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    May 11, 2018

     

    RECOGNITIONS:

     

    Congratulations to our LISD Film Fest Elementary School Finalists: Vishnu Prasad with “My Tap Dancing Rubik’s Cube”, Vincent Gonzalez and Keaton Wood with “Pencils vs. Scissors”, and to our LISD Film Fest Rising Star Abhiram Sridhar with “Three Digit Addition! People’s Choice awards voting runs from now through Wednesday, May 16, at the following link Elementary School Finalists.

    Thank you to Dustin and Richelle Austin and their Sunny Street Cafe for providing both a breakfast and a lunch to our teachers and staff during our Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  We appreciate their generosity and fabulous food greatly.  If you have not tried one of their Sunny Street Cafes yet, please support one of our Liberty Elementary School families by visiting their Roanoke location for breakfast or lunch located at 1212 North US Highway 377, Suite 127, Roanoke from 6:30am -2:30pm!

    Thank you to Amy Orlov for all of the creativity, organization, communication, and fulfillment of Teacher (Staff) Appreciation Week activities! Thank you to each student and family who contributed to the many acts of appreciation throughout the week with teacher supplies, teacher snacks, and wearing the favorite colors of the teachers! Thank you to each PTA room representative for the amazing and creative door decorations provided to all staff members! Thank you to the Student Council members who assisted each day! Thank you to Shannon Abbott for the pictures throughout the week and to Lydia Bouck and Kelly Dadabo for assisting with the stations!

    Thank you to the volunteers who supervised lunch and recess so that grade level teacher teams could enjoy the additional time together! Thank you to Nicole O’Brien for coordinating the volunteers!

    Thank you to the PTA board members and chairpersons for attending the meeting this week and for ALL of their service this school year! There is no doubt your efforts help create the positive and opportunity filled environment we enjoy!

    Thank you to each of you who participated in the International Walk to School Day and to coordinator Steph Powell!

    Thank you to each of you who will attend the Liberty Stars Talent Show tonight and to the families for their support of their performers and the enrichment team for their coordination under the direction of Debbie Anderson!

    Thank you to Shannon Abbott for rounding out a full school year of recognizing others on behalf of PTA with the final recognition ceremonies this week honoring our school nurse and instructional support staff members!

    Thank you to Dawn Tallman for continually updating our main entrance garden box throughout the school year!

    Thank you to our third grade students and all of the other students who shopped at Market Days last week and contributed a total of $2,150 to the Ku Family!

    Congratulations to each staff member recognized at the Guru Vandana ceremony last weekend including Debbie Anderson, Marinell Clark, Linda Echols, Tim Greenwell, Anne Hultman, Brenda Noland, Heidi Ruez, Melanie Sibley, Lori Sowers, Macee Thompson, and Liz Wiegers! Thank you to our families who provided the recognition! 

    Congratulations to Principal Tim Greenwell on being unopposed for his election to Texas PTA Secretary this July and being awarded the Lewisville Partner of the Year by the LISD Council of PTAs!

     

    ACTION INFORMATION:

    Mark your calendars for the Liberty Elementary School End of Year Luau on May 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  There will be music, games, a bounce house, and of course all of your friends.  7-Eleven will be bringing out the Slurpee Truck, In N Out Burgers will be providing the meals and do not forget dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  In-N-Out food orders will be due no later than Wednesday, May 16, and can be ordered online at http://libertyeaglespta.org/ or via the paper form.  We need your help to make the evening a success.  Please consider volunteering and sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545afaa2ca64-liberty.

    Former Liberty Eagle Presley Robertson will be refurbishing the Liberty gazebo for his Eagle Scout Project.  Enhancements will include overall clean up and repair, fresh paint, and the installation of flower beds complete with border edging, mulch, and native landscaping.  Presley will be having a garage sale at his home on May 19 to raise funds for his project.  He is looking for items to be donated to his garage sale.  If you have any items to donate, big or small, or would be willing to make a monetary donation, please contact Presley at presleyrobertson@live.com to arrange pick up.  

    Attention all families with borrowed textbooks at home: every textbook must be returned to the main office at Liberty between now and Tuesday, May 24 for check in and inventory. Any textbook not turned in by the deadline will be listed as lost and a fine issued to the student.

    All library books are due no later than Thursday, May 31. Avoid fines and the holding of your yearbook by returning your books by the deadline.

    Parents or guardians need to pick up all remaining student medications no later than the last day of school. All medications remaining at school as of 11:45am Thursday, June 7, will be taken to the LISD Student Services Administration Building for storage until disposal on Saturday, June 30.   If you have any questions please contact Nurse Lori at 972-350-5915.

     

    EVENTS:

    Applications for 2018-2019 membership into Choir, News Team, and Student Council were due today at 8:00am!

    Blue colored Student Council officer applications and campaign guidelines will be available in the main office, just inside the main door to the right in the informational rack on the wall from Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17. Applications are due Thursday, May 17.

    State mandated STAAR testing resumes Monday through Wednesday, May 14 through May 16, with third and fourth grade mathematics Monday, third and fourth grade reading Tuesday, and fifth grade science Wednesday. It is very important that all students who are testing get a good night of sleep, eat an appropriate breakfast, remain hydrated, dress comfortably, consider leaving all electronics at home, and arrive at school early to settle in for testing. Every family needs to know that the entire campus will be closed to ALL visitors for ALL grade levels on testing days - meaning no volunteer services, no mystery readers, no lunch visitors, etc. These days must allow us to focus on a quiet, uninterrupted environment that also allows for the administration, office, and support staff to be available for testing purposes as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Our Liberty Student Council is being recognized for their third consecutive National Council of Excellence Award by the LISD Board of Trustees at their May meeting Monday, May 14, at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcomed and Student Council members should wear their polo shirts and khaki bottoms.

    Third grade will travel to the Perot Museum on Thursday, May 17, from 8:45am to 2:30pm.

    The last day students can charge a cafeteria meal without money on their account is Thursday, May 17. 

    Our sixth annual Stadium Day will be held Friday, May 18, from 8:30am through 1:30pm at Flower Mound High School. All students will be active throughout the day and receive ribbons for each competitive event. Our thanks to PTA for providing an Aramark grilled lunch for all students and adults. If you have a special dietary need or allergy, lunches may be brought to the stadium by students that day in provided coolers. Thank you to those of you who are donating bottled water. Thank you to those of you who have offered coolers on wheels with your name clearly marked on them for a safe return. Please do pick those up from school immediately after the event. Students are to wear their grade level shirts that day. Students are also encouraged to wear shorts, tennis shoes, hats, and sunscreen, which must be applied prior to coming to school that morning. The nurse will be with us to provide for regular health needs and anything else. Stadium Day transportation forms that were provided in the Eagle Folders and are due Tuesday, May 15.

    Liberty and our PTA will be hosting the annual breakfast for seniors who are Liberty graduates in the cafeteria on Monday, May 21, from 7:15am to 8:15am. Please RSVP to Kara Hamlin at hamlink@lisd.net.

    The Liberty Eagle Choir will compete at the Sandy Lake FunFest on Monday, May 21, and plan to be there from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

    The Liberty Building Leadership Team meeting will be in room 502 on Monday, May 21, at 3:15pm.

    The May PTA membership meeting and fifth grade music program will be Tuesday, May 22, at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Please note this meeting is starting an hour earlier than usual to accommodate the luau afterwards. Presentation of the annual Soaring Eagles recognition will take place during the meeting.

    Nurse Lori Heffernan will teach CPR to fourth and fifth grade students on Wednesday, May 23, from 8:00am to 2:30pm.

    Fourth grade will travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards Thursday, May 24, from 8:45am to 2:30pm. 

    PTA will host a transition meeting at 10:00am on Thursday, May 24, in the PTA workroom.

    Friday, May 25 is an Eagle Day to commemorate the final spirit day of the school year. 

    School will not be in session Monday, May 28, in recognition of Memorial Day. Classes resume Tuesday, May 29.

    Camp Kindergarten will be held throughout the week of May 29. 

    Student Council officer candidate campaigning will run from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1.

    The Student Council awards ceremony is Wednesday, May 30, at 2:00pm in the cafeteria. Family members are welcomed to attend. Members should wear their official polo shirts and khaki bottoms.

    Auditions for the 2018-2019 Belles will be in the gym Thursday, May 31, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. 

    Moving Up Day for students will also be Friday, June 1, offering students a sneak peek of their grade level they will attend in the fall.

    Yearbooks and the all school music CDs will be distributed in classrooms Tuesday, June 5, to those students who purchased them.

    Our annual all school end of the year assembly and Student Council officer elections will be held Tuesday, June 5, at 8:15am. Please be sure to send bottled water to school with your student and apply sunscreen, if needed, prior to arriving at school that morning. We will be on an all school assembly schedule this day.

    The end of the school year awards and PTA coordinated parties will be held Wednesday, June 6, according to the following schedule: Kindergarten 1:00pm to 2:00pm. First Grade 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Second Grade 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Third Grade 1:45pm to 2:45pm, Fourth Grade 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Thank you to all PTA room representatives for another fantastic school year of classroom/grade level celebrations!

    The private, family organized fifth grade promotion party will be held at the Community Activity Center on Wednesday, June 6, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. School bus transportation will be provided from Liberty to the CAC at 2:30pm. Transportation from the CAC to home will be the responsibility of each fifth grade family. The school will not be responsible for supervision after the students depart the school bus.

    The fifth grade promotion ceremony will begin in the gym at 8:30am Thursday, June 7. Doors will open at 8:00am. The ceremony will be followed by the traditional hallway parade leading into the reception provided by fourth grade families.

    Thursday, June 7, will be the last day of school for all students with an early release time of 11:45am. We will be on early release schedule.

     

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Liberty graduate Nathalia Valdez recently earned a spot on the 12-and-under United States National Team in synchronized swimming: a big step toward her dream of competing in the Olympic Games. In doing so, she also continues the Pirouettes of Texas (PTX)  legacy of excellence, becoming the eighth PTX swimmer to make a United States national team (three of them eventual Olympians). A Go Fund Me page has been established for anyone interested in helping Nathalia with her expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/support-nathalia-on-team-usa.

    The Flower Mound High School Track and Cross-Country programs are hosting their annual Jag Run on Saturday, May 19. An informational flier is attached for further details.

    The Flower Mound High School Science National Honor Society will be hosting a symposium for younger students featuring demonstrations and experiments on Thursday, May 24. An informational flier is attached for further details.

    The following two links provide you with information about two summer basketball camps being offered to kids: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlEkI-t-o_40YYRl1I4NvOB0TGqeKpqRqdxtGv0EhsU/edit?usp=sharing; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlEkI-t-o_40YYRl1I4NvOB0TGqeKpqRqdxtGv0EhsU/edit?usp=sharing

    The Girl Scouts and their leaders are offering a local summer opportunity for Scouters from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost for one day is $40.00 or $38.00 per day for the whole week. Register by Sunday, May 20 by emailing Troop #38 Logistics Mom Constanze Voigt at constanze1301@yahoo.com and label it "Camp Cadette 2018". Be sure to include the full name of your Scout, age, the troop number (if applicable), allergies, and selected days. The themes each day include Greatest Showman, Disney Zombies, Clash of Clans, Winter Olympics in the Summer, and Coco.

    Thank you for your support and involvement at Liberty Elementary School and have a great weekend and week. 

    We will follow this special STAAR Testing Schedule on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15:

    GRADE LEVEL

    ENRICHMENT

    LUNCH

    RECESS

    Kindergarten

    8:00 – 8:50

    11:00 – 11:30

    11:30 – 12:00

    First Grade

    8:55 – 9:45

    11:00 – 11:30

    11:30 – 12:00

    Second Grade

    9:50 – 10:40

    11:30 – 12:00

    12:00 – 12:30

    Third Grade

    1:55-2:45

    12:00 –12:30

    1:30 – 2:00

    Fourth Grade

    1:00-1:50

    12:30 – 1:00

    2:00 – 2:30

    Fifth Grade

    12:05-12:55

    1:00 – 1:30

    1:30 – 2:00

     

    We will follow this special STAAR Testing Schedule on Wednesday, May 16:

    Regular Daily Schedule

    Grade Level

    Enrichment

    Lunch

    Recess

    Kindergarten

    12:10-1:00

    11:00-11:30

    11:30-12:00

    First Grade

    1:05-1:55

    11:00-11:30

    11:30-12:00

    Second Grade

    9:50-10:40

    11:30-12:00

    12:00-12:30

    Third Grade

    8:55-9:45

    11:30-12:00

    12:00-12:30

    Fourth Grade

    10:45-11:35

    12:30-1:00

    1:00-1:30

    Fifth Grade

    2:00-2:50

    12:00-12:30

    12:30-1:00

     

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