May 8 - 12

Moats, Bush & Sneed

Field Day -- May 19th

Parent Volunteers are Needed-

Kindergarten Field Day is from 12-2:30

Email Coach Race if you would like to help! --

Dates to Remember

May 10 - All iPads stay at school

May 12 - All books due to the library

May 19 - Field Day @12:00-2:30

May 23 - Last Day - 3 hour early release

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Next Year

We have begun planning for the next school year here at Manor Hill. If you know your family is planning on moving and your child will be attending another school next year, would you please let me know? This is so helpful when we start to organize kids into classes for next year!


Mon. - Day 3

Tues. - Day 4

Wed. - Day 1

Thurs. - Day 2

Fri. - Day 3

Mrs. Bush- 1- PE 2- Library 3- Art 4-Music

Mrs. Sneed- 1- Art 2- Music 3- P.E. 4-Library

Mrs. Moats- 1- Library 2- Art 3- Music 4-PE


The last 26 days of school we like to celebrate as we get closer to ending kindergarten each day with a letter countdown a to z! There are a few items that we will need to collect to help us. Please see the Donation list here!

Check out the calendar below to see what to bring, wear or do!!!!

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Library books!

It’s that time of year where we are working to get all materials back to the Library Media Center. This week students were only allowed to get 2 books. Next week we will be down to 1 book check out with all materials due back next Friday, May 12th. Please check your child’s Friday folder for any overdue book notices. We appreciate your help in finding all our missing materials. If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Green at 736-6762 or Also, look in the Friday folder for our “Bag of Books” check out permission slip!

Yearbook orders

Unfortunately our Manor Hill Family was unable to collect enough PTA funds (donations/ fundraising) to be able to cover yearbooks this year. If you would like a yearbook for your student, please fill out the form in their Friday Folders. You can also purchase a yearbook online by going to Yearbooks are $10. There will be NO extra yearbooks ordered.

Thank you for the NEW LOUNGE!!!!!


Elementary Classroom Birthday Celebrations

This message is to inform you of a change we are making at all Elementary in the Liberty Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. As you know, we have been working to transform our school and classrooms to make learning more appropriate and deeper to enhance student learning. As our school continues to evolve, traditional ways of doing things are no longer relevant. Due to the reasons highlighted below, we will now celebrate student birthdays in fun and different ways that does not involve bringing and handing out treats.

  1. Most snacks brought for birthdays are unhealthy (cupcakes, cookie cake, donuts, etc.) and many times students are having multiple treats in one day.

  2. School staff have to approve snacks for classrooms with allergies and often times the snacks are not acceptable to hand out due to allergies. ( Board Policy JHCF )

  3. There is an increase of the number of students with life-threatening allergies.

  4. Snacks are expensive and some families are unable to provide snacks for the


  5. This plan better supports wellness initiatives at the local, state, and federal

    level. ( District Wellness Program Policy ADF )

Every child’s birthday is extremely important to celebrate and recognize and we will still do that in numerous ways. Actually, we are going to increase the ways we celebrate student birthdays. Our school will provide the following to each child on their birthday:

1. Each student will continue receiving a birthday book and will have their name announced in the morning.

2. Parents are able to donate a book for the library “in their child’s name”.
3. Each student will have a special cafeteria recognition during their lunch time.

Parents are encouraged to attend lunch with their child on their birthday.
4. Your child’s teacher may provide another additional classroom celebration as

well. (Special seating, M.V.P. time, etc.)

We thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to find the most appropriate ways to meet the changing needs of our school. We always want to do what is best for kids. We look forward to a great 2017-18 school year!


Valerie Utecht Principal
Manor HIll Elementary


Empowering Excellence

Friday Morning Running Club Is BACK!

Students and parents are invited to join staff and friends each Friday morning until the end of the year. The club will take place at the Manor Hill walking trail beginning at 7:10 a.m. Students will be supervised by staff from 7:10-7:35 a.m. at which time they will be dismissed from the trail to enter into the building for the school day.

The Spring Running Club dates are:

Friday Club Dates - May 12 & May 19

Thank you!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful treats that we were spoiled with this week!

Tell your neighbors!

2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open

Attention parents of children who will enter Liberty Public Schools as 2017-2018 kindergartners! The kindergarten enrollment window is now open. Children must be 5-years-old by August 1, 2017, and must reside within LPS boundaries. For more information regarding kindergarten enrollment, click here.

Wanted: Aluminum Can Tabs

Our kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders are reading a Show Me Award nominee called Mogie: The Heart of the House by Kathy Appelt. It is a story of a dog that lives at a Ronald McDonald House in Houston. We talked about the point of the Ronald McDonald Houses and looked at the Kansas City program. We've decided that we wanted to help them, so we are having a aluminum can tab drive. Just by collecting aluminum can tabs, we can help those less fortunate! Won't you help us?


Please make sure that your child is coming to school each day with a coat, gloves, and hat. Please help your child practice zipping their coat. We know that sometimes it may seem like it is going to be warm(er), but with the playground being on a hill, it is always pretty windy. Plus, recess is at 10am. If your family needs assistance providing these items, please let us know.

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School Store

Every Friday, will be invited to visit the school store before school and purchase little goodies. There are items for $0.25 up to $3! All the money raised goes to our school Student Council fund.

Quarter 4 Learning Goals


  • Count to 100 by ones

  • Recognize numbers to 20

  • Write numerals from 0 to 20 in sequential order

  • Write numerals from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20

  • Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, array, circle, etc.

  • Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10.
  • Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way (using objects or drawings)
  • For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number (using objects or drawings).
  • Fluently add and subtract within 5.
  • Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.


The kids are working hard on writing sentences. Does your student...

1. Write only labels? (dog)

2. Write simple sentences? (I have a dog.)

3. Write complex sentences? (The dog went outside because he was messy.)

4. Write many sentences about 1 topic? (I have a dog named Sawyer. He got into the trash. Then, my mom put him outside. He looked so sad!)

English Language Arts:

Can your student...

  • Correctly write their first and last name with proper capitalization?
  • Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I?
  • Recognize and name ending punctuation?
  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters out of order?
  • Say the sound of each letter?
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words?
  • Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in words?
  • Read common high-frequency words by sight?
  • Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding?
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Are you getting emails from PEACHJAR? We hope you are opening them!!! This is the new way that LPS is distributing information. LPS is going digital and saving some trees! You should only see a few papers coming home in your child's Friday Folder, because MOST everything is put in the "Peachjar" email/ digital newsletter.


Please collect all your box tops and send them in! We want kindergarten to bring in the most!!!!
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Mrs. Sneed

* my disclaimer... there are probably many spelling/ grammar mistakes! I make this newsletter while 20+ little ones are running wild in the classroom!!! :) PLEASE forgive me!!!