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    August 3, 2018

     

    Hello once again Liberty families! 

    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.

    Thank you for continuing to vote for our school as the best public elementary school, best Kindergarten program, and best principal for the Best of Denton County poll.  You can continue voting each day from each email account through Wednesday, August 22.  Simply logon to bestofdentoncounty.com, click on Resident Choice, select the Education circle, enter your name and email address, choose Liberty Elementary School, choose Liberty Kindergarten and then the submit button.  Refresh and the vote on Student Choice, select the Education circle, enter your name and email address, choose Liberty Elementary School, choose Tim Greenwell and then submit.

    If have not done so previously, the Liberty App is available to EVERY member of the Liberty community for FREE!  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.

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

    Be sure to note the new times this school year:  School Day – 7:45am to 3:00pm, Staff Day – 7:15am to 3:45pm, Main Office – 7:15am to 3:45pm. 

    Please be aware of the limited main office hours next week due to professional learning commitments of the staff.  Details were sent in a previous email. 

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

    The Belles competitive dance team summer camp will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 7, 8, and 9, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day in the gym.  Their public camp showoff is scheduled for 2:45pm, August 9, in the Liberty gymnasium.

    Class rosters will be posted on the main entrance, west cafeteria, and Kindergarten hallway doors by 4:00pm Friday, August 10.

    All medications and medical information should be delivered to our new school nurse, Regina Miller, between 8:30am and 2:30pm Monday, August 13.

    Meet the Teacher for all families will be Monday, August 13, 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, order a school CD, place money on account in the cafeteria, sign up to volunteer, and start off our school year great!  Discovery Academy Orientation will be Monday, August 13, from 5:00pn to 6:00pm, in room 201.  Kindergarten General Orientation will be Monday, August 13, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, in the cafeteria.

    Eagle Fee payments from all students who did not pay last spring are due to the main office by Tuesday, August 14.

    The Liberty Student Council will have their annual work day Tuesday, August 14, from 8:30am to 11:30am starting in the cafeteria.  All members are expected to be in attendance wearing their official Student Council outfit. 

    Now is also a great time to review Liberty Elementary Student Handbook Addendum on our Liberty homepage.

    The PTA hosted Kindergarten Playdate and New Families Meet and Greet will take place on the playground Tuesday, August 14, from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Please park in the west parking lot and walk back to the playground.

    The first day of school is Wednesday, August 15, 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 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 17, 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. 

    Grade level orientations are as follows:  Tuesday, August 21:  First at 5:30pm and Second at 6:00pm; Wednesday, August 22:  Third at 5:30pm; Thursday, August 23:  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.

    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 31.

    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.

    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 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!

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