The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of August 26, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Liberty Park family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.


We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit the campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills are paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 540 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.


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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August 26th - 30th - Scholastic Book Fair

August 29th - Family Literacy Night - 6PM

September 2nd - No School - Labor Day

September 5th - Picture Day

September 6th - Warren Homefest @ WCHS (see below for info)

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners! (Friday the 23rd)

Kindergarten - Milo Macedo

1st Grade - JJ Walsh

2nd Grade - Jaiyelle Moorman

3rd Grade - Shariah Johnson

4th Grade - Alayna Brownie

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners! (Friday the 16th)

Kindergarten - Amari Boone

1st Grade - Braxton Maddox

2nd Grade - Gabriella Argueta

3rd Grade - Austin Hunt

4th Grade - Taiya Elliott

Scholastic Book Fair is this week! Stop by during Family Literacy Night (Thursday)!

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Warren Homefest

Warren Homefest 2019 is quickly approaching on Friday, September 6th, and we have booth space available for your organizations, clubs, and athletics. Booth space reserved before Friday, August 9th will cost $20 per booth for everyone else but, for you, IT'S FREE!


Please complete the attached form and return to us at warrenhomefest@gmail.com if you want to set up a booth for your organization.


If you know any business owners who'd like to showcase their products or services at this year's Homefest, feel free to forward this to them. Booth space can still be reserved after August 9th, but it will be $30 per space for anyone that is not a Warren org or club. Informational flyer also attached.


Registration for PAYING booth space ONLY can also be done online. Scroll past the Fun Run registrations to find Vendor Registration and follow the directions. Warren Township Council of PTAs


Meet a New LP Patriot!


Mrs. Colleen Curtis - 1st Grade Teacher


Hello, my name is Colleen Curtis. I am excited to be part of the Liberty Park first grade team. This will be my 7th year teaching; I spent 4 years teaching Elementary PE and 2 years teaching 2nd grade in IPS. I have been married for 19 years and have 3 awesome kids. Liberty Park is an amazing place to be and I cannot wait to see what our future holds!

Picture Day is Coming!

LP's Picture Day is September 5th!


These photos will be used for our school yearbook so we ask that all students dress according to our standarized dress policy. (see below in newsletter for link to policy)


Parents! You can view and order your pictures online! Click here


Our Life Touch Picture Day ID is: EVTP27RWG.

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

Dads Fun Day

Attention DADS!! Have you been wanting to check out the new Sports Legends Experience at the Children's Museum??


Dads Inc. will be sponsoring Dads Fun Day at the Children’s Museum Sports Legends Experience on Sunday, August 25th 4pm-7pm and Thursday, September 12th 4pm-7pm. It’s a FREE event for dads and their families.

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.


Notes from the Nurse

Parents, letters went home last week if your student still needs immunizations. Warren Township's exclusion date is September 16th. Please have the immunizations up to date before September 16th so that your student will not miss any school. If you need to schedule an appointment after September 16th please call the nurse at 317-532-1855 to let her know the date of your appointment. Your child will not be excluded if you have a scheduled appointment. You will have until the appointment date to complete the shots. Shot records can be faxed to the school at 317-532-1895. If you have any questions or concerns please call Nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855.

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

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

VIEW 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.


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

  • 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.

Art Room News

Mrs. Winebrenner will be leading a 4th Grade Photography Club this winter! If you have old point and shoot cameras lying around not being used the art room is looking for donations that will be put to good use! Mrs. W is looking for ~20 point and shoot working digital cameras (and if they come with cord and card). Feel free to pass along to friends and family, she is hoping to have them ready December 1st. Thanks!

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
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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.