The Patriot Press
Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter
Week of March 2, 2020
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!
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
1st and 2nd Grade Families!
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!
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...
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.
Want to be more involved?
Click here!: https://forms.gle/WmpeiJTbWzHYVLYCA
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
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
Friday, March 6th, 6pm
Warren Performing Arts Center
9500 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229
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
Community Engagement Session
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
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.
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
Warren Youth Football
Free Event this Saturday at Conner Prairie!
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.
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:email@example.com
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