Liberty Elementary School Eagle Info
August 14, 2017
Please welcome our new fulltime staff members to Liberty starting this school year: Shawna Baker, second grade; Kathy Litherland, third grade; Niki Taylor, special education! We also welcome our new diagnostician Christin Casebolt and our new language acquisition specialist Becky Dovidas! We also wish departing special education teacher Tonja Minor all the best!
Thank you for continuing to vote each day from each email account through Wednesday, August 23, for the Best in Denton County recognition. Simply logon to bestofdentoncounty.com, click on resident vote or student vote, select the Education circle, enter your name and email address, choose Liberty Elementary School, and then Next your way to the submit button.
If you have any new neighbors who have not yet registered for school, please send them our way so they may complete that process. We want to enroll every student as soon as possible to complete the class rosters.
Anyone needing to withdraw should visit the main office now so we can send records to the appropriate location.
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.
The Liberty PTA is currently offering spirit wear and bags online at www.lewislet.com and will be on site at all upcoming events with limited product. This will be a great way to beat the lines before school begins so bring your credit cards, cash, or checks! You may also join the PTA online at LibertyEaglesPTA.org.
If you plan to volunteer on campus, you must have completed an online volunteer background check within the past three years. The application is available on the district homepage under the Parents tab and then volunteer/background check. The application is simple but the processing takes two to three weeks.
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 Thursday, September 7.
The Belles competitive dance team summer camp will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 15, 16, and 17, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day in the gym. Their camp showoff is scheduled for 12:00pm, August 17, in the Liberty gymnasium.
Eagle Fee payments from all new students and returning students who did not pay last spring are due to the main office by Wednesday, August 16.
Class rosters will be posted on the main entrance, west cafeteria, and Kindergarten hallway doors by 4:00pm Wednesday, August 23.
Kindergarten orientation for adults only will be Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
The Liberty Student Council will have its annual work day Thursday, August 24, from 8:30am to 11:30am in the cafeteria. All members are expected to be in attendance wearing their official Student Council polo shirt and khaki bottoms. Members wanting to stay past 11:30am for work on special projects should also bring a lunch and beverage and plan to be picked up no later than 2:30pm. Additional points will be awarded for those who actively work.
All medications/medical information should be delivered to our nurse between 8:30am and 2:30pm Thursday, August 24.
The PTA hosted Kindergarten Playdate will take place on the playground Thursday, August 24, from 9:00am-11:00am followed by the New Families Meet and Greet from 10:00am to 11:00am. Please park in the southwest and west parking lots and walk back to the playground.
Meet the Teacher will be Thursday, August 24, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Please come meet the teachers, secure your school supplies, join PTA, purchase spirit wear, buy a yearbook, order a school CD, place money on account in the cafeteria, sign up to volunteer, and start off our school year with confidence.
The first day of school is Monday, August 28, 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 our new dismissal time of 2:55pm unless your student is in a planned and supervised after school activity.
Be sure to note the new times this school year: School Day – 7:45am to 2:55pm, Staff Day – 7:15am to 3:15pm, Main Office – 7:15am to 3:30pm.
Grade level orientations are as follows: Tuesday, August 29: First at 5:30pm and Second at 6:00pm; Wednesday, August 30: Third at 5:30pm; Thursday, August 31: Fourth 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.
Our annual all school welcome back spirit assembly will be Wednesday, August 30, from 8:15am to 9:15am. 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.
The main office will be staffed Monday through Friday for the next two weeks from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
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, district student handbook, and the plethora of Liberty specific information.
The FREE Liberty App is now available to EVERY member of the Liberty community! Simply go to the App Store, search Liberty Elementary School (it is the one with our official Eagle logo on a beautiful blue background, download and you are on your way to having access to all things Liberty in one place. These include our homepage, the PTA homepage, the LISD homepage, Skyward, weekly callouts, our activities calendar, staff directory, forms, social media pages, the menu, and our sponsors whom we hope you will support.
Speaking of the FREE Liberty App, please consider supporting the sponsors that helped make it FREE to all of us. Those businesses include: Doggie Mama, Kumon of Flower Mound, Mathnasium of Flower Mound, Paradise Bistro and Coffee, PediaQ, Prestige Family Dentistry, The Rhodes Team – Keller Williams Realty, and Turning Pointe.
Please review the attached 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.
Now is also a great time to review the LISD Elementary Student Handbook and Liberty Elementary Student Handbook Addendum on our Liberty homepage.
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 not required), please consider donating bottles of hand sanitizer, durable paper towels, and disinfectant wipes.
We look forward to working with your family in providing a quality education for students and lasting memories for all.
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