Message from the Principal : Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger
Dear Liberty Families,
I hope you are all enjoying a restful summer and are getting ready to begin the new school year. Liberty is a wonderful learning community where we encourage our students to grow in the 7Cs. They are: Compassion, Content Mastery, Communication, Cultural Awareness, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. Our goal is for your student to be successful in the 21st century.
We will be welcoming some new members to our Liberty family. They are: Mrs. Sariely Petit (Grade 1), Dr. Elizabeth DiPrima (Psychologist), Mr. Hal Stone (PE) and Ms. Marina Gomez (Guidance Counselor). Liberty staff also welcomed three new baby girls this summer so we will have some new faces as substitutes. They are: Mrs. Cassidy (Mrs. Brundage), Ms. Griffin (Mrs. Shannon) and Mrs. Muchanic (Mrs. Nealon). Mrs. Niksa will also be taking on a new role as the main office secretary. We look forward to working with all! Your child's teacher information and transportation information can be found on the Parent Portal on August 23rd. If you need log-in assistance, please call the Registration Office (353-7038).
Liberty Elementary had major renovations done this summer and we are looking forward to sharing all the updates with you. Please join us for "Back to School Night" on Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm.
Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 4th. Kindergarten students should go directly to their classroom and students in Grades 1-5 should report to the Gym upon arriving at school. It is a full day of school for all students. Kindergarten parents are welcome to join us that morning for "Tea and Tissues" at 9:30am.
The Liberty staff and I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a positive learning environment where all children can be successful!
Enjoy the remaining days of summer and we look forward to seeing our Liberty students on September 4th.
Mrs. Ellen M. 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.