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Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Week of January 13, 2020

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


I hope that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable break spending time with family and friends! 2020 is going to be another amazing year of learning and growth for our students and we are so excited to begin the 2nd semester of this school year.


As we continue to review and refine safety protocols, we have updated our K-4 school visitor policy in Warren Township. Please take a moment to review the linked "LP Visitors Procedures" document below. Thank you for your support in helping keep LP a safe and secure learning environment.


I hope that you and your family have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

Visitor Policy

Please click the link below to review our updated school visitor policy. Thank you for your support in helping keep LP a safe and secure environment!
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January 16th - Family Movie Night

January 17th - Boys and Girls Club is CLOSED

January 20th - No School- President's Day

January 25th - Warren's Annual Legislative Forum @9am

February 5th - Progress Reports Sent Home

February 6th - Skating Party @ Roller Cave

February 7th - Family Dance Night @7pm

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Note from the Boys and Girls Club

We are closed next Friday, January 17th for professional development. Please be sure to update your child's dismissal using the School Dismissal Manager App. If you have any questions regarding School Dismissal Manager please contact the front office

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Sorie Jordan

1st Grade - Grace Bryan

2nd Grade - Samiah Williams

3rd Grade - Chino Bonilla

4th Grade - Jayden Robinson

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Family Movie Night

PTA FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH AT 6:30PM. (PTA MEETING BEGINS AT 6PM.) MOVIE IS FREE. Food will be available for a small fee. Please RSVP for the food if you will be attending.

Parent supervision is key. Volunteers are needed to help sell snacks.

THANK YOU AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY!

Notes from the Nurse

If your student is now due for shots, you received a letter in your students backpack this week. Please get these important vaccines completed as soon as possible according to the letter received. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855.

The Marion County Health Dept will be coming to LP to test for vision and hearing. First and third graders will be screened for vision, first and fourth graders will be screened for hearing. This event will take place February 18-21 at Liberty Park. If you do NOT want your student tested for hearing or vision, please send a letter to the school nurse indicating this, no later than February 13th. This is a free screening for the students. Thank you.

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ILEARN Parent Information (Grades 3 and 4)

School Dismissal Manager

LP uses School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and set up end of day transportation routines for students. Please click the link below for additional information. Please remember to set your students dismissal option in the School Dismissal Manager App. If you need any assistance logging in or using the system please contact our front office staff.


https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/article/122744?org=liberty-park-elementary

Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Peanut Free School

IMPORTANT REMINDER: LIBERTY PARK IS A PEANUT FREE SCHOOL. This includes during school hours and after school and evening activities. Please do not send peanut butter crackers or uncrustables or any form of nuts to the school. Thank you!

Lunch Menu

Warren Township Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, publish breakfast and lunch menus through Nutrislice - an interactive website and a free smartphone app. Our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime! Click here for the menus or download the menu Nutrislice app.

Last Week's Grade Level Attendance

School Improvement Goal = 97% Attendance


Kindergarten - 95.1%

1st Grade - 96.5%

2nd Grade - 95.5%

3rd Grade - 95.1%

4th Grade - 95.2%

Additional Updates and Information

  • Winter Recess Policy - School Board and School policy encourage outdoor recess for our K-4 students whenever possible to encourage activity and social playtime. Our threshold for cold weather is 20 degrees. When the temperature falls below 20, students will have recess indoors. The 20 degree temperature would also include wind chill. In other words, if the temperature is 25 but the windchill falls below 20 degrees, students would remain indoors for recess. If students are not feeling well or a parent wants them to stay in for health reasons beyond 1-2 days, a doctor's note is required.

  • 4th grade Parents - Please watch for a permission letter to come home with your student regarding the Human Growth and Development session facilitated by LifeSmart. This is a program offered to 4th grade students across the district. This letter includes links to access more information regarding this opportunity. Our program date is Thursday, January 30th.

  • AM Drop Off: Students should not be dropped off in the front of school until the 7:55am bell. In efforts to keep all students safe, kids should remain in vehicles until the bell.

  • Birthday Treat Policy: All MSD Warren Schools have aligned their birthday celebration policies to the district’s wellness policy. As part of our efforts towards health and wellness, we follow a “no birthday treats” guideline.
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-1850 or use your School Dismissal Manager App to report his/her absence. 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.

YMCA

Click the link below to get more information on signing up your student for before and/or after YMCA care at Liberty Park! https://indymca.org/youth-development-center/



Role Models Needed! Now hiring for YMCA Before and After School Care across Indianapolis! Apply today! https://indymca.org/jobs/

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 Shelly Hall for more information:pta.libertypark@gmail.com
School Counselor Program

Please click here to learn more about our school counseling program with Mrs. Tapper

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.