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Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Friday, February 5th

Dear Liberty Park Families,


As we prepare for cold winter weather next week, an inclement weather delay and closing FAQ has been created to address this during the IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL, and HYBRID window. The FAQ can be found here and on our website by clicking District Information under the Explore Tab. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in making sure that students have warm protective winter wear.


Picture retake day is schedule for this coming Tuesday. This is for students who either missed the original picture day or wish to have their pictures retaken. Students wishing to have a replacement package printed must return their original picture package on retake day. For more information, click the link below in this newsletter to see the re-take flyer/order form.


Next week, MSD Warren School Board and Administration will be hosting our annual legislative forum to discuss proposed legislation that impacts our schools and community. This year, the forum will be held virtually on February 10th from 7:00 - 8:30. Dr. Hanson welcomes you to join via Zoom. The link for the virtual forum is bit.ly/MSDWarrenLegislativeForum. See the flyer below for additional information.


As always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend! Although the Colts did not make it as far as we may have liked, I hope you enjoy this weekend's "big game"!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

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Warren Township S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan

Click here to access Warren Township's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

2021 Warren Township Legislative Forum

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Pizza! This TUESDAY!

Help support Liberty Park Elementary by treating the family to pizza! Visit any Indy area Papa Johns on Tuesday, February 9th and use the school promo code: ISL003.

Picture Retake Day

Interstate Studios will be at LP for picture retakes THIS TUESDAY 2/09/2021.


This is for students who either missed the original picture day or wish to have their pictures retaken. Students wishing to have a replacement package printed must return their original picture package on retake day. Please note, to meet social distancing standards, the photographer will remain behind the camera and will not be assisting students with clothing, hair, or other adjustments. Click the link below to see the re-take flyer/order form. Please place your order on-line through Interstate Studios. Let us know if you have any questions.

National School Counselors Week

Special shout out to our amazing LP school counselor, Ms. Brooke Tapper and Gallahue Counselor Ms. Madison Hardebeck! They are an amazing positive support system for our students and are always "All In" for our LP school community!

School Uniform Survey

This quick 6 question survey helps guide our decisions regarding our student uniform policy for the following year. http://bit.ly/LPuniforms. Thank you in advance for your feedback and opinions concerning standardized wear for our LP students!

Attention 1st Grade Virtual Families

Any families who would like their child to be considered for placement in Warren’s High Ability Program for 2nd grade, must have their child participate in NWEA and CogAT in person. The details in this document outlines the test dates, test times, testing location and participation guidelines.

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Romen Griffin-Spence

1st - Kennedy McKenzie

2nd - Jasiah Galloway

3rd - Ahnesty Carpenter

4th - London Williams

President's Day

Just a reminder that Monday, February 15th is President's Day. There will be no school for students.

E-Learning Day

Please mark your calendars - Tuesday, February 16th will be an E-Learning Day for all students. Teachers will be available to support from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Weather Delay Information

As we prepare for potential inclement weather this winter, an inclement weather delay and closing FAQ has been created to address this during the IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL, and HYBRID window. The FAQ can also be found on our website by clicking District Information under the Explore Tab.


Click here to access Weather Delay and School Closing information.

Message from Dr. Hanson (2/3/2021)

Wintertime Recess

School Board and School policy encourage outdoor recess for our K-4 students whenever possible to encourage activity and social playtime. Our threshold for cold weather is 20 degrees. When the temperature falls below 20, students will have recess indoors. The 20 degree temperature would also include wind chill. In other words, if the temperature is 25 but the windchill falls below 20 degrees, students would remain indoors for recess. If students are not feeling well or parents want them to stay in for health reasons beyond 1-2 days, a doctor's note is required.

School Dismissal Manager


  • Don't forget to check the School Dismissal Manager to ensure that your student(s) have the correct default dismissal setup for next week. If you need any assistance, please contact our front office at 317-532-1850. As a reminder, no changes to default dismissals are allowed after 2:00pm.
  • You can login to adjust your child's dismissal options via your computer or the SDM smartphone app. Search "School Dismissal Manager" in your app store.
  • Did you know that you can use SDM to report your child absent from school? Please mark your child as absent by 9am using the SDM app.

Important P-EBT Update

FSSA has updated its estimated issuance date to February 28, 2021, so you may hear from families who are concerned when they don't receive cards this week as expected. Please share the updated estimated issuance date of Feb. 28, 2021 with families in this week's newsletter, and with staff who may be fielding questions. I've attached P-EBT flyers that reflect the new date in English and Spanish (***Note: The FSSA flyers direct families to contact their school with questions). For more information, visit https://www.warren.k12.in.us/article/388678?org=msd-of-warren-township, which includes links to FSSA P-EBT webpage and FAQs.

Parent Recommendation Form for 21-22 High Ability

Please complete this form if you would like to complete a parent recommendation for your elemetary or IA/MS student to be considered for the Warren Township High Ability program. This form will be accepting responses from January 11th through March 26th to collect the recommendations from parents for the 2021-2022 school year.


Parent Recommendation form for 2021-2022 High Ability Program

Notes from Nurse Kelly

VISION & HEARING: The Marion County Health Dept will be conducting hearing and/or vision screenings on students in grade 1 thru 4, February 17-19. If you do not want your student to have hearing and/or vision screened by the MCHD, your objection must be made in writing and turned into Liberty Park Front Office or Nurse prior to February 17th. Grades 1 & 3 are screened for vision. Grades 1 & 4 are screened for hearing. Any new students to the school will also be screened.


WINTER COATS: If your student needs a winter coat please contact Nurse Kelly. Warren Township has several new winter coats available to students who may need one. Call her at 317-532-1855 or email at kwoods1@warren.k12.in.us

COVID-19 SCREENING FOR PARENTS: Every morning before you send your child to school please check for signs of illness: Fever 100.0 or higher, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, new loss of taste or smell. Do not send your student to school if they are feeling ill. Please contact the front office or nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855 if you have any questions. Thank you.


MEDICATION REMINDER: All medication must be brought to school by a parent and signed into the clinic. Students are never to transport any medications in a backpack. This includes prescriptions, over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, Motrin, etc.

Daily Screening Reminders:

Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. Please continue to do so. Below are symptoms impacting consideration for exclusion from school:


● A fever of 100.0° F or greater

● Chills

● Cough

● Muscle or body aches

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Headache

● Sore throat

● Fatigue

● New loss of taste or smell

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea


Students and employees should be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 that are not otherwise explained based on ISDH / MCPHD guidance. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to call school at 317-532-3900 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

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Community Outreach Hotline

If you have a hardship or need that you would like support with, please reach out to us at our Community Outreach Hotline.


317-608-0545

MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Warren Food Distribution Continues

Food distributions will continue occur Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moorhead Community Resource Center, Warren Central High School, and Raymond Park Intermediate Middle School.

Online Learning Enrichment Program for PreK-12 students at Purdue -West Lafayette

The following is the information for an online learning enrichment program for PreK-12 students at Purdue -West Lafayette.


The registration to enroll for the Purdue Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute’s (GER2I) Spring Super Saturday program held in February 2021 is now open! At these GER2I camps, students take challenging classes related to their area(s) of interest. We offer hands-on classes in a wide range of subjects, including STEM and the humanities, all designed to be one to two grade levels above traditional classroom content. These classes are taught by esteemed professors, graduate students, and teachers from Lafayette and surrounding areas.


GER2I's Virtual Super Saturday program provides learning experiences that explore advanced material and develop critical and creative thinking. We offer a caregiver-child format for children in PreK - 5th grades so caregivers can spend quality time and gain experience working with their children. This is required. The participation of caregivers of students in 6th - 12th grades is not required, but parents are invited to our parent interest sessions.


2021 virtual spring Super Saturday program will fall on February 6, 13, 20, 27 in 2021. REGISTER ONLINE at: https://cvent.me/2PdBln The registration fee per student is $145. All the students are eligible to enroll, with no prerequisites.


Our 2020 Spring Super Saturday courses are:

PreK-K:

Icky, Sticky, and Fun


Gr.1-2:

Kitchen Chemistry

STEM at Home: Forces & Motion


Gr.3-5:

Colonizing Mars

Fun Filmmaking

The Magical World of Harry Potter


Gr.6-8:

Games with Python®

Get Protected from COVID-19: A Biomimetic Engineering Challenge

Psychobabble: Let’s Talk Neuroscience!


Gr.9-12:

Python® Programming for the Future

Brainiacs! Neuroscience Highlights

Please visit our Facebook or email Yao Yang at yang1707@purdue.edu for more information!



For more information about Spring Super Saturday program, please visit our website https://www.education.purdue.edu/geri/youth-programs/super-saturday/

Counseling Services

Mrs. Tapper, our school counselor, is available to support all of our Liberty Park students. A student may be referred to the school counselor by a parent/guardian, staff member or the student may refer themselves. Services provided by the school counselor through this referral process include individual and group counseling as well as informal check ins. Confidentiality is maintained at all times when meeting with the school counselor unless the child gives permission to share information or if the child says they are planning to hurt themselves, someone else or that someone has hurt them. It is the objective that all students will build healthy relationships and be successful at school. This occurs when students, families and the school are working together.


If you are interested in counseling services for your child, please click here for the link to complete the referral form for Mrs. Tapper. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Wifi Hot Spot

To request a T-Mobile hotspot for your student please completely fill out this form. Once your request is processed the hotspot will be delivered to our school’s front office where you may pick it up. Please call our front office if we can be of support in completing form. 317-532-1850
Wifi Hot Spot Request

Click here to request a Wifi Hot Spot

Parent VUE Portal

Synergy has a ParentVUE portal that parents can use to monitor students grades, attendance and discipline. Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right below the bus information.


Need help creating your account?: Click here for assistance

Student iPad Safety & Repairs

We are excited to provide students with technology to enhance their learning experiences in the MSD of Warren Township. Each student K-4 is assigned an iPad for virtual and in-person classroom use. Students are responsible for the proper care and use of their device. Each device is covered by a district-sponsored insurance program for damage. This keeps charges for both intentional and accidental damages low. Both purposeful and accidental damage will be charged at a reduced rate.


Repair ~Family Charge

1st-$5

2nd-$25

3rd-$50

More than 3-The actual cost of repair or $50


How does the district ensure student safety with the use of student devices?

Warren Township employs a variety of methods to manage student devices including Internet filtering, and application restrictions. Internet Filtering software collects information about the sites that students access. Whether a use is off task or appropriate depends on the time of day, the student’s schedule, and the teacher’s instructions. If a student attempts to access an inappropriate site, a notification is generated and the filtering software blocks the viewing of that site. Students are also taught about appropriate use and care for their devices by their classroom teachers. Specific age-appropriate lessons have been created for use with all students.

Moorhead Community Resource Center Information

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Student Success Handbook

Warren Parents and Caregivers, here is the link to our Student Success Handbook. This handbook is updated every year to include information about how we keep students and staff safe at school, along with resources for families to access as well as information on district procedures and policies. This handbook is also shared with students. Please take a moment to review and complete this as acknowledgement that you have received the handbook. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information.


If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Liberty Park:

Twitter: @LibertyParkElem

Facebook: @LPPatriots

School Webpage: https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

Contact Us

Liberty Park Elementary

8425 E. Raymond Street

Indianapolis, IN 46239

317-532-1850

https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/


Click here for LP Staff Contacts


Jason Brooks - Principal

jbrooks2@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1853


Kathy Hench - Dean

khench@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1854


Brooke Tapper - Counselor

btapper@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1850 ext. 1892


Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar

bstephen@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1851


Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer

dlux@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1852


Kelly Woods – Nurse

kwoods1@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1855

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.

Technology Helpdesk:

If you need support with your device because it is not working or has been damaged, you can visit the helpdesk at Moorhead Community Resource Center at 8400 E. 10th Street, from 10:00 - 2:00 Monday through Friday or submit a request here.