Liberty Parent Update

Liberty Elementary - Keller ISD

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Thank you for your patience during the first weeks of school with both arrival and dismissal. It is always appreciated as everyone learns the process for both dropping off and picking up students.


Couple of quick reminders:

  • Always cross at the crosswalk - this is a safety issue especially in the morning with cars facing the sun and helps everyone to see people if you cross at the designated spot.
  • In the morning, students need to exit closest to the curb. Please do not exit in the middle of the lane.
  • Cars need to stop before the crosswalk line to let students out of cars.
  • In the afternoon, you can use the drive through lane next to the left lane to exit after you pick up your child for a quicker way to leave.
  • Carpool tags are a great way to reduce the lines in the front of the building. If you drive at least 2 LES kids to and from school, you can pick up the carpool tag in the office and use the back drive before and after school. Carpool uses the back door of the school to enter the building.


Check out our youtube video on arrival/dismissal procedures by clicking this link: LES arrival and dismissal procedures video.


You also received a paper copy of the procedures at Meet the Teacher as well.


School hours are 7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. for students to enter the building.

What to do in rain and lightning?

August in Texas has been a crazy month with the all the rain! Lightning arrival and dismissal is never fun, but safety is our top priority.


Here is a quick run-down on what to do if we are caught with lightning in the morning or afternoon:


Liberty Elementary Rain & Lightning Procedures


Per KISD Guidelines during lightning, the Keller ISD staff will follow the standards set forth by the National Lightning Safety Council. Staff members are not allowed to direct traffic or open car doors during a lightning storm.


Here is what you will need to do in each circumstance:


Morning arrival with lightning:

· Cones will be placed in lanes to help guide traffic

· Pull your car up to the curb in the front of the building. Students will be allowed to enter both the main doorway and the Kindergarten doorway.

· Staff will be outside to assist students in the building once they get out of cars


Morning arrival with only rain:

· Normal drop-off procedures


Afternoon dismissal during lightning:

· Students will be contained inside the building until the lightning storm has passed.

· Although, it is not recommended, a parent may enter the building and escort their child outside.

· If you choose to have your child dismissed during a lightning storm, the District will honor the request if you sign the District approved waiver form. This form was available on Infosnap when you completed re-verification this summer.


Afternoon dismissal with no lightning:

· Students will be held inside the main corridors.

· Please pull your car up as usual and teachers will shuttle students from the building to your vehicle.

· This process will add additional time to drop-off/pick-up, but it is well worth it where the safety of our students is concerned.

After School Offerings

We have a variety of after school activities for students to take part in for a small fee. These programs will take place at Liberty starting the week of September 19th.


Bricks 4 Kidz - Every Monday 3:15-4:15 Register at www.bricks4kidz.com/412

Drama Kids - Every Tuesday 3:15-4:15 Register at www.dramakids.com/TX9

Katch Tennis - Every Tuesday 3:15-4:15

iPlay Gr. 2-4 - Every Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Contact shae.boes@kellerisd.net

Worth Learning - Every Wednesday 3:15-4:15 Register at www.worthlearning.org beginning on 9/1

Taste Buds Kitchen - Every Thursday 3:15-4:15 Register at www.tastebudskitchen.com

Helping out our Louisiana friends

Please join Liberty Elementary as we support our Louisiana friends and neighbors!

Over 40,000 homes were impacted by the flooding in South Louisiana.

Some people have lost their homes, basic necessities, and have been forced to move in with other families to have a safe place to sleep.

We are partnering with Milton Elementary/ Middle School in Milton, Louisiana to support their students and families!

We are collecting gift cards of any denomination to:

Lowe’s

Home Depot

Walmart

Target

Toys R Us

Hobby Lobby

McDonald’s

Cane’s

Sonic

Taco Bell

Chuy’s

Chili’s

Red Robin


Deadline for donations is September 7

Gift cards can be donated from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 1101 W. McDonwell School Road, Colleyville, TX 76034

Questions? Call 817-744-6000 or Shannon.jenkins@kellerisd.net

Grandparents/Someone Special Reminder

Grandparents/Someone Special Day is set for Friday, September 9th.


Forms are due back to the Liberty Office on Friday, September 2nd to ensure an accurate lunch count.


Here is the schedule for this day:


Kindergarten: 10:10-11:10

1st grade: 11:50-12:20

2nd grade: 1:20-1:50

3rd grade: 8:15-9:00

4th grade: 10:45-11:15


More information can be found on the Grandparent/Someone Special Form. If you need a new one, they are available in the Liberty Office

New REMIND text message group for 2016-2017 school year

This is the message you want to get for quick morning information such as road closures or even school closures. Join this text message group today!


If you would like quick reminders via text or email this school year:

Join Mrs. Travis’ 16-17 Remind Parent text message group:

To participate in receiving the text message reminders, text @33h46 to the number 81010


*This parent email group will be for our entire school and will replace the 15-16 Parent group

Liberty Calendar

August 31st 5 p.m. 2nd grade Parent Orientation night in the Library

September 1st 6:30-7:30 p.m. Boy Scout Rally in the cafeteria

September 5th Student/Teacher Holiday

September 6th 5 p.m. 1st grade Parent Orientation night in the teacher's classroom

September 7th School Pictures

September 9th Grandparents/Someone Special Day

September 12th 5 p.m. KHS Homecoming Parade

September 17th 7 p.m. Community Storehouse Run

September 19th 6 p.m. PTA mtg and Track Tailgate Party

September 20th 7:15-7:45 Morning Mile begins

September 27th 5:30 p.m. Dyslexia parent meeting in Mrs. Sunseri's room

September 29th 12 p.m. Brown Bag luncheon with Dr. Reid in the Liberty Library

Liberty Information

Follow us on Twitter: @LibertyElemKISD

Follow us on Facebook: Liberty Elementary-KellerISD

Check out our website: http://campus.kellerisd.net/school/les-120

Check out the PTA website: https://libertyelementarypta.membershiptoolkit.com/


Join Mrs. Travis’ 16-17 Remind Parent text message group:

To participate in receiving the text message reminders, text @33h46 to the number 81010