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  • Spirit Days, Winter Break and Happy Holidays

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/18/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    Please remember that school is in session Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Students will have winter break starting Thursday, December 22nd and ending Monday, January 2, 2017.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.   

     

     

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    Thank you in advance for any gifts or cards your children may give to staff.  Please know that nothing is expected but we are certainly grateful.  More so, thank you for partnering with us on another fantastic year at Liberty.  We look forward to a wonderful 2017 together, beginning next month with special learning and PTA events, including Children's Diversity Night, on January 20th, PTA Spirit Night on January 24th and the Freedom Cluster Music and Arts Show on January 31st.  

     

    This week we are ending a great year with Spirit Week:

    • Tomorrow, Monday - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday - Cultural Day 
    • Wednesday - Liberty Spirit and Red, White and Blue

     

    On behalf of the staff at Liberty Elementary, we wish your family happy holidays!

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  • Parents Night Out on Friday

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/13/2016

     

    PTA'S PARENTS NIGHT OUT! DECEMBER 16TH

     

    Parents: Enjoy a much-needed night off for some dining or holiday shopping!!

    • Drop off your child for an evening of some fun variations of dodgeball & a battle of nerf wars. It will be a fun night for all and it's for a great cause.
    • In lieu of charging for this event, we are asking for a donation of a new unwrapped toy. All toys will be donated to kids in need through Best Kids mentoring group that TopKick has been supporting for many years. We are collecting toys for a wide range of kids up into early teen years.
    • In addition to helping these kids, we have also partnered up with Liberty Elementary and will be giving back to their PTA for all the Liberty students that attend this event.
    • A light snack will be provided.

     

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    AGES: 5-11 years old

     

    DROP OFF: 5:30 - 5:45 PM

     

    PICK UP: 8:00- 8:15 PM

     

    THEME: Dodgeball & Nerf Wars (we will provide all equipment, please do not bring your own gear)

     

    CHECK IN: Just like our other events, when you drop off your child, you will need to check them in, you will take their shoes, we will verify emergency contact information, and then they will join in the fun! You do not need to bring a printed copy of your ticket.

     

    QUESTIONS: call us at 703-327-8030 or email us at southriding@topkickonline.com

     

    TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-night-out-toy-drive-tickets-29620128602

     

    DATE AND TIME

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    5:30 PM – 8:15 PM EST

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    LOCATION

    TopKick Martial Arts - South Riding

    25031 Riding Plaza #115

    Chantilly, VA 20152

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  • This Week and Opportunities to Get Involved 2017

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/11/2016

    Dear Liberty Parents, 

     

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    As part of their One to the World economics project, Liberty's 1st graders are advertising and running a Toys for Tots toy drive! They will be collecting new unwrapped toys until Wednesday December 14th. Please consider donating new unwrapped toys to help them make this project successful! Liberty has been Loudoun County's biggest Toys for Tots collection site for the past 2 years! Help us make this another successful year.

     

     

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    Today, our students in grades 2-5 were visited by a special guest.  Author Andrea Alexander visited Liberty's library.  If you would like to order the author's books, please see the attached form in the Peachjar eflyer system.

     

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    We wanted to remind you that parents have the ability to restrict your child's lunch account.  For example, after you've had a conversation with your child about only buying ice cream on Fridays, you can have that be a note on your student's account.  If you have any notes that you would like added to your student's account, please email our cafeteria manager, Helen Ramey at Helen.Ramey@lcps.org or send your child in with a note.  Please be sure to provide your child's name, student lunch number, and clearly defined request for a restriction.

     

    Please note that we will not have a PTA Spirit Night this Wednesday.  Instead, PTA Spirit Night at the new South Riding Chick-Fil-A on January 24, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. 

     

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    Liberty will host our Winter Chorus Concert on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the gym.  We encourage all families to join us for this fantastic holiday event.

     

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    Liberty’s Children’s Diversity Night is January 20, 2017.  Our objective is to share, understand and appreciate our children’s diverse backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.  Your participation is critical to the success of this event.  Here is how you both can get involved:

    1. Review the student and parent volunteer opportunities listed here.
    2. Select one or more activities that you and/or your students want to support.
    3. Submit one form per family by December 14, 2016 – form can be submitted to either your classroom teacher or electronically at https://goo.gl/forms/5oVdaiJExO25a1n52

     

    Thank you in advance for your support.  Questions, please contact: Meenal Manikandan at smeenal81@yahoo.com or Natalia Beardslee at nkm100375@yahoo.com

     

     

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    Please take two or three minutes to complete this survey about your job or career.  If you completed this last year, you do not need to submit it again unless any information has changed.  Your expertise may provide a wealth of information to our students and enhance their spring projects.  For example, our fifth grade students designed an outdoor learning environment and could consulted with architects and landscapers.  Our second graders learned about the election process and were visited by local elected officials.  Based upon the upcoming projects, we may ask you to present or consult with students to share your advice and experience.  We appreciate your help with this meaningful work.

     

    As you know, this month may bring inclement weather to our region. Please see the information below about possible impact on school.

     

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    When the Loudoun County Public Schools experiences inclement weather conditions, the safety of our students and staff is the most important consideration.  All of the information can be found here.  We also suggestion you sign up for Alert Loudoun for weather and safety updates.
     

    What can parents do to help their students and schools prepare?
    1. Contact your childcare facility, if necessary, to find out what their procedures are for inclement weather.
    2. Review the information you have listed as emergency contacts and make sure that the numbers are updated.
    3. Make plans ahead of time and communicate them with your children so they understand what to expect during an early school dismissal due to inclement weather.
    4. Understand that school closings are for the safety of children throughout the district. While the condition of your neighborhood streets may be fine, other areas of the district may be experiencing harsher weather.

     

    Two-hour delay

     

    All students will arrive to school two hours later than usual.

     

    Half-Day Kindergarten

    A.M. Session – will begin two (2) hours late  and remain in school for two hours. These students will leave school one hour later than usual.

    P.M. Session– will begin one (1) hour late and remain in school for two hours, dismissing at the regular time.

     

     
    What if bad weather arrives when children are in school?

    If severe weather strikes while students are in school, a decision to close school for the remainder of the day may be made. Activating the transportation system due to inclement weather takes time. In the event of a delayed opening, please stay tuned to the radio/TV stations in case some change in the weather causes schools to be closed for the day.
     

    One-hour early closing

     

    • All bus routes operate as usual except starting one (1) hour earlier than the normal time.
    • All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled.
    • Other school activities not requiring transportation service are the discretion of the school principal.

     

    Two-hour early closing

     

    • All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled.  Other school activities not requiring transportation service are at the discretion of the school principal.
    • All bus routes operate as usual except starting two hours earlier.
      
    Will all after-school activities for students be canceled if school is closed?

    All after-school activities requiring school bus transportation are canceled. Other school activities not requiring transportation service are the the discretion of the school principal. Please check the district website, or your school’s website, for specific information.
     

    Have a wonderful week.

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  • Toys for Tots and Next Week

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/9/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

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    As part of their One to the World economics project, Liberty's 1st graders are advertising and running a Toys for Tots toy drive! They will be collecting new unwrapped toys until Wednesday December 14th. Please consider donating new unwrapped toys to help them make this project successful! Liberty has been Loudoun County's biggest Toys for Tots collection site for the past 2 years! Help us make this another successful year.

     

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    On Monday, our students in grades 2-5 are in for a special treat.  Author Andrea Alexander will visit Liberty's library.  If you would like to preview or order the author's books, please see the attached form in the Peachjar eflyer system.

     

     

     

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    Our PTA has an incredible event scheduled for January.  At Liberty's Children's Diversity Night on January 20, 2017 we aim to:

     

    • Acknowledge diverse backgrounds, identities and contributions of ALL Liberty students
    • Increase cultural and social awareness and appreciation within our community
    • Build pride, confidence and connections within the Liberty community
    • Motivate students to actively participate in learning
    • Foster interrelationships between educators, students, families and local community organizations

     

    Students who are interested in participating in the school performance portion of the evening, must complete a submission by Thursday, December 15, 2016.  The drawing will be done on the 16th and selected students will be notified.  There is a link below to the Liberty Music page of the school website, which contains a link to the ticket.

     

     

     

     

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    Please remember that next Wednesday is also PTA Spirit Night at the new South Riding Chick-Fil-A from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Please join us.

     

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    Liberty will host our Winter Chorus Concert on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the gym.  We encourage all families to join us for this fantastic holiday event.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend. 

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  • New 3rd Graders to BYOT?

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/6/2016

    Dear Parents of 3rd Graders, 

     

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    Around the holidays, your family may be looking into purchasing a personal device for your student.  This may be a great investment as your child can use a device at home, and at school, to build digital competencies and extend learning opportunities.  If you don't already know, students in grades 3-5 are allowed and encouraged to BYOT (Bring Their Own Technology).  Liberty's Dean, Alex Gray and Technology Resource Teacher, Nichole Thomas, will host our next Parent Coffee on "New to BYOT?" that will take place on Friday, December 9th at 1:00 PM.  During the session, parents can learn about how we use BYOT at Liberty and which types of devices are best for the educational opportunities students have at our school.  

     

    Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this session.

     

    We look forward to seeing you this Friday.

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  • Bingo Night Tonight, Inclusive Schools Week and More

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 12/2/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    As you know, tonight is Liberty PTA Bingo Night.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the first game is starts at 7:00 PM.  Admission is $5 per person.  We will have food for sale, raffles, and gift basket grand prizes for winning BINGO games.  We hope to see everyone at Bingo Night.

     

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    Below are the themes for the baskets per grade level:

    Kindergarten: Superheroes and princesses

    1st Grade: Family Movie Night

    2nd Grade: Arts and Crafts

    3rd Grade: Take Me out to the Ballgame

    4th Grade: Family Game night

    5th Grade: Let’s Get Cooking/Baking 

     

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    Next week is a very special one for our students as we celebrate Inclusive Schools Week.  Our school counselors have planned many activities for the students to celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including the way students are treated due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.

     

    This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme focuses on the concept of being a hero. This is particularly fitting because the definition of a hero, a person noted for courageous acts of nobility of character, resonates with all of the students, parents, teachers, principals and community leaders who take courageous steps forward each day to promote acceptance for all. The path toward more inclusive educational services has been challenging, yet rewarding. This year, we will focus on the steps along this journey and consider the courage it requires.

     

    You can support Inclusive Schools Week at home by simply discussing the topic with your children.  Thank you for your support with Inclusive Schools Week.

     

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    We will continue to recognize and celebrate diversity at Liberty Elementary each day and our PTA has an incredible event scheduled for January.  At Liberty's Children's Diversity Night on January 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, we aim to:

     

    • Acknowledge diverse backgrounds, identities and contributions of ALL Liberty students
    • Increase cultural and social awareness and appreciation within our community
    • Build pride, confidence and connections within the Liberty community
    • Motivate students to actively participate in learning
    • Foster interrelationships between educators, students, families and local community organizations

     

    Students who are interested in participating in the school performance portion of the evening, must complete a submission by Thursday, December 15, 2016.  The drawing will be done on the 16th and selected students will be notified.  There is a link below to the Liberty Music page of the school website, which contains a link to the ticket.

     

    Please submit your interest in participating in the school performance at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKRgd6AoxKxMbzvLrHNJW44pbPYmy7uGskjmvpU1aDEkxrrw/viewform?usp=send_form

     

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    Also, next week, as part of their One to the World economics project, Liberty's 1st graders are advertising and running a Toys for Tots toy drive! They will be collecting new unwrapped toys next week, beginning on Monday December 5th and continuing to Wednesday December 14th. Please consider donating new unwrapped toys to help them make this project successful! Liberty has been Loudoun County's biggest Toys for Tots collection site for the past 2 years! Help us make this another successful year.

     

     

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    To learn more about Inclusive Schools Week, Children's Diversity Night and all of the wonderful events, outreach opportunities, family activities and more, please join us at the next Liberty PTA General Meeting this Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:15 PM in the library.  We would love to hear from you.

     

     

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    Also, as we enter the holiday season, many of our families may be looking into purchasing personal computing devices.  Please remember that students in grades 3-5 are allowed and encouraged to BYOT (Bring Their Own Technology).  Liberty's Dean, Alex Gray and Technology Resource Teacher, Nichole Thomas, will host our next Parent Coffee on "New to BYOT?" that will take place on Friday, December 9th at 1:00 PM.  During the session, parents can learn about how we use BYOT at Liberty and which types of devices are best for the educational opportunities students have at our school.  Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this session.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend. 

     

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  • J. Michael Lunsford Strings Night

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 11/30/2016

    Dear 5th Grade Families, 

     

    J. Michael Lunsford Middle School is hosting Strings Night next Wednesday at 7:00 PM.  If you have a rising 6th grader who would like to try out a string instrument, this may be a great opportunity.  Please see the attached flyer for complete details.

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  • Picture Retakes and Bingo Night

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 11/27/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and we are looking forward to a fantastic December together.  We want to remind you of an important opportunity on Thursday and a special event this Friday, December 2nd.

     

    Picture Retakes are Scheduled for Thursday, December 1st.  Students who plan to attend picture retakes should let his or her teacher know and parents should place the order using the the attached ordering form, or pick up an ordering form from the main office. Please note that makeups are intended for children who may have missed picture day in the fall or who would like to retake their fall picture.

     

     

     

     

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    This Friday, December 2nd is Liberty PTA Bingo Night.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the first game is starts at 7:00 PM.  Admission $5 per person.  We will have food for sale, raffles, and gift basket grand prizes for winning BINGO games.  We hope to see everyone at Bingo Night.

     

    Below are the themes for the baskets per grade level:

    Kindergarten: Superheroes and princesses

    1st Grade: Family Movie Night

    2nd Grade: Arts and Crafts

    3rd Grade: Take Me out to the Ballgame

    4th Grade: Family Game night

    5th Grade: Let’s Get Cooking/Baking 

     

     

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    Also, as we enter the holiday season, many of our families may be looking into purchasing personal computing devices.  Please remember that students in grades 3-5 are allowed and encouraged to BYOT (Bring Their Own Technology).  Liberty's Dean, Alex Gray and Technology Resource Teacher, Nichole Thomas, will host our next Parent Coffee on "New to BYOT?" that will take place on Friday, December 9th at 1:00 PM.  During the session, parents can learn about how we use BYOT at Liberty and which types of devices are best for the educational opportunities students have at our school.  Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this session.

     

    Have a wonderful week.

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  • 80s Day and December BYOT Parent Coffee

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 11/20/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    Last week, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Team held an incentive for our students.  If the students earned 80 White Eagles, which are given as recognition when the whole class exhibits exemplary behavior, then Liberty will celebrate "80s Day" tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22nd.  The students just found out on the morning show that they did earn 80 white eagles.  In fact, the students earned over 125 white eagles last week.  

     

     

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    We thought many of our parents may enjoy helping the students dress as they may have done as children in the 1980s.  Please know that participation is voluntary and we hope that students do not make any special purchases for tomorrow's "80s Day."  Just wear your denim and neon and we'll see tomorrow when Liberty goes back to the 80s.

     

     

     

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    Also, as we enter the holiday season, many of our families may be looking into purchasing personal computing devices.  Please remember that students in grades 3-5 are allowed and encouraged to BYOT (Bring Their Own Technology).  Liberty's Dean, Alex Gray and Technology Resource Teacher, Nichole Thomas, will host our next Parent Coffee on "New to BYOT?" that will take place on Friday, December 9th at 1:00 PM.  During the session, parents can learn about how we use BYOT at Liberty and which types of devices are best for the educational opportunities students have at our school.  Please RSVP here if you would like to attend this session.

     

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  • Thank You

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 11/17/2016

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    As American Education Week comes to an end, we want to encourage you to view some of the highlights in this week's Storify and say THANK YOU!

     

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    THANK YOU for attending and participating in important and memorable activities with your children including Digital Integration Night and classroom activities throughout the week.

     

    THANK YOU for the generous gifts and donations of breakfast items, K cups, "Awesome Grams" and STEM supplies for our teachers and classrooms.

     

    THANK YOU for being a PTA member and helping our organization show our students and teachers incredible respect and appreciation each day at school.

     

    THANK YOU for being our partner in your child's education and building positive relationships and communication with us as we all work hand-in-hand to create a wonderful learning environment for each educator, parent and student at Liberty.

     

    With great appreciation, 

    Paul, Diane, Alex and the Liberty Staff and Students

     

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    We still have one school-wide event left.  Our November Parent Coffee is tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 PM on "Instilling a Growth Mindset" in the library.  This special presentation and discussion with parents will be facilitated by Alison Bechard and Courtney Peckham, 5th grade teachers, and our school counselor, Ellen Foley.  Please RSVP for this event.

     

    Enjoy the final day of American Education Week tomorrow and have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week with your family and loved ones.

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