and EHO form, click here:  /userfiles/52/my files/solar eclipse permission and letter.pdf?id=575120

Solar Eclipse


Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Ladies Night Out Vendor Form

Please complete and submit the Ladies Night Out vendor form with payment no later than September 15th.


/userfiles/52/my files/lno vendor form 2017.pdf?id=575065

17.18 Transportation Form

Please print and complete the attached form to indicate alternate transportation for the 17.18 school year.  Forms should be emailed to maryellen.vollet@boone.kyschools.us or dropped off in the main office.  Please note, it does take 24-48 hours to process and arrange alternate stop information.  For that reason, we recommend completing this task by Meet the Teacher Night or at the latest by Friday, August 11th.


/userfiles/52/my files/2017-18 student transportation form.pdf?id=574942

17.18 Spirit and Awareness Days

You can find the file here.

17.18 School Supply List
Testing T-Shirt Call

Several people mentioned that their voicemail cut off.  Here's the recording./userfiles/52/my files/testing.wma?id=574285

The Little Mermaid

To purchase play tickets you may click on the link below to donate directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 


 After donating send this form in to reserve your seats.  Click her to print form.  This form was also sent home with the students.  If you choose you can also use the form and send a donation to school.

SBDM Parent Elections and Bios

Our parent elections for the school based decision making council will be held on Monday, May 1st.  We have three parents running for two open seats.  Please review the bios and make sure you come  to school on Monday between 8:30am and 7pm to cast your vote.


Bessong, Sonya

Knight, Amy

Seibert, Casey

Parent Leadership One Day Camp
One-day Parent Basecamp Training for Northern Kentucky Parents
Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/gciplbasecamp
Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.

SBDM Meeting Change

The SBDM meeting originally scheduled for February 14th at 4:30 has been rescheduled to February 20th at 4:30.  The agenda remains the same.

Safe Parking Lot Procedures

This is a reminder of the following:

  • Please do not park along the yellow curb (aka fire lane) at any time.
  • Please park in a marked spot whenever you visit Longbranch.  Even if you are "running in".
  • Maintain a speed of 15 mph or less (Kentucky law).
  • Please watch for pedestrians.  

Thank you all for assisting us with making sure our parent pickup is safe and efficient.


Winter Spiritwear On Sale Until Feb. 12

Click the link to shop:  https://www.smore.com/7ctv5

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

Santa Photos

Please see this link to find photos of the pictures taken at school on December 17th.


Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 

It's Time for the Holiday Shop and Santa's Visit to LB!


Cookie Dough Delivery NOT December 5th


Please Donate a Toy!
School Report Card and Draft School Improvement Plan

​Our school report card and our school improvement plan draft are available for review on our school website.  The school improvement plan is a result of digesting the data from the previous school year and honing in on high yield achievement strategies that would continue to allow our children to excel in the classroom.  Your input is valuable and very welcome as we proceed through the approval of the school improvement plan at the December SBDM meeting.  Please ask questions or submit feedback to any member of our school council.

Draft School Improvement Plan:  /userfiles/52/my files/16.17 school improvement plan draft-longbranch.pdf?id=570244

School Report Card:  /userfiles/52/my files/longbranch_elementary_school_src_one_pager.pdf?id=570245

Thank you!

Longbranch SBDM Council

Erika Bowles, chair

Lisa Fischer, teacher

Stacie Kegley, teacher

Beth Cahill, teacher

Nitza Plaski, teacher

Casey Seibert, parent

Amy Knight, parent

Sonya Bessong, parent

Cheer Info Session, December 1st

Winter Story Night is BACK!! January 25th from 6:45-8:00pm

story night

Boys Basketball Signups
Otis Spunkmeyer Sale Ending November 11th

Don't Forget! Otis money and order forms are due tomorrow! Friday, 11/11
Orders with 20 or more items/donations get a Limo Ride!
Questions? Contact waysandmeans.longbranchpta@gmail.com

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Welcome to Leadership Day!!

Treats for Troops (Now through Veteran's Day)

Wear Neon Shirts Monday!!

Go Pantry Food Drive

One in five students go hungry daily.  The mission of Go Pantry to is combat this problem in Boone County.  All food collected is returned to Boone County students so no one goes hungry in our community.  Please consider sending canned pasta meals into school October 24-28.  Ravioli and Spaghettios are two examples of products we are collecting.  Thank you for your kindness and for helping us combat hunger in our community.

Veteran's Day Participants and Speakers Requested

We would be honored for our military parents and relatives to participate in our student-led leadership celebration on Veteran's Day. To attend and participate with us, please complete this form. https://goo.gl/forms/k0XLJE2viyhoO8e42

Kindergarten Date Cutoff Changes

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.

Kinman Farms Voucher
Trunk or Treat, October 28th

Our Parent Leadership Team is hosting our first Trunk or Treat Event on Friday October 28th 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!

Girl Scout Info Meeting

Kentucky Teacher of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to Kim Delaney, a finalist in the Kentucky Teacher of the Year competition.  We're so happy for Mrs. Delaney and can't wait to attend the ceremony with Governor Bevin at the Capitol on October 19th!


TLIM Anecdotes...Please Share!

We're looking for your stories of the 7 Habits and TLIM being carried over into your kids' lives outside of school. Please share your stories here: https://goo.gl/forms/pCi2Z0NrT6KMh9Cu2


Spiritwear Order Link is Active!


These tees and sweats and many more available here:  https://longbranchspirit16second.itemorder.com/sale



Kickoff is September 7th.  Fun Run is September 16th at the Cooper HS track.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Please reach out to friends and family and help us raise money for textbooks, curriculum materials, and student technology. 





Habit Bootcamp for Parents

You're invited to learn more about the 7 Habits for Happy Kids on September 13th immediately following our short PTA meeting at 6:30pm.


Curriculum Fishbowl

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Longbranch Elementary School2805 Longbranch Road
Union, KY 41091
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Phone: 859-384-4500
Fax: 859-384-2945