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  • Kindergarten Lottery and More

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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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  • Thank You

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 5/5/2017

    Dear Liberty Parents, 

     

    On behalf of the entire Liberty staff, thank you for the kind words, support, and tokens of appreciation this week.  Each and every one of us feels very lucky to be part of a school and community which values our children's education and teachers.  

     

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    Have a wonderful weekend, 

    Paul

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  • Picture Day Tomorrow

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 5/3/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

     

    A reminder that tomorrow is class picture day.

     

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    Say Cheese! On Thursday, May 4th, students will take thier 2016-2017 Class Picture.  Please make sure students are present for the photo and dress their best.  Order forms were sent home last week for purchasing class photos.

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  • Enjoying this Year and Preparing for Next Year

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 4/30/2017
    Dear Liberty Families, 
     

    What a fantastic start we've had as Liberty Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTA had breakfast waiting for the staff and our bus drivers this morning.  Tomorrow, our students can bring in "Flower-Grams" for their teacher(s). Color-in the flower and let them know how much they mean to you. Extra flower-grams are available from the Liberty PTA website tab (Don’t forget specialists and other staff members).  In addition to paper copies of the flyer sent home last week, you can find the flower grams by clicking the link above.  Also, later this week:

     

    • Wednesday, May 3rd: Students bring supplies for your classroom. Please see the flip side of this flyer for the grade and suggested supplies.
    • Thursday, May 4th: Students bring your teacher’s favorite K-Cup! Extra K-Cups will be gathered in the Teacher’s Lounge to be shared by all teachers.
    • Friday, May 5th: PTA will host a lunch for teachers and staff members. Room Parents may coordinate a class gift to be given on Friday.

      

     

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    Say Cheese! On Thursday, May 4th, students will take thier 2016-2017 Class Picture.  Please make sure students are present for the photo and dress their best.  Order forms were sent home this week for purchasing class photos.

     

     

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    On Thursday evening, our amazing Liberty Chorus will host its final concert of the year starting at 7:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing (and hearing) these remarkable singers.

     

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    New to SOL testing?  Please join Courtney Jones, 3rd grade teacher and Nicole Moore, school counselor for a parent coffee on Friday, May 5th.  We will begin promptly at 1:45 in the art room.  You will learn about the SOL format, how the results are used, and tips for each family to help prepare for the tests.

     
     
     
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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 is only active for two weeks and 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.
     
     
    Thank you again for recognizing the wonderful staff at Liberty this week!
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week, Class Pictures and SOL Parent Coffee

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 4/28/2017

    Dear Liberty Families,

     

    We are excited as Liberty Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week next week from May 1st – 5th.  Please help the PTA appreciate our Teachers! Participation is voluntary not mandatory!

     

    • Monday, May 1st: PTA will host a grab and go breakfast for our teachers.  We will also give all our bus drivers smoothies and granola bars.
    • Tuesday, May 2nd:  Students bring in "Flower-Grams" for their teacher(s). Color-in the flower and let them know how much they mean to you. Extra flower-grams are available from the Liberty PTA website tab (Don’t forget specialists and other staff members).
    • Wednesday, May 3rd: Students bring supplies for your classroom. Please see the flip side of this flyer for the grade and suggested supplies.
    • Thursday, May 4th: Students bring your teacher’s favorite K-Cup! Extra K-Cups will be gathered in the Teacher’s Lounge to be shared by all teachers.
    • Friday, May 5th: PTA will host a lunch for teachers and staff members. Room Parents may coordinate a class gift to be given on Friday.

     

    Please click on the link to donate breakfast items, raffle gift cards, decorate the teacher’s lounge and to help distribute smoothies/granola bars to the bus drivers! http://signup.com/go/h3ACE5

     

     

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    Say Cheese! On Thursday, May 4th, students will take thier 2016-2017 Class Picture.  Please make sure students are present for the photo and dress their best.  Order forms were sent home this week for purchasing class photos.

     

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    New to SOL testing?  Please join Courtney Jones, 3rd grade teacher and Nicole Moore, school counselor for a parent coffee on Friday, May 5th.  We will begin promptly at 1:45 in the art room.  You will learn about the SOL format, how the results are used, and tips for each family to help prepare for the tests.

     

    Have a great weekend. 

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  • Report Cards and PTA Spirit Night

    Posted by PAUL PACK at 4/24/2017

    Dear Liberty Families, 

      

    It's hard to believe that this is the final week of April.  Soon, students will be enjoying time in the pool and getting ready for summer break.  However, until then, we have some important events happening at Liberty Elementary School.

     

     

     

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    Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26th, students will be bringing home their 3rd quarter report cards. Please take a moment to reflect with your student on his or her growth this year and set goals for the future.  Most important, this is a wonderful opportunity to praise your child and reinforce his or her effort and enthusiasum in school.  Typically, the end of the year in June can be hectic.  So spending the time this week to do this is encouraged. 

     

     

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    On Thursday, April 27th, our wonderful PTA will host Spirit Night at Velocity Wings from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Please come out and help support Liberty Elementary School.  Remember that part of the proceeds from all PTA Spirit Nights go directly back to the children at our school so please mention Liberty Elementary when placing an order for dine-in or carry out order!

     

     

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    The Liberty PTA Garden Club did a fantastic job of cleaning up and improving the Liberty Kitchen Garden and Outdoor Classroom for the students to use this spring and beyond.  Please look at this update and pictures.  A big thank you to Lisa Morales for leading this project, and Meadows Farms Nursery and the South Riding Home Depot for directly supporting Liberty Elementary School students and the Outdoor Classrooms initiative. This week, Meadows Farms generously donated over $1,000 in labor and materials to clean up and beautify both garden areas. Home Depot donated $200 toward a garden shed that is housing all gardening tools being used by students.

     

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    SOL Testing will take place starting Monday, May 8, 2017 for students in grades 3, 4 and 5.  Testing will take place throughout the month of May and could extend into early-June.  All students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will take assessments in reading and math.  4th graders will also be tested in Virginia Studies and 5th graders will be assessed in science.  Specific schedules by class will be sent home by your child's teacher.  

     

     

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    We also wanted to give notice of an important parent session Loudoun County Public Schools is offering next month.  Mindful Parenting: Remaining Calm While Improving Family Dynamics will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 form 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the LCPS Administrative Bldg 21000 Education Ct, Ashburn.  Join Donilee Alexander-Goldsmith, LCPS School Social Worker, and Michelle Bogdan, LCSW, to learn about Mindfulness and Mindful Parenting. Mindfulness is noticing your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in the present moment without judgement. Learn how to utilize Mindfulness in your role as a parent to support your children in improving focus, reducing anxiety, and being more present in each moment

     

    As we head into next week's Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank you, our Liberty Community, for the tremendous impact you have on our children's education and the satisfaction of being an educator at our great school.

     

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    THANK YOU for attending and participating in important and memorable activities with your children including STEMmerday, Matball and classroom activities and student exhibitions of their work.

     

    THANK YOU in advance for the generous gifts and donations including school supplies for our students and classrooms.

     

    THANK YOU for being a PTA member and helping our organization show our students and teachers incredible respect and appreciation each day at school.

     

    THANK YOU for being our partner in your child's education and building positive relationships and communication with us as we all work hand-in-hand to create a wonderful learning environment for each educator, parent and student at Liberty.

      

    Have a great week.

     

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