Liberty Newsletter-March 11, 2020

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Important Dates

3/16-NO SCHOOL for students-School Planning Day per FCPS

3/24 and 3/25-School Photo day (date change)

                        3/26-International Night

Liberty Reminders

1.  We are "away for the day".  Students should not be using their cell phone or any device during the school day.

2.  If your student does not feel well they should let a teacher know and go to the clinic.  Students can call parents from the clinic.

3.  If your student has been vomiting, has had diarrhea, or a fever please ensure that 24 hours has passed before they return to school.  

4.  We are following FCPS guidelines and decisions with regard to COVID 19.  Please refer to this link for updates from FCPS.  

Spring Photos rescheduled  for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 and 25

Due to school being closed on March 16, our Spring Photos have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25,  on the day that students have their PE and health classes. 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th periods will be scheduled for March 24. 2nd 4th, and 6th periods will be scheduled for March 25. Students have been sent home with photo information from Victor O’Neill Photography through their PE teachers. Spring photos are prepaid by sending in an envelope and check made out to Victor O’Neill Studios with your child on photo day or by ordering online at vosphoto.com/libertyms

Parents may also order photos online after the photo proofs are sent home. If you have any questions, please contact, Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at NSLissy@fcps.edu or at 703-988-8100.

Substitutes Needed

Are you someone that would love a little extra money and loves children? Union Mill and Fairfax County are always looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Click here to get more information and for the application process. Feel free to call the office if you want additional information or if you want to be added to our substitute list. Your children and our staff thank you for considering this important role. Our school needs you!

Wellness Week March 23-27

Liberty is hosting a Wellness Week, March 23-March 27.  There will be short wellness messages on the morning news, a wellness book display, and several dress up days during the week with a wellness theme.

Monday – Sports Day – Stay Active –Stay Fit

Tuesday – Stuffed Animal Day – Pets Promote Wellness

Wednesday – Comfy Shoe Day – Be Good to Your Feet

Thursday –SCA Dress Up Day

Friday – Camo Day – Hunt for Healthy Habits

Save the date for Liberty’s International Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 26, 6-8 PM

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and countries represented by our Liberty families.   Families are asked to bring food to share that represent your culture or country of origin.  Families also have the option of bringing cultural displays, photos, and artifacts. Additionally, families are invited to wear outfits from your native country and to share a song, dance or performance.  Please see the attached flyer for more details on how to sign up.  

Your Health Matters!! 

With everything going on around us today, it is so important that we take care of ourselves.  Last week, it was discussed how to physically take care of yourself.  How do you take care of your mood?  Focusing on the positive can help in numerous ways.  It is easy to get caught up in a negative way of thinking, fear or worry.  What does that do to your mood?  It produces anxiety, depression, confusion, difficulty concentrating, illnesses and problems in relationships to name a few symptoms.  So, this week, we are spending time “Ditching the negative self talk”.  Focus on what you are grateful for!!!  How can you turn your negative thoughts into hopeful thoughts??

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

 

 

Connect with Liberty Middle School on Facebook and Twitter

 

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Important Dates

3/10-PTA meeting at 7 pm:  "Vaping” presentation by Fairfax County Health Department

3/16 and 3/17-Spring Photo Day

                        3/26-International Night

Spring Photo Event

Our Spring Photo event here at Liberty will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, on the day that students have their PE and health classes. Students will be sent home with photo information from Victor O’Neill Photography through their PE teachers. Spring photos are prepaid by sending in an envelope and check made out to Victor O’Neill Studios with your child on photo day or by ordering online at vosphoto.com/libertyms

Parents may also order photos online after the photo proofs are sent home. If you have any questions, please contact, Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at NSLissy@fcps.edu or at 703-988-8100.

Save the date for Liberty’s International Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 26, 6-8 PM

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and countries represented by our Liberty families.   Families are asked to bring food to share that represent your culture or country of origin.  Families also have the option of bringing cultural displays, photos, and artifacts. Additionally, families are invited to wear outfits from your native country and to share a song, dance or performance.  Please see the attached flyer for more details on how to sign up.  

Your Health Matters!! 

How do you take care of yourself?  Learning how to take care of yourself is so important.  You need to actively take care of your mind, physical being and soul regularly.   It helps you to anti-stress, to rejuvenate and to be resilient.  What keeps us from taking care of ourselves?  Crazy busy schedules often feel to hectic to take time out for ourselves.  We often feel that we need to be there for others but do not realize that if we do not take care of ourselves, then we won’t have anything to give. 

Let’s start with physical health.  Are you doing these things consistently to take care of your physical health? 

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Regularly exercising
  • Consistently taking care of your hygiene (showers and teeth)
  • Going to the doctor when you have a concern that needs medical attention

Taking care of your physical health is the start to taking care of your whole being!

Vaping Presentation at Liberty PTA Meeting, March 10, 7 PM

Please make plans to come to our March 10th PTA meeting at 7 PM in the Lecture Hall. Our guest speaker will be Cindy McKee, PHN, who will share information about the health risks of vaping. Ms. McKee will show products commonly used by teens and answer any questions you might have. We know this is a topic that parents want to know more about.  Please join us for this great informational session and hear about upcoming events at Liberty.

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

 

 

Connect with Liberty Middle School on Facebook and Twitter

 

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Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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Important Dates

3/3-Student Holiday

3/10-PTA meeting at 7 pm:  "Vaping” presentation by, Fairfax County Health Department

                       3/26-International Night

8th grade Writing SOL

8th Grade Students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing SOL between March 4, 2020 and March 13, 2020. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify us as soon as possible.  If you have questions about the Writing SOL, please contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker, at 703-988-8207.

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Applications have officially been mailed out! Eligible 7th grade students with a 3.5 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average will be receiving a letter and application in the mail within the week. Applications are due no later than March 13th. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Liberty website under the Activities tab. Thank You!”

Baby Chicks are Soon to Make Their Appearance in 7th Grade Science Classes

As part of 7th grade Science unit on cells, students at Liberty are hatching chicken eggs. Through this experience, students will have the rare experience of seeing cells without a microscope and learn firsthand about the cell processes of mitosis and miosis.  The eggs are now in the incubators and students are recording appearance of the eggs, measuring mass, and graphing which eggs are gaining mass and which ones are not. Next, using the candling method and  a very bright flashlight, students will look through the eggshell to see the developing chicken embryo. After 21 days in the incubators, the chicks will begin to peck out of their shells and students will be able to see if their inferences, based on their data, holds true. The chicks will stay in the Science labs for 2 weeks before they will be returned to the farm park for Spring Break. 

Save the date for Liberty’s International Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 26, 6-8 PM

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and countries represented by our Liberty families.   Families are asked to bring food to share that represent your culture or country of origin.  Families also have the option of bringing cultural displays, photos, and artifacts. Additionally, families are invited to wear outfits from your native country and to share a song, dance or performance.  Registration begins soon.

 

Your Health Matters!! 

Do you feel you have responsible decision making with your friends?  How do you decide if a decision is right for you or not?  Do you feel comfortable in saying no and setting boundaries?  Do your decisions agree with your values?  Do you find that you make decisions based on wanting to be accepted or to gain security in your relationship?  Do you take into consideration how your decision may impact someone else?

When making decisions, all of these questions should be considered.  There are times when it can become confusing as to what decision to make in a situation.  Follow these four steps in making decisions in your relationships:

1: Brainstorm the decisions/choices that could be made in a situation.  Try not to act impulsively. 

2: Define the pros and cons to making the decision/choice one way or another.

3: Specifically what would be the consequences for each decision/choice  (ie. For yourself, for your friends, for your family, for the community).

4: Make a decision and carry it out. 

This process will help you slow down to think before you react.

More Health Tips

Illness Protection: The best vaccine against illness is to wash your hands with soap in warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not readily accessible, alcohol-based sanitizers are ok. Maintain social distancing, at least 3 feet between you and someone who is sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, these are good conduits for illness to enter. Cover your cough and stay home if you are sick.

Food Safety: Do Not Share Food. Anaphylaxis is a serious reaction to certain foods or environmental elements that may cause a range of symptoms including an itchy rash, swelling of the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing or vomiting. An individual who has an allergy that causes these anaphylactic symptoms needs the emergency medication epinephrine. It is important not to share foods while on school grounds.

Practice Good Hygiene: Good hygiene contributes to your overall health and wellness! Brush your teeth at least twice a day, bathe or shower regularly, wear clean clothes, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, before eating, after coughing or sneezing and when your hands are visibly dirty.

Vaping Presentation at Liberty PTA Meeting, March 10, 7 PM

Please make plans to come to our March 10th PTA meeting at 7 PM in the Lecture Hall. Our guest speaker will be Amanda Price, PHN who will share information on vaping and answer questions you might have. We know this is a topic that parents want to know more about.  Please join us for this great informational session and hear about upcoming events at Liberty.

Book Drive - PTA Service Project-Last day to drop off is March 2!

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

 

 

Connect with Liberty Middle School on Facebook and Twitter

 

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Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

Liberty Newsletter-February 19, 2020

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Important Dates

3/3-Student Holiday

3/26-International Night

Automated Student Progress Report Via E-mail

This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email please follow the following steps:

  • Login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab.
  • If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.”
  • Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports.
  • Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email.
  • For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 
  • If you do not have a a ParentVue account and would like to set one up please contact the main office.  
Course Registration for Rising 8th Grade and Rising 9th Grade Parents

Liberty Middle School is now doing online course selection for rising 8th and rising 9th grade students.  A sample course selection sheet was sent home with your child in January and they will be entering this information into their Student Vue account at school. Counselors will be meeting with students individually in the coming weeks, and your child will be bringing home a yellow copy of the course selection form that will require your signature.  The signed yellow copy should be returned to the school counselor.  Parents can login to the Parent Vue account to VIEW course selections at any time, but all changes need to go through the school counselor.  Attached are the directions to view courses from Parent Vue.  If you don’t have a Parent Vue account, you will need to contact Jenni Carnahan at 703-988-8200.  Questions? Contact your child’s school counselor.

8th grade Writing SOL

8th Grade Students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing SOL between March 4, 2020 and March 13, 2020. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify us as soon as possible.  If you have questions about the Writing SOL, please contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker, at 703-988-8207.

Black History: Dreams for America

Our observance of Black History continues at Liberty during the month of February. In 2016, 44th President, Barack Obama expressed his sentiments regarding Black History Month, noting that Black history is integral to America’s story:…Black History Month shouldn’t be treated as though it is somehow separate from our collective American history or somehow just boiled down to a compilation of greatest hits from the March on Washington, or from some of our sports heroes… we know that this should be more than just a commemoration of particular events… It’s about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. Our library has a great collection of Black History books which we have been showcasing this month on the morning news.  Here is a list of Black History books recommended for families in the Huffington Post. 

Save the date for Liberty’s International Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 26, 6-8 PM

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and countries represented by our Liberty families.   Families are asked to bring food to share that represent your culture or country of origin.  Families also have the option of bringing cultural displays, photos, and artifacts. Additionally, families are invited to wear outfits from your native country and to share a song, dance or performance.  Registration begins next week.

Your Health Matters!! 

Have you ever noticed that some of your friends seem to always have something to say and/or always want to hangout with others,  while some of your other friends might be quieter and like to spend more time alone?  What do you think about this?  Does it make you question yourself or question the relationship?  It might be the difference between an extrovert and introvert.  Both types of personalities are great, but very different.  See some characteristics of these personalities. 

 

Extrovert                                              Introvert

Talkative                                                Tends to be reserved when speaking

Social/Outgoing                                     Learns from observing

Energized by interaction                        Enjoys interaction/needs to recharge

Distractible                                             Preferring meaningful conversations

Tends to think aloud                               Emotionally private

Quick to jump into new activities           Takes time to warm up

Prefers larger groups                             Prefers smaller groups/ 1-1 interactions

 

Most people have characteristics from both groups but will tend to lean toward one style of interacting.  Where side do you think your strongest characteristics lean toward?

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who assisted with the selling, wrapping & delivering Candy Grams,working the basketball game and donating & bagging the teacher treats! All were a huge success thanks to all of you! 

 

February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

Calling all volunteers for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in joining the committee!!

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

 

 

Connect with Liberty Middle School on Facebook and Twitter

 

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Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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Important Dates

2/14- Wear pink to show our dedication to respecting others

2/17 - School holiday

Course Registration for Rising 8th Grade and Rising 9th Grade Parents

Liberty Middle School is now doing online course selection for rising 8th and rising 9th grade students.  A sample course selection sheet was sent home with your child in January and they will be entering this information into their Student Vue account at school. Counselors will be meeting with students individually in the coming weeks, and your child will be bringing home a yellow copy of the course selection form that will require your signature.  The signed yellow copy should be returned to the school counselor.  Parents can login to the Parent Vue account to VIEW course selections at any time, but all changes need to go through the school counselor.  Attached are the directions to view courses from Parent Vue.  If you don’t have a Parent Vue account, you will need to contact Jenni Carnahan at 703-988-8200.  Questions? Contact your child’s school counselor.

8th grade Writing SOL

8th Grade Students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing SOL between March 4, 2020 and March 13, 2020. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify us as soon as possible.  If you have questions about the Writing SOL, please contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker, at 703-988-8207.

Opportunity for Parents to Share Input with the Commission on African American History Education

Each February, we observe Black History Month, celebrating and honoring the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to the economic, cultural, and political development of America.  The linked VDOE memo also describes an important opportunity for students, teachers, parents, and community members to contribute input to the Commission on African American History Education, “A group charged with examining and making recommendations on the professional development supports needed to equip all teachers for culturally competent instruction and reviewing Virginia’s history standards, instructional practices, content, and resources currently used to teach African American history in the Commonwealth.” 

 

Mark your calendars for these exciting PTA Events! February is turning out to be a super fun month for our students and staff!!

 

February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

Calling all volunteers for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in joining the committee!!

 

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

 

 

Connect with Liberty Middle School on Facebook and Twitter

 

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

Liberty Newsletter-February 5, 2020

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Important Dates

2/11 - PTA meeting at 7 pm

2/17 - School holiday

Congratulations to our Custodial staff

Every year FCPS Plant Operations nominates one elementary, one middle, and one high school to receive the Custodial Staff of the Year award.We are beyond proud that our that Liberty custodial staff won the Custodial Staff of the Year award for 2019. We are so thankful to have such a dedicated team!  Congratulations to Reina, Leonard, Jessica and Maria as well as, Ana, our buidling supervisor, and Edwin (who are not pictured).  

The Report Card & Student Success
  • Second quarter report cards have just come out.
  • When it comes to understanding your child’s academic achievements, the report card is a good place to start.
  • “A report card grade is also about effort and engagement.”
  • “Is your child turning in their homework?
  • Are they raising their hand in class? Are they working really hard? This is really important in terms of the broad life skills that our children need in order to thrive.” In addition to looking at your child’s report card, parents will want to take a look at graded tests and quizzes and look at the online grade book before the next report card is issued.

What else can parents do? Research shows that family engagement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to: earn higher grades and pass their classes, attend school regularly and have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education.

(Adapted from a ptaourchildren.org article “Beyond the Report Card: How to Measure Your Child’s Progress” by Rebecca Bauer)

Wall of Hearts

The Student Services Department will be hosting the annual Wall of Hearts campaign February 10th – 14th .

Our goal is to foster a school culture of safety and respect for others. Student and faculty members are invited to write a pledge stating how kindness and respect will be demonstrated in our school. The pledges will be posted in the school as a visual, daily reminder of our commitment to remember that “other people matter”.

The week will culminate by students and staff wearing pink on Friday, February 14th to show our dedication to respecting others.

Black History Month

This year, our theme for Black History month is “Black History: Dreams for America.”  Throughout the month of February, students and staff members at Liberty will share a moment in black history from a historical or personal perspective on the Liberty morning news show. On Monday of this week, students were introduced to the legendary Jackie Robinson who brought an end to the color barrier in professional sports. Our library has a Black History book collection on display with books available for checking out.  The display showcase (see picture) in the main lobby has the transcript from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the hopeful dreams of our students artistically displayed in a cluster of dream clouds.

Liberty Students Recognized in 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Awards Program

Congratulations to Liberty students, Sophia Jang and Katelyn Kim, for receiving Drawing and Illustration awards in the Scholastic Art Competition.  Sophia received the Gold Key Awards for three of her entries and Katelyn Kim received the Silver Key Award for her entry.  The Scholastic Art Competition is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious art competition for secondary school students.  Our students’ artwork will be displayed at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale from Thursday, February 6 to Sunday, March 15. 

Your Health Matters: Relationships

One of the biggest challenges in middle school is navigating friendships.  Here are some tips to help you:

  • Figure out who you are but know you are changing as a person based on your emotions, values, beliefs and activities. 
  • Understand that some of your friendships may dissolve or you may develop new friendships
  • One of the most important factors in having good relationships is knowing who you are as a person, knowing your emotions, strengths and weaknesses and also what you believe is right and wrong for you. 
  • Develop boundaries that work for you in a relationship while also learning to understand your friend’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses and boundaries.
  • Find your role models.  This will help you to figure out who you are and who you want to be. 
  • True friends will appreciate and respect you for you who you are and will encourage you to be the best that you can be. 
  • Communicate your boundaries and needs to your friends and you may want to reconsider your friendships.
  • Friendships go both ways.  With that in mind, practice being the friend that you want to experience while you are also keeping in mind your friend’s needs.

 

Mark your calendars for these exciting PTA Events! February is turning out to be a super fun month for our students and staff!!

 

January 23 - February 13:  February Teacher Treats

Help us show our teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them!! We will be collecting bags of individually wrapped candy starting Thursday, January 23rd! Information about this special event can be found here: http://bit.ly/FebTeacherTreat Volunteers are needed!

February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

February 4 - 14:  Valentine's Day Candy Grams

PTA is excited to sponsor this year's Valentine's Day Candy Grams! Candy grams can be purchased for $1.00 each during lunches on the following dates: February 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12. These notes will be wrapped around a full-sized Hershey chocolate bar and distributed on Valentine's Day! A perfect way for students to sweeten someone's day! Volunteers are needed to collect payment on these dates. Volunteers are also needed to wrap the candy bars on Thursday, February 13 and to help distribute them during Lion Time on Valentine's Day. Click here to see all the information about this event and to sign up: http://bit.ly/FebCandyGrams 

February 7:  Liberty Middle vs Stone Middle Basketball Game

It's that time again!! Join us for this fun family event Friday, February 7th. PTA will be selling tickets at the door from 6:15 - 7:00. (No entry after 7:00.) Concessions will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for ticket and concession sales and several adults are needed to monitor entry/exit. Check out this link for more information & to see how you can help! http://bit.ly/LionsBasketball 

Calling all volunteers for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in joining the committee!!

February 11 7:00 pm:  Next PTA Meeting

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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Liberty Newsletter-January 29, 2020

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Important Dates

2/11-PTA meeting at 7 pm

2/17-School holiday

  Attendance Reminders
  • Please call the attendance line to report student absences
  • Attendance line #703-988-8181
  • Please call before 9 am to avoid receiving an automated message that your student is not in school
  • If your student needs to being dismissed early please send a note with your student to turn in at the main office to receive a pass 
  • Parent/Guardian must have photo identification and be listed on the emergency contacts to sign out a student 

 

Blood Drive at Liberty is a Huge Success

The INOVA blood drive held at Liberty this Monday, January 27, was a huge success thanks to all of our awesome parent, faculty, staff, and community volunteer donors. Donors received a free t-shirt as a token of appreciation and were also treated to an assortment of drinks and a tempting array of snacks all provided by the Community Bible Church.  Thank you to all of our generous donors for your life saving gift.

Your Health Matters

Stress comes from internal and external events. Mindfulness helps us to focus on paying attention to how the body feels, what we think, and what emotions we experience preventing the buildup of problems that can harm the mind and body.  In order to become effective and to see positive results from using mindfulness, it takes consistent practice.  Just like anything else in life, if you practice, then you will be able to consistently use the skills when you need them (other examples…..academic skills, sports skills). 

Are you practicing kind or mean thoughts when you address situations in your mind?  Are you compassionate towards yourself or do you beat yourself up for every possible wrong that you have done or may do?  Our brain is trainable.  How are you training it?  Are you cultivating inner peace to support health, wellness and inner strength?  If you don’t make changes in your inner thoughts, how might you feel in the future?  The strongest place to operate from is when you stay in the moment, as opposed to allowing your unconscious thoughts and feelings to take over based on other experiences.  When you stay in the moment, you can make better choices and take better care of yourself. 

If you would like more resources in supporting your inner peace and/or mental health, please contact your school social worker, Angie Huber, for more information. 

 

Mark your calendars for these exciting PTA Events! February is turning out to be a super fun month for our students and staff!!

 

January 23 - February 13:  February Teacher Treats

Help us show our teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them!! We will be collecting bags of individually wrapped candy starting Thursday, January 23rd! Information about this special event can be found here: http://bit.ly/FebTeacherTreat Volunteers are needed!

February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

February 4 - 14:  Valentine's Day Candy Grams

PTA is excited to sponsor this year's Valentine's Day Candy Grams! Candy grams can be purchased for $1.00 each during lunches on the following dates: February 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12. These notes will be wrapped around a full-sized Hershey chocolate bar and distributed on Valentine's Day! A perfect way for students to sweeten someone's day! Volunteers are needed to collect payment on these dates. Volunteers are also needed to wrap the candy bars on Thursday, February 13 and to help distribute them during Lion Time on Valentine's Day. Click here to see all the information about this event and to sign up: http://bit.ly/FebCandyGrams 

February 7:  Liberty Middle vs Stone Middle Basketball Game

It's that time again!! Join us for this fun family event Friday, February 7th. PTA will be selling tickets at the door from 6:15 - 7:00. (No entry after 7:00.) Concessions will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for ticket and concession sales and several adults are needed to monitor entry/exit. Check out this link for more information & to see how you can help! http://bit.ly/LionsBasketball 

Calling all volunteers for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in joining the committee!!

February 11 7:00 pm:  Next PTA Meeting

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Institute for the Arts starting on February 3rd!  Classes are first come first serve!

Visit the FCPS IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

or follow IFTA on social media! 

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

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Important Dates

January 22 and 23-Musical Auditions

January 27-Teacher workday/student holiday

January 27- INOVA Blood Drive

January 28-Staff Development day/student holiday

Musical Auditions

Liberty Middle School will present the Young Performers Edition of 42ND STREET this spring and will be holding auditions after school on January 22 and 23. Students must sign up and take a packet outside of E105 or they may go to https://www.tinyurl.com/42StAuditions. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Faraldi (kefaraldi@fcps.edu).

Tips for Helping Your Child Get the Most Out of Homework

 

What does homework time look like in your household? How do you handle homework and how can you help make it a less stressful affair? During a recent episode of Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, Steve Sheldon, a professor at John Hopkins School of Education offered three insights on the role homework plays in the learning process and how you can help your children.

Tip 1: Encourage effective time management.

Sheldon shared that time management is the biggest challenge. As parents, we are constantly negotiating and setting limits. He often tells his children, “You can watch YouTube for five or 10 more minutes, but then we need to sit down and get your work done.”  “If when you come home from work, one of the first questions you ask is, ‘Hi, is your homework done?’ day in and day out, and your child knows that that question is coming, it reinforces that this is something that I want you to value,” said Sheldon.

Tip 2: Look at homework as a way to learn more about your child and about what your child is learning at school.

Sheldon looks at homework time as an opportunity to help his children practice concepts and other lessons and see where they excel or struggle.  “I can see that one of my children might be struggling with multiplication, in math, or maybe it’s something about writing,” said Sheldon. “And what I think they need is a little bit more practice or some kind of structured way to help them think through it.”

Tip 3: Take advantage of the “That’s not how the teacher did it!” situation.

When you try to assist your child with homework, it’s not uncommon to hear an outburst that you’re doing it differently than how they learned in the class-room. Sheldon says, this is the time to step back and say, “Can you teach it to me?”  “If your child can explain to you how they’re doing math in this new way, the act of teaching to somebody else is a powerful way of learning,” said Sheldon. ~Adapted from an article by Rebecca Bauer in the national PTA January 6, 2020 National PTA Newsletter

INOVA Blood Mobile Coming to Liberty 

Looking for Blood Donors, Monday, January 27, at Liberty 10 AM – 2 PM

Liberty Middle School is in need of more donors for the upcoming blood drive on Monday, January 27. The INOVA blood mobile will be here at Liberty Middle School from 10 AM to 2 PM in the front parking lot.  Sign-in and complimentary refreshments will be in the cafeteria.  Donors will also receive a free t-shirt. Please sign up on the link below to give the gift of life to someone in our community.  If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at NSLissy@fcps.edu or 703-988-8100. Thank you for sharing the gift of life!

Click here to make your life-saving appointment!  http://bit.ly/LibertyMS

Your Health Matters

We are continuing to talk about Mindfulness!  Did you try the deep breathing for 3 seconds?  Did you like it?  A big part of practicing mindfulness centers around being nonjudgmental in our thoughts.  We are often hard on ourselves when we feel we made a mistake or when we are concerned as to what may happen and how to respond.  Would you be as hard on someone else, or would you be more forgiving?  When moving towards being nonjudgmental in our thoughts in the moment, we need to become more flexible.  Our minds are constantly generating thoughts, and we are not always aware of our brains constant chatter.  The first step is becoming more aware.

When you have a thought, your brain begins to work to make sense of it.  Maybe it can be related to a past feeling or situation?  For example, if you experienced a poor test grade in a class, the next time you go to take a test in that class you may be more anxious and concerned that you will fail than normal.  When you become more mindful of where your thoughts are coming from, you can begin to pay less attention to disturbing thoughts, and your emotions will become calmer.  

Learning that you can train your brain to choose what you will pay attention to is important.  You can learn to disengage from your disturbing thoughts and instead become an observer of your thoughts, so that you can make more sense of them using a nonjudgmental approach.  Thoughts can settle and become clearer with time and patience in practicing mindful nonjudgmental approaches to them.  How do you practice observing your thoughts and putting them to the side for the moment?  By practicing your breathing and saying to yourself…. just thinking, just remembering, just planning.  Try using the breathing technique again with paying attention to your thoughts and see if you feel calmer.

Breathe in for 3 seconds while expanding your chest and then out for 3 seconds for 5 rounds 3 times per day.  When thoughts arise, say to yourself, just thinking, just remembering, just planning…. 

Your main focus should be on your breathing. 

 

Mark your calendars for these exciting PTA Events! February is turning out to be a super fun month for our students and staff!!

 

January 23 - February 13:  February Teacher Treats

Help us show our teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them!! We will be collecting bags of individually wrapped candy starting Thursday, January 23rd! Information about this special event can be found here: http://bit.ly/FebTeacherTreat Volunteers are needed!

February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

February 4 - 14:  Valentine's Day Candy Grams

PTA is excited to sponsor this year's Valentine's Day Candy Grams! Candy grams can be purchased for $1.00 each during lunches on the following dates: February 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12. These notes will be wrapped around a full-sized Hershey chocolate bar and distributed on Valentine's Day! A perfect way for students to sweeten someone's day! Volunteers are needed to collect payment on these dates. Volunteers are also needed to wrap the candy bars on Thursday, February 13 and to help distribute them during Lion Time on Valentine's Day. Click here to see all the information about this event and to sign up: http://bit.ly/FebCandyGrams 

February 7:  Liberty Middle vs Stone Middle Basketball Blowout

It's that time again!! Join us for this fun family event Friday, February 7th. PTA will be selling tickets at the door from 6:15 - 7:00. (No entry after 7:00.) Concessions will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for ticket and concession sales and several adults are needed to monitor entry/exit. Check out this link for more information & to see how you can help! http://bit.ly/LionsBasketball 

February 11 7:00 pm:  Next PTA Meeting

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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

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Important Dates

January 16 - Curriculum Night

January 20 - School Holiday

January 21 - PTA Meeting at 7 pm

January 22 and 23-Musical Auditions

January 27-Teacher workday/student holiday

January 28-Staff Development day/student holiday

Curriculum Night for Parents

Curriculum Night will be held at Liberty on Thursday, January 16th (snow date is January 23rd).  This is a great opportunity to learn about the 7th and 8th grade curriculum and elective options for your student as they begin to select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Hope to see you on January 16th!

Rising 8th Grade parents:

7:00-8:00 pm—Course Information Fair—Gym

Musical Auditions

Liberty Middle School will present the Young Performers Edition of 42ND STREET this spring and will be holding auditions after school on January 22 and 23. Students must sign up and take a packet outside of E105 or they may go to https://www.tinyurl.com/42StAuditions. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Faraldi (kefaraldi@fcps.edu).

INOVA Blood Mobile Coming to Liberty 

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Liberty Middle School has partnered with INOVA to host a blood donor drive on January 27. Please sign up on the link below to give the gift of life to someone in our community.  If you have any questions, please call Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at 703-988-8100. Thank you for sharing the gift of life!

Click here to make your life-saving appointment!  http://bit.ly/LibertyMS

Did you know...

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

PTA Meeting-January 21st 

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7pm in the LMS Library for our monthly PTA Meeting. This month, in our Liberty 101 series will be Ms. Patricia Ludes, Librarian at LMS.  She will be updating us on how the library and staff are no longer the libraries we went to in school and what a beneficial resource they are.  We will also be discussing fundraising, service project as well as upcoming candy grams.  Please join us to help make all these things happen.  The PTA is for all and all are welcomed and appreciated.

Your Health Matters

Did you have a chance to try the apps that were offered for Mindfulness last week?  We looked at Headspace and Calm apps. One way to think about mindfulness is that it can calm our minds so that we can feel relaxed, refreshed and more attentive.  It is a way of building our inner strength and to become more balanced.  Have you ever practiced mindful breathing?  For example, if you are experiencing something stressful and starting to feel overwhelmed in your body or in your mind, you can use breathing to help you to calm and to work through your experiences. 

How do you know if you are stressed in your body?  You may have a stomachache or headache, pressure in your chest or head or an overwhelming feeling.  How do you know if you are stressed in your mind? You may have the same thoughts over and over, become unorganized or not able to focus or become unproductive. 

What do you do?  I invite you to practice mindful breathing to help you to relax and move forward. 

I would suggest that you breathe in for 3 seconds while expanding your chest and then out for 3 seconds for 5 rounds 3 times per day.  This will be good practice for when you may need to use this skill.

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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

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Important Dates

 

January 10 - Orientation for 8th graders at CVHS

January 16 - Curriculum Night

8th Grade Trip to CVHS—Friday, January 10th

The 8th Grade Field Trip to Centreville High School is fast approaching.  School buses will transport students to Centreville at approximately 9:30 A.M. and will return to Liberty by 1:00 P.M. 

Students who purchase lunch, will be able to do so in the CVHS cafeteria.  We suggest that students who choose to bring their lunch, use a disposable bag to allow them to have a hands free day.

Please remember “AWAY FOR THE DAY” is still enforced, students may leave their phones at home for the day or in their lockers until they return to Liberty Middle School.

Please speak with your student about appropriate behavior and their need to glean information that will help them make informed decisions.  Together, we have a collective vision to help our students’ succeed.  This orientation is one more rung on the ladder to success.

 

Curriculum Night for Parents

Curriculum Night will be held at Liberty on Thursday, January 16th (snow date—January 23rd).  This is a great opportunity to learn about the 7th and 8th grade curriculum and elective options for your student as they begin to select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Hope to see you on January 16th!

Rising 8th Grade parents:

7:00-8:00 pm—Course Information Fair—Gym

INOVA Blood Mobile Coming to Liberty 

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Liberty Middle School has partnered with INOVA to host a blood donor drive on January 27. Please sign up on the link below to give the gift of life to someone in our community.  If you have any questions, please call Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at 703-988-8100. Thank you for sharing the gift of life!

Click here to make your life-saving appointment!  http://bit.ly/LibertyMS

Your Health Matters

Happy New Year!  This month, we will look at Mindfulness.  What is Mindfulness? It is a way to calm our minds so that we will feel refreshed, relaxed and more attentive.  It also builds inner strength and more balance in our body, emotions and thoughts.  Many people are enjoying yoga, as it is good exercise and also a mindful workout!  You many notice that our life is often on automatic pilot, which often involves us missing many things occurring around us.  For example, when we eat something familiar, we don’t often pay attention to every detail of what we are eating or when we drive on a certain path numerous times we don’t always pay attention to what is going on around us.  It is important to identify what you do mindlessly and what you do that is mindful.  You have been given examples of what you may do mindlessly.  Some mindful experiences may involve participating in a new activity with new people.  In these situations, you may be very aware of what is going on and even choose to watch before participating.  You may be very aware and judgmental or self conscious of what you are doing and how you perceive that you are doing it.

How do you feel mindless and/or mindful approaches to experiences interact with your stress levels?   Do you think that you would be more stressed with mindless or mindful approaches? 

Check out these apps to help you work to becoming more mindful.

Headspace

 

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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

Liberty Newsletter-December 18, 2019

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Important Dates

 

December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

January 10 - Orientation for 8th graders at CVHS

January 16 - Curriculum Night

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the entire Liberty Staff and School Family, I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in support of your children.  We are grateful for the opportunity to help shape them and join them in their learning journey.  It is a joy to serve our school family.  From all of us, we wish you a much needed break from the routine for a season of gladness, a season of cheer, and to top it all off a wonderful New Year.  Here’s to 2020!!

Peace and joy to each of you,

Adam Erbrecht

Principal

8th Grade Trip to CVHS—Friday, January 10th

If your student has not yet returned the permission slip, it should be returned prior to the winter break in order to ensure his/her participation in the field trip!  School buses will transport students to Centreville at approximately 9:20 A.M. and will return to Liberty by 1:00 P.M.  Students who are purchasing lunch will be able to do so in the CVHS cafeteria.  Students who choose to bring their lunch will be required to carry their lunch bags with them for the day.  We recommend that students bring their lunch in a disposable  bag.

Curriculum Night for Parents

Curriculum Night will be held at Liberty on Thursday, January 16th (snow date—January 23rd).  This is a great opportunity to learn about the 7th and 8th grade curriculum and elective options for your student as they begin to select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Hope to see you on January 16th!

Rising 8th Grade parents:

7:00-8:00 pm—Course Information Fair—Gym

Your Health Matters

We have been talking about stress this month. Try to use more healthy ways to deal with stress in your body.  Listen to your body so you can rest and nourish your body to have energy and health to make it through your day.  Make time to get moving and exercise.

Now let’s focus on our mind.  Make a list of what needs to get done, set priorities for what you need to accomplish and place the items in order of importance.  Forgive yourself if you are not able to accomplish everything you had planned. 

Your emotions can tell you that you are stressed.  Are you feeling different than you normally feel?  Take it one day at a time, and try to worry less.  Try playing music when you are getting ready and/or have down time as opposed to playing video games or watching television.  Play with your pet and connect with people who will be positive and allow yourself to connect minimally with those relationships that are more destructive.  It is okay to set boundaries.  It is okay to say no!!! 

Don’t forget to make time to laugh!!

Above all else, allow yourself time to sit and breathe, relax and to be grateful for all of the goodness in your life. 

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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

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Important Dates

December 16 - 20 Spirit Week-see below 

December 17 Canned Food Drive Ends

December 17- PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm in the library

December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

January 10 - Orientation for 8th graders at CVHS

8TH Grade Trip to CVHS

On Friday, January 10, 2020, all eighth-grade students will be visiting Centreville High School for an orientation session.  Students will have an opportunity to tour the building and learn about course offerings and extracurricular clubs and activities that are offered at the high school.  School buses will transport students to Centreville at approximately 9:20 A.M. and will return to Liberty by 1:00 P.M.  Students who are purchasing lunch will be able to do so in the CVHS cafeteria, however students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch that day. 

Students must return a signed permission slip in order to participate in the trip.  Field trip forms and permission slips were distributed to students on Friday, November 22nd during Lion Time.  Permission slips should be returned to Lion Time teachers by December 13th.

Fundraiser

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is hosting a fundraiser Spirit Night at Manhattan Pizza on Monday, December 16th from 4-9 PM. The members of NJHS are raising money to purchase items on Inova Children’s Hospital’s Wish List! All you have to do is mention the NJHS “Spirit Night” when you check out to support the organization. 20% of the proceeds are donated! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Spirit week

The After School Program and SCA are co-sponsors of this year's Spirit Week! Show some school spirit by dressing up each day of spirit week!

Monday, December 16 - Hoodie Day

Tuesday, December 17 - 80s Day

Wednesday, December 18 - Sports Team Day

Thursday, December 19 - Pajama Day

Friday, December 20 - Meme Day

PTA Updates
  • PTA has LMS pajama pants for sale. Long sleeved tees in white and grey with the chevron pattern are also available!  Email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com to ask about available sizes! Pj pants are $25 and long sleeved tees are $22.
  • PTA is spreading the love to our teachers and staff this holiday season by providing a catered lunch on Friday, December 13th. We are looking for one or two helpers to be sure items remain stocked during each lunch. If you are available and would like to help, please email libertymiddleschoolpta@gmail.com.
  • The December PTA meeting is taking place just before the Winter Concert on December 17th at 6:00 pm in the library. We invite members to drop your kids off, save your seats then join us for a very quick budget review meeting. Thank you for supporting LMS PTA!
Your Health Matters 

Last week, we talked about taking care of your body during stressful times.  Does this season of the year, make you feel stressful?  Whether it be the holidays, darkness, cold weather, less sunshine or not being able to get outside as much, these can all be stressors on your mind and body. 

Have you been able to identify any triggers for your feeling of stress?  Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Are small seemingly simple tasks difficult to accomplish?  Are you feeling emotional?  Have you had a change in your exercise or eating patterns? 

 Last week, we focused on your body.  This week, focus on your mind.  They both are connected and both will benefit when you take care of one.

Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link

Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website

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

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