Knights News

Liberty Middle School

Principal's Desk.....December

Dear Liberty Families,


Thank you for all of your support this year in helping your student grow. The next progress report for the 4.5 week will be sent home on December 12. If you have questions please contact your child's teacher. You may also schedule a conference at any time to discuss your child's progress. We want you to continue to be involved in the progress that your child is making. As a friendly reminder please keep check on your child's attendance, in the cold/flu season it is easy to accumulate days so please be sure if your child has a doctor's note to please turn those into the front office so the absences can be coded appropriately. Now that we are almost at the middle of the year please also check your child's lunch account we have some pretty large debts. Please pay this before your child is placed on the debt list. We have a few seasonal events scheduled for December, please see the dates for the band concert and the date for the chorus concert had to be changed so please note the change in date below.


December 12 Band Concert 6:00 for 6th grade 7:30 for 7th and 8th


December 15 Chorus Concert 7:00


Remember that all parents can have access to PowerSchool Parent Portal so that you are able to monitor grades and attendance on a daily basis. If you are interested you should see Ms. Butler in the office for necessary paperwork. If you have questions or concerns and do not want to email me I have created a Google Form listed on the LMS webpage. We will continue to use School Reach to inform you of important school events, if you are not receiving those calls please call us. Thanks for all you do!


Mrs. Abernathy

Principal

cabernathy@burke.k12.nc.us

Informational Items:


All field trip questions should go to your child's homeroom teacher.


Eighth grade Field Trip-A letter will be coming home with your child if they have signed up for the trip on Monday or Tuesday of next week. We will also post it on the Google Site.


Seventh grade Field Trip - Please make payments as shown on the handout.


Sixth grade Field Trip - Please make payments as shown on the handout.


Academic Excellence - January 26th 8:00 in the theater. For the first semester!


Band Cookie Dough Pick up - December 13, 3:30-6:00, in the theater, see Mr. Powell if you have any further questions.


PTO Snacks and Duty Free Lunch -

If you would like to participate in providing snacks for the teachers this year please email karajonesjones@gmail.com

If you would like to participate in helping with Duty Free Lunch please email mmmsacchetti@hotmail.com

GEAR UP


GEAR UP Spotlight:

Is your child an artist? Do they like to write? Check out these scholarships for grades 7-12! 2018 Scholastic Awards: http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/


Deadline for Art 12/14/17

ART: http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/NC001A/


Deadline for Writing 12/7/17

WRITING: http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/WRALSE/


Note the Frequently Asked Questions tab for more detail: http://www.artandwriting.org/frequently-asked-questions/


In case you missed it...


Click here to view the November GEAR UP Newsletter in English: https://drive.google.com/a/burke.k12.nc.us/file/d/0B5nVQKjtpNi0ZXVCdmdVTUMtaWR1ZlRybnh0ZkdBSEtoakMw/view?usp=sharing

Click here to view the November GEAR UP Newsletter in Spanish: https://drive.google.com/a/burke.k12.nc.us/file/d/0B5nVQKjtpNi0WWtxTm8wdzhhYU51a0ktUHRaaXF0Z0pGUDFB/view?usp=sharing

PTO News........

Barks for Bucks DATE: Saturday, April 21st 11:00-2:00 Catawba meadows park at the pavilion area. We would love to have 100% participation from all of our parents and students. Students will receive awards for participation by class and individual reward. More information to come home! The money raised this year will go to help support providing a device for each student at Liberty Middle and to upgrade some of the infrastructure to support more devices. Please contact Ms. Sacchetti if you have any questions at: lmsbarkforbucks@gmail.com Thanks!

Upcoming Dates:



December 12 Progress Reports

December 12 Band Concert 6:00 for 6th grade 7:30 for 7th and 8th

December 14 Burke County Speech Contest /Old Rock School in Valdese

December 15 Chorus Concert 7:00

December 19 STEAM for 8th grade AIG

December 20 Early Dismissal 11:30

December 21-January 1 Holiday

January 3 STEAM for 7th grade AIG

January 4 STEAM for 6th grade AIG

January 15-16 Benchmark Testing

January 19th End of 2nd 9 weeks

January 26 Report Cards