The Patriot Press
Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter
Friday, March 20th
Dear Liberty Park Families,
As Dr. Hanson mentioned yesterday in his phone call message, we were informed that Governor Eric Holcomb has mandated all schools to remain closed until May 1, 2020. This mandated closure follows the recent Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit gatherings to less than 10.
These are unprecedented times and we recognize how challenging this will be for all of our Liberty Park and Warren families, students and staff. The district food program has been a success and I urge you to read the letter below outlining additional information about the ongoing food opportunities. If you have a significant need, you can call our District Community Outreach Hotline at 317-869-4308 and leave your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible.
I have 2 girls at home and if you're like me you're thinking, how can I keep them busy (& learning)? Over the course of the past week I've seen many educational companies offering free resources. I've compiled some of those resources and included links below in this newsletter to some of these sites for your convenience.
I hope that you and your family have a great Spring Break and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary! Please continue to monitor our website, district app, school newsletters, and our social media Twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information.
COVID-19 District Webpage
In our continuing efforts to keep our Warren families informed, we have a dedicated COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage that may be accessed at this link: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019. We will continue to provide any updates through our digital app and this district website.
Additional Updates and Information
- Student Report Cards are available to view through the Parent Portal.
- District Food Outreach will run through Spring Break.
- As a reminder, this week has not been an official E-Learning week for Warren Township. Following Spring Break, we will be sending additional information on this extended closure from school. Please continue to monitor our website, district app, school newsletters, and our social media Twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information.
- If you have a significant need, you can call our District Community Outreach Hotline at 317-869-4308 and leave your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible.
Below is information regarding the MSD Warren Township food outreach plan starting March 19th.
A Sample Day with Ideas to Help Fill the Time
*Disclaimer: what follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions and links to some great websites. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.
8:00 Make breakfast together
9:00 An hour of academic time
10:00 DIY Science project
11:00 Exercise! Here are some Indoor suggestions
12:00 Creative lunch-making
1:00 Second session of academic time
2:00 Round 2 of physical activity - we all need it...
3:00 Healthy snack & DIY Crafts project
4:00 Write, rehearse, and perform a play or mock commercial, or dress up time.
6:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.
8:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed
Visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/ for more information
- Louvre Museum, Paris https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
- National Gallery of Art, Washington DC https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en
- Metropolitan Museum of Art https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en
- San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos
- Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam https://youtu.be/_6wbfVWVk8Q
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams
- Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ http://reidparkzoo.org/cameras/lion-cam/
- Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland https://explore.org/livecams/polar-bears/polar-bear-ouwehand-twin-cubs-cam-2
- Monterey Bay Aquarium https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-exhibits/live-web-cams
- Georgia Aquarium https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/
- National Aquarium Virtual Tour http://samuraivirtualtours.com/example/nadc/index.html
- Virtual Tour of the Seattle Aquarium