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5/19/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley with this weeks updates and reminders. This is our last week of the 2023-24 school year! Tomorrow, Monday, May 20th we will start our award ceremonies. Teachers sent home information about the award ceremonies to students recieving an award earlier last week. Families also recieved preprinted badges if they names you provided on the form are in our Raptor system. 
Tomorrow we will have Kindergarten awards at 8:30, First Grade Awards at 9:15 and Second Grade Awards at 10:00. On Tuesday we will have Third Grade awards at 8:30 and fourth grade awards at 9:15. On Tuesday our fifth graders will go to the North Port Acquatic Center for their field trip. Thursday will be our fifth grade promotion ceremonies. We will have Mrs. Beechler and Ms. Benton's class at 8:45, Mrs. Lathers' and Mrs. Waters' classes at 9:30 and Ms. Marshall's class at 10:15. Then on Friday we will have our last day of school for the 2023-24 school year. 
Please stop by the office during your child's award ceremony or send in $20 with your student if you would like to purchase a yearbook. We have limited quantities on sale in the office!
As you head off to summer, please remember to follow our Liberty STAR Facebook page for updates and reminders. We will post occasionally throughout the summer as we begin to gear up for next year! Click here for our Facebook Page!
Thanks for your continued support!

5/14/24

Good Evening Liberty Elementary School Families. At Liberty Elementary we run our own after school care program, we call this program LEAP. This program is run by school district staff.  Our LEAP registration for the 2024-25 school year is open on our website. If your student will be coming to LEAP next year, please register them. 

The morning care program is $20 and aftercare is $55 per week. Families will recieve a discount if you select morning care and aftercare as well as a multi-sibling discount.  

In addition, you will need to select the grade level your student will be for next year. If you select the incorrect grade level, you may be bumped to the waitlist if the accurate grade level is full. We have limited spots for each grade level so we recommend registering soon if you are looking for aftercare. If you are placed on a waitlist, you're welcome to check in with me by email to see what your number is on the waitlist.  Lastly, you will be removed from the 24-25 LEAP group if there is a balance on your account as we end this school year.

If at any time your plans change over the summer and you registered for LEAP but won't be using it, please send me an email so I can add someone else in from the waitlist. 

Please visit https://libertyelem.revtrak.net/ to register! Please ensure you register for NEXT year’s classes and place your child in the correct grade level. Please make sure you continue through the registration process and you get a confirmation email. 

Please email Carolyn Whaley for any questions or additional communication: Carolyn.whaley@yourcharlotteschools.net 

5/5/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley with some updates and reminders for this week! First I want to let you know that we will continue our end of year testing this week. On Monday, some of our third grade students will be completing their SAT 10 assessment. On Tuesday our fourth and fifth grade students will be taking their ELA FAST assessment. On Thursday our third graders will take their FAST assessment for Math. Then on Friday our fourth and fifth grade students will take their Math FAST assessment. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep before the assessment and eats a FREE breakfast at school or at home the morning of the assessment. 

Lastly, our fifth grade promotion ceremony plan has been finalized. Due to construction on the pavillon, we will have our promotion ceremony in the cafeteria. We will have 3 sessions for the ceremony so each group has time to be celebrated! A flyer will be sent out this week with all of the details. We will have Mrs. Beechler and Ms. Benton's classes at 8:45 followed by Mrs. Lathers and Mrs. Waters' classes at 9:30 and then Ms. Marshall's class at 10:15. 

We appreciate your continued support as we count down the final 15 school days in May!

4/28/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with some updates and reminders for this week! First our third graders will take their FAST Reading testing on Wednesday, May 1st. Students who recieve a level 1 on the FAST assessment will take the SAT 10 assessment on Friday and the upcoming Monday. If your student is a third grader, please ensure they arrive to school on time on Wednesday. Students are encouraged to get a good night sleep before the assessment and eat a filling breakfast that morning. We will be cheering all of our third graders on in the morning as we know they have worked hard all year to show what they know on this test!
This week a select group of our students will be getting their dental sealants. Parents signed students up for this earlier in the school year, if your student was signed up they will be pulled this week to get their dental sealants. 
We have our Mother's Day event in the morning on Tuesday! If you signed up for this event, we look forward to seeing you there! Also our Family Reading Center will be open on May 2nd for our last time. Please make sure you return any books on May 2nd or send them in prior!
Lastly we will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week this week! We are so thankful for our staff at LES and all they do for our students. We would love for your to join in this week and thank our staff! A handmade card is so appreciated!
Thanks for your continued support! Please follow our Liberty Patriot STAR facebook page for more updates and reminders!

4/26/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families! We are currently registering Kindergarten students for the 2024-25 school year. If you will have an incoming kindergarten student you have not registered for school yet, please reply to this email. We will walk you through the steps to ensure your student gets registered for the upcoming school year. Please share this with your friends, family members and neightbors who may have a kindergarten student for the upcoming school year!

See attachment for directions to register!  Click Here! 

Thanks!

Mrs. Whaley

4/22/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley! I am calling with some exciting updates and reminders for this week. First our First and Second grade students are taking their FAST STAR assessment this week. Students will take their Reading and Math assessment this week. The majority of our students will test Reading on Tuesday and Math on Thursday. However, some students who recieve accomadations may be pulled to test on an alternative day. Please encourage your student to do their very best on this assessment. We know our studnets have worked incredibly hard this year and want their efforts to show on this assessment!
In addition tomorrow we have our STEAM Night! This event is from 4:30-6:00. Families will be able to rotate through hands on STEAM activities! We will also have Kona Ice on campus for purchase. We hope you will come and join us for this very exciting event!
Also on Tuesday at 5:30 our fifth grade students are invited to Murdock Middle School for their riser night. This event is happening at Murdock Middle School!
We also want to encourage our families to register if they have Kindergarten students joining us next school year! Families can register completely online using the directions on our Liberty Patriot STAR facebook page. If you need assistance registering, please reach out to our front office staff. Our front office will walk you through the steps! Registering early allows us to project how many kindergarten students we will have!
We also have yearbooks on sale for just a few more days! Orders for yearbooks are due on April 26th. Please make sure to pre-order your child's yearbook as we will not order many extras!
Lastly, we are celebrating our wonderful front office staff this week! If you stop by our office you may see some of the decorations we have for them. We appreciate all the hard work they put in to assist our students everyday! Next week we will be celebrating our whole staff during staff appreciation week!
Thanks for your continued support! Please check our our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders!

4/15/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with updates and reminders for this week. First our kindergarten students will be taking their end of year reading FAST assessment tomorrow and their Math assessment later in the week. Please talk with your student about doing their very best on this assessment. We want to ensure our students show what they have learned in kindergarten on this assessment! Our first and second grade students will be taking their FAST STAR assessment next week!
In addition we have our SAC and PTO meeting at 3:00 on Thursday this week. All families are invited to SAC and PTO. We hope you will join us!
We are also wrapping up our yearbook sales with the yearbook ad pages for our fifth graders due on April 19th. All of our fifth graders will get a yearbook for free, but we are selling yearbooks for all students PreK-Fourth grade for $20 per yearbook. We will collect money for yearbook sales until April 26th. Please make sure to preorder your yearbook as we will not order a lot of extras. 
Next, our students who are entering Prek-3rd grade next year have the opportunity to get FREE books over the summer with the partnership from The Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading "This Book Is Cool" Summer event. Please visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to register for 20 free books to encourage your student to keep reading this summer.
Lastly, now is the time to register any incoming kindergarten student! Please visit our Facebook page to see the directions for registering any new kindergarten students. Please make sure your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten students know now is the time to register! Registration can be completed online and if you need any assistance with it reach out to our front office staff and they can walk you through the process!
Thank you for your continued support! We hope you are following our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for updates and reminders!

4/7/24

Good Evening Liberty Students.  This is Mrs. Whaley calling with a few reminders for this week. 

Tomorrow between 1:15pm until 4:15pm Charlotte County is in the viewing area for a partial solar eclipse. The district has sent protocols for student safety and they include keeping students indoors during these hours. We will be able to dismiss as usual, but students who are bikers and walkers should not look directly at the eclipse as they continue home. The eclipse itself is not dangerous, but looking at the eclipse could damage eyes. We have also taken some precautions at the school that include keeping students indoors for all activities until dismissal and in our LEAP program until 4:15.  

In addition our yearbook dedications are on sale for our fifth graders and any local businesses that would like to purchase a space. Please ensure you fill out the information on the sheet as well as send the money to school. We also have our yearbooks on sale. Our PTO will purchase a yearbook for each 5th grader but all other students can purchase a yearbook. We will order very few additional yearbooks so if you would like to secure a yearbook for your student, please send in your order form. The flyers for both of these items are on our Liberty Patriot STAR Facebook page. 

In addition we have a few up coming events. Port Charlotte Middle School is hosting their 5th grader riser night on April 11th. We have our STEAM night on April 23rd. Our fifth graders riser night for Murdock Middle School is also on April 23rd. We also have our Cool Mom Muffins with Mom event in the morning on April 30th. Please check out our Facebook page to view the flyers for these events!

Lastly we will be celebrating our Staff Appreciation Week, April 29th to May 3rd. We love to have community and family partners for these events to celebrate our staff at Liberty! If your family or business would like to participate with donations during this week, please reach out to Mr. Herndon or I!

Thanks for your continued support!

2/13/24

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling because tomorrow we have one of our best events of the school year! Tomorrow our students will celebrate Reading Zone in the morning. This event is just for students, but we will be recognizing students who have met their reading goals! Tomorrow as we celebrate those reading goals students are invited to wear their AR shirts or red, white and blue!Then tomorrow at 11:30 we have our Patriot Picnic event. During this exciting event we invite all of our Liberty Families to come and enjoy a picnic style lunch with their students in our courtyard. You are invited to bring blankets, books and even food for your student. If you are not bringing lunch from home, we will provide students a cafeteria lunch. Any family who marked they would be taking students home after the picnic will bring their backpack outside. Our classrooms are locked during the instructional day so we want to have the backpacks accessible. If you return the form and the people listed at the bottom are in our Raptor system, you should have received your Raptor badge. Please check your child’s backpack so you are able to wear the badges on the day of the picnic. This will allow you to skip the line to have a badge printed. We will have a separate entrance for people with badges. If some of your groups have badges and others don't you can connect back up in the court yard!Please stop by our lost and found in the vestiblue so you can check lost and found for any items your student may have lost. Items will be donated over Spring Break so please ensure you look for any missing items!Last we have our book fair open during the patriot picnic. If you'd like to take your student to the book fair please just let your child's teacher know so the student can be signed out to go to the media center! Please remember Friday, March 15th is a teacher work day and the following week is our spring break! We thank you for your continued support!

3/10/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with some exciting updates and reminders for our last week before Spring Break. We are still selling Mystery Eggs, they are going fast so many sure to purchase soon. Mystery eggs can be purchased in the office for $1. In each mystery egg there will be a small prize. We will have a limited number of mystery eggs so we will sell eggs up until March 28th or until the eggs are sold out. Last year we had families purchase eggs for all students in the classroom, if you are interested in doing that, please reach out to your child's teacher to get the class count. All monies raised will go to supporting our fifth graders in their end of year events. Our fifth graders really appreciate your supporting this fundraiser!This week is our Reading Zone and Book Fair Celebration week! Tomorrow, Monday, March 11th is our Book Fair Family Night. Please join us between 4:00-6:00 to shop the book fair, watch the canine unit demonstration, visit the animals from the Wildlife center, enjoy the inflatables, visit the public library table and for some math make and take games! This will be a fun filled event! If you are planning to shop the bookfair with your student, please come Monday night, we are still waiting for the cash register so we won't have parents in Monday morning to shop.We also have spirit wear days this week. On Monday students are invited to wear pajamas, Tuesday is crazy hair day, Wednesday is sports wear and Thursday students are invited to wear their AR shirts or red, white and blue!Last, we have our Patriot Picnic event on Thursday, March 14th. During this exciting event we invite all of our Liberty Families to come and enjoy a picnic style lunch with their students in our courtyard. You are invited to bring blankets, books and even food for your student. Please ensure you fill out the pink invitation form for your student. The information on this form will ensure we know if your students needs a cafeteria lunch on the day of the picnic. We also ask on the form if you are taking your child home early on the day of the picnic so we can have their backpack outside with them at the picnic! If you return the form and the people listed at the bottom are in our Raptor system, we will send the badges home in the days leading up to the picnic. Please check your child’s backpack so you are able to wear the badges on the day of the picnic. This will allow you to skip the line to have a badge printed.  Please remember Friday, March 15th is a teacher work day and the following week is our spring break! We thank you for your continued support!

3/5/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with some exciting updates and reminders for our last two weeks before Spring Break. We will begin selling our Mystery Eggs tomorrow morning. Mystery eggs can be purchased in the office for $1. In each mystery egg there will be a small prize. We will have a limited number of mystery eggs so we will sell eggs up until March 28th or until the eggs are sold out. Last year we had families purchase eggs for all students in the classroom, if you are interested in doing that, please reach out to your child's teacher to get the class count. All monies raised will go to supporting our fifth graders in their end of year events. Our fifth graders really appreciate your supporting this fundraiser!

This Thursday we will have our SAC and PTO meeting for the month of March. All parents and families are welcome to join us at 3:00 for SAC and PTO. 

Next week we begin our Reading Zone and Book Fair Celebration week! This kicks off on Monday with our Book Fair Family Night. Please join us between 4:00-6:00 to shop the book fair, watch the canine unit demonstration, visit the animals from the Wildlife center, enjoy the inflatables, visit the public library table and for some math make and take games! This will be a fun filled event!

We also have spirit wear days next week. On Monday students are invited to wear pajamas, Tuesday is crazy hair day, Wednesday is sports wear and Thursday students are invited to wear their AR shirts or red, white and blue!

Last, we have our Patriot Picnic event on Thursday, March 14th. During this exciting event we invite all of our Liberty Families to come and enjoy a picnic style lunch with their students in our courtyard. You are invited to bring blankets, books and even food for your student. Please ensure you fill out the pink invitation form for your student. The information on this form will ensure we know if your students needs a cafeteria lunch on the day of the picnic. We also ask on the form if you are taking your child home early on the day of the picnic so we can have their backpack outside with them at the picnic! If you return the form and the people listed at the bottom are in our Raptor system, we will send the badges home in the days leading up to the picnic. Please check your child’s backpack so you are able to wear the badges on the day of the picnic. This will allow you to skip the line to have a badge printed.  Please remember Friday, March 15th is a teacher work day and the following week is our spring break! We thank you for your continued support! 

2/25/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders for this week. First we have our Spring Picture Days with Wednesday students taking their individuals pictures and Thursday we have our class pictures. The order form for pictures went home last week. If you need an additional order form, please reach out to your child's teacher. You can also order only with the link found on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Please make sure your child's order form has your child's name either preprinted or written in by you. You can order class and individual pictures using the same form.

In addition, we have posted the information for the Charlotte County Sherriff's Office Spring Break camp to our Facebook page. If you are looking for a camp for Spring Break, students 8 and up can attend this camp. Remember Spring Break is the week of March 18-22nd. The CCSO camp run Monday-Thursday. We also have no school the Friday before Spring Break, March 15th as this is a teacher work day. 

We also have a Family Night coming up on Monday, March 11th from 4:00-6:00. This will be the first opportunity to shop the Book Fair with your student! We hope you will come and see all that the Book Fair has to offer!

Lastly, we have our Patriot Picnic coming up in March. On Thursday, March 14th, we invite our Liberty Families to come and have lunch with their students in the courtyard. Please save the date to come to this wonderful event. Students can eat a bagged cafeteria lunch or a lunch their families bring for them. We will have an RSVP form coming home soon so we can preprint RAPTOR badges for families that are in our system. If you get a badge sent home, we ask that you wear it to the event. We will have a separate entrance for those with badges so you do not have to wait in line!

We look forward to another great week with our Liberty students and staff. Remember to follow our Facebook page to see all the fun that is happening inside our classroom as well as updates and reminders!

2/7/24

Good Evening Liberty STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with a message from Coach Hrstka. Students at Liberty are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's number 1 and number 3 killer. Your donations to the American Heart Association makes a difference for research and education that helps decrease disability and death. Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association. The students have been having fun learning about heart disease, the benefits of exercise and working on old and new jump roping skills.Next week, we are wrapping up the collection of donations to the American Heart Association. Please have ALL donation in to Coach by February 16th. Any questions or concerns contact Coach Hrtska at Liberty. As always, thanks for your continued support. 

2/5/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley with some reminders for this week. Our cookie gram orders are now closed. They will be delivered this Friday. Thank you to everyone who purchased a cookie gram to support our fifth graders and their end of the year activities. Next I wanted to let you know that we invite all of our students to wear any sports gear on Friday in anticipation of the Super Bowl this weekend! Last I want to remind you that we do have school on Friday, February 16th. This was originally a day off but allocated as a Hurricane make up day and since we were off for a hurricane at the start of the school year, we will have school on Friday. We will be off on Monday. February 19th for President's Day.

Thanks for your continued support. 

1/22/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with some reminders for this week. This week is celebrate literacy week! Our Liberty students will be celebrating literacy all week within their classroom. In addition our Reading Zone Challenge starts with our kick off on Friday afternoon. Reading Zone is our 6 week reading challenge where our students will read books and then take AR tests to track their progress. Students will each have individual goals. Any student who meets their goal will be able to throw a water balloon during the reading zone celebrations. Students should be reading books at home and in school and then are able to test on the AR books in their classroom. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you would like more information about Reading Zone. 

In addition, don't forget to get your cookie gram orders in. Students can fill out their cookie gram order at home or in the office. If your student needs more order forms, send them to the office or ask your child's teacher. All proceeds from this fundraiser goes to our fifth graders end of the year activities. Cookie grams are $3 each!

Lastly on Thursday, January 25th we will have an alligator visiting us in the Family Reading center. Families are invited to bring their students to the FRE between 7:30 and 8:15. While visiting with the alligator students can choose books to borrow from the Family Center and choose 1 keeper book to build your at home library. We hope you will join us for this event!

Thanks for your continued support!

1/8/24

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with updates and reminders for this week.First, I want to invite you to assist me in welcoming Mr. Herndon as our new Assistant Principal. Mr. Herndon was previously our dean and is excited to work with our Liberty families in this new role. Next I want to remind you that we will be celebrating our students semester one accomplishments at our award ceremonies tomorrow and Thursday. Tomorrow we will celebrate our kindergarten students at 8:30, our first graders at 9:15 and our second graders at 10:00. On Thursday we will be celebrating our third graders at 8:30, our fifth graders at 9:15 and our fourth graders at 10:00. Your child's teacher sent home a letter if your child is getting an award. For parents who completed the award letter, the badges will come home the day before ceremony.  The badges will come home for anyone who is in the system, so please still bring your ID to check in for the awards. Please wear these badges to school on the day of the award ceremony. Lastly I want to remind you that we have no school on Monday, January 15th. That week we will be completing our FAST test for grades third, fourth and fifth grade students. Our students will take their ELA on Wednesday, January 18th and  their Math test on Thursday, January 19th. Thanks for your continued support. 

12/19/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to share some news in case you didn't see the Facebook post or press release. Mrs. Brown, our Principal, has accepted a position at our Murdock County Office as the director of Elementary Learning. She will begin in this new role on January 2nd. Superintendent Vianello has named me the Interim Principal of Liberty. After 7 years as the Assistant Principal here, I am excited about this new role. I look forward to continuing to serve this school community. As we finish off the last few days before winter break, I want to remind you that students are invited to wear their pajamas on Thursday. Thursday, December 21st is our last day before Winter Break. Students return from Winter Break on January 8th. When we return from winter break we will have our awards ceremonies on January 9th and January 11th. Please check our Liberty Patriot STAR Facebook page for the day and times for specific grade levels. Your child's teacher will contact you if your child is getting an award. In addition, when we come back from break our third, fourth and fifth grade students will test on their FAST assessment the week of January 15th!Thanks for your continued support!

12/10/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families. This is Mrs. Whaley with some announcements for the week. First this week, our first and second grade students will be dong their ELA and Math STAR testing. We know our students have worked very hard and we are excited for them to show what they know on this assessment. Students will be doing 1 test per day so their prompt attendance this week is greatly appreciated.

We also have our SAC and PTO meeting at 3:00 on Thursday. We encourage all our Liberty families to attend our PTO and SAC Meetings! Please join us if you are available. 

We also have a few more exciting holiday dress up days this week. On Monday we encourage students to wear some holiday head gear and on Thursday to wear Holiday socks! Check our Facebook page for the additional dress up days next week!

Lastly on Thursday we invite all families to the Family Reading Center from 7:30-8:15 for a story and craft! 

Thanks for your continued support! We look forward to a great week!

12/3/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with some reminders for this week. First this week is our Kindergarten STAR testing week. Our kindergarten students will take their Reading and Math STAR test this week. Our kindergarten students will take their STAR test this week so their prompt attendance is greatly appreciated.On Wednesday our Kindergarten and first grade students will be attending the Rainbow Fish show at CPAC so please make sure your child has returned their permission slip if they are attending the show!We also have our Family Night on Thursday from 4:00-6:00. Every student who attends this Family Night will receive a brand new game donated by Community Life Church. Please note only Liberty students will be able to pick a game but other siblings are welcome to attend to play the game and take their picture with Santa! We are so thankful for this partnership from Community Life Church. We also have some fun themed days planned in December, if your student would like to participate. This week on December 6th we are inviting students and staff to wear flannel and on December 7th to wear Holiday gear! Check out our Facebook post to see more of the upcoming days!We are thankful for your continued support!

11/19/23

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to fill you in on this weeks activities and reminders! First we hope your student enjoyed the turkey trot on Friday! We collected a lot of food for our LES food pantry. We really appreciate your donations! We had a few families reach out asking if they could still send food in this week. You are welcome to continue to send food in. 

If your family could benefit food from the food pantry, please reply to this message with your students name and we will pass food out on before the Thanksgiving break! If you replied to the remind message, we have your students name and will ensure the food gets sent home. 

We also will have a hat/jersey day on Monday. Students can pay $1 to wear a hat and jersey of their choice! If your student doesn't have a jersey any sports shirts are welcome! All the money raised will go to our fifth grade students to support their end of year activities! 

Lastly remember we only have school on Monday and Tuesday this week! We have the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving break! Thanks for your continued support. 

11/17/23

We hope your student enjoyed the turkey trot today! We collected a lot of food for our LES food pantry. We really appreciate your donations!If your family could benefit food from the food pantry, please reply to this Remind message with your students name and we will pass food out on before the Thanksgiving break!We also will have a hat/jersey day on Monday. Students can pay $1 to wear a hat and jersey of their choice! All the money raised will go to our fifth grade students to support their end of year activities! See attached picture for details!Lastly remember we only have school on Monday and Tuesday next week! We have the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving break.

11/12/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with this weeks exciting events and reminders. First remember our bookfair opens tomorrow and stays open all week. If you would like to send your student money to shop at the book fair please send it in an envelope labeled for book fair! In addition Monday is our Family Fun Night where you can come and shop at our bookfair! We also have a classroom set up to showcase some of the programs our Liberty Students participate in at school. If you have ever wanted to learn more about FOCUS, iXL, Reflex, or any of the programs we use stop by! The event is from 4:00-6:00 tomorrow night! The ice cream truck will also be on campus for a fee. But we will have the fire truck for all students to visit with. We also have our PTO and SAC meeting on Thursday at 3:00 in the office conference room. All families are welcome to join us for SAC and PTO. On November 16th we will have a Thankful Turkey in the Family Reading center. Join us in the Family Center to pick out books on your students level and get a keeper book to build your students home library. All week we will be collecting food for our Liberty Elementary Food Pantry. Each year we collect food for a week before our Turkey Trot event. This year our Liberty students will be trotting around our courtyard on Friday. All students who participate will have the chance to win and we will have prizes for our students who run the most laps. We would love if each of our Liberty students is able to send in an item for our school food pantry to participate. We will post a list of highly requested foods on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page but anything is welcome. Please assist us by checking expiration dates. Our Turkey Trot event will be Friday and we will stock our food pantry on this day. If your family could ever benefit from items from our Food Pantry, our school social worker will happily assist your family just reach out to our front office!We look forward to another great week! Next week, we will have school on Monday and Tuesday before being off for Thanksgiving. Thanks for your continued support. 

11/10/23

Good Morning:I wanted to let you know that our fundraiser items have arrived on campus and are ready to be picked up. Please remember these items are frozen and have to be picked up today! Items must be picked up by 4:00 as we do not have freezer space to store the items. Please give our office a call if you have any questions. Remember some items were shipped directly to families so those won't be here for pick up. Thanks for your continued support. 

11/8/23

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that tomorrow is our picture retake day. Any student who was absent on picture day or any new students will have their pictures taken tomorrow. If you want your student to get their picture taken tomorrow please send back the pictures you ordered and your child's teacher will send them down. Once the proofs come back from these pictures you will have the opportunity to order.

Also our fundraiser items will be delivered on Friday. We anticipate these items being delivered around 10:00 in the morning. We hope to have the items sorted quickly and will do a phone call to let you know when items are ready for pick up. Please remember all items will need to be picked up by 4:00 because the items are frozen and we cannot keep them at school. Please ensure you have a person designated to pick up your items. If your child is parent pick up we will do our best to arrange for the item to be brought to your car but if your child sold a lot of items we may need you to come in. If your child goes to LEAP we can have the items for you when your child is picked up from LEAP. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Lastly we have our Veterans Day performance from our Chorus on Friday at 10:00 am and 2:10pm. We invite our Chorus families to attend and any Veterans to come and view the performance. Teachers selected different viewing times so please note if you come to a performance it may not be the performance your student is attending. 

Stay tuned for next week! we have our Family Night on Monday November 13th.  This is our first night of the Book Fair and we invite you to come and shop with your student at this family night from 4:00-6:00. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and reminders.

10/30/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot Star Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know we have some exciting events for this week. We still have a few boo grams for sale and we will continue to sell them until they are sold out! Boo Grams are $1.00 and can be purchased in the front vestibule. We have our character book parade tomorrow at 8:35. Parents who want to view the parade can check in at 8:20 and the parade will begin at 8:35. The parent viewing area is the last stop on the parade! Parents and families will not be able to go back to the classroom after the parade. In addition we have our picture retake day on November 9th. This picture day is for anyone who didn't have their picture taken on the original picture day or who wants to retake their pictures. We still have not received the pictures from the first picture day but we are anticipating them this week. As soon as they arrive we will update families. Lastly our fundraiser items will be delivered to school on Friday November 10th. We have a scheduled delivery of 10:00am. We anticipate being ready to have the items picked up at 11:00 as it takes a bit to sort through the items. Please note that the items are frozen and cannot be stored at school. We will do a phone call as soon as the materials are here and ready for pick up. Depending on the box size and how much was ordered it may be able to go home with your student on the bus. Please reach out if you have any questions.Thanks for your continued support!

10/22/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families. This is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know we have some exciting things happening this week. First Boo Grams will be sold for $1 in the front lobby. Boo Grams can be kept for yourself, sent to a friend or teacher! Boo Grams will be available all week while supplies last. Any profits from the Boo Grams support fifth grade activities and end of year events. 

This week we also have some fun happening in the Family Center. Students in Kindergarten and First Grade are invited to the Family Center to make some games to assist in students learning their letters and sight words. These essential skills assist our students in learning to read, so we hope you'll come and make these games. All students are, of course, invited to join us from 7:30-8:15 every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the Family Center to pick some check-out books and build your home library with a keeper book. 

Lastly, we want to let you know that we have our character parade planned for 8:30 on October 31st. Students are invited to wear a character costume with a book. If your student needs help finding a book encourage them to ask their teacher or Mrs. Nease in the media. Parents are invited to view the parade in the court yard parent viewing area! Parents will be able to check in from 8:20-8:30 to view the parade. In addition, if your student does the pumpkin book report project, we will showcase them on the parade route as well! 

We appreciate your continued support! Visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for flyers for these events!

10/9/23

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that your child’s school just conducted our state mandated emergency security drill for this month. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

9/27/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that tomorrow is our BINGLOW event! This even begins at 5:00 and ends at 6:30. We will have pizza available on first come first serve basis. We have many parents who registered for this event. We can't wait to see our families who RSVPed to the event! In addition our fifth graders will be selling additional glow items to support their end of year events. Glow glasses will be for sale for $3, glow rings will be $1 and glow sticks are 5 for $3. The additional glow items will be available until they sell out. We would also appreciate if you bring exact amounts as we will have limited change.

Lastly the fundraiser ended today. Please send in your fundraiser packets. Please remember to take out the coupons for the keychains because we do not open the packets, they will be sent directly to the company. If the coupons are in the packets, your child will not receive the keychains. Thanks for supporting the fundraiser. We can't wait to celebrate with a pizza party with all the students who sold 10 or more items! 

Thanks for your continued support.

9/20/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that today, around 12:00 the fire alarms at Liberty Elementary were activated. The smoke detector was activated from an aerosol cleaning spray. There was no fire or smoke. However, we did evacuate the building and waited for the fire department to come and clear the building. Due to the quick and rapid response of the fire department we were back in the building within 30 minutes. We wanted to make you aware of this as the safety of your student is our number one priority. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support.

9/19/23

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that your child’s school just conducted our state mandated emergency security drill for this month. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

9/18/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, This is Mrs. Whaley calling with updates and reminders for this week. First I wanted to give an update on our fundraiser. We have until September 27th to sell items. Currently we have 38 students registered for online selling for the fundraiser. Please consider setting up the link for your student and sharing the link with family and friends. When ordering online families can select to have items shipped to their home or the items can be picked up at LES by the delivery student. If your student is selling in person, please have checks made out to American Fundraiser Services. Students who sell 10 items in the fundraiser will be invited to a pizza party at school!

Our Donuts for Dad event is on Wednesday. We hope you join us for this event if you signed up. The event will begin at 7:00 and end at 7:45. Please arrive in time to join us for the event because the event will end at 7:45 so we can welcome our other students to school and have breakfast in the cafeteria. 

Our individual picture day in on Thursday. Your child will bring their picture day form early in the week. Please make sure they return it on picture day or use the link provided on the form to order online. The link for online closes 24 hours after picture day. 

Lastly we are asking all of our families again for help with your student's badges. All students were provided a badge and a lanyard at the beginning of the school year. We do not have enough lanyards to provide the students with additional lanyards. Many students are forgetting their badges daily. Parents we are asking for your support in students coming to school ready to learn with their badges. If a student repeatedly continues to forget their badges, we may call and ask the parent to bring the badge to school. 

Thanks for your continued support. 

9/10/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to share with you this weeks announcements. First, please make sure your child has their ID badge and lanyard everyday. We ordered enough lanyards for every student to get 1. We are printing about 50 paper tags for students each day. We appreciate your student coming to school ready with their lanyard. 

Our parent drop off and pick up line are going smoother but we believe we can make the process even smoother. Students need to be in class ready to learn at 8:20. We will be asking parents to pull all the way up in the drop off and pick up line, past the overhang. If our staff is waving you down, please continue to pull up as this allows us to have even more students unload at the same time. In addition, you can assist us by having your student enter and exit the car on the passenger side and practice loading themselves in and out. When families get out of their car it significantly backs up the line. Please also follow the traffic pattern for both morning and afternoon, if it very frustrating when people cut into the line. Lastly we do not have supervision for students after the line ends. All students need to be picked up by 3:15 so please plan accordingly. 

In addition our Otis Spunkmyer Fundraiser begins this week. This fundraiser last two weeks and ends September 22nd. Families can also set their students up to sell online so people out of the area can support your student. This is our largest fundraiser and does so much to support our students. Students who sell 10 items will be invited to a pizza party! 

Lastly, this Thursday at 3:00 is our first SAC and PTO meeting, we hope you will consider joining us for this meeting. Thanks for your continued support!

8/28/23

This message is for our families to be dismissed as walkers. I am calling to let you know that we will be having a rainy-day dismissal today due to lightening in the area. School board policy states walkers cannot be released when lightening is within 10 miles of the school. All walkers will be held in the cafeteria.The most convenient way to pick up your student is to drive through the parent pick up line with your car tag or walker tag. If you do not have a car or walker tag, please bring your ID and we will check your identification in the parent pick up line. In order to join the parent pick up line, please follow the road for Vanguard which turns into Hinton then make a right on Wilkie. You will not be able to join the line in any other way.In addition, if you are still walking to campus, please walk to our walker dismissal gate and we will check your walker tag at the gate and call your student out to parent pick up. Please remember you cannot drive up into the bus loop if you are coming in a vehicle you must drive through the line. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we are unable to release students whenever lightening is in the area.

8/27/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley with this weeks updates and reminders!Charlotte County Public Schools is monitoring the tropics. The county office works in correlation with the Charlotte County Emergency Center and will update families with social media posts and phone calls if there is any disruption to our regular school calendar. Student ID badges are essential for our students to wear each and every day.  When students arrive on campus, they should have their ID badge and lanyard.  If students arrive to school without their ID badge, they will be sent to the office for a temporary ID badge.  We start our kindergarten FAST testing this week. Our students will test ELA on Monday and Math on Wednesday. If our schedule is interrupted this week, students will test on the next available day.  First and second grade students will be testing the week of September 5th. Please make sure students are getting a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast so they can “Show what they know!” The Family Reading Experience (FRE)'s grand opening is this Tuesday and Thursday.  Mrs. McGill is excited to have our Liberty Leaders join us in the Family Reading Experience to grow their home library with keeper books students can take home and keep and additional check out books students will bring back each week! Please see the flyer on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page!Thanks for your continued support!

8/20/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. 

First our parent pick up line is running much smoother but we are still asking for your help with a few things. Please have your child get in and out of the car at the side of our parent pick up line and practice having your child enter the car and buckling. When parents get out of the car to buckle can hold up our line. In addition, we ask that you enter our parent pick up line following the correct pattern and not cut into the line on the side streets. We have a lot of parents who pick up parent pick up and want to make sure it is efficient for everyone.

This week is our FAST Assessment for students in third, fourth and fifth grade. We want to ensure the best testing environment for our students so we ask that they arrive to school on time, eat a healthy breakfast which they can do for free in the cafeteria and do their very best on their assessment! Students will be taking their ELA test on Monday and their Math test on Wednesday. 

Thanks for your continued support, we will look forward to another fun week of learning this week!

8/16/23

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that your child’s school just conducted our state mandated emergency security drill for this month. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

8/13/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. We are so excited for our first full week of school this week and can't wait to see our Liberty Leaders on Monday! We have a few reminders to ensure the week runs smoothly.First students must have their ID tags when they arrive at school. We had about 30 students without ID tags on Friday. You may be asked to bring your child's ID tag to school if they do not have it. Students cannot be dropped off without an ID tag. 

Please remember students cannot be dropped off prior to 7:50. This includes safety patrols. Students may come on to campus at 7:50 and get in the line for breakfast. Any student dropped off prior will need to be signed up for LEAP. 

Our parent pick up line ran much smoother on Friday but we still had some difficulty with cutting in the line. Please be courteous to the other families in line and enter our line following the correct traffic pattern. You will need to enter from behind the campus on Vanguard which turns into Hinton then turn on Wilkie. Please do not cut in line on any of the side streets. 

Families of walker students, if you are meeting your child at school, please walk up to the bus ramp. Our k/1 walkers have to be met at the bus ramp. In addition, please meet your child on the same side of the street as the school. Our staff members will not be able to cross the street at Vanguard as there is no cross walk there. 

On Wednesday's this school year we will be showing our school spirit by wearing red, white and blue. In addition our AR shirts will be worn on Fridays. Each grade level has an AR goal and once the students meet the goal, we invite them to wear their AR shirts with the staff!

Lastly please send your child to school with a water bottle. It is very hot outside and we want to make sure all students have plenty of water at recess. 

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support!

8/10/23

Liberty Families:Thanks for a great first day of school! We look forward to another great day tomorrow. We will continue to work together to streamline our dismissal process and we appreciate you having your car tags in the line. If you don’t have a car tag, we will have to check your identification. If the person picking up is not on the list we cannot release the students.Please login to your child’s focus portal at rmd.me/qll3PotO19L to update your forms. It is critical we have working numbers for all our families. You can also add additional people who can pick up your student on the portal.Thanks for your continued support.

8/10/23

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Good Afternoon, 

Parents our parent pick up line just ended at 3:45 and many of our busses came late so they were dismissed very late. If you would like to track your child's bus in real time, please see the attachment for the bus app. We know this is very frustrating when the busses are late but we appreciate your patience. 

Parent, please ensure your child's teacher knows how they are going home. When students make dismissal changes at the last minute it makes it more difficult for dismissal. 

Thank you!

8/9/23

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. This is a long message but it allows our parent drop off and pick up to run smoothly! Please review last nights message as that one details each dismissal location.

We are ready for our LES students tomorrow and are eager to see them! Remember we will not have visitors on campus tomorrow morning. If your student has an additional bag of supplies we will take it in the line, please just make sure it is labeled with your child’s name. We have worked hard the last few years to streamline our parent drop off and pick up procedures. Our parent pick up line runs much smoother when all of our families work together and follow the parent pick up procedures. Please remember that our line follows Vanguard turning on to Hinton and then coming up Wilkie to make a right-hand turn into our gate.

Mrs. Brown and I want to ensure that our parent drop off line runs smoothly in the morning as well. We have many staff members and students who attend our morning care entering campus between 7:30-7:50am. When cars are waiting to drop off before 7:50 the gate is blocked for individuals who need to access campus. Families who drop off for morning LEAP will be provided a car tag to show their purpose for entering campus.

If you arrive to school before 7:50 to drop your student off you will need to make a line OUTSIDE the front gate. Anyone who pulls into the parking lot will be asked to circle campus and move from the front line.

Please do not block the gate, as again we will have staff members and LEAP students who will need to enter the campus. Staff members and LEAP parents are the only people who are able to come into the gate prior to 7:50.

Lastly we will not permit anyone to turn left into the parking lot. When cars turn left into the parking lot with the drop off line on the other end of road we congest traffic on both sides of the road. If everyone follows the traffic pattern by entering the line on Vanguard, turning right on Hinton, and then right on Wilkie we will not be blocking traffic and both sides of the road.

In addition parents are never permitted to drive in the exit and during our parent drop off time parents cannot walk their child across the street. Having students and parents cross the street instead of utilizing the line is unsafe. In order to expedite the parent drop off line, we will ask parents to pull all the way up past the overhang to get more students out of their cars at one time.

Again, thank you for understanding that these procedures are to streamline the parent drop off line. Please make sure you have a car tag, otherwise we will need to have identification and that slows down our line.

Thank you for understanding and we can't wait to see you tomorrow!

8/8/23

Good Evening, Liberty Families! We had such a great Open House tonight! It was great to see the smiling faces of SO many Liberty Leaders and their families! We have a reminder for LEAP families. Bills are due on Wednesday of each week, if bills are not paid, you will get a $10 late fee at midnight on Wednesday. Remember that since we are only in school 2 days this week we will not charge for the week of Thanksgiving. 

Today I am calling to talk with you about our dismissal procedures. If everyone follows these procedures, we will have a successful dismissal! 

First our students have to have their lanyard with the ID badge in order to get on the bus in the morning and the afternoon. All of our Kinder-fifth grade students must have their identification badge all day during the school day. Parents of kindergarten and first grade students must meet the bus at the bus door with a person who is on the escort form. If the person picking up the child does not go to the bus door the student will not be let off the bus. 

We have a procedure for parent pick up line. Everyone should follow the same traffic pattern if we do this, people are not cutting in front of others and the line is smooth. You should enter the parent pick up line from behind the campus. You should start by going on Vanguard. Vanguard will turn into Hinton. THEN turn onto Wilkie. Please don't just turn on to Wilkie from Hinton from the other direction. This is not how our line runs. In addition, you cannot cut down the side streets, we will have staff members turning cars around from those side streets as it blocks traffic. If you turn down the side streets, the parent pick up caller will not call your students and you will be asked to circle the campus and enter the line correctly. We will not dismiss students to families who walk up to the parent pick up line. You must drive through the line. We know this can be frustrating, but it is frustrating for others to have cars cutting down the street. You also need to have your parent pick up sign displayed. If you do not have a sign, please pull into the line and we will check your identification in the line.

For our walker families Kindergarten and first grade walkers need to have an adult meet the student on the bus loop with their walker tag. Our walker students dismiss across the street of Wilkie or at the back of our bus loop towards Veterans. If there is a lightening 10 miles within the school, we will be dismissing under rainy day dismissal. Students are not permitted to walk home when there is lightening in the area even with it is sunny! Parents will be alerted of the rainy-day dismissal by the school messenger system using phone call and email. Students will remain in the cafeteria until parents pick up.  Parents can pick walkers up using the following procedures: You are able to drive through the parent pick up line utilizing the parent pick up route, do not cut the line. Bring walker tag, parent pick up tag, or identification. You are able to walk up to zero zone and show walker tag or identification. Please do not use this option if you have a vehicle. You must drive through the line. You are not able to drive on the bus ramp. 

Thank you for taking great care in these dismissal procedures. This is what contributes to a safe and quick dismissal! Thanks for your understanding. 

8/7/23

Good Morning Liberty Patriot STAR Families! This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling to let you know that tomorrow is our Open House. Please login to your child's portal account at focus.yourcharlotteschools.net to see your child's teacher under schedule. You will also need to update your child's forms. Please remember ONLY people listed in this portal will be able to pick your student up from school. 

Please join us to meet your child's teacher tomorrow August 8th from 3:30 to 5:30. This is a drop in event so anytime within the window is ideal. Families will be able to see your child's classroom and meet with your child's teacher. This is also a great time to drop off your child's school supplies as we do not allow families to walk their students into the classroom on the first day of school for the safety of all students on campus. Our kindergarten families can utilize the drive through drop off between 9:30 and 10:00 on the bus ramp. If you use this option you will be able to hand off your student to their teacher!

When visiting for Open House, your child's teacher will be asking how your student will be going home. We encourage you to start the first day of school with the student's permanent dismissal way. This allows the teacher and the student to start with the regular routine. 

In addition, at Open House you will be provided with your student's lanyard and identification badge if your child has a picture. If your child has not had their picture taken, we will take their picture on the first day of school and they will bring this badge every day after. Students must be dropped off and get on the bus with a lanyard. Please ensure your student has their lanyard every day and they are wearing it. It would be our recommendation that the lanyard is kept in your child's backpack so it is not lost. In addition, the lanyards shouldn't have any extra key chains or pins on them so they do not become a distraction for students. 

Thanks for your continued support as we kick off the 2023-24 school year! We have very detailed phone messages this week because we are outlining the procedures for the first days of school and dismissal. Please check our Liberty Patriot STARs Facebook page for updates and reminders! We will see you tomorrow August 8th from 3:30-5:30 for Open House!

7/24/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that we have some very exciting events coming up. First is our Kindergarten Screening Day on Monday, July 31st. During this day our kindergarten students will meet 1-1 with a staff member to do a short assessment. This assessment gives our teachers and idea of each students abilities so we can ensure to place each student in the class right for them! 

On July 31st we will be doing Kindergarten Screening Assessments from 8:00-10:00 for students with last names A-J and from 10:00-12:00 for students with last names K-Z. We hope you will be able to join us with your kindergarten student to this very important event! During this Kindergarten Screening day you are also able to pick up your parent pick up car tag and we will be taking student pictures for the identification card. 

Next, is our Back to School Bash. This event is at New Day Christian Church on Wednesday, August 2nd from 4:00-7:00. Join us for food, fun, haircuts and FREE school supplies to cross off a few items on each students school supply list. Please make sure you register for this event by going to https://ndcchurch.com/events/back-to-school-bash/ to sign up. The RSVP for this event will end this Tuesday so reserve your spot now! We will be giving out parent pick up car tags and walker tags at this event so please bring your identification! 

Lastly our Open House will be on Tuesday August 8th from 3:30-5:30. Please join us to see your students classroom, drop off school supplies, and meet your child's teacher. Please remember that for the safety of all students, we will not have any parents walking students to class once school begins. Please come on Open House to meet your child's teacher! Kindergarten families, please view our Kinder Drop Through Drop Off document on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Our school supply list is also posted on our school Facebook page and website!

 Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates, events and reminders for the 2023-24 school year! Thanks for your continued support!

School Year 2022-2023

5/8/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that this week is our FAST testing week for our 3-5 students. Our fourth grade students will take their ELA test tomorrow, Tuesday. Our fifth grade students will take their ELA test on Wednesday. On Thursday our third and fourth grade students will take their Math test. On Friday our Fifth grade students will take their Math test.

Please make every effort to ensure your student gets a good night sleep and breakfast on the morning of testing. In addition in order for your child to test with their class on the day of testing, they will need to arrive to school on time. Thanks for your continued support!

4/11/23

Good Evening Liberty families, this is Mrs. Whaley with two exciting announcements.  It’s kindergarten round up week! This is the time of year where we register our incoming kindergarten kids! Please register your student if they are 5 on or before September 1st! If you have neighbors, friends or family members who are coming to kindergarten next year please share this information! If you have questions about registration please call our office. You can register online by visiting https://focus.yourcharlotteschools.net You will need electronic versions of the documents listed on the form! A picture of these documents works!

Lastly this is the last week to put an ad in the yearbook for your fifth grade student as they are due by April 15th. All fifth graders will get a yearbook purchased from our PTO but you can purchase an ad to write a special message to your student in the yearbook. The ads are sold as a half page and quarter page. Please see the yearbook ad form if you are interested or call the school and speak with Callie Phillips, our yearbook coordinator. 

Check out our Liberty Patriot STARs Facebook page for more updates and reminders! Thanks for your continued support.

4/2/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. First I want to remind you that our Report cards will be published to your child's family port on Wednesday. You are able to find them under the reports tab.

In addition our fifth grade students will be selling MYSTERY eggs for $1 beginning Monday. Send your child with $1 to support our fifth graders. 

Another reminder for our fifth grade students, our yearbook ads are for sale. These ads are only available to our fifth grade students. Parents this is your opportunity to share well wishes to your child as they exit elementary school. Half page ads are twenty dollars and quarter page ads are ten dollars. Visit our Facebook page for more information. 

Lastly I wanted to remind you that we are off school this Friday! Thanks for your continued support!

3/5/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley letting you know about our exciting week before Spring Break! The book Fair is open beginning tomorrow. Students are able to shop all week. Please send in money with your student if you would like to let them shop the book fair. This week is our spirit week before the Reading Zone celebration on Friday! Tomorrow is our Pajama day and Family Fun night from 4:00-6:00. Tuesday is Princess and a Pirate Day. Wednesday is Under the Sea. Thursday is crazy hair day. Friday is AR Shirt or red, white and blue. 

Also Friday is our Patriot Picnic and your last opportunity to shop the book fair during the picnic. Please return the blue Patriot Picnic form so we know your families plans for the day. Anyone who turns in a form and is in our Raptor system will get their ID sent home this week. Please wear this badge to school on Friday. If you do not come with your badge you will need to wait in line and have a badge made. If you wear your badge you will be able to enter between the buildings at the very front of the parent pick up line.

2/28/23

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few announcements for this week. First we are selling LUKY grams for $1. Have your child bring $1 for each lucky bag they want to purchase. The student will get the bag and then they can pass it along to their LUCKY friends teachers or keep it for themselves.. We have a limited amount of lucky bags to sell so they will be sold until next Friday on a first come first serve basis. 

Picture order forms will also be coming home as we have individual pictures on Thursday and class pictures on Friday. Please order online following the directions on the picture form or by returning the form with money included. 

In addition our Patriot Picnic form will be coming home or was sent home yesterday. This form explains the patriot picnic event. We invite out LES families to come and eat lunch with their student on Friday, March 10th. Please indicate everyone who will be joining with the name that appears on their license. If the person is in our Raptor system we will preprint the badge and send it home with the students before the picnic. Then you will wear it to the Patriot Picnic. Anyone who has a preprinted badge will be able to enter through a separate gate. If you do not get a badge please make sure you have your ID so we can scan it through out Raptor system. In addition, please indicate on the form if your student will need a bagged cafeteria lunch or if you will be bringing a lunch for them. Lastly please mark if your student will be leaving early as we will ensure they bring their backpack out to the picnic.

In addition we have our Book Fair next week. The Book Fair kicks off on Monday with Family Fun Night from 4:00-6:00. This is one of our favorite events throughout the year. We hope you will come and join us for the Book Fair! The book fair will be open all week including on Friday during the Patriot Picnic. Also check out the Book Fair flyer to learn about our spirit days for next week. We have some fun exciting days planned!

Thanks for your continued support!

2/21/23

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to invite you to our Family Reading Center this Thursday, February 23rd. Our family center will open at 7:30-8:15 to welcome the public library and Pete the Cat. Although we won't be able to give out books from the FRE we hope you will be able to join us. The Librarian will be reading an approved book from our media specialists and assisting in signing families up for library cards. Pete the Cat will also be making a special appearance! We hope you will be able to come for this exciting morning! We hope to continue to open our Family Center sporadically until we are able to reopen permanently, we will keep you posted with future events!

1/30/23

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, I am calling because our Family Resource Center will be closed until further notice. We will not be opening on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at this time. We are giving our trained media specialists opportunity to review all titles per requirements as stated in F.S.1006.28. Thank you for understanding.

1/24/23

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that Reading Zone started this week. Each of our students set individual goals in their classroom with the help of their teachers. Students who meet these Reading Goals will be able to throw a water balloon during our Reading Zone Celebration before Spring Break! This week we are also celebrating Celebrate Literacy week. See the attached schedule to participate in the excitement this week!

In addition, tomorrow is our PTO and SAC Meeting. Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th at 3:15 for our SAC and PTO Meeting! 

Lastly, we will be selling Cookie Grams from January 31st- February 7th. Cookie Grams will be sold in our front vestibule or by filling out the cookie gram form when it is sent home. Cookies will be sold for $2 each and delivered to students on Valentine's Day. Be on the look out for the Cookie Gram forms to be sent home next Monday, January 30th!

Thanks for your continued support! Celebrate Literacy Week 

12/13/22

Good Evening, 

Just a reminder that we have our Santa Game Night from 4:00-6:00 tonight. Santa will be here to take pictures and every student will get a free board game! We hope you join us for this event! 

In addition tomorrow is Holiday sweater or shirt day. Join us by wearing your favorite festive attire!

11/11/22

Good Morning Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know our fundraiser items have been delivered. If your child sold fundraiser items please plan on coming to school by 4:00 today to pick up the items. Many of these items are frozen. We cannot store these items. Please call our office with any questions!

10/30/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that tomorrow we will have our Liberty Character Parade. The parade will begin around 8:30. We do have any outside parent viewing area. The students will be walking on the side walk and the parents are able to view the parade outside in the grass of the courtyard between the media center and D building. We look forward to seeing our Liberty Leaders in character tomorrow. If your child does not have a book, let your child's teacher know and we are happy to help them find one!! Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more information and updates!

10/26/22

There will be no Good News Club this week. If your child participates in Good News Club it will resume next week. 

Thank you, Mrs. Whaley

10/25/22

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know tomorrow we will have a Culver's spirit night! Come to Culver's between 4:00-8:00 and let them know you are supporting Liberty. If you come into the restaurant, stop by and grab a Culver's Spirit Night worksheet for a chance to win a prize. Turn your paper into Mrs. Mcgill in the library on Thursday.

In addition, our pictures went home today. Our picture retake day will be November 10th. 

Lastly Mrs. McGill has a special fall activity in the Family Center. Stop by our family center on Thursday morning between 7:30-8:15 to participate and check out your books. Your student will also be able to pick a free keeper book. 

Don't forget to follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders.

9/25/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with some information. I am calling to let you know that all of our fundraiser materials are due on Monday. Please wrap up your online sales and turn in any forms with the money. We appreciate you assisting in this fundraiser sale. Based on our online sales we surpassed our goal and have MANY students joining us at the snow cone party for selling over 10 items! Thank you to all families who participated!

Charlotte County Public Schools is closely following the approach of Tropical Storm Ian. Superintendent Dionisio will continue to update us each night via our parent messenger system. Please follow our Liberty Patriot STAR Facebook page as any updates will be posted on there as well.

Thank you for your continued support. 

9/18/22

Good evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I'm calling with a few reminders for this week! First our fundraiser concludes on Friday the online selling component will stay open through the weekend but it is critical that we get all fundraiser items turned in on Friday. This allows us to have the supplies shipped to us and passed out in late October. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the fundraiser, we're able to track the fundraiser online. In online sales ONLY we have sold just over $6,000 worth of fundraiser materials. Our goal for this fundraiser was to sell $10,000 so keep it up in the last few days. Remember any student who sells 10 items will be invited to a snow cone party to celebrate at the conclusion of the fundraiser. In addition don't forget to come to the office and turn in your voucher coupons for your sea creature animal key chains!

In addition picture day is Tuesday. Please send in your picture order forms on the day of picture day or go online and order pictures using the online website the website and our school code can be found on the picture day order form as well as attached to this email and our Facebook page. All students will have their picture taken. Orders can be submitted to barksdalephoto.com using the school code.

We also have our PTO and SAC meeting on Wednesday we invite all of our families to join us for our PTO and SAC meeting this Wednesday at 3:15 in the front office.

Lastly looking ahead to next week Ms. Magill has planned an exciting event in our family center. Donuts and Dinos flyer will go home tomorrow! The event is Thursday, September 29th from 7:30-8:15 in the family center! Stop by with your dad (or mom), pick some books and have a donut!

Check out our Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page for more updates and reminders!

Picture Day Donuts, Dinos, & Dads 

9/17/22

Good Evening Parents and Guardians, this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that today we conducted our state required active assailant lockdown drill for this month. Our school is using new state of the art, One Button Lockdown system, that allows Liberty Elementary School to instantly lockdown with the use of the new technologies. When a lockdown occurs students will hear an automated announcement and see flashing strobe lights throughout the campus. Our administrative team, school security monitor and Charlotte County Sheriffs Officers will walk the building to ensure we conduct the drill properly. Your child's safety is always our top priority here at Liberty. We practice these drills with our school SRO officer and other deputies from CCSO. Thank you for understanding and have a great day. 

9/13/22

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am wanted share that our first day of the fundraiser was a huge success! The students sold over $1000 in fundraiser items on just the first day of the fundraiser online. Remember to register your student online so they can share the link with family and friends. All items can be shipped to the school and the items that are not frozen can be shipped to families homes! This is our primary PTO fundraiser for the school year so we appreciate your support. The fundraiser runs for two weeks ending on September 23rd.  As your child sells items online or using the catalog, send them in with the appropriate voucher ticket so they can pick a sea creature keychain!

In addition we have our Fall picture day on Tuesday of next week. The order forms will be sent home by Thursday but if you would like to order online please see the attached flyer for the website and our school code. 

Thanks for your continued support!

fundraiser 1.jpg fundraiser 2.jpg Picture Day.jpg 

9/11/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few updates for this week. First, our Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser materials will be sent home tomorrow! This fundraiser will last  two weeks. We ask that if possible your family participates in this fundraiser as it is the primary fundraiser for our PTO! The packet will assist you in getting set up online to share the fundraiser with family and friends. The great news is many of the items can be shipped to families and friends all over the country! If people choose to buy frozen materials, those items have to be shipped to our school. When the items are delivered you will need to pick them up the same day. In addition we will be giving out ocean animal key chains as students sell items so turn in those tickets to your child's teacher! We look forward to a great sale! Remember, items sold online will be calculated online but you can also turn in the fundraiser sheet with money collected. Please double check the fundraiser sheet to ensure you collect and turn in the proper funds. 

In addition, as of last week all of our students have completed their FAST Assessment. Please see the attachments to this email or our Facebook page to see how to see your students results. We do have a few students who still need to make up test if they were absent on their class testing day. If you have questions about the scores please reach out to your child's teacher. You will need your child's family focus portal account to see these scores. If you have not set up your account please reach out to our front office!

On Monday, our 3-5 progress reports will also be posted to your child's portal account. Students in grades k-2 will receive paper copies of this reports. 

Thank you for your continued support!

3-5 FAST Report.jpg K2 STAR FAST parent letters.pdf 

9/8/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/31/22

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling mid week to remind you that on Friday we have Hat Day. Bring $1 to wear a hat. All funds raised will go towards our fifth grade students to support their end of year events!

In addition some of our first and second graders will do their FAST testing on Thursday and Friday of this week, The remaining students will test on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Remember this is a computer adaptive test that will measure both ELA and Math, your prompt attendance on testing days are greatly appreciated.

Our Family Reading Experience is open again tomorrow from 7:30-8:15. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, we do not have school on Monday, September 5th. Thanks for your continued support.

8/29/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/28/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few important announcements for this week. This week we will continue our FAST testing for students in kindergarten. Our FAST testing is our state-wide progress monitoring and replaces the Florida Standards Assessment or the FSA which we took last year. Our kindergarten students will be testing this week for ELA and Math. Students will take this computer adaptive test three times throughout the year. Your child’s prompt attendance is greatly appreciated on testing days. In addition, remember that all of our students can eat breakfast for free every day, but we encourage it on our testing days too! 

We also have the kick off for our Family Reading Experience on Tuesday and Thursday this week! Our family reading experience is a time to grow your child as a reader AND to grow your home library. We hope you will join us in the library anytime between 7:30-8:15 to visit the Family Reading Experience. Each week your child will be able to check out books and pick a book for them to keep. Mrs. Mcgill always has a variety of fun activities and the FRE is open every Tuesday and Thursday.

We hope to see you at our first PTO and SAC meeting on August 31st. The PTO and SAC meetings will be held at 3:15 in our front office. 

Our fifth graders are hosting some fun filled days this year to raise money for their 5th grade field trips and fun events for the end of the school year. We invite all of our students and staff to bring $1 on Friday to wear a hat! This dollar will help support all of our fifth grade students!

Lastly, we continue to strive to make our parent drop off and pick up line as efficient as possible we could use your help. We try our best to load and unload as many cars as possible. If your child is seated on the side of the car that exits to our sidewalk that would help is greatly. In addition, if you need to get out of your car to buckle your student we ask that you pull all the way up to the grassy area after the line to buckle. Our PreK students will be called to zero zone, where they will have the opportunity to buckle. Getting out and assisting although we know may be necessary, slows down the line. Our goal for the parent pick up line is to be finished by 3:15, please be in the line by 3:10. Our line has been ending at 3:20, if we all work together we can shave off the extra 5 minutes this week. Also last week we had many families frustrated by cars not following the proper traffic pattern. Please remember that you wouldn't want families to cut in front of your car, so please follow the proper pattern so we don't have this happen.

Thank you for your continued support.

8/25/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/24/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/22/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/21/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few important announcements for this week. Remember that Tuesday is a Professional Development Day for our staff and a day off for students.

In addition, this week we begin our FAST testing for students in grades 3-5. Our FAST testing is our state-wide progress monitoring and replaces the Florida Standards Assessment or the FSA which we took last year. Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be testing on Monday for ELA and Thursday for Math. Students will take this computer adaptive test three times throughout the year. Your child’s prompt attendance is greatly appreciated on testing days. In addition, remember that all of our students can eat breakfast for free everyday but we encourage it on our testing days too! Kindergarten, first and second grade students will have their testing windows after our third-fifth graders.

We continue to strive to make our parent drop off and pick up line as efficient as possible we could use your help. We try our best to load and unload as many cars as possible. If your child is seated on the side of the car that exits to our sidewalk that would help is greatly. In addition, if you need to get out of your car to buckle your student we ask that you pull all the way up to the grassy area after the line to buckle. Our PreK students will be called to zero zone, where they will have the opportunity to buckle. Getting out and assisting although we know may be necessary, slows down the line. Our goal for the parent pick up line is to be finished by 3:15, please be in the line by 3:10. 

Looking ahead, we hope you save the date for August 31st for our first PTO and SAC meetings. The PTO and SAC meetings will be held at 3:15 in our front office. Thank you for your continued support.

8/18/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/16/22

Good Evening Parents and Guardians, this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that today we conducted our state required active assailant lockdown drill for this month. Our school is using new state of the art, One Button Lockdown system, that allows Liberty Elementary School to instantly lockdown with the use of the new technologies. When a lockdown occurs students will hear an automated announcement and see flashing strobe lights throughout the campus. Our administrative team, school security monitor and Charlotte County Sheriffs Officers will walk the building to ensure we conduct the drill properly. Your child's safety is always our top priority here at Liberty. We practice these drills with our school SRO officer and other deputies from CCSO. Thank you for understanding and have a great day. 

8/14/22

Good Evening Liberty Families! What a great first week of school we had. Our Liberty Leaders are learning the routines and procedures of their new classrooms! Last week we practiced our first fire drill and this week we will practice our first active threat drill. We will notify you after this drill to make you aware. 

Please remember that we have procedures in place for our drop off and pick up. At drop off time, families in cars must come through the parent drop off line. Please do not drop your student off at the bus loop or walk with your student up the drop off area. If you do this, you will be asked to go back to your car and drive through the line. Please remember our first priority for all of our families is their safety which is why we have procedures in place. 

Our parent pick up line has been running smoother this week. Remember our goal for the line is to end by 3:10-3:15 each day. We encourage you to use your primary method of dismissal from the start of the school year. In addition if we all work together we can help the line go faster.

First, we have a procedure for parent pick up line. Everyone should follow the same traffic pattern if we do this, people are not cutting in front of others and the line is smooth. You should enter the parent pick up line from behind the campus. You should start by going on Vanguard. Vanguard will turn into Hinton. THEN turn onto Wilkie. Please don't just turn on to Wilkie from Hinton from the other direction. This is not how our line runs. In addition you cannot cut down the side streets. If you turn down the side streets, the parent pick up caller will not call your students and you will be asked to circle the campus and enter the line correctly. We will not dismiss students to families who walk up to the parent pick up line. You must drive through the line.

We also need families to have their car tags displayed. Ideally parent pick up will end by 3:15 each day. But we can only end on time if we have everyone working together and following the proper procedures. 

Please see the attached graphic for our parent pick up line. We look forward to another great week! Thank you for your understanding and support.

8/10/22

Good Evening Liberty Families! What a great first day of school we had today. It was great to see the smiling faces of SO many Liberty Leaders! We have a reminder for LEAP families. Bills are due on Wednesday of each week, if bills are not paid tonight, you will get a $10 late fee at midnight tonight.

We know the parent pick up line was long today. We encourage you to use your primary method of dismissal from the start of the school year. In addition if we all work together we can help the line go faster.

First, we have a procedure for parent pick up line. Everyone should follow the same traffic pattern if we do this, people are not cutting in front of others and the line is smooth. You should enter the parent pick up line from behind the campus. You should start by going on Vanguard. Vanguard will turn into Hinton. THEN turn onto Wilkie. Please don't just turn on to Wilkie from Hinton from the other direction. This is not how our line runs. In addition you cannot cut down the side streets. If you turn down the side streets, the parent pick up caller will not call your students and you will be asked to circle the campus and enter the line correctly. We will not dismiss students to families who walk up to the parent pick up line. You must drive through the line.

We also need families to have their car tags displayed. Ideally parent pick up will end by 3:15 each day. But we can only end on time if we have everyone working together and following the proper procedures. 

Please see the attached graphic for our parent pick up line. Thank you for your understanding and support.

8/8/22

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. We are ready for our LES students tomorrow and are eager to see them! Remember we will not have visitors on campus tomorrow morning. If your student has an additional bag of supplies we will take it in the line, please just make sure it is labeled with your child’s name. We have worked hard the last few years to streamline our parent drop off and pick up procedures. Our parent pick up line runs much smoother when all of our families work together and follow the parent pick up procedures. Please remember that our line follows Vanguard turning on to Hinton and then coming up Wilkie to make a right hand turn into our gate.

Mrs. Brown and I want to ensure that our parent drop off line runs smoothly in the morning as well. We have many staff members and students who attend our morning care entering campus between 7:30-7:50am. When cars are waiting to drop off before 7:50 the gate is blocked for individuals who need to access campus.

If you arrive to school before 7:50 to drop your student off you will need to make a line OUTSIDE the front gate. Anyone who pulls into the parking lot will be asked to circle campus and move from the front line. 

Please do not block the gate, as again we will have staff members and LEAP students who will need to enter the campus. Staff members and LEAP parents are the only people who are able to come into the gate prior to 7:50.

Lastly we will not permit anyone to turn left into the parking lot. When cars turn left into the parking lot with the drop off line on the other end of road we congest traffic on both sides of the road. If everyone follows the traffic pattern by entering the line on Vanguard, turning right on Hinton, and then right on Wilkie we will not be blocking traffic and both sides of the road. 

In addition, parents are never permitted to drive in the exit and during our parent drop off time parents cannot walk their child across the street. Having students and parents cross the street instead of utilizing the line is unsafe. In order to expedite the parent drop off line, we will ask parents to pull all the way up past the overhang to get more students out of their cars at one time. 

Again, thank you for understanding that these procedures are to streamline the parent drop off line. Please make sure you have a green car tag, otherwise we will need to have identification and that slows down our line.

Thank you for understanding and we can't wait to see you tomorrow!

See Parent Pick Up and Drop off Map 

8/7/22

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that tomorrow, Monday, August 8th is our Open House and Title 1 Annual Meeting event! Please join us at this event to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies and see your child's classroom. This event is for all students ESE Prek-fifth grade. Due to safety and security, we will not be allowing parents into the building during drop off times. Please plan on attending tomorrow to meet your child's teacher. Kindergarten families, we will do a drive through drop off on the bus loop at 9:30-10:00 if you would like to drop off your student directly to their teacher. 

48% of our Liberty Families have completed their Parent Portal FOCUS account! Please make sure you register and complete your forms on focus.yourcharlotteschools.net . This is also where you will find out your child's teacher and complete forms like your child's emergency card. Please remember your emergency card is vital for us to be able to get ahold of you during the school day. We will not have any paper emergency cards filled out at Open House!

If you need help finding your child’s ID or PIN number please reply to this email or message this Facebook page and we will assist. Please ensure you have these forms filled out, we don’t want you to have to wait in lines at Open House as that will take time away from meeting the teacher!Please let us know if you need any help! We can't wait to see you tomorrow!

8/4/22

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling with some exciting updates for the 2022-23 school year. If you don't already please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook pages for updates and reminders. 

We would like for your to save these important dates and have the information also posted on Facebook. On Friday, August 5th from 4:00-7:00 we will have our Back to School Bash at New Day Christian Church. The church has so many exciting events planned and will be giving out free school supplies. Please join us at the Back to School Bash if you have preregistered. 

This year we will be doing all of our forms digitally. This includes our emergency card which is how we keep phone numbers updated if we need to get ahold of you during the school day. In addition, our FOCUS portal is also how you will find out who your child's teacher is by logging into this system. If you already have a parent portal account, follow the directions attached to update your forms for the 2022-23 school year.  Visit FOCUS Parent Portal by going to http://focus.yourcharlotteschools.net and logging in with the login you created or set up a new account. If you need to sign up for an account you will need your student child's student ID number. Visit the website stated above and click create a new account. Please call our office OR message our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page if you need help with this. 

On August 8th from 3:30 to 5:30 we will have our Open House and Title 1 Meeting at Liberty Elementary. Please come and meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and drop off any school supplies. We will also be passing out Parent Pick Up and Walker tags at Open House and the Back to School Bash! If you are a kindergarten parent please check out out Facebook page for information about Kindergarten Drive Through drop off if you would like to utilize that option to drop your child off on the first day of school. In addition our school supply lists are on our Facebook page as well.

Lastly if your child is a bus rider you will be receiving a phone call tomorrow! Please listen carefully to this message for your child's bus number and drop off and pick up times as times and bus numbers change each year. If you miss the phone call please know that the information can be found in your child's parent portal FOCUS account. Please note that your child has to be registered for the bus, if you don't get a phone call with busing information that means your child is not registered for a bus or your child is in our walkers range.  Please contact our office if that is the case. Please let us know if you have any questions with this process!

Please make sure you login to your child's Parent Portal Account so you know who your student's teacher is for Open House! We can't wait to see you there!

FOCUS Parent Portal Directions 

8/1/22

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling with some exciting updates for the 2022-23 school year. If you don't already please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook pages for updates and reminders. 

We would like for your to save these important dates and have the information also posted on Facebook. On Friday, August 5th from 4:00-7:00 we will have our Back to School Bash at New Day Christian Church. The church has so many exciting events planned and will be giving out free school supplies. 

On August 8th from 3:30 to 5:30 we will have our Open House and Title 1 Meeting at Liberty Elementary. Please come and meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and drop off any school supplies. We will also be passing out Parent Pick Up and Walker tags at both of these events! If you are a kindergarten parent please check out out Facebook page for information about Kindergarten Drive Through drop off if you would like to utilize that option to drop your child off on the first day of school. In addition our school supply lists are on our Facebook page as well.

This year we will be doing all of our forms digitally. This includes our emergency card which is how we keep phone numbers updated if we need to get ahold of you during the school day. In addition, our FOCUS portal is also how you will find out information about your child's teacher on August 3rd. If you already have a parent portal account, follow the directions attached to update your forms for the 2022-23 school year.  Visit FOCUS Parent Portal by going to http://focus.yourcharlotteschools.net and logging in with the login you created or set up a new account. If you need to sign up for an account you will need your student child's student ID number. Visit the website stated above and click create a new account. Please call our office if you need help with this. 

Lastly if your child is a bus rider you will be receiving a phone call on August 2nd. Please listen carefully to this message for your child's bus number and drop off and pick up times as times and bus numbers change each year. If you miss the phone call please know that the information can be found in your child's parent portal FOCUS account. Please note that your child has to be registered for the bus, if you don't get a phone call with busing information that means your child is not registered for a bus or your child is in our walkers range.  Please contact our office if that is the case. 

Please let us know if you have any questions with this process!

7/18/22

Good Morning Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling with some exciting updates for the 2022-23 school year. 

If you don't already please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook pages for updates and reminders. We also have our Summer Reading Challenge happening on the Facebook page all summer long!

We would like for your to save these important dates and have the information also posted on Facebook. On Friday, August 5th from 4:00-7:00 we will have our Back to School Bash at New Day Christian Church. The church has so many exciting events planned and will be giving out free school supplies. On August 8th from 3:30 to 5:30 we will have our Open House and Title 1 Meeting at Liberty Elementary. Please come and meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and drop off any school supplies. We will also be passing out Parent Pick Up and Walker tags at both of these events! If you are a kindergarten parent please check out out Facebook page for information about Kindergarten Drive Through drop off if you would like to utilize that option to drop your child off on the first day of school. In addition our school supply lists are on our Facebook page as well if you are looking to get a head start on shopping!

Lastly, this year we will be doing all of our forms digitally. This includes our emergency card which is how we keep phone numbers updated if we need to get ahold of you during the school day. This is also how you will find out information about your child's teacher on August 3rd. If you already have a parent portal account, follow the directions attached to update your forms for the 2022-23 school year.  Visit FOCUS Parent Portal by going to http://focus.yourcharlotteschools.net and logging in with the login you created or set up a new account. If you need to sign up for an account you will need your student child's student ID number. Please call our office if you need help with this. 

Please let us know if you have any questions with this process!

Attachments:

FOCUS Account For Forms   Open House   Kinder Drive Through Drop Off   Back to School Bash   Parent Drop Off and Pick Up School Supply List 1 School Supply List 2 

 

 

School Year 2021-2022

5/22/22

Good Evening Liberty STAR families! We are so excited to be celebrating the last week of school. Our last day of school will be Thursday!

We wanted to let you know that we do have a bit of fun planned for the summer though! We are encouraging our Liberty Leaders to read all summer long! This challenge is open to all incoming PreK-Fifth grade students! Follow along on the “Liberty Patriot STARS” Facebook page to see our reading challenges. Challenges will be posted throughout the summer. We might be encouraging students to read outside or even read specific books! All students who participate in the challenge will receive a treat. We will also select random names for additional prizes! To enter please comment on each post you are participating in with a picture of your child, their first name, and last initial.

This week is an exciting one for our fifth graders. Our fifth graders will have their dance on Monday, field trip on Tuesday and promotion will be on Wednesday! Promotion for will occur on our pavilion so we are asking that you park on the bus loop. Mrs. Dutton's class will be at 8:45, Mrs. Buck and Mrs. Beechler's classes will be at 9:30 and Mrs. Lathers and Mrs. Waters' classes will be at 10:30. We are so excited to celebrate with our fifth graders! 

We are so thankful for your continued support from all our Liberty families this year! 

4/3/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Families. I am calling to let you know we will be having 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders start their Florida State Assessments this week. These are so important because we can use the data to evaluate our programs and practices. In addition, we can gage each student's strengths and weaknesses so we can continue to help them succeed. Our students and their teacher's have worked so hard this year, we can't wait for them to show what they know! If you are eating breakfast in the cafeteria please be here by 7:50am. Testing grades will need to be seated in their classrooms by or before 8:20am. Please make sure your student gets a good nights sleep before their assessments! We want to see all this year's hard work pay off. This week our 3rd graders will be taking their ELA test on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6. 4th and 5th graders will be taking their Writing test on Thursday, April 7.I also want to let you know that on Tuesday, April 5th we will have our first Culver's Spirit Night! On the culvers spirit night stop by for dinner between 5:00-8:00 at the Culver's by the mall and Liberty will get a portion of the money earned that night. Share this spirit night with your friends and family so they can help support our school as well!Lastly we will be off school for a long weekend on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th. Thank you for your continued support! 

3/9/22

Our school yearbook is on sale for $20. If you would like to purchase a yearbook using cash or a check, please send the money in a labeled envelope! If you would like to purchase a yearbook online, visit ybpay.com using the ID 14637622. 

We have a limited number of books for sale so please reserve your yearbook early! Our PTO has generously agreed to pay for all of our 5th grade students to get yearbooks.

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3/8/22

Don't forget picture day tomorrow and don't forget to wear your FANCY clothes. We will be doing both spring pictures and class pictures.

If you want to order online visit mylifetouch.com with our school ID EVT4F239G

3/7/22

Hello Parents and Guardians,

This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that Liberty Elementary School just conducted our state required active assailant lockdown drill for this month. Our school is using a new, state of the art, One Button Lockdown system that allows Liberty Elementary School to instantly lockdown with the use of new technologies such as automated announcements and strobe lights. Your child’s safety is always our top priority.

Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

3/6/22

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley! I am calling because this week we have a lot of fun activities! Tomorrow, we start our Spirit week for the week before Spring Break. Tomorrow, Monday March 7th is Pajama Day! We also have our Family Fun Night for our Book Fair Monday Night between 4:00-6:00. We will have a lot of fun families activities at the Book Fair so we hope you stop by to check out these activities and our Book Fair. Tuesday is Tacky Tourist Day and Wednesday is Dress Up Day! Remember, Wednesday is also our individual Spring pictures as well as our class picture day! Thursday is crazy hair day. Then on Friday we will celebrate in our AR shirts or red (PK, K, 3rd), white (1, 4) and blue (2, 5). 

Friday is our Patriot Picnic Day and we can't wait to celebrate this day with our families. Please make sure you have returned the Patriot Picnic form to share if someone will be able to attend with your student. In addition, please make sure you return this form to know whether your child needs a lunch from CHAMPS or if you will be bringing something for the picnic. In addition, our teachers will have sign out sheets, if you will be signing your child out after the picnic, please make sure you let you child's teacher know. This will also be the last opportunity to shop at the book fair!

Lastly, our Spring Fundraiser is underway! Please make sure you share the fundraiser with local friends or family but also family who do not live in the area can order online!

We are so excited to celebrate a great week before Spring Break! Thank you for your continued support.

2/15/22

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley! I am calling to remind you that this week is a short week with no school on Friday due to a Hurricane Make Up Day. In addition on Monday, February 21 for President's day we are also off school. In addition we have our Chick Fil A Spirit Night on Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00-8:00. When you go through the line make sure you say you are supporting Liberty when you order.  Thanks for your continued support!

2/7/22

Good afternoon Liberty Leaders this is Mrs. Whaley. Students at Liberty are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No.1 and No. 3 killer. Your donations to the American Heart Association makes a difference for research and education that helps decrease disability and death. Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association. The students have been learning about heart disease, the benefit of exercise and working on old and new jump roping skills.This next week we are wrapping up the collection of donations to the American Heart Association. Please have ALL donations into Coach by February 21st. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Hrtska.As always, thanks for helping a great cause!

1/18-1/24/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

1/12/22

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

12/6/21

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families. This is Mrs. Whaley calling with this weeks reminders. First we have our picture retake day on December 8th. We know that the Lifetouch picture situation has been less than ideal this year and we want to let you know we have been in constant communication with Lifetouch. We believed the problem to have been solved before Thanksgiving break but when the order arrived it was still not correct. Throughout the last week we were in communication with them about the packages still missing. We believe the corrected order will be sent here in the next week. However, we want to do the retakes in case anyone needs corrected pictures. Even if you did not get your package, you can elect for a retake based on the sample picture that was emailed or sent, please just indicate this on the picture retake form. Otherwise, if you would like a retake and did get your pictures, please send your child’s pictures back. 

We also want to invite you to join us for our Santa and Movie Night on Friday from 5:00-7:30. Santa will be arriving at 5:00 and the animated Grinch movie will get started at 6:00. We will also be selling sliders for $2.00 and chips and waters for $1.00. In addition, our fifth-grade team is raising money for their field trip so they will be opening our school store and selling hot chocolate. We will have limited amounts of these items so they will be first come first serve. Please ensure you bring a towel or chairs to sit on!

We will also be participating in our monthly Active Threat Drill tomorrow Tuesday, December 7th. We practice these drills monthly to ensure that if any lockdown situation occurs on campus we have procedures in place. 

Lastly we want to invite our students to wear their Holiday sweaters or shirts tomorrow. Next week we will continue the fun festive wear by wearing a flannel shirt on Tuesday, December 14th and we will do our annual pajama day on the day before winter break December 17th. 

THank you for your continued support!

11/28/21

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley with a few weekly reminders. As we come back from our Thanksgiving Break we have a few fun days we would like to invite our students to participate in. On Monday, our staff will be wearing fun Holiday socks! Join us in wearing a fun pair of socks to celebrate our first day back after break! On Thursday, we invite students to wear their favorite Holiday headgear! Any Holiday hats or headbands are welcome! 

Lastly, I would also like to take this time to remind you that students are not able to be on campus before 7:50 unless they are signed up for our LEAP program. We do not have supervision for students before this time and greatly appreciate your support. In the afternoons please ensure you are following our parent pick up procedures by following the correct traffic pattern. The traffic pattern is posted on our Liberty Patriot STARS facebook page. It is very frustrating for others waiting in the car line when cars cut in through the side streets. Lastly, please make sure your child is picked up before our car line ends. Our line has been ending by 3:15 and we do not have staff to supervise students after that time. 

Thank you for your continued support.

11/18/21

Good Evening Liberty Leaders! This is Mrs. Whaley calling to remind you that tonight is our Chick Fil A Spirit Night. Stop by Chick Fil A between 5:00 and 8:00 and tell them you are supporting Liberty before you order. If you are ordering on the app, make sure you type Liberty in the notes. Share this information with family and friends as they can order as well. If your child wants to fill out their Chick Fil A Spirit Night sheet remind them to turn it into their teacher tomorrow for a chance to win a prize!
In addition, tomorrow is our Turkey Races at 9:30. Tomorrow is the last day to send in your canned food items to support the homeless coalition. Thanks for your continued support. 

11/14/21

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I want to remind you that our Book Fair is this week. You are welcome to send in money for your child to shop the book fair throughout the week. Please send the money in a labeled envelope. If you would like to shop the book fair with your students, please join us on Monday for our Family Night. We will have our Family Fun Night with the Book Fair on Monday from 4:00-6:00! During our Family Fun Night will we will have the book fair in the library, face painting, and a literacy table to share ideas with parents to help your child be a better reader. In addition the Sheriff’s Office Helicopter will be landing at 5:00 on the back field. We will also have a fire truck and an ambulance on campus for students to see! The ice-cream truck will also be in attendance for a small fee. If you are participating in our Family Night please park in out front of the school, then come through the office to sign in. We will point you in the direction of the media center and the back field!
On Thursday, we will have another Chick Fil A spirit night. We will have an activity with that spirit night. If your child completes the Chick Fil A activity, have them return the form to their teacher for a prize! When ordering at Chick Fil A on Thursday between 5:00-8:00 please say Liberty at the drive through before placing your order or type it into the app!
We also have our Turkey Races coming up on Friday, November 19th. We will be collecting canned food items. We will be collecting all week and ending on November 19th on the Turkey Race day! Food collected will go directly to CCPS families and the homeless coalition. 
All students who bring in a canned food item will be able to run in our 100 yard dash race. We will also have prizes for students. 
Remember we would LOVE kid friendly items: Spaghettios, Chef Boyardee, peanut butter and jelly! We would also like non perishable holiday items (stuffing, ect). Parents who would like to view the turkey races can come to the field. We will Raptor families beginning at 8:30. Turkey races will begin at 9:30.
We look forward to another great week! Thank you for your continued support!

11/11/21

Good Afternoon Liberty Elementary Families! This is Mrs. Whaley I am calling to let you know that all of our fundraiser items have been delivered to school. Many of these items are frozen. If your child sold fundraiser items please make sure you come to our campus to pick up these items! Any frozen items that are left over, they will most likely go bad as we are unable to keep these items frozen.

11/10/21

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders. 

Tomorrow Thursday, November 11th our fundraiser is being delivered around 11:00. We will put out a phone call once it is here. Please make arrangements to pick up the items. If your child is being picked up at parent pick up you are welcome to get your items then. We will do our best to have them with your child but depending on the number of items they may have multiple boxes.

If your child attends LEAP we will have your box in the office for pick up at LEAP. We do not have storage for these items. They are frozen and must be picked up tomorrow! On Friday we will have our fundraiser party to celebrate the students who met the criteria. 

In addition I want to remind you that our Bookfair is next week. We will have our Family Fun Night with the Bookfair on Monday! Our Family Fun Night will be from 4:00-6:00 we will have the bookfair in the library, face painting, and a literacy table to share ideas with parents to help your child be a better reader. In addition the Sheriff’s Office Helicopter will be landing at 5:00. We will also have a fire truck and an ambulance on campus for students to see!

Next week we will have another Chick Fil A spirit night. We will have an activity with that spirit night. If your child completes the Chick Fil A activity, have them return the form to their teacher for a prize! When ordering at Chick Fil A on Thursday between 5:00-8:00 please say Liberty at the drive through before placing your order or type it into the app!

We also have our Turkey Races coming up on Friday November 18th. We will be collecting canned food items. Our collection will begin on Friday, November 11th and end on November 19th on the Turkey Race day! Food collected will go directly to CCPS families and the homeless coalition. 
All students who bring in a canned food item will be able to run in our 100 yard dash race. We will also have prizes for students. 

Remember we would LOVE kid friendly items: Speghettios, Chef Boyarde, peanut butter and jelly! We would also like non perishable holiday items (stuffing, ect). Parents who would like to view the turkey races can come to the field. We will Raptor families beginning at 8:30. Turkey races will begin at 9:30.


Lastly I want to let you know that tomorrow Thursday, November 11th we will be conducting an active threat drill. This is a drill that allows our students and staff to practice in the event that something unsafe is occurring. This will be a drill that we practice once per month. 
Thanks for your continued support!

10/27/21

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley with a reminder about the character parade on Friday morning. Our students will begin the parade right after our morning announcements at 8:35. If you would like to view the parade, please check into out campus by 8:30 to ensure you are able to see. Our families who elect to come, will be standing in the courtyard as the parade passes by. Please also send your student with a change of clothes for after the parade. 
Please also remember that Monday, November 1st is a School Professional Development day and students will not have school. 
Thank you for your continued support. 

10/24/21

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with a few exciting announcements for this week. 

To start, Monday we will be hosting our first quarter award ceremonies for our Kindergarten, first and second graders. On Tuesday we will be honoring our third, fourth, and fifth graders at their award ceremony. Your child's teacher sent home a notice if your child will be receiving an award. Please remember that you will need to check in with your ID so please make sure you have it when you arrive. We will be setting up our awards after our students eat breakfast, please be aware that we won't be able to let visitors in the cafeteria until 8:30.

On Monday awards will be at the following times:
8:45: First Grade
9:20: Second Grade
10:00: Kindergarten

On Tuesday awards will be at the following times:
8:45: Fourth Grade  
9:20: Fifth Grade
10:00: Third Grade

In addition I wanted to let our families know that due to a technical difficulty with Lifetouch our pictures have not been delivered yet. Therefore our picture retakes will NOT be this week. Picture retakes will be rescheduled for a later date to ensure our families have seen the original pictures before deciding on retakes. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

We will be doing our character parade on Friday. Please send your student to school in their costume with a book in hand. If your child needs a book they are welcome to visit our media center to check out a book. A flyer went home to explain the character book parade in greater detail. Please send your child to school on Friday with a change of clothes so they are able to be comfortable after the parade. 

Lastly as a reminder next Monday, November 1st is scheduled as a Professional Development day for our teachers. We will have no school for students on that day. As always, thanks for your continued support.

10/21/21

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley I am calling to remind you that there is still time to come out for Chick Fil A night! Stop by and say Liberty when you come through the drive through. If you order on the app type Liberty in the notes section. A portion of your order will go back to our school. We hope you come through between 5:00 and 8:00. Thanks for your continued support.

10/19/21

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders for the end of this week. Tomorrow is National Unity Day and we encourage all of our Liberty students and staff to wear orange to stop bullying. On Thursday, we have a drive through Chick Fil A Spirit Night. Stop by the Chick Fil A drive through between 5:00 and 8:00 and say that you are supporting Liberty before you order. If you are ordering on the app type Liberty in the notes. Lastly, next week will be our award ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday, please check your child's folder. If you child is receiving an award your child's teacher will be sending a letter home to let you know about the date and time. 
We appreciate your continued support! Thank you!

10/13/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

10/1/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/27/21

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley I am calling to remind you that our Otis Cookie Fundraiser ended today. Please make sure your fundraiser form is turned in so you are able to be counted for our fundraiser. The online order store will stay active for an additional week but it is critical that all paper orders are turned in to get the processing started.
Please remember if your child sold items both on the form and online they need to copy the online code into student code area. This will ensure you orders are connected for proper prizes. 
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support!

9/27/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/24/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/23/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/21/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/20/21

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families. This is Mrs. Whaley calling with a few reminders for this week. Our fundraiser is underway and we are off to a great start! Please remember as you can sell items either online or in person using the form! Don't forget to register at shopfund.com if you want to sell online then write the students code on your in person sales form. As students sell they are able to turn in their coupons for the keychain collectables!

In addition, I have one more reminder about parent drop off and pick up. Please remember that the ONLY families allowed to drop off students at the bus ramp is our Headstart PreK families. We cannot have any other families come through this ramp. This is to ensure our bus riders are able to unload the buses safely. If your child is a walker, please drop them off in the drop off line if you are in your car. Lastly, if your coming through our parent pick up line in the afternoon, please follow our specific traffic pattern attached to this message. When individuals cut into the line through the side streets it is very frustrating to the families who are following the traffic pattern. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Drop Off and Pick Up.jpg 

9/20/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/16/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/15/21

Hello Parents and Guardians,
This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that Liberty Elementary School conducted our state required active assailant lockdown drill for this month today. We practice these routines and procedures to ensure the safety of all students and staff on our campus. Your child’s safety is always our top priority. 
Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

9/15/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/14/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/13/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/12/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few announcements for this week! Tuesday is our school individual picture day. The picture order forms went home on Friday. You are able to order online or by sending the picture order form back!

In addition, our school Otis fundraiser has began! This year we have the option of ordering in person and having the items shipped to school or having family members order and have the items shipped to their home. Please make sure you register online at shopfund.com using the directions in the fundraiser packet. If you are selling both online and in person, put the students ID number on the fundraiser form to ensure both the orders are counted for your child. In addition, we will be passing out the keychains as students sell items. Turn in the small coupons with an adult signature as you sell items!

Lastly we will have another PTO and SAC meeting on Friday at 8:30. The meeting will be hosted in person and online. Check our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for the link to join!

Thank you for your continued support.

9/10/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/8/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/7/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/2/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

9/1/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/30/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/25/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/23/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case or cases of Covid-19 at Liberty Elementary School.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/20/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of  Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case of Covid-19 at Liberty.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/17/21

Hello Liberty Elementary Staff and Students. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of  Liberty Elementary School, calling with an important announcement letting you know of a reported positive case of Covid-19 at Liberty.

Please note that any individual, student, or staff member, who reports to have tested positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from attending school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are notified. Impacted areas of the school are cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

The health and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the all of our CCPS classrooms.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

8/13/21

Hello Parents and Guardians,
This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School, informing you that Liberty Elementary School conducted our state required active assailant lockdown drill for this month today. We practice these routines and procedures to ensure the safety of all students and staff on our campus. Your child’s safety is always our top priority. 
Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.

8/10/21

Good afternoon Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley, this message is for our families dismiss as walkers. I am calling to let you know that we will be having a rainy day dismissal today due to the weather. All walkers will be held at the parent pick up area. The most convenient way to pick up your student is to drive through the parent pick up line with your car tag or walker tag. If you do not have a car tag or a walker tag, please bring your ID through the parent pick up line and we will call your child out. We will not release any students from our front office all parents must go through the line. In order to join the parent pick up line, please follow the road for Vanguard and turn into Hinton. You will not be able to join the line in any other way. If the weather clears, we will send the walkers and do another phone call after parent pick up. Thank you!

8/8/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I have a few reminders for this week as we kick off the 2021-22 school year! 
First, our Open House is tomorrow night from 3:30-5:30. We hope that you will stop by to meet your child's teacher and drop off school supplies. Please remember to tell your child's teacher how your child will be going home. Please remember bus numbers change each year, bus numbers were sent by mail this week. We encourage you to keep your primary method of transportation right from the first day, this establishes routine for our students and teachers. In addition if you will be picking up your child from parent pick up, please visit our Library for a parent pick up tag. You will need this tag to pick your child up on the first day. If your student is in kindergarten or first grade and walking home, please visit the Media Center for a walkers tag, you will need this tag in order to pick your child up from walkers. Tomorrow we will also be having a Liberty STAR fundraiser in our cafeteria. We will be selling STARS for $1, if you want to write a message for your child on a star we will deliver them on the first day. We will also be selling previous year shirts for $2. Please stop by our cafeteria for both of these items!

Please remember that Tuesday, August 10th is the first day with students. On the first day as you are dropping your child off, please follow the traffic pattern for our parent pick up line. Please pull all the way to the front of the drop off area to ensure we can fit many cars in the line. Please do not park on the other side of the parking lot and walk your student across the street or get out of your car when dropping students off as this causes congestion in the drop off area. PreK students should pull all the way to the front of the line where our PreK teachers are. In addition, please view our parent pick up and drop off routes. We cannot have any parents turning left into the line as we utilize that route for our staff members. Please view the document given at open house and on facebook for the parent pick up and drop off routes. 

Kindergarten families, please remember that we will have a separate drop off time for the first day on our bus ramp if you choose to utilize that drop off. Please come to our bus ramp from 9:30-10:00 if you would like to drop your child off directly to their teacher. 

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please reply to this email or ask on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page! We can't wait to see you tomorrow for open house and on the first day!

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Routes 

Open House 

8/1/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling because it is almost time to welcome you back for the 2021-22 school year! Tomorrow our teachers come back from summer break to begin preparing for another exciting school year.

I have a few important dates and reminders. This is a long message but we want to ensure you have all the details for the upcoming school year.

First our Back to School Bash with New Day Christian church is on Tuesday from 4:30-7:30. In order to space people out for this event, your family must pre-register using the link on our school website or Facebook page. There is about 20 spots left if you would like to attend this event. New Day Church provides families the opportunity to get some of their school supplies at this event.

In addition, our Open House will be next Monday, August 9th from 3:30-5:30. Please stop by this Open House to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, and see your child's classroom.

We will welcome students back for the first day on August 10th beginning at 7:50. At that time we will have many staff members on campus to help your child find their classrooms, as parents will not be able to walk in on the first day. Kindergarten families, if you choose to utilize our bus loop drop off time between 9:30-10:00. Please see our Facebook page for more information!

Attached to this message email and on our school Facebook page, will be a map of our campus and how we ask that you pull into parent drop off and parent pick up. Following this traffic pattern allows our staff to continue to enter campus and allows us not to block any roads. We ask that if you arrive to drop your child off before 7:50 to make a line outside our gate, this prevents the gate from getting blocked. Please enter the line from Vanguard then Hinton and finally Wilkie. We do not allow anyone to turn LEFT into our line as it creates a back up on Atwater.

Lastly, if you are looking to register for our Liberty Elementary Aftercare Program (LEAP), please do so soon, as some of the groups are filling up quickly. This program offers childcare before school and afterschool for a fee. The aftercare program runs until 6:00 pm for $50 per week. The link to register can be found on our website and Facebook page.

We look forward to another great year! Please visit our website or Facebook page if you would like a copy of our school supply list or more information about any of the items in this message!

Parent Drop off and Pick Up 

7/26/21 

 Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is your Assistant Principal Carolyn Whaley. We are so excited to kick off the 2021-22 school year very shortly! I wanted to call with a few reminders. Our Back to School Bash sponsored by New Day Christian Church is on August 3rd 4:30-7:30. Please join us for free school supplies, free food and lots of fun. In order to attend this event please visit the link attached to this email or our school Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Unfortunately we will only be able to honor your attendance at the event if you are pre-registered.
In addition we will have our school Open House and Title 1 Annual Meeting on Monday, August 9th from 3:30-5:30. Please join us for this event to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, and assist your child in walking to class. Due to our safety and security protocols parents will not be able to walk their child to their classrooms on the first day so please join us on Open House in order to see your child's teacher! Don't worry we will have many staff members ready to assist students on their way to class!
Lastly, if you would like to register for our Liberty Elementary Aftercare Program, please visit the link attached in this email or on our Liberty Patriot STARs Facebook page. We have limited spots in our Aftercare program and it will fill up quickly! LEAP offers both morning and afternoon care for students. If your child needs to be on campus prior to 7:50, please enroll them in morning care for $15 per week. Aftercare is open until 6:00 for $50 per week.
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If for some reason you are still getting our messages and your child will not be attending Liberty Elementary for the upcoming school year, please call our front office for information on how to withdraw your child. We look forward to seeing you at these exciting events before our school year officially begins. Please call our office or follow our Facebook page for more updates and reminders! Thanks for your continued support!

School Year 2020-2021

6/1/21/

Good Afternoon Liberty 5th Grade Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that tomorrow is our 5th grade promotion ceremony. Please remember that each class has an assigned time. We recommend you coming just a few minutes before the class assigned time as you will not be able to come to the pavilion before the class time due to limited seating for each class.

The assigned times are: 8:45 Mrs. Clow's Class, 9:30 Mrs. Eyrich's Class, 10:15 Mrs. Carroll's Class and 11:00 Mrs. Davidson's class.

Please remember to park on the bus loop and our staff members will direct you to the graduation location. The bus ramp gate will be open. We have limited parking on the bus ramp so we would appreciate groups and families driving together to the event. Please remember that masks will be required at the ceremony.

In addition if you plan on signing your child out for the rest of the day, please bring identification and check in with your child's teacher for their sign out paper.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and celebrating this event with our fifth grade students and families.

5/17/21

Good Afternoon Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with this weeks reminders. Tomorrow, Tuesday May 18, 2021 and Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 is our fifth graders Science Assessment. Please remember that it is important for our students to arrive to school on time in order to be able to test with there classmates. In addition please ensure your students have had a good breakfast or they are always welcome to eat breakfast at CHAMPS cafe! 

In addition if you are interested in signing your child up for LEAP aftercare for next school year please visit the LEAP site to register. When signing up please indicate you are signing up for the 2021-22 school year. 

We look forward to finishing this school year strong! Thank you for your continued support.

5/9/21

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley with a few announcements for this upcoming week. Our fourth and fifth graders will be taking their Math FSA test this week. Please remember that during testing days we want to ensure our Liberty Leaders come to school ready to do their best on the test! Please ensure your child gets a good night sleep and encourage your child to eat breakfast at CHAMP's cafe at school. In addition, please make every effort to have your child arrive to school on time during their testing. If your child is late, they won't be able to test with their class.

Lastly, our final PTO and SAC meetings of the year are this Tuesday at 3:15. We had to change the time to 3:15 due to another meeting scheduled after. A link will be posted on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Please join us for this PTO and SAC meeting, all families are welcome!

Thanks for your continued support!

5/2/21

Good Afternoon Liberty Elementary Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know we have another exciting week at LES! First our fourth and fifth grade students have their ELA Florida Standards Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Our third grade students will be talking their Math Florida Standards Assessment on Thursday and Friday this week. Please encourage your student to do their very best on these assessments. In addition, we ask that you make your best effort to have your child to school on time on testing days. Unfortunately if students are late to school they are unable to test with their class on that day. 
In addition this week is Staff Appreciation Week! We will be celebrating our staff this week. If you would like to join us in celebrating our staff, some of our staff filled out a favorite things paper and it has been linked on our school website.
Lastly, we wanted to let you know our Summer Camp LEAP is full for the summer. We will not be taking any more registrations.
Thank you for your continued support!

4/18/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders for this week. Remember our yearbook order forms were due on Friday. If you are planning on purchasing a yearbook this year for your child, please ensure you turn in the $15 to the front office on Monday. We still have a few more spots for students to register for our summer camp LEAP. Remember that this program is offered for our Liberty students in Kinder-fifth grade for the summer. This program costs $100 per week and in order to secure your spot you will need to register on the website. 

In addition our fourth and fifth grade students will be taking their FSA writing test on Tuesday. Our students and their teachers have worked very hard to prepare them for this assessment and we can't wait to cheer them on! Please ensure your child is at school on time on Tuesday and encourage your child to choose a healthy breakfast from our CHAMPS cafe! 

Lastly this upcoming week is Kindergarten Round Up to register our incoming Kindergarten students. If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please stop by our office to get a registration packet! Please share this message with family members, friends and neighbors as we want to have all of our incoming kindergarten students register this week! 

Thanks for your continued support!

Link to register for Summer LEAP: https://LibertyElem.RevTrak.net

4/11/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week!

On Tuesday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 14th our third graders will take the Florida Standards Assessment. We know that this can be a stressful assessment for some of the students. We know that our third graders have worked so hard this year and are excited for them to show what they know on the test! Please ensure your child arrives to school on time as our testing begins right at the beginning of the school day. All students are offered free breakfast at school so they will get a healthy breakfast before testing!

Next week our fourth and fifth graders will be completing their writing assessment next week on Tuesday, April 20th.

Also our yearbook order form went home last week. If you would like to preorder a yearbook for your students, please send in the $15 with the order form. We will have a very limited amount of yearbooks for purchase at but the best way to secure a yearbook is to pre order one! Our PTO has generously offered to purchase a yearbook for all 5th graders.

Lastly our LEAP registration for summer camp has a few spots left. If you are looking for a summer program for your student please register at the website included in this message. The camp runs for the entire summer and is $100 per student. Our program is for current kindergarten-fifth grade students, unfortunately due to staffing we are unable to take prek students. If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Mrs. Hazeltine in the office. 

Thanks for your continued support!

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3/21/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Although our original calendar had tomorrow set as a teacher work day, the adjusted calendar has tomorrow as a student day!

Please remember that our campus is not open for students until 7:45 unless your child is enrolled in LEAP. This includes students who are walkers. We cannot welcome students onto campus and into eating breakfast until 7:45 because we do not have staff members in the cafeteria to supervise these students. When parents pull through the line and drop students off early, this means we have students in our cafeteria unsupervised. In order to eliminate this unsafe behavior, we will be setting our front gate to close until 7:45 in the morning. Please continue to make the line outside of campus, but we will not be able to open the gate until we have supervision in the cafeteria. If you are dropping your child up for LEAP between 7:30 and 7:45am please ring the bell on the gate and we will open the gate.

Lastly, we have officially opened our registration for our Summer Camp LEAP, this program is run by our Liberty Elementary staff and runs from 7:00am to 6:00pm over the summer. Camp costs $100 for the week and if registering a second child there is a $10 discount. We will have limited spots for this program, so please register ASAP on the website if you would like your student to attend camp. The link to register is listed on the email for this phone message and our Liberty Patriot STAR Facebook page. In order to reserve your spot you must sign up on the website for Camp LEAP

Thank you for your continued support!

 Register for Summer Camp LEAP:  https://LibertyElem.RevTrak.net

3/7/21

Good Evening Liberty STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley I am calling to let you know about our exciting events for this week; the week before Spring Break. 
First, this is our Book Fair week! Students are able to shop the book fair each day from 7:45-2:45, a flyer came out last week to show you some of the items in the book fair! Feel free to send your child in with items circled or specific requested written down! 
In addition this week is spirit week! Please see the list below for our Spirit Days: 
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: College/Career Day 
Wednesday: Dress Up Day
Thursday: Crazy Hair Day
Friday: Color Day (kindergarten and third grade red, first and fourth grade white, second and fifth grade blue) 
In addition on Wednesday we will have our Spring Picture day! We are excited to see all of our Liberty Leaders dressed up for spring pictures! 
We hope you participate in our spirit week and enjoy our week before Spring Break!

2/7/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Our catalog fundraiser for Spring went home with students on Friday. If your child did not bring their catalog home, they will have it on Monday. Due to limited access to campus this year, we were not able to do our regular fundraisers. But we are excited to be able to sell these items electronically. We encourage you to share their link with family and friends near and far! These items will be shipped directly to the person ordering.
We also want to remind all families that per Charlotte County School guidelines anyone coming on our campus must be wearing a mask. If you are picking up your child from school or coming into our lobby for any reason, including picking or dropping off from LEAP, please ensure you are wearing a mask. We appreciate your continued support as we work very hard to keep everyone safe! In addition please ensure your child has a spare mask in their backpack each day. We have many students who come to the office for masks each day and as the year progresses our mask supply is running low.
In addition our Liberty students are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's number 1 and number 2 killer. Your donation to The American Heart Association makes a difference for research and education that helps decrease disability and death. Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association. The students have been having fun learning about heart disease, the benefit of exercise and working on old and new jump roping skills during PE. Next week we are wrapping up the collection of donations to the American Heart Association. Please have all donations in to coach by February 17th. Any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Hrtska at Liberty.
Lastly, our Student Leadership Team is selling reading buddies in the office lobby this week as a Valentine's treat for $2. If your child would like to purchase a reading buddy for themselves, their teacher or a friend in their classroom, please send them to school with $2. 
Thanks for your continued support. 

1/28/21

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley calling to remind you that tomorrow we will be finishing our Celebrate Literacy Week with a pajama day! Don't forget to come to school in clean pajamas!

1/24/21

Good Evening Liberty Patriot Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that this upcoming week is Celebrate Literacy Week. This week we will encourage reading at school and at home, as we do each week. Tomorrow, Monday January 25th we will be kicking off the week with HATS off to reading and inviting our Liberty students to wear a hat at school on Monday. Each day we will post on the Liberty Patriot STARS facebook page and encourage you to participate by posting pictures in the comments. On Friday, January 29th we will be wrapping up the week by reading in our jammies and inviting our Liberty Leaders to wear clean pajamas to school on Friday!

Looking ahead, our student Leadership Team will be selling Valentine Buddies for two dollars in February. More information will be sent out in a phone call and on our Facebook page. Lastly, with the cold weather the last few weeks our lost and found is growing! Encourage your student to stop by lost and found if they are missing any jackets. In addition please write your child's first and last name in their clothes to ensure we can return them if they end up in lost and found.

Thanks for your continued support. We look forward to another great week!

1/15/21

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STAR families, Happy Friday! This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal, I am calling with a few reminders for next week. On Monday, January 18th we are off of school for Martin Luther King Jr Day.  On Tuesday January 19th at 3:30 we have our SAC and PTO meeting. All parents and guardians are invited to join us for this virtual meeting. Please visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for the link to join this meeting!

Lastly, we want to remind families that if your child is eating breakfast on campus they need to be dropped off on campus by 8:10 in order to be in the classroom by 8:20. We have many kids dropped off right at 8:15 and wanting breakfast. Unfortunately these students are not ready to learn in their classrooms by the start of the school day.

Thank you for your continued support! 

1/6/21

Hello Liberty Elementary School Parents and Guardians. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School with an important announcement letting you know of a positive case of Covid-19 at our school. Please note that any individual, student or staff member, who tests positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are contacted. Impacted areas of the school are also cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals. Your students health and well-being is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the entire Liberty Elementary School Community.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

12/22/20

Hello Liberty Elementary School Parents and Guardians. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School with an important announcement letting you know of a positive case of Covid-19 at our school. Please note that any individual, student or staff member, who tests positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. 
All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are contacted. Impacted areas of the school are also cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals. Your students health and well-being is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the entire Liberty Elementary School Community. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

12/20/20

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with a few reminders for the next few days. Due to the calendar change we will be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Our Winter Break starts on Thursday, December 24th and we return to school on Monday, January 4th. Please note our school wide agendas do not match this because they were printed prior to the calendar changes. 
Our student Leadership team will be selling Jingle Grams for the last day on Monday. Jingle Grams are $1, students can buy them for themselves, classmates or teachers! If you would like to buy a jingle gram for your student, please send the money in with them in an envelope!
This week we will have a pajama day on Wednesday, December 23rd. Please send your student to school in clean and comfortable pajamas to wear on Wednesday. 
Lastly, this is a reminder that all individuals coming on campus must be wearing a mask each day. Please keep a couple extra masks in your child's backpack to ensure they always have one. In addition when you are coming to campus to pick up students or drop something off and in our front vestibule, please ensure you are wearing a mask. This helps protect our students and staff!
Thank you for your continued support! 

12/16/20

Good Afternoon Liberty Staff and Students, this is Mrs. Whaley I am calling with a few weekly reminders. Tomorrow Santa will be in the parent drop off line in the morning. Our students will be able to wave to Santa on the way into school. In addition students will be able to pick out a book. We also invite the students to wear a Christmas headgear tomorrow like a Santa hat or Christmas headband. 

I am also calling to let you know of a positive case of Covid-19 at our school. Please note that any individual, student or staff member, who tests positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are contacted. Impacted areas of the school are also cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.
Your students health and well-being is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the entire Liberty Elementary School Community.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

12/10/20

Hello Liberty Elementary School Parents and Guardians. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School with an important announcement letting you know of a positive case of Covid-19 at our school. Please note that any individual, student or staff member, who tests positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. 

All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are contacted. Impacted areas of the school are also cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

Your students health and well-being is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the entire Liberty Elementary School
Community. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

12/8/20

Hello Liberty Elementary School Parents and Guardians. This is Carolyn Whaley, Assistant Principal of Liberty Elementary School with an important announcement letting you know of a positive case of Covid-19 at our school. Please note that any individual, student or staff member, who tests positive for Covid-19 will be excluded from school until they meet CDC criteria to safely return. 

All positive covid-19 cases are reported to the Department of Health and all individuals who are to be excluded from school are contacted. Impacted areas of the school are also cleaned and disinfected. Due to federal HIPPA regulations, the names and identifiable information of students and staff members will not be released to protect the confidentially of those individuals.

Your students health and well-being is our top priority. We will continue to be proactive to ensure the safety of the entire Liberty Elementary School Community. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

11/16/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that today started our Book Fair. Each year Mrs. Nease has a book fair in the library to raise funds for our library! If you would like for your child to shop at our Book Fair, please send them with cash, credit card information, or a check made to Liberty. You are also able to shop by adding money to the wallet via the flyer Mrs. Nease sent home last week. In addition on the flyer there is a website listed if you would like to shop from home. 

In addition today we practiced an active threat drill at the end of the day. We practice these mandatory drills to ensure we have procedures in place in case of an emergency on campus. Our Liberty Leaders were quiet and safe during todays drill.

Thank you for your continued support. 

10/22/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that our flyer for character parade that will occur October 30th, went home today. Unfortunately parents will be unable to attend this year. Our students will have an outdoor parade to admire each others costumes. Please adhere to the guidelines listed on the form to ensure we have a great parade. In addition next week we will have picture retakes on October 28th next Wednesday. 

Lastly, If your child is signed up for flu shots, they will be getting their flu shots at school tomorrow. Thank you!

10/4/20

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders for the week. Our school fundraiser concludes on Monday. Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser for our school. Remember this is a online only fundraiser and no money or order forms can be sent to the office. You are able to share the website links and anyone who orders will have the items shipped directly to their homes.

In addition, tomorrow our midterm reports will be sent home. Please check your child's backpack to view a copy of your child's midterm. In addition, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's midterm, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Lastly, I want to thank all of our families who are picking their child up in the parent pick up line and following our pick and and drop off procedures. By following these procedures we have put in place, it allows for our line to run much smoother. If you have not heard our previous announcements we ask that all families enter the parent drop off and pick up line by following Vanguard which the the road directly behind our school. The turning onto Hinton then Wilkie and lastly making a right hand turn in our parking lot. Please do not enter the line from any of the side streets. We do not allow any left  turn entrances as it congests the gate and we still have staff members who are coming on campus. We need to ensure we have clear access for them to pull in. Again, we truly appreciate everyone who follows these procedures to ensure our day begins and ends safely in our line.

Thank you for your continued support! Please follow our Liberty Patriot STAR facebook page for more updates and reminders.

9/16/20

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs. Whaley. We have spent the last few weeks attempting to streamline our parent drop off and pick up procedures. Our parent pick up line in running much smoother as our families are following Vanguard turning on to Hinton and then coming up Wilkie to make a left hand turn into our gate.

Mrs. Brown and I want to ensure that our parent drop off line runs smoothly in the morning as well. We have many staff members and students who attend our morning care entering campus between 7:30-7:45am. When cars are waiting to drop off before 7:45 the gate is blocked for individuals who need to access campus.

Beginning tomorrow, September 17th the front gate on the campus will be closed until 7:45, we will not allow our parent drop off line to enter the campus until 7:45. Please do not block the gate, as again we will have staff members and LEAP students who will need to enter the campus. Staff members and LEAP parents will pull up to the gate, press the doorbell and the gate with open for these cars only.

Lastly we will not permit anyone to turn left into the parking lot. When cars turn left into the parking lot with the drop off line on the other end of road we congest traffic on both sides of the road. If everyone follows the traffic pattern by entering the line on Vanguard, turning right on Hinton, and then right on Wilkie we will not be blocking traffic and both sides of the road.

In addition parents are never permitted to drive in the exit and during our parent drop off time parents cannot walk their child across the street. Having students and parents cross the street instead of utilizing the line is unsafe.

In order to expedite the parent drop off line, we will ask parents to pull all the way up past the overhang to get more students out of their cars at one time. We also ask that our PreK parents do not come to drop off prior to the times arranged by their child’s teachers.

Again, thank you for understanding that these procedures are to streamline the parent drop off line. Please reach out to our front office if you would like to sign up for our morning LEAP morning care program if your child needs to be dropped off prior to 7:45am.

9/13/20

Good Evening Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal, I am calling to let you know about a few events for this week! On Tuesday, we will have our first picture day. You are able to order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using the ID: EVTXGPBS7 or by sending in the order form with your child on picture day!

In addition on Tuesday afternoon we will have our first virtual PTO and SAC meeting at 3:30. We invite all of our Liberty families to participate in these virtual meetings. The links will be posted on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page as well as our Liberty school website. 

Lastly, I would like to remind you about our drop off and pick up procedures. We continuing to try and make this a smooth process for all of our Liberty families. In order to allow for a steady stream of traffic without blocking intersections we ask that for the morning and afternoon, all drop offs and pick up follow the parent pick up traffic patterns. We ask that you follow Vanguard, to Hinton then turn on Wilkie making only a right turn into our parking lot. At parent pick up time if you are not following this traffic pattern, you will be asked to circle in the parking lot and pull back around following the traffic pattern. This traffic pattern allows us to not block side streets and other roads.

Students are allowed to arrive on campus at 7:45am. Students who are dropped off between 7:45-8:00 will be in the cafeteria eating breakfast before being released to their classrooms at 8:00. If your child needs to arrive on campus before 7:45, please reach out to our office staff to sign up for our LEAP morning care. Please be curious of our staff members and LEAP students who are arriving on campus between 7:30-7:45am by not blocking our front gate and entrances. If you are lined up in front of the building and blocking the front gate or lined up on both sides of Wilkie, our staff members and LEAP students are unable to get into campus.

Thank you for your understanding. We continue to try and streamline our arrival and dismissal procedures. We look forward to another great week with our Liberty students!

8/31/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, 
This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal! We had a great first day of school today. Thank you so much for your patience during our dismissal time. It is so important to us to ensure the safety of our students when they are going home and we appreciate your patience as we ensure this. Our parent pick up line usually will end at about 3:15, but the first week or so it may take longer as we get into a routine.

A few notes for the rest of the week. Students should be dropped off no earlier then 7:45am on campus. Our School Resource Officer will be outside reminding families that only students enrolled in morning LEAP can arrive prior. Our kindergarten through fifth grade students can arrive on campus between 7:45 and must be in the class by 8:20. If your child is NOT eating breakfast, please arrive after 8:00. Our Headstart PreK students in Mrs. Crowther's class can arrive between 8:00-8:20 and our ESE PreK students in Mrs. Dowling and Mrs. Starkey's class may arrive on campus between 8:05-8:20. PreK teachers will be outside at parent drop off during these time to assist with the arrival of your child. All students should be dropped off in the parent drop off line, as parents will not be able to come into the building. 

If your child is changing there dismissal at all this week. It is critical you write a note in your child's planner or send the change through the remind app. Teachers will be checking the planner each day so this is the best way to document a dismissal change. Please note if this change is for one day or a permanent change. 

In addition attached to this message and on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page there is a graphic for where to enter our parent pick up line. You must follow Vanguard to Hinton and up Wilkie into the school. You cannot turn into our line from Adair or Kenova. You will also not be able to enter campus if you are going the incorrect direction on Wilkie.

Thank you again for a great first day! We will continue to work together for the success of all of our Liberty Leaders!

8/30/20

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley your Assistant Principal. We are so excited to welcome our Liberty students tomorrow! I have a lot of information for you to start the school year, remember a copy of this message will be posted to our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page! Remember all of our Liberty students will be joining us tomorrow, some of our Liberty Leaders will be arriving on the bus and others will be dropped off at parent drop off. Either way, please make sure your student is wearing their mask when they arrive on campus. 

I have a few important reminders for our first day of school. Students who are eating breakfast can arrive on campus at 7:45, they will eat breakfast in the cafeteria and be dismissed to their hallways at 7:50 but not able to go into the classroom until 8:00. Therefore, we ask if your student is not eating breakfast that they do not arrive on campus until 8:00 so they can head straight to their classroom. Students cannot exit their cars at parent drop off until 7:45am unless they are enrolled in our morning LEAP program. Our School Resource Officer and administrators will be at the parent drop off to remind parents of this. It is unsafe to have students on campus, sitting on the benches prior to school arrival at 7:45. If your child is a walker, please ensure their route allows for their arrival after 7:45am. All students should be ready to learn in their classrooms by 8:20.

Kindergarten families, if you are going to be participating in our Kindergarten Drive Through Drop Off, please pull on to our bus ramp between 9:30-10:00. Our Kindergarten teachers will be outside and ready to take a picture with your child for their first day. All kindergarten students will have their pictures taken with their teachers and send via the Remind app! If your child is arriving at our regular drop off time, we will ensure they are escorted to their classroom

Please remind your child that when they arrive to school that we will have several adults that will have class lists and will be able to help find their new classrooms. Last week all teachers contact their families to find out how each child will be going home. If you did not get in contact with your child’s teacher, please write a note so we know how your child will be going home. If there are ANY changes in how your child is going home, we ask that you write it in their planner, as we are not able to take changes over the phone. 

You will also notice that we have a new gate at the front of our school this year. This gate will be open in the mornings until the conclusion of morning drop off. Once the gate closes, if you visit the campus you will need to pull up to the gate and ring the doorbell located on the pole. When the front office staff member answers you will need to state your name and your reason for visiting the campus. The gate will open and you will be able to park. You will then need to ring the second doorbell at the office door and show your identification. In the afternoons, the gate will be open at 2:30 pm to allow our parent pickup to begin forming. Please do not arrive before 2:30 or block the gate entrance as we will still need to allow visitors to enter our campus.

Our school begins dismissal procedures at 2:50 pm. Please know that our primary goal for the first week of school is to dismiss all of our students safely. We will need you to have a little bit of patience and understanding with us as we make sure that all of our students get home safely. If you were unable to pick up a parent pickup card from us last week, you will be asked to park in the lot and show your identification. You will not be able to enter the lobby of the school, as we will be dismissing our other students. In this case please be patient with us as you wait.

We also want to share with you, your child will receive a breakaway lanyard on the first day of school. This lanyard will attach to your child’s mask to allow them to wear their mask to and from lunch and take their mask off while eating. Lanyards will stay at school and attach to the new mask your student wears each day. If you would like your child to have a lanyard for breakfast as well, you are welcome to send them to school with one. Lastly, you will also notice a dismissal tag on your child’s backpack after the first day of school. Attached to this tag is their breakfast bar code. We will be placing bar codes on all students’ backpacks to eliminate student touching the pin pad. Please keep this tag secure on your child’s backpack and let your child’s teacher know if your child needs a new one.

We know this is a lot of information and appreciate your listening. A copy of this phone message will be posted on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Tomorrow is going to be a great day, we can’t wait to start the 2020-21 school year with our Liberty Leaders.

8/23/20

Good afternoon Liberty Leaders and Families. This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley with some information as as approach the start of the school year! We cannot wait to see our Liberty students on the first day of school Monday, August 31st. 

We are excited to let you know that tomorrow, Monday August 24th, our Virtual Open House and Title 1 Meeting will be posted to our school website and our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. This Open House presentation will include a video from Mrs. Brown and I, some reminders about our school day, and the link to register for our Liberty Elementary Aftercare Program (LEAP). In addition, we will have links with our school supply lists, our Tag Time Event, and our Kindergarten Drive Through Drop Off. Lastly each teacher has filmed a short message to let students know how to find their classroom on the first day of school! Parents please don't worry, we will have many staff members to escort students to their classrooms.

Now that Charlotte Virtual School has closed registrations, class rosters will be finalized and our teachers will be calling their students' families on Tuesday, August 25th. 

On Wednesday, August 26th, please join us for our "Tag Time" event. If you will be utilizing our parent pick up line at any point in the school year, you will need to drive through our parking lot on Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 to pick up your parent pick up tag. We will only be able to give a parent pick up tag to the primary contacts listed on your child's paperwork. In addition, please bring your identification. Remember without the NEW parent pick up tag for the 2020-21 school year, you will be unable to pick up your child in the line on the first day. We will also be giving out walker tags for our kindergarten and first grade students who are walkers. Lastly, if you would like to drop off your child's school supplies on Wednesday, please bring them in a brown bag, clearly labeled with your child's name and your child's teacher's name.

Kindergarten families, we have an optional Kindergarten Drive Through Drop Off time for your students on the first day of school. If you would like to drop your child off at our regular 7:45-8:20 drop off time you are able too. Our Kindergarten teachers will be on the bus ramp from 9:30-10:00 on the first day of school welcoming students whose families might want to be able to wave to their child's teacher. Parents must stay in their car, but we will happily snap a picture of each student and their teacher and sent it to the families via the Remind app! Don't worry Kinder families, we will happily snap a picture for our students dropped off at the regular time as well!

Last, remember school starts on Monday, August 31st for all Liberty students. Please make sure your child has their mask on when entering the campus or getting on the bus. In addition, please consider sending an extra mask with your student's school supplies should they need one. 

Once again please be sure to log on to our Liberty website and our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for the Open House video and other information tomorrow. All of our flyers and school supply lists are already housed on both our website and Facebook page! As always thanks for your continued support. We look forward to seeing our Liberty Leaders on the first day of school!

Click here to see our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook Page!

Click here to see our Liberty Elementary Website!

School Year 2019-2020

7/27/20

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families,
This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with a few announcements for this week. 
Our yearbooks have been delivered! Remember yearbooks are ordered in limited quantities, all graduating 5th graders and anyone who preordered a book has one waiting for them. If you would like to buy a yearbook, the cost is $15. Please have exact change, as we won't have change available in the drive through. 
Please drive through our yearbook line this Wednesday between 10:00-1:00. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Please join us for the Drive Through Back to School Back at New Day Christian Church on August 1, 2020 from 10:00-1:00. 
New Day Christian Church has generously collected supplies for all of our Liberty Elementary students. Their generous donations allow all of our Liberty Elementary students to start the school year ready with school supplies! Please visit our Liberty STARS website or Facebook page to see a copy of our school supply list. 

Thanks for your continued support. 

6/17/20

Good Evening Liberty Families this is Mrs Whaley. We need to purge the rest of the student supplies in the cafeteria after Tuesday, June 23rd for our custodians to begin cleaning our cafeteria. If you have not already picked up your student's classroom materials, please come and collect any additional items you have in the cafeteria by the end of the day Tuesday. Please stop by our office between 8-3.
In addition, we have had many questions come through about yearbooks. We are still waiting for our yearbooks to arrive. As soon as we have them we will send an additional phone call and a Facebook post.
Lastly, if you have a student or know someone has a child who will be joining us for Kindergarten next year, please stop by our office before June 24th to register for Kindergarten. Our office is closed beginning June 25th through July 13th.
Thanks for your continued support! We can't wait to see you in August! #weareliberty 

5/26/20

Good Evening Liberty STARS, 
On Thursday, May 28th we will have staggered times for our PreK through Fourth grade students to come and collect their items. Item collection and return will occur tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27th for our fifth graders during their promotion drive by!
Tomorrow our fifth grade students will come through the bus ramp during the time assigned to their class to collect all of their promotion items! Then we are asking all families to drive through the parent pick up line to collect the items from the students classrooms as well as return any school issued chromebook, mini, library books, safety patrol belts or other school item. If you would like to collect your other students materials, please let us know and we will collect them from cafeteria.

Mrs. Eyrich's Class 9:00         Mrs. Magill's class 9:15

Mrs. Carroll's Class 9:30        Mrs. Manomat's class 9:45

Ms. Djak's Class 10:00

For our Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade students, will be invited to collect their supplies on Thursday, May 28th. If you are not able to come at your assigned time, please come during any grade level time. It will just take us a minute to get your materials from the cafeteria. 
If you want to collect the materials for all of your students at the same time, you are welcome to do so. If possible let your child's teacher know when you are coming and we will do our best to have all of your children's materials outside during that time. If we are not able to make that work, we will have you pull up to zero zone, the area at the front of our parent drop off line and we will bring the other children's items out. If possible please display a sign like your parent pick up sign with all of your students names on them.
Kindergarten and PreK: 8:00
First Grade: 9:00
Second Grade: 10:00
Third Grade: 11:00
Fourth Grade: 12:00

In addition to collecting your items from your classroom we will be passing out spring pictures. We are also utilizing this time to collect the chrome books and mifis students used. We will be checking the condition of the chrome books and providing you a reciept for the ones you return. Please remember to return any chromebook you checked out from LES even if students from other schools were using them. In addition we will be collecting library books, Family Reading Experience books, safety patrol belts and classroom items.
We are still working with the company for yearbooks. If we have them we will pass them out on these days as well. If they are not delivered in time we will work on a plan for getting them to students!
Thanks so much for working with us to ensure we return your items and we get our computers and other materials back to school! We hope that you will be able to save this date. However, if you are unable to attend please see if a family member or close friend can come on this day!
Thanks for your continued support!

4/30/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know our online Kindergarten registration will be available this Monday, May 4th, by accessing the CCPS District website or by accessing our Liberty Elementary school’s website. 

The online registration application does not replace the formal registration process for all new incoming kindergarten students; however, completing the online application will provide the District and each school with the information we need to begin the registration process. Once CCPS can designate days for onsite registration, we will contact you directly using the contact information you provide when completing the online registration application. We will also post the onsite registration dates on the district website and each school’s website. Please make sure you visit the district website or Liberty Elementary’s website frequently for Kindergarten Registration updates. 

Remember, the online registration application for new incoming Kindergarten students will be available on the District and each school’s website beginning Monday, May 4th. We hope you will share this information with any family, friends or neighbors who have incoming kindergartener.  Please let us know if you have any questions by sending Mrs. Brown and myself an email. You can find our emails on our school website. Thank you for your continued support.

4/28/20

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. Mrs. Brown and I are so proud of our Liberty Leaders and their hard work on their eLearning. Each week we check in with your teachers to see if you need anything. We know you are working hard!

As you have heard from our Superintendent, Mr. Dionisio, we will not be able to return to school this year and we will be finishing eLearning online. We know that this has brought many questions. In the coming weeks, Mrs. Brown and I will determine a safe time for you to get your belongings from your classroom and hopefully wave from a distance to your teachers. We also know students have pictures and yearbooks they will need from school. We will include those items when students are able to pick up their other materials.
 
In addition, we want to let all of our Liberty families know that after much consideration and thought we have made the decision to cancel our Summer LEAP camp this year. For our families who have already registered, we will be able to refund your registration fee or we will apply the registration fee to your account if your child will be participating in our LEAP after school program in the 2020-21 school year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family, but at this time we must make this decision for the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have any additional questions please send Becky Hazeltine an email at Rebecca.Hazeltine@yourcharlotteschools.net.
 
Lastly we want to let you know that our fifth grade team is hard at work planning a virtual graduation and a drive through event on May 27th. We hope that if you are a fifth grade family, you will save the date for the morning of the 27th to come and celebrate. We will have some items for the students and we will be there cheering them on. More information will be coming!
We look forward to seeing another great week of eLearning this week and hope you are following our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for daily read aloud and activities from our specials teachers. Please reach out to myself or Mrs. Brown if you need anything. The best way to contact us is by email. Thanks for your continued support on our eLearning journey.

3/25/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, 
I am calling because from the results of our technology survey you indicated you needed technology at home. Therefore your family has been allocated one of our school chrome books to borrow. Remember that students are getting technology from one school, so your whole family will use the technology given out by Liberty even if they attend multiple locations.
Please remember that while using school Chromebooks, students are the only ones permitted to use them. In addition Students will be expected to follow our district’s STUDENT TECHNOLOGY and INTERNET RULES, SAFETY and USE AGREEMENT for the time they use the computers. All activity on Chromebooks will be content filtered.
Chromebooks can be picked up on our bus ramp (not our PPU line in the front of the school) this Friday, March 27th. Our bus ramp is on the side of the school, which you enter from Atwater.
We will follow the following schedule:
Students’ last name beginning with A-G will pick up between 8:00-9:00am
Students’ last names beginning with letters H-M will pick up between 9:00-10:00am
Students’ last names beginning with letters N-R will pick up between 10:00-11:00am
Students’ last names beginning with letters S-Z will pick up between 11:00am-12:00pm
If the Liberty Students in your family have different last names please come for the last name earliest in the alphabet.
We are asking all parents who are unable to report at their assigned times come for pick up between 12:00-2:00pm.
When you come please follow the directions. If there is a lot of cars we are going to have two lines coming into the ramp. We will begin with the line closest to the building and have a second line next to it. There will be cones and staff members to help direct you. Staff members will come to you, we will not permit anyone to get out of the car. We are asking that everyone who comes to pick up a Chromebook brings their own pen to fill out the forms. This will ensure we are not sharing materials. All the Chromebooks have been cleaned and sanitized prior to distributing them. 
Please understand that you may wait for a little while as we assign Chromebooks to each child. Parents will be required to sign a tech agreement and fill out information in order to ensure we get the chrome books back to Liberty Elementary at the end of eLearning. 
Thank you for your continued support. We will see you on Friday.

3/22/20

Good afternoon to all of our Liberty Patriot STAR Families.  This is Mrs. Whaley calling. We know that this Spring Break may not have been what many of us had planned, but we hope that you have had some quality time with your families.  We know this is an uneasy time for many of us, so we are hoping that this call brings you some peace of mind and a reminder that we are in this together.  

We wish desperately that we were starting school back in person this week, but as you know attending school is currently on hold.  Charlotte County Public Schools is working on a virtual learning plan that will be shared with staff and families next week. Virtual learning for our students is set to begin on March 30th.  To facilitate virtual learning families will need access to technology and the internet. We need to know what resources your family currently has so we can assist if possible. Please be sure that you complete the District survey through the link below no later than Tuesday. If you do not have resources to be able to complete this survey digitally, call the LES front office on Monday between 8am and 12 pm to complete it with one of our staff members over the phone. If you are in need of your child's ID number, please reach out to me by replying to this email with your child's name. I will provide you with that number. 
 http://bit.ly/ccpshometech

Charlotte County Schools and Champ’s Cafe have worked hard this week to get a plan in place to provide food to all students 18 and younger on all regular school days.  Beginning Tuesday and running through April 15th, breakfast and lunch meals will be available for curbside pickup at Liberty Elementary School from 10 am to 1 pm.  In order to receive meals, parents must have identification and students under the age of 18 must be present. Meals will not be available for pickup on Good Friday, April 10th.  

As you know, things are changing on a daily basis.  We will do our best to stay in contact with you as we are informed of changes that impact your families.  Our teachers will be reaching out to you via the phone number and emails you provided at the beginning o the year. If you have not already followed our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page please be sure to click the like button! We will also have read alouds and other fun activities that will be popping up to our Facebook page next week that will allow us to stay a bit connected in these unique times.  

Last, remember that we are Liberty Leaders and as a school family we will get through this.  Mrs. Brown and I can't wait to see each and everyone of you back at school soon!

3/18/20

Good Evening all Liberty Elementary Families, 

This evening you should have received a phone call about filling out a technology survey. For easy access, we have provided the link to this survey in this email and our Patriot STARS Facebook page. We are asking that all families fill out this survey. You should be able to complete it from your phone or computer. If you do not know your child's CCPS ID number, please reply back to this email with your child's first name and Mrs. Whaley will assist with getting that information. Most students will know this information, it is the number they use to login to their chrome books or iPads. You can also message our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Please click below for the survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRNLpgOAzT32H3eeCR0Ah4FIlyS5Cn0QouvXVyentMyg1xqw/viewform

The survey can also be found at yourcharlotteschools.net under "news and events."

In addition, the district has set Liberty Elementary up as a bagged breakfast and lunch feeding location beginning next Tuesday. Please visit our Facebook page for that information.

Thank you for your continued support. 

3/5/20

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that tomorrow concludes our Chick fil A week activities! Please let them know you are voting for Liberty if you visit the restaurant before tomorrow night. In addition, we have one more night event at Chick Fil A if you would like to join us at 6:00 tomorrow Mrs. Brown and I will be playing some fun games completing against the other schools!
In addition next Friday, March 13th is our Patriot Picnic! Please make sure you turn in the RSVP form on the bottom of the invite so we know if you will be attending. When turning the form in, please list everyone who will be coming to ensure we can make their badge prior to the event! Remember that your child's teacher will have books during the picnic. Students will have the opportunity to have cafeteria lunches, but you can also bring a lunch for your child as well. Please make sure your RSVP form is filled out and returned to school tomorrow so we have an accurate count!
Lastly our Book Fair begins next week! We will have a Family Fun Night on Monday, March 9th from 4:30-6:30 if you would like to shop the book fair early! We will be serving spaghetti during this family fun night! We hope you will join us but if you are not able to, students will be able to shop the book fair throughout the week. In addition, it will be open during our Patriot Picnic! 
Thanks for your continued support!

3/1/20

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know about exciting announcements for March. This week is our Chick fil A Elementary School Challenge week! This means we will be competing with three other elementary schools to get the most orders at Chick fil A. Please stop into Chick fil A this week for breakfast, lunch or dinner and BEFORE you order let them know you are voting for Liberty. If you are ordering on the Chick fil A app, type Liberty in the notes section!
This Wednesday, March 4th,  we will have our Carnival Night from 5:00-7:00. All the money raised at the Carnival goes back to our school! The games for the carnival at 50 cents each except Pie in the Face is $1 and the Bounce House is $1. In addition, we will be giving away a 4 pack of Disney tickets to one student who attends the Chick fil A carnival! Please make sure you stop by to put your name in the box, this will be one per student and we will draw the winner on Thursday on the school news! This will be our biggest night at Chick fil A so please come for dinner to support our school!
We will also be at Chick fil A on Friday night where Mrs. Brown and I will be competing with the other schools to win a prize! Please share this competition with your family and friends ANYONE can vote for Liberty this week at the Port Charlotte Chick fil A.
We also want to let you know that our Book Fair Family Fun Night will be on Monday, March 9th and our Patriot Picnic will be on Friday, March 13th! A flyer will be going home for this event this week, please make sure you RSVP and include the names of anyone who will be attending on the flyer. By filling out the names it allows us to have their ID badge pre printed. 
Thanks for your continued support of these events! Please check out our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for updates and reminders. In addition we have pictures of our Chick fil A Candy Land theme! To find the page search "Liberty Patriot STARS" on Facebook. We hope to see you at our events!

2/18/20

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that our Spring Catalog Fundraiser has ended for this year. We appreciate you selling these items and helping support our Liberty students. All the money raised during this fundraiser will be used to support our school! Please turn any money into your child's teacher tomorrow. Don't forget to double check that you have included enough money for the items you have ordered. Thanks for your continued support.

1/13/20

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week and some important dates. Report cards were sent home with students today, Monday January 13th. Tomorrow we will have our Helicopters and Hamburgers event from 5:00-7:00. The helicopter will land on the back field at 5:15. We are inviting families to come tour the helicopter, play games and have hamburgers!

In addition I wanted to remind families that this Friday, January 17th there will be no school for students. This is a teacher work day. In addition there will be no school on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Day. 

Lastly we have had a change to our award assemblies. The award assemblies originally scheduled for this week will be changed to next week. We truly apologize for this inconvenience. The corrected dates are:
Kindergarten: Tuesday, January 21st at 8:45
First Grade: Tuesday, January 21st at 9:30
Second Grade: Wednesday, January 22nd, at 8:30
Third Grade: Wednesday, January 22nd at 9:30
Fourth Grade: Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30
Fifth Grade: Thursday, January 23rd at 8:30

Again, we are very sorry for inconvenience this will cause. Your child's teacher will send home invitations for students who will be getting awards.
Thank you for your continued support.

12/16/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that our Santa's Workshop went so well today. Remember our Santa's workshop will be open all week! Please send money in with your student if you would like them to shop in secret for your family. If you would like to stop in this week our workshop will be open before school and after school for your to shop with your student. All items in the shop are between $1 and $10. Visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to have a preview of the shop.
In addition tomorrow Santa will be visiting out Family Reading Experience. Santa will arrive at 7:00 and stay until 8:20. This is a very popular event, so please plan on a line to visit Santa. In addition, you will be able to stop by our Santa Workshop on the way out if you choose!
Lastly, on Friday we will have a pajama day to help celebrate our last day before break. We hope all students will participate!
Please check out our Liberty Patriot STARS facebook page for more updates and reminders!

11/25/19

Good Evening Liberty Elementary families! This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling to remind you that tomorrow our students who signed up to receive the flu shot at school will get them tomorrow. In addition, I want to remind you that we will have no school on Wednesday-Friday this week for Thanksgiving break! We hope you enjoy the holiday. 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Turkey Race event on Friday! We collected a lot of canned food items for the local food bank and had a lot of fun racing! We also want to thank the Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda for donating the turkeys and pies for our race winners! Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders!

11/17/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that tomorrow is our Family Fun Night for shopping at the book fair! This year our Family Fun Night will not have bounce houses, because of the time change we will not have enough light! However, Mrs. Nease has planned a great night for us!
Join us for a limited supply of pizza, games, and book fair shopping from 4:00-6:30 on Monday night! We will also have the ice cream truck on campus for a fee! Mrs. Nease will also be giving away $25 gift cards to a few lucky winners on Tuesday so make sure you stop by tomorrow night to be entered to win!
If you are not able to join us on Monday night, please remember parents are invited to our Student Led Conference and Turkey Race event on Friday, November 22nd! Please make sure you send back your RSVP form with the names of all adults who will be attending the event so we can have pre printed badges. The book fair will also be open on Friday for parents during this event!
We are looking forward to an exciting week. Thanks for your continued support!

10/28/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with a few reminders for this week. We have our Storybook Character parade on Thursday, October 31st. We will begin the parade around 8:35. If you plan on attending the parade and watching from the cafeteria, please plan to be at school by 8:35. The parade will begin on the other side of the campus and conclude in the cafeteria, this means the parade might not get there until 8:45-8:50 but we want to make sure everyone is seated and able to view it. Similar to last year, our Headstart PreK students in Mrs. Crowther's classroom will only walk half of the parade, they will not be in the cafeteria at the end. In addition report cards will be sent home with students today. We will also be celebrating our students at award ceremonies this week. Your child's teacher would have sent a letter home for awards if your student is receiving an award. The following is the schedule for awards:
Tuesday, October 29th 8:45 Kindergarten and 9:30 first grade
Wednesday, October 30th 8:30 Second grade and 9:00 third grade Friday, November 1st 8:30 Fifth grade and 9:30 Fourth grade. Please check out Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for updates and reminders. Thank you for your continued support.

10/22/19

Good Afternoon Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that the fundraiser items from the Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser have been delivered to school. The items in this fundraiser are delivered to the school frozen and cannot be stored here at school. We will need all students who sold items during this fundraiser to pick them up by 5:30 tonight. If your child attends LEAP we will hold the items at school until 6:00 when LEAP closes. 
Please make arrangements to get these items from school today. We appreciate your flexibility in the delivery of these items. Please call Liberty Elementary if you have any questions. Thanks for your continued support.

10/21/19

Good Evening Liberty STAR families. Our fundraiser items will be delivered tomorrow,Tuesday, October 22nd! We are so excited to get these items to our LES families who supported the sale. Any student who sold items during this sale will need to pick the items up from school tomorrow since these items are frozen. The delivery is scheduled to arrive around noon, BUT we will do a phone call once they are ready for pick up. Please wait until the phone call and email comes out so we can ensure the items are ready for you. We will need all items picked up by 5:30. If your child attends our Liberty Elementary After School Program (LEAP) you will be able to pick up when you get your child from LEAP. The game party for the rest of the prizes will be November 7th!
Thank you for continuing to support our PTO and school with this fundraiser!

10/20/19

Our Otis cookie fundraiser items will be delivered on Tuesday! We are so excited to get these items to our LES families who supported the sale. Since these items are frozen we will need them all picked up on Tuesday. The delivery is scheduled to arrive around noon, BUT we will do a phone call once they are ready for pick up. The game party for the rest of the prizes will be November 7th! Thank you for continuing to support out PTO and school with this fundraiser!

10/14/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week and upcoming events! First, today our individual pictures went home. We will have our picture retake day on Thursday, October 17th. 
Next, please remember that students will not be in school this Friday, October 18th, as that is a teacher work day. 
Lastly, I want to remind you that we will have our annual Character Book parade on October 31st. Please make sure your costume follows school dress code and is not scary. For more information please see the flyer that was sent home last week. Thank you for your continued support. 

9/30/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Tomorrow we will have our first BINGLOW event from 5:30-7:00. We will begin with pizza at 5:30 while everyone signs in. At 6:00 we will start with our BINGO games. We have many people attending this event, please anticipate that parking might be a challenge. Everyone who RSVP’ed will get a free glow necklace, water and pizza. We will also be selling sodas for 50 cents, cupcakes for $1.00 and extra glow necklaces for $1.00. We are so excited for this event! Don’t forget to wear white so you GLOW! In addition, our fifth graders TAG Art project papers went home today. Please fill out the form and include $20 to order a specialty license plate, 2 key fobs, and 1 bicycle plate featuring your child’s art. Please pay by cash, check made out to Liberty Elementary School, or money order by October 10th. Thank you for your continued support! Please follow our Liberty STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders.

9/25/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS Families, this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with a few important reminders. Tomorrow, September 25th is our Donuts with Dads event from 7:30 until 8:00. This event is one of our biggest events of the year, with over 350 people who RSVPed. In order to accommodate this many people in our cafeteria, we will begin scanning identification in the front office at 7:00. Please be patience with our office staff as we scan everyone in. If you come at 7:30, please know there might be a wait to enter.  All students who usually eat breakfast in the cafeteria, will be eating breakfast in their classroom. In addition you still have a few days to RSVP to our Family BINGLOW Night which will occur on Tuesday, October 1st from 5:30-7:00 in our cafeteria. Please make sure you turn in your RSVP form so we can have an accurate count for pizza! Any one who registers will also receive a free glow necklace! This will be a night of games, food and family fun! We look forward to seeing you at these events! Thank you for your continued support.

9/9/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few very important reminders.
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Fundrasier ended on Friday. We really appreciate everyone who participated in this fundraiser to help earn money for our school. We are so thankful for the support you have shown are PTO and school. If you have not turned in your fundraiser packet, please turn it into the office by tomorrow. We want to get these order processed. 
We have a few after school activities starting in the next few weeks. This Wednesday is the first Good News Club meeting, if your student is signed up for Good News, please make sure you write a note in your child's planner so they know to send your child to Good News at the end of the day. In addition, we still have some openings in the ATA Safe Kids Safety class. This class meets for 6 weeks every Monday beginning September 16th from 2:50-3:30. This class costs $59 and $30 is donated back to the school! Please let the front office know if you need another form to register.
Due to the amount of students we have eating breakfast in the cafeteria this year, we will need to make a change in our breakfast procedures when families are eating with their students. Families will be invited to eat at the parent tables lining the walls as you enter the cafeteria, these tables will be labeled with the family table sign. If the adult is not buying a breakfast, we ask that you wait at these tables to avoid having additional people in the line. In addition, parents or families who eat breakfast with their students in the cafeteria are only able to eat with their students. 
Lastly, please save the date for picture day on September 18th. If you would like to order pictures online please visit mylifetouch.com and enter our ID: FT109036Q0 to place your order. 
Thank you for your continued support. Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for a copy of this message and updates and reminders. 

8/27/19

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley I'm sure you noticed the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser packet in your child's backpack on Friday. We had a kickoff for our fundraiser kick off and the students have been talking about it ever since! Did they tell you all about the cool prizes they can earn? This year we are again able to sell to friends and family online! This allows friends and family who are not local support our school. See the brochure inside your packet for our school id: 1096 and on your white order form there is a red number in the top left, which is your student ID number. These numbers allow the items to count towards your child’s sales. Your child can also earn their first robot by logging into the system and entering emails or phone numbers of family members!
The sale runs until September 6th, so please help your child with their efforts. The grand prizes will be awarded later after the sale, but students have a chance to earn and collect robots along the way. Inside their packet, you'll see a sheet of collection tickets. These tickets need to be filled out by an adult verifying that students have sold the appropriate amount of items either in person or online. Students can earn their first robot after registering online and then another after 2 item. Then students will earn another after 5 items, then 10, 15, and so on. Due to this portion of the prizes being "honor system based" students will not be able to redeem their tickets unless they are filled out and signed by an adult. Thank you so much for supporting this fundraiser and helping our students earn their robots. This is our primary PTO fundraiser for the school year and the money we earn goes a long way to support our students! 
Also I wanted to remind you about our SAC and PTO meeting on Thursday at 3:15. We encourage all of our Liberty Families to join us for our PTO and SAC Meetings. During this meeting we will be discussing our School Improvement Plan and asking for input and conducting a bully training for parents. 
Please check out our page to learn more about Girls on the Run. This program is for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls to make friends, increase physical activity and learn important life skills. This program meets twice a week for 10 weeks. There is a fee for the program but please call the number listed on the flyer to learn about the scholarship opportunities available!
Thank you for your continued support. Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders.

8/18/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley. We had a great first week with students and look forward to another week ahead. We appreciate your patience as we have many families learning our dismissal procedures. One thing that helps is if your child goes home in a consistent way each day. We understand their may be changes occasionally but it allows your student to get into a routine of where they go at the end of the day. Our parent pick up line has been ending each day by 3:25. Please make sure if your student is dismissing parent pick up you are in the line by this time, as we do not have any supervision for students after 3:25. 
When driving through the parent pick up line, please clearly display your parent pick up sign. Please pull all the way up to the next available spot. If your student does not come out, please pull up to zero zone, the area past one at the very end of parent pick up and we will call them on the walkie-talkie again. If your student is consistently getting called to zero zone, please encourage them to listen carefully for their name. In order to keep all students safe, please make arrangements so your student can load on the right side so they are not walking in between cars during dismissal. 
Tomorrow will be Independence Day for our students when they are getting dropped off at school. We recommend that you drop them off in the parent drop off line. We will have extra staff members and safety patrols on hand to ensure students are brought to the cafeteria for breakfast or to their classrooms. For the safety and security of students, starting tomorrow students will be walking independently to their classrooms. If you are unable to drop your student off in the line, please walk them to the front doors and we will ensure they get where they need to safely.
Please remember that our school day begins at 8:20. If you are planning on coming to have breakfast with your student you need to arrive in plenty of time. Beginning at 8:15 any student who is not through the breakfast line will take a packed breakfast to class. Students need to be in class ready for instruction beginning at 8:20. 
Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to another great week ahead. Please remember to follow our Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page for more updates and reminders.
 

8/12/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to thank you for an excellent day of school. We truly appreciate your patience while we scanned everyone through the building this morning. If you plan on walking your student in tomorrow, please ensure you have your identification ready. If you would like to utilize our parent drop off line, I can assure you we will have staff members and safety patrols on hand to walk students to breakfast and to class. On Monday for the safety and security of our building, all students will be walking to class independently or with the help of a safety patrol.

In order to have a smooth parent pick up line please enter the line on Vanguard Terrace and follow the line to turn right Hinton into the school parking lot. If you are coming from Peachland, you cannot turn left on Hinton. This is critical as we cannot block both sides of traffic for emergency vehicles. If you turn into the parent pick up line in any way other then the directions described, the School Resource Officer will ask you to pull out and enter the line correctly.
If for any reason your student’s transportation was unclear today, please send a note with your child’s teacher to ensure we know how to dismiss your student tomorrow. If you are changing your student’s transportation, please write a note as we can only change your child’s dismissal in writing. 

Thank you for your continued support. Please follow our Liberty Patrior STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders. 

8/11/19

Good evening Liberty Elementary Families. This is Mrs. Whaley calling with a few reminders for this week. Please remember that students can enter campus at 7:45 for breakfast. Our new start time is 8:20am, if your student is eating breakfast at school, please ensure they are dropped off in time to eat breakfast and be in their classroom by 8:20. We will begin dismissal at 2:50 and for the first few weeks of school, the parent pick up line may be long. Please visit our Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page if you need to see the way our parent pick up line forms. Please follow the directions on where to enter to ensure our line runs smoothly. In addition, you must have a 2019-20 parent pick up tag in order to pick up in the line. If you did not get one at Open House, please come to the office to get one. 

In addition, we know that many parents and families will want to walk their students to class the first day of school. As you are walking your student, please encourage them to remember how to get to their classroom, as parents will only be able to walk students this week. For the safety and security of our campus, students will walk to class themselves beginning next Monday. If you choose to walk your student this week, fostering that independence while walking them this week, will make the transition easier. We will have staff members and Safety Patrols to help walk students to class if they are unsure of the direction.

Please also remember that tomorrow, a lot of families will be checking in at the office. All families must be scanned through out system. Please have your identification ready and be patient as we work as quickly as we can getting everyone through.

We look forward to starting the 2019-20 school year with your tomorrow! Follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders. Have a great night!

8/8/19

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that our Open House and Annual Title 1 Meeting is tomorrow Friday, August 9th from 4:00-6:00. The office and classrooms will open at 4:00 for families to come in. Please join us at Open House to meet your child's teacher!
At Open House you will also have the opportunity to get your 2019-20 Parent Pick Up car tag. Each year families must get a new card tag in order to use the paper pick up line. Please bring your identification to Open House so we can check your identification before giving the tag. In addition, you will be able to get walker tags for our kindergarten and first grade walker students. We will also be able to confirm bus stops and numbers. You will also have the opportunity to register for our Liberty Elementary Aftercare Program (LEAP) if you would like to attend our aftercare program. The spots for this program are filling very quickly!
Please be prepared to let your child's teacher know how your student will be going home on the first day of school. We want to ensure we have an accurate method of transportation for each child!
Please remember that our new school hours for this year are 8:20-2:50. Our students can still eat breakfast from 7:45-8:20 but all students need to be ready to learn in their classrooms by 8:20. 
We are so excited for the upcoming school year and cannot wait to see families tomorrow from 4:00-6:00 for Open House! Follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders! We look forward to seeing you!

7/31/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling to remind you that tonight is our Back to School Bash at New Day Christian Church! Please join us tonight from 5:00-8:00 at New Day for bounce houses, face painting food and school supplies. Everything at tonight's event is free and provided by New Day Christian Church! Mrs. Brown and I are looking forward to seeing each one of you!

7/26/19

Good evening Liberty Patriot Stars this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley calling to inform you of some of our back to school events. First, we will be having our annual back to school bash on Wednesday, July 31st, from 5:00pm- 8:00pm at New Day Christian Church. The event will have free games, face painting, inflatables, hot dogs and nachos and free grade appropriate school supplies for every student! This is a great time to come and kick off the start of the school year while having fun! We hope to see you there!
We will also have our Annual Title 1 Open House. Our Back to School Open House will be held on Friday, August 9th, from 4:00 until 6:00pm. You will be able to meet your child's teacher and stop by our cafeteria to check out the community activities we have available for our students. In addition Open House is the time where we ask that students get their new parent pick up cards for the school year. When picking your student from school, you will be required to have a 2019-20 parent pick up card. In addition we will be able to clarify bus information and provide walker tags for our kindergarten and first grade walkers. Please bring a form of identification to this open house. 
We have a few changes to our start times for the beginning of the year. Students are still able to come on campus at 7:45 for breakfast and into their classrooms at 8:00. Our student instructional day will begin at 8:20 and end at 2:50, which adds an additional half hour of instructional time for our students. If your student will need before our after school care, please register them for our LEAP program. LEAP is a before and after school program provided by our LES staff. You can register find the link to register on our Facebook page or school website. In order to promote independent learners, parents will be able to walk their children to class for the first week of school only. 
Please visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more information including flyers and the school supply list. Mrs. Brown and I are very excited to kick off the 2019-20 school year. Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you at these events. 

Website to register for LEAP:
https://LibertyElem.RevTrak.net

School Year 2018-2019

5/15/19

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know our school Talent Show will be at 5:00 tomorrow on Wednesday, May 15th. Please join us to see the great talents of our Liberty Elementary students! 

Also our 5th graders who are attending Murdock Middle School are invited to their riser night at 6:00 on Thursday at Murdock Middle School. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the campus and learn about the middle school!

Lastly I want to let you know that our Summer Camp LEAP is filling up. We have less then 5 spots left in the summer program. Please make sure you have registered your child online and paid the $20 deposit. If you have any questions with how to register or secure your spot, please see Becky Hazeltine in the front office.

Thanks for your continued support.

4/12/19

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families! I am calling to let you know that today we had our monthly required code red drill. We practice this drill to ensure we have clear directions during a crisis situation. Please remember we have next Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd off. We hope you enjoy the weekend.

4/1/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families! This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling to remind our 4th and 5th Grade families that tomorrow is our Writing Assessment. Wednesday and Thursday is our 3rd Grade ELA assessment. Please ensure your child has a healthy breakfast and encourage them on their way out the door tomorrow. Prompt attendance is also greatly appreciated on testing days as it allows our students to test with their classroom instead of in a make up session. 
Thanks for your continued support!

3/13/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! I am calling to remind you that tomorrow is our Student Led conferences and Patriot Picnic. Student Led Conferences begin at 11:00 with our picnic to begin at 11:30. Please remember that the safety and security of our campus come first, so every visitor will need to be scanned it at the front desk if their badge has not been preprinted from the RSVP form. Students who order bagged lunches will have cafeteria lunches but you are also welcome to bring food from home or a restaurant if you are joining us for the picnic. 

I also want to let you know about a very exciting opportunity, our Summer Camp LEAP. This program is run by our school paraprofessionals during the summer months. Students who attend LEAP in the summer will have the opportunity to go on field trips to the movies and the pool to swim, as well as participate in projects, computer time, water day, library time and outdoor fun. This year our LEAP camp with have extended focus on reading, as we will be partnering with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Students will have time each day to read books and earn prizes for the books they read. In addition, this year we will be able to offer FREE breakfast, snacks and lunch to all of our Summer Camp LEAP students!  Camp will run from June 4th until August 2nd, with the exception of July 4th. The hours are 7am to 6pm each day. If you are interested in signing your child up for summer LEAP the cost is $100 for the week, with a $10 discount if you will be registering a second student. Please visit the website linked below in the email version of the message, on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page, or our front office on the Summer LEAP flier. You must register on the website in order to reserve your child's spot! You will be asked to place a $20 deposit down which will be applied to your first weeks payment. Summer LEAP is a great opportunity for your child to have a summer camp that has academics and fun all together in one! Spots are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Friday is a teacher work day so tomorrow, Thursday, is our last day with students before Spring Break. We hope you have a great break, and we hope to see you tomorrow for our exciting day!

Register for Summer Camp LEAP at : https://LibertyElem.Rev.Trak.net

3/11/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. First I want to thank you for supporting our school during the Chick Fil A Challenge this week! We appreciate your support in however you were able to give it!
This week we have our Book Fair events! Please join us tonight to check out our book fair at our Family Fun Night from 4:30-7:00pm. We will have bounce houses, games, and a limited number of hot dogs, chips, and water. We will also have the Kona Ice truck on campus for purchase. 
This week is also Spirit Week, please see the list below if you want to participate in our Spirit Days:
Tuesday: Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday: Dress Alike Day
Thursday: Color Wars Day—Kinder and First Grade dress in red, 2 and 3 dress in white, and 4th and 5th dress in blue. Also students who have earned their AR t-shirt throughout the year are encouraged to wear their T shirt. 
On Thursday we have our Reading Zone Celebration first thing in the morning. Then our student led conferences will begin at 11:00 and our Patriot Picnic following at 11:30. Please turn in your RSVP form to the office so we can have preprinted badges! Please include everyone in your party so we can ensure we have badges printed. Students will be getting bagged lunches on this day, but you are also welcome to bring lunches from home or a restaurant. Please note that it will take a while to get through since we will be providing everyone badges, please plan accordingly as safety is our first priority. 
Please remember that Friday is a teacher work day so our Spring Break will begin on Friday for students!

3/8/19

Good Evening Liberty Stars! This is Mrs. Whaley. First we want to send a special thank you to everyone who came out to our Chick Fil A Spirit night last night! We had a great turn out and we really appreciate you stopping by Chick Fil A to show you support with the Carnival games!

The good news is, we also have another chance to play games and watch our Chorus singing tonight! Games will be played from 5:00-6:00 and our Chorus will sing at 6:00. Mrs. Brown and I will also be competing in Minute to Win It games after the chorus sings! 
Also if you haven't yet visited the Chick Fil A Port Charlotte Facebook page to vote for Liberty in the decorating contest, please visit the page by tonight to vote! Share with your friends and family! I hope you will join us tonight to conclude our Elementary School Challenge at Chick Fil A and vote Liberty before you order!

3/7/19

Good Evening, Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. I wanted to let you know that tonight is our Carnival at Chick Fil A from 5:00-7:00. During the Carnival games will be 50 cents, you will be able to pie Officer Josh or Mrs. Lindo in the face for $1 or douse Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Whaley with water for $1. We hope to see you tonight to play our Carnival Games, all the money raised will go right back to Liberty!
In addition tonight you are able to bring the food items to Chick Fil A for cram the van to support Yah Yah Backpacks! Items that can be donated are pop tarts, individual apple sauces, rice crispy treats, cereal bowls, canned ravioli, individual Pringle packs, and canned fruits and vegetables! Please help us by bringing these items to school or our carnival night!
Lastly, tomorrow we have our Chorus singing at 6:00 at Chick Fil A and Mrs. Whaley and Mrs. Brown will be playing minute to win it games! Please join us tomorrow night since that is the last night to VOTE LIBERTY BEFORE YOU ORDER!
Please like our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to see more information about the Chick Fil A Challenge and share the exciting events with your friends and family! Also if you have Facebook, go to the Chick Fil A Port Charlotte Page to vote for Liberty’s decorations on the decorations post! You can also find this post on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Share this post with friends and family as anyone is able to vote in the decoration contest but it must be on the original post on the Chick Fil A page! Thanks for your continued support!

3/3/19

Good Evening, Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. I wanted to let you know about some very exciting events we have this week. Tomorrow is the start of our Chick Fil A Challenge Week! This means Chick Fil A for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This year we are competing against 3 other elementary schools at Chick Fil A! ANY time you order Chick Fil A this week, please tell them you are supporting Liberty before you order! If you are ordering through their phone application, type “Liberty” in the special instructions! This year, we also receive double points if you scan your phone app when you order! This means all you need to do is download the Chick Fil A app and scan your phone when you are at the drive through or in the restaurant! In addition, you don’t have to be a Liberty student to support our school. Share this information with your friends and family and ask them to VOTE LIBERTY too!
On Thursday, we will have our Chick Fil A spirit night from 5:00-7:00! Please come and join us at the restaurant that night! Games are 50 cents and for $1 you can pie Ms. Lindo or Officer Josh! In addition, this year you will be able to DOUSE Mrs. Whaley or Mrs. Brown for $1 too! Please bring your friends and family to Carnival Night, as any money raised will go right back to our school! 
In addition, we are helping Chick Fil A is collecting items for the Yah Yah Back Packs! Items that can be donated are pop tarts, individual apple sauces, rice crispy treats, cereal bowls, canned ravioli, individual Pringle packs, and canned fruits and vegetables! Please help us by bringing these items to school or our carnival night! Our goal is to collect 300 items!
Please like our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to see more information about the Chick Fil A Challenge and share the exciting events with your friends and family! Also if you are eating Chick Fil A this week, post a picture for all of us to see! Thanks for your continued support! 

2/21/19

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS, 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley, I am calling with a few reminders. First tomorrow is the due date for our Spring Fundraiser. Please have your order forms turned in tomorrow. We appreciate the participate in this fundraiser, as it is a great way for us to raise money for our school PTO!
I also want to let you know that next Thursday, February 28th we will have our PTO and SAC meeting at 3:00. Please join us for this PTO/SAC meeting. All parents are welcome to attend to learn more about what our PTO and SAC do to support our Liberty Leaders! Our SAC and PTO are also doing another collection of Box Tops, these are a great way to earn money for our school. Please send in any box tops in by Thursday!
I also wanted to let you know that our LES students will be involved in the Chick Fil A Elementary School Challenge again this year! Please save the date for our Liberty Carnival Night from 5:00-7:00 on March 7th! On this day you will have the opportunity to come to Chick Fil A and play games! These games include pie in the face with Mrs. Lindo and Office Josh and dousing Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Whaley with water! Please save the date for this exciting event!
Thanks for always continuing to support our Liberty Patriot STARs!

1/14/19

Good evening Liberty Elementary Familiess, 
This is Mrs. Whaley with important announcements for the week. Report cards went home today. Please review them with your child and sign and return the bottom to your child’s teacher. 
Our Title 1 Parent/Family Survey opened today! The Parent/Family Survey will help the Title 1 Team and your school better meet the academic and social needs of students and families. This survey is an opportunity to have input into your child’s education. The survey results are anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. Your child will be receiving a flyer with the link and your username. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this and being partners in improving your child’s educational experiences. If you are unable to complete this survey at home we invite you to come into our Family Reading Experience to do this survey!
Please join us to see a REAL alligator in our Family Reading Experience on Thursday, 7:30-8:30am. This is such an exciting event for our Family Reading Experience and we hope you will join us!
Please also check our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for the times for our award ceremonies this week!
Looking ahead, students do not have school Monday, January 21st, Martin Luther King Day. As always, have a great week and thank you for your continued support.

1/11/19

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STAR families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let you know that today we participated in a Code Red evacuation drill. As you know these drills allow us to comply with state statue. We were able to clear the interior campus but stay on site. We practice these drills monthly to ensure the safety and security of the students on our campus.

Looking ahead to next week, we have our award ceremonies coming up. If your child is getting an award a notice was sent home that included an RSVP form. Please ensure that anyone who will be attending our award ceremonies is listed on the form so we can print their badge prior to their arrival to campus. All visitors on campus need to have their identification to be scanned through our system.

Our award ceremonies will be on the following dates:
Wednesday: January 16th at 9:00 First Grade
Wednesday: January 16th at 10:00 Kindergarten

Thursday: January 17th at 9:00 Second Grade
Thursday: January 17th at 10:00 Third Grade

Friday: January 18th at 9:00 Fourth Grade
Friday: January 18th at 10:00 Fifth Grade


We hope that you will be able to join us if your child will be getting an award. Please check our Facebook page for more reminders!

1/8/19

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families. We hope you had a restful and relaxing break and can’t wait to see everyone back to school tomorrow morning. As we welcome students back from this break we wanted to remind you of a few things.
As of tomorrow, January 9th, all kindergarten through fifth grade students will need to walk independently to class. If a parent or guardian would like to meet with their student’s teacher, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher prior. Thank you for understanding this important change to increase the security of our campus for our students. 


In addition, with award ceremonies coming up in January we want to make sure these days run smoothly. The families of students getting award will receive an invitation with an RSVP form on the bottom. All individuals attending the award ceremonies will need to be scanned through our RAPTOR system. Please list the names of all individuals attending the award ceremonies on the RSVP form so we are able to preprint the badges the morning of the award ceremonies. At the end of the award ceremonies, we will invite all parents to our courtyard to take pictures of their child with their awards.

Lastly we want to remind you that in order to gain entry to the school building, you must have your identification out. When ringing the doorbell on campus, we will ask to see your identification before we are able to unlock the door. Please understand that this is a district policy, even if our secretaries know you, we are still required to see your form of identification before unlocking the door. We are also asking that when entering the locked door you do not let additional people through the doors.  


Thank you for understanding that these systems and procedures are to ensure the safety and security of the students on our campus. We look forward to seeing everyone back to school tomorrow!

12/10/18

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that our Chick Fil A Night is scheduled for tonight, Monday, December 10th from 5:00-8:00. 

Our Liberty Chorus will be singing at 6:00. Please join us to support Liberty by letting them know you are supporting Liberty Spirit Night before placing your order! Chick Fil A generously donates 15% of orders back to our school! Also if you place an order using their mobile phone application, put LIBERTY in the special instructions to get 20% donated back to our school. If you scan your application while doing either order we will receive an additional 50 cents! 

Please pass along this message to friends and family-everyone is able to support Liberty when placing orders at Chick Fil A tonight!

I also wanted to let you know that we will have Santa in our Family Reading Experience on Thursday, December 13th from 7:00-8:30! This will be an exciting event, please consider joining us! THank you for your continued support!

11/29/18

Good Evening Liberty Elementary Families, I am calling to let you know that today we had a practice lock down drill. Each month we practice both fire drills and lock down drills with the help of our school resource officer. We practice these drills to ensure everyone knows what to do in an emergency situation. Please contact us if you have any questions and we thank you for your continued support.

10/30/18

Good Evening Liberty Elementary STARS, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling remind you that we have our Character Parade tomorrow at 9:00. Please remember that students need to be dressed as a character from a book and will not be permitted to have anything that is scary or unsafe. This includes any plastic weapons. 
In addition I wanted to let you know we practiced a lock down drill yesterday at 2:00. We practice these drills to ensure we can account for all students in an emergency. These drills are practiced monthly.
We will also have our November Chick Fil A Night on Monday, November 5th from 5:00-8:00. Chick Fil A donates 15% of each order to our school when you state you are supporting Liberty. If you do an app order from your phone, we receive 20% if you write "Liberty" it in the notes section. 
Lastly our Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser delivery will be on November 7th. Please ensure you make this date available to pick up orders between 1:30 and 4:30. We will call you on that day to let you know that the order has arrived. Because the content of the orders they must be picked up on that day before 4:30pm, since we do not have room in a freezer for the items. In addition, our prize party for students who earned prizes will be on Thursday, November 1st, 2018. 
Thank you for your continued support. Please check out our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more information and updates!

10/23/18

Good Evening this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders for this week! Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd, is our picture retakes, if your student will be getting retakes please send the form in with them tomorrow. On Wednesday morning we will have a presentation titled “Your Important Role as a Family” from 8:15-8:45. This presentation will discuss strategies to support your child’s academic success!
As the first quarter concludes we will begin having our award ceremonies. Your child’s teacher will send a notice to let you know if he or she will be getting an award.
On Wednesday, we will have our first grade awards ceremony at 9:00 and our Kindergarten ceremony at 10:00. On Thursday our second grade award ceremony is at 9:00 and our third grade awards are at 10:00.On Friday we will have our fourth grade award ceremony at 9:00 and our fifth grade award ceremony at 10:00.
We also have a few after school events this week! On Wednesday at 5:30 our final Debate for our 5th grade debate team will occur at Murdock County Office. On Thursday, at 5:30 we will have our SAC and PTO meeting and our grandparents group will be meeting at 6:30 on Thursday.  
We are looking forward to a great week, thanks for your continued support!

 

9/14/18

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley.

I wanted to remind you that our Math and Movement Night will occur on Tuesday, September 18th at 5:30. This is one of our most exciting events of the year! Students will be able to come and play hands on math games with our Liberty staff! We are so excited for this event! We are sending another set of registration packets home today! Please RSVP if you are able to attend this exciting event!

I am calling to remind you that our Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser ends this Friday. We have given out so many mystical creatures over the last few weeks! We cannot wait to see how many items our students have sold. Please remember to ensure you turn in your packet and double check that all the money has been collected. Don’t forget that we have the ability to sell items online! When checking the online database earlier this week, we had sold over one thousand dollars just in online sales. We can’t thank you enough for supporting this fundraiser for our Liberty students!

Please remember that we have great prizes for our top sellers! Students who sell at least 5 items will go into the drawing for a chance to go into the money machine. Students who sell at least 10 items will be able to come to the video game trailer at the prize party and students who sell 15 will be able to silly string a special guest! The prizes keep getting better and better the more you sell! In addition, the top selling student and the top selling teacher will be able to have a turn in the money machine. This machine will be filled with over $200.

Thanks for your continued support for our Liberty students!

 8/31/18

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley. I'm sure you noticed the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser packet in your child's backpack on Wednesday. We had a kickoff for our fundraiser on Wednesday. Did they tell you all about the cool prizes they can earn? This year we are also able to order items for the sale online! This allows friends and family who are not local support our school. See the brochure inside your packet for our school id: 1237 and on your white order form there is a red number in the top left. These numbers allow the items to count towards your child’s sales. 

The sale kicks off has officially kicked off, so please help your child with their efforts. The grand prizes will be awarded later after the sale, but students have a chance to earn and collect mystical creatures along the way. Inside their packet, you'll see a sheet of collection tickets. These tickets need to be filled out by an adult verifying that students have sold the appropriate amount of items either in person or online. After 2 items they earn their first mystical creature, then another one after 5 items, then 10, 15, and so on. Mrs. Brown and I have some fun surprises for students who are selling for our fundraiser! Due to this portion of the prizes being "honor system based" students will not be able to redeem their tickets unless they are filled out and signed by an adult. Thank you so much for supporting this fundraiser and helping our students earn their mystical creature. This is our primary PTO fundraiser for the school year and the money we earn goes a long way to support our students! 
With the long weekend coming up, since we do not have school on Monday, this is the perfect time to sell some fundraiser items!
Thanks to all the students who wore their team color shirts this Friday. We are so excited to show our Patriot Pride every Friday.  Please dress with your Red, White, or Blue team! We also have many reminders on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. In order to find the page online please search: Liberty Patriot STARS. Please check out our page to learn more about how to sign up for Girls on the Run, our Treasure Tower and other reminders. 

8/29/18

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley I'm sure you noticed the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser packet in your child's backpack today. We had a kickoff for our fundraiser this afternoon. Did they tell you all about the cool prizes they can earn? This year we are also able to order items for the sale online! This allows friends and family who are not local support our school. See the brochure inside your packet for our school id: 1237 and on your white order form there is a red number in the top left. These numbers allow the items to count towards your child’s sales. 

The sale kicks off today, so please help your child with their efforts. The grand prizes will be awarded later after the sale, but students have a chance to earn and collect mystical creatures along the way. Inside their packet, you'll see a sheet of collection tickets. These tickets need to be filled out by an adult verifying that students have sold the appropriate amount of items either in person or online. After 2 items they earn their first mystical creature, then another one after 5 items, then 10, 15, and so on. Mrs. Brown and I have some fun surprises for students who are selling for our fundraiser! Due to this portion of the prizes being "honor system based" students will not be able to redeem their tickets unless they are filled out and signed by an adult. Thank you so much for supporting this fundraiser and helping our students earn their mystical creature. This is our primary PTO fundraiser for the school year and the money we earn goes a long way to support our students! 
Also I wanted to remind you about our SAC and PTO meeting tomorrow on Thursday at 5:30. We also have our Grandparents Group meeting on Thursday at 6:30. We also will have our Team Colors day again on Friday! Please dress with your Red, White, or Blue team! We also have many reminders on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page. Please check out our page to learn more about Girls on the Run and our Treasure Tower. 

8/27/18

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few announcements for this week. Tomorrow is a professional development days for teachers so there is no school for students. In addition, we have our first PTO and SAC meeting on Thursday at 5:30. At this meeting we will be sharing our School Improvement Plans and our LES Bully Prevention Plan. We also have a Grandparents Group meeting every month. There first meeting will be on Thursday at 6:30. Our grandparents group will be gathering to support and assist each other with the joys and challenges of raising their grandchild. There will be child care provided for the meeting. 

In addition, a flyer went home today with all Kindergarten through 5th grade students. ATA Martial Arts will be hosting a Kidz'n Power Safety Class. This class will be hosted at Liberty Elementary once a week beginning in September for five weeks from 2:40-3:25. If you sign up for the class Liberty Elementary will receive a portion of your registration.
Thanks for your continued support.

8/19/19

Good evening Liberty Patriot Stars this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley calling to share with you about some exciting things for this week. The last day to turn in your Summer Reading log will be on Wednesday. Please give your reading log to your teacher if you participated in our Summer Reading Challenge. If you logged your minutes read online, we have a record of your reading and you do not need to turn the paper copy in. 

Our Family Reading Experience opens this Tuesday at 7:30am. Please join us in our Reading Center to pick a book that your child can keep and check out books to read. This is a great way to build your home library!
This year our Liberty STAR students have all been selected to be part of a red, blue, or white team. The teams are working together to earn points each day in their classrooms and throughout the school! On Fridays, we would love to see a lot of red, white, and blue. Have your student wear their team colors! In addition, our teachers will be wearing their school shirts on Monday! If your child would like to participate, you may buy a “Future World Changers” shirt in the office or send money in with your child. Shirts cost $10. Please clearly label what the money is intended for and the size you would like. 
This year has been off to a wonderful start! Thanks for your continued support!

8/9/18

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families. This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley calling with a few reminders for our first day of school. Tomorrow, Friday, August 10th is our first day of school. Our school day will begin at 8:35 am. Students are able to come on campus as early as 7:45 am, but we do not have supervision prior to 7:45am. Our school day begins at 8:35 am. If you will be walking your student to their classroom please have your identification with you. We will be scanning everyone's license therefore this process may take a long time. Please be prepared to wait if you are planning on walking your student into school. Please also be aware that we have a new airphone system that requires visitors to be buzzed in. You will not be able to enter campus unless you show an ID. 

In addition, please be patient with us in our parent pick up line in the afternoon. Our parent pick up line circles our school with the entrance on Vanguard Terrace, around Hinton and down Wilkie. We will not allow cars to turn into the line unless they are following this traffic pattern. Our parent pick up line usually ends around 3:00, however it might be extended in the first weeks of school. We do not have supervision after this time so all students must be picked up on time. We will have a visual of this on our school Facebook page!
We are looking forward to an excellent first day of school tomorrow!

8/2/18

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you that our Title 1 Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th from 5:30-7:00. We hope you will join us for this event to meet your child's teacher, visit our community vendors, and register for our after school care programs. If you are planning on getting a parent pick up tag or registering your child for LEAP, please bring a photo ID. 

Letters stating your child's teacher were mailed home this week. Please be on the look out for those letters. In addition, transportation letters for bus numbers with stops and times, were mailed to the home address this week. Bus routes change each year, please pay careful attention to the information on the letter. Your child's teacher will need to know how they are going home including bus number if they ride the bus, when you come for Open House. The school supply list and information to register for our LEAP program is on our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page.

In addition, we received all FSA score reports from the 2017-18 school year. Parents are welcome to come to school and get their child's score report this week, otherwise they will go home with students during the first week of school. 

Thanks for your support, we are very excited to start the 2018-19 school year! Please contact us if you have any questions. 

 

School Year 2017-2018

3/26/18

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley and I am calling to remind you that tonight is our PTO and SAC Family Fun Night! Please join us tonight from 5:00-7:00 to visit our book fair, jump on inflatables, and eat hot dogs donated by New Hope Church.Tomorrow is our crazy hair day for Spirit week and we have our Chorus Concert at 5:00. Please consider joining us for this great event! On Wednesday we have our Spring and class pictures and dress up day for Spirit Week! 
Thursday is our last day before Spring Break! We will have our Student Led conferences, Dousing Day celebration and Patriot Picnic. To celebrate this event we are asking Prek, kinder and first grade to wear red. Second and third grade to wear white and fourth and fifth graders will wear blue. However, if your student earned their AR shirt, please have them wear their AR shirt to the reading celebration! The book fair will also be open on Thursday for these events! Please ensure you have returned your RSVP form to attend these events. Thanks for your continued support!

3/19/18

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! I am calling to remind you about Awards, Field Days and Spirit Week! Tomorrow begins our grade level award ceremonies. Your child’s teacher will send notification home if your student is getting an award. Tuesday we will have Kindergarten awards at 9:00 and first grade awards at 10:00. On Wednesday we will have second grade awards at 9:00 and third grade awards at 10:00. On Thursday at 9:00 we will have fourth grade awards and at 10:00 we will have fifth grade awards.  
We also have field days this week. Tuesday is second grade field day. Wednesday is first grade field day. Thursday is Kindergarten field day. Friday is 4th grade field day! Next Monday will be our 5th grade field day.
Please also save the date for our SAC and PTO family fun night on Monday, March 26th at 5:00. This event will allow our Liberty Patriot families to shop our school book fair, jump on bounce houses, and have hot dogs donated by New Hope Church. Next Tuesday, March 27th we will have our Spring Chorus Concert.To wrap up our Spirit Week on Thursday, March 29th, we will have our Leadership Celebration Day! Students will be participating in Student Led Conferences, Dousing Day, and Patriot Picnic. Please ensure you have turned in the RSVP form if you plan on attending these events!
Visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook Page for more updates and reminders!

3/13/18

Good Evening Liberty STARS , this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to let all of our 5th grade families know that the Patriot Pride Ads for the school yearbook deadline has changed. The new deadline is March 21st. New forms were sent home to indicate the date change but we wanted to ensure everyone was aware of this important change. 
Also I wanted to let you know that yearbooks can be ordered online. Please visit our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to get the website. We also have forms in the front office. Yearbooks are for presale for $10 until March 23rd. 
We hope to see you tonight at our Math and Movement Event beginning at 5:00! Thank you for your continued support.

3/12/18

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS, this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling you to inform you that schools across the nation are planning activities at their campuses on March 14th to “Honor the Memories of the Students and Staff at Stoneman Douglas High School”. March 14th will mark exactly one month from when the tragic events took place. The students and staff of Liberty Elementary are planning to remember this event with a 17 second moment of silence following our school news. It is very important to note that our number one goal is to remember and honor the memories of those individuals that lost their lives while doing so in a way that keeps all children safe.  
Please also remember that our Math and Movement Night is planned for Tuesday. If you signed up to join us for Math and Movement we will start promptly at 5:00. We are so excited to have fun while learning in math!
Thank you for your continued support.

2/12/18

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families, this is Mrs. Whaley. I have a lot of exciting announcements! Today starts our Spring Catalog Fundraiser! The fundraiser packets have been sent home. Proceeds from fundraisers go directly back for supplies for our students so we appreciate you support. 
Our Reading Zone Challenge also kicked off today. Students can participate by reading AR books and taking their comprehension test on them. The end of the competition will end with our Spirit Week on March 26th-March 29th. During Spirit Week we will also have fun dress up days for the students to participate in. We will end Spirit Week with Dousing Day and Patriot Picnic on Thursday, March 29th, the class with the most points will be able to choose someone to douse with water. The two students from each grade level with the most points will be able to choose a person to silly string. We will also recognize the top reader in each class with a certificate. Please encourage your child to read at home so they are able to take the AR tests when they come to school. If you have books that might be AR, check the level by going to ARbookfind.com.
Also Liberty Students are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke. Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association. The students have been having fun learning about heart disease, the benefits of exercise and working on old and new jump roping skills. Please have all donations in to Coach by February 28th. If you have any questions or concerns contact Coach Hrstka at Liberty. 
Lastly, we have our Chick Fil A Competition Week will begin on Monday February 19th. Any time you order Chick Fil A that week tell them you are supporting Liberty! If you use the app for your phone put it in the notes for double points! We will have our Liberty Spirit Night on Tuesday February 20th from 5:00-7:00 with our Chorus singing at 6:00. Students can bring food items to help pack the bus in order to earn tickets for the carnival or purchase carnival tickets for $1.00. Please check out the Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page to see a list of acceptable food items. All items donated with help support Backpack Kidz. 
Thanks for your support! Stop by our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more information!

2/1/18

Good Afternoon Liberty Elementary Families! I am calling to inform you of a few things. First, if your child rides bus 1506 the bus will be arriving at LES a little late. Please still be at your child's stop at the designated time but the bus may not be at the stop at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Also I want to remind LES families that tomorrow is a Professional Development Day for teachers. Students do not have school on Friday. Also there was an error in the printing of some of our school planners. Students do have school on Monday and Tuesday next week. 
Also please save the date for our February PTO and SAC meeting on February 8th at 5:00. Thanks for your continued support.

10/27/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR Families. I am calling to let you know that our Otis Fundraiser items will be delivered on Monday. We will do a call to parents once we have it sorted and you are able to come and pick it up. Parents will be able to pick up as late as 5:30 on Monday. Unfortunately because the items need to be stored in a refrigerator, we are unable to keep the items longer. Please do your best to make arrangements to have the fundraiser food picked up by 5:30 on Monday.
Thanks for your participation in the fundraiser! We appreciate your support.

10/10/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! I am calling to remind you about our exciting event tomorrow at Chick Fil A from 5:00-8:00. Please come in and check in with Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Whaley. The class with the most check ins will win a "Pizza with the Principals" party! Also come in costume to have a chance to win a pumpkin prize pack from Chick Fil A. Please remember before ordering to tell them you are supporting Liberty.
Also we have our PTO and SAC meeting on Thursday at 5:00. We strongly urge all parents to attend. We will be talking about our School Improvement Plan and doing a bullying presentation. 
Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at these events.

10/2/17

This week, Charlotte County Public Schools' parent notification system will be calling your home between 6 and 9 pm to survey your family on whether you would recommend your child's school to another parent.  We survey our parents every year asking them to rate their child's school.  If you have multiple students attending different schools, you will receive a call from each school.
Please take the time to participate in this quick one question survey.  At the end of the survey, you will be asked to press 2 to prevent our automated system from calling you again regarding this survey.  Please remember to press 2 when asked to do so at the end of the survey.
Thank you.

9/24/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families! I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Our fundraiser was originally due the week we were off. However, we have been able to extend it. This is the primary fundraiser for our school. If your child participates and sells 2 or more items they can come to the office and choose a stacker necklace out of the mystery box. We truly appreciate your participation in this fundraiser, but also understand if you are not able to participate this year. Please turn all fundraiser money in by Wednesday.
This week our Family Reading Experience is also hosting "Take Your Dad to School Day" on Wednesday. Please join us if you preregistered! Also if you have not already joined us in our Family Reading Experience this year we would love to see you this week! At the Family Reading Experience, students can choose books to borrow and also choose a keeper book to build your at home library! Our FRE opens at 7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Please also save the date for our PTO and SAC meeting on October 12th at 5:00. All parents are invited to attend PTO and SAC meetings. Thanks for all your continued support!

8/21/17

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS! This is your assistant principal, Mrs. Whaley, calling with an important message. This weekend, our school's message said that we would be holding all students for Rainy Day Dismissal due to the Solar Eclipse. However, the district has asked all schools to follow regular school dismissal procedures. Therefore, unless it is indeed raining, thundering and lightning, we will dismissal our students the normal way.
If this causes a concern for you, please do not hesitate to arrive at school before 2:30 p.m. to dismiss your child.
Sorry for any inconvenience this causes your family. We do appreciate your support. Thanks again.

8/20/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Please listen to the entire message as we have many important reminders.
Tomorrow, Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse viewable in our area. Charlotte County will not be in the area of total eclipse so it will NOT be safe to look at the sun at anytime during the event. All recess and after school activities will occur inside between 1:00-4:30. Due to the eclipse, we will be functioning as a "rainy day" dismissal for walkers. To ensure the safety of our students, walkers will need to be picked up at the office or in the parent pick up line if you have a tag. We would also encourage all parents to pick their students up from the bus stop to walk them home. 
Our parent pick up line is back to ending between 3:00-3:05, if you are unable to pick your child up before 3:00 please inquire with the office about our LEAP after school care program. Any one who comes to the office to pick a student up without a parent pick up tag will need to wait until the parent pick up line has concluded. This allows our parent pick up line to run smoothly. 
LEAP is an after school care program provided by our LES staff to ensure a fun and exciting after school care. Please inquire with the office if you would like to register. 
Lastly on Tuesday, August 22nd we will have the Grand Opening of our Family Reading Experience between 7:30-8:30am. Students will be able to pick a keeper book and checkout up to 3 books to take home. If you are able to join us for our grand opening, you will have an opportunity to spin the wheel and take home a great prize!
We have had such a great start to the school year! Students are engaged in exciting lessons in their classrooms each and everyday! Please check out our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more exciting events and reminders! Thanks for your continued support.

8/7/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STAR families. This is Mrs. Whaley with a few exciting reminders about the 2017-18 school year. Our Open House will be on Tuesday, August 8th from 5:30-7:00. At this event you will be able to meet your child's teacher and see the campus. Before leaving Open House please ensure your child's teacher knows how they will go home from school on the first day. If your child will be going parent pick up please stop by the Media Center with your ID to get a parent pick up tag for the 2017-18 school year. You will need an updated tag to utilize the parent pick up line on the first day of school. We will also have a table set up to get more information about LEAP, our after school program.
Our first day of school is on Thursday, August 10th. Students can arrive on campus at 7:45. Students may not be on campus before 7:45 as we do not have any supervision available for these students. All Liberty Elementary students can have breakfast for free before proceeding to their classrooms. Students can enter their classrooms beginning at 8:05. The tardy bell rings at 8:35 so please have your child to school each day before that time. Prompt attendance is vital to your child's success this school year.
We look forward to the 2017-18 school year with each of our students. We know each child will have tremendous growth both socially and academically. Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page to hear more about the events we are having this year and even take a peek into some classrooms throughout the year! We can't wait to see your tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8th at Open House.

7/24/17

Good evening Liberty Patriot Stars this is your Assistant Principal Mrs. Whaley calling to inform you of some of our back to school events. First, we will be having our annual back to school bash THIS Wednesday, July 26th, from 5:00pm- 8:00pm at New Day Christian Church. The event will have games, face painting, inflatables, hot dogs and nachos and free grade appropriate school supplies for every student! This is a great time to come and kick off the start of the school year while having fun! We hope to see you there!
Next we have our Kindergarten Screening Day on July 31st. Please join us on this day if your student is entering Kindergarten as a Liberty STAR for the upcoming school year. When registering your child you were given a screening appointment time. Please come at that time to have your child assessed. If you did not receive a screening appointment or still need to register your incoming Kindergartner please stop by our school front office. 
The last exciting event I will be sharing with you today is our Annual Title 1 Open House. Our Back to School Open House will be held on Monday, August 8th, from 5:30 until 7:00pm. You will be able to meet your child's teacher and stop by our cafeteria to check out the great community activities we have available for our students. 
Mrs. Brown and I are very excited to kick off the 2017-18 school year. Thank your for your continued support and we can't wait to see you at these events.

 

School Year 2016-2017

5/3/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley I am calling to remind you about a few exciting events for this week! On Friday we are raising money to support our 5th graders and the exciting events they have planned for the end of the year! In order to raise money we will be having a pajama party! Students who would like to participate by wearing their pajamas may bring in $1.00 on Friday! 
Also our final Chick Fil A night for the year is tomorrow! Chick Fil A nights are a great time to come out and enjoy a meal with friends and your family. Before ordering please let them know you are ordering for Liberty. Chick Fil A donates a portion of each order back to our school. The class with the most students who check in with Mrs. Brown and myself will get to silly string us!
Follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders!

4/26/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders. Kindergarten Round up began on Monday. If you have a student who will begin Kindergarten next year, please come and register them. 
I also wanted to update parents about our uniform interest survey. Due to the responses on the survey, we will not continue to pursue uniforms for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you for responding to the survey and letting us know your thoughts on uniforms. 
On Friday, we will be doing a Mini Relay for Life walk during recess times. Students can bring in $1.00 to get a lanyard and they will walk four laps around the playground. Students will earn a bead for each lap they walk. All money raised will go to Relay for Life. The Liberty Relay for Life team will also be at Relay at Port Charlotte High School on Saturday. 
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates. Thank you!

4/20/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley with a few reminders. I wanted to remind you that our Summer Camp Leap Program is filling up fast. Please make sure to reserve your spot to ensure you are able to join us this summer. If you need more information about the Summer Leap Camp please contact Becky Hazeltine in the office.
I also want to let you know that our Kindergarten Round Up begins next week, April 24th-28th. Please join us in the office from 8:30-2:00 to register your Kindergartener. We will also have an evening round up from 5:00-7:00 on Tuesday, April 25th. Please remember to bring proof of birth date, proof of immunizations, proof of a physical exam dated within one year of state date, and proof of residency for example a FPL or water bill addressed to your home or a lease agreement. If you are unable to bring some of these items please come and fill out the paperwork but we will need all items before the first day of school. 
We are also collecting box tops for our school. Please send all box tops in by May 15th, 2017. This will allow us to count them and send them off before the end of the year. 
Lastly, our third graders will be taking their FSA Math Assessment next week! Please make sure your student gets a lot of rest and are at school on time. Students are able to eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school. Our students have worked very hard this year and we want them to show what they know on their assessment.
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates. Have a great night.

4/4/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS. This is Mrs. Whaley and I am calling with a few reminders for the end of this week. Our Pine River catalog fundraiser was delivered today. If your student participated in the fundraiser you may come to school to get the items before 2:00 tomorrow. If the items have not been picked up we will send them home with your student.
We also have our Chick Fil A night on Thursday from 5:00-7:00. Please let them know your order is for Liberty. Come inside to check in with Mrs. Brown and I. The class that has the most students check in will earn an ice cream party!
Our 4th and 5th grade Florida Standards Assessment begins next Monday, April 10th. Students will test two sessions over two days. Please make every effort to have your student at school by 8:30 all next week for testing. Your child will be bringing home a letter with their specific testing dates tomorrow.
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates and reminders. I will see you at Chick Fil A on Thursday!

3/28/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling with a few reminders for this week. Our third graders have their second day of the Florida Standards Assessment tomorrow. Your child’s prompt attendance before 8:30 is critical and greatly appreciated. Our third graders worked so hard today to show what they know on the test. We are so proud of them!
We have also been celebrating our students with award ceremonies this week. Please check our school Facebook page for award dates and times by grade level. Tomorrow we will have second grade awards at 8:45 and fourth grade awards at 9:45.
On Friday, we have picture day. The forms for picture day went home last week. We will have pictures for each class, individual pictures and the 5th grade panoramic.  
Our summer LEAP paperwork went home on Monday. If your child is attending our Summer LEAP program please return the form as soon as possible. The space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to hosting this summer camp for our students each year!
Lastly, there was a misprint in the school planner. Students do have school on Thursday and Friday of this week. 
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates.

3/24/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS this is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind our third grade parents that our LES third graders will be taking their Florida Standards Assessment for Reading on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Please make sure your child goes to bed early, gets a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time. Your child’s prompt attendance before 8:30 is critical and greatly appreciated especially during these two days. 
We also had a plumbing problem today in the Kindergarten hallway. We will ensure all effected classrooms are cleaned and sanitized before students and staff return to them. 
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates. Have a great weekend.

3/21/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS, this is Mrs. Whaley. We had a great first day back from Spring Break! I wanted to remind you about the Penny Wars. This is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We would love you to participate in the fundraiser by bringing in any coin, dollars or even a check!
We are also gauging interest in uniforms for next year. We will be sending home a survey to gauge interest in tomorrow. This is not an official ballot but if you would like more information about uniforms please check yes. If you would not please check no. The uniform proposal is navy or khaki pants and any color polo shirt. Please send the interest form back as soon as possible.
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates! We look forward to a great week!

3/9/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you about our Patriot Picnic tomorrow. We are so excited to have you at school for this event. Our picnic will be from 11:30-12:30. If you pre ordered a lunch from our cafeteria we will have that for you in the lunchroom. You are also invited to bring a lunch from home for yourself and your child. Due to the nature of allergies we are asking that you only provide food for your child. As always if you have arrange with your child's teacher to bring a treat for the class, those must be store bought so we are able to verify ingredients. Anyone who signed up and has their drivers license on file will have their badge printed and can get that from the table in the foyer. If you were not able to preregister we will be scanning licenses in the office as usual.
We look forward to seeing all of our Liberty STAR families tomorrow for our picnic. We will be showcasing the GREAT THAT HAPPENS HERE with our Science Fair Projects that will be displayed in the cafeteria.
Please remember that students will be off school the week of March 13th for Spring Break! Students will be back on Tuesday, March 21st. Have a great night and we will see you tomorrow!

2/17/17

Good Evening, Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. I wanted to let you know about some very exciting events we have next week. On Monday, we will have no school but it is the start of our Chick Fil A Challenge Week! Eat at Chick Fil A all week to help our school win the Chick Fil A Challenge. On Tuesday, we are inviting all students to dress up like a Pokémon at school. Tuesday will also be our Chick Fil A Spirit Night beginning at 5:30. We will have many fun activities including games and a Chorus Concert. On Friday, we will have another exciting night at Chick Fil A. 
When placing your order at Chick Fil A for any meal next week please tell them “We Are Liberty” before ordering. This will allow our school to get credit for your purchase! You may also use the Chick Fil A application for your phone to order! Don’t forget to put the “We Are Liberty” in the notes section so we get credit.
A special reminder to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents are invited to our FSA presentation on Tuesday, February 21st, 8:30. We hope you are able to available to attend.
Please check out Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more updates throughout the week!

1/4/17

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley. I hope everyone had a relaxing and restful Winter break. We are eager to kick off the second half of the school year by having our first Chick Fil A night of the new year Thursday, January 5th at 5:00. If you are able to join us at Chick Fil A, please let them know you are supporting Liberty when you place your order. Any student who comes will have a chance to win a Kindle Fire Tablet. We will be giving 2 tablets away!
We will also be having an FSA parent presentation for third through fifth grade parents on January 12th at 5:30. We would love to have you join us for this informative presentation.
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates! Thanks for your continued support.

11/29/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS! This is Mrs. Whaley and I am calling to remind you that our Chick Fil A night is this Thursday from 5:00-8:00. When placing your order please let them know you are supporting Liberty. We hope to see you at Chick Fil A for a chance to win a bike! 

Also please save the date for our STEAM Night. We will be hosting a STEAM night on next Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-7:00. At the STEAM Night we will have activities for parents and students that align to the Florida Standards, a winter photo scene for $1.00, the ice cream truck and the kick off for our Little Shopper’s Shoppe where you can get presents for the whole family!

Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates! We look forward to a great week!

10/6/16

Good Afternoon Liberty Families! This is Mrs. Whaley with a few updates for tonight. Charlotte County Public Schools has canceled all after school events for today; this includes our Chick Fil A night. We have rescheduled the Fall Chick Fil A event for Tuesday, October 18th. LEAP will still run as scheduled. 
As of right now Charlotte County Public Schools will be in session tomorrow, Friday October 7th. Please check our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page and your local news pages for updates tonight.

10/5/16

Good Afternoon Liberty Families! I am calling to update you with a few reminders. Tomorrow if you preregistered for our All Pro Dads presentation, we look forward to seeing you at 7:30 in the morning. Our book fair is also occurring until Friday. Please come in and shop with your student or you may send them to school with money. In addition, due to the All Pro Dads presentation and the book fair we will be closing our Title 1 Family Reading Experience tomorrow.
Also our Chick Fil A night is on Thursday from 5:00-7:00. When placing your order please let them know you are supporting Liberty. We have so many fun events planned for the evening including games, family pictures, giveaways and more! Please join us in your costumes for a night full of fun!
Please follow our Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for more announcements and updates! Thanks for all of your support!

10/3/16

Good Afternoon Patriot STARS! We have lots of fun events planned for this week! Check out our Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page for a list of the events!
I am calling to remind you that tonight is our Fall Fest from 4:30-7:00. Join us tonight for the LES Book Fair and bounce houses! Also we will be selling spirit sticks, pizza and water for $1.00 each! We hope you will join us for a night full of fun! 
The School Climate Survey is an automated call that will come out from the district this week. We would greatly appreciate it if you would stay on the phone and answer this one question survey. 
Save the Date for Chick Fil A on Thursday! On Thursday at Chick Fil A we will have games, family pictures, a pumpkin giveaway and some treats for students who wear their costumes!
Mrs. Heffner is still looking for volunteers for the voting machines on October 10th. Please let the office know if you are able to volunteer.
The Family Reading Experience will be hosting an iMom presentation on Tuesday at 7:30 in the morning and All Pro Dad presentation on Thursday at 7:30 in the morning! If you pre-registered for these events, we would love to see you there! 
Thanks for all of your support!

9/26/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot Stars! This is Mrs. Whaley, I am calling to remind you that on Wednesday, September 28th we will be hosting an event for Bring Your Dad to School Day. If you pre-registered, we would love to have you attend this event with your child at7:30 in the morning. This event is a great time for dad’s to come to have breakfast with their child at school. 
Also don’t forget that our Title 1 Family Reading Experience is open from 7:30- 8:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This Thursday we will have some of the Port Charlotte Pirates football team in the Family Reading Experience. At the Family Reading Experience your child will be able to check out books as well as pick out a book to keep!
Finally, on October 10th our Liberty Stars in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to vote for Student Leadership Officers. The Supervisor of Elections will be allowing our Liberty students to use real voting machines! In order for our students to experience voting using these machines we could use some parent volunteers. If you are willing to volunteer on October 10th to assist our students, please contact Mrs. Heffner or the front office.
Have a great night and we will see you tomorrow!

9/12/16

Good Evening Liberty Families. This is Mrs. Whaley and I am calling with some weekly reminders. 
Please remember that students cannot be dropped off before 7:45 in the morning. Students are able to eat breakfast in the cafeteria. We also have safety patrols who can walk kindergarten and first grade students to class. We appreciate your support in allowing the students to foster their independence during these morning routines.
Tomorrow is picture day; each child will have their picture taken for our school yearbook. 
On Thursday we will be having a PTO and SAC meeting beginning at 5:30. We will be discussing the Parent Involvement Plan, Bullying, and the conclusion of our Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser, which ends on Friday. 
Please follow our Liberty Patriot Stars Facebook page for more updates throughout the week!

8/5/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriots! This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Whaley. I am calling to remind you about our back to school events. We will be having our annual back to school bash tomorrow from 11:00am until 2:00pm at New Day Christian Church. The event will have games, face painting, inflatables, hot dogs, nachos and free grade appropriate school supplies for every student! Also, our Annual Title 1 Open House will be held on Monday, from 5:30 until 7:00pm. You will be able to meet your child's teacher and stop by our cafeteria to visit with community vendors. We can't wait to see you at these events.

5/25/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot Stars, this is your Principal, Sheila Brown calling to inform you of some of our back to school events.  First of all, we will be having our annual back to school bash on Saturday, August 6th, from 11:00am until 2:00pm at New Day Christian Church.  The event will have games, face painting, inflatables, hot dogs and nachos and  free grade appropriate school supplies for every student!  Second, our Annual Title 1 Open House will be held on Monday, August 8th, from 5:30 until 7:00pm.  You will be able to meet your child's teacher and stop by our cafeteria to check out the great community activities we have available for our students.  Thank your for your continued support and we can't wait to see you at these events.

5/10/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with an announcement for our current 5th grade families. 

We hope that you will join us tomorrow evening, May 11th, for the Soaring into Middle School workshop.  It will be held in the Liberty Media center from 6-7 pm.  Families will be able to learn about ways to help their child be successful in middle school.  Academic expectations will be discussed.  Parents will learn about school procedures and policies. We will share opportunities to get involved and provide information about different sports and clubs that are available at the middle school.  This will be a great time to ask questions and address concerns.  We hope to see you there.

5/4/16

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few important announcements.  
Due to the inclement weather, we will have our rainy day procedures set in place.  We have had lightning in the area throughout the day.  We will be holding all bikers and walkers inside.  Please come to the office with your driver’s license to pick up your walker or biker.  If you have a parent pick up card, you can drive through the parent pick up line.  Thank you for helping us keep your students safe.   
Our Pine River fundraiser items arrived today.  Most boxes were small enough for our students to transport home with them.  We have placed calls to those Liberty families that had items that were too large for them to take home on their own.
Finally, for those students who per-ordered Mother’s Day cakes, you may decorate your cake in the cafeteria between 4-6 pm, tomorrow, May 5th.  Students must be accompanied by an adult to decorate their cake unless they are in our LEAP program.  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this message.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

5/3/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot Stars this is your principal, Sheila Brown, calling with a  short announcement. Our Pine River Fundraiser is going to be delivered tomorrow, May 4th.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child's order between 3:00-5:00 tomorrow evening.  If your child's order is small enough, we will send it home with them. Thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.

4/18/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard with a few announcements.  
Fourth and Fifth Grade students continue to take the FSA for the next few weeks.  Thank you for getting your students to school on time.  Our Patriot STARS are working very hard to show the state what they know.   
If you have not already turned in your fundraiser money, please do so by Wednesday so we can get the orders placed by the end of the week.  Thank you to all the students who participated in our Spring Fundraiser.  
This is a reminder that students who are not in LEAP should not arrive on campus before 7:45 am.  We do not have adult supervision for students who arrive before that time.  Breakfast is served beginning at 7:45 am.  Thank you for working with us to keep your students safe.    
The last several weeks of the school year can be very busy.  Please be sure to check your child's planner or daily folders for information regarding any upcoming events.  Thank you for your time and enjoy the rest of your evening.

3/29/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Tomorrow, our third grade students will begin taking the ELA or Reading portion of the Florida Standards Assessment.  Third graders will take the second session of the ELA FSA on Wednesday.  Please refer to the letter that was sent home prior to spring break about policies and procedures for this test.  If your child is feeling ill, please do not send them to school on that day.  Third and Fourth grade students will be taking the Math portion of the Florida Standards Assessment on Thursday and Friday.  In order for all students to have adequate time to complete these state standardized tests, there may be some changes to your child’s lunch schedules.  If you are wanting to eat lunch at school over the next 4 days, please call the office before hand to find out if your child has a revised lunch schedule.  Most grades are affected by these changes.  We are very excited to allow our students the opportunity to shine and show what they know on the test.  Students who are taking these assessments should try to get a good night’s sleep and arrive to school on time.  Testing will begin immediately following announcements.  Students will not be able to leave campus once testing has started until they complete the test. Students can eat a healthy breakfast in our Champ’s café beginning at 7:45 in morning.  Thank you so much for your time.  Have a wonderful evening.

3/6/16

Good afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements. 
It is Read Across Liberty Week!  Please check the flyer that was sent home on Friday or check out the Liberty Patriot STARS Facebook page for specific details about each day this week.  Monday is our Spring Family Fun night!  If you haven’t already pre ordered your pizza, please be sure to send in your forms first thing tomorrow morning.  Liberty families can enjoy spending time together tomorrow evening by having fun on several bounce houses, playing games, or visiting with others in the back field near the pavilion beginning at 5:00 until 7:00.  Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for our Family Fun night.  Our Book Fair will also be open from 4:30 until 7:00 pm.  We can’t wait to enjoy time with you.  Hope to see all of you tomorrow evening.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

2/29/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  Tomorrow, March 1, 2016 is an important day for our 4th and 5th graders as they are taking the writing Florida Standards Assessment. Please encourage all our Patriot STARS to do Nothing Less Than Their BEST! Testing will begin first thing in the morning so be sure everyone is on time and has eaten a healthy filling breakfast. We hope that our students will get a good night’s rest this evening.  Please keep in mind that students should not have any electronic devices on them during testing.  It is important to refer to the letter that went home Thursday afternoon explaining in detail the policies and procedures for the FSA Writing Assessment.  If your child is sick, please do not send them school.  Once your child has begun the assessment, he or she will not be able to leave campus until their test is complete.  We know that our students are going to rock the test!  We are so excited to have our Patriot STARS show the state what they know.  Thank you for your time and have a wonderful evening.

2/24/16

Due to the severe weather in the area we will be holding all walkers and bikers at dismissal.  Parents and guardians can come to the school to pick up their student through the parent pick up line if you have a card or in the office with your identification.  We did have our Tornado Warning procedures in place this afternoon when the alert was given.  Students were safe inside of the buildings during that time.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  Our number one goal is to keep all our students safe.  
In case you were unable to get the message from the county, our buses will be running late due to the delay in dismissal at the high school level.  At this time they are unable to give an exact time of arrival.

2/23/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Our Chick-fil-A Elementary School Challenge has begun.  Tomorrow is our big Spirit Night for Liberty Elementary.  Please make sure you come to school dressed in your creative Cow Wars attire to help us promote the big night.  We even heard the Chick-Fil-A cow will be visiting our school tomorrow.  Chick-Fil-A will have a carnival set up with many fun family activities to enjoy.  Liberty families will be able to pie staff members and enjoy carnival games during the evening.  The event runs from 5 until 8 pm.  We are planning to join in the biggest Cow-nga line at the Port Charlotte Chick-Fil-A beginning at 5:30.  We are so excited to spend time with our Liberty Patriot STARS!  Please remember to say Liberty before you place your order.  Families can say Liberty all week at Chick-Fil-A.  Thank you so much to all the families and friends who ordered there today.  We appreciate your support.  Have a wonderful evening.

2/19/16

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard with a few announcements.  
We are so excited about our Chick-fil-A Elementary School Challenge that begins on Monday.  We are hoping that you can share our video posts on social media to help us win this challenge.  We need you to get all your friends and family to eat at Chick-fil-a for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all next week.  The school with the most votes will win the challenge.  The prize includes $1000 awarded to our school, lunch for all of our staff, and coupons for all our students.   We are competing against schools that have over 800 students enrolled, but we know that we are up for the challenge.  Show your school spirit and vote for Liberty.  Our Spirit Night will be on Tuesday, February 23, from 5-8.  Our families will enjoy a carnival filled with fun activities including a chance to pie school staff and SRO.  We even heard that Officer Blake was planning to attend our event.  Liberty Patriot STARS you are our only hope!  Eat more chicken and help us win the Cow Wars!  
Have a wonderful weekend!

2/8/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Thank you so much to everyone who turned in their year round ballots.  At this time we did not receive enough votes to support continuing with the year round initiative.  
This Thursday we will have our regularly scheduled Chick-fil-a Spirit Night from 5 to 8 pm.  Mark your calendars for the annual Chick-fil-a Elementary School Challenge.  It will be held the week of February 22- 26.  Last year Liberty won the challenge beating out Meadow Park and Neil Armstrong.  All of us are in the same competition again this year but only the top two schools will be able to compete next year.  Plan to eat at Chick-fil-a that week!  Our theme will be amazing!  
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful evening.

1/25/16

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Shepard, calling with a few important announcements.  
We are pleased to announce that we received enough interest in the Year Round School proposal to move forward with the formal vote.  Each household will receive one official ballot that will be on orange paper this afternoon.  Please fill out the official ballot and return it to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, January 27.  We must have 66% of our ballots returned in order for the decision to be finalized.  Thank you for your continued support of Liberty Elementary.  
This week we have grade level awards for the 2nd quarter.  There was a misprint on our newsletter and the times were incorrect.  The second set of awards for the day begins at 9:45.  Please remember that if your child is receiving an award during the ceremony, your teacher would have sent home a notice to you about the award.  Although all of our Liberty Patriot STARS work very hard, not all of them will be recognized during the awards ceremony.

1/22/16

This message is for parents and guardians of students who are walkers or bikers.  There is severe weather in the area and at this time we need to hold all our walkers and bikers on campus for at least a half hour until we get the all clear.  It would be very helpful if a parent or guardian come to the school to pick up their student so that they can get home safely.  You can drive through the parent pick up line or park to get your child from school.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.  Our goal is to keep all our students safe.

1/21/16

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a reminder.  
We hope that you will join us this evening for our School Advisory Council and PTO meetings.  They will begin at 5:30 pm in the media center.  We will be presenting more information about the possibility of going to a year round calendar.  We will have guest speakers from Sallie Jones Elementary school available to answer any questions.  We also want to encourage everyone to return your green year round surveys to your child’s teacher by tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you this evening.  Thank you for your time.

21/9/15

Good afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS.  Cookie dough orders arrived early.  If you would like to come in to pick up your cookie dough before 2:00 you may do so at this time.  Please check in at the front office to let them know you are here to pick up your orders.  
Thank you

12/8/15

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
We hope to see you this evening for our Winter Family Fun Night.  Our chorus concert will begin at 5:45.  Following the concert, families can enjoy time together by creating holiday crafts, purchasing $1.00 pizza slices, $1.00 water and several baked items and other goodies.  Children can also have their picture taken with Santa for $2.00.  We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with all of our families.  
Cookie dough orders will be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9.  All cookie dough orders can be picked up between 2:00-5:00 pm in the media center.  Please make arrangements to pick up your items during the pick-up times.  All items must be picked up on this day since we do not have freezer space to store your items.  Thank you for your cooperation.  
Chick-Fil-A Spirit night is this Thursday from 5-8.  All students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new bike.  Please help Liberty raise money to purchase new technology for our classrooms by eating dinner at Chick-Fil-A on Thursday.  Don’t forget to tell them you are there to support Liberty.  
Thank you for your time during this busy time of year.

12/3/15

Good morning Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with news about our cookie dough orders.
Cookie dough will be delivered on Wednesday, December 9.  All cookie dough orders can be picked up between 2:00-5:00 pm in the media center on this day.  Please make arrangements to pick up your items during the pick-up times.  All items must be picked up on this day since we do not have freezer space to store your items.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Have a wonderful day.

11/10/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with several announcements.  
Spirit Sticks will be on sale tomorrow morning in the front lobby for $1.  Stop by to see some of our limited edition Spirit Sticks that we have available.  Just in case you were wondering, we do have school tomorrow.  Students can wear red, white, and blue to honor our Veterans.  
Thursday is our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night.  We will be having fun Math activities to complete during the evening.  Any student who turns in their Math activities will be entered into a drawing to win a Thanksgiving Dinner provided by Chick-fil-A.  We hope that you will spend some time with us on Thursday.  Spirit Night is from 5-8 pm.  Remember that all funds raised from our Spirit Nights will be put toward purchasing new technology for our classrooms.  
This week your child brought home information about our Giving Tree Program.  Please note that all forms are due back by Friday, November 13th.   We will not be able to accept any forms that our brought back after that date.  We appreciate your understanding.  
Thank you so much for your time.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.

11/4/15

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Tomorrow is Picture Retake Day.  Any student who was absent or did not attend our school during our first picture day, will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken tomorrow.  If your child took pictures and you were not happy with them, you can return them tomorrow and your child can retake their pictures.  We hope to see your smiling faces tomorrow for picture retakes.  
We have been having an issue with students who are being dropped off and picked up in vehicles around the perimeter of our school building.  This has been causing an unsafe condition for our students.  We ask that if you live more than the walking distance away from school or if you want to drop or pick up your child in a vehicle that you do so through the proper procedures of using the parent drop off line and parent pick up line.  The line runs very smoothly when our Liberty Patriot STARS follow the expectations and this keeps all our students safe. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.   
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful evening.

11/1/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  
Tomorrow afternoon, we will be asking that any car that drives through the parent pick up line without a parent pick up card park and go inside the office to get a card for the vehicle.  We have noticed that many of the same cars are ending up in zero zone.  In order to expedite the parent pick up line, it is important that all cars have the cards visible.  We will no longer allow cars without cards to hold up our zero zone.  Please make sure that you have your identification with you if you will be needing to pick up a card tomorrow afternoon.  Remember that we cannot take any changes over the phone.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Our number one priority is the safety of our students and we want to make sure that they are being picked up by the appropriate people on their emergency card.  
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

10/26/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements. 
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser has ended.  Please turn in all order forms and money that was collected as soon as possible.  We must have all orders by Wednesday.  Thank you to those of you who already turned in their orders.  
We hope that you will visit our Family Reading Experience tomorrow morning and Thursday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 am.  Check out books and get a free “Keeper Book” to build your home library.  
This Friday is our Story Book Character Parade!  We can’t wait to see the creative character costumes that our Liberty Patriot STARS will come up with this year.  
Thanks for your time and enjoy the rest of your evening.

10/14/15

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
We will be having our PTO and SAC meetings tomorrow evening beginning at 5:30 in the media center.  Officer Maggie Stewart will be presenting information about student safety.  We hope you will join us for both meetings.
This next message is for parents or guardians who drop students off in the morning at parent drop off.  After dropping your child off in the parent drop off line we ask that you do not try to pass the cars in front of you.  Our goal is to keep all students and staff members safe.  The few seconds you might save by trying to pass is not worth a potential accident waiting to happen.  Please use caution when driving through our parking lot.  The late bell rings at 8:35.  Students are required to be in their seats ready to learn as instruction begins at this time.  If you arrive on campus after 8:30 you must park to escort your child into the office so that they can be signed in.  Thank you for your cooperation.  
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

10/7/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.
There is only a day and half left to visit our Book Fair.  The Book Fair will be open from 8 to 3 on Thursday and 8 to 1 on Friday.  We hope that you have a chance to visit.  
Tomorrow evening is our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night.  We are so excited to show off our book character costumes tomorrow evening.  If you stop by Chick-fil-A and you are dressed up in your favorite book character costume, you will get a Cowtale from some special “Things” that will be taking over the restaurant!  We hope to see you tomorrow between 5 and 8 for a fun dinner with our Liberty Patriot STARS.  Remember that Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the sales back to our school when you tell them you are there to support Liberty.  We are trying to raise money to purchase new technology for our students.  
It is hard to believe that the end of the first quarter is this Friday!  There is a teacher workday on Monday, so students will get a long weekend.  We appreciate all of your hard work and can’t wait to see your progress for the first quarter.  
Thank you for your time.  We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful evening.

10/4/15

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
I hope that you will join me at the Book Fair and Fall Family Fun Night tomorrow evening.  You can shop at the book fair beginning at 4:30 pm.  Then you can have fun with your family out back under the pavilion and on the field with bounce houses and food.  Fall Family Fun Night will be from 5-7 pm.  It should be a great time for all.  
This Thursday is our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night.  If you come dressed as your favorite book character our Liberty staff will provide you with a cowtail.  Spirit Night is from 5-8.  Please tell them you are there to support Liberty Elementary to raise money for our school.  Money raised from these spirit nights will be put toward purchasing new technology for our students.  I can’t wait to see all the creative costumes on Thursday.  
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for your time.  I look forward to seeing all of my Liberty Patriot STARS tomorrow.

9/16/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
We will have our first School Advisory Council meeting tomorrow evening following our PTO meeting.  PTO begins at 5:30 pm in the media center.  We will be reviewing our Student Success Plan and open a discussion on a possible year round schedule.  
Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22.  Order forms were sent home at the beginning of the week.  Please send in picture money in the appropriate envelope to your child’s teacher.  
Please keep in mind that any child that is picked up in a vehicle is considered parent pick up.  These students can be picked up by using our parent pick up line.  If you need a parent pick up card, please come to the office to get one.  To keep our true walkers and bike riders safe, we ask that you do not park your cars near the school to pick up your students down the street.  Thank you for your cooperation.  
I hope you have a wonderful evening.

9/9/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Ms. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Tomorrow is Chick-fil-a spirit night from 5-8 pm.  Please bring your Chick-fil-a slip to vote for your class.  The class with the most votes will win an ice cream party with the Chick-fil-a cow.  Votes will be submitted into our Liberty Spirit Bucket.  We look forward to spending time with our Liberty families at Chick-fil-a tomorrow evening.  
This Friday our Relay for Life team will be having a Hat Day!  Wear your favorite hat to school for a $1.00 donation to support our Relay team.  Thank you for helping us raise money for this cause.  
We are fortunate that all Liberty students can be served breakfast for free this year.  Breakfast begins at 7:45 am.  We have been serving over 300 students breakfast each day.  This number continues to increase.  Thank you for having your students here early to be served before the late bell.  The first bell rings at 8:30 and all students are expected to be in their classrooms, ready to learn no later than 8:35.  
I hope that you have a wonderful evening and thank you for your time.

8/13/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Our first week of school has been a huge success.  Thank you so much to all of you for your patience and adherence to school policies.  It has helped make our first week run very smoothly.  
If you are wondering what to have for dinner tonight, come join us at Chick-Fil-A for our first Spirit Night of the year.  Liberty gets a portion of the sales if you tell them you are there to support Liberty before you make your purchase.  I look forward to seeing all of you this evening from 5 until 8 pm at Chick-Fil-A.  
Mark your calendars because this coming Tuesday will be the grand opening of our Family Reading Experience.  We will also be having our first PTO meeting next Thursday at 5:30.  Be on the lookout for more details to come next week.  
Again, thank you so much for leading by example and helping make our first week of school such a huge success.  I know that this will be a fantastic year.  Have a wonderful evening.

8/5/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Shepard, calling with an important announcement.  
Our annual Title I meeting and Open House will be held tomorrow, August 6, 2015.  Classrooms will be open from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Liberty Patriot Families can then join us in the cafeteria for our Liberty Hall of Knowledge event from 6-7 pm.  You can pick up your parent pick-up cards, sign up for before and after school programs, speak to a member of our transportation department and visit community sponsored support tables during this time.  Some sponsors include our local Wal-Mart eye center, the local fire department, Mid-County Library, Bobcat Wildlife Center, Around the Clock Fitness, and the Sunny Days Ice Cream truck.   We are so excited to kick off the new school year and can’t wait to see all of our Liberty families tomorrow evening.  
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful night.

7/31/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is a reminder that New Day Christian Church will be holding a Back to School Bash this Saturday, August 1, 2015 from noon until 2 pm.  Families can enjoy games, face painting, music, hot dogs, and nachos.  Students can pick up free grade appropriate school supplies from the Liberty school supply list.  New Day Christian Church collected school supplies all summer to provide our students with what they need to kick off the school year.  We are so excited to see our Liberty Patriot STARS tomorrow afternoon at New Day Christian Church for the Back to School Bash!  
Thank you for your time.  Have a fantastic evening!

7/28/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS. This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Shepard, calling with some great information. I hope that everyone has had some time to sharpen their saws and spend time with their family this summer. We have been working very hard here over the last few weeks to prepare for the start of a fantastic year!

Letters should be sent home within the next few days regarding teacher assignment and upcoming events. New Day Christian Church will be holding a Back to School Bash this Saturday, August 1, 2015 from noon until 2 pm. Families can enjoy games, face painting, music, hot dogs, and nachos. Students can pick up free grade appropriate school supplies from the Liberty school supply list. We can’t wait to see you there.

Our annual Title I meeting and Open House will be on August 6, 2015. Classrooms will be open from 5:30-6:30 pm. Liberty Patriot Families can then join us in the cafeteria for our Liberty Hall of Knowledge event from 6-7 pm. You can pick up your parent pick-up cards, sign up for before and after school programs, and visit community sponsored support tables. We are so excited to kick off the new school year.

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful evening.

5/19/15

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Liberty Family Fun Night is this Thursday from 5 to 7 pm.  Meet us out back under the pavilion for some family fun with bounce houses, food, and friends.  For $2 you can enjoy a hot dog, chips, and water and spend some time visiting with friends and family.  
Yearbooks are on sale in the front office for $14.  Our yearbooks are printed in full color and look fantastic!  You will treasure this keepsake for years to come and enjoy the memories that were made this school year.  
This next message is for families that have ordered cookie dough.  Cookie dough will be delivered on Wednesday, May 27th.  We will send home more detailed information prior to delivery day with instructions about pick up.  We are looking to have orders picked up between 2:30 and 6:00 pm on that day.  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this message during this busy time of year.

5/12/15

This message is for all parents and guardians that have a student who rides bus 1104.  The bus will be running about 25 minutes late.  A replacement bus is on its way to Liberty to pick up students.  It is expected to arrive by 3:00.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

5/6/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard with a message for all parents and guardians that have a child who is parent pick up.  It is very important that all vehicles have their parent pick up card visible for the staff member to read.  We cannot guarantee that the same staff member will be calling names each day.  In order to expedite the parent pick up line, we must have all cars with their name cards in place for the safety of all our students.  We had several cars without parent pick up cards today and it caused a delay in our line.  We appreciate your help with this matter and thank you for helping us keep our children safe.

5/3/15

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
We are kicking off our Reading Zone Spirit Week tomorrow.  Students should have brought home a flyer explaining the fun activities we have planned for each day.  Tomorrow is pajama day, one of my favorites.  
Kindergarten will have their field day as well tomorrow.  Students are encouraged to wear sneakers and appropriate attire to participate in athletic events in the morning.  Students can bring their pajamas to change into after they are done with field day. 
Please take some time this week to thank a teacher or staff member.  We will be celebrating our teachers and staff this week for teacher appreciation week.  
I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for your time.

4/27/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard with a few announcements.  
Our Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser order forms are due back tomorrow morning.  Please return all order forms to your child’s teacher or the front office.  All order forms must be turned in as soon as possible so that we can get our orders placed in time to receive the product before the end of the school year.  Thank you for all your hard work with helping us raise money for our PTO.  
This is the last week of our Reading Zone contest.  Continue to read your books and earn points for your class.  Next week will be spirit week to celebrate our Reading Zone efforts.  Friday, May 8th is dousing day.  We can’t wait to recognize our Reader Leaders!  
Next week is teacher and staff appreciation week.  We hope you will take some time to thank a teacher or staff member for their hard work and dedication.  
The Publix Mother's Day Cake decorating will be held in the LES cafeteria on Thursday, May 7th from 4pm until 6 pm.  Cakes may be decorated during that time in the cafeteria or you may take the materials home to decorate your cake at home.  Cake decorating is ONLY for students who have prepaid.  We are not able to take any additional orders at this time.  On Monday, May 4th, a reminder note will be sent home with each student who has prepaid for a Mother's Day Cake.
Thank you for your time.  I hope that you enjoy the rest of your evening.

4/15/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with several announcements.  
Our lost and found items have taken over the back of our cafeteria.  Please take some time this week to have your child check for lost items.  We are planning on boxing the unclaimed items on Friday, April 24, 2015.  We will be donating these items to a local organization.  
We will be beginning our Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser tomorrow.  Please look for fundraising materials that will be sent home with your child.  We are so excited to be selling these delicious cookies to help raise funds for our PTO.  
Thank you to all of our families that returned the school uniform official ballots.  The votes have been tallied and at this time we did not receive enough votes to support a change to school uniforms next year.  
Please join us on Thursday at 5:30 in the media center for our PTO meeting.  We have many exciting things to discuss and are still looking for new PTO officers for next year.  
Thanks for taking the time to listen to this message.  I hope you a fantastic evening.

4/12/15

Good Evening 5th grade families.  Tomorrow we will begin our Florida Standards Assessment for all 5th grade students.  We will be testing over the next three weeks since the math and language arts tests are computer based.  Monday through Thursday of this week all students will be tested in Language Arts.  Next week students will take the science test on Monday and Tuesday.  The following week students will complete the math test.  Those students who receive the paper based tests, will be testing in language arts and math this week.  Since our computer lab space is limited, half of our 5th graders will take session one on Monday and the other half on Tuesday.  Then we will have the first half take session two on Wednesday and the other half on Thursday.  We are confident that our students are prepared for the FSA and are excited to have them show what they know.  Please help your child get a good night’s sleep and have them up early for breakfast.  Students will begin testing first thing in the morning.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:35 am and it is important to note that students who arrive late will not be permitted to enter testing rooms and will have to complete a makeup session the following day.  Testing sessions that are started must be completed that day.  Students who begin a test and become ill, unfortunately, will not be permitted to complete their test on a different day.  If your child indicates that he or she is not feeling well, please keep them at home.  Any student who misses a test session will be able to make up a test when they return to school.  Liberty Patriot STARS will shine bright during our FSA testing window.  Please enjoy the rest of your weekend.

3/30/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a several announcements.  
Tomorrow is Spring Picture day.  Please be sure to wear your best smile and bring back your order forms if you would like to purchase pictures.  Students will take individual pictures and class pictures tomorrow, March 31, 2015.  
Tomorrow evening we will have our Spring Chorus Concert beginning at 6:00 pm.  We will have popcorn and water available to purchase at this event.  
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Liberty will hold its “Mini Relay for Life” event on our back playground during recess.  Students will be able to purchase a Lap-tracker for $1.00 and use this to keep track of how many laps they have walked.  Student will be able to earn up to 4 beads during our “Mini Relay”.  That’s walking a mile to help find a cure for cancer!  They will then be able to bring their Lap-tracker to the real Relay event that will be held on April 11, 2015 at Port Charlotte High School.  Bring your $1.00 by Wednesday and have fun walking while helping others have a cancer-free life!  Together we can do it! 
Students will not have school on Thursday, April 2, 2015 as it is a Teacher Workday.  Students and teachers will not have school on Friday, April 3, 2015.  We hope that you will enjoy your long weekend.  
Thank you for your time.

3/22/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements.
It is that time of year again when we will be looking for nominations for next year’s PTO officers.  Please check out our web page or inquire within the office for more information if you are interested in making nominations or volunteering for these available positions.  
This next message is a very special reminder for this upcoming week. Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the Florida Standards Assessment Monday through Thursday. We are confident that our students are prepared, and we are excited about the opportunity for them to show what they know. We know that children perform best when they are rested, healthy, and well-nourished. Please help your child get a good night's sleep and have them up early for breakfast. Students will begin testing first thing in the morning. Testing will begin promptly at 8:35 and it is important to note that students who arrive late will not be permitted to enter testing rooms and will have to complete a makeup session the following day. Testing sessions that are started must be completed that day. Students who begin a test and become ill, unfortunately, will not be permitted to complete their test. If your child indicates that he/she is not feeling well, please keep him/her home. Any student who misses a test session will be able to make-up a test session when they return to school.  Due to testing, several grade levels might have an altered schedule.  If you are planning to visit for a lunch date, please check with the office or your child’s teacher for any changes to the schedule.  
We appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication as we prepare our students for this assessment.  We know our students will shine bright this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

3/2/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements. 
Tomorrow we will begin our first sessions of the Florida Standards Assessments.  Our 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the FSA writing assessment beginning promptly at 8:45 am.  Please take a few minutes to review the information that was provided to all 4th and 5th grade students in the letter that was sent home a few weeks ago regarding testing policies.  It is important to allow your child to get a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast so that they are feeling their best.  Once testing begins, your child will not be permitted to leave campus until the test is complete.  If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day.   We are very excited to have our Liberty Patriot STARS show what they know on the FSA writing assessment!  
Thank you for your time and enjoy your evening!

2/22/15

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot Families!  This is your Principal Sheila Brown calling with some important announcements.  First, please join us at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday, February 25th from 4:30 until 8:00.  If we collect more receipts than the two other elementary schools we will win a $1000 prize for the school and free kid's meals for each student.  Second, please take a moment to complete the Title One survey that is posted on our LES website.  Your input is very important to us and we work to make Liberty the best school in Charlotte County.  Thank you and have a great evening.

2/18/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with a few announcements.  
Please join us tomorrow evening for our PTO and SAC meetings beginning at 5:30 in the media center.  
We are so excited to announce that our community business partner, Chick-fil-A, has provided an opportunity for our school to raise money, by creating an Elementary School Challenge.  Come help us win the race against Neil Armstrong and Meadow Park.  Our reward includes a $1000 cash prize for the school, a $1000 catered lunch and a free Chick-fil-A kids meal for every student.  Show your support from February 23 to February 27.  Our school rally night is Wednesday, February 25, from 4 to 8 pm.  The school with the highest total dollar amount will win.  Be sure to tell them you want your receipt to count for Liberty Elementary.  We are planning to have a school spirit day on Wednesday to prepare for our Rally night where we are asking students to dress up in their favorite cow attire.  Liberty Patriot STARS will have an opportunity to dunk Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Wiley, and Officer Blake in the dunk tank.  We hope you will help our school win this challenge.  
This is a reminder that students should not be dropped off before 8:10 am, unless they are involved in a before school activity.  We have noticed an increase in the number of students who are waiting to enter the school prior to 8:10 am.  Please note that there is no adult supervision before this time and we want to assure that all our students are safe.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  
We look forward to seeing all of our Liberty families at the Chick-fil-a challenge next week.  Have a wonderful weekend.

1/12/15

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Shepard, calling with a few announcements.  
Thursday, January 15, 2015, will be an informational meeting about the Florida Standards Assessment.  There will be a pizza dinner and child care provided to all of our Third through Fifth grade Liberty Patriot families who want to attend.  Please send in your RSVPs by Wednesday, so that we can plan accordingly.  All third through fifth grade students should have received an invitation regarding this event.   
There is a Teacher Work Day this Friday, January 16, 2015.  Teachers will be finalizing grades for the second quarter on this day.  There will also be no school on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  Students will resume class for the start of the third quarter on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  
Please mark your calendars for the next SAC and PTO meeting date of Thursday, January 22, 2015.  We will begin our meeting in the media center at 5:30 pm.  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to these important messages.  Have a wonderful evening.

12/15/14

Good evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Shepard, calling with several announcements.  
Santa is coming to town and will be visiting the Family Reading Experience tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:30 am.  We hope that you can stop by to pick up a special surprise during the Family Reading Experience.  You will also be able to get a free keeper book with your visit.  
Our first Annual Winter Fair will be held tomorrow evening beginning at 4:30 in the cafeteria.  Families will be able to pick up pre-ordered pizzas or can purchase pizza by the slice from 4:30-5:45.  The pizza will be coming from our local Domino’s Pizza restaurant.  Santa will also be visiting the Winter Fair and would love to take his picture with all of our Patriot STARS!  Pictures can be purchased for $2.00.  There will also be a bake sale and Karaoke taking place during the Fair.  The Winter Fair will conclude with our Chorus concert beginning at 6:00 pm.  We look forward to spending time with all of our Patriot STARS families.  
Remember our iMom’s breakfast will take place on Wednesday morning at 7:30 am in the cafeteria.  Then our All Pro Dad’s breakfast will take place on Thursday morning at 7:30 am in the cafeteria.   Breakfast will be provided by Dunkin Donuts.  

This Friday, all Patriot STARS are welcome to wear their pajamas to school that day.  Although a donation is not required, our Relay for Life team would appreciate a $1.00 donation from those students who would like to give to this cause.  
Winter break will begin December 22, 2014 and students will return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015.  We hope that all of our Patriot STARS families take time to sharpen the saw and enjoy each other over the holidays.  Stay safe and have a Happy New Year!

11/20/14

Good Morning Liberty Families this is your principal, Sheila Brown.  I am calling to let you know that student fundraiser items will be coming home today.  Please check your child's book bag for the items.  I would also like to remind you that tonight is our PTO and SAC meetings beginning at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!

11/16/14

Good Afternoon Liberty Patriot STARS!  This is Mrs. Shepard calling with several announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.  
First, you will receive a parent survey tomorrow evening during the hours of 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Please make sure to answer the phone to complete this parent survey on Monday, November 17th.  
On Tuesday, November 18th in the FRE, we will have a special "Pilgrim" visitor telling us about the journey to America and the hardships they endured to come here. Students will be able to question our visitor about the journey as well.
On Wednesday, November 19th is our iMom morning. Breakfast provided by Family Table Restaurant.
On Thursday, November 20th is our All Pro Dad morning. Breakfast provided by Family Table Restaurant.  Please send in RSVP's by Monday, Nov. 17th
We will also have our PTO and SAC meeting this Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 pm in the media center.  
Finally, this Friday is our annual Turkey Trot event.  Please help us by donating one canned food or $1.00 to participate in this year’s Turkey Trot.  
We have a very busy and exciting week ahead.  Thank you for your time and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

11/11/14

Good Evening Liberty Parents this is your Principal Sheila Brown reminding you that this Thursday, November 13th is Chick-Fil-A night.  Twenty percent of the ticketed sales will be donated to Liberty Elementary.  We hope to see you there.  Thank you.

11/3/14

Good Evening Liberty Families, this is your Principal Sheila Brown calling with some important announcements.  First, there is no school for students tomorrow, Nov. 4th.  Second, we would like to remind you that Thursday, Nov. 6th is picture retake day.  Finally, please join us for the 15th annual Empty Bowls dinner on Thursday, Nov. 6th from 4pm-8pm at the New Day Christian Church at 20212 Peachland Blvd. in Port Charlotte, FL.  This annual county-wide event will include live music, a silent and live auction, homemade bake sale and various decorative empty bowls for sale created by Charlotte County Public Schools' students, their family members and local artists.  The goal of our event is to raise funds to support organizations that serve and feed hungry residents in Charlotte County.  Tickets for the event are $12 for adults and kids eat free.  Each ticket holder will receive a choice of 3 gourmet soups donated by local restaurants, artisan breads, bottled water and a complimentary clay empty bowl to take with you to serve as a reminder of those in need in our communities.  Please join us for this wonderful event.  Thank you.

10/27/14

Good Evening Liberty families, this is your Principal Sheila Brown calling with an important message. The flu vaccine clinic will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 29th during the school day. Please make sure you return the consent form by tomorrow, Oct. 28th if you would like your child to participate. Thank you.

10/26/14

Good Evening Liberty Families this is your Principal Sheila Brown calling you with this week's events.  First, we have Babcock Ranch bringing Buddy, the alligator, on Tuesday from 7:30a.m to 8:30a.m.  Immediately after his visit we will be hosting a Title 1 parent workshop focusing on helping your child increase his/her critical thinking skills.  On Wednesday, we will host our second iMom morning at 7:30a.m and on Thursday at 7:30a.m we will welcome the Dads for All Pro Dad. On Friday, we will host our annual Character Parade at 9:00a.m.  Finally, we will be selling Boo Grams Monday thru Thursday between 8:00am and 8:30am.  The cost of the Boo Gram is $1 and the proceeds will support Liberty's Sharpen the Saw activities and the Leader in Me events.  The Boo grams will be delivered on Friday, October 31st.  Wow! What an awesome week of events at Liberty Elementary. Thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.

10/19/14

Good Evening Liberty Patriot STARS.  This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Shepard, calling with a few announcements.  I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend.  This is a reminder that tomorrow is a Teacher Workday.  There will be no school for students on Monday, October 20, 2014.  
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, is our Relay for Life team’s pajama day fundraiser.  All students and staff are welcome to wear their comfy pajamas to school for a $1.oo donation to the Relay for Life team.   I am looking forward to seeing all of our comfy Liberty Patriot STARS on Tuesday.  
This next message is a reminder to all of our parents who have students who are parent pick up in the afternoon.  Stay Safe is one of our STARS expectations.  We appreciate all of our families who lead by example and help keep our students safe daily.  Please remember not to pass other cars in the parent pick up line unless directed to do so by a staff member.  Together we can continue to expedite are parent pick up line quickly and safely.  
I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.  Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this message.  I can't wait to see all of my Liberty Patriot STARS on Tuesday.

9/28/14

Good evening, Liberty Families!  This is Jan Gravelin beginning this week’s message with many thank you’s.
First, thank you to Mrs. McGill and Mr. Lavigne for organizing and conducting the IMom and All Pro Dad meetings this week.  We had 250 in attendance for IMoms and 160 in attendance for All Pro Dads.  Please keep Oct. 29 marked in your calendars for our next IMom meeting and Oct. 30 for our next All Pro Dad meeting.  Mrs. McGill was also able to receive many donations for the breakfasts and door prizes.  Many thanks to our community sponsors.
Thank you to Mrs. Colleen, our Media Specialist, for a successful Scholastic Book Fair.  $6257 was raised which will help with new classroom books and library books for the school.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who gave their valuable time to help our students shop last week.  We are looking for volunteers to help check out books in the afternoons.  Please contact Mrs. Colleen, Mrs. McGill, or Mrs. Sheila Brown if you’re interested in volunteering for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
Finally, I would like to give a special welcome to Mrs. Grace Shepard, who is returning to Liberty as the new assistant principal!  Grace will begin her duties here on Oct. 1. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

9/21/14

Good evening, Liberty Families!  This is Jan Gravelin with several messages for this week.
First, our Book Fair starts on Monday!  The theme this year is Sir Readalot’s Castle. Our family night is tomorrow, Monday, from 2:35 until 7 PM.  Students will also have time to shop from Monday through Thursday from 8:05-8:35 AM, 9:00-2:30 PM, and Friday from 8:05-8:35 AM and from 9 AM until noon.
Next, our picture day is Wednesday!  Classes have schedules as to when their pictures will be taken.  We hope to see lots of smiles!
Our first IMom Morning is also this Wednesday from 7:35-8:15 AM in the cafeteria.  Breakfast is provided and door prizes will be announced.  IMOM is for all moms, grandmas, aunts, friends, and your kids!  Our first All Pro Dad Morning is this Thursday from 7:35-8:15 AM in the cafeteria.  Again, breakfast is provided and door prizes will be announced.  All-Pro Dads is for all dads, grandpas, uncles, friends, and your kids!  Please contact Jennifer McGill at Liberty if you have any questions.   We have about 200 RSVP’s so far for these 2 events!   Parking will be limited on these 2 mornings.  Please do not park in front of the school building.  Additional parking is along the street at the rear of the school on Vanguard Terrace and Adair St.
Finally, I am very pleased to announce that Mrs. Sheila Brown, our assistant principal, has been named as Liberty’s new principal!  I will continue with you until Oct. 3, while our new assistant principal is hired and begins the duties here.
Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

9/14/14

Good evening, Liberty Families!  This is Jan Gravelin, Interim Principal, with a few messages for this week.  First, our first SAC meeting is Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:00 PM in the Media Center.  Please stay for the meeting while your children are involved with Empty Bowls!  Next, our first PTO meeting is Friday, Sept. 19, at 8:45 AM in the cafeteria.  Finally, the Scholastic Book Fair is coming! On Thursday and Friday this week, your child will have an opportunity to view the books on display.  This is just a preview as books can be purchased next week. On Monday, Sept. 22, at 6:00 PM, we will have a Family Night in the Media Center so parents can preview and purchase books. I look forward to seeing you all. Thank you and have a nice evening.

9/10/14

Good evening, Liberty Families!  This is Jan Gravelin, Interim Principal, with an announcement for tomorrow evening.  Our first Chick Fil-A Spirit night is tomorrow, Sept. 11, from 5-8 PM.  Please come and enjoy a delicious meal with your family.  Mrs. Brown, our assistant principal, and I will be there to visit with you too!  Chick Fil-A is a wonderful sponsor for Liberty.  I hope to see you there!  Thank you and have a great evening.

9/1/14

Good evening, Liberty Elementary Families!  This is Jan Gravelin, Interim Principal, with messages for this week.  Candidate interviews for the new principal for Liberty will conclude tomorrow.  The district will let you know when the new principal is selected.  Also, at the Family Resource Experience tomorrow, Mrs. Sheila Brown, our assistant principal, will be the featured guest.  Please stop in and meet her from 7:35-8:35 AM.  The Family Resource Experience is located just outside the Media Center once you come in the front doors and continue through the double doors. I hope that you all had a relaxing Labor Day weekend with your families.  Thank you and have a great evening!

8/25/14

Good evening Liberty Elementary Families!  This is Jan Gravelin, interim principal, with a few messages for this week.  First, there is no school for students tomorrow.  Teachers will be in professional development training for the day.  Students will return to school on Wednesday.  Next, I invite you all to the Grand Opening of the Family Resource Experience on Thursday, August 28th, from 7:30-8:30 AM.  I will be the guest and am looking forward to meeting you all!  Finally, Monday, Sept. 1 is Labor Day and there is no school.  We will return on Sept. 2.  Mrs. Brown will be the featured guest at the Family Resource Experience on Sept. 2.  With the new school year starting and unexpected changes, I appreciate your patience and the help of Mrs. Davis who replaced me while I was away.  Thank you and have a great evening.

8/19/14

Good Evening Liberty Parents,
You are invited to attend the Principal Input Meeting for parents this Thursday, August, 21st at 6:00pm in the school's Media Center.  It is important that we gather your input as we decide on new school leadership.  We hope to see you Thursday in the Media Center at Liberty Elementary where the freedom to learn prevails.

8/14/2014

Good evening Liberty families!  This is Jan Gravelin, your Interim Principal, calling to remind you of our Open House tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 15th, from 6-7 PM.  Although I am unable to be with you, another interim principal, Mrs. Lori Davis, along with our assistant principal, Mrs. Sheila Brown, will be assisting during my absence. This is your opportunity to meet your child's teacher as well as other staff members.  Please stop by our cafeteria to visit the various tables organized for opportunities for your children and yourselves this school year.  I like to see parents actively involved, so please make sure you sign up for our PTO and SAC, School Advisory Committee, that meet regularly throughout the year.  Staff will be available to answer any questions about PTO, SAC, LEAP, and other organizations featured in our cafeteria.  I look forward to meeting you later this month.  Thank you and have a great evening.