The Liberty Ledger: September 22, 2021

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The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm-Liberty MS PTA Meeting 

Wednesday, September 29th 5:00pm - 9:00 pm Music to Your Mouth

 

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

Liberty students will participate in the Fall Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) September 21,2021-Sep 30, 2021. Students will take their Reading and Math VGA’s during their regularly scheduled English and Math classes. In order to allow sufficient time for students to test in their afternoon classes, we are moving 7th and 8th period to the first block of the day, and 1st and 2nd period to the end of the day from September 27th--September 30th.

If you have questions about the VGA contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker at mabaker1@fcps.edu or call 703-988-8207.

You may access the FCPS Virginia Growth Assessment Notification with translations at this link.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). FCPS staff will use the SEL screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The screener will review these skills, as well as students’ relationships, feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

Schools will set specific dates for testing in each class. If you wish to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this attached form and return it to your child’s Unity Time Teacher by September 30.

SEL Parent Opt-Out Form .pdf 

Kiss and Ride Reminders: 

Please remember SAFETY and PATIENCE when dropping off (7:10AM) or picking up your student in the Kiss and Ride loop. In the mornings, please do not pull to the inside and pass cars as students are getting out. If there is a slow or stalled vehicle, a staff member will direct you around when it is safe to do so. 30 seconds seems like forever when you are in a rush. If possible, your student may walk or ride the bus.

In the afternoons, staff will direct cars out safely, as soon as the students exit the building and in the car. Thank you very much for you patience and cooperation!

*Please use the Kiss and Ride loop when picking up from After-school at 3:30PM and 4:30PM 

A Message from our Social Worker!

Our Liberty Middle Social Worker Ms. Huber has shared some great topics for student wellness such as Journaling Prompts for September, Listening and Exposure Strategies, Anxiety Disorder and more! Check out September's Clinical Newsletter. 

 

Clinical Newsletter

Click here for details on how to participate in your fundraiser online through the Chipotle App or Chipotle.com.

PTA Updates: First PTA Meeting - TONIGHT Wednesday, September 22 @ 7:30PM

Lots of exciting information to cover at our first meeting! Introductions and Elections of new officers, as well as Guest Speakers will from Liberty's Math, Art and Music departments to share a little about the year and answer questions.

Join us on Zoom at this link! See you tonight!

Contact the PTA at president@libertymspta.org

Open Board Positions:

We are looking for a few more people to join our board! We NEED a Treasurer, if you have any experience in this area please consider joining us. Basic responsibilities include budgeting, depositing funds, issuing checks and maintaining the account records. We are also in need of a VP Membership, basic responsibilities include developing strategies to enhance and engage membership, overseeing bylaws and creating a committee to renew and update them as needed.  

The Exec Board will meet mostly by Zoom and all PTA meetings this year will be on Zoom making participation very accommodating to your already busy schedules. If you have participated with an Elementary School PTA in the past, I think that you will find Middle School PTA needs to be less intense. Contact Kelly at president@libertymspta.org if you have questions or are interested.

PTA Membership:

Please consider supporting the PTA by becoming a MEMBER. Member fees are just $15 and allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable support to Liberty MS students and teachers. Click here for a quick and easy registration process. This year ALL PTA meetings will be held VIRTUALLY.  Each meeting will highlight a different academic and specials department at Liberty MS and teachers will join us to share details about curriculum and teaching methods and answer your questions.

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

Liberty MS PTA Spirit Night tonight

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 PTA Spirit Night Tonight! Monday, September 20 Dairy Queen                             6-9PM

Not ready to let go of summer yet? Join us tonight for a Dairy Queen Original Blizzard! Or maybe you are ready for Fall vibes, try out the Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake!  Be sure to say "Hi from Liberty MS" to be sure we get credit! 

Location:  Dairy Queen - 13840 Braddock Rd Ste C, Centreville, VA 20121 (Near Glory Days Grill and H Mart)

PTA Facebook

Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LibertyLionsPTA

Thanks!

Kelly Eignor

Liberty Middle School PTA

Clifton, VA

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: September 15, 2021

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The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates

Sunday, September 19th at 8:00am- LMS 5K/ 1K Fun Run

Monday, September 20th- After-School Programs Begin

Monday, September 20th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm- Dairy Queen Spirit Night

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm-Liberty MS PTA Meeting 

If you missed Back to School Night

Here is the link to watch our Virtual Back to School Night program!

LMS Virtual Back to School Night Recording Link!

 

World Language Credit Exam

Is your student fluent in a language other than English? Can they write proficiently in that language? If it is one of the 30 languages listed below, consider registering your student for the World Languages Credit Exam! This exam could help your student potentially earn World Language credits for their high school diploma.

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, at Robinson SS, Centreville HS, and Edison HS. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Registration opens on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact your student’s school counselor to register for the exam.

Credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) 

Liberty students will participate in the Fall Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) September 21,2021-Sep 30, 2021. Students will take their Reading and Math VGA’s during their regularly scheduled English and Math classes. If you have questions about the VGA contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker at mabaker1@fcps.edu or call 703-988-8207.

You may access the FCPS Virginia Growth Assessment Notification with translations at this link.

Liberty After-School Programs  Begin Monday, September 20th Bringing students opportunities to connect with staff and peers doing activities they love or want to try!    
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Late Buses
  • Tuesday and Friday -Lions' Den - Parent/ Family pick it up only.
  • Program Hour - 2:25PM - 5:00PM
  • Registration Required - 2021-22 Liberty After-School Registration Form
  • Information & Forms - "Liberty All Families" Schoology Course 
  • Activities are FREE*  

*After-School activities are funded through a grant from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Public Schools.  The program is free; however, there may be nominal fees associated with certain clubs that compete or have material costs.  

Liberty Middle School 5K/1K Fun Run

Please go to https://www.asha-jyothi.org to register.  Use code AJ4Schools to get a $10 discount on the 5K. The school with the most participants will win a grant for a new INNOVATION LAB!  Be sure to choose Liberty Middle School under the school name when you register!  Family members are welcome to sign up too!

PTA Updates

First PTA Meeting - NEW DATE Wednesday, September 22 @ 7:30PM

Lots of exciting information to cover at our first meeting!

Join us on Zoom at this link!

Guest Speakers will be joining us from Liberty's Math, Art and Music departments to share a little about the year and answer questions.

Open Board Positions:

We are looking for a few more people to join our board! We NEED a Treasurer, if you have any experience in this area please consider joining us. Basic responsibilities include budgeting, depositing funds, issuing checks and maintaining the account records. We are also in need of a VP Membership, basic responsibilities include developing strategies to enhance and engage membership, overseeing bylaws and creating a committee to renew and update them as needed.  

The Exec Board will meet mostly by Zoom and all PTA meetings this year will be on Zoom making participation very accommodating to your already busy schedules. If you have participated with an Elementary School PTA in the past, I think that you will find Middle School PTA needs to be less intense. Contact Kelly at president@libertymspta.org if you have questions or are interested.

SPIRIT WEAR - NEW Spirit Wear available NOW! Check out the website HERE.

DAIRY QUEEN Spirit Night -  Join us at Dairy Queen in Centreville on Monday, September 20 between 6-9PM. Wear your Liberty gear or say "Hi" from Liberty to be sure we get the credit!

PTA Membership:

Please consider supporting the PTA by becoming a MEMBER. Member fees are just $15 and allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable support to Liberty MS students and teachers. Click here for a quick and easy registration process. This year ALL PTA meetings will be held VIRTUALLY.  Each meeting will highlight a different academic and specials department at Liberty MS and teachers will join us to share details about curriculum and teaching methods and answer your questions.

Liberty MS Amazon Wish List:

Thank you to all the families that have already purchased items from the wish list! 

Support your student and the teachers by checking out this AMAZON WISH LIST.  Your student might have told you that there is a *NEW* 15 minute Break Time built into their schedule this year. The PTA and Administration at Liberty have teamed up and are asking for some help from the community to support an active and fun Break Time. By shopping the wish list you can have your donation shipped straight to the school and all students will benefit. Don't delay, check it out today!

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: September 8, 2021

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The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates

 

Monday and Tuesday September 13th and 14th - Photo Day

Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm - Virtual Back to School Night

Monday, September 20th After-School Programs Begin

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm-Liberty MS PTA Meeting 

 

Virtual Back to School Night Tuesday, September 14
  • ESOL and Special Education will begin at 6:00pm
  • Virtual Back to School Night begins at 6:30 PM.
  • On Monday an email will be sent out with the links to ESOL and Special Education program, Virtual Back to School Night program, and Teachers Independent Videos.
  • All teacher presentations, syllabus, curriculum info will be pre-recorded.
  • All sessions will be posted to the school website if you are unable to attend.
  • To better serve our Liberty families please fill out the questionnaire prior to our Virtual Back to School Night program! Questionnaire
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). FCPS staff will use the SEL screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The screener will review these skills, as well as students’ relationships, feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

Schools will set specific dates for testing in each class. If you wish to opt your child out of participating in the SEL Screener, please complete this attached form and return it to your child’s Unity Time Teacher by September 30.

SEL Parent Opt-Out Form .pdf 

 

Photo Day 

School Picture Day is next week, September 13th and 14th. Pictures will be taken during PE classes. Pictures will be available in the week or so following the shoot. Order forms were sent home with students. Save time and pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000875217

 9/11 Remembrance 

Here is special message from Officer Tagg Timm former Liberty Parent and Substitute Teacher.

Officer Tagg Timm's Reflection of 9/11 Link

Here at Liberty Middle Principal Adam Erbecht will also be sharing a special message, pledge, and moment of silence on Friday, September 10th in observance of September 11 National Day of Remembrance.

Liberty After-School Programs

Liberty After-School will begin on Monday, September 20th.   Students will be given information and directions to sign up for programs during their Unity Time on Monday, September 13th.  Families can participate in a virtual information session as part of the Back-to-School Night presentations.  A separate “News You Choose” email will also go out to all families next week with information about the program, logistics and a current schedule of programs.   For general information, please review the attached After-School Flyer.  

ALL STUDENTS should be registered using this link whether they are staying for activities, or just occasionally with a teacher or for a performance rehearsal.

PTA Meeting 

Due to inclement weather the meeting has been cancelled for tonight. Please join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm for the first PTA meeting of the year.

Join us on Zoom at this link!

Guest Speakers will be joining us from Liberty's Math and Music departments to share a little about the year and answer questions.

Chaperones needed

The Science 7 students will be participating in a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE) at Burke Lake Park the week of September 28 – October 1, 2021 . If you would like to spend the day outside learning about our watersheds, please consider becoming a chaperone on your student’s trip date. The time commitment is approximately 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Please contact your student’s science teacher for more information or to volunteer. A permission form as well as a lunch intent and chaperone interest form have been sent home and must be returned by Wednesday, Sept 8. Please consider becoming a chaperone for our day at Burke Lake. We appreciate your willingness to spend the day (rain or shine) with us.

Thank you -- Ms. Hayward, Ms. Heilemann, Ms. Soules, Ms. Tripp, Ms. Sterling, Ms. Beach, Mr. Roark and Mr. Grumbach.

Student Break Time Wish List

NEW to Liberty this school year is a 15 minute Break Time for students every day during 5th and 6th periods. Please look at our AMAZON WISH LIST for games and sports equipment to support an active and fun Break Time. Your donations are shipped directly to Liberty Middle School and benefit all students.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: September 1, 2021

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The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates

Friday, September 3 - No School

Monday, September 6 - No School

Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm - Virtual Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm-Liberty MS PTA Meeting (RESCHEDULED FROM TONIGHT)

PTA Meeting Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather the meeting has been cancelled for tonight. Please join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm for the first PTA meeting of the year.

Join us on Zoom at this link!

Guest Speakers will be joining us from Liberty's Math and Music departments to share a little about the year and answer questions.

Water Bottles

Please make sure your student is coming to school with a full water bottle.  There are filling stations for the water bottles if a refill is needed.

Back to School Night

Tuesday, September 14

  • Virtual format
  • Live Session at 6:30 PM (session will be recorded) 
  • All teacher presentations, syllabus, curriculum info will be pre-recorded and shared virtually
Information about Family Life Education (FLE) Classes at Liberty

Liberty Middle School has created a folder in Schoology for families to preview the materials used in Family Life Education (FLE). Click here for easy access to FLE materials. https://lms.fcps.edu/course/5193842942/materials?f=492236693  The folder contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and videos. FLE will be taught at Liberty through PE classes during the week of March 28-31. Families are given an opportunity to opt out of some or all of the lessons by emailing the opt out request to Jenni Carnahan at JSCarnahan@fcps.edu  A letter about FLE classes at Liberty will be mailed to families in September.

Student Break Time Wish List

NEW to Liberty this school year is a 15 minute Break Time for students every day during 5th and 6th periods. Please look at our AMAZON WISH LIST for games and sports equipment to support an active and fun Break Time. Your donations are shipped directly to Liberty Middle School and benefit all students.

Photo Day
  • We will be taking student photos on September 13 and 14 during your student’s PE class.
  • Flyers with information for ordering photos will be sent home in September.
Volunteer Opportunity on School Photo Days

We are looking for four adult volunteers to help on school photo days, September 13 and 14. Volunteers will be asked to hand out photo cards to students as they wait to be photographed. Volunteers receive a complimentary photo package of their student as a thank you for helping. If you sign up to volunteer, please mark your student’s photo envelope with “Parent Volunteer” so a complimentary package can be prepared. To volunteer, please sign up through Sign Up Genius.

Chaperones needed

The Science 7 students will be participating in a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE) at Burke Lake Park the week of September 28 – October 1, 2021 . If you would like to spend the day outside learning about our watersheds, please consider becoming a chaperone on your student’s trip date. The time commitment is approximately 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Please contact your student’s science teacher for more information or to volunteer. A permission form as well as a lunch intent and chaperone interest form have been sent home and must be returned by Wednesday, Sept 8. Please consider becoming a chaperone for our day at Burke Lake. We appreciate your willingness to spend the day (rain or shine) with us.

Thank you -- Ms. Hayward, Ms. Heilemann, Ms. Soules, Ms. Tripp, Ms. Sterling, Ms. Beach, Mr. Roark and Mr. Grumbach.

Liberty After-School Programs

Liberty After-School will begin on Monday, September 20th.   Students will be given information and directions to sign up for programs during their Unity Time on Monday, September 13th.  Families can participate in a virtual information session as part of the Back-to-School Night presentations.  A separate “News You Choose” email will also go out to all families next week with information about the program, logistics and a current schedule of programs.   For general information, please review the attached After-School Flyer.  

ALL STUDENTS should be registered using this link whether they are staying for activities, or just occasionally with a teacher or for a performance rehearsal.

Earbuds Available in Main Office

Students are enjoying learning in person and using their laptops for some of their classroom activities. If students forget their earbuds, they may purchase earbuds in the main office during the school day for $1.

Liberty Middle School 5K/1K Fun Run

Please go to https://www.asha-jyothi.org to register.  Use code AJ4Schools to get a $10 discount on the 5K. The school with the most participants will win a grant for a new INNOVATION LAB!  Be sure to choose Liberty Middle School under the school name when you register!  Family members are welcome to sign up too!

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

Liberty MS PTA Meeting and More

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Sent on behalf of the PTA

Welcome back to a new school year! The LMS PTA (Liberty Middle School Parent Teacher Association) is ready to dive in and get things going! 

Highlighted In this Special Edition

Sept 1 - First PTA Meeting

Are you a Member of the PTA yet?

Give us a Facebook Follow

Open Board Positions

PTA's First Mission of the School Year

First PTA Meeting - Wednesday, September 1 @ 7:30PM

Lots of exciting information to cover at our first meeting!

Join us on Zoom at this link!

Guest Speakers will be joining us from Liberty's Math and Music departments to share a little about the year and answer questions.

PTA Membership

Please consider supporting the PTA by becoming a MEMBER. Member fees are just $15 and allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable support to Liberty MS students and teachers. Click here for a quick and easy registration process. This year ALL PTA meetings will be held VIRTUALLY.  Each meeting will highlight a different academic and specials department at Liberty MS and teachers will join us to share details about curriculum and teaching methods and answer your questions.

Facebook

Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LibertyLionsPTA

Open Board Positions

We are looking for a few more people to join our board! We NEED a Treasurer, if you have any experience in this area please consider joining us. Basic responsibilities include budgeting, depositing funds, issuing checks and maintaining the account records. We are also in need of a VP Membership, basic responsibilities include developing strategies to enhance and engage membership, overseeing bylaws and creating a committee to renew and update them as needed.  

The Exec Board will meet mostly by Zoom and all PTA meetings this year will be on Zoom making participation very accommodating to your already busy schedules. If you have participated with an Elementary School PTA in the past, I think that you will find Middle School PTA needs to be less intense. Contact Kelly at president@libertymspta.org if you have questions or are interested.

Liberty MS Amazon Wish List

Support your student and the teachers by checking out this AMAZON WISH LIST.  Your student might have told you that there is a *NEW* 15 minute Break Time built into their schedule this year. The PTA and Administration at Liberty have teamed up and are asking for some help from the community to support an active and fun Break Time. By shopping the wish list you can have your donation shipped straight to the school and all students will benefit. Don't delay, check it out today!

Thanks!

Kelly Eignor

Liberty Middle School PTA

Clifton, VA

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: August 25, 2021

Liberty Ledger 4 weeks ago

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The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates

Friday, September 3 - No School

Monday, September 6 - No School

Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm - Virtual Back to School Night

First day-Thank you

Thank you to everyone for a great first day of the 2021-2022 School Year.  We are so pleased with how the first day and week are going and are so thrilled to see all students and staff back in the building.  We are off to a wonderfully smooth start and are working hard to get great relationships established.  We look forward to a fantastic year!  

Looking for something...

Please visit this link to our website for all of the important information regarding the start of the school year.  The site has bell schedule, Back to School night information and much more.  We will continue to update it with timely information.  

Schedules

Here is a link to the bell schedule.  

Here is the link to the calendar for the year of red and blue days

Back to School Night

Tuesday, September 14

  • Virtual format
  • Live Session at 6:30 PM (session will be recorded) 
  • All teacher presentations, syllabus, curriculum info will be pre-recorded and shared virtually
Save the Date for Student Photos

We will be taking student photos on September 13 and 14 during your student’s PE class. Flyers with information for ordering photos will be sent home in September.

Mask reminder

Masks are required on the bus and in school.  Please refer to the county guidelines if you want further information..

FCPS Mask Guidance for Return to School 

Student Support Dog-Sunny

We will continue to have occasional visits this year from a Student Support Dog named Sunny. She is a well-behaved Golden Doodle who supported many students last spring in feeling calm and nurtured at school. She is not a service dog and so can be interacted with and petted. She will not attend school every day, will remain leashed and secluded from the student population most of the day, and will be available to specific students as part of their wellness plans. However, your student may see her in the hallway or at arrival or dismissal from time to time. This dog has been approved by myself and FCPS and complies with school board regulation. Please talk with your student about this animal if you feel that would be helpful.

I understand that you may have concerns regarding your student’s exposure to an animal on school grounds. Please know that this particular support animal is hypo-allergenic. Feel free to contact me at awerbrecht@fcps.edu if your student has a fear of dogs that would prevent them from possibly coming into contact with Sunny as we are able to make sure that would prevent them from possibly coming into contact with the dog . We believe that a safe school environment is everyone’s right and will work with you regarding your concerns. We look forward to finding every creative way we can to reconnect and recreate a positive school climate and community! Thanks for your support.

Parent Vue Accounts

If you need to set up a Parent Vue account or need assistance to reset your password please contact  Jasmine Washington at jwashington1@fcps.edu or Jenni Carnahan at jscarnahan@fcps.edu for assistance.  Please allow 1-2 business days for them to respond.  

Meals

All students may receive one (1) no-cost breakfast and one (1) no-cost lunch meal each school day. This never-before implemented benefit combined with all students returning to school buildings has the potential to significantly increase participation in the meal programs. Menus, allergens, and nutrition information are all available online at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Students should bring a water bottle with them to school which can be refilled at hydration stations.  Students will not be permitted to drink from water fountains. 

Students will have the opportunity to eat lunch outside in designated areas (weather permitting).

For the most up to date information on meals provided by the county please refer to this link.

Liberty Middle School 5K/1K Fun Run

Please go to https://www.asha-jyothi.org to register.  Use code AJ4Schools to get a $10 discount on the 5K. The school with the most participants will win a grant for a new INNOVATION LAB!  Be sure to choose Liberty Middle School under the school name when you register!  Family members are welcome to sign up too!

PTA NEWS

Welcome back to a new school year! The LMS PTA (Liberty Middle School Parent Teacher Association) is ready to dive in and get things going! 

Please consider supporting the PTA by becoming a MEMBER. Member fees are just $15 and allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable support to Liberty MS students and teachers. Click here for a quick and easy registration process. This year ALL PTA meetings will be held VIRTUALLY.  Each meeting will highlight a different academic department at Liberty MS and a teacher will share details about curriculum and teaching methods and answer your questions.

Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LibertyLionsPTA

We are looking for a few more people to join our board! We NEED a Treasurer, if you have any experience in this area please consider joining us. Basic responsibilities include budgeting, depositing funds, issuing checks and maintaining the account records. We are also in need of a VP Membership, basic responsibilities include developing strategies to enhance and engage membership, overseeing bylaws and creating a committee to renew and update them as needed.  Contact Kelly at president@libertymspta.org if you have questions or are interested.

Support your student and the teachers by checking out this AMAZON WISH LIST.  Your student might have told you that there is a *NEW* 15 minute Break Time built into their schedule this year. The Admin team at Liberty is asking for some help from the community to support an active and fun Break Time. By shopping the wish list you can have your donation shipped straight to the school and all students will benefit.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: August 18, 2021

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Important Dates

Thursday, August 19th from 9am - 11:30 am - New Student Orientation 

Thursday, August 19th from 1:30 - 3 pm- "Liberty Live" Open House

Monday, August 23rd-First day of School

Back to School Information

Orientation, Forms, School Supplies, and Immunizations

Please visit this link to our website for all of the important information regarding the start of the school year.

School Opening Information

New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 19, 9:00-11:30 AM

  • Students only:  ALL 7th Grade Students and any 8th grade students NEW to Liberty
  • Transportation available from feeder schools-please be at elementary school a few minutes prior to bus departure time listed below:
    • Bull Run Elementary-8:30 am 
    • Centreville Elementary-8:40 am
    • Centre Ridge Elementary-8:40 am
    • Colin Powell-8:40 am
    • Union Mill Elementary-8:45 am
  • You may also drop your student off in Kiss and Ride at Liberty and pick up there as well.  Please do not drop off prior to 8:50 am.
  • Students will follow an abbreviated schedule and meet their teachers
  • Please ensure students know if they are taking bus back to elementary school and if so which one or if they are being picked up by a parent
“Liberty Live” Open House

Thursday, August 19, 1:30-3:00 PM

  • All students and one adult family member are welcome
  • Open House format
  • 1:30-2:15-Last names A-K
  • 2:15-3:00-Last names L-Z
  • Self-guided building tour
  • Drop off medications in clinic
  • Kona Ice Truck on site!
Virtual Chat with Principal Erbrecht

Thanks to the almost 100 community members who joined the virtual chat with Mr. E today.  If you were unable to join but would like to listen to the chat use this link.   

Student Schedules

Students will be able to access their class schedule on Thursday, August 19 in their Student Vue account.

Bell Schedule

We will be implementing a new bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.  The school day will start at 7:30 AM and end at 2:15 PM. Here is a link to it as well if you want to save or print it.  

Transportation 
  • Students may not enter building before 7:10 AM.
  • Kiss n’ Ride-parents should enter and exit from the entrance closest to Compton Road.  Please follow the signs. 
  • Bus stops and route information are located in ParentVUE accounts.
  • To access the information in SIS Student and ParentVUE look under Student Info > Transportation. You can only see this information if you log on via the website, not the app. 
  • All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.  
Masks

Masks are required on the bus and in school.  Please refer to the county guidelines if you want further information..

FCPS Mask Guidance for Return to School 

School Supply List

Here is the link to the school Supply List:

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/academics/supply-list

Laptops

All students will be provided a school laptop.  Computers will be distributed during the school day during the week of August 23rd. 

Parent Vue Accounts

If you need to set up a Parent Vue account or need assistance to reset your password please contact  Jasmine Washington at jwashington1@fcps.edu or Jenni Carnahan at jscarnahan@fcps.edu for assistance.  Please allow 1-2 business days for them to respond.  

Back-to-School Night

Tuesday, September 14

  • Virtual format
  • Live Session at 6:30 PM (session will be recorded) 
  • All teacher presentations, syllabus, curriculum info will be pre-recorded and shared virtually
Lunch

All students may receive one (1) no-cost breakfast and one (1) no-cost lunch meal each school day. This never-before implemented benefit combined with all students returning to school buildings has the potential to significantly increase participation in the meal programs. Menus, allergens, and nutrition information are all available online at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Students should bring a water bottle with them to school which can be refilled at hydration stations.  Students will not be permitted to drink from water fountains. 

Students will have the opportunity to eat lunch outside in designated areas (weather permitting).

Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

INOVA PEDIATRIC HEALTH FAIR

Sunday August 22nd 10am-2pm at Inova Cares Clinic for Children 6400 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA 22042 For more information see attached flyer

BTS Event 8.22 flyer.pdf

BTS Event 8.22 flyer SPANISH.pdf

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: August 11, 2021

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Important Dates

Thursday, August 19th from 9am - 11:30 am - New Student Orientation 

Thursday, August 19th from 1:30 - 3 pm- "Liberty Live" Open House

Monday, August 23rd-First day of School

Back to School Information

Orientation, Forms, School Supplies, and Immunizations

Please visit this link to our website for all of the important information regarding the start of the school year.

School Opening Information

New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 19, 9:00-11:30 AM

  • Students only:  ALL 7th Grade Students and any 8th grade students NEW to Liberty
  • Transportation available from feeder schools-please be at elementary school a few minutes prior to bus departure time listed below:
    • Bull Run Elementary-8:30 am 
    • Centreville Elementary-8:40 am
    • Centre Ridge Elementary-8:40 am
    • Colin Powell-8:40 am
    • Union Mill Elementary-8:45 am
  • You may also drop your student off in Kiss and Ride at Liberty and pick up there as well.  Please do not drop off prior to 8:50 am.
  • Students will follow an abbreviated schedule and meet their teachers
  • Please ensure students know if they are taking bus back to elementary school and if so which one or if they are being picked up by a parent
“Liberty Live” Open House

Thursday, August 19, 1:30-3:00 PM

  • All students and families welcome
  • Open House format
  • Self-guided building tour
  • Drop off medications in clinic
  • Kona Ice Truck on site!
School Supply List

Here is the link to the school Supply List:

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/academics/supply-list

Laptops

All students will be provided a school laptop.  Computers will be distributed during the school day during the week of August 23rd. 

Transportation 
  • Students may not enter building before 7:10 AM.
  • Kiss n’ Ride-parents should enter and exit from the entrance closest to Compton Road.  Please follow the signs. 
  • If you have not responded to the bus survey for transportation please use this link
  • Bus stops and route information will be shared with families via the ParentVUE accounts on August 10. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.  Transportation will load that information in SIS Student and ParentVUE under Student Info > Transportation. You can only see this information if you log on via the website, not the app. 
Masks

FCPS Mask Guidance for Return to School was shared with our community via email, text, social media, and the FCPS website on July 28.

Bell Schedule

We will be implementing a new bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will send the bell schedule as soon as we get approval from FCPS.  The school day will start at 7:30 AM and end at 2:15 PM. 

Parent Vue Accounts

If you need to set up a Parent Vue account or need assistance to reset your password please contact  Jasmine Washington at jwashington1@fcps.edu or Jenni Carnahan at jscarnahan@ fcps.edu for assistance.  Please allow 1-2 business days for them to respond.  

Back-to-School Night

Tuesday, September 14

  • Virtual format
  • Live Session at 6:30 PM (session will be recorded) 
  • All teacher presentations, syllabus, curriculum info will be pre-recorded and shared virtually
Lunch

All students may receive one (1) no-cost breakfast and one (1) no-cost lunch meal each school day. This never-before implemented benefit combined with all students returning to school buildings has the potential to significantly increase participation in the meal programs. Menus, allergens, and nutrition information are all available online at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Students should bring a water bottle with them to school which can be refilled at hydration stations.  Students will not be permitted to drink from water fountains. 

Students will have the opportunity to eat lunch outside in designated areas (weather permitting).

Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: August 4, 2021

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Welcome Back Letter from Mr. E

Dear Liberty Families,

We are excited to come back as ONE school community this August!  Our vision provides a focus on empowering each student to develop a passion for their own learning.  While each child achieving their own version of success is an important part of school, we also know that reconnecting the bonds of community and renewing our individual hearts and minds will be a huge priority for all of us.  Social-emotional learning and building a sense of belonging through relationships will provide the foundation for all we do.

Our supply list is limited this year because every student will be issued a school laptop with power cord during the first few days of school.  You can find the list on our website at Supply List.  Students should have a reusable water bottle each day and will be expected to bring a fully charged laptop to school each day to be ready for learning.  We will be using a new learning management system called Schoology (school-uh-gee) for students to manage assignments in each course.  More information about how to utilize that system and our technology use agreements will be forthcoming. 

We learned last year that our students can be highly successful without hall lockers.  With the minimal supplies students will need this year, the desire to focus all our efforts on getting back to learning as quickly as possible, the need to maximize our mitigation strategies, and the need for students to safely travel the hallways with their laptops, we will not be assigning lockers.  Students will be permitted to carry their backpacks throughout the day.  Don’t worry, there will be plans to support students with music instruments!  We also do not plan to utilize uniforms in Physical Education (PE) reducing the need for changing out in the locker rooms. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved free school breakfast and lunch for all students again this year, so no lunch accounts will be necessary.  

Save the Date!  Our orientation and open house are scheduled for August 19th!  Information about each event is included in the Liberty Ledger.  Masks are required for all students and visitors in the building. 

We will be sending more updates as we get closer to the first day of school.  We are looking forward to partnering with all our families to continue to Lift the Lions of Liberty as we “Reconnect and Renew”! 

Take good care,

Mr. Erbrecht

2021 - 2022 School Supply List 

Here is the link to the school Supply List:

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists

All Liberty students will receive their laptop during the first week of school.  Students should bring their fully charged laptop to school every day.

Please note this is a general list of supplies for 7th and 8th grade students.  Individual teachers may have additional supply requirements. Each teacher will share their supply requirements at the beginning of the school year.  Certain elective courses do have additional material fees, and other supplies for special projects may be needed during the year.

2” 3-ring Binder with dividers (2)

1-2 Spiral Notebooks

Loose leaf paper

Colored pencils (12 pack)

#2 Pencils (pre-sharpened or mechanical with lead)

Pens (blue or black)

Glue sticks (4)

Erasers

Highlighters

Ruler with both standard and metric

Ear buds

Graph paper (1/4”)

Pencil pouch

Tissues

Calculators:  A handheld calculator for home-use is optional. Students will be encouraged to use the Desmos online calculators during the school day and for practice at home, but teachers will also have class sets available for students to use during the school day.

  • Scientific Calculator (TI-30): Math 7, Math 7 Honors, and Pre-Algebra classes
  • Graphing Calculator (TI-84 or TI-84 plus or TI-89): Algebra, Algebra Honors, and Geometry classes
New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 19, 9:00-11:30 AM

  • Students only:  ALL 7th Grade Students and any 8th grade students NEW to Liberty
  • Transportation available from feeder schools (detailed times and bus stops coming soon!)
  • Students will follow an abbreviated schedule and meet their teachers
“Liberty Live” Open House

Thursday, August 19, 1:30-3:00 PM

  • All students and families welcome
  • Open House format
  • Self-guided building tour
  • Drop off medications in clinic
  • Kona Ice Truck on site!
Back-to-School Night

Tuesday, September 14

  • Virtual format
  • Live Session at 6:30 PM (session will be recorded) All teacher
Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Quick Links & Phone Numbers Helpful Resources Student Services Department

Madison Fleming

7th Grade Counselor (Pride, All Stars)

msfleming@fcps.edu

John Basta

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

srsteele@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

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LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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Important Dates:
  • Tues., August 3rd -  Wed., August 4th - Jump Start for Rising 7th
  • Thurs., August 5th - Jump Start for Rising 7th and New/All-virtual 8th
  • Fri. August 6th - Free COVID Vaccine Clinic 2:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Thurs., August 19th - New Student Orientation 9:00AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., August 19th - Liberty Open House 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Mon., August 23rd - First Day of School
New Student Orientation Save the Date! Thursday, August 19th   9:00am – 11:30am

We will host an orientation for ALL seventh grade students and eighth grade students NEW to Liberty Middle School.  Students will receive their schedules, follow an abbreviated schedule to meet all of their teachers, and get an introduction to Liberty Middle School. Transportation for the orientation will be provided by FCPS school buses from feeder elementary schools. More information coming soon. 

Open House for Students & Families Save the Date! Thursday, August 19th      1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us for our Liberty MS Open House. This is an opportunity for families to...

  • complete and turn in the Beginning of the Year forms.  We will have translators on site to help families in need.
  • drop off medications and forms at the clinic for the school year.

If you cannot attend the Open House, staff members will be available on the first day of school to assist students in locating their classrooms. You will also be able to see your child's schedule in your ParentVue account starting on August 19th. 

More detailed information will come out in the coming weeks!

COVID -19 Vaccine Clinic Friday, August 6th      2:00pm to 7:00pm

Do you need your 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID Vaccine?  The Fairfax County Health Department will be holding a Vaccine Clinic at Liberty Middle School on August 6th in the cafeteria.  Use Door 8 to receive your shot.  Bring your card for the 2nd vaccine.  Walk-ins are welcome. For more information go to:

https://www.vaccines.gov/   https://www.vacunas.gov/

Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Quick Links & Phone Numbers Helpful Resources Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride, All Stars)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

srsteele@fcps.edu

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

msfleming@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

The Liberty Ledger: June 24, 2021

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Report Cards

Final report cards are now posted in the Documents tab in Parent Vue.  Report cards were also mailed home this week.  As a reminder, during the 2020-21 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) adopted a grading policy change to provide flexibility for students in middle school to designate their current school year courses as “Pass” or “No Mark” status instead of a letter grade for their final mark.  Students receiving a final mark of “D” or “D+” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “P” (pass) as the final mark at the end of the school year.  Students receiving a final mark of “F” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “NM” (no mark) as the final mark at the end of the school year.

8th Grade Parents:  Signature required for Academic & Career Plan

Your child is continuing to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future.

Liberty counselors met with 8th grade students in April to assist them in reviewing the requirements for graduation and mapping out their required courses and electives through 12th grade. 

The development of the ACP starts in middle school and is updated regularly through high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve. Please have your child log into his or her Academic and Career Plan in Naviance and, with your child, review the draft course plan for high school.  If you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account, and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Once in the Naviance Student account, click on the “About Me” tab then “About Me Home."

The Virginia Department of Education requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature.  This must be completed by Wednesday June 30th 2021.

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the FCPS website. We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student with your child as you both explore college and career options. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Values In Prevention (Current & Rising Middle Schoolers)

Partnership between the Middle School After School Program and NCS, providing rising and current middle schooler with five weeks of summer programming. Five sites host middle school clusters to offer programming, Monday-Friday, from 9am - 3pm.

  • Locations: Sandburg Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Carson Middle School, Rocky Run Middle School and South County Middle School
  • June 28th-July 29th, no camp July 4th
  • Transportation Provided
  • Coordinating with the Young Scholars/Imagine Program to provide supports to summer learning participants.
  • Registration now open
  • For registration fees and more information, visit the website by clicking on this link.
Teens In Action (ages 12 - 18)

Teens in Action offers an engaging, healthy and affordable recreation program for youth ages 12 to 18 to learn, play and serve. Activities include team sports, games, arts and crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming, service projects, and much more! Free nutritious lunches and snacks are served.

  • Seven locations: Bailey’s Community Center, South County Teen Center, Reston Teen Center, Providence Community Center, James Lee Community Center, Mott Community Center, Wilston Multicultural Center
  • Will offer in person and virtual programming.
  • June 14th- August 20th
  • Will support VIP/Middle School participants prior to and after VIP camp.
  • No Cost
  • For more information, please click on this link.  
Student and Family Resources

Read June's Employee Wellness newsletter to find out about a sun safety challenge, free live fitness classes, and more!  

Loneliness and isolation during COVID have presented many life challenges across the globe. Learn ways to help deal with these issues. Click on the link to sign-up for the webinar Loneliness and Social Isolation in Today’s World

In this issue of the Clinical Newsletter:
  • Learning During the Summer
  • Resources for LGBTQIA+
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Building Teamwork
  • Meanings for LGBTTQQIAAP
  • Reading Ideas
  • Resources
  • Summer Mental Health Tips
  • There is Value in Failure
  • Journaling Prompts for June

Please find the newsletter link here.

Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Quick Links & Phone Numbers Helpful Resources Student Services Department

Madison Fleming

7th Grade Counselor (Pride, All Stars)

msfleming@fcps.edu

John Basta

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

srsteele@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

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LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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Providing students and parents with the important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Shout Out To Our PTA!

Our PTA accomplished great things this year! They held virtual meetings, shared guest speakers, hosted a virtual trivia night, held fund raisers, supported our students and teachers, and coordinated a very fun 8th grade car parade and celebration. Thank you to our awesome PTA President, Kelly Eignor and to our talented and dedicated PTA officers, Kelly Hoffman, Michelle Kamiyama, Janeen Parrott and DeShawn Robinson-Chew.  Hugs of appreciation to our PTA and a huge thank you to all of our families who attended, supported, and contributed to the Liberty Middle School PTA this year! 

Last Day of School Bell Schedule

Friday, June 11th is the last day of school and will be a 2-hour early release for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00.  The bell schedule for the 11th is linked HERE.

Last Week of School Schedule

Please click here for a better view of this calendar.

IMAGINE Summer Program

Dear Families,

We have amazing FREE AND FUN opportunities for your students this summer to encourage social connections, help prepare for the next school year, and enhance their academic skills as part of the IMAGINE program being offered at Liberty Middle School this summer.   The IMAGINE Program includes Project-Based learning courses in math and literacy, as well as community building and social-emotional learning activities. 

This program was originally by invitation only, but there are additional spaces available on a first come, first-served basis. This is a great opportunity for students entering 8th grade AND those going on to high school. For both groups, it will provide excellent preparation for next year. 

To register for the program, complete THIS registration form as soon as possible to reserve your student’s space.  Register by Thursday, June 10th to guarantee that transportation will be available on day 1 of the program.  

Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2021    

Hours: 7:20 am - 11:20 am

            Breakfast, Lunch, and Bus transportation will be provided. 

            Space is limited. Register early to reserve a spot!  

Questions? Contact:

Site Director:Jacob Douglas
Email Address: jdouglas@fcps.edu

School Office Phone: (703) 988-8100

 Thank you, 

 Jacob Douglas

Summer Site Director

8th Grade Car Parade & Celebration

The 8th grade car parade and celebration was an enormously fun afternoon and a fitting send off to high school for our 8th grade students and families.  Thank you to all of you for decorating your cars.  We loved waving and cheering for our 8th grade students as you looped around the parade route.  8th graders were given a special commemorative Liberty Middle School water bottle, courtesy of our PTA, with a message inside from principal, Adam Erbrecht.  40 of the water bottles contained “Golden Tickets.” Tickets were redeemed for Centreville High School shirts, shorts, lanyards, and water bottles at the final tent on the parade route.  8th graders who missed the car parade will be given their water bottles during lunch time on Wednesday and Thursday or when they return their laptops to school on Friday or Monday. 44 students are receiving award certificates for their awesome car decorations.  In-person students are receiving their certificates and prizes at school tomorrow.  Virtual students will receive an award certificate and prize in the mail.  Our Liberty Lions show amazing school spirit!  Enjoy some of the fun pix from the parade!

Please click on this link to the pictures from the parade.

8th Gr. Academic & Career Plan

Your child is continuing to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future.

Liberty counselors met with 8th grade students in April to assist them in reviewing the requirements for graduation and mapping out their required courses and electives through 12th grade. 

The development of the ACP starts in middle school and is updated regularly through high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve. Please have your child log into his or her Academic and Career Plan in Naviance and, with your child, review the draft course plan for high school.  If you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account, and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Once in the Naviance Student account, click on the “About Me” tab then “About Me Home."

The Virginia Department of Education requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature.  This must be completed by Wednesday June 30th 2021.

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit the FCPS website. We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student with your child as you both explore college and career options. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Yearbook Has Gone Virtual!

The Liberty Legend, our virtual yearbook for 2020-2021, is so much more! Art teacher and yearbook advisor, Pam Orr, has done an amazing job of creating our first ever virtual yearbook for this unprecedented school year.  The Liberty Legend is a yearbook, photo collection, art and literary showcase all rolled into one exciting and engaging online format to make it shareable and accessible to all of students, staff, and families. We are so grateful for Ms. Orr’s creative talents and dedication. We hope that you and your family will enjoy looking at The Liberty Legend and savor some sweetness from school year 2020-2021.  There is no cost and no registration required to access the link for The Liberty Legend. 

Kona Ice Brings Smiles to Students

Liberty Middle School students are just this awesome! During Unity Time on Wednesday, we celebrated with our students in class and then dismissed students to enjoy a cold and flavorful Kona Ice treat in the parking lot which was safely blocked off from street traffic. We are celebrating and honoring our amazingly resilient Liberty Lions! Students who attend on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as all of our virtual students, do not worry. We have you covered. You will receive an ice cream gift card when you return your laptop to Liberty. 

Summer Arts Opportunity

Does your child love the arts?  Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them?  Institute for the Arts and Elementary Institute for the Art's registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11.  Don't delay, seats are first come first serve!  Registration closes June 25th. 

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. 

Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Register here.

Returning Laptops

Dear Liberty Parents,

As the school year winds down, we will begin collecting FCPSOn laptops from students. All devices from FCPS must be returned no later than June 14th. Please see the return dates/times as well as return instructions below.

In-Person Student Returns

Students who attend in-person on Tuesday/Wednesday ONLY and have a personal device to use for virtual classes on Thursday & Friday will return their laptop and charger during lunch on June 9th.  If your student does not have a personal device to use for virtual instruction on Thursday & Friday, please follow the schedule for virtual only students below.

Students who attend in-person on Thursday/Friday ONLY or attend 4 days a week will return their laptop and charger on the last day of school, June 11th during lunch.

Virtual Only Returns

Students who are virtual only have several options for returning their device. If you have an alternate device to use for the last few days of school, please consider one of the earlier times as we expect many returns on June 11th. All device returns for Virtual Only students will take place through the bus loop and students will be required to exit the car, follow the signs, and come into the school’s lobby wearing a mask.

Virtual only families must plan on returning the laptop and charger on one of these dates, during the times specified. Please make sure to follow instructions below about preparing your device for return before you drive to Liberty.

Thursday, June 10th: 11:30 am to 1 pm and 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Friday, June 11th: 1 to 3 pm

Monday, June 14th:  9 - 11 am and 4:30 - 6:30 pm

If you’re unable to make any of these times, please email Lisa Basta and she will provide an appointment link.

Preparing your device for return

  1. Clean your laptop. First, make sure you completely shut-down or power off your laptop before you attempt to clean it. Using a Clorox wipe is fine as long as it’s not dripping wet, be sure to squeeze out any excess liquid. Wipe the screen, keyboard, trackpad, top and bottom covers. Make sure to leave devices powered off until they are completely dry. You may also use canned air (Air Duster) to clean out the keyboard. Do not use a vacuum cleaner on electronic devices; it will damage the device.
  2. DO NOT return the laptop sleeve, this is for your student to keep and use in the years to come.
  3. Unplug any dongles/receivers. It is very common for students to return devices with a wireless mouse receiver or Bluetooth dongle still plugged in to a USB port.
  4. If you have put a webcam cover of any sort, please remove it carefully.
  5. Wrap up the cord. If your charger came with a Velcro strap, please use that strap to completely wrap the cord up. If it did not, any attempt to wrap the cord up would help tremendously.

My child is in summer school? Can they keep their device for summer school?

If your child will be attending summer school, they can keep their device but it must be returned to Liberty Middle School when their program has finished. Do not return your device to Centreville HS if you have a rising 9th.

LIBERTY MS PARENT REMINDER!

STUDENT MEDICATION PICK-UP AT THE END OF SCHOOL YEAR 20-21

  • PARENTS ONLY must pick-up all medications NLT 12:00 on 11 June
  • Medications may also be picked up prior to 11 June during health room hours: 7:15am - 2:15pm
  • Medication left in the Health Room after 12:00 on 11 June cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each new school year. Forms are located at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms
  • QUESTIONS, please call the clinic at 703-988-8110
Centreville HS Summer Opportunity

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th and 10th grade students this upcoming summer.  This is an optional program designed and taught by Centreville High School staff members and student leaders to provide students with an opportunity to explore the building, meet classmates, and participate in interactive team building activities to help with a successful transition to high school. We know that many students have been away from the school building for well over a year, and this program is designed to help support a successful return to school in the fall. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 3 and August 11.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM each dayStudents can choose one day to attend based on your availability. We will have lunch available in the cafeteria, or students may bring their lunch. 

Students should sign up for either August 3 or August 11 as the programming is the same for both dates.  We will follow all FCPS safety guidelines and expectations that are in place at the time of the program.

Registration:

  • Register by June 4th to allow for proper planning 

Transportation:

  • We are planning for bus transportation to be available from local elementary pick-up sites, and we will provide more bus details at a later date.  

We look forward to meeting your child this summer.  We are confident that your student’s experience in the wildCat Connections program will help lead to a positive and successful start to the school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation on the morning of Friday, August, 20th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event will be provided later this summer.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, stlutes@fcps.edu  

Sincerely,

Centreville High School wildCat Connections Program Faculty & Staff

PTA Officer Positions for 2021-2022

The PTA at Liberty Middle School is recruiting new Board Members for next school year! We are still looking to fill the position of VP Membership.

1st VP: Membership, Roles and Responsibilities

 -Develops strategies to enhance and engage membership. Work with the president on activities.

-Oversee Membership Drive at the beginning of the school year 

-Oversee bylaws and creates committee to renew 

-Other duties as assigned 

-Hours per week vary depending on activities – an average of 1-2 

Contact Kelly at president@libertymspta.org if you have questions or think you are interested.

Student and Family Resources

Read June's Employee Wellness newsletter to find out about a sun safety challenge, free live fitness classes, and more!  

Loneliness and isolation during COVID have presented many life challenges across the globe. Learn ways to help deal with these issues. Click on the link to sign-up for the webinar Loneliness and Social Isolation in Today’s World

In this issue of the Clinical Newsletter:
  • Learning During the Summer
  • Resources for LGBTQIA+
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Building Teamwork
  • Meanings for LGBTTQQIAAP
  • Reading Ideas
  • Resources
  • Summer Mental Health Tips
  • There is Value in Failure
  • Journaling Prompts for June

Please find the newsletter link here.

Teens In Action (ages 12 - 18)

Teens in Action offers an engaging, healthy and affordable recreation program for youth ages 12 to 18 to learn, play and serve. Activities include team sports, games, arts and crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming, service projects, and much more! Free nutritious lunches and snacks are served.

  • Seven locations: Bailey’s Community Center, South County Teen Center, Reston Teen Center, Providence Community Center, James Lee Community Center, Mott Community Center, Wilston Multicultural Center
  • Will offer in person and virtual programming.
  • June 14th- August 20th
  • Will support VIP/Middle School participants prior to and after VIP camp.
  • No Cost
  • For more information, please click on this link.  
Values In Prevention (Current & Rising Middle Schoolers)

Partnership between the Middle School After School Program and NCS, providing rising and current middle schooler with five weeks of summer programming. Five sites host middle school clusters to offer programming, Monday-Friday, from 9am - 3pm.

  • Locations: Sandburg Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Carson Middle School, Rocky Run Middle School and South County Middle School
  • June 28th-July 29th, no camp July 4th
  • Transportation Provided
  • Coordinating with the Young Scholars/Imagine Program to provide supports to summer learning participants.
  • Registration now open
  • For registration fees and more information, visit the website by clicking on this link.
Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at aahuber@fcps.edu

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

Report Cards Weekly Progress Reports from SIS

In order to receive the weekly progress reports (assignments, grades) from FCPS, you must ensure that your data in SIS ParentVUE is accurate and complete. Please visit this page for additional information - Parent SIS Account Overview

Quick Links & Phone Numbers Helpful Resources Student Services Department

Madison Fleming

7th Grade Counselor (Pride, All Stars)

msfleming@fcps.edu

John Basta

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

jbasta@fcps.edu

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

SAlvarezLeon@fcps.edu

Scott Steele

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

srsteele@fcps.edu

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

aahuber@fcps.edu

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

jwheeler@fcps.edu

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

erpete@fcps.edu

Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  AWErbrecht@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  GHall3@fcps.edu 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  NSLissy@fcps.edu

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  CTWhitt@fcps.edu

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  ERPete@fcps.edu

From Left-Right: N. Lissy, R. Pete, A. Erbrecht, G. Hall, C. Whitt

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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