The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Week of November 11, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


We have a busy week coming up at Liberty Park! Monday evening is our Veteran's Day program that begins at 6pm. We hope that our LP veteran's are able to join us for our 4th grade performance. Thursday is also our PTA's Family Movie Night! Our 3rd grade families are invited to learn more about ILEARN, IREAD, and our annual Zoo trip at 5:30pm in the media center. Our district leaders will also be present to share the strategic plan for the future in Warren Township schools. Students will also be bringing home 2nd quarter progress reports on Wednesday. We are so proud of the growth of our students so far this semester!


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

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Message from Dr. Hanson

Dear Warren Families,


Our goal in MSD Warren Township is to provide a safe and high quality educational experience. As you may have heard, Tuesday, November 19 has been designated as Red for Ed Action Day in Indiana by the Indiana State Teachers Association. At their most recent public meeting, the MSD of Warren Township Board of Education approved the recommendation to cancel school on Tuesday, November 19 in support of Warren Township teachers and staff participating in the Red For Ed Action Day at the Indiana Statehouse with colleagues from around the state. The MSD of Warren Township and the Board is supporting our staff participating in this event to improve conditions for Indiana teachers as well as to advocate for our students, our schools, and our community. By cancelling school on November 19th, we believe this supports our district goal of providing a safe and high quality educational experience both short term and into the future. Further, the Board approved the utilization of our flex day on Friday, May 22nd as the designated make up day for canceling school on November 19th. School and district offices will be open on November 19th.


We recognize that not having school will create challenges for some of our families. We will be providing lunch to all MSD Warren Township students at no charge; the host sites serving will be the three intermediate middle schools from 11:00 - 1:00. We are working with the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to provide opportunities for those families who need supervision for their child. Please monitor our digital app and district website for additional information that may be distributed regarding student activities and services available on November 19th. We are communicating this as early as possible to provide families with an opportunity to plan for the closure on November 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for supporting our teachers and staff and the great work they do each day in our classrooms and community for our students.


Timothy E. Hanson, Ed.D.

Superintendent

975 North Post Road

Indianapolis, IN 46219

(317)869-4300

@timehanson

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November 11th - 4th Grade Veterans Day Performance @ 6pm

November 13th - 2nd quarter Progress Reports sent home

November 14th - Family Movie Night @ 6pm (PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm)

November 18th - 4th Grade Spell Bowl Competition @ LP

November 27th-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Free Eye Exams and Glasses

FREE EYE EXAMS, FREE EYEGLASSES

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

10AM TO 3PM

DR. STACY PRUITT 9948 E. WASHINGTON STREET

MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 317-626-2246 (ASK FOR BILL WITTLIEF) OR 317-403-2172 (ASK FOR NANCY WITTLIEF).

SCHEDULE ASAP BECAUSE APPOINTMENTS FILL QUICKLY!!!

Canned Food Drive

Our student council group, Patriot Pack, is organizing our annual Thanksgiving Outreach Canned Food Drive! Our drive will run from November 4th - November 22nd.


Suggested Items: Canned meats, vegetables, peanut butter, soups, boxed meals, macaroni & cheese, rice, canned fruits, etc.


All items donated will support our local LP and Warren community!

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Taylor Blades

1st Grade -Ethan Peterson

2nd Grade - Jalen Steel

3rd Grade - Trung Pham

4th Grade - Lonya Hart

Notes from the Nurse

The clinic has free hats and gloves if any student will need them this winter. Please contact the nurse and she will send a set home with your child or just have your child come to the clinic inquiring about this and they will be provided hat and gloves. Nurse's direct line is 317-532-1855 or email is kwoods1@warren.k12.in.us WHILE SUPPLIES LAST


If your student is missing anything such as a jacket, lunch box, gloves etc please come to the clinic and check our LOST & FOUND container. It is full at this time. Lots of items need to be retrieved.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break for Warren Township begins is observed on November 27th - 29th. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd,

Pacers Prizes!

Congrats to the following students for winning Pacers tickets for their families to attend the Bulls vs. Pacers game this weekend! They were the top popcorn fundraisers!


Kayden Spradley - Mrs. Price's class

Avan Berry - Mrs. Robinson's class

Cimya Turner - Ms. L. Davis' class

Albert Parr - Mrs. Cooksey's class

Attention 3rd and 4th grade parents - Girls Lacrosse Now Available!

Free Girls Lacrosse League at Warren Central H.S.

Try something new this winter. Girls lacrosse, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is a varsity sport at Warren Central. This winter there will be an indoor recreational league for girls in grades 3-8. We plan to have two divisions, one for grades 3, 4, and 5, and one for grades 6, 7 and 8.


This program is absolutely free. Times, dates and other information can be found on the registration page by following this link:

https://forms.gle/SjRqnVFHVpFTVenT7


Contact Coach Gary Roberts with questions at groberts@warren.k12.in.us

Meet a New LP Patriot!

Candice Sample - 3rd Grade

I’m very excited to join the Liberty Park team for my 21st year of teaching! I started my teaching career in Ohio. I enjoyed teaching English in Japan for 15 months. I taught at Brookview Elementary for the last 16 years. I have 3 children ages 15, 10, and 3. They keep me young and in tune with what kids these days enjoy. I love traveling, watching movies, shopping, and spending time with my family.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!

Family Movie Night

Our PTA is putting on another great Family Movie Night on Thursday, November 14th. Parents will also have the opportunity to provide input on the future of Warren Schools for our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.


Be on the lookout for the flyer seen below coming home soon!
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From your PTA!

Hello parents! We are off to a great start this school year. We have 2 events coming up that we need volunteers for.


1. Family Movie Night-Next Thursday, Nov. 14th-We need parents to help pass out food before the movie starts (6pm-6:45pm)

2. Holly Jolly Festival-Dec. 6th (6p-9p)-We need help decorating the school in the evenings leading up to the event, help setting up the day of the event and help during the event.

If you can help with either of these events, we would greatly appreciate it. Please e-mail us back and let us know (even if it is only for an hour-we can use ALL hands!)

Thank you so much,

Shelly Hall

LP PTA President


Journey of a Graduate (JoG) Survey

MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills. Click link to take survey.

bit.ly/MSDWTSPS

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
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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.

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 - 94.9%

1st Grade - 96.1%

2nd Grade - 95.8%

3rd Grade - 95.3%

4th Grade - 94.4%

Total - 95.8%

Additional Updates and Information

  • Holly Jolly Fest - Our Annual PTA Holly Jolly Fest at LIberty Park is scheduled for Friday, December 6th. If you have interest in setting up a vendor booth, please contact our PTA and/or see the Vendor Booth Application that you can download below in this newsletter.

  • 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.

  • Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.

  • 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.
  • Visitors Background Checks: Volunteers must have a valid background check on file in the front office as well as be included on a students emergency contact form for any type of school volunteer opportunities. If you would like to complete this process or have any questions please stop by our front office.
  • 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.