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Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Week of March 2, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Liberty Park Families,


Next week we will be joining many of schools across the nation in celebrating Read Across America! This is a chance for us as a school to continue to share and grow our student's love of reading! Students will be participating in several fun and exciting reading activities throughout the week. On Friday, students will be able to come to school dressed up as their favorite book character!


Below in this newsletter you find information on how Warren Township is is addressing the growing concerns of the Coronavirus. Please click the link to review this important information.


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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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

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1st and 2nd Grade Families!

Next Monday as part of our Read Across America celebration week, 1st and 2nd grade students will get to visit with author India Kelvonia, a Warren Township graduate!


Students may purchase a signed copy of her book Mariosl's Hair by completing the attached form below and sending $10 with your student. (Form was also sent home with students on Friday).

Read Across America Week

Next week we will be joining many of schools across the nation in celebrating Read Across America! This is a chance for us as a school to continue to share and grow our student's love of reading! Students will be participating in several fun and exciting reading activities throughout the week. Be sure to ask your students how they are celebrating throughout the week.


On Friday, students will be able to come to school dressed up as their favorite book character!

Tardy Bell

Tardy bell is 8:05. If students are late to school, they must be checked into the main office by a parent/guardian. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that students arrive on time ready to learn each and every day!

Notes from the Nurse

INFECTION PREVENTION:

  • 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...


We encourage parents to send a spare set of clothing (pants/shorts/skirts/underwear/socks) for children in Kindergarten, first and second grades. The students do get bathroom breaks but accidents still happen. We have a limited supply of extra clothes in the clinic so we would like to avoid interrupting a parent's day to come bring clothes to the school if an accident happens. If your child wears clinic clothes home, please return those clothes the next day so they are available to someone else. Thank you.

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Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Eddie Romero

1st Grade - Ryker Wilson

2nd Grade - Jordyn Brown

3rd Grade - Ja`mari Parker

4th Grade - Salvador Cardenas

Want to be more involved?

Our PTA is always looking for parents that would like to be more involved in their child's school. If you are interested, please take a moment and fill out this short form and someone from our PTA will contact you!


Click here!: https://forms.gle/WmpeiJTbWzHYVLYCA

Visitor Policy

Please click the link below to review our updated school visitor policy. Thank you for your support in helping keep LP a safe and secure environment!

ILEARN Parent Information (Grades 3 and 4)

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

Warren App and Website

We’re hopeful that you have already taken the opportunity to download MSD of Warren Township’s new app (see flyer below)! "It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket." With better communication, our new app allows families to stay up to date with all of the great things currently happening across the district. You can even set the app to receive important push notifications from both the district and Liberty Park such as weather delays and closings. Below are links for your mobile devices download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.

Magic Mike the Magician at WCHS!

MAGIC MIKE'S MAGIC SHOW

WHEN:

Friday, March 6th, 6pm

WHERE:

Warren Performing Arts Center

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46229

MORE INFORMATION

Little Known Black History Fact:

He swallowed swords and molten lead. He danced on eggs without cracking their shells. He threw knives; he threw his voice. He was Richard Potter, the first African American born stage magician, and ventriloquist. Come see the modern-day Richard Potter, Magic Mike at the Warren Performing Arts Center. "Magic with a Message" - Michael Ray

Peanut Free School

IMPORTANT REMINDER: LIBERTY PARK IS A PEANUT FREE SCHOOL. This includes during school hours and after school and evening activities. Please do not send peanut butter crackers or uncrustables or any form of nuts to the school. Thank you!

Community Engagement Session

MSD of Warren Township is excited to be the host of the first Community Engagement Network Community Listening Session on Monday, March 2nd from 6-8 PM at the Warren Education and Community Center located at 975 North Post Road. This is an opportunity to bring the Far Eastside community together to engage with one another, connect resources, and speak about issues of concern amongst a diverse group of community members.


Community leaders, City Councillor Michael-Paul Hart, Superintendent of MSD Warren Township, Dr. Tim Hanson, Founder of the Ross Foundation, Dee Ross, IMPD Community Liaison, Gregory Merriweather, and community member Whitney Yates will provide some information about their community involvement. The remainder of the evening will be allocated for members of the community to share information, ask questions, and engage in community discussion. All are invited to attend. We look forward to this opportunity to engage with our community to build our community!

Free Community Resources!

Community Compass launched an app recently to help users find food pantries, farmers’ markets and hot meal sites. It is also designed to navigate a variety of nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The project was funded by the City-County Council and overseen by Office of Public Health and Safety. For more information, call 317-434-3758 for visit https://www.indyhunger.org/compass


Don't Wreck the Tech!

Click below to download information on student iPad and Chromebook device damage procedures. This can also be found on our school website.

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.

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.

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. Following our School Visitor Policy, guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the building during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!


LUNCH TIMES
K: 10:35-11:05
1: 11:10-11:40
2: 12:45-1:15
3: 11:42-12:10
4: 12:15-12:45

Warren Youth Football

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Free Event this Saturday at Conner Prairie!

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Free Community Resources!

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.

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
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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.