Liberty Community Support

Posted by PAUL PACK on 6/12/2018

Dear Liberty Families, 


As we end our 2017-18 School Year, we want to inform you know of a few ways our school has supported our local community.  Last evening, we presented the 3rd Annual Rhonda Foley Scholarship to Lindsey Nystrom, a senior at Freedom High School and graduate of Liberty Elementary School in 2011.  Please see this special video of Rhonda's husband, David, and Lindsey's former teacher, Jodi Pelak, presenting the scholarship.



Rhonda Foley had a love of learning. She was a proud educator, mother, swim team supporter, and had a strong sense of faith and community. Mrs. Foley taught kindergarten at Liberty for six years. During her time at Liberty she had a positive impact on everyone she met; her students, their families and her coworkers. She was a friend to all and always put others first. Her students meant the world to her. She shared in their struggles and their successes. Her kindness and understanding for her students had a lasting impact on their lives. This scholarship is dedicated in her name by her loving husband, David, her son, John, and her coworkers at Liberty Elementary.




Each year, Liberty hopes to award a $1000 scholarship in Mrs. Foley's name.  If your family would like to donate to the Rhonda Foley Scholarship Fund, please feel free to give an amount of your choice by sending a check payable to "Liberty Elementary School" with the memo "Rhonda Foley Scholarship."  You can call or email our bookkeeper, Dana Pastro, with any questions.  Please see the complete information and criteria about this special recognition below.




Dulles South Food Pantry




During the 2017-2018 school year, the Dulles South Food Pantry received 156 lbs. of food from food drives at Liberty and 3102 lbs. from the cafeteria’s food rescue program. Liberty’s food rescue program is one of the most successful for the pantry. Many of our students, parents, and teachers, also found ways to help the food pantry outside of school.  We thank the members of our school community for your support of the pantry.    


As the Dulles South community continues to grow, the number of people served by the pantry is also growing.  Last month, the pantry was visited by local families 260 times and served 633 neighbors at least one time. During the 2017-2018 school year, the pantry’s Friday Food Packs program delivered 4456 Friday Food Packs (26,736 meals) to students at 12 local schools.


While we wish that we didn’t need to have a food pantry in our community, we are happy to be able to help our neighbors who are most in need.  We are grateful to all who so generously donate their time, food, and funds to the community effort that is the Dulles South Food Pantry. 



Shenandoah Teacher of the Year




Finally, tonight at the Loudoun County School Board Meeting at 6:30 PM at 21000 Education Court in Ashburn, our school system and Wayde Byard, the Public Information Officer, will officially recognize Stephanie Worthley, our amazing special education teacher and long-time friend of Rhonda Foley as the Shenandoah Teacher of the Year.  We are all very proud of the outstanding work of Mrs. Worthley and her contribution to the students at Liberty and leadership in Loudoun County Public Schools.


Have a wonderful summer.  We look forward to continuing to partnership with our community and parents next year.