August 22, 2019

Students, please be reminded that ALL electronics should be powered off when the bell rings at 7:50am. They should be stored in your locker during the school day. Make sure your locker is secured with a lock. Consequences will be given if phones are used during the day or if they disturb class.

Anyone interested in going to the YMCA after school must have a note signed by a parent in the main office & be signed up in the main office by lunch. NO students may go to the Y without the proper permission!! No students can return to Liberty to ride the activity bus home.

Selling any item to another student at school, without permission is prohibited. Students not complying with this rule will be referred to the office.

Students may not open doors for students to enter the building from any entrance other than front doors. Bike riders & walkers may enter from the front doors which are unlocked until 7:50am.

Replacement ID’S
Students, if you have lost your ID or would like an extra one made, you may purchase one in the Media Center. The cost is $3 for the ID and $2 for a lanyard. One will not be made unless you have the money to pay for the item. You may purchase an ID or a lanyard or both; however, payment is due at the time of your request.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
While it is permissible for you to have a cell phone or electronic device at school for use before the first bell rings or after-school hours, it must be turned off and put away during the school day. Students whose cell phones/electronic devices cause a disruption will be disciplined; there are phones in the main office available for student use before and after school. You may not take your phone to class or into the locker room.

Liberty Game Club
Liberty Game Club is a “bring your own game” style club that supports Role Playing Games, Collectable Card Games, Board Games, and other social games. The first Game Club Meeting will be tomorrow, Friday August 23 in the media center from 3:00 to 4:30. Students interested in meeting new people and playing games should consider attending.

Liberty Fundraiser
Orders and payment are due on Friday, August 30th.

FFA
ATTN FFA Members and any 7th or 8th graders interested in learning more about FFA:  Our first Chapter meeting of the year is Wednesday August 28th from 3-4:30 in D106.  Please come by and learn about FFA and the benefits of membership.  Sign-up for the Horse Judging Team and Forestry CDE team will also happen at this meeting. If questions?  See Mrs. O’Connor.  See you then!

 Talent Show
Auditions for this year’s Liberty talent show will be held next week.  8th graders will audition on Tuesday, August 27, 7th graders will audition on Wednesday, August 28, and 6th graders will audition on Thursday, August 29.  For more information, please pick up a flier outside Mrs. Gibson’s room, room D111.

FCA
The Liberty FCA, or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will host its first meeting on Wednesday, September 4th from 7:15-7:55 in the Auditorium.   FCA is a group who celebrates their faith and encourages others in their daily lives.  It focuses on equipping and empowering students to impact and influence their schools and student body. FCA is open to ALL 6th , 7th, and 8th Grade students, regardless if you are an athlete or not. We welcome everyone to attend and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. If you are interested in learning more and being a part of the Liberty FCA, please see Mrs. Kamadulski or Mrs. Keeven for a flyer and more information.

Field Hockey
It’s not too late to sign up for field hockey! If you would like to join field hockey, please stop by Coach Harris’s room E112, Coach Bruce’s room C106 or the main office for paperwork.  The last day to join field hockey August 29th.

FIT/GO
There will not be any FIT/GO meetings today. They will resume next Tuesday, during activity period.

Yearbooks for Sale
Do you like to save money? IF you buy your yearbook now, you can save $12! It does not get any cheaper. As an added bonus, if you order by Sept. 13 and you purchase personalization, you get four icons printed on the front of your book for FREE! Go to Jostensyearbooks.com and get yours today!

Liberty Girls Basketball
Girls basketball try outs will be Sept 3rd, 4th and 5th from 3-4:40.  In order to try out you have to have a sports physical on file here at school and complete the online sports registration for girls basketball.  Please see Coach Harlin prior to Sept. 3rd for a handout.

Heart & Sole
Heart & Sole is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in 6th-8th grade. The 10-week program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.  We are thrilled to be offering Heart & Sole at Liberty. For more information see Mrs. Sok, Mrs. Kamadulski, or Mrs. Morrisey!

SALT
This year at Liberty Middle School we will be starting Student-Athlete Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.)  The Student-Athlete Leadership Team strives to improve leadership skills among our student-athletes while helping enhance energy and enthusiasm into Liberty Middle Schools climate and culture.

If you would like to be a part of the Student-Athlete Leadership Team, please pick up an application in the main office.  The application will need to be submitted to Mr. Duncan by Friday, August 23rd.

Painting the Town Gold 5K
Painting the Town Gold is one event that brings our community together in pediatric cancer awareness. All proceeds raised will go to pediatric cancer research. The 5K run will be held on Saturday, September 14th @ 6:00pm.  Additional race information can be found at
http://ptgglened.org/september-events/running-for-gold-5k-runwalk/

Lunch Menu
Thursday – Walking taco, salsa, corn, refried beans, fruit
Friday – Fish sandwich, potato wedges, dragon punch, fruit

Check Cashing Policy
Neither the Main Office nor the Cafeteria has funds available for cashing checks for students. Students should bring separate checks for payment of lunches, PE uniforms, Activity Fees, FIT collections. If you have any questions, contact the bookkeeper, Darlene Wessel, in the Main Office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pick Up and Drop Off
IF you pick up or drop off your student at school, please use the north side of the building. This is the designated pick up/drop off area.

Security Measures
In an effort to keep our school safe, any visitor to our school needs to show photo I.D. when entering the building. Please be aware of this security measure. Also, once school begins for the

day, all doors entering our building are locked with the exception of the main door. This is the door you must use to enter our building.

Electronic Devices
REMINDER: STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THEIR CELL PHONES ON THE BUSES TO OR FROM SCHOOL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. Please remember that no electronic devices are allowed in school. Cell phones must be kept in lockers. Cell phones taken out during school or that ring during school will be confiscated. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE CELL PHONES IN PURSES OR POCKETS. Even on “vibrate,” they are still a distraction in class.

Before School Rules
Please remember that 6th and 7th grade students are to be in the large gym until the bell rings at 7:50. The 8th graders need to have a seat in the Commons until the bell rings at 7:50. NO STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ANYWHERE IN THE BUILDING, INCLUDING THEIR LOCKERS, UNTIL 7:50. Students who wish to eat breakfast should report the Commons and stay there until the 7:50 bell rings.

ACTIVITY BUSES
There is one activity bus available for students needing transportation from after-school activities. The run is at 4:45PM. The three buses arrive at school at 4:35 PM and leave 10 minutes later at 4:45. Please note that the activity bus drop-off points are not necessarily the same as on the regular after-school runs. Students should go to one of the buses, informs the bus driver of their address, and he/she will tell them which bus to board.

YMCA Procedures

  1. Must have a note on file.
  2. Must be escorted
  3. You may not return to Liberty to ride the activity bus.

YMCA
If you are planning to go to the Y after school, please pay attention to the following rules.

  1. Parental permission will be required. Students, who want to attend, must have a note from a parent. The note must be turned into the office by 1:00 PM on the day the student is requesting to attend.
  2. You must be a member of the YMCA to attend.
  3. The crossing guard will check students off a list prior to escorting them across the street. Students who are not on the approved list will not be allowed to cross to the YMCA.
  4. Students are not allowed to return to Liberty Middle School when they are finished at the YMCA. They may not come back to ride the 4:45PM Activity bus. It will be your parent’s responsibility to provide transportation from the YMCA.

The YMCA will provide a great opportunity for you; however, safety is our priority as our students cross the street to attend the Y. These guidelines will be strictly enforced to ensure all students safely cross Goshen Road.