The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School

Week of January 14th, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE


Dear Liberty Park Families,


I hope that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable break spending time with family and friends! 2019 is going to be another amazing year of learning and growth for our students and we are so excited to begin the 2nd semester of this school year.


Friday (the 11th) students will be bringing home their 2nd quarter report card. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or would like to talk more about your students growth and achievement. Students will be receiving honor roll certificates and awards in their classrooms soon!


Students are taking 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 once we have access to them! The testing window opens on January 8th - your child’ teacher can let you know what specific testing dates your child can prepare for.


Have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

Important Notice

Attn Boys & Girls Club Families:


Boys & Girls Club will be closed on Friday January 11th. Please be sure to mark your child's exception in the School Dismissal Manager app so that we know how your child will get home from school that day. If you have any questions regarding School Dismissal Manager please contact the front office.

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January 7th - School Resumes


January 11th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home


January 12th - Robotics Team Competition


January 17th - Family Movie Night @ 6:30pm


January 21st - No School - MLK Day


January 22nd - 4th Grade Science Bowl Competition


January 26th - Robotics Team Competition

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Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Timothy Johnson

1st Grade - Giovanni Olvera

2nd Grade - Xavier Calmes

3rd Grade - David Menocal

4th Grade - Daira Romero

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners

Kindergarten - Isaiah Archie

1st Grade - David Diaz

2nd Grade - Derron Green

3rd Grade - Loghan Hudson

4th Grade - Caleb Goodwin

Family Movie Night

PTA FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH AT 6:30PM. (PTA MEETING BEGINS AT 6PM.) MOVIE IS FREE. Food will be available for a small fee. Please RSVP for the food if you will be attending. If you aren't sure, there will be extra pizza ordered.

Parent supervision is key. Volunteers are needed to help sell snacks.

THANK YOU AND WE WILL SEE YOU THURSDAY!

School Dismissal Manager:

Parents - Everyone should have received an email from School Dismissal Manager, our new dismissal software for LP. Please download the app or login via computer to set your child's DEFAULT dismissal. Once you have set their default, you only need to use the app to report your child's absences to school or make EXCEPTIONS to your child's your email or have any questions. receive. Please contact the front office if you did not receive your email or if you have any questions.

Updates and Information

  • Building Entrance - As part of our building safety enhancements, our new visitor intercom system has been updated and is located just outside the building. Starting next week, when visiting us you will now need to buzz the intercom outside the building and be prepared to show the appropriate identification as you enter. As a reminder, please do NOT hold the door open for other parents coming in.
  • Car Rider Drop Off Families - Please ensure that students are being dropped off in the designated car rider drop off area following staff direction. The east end of our front parking lot is designated for bus traffic and students should not be dropped off in that area. Patience and procedures help us ensure the safety of all during this process.
  • 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.
  • Birthday Treat Policy: While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: http://www.warren.k12.in.us/wellness #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey
  • 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.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbooks should have came home with your student last week. If you did not receive a copy with the signature page please contact your child's teacher. These are also available throughout our school and district’s website. This web link will direct you to that page. http://www.warren.k12.in.us/student-rights-responsibilities

STEM Class Donations

STEM class is looking for donations for supplies. We are in need of small candy canes, mini marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and q tips. If you would like to donate any of these items just send them to school with STEM marked somewhere on the items. Thank you very much!


Notes from Nurse Kelly

Parents, please check your closets over the Winter Break and if your child has outgrown their uniform pants, please consider donating them to Liberty Park. We are in need of boys and girls uniform pants in sizes 5, 6, 7, and 8. Also, if your child has borrowed clothes from the school, please remember to return them to Liberty Park. If your child has had an "accident" while at school, please remember to put a change of clothes for them in their backpacks so they have their own clothes to change in to. This would be very helpful. Thank you.

Lunch Time Reminders

We have special seating next to our Café in our LGI room for parents to enjoy lunch with their child/children. Due to allergies and student safety, you may only eat lunch with your child/children. Students may not invite friends to eat with them while visiting with their parent. Guests must be on the child's emergency contact form. Guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the buidling during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!

LUNCH TIMES
K: 10:30-11:00
1: 11:02-11:32
2: 11:35-12:05
3: 12:08-12:38
4: 12:40-1:10

Food Service Department News

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

PTA NEWS

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 Crystal Eward for more information: pta.libertypark@gmail.com

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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.