Galaxy Gazette

Staff News Updates for Liberty School: Volume 3 (Jan. 2016)

What is the Galaxy Gazette?

Hello Liberty Family! The Galaxy Gazette is a staff newsletter designed to keep you informed and up to date with important information discussed in committee meetings.
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Standout Student

Once again, we are looking for another student to recommend for Liberty's standout student. If you know of someone you would like us to consider, please email their first and last name to Michelle. Students will be placed into a drawing to be randomly selected. Our last standout student was David L. from Mrs. Leach's class, which should be published in the paper soon. Michelle will also send an email out to follow up with this request.
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Have you Joined PFE?

Support our students by making a contribution to our amazing Liberty School PFE. Money donated for membership goes right back to our kids! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Liberty-School-PFE-215061358559336/timeline/

Twitter: @PFE_Liberty

Fundraisers and More!

Our book fair will be headed to the Liberty Library again in the spring. The PFE is looking to have the book fair open the same night as our STEAM Wars curriculum night on March 3rd.

Admin News!

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Trimester Feedback

As you know, our district is proposing making the change from quarters to trimesters. Dave Snyder recently sent an email for teachers and certified staff to provide feedback in a Google form. Here is the link in case you missed it. Trimester Survey

Before School Daycare

Don't forget, childcare will begin being offered before school for students starting on January 19th.

District Updates

1. Plans are still in place to move forward with full day kindergarten. There is still a lot of work ahead, so plans are not finalized just yet.


2. Bids are once again out for student transportation bus companies for next year


3. Per the county, any rooms that house a hot water heater or furness can't be used for storage because of safety. With that being said, we will be limited on storage space at Liberty. If you have items you no longer use, consider doing a spring cleaning!


4. Jr. High is looking towards moving to a double language arts block.


5. Training will continue for our learning standards in science. K-5 buildings are also looking to update to Envision 2.0 for math. More information to come.

Book Talk

Admin council is currently participating in a book talk on "15 Fixes for Broken Grades." If you are interested in a copy, you can request one yourself from Dan.

Upcoming Meetings

1/20 - CST

1/25 - 5th GL in the AM, 4th GL in the PM

1/27 - SIP Meeting

1/29 - 3rd Grade GL PM

2/4 - 2nd Step and Jedi Training

Upcoming Events

Liberty Staff Winter Party

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 5pm

14136 South Bell Road

Homer Glen, IL

Don't forget to contact Jill, Kathy or Amber if you plan on going ASAP. Jill is taking payments until the 20th.

STEAM WARS

Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm

8801 West 151st Street

Orland Park, IL

Don't forget, if you are interested in helping to let Emily or Michelle know. We are excited for a fun night of family bonding. There will be an activity for science, technology, engineering, math and art.