• Promotion Video

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 6/8/2017

    Dear Liberty 5th Grade Families, 

     

    What a wonderful 5th grade Promotion and Talent Show today!  Thank you again for joining us, and all of your support throughout the years.  Please click and save the 5th Grade Promotion Program for your child.  We are also sharing the great 5th grade slideshow from the ceremony on our Vimeo channel here.

     

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    Have a great evening.

     

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  • Promotion 2017 Tomorrow

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 6/7/2017

    Dear Liberty 5th Grade Families, 

     

    Tomorrow is the big day as we hope you will be able to join us to celebrate the Promotion of our 5th graders to middle school.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 AM with doors opening at 8:10 AM.  We encourage parents and family members to park in the Freedom Band Parking Lot directly across the street from Liberty.  If you are planning to have younger siblings enrolled at Liberty attend and leave class, please send his or her teacher an email so they are ready to have you pick them up in the classroom prior to 8:30 AM.

     

     

    We are also sending you the DARE Graduation Program from Monday and the 5th Grade Promotion Program for tomorrow.  We will share the link to the Class of 2017 slideshow after its premier at Promotion tomorrow morning.  After the ceremony, we invite parents to stay for our traditional "Bubble Walk", student pictures and the 5th Grade Talent Show, which will begin at 12:30 PM.

     

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    Friday, our rising middle schoolers will enjoy a day of fun with the 5th Grade Promo Party.  Thank you to Kristy Jones, Melinda Hallivis and the Promotion Team for all their work in creating and organizing Promotion, the Talent Show, and Friday's class party.  We also want to thank our amazing PTA for your contribution in paying for 100% of the Promotion party and Monday's DARE shirts.

     

     

    Have a great evening.

     

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  • End of Year Reminders

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 6/6/2017

     Dear Liberty Families, 

     

     

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    As we end the year, we want to give a few reminders to make sure your children have their belongings and medication this summer.  All students and parents can visit the Lost and Found this week to redeem any lost articles.  All items that are not picked up by the end of the day on Friday, June 9th at 3:30 PM will be donated by the school.

     

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    For parents of students with medication at school, please pick up any Inhalers, Epi-Pens or Medication stored in the Liberty ES health office on June 9th, June 12th or June 13th.  Please be advised that medication cannot be sent home with students. Any medication not picked up by 3:30 PM on June 13th with be disposed and not available for next school year.

     

     

     

     

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    Don't forget that we have yearbooks that will be on sale in the front hallway directly outside of the SMART Lab.  Yearbooks will be sold on a "first-come, first-serve" basis and are $20.  We can accept cash or check.  We will continue to sell yearbooks this last week of school until we run out of copies.

     

    Have a great final week of school.

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  • Yearbooks on Sale and Important Information

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 6/2/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

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    This is a reminder that Liberty has a limited number of yearbooks that will be on sale beginning tomorrow morning, June 5th at 7:35 AM in the front hallway directly outside of the SMART Lab.  Yearbooks will be sold on a "first-come, first-serve" basis and are $20.  We can accept cash or check.  We will continue to sell yearbooks during the last week of school until we run out.  Students who pre-ordered yearbooks will receive it tomorrow.

     

     

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    Also tomorrow at 8:30 AM, our 5th graders will graduate from DARE, which was launched in 1983.  DARE is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. DARE curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives. We are very proud of our DARE graduates and hope they take these lessons to heart more than even the academic lessons learned at Liberty.  

     

     

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    On Tuesday, June 6th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, the PTA will host its final PTA Spirit Night of the year at Chick-Fil-A.  This is a great opportunity for the children to see one another before the year ends.  It's also a great opportunity for families to meet our new PTA President, Lisa Morales, who will be there from 4:00-5:00 PM.  Please remember to mention "Liberty" at the register as part of the proceeds go directly to the PTA and back to our children.  Enjoy!

     

     

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    This Thursday, we invite parents and familes of our 5th graders back again for 2017 Promotion.  Students will receive their certificates of promotion onto middle school at the ceremony that begins also at 8:30 AM.  On Friday, 5th graders will enjoy a spectacular celebration organized by our PTA and Promotion Team.  It should be a great time for all.

     

    As we look ahead to next year, please keep these very important dates in mind when scheduling your summer so you will be present at these important events.

     

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    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Back to School Night (Parents Only)

    6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Grades 1-2 and AM Kindergarten

    7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Grades 3-5 and PM Kindergarten

     

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Open House

    9:00 AM -10:00 AM Grades 1-5

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Kindergarten AM

    9:30 AM- 10:00 AM Kindergarten PM

     

     

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 – First Day of School

     

     

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    Friday is the last day of school and we want to thank you.  Thank you for being an outstanding partner in educating our children.  Your support, volunteerism, kindness, trust and generosity are truly valued by each teacher and staff member.  It is a pleasure to be at such a wonderful school and to be part of the amazing Liberty Elementary Community.  Thank you!

      

    We look forward to a great final week of school.

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  • 5th Grade Events, Yearbooks and Last PTA Spirit Night

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/31/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

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    Next week is the last of the school year.  We know each of our students to have an amazing week filled with learning, fun and celebrations.  Our 5th graders end their time in elementary school with amazing memories and events.  On Monday at 8:30 AM, our 5th graders will graduate from DARE, which was launched in 1983.  DARE is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. DARE curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives. We are very proud of our DARE graduates and hope they take these lessons to heart more than even the academic lessons learned at Liberty.  Then on Thursday, we invite parents and familes of our 5th graders back again for 2017 Promotion.  Students will receive their certificates of promotion onto middle school at the ceremony that begins also at 8:30 AM.  On Friday, 5th graders will enjoy a spectacular celebration organized by our PTA and Promotion Team.  It should be a great time for all.

     

     

     

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    Liberty has a limited number of yearbooks that will be on sale beginning Monday, June 5th at 7:35 AM in the front hallway directly outside of the SMART Lab.  Yearbooks will be sold on a "first-come, first-serve" basis and are $20.  We can accept cash or check.  We will continue to sell yearbooks during the last week of school until we run out.  

     

     

     

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    On Tuesday, June 6th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, the PTA will host its final PTA Spirit Night of the year at Chick-Fil-A.  This is a great opportunity for the children to see one another before the year ends.  It's also a great opportunity for families to meet our new PTA President, Lisa Morales, who will be there from 4:00-5:00 PM.  Please remember to mention "Liberty" at the register as part of the proceeds go directly to the PTA and back to our children.  Enjoy!

     

     

    We look forward to a wonderful last week of school.

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  • Kindergarten Lottery and More

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/28/2017

    Dear Liberty Parents,

     

    Unfortunately, Liberty Elementary School will not host any full day kindergarten classes next year due to lack of classroom space.  However, we wanted you to know that Loudoun County Public Schools is holding a division-wide lottery for approximately 150 full-day kindergarten (FDK) seats.

     

     

    These seats are located at 12 elementary schools:

    Algonkian (11 seats)

    Emerick (11)

    Evergreen Mill (23)

    Frederick Douglass (23)

    Guilford (8)

    Horizon (7)

    Meadowland (9)

    Mountain View (14)

    Newton-Lee (6)

    Rolling Ridge (17)

    Round Hill (7)

    Sterling (14)

     

    Parents who participate in this lottery must be willing to provide transportation for their child to the FDK site.  If your child is already eligible for FDK or if they were selected in an attendance-zone lottery, your child’s name should not be entered into the division-wide lottery.  This lottery is only open to incoming kindergarten students who 1) are registered at one of the 16 non-universal FDK elementary schools, 2) are not criteria-eligible for FDK services and 3) will otherwise be placed in a half-day kindergarten class.  Lottery seats awarded are non-transferable to other students or locations.  If you are interested in the lottery, please complete the online entry form at the following link, LCPS Division-Wide Full-Day Kindergarten Lottery.  The deadline to submit online lottery entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. The lottery drawing will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2, in room 100C of the LCPS Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. Parents do not have to be present at the drawing in order for their child to be selected.  The Office of Elementary Education will send notification, via email, on Monday, June 5, to parents whose child was selected. Parents must respond by 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 6. Accepting a division-wide lottery FDK seat will generate a records transfer from the student’s home school to the FDK lottery school. The student will be removed from the FDK waiting list of their home school. Students not present for the first day of school, August 24, are considered “no shows.” Their seats may be given to other students if prior arrangements have not been coordinated with the principal and there are students on the waiting list.

     

    For parents of rising sixth graders, documentation of the Tdap vaccine booster should be given to our school nurse as soon as possible.  If your child will not receive the Tdap vaccine booster before the end of this school year, documentation should be given to the middle school this summer.  Your child will not be allowed to start school next year without this immunization!

     

     

     

     

     

    The Liberty Library staff would like for the community to know about, and use, the Little Free Libraries, especially during the summer! By using this link http://www.southriding.net/amenities/little-free-library/,  residents can access information regarding the use and location of the Little Free Library boxes in South Riding. It is so easy to find them near the playgrounds and they offer the opportunity for those who can’t always get to the Gum Springs Branch of the Public Library to trade and/or borrow books from the boxes.

     

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

     

     

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  • STEMmerweek and Camp Code Registration Closes Tonight

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/19/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

      

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    STEMmerweek registration closes tonight, Friday, May 19, 2017.  STEMmerweek is a full day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Our camp is a full week of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math problem-solving for current Liberty K-5 students.

     

    STEMmerweek Registration Includes:

    • STEMmerweek 2017 June and/or July Camp Shirt
    • Differentiated and Hands-on Collaborative Design Challenges
    • Opportunities for Digital Design in our New Smart Lab
    • All Costs of STEMmerweek Field Trip
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "STEMmerweek Engineering Expo"

     

    Registration for June 19-23 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and  July 24-28 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Just follow the registration form and pay by check to Liberty Elementary School.

     

    Early-Bird Tuition:

    • $289 for 1 Camper for June or July
    • $549 for 2 Campers for June or July
    • $549 for 1 Camper for June AND July
    • $1049 for 2 Campers for June AND July

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for June are Amelia Hunter (Director), Hannah Peebles, Katie Krauss, Courtney Peckham, Chelsea Diana and Megan Eno.

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for July are Bonnie Burnheimer (Director), Turner Donaldson, Alison Bechard, Paige Weber, and Courtney Jones.

     

     

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    Camp Code registration also closes tonight, Friday, May 19, 2017. Camp Code is our new 1/2 Day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Camp Code is offered to Liberty's current K-5 students and differentiated for primary- and upper-elementary students. Our camp is a full week of learning programing basics and language to apply understanding to code robotics, video games, Apple Swiftplaygrounds and more for $219 for one child or $399 for two children.

     

    Camp Code Registration Includes:

    • Camp Code 2017 Shirt
    • Differentiated Coding Instruction and Projects
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "Coding Convention"

     

    Camp Code Coaches scheduled are Nichole Thomas (Director), Chrissy Koeneke, and Emily Nykorchuk

     

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    Please remember that payment can only be made by check to Liberty Elementary School.  Once you complete online registration, please send in your check to the office on Monday.  If you have more than two children in your family or a need for reduced tuition, please email Paul.Pack@lcps.org for assistance.

     

    See you this summer!

     

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  • Happy Mother's Day and Week Ahead

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/13/2017
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    We want to wish all our moms in the Liberty Community a Happy Mother's Day today!  We know your children and family will be sure this is a special day for you.
     
     
     
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    We are very happy to announce that Lisa Morales was voted our next Liberty PTA President for the 2017-18 School Year.  Mrs. Morales is a 13 year resident of South Riding with two amazing twin girls attending our school. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in school counseling.  She worked as a school counselor in FCPS for eight years.  Lisa stated that one of her goals as PTA President is to have the PTA reflect the student population.  “I hope to accomplish this by making everyone feel welcome and included in their school community.  I am super excited that we have two brand new members now serving on the board who are already helping to move us toward that goal.”  We look forward to an exciting year for our PTA next year under her leadership.

     

    On Thursday, our PTA will host a Spirit Night at McDonald's.  Please join us for a fun evening to raise money for Liberty on May 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Please be sure to mention Liberty when you order so that Liberty will receive credit.

     
     
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    Due to high demand, our 2nd grader's "Backpack Bling" products will still be on sale at school all this week.  You can see images of the students' products and complete information on the Backpack Bling webpage.  

     

     

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    STEMmerweek registration close for the summer on Friday, May 19, 2017.  We are opening registration at the regular rate of $289 per camper for our Liberty familes only.  STEMmerweek is a full day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Our camp is a full week of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math problem-solving for current Liberty K-5 students.

     

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    Camp Code registration also closes for the summer on Friday, May 19, 2017. Camp Code is our new 1/2 Day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Camp Code is offered to Liberty's current K-5 students and differentiated for primary- and upper-elementary students. Our camp is a full week of learning programing basics and language to apply understanding to code robotics, video games, Apple Swiftplaygrounds and more.

     

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    Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  • Backpack Bling, Parent Input and Summer Camps

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/10/2017
    Dear Liberty Families, 
     
    We are excited that our 2nd graders have used their knowledge of economics to be the producers of "Backpack Bling," which is on sale at school this week.  You can see images of the students' products and complete information on the Backpack Bling webpage.  Below is part of their marketing campaign for this project-based learning experience:

     

    What can you buy? 

    Little backpack charms to BLING things up and put a little sparkle in your life. 

    For only $1.00

     

    Where can you buy bpb? 

     Backpack Bling is sold in front of library and all down the second grade hallway. 

     

    When can you buy? 

    Tuesday May 9-12th.    ONE WEEK ONLY! So get yours today!

    Before school 7:35-8:00 and after school from 2:15- 2:35

    Second grade stores are closed on the off hours

     

    So what happens with all the money raised?

    This is the really cool part! Second grade classrooms have paired up to sponsor a charity.

     

    The following is a list of the classrooms and their charity

     

    • Ms. Austin / Mrs. Agi - Donor’s Choose  purchasing an iPad for a classroom with no technology
    • Ms. Roivas / Mrs. Novotny - Good Sports purchasing sports equipment for those in need to help them get moving
    • Ms. Schmidt - Relay for Life / Team Liberty!  
    • Ms. Rief / Mrs. Pickering - Homes for our Troops 
    • Mrs. Eno / Ms. Ricci - World Wildlife Federation adopting animals

     

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    Thanks for all your support in making this PBL experience successful! 

     

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    It's hard to believe, but we have already started planning for next year. You can see next year's student calendar here. Part of our planning involves the initial placement of children in classes. The Liberty procedure is a careful process utilizing information from a variety of sources, which include homeroom teacher, specialists, and administration. Parents of rising 1st - 5th graders are invited to assist by completing the Parent Placement Input Form by Friday, May 12, 2017.
     
    If you would like to complete this OPTIONAL questionnaire, the information will be considered, as classes for the 2017-2018 school year are formed. Please do not request a specific teacher for your child or request that a specific teacher be excluded in placement considerations. Please note that this placement request form will close at 4:00 PM on May 12th.  If you have questions or need to provide confidential information about specific students, please complete this form and email Diane Insari, Assistant Principal.
     

     

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    STEMmerweek registration is reopening for two weeks and will close Friday, May 19, 2017.  We are opening registration at the regular rate of $289 per camper for our Liberty familes only.  STEMmerweek is a full day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Our camp is a full week of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math problem-solving for current Liberty K-5 students.

     

    STEMmerweek Registration Includes:

    • STEMmerweek 2017 June and/or July Camp Shirt
    • Differentiated and Hands-on Collaborative Design Challenges
    • Opportunities for Digital Design in our New Smart Lab
    • All Costs of STEMmerweek Field Trip
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "STEMmerweek Engineering Expo"

     

    Registration for June 19-23 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and  July 24-28 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Just follow the registration form and pay by check to Liberty Elementary School.

     

    Early-Bird Tuition:

    • $289 for 1 Camper for June or July
    • $549 for 2 Campers for June or July
    • $549 for 1 Camper for June AND July
    • $1049 for 2 Campers for June AND July

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for June are Amelia Hunter (Director), Hannah Peebles, Katie Krauss, Courtney Peckham, Chelsea Diana and Megan Eno.

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for July are Bonnie Burnheimer (Director), Turner Donaldson, Alison Bechard, Paige Weber, and Courtney Jones.

     

     

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    Camp Code registration is opening for two weeks and will close Friday, May 19, 2017. Camp Code is our new 1/2 Day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Camp Code is offered to Liberty's current K-5 students and differentiated for primary- and upper-elementary students. Our camp is a full week of learning programing basics and language to apply understanding to code robotics, video games, Apple Swiftplaygrounds and more for $219 for one child or $399 for two children.

     

    Camp Code Registration Includes:

    • Camp Code 2017 Shirt
    • Differentiated Coding Instruction and Projects
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "Coding Convention"

     

    Camp Code Coaches scheduled are Nichole Thomas (Director), Chrissy Koeneke, and Emily Nykorchuk

     

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    Please remember that payment can only be made by check to Liberty Elementary School.  Once you complete online registration, please send in your check to the office.  If you have more than two children in your family or a need for reduced tuition, please email Paul.Pack@lcps.org for assistance.

     

    Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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  • STEMmerweek and Camp Code Registration - Closes May 19

    Posted by PAUL PACK on 5/6/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

      

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    STEMmerweek registration is reopening for two weeks and will close Friday, May 19, 2017.  We are opening registration at the regular rate of $289 per camper for our Liberty familes only.  STEMmerweek is a full day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Our camp is a full week of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math problem-solving for current Liberty K-5 students.

     

    STEMmerweek Registration Includes:

    • STEMmerweek 2017 June and/or July Camp Shirt
    • Differentiated and Hands-on Collaborative Design Challenges
    • Opportunities for Digital Design in our New Smart Lab
    • All Costs of STEMmerweek Field Trip
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "STEMmerweek Engineering Expo"

     

    Registration for June 19-23 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and  July 24-28 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Just follow the registration form and pay by check to Liberty Elementary School.

     

    Early-Bird Tuition:

    • $289 for 1 Camper for June or July
    • $549 for 2 Campers for June or July
    • $549 for 1 Camper for June AND July
    • $1049 for 2 Campers for June AND July

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for June are Amelia Hunter (Director), Hannah Peebles, Katie Krauss, Courtney Peckham, Chelsea Diana and Megan Eno.

     

    STEM Coaches scheduled for July are Bonnie Burnheimer (Director), Turner Donaldson, Alison Bechard, Paige Weber, and Courtney Jones.

     

     

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    Camp Code registration is opening for two weeks and will close Friday, May 19, 2017. Camp Code is our new 1/2 Day STEM summer camp taught by our own Liberty teachers.  Camp Code is offered to Liberty's current K-5 students and differentiated for primary- and upper-elementary students. Our camp is a full week of learning programing basics and language to apply understanding to code robotics, video games, Apple Swiftplaygrounds and more for $219 for one child or $399 for two children.

     

    Camp Code Registration Includes:

    • Camp Code 2017 Shirt
    • Differentiated Coding Instruction and Projects
    • Unlimited Invitations for Parents and Family to the "Coding Convention"

     

    Camp Code Coaches scheduled are Nichole Thomas (Director), Chrissy Koeneke, and Emily Nykorchuk

     

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    Please remember that payment can only be made by check to Liberty Elementary School.  Once you complete online registration, please send in your check to the office.  If you have more than two children in your family or a need for reduced tuition, please email Paul.Pack@lcps.org for assistance.

     

    See you this summer!

     

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