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Week of August 28th, 2017
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Upcoming Dates:

August 31st - Family Literacy NIght @ 6:00pm

August 31st - 4th Grade field trip to Conner Prairie

September 4th - Labor Day - No School

September 7th - Picture Day
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Notes from the Nurse


On Monday, 9/11, Health Heroes will be in our building to provide FREE flu vaccine injections to all students. The flu vaccine is not a requirement, but is highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Permission forms will be sent home students beginning Monday, 8/28, so please look for these in your student's backpack or folder. Forms should be returned the school nurse. Any student receiving the flu vaccine must have a signed permission form on file by Friday, 9/01. 
Students with missing vaccines, or whose vaccine records have not been turned in to the school nurse, must have these tasks completed by Friday, 9/01.  Any student not compliant with Indiana vaccine requirements will be excluded from school beginning Tuesday, 9/05 (there is no school on Monday, 9/04).  Exemptions pertaining to medical or religious objection must also be received by Friday, 9/01.  If you have any questions regarding your student's status, please contact the clinic at 317-532-1855.

Late Start Days

The following dates will be late start days for Warren Township students.  LP will operate on a one hour delay.  School will begin at 9:30 instead of 8:30.  The tardy bell will be 9:40. 

August 9th
September 13th
December 13th
February 7th
March 7th
April 11th

No School on Monday, September 4th

Message from the Principal

Liberty Park Families,
This Thursday the 31st is our annual Family Literacy Night!  We are partnering with our local PBS station WFYI to create a Super amazing evening.  See the flyer below in this newsletter for more information (Flyers/RSVP's will also come home with your student).  The event begins at 6pm but we would like to invite our 3rd grade parents to arrive a little early (5:30pm)  to talk about the important IREAD3 test that students will be taking later this year.  This is always one of our biggest events of the year and we hope to see you there!  See below in this newsletter for more information. 
Have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!  
Your Principal,

Jason Brooks  

Join us this Thursday for our annual Family Literacy Night @ 6pm.  
We hope to see you there Super Readers!

Emoni Caple ~ 1st Grade 
A`lonna Mitchell ~ 2nd Grade
Salvador Cardenas ~ 3rd Grade
Tristan McClure ~ 4th Grade 
Winner next week! ~ Kindergarten 

Throughout the week, each teacher will be looking for a SuperCORE student of the week going above and beyond showing all parts of CORE.  On Fridays, Mr. Brooks draws one student per grade level from the office Badge Box to earn Soaring Eagle Badge!  These students receive a free Fro-yo coupon, gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse, a special pencil, and also get to visit the office during recess to play the Wii with a friend! 
Our annual Scholastic book fair is coming!  Please plan to stop in during our Family Literacy Night on August 31st! 


Spirit Wear Sale! :  Starting Monday the 28th through September 15th we will be running our student spirit wear sale.   Order forms will be coming home with students on Monday.  You can also stop by the front office to complete an order form.  

  • Science Opportunity:  I did want to let each of you know of an annual and FREE (except parking) event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds called Celebrate Science.  It is a neat event that brings numerous exhibitors (including many colleges and universities around the state) in one location and shares info with students of all ages that are interested in STEM-related topics.  According to their website ( this year’s event is Saturday, October 7 from 9:30am – 5:00pm.  If you are looking to do something with your kids that day, you may want to consider this event.
  • Book Store - The student book store will be open on September 5th.  Students are able to purchase pencils, folders, and other items during morning arrival. 
  • Transportation Changes and Early Dismissals:  Any transportation changes must be called in to the front office prior to 3:00pm.  No changes after that time will be in effect until the following day.  Students also will not be allowed to be signed out between 3 and 3:30pm for appointments.  Car riders will be released from their classrooms at 3:30pm.  
  • Car Riders:   If your student will be a car rider this school year please visit the front office to complete the car rider paperwork.  
  • Tardy:  Our tardy bell rings at 8:40am.  Any students arriving after that time will be counted as tardy and must report to the front office.  Families who are tard
  • Parking Reminder:  There is no parking along the front side walk of the building.  It is important that this area remain cleared for fire and emergency vehicles.  Please park in the designated parking lot areas when visiting the school.  
  • Lunch Visitors:  If you have a grandparent or family member that you anticipate coming in to have lunch with your student, please ensure that they have been included as an Emergency Contact.  Visitors will not be permitted to have lunch with students unless they are on that students Emergency Contact form.  Please contact the front office with any questions.
  • Visitors Background Checks:  Volunteers must have a valid background check on file in the front office as well as be included on a students emergency contact form for any type of school volunteer opportunities.   If you would like to complete this process or have any questions please stop by our front office. 
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-1850 to report his/her absence. Please call and report if your child will be arriving late to school due to a doctor’s appointment. Doing so helps us to know that your child is safe and with you.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbooks should have came home with your student last week.  If you did not receive a copy with the signature page please contact your child's teacher.  These are also available throughout our school and district’s website.  This web link will direct you to that page.

Each school year we have a fundraising drive to help us raise money to support both our school and PTA events and budgets.  This year, we wanted to share that the LP (school & PTA) fundraiser drive will be held September 15th—September 29th.

This year, we will again be selling Yankee Candles.  This was a very popular and successful fundraiser in the past and we hope that you are able to help us raise money for our students and school!


Dress Code Reminder:  jeans/jeggings/denim pants of any color may only be worn to school on special occasions. Students will bring home a "ticket" the day before jeans will be allowed. Black or gray jeans/jeggings are not uniform wear and we may contact you to bring uniform pants/shorts/skirt/dress to school so your student may change clothes. Also, young ladies should not be wearing leggings as pants, regardless of the length of their shirt.  Leggings should only be worn under a skirt or shorts.  Acceptable attire for bottoms is pants (slacks/khakis) /shorts/skirts/dresses in black, light or navy blue, and tan.   With warmer weather headed our way, we'd also like to remind parents that open-toed or open-heeled shoes (sandals/flip-flops) are not permitted.  Booties or tennis shoes with heels higher than 1" are discouraged as injury may occur during gym or recess.

Student Uniform Policy LP Dress Code  The students uniformly dressed policy is available in the Parent/Student Handbook as well as our school website.  A link can also be found in the Helpful Links section of this newsletter.  

If uniform assistance is needed, please do not hesitate to contact our dean, Kathy Hench, at 317-532-1850.
Liberty Park Picture Day is
September the 7th!

Don't forget to join our Parent Teacher Association and support all of the wonderful student activities and events throughout the school year!

Please contact our PTA President Kathryn Basham for more information:  OR 317-919-3900

Click here 
to enroll in the YMCA Before & After School program


Lunch Time Reminder: We have special seating next to our Café in our LGI room for parents to enjoy lunch with their child/children. Due to allergies and student safety, you may only eat lunch with your child/children. Students may not invite friends to eat with them while visiting with their parent.  Guests must be on the child's emergency contact form. Thank you and enjoy time with your child! 

K:  12:40-1:10
1:  10:30-11:00
2:  11:02-11:32
3:  11:35-12:05
4:  12:08-12:38
Interested in becoming a
Warren Township Guest Teacher? 


Warren Township schools are looking for classroom guest teachers for the 2017-18 school year. Classroom guest teachers, also referred to as substitute teachers, work a 7 1/2 hour day with a 30 minute lunch. Classroom guest teachers are paid $80 a day and are eligible for a $100 bonus after completing twenty classroom assignments. With 18 schools, and over 600 classrooms in the district, there are ample opportunities for being assigned to a classroom on a daily basis. Requirements for the position can be found on our district website (

Don’t forget to join LP on social media and stay up to date throughout 2017/2018 school year!
“Liberty Park Elementary”
The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos.  We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes.  However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.
The mission of Liberty Park, in partnership with its entire community, will educate each student by providing a positive, challenging, and enriched learning environment that enables each student to become a life-long learner and a responsible citizen in an increasingly global society.
Jason Brooks - Principal 

Kathy Hench - Dean 

Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar

Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer

Kelli Pashak – Nurse 

Liberty Park Elementary School
8425 East Raymond Street
Indianapolis, IN 46239

Office:  (317) 532-1850
Fax:  (317) 532-1895

Liberty Park Elementary - 8425 E. Raymond Street - Indianapolis, IN 46239

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