The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of October 28, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


It has been a great first week back from Fall Break! We even had a visit from Boomer of the Pacers on Thursday to support our Anti Bullying promise at Liberty Park!


I want to thank all of you who attended Parent - Teacher Conferences prior to Fall Break. We had terrific attendance! It was great to see all of you here supporting your student(s). Thank you for being so involved in your child's education and for being a part of our Liberty Park team. Thank you for being amazing parents!


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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November 4th - Picture Retake Day

November 4th - Canned Food Drive Begins

November 5th - No School for Students - Teacher Professional Development

November 11th - 4th Grade Veterans Day Performance

November 13th - 2nd quarter Progress Reports sent home

November 14th - Family Movie Night @ 6pm (PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm)

November 18th - 4th Grade Spell Bowl Competition @ LP

November 19th - Town Hall Meeting @ LP 6pm

November 27th-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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Meet a New LP Patriot!

Yolanda Gonzalez - 2nd Grade

Yolanda Smith Gonzalez is in her 25th year of teaching in MSD of Warren. She received a BS in Education degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. From Indiana Wesleyan University, Yolanda also holds a MS in Elementary Education as well as a K-12 Administration license. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Yolanda currently resides in Carmel, Indiana with her husband, son and daughter, mother, and furbaby, Blue.

Popcorn!

Thank you for supporting our PTA Popcorn Fundraiser! We raised almost $3,000 to support Liberty Park students!


If you have not already picked up your order, you can stop by the front office on Monday to pick up your popcorn.

Journey of a Graduate (JoG) Survey

MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills. Click link to take survey.

bit.ly/MSDWTSPS

Town Hall Meetings

The purpose of the Town Hall meetings is to provide our community, including our staff, the opportunity to interact with the district to provide input on the future of Warren Schools for our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. It is our goal to develop a comprehensive plan that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply the Journey of a Graduate skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school.


All staff, community, and stakeholders are encouraged to participate.Please note our updated Town Hall Meeting Dates:


Monday, October 28th, 6:00 p.m. at Creston Intermediate and Middle School

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 p.m. at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School

Wednesday, October 30th, 8:30 a.m., Strategic Planning with the Superintendent at Warren Education & Community Center

Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m. at Brookview Elementary

Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Run Elementary

Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m. at Sunny Heights Elementary

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m. at Warren Central High School (WCC)

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Elementary

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Park Elementary

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Elementary

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Lincoln Kinsey

1st Grade -Ja`Varii Anderson

2nd Grade - Jalen Slater

3rd Grade - Jesenia Rojas

4th Grade - Arriyana Cardell

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

Notes from the Nurse

All medications MUST be brought to the school by a parent and signed into the clinic. Students are never to transport any medications in a backpack. This includes INHALERS, TYLENOL, COUGH DROPS, CREAMS, ETC. If you have a question about this policy, please call Nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855.

Free Eye Exams and Glasses

FREE EYE EXAMS, FREE EYEGLASSES

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

10AM TO 3PM

DR. STACY PRUITT 9948 E. WASHINGTON STREET

MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 317-626-2246 (ASK FOR BILL WITTLIEF) OR 317-403-2172 (ASK FOR NANCY WITTLIEF).

SCHEDULE ASAP BECAUSE APPOINTMENTS FILL QUICKLY!!!

Time Change

Don't forget to set your clocks!


Time changes on Sunday, November 3rd @ 2:00am.

Picture Retake Day

Don't forget! Picture Retake Day is Monday, November 4th


All you have to do is return your original picture package on Picture Retake Day.

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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.

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.

Last Week's Grade Level Attendance

School Improvement Goal = 97% Attendance


Kindergarten - 94.9%

1st Grade - 96.1%

2nd Grade - 95.8%

3rd Grade - 95.3%

4th Grade - 94.4%

Total - 95.8%

Additional Updates and Information

  • Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.

  • 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.
  • 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 Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-1850 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.