Message from the Principal : Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger
Dear Liberty Families,
Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2020! I hope all of our families enjoyed a relaxing holiday break. Our grades 3-5 Winter concert will be on Thursday, January 16th at 7pm at Nyack High School. Please join us! Thank you to Mrs. Philhower for all your hard work preparing the children.
January is a busy month at Liberty! Our character trait for this month is Cultural Awareness. We will be discussing the courage of Martin Luther King during this month. We will also be honoring students and staff members each month for showing “Random Acts of STARdom”. Those individuals are highlighted at Morning Program and on our hallway bulletin board. We are looking forward to adding to our STARs during this month.
We are very proud of our fifth grade students who will be completing the DARE program with Officer Norm Peters. We will celebrate their accomplishments at their DARE graduation on Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30am. Congratulations fifth graders, their teachers and families.
Just a gentle reminder: Please DO NOT send food or treats into your child’s classroom to be shared with the class. Several students have allergies and we want all students to be safe. If you have any questions, please ask the classroom teacher or myself. Thank you for your cooperation with this very important issue.
Winter is upon us, so we would like to remind you that we still go outdoors for recess when the temperature and the wind chill factor are 25 degrees or above. We also consider the conditions of the playground equipment and blacktop area in our decision. It is essential to make sure that your child dresses appropriately for school and outdoor recess. Thank you for your cooperation.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20th– Martin Luther King Day
Once again, our Lost and Found baskets are growing with large amounts of clothing. If your child is missing articles of clothing, please check our Lost and Found. Going forward, it is helpful if articles of clothing are labeled so they can easily be returned when found.
Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger
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- Main Office: 353 - 7240
- Main Office Fax: 353-7243
- Family Resource Center: 353 - 7247
- Nurse: 353 -7250
Student Hours: 8:50am - 3:20pm
- A late pass must be obtained in the main office after 8:50am.
Need to Know
LIBERTY’S IMPORTANT REMINDERS: SCHOOL BEGINS: School will begin for Grades K-5 on Wednesday September 4th. Classes begin promptly at 8:50 and dismissal begins at 3:15. It will be a full day for all K-5 students. Kindergarteners should go to their classroom and students in Grades 1-5 should go to the Gym upon arriving at school. Students who arrive after 8:50 must stop at the office for a late pass. Please make every effort to make sure your child arrives on time.ATTENDANCE: If your child is ill and cannot attend school, please call Mrs. Fredericks (our nurse) at 353-7250 and leave a message. Please leave your child’s full name, class and reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, a written note is required.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Breakfast is available for students each morning from 8:20 to 8:45 and costs $1.00. Those students should report to the cafeteria upon arrival. Lunch is available each day for students to purchase and the cost is $2.35. A menu will be sent home the beginning of each month and is on the website. Meal accounts can be prepaid weekly or monthly for your convenience through MyPaymentPlus.com (online payment plan).
DISMISSAL: For the safety of children, parents and staff, please follow our dismissal guidelines. Dismissal will begin at 3:15 each day.
WALKERS: These students will be called to be dismissed. If you are accompanying your child home, please wait by the flag pole at the main entrance.
BUS RIDERS: Bus numbers will be announced as the bus arrives. When the bus arrives, an adult will escort the children to the bus circle. Kindergarteners will be assigned “bus buddies” by their teachers to help them with bus procedures. An adult must be at the bus stop to meet Kindergarten students.
CAR RIDERS: For everyone’s safety, these students will be dismissed when the buses have left the school grounds, which is approximately 3:25. Drivers should remain in their vehicles and pull up to the curb in the circle and their child will be escorted to the vehicle. Please do not park in the circle.
**** If your child has a change in dismissal plans, a note must be sent to the classroom teacher who will alert the office. It would be appreciated if phone calls were not made for this purpose unless of an emergency.