S'more Schumacher News

warm & gooey reminders for the week of Nov 30th-Dec 4th

IMPORTANT DATES to sink your teeth into

Nov 30-Dec 4- Food Drive for the Liberty Community Christmas Tree

Tues, Dec 1- Cici's Pizza Night, 4:00-8:00pm

Wed, Dec 2- Major Saver Sales Kickoff

Wed, Dec 3- Spanish Club, 4:10-5:10pm, LMC


Tues, Dec 8- First Grade Art & Music Program, 6:00pm

Wed, Dec 9- Spanish Club, 4:10-5:10pm, LMC

Thur, Dec 10- Skating Party, 6:00-8:00pm, Northland Rolladium

LAST CHANCE! 5TH GRADE ADS FOR THE YEARBOOK

5th Grade Parents, If you would like to purchase a 5th grade ad for the yearbook, please turn in payment, message, and picture to the office by TOMORROW, DECEMBER 1ST.


Leave a special message from you and your family in your 5th grader's yearbook. Family and friends can all submit a message and photo in recognition of your 5th grader's culmination from Schumacher. Order forms went home with students the past few weeks or you can submit your photo and message electronically by email to: schumacher.yearbook@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to Schumacher PTA.

FOOD DRIVE FOR THE LIBERTY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE

This week STUCO is hosting our annual Food Drive benefiting the Liberty Community Christmas Tree. Student Council students have been planning and are hard at work preparing for the food drive; we are so excited to help support families in need in our community. Collection will begin today and all donations will be boxed up for pick-up at the end of the day Friday, December 4th.


Each class will collect canned and dry goods. For every 50 items donated, classes will receive a paper plate to be decorated and hung up in the cafeteria. Our goal is to raise awareness of how many meals we are providing and how many families we are helping.


Check out this video to see what a small group of kids can do to make a difference for the hungry.

BOARD BOOK DRIVE

Liberty's Early Childhood Center is hosting a Board Book Drive now through December 1st. Parents as Teachers will be distributing the books to families during home visits in December. These books will help families to support emerging literacy in their little ones when they might not normally have access to board books in their own home.


Please take a look through your book collection for any board books your children may have outgrown. Getting books into the hands of children at and early age is fundamental to promote a love for books and stimulate developing language skills.


There is a blue collection box in the Schumacher office. Feel free to send the books to school with your student. And thank you for supporting early literacy in our youngest learners here in Liberty!

KINDERGARTEN CARE BAGS DRIVE

This month Kindergarten is learning about giving to others during their "Season of Giving". They are hoping to make care bags for an organization that works with the homeless. It is their goal that these bags offer hope during the cold winter season and help someone feel cared for. They need your help to make this idea a reality. They are asking each grade level to collect the items below in order to make at least 80 care bags.


Please see below for the needed items:

· Kindergarten-toothbrushes and sample size toothpaste

· 1st Grade-sample size soaps

· 2nd Grade-sample size deodorants

· 3rd Grade-hand and foot warmers/gloves

· 4th Grade-combs/ chap stick

· 5th Grade-trial size shampoos and conditioners

· Staff-snack size items like granola bars

* They are also collecting very small stuffed animals that could fit inside a baggie with the other items. Please feel free to send in more than what was assigned to your grade level.


They are collecting items now and will continue to accept donations through Dec. 11th. Thanks for showing you care and for helping oru Kindergartners participate in a meaningful project.

MS. ASHLEY JOHNSON RECOGNIZED AS A SOAR AWARD RECIPIENT

Second Grade teacher, Ms. Ashley Johnson was surprised by district staff last week as she was recognized as a SOAR Award winner! The SOAR Award was created by LPS to recognized staff members who provide "Service Over and Above the Rest". Employees, parents, and community members may all nominate staff who have made an impact in LPS. To nominate someone or learn more about the award visit here.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RECOGNITION FROM COMMON SENSE MEDIA

Thanks to the work and efforts of our Library Media Specialist Megan Bright and our classroom teachers, Schumacher has once again been recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship School. Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology.


Schumacher has demonstrated our commitment to preparing our students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.


To learn more about the criteria we met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit here.

From the Library Media Center

Check out what's been happening up in the Library Media Center!

MAJOR SAVER FUNDRAISER

LPS is partnering with Major Saver again this year for our district-wide fundraiser. The card sales will run from December 2nd-17th. To view the deals included on this year's card go here. Look for more info to come home soon. Local businesses featured on this year's card include: The Landing, Godfather's Pizza, Subway, Burger King, Sorella's, La Tienda, Lemon Tree, Chili's, Planet Sub, 54th Street, Power Play, Dickey's, Dunkin' Donuts, Mr. Goodcents, Price Chopper, Blanc Palette, Liberty Community Center, Huey's, Pizza Shoppe, and Fun Run.

SKATING PARTY THURSDAY, DEC 10TH

Skate Night is Thursday, December 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Northland Rolladium!

School Skate Night parties are a fun and easy way to help raise money for Schumacher. Bring your students and any other family or friends who want to have a blast at each month's themed skate party. (The more paid skaters, the more money raised for Schumacher.)


The class with the most attendance will be awarded the "Golden Skate Award" trophy to keep in their classroom that month along with a free pass for each student in the class to use at a future public session! This month's theme is "Roll into the Holidays". Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater or other holiday gear and skate with mascot Santa Roo!


Skate parties are private events for students and their families and friends. We are not open to the general public during skate parties. You are always welcome to stay and even skate with your child. If you are comfortable leaving your child, simply sign them in with a contact phone number with our experienced rink management and staff.

BLUE JAY BASKETBALL CLINIC

Boy in Grades 1-5, come play with the Blue Jay basketball team! During this two hour clinic you will practice your ball-handling, passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defensive skills with the Varsity coaches and players.


When: December 5th, 9:00am – 11:00am

Where: Liberty High School Fieldhouse

Who: Grades 1st-5th

Cost: $10; Autographed t-shirt $10 (optional)

*Can write one check ($20) for both; t-shirts will be delivered

*Make checks payable to ‘BlueJay Nation’


Please register in the gym on the morning of the clinic. Please bring your own basketball. If you have questions, contact Coach Stirtz at rostirtz@liberty.k12.mo.us.

LIBERTY YOUTH BALLET TO PERFORM THE NUTCRACKER

The Liberty Youth Ballet Company is performing the Nutcracker at the Liberty Community Center this December 19th-20th. For tickets call 304-5728 or go to lybc.eventbrite.com . You can find the flyer here.

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