LIBERTY LEDGER

SEPTEMBER 2022

MESSAGE FROM MR. SMITH, PRINCIPAL

Please click on a link below to view a video message from Mr. Smith.


https://www.loom.com/share/4d979461dce64f37885e6a93e158f5ba

Shade Structure Fundraiser - Your Opinion Matters!

Please click on the link below to take a quick survey regarding a fundraiser for shade structure over one of the two basketball courts as discussed in Mr. Smith's video message.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfU1KZ0LpRSEaegAig-FmJEyKz8sbaUxmsZMmCftTar-gd6dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

*HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS*

Spirit Day/College Colors - September 2nd

Show your support for your favorite college! Students can wear their college shirt with uniform bottoms. Please be sure that all clothing items meet district dress code requirements.

Labor Day Holiday - September 5th

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, there will be no school on Monday, September 5th.

9/11 Remembrance - September 12th

CTA Liberty will acknowledge and remember the events on 9/11 with a scheduled event for all students to attend. We will meet around the flagpole at approximately 8:30 am at the front of the school. All students will be given a flag to wave and will remain standing for the 15 minute remembrance.


9/11 is a day for us to remember, reflect, and teach our students about our history. Parents are welcome to attend the short, 15 minute, remembrance but please be aware parking will be greatly reduced so parking in the neighborhood is suggested. Please be respectful of our neighbors.

Fall Photos - September 14th

Fall Photos are coming! Please see the attached flyer with detailed information from School Pics.


Fall Photos with Uniform

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Absentee Fall Photos with Uniform

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Voices of Liberty (Choir) to Sing at Diamondbacks Game - September 16th

On Friday, September 16th, our very own Voices of Liberty will be singing the National Anthem at the Diamondbacks vs Padres game. We invite you to join us! CTA Liberty receives a portion of each ticket sold. We have our very own section. It’s a fun night for Liberty families, so please consider joining us! Below is the link to purchase tickets.

  • Friday, September 16th
  • Game Time: 6:40 pm
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
  • See flyer below for more information


https://fevo.me/ctafall22


Come out and enjoy the party!

Go D'Backs!

Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Spirit Week - September 26th through September 30th

CTA Liberty will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a T-Shirt Spirit Week, Monday September 26th through Friday, September 30th. A flyer is attached below as a reminder of each days T-shirt theme.


Monday, September 26th

  • Musica Monday: Wear a shirt related to music; a band, instrument, or even music notes.

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Taco Tuesday: Wear a shirt with a food picture.

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Dia De Deportes/Sports Day: Wear a shirt or jersey supporting your favorite team.

Thursday, September 29th

  • Diversity Day: Represent your heritage or culture through your shirt (think USA or cultural attire).

Friday, September 30th

  • Como la flor/Flower Friday: Wear a something colorful or with flowers; headpieces, clothing prints, or accessories.


*Students can wear a t-shirt with jeans or a uniform bottom. Those not participating in the spirt day, should be in uniform. Be sure all attire meets District dress code.

Yearbook Ordering Information

Mrs. Tollefson has been working hard and has set up for families to order yearbooks!


Order yearbooks before December 31, 2022 and receive a discounted price of $20. Thereafter the yearbook price goes up to $25. The last day to order yearbooks is March 31, 2022.


Please click on the link below to place your yearbook order NOW!


CTA LIBERTY CAMPUS-Buy the Yearbook (pictavo.com)


Please note that this year we have upgraded the cover and binding with no increase from last year's prices.

Front Office Construction

A SARA (Single Access Reception Area) is coming to the CTA Liberty front office to provide secure access to the school via the front office. Construction is set to begin on October 1st with an estimated construction time of 6 to 7 weeks. Due to the construction, the front office and health office will be temporarily relocated and an alternate entrance and space will be provided for parents and students to engage with the front office.


More information will be forthcoming as we plan for the front office/health office alternate space.

Fall Break is Around the Corner - October 3rd through October 17th

Fall break is almost here!


Dates: Monday, October 3rd through Monday, October 17th


Note: Monday, October 17th is a Teacher In-Service day and there is no school. Students return on Tuesday, October 18th.

*LIBRARY NEWS*

Fall Book Fair - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the families who joined us for the book fair! We have so much fun sharing new books with our readers and are grateful for your support of our library.


A special thank you to all the adults who volunteered and helped run the registers at the book fair. Mrs. T and Mrs. Katie are thankful for you and your time donated to our library.


Thank you!

CTA Liberty Library

Library Books Due After Fall Break

Students will be able to keep their library books over fall break, but all books are due October 18th once we return. Please remind your student to return them after break.

AR Home Connect (First through Sixth Grade Students)

Did you know there is a parent account to help you track your student’s progress on AR?

  • Log in using the Home Connect Link from the district website: https://www.cusd80.com/Page/45109
  • Select: Renaissance Place Progress Check (Home access only)
  • Use your student’s home login: Username: s+ID (ex. S123456) Password: s+ID+! (ex. S123456!)


This is your parent account. You can register up to six email addresses for notifications when your student completes AR tests or receives new goals or levels. Just click on the orange “Get Email Updates” box.

Any Library Questions??

For any questions related to library, please email Mrs. Tollefson at tollfson.kristin@cusd80.com.

*SOCIAL EMOTIONAL COGNITIVE LEARNING (SECL) NEWS*

The Eagle Connection

Please see the attached "Eagle Connection " Newsletter from Mrs. Barbara Aldecoa, Student Services Coordinator.

*PTO NEWS/EVENTS*

PTO Free Dress Friday Fundraiser Returns on September 9th

This quarter we are raising money for the Salt River 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on September 11, 2001. The Stair Climb funds the programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the families of our local fallen firefighters.


Bring an optional $1 donation to school on Friday, September 9th and wear free dress. PTO will donate half of the proceeds to the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb..


Thank you for your support!

PTO Open/General Meeting - September 21st

The PTO Open/General Meeting is on Wednesday, September 21st, at 6:00 pm in the Library. We will be live streaming on our PTO Facebook page.


If you have any questions or fundraising ideas, please email PTO at President@CTALibertyPTO.org


CTA Liberty PTO Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CTALIBERTYPTO

CTA Liberty PTO Website: www.ctalibertypto.org

PTO Needs Volunteers!

PTO is need of some extra hands!


We are looking for volunteers for our hospitality and school spirit committees. We would love your help! Commitments are minor and you get to have fun with other involved parents!

PTO Restaurant Night at Floridino's Pizza & Pasta - September 29th

PTO's September restaurant night will be September 29th, at Floridino's Pizza & Pasta located at 590 N. Alma School Road, Chandler.


  • Date: Thursday, September 29th
  • Time: 4 to 8:00 pm


20% of the proceeds come back to CTA Liberty!

*SCHOOL/SAFETY REMINDERS*

General School Reminders

As a reminder:


  1. Drop Off in the morning is no earlier than 7:45 am. Although building doors may be unlocked, students are not allowed on campus until 7:45 am.
  2. In the North (back) parking lot students should only enter or exit cars in front of the Muli-purpose Room. They should not be entering or exiting cars in front of the annex or along the curb leading to the Muliti-purpose Room.
  3. The back gate closes at 8:05 am to allow teachers to report to their classrooms. If the back gate is closed you must drop your student off through the front gate and follow the drop off rules. Please do not have your student exit your car until they have reached a teacher at the front of the line.
  4. Please have your student dressed appropriately for the weather. If they wear a jacket or sweater to school, please be sure it is dress code approved (red, white or blue) and clearly labeled with the student's name. All water bottles should also be labeled.
  5. Only students and staff are allowed on campus, with the exception of Pre K parents, for drop off and pick up. During school hours, parents may only enter campus through the front office.
  6. After school clubs: No parents/guardians are allowed on campus for after school clubs. Students will be directed to their club location by staff. Parents/guardians should pick up at the appropriate time at the designated location. The club sponsor will stay with the students until they are picked up.


PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR IMPORTANT DROP OFF AND PICK UP REMINDERS!


Thank you for your support!

Grade Level Lunch Schedule

When does your student have lunch? See the schedule below.

At this time, we cannot allow parents/visitors into the lunchroom due to space constraints but you are welcome to bring lunch to your student or sign them out to have lunch off campus.


  • Grade 5: 10:45 to 11:05, Recess 11:05 to 11:25
  • Grade 6: 11:00 to 11:20, Recess 11:20 to 11:45
  • Grade 3: 11:10 to 11:30, Recess 11:30 to 11:50
  • Grade 1: 11:20 to 11:40, Recess 11:40 to 12:00
  • Grade 4: 11:30 to 11:50, Recess 11:50 to 12:10
  • Kinder: 11:45 to 12:05, Recess 12:05 to 12:25
  • Grade 2: 12:05 to 12:25, Recess 12:25 to 12:45

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