The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of July 29th, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


Welcome to Liberty Park! We are excited that you and your student(s) will be a part of the Liberty Park family for the 2019-2020 school year. It is going to be a great year! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to educate your child or children. Thanks to all of the families that were able to stop by for our Back to School Ice Cream Social this past Saturday!


*Reminder: New School Start Times


  • 7:55 AM - Doors Open - All Bus Riders and Car riders enter building
  • 8:05 AM - Tardy Bell - Students arriving at this time must be walked into the office and signed in
  • 2:55 PM - Car Riders Dismissed
  • 3:00 PM - Bus Riders Dismissed



*Important Notes to remember: As we move closer to the start of the school year, I want to share some safety reminders regarding our procedures. Please note that some of our school safety procedures must remain confidential and internal for purposes of emergency prevention and protection.

  • Students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:55 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time.

  • All secure entrance and visitor check-in procedures remain in place through the main office, and we appreciate your patience while you are waiting in the office.

  • All visitors will be required to show ID upon entering the front doors. In addition, an ID will be required so that we may verify a background check on file, and issue a visitor badge.

  • Visitors to our school will not be permitted in hallways during arrival and dismissal times, and parents will not be allowed to walk students to class. *Parents may choose to walk their student to class on the 1st day of school. Kindergarten parents can walk their student to the cafeteria.

  • Background checks may take several days/weeks to process. Please be mindful of the length of processing prior to scheduling your school visit.

  • Visitors or Parents should schedule visits in advance with students teacher to visit classroom during instructional times.

  • Visitors or Parents will not be allowed to attend recess sessions.

  • Every adult in the building must wear a school-issued ID at all times.


We will continue to evaluate and adjust our safety procedures as new prevention and protection measures are implemented. If you have any other questions regarding school safety, please feel free to contact me.


Thank you for understanding and for your support! It is going to be a wonderful year at Liberty Park Elementary!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

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July 29th - First Day of School

August 19th - Skating Party @ The Roller Cave - 6PM

August 26th - 30th - Scholastic Book Fair

August 29th - Family Literacy Night - 6PM

September 2nd - No School - Labor Day

September 5th - Picture Day

School Start Times

Reminder!


Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Warren will be implementing a three tier transportation schedule. As a result, there are new school start times for our students. These changes will allow us to provide a safer and more efficient transportation experience for our students. More information is available on our website.


High School (9-12) - 7:15AM - 2:20PM

Elementary School (K-4) - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Intermediate/Middle School (5-8) - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

Warren Early Childhood Center & Renaissance - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

Notes from Nurse Kelly

Reminder that medications can not be sent in to school with students. All medications must be signed into the clinic by a parent or guardian

New 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.


Family and Student Handbook

This years Family and Student Handbook will be coming home with students during the 1st week of school. It contains some helpful information for new and returning LP families! It can also be viewed/downloaded below in this newsletter.

Lunch Menu

VIEW 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.


Parents and students at Chartwells districts across the country have access to descriptions, images, and nutrition and allergy information for all menu items. Our menus are also accessible on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and as a traditional PDF that can be printed and put on the fridge. We have developed our own portfolio of beautiful photos of our recipes and created exciting content and nutrition education that engages both students and parents!


Chartwells will provide reasonable modifications to students with medical needs/disabilities on a case-by-case basis with proper medical documentation from a physician or medical provider. Please contact Resident Dietitian, Haley Quade at 317-869-4441 for more information.

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/

Additional Updates and Information

  • Lunch: Just a reminder that ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and Lunch this school year!
  • 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.
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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.