The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of March 4th, 2019

Important Reminder

This Wednesday, March the 6th is a late start day for all Warren schools. We will operate on a 1 hour delay schedule.

Spring Break

Warren Township Spring Break is the weeks of March 18th and 25th! School resumes on Monday, April 1st.

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


STEM Night! - Our annual Family STEM Night is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for LP's annual Family STEM Night on Wednesday, March 13th @ 6:00pm! Interactive Children's Museum exhibits, science experiments, Scholastic book fair, food truck and more!


3rd Grade Parents! - Our 3rd grade students have been working hard all year and this week they will get to show off their reading growth as they take the state IREAD3 test during the week of March 11th. If you would like more information regarding this assessment please visit http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3. Below is a short video that provides a great overview of the IREAD test. As always please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this upcoming test. Also, please remember that the most important thing you can do to help your student is remind them that you believe in them and encourage them to do their personal best and show their Patriot Pride!


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


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

https://youtu.be/kgYHK4nC2C0

Car Rider Procedures/Map

Please ensure that students are being picked up and dropped off in the designated car rider drop off area following staff direction. The east end of our front parking lot is designated for bus traffic and students should not be dropped off in that area. If you are visiting the building during arrival and dismissal times, we ask that you please park in the west parking lot to avoid any safety risks and congestion for buses. Patience and procedures help us ensure the safety of all during this process. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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Momo Challenge - Internet Safety

Parents - We wanted to make you aware of a disturbing viral “Momo Challenge” that has been circulating nationally on Facebook, YouTube Kids, ROBLOX and WhatsApp.

This “game” starts by challenging the receiver (generally a child or young teen) to perform small tasks, quickly escalating to more serious violent acts including self-harm and suicide. The challenge also threatens to kidnap and/or murder children and their families if the participant doesn’t comply with the tasks. Please note that in response to this we have blocked the search terms “momo” and “momo challenge” on school devices.


We encourage parents to continue to have regular conversations with children about online safety and monitor what's happening on their accounts. Talk about the content they access, the importance of not accepting any communications or invitations from people they do not know, and not sharing personal information.


See flyer below for more information about this topic.

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March 6th - Late Start Day - 1 hour delay


March 11th - 3rd Grade IREAD testing begins


March 13th - Family STEM Night @ 6pm


March 15th - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home


March 18th - March 31st - Warren Spring Break

Parent Survey

MSD of Warren Township is conducting an online survey to support continued improvement. Liberty Park needs your help! We greatly value the input from our LP families and hope that you will take a moment to answer these survey questions. This data will help our school community continue to grow. To participate for Liberty Park, please click the link below. (THIS LINK IS FOR LP ONLY.) Thank you in advance for your time and participation!


Survey Link: surveys.panoramaed.com/climateidoe/5397family

Family STEM Night

Mark your calendars for LP's annual Family STEM Night! Interactive Children's Museum exhibits, science experiments, Scholastic book fair, food truck and more!


Wednesday, March 13th @ 6:00pm

Kindergarten Round Up

Mark you calendars for Warren's Kindergarten Round Up: April 8th from 5:30 - 7:00


We would love to see all of our future Patriots who will be turning 5 years old before August 1st at our Kindergarten Registration!

Make Up Days

The following dates are Warren Townships snow make up days:


Friday, May 31st - 1st Make Up Day

Monday, June 3rd - 2nd Make Up Day - Last Day of School

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners

Kindergarten - Sophia Fordyce

1st Grade - Braxton Ledford

2nd Grade - DeMarius Castle

3rd Grade - Elijah Miles-Tardy

4th Grade - Kamaree Russell

School Dismissal Manager:

All end of day dismissal changes must be communicated through School Dismissal Manager, our new dismissal software for LP. These changes must be entered by 2:30pm for that school day or scheduled in advance through the app.


Once your child's DEFAULT dismissal option has been set, you only need to use the app to report your child's absences to school or make EXCEPTIONS to your child's dismissal.


Exceptions that you can select include:

  • After School Activity (such as Robotics Club, Art Club, etc.)
  • Tutoring
  • Early Pick Up
  • Meet Parent in Office
  • YMCA
  • B&G Club
  • Car Rider
  • Ride Assigned Bus


Please contact the front office if you have any questions.

Updates and Information

  • Daylight Savings Time: Don't forget to Spring your clocks forward on Sunday, March 10th!
  • 3rd Grade Parents: 3rd graders will be participating in the state wide iREAD3 assessment the week prior to spring break (week of March 11th).
  • Warren Township App: We’re hopeful that you have already taken the opportunity to download MSD of Warren Township’s new app! "It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket." With better communication, our new app allows families to stay up to date with all of the great things currently happening across the district. You can even set the app to receive important push notifications from both the district and Liberty Park such as weather delays and closings. Below are links for your mobile devices download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please use your School Dismissal Manager app to indicate your child's absence or call the front office. 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.
  • Car Rider Drop Off Families - Please ensure that students are being dropped off in the designated car rider drop off area following staff direction. The east end of our front parking lot is designated for bus traffic and students should not be dropped off in that area. Patience and procedures help us ensure the safety of all during this process.
  • Birthday Treat Policy: While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: http://www.warren.k12.in.us/wellness #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey
  • 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 Rights and Responsibilities Handbooks should have came home with your student last week. If you did not receive a copy with the signature page please contact your child's teacher. These are also available throughout our school and district’s website. This web link will direct you to that page. http://www.warren.k12.in.us/student-rights-responsibilities

Attendance Update

LP's Attendance Goal is 97% or greater!


Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life... a missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time. Leaving early or coming in late, is a loss of instructional time that cannot be made up.

During the month of February our attendance was 96.5%. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that students are healthy and attend school regularly.

Warren Township Excel Program

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP EXCEL PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020


Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

Notes from Nurse Kelly

LIBERTY PARK CLINIC IS NOW COMPLETELY OUT OF PANTS FOR CHILDREN TO CHANGE INTO. IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN "ACCIDENT" WHILE AT SCHOOL A PARENT WILL BE CALLED TO BRING MORE PANTS. I APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE PUT EXTRA CLOTHES IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK IF YOU THINK THERE IS A CHANCE HE/SHE WILL NEED TO CHANGE CLOTHES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. THANK YOU.

Lunch Time Reminders

We have special seating next to our Café in our LGI room for parents to enjoy lunch with their child/children. Due to allergies and student safety, you may only eat lunch with your child/children. Students may not invite friends to eat with them while visiting with their parent. Guests must be on the child's emergency contact form. Guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the buidling during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!

LUNCH TIMES
K: 10:30-11:00
1: 11:02-11:32
2: 11:35-12:05
3: 12:08-12:38
4: 12:40-1:10

Food Service Department News

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

PTA NEWS

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 Crystal Eward 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.