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    September 14, 2018

     

    RECOGNITIONS:

    Thank you to each of the volunteers who covered lunch and recess shifts for the teachers and to Emily Amidon for her coordination!  Thank you to Shannon Thompson 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 fourth grade families who attended the Kim Mulkey meet the teacher event!  Thank you to those families who participated in the Positive Proof ID picture opportunity! 

    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 21.  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 Jamie Bigelow and Kara Broeker for all of their efforts!

     

    ACTION ITEMS:

    All Skyward Family Access based back to school and AUP forms for students must be completed TODAY.  Failure to do so by the due date excludes your student from utilizing any technology during the school day.

    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 18.

    Now is the time to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook if you did not include it with the Eagle Fee!  **If you are uncertain if you purchased the 2018-2019 yearbook, please contact Melanie Sibley at sibleym@lisd.net or contact the Main Office.**  The online option is now available by going to https://www.balfour.com/texas/flower-mound/liberty-elementary-school and selecting Yearbook.  Then please follow the steps to complete the order.  Each book is $25.00. Please know that additional copies may not be available at the end of the school year.

    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 Friday, September 21, to be included in the student directory.  Be sure to join a now Nationally Recognized PTA and contribute to the programs our students enjoy!

    Thank you if you RSVPed for the first Tea Time with Tim of the school year on Tuesday, September 18.

    Thank you for clipping, bagging, and sending in your Box Tops for Education!  Every little bit helps.

     

    EVENTS:

    Please enjoy this September Newsletter from our school nurse Regina Miller https://www.smore.com/azv9g.

    Be sure to join Principal Tim Greenwell for the first Tea Time with Tim sessions of the school year on Tuesday, September 18!  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.

    Our September PTA Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30pm in the cafeteria.  All members and anyone interested in joining are encouraged to attend. 

    PTA will be providing August and September birthday treats for students and hospitality for family members on Thursday, September 20, during the lunch shifts.

    We will have Eagle spirit day Friday, September 21.  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 24.

    Our first Liberty restaurant night of the school year is Monday, September 24, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at the Black Walnut Café on Long Prairie Road.  Thank you Chrissy Clark for coordinating this event.

    Student Council will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 25, 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.

    Our Nationally and State Recognized Liberty Student Council will once again host a TEPSA Student Leadership Conference!  The conference will be in the cafeteria all day Thursday, September 27.  We will be unable to have guests at lunch on that day.

    Friday, September 28, will be Jaguar spirit day with any FMHS spirit wear welcomed and appropriate.

     

    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.

    Students can show their imagination and creativity by submitting entries in any or all of the six categories in the National PTA Reflections program starting September 20 - October 22.  Entry Forms:  https://www.txpta.org/uploads/filemanager/Reflections%202018/18-19%20Student%20Entry%20F or

    m_TXPTA_Fillable.pdf; Rules: https://www.txpta.org/uploads/filemanager/Reflections%202018/2018-19%20Reflections%20Student% 20Packet_English.pdf

    Please be sure to label all items that come to school with the first and last name of your student(s).  Items tend to be forgotten in various places and we try to reconnect them with their owners.  Having names clearly marked is very helpful.  Thank you.

    Please note that for a student to be counted as present for a school day and continue on the road to great or perfect attendance, they must be in their classroom no later than 9:00am.  This includes any reason for not being on time at 7:45am – overslept, traffic issues, not feeling well, appointments, etc.

    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.

    Parents and guardians should always escort their student(s) to and from the main office when checking in or out from being late, attending to an appointment, etc.  The front circle drive is specifically designated for ten minutes or less parking for such occurrences and should not be utilized as a standard parking spot for attending lunch, conferences, meetings, or during arrival and dismissal time; as this is a courtesy to others and helpful for delivery vehicles and any emergency vehicles.  Visitor parking is widely available in the west lot. 

    All car rider vehicles are asked to pull all the way forward in the appropriate line and leave little space between vehicles 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.  In other words, 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.  Also, when coming from the west, please 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. 

    We have a beautiful campus here at Liberty that we are very proud of.  You are encouraged to assist us in keeping it that way by making sure all trash is disposed of properly (a lot of items fall out of cars) including the ends of cigarettes, that we are careful with our use of the outside and inside areas, furniture, walls, and windows; and that it is okay to either individually or as a group pick up trash or spruce up our environment for the enjoyment of all.  Thank you.

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

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