The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of February 18th, 2019

No School ~ President's Day

Reminder: There is no school for Warren Township this Monday in observance of President's Day.

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


Shout out to all of the dads, uncles, grandpas, etc. that came out to support their students this past week during our All Pro Dads Breakfast! Your presence, support, and acknowledgment makes a bigger difference in your young students life than you will ever know! I was so impressed that we were able to pack our cafe and LGI rooms with positive role models for students.


We’re hopeful that you have already taken the opportunity to download MSD of Warren Township’s new app (see flyer below)! "It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket." With better communication, our new app allows families to stay up to date with all of the great things currently happening across the district. You can even set the app to receive important push notifications from both the district and Liberty Park such as weather delays and closings. Below are links for your mobile devices download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.


Have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

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NEW School Spirit Wear Sale!

Families! Please click this link below to access the


NEW Liberty Park Spirit Wear Store!!


This website will remain open for orders until February 25th. There are both adult and youth options available. All clothing items are approved to wear to school as part of our uniformly dressed policy!


CLICK HERE for online LP Spirit Wear Store

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February 18th - President's Day - No School


February 21st - 4th Grade Math Bowl Competition


March 1st - 4th Grade Basketball Tourney @ WCHS


March 6th - Late Start Day - 1 hour delay


March 11th - 3rd Grade IREAD testing begins


March 13th - Family STEM Night @ 6pm


March 15th - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home


March 18th - March 31st - Warren Spring Break

Make Up Days

The following dates are Warren Townships snow make up days:


Friday, May 31st - 1st Make Up Day

Monday, June 3rd - 2nd Make Up Day - Last Day of School

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners

Kindergarten - Aubrianna Curry

1st Grade - David Daiz

2nd Grade - Mandie Cameron

3rd Grade - Broolynn Lee

4th Grade - Kesean McDuffie

School Dismissal Manager:

All end of day dismissal changes must be communicated through School Dismissal Manager, our new dismissal software for LP. These changes must be entered by 2:30pm for that school day or scheduled in advance through the app.


Once your child's DEFAULT dismissal option has been set, you only need to use the app to report your child's absences to school or make EXCEPTIONS to your child's dismissal.


Exceptions that you can select include:

  • After School Activity (such as Robotics Club, Art Club, etc.)
  • Tutoring
  • Early Pick Up
  • Meet Parent in Office
  • YMCA
  • B&G Club
  • Car Rider
  • Ride Assigned Bus


Please contact the front office if you have any questions.

Updates and Information

  • Chartwells - Just a reminder that Chartwells, our District's food service company, provides breakfast is available to all students for free in the classroom.
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please use your School Dismissal Manager app to indicate your child's absence or call the front office. Please call and report if your child will be arriving late to school due to a doctor’s appointment. Doing so helps us to know that your child is safe and with you.
  • Building Entrance - As part of our building safety enhancements, our new visitor intercom system has been updated and is located just outside the building. Starting next week, when visiting us you will now need to buzz the intercom outside the building and be prepared to show the appropriate identification as you enter. As a reminder, please do NOT hold the door open for other parents coming in.
  • Car Rider Drop Off Families - Please ensure that students are being dropped off in the designated car rider drop off area following staff direction. The east end of our front parking lot is designated for bus traffic and students should not be dropped off in that area. Patience and procedures help us ensure the safety of all during this process.
  • Birthday Treat Policy: While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: http://www.warren.k12.in.us/wellness #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey
  • Visitors Background Checks: Volunteers must have a valid background check on file in the front office as well as be included on a students emergency contact form for any type of school volunteer opportunities. If you would like to complete this process or have any questions please stop by our front office.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbooks should have came home with your student last week. If you did not receive a copy with the signature page please contact your child's teacher. These are also available throughout our school and district’s website. This web link will direct you to that page. http://www.warren.k12.in.us/student-rights-responsibilities
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Attendance Update

LP's Attendance Goal is 97% or greater!


During the month of January our attendance was 96.1%. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that students are healthy and attend school regularly. Remember that every school day counts in a child's academic life... a missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn!

Meet our Newest Patriot ~ Mrs. Brooke Tapper!

Mrs. Tapper is pleased to be starting as the School Counselor for Liberty Park Elementary. Before coming to Liberty Park, she has worked in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college settings in Indianapolis, New Palestine, North Manchester, and Franklin, Indiana.

Mrs. Tapper received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana in May 2011. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from IUPUI in May 2017. Along with being fully licensed in Indiana, Mrs. Tapper is licensed in North Carolina.

In her first year as a school counselor, she helped initiate trauma informed care and restorative justice practices and education for students and staff at an Indianapolis alternative middle/high school.

In her spare time, Mrs. Tapper enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling the world with her husband, Benjamin, and their dog, Bron.

Warren Little League

See flyer below for information on Warren Little League Registration!
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Eastside All Pro Dads Event

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Notes from Nurse Kelly

LIBERTY PARK CLINIC IS NOW COMPLETELY OUT OF PANTS FOR CHILDREN TO CHANGE INTO. IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN "ACCIDENT" WHILE AT SCHOOL A PARENT WILL BE CALLED TO BRING MORE PANTS. I APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE PUT EXTRA CLOTHES IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK IF YOU THINK THERE IS A CHANCE HE/SHE WILL NEED TO CHANGE CLOTHES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. THANK YOU.

Lunch Time Reminders

We have special seating next to our Café in our LGI room for parents to enjoy lunch with their child/children. Due to allergies and student safety, you may only eat lunch with your child/children. Students may not invite friends to eat with them while visiting with their parent. Guests must be on the child's emergency contact form. Guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the buidling during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!

LUNCH TIMES
K: 10:30-11:00
1: 11:02-11:32
2: 11:35-12:05
3: 12:08-12:38
4: 12:40-1:10

Food Service Department News

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

PTA NEWS

Don't forget to join our Parent Teacher Association and support all of the wonderful student activities and events throughout the school year!


Please contact our PTA President Crystal Eward for more information: pta.libertypark@gmail.com

The mission of Liberty Park Elementary, in partnership with its parents and surrounding community, is to provide every learner with the personalized learning experience they deserve to take ownership of their learning and become a contributing citizen in our global society.

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.