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    August 2, 2019

     

    Hello once again Liberty families!  Please enjoy this welcome back video:  http://bit.ly/CampLibertyAdventureAwaits

    There is a lot of information here and it is strongly recommended to review this entire message and attachments.

    Up-to-date information can be accessed via our Liberty homepage twenty-four hours a day at liberty.lisd.net.  There you can locate the school calendar, supply lists, a list of the spirit days, arrivals and dismissals map, the daily schedules, lunch and recess times, updated district student handbook, and the plethora of Liberty specific information.  The PTA website is LibertyEaglesPTA.org.  The LISD website continues to be www.lisd.net.

    Please take a few moments to complete this counseling survey from Elizabeth Banda: https://forms.gle/HzpjYga2zhpzirNv8

    Please enjoy the August edition of Nurse Notes from our own Regina Miller:  https://www.smore.com/nbytx

    Anyone needing to withdraw should visit the main office now so we can send records to the appropriate location.

    Please be aware of the limited main office hours next week due to professional learning commitments of the staff.  The entire schedule appears at the near the bottom of this message.

    It is time to vote for our school as the best public elementary school and best Kindergarten program in the annual Best of Denton County poll.  You can continue voting each day from each email account through Wednesday, August 21.  Simply logon to bestofdentoncounty.com, click on Resident Choice, select the Education category, enter your name and email address, choose Liberty Elementary School, choose Liberty Kindergarten, and then the submit button.  Refresh and then vote on Student Choice, select the Education category, enter your name and email address, choose Liberty Elementary School, and then the submit button.  Let us share our excellence with the broader public and hoist a fourth banner over our main entrance.  Feel free to share on your social media outlets as well.  Thank you for your support!

    Thank you to the Garrett family for all of their work pulling weeds from the campus!

    Thank you to all of our staff members already on campus off contract giving of their time helping get ready for another great school year!

    Discovery Academy opens for learning at 6:50am on Monday, August 5!  Welcome Eaglets!

    The Liberty Student Council will have their annual work day Monday, August 5, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting in the cafeteria.  All members are expected to be in attendance wearing their official Student Council outfit. 

    Class rosters will be posted on the main entrance, west cafeteria, and Kindergarten hallway doors by 4:00pm Friday, August 9.

    Eagle Fee payments from all students who did not pay last spring and all new students are due to the main office by Friday, August 9.

    All medications and medical information should be delivered to our new school nurse, Regina Miller, between 8:30am and 2:30pm Monday, August 12.

    The PTA hosted Kindergarten Playdate and New Families Meet and Greet will take place on the playground Monday, August 12, from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Please park in the west parking lot and walk back to the playground.

    Discovery Academy Orientation will be Monday, August 12, from 4:00pn to 5:00pm, in room 201, for adults only. 

    Kindergarten General Orientation will be Monday, August 12, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, in the cafeteria, for both adults and students.

    Meet the Teacher for all families will be Monday, August 12, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, throughout the building.  Come meet the teachers, secure your school supplies, join PTA, purchase spirit wear, buy a yearbook, place money on account in the cafeteria, sign up to volunteer, and start off our school year great! 

    The first day of school is Tuesday, August 13, starting promptly at 7:45am.  Doors open each day at 7:15am so please do not drop off any student unsupervised before that time.  All afternoon pickups should occur promptly at the dismissal time of 3:00pm unless your student is in a planned and supervised after school activity.

    Our annual all school welcome back spirit assembly will be Friday, August 16, from 8:00am to 8:55am.  Students should bring a water bottle for the event and wear a hat.  You are also encouraged to apply sunscreen prior to their arrival at school as the assembly will be outdoors. 

    Grade level orientations are as follows:  Tuesday, August 20:  First at 5:30pm and Second at 6:00pm; Wednesday, August 21:  Third at 5:30pm and Fourth at 6:00pm; Thursday, August 22:  Kindergarten at 5:30pm and Fifth at 6:00pm.  This is a great time to find out about grade level specifics and expectations, and make use of sign up and purchasing tables once again.

    Student School Day – 7:45am to 3:00pm, Staff Day – 7:15am to 3:45pm, Main Office – 7:15am to 3:45pm.

    It is time to logon to Skyward Family Access and update vital contact information, complete the registration forms process, enroll as a new student, and pay the iPad insurance fee if you have a fourth grade student or new to Liberty student.  Taking care of these items now will help ensure a smooth and uninterrupted start to the new school year.  The deadline is Friday, August 30.

    Now would also be a great time to beat the rush and complete your volunteer background check online at lisd.net, Parents tab, Volunteer/Background Check.  Anyone who plans to interact with students during the school day either on or off campus must have an updated and current completed background check which is supposed to be valid for three school years.  If you have completed this process in the past, it is also a good idea to and logon to check and ensure that it is still valid.

    If you wish to limit the purchasing of snacks during lunch, please contact Keisha Brewer at brewertm@lisd.net.

    Be sure and check out all of the updated information on our Liberty website regarding back to school activities and events, calendar dates, spirit days, supply lists, in person enrollment opportunities, main office hours, yearbook ordering information, staff directory, district student handbook, Liberty student handbook addendum, and parent/guardian resources.  Most of these items are also attached to this callout.

    If you find yourself wanting to do something a little special for a teacher or staff member for the start of the new school year (which is absolutely not required), please consider donating bottles of hand sanitizer, durable paper towels, and disinfectant wipes.

    An admittedly lofty goal this school year is for EVERY adult connected to Liberty to be a member of PTA.  You are absolutely welcomed to be an active part of this vital organization to our school at just $15 a person, however, everyone who cares about kids should join as it is the largest national child advocacy organization in the country.

    Please review the arrival and dismissal map prior to the start of the school year.  Every family is expected to follow the expectations for a safe and smooth transition each and every time.  All walkers and bike riders follow the sidewalks and marked crosswalks and the pit fence line on the west side.  All bus riders arrive and depart from behind the school.  All car riders remain in the vehicle until pulled up to the curb and close to either the main entrance in the front circle drive or west doors entering and exiting the cafeteria.  NO ONE is to park and walk from the parking lots at anytime.  All family and guest parking is on the west side of the campus.  Please do not park in the front southeast lot as that is for staff members only.  The only exception to the no parking and walking expectation are the first two days of school when Kindergarten parents and guardians may walk their students to class and then exit through the south doors of the hallway.

    We are looking forward to our eighteenth school year here at Liberty and all of the contributions you will bring to making this year another outstanding one in our history!  Camp Liberty, Adventure Awaits!

    We look forward to working with your family in providing a quality education for students and lasting memories for all.  Have a great weekend and week ahead!

     

     

    Liberty Elementary School Main Office Hours

    Monday, August 5 – Monday, August 12

    Monday, August 5:

    8:00am-12:00pm

    1:00pm-3:30pm

    Tuesday, August 6:

    9:00am-11:30am

    12:30pm-2:30pm

    Wednesday, August 7:

    Closed for Off Campus Activity

    Thursday, August 8:

    2:30pm-3:30pm

    Friday, August 9:

    8:00am-12:00pm

    1:00pm-3:30pm

    Monday, August 12:

    8:00am-12:00pm

    1:00pm-3:30pm

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    Regular School Day Main Office Hours of

    7:15am-3:45pm

    Begin Tuesday, August 13

    LISD cares about student online security and is implementing a new password process this school year.

    Starting on August 1st, you will be able to view a district-generated password for your student in the Portfolio section of Skyward Family Access. This new password will take effect on the 1st day of school. You will be able to see the new password in Skyward until Friday, August 30th.

    The homeroom teacher of your student will be able to assist your student with any password issues throughout the school year.

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    Safety Tips for Students

    1. Always take a friend or friends with you when walking or riding your bike to and from school.
    1. Stay with others while waiting at the bus stop.
    1. If anyone bothers you while you are going to or from school, get away from that person immediately and tell a trusted grown-up right away.  Remember grownups ask other grownups for help – they do not ask children for help.
    1. Never accept a ride from someone that was not arranged by your parents/guardians.
    1. If someone tries to take you somewhere, quickly get away and yell as loud as you can over and over again, “This is not my mother!” or “This is not my father!”
    1. Never leave school without being checked out through the office by your parent or guardian.
    1. If you are home alone after school be sure you lock all doors to your house.  Do not open the door for anyone.  Your parents/guardians should have a key to let themselves in.
    1. If you are home alone after school be sure you have a list of people you can call and a list of whose house you may go to in case of emergency.
    1. Trust your feelings.  If someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, get away from them as fast as you can and tell a trusted grownup right away.
    1. Be sure you know your full name, your parents/guardians names, your address and your phone number.

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