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The Patriot Press

Week of November 6th, 2017
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Upcoming Dates:
 

November 7th - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

November 14th - Warren Central HS College and Career Fest

November 16th - 4th grade Spell Bowl Competition

November 17th - Family Movie Night

November 17th - Progress reports sent home

November 22nd - 24th - No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 1st - Holly Jolly Fest

 
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Notes from the Nurse


Lost-n-Found is growing!  Please remind your student to come the office and search our lost and found collection if they've reported a missing item.  We have several jackets and a few lunch boxes in the bin.  Any item not claimed by Friday, 10/06, will be donated.

Warren
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



All Warren Township Schools will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th for professional development for all staff members. Students will not have school on this day.

 

Also, Warren Township Families are cordially invited to attend Career Fest on November 14th hosted by Walker Career Center and Warren Central High School. The event will be from 6-8 PM and students and families will have access to over 120 different colleges, universities, businesses, apprenticeship programs and military branches. We would love for our K-8 families to attend so that families can begin to get even more excited about future possibilities!

Message from the Principal

Liberty Park Families,

A student is considered chronically absent if they miss only two days of school per month, whether the absences are excused or unexcused. This is true for children as early as elementary school, when they are at a higher risk of falling behind in reading. Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health.

While some challenges to a child’s attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.  Our school wide improvement goal is to have 97% or higher student attendance.  So far this year we are at 96.5%.  I plan to post monthly attendance percentages on this newsletter to keep our families informed.   I would encourage you to check out this quick video below as well as the website for some great information 
 
 
Have a great fall break and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary!  

Your Principal,

 
Jason Brooks  



It's time for Liberty Park's Annual Canned Food Drive! 
 

LP is again partnering with Kona Ice for an exciting competition and food drive involving the local schools, called Cans for Kona. All items collected will be donated to the Liberty Park/Raymond Park Intermediate Thanksgiving Outreach Program.   Additional items will be donated to the Warren Township Sunny Day food bank at Highlander Park.  

We will be collecting food items from November 1st to November 17th.   We will be collecting any non-perishable food items like: canned meals, stews, soups, tuna, ravioli, lasagna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, cereal, rice, pasta, dried beans, fruit cups, dried fruit, applesauce, rice, granola bars, etc.

All students who bring 2 items will win a free prize from Kona Ice!.  The grade level that brings in the most items also recieves a reward!
 
Liberty Park’s goal is to beat last year’s total and collect 3,000 canned items!  
Together we can make a difference!




Congrats to Jayden Williams from Mrs. Carnagua's class and Teiajah Williams from Mrs. L. Davis's class for guessing the exact weight of our pumpkin!  110 pounds!  They won a large Kona Ice and a McDonald's lunch with Mr. Brooks!
 


Caleb Keller ~ Kindergarten
Gracie Brock ~ 1st Grade 
Mariah Glover ~ 2nd Grade
Michael Peterson ~ 3rd Grade
Tristan McClure ~ 4th Grade 

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 certificates, and also get to visit the office during recess to play the Wii with a friend! 


Warren Wrestling - Sign Ups!!!

Grades:
 K-8 (no experience needed)
Membership Fee: $100 (sibling discount available)
Practice:  Mon & Wed Begins Mon, November 6th @ 6pm-7pm
Location: WCHS Wrestling Room - Door 14, 2nd Floor
Questions: 
WarrenWrestlingAcademy@gmail.com 

Registration Options:
- Online @ 
www.WarrenWrestlingAcademy.com/Registration
- Before practice from 5:30 - 6pm 
Breakfast with Santa! 
 
How do I sign up my student for the LP YMCA before/after care program?  See below! 

 
 
  • 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.  http://www.warren.k12.in.us/student-rightsresp

MEET OUR NEW PATRIOT!  


Mrs. Amanda Robinson 
~2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Mrs. Amanda Robinson.  I live in Indianapolis with my husband, Josh and our two boys, Braydon and Gentry.   I graduated in 2016 from Western Governors University, with my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Education.  I joined the Kindergarten team at Liberty Park in January of 2017.  I am excited to be back at Liberty Park this year joining the  Second Grade team.  I am looking forward to a year full of fun and learning.  



Dress Code Reminder:  With colder weather approaching please note that students are not permitted to wear jackets, coats, or hooded sweatshirts during the school day.  Below is information on acceptable shirts, sweatshirts, tops, etc. 


Shirts and Tops:
• Polo style shirts: Any solid color or stripe
• Turtle neck shirts: Any solid color or stripe
• Sweaters/vests: Any solid color or stripe
• Shirts/blouses with collars (long or short sleeve): Any solid color or stripe
• Sweatshirts without hoods: Any solid color or school spirit wear
• Sweatshirts with hoods that are Liberty Park or Warren Township spirit wear will be allowed.
• All shirts should be solid colors or stripes with no logos, except Liberty Park or Warren
Township logos which are allowed.
• Male shirts should be tucked into pants.
• Female shirts designed to be un-tucked should not hang below the inseam.

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.
LP Bookstore is OPEN!  Students have an opportunity to purchase needed items in the morning as they arrive to school.  Below is a list of some items available, there are also other items that can be found such as headphones!

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: pta.libertypark@gmail.com  OR 317-919-3900


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! 

LUNCH TIMES
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 (http://www.warren.k12.in.us/employment-opportunities).

Don’t forget to join LP on social media and stay up to date throughout 2017/2018 school year!
 
 
“Liberty Park Elementary” www.facebook.com/LPPatriots
@libertyparkelem
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE
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
jbrooks2@warren.k12.in.us 

Kathy Hench - Dean
khench@warren.k12.in.us 

Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar
bstephen@warren.k12.in.us

Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer
dlux@warren.k12.in.us

Kelli Pashak – Nurse
kpashak@warren.k12.in.us 

Address:
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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