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Upcoming Events
9/26/2014
- Liberty School Carnival
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Attendance Matters

Liberty Letter
Principal’s Message                                                                
September 14, 2014
 
SCHOOL-WIDE BEHAVIOR
 
                 We had a fantastic kickoff week for our school-wide positive behavior program.
 
On Monday, we had a family drawing for COLDSTONE and SMITHS GIFT CARDS.  Each student who was here every day, on time every day, and stayed all day (no early checkout) could return a signed attendance card for the drawing.  Congratulations to Christopher Metcalf and Morgan Andrews & their families.  We hope you enjoy using your gift cards!  We will have a drawing every Monday. J
 
On Friday, we drew two PAWSitive tickets from each grade level bin.  The winning students got to come down to the office for a congratulations from Mrs. Stouffer, which included a token for the Treasure Tower.   They will also have their picture hanging on The Leopard Tree in the main hallway.  Congratulations to CC Ludlow, Jesse Maquin, Rahiem Jefferson, Autiyona Hayes, Katie McIntosh, Chase Hunter, Patience Palomo, Elisia Cruz, Abby Gourdie, Carter Meyers, Alysia Shaffer, Jackson Wright, Molly Buist, Aliya Brown.  We are proud of every student who follows our PAWS rules!
 
There has been a lot of discussion about showing kindness as we work on being BUCKET FILLERS.  Here are some books about kindness that your family can read together and discuss:
  • The Lion and the Mouse  by Jerry Pinkney
  • Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed  by Emily Pearson; illustrated by Fumi Kosaka
  • The Golden Rule  by Ilene Cooper; illustrated by Gabi Swiatowska
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch  by Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by Paul Yalowitz
 
School Community Council
Our school is still holding elections for people who are interested in serving on the School Community Council. (SCC). The SCC is comprised of staff members and parents who meet monthly to work together on school improvement plans and school needs.  It is a great way to be more involved with the school.  The nomination period for parent positions ends September 15, 2014, so please let Principal Stouffer know if you are interested in serving on the SCC by that date.
 
Voting on parent positions will take place in the Liberty Elementary Office on the following dates and times:
September 16th, 17th, & 18th from 8:30 AM 3:30 PM.  School Community Council Members will then be announced in the Liberty Letter on Monday, September 22nd.  The first School Community Council meeting will then take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 5:30 6:30 PM in the school media center.  All community members are invited to the meetings.
 
PTA
Our Room Parent/Art Parent Meeting is this Wednesday, September 17th right after school.  If you are interested in teaching art or helping out at the holiday parties please plan on coming.  Our first Family Feast Night for the year is also on the 17th.  It will be at Chick-fil-A at 5175 S State Street, and our PTA will earn 10% of the total sales that night. Please invite your family and friends to come and eat. No flyer is neededjust come and enjoy a tasty dinner. 
 
Lastly, our Carnival & Silent Auction is quickly approachingit is on Friday, September 26th from 4:00-7:00pm.  We will be collecting donations from local businesses and each classroom.  In addition to donating auction items, we encourage donating services.  If you have a service to provide, or any questions, please contact Roxanne Nelson at 801-560-2531 or roxannernelson@gmail.com.  
 
 
 
Student Council 
The student council will be selling chocolate bars for $1.00 on Fridays during the last few minutes of the day.  The student council uses this fundraiser to cover the costs of a leadership conference they attend. Thank you for your support!
 
During lunch on Wednesdays, the Student Council will be selling used books for a quarter.  The money goes towards purchasing new books for our school library.
 
The Traveling Leopard Award goal for September is the class with the highest percentage of PTA memberships.  Good luck!
 
Bus Concerns
The safety of all Liberty students on our busses is critically important. In response to parent concerns when the year began, Mrs. Stouffer rode the bus in the morning and afternoon, met with our driver Orlando, and has been in contact with our transportation department about solutions. There was also information shared at Back to School Night about bus applications and deadlines.   Our transportation department has finished processing all of our bus applications, and we now have a list of students who have permission to ride our bus in the mornings and afternoons.  Starting Wednesday, September 17, 2014, only those students who have an approved application will be able to board the bus.  Please contact the school immediately if you need an application.  There is a possibility that we might adjust our bus eligibility based on the total number of students who need bussing and their proximity to the school.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available, and we are happy to talk with you at any time about your concerns. 
 
Calendar Items
September 17th        Room Parent and Art Meeting 3:15pm
                           Family Feast Night at Chick-fil-A 5:00-7:00pm  Dine in or Take out
                           Spirit Day:  Wear RED for Kindness
September 19th      School Picture Day
September 26th      Spirit Day:  Wear Liberty Leopard attire or colors  & 
Liberty School Carnival 4:00-7:00 pm at the school
October 1st                PTA Board Meeting at 8:50am
October 3rd               Bucket Filler Assembly-Kindness 2:00 pm
October 7th               Vision Screening
 
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Natalie Stouffer
Principal, Liberty Elementary
Be Here, Be on Time: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!
Liberty Faculty and Staff want every student to be at school every day, to be on time every day, and to stay the whole day with no checking out early.  We hope our video inspires you and shows you how much we care. Thanks to Mrs. Lightfoot for her amazing vocals and overall video inspiration. 

Liberty Letter
 

Principal’s Message                  September 8, 2014

SCHOOL WIDE BEHAVIOR

Monday, September 8, 2014 is the kickoff for our school wide positive behavior program. There are three main components:  PAWSitive Tickets, Bucket Fillers Character Education, and Be Here, Be on Time Attendance.

Each adult working at the school will have PAWSitive Tickets to hand out to students  who follow our behavior expectations.  The students then place PAWSitive tickets in their grade level bin in the front hallway.  Each Friday, two tickets will be drawn from each grade level bin and those students will be called down to receive a prize from the TREASURE TOWER.  We will also announce student names & hang their photos on the Leopard Tree.  All of the tickets from the week go into our school bin, and once it’s full we will have a school reward. 

We are also working on being BUCKET FILLERS as we learn about character traits each month.  During September, we are focusing on kindness.  Students will learn more about what it means to be kind and students who exemplify this trait will be recognized at an assembly on October 3rd
We will call and invite the parents of each student receiving the award.
 
Finally, we launched our BE HERE, BE ON TIME attendance program last week.  We encourage families to work together to ensure every student is here on time every day and stays all day.  Each Monday, your child gets an attendance card to mark daily and brings the card home on Friday for parents to review and sign.  That card is returned on Monday.  If a child was at Liberty on time every day and does not check out early, the card is placed into a drawing for FAMIILY PRIZES. We will call you if your family wins!
 
ACADEMICS
We are continuing some of our successful programs this year and starting new ones. If you are not familiar with Reflex Math, it is an online math facts mastery program that students can work on at home and at school.  Math facts mastery is an essential component for success in mathematics, and the school has a high expectation that all of the students will master the facts that are appropriate to their grade level. For more information on this program you can talk to your child’s teacher and go to www.reflexmath.com .
 

To help support and reward reading, we joined ROAD TO SUCCESS.  Students earn the chance to earn prizes when they read!
  • 100 Minutes read = 1 Grand Prize Entry
  • 140 Minutes Read = 2 Grand Prize Entries
  • Road to Success Treasure Chest Drawings as well!!
  • All reading minutes are entered by families online.
 
Please help your child register by visiting the Road to Success webpage at www.rtsutah.com  
  1. Click on the parent tab, and choose the register your child button
  2. Enter the registration code for your child’s teacher
  3. Choose NO-your child was not registered last year
  4. Enter your information and provide a valid email address.​
  5. You will get an email with your username and password​
F you have any questions, please call Mrs. Lightfoot at the school or email her:  jlightfoot@murrayschools.org
Reading at home on a daily basis is extremely important to your child’s literacy success.

Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to many great things happening this year!
Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Natalie Stouffer
Principal, Liberty Elementary

 
School Community Council Our school will be holding elections for people who are interested in serving on the School Community Council. (SCC). The SCC is comprised of staff members and parents who meet monthly to work together on school improvement plans and school needs.  It is a great way to be more involved with the school.  The nomination period for parent positions ends September 15, 2014, so please let Principal Stouffer know if you are interested in serving on the SCC by that date. 
Voting on parent positions will take place in the Liberty Elementary Office on the following dates and times: September 16th, 17th, & 18th from 8:30 AM 3:30 PM
 
School Community Council Members will then be announced in the Liberty Letter on Monday, September 22nd.  The first School Community Council meeting will then take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 5:30 6:30 PM in the school media center.  All community members are invited to the meetings.
 
PTA
Many people have already joined the PTA., and a lot of planning for the year has begun..  However, it is never to late to join!   
 
Our Room Parent/Art Parent Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, September 17th right after school.  If you are interested in teaching art or helping out at the holiday parties please plan on coming.  Our first Family Feast Night for the year is also on the 17th.  It will be at Chick-fil-A at 5175 S State Street, and our PTA will earn a percentage of the total sales that night.  No flyer is neededjust come and enjoy a tasty dinner. 
 
Lastly, our Carnival & Silent Auction is quickly approachingit is on Friday, September 26th from 4:00-7:00pm.  We will be collecting donations from local businesses and each classroom.  You should have received a flyer last week informing you of your child's classroom auction basket theme.  If you have a donation, please have your child bring it their teacher by Friday.  In addition to donating auction items, we encourage donating services.  If you have a service to provide, or any questions, please contact Roxanne Nelson at 801-560-2531 or roxannernelson@gmail.com.  
 
Student Council 
The student council will be selling chocolate bars for $1.00 on Friday during lunch recess.  The student council uses this fundraiser to cover the costs of a leadership conference they attend. Thank you for your support!
 
Calendar Items 
September 9th            School Spirit Night at Classic Skating 5:00-8:30 pm
September 11th            DIBELS Reading assessment for all students during the day.
September 17th           Room Parent and Art Meeting 3:15pm
                               Family Feast Night at Chick-fil-A
                               Spirit Day:  Wear RED for Kindness
September 19th           School Picture Day
September 26th          Spirit Day:  Wear Liberty Leopard attire or colors
                              Liberty School Carnival 4:00-7:00 pm at the school
October 3rd               Bucket Filler Assembly-Kindness 2:00 pm
 
 
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