Liberty Family Newsletter
August 7th, 2022
Dear Liberty Families,
As we move forward in the academic year, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the invaluable partnership that you, as parents, bring to our school community.
The partnership between parents and our school is a cornerstone of success, and we want to acknowledge the incredible impact it has on the growth and development of our students.
Here's why your partnership means the world to us:
1. A Strong Support System: Your support at home complements the efforts of our dedicated educators in the classroom, creating a strong and nurturing support system that empowers students to thrive.
2. Building Lifelong Learners: By engaging with your child's education, you're instilling a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Together, we're shaping the future of lifelong learners.
3. Fostering Success: Your active involvement motivates your child to achieve their best. It shows them that their education is a shared priority, and it sets the stage for their success.
4. Creating a Collaborative Community: Our school is more than just a building; it's a community. Your partnership fosters a sense of togetherness that enriches the overall educational experience for everyone.
5. Shared Achievements: Your child's accomplishments are also your achievements. Celebrating your child's milestones and progress is a shared joy that keeps us all moving forward.
As we continue this journey together, let's celebrate the incredible power of our collective efforts. Our school family is strong and vibrant, thanks to your dedication and active participation. We are truly grateful for your partnership, and we look forward to all the wonderful learning experiences yet to come.
Thank you for being exceptional partners in your child's education. Your support is the driving force behind their success, and it is deeply appreciated.
Thank you, North Ridgeville Community!
As we approach Veterans Day, it is important to take a moment to honor and appreciate the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Veterans Day is a time to express gratitude for their selfless dedication and sacrifice in protecting our country and preserving our freedom. It is also an opportunity to teach our children about the importance of patriotism.
Report cards are now available on PowerSchool. We have two different resources to help you understand how to view your student’s grades. Click here for step by step instructions or you can watch this video created by one of our teachers, Mrs. Tonkin, who walks you through logging into PowerSchool and understanding standard based and traditional grades.
Over the last year, we have revised the report card to provide more meaningful communication to students and parents. If you have any questions about the revised report card, click here to see a more in detail breakdown of the changes. You can also check out this FAQ document on standard based grading.
If you have any issues logging into PowerSchool, please contact the secretary of your child’s school. Below are the phone numbers for each building.
NRAC 3/4: 440-353-1131
NRAC 5/6: 440-353-1142
NRAC 7/8: 440-353-1139
As we head into the winter months, we will have indoor recess more frequently. We ask that students have an indoor recess bag that they can use during this time. Puzzles, coloring supplies, dolls/action figures, and legos/blocks are great suggestions for recess bags! Please do not send in Pokemon cards, slime, or electronic devices.
When the "real feel" temperature is below 20 degrees, or when it is precipitating, we will have indoor recess. Otherwise, students will be outside. Please be sure to send them with winter coats, hats and gloves. We do have extra hats, gloves and coats available for students who need them.
Screen Time: Striking the Balance
In today's digital age, it's essential for parents to strike a healthy balance between screen time and other activities for their elementary school students. While screens can be a valuable tool for learning and entertainment, it's equally important to encourage a well-rounded lifestyle that includes physical activity, face-to-face interactions, and offline experiences.
This article, "Screen time for kids and how parents can find a healthy balance," is a great resource for screen time guidelines and tips for striking a balance between screen time and other activities.
Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day will be November 28th!
If your student had pictures taken in September and you want them to have retakes, please send the picture packet with them on retake day.
If your student was absent, they will have their picture take on November 28th. You can order pictures online at www.ripchostudio.com. The online password for retake orders is: re746lib
We also have picture forms available in the office. You are welcome to stop by to pick one up, or you can call the office and we will send one home with your student.
PTO Adopt a Family Donation Days
2nd Grade Music Concert
PBIS & Ranger Strong Update!
Character Strong Monthly Theme: Gratitude
Students will be talking about how they can be responsible for their actions, their learning, and their belongings during the month of November! Our PBIS assembly at the end of the month will review this month's theme of gratitude and will introduce next month's theme, which is empathy. Below are a few ideas your family can use to connect while practicing gratitude!
NRCS has breakfast available daily
Connecting for Kids-RESOURCES, SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY FOR FAMILIES
Connecting for Kids provides resources, support and community to families in Northeast Ohio who have concerns about their child. We serve all families, including those children with and without diagnoses.
Resources are available for a number of concerns including anxiety, attention and academics. Connecting for Kids supports families who have children with mental health concerns, developmental delays and disabilities as well as those facing major life changes such as divorce or kinship care. No concern is too big or too small.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Update
The Holiday Shop and the PTO Winter Party will be here before we know it! Below are the links to sign up for holiday shop volunteering and the winter party lottery.
Winter Party Lottery: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4AAAA72DA0F58-winter2
North Ridgeville Parks & Rec Department
- 11/9: Report Cards Released to Parents in Power School
- 11/14: PTO Meeting at 6:30 (childcare provided)
- 11/17: Adopt A Family PJ Day
- 11/22-11/24: Thanksgiving Break- No School
- 11/28: Picture Retake Day
- 12/1: Adopt A Family Bring a Stuffed Animal Day
- 12/12: PTO Meeting at 6:30 (childcare provided)
- 12/19: PTO Winter Party
- 12/20-1/2: Winter Break- No School- School Resumes on 1/3
- 1/3: School Resumes
- 1/12: End of 2nd Quarter- No School for Students
- 1/15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
- 1/25- Report Cards Released to Parents
- 2/1: Winter Wonders Learning Celebration 4:30-6:30
- 2/5-2/9: 2nd Grade Terra Nova & Inview Testing
- 2/16: Professional Development Day- No Students
- 2/19: President's Day- No School
- 3/1-3/8: Scholastic Book Fair
- 3/15: End of 3rd Quarter- No School for Students
- 3/22: PTO Spring Party
- 3/25-4/1: Spring Break- No School
- 3/27: Report Cards Released to Parents
- 4/1: No School- Spring Break
- 4/2: School Resumes
- 4/16, 4/18 5/1- 2nd Grade Rocky River Nature Center Field Trip
- 5/17: PTO Family Fun Night
- 5/20: Field Day
- 5/21: Field Day Rain Day
- 5/23: Last Day for Students