The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of August 5, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


We have had an amazing start to the 19/20 school year! In fact, this was the best 1st week of school I've seen in my years as principal! Last week our students learned about C.O.R.E. (Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence). Please ask your child about CORE and encourage the positive behaviors that you see at home. This is going to continue to be a daily focus at our school so that all students can be successful.


I encourage our parents and community members to join us as we move forward by becoming a part our PTA, volunteering in your child’s classroom, joining us in supporting your child academically, and participating in some of our many Liberty Park and PTA events. Don’t forget to join LP on social media and check out our new webpage to stay up to date with the latest updates for the 2019/2020 school year! See the links below.


Have a great week and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

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August 19th - Skating Party @ The Roller Cave - 6PM

August 26th - 30th - Scholastic Book Fair

August 29th - Family Literacy Night - 6PM

September 2nd - No School - Labor Day

September 5th - Picture Day

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.


https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/article/122744?org=liberty-park-elementary

School Start Times

During the 2019-20 school year, Warren will be implementing a three tier transportation schedule. As a result, there are new school start times for our students. These changes will allow us to provide a safer and more efficient transportation experience for our students. More information is available on our website.

  • High School (9-12) - 7:15AM - 2:20PM
  • Elementary School (K-4) - 8:05AM - 3:05PM
  • Intermediate/Middle School (5-8) - 8:55AM - 3:55PM
  • Warren Early Childhood Center & Renaissance - 8:55AM - 3:55PM


LIBERTY PARK SCHOOL TIMES:

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

1st Skating Party

Join us for our 1st Skating Party of the year at the Roller Cave!


August 19th

5:30 - 6:00 - Free Lessons

6:00 - 8:00 - Skating!

Notes from Nurse Kelly

Reminder that medications can not be sent in to school with students. All medications must be signed into the clinic by a parent or guardian

New 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.


Family and Student Handbook

This years Family and Student Handbook will be coming home with students during the 1st week of school. It contains some helpful information for new and returning LP families! It can also be viewed/downloaded below in this newsletter.

Lunch Menu

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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.


Parents and students at Chartwells districts across the country have access to descriptions, images, and nutrition and allergy information for all menu items. Our menus are also accessible on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and as a traditional PDF that can be printed and put on the fridge. We have developed our own portfolio of beautiful photos of our recipes and created exciting content and nutrition education that engages both students and parents!


Chartwells will provide reasonable modifications to students with medical needs/disabilities on a case-by-case basis with proper medical documentation from a physician or medical provider. Please contact Resident Dietitian, Haley Quade at 317-869-4441 for more information.

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/

Additional Updates and Information

  • Boys and Girls Club: August 19th will be the 1st day for B&G Club. Club parents - be sure to change your child's default dismissal when club begins.
  • Lunch: Just a reminder that ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and Lunch this school year!
  • 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 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.

Sports and STEM Fest

The Indianapolis Colts are hosting their first annual Sports and STEM Fest on October 12 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center! This event will have hands-on, STEM-related activities for students K-12 and their families to enjoy. Registration also includes a ticket to the Colts vs Titans game on December 1. Use this link to sign-up as a participant or as a vendor.


Beginning of Year Safety Reminders


*Important safety reminders regarding our procedures. Please note that some of our school safety procedures must remain confidential and internal for purposes of emergency prevention and protection.

  • Students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:55 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time.

  • Car riders - See picture below for AM dropoff and PM pickup traffic patterns.

  • All secure entrance and visitor check-in procedures remain in place through the main office, and we appreciate your patience while you are waiting in the office.

  • All visitors will be required to show ID upon entering the front doors. In addition, an ID will be required so that we may verify a background check on file, and issue a visitor badge.

  • Visitors to our school will not be permitted in hallways during arrival and dismissal times, and parents will not be allowed to walk students to class. *Parents may choose to walk their student to class on the 1st day of school. Kindergarten parents can walk their student to the cafeteria.

  • Background checks may take several days/weeks to process. Please be mindful of the length of processing prior to scheduling your school visit.

  • Visitors or Parents should schedule visits in advance with students teacher to visit classroom during instructional times.

  • Visitors or Parents will not be allowed to attend recess sessions.

  • Every adult in the building must wear a school-issued ID at all times.

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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.