Lewis and Clark Elementary

Upcoming Events in February

Friday, February 17: 2nd & 3rd Grade Reading Adventure Night 3:45-7:30 pm


Monday, February 20th: No School - President's Day

Wednesday, February 22nd: Page Turner's & ChoirZone 8:00 am

Thursday, February 23rd: Papa John's Pizza Night

Friday, February 24th: 2nd Grade to Union Station


Monday, February 27th: 4th Grade Music Program 6:00 pm

New Residency Verification Policy - 6th and 9th Grades for 2017-2018 School Year

ATTENTION: Parents of students entering the 6th and 9th grades for the 2017-18

NEW RESIDENCY VERIFICATION POLICY - REQUIRED FOR YOUR STUDENT TO START ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - AUGUST 16, 2017


The CALENDAR WINDOW to submit required documentation - between the dates of JUNE 15 and JULY 29, 2017


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION… Please begin gathering information now to submit during the calendar window to avoid long lines and/or enrollment delays

1. RESIDENCY DECLARATION FORM (We will be sending this form home in May)

2. A COPY OF PARENT/GUARDIAN PHOTO ID

3. ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY–

Two different utilities - Water, Gas, or Electric

OR

Lease Agreement

OR

Non-Contingent Home Sales Contract

OR

Settlement Statement From Home Purchase

AGAIN – THIS IS REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION… Please submit during the calendar window stated above to avoid long lines and/or enrollment delays

2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment Starting January 23

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION GATEWAY WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 13 THRU JANUARY 16 FOR SYSTEM UPDATES.


Families can begin enrolling new kindergarten students to LPS for the 2017-2018 school year online starting in January 23rd. The 3 steps to enrolling your child are provided below:

Step 1: The process can begin from the comforts of your own home using your home computer (or any computer with Internet access). Begin by visiting the LPS Student Enrollment website at https://registration.liberty.k12.mo.us/ When arriving here, simply follow the directions to complete the on-line application, download (and print if possible) any necessary forms, and gather the requested student information documents (listed in Step 3).

Step 2: You will then be directed to schedule a time to visit your student's school to complete the enrollment process.

Step 3: Visit your child's school at your scheduled time, and bring the following documents to secure your student's enrollment:

  • Parent/Legal Guardian - Photo ID
  • 2 current proofs of residency (2 different utility bills - gas, water, or electric only- OR lease agreement OR house contract - less than 60 days old)
  • Your child's state-issued birth certificate
  • Your child's immunization record even if it isn't updated for the KDG school year.
  • Your child's social security card


Be sure to attend Kindergarten Round Up with your

child on Tuesday, March 28th @ 6:30 pm


Please note: If you wish to enroll for Summer Adventure 2017, you will need

to have your child enrolled for the 2017-2018 School year

before enrolling for Summer Adventure.

Lewis and Clark Summer Adventure 2017

Liberty Public Schools offers a summer school program entitled, “Summer Adventure” for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. This program is designed to both enhance student skills in the core curricular areas while also providing opportunities to enrich and explore areas of interest. Interactive hands-on activities are delivered around exciting themes throughout the curriculum. *Students will enroll at the grade level they will be entering in August of 2017.

Online enrollment opens: February 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Dates: June 5th - June 29th 2017

Lewis and Clark Site Time: 9:15 am - 3:55 pm

Student Transportation Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday, April 5th

Kindergarten Round-up: March 28th - All elementary buildings (Must enroll for KDG before enrolling for Summer Adventure)
Kindergarten Summer Adventure Orientation: June 2nd 10:00 a.m. - All Summer Adventure Sites

Girls on the Run - Registration Begins Tomorrow, February 4th

Girls on the Run is coming to Lewis and Clark this spring!

Grab your running shoes and water bottles and join Girls on the Run! This 10 week session for girls in the 3rd – 5th grades, educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Using a well-researched curriculum, life lessons are taught through the use of fun interactive games combined with training for a non-competitive 5k race. Topics include: getting rid of negative self-talk, how to deal with bullying, gossip and peer pressure, nutrition, making healthy choices and much more. All girls will run/walk in the season ending 5k event on Saturday, May 20 at Arrowhead Stadium.


Our team will meet after school Monday & Wednesday till 5:15 pm.

Season runs March 6 - May 17


*Registration opens tomorrow, Feb 4th thru Feb 28th. Teams are limited by the number of volunteers we have; so enroll now!

Visit to www.gotrkc.org to learn more, register, and/or volunteer with our coaches.

PTA Executive Officers

It is time to name PTA executive officers for the 2017/2018 school year. If you have any interest in serving in an executive committee role, please respond to a member of the nominating team below no later than Friday, Feb. 24. The slate of officers will be presented and voted on at the March 6 PTA meeting at 7 p.m.

Executive committee roles include:

· President

· 1st Vice President, Membership

· 2nd Vice President, Committees/Volunteers

· Treasurer

· Secretary

Thank you!

Cammy Neth cneth@liberty.k12.mo.us

Jamie Domeier jamiec03@gmail.com

L&C PTA Nominating Committee

Be Safe - Sprigeo

We recognize that creating a safe learning environment is a critical part of helping a child achieve academic success. This new year we will introduce Sprigeo, a new online system that students can use to report bullying incidents and school safety threats. Sprigeo will give your child another medium for communicating with our school administration when bullying or school safety incidents occur. All information sent through the Sprigeo system goes directly to school administrators through a secure online connection.

How does the Sprigeo system work? Students can access the reporting form directly through a link on our school website or they may go to the Sprigeo.com web site. After completing the reporting form and clicking the "submit" button, the report details are sent in a secure email to our school administrators. Over 90% of students include their name when using the Sprigeo system.

Does the school receive false reports? Over 95% of reports sent through the Sprigeo system have been confirmed as authentic requests for help with a bullying incident or school safety threat. Unlike text messages or Facebook posts that can be shared among students, all Sprigeo reports are viewable only by school administrators, minimizing the impact one student has to falsely accuse or abuse another student.

Why is there a need for an online reporting system? The number one reason why children do not report bullying is the fear of retaliation from their peers. The Sprigeo reporting from can be accessed from the privacy of a home computer or other internet equipped device, eliminating the possibility of being identified by another student.

Handbook for Parents

The Liberty Public Schools 2016-2017 Elementary School Handbook for Parents can be located here: http://www.liberty.k12.mo.us/studenthandbooks Please select the Elementary School Handbook.


We ask parents to please read this handbook and confirm receipt of it by signing the last page. You may print, sign and return the last page of the electronic handbook if you have the capability of doing so. If you do not have a printer, we will have some available at our school.