Liberty Ridge Elementary Newsletter


Upcoming Dates

2/7/23 Curriculum Showcase at Maple Lawn 5:30-7:00 (translators will be present)

2/7/23 Kindergarten Registration Opens Online

2/20/23 No School, Presidents Day

2/24/23 Class Photos

2/25/23 District STEM Fair at Sumner Middle School

Principal's Message

At our leadership assembly on Monday we introduced our February character trait. This month’s focus is Honesty. One way to think about Honesty is “being truthful in what you say and do.” Practicing Honesty helps strengthen our relationships and reduce stress. Honesty is 1 of 3 traits we will focus on throughout the year that helps students Be Well. Throughout the school, students will be developing skills like emotion regulation, positive self-talk, and stress-management.

Here is an HONESTY activity to do with your family at home to support what kids are learning here at school:

Set aside some time to gather as a family and check in with each other. Ask each family member, “How are you feeling today?” Practice Honesty when responding and listen carefully as each family member shares. Use the emotion check-in questions to learn more. Challenge yourselves to check in with each other on a regular basis!

Emotion Check-In Questions:

● Tell me more about that feeling.

● Why do you think you are feeling that emotion?

● What do you need right now?

-Julana Hardtke

Principal, Liberty Ridge Elementary


Beginning February 1st, we will be keeping track of classroom attendance as a school and reminding students about the importance of being at school on time every day. Each day that a class has 90% or more students present they will get to move up our attendance chart. At the end of the month the primary class and intermediate class with the best attendance or reach the top of the chart will receive a rootbeer float party provided by Mrs. Hardtke and Mr. Gould! Additionally, kids who have perfect attendance receive brag tags at our monthly assembly.

Students Arriving Late for the School Day:

When students are tardy, parents are no longer able to drop them at the curb, they need to walk them into the school building and sign them in with office staff.

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NEW!!! SOAR Store!

At Liberty Ridge, students earn SOAR tickets for their great behavior, we are excited to announce that we are starting a SOAR store for students each week. Students will have the opportunity to spend the SOAR tickets that they have earned each week at the store on Friday. We are starting this on February 10th-please encourage your student to show SOAR expectations daily!

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Picture Day is Coming!

Class photos and Spring Portraits are February 24th. Order forms have been distributed. Photos of all classes will be taken. Please make sure your student is here that day during their picture time to ensure their participation as there are no retakes. Spring portraits will only be taken of students who have their picture packet with them at the time of their class photos. If your student does not have it with them, they won't be able to take their portraits.

Picture Schedule 2/24/23

  • 8:10 AM Preschool
  • 8:25 AM Preschool
  • 8:35 Mrs. Zenor
  • 8:40 Miss Mills
  • 8:50 Mrs. Flanagan
  • 9:00 Miss Howard
  • 9:10 Mrs. Miles
  • 9:25 Mrs. Oddenino
  • 9:40 Mrs. Rothschiller
  • 9:50 Mrs. Pedack
  • 10:05 Mrs. Fox
  • 10:15 Mrs. Orr
  • 10:25 Miss Pimentel
  • 10:40 Mrs. Heuett
  • 11:00 Miss Nass
  • 11:10 Miss Kansanback
  • 11:20 Mrs. Smith
  • 11:30 Mrs. Parmley
  • 12:25 Mrs. Jones
  • 12:30 Mrs. Hunsicker
  • 12:40 Mrs. Grice
  • 12:55 Miss Metcalf
  • 1:05 Mr. Ekstrom
  • 1:25 Mrs. Ashley
  • 1:40 Preschool PM
  • 2:10 Preschool PM
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Kindergarten Registration Opens February 7th

Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Maybe it's your neighbor, friend or even your own child. Links for next year's registration will be open on February 7th to enroll next year’s kindergarten students. The sooner you enroll, the better we can keep you informed. Get information on what documents you need and how to enroll -- the process will all be online at

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Jump Rope For Heart

Dear Families –

Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we are so excited to Be the Torch that will light the torch of hope in the fight against heart disease and stroke! We are encouraging ALL our families to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Thank you for all your HEART work supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

Next Steps:

  1. Join our team and Take the challenge to Move More or Be Kind and receive a FREE Be the Torch Wristband! Register at or use the Kids Heart Challenge App!
  2. If you already registered, THANK YOU! Start FINN’S MISSION in your HQ, where you can learn Hands-Only CPR as a family, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. When you complete Finn’s Mission, you’ll earn an XL Finn’s Keychain!
  3. Check out our Virtual Envelope to learn more

Questions can be directed to our PE Specialist, Mr. Weber.

Keep Your Child Home When:

  • The Student has tested positive for, or is waiting on a test for COVID-19
  • The student has been told to self isolate or quarantine by public health or a medical professional
  • Any of these symptoms are present:
    • Fever of 100.4 or higher

    • Cough- frequent and persistent

    • Loss of taste or smell

    • Shortness of breath

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting

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