Liberty Elementary


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Days to Look Forward to:

September 13th: Picture Day

September 20th: Spirit Night @ Chick fil A

September 27th: KY Kids Day

October 6th-7th: Fall Break

October 21st: School Carnival

November 8th: NO SCHOOL in observation of Election Day (GO VOTE!)

November 10th-18th: Book Fair

November 23rd-25th: NO SCHOOL in observation of Thanksgiving

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Carnival Donations-

Do you own a business or know someone who does, that would like to donate an item (gift certificates, event tickets, products, goody baskets, services, etc.) to our Silent Auction and/or Prize Table at the Carnival? If so, please contact VP of Fundraising Leslie Yeast atleslie.yeast@gmail.com.

Family Resource Center News-

The Liberty Family Resource Center offers a wide variety of services, referrals and workshops to you and your family.  Referrals can be made for G.E.D. training, childcare, childcare provider certification, parenting classes, basic needs and many other helpful resources.

We are looking for two Liberty parents who would be willing to serve on the Family Resource Center Advisory Council. We meet every other month here in the FRC (room 102) at Liberty on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 until about 2:10pm. Our parent representatives help provide feedback from a parents’ point of view in terms of programming and needs. The representatives would need to attend a minimum of three FRC council meetings per school year.

Here is our current schedule:

Thursday, October 20

Thursday, December 8

Thursday, February 16

Thursday, April 20

Thursday, June 15

Also, the FRC is offering referrals and assistance this fall to those families who are in need of help with Thanksgiving baskets and/or holiday gifts.  You’re eligible to apply for referrals/assistance if your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch prices.  Due to the rapidly approaching deadlines from the agencies that we work with, the FRC needs to register families early this year.  Pink forms went home in backpacks and can be returned completed by Tuesday, September 13th.

Contact: Linda Reesor, FRC Coordinator @ Liberty Elementary: 859-381-4896

Spirit Night-

Our next Spirit Night will be at Chick fil A in Hamburg on Tuesday, September 20th from 5-8. Remember to tell the serving host that you are with Liberty for EVERY purchase; this includes drive thru! Attached you will find the accompanying flyer to show when ordering. You can show this flyer in person, on your phone, or just tell the serving host you are with Liberty! Hope to see you there!

Kentucky Kids' Day

On Tuesday, September 27th(Kentucky Kids' Day) we will be passing out the new Liberty shirts to ALL the students at Liberty! We need some help with this fun job! We will be going to each class to tell them about Kentucky Kids' day and then personally give each student his/her new shirt.

The Grade Levels have selected their time slots and they are as follows:

8:00-8:30 2nd Grade

8:30-9:00 1st Grade

9:00-9:30 5th Grade

10:00-10:30 4th Grade

12:30-1:00 Kindergarten

1:30-2:00 3rd Grade

Our volunteer time slots have been adjusted to fit these distribution times. Please note: Each time slot starts 15 minutes BEFORE you will actually be distributing shirts so you can be briefed on the procedures.

If you want to volunteer to help during your child's grade level time slot, that is fine. We just ask that you help with the rest of the classes/grade levels that occur during that time slot. Also, if there is "down time" during the shift, we will be helping Mrs. Craig in the library. Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a8ac28a46-kentucky to sign up.

If you have any questions, please contact Tifany Perrine, VP of Volunteers, atgolibertyhawks@gmail.com

Siblings:

Do you have a child under five years of age?  Lay the foundation for success in school for your little ones!  On October 11th families with children under five years old are invited to join our Born Learning Academy.  Enjoy a family dinner, fun activities and door prizes.  To register, please call the FRC at 381-4896.

Emergency Drills-

All schools are required to have emergency drills monthly. If your child comes home and tells you we had an emergency drill (lockdown, fire, or severe weather) please remember it is to practice safety procedures. In the event we have a real emergency all parents would be notified through email or an All Call announcement.

Car Rider Line-

  • In order to make sure our car rider line moves quickly in the morning we ask that parents do not get out of cars in these lanes. If you need to help your child out of the car please pull into a parking space. This allows us to keep the line moving.
  • NO STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY UNTIL 7:15 A.M. Parents may sit in the car line with students in their vehicles until 7:15 AM but at NO TIME should a student be dropped off and/or left alone before 7:15 AM.
  • THERE ARE NO LEFT HAND TURNS ALLOWED leaving the parking lot during the times of 7AM-9AM and again from 2PM-6PM. This rule is put in place to keep traffic moving and to keep our families safe. Please adhere to this rule at all times.

PTA 5K

The PTA 5K will be held on Sunday, December 4th this year at Keeneland. Once again, there are Free Training programs, which include the Kids Marathon program. Registration forms are coming home next week, and you can also register online atwww.PTA5K.com . Don't forget to select "Liberty Elementary" as the PTA to benefit. Proceeds from this event come back to our school! If you are interested in working the PTA 5K, please contact Jessica Henz (jesshenz@twc.com). We need to have at least 2 volunteers help at the event in order to receive our part of the proceeds.

Yearbook Pictures-

While they are fresh on your camera/phone and Facebook page, email your 1st Day of School pics here to be included in the 2016/17 yearbook! Start snapping NOW to document all of the fun times to be included! Simply attach your photos to an email and send to: submit+1stDayofSchool@entourageyearbooks.com

Chuck E Cheese Spirit Night photos can be emailed to:submit+ChuckE@entourageyearbooks.com

 

Join our PTA!

Help support our school and children by joining our PTA! We handle various special events like the Fall Carnival, fundraising for things like new playground equipment, and teacher appreciation week, just to name a few! There are dozens of NO STRESS ways that you can help out, at school and from home.

Our meetings are on the fourth Thursday every month. This year’s meetings will be held in the school library at 6pm on the following dates:

Our annual membership fee is only $6.00! Cash or checks can be made out to Liberty Elementary PTA. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November--date change to follow). Please see the attached PTA Membership form to fill out and turn in with your fee. Questions? Contact our VP of Membership Christina Krantz atchristina.krantz@ckec.org

 

High Attendance Day

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel have designated Tuesday, September 20 as statewide “High Attendance Day” to emphasize that consistent attendance is essential for success in school. If in class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments, and to reach academic performance benchmarks on time

On High Attendance Day, Kentucky’s public elementary, middle and high schools may compete in small-school or large-school categories. Six winners will be determined statewide based on each individual school’s performance, regardless of its district’s showing. The school in each category with the highest percentage attendance for Sept. 20 will receive a minimum $500. If the school has more than 500 students, the award will increase based on enrollment.

Please make sure your child is here on time and stays all day as we celebrate High Attendance Day next Tuesday, September 20.

Let’s Stay Healthy!

Many of us took advantage of the free Kinsa thermometer offer last year. Awesome! Even without a Kinsa thermometer, Liberty families can take advantage of our active school group to keep our kids healthy. See attached flyer for details.

It’s REFLECTIONS Time Again!

This year’s theme is “What’s Your Story?” There are six Arts categories to enter: literature, film, photography, visual arts, dance choreography and music composition. This is a fun project and contest to get your student excited and involved with Art! Rules for the general contest and category-specific rules can be found athttp://kypta.org/programs/reflections/. Top 2 winners in each category will advance to the district competition. Please use the attached entry forms for theme and/or other contest categories. Questions? Contact Joyce Ravidi at 859-368-4325or Kaye Hughes at 859-509-1486. Stay tuned for special after school arts workshops to help your student complete entries.

 

Wanting to Volunteer?

If you plan to volunteer at school (and we hope that you do!), you will need to make sure that you have an updated background check through the Online Volunteer Application at https://webapps.fcps.net/volunteer. Please note: Everyone must reapply every FOUR years. It is quick and easy! Questions? Contact our VP of Volunteers Tifany Perrine (GoLibertyHawks@gmail.com).