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Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Week of January 20, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


As we know, Indiana winter weather can sneak up fast. With the cold temperatures and wind chills, it is important watch for any potential school start information. There are several places to get up to date information on school delays and closings including all local TV/news stations and their websites/apps, Warren Township's new website/app, and the Warren or Liberty Park Facebook/Twitter social media accounts. Please remember to look for MSD Warren Township or Warren Township Schools NOT Warren County.


Students recently took their winter NWEA Map test for Math and Reading. The NWEA assessment tests your student's growth in the areas of reading and math. This assessment is one your student takes 3 times per year, each year they attend school in Warren Township. You probably remember seeing this data at Fall Conference Day in October; we will send your student’s updated scores home this week! Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions regarding the report that you receive. We are very excited about our student's academic growth so far this school year!


I hope that you and your family 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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January 17th - Boys and Girls Club is CLOSED

January 20th - No School- MLK Day

January 25th - Warren's Annual Legislative Forum @9am

February 5th - Progress Reports Sent Home

February 6th - Skating Party @ Roller Cave

February 7th - Family Dance Night @7pm

February 14th - All Pro Dads Breakfast @ 7am

February 17th - No School - President's Day

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MLK Day

Reminder: This Monday, January 20th is MLK Day - There is no school for students.

Note from the Boys and Girls Club

We are closed Friday, January 17th for professional development. Please be sure to update your child's dismissal by 2pm on Friday using the School Dismissal Manager App. If you have any questions regarding School Dismissal Manager please contact the front office

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Bailor Maddox

1st Grade - Bishop Hall

2nd Grade - Kevin Madrigal

3rd Grade - Damon Calbert

4th Grade - Michelle Russ

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Notes from the Nurse

If your student is now due for shots, you received a letter in your students backpack this week. Please get these important vaccines completed as soon as possible according to the letter received. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855.

The Marion County Health Dept will be coming to LP to test for vision and hearing. First and third graders will be screened for vision, first and fourth graders will be screened for hearing. This event will take place February 18-21 at Liberty Park. If you do NOT want your student tested for hearing or vision, please send a letter to the school nurse indicating this, no later than February 13th. This is a free screening for the students. Thank you.

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Visitor Policy

Please click the link below to review our updated school visitor policy. Thank you for your support in helping keep LP a safe and secure environment!

ILEARN Parent Information (Grades 3 and 4)

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

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.

Peanut Free School

IMPORTANT REMINDER: LIBERTY PARK IS A PEANUT FREE SCHOOL. This includes during school hours and after school and evening activities. Please do not send peanut butter crackers or uncrustables or any form of nuts to the school. Thank you!

Lunch 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.

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. Following our School Visitor Policy, guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the building during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!


LUNCH TIMES
K: 10:35-11:05
1: 11:10-11:40
2: 12:45-1:15
3: 11:42-12:10
4: 12:15-12:45

Additional Updates and Information

  • Valentines Cards - It is the time of year when valentines are being advertised in every store! If you are purchasing those for your child's class, please refrain from purchasing those with candy/suckers attached to the cards

  • Winter Recess Policy - 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 a parent wants them to stay in for health reasons beyond 1-2 days, a doctor's note is required.

  • 4th grade Parents - Please watch for a permission letter to come home with your student regarding the Human Growth and Development session facilitated by LifeSmart. This is a program offered to 4th grade students across the district. This letter includes links to access more information regarding this opportunity. Our program date is Thursday, January 30th.

  • AM Drop Off: Students should not be dropped off in the front of school until the 7:55am bell. In efforts to keep all students safe, kids should remain in vehicles until the bell.

  • 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.
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-1850 or use your School Dismissal Manager App 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.

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/

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
School Counselor Program

Please click here to learn more about our school counseling program with Mrs. Tapper

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.