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    September 15, 2017

     

    RECOGNITIONS:

    The Texas Education Agency has notified us of our ratings based on last school year and includes: Federal and State Performance – 91%, Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading – Distinction, Academic Achievement in Science, - Distinction, Top 25 Percent in Student Progress – Distinction, Postsecondary Readiness – Distinction, Ranked Ninth in the State of Similar Schools, Overall Accountability Rating – Met Standard!

    We had a great experience observing the Patriot Day Ceremony run by John Scully and recognizing first responders from the Flower Mound fire and police departments! The students were excellent and it was great to have family members here with us.  

    Thank you to each of the volunteers who covered lunch and recess shifts for the teachers and to Nicole O’Brien for her coordination! Thank you to those families who attended the September PTA Meeting and Kindergarten Music Program, to Marisa Nightengale for providing volunteer and room representatives training and to Laurie Taggart for her work with the PTA Tuesday Newsday! Thank you to our volunteers who attended the orientation! Thank you to the PTA Board members and chairpersons for your continued efforts on behalf of Liberty! Thank you to Julie Jackson for providing the opportunity to purchase FMHS spirit wear and items this week! Thank you to those of you who purchased FMHS spirit wear!

    Thank you to all of the families who have supported the PTA Eagle Pride Campaign thus far with your generous donations in an effort to reach our goal.   Your support is so important, no amount is too small!  Remember the deadline is Friday, September 22. If you have not donated, you are still able to do so online at www.LibertyEaglesPTA.org.   Thank you again Liberty families for your support and to coordinators Susan Baer, and Katie McClain for all of their efforts!

     

    ACTION ITEMS:

    The district has improved the volunteer background check process at this link https://www.lisd.net/Page/386.

    Completed Good Neighbor grocery card forms can be delivered directly to the Tom Thumb courtesy counter or to the PTA mailbox in the main office at Liberty.

    The PTA is hosting a first ever Chili Cookout September 21 and is looking for volunteers to help make the event a success. Please click on the link and sign up for a shift or two: LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA CHILI COOKOFF!   See y'all there!

    Thanks to the support of PTA and efforts of volunteer Top Dog Steve Glaser, Liberty is establishing a WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) to encourage and increase the on-site involvement of Dads, Stepdads, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other male role models in the daily activities at our school. Check out the attached flier and in the Eagle Folder to learn how you can become involved and about our fall kickoff pizza event Tuesday, September 26.

    Have you entered the first PTA annual chili cook off, Deep in the Heart of Liberty on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm? Not a chef?  Come out and enjoy good food, chili tastings, games, line dancing lessons, and dinner catered by Red, Hot, and Blue.  Check out the order form and registration flier attached to this note.

    PTA Membership and Check Writing have joined efforts, making supporting Liberty PTA easier than ever. The preferred way to join and donate is on the website, www.LibertyEaglesPTA.org. The Check Drive benefits the many PTA funded programs our students and staff enjoy throughout the year! You must join by September 22, to be included in the student directory. Be sure to join a now Nationally Recognized PTA and contribute to the programs our students enjoy!

    Now is the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook if you did not include it with the Eagle Fee!  The online option is now available by going to www.smart-pay.com and then following the directions on the right hand side that states “No Customer Number?” making certain to choose Liberty for the school name.  Each book is $22.00. Please know that additional copies may not be available at the end of the school year.

     

    EVENTS:

    Our first Liberty restaurant night of the school year is Tuesday, September 19, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Jason’s Deli located at 6020 Flower Mound Road. Thank you Chrissy Clark for coordinating.

    Be sure and join us for all of the family fun at the first ever PTA Chili Cookoff! Come sample the chili, enjoy a Red, Hot, and Blue dinner, performances by the Liberty Belles, a bull ride for the kids, a Nothing Bundt Cakes cakewalk, western wear outfit contest, and other fun activities. It is all from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, September 21, in the cafeteria area.

    We will have Eagle spirit day Friday, September 22. This is a great opportunity to wear any Liberty spirit wear!

    The first Building Leadership Team meeting will be held in room 502 at 3:15pm on Monday, September 25.

    Be sure to join Principal Tim Greenwell for the first Tea Time with Tim sessions of the school year on Tuesday, September 26! The 9:00am session will be held in the PTA workroom and the 6:00pm session will be held in the cafeteria as a lead in to our WATCH D.O.G.S. kickoff pizza party! The theme for both sessions is Purposeful Male Engagement. Be sure to print and return your attached RSVP forms for both Tea Time with Tim and WATCH D.O.G.S.

    The Liberty PTA Morning Mile is scheduled to return Wednesday, September 27 and will be conducted on the playground. Please check the PTA website for details and waiver form.

    PTA will be providing August and September birthday treats for students and hospitality for family members on Wednesday, September 27, during the lunches.

    Student Council will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, September 27, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members should be dressed in their official Student Council polo shirts and bring their yellow Student Council folders. Transportation home should be in the front circle drive and west pick up zone promptly at 4:00pm.

    Friday, September 29, will be Circus spirit day with any school appropriate outfits and accessories welcomed.

    The annual PTA Fall Box Tops Campaign is underway. Please consult the attached flier for detailed information.

    The Flower Mound Rotary along with presenting sponsor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, are proud to host the 6th Annual Neon Night 5K & Festival. Spend the afternoon at the beautiful Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village (310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village) on Saturday, September 30. The festival offers something for everyone: Kids Zone, Health Fair (new), 5K Night Run, food trucks and live music by Big City Outlaws. All proceeds benefit local schools and other non-profit organizations. For more information and/or to register for the race, please visit: www.fmrotaryfest.com.

     

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Remember that the no cell phone use in a school zone includes ALL of the campus too, including while in the car rider line.

    Attention car rider line families: It is very helpful when picking up your student each day to utilize the school provided car tag clearly visible on the visor through the front windshield for identification purposes please. If you need a car tag please contact the homeroom teacher of your student(s). Also, please pull up as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you to allow for more folks to be off of Quail Run Road and on campus property.

    All car rider vehicles are asked to pull all the way forward in the appropriate line and leave little space between vehicles and park close to the curb to limit possible movement of students between vehicles. If your student is a designated walker, please do not park your car in the parking lot and come to the entrance to retrieve them, they are a car rider and should be picked up in the designated car rider line. If they are a walker, please use the west sidewalk along the pit and crosswalk to pick them up on a neighborhood street.

    Parking and walking up to the building causes delays in the vehicle traffic and could lead to tardies in the morning and frustrated adults in the afternoon. No one should park their vehicle, walk to the building and pick up their student, and then walk back to their vehicle and pull out into car rider traffic. When coming from the west, be sure to follow the outer curb the entire time you are in line and not travel up and down the rows of parked cars as this is a safety issue. Please also be aware of the state laws about expanded no cell phone usage around schools and the higher fines for passing stopped school buses.

    In the daily comings and goings to and from campus, thank you for following the law in regards to not parking in fire lanes and identified accessible spaces. This includes during arrivals and dismissals for the safety of all and consistent movement of traffic.

    Thank you for your continued support of Liberty, positive communication, and willingness to work together!

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