Liberty Drive Newsletter

March 2021

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Administrator's Message: Liberty Drive on Plan A

We can't believe that we are in the month of March already. It is crazy that a year ago (March13, 2020) was our last day of what we knew as traditional school. It is an understatement to say that this year has been full of challenges. We are grateful for the resiliency of our students, support of our community, and the hard work from our teachers.

We are excited to have students back on campus and continue to look forward to working virtually with students who remain on TRAIL!

Just a couple of reminders:

  • Students need to have a completed screening form daily
  • Students must wear a mask on the bus and while at school
  • Laptops and chargers need to be at school daily

Ms. Tallant and Mr. Hewitt

Teacher Spotlight

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Virtual Math Family Night

Join us virtually on Monday, March 29th for a Math Family Fun Night. Math teachers will be sharing strategies and activities that students are working on in class. It will also be the kick-off night for a Family Challenge.

Family Night will start at 6:00pm and the Zoom link will be shared through ClassDojo.

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Please mark your calendars!

March 23rd - Report Cards go home

March 29-31 - Spring Benchmarks

March 29th - Virtual Math Family Fun Night (6:00 PM)

March 31st - Spring Pictures

April 1st - Remote learning day for all students

April 2nd - No School

April 5th - 9th - Spring Break

April 26th - Progress Reports

April 29th - Virtual ELA Family Fun Night (6:00 PM)

May 8th- Testing Support Family Meeting

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Parent Family Engagement

As we update our Parent Family Engagement Policy and our School

Compact, we need your suggestions for ways we can improve. Please

see the links below and then complete the survey:

Parent Family Engagement Policy

Spanish Parent Family Engagement Policy

School Compact- English & Spanish

Link to Survey to Give Feedback

Social Emotional Learning

Transitioning to a Plan A schedule will be an adjustment for students. Many will be tired and overwhelmed. Please encourage students to get plenty of rest each night, as it will be important for them to do their best when they are at school. Please communicate with your child and provide encouragement regarding their school work and responsibilities, and let us know if you need any support.
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Student Attendance

We are in the final nine weeks of school and attendance is critical for student success. Please make sure your child is at school daily and keeping up with their assignments!
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10 Ways to Motivate My Child to Read at Home

Quick poll: Which category is your child in?

  1. LOVES to read!
  2. Could take it or leave it.
  3. Really dislikes reading.

Our goal—and I’m guessing it’s your goal too—is to get your child into the first category. But what can you do if your child just isn’t motivated to read? There is actually quite a bit you can do to encourage a love of reading, but first, let’s do some detective work.

Why Doesn’t Your Child Like to Read?

Before you work on motivating your child, it helps if you understand why they resist reading in the first place. Which scenario shows your resistant reader?

“Reading is hard!”

You probably wouldn’t choose hard work as a leisure activity, and that’s true for your child, too. If reading is a struggle, they probably won’t find reading interesting or enjoyable.

If your child is a struggling reader, talk to your child's reading teacher about any struggles they see in the classroom. There are things your child's teacher can do to find out what skills your child may be missing. Once you and your child's teacher identifies and addresses their areas of weakness, then your child will be able to be more of a successful reader.

“Reading is boring!”

For some kids, reading isn’t hard, but it isn’t interesting either. It may be that they just haven’t found reading material that motivates them.

Think about what your child loves to do. Does he have a hobby or special area of interest? Does your son like dinosaurs? Does your daughter like gymnastics? By finding reading material that is of interest and draws them into reading, you’re giving your children a motivational boost.

10 Tips to Motivate Your Child to Read

1. Make time for reading in the evenings and on the weekends.

2. Set aside a regular read-aloud time with your child to listen to them read to you, or to listen to you read to them.

3. Make sure books are not too hard for your child.

4. Create a cozy reading area in your home, or in your child's room.

5. Give your child a variety of books to choose from.

6. Have your child read to a younger child, or have an older child read to your child.

7. Have your child read books with humor.

8. Show a love for reading by having your child see you read.

9. Provide opportunities for your child to get books-check with your local library and your school.

10. Always encourage your child and explain the importance of reading.

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