The Patriot Press
Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter
Week of February 17, 2020
Black History Month
Our students are having a great time learning about and celebrating Black History Month!
All Pro Dads Breakfast
What a great turnout of dads, grandpas, uncles, and male role models!
Glow Dance 2020
Thanks to our wonderful PTA for organizing another great Family Dance!
Dear Liberty Park Families,
I would like to thank all of the dads, grandpas, uncles, and male role models that attended our Valentine's Day All Pro Dads Breakfast! It was great seeing dads sharing the Love with their little Valentines. A special thank you to Dr. Levi Funches, Jr. from @IUMedSchool for being our guest speaker as well as Brian Carter from @dadsinc for supporting our event!
Just a reminder that there is no school this coming Monday, February 17th as we celebrate President's Day.
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!
February 17th - No School - President's Day
February 21st - 2nd Grade Field Trip
March 6th - 4th Grade Basketball Tournament @ WCHS
March 12th - Kindergarten Field Trip
March 13th - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
March 16th - 3rd Grade IREAD Testing Week
March 18th - Family STEM Night @ 6pm
March 20th - CORE Carnival Day & Last Day Before Spring Break
March 21st - April 5th - Warren Spring Break
April 6th - School Resumes
2020 Pesticide Notification Registry
The Indiana Pesticide Review Board has regulations that impact how school corporations may use pesticides on school grounds. MSD Warren Township follows these guidelines and we are inviting parents and guardians to join our Pesticide Notification Registry. By signing up for this registry, you will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to a pesticide application at your child’s school, subject to certain exceptions. You will be invited to sign up for this notification each school year.
You will need to sign up for this notification every school year.If you would like to participate, please complete the required form found at www.warren.k12.in.us.
Note from the Boys and Girls Club
Notes from the Nurse
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, ie cell phones...
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.
REMINDER: LP IS A PEANUT FREE SCHOOL.
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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
Free Local Event for Young Men ages 10-18!
Additional Updates and Information
Delays/Closings - 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.
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.
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.
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: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