The Patriot Press
Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter
Week of January 20, 2020
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to learn more about our school counseling program with Mrs. Tapper
Jason Brooks - Principal
Kathy Hench - Dean
Brooke Tapper - Counselor
Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar
Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer
Kelly Woods – Nurse