The Liberty Ledger: June 8, 2022

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

Important Dates:
  • Thursday, June 9th- End of Year Activity Day
  • Friday, June 10th- Two Hour Early Release 12:15 pm.
End of Year Activity Day  Tomorrow June 9th!

(Friendly Reminder: no backpacks or string bags will be permitted at school on Thursday, June 9th or Friday, June 10th. )

The School Health Room Medication

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the Health Room must be picked up no later than student dismissal time on the last day of school, which is no later than 12:15 pm Friday, June 10th. Medication left after this time will be discarded. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Thank you

Liberty Literary and Arts Showcase

Liberty Literary and Arts Showcase Link Click Here!

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th grade students this 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. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 4 and August 9.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM each day.  Students 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 4 or August 9 as the programming is the same for both dates.  

Registration:

  • Register by June 25th 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 freshman school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation during the week of August 15th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event and the final date will be provided later this spring.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, [email protected]  

PTA UPDATES: 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.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

S[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Filsinger |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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 1, 2022

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The Liberty Ledger

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

Important Dates:
  •  Thursday, June 9th- End of Year Activity Day
  • Friday, June 10th- Two Hour Early Release 12:15 pm.
8th Grade Celebration - Parent Volunteers Needed

Parents, we need your help! - Join us at Liberty on Thursday, June 9 for a GREAT BIG 8th GRADE CELEBRATION.  We are specifically in need of Grillers (just hamburgers and hotdogs), volunteers to man the inflatable obstacle course and pop up tents (tailgate kind) ICheck out the sign-up genius to see where you can help out! Click the link for the Sign-Up Genius. We can't do it without you! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b45a4ae2fa4f58-8thgrade1

End of Year Behavior Expectations

To finish the year strong and on a positive note, it is important that students understand that the same behavioral expectations apply.  Our normal SR&R expectations and consequences will continue to be utilized, including our school-wide “It’s Not Too Much Ask” guidelines.

  1. Being in class/assigned location on time
  2. Following the directions of every adult the first time
  3. Cell phone off and away
  4. Keep your hands and feet to yourself (self-control and no horseplay)
  5. Use appropriate language

On Thursday, June 9th each grade level will have special team activities and awards to celebrate the successful completion of a year full of obstacles in addition to all the accomplishments we have had individually and together. 

Beginning Monday, June 6th students who demonstrate that they cannot abide by the 5 behaviors listed above will lose the privilege of participating in that fun event so that everyone else can have a positive experience.  On the day of the event, students who violate these guidelines will be asked to sit out in an alternate location or to be picked up by their family. 

In addition, no backpacks or string bags will be permitted at school on Thursday, June 9th or Friday, June 10th. 

Students are being informed of these expectations and potential consequences in Unity Time on June 2nd so that there is no confusion.  We appreciate your support in reinforcing this message along with your own family’s expectations for positive behavior with your students at home.  We are so proud of our students and look forward to celebrating with everyone!

 

Sincerely, 

Adam Erbrecht

Principal

The School Health Room Medication

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the Health Room must be picked up no later than student dismissal time on the last day of school, which is no later than 12:15 pm Friday, June 10th. Medication left after this time will be discarded. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Thank you

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th grade students this 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. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 4 and August 9.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM each day.  Students 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 4 or August 9 as the programming is the same for both dates.  

Registration:

  • Register by June 25th 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 freshman school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation during the week of August 15th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event and the final date will be provided later this spring.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, [email protected]  

PTA UPDATES: 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.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Filsinger |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: May 25, 2022

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

Important Dates:
  •  Monday, May 30, 2022- School Closed in observance of Memorial Day.
School-wide Student Conversation about Race and Dignity

Dear Families,

I informed you recently of an incident that occurred at our school that involved discriminatory and racialized speech directed at one of our students.  We have taken this incident very seriously and will continue to have both short term and long term actions. The steps that we have taken to date are as follows:

1.  Community notification

2.  Support for the victim(s)

3.  Serious disciplinary consequences for offenders and meetings with each family. 

4.  Consultation with the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, the Region 4 Office, and the Equity Specialist

5.  Staff meeting communication and expectations for supervision, accountability, and reporting on specific behaviors

6.  Every student will be participating in a lesson and conversation on the topic of discriminatory harassment including learning more specific examples of the types of incidents that have occurred that are unacceptable. This lesson will also define ‘dignity’ as the inherent value and worth of every person, urge students towards honoring the dignity of every person in our community, and speak up when they see anyone’s dignity being violated.

Centreville Pyramid Art Show

Click the link below for more information to our Centreville Pyramid Art Show.

Centreville Pyramid Art Show Link!

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th grade students this 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. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 4 and August 9.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM each day.  Students 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 4 or August 9 as the programming is the same for both dates.  

Registration:

  • Register by June 25th 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 freshman school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation during the week of August 15th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event and the final date will be provided later this spring.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, [email protected]  

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 during the last week of 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 “Courses” and then “My Course Plans”.

 

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 Friday, May 27, 2022.

 

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.

May Clinical Newsletter!

May Clinical Newsletter (Link)

In this issue:

· Mood Disorders

• Fairfax County Resources

• Coloring Sheet

• Waves of Parenting

• Resources

• Mindful Moment

• Journaling Prompts for May

PTA UPDATES: Parent Volunteers Needed

8th Grade Parents - Join us at Liberty on Thursday, June 9 for a GREAT BIG 8th GRADE CELEBRATION. If you can't join us in person there are other needs for donations listed on the sign-up as well.  Click the link for the Sign-Up Genius. We can't do it without you! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b45a4ae2fa4f58-8thgrade1

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Filsinger |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: May 18, 2022

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Student Intention Form for 2022-2023

We need your help with projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  Please complete and return the Student Intention for the Next School Year form by Friday, May 20, 2022 indicating whether your student will or will not be returning to Liberty Middle School or moving on to Centreville High School in the fall of 2022.

The student ID number may be left blank if you do not have the information.  If you have questions regarding your student’s intentions for next year, you can reach out to Jenni Carnahan at [email protected].  

We appreciate your assistance in helping us to plan for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th grade students this 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. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 4 and August 9.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM each day.  Students 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 4 or August 9 as the programming is the same for both dates.  

Registration:

  • Register by June 25th 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 freshman school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation during the week of August 15th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event and the final date will be provided later this spring.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, [email protected]  

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 during the last week of 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 “Courses” and then “My Course Plans”.

 

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 Friday, May 27, 2022.

 

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.

Message from The Liberty Middle School Library

Hello!

It’s hard to believe that the school year is wrapping up! In the library we will stop book checkouts this Friday, May 20th. All books are due back on May 27th. This is the date for all schools in Fairfax County Public Schools.

We will be sending out emails with what books your child has checked out on May 20th. We appreciate your help! If you have any questions, please reach out to either Mrs. Blaylock or Mrs. Gilbert.

Thanks!Liberty Middle School Library

May Clinical Newsletter!

May Clinical Newsletter (Link)

In this issue:

· Mood Disorders

• Fairfax County Resources

• Coloring Sheet

• Waves of Parenting

• Resources

• Mindful Moment

• Journaling Prompts for May

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: JOIN THE PTA TONIGHT  for our final meeting of the school year.

7:30PM - TONIGHT Wednesday, May 18

Zoom Link Here

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495309344?pwd=OUtCbDREeG1HVDhoVHVTMHJLV0JLUT09

 

We will be introducing nominees for the 22-23 PTA Exec Board and discussing the End of Year Celebrations! Also hear from the CVHS PTSA!

 

We are still in search of PTA Board members for the 22-23 School Year.

Click HERE and HERE to learn more.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Filsinger |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: May 11, 2022

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The Liberty Ledger

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

Student Intention Form for 2022-2023

We need your help with projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  Please complete and return the Student Intention for the Next School Year form by Friday, May 20, 2022 indicating whether your student will or will not be returning to Liberty Middle School or moving on to Centreville High School in the fall of 2022.

The student ID number may be left blank if you do not have the information.  If you have questions regarding your student’s intentions for next year, you can reach out to Jenni Carnahan at [email protected].  

We appreciate your assistance in helping us to plan for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Rising 9th Grade Summer Program

Centreville High School is excited to offer our wildCat Connections orientation program to rising 9th grade students this 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. 

The program will be held at Centreville High School on August 4 and August 9.  The time of the program will be 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM each day.  Students 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 4 or August 9 as the programming is the same for both dates.  

Registration:

  • Register by June 25th 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 freshman school year.

There will also be a 9th grade orientation during the week of August 15th where students will follow their class schedule and meet their teachers.  More details about this event and the final date will be provided later this spring.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact assistant principal, Sarah Lutes, [email protected]  

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 during the last week of 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 “Courses” and then “My Course Plans”.

 

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 Friday, May 27, 2022.

 

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.

Talent Share Afterschool

Attention all Liberty Lions with TALENT! We will be holding auditions for our annual Talent Share afterschool on Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 19th. Come performance-ready and show off your skills! Some talents may include: singing, dancing, juggling, playing a musical instrument, stand-up comedy, and more! A sign up sheet will be posted outside of E105 (Theatre classroom) on Monday morning. Please see Mr. Kownacki with any questions or contact him at jmkow[email protected]

Energy Expo

Attention 8th Grade Parents: Liberty 8th graders are excited to be participating in an Energy Expo on May 11th and 12th.  We invite you to come and celebrate their hard work and achievement.  Their job, as energy consultants, was to design a plan to best meet Mr. Erbrecht’s home energy needs -- from having the most eco-friendly supplemental energy source that brings electricity from outside to inside the home-- to meeting all his usable electricity needs.  Students investigated these concepts and created their final plans to share with you all!  Check the schedule below to find your students' science period so you can come to Liberty to share in their projects and vote for the ones that stand out! 

Period 1 = May 11th 8:00am - 8:45am

Period 2 = May 12th 8:00am - 8:45am

Period 3 = May 11th 9:15am - 10:00am 

Period 5 = May 11th 11:45am - 12:30pm 

Period 7 = May 11th 1:20pm - 2:05pm

Period 8 = May 12th 1:20pm - 2:05pm

YEARBOOKS

Tie a string on your finger • snap a rubber band on your wrist • record it in your phone • write a note on a post-it • jot it down on your calendar • repeat it like a mantra • do whatever you have to do, just don’t forget to…ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK  BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

The price of the yearbook is $20. Supplies are limited—ordering now will ensure you receive a yearbook at distribution time in June.

To buy a yearbook online through the Yearbook Order Center, please use the direct link to the order center on Liberty Middle School’s web page: order #6966. The order center will process orders through April 18th.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please drop off your payment to Mrs. Orr in room B126 at Liberty Middle School. Make checks payable to Liberty Middle School.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Orr/Yearbook Advisor at [email protected]

 

Recommended type of payment is MSB.

May Clinical Newsletter!

May Clinical Newsletter (Link)

In this issue:

· Mood Disorders

• Fairfax County Resources

• Coloring Sheet

• Waves of Parenting

• Resources

• Mindful Moment

• Journaling Prompts for May

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: PosiFinal PTA Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:30PM

Join us on ZOOM! 

Zoom Link!

PTA Open Board Positions

Find out all the details you need to know about joining the PTA for the 22-23 school year! We are looking for a few good people to continue our valuable partnership with Liberty Middle School! Click the links below for more information.

PTA Board Positions Link

PTA Board Information 

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! 

LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

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.

Spirit Wear SALE -  

Click Link HERE!

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: May 4, 2022

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The Liberty Ledger

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

  • May 2nd- May 6th Teacher Appreciation Week!
Teacher Appreciation Week! “For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman  

During the week of May 2 – May 6, we will be celebrating all our educators and the efforts they put forth to be lights in our community. Thank you to the PTA for helping us plan several ways to make our staff feel appreciated! We encourage all our Lion families to help us spread the love by sending emails or hand-written notes next week to the educators in our building who’ve had a positive impact on your Liberty experience.

We are also hoping to surprise our staff with some $5.00 gift cards for coffee, bagels, donuts, etc. If you are in a position to contribute a $5.00 gift card, please drop it off in the main office no later than Tuesday, May 3.

Student Intention Form for 2022-2023

We need your help with projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  Please complete and return the Student Intention for the Next School Year form by Friday, May 20, 2022 indicating whether your student will or will not be returning to Liberty Middle School or moving on to Centreville High School in the fall of 2022.

The student ID number may be left blank if you do not have the information.  If you have questions regarding your student’s intentions for next year, you can reach out to Jenni Carnahan at [email protected].  

We appreciate your assistance in helping us to plan for the 2022-2023 school year.  

SOL Checklist

Dear Parent/Guardian, we kindly ask for your assistance in preparing your student for the upcoming SOLs.  Please use the following checklist to address important steps to ensure a positive testing experience.

Parent/Guardian SOL Checklist:

  • Ensure your student is present and on time.
  • Ensure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Remind your student to have their cell phone off and away in their backpack.
  • Verify your student’s laptop is in working order:
    • fully charge their laptop every night (failing to have a fully charged laptop the day of testing may impact their ability to test).
    • pack their charger in their backpack (if your student lost their charger, please email Lisa Basta ([email protected]) to purchase a replacement. Issues should be reported immediately to the Tech Office located in Room B112).
  • Complete the Expedited Retake Permission form by clicking here.

Liberty’s SOL Testing Window

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

 

Energy Expo

Attention 8th Grade Parents: Liberty 8th graders are excited to be participating in an Energy Expo on May 11th and 12th.  We invite you to come and celebrate their hard work and achievement.  Their job, as energy consultants, was to design a plan to best meet Mr. Erbrecht’s home energy needs -- from having the most eco-friendly supplemental energy source that brings electricity from outside to inside the home-- to meeting all his usable electricity needs.  Students investigated these concepts and created their final plans to share with you all!  Check the schedule below to find your students' science period so you can come to Liberty to share in their projects and vote for the ones that stand out! 

Period 1 = May 11th 8:00am - 8:45am

Period 2 = May 12th 8:00am - 8:45am

Period 3 = May 11th 9:15am - 10:00am 

Period 5 = May 11th 11:45am - 12:30pm 

Period 7 = May 11th 1:20pm - 2:05pm

Period 8 = May 12th 1:20pm - 2:05pm

YEARBOOKS

Tie a string on your finger • snap a rubber band on your wrist • record it in your phone • write a note on a post-it • jot it down on your calendar • repeat it like a mantra • do whatever you have to do, just don’t forget to…ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK  BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

The price of the yearbook is $20. Supplies are limited—ordering now will ensure you receive a yearbook at distribution time in June.

To buy a yearbook online through the Yearbook Order Center, please use the direct link to the order center on Liberty Middle School’s web page: order #6966. The order center will process orders through April 18th.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please drop off your payment to Mrs. Orr in room B126 at Liberty Middle School. Make checks payable to Liberty Middle School.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Orr/Yearbook Advisor at [email protected]

 

Recommended type of payment is MSB.

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: Teacher Appreciation

Want to help TREAT our teachers for Teacher Appreciation next week??? Sign-up here to make a donation! SIGN-UP GENIUS

PTA Open Board Positions

Find out all the details you need to know about joining the PTA for the 22-23 school year! We are looking for a few good people to continue our valuable partnership with Liberty Middle School!

Click HERE and HERE for the details!

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! 

Open Board Positions

Want to be more involved in your students' middle school experience? Join the LMS PTA Board for the 22-23 school year. Contact Kelly Eignor (outgoing PTA president) to find out more about the positions of President, VP Membership, VP Ways & Means and Secretary, [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, school administration and teachers!

Teacher Appreciation May 2-6 Teacher Treat Sign-Up Genius  LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

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.

Spirit Wear SALE -  

Click Link HERE!

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: April 27, 2022

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The Liberty Ledger

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

  • Tuesday, April 26th- SOL Testing Begins!
  • Friday, April 29th- Arbor Day Ceremony 
  • May 2nd- May 6th Teacher Appreciation Week!
Teacher Appreciation Week “For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman  

During the week of May 2 – May 6, we will be celebrating all our educators and the efforts they put forth to be lights in our community. Thank you to the PTA for helping us plan several ways to make our staff feel appreciated! We encourage all our Lion families to help us spread the love by sending emails or hand-written notes next week to the educators in our building who’ve had a positive impact on your Liberty experience.

We are also hoping to surprise our staff with some $5.00 gift cards for coffee, bagels, donuts, etc. If you are in a position to contribute a $5.00 gift card, please drop it off in the main office no later than Tuesday, May 3.

SOL Checklist

Dear Parent/Guardian, we kindly ask for your assistance in preparing your student for the upcoming SOLs.  Please use the following checklist to address important steps to ensure a positive testing experience.

Parent/Guardian SOL Checklist:

  • Ensure your student is present and on time.
  • Ensure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Remind your student to have their cell phone off and away in their backpack.
  • Verify your student’s laptop is in working order:
    • fully charge their laptop every night (failing to have a fully charged laptop the day of testing may impact their ability to test).
    • pack their charger in their backpack (if your student lost their charger, please email Lisa Basta ([email protected]) to purchase a replacement. Issues should be reported immediately to the Tech Office located in Room B112).
  • Complete the Expedited Retake Permission form by clicking here.

Liberty’s SOL Testing Window

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

 

Arbor Day Celebration!

Liberty Middle School has been selected to host the first Arbor Day celebration at FCPS! The celebration will take place outside on Friday April 29th   from 9:00-9:45 and we would love for our Liberty Middle School parents to join us! The event will include student poetry, presentation of the Tree City Flag, and a tree planting by the Urban Forestry Management Division. Come on out and show your Liberty pride!

Building Resilient Communities: Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

When: Tuesday, May 3rd 7pm-8:30pm

Presented by Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA)

How does adversity affect us as individuals and as a community? Learn how adversity during childhood affects the developing brain and body, and the impacts later in life. The presentation will present an overview of the original ACE public health study and how it can guide and inform us today to create communities that support resiliency for all.

Presented by FCCPTA board member and ACE Interface presenter Jenna White. Q and A to follow the presentation.  

Free and open to the community.  Pre-register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fo1FTuqPTMiVE5JLj5aJ7A 

YEARBOOKS

Tie a string on your finger • snap a rubber band on your wrist • record it in your phone • write a note on a post-it • jot it down on your calendar • repeat it like a mantra • do whatever you have to do, just don’t forget to…ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK  BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

The price of the yearbook is $20. Supplies are limited—ordering now will ensure you receive a yearbook at distribution time in June.

To buy a yearbook online through the Yearbook Order Center, please use the direct link to the order center on Liberty Middle School’s web page: order #6966. The order center will process orders through April 18th.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please drop off your payment to Mrs. Orr in room B126 at Liberty Middle School. Make checks payable to Liberty Middle School.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Orr/Yearbook Advisor at [email protected]

VIP Camp 2022

What are your Rising 7th & 8th graders doing this Summer?

SAVE THE DATE FLYER -  English  /  Spanish

Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Western Fairfax area. Campers will have a great time participating in sports, games, fitness and STEAM activities in a safe environment.  Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The program is led by FCPS After-School and DNCS Teen/Community Center Staff.

Details:

  • Dates - Wednesday, June 29th - Thursday, July 28th
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00PM (Site opens at 8:00AM for drop off)
  • Location – Stone Middle School
  • Bus Transportation will be provided from feeder middle schools and other selected stops
  • Cost – $50
  • This camp serves the Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Liberty, Rocky Run and Stone middle school districts (2022-2023 school year 7th and 8th grade students)

Registration Process

The online application will be sent the week of March 28th.   You will be sent a "News You Choose" email from “Western Fairfax VIP Camp” with more detailed camp information and the online registration application link.  Please apply early as spaces fill quickly.  Email Sandy Donlon, Liberty After-School Specialist, at [email protected] for more information. 

April Clinical Newsletter

Click here to check out April's Newsletter!

In this issue:

· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

·   Fairfax County Resources

·   Coloring Sheet

·   Parenting Difficult Behaviors

·    Resources

·    Mindful Moment

·  Journaling Prompts for April

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: Teacher Appreciation

Want to help TREAT our teachers for Teacher Appreciation next week??? Sign-up here to make a donation! SIGN-UP GENIUS

PTA Open Board Positions

Find out all the details you need to know about joining the PTA for the 22-23 school year! We are looking for a few good people to continue our valuable partnership with Liberty Middle School!

Click HERE and HERE for the details!

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! 

Open Board Positions

Want to be more involved in your students' middle school experience? Join the LMS PTA Board for the 22-23 school year. Contact Kelly Eignor (outgoing PTA president) to find out more about the positions of President, VP Membership, VP Ways & Means and Secretary, [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, school administration and teachers!

Teacher Appreciation May 2-6 Teacher Treat Sign-Up Genius  LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

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.

Spirit Wear SALE -  

Click Link HERE!

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: April 20, 2022

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The Liberty Ledger

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

  • Wednesday, April 20th- PTA MEETING (Via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, April 26th- SOL Testing Begins!
  • Friday, April 29th- Arbor Day Ceremony 
April PTA Meeting Tonight!  Wednesday, April 20 7:30PM ZOOM LINK

We are making our final plans for the year! Join us and see how you can help celebrate the amazing teachers at Liberty MS during Teacher Appreciation. We are also starting to plan for the end of middle school for our 8th graders, volunteers are needed! Join the Zoom to hear about our plans!

SOL Checklist

Dear Parent/Guardian, we kindly ask for your assistance in preparing your student for the upcoming SOLs.  Please use the following checklist to address important steps to ensure a positive testing experience.

Parent/Guardian SOL Checklist:

  • Ensure your student is present and on time.
  • Ensure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Remind your student to have their cell phone off and away in their backpack.
  • Verify your student’s laptop is in working order:
    • fully charge their laptop every night (failing to have a fully charged laptop the day of testing may impact their ability to test).
    • pack their charger in their backpack (if your student lost their charger, please email Lisa Basta ([email protected]) to purchase a replacement. Issues should be reported immediately to the Tech Office located in Room B112).
  • Complete the Expedited Retake Permission form by clicking here.

Liberty’s SOL Testing Window

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

 

Liberty Middle School Interior Video Monitoring Information

The installation of interior cameras at Liberty has been funded by the FY 22 budget and grants received by the OSS. The funding for the project is in the proposed 2020-21 FCPS budget, and does not require Liberty Middle School funds currently. Therefore, there should be no impact on instructional funds. 

Feedback on the proposal will be gathered from students, staff and community members through various means:

  • General faculty and staff will be surveyed April 14th through April 22nd. 
  • Leadership (Administration, Department Chairs, Team Leads, and CLT Leads) will look over survey results and concerns on April 26th. 
  • Student Government Association (SGA) and Representatives will be surveyed through Google Classroom on April 20th during their weekly meeting.  Their survey results and concerns will also be shared and discussed with the Leadership team on April 26th.    
  • Parents and community members will be surveyed. Information will be sent out in the parent newsletter (The Ledger) on 4/13 and information will be shared at the 4/20 PTA meeting. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Camera Installation Input Form. You may also email Greg Hall at [email protected] with your comments/concerns. 

Please click here for more information on our school website!

MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL SURVEY  Please help us better serve our community by filling out this survey.

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality. This Survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal Approval Number 22224. 

Over 90% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 21,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

Survey window April 18-22, 2022. All survey responses are due by April 22, 2022.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2SY3BV

 

Arbor Day Celebration!

Liberty Middle School has been selected to host the first Arbor Day celebration at FCPS! The celebration will take place outside on Friday April 29th   from 9:00-9:45 and we would love for our Liberty Middle School parents to join us! The event will include student poetry, presentation of the Tree City Flag, and a tree planting by the Urban Forestry Management Division. Come on out and show your Liberty pride!

YEARBOOKS

Tie a string on your finger • snap a rubber band on your wrist • record it in your phone • write a note on a post-it • jot it down on your calendar • repeat it like a mantra • do whatever you have to do, just don’t forget to…ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK  BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

The price of the yearbook is $20. Supplies are limited—ordering now will ensure you receive a yearbook at distribution time in June.

To buy a yearbook online through the Yearbook Order Center, please use the direct link to the order center on Liberty Middle School’s web page: order #6966. The order center will process orders through April 18th.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please drop off your payment to Mrs. Orr in room B126 at Liberty Middle School. Make checks payable to Liberty Middle School.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Orr/Yearbook Advisor at [email protected]

Liberty Middle School's Spring Pictures are now online! Last Chance!

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. The online code is the Student ID Number. 

SPRING PORTRAIT LINK

Please direct parent questions/concerns regarding picture day to [email protected]

Author Presentation

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of 

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program, sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School, takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but space is limited and registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/.

VIP Camp 2022

What are your Rising 7th & 8th graders doing this Summer?

SAVE THE DATE FLYER -  English  /  Spanish

Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Western Fairfax area. Campers will have a great time participating in sports, games, fitness and STEAM activities in a safe environment.  Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The program is led by FCPS After-School and DNCS Teen/Community Center Staff.

Details:

  • Dates - Wednesday, June 29th - Thursday, July 28th
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00PM (Site opens at 8:00AM for drop off)
  • Location – Stone Middle School
  • Bus Transportation will be provided from feeder middle schools and other selected stops
  • Cost – $50
  • This camp serves the Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Liberty, Rocky Run and Stone middle school districts (2022-2023 school year 7th and 8th grade students)

Registration Process

The online application will be sent the week of March 28th.   You will be sent a "News You Choose" email from “Western Fairfax VIP Camp” with more detailed camp information and the online registration application link.  Please apply early as spaces fill quickly.  Email Sandy Donlon, Liberty After-School Specialist, at [email protected] for more information. 

April Clinical Newsletter

Click here to check out April's Newsletter!

In this issue:

· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

·   Fairfax County Resources

·   Coloring Sheet

·   Parenting Difficult Behaviors

·    Resources

·    Mindful Moment

·  Journaling Prompts for April

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

April PTA Meeting Tonight!  Wednesday, April 20 7:30PM ZOOM LINK

We are making our final plans for the year! Join us and see how you can help celebrate the amazing teachers at Liberty MS during Teacher Appreciation. We are also starting to plan for the end of middle school for our 8th graders, volunteers are needed! Join the Zoom to hear about our plans!

 

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! 

PTA UPDATES: Open Board Positions

Want to be more involved in your students' middle school experience? Join the LMS PTA Board for the 22-23 school year. Contact Kelly Eignor (outgoing PTA president) to find out more about the positions of President, VP Membership, VP Ways & Means and Secretary, [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, school administration and teachers!

Teacher Appreciation May 2-6 Teacher Treat Sign-Up Genius  LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

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.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: April 13, 2022

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Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

TAKE THE SURVEY!

Liberty Middle School Interior Video Monitoring Information

Liberty Middle School is considering installing internal cameras, as part of the FCPS effort to have security cameras in all secondary schools. The Liberty Middle School administrative team believes that internal cameras will increase the ability to maintain the safety of all students, staff members and visitors within the building. Internal cameras will only be placed in the high traffic areas, and will not be placed in classrooms, locker rooms or restrooms.

The effectiveness of internal video monitoring has been shown to reduce theft and vandalism, as well as aid administrators in timely and accurate determinations in student/staff and building incidents. 77% of all public high schools currently use security cameras to monitor schools (Indicators of School Crime and Safety, U.S. Department of Justice and Education, November 2010). Locally, the school divisions that utilize interior video surveillance include the Maryland divisions of Frederick County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. In Virginia, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, and Culpepper School divisions utilize interior cameras. Within Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) all high schools.

Interior cameras are not meant to be an invasion of privacy, but an additional layer of security in a complex world in which we live. They are considered fundamental to school security programs. Cameras will not be personally monitored, but footage would be available for review up to 30 days in case of an incident. The only persons who would see the video are FCPS staff who need to review and use the images in the course of their official duties. This is typically security and administration. Parents may view images only of their own student and may not have copies of footage. Parents will be notified if a video has been reviewed specifically regarding their son/daughter.

The installation of interior cameras at Liberty has been funded by the FY 22 budget and grants received by the OSS. The funding for the project is in the proposed 2020-21 FCPS budget, and does not require Liberty Middle School funds currently. Therefore, there should be no impact on instructional funds. 

Feedback on the proposal will be gathered from students, staff and community members through various means:

  • General faculty and staff will be surveyed April 14th through April 22nd. 
  • Leadership (Administration, Department Chairs, Team Leads, and CLT Leads) will look over survey results and concerns on April 26th. 
  • Student Government Association (SGA) and Representatives will be surveyed through Google Classroom on April 20th during their weekly meeting.  Their survey results and concerns will also be shared and discussed with the Leadership team on April 26th.    
  • Parents and community members will be surveyed. Information will be sent out in the parent newsletter (The Ledger) on 4/13 and information will be shared at the 4/20 PTA meeting. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Camera Installation Input Form. You may also email Greg Hall at [email protected] with your comments/concerns. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will the video cameras be monitored continuously? No, they will not be routinely monitored, but rather, will be reviewed after an incident occurs. Security personnel in the office of safety and security may access video cameras and images when necessary for their official duties. An example is a school alarm after hours.
  • How long will the images be retained? By regulation, they must be stored for at least 14 days and not more than 30 days.
  • Who can view the images? FCPS staff who need to review and use the images in the course of their official duties may do so. This is typically limited to administrators, security personnel and personnel engaged in disciplinary reviews. The School Resource Officers and the School Liaison Commander are allowed to view the images because they are considered school officials, however no other police personnel are permitted. Parents may view images of their own students. When a video involves more than one student, the parents of any student who is a primary subject of the video may review the recording but may not have a copy. Parents of students who are in the background do not have a right to view the recording. Employees may view images in which they are the subject.
  • Who will these videos be released to? Disclosure of student images to individuals or organizations outside FCPS may be made only with parent consent (or student consent if the student is 18 years of age or older), in response to subpoena, search warrant or court order, in connection with a health or safety emergency, in response to legal action against the system, or consistent with one of the other exceptions to the disclosure ban in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations.
  • What is the funding source? FY 22 mid-year budget review resulted in funding for the installation of interior and exterior cameras (CCTV) at all remaining middle schools. Additionally, the Office of Safety and Security received grant funding for 2 middle schools. The funding for the project does not require Liberty Middle School funds and there should be no impact on instructional funds. 
  • If you obtain interior video surveillance, what reporting does the school have to do? Schools that are granted permission to utilize ongoing interior video monitoring are required to submit data regarding the number of incidents in specific areas of the schools in which cameras have been installed and the number of successful investigations of incidents using video recordings. Successful means that the video was helpful in determining what happened in an incident. The Student Information System has an input field for camera use as it relates to discipline cases. Additionally, the superintendent is required to annually report to the School Board incident and survey data collected regarding the effectiveness of ongoing interior video monitoring.
  • Are the cameras effective? The experience of FCPS with video surveillance strongly suggests that their use resulted in significant reductions in vandalism at schools that used the systems, as well as aid administrators in timely and accurate determinations in student/staff and building incidents
  • Do other school systems use interior video surveillance? Seventy-seven percent of all public high schools use security cameras to monitor schools (Indicators of School Crime and Safety, U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, November, 2010). Locally, the school divisions that utilize interior video surveillance include the Maryland divisions of Frederick County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. In Virginia, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Culpepper and Alexandria school divisions utilize interior cameras. Washington D.C. also uses them.
YEARBOOKS

Tie a string on your finger • snap a rubber band on your wrist • record it in your phone • write a note on a post-it • jot it down on your calendar • repeat it like a mantra • do whatever you have to do, just don’t forget to…ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK  BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

The price of the yearbook is $20. Supplies are limited—ordering now will ensure you receive a yearbook at distribution time in June.

To buy a yearbook online through the Yearbook Order Center, please use the direct link to the order center on Liberty Middle School’s web page: order #6966. The order center will process orders through April 18th.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please drop off your payment to Mrs. Orr in room B126 at Liberty Middle School. Make checks payable to Liberty Middle School.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Orr/Yearbook Advisor at [email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Seminar

Spend an evening with your pyramid’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Dawn Brower, who will talk about current drug trends we are seeing in the county, vaping, ways to engage your kids in conversation about substance use, and have an open Q&A about resources and potential concerns you might have with your student. This presentation will be interactive and informative with a virtual bedroom as well as other important information on prevention.

When: April 19, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.

Where: CVHS library

Liberty Leaders Drive Liberty Middle School's Spring Pictures are now online!

 

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. The online code is the Student ID Number. 

SPRING PORTRAIT LINK

Please direct parent questions/concerns regarding picture day to [email protected]

Author Presentation

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of 

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program, sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School, takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but space is limited and registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/.

VIP Camp 2022

What are your Rising 7th & 8th graders doing this Summer?

SAVE THE DATE FLYER -  English  /  Spanish

Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Western Fairfax area. Campers will have a great time participating in sports, games, fitness and STEAM activities in a safe environment.  Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The program is led by FCPS After-School and DNCS Teen/Community Center Staff.

Details:

  • Dates - Wednesday, June 29th - Thursday, July 28th
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00PM (Site opens at 8:00AM for drop off)
  • Location – Stone Middle School
  • Bus Transportation will be provided from feeder middle schools and other selected stops
  • Cost – $50
  • This camp serves the Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Liberty, Rocky Run and Stone middle school districts (2022-2023 school year 7th and 8th grade students)

Registration Process

The online application will be sent the week of March 28th.   You will be sent a "News You Choose" email from “Western Fairfax VIP Camp” with more detailed camp information and the online registration application link.  Please apply early as spaces fill quickly.  Email Sandy Donlon, Liberty After-School Specialist, at [email protected] for more information. 

SEL Screening

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The School Board has approved a screener to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. FCPS staff will use the 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.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences. Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Liberty will administer the Spring SEL on Tues, April 12thand Thurs, April 14th, 2022. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form linked here to the school.

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: April PTA Meeting NEXT Wednesday, April 20 7:30PM ZOOM LINK

We are making our final plans for the year! Join us and see how you can help celebrate the amazing teachers at Liberty MS during Teacher Appreciation. We are also starting to plan for the end of middle school for our 8th graders, volunteers are needed! Join the Zoom to hear about our plans!

 

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! 

Open Board Positions

Want to be more involved in your students' middle school experience? Join the LMS PTA Board for the 22-23 school year. Contact Kelly Eignor (outgoing PTA president) to find out more about the positions of President, VP Membership, VP Ways & Means and Secretary, [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, school administration and teachers!

Teacher Appreciation May 2-6 Teacher Treat Sign-Up Genius  LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

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.

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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: March 23, 2022

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Liberty MS vs. Stone MS Basketball 

THIS FRIDAY March 25th at Liberty MS

JOIN US TO CHEER ON OUR TEAMS!

 

Girls, Boys, and a Staff Game

6:15PM Doors Open

6:45PM Staff Game

7:15PM Girls Game

7:30PM Ticket Sales & Doors Close

7:45PM Boys Game

8:15PM Be prepared to pick up your student

 

Admission: $5 

Concessions (Pizza, Candy, Snacks, Water) will be sold in the cafeteria. CASH ONLY

NO Bags or Backpacks allowed. 

 *Notice: Students with violations of the SR&R during March will not be allowed to attend the games.

Author Presentation

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of 

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

This FREE program, sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School, takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but space is limited and registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/.

VIP Camp 2022

What are your Rising 7th & 8th graders doing this Summer?

SAVE THE DATE FLYER -  English  /  Spanish

Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Western Fairfax area. Campers will have a great time participating in sports, games, fitness and STEAM activities in a safe environment.  Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The program is led by FCPS After-School and DNCS Teen/Community Center Staff.

Details:

  • Dates - Wednesday, June 29th - Thursday, July 28th
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00PM (Site opens at 8:00AM for drop off)
  • Location – Stone Middle School
  • Bus Transportation will be provided from feeder middle schools and other selected stops
  • Cost – $50
  • This camp serves the Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Liberty, Rocky Run and Stone middle school districts (2022-2023 school year 7th and 8th grade students)

Registration Process

The online application will be sent the week of March 28th.   You will be sent a "News You Choose" email from “Western Fairfax VIP Camp” with more detailed camp information and the online registration application link.  Please apply early as spaces fill quickly.  Email Sandy Donlon, Liberty After-School Specialist, at [email protected] for more information. 

Tutoring Services Beginning in April

This week, families received information from FCPS about a 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support service that will be available to all FCPS students. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

Stay tuned for more information from us regarding this opportunity. We'll send more information by email, and you'll also receive a flyer and opt-out form. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the hard copy of the opt-out form or the opt-out form in ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website

Family Engagement Survey

 

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer its second Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. The survey will be emailed to FCPS parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. For more information, watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

How to Complete the Survey

There are three ways you can complete the survey:

  1. Check your email on March 13, for an invitation with a survey link from K12Insight, with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff of your child's school for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot or take it home and return it during the survey window.
  3. Use one of the school computers. Front office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically.

If you are unable to access the survey at your child's school, please take the survey via this link: Family Engagement Survey 2021-22.  It will be active on March 13 and closes April 3, 2022.   

SEL Screening

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The School Board has approved a screener to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. FCPS staff will use the 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.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences. Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Liberty will administer the Spring SEL on Tues, April 12thand Thurs, April 14th, 2022. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form linked here to the school.

Notification of Testing and
Retest Permission Form

            SOL Non-Writing Assessments Grades 7-8

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Students in grades 7-8 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 25, 2022, and May 27, 2022.  Liberty’s testing window is as follows:

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra 1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Parent Permission to Retest Google Form

The Virginia Board of Education allows middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by a narrow margin to retake the test before the end of the school year.  Retesting is available when a student fails their first attempt with a score of 375-399 (where 400 is passing).

Parent permission is required for any retests in grades 7-8.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

If you believe your child would benefit from a second opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the SOL test, please complete the Parent Permission Retest Form by clicking the link below no later than Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

 

Liberty M.S. Parent Permission to Retest Form

March Clinical Newsletter

 

Click here to see the newsletter: (link)

 

In this issue:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fairfax County Resources
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Texting and Social Media Etiquette
  • Mindful Moment
  • Resources
  • Journaling Prompts for March

 

Please see other newsletters here.  (link)

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads
  • Individual cups of instant oatmeal

  • Individual cups of cereal

  • Toothbrushes (individually packaged)

  • Toothpaste (individually packaged)

  • Bar Soap (individually packaged)

  • Maseca Corn Masa Flour

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

 

Girls Shorts - Junior size 8; 9; L or XL and adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys Shorts – Adult size 28; 29; 30 & 32

 

Girls Capris  - Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

 

Girls -   T-shirts – Junior size 8 or 9 and  adult Sizes:  2, 4, 8, 10

Boys  -  T-shirts – Youth size: 18-16; L or XL;  Adult Sizes:  Small, Medium or Large

 

Girls and Boys – ankle sports socks – Size Small and Medium

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: 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.

LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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

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Family Engagement Survey

 

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer its second Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. The survey will be emailed to FCPS parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. For more information, watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

How to Complete the Survey

There are three ways you can complete the survey:

  1. Check your email on March 13, for an invitation with a survey link from K12Insight, with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff of your child's school for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot or take it home and return it during the survey window.
  3. Use one of the school computers. Front office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically.

If you are unable to access the survey at your child's school, please take the survey via this link: Family Engagement Survey 2021-22.  It will be active on March 13 and closes April 3, 2022.   

Lunch Reminder

Please do not drop off fast food for lunch--or have it delivered--for your child. If your child forgot their lunch, students can get a meal from the cafeteria.  We will notify you if they choose to have food delivered on their own and hold that food until the end of the day for them to pick up. Remember, all breakfasts and lunches are at no cost this year.

Day of Service

Happy Almost Spring!

On March 31st Liberty Middle School will have a “Day of Service.” On that day students will go to their normal classes and follow the early dismissal “Blue Day” schedule, but instead of the normal curriculum, students will engage in different community service activities at the school. These hours will count toward their service hours with the district.

If you are interested in helping, contributing to the supplies we will need, or just have general questions, please contact Kaycie Hoffman Blaylock at [email protected].

Tools needed for Day of Service

The Science Department 7th and 8th grade will be participating in several outdoor school improvement projects.  These projects will involve clean up, weeding composting and planting.  All students will be involved in these projects through their science classes. 

We need your help, each student will need tools, rakes shovels and wheelbarrows to complete these projects. We are asking for your help by lending the school your tools for the day. If you can help, please drop off your tools with your name and phone number written on them before March 29th.  The tools can be retrieved on the afternoon of March 31st after 12:15 or on Friday April 1st.

Thank you- The science department

SEL Screening

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commits to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). The School Board has approved a screener to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. FCPS staff will use the 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.

Students in grades K-2 will be screened in the winter and spring. In these grade levels, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences. Students in grades 3-12 will be screened in the fall, winter, and spring. In these grade levels, students will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

Liberty will administer the Spring SEL on Tues, April 12thand Thurs, April 14th, 2022. If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the opt-out form linked here to the school.

Notification of Testing and
Retest Permission Form

            SOL Non-Writing Assessments Grades 7-8

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Students in grades 7-8 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 25, 2022, and May 27, 2022.  Liberty’s testing window is as follows:

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra 1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Parent Permission to Retest Google Form

The Virginia Board of Education allows middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by a narrow margin to retake the test before the end of the school year.  Retesting is available when a student fails their first attempt with a score of 375-399 (where 400 is passing).

Parent permission is required for any retests in grades 7-8.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

If you believe your child would benefit from a second opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the SOL test, please complete the Parent Permission Retest Form by clicking the link below no later than Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

 

Liberty M.S. Parent Permission to Retest Form

March Clinical Newsletter

 

Click here to see the newsletter: (link)

 

In this issue:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fairfax County Resources
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Texting and Social Media Etiquette
  • Mindful Moment
  • Resources
  • Journaling Prompts for March

 

Please see other newsletters here.  (link)

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

Youth 14 - 16 up to Adult (L)

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: 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.

LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
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Important Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 15th & Wednesday March 16th - Spring Picture Days

Family Engagement Survey

 

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer its second Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. The survey will be emailed to FCPS parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. For more information, watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

PTA Events

Eighth Grade Celebration Committee Now Forming!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan the Eighth Grade Celebration. This year's celebration will be held in June right before the students finish middle school. Please email [email protected] with your name and contact information. All help is appreciated! The first meeting will be held after Spring Break.

 

PTA Meeting Link

Wed, March 9 @ 7:30PM - Next PTA Meeting via ZOOM
(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382591201?pwd=WFQrQ01ZM2toZUNsdnJvQXRrb2FPZz09)

Picture Day is Coming!

Spring Picture Days are Tuesday, March 15th & Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. 

Students will be photographed during their PE class. You will receive information about how to order online after Picture Day is complete. 

Notification of Testing and
Retest Permission Form

            SOL Non-Writing Assessments Grades 7-8

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Students in grades 7-8 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests between April 25, 2022, and May 27, 2022.  Liberty’s testing window is as follows:

SOL Test

Date

Paper-Pencil Testing (All Subjects)

April 26th-May 6th

Reading 7/8

Weds, May 4th (Blue Day)

Science 8

Fri, May 6th (Blue Day)

Math7/Math7HN/Math8/Algebra 1/Geometry

Tues, May 10th (Blue Day)

Expedited Retakes

To Be Determined

If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Parent Permission to Retest Google Form

The Virginia Board of Education allows middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by a narrow margin to retake the test before the end of the school year.  Retesting is available when a student fails their first attempt with a score of 375-399 (where 400 is passing).

Parent permission is required for any retests in grades 7-8.  A decision not to allow retesting will not impact your child’s course grade or academic record.

If you believe your child would benefit from a second opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the SOL test, please complete the Parent Permission Retest Form by clicking the link below no later than Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

 

Liberty M.S. Parent Permission to Retest Form

March Clinical Newsletter

 

Click here to see the newsletter: (link)

 

In this issue:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fairfax County Resources
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Texting and Social Media Etiquette
  • Mindful Moment
  • Resources
  • Journaling Prompts for March

 

Please see other newsletters here.  (link)

Food Pantry at LMS

We have a food pantry at Liberty MS for families in need.  We are asking for donations to the food pantry to restock the supplies that we have.  If you are able to help us with this need, please bring the following items to the main office.  Also, please look at expiration dates as we need to have food that has not expired in order to hand it out.  Thank you so much!

ITEMS AVAILABLE:
  • Canned Meats- tuna, chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Protein Bars and Shakes
  • Canned Meals (chili, beans and rice, pastas with meat)
  • Packaged Meals- (mac and cheese, cup of noodles)
  • Microwavable Meals and Snacks (Can be frozen)
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • V8 juice
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soaps
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine pads

We also have a limited amount of clothing and have a need for clothes. If you have gently used clothes to donate, please bring them to the office.  We are looking for the sizes below.

Youth 14 - 16 up to Adult (L)

Shoe sizes-  Adult 5- 7 ½

Socks and underwear donations would need to be new in the packaging

PTA UPDATES: 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.

LMS PTA Support:

LMS PTA has a number of fun events for our students and community that we would like to get underway, however we need your more support. Support can come in many forms; creating flyers, contacting vendors, volunteering during lunches etc. If you would like to hear more please complete this Google Form and we will contact you by email with opportunities! 

Student Services Department

Shirley Alvarez-Leon

7th Grade Counselor (Pride,         AllStars)

[email protected]

Scott Steele

7th Grade Counselor (Patriots, Navigators)

[email protected]

John Basta

8th Grade Counselor (Rockets, Wizards)

[email protected]

Madison Fleming

8th Grade Counselor (Eagles, Comets)

[email protected]

Angie Huber

School Social Worker

[email protected]

Joanna Wheeler

School Psychologist

[email protected]

Renee Pete

Director of Student Services

[email protected]

 

Helpful Resources Connect with Us! Twitter Facebook

 

LMS Administrative Team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall |  [email protected] 

Assistant Principal: Natalie Lissy |  [email protected]

Assistant Principal: Collin Whitt |  [email protected]

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |  [email protected]

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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