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    May 23, 2019

     

    RECOGNITIONS:

    Congratulations to the Liberty Class of 2019, our seventeenth class!  May you always soar your highest and return to visit often!  Remember, once an Eagle, always an Eagle!  Thank you for the legacy gift of the remembrance bench for our departed first principal Linda Holman.

    Congratulations to all of the fifth grade families and thank you for your dedication to Liberty over the years!

    Congratulations to Brody Robertson on achieving perfect attendance Kindergarten through Fifth Grade! 

    Congratulations to Danny Kim on achieving perfect attendance First Grade through Fifth Grade!

    Congratulations and thank you to the 62 students and families who earned perfect attendance this school year!

    Congratulations to Summit Club award recipients:  Summit Club Awards:  Language Arts – Keaton Wood, Mathematics – Lucas Smith, Science – Anjali Kumar, Social Studies – Lucy Hopkin!

    Congratulations to 2019-2020 Student Council Officers:  President – Bear Sampson, Vice President – Jaidyn Powell, Sergeant at Arms – Ashley Sanchez-Orsini, Treasurer – Shaina Padhi!

    Congratulations to each staff member recognized at the Guru Vandana ceremony last weekend including Alicia Ducote, Mary Beth Evans, and Tim Greenwell!  Thank you to our families who provided the recognition!

    Thank you to each family who donated to the recent American Heart Association campaign as we netted $2,445 to the cause!

    A great big thank you to ALL of our PTA room representatives for all of their efforts throughout this school year providing engaging and fun activities for our Liberty students!  Thank you, thank you!  A big thank you also to coordinator Shannon Thompson on all of her organization, communication, and support!  Thank you to every family member who joined us!

    Thank you to Vicki Toothman and Stephanie Powell, along with PTA funding, for the terrific and well attended FMHS seniors breakfast!

    Thank you to all of the volunteers who organized and volunteered to make the fifth grade party a reality and success Including Vicki Cutwright, April Dasher, Katie Edwards, Patricia Gonzalez, and Robin Speed, with thanks also to Viviana de la Sierra, Saritha Mamillapalli, Sarah Meche Nicole O’Brien, and Kirsten Petersen for chaperoning assistance!

    Thank you to the volunteers who provided the terrific fifth grade promotion reception including Richelle Austin, Shayna Bell, Sherriee Cole, Cheyenne Darden, Amanda Harrolle, Shannon Thompson, Holly Whitmore, and Ashley Wilson!

    Thank you to everyone who attended the fifth grade recognition ceremony!

    Thank you to the Class of 2019 for the two new class gift rugs for our school entrance doorways!

    Thank you to the family members who attended the Student Council awards and congratulations to all members on their recognitions!

    Thank you to everyone who provided the 244 Eagle of the Day nominations and 120 Eagle of the Week nominations this school year!

    Thank you to Taj Jefferson for wrapping up our WATCH D.O.G.S service this year with his volunteering and for taking on the TOP DOG position for next school year!

    Thank you to each of you who returned your borrowed textbooks, library books and materials, and have picked up medications!

    Thank you to Liberty graduate and Eagle Scout candidate Justin Kochenower for the great new Gaga Ball Pit on the playground!

    Thank you to Liberty graduate and Eagle Scout candidate Henry O’Brien for the great new landscaping in the parking lot islands!

     

    ACTION INFORMATION:

    Be on the lookout this summer and thank you for your assistance in the annual voting for the Best of Denton County!  Nominations open Wednesday, June 12.

    We are wrapping up the second year of the Watch DOGS program at Liberty Elementary School.  The program has been a success, with thirty dads and granddads volunteering to spend the day at school as a Watch DOG.  The feedback from the Dads and Teachers has been extremely positive all year.  Thank you to those dads and granddads who volunteered, and we look forward to an even stronger program next year!  For those dads and granddads who have not yet participated, we urge you to volunteer one day next school year, as this experience will be extremely fulfilling to you and your student.  To learn more about the program, please visit the Liberty Elementary School website / Resources / Watch DOGS.

    If you plan to volunteer next school year, be it here on campus, on a field trip, or one of our away events, you must complete a background check during the summer to update your status and avoid having to worry about updating it during the school year.  You can do so via lisd.net, under the parent resources tab.

    Any bicycles or other items left at the bike racks by Monday, May 27, will be donated to charity.

    FMHS Boys Basketball Summer Camp: 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlEkI-t-o_40YYRl1I4NvOB0TGqeKpqRqdxtGv0EhsU/edit?usp=sharing

     

    EVENTS:

    The building will be closed for the summer beginning Friday, May 24, and will reopen Tuesday, July 23.  Be sure to check our homepage or mobile app for information about the 2019-2020 school year.

    The PTA Board members and chairpersons social will be Monday, August 5, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

    The Student Council will have its annual work day Monday, August 5, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

    Class rosters for 2019-2020 will be posted at the main entrance, west entrance, and Kindergarten hallway exit on Friday, August 9, at 4:00pm.

    Medication delivery to the school nurse, Regina Miller, will be held Monday, August 12, from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

    PTA will host a Kindergarten Playdate and New Family Meet and Greet for students and families Monday, August 12, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

    Meet the Teacher will be Monday, August 12, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

    A Discovery Academy Orientation will be held Monday, August 12, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

    A Kindergarten Orientation will be held Monday, August 12, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

    The first day of classes for the 2019-2020 school year will be Tuesday, August 13, from 7:45am to 3:00pm.

     

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    2018-2019 5th Grade Promotion Video  Thank you to fifth grade teacher Heidi Ruez for this memory!

    Report cards and any other end of school year assessment reports were distributed to students today.

    All input for class placements for next school year have been completed and no further input will be accepted.  No other meetings will be scheduled nor submitted information reviewed.  Thank you.

    Refer to the blue summer calendars for the hours of when the main office and building will be open or closed.  Please know that administration and office staff will not be on site each day in June due to meetings, trainings, and end of the school year reporting.  There are no services during the month of July with all employees off contract and the campus closed.  The Liberty website will be updated throughout the summer and will be your most up-to-date source of information as it is throughout the school year.  We will return to campus Tuesday, July 23, at 8:00am.  The specific schedule of start-up activities in August is attached.

    Many, many thanks for another outstanding school year!  We enjoyed a plethora of amazing activities and events, had great involvement and support from students and families, and created a lot of learning opportunities and memories in our seventeenth school year!  Best wishes to each of you for an outstanding summer with an eye on another great school year, the eighteenth for Liberty, when school begins once again Tuesday, August 13!

    As principal, I extend my sincere thanks to so many of you who are positive, supportive, communicative, have confidence in us, are caring, love the kids, embrace the big picture perspective, are respectful, kind, and involved.  You contribute to our school being the best it can be and I appreciate you more than you may know.  The past seven years have been life affirming and memory filled.  I wish you the very best for a safe and enjoyable summer!

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