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Coffee with the Community Returns Thursday, September 8
The Liberty Public Schools community engagement series, Coffee with the Community, returns for another year on Thursday, September 8.  We will be joined by Liberty Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Tucker, who will present the audience with a district update, which will include a time for questions and answers.  Please take note that this month's meeting will begin at a special time of 9 a.m. in the 3rd floor Board Room of the District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane.  For more information and a detailed listing of the meetings scheduled for the upcoming semester, click here.  
Early Release September 15 - No Classes September 16 
Due to staff professional development next week, Liberty Public Schools will be on a two-hour early release schedule on Thursday, September 15.  We will also be closed Friday, September 16.
Feature Stories on New LPS Faces Now Posted 
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have been posting feature stories on our website introducing stakeholders to our new faces around LPS. These individuals include the new Executive Director of Secondary Education, Beth Heide, along with new Ridgeview Elementary Principal, Tyler Shannon. You may read more about their respective stories simply by clicking on their names, hyperlinked above. It is great to have them with us!
LPS News to Know
LPS Launches Electronic Flyer Management Tool
Liberty Public Schools has launched a new, electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar.  For district families and stakeholders to view school-approved eflyers, you will simply click the Peachjar button on your school's website homepage.  All LPS parents have been sent an email informing them of this transition.

This "green" initiative will save our schools and district ample amounts of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

A Peachjar logo (similar to the one posted above) will be included in QuickNews soon. 

**Please know that many individual school/activity announcements that have previously been promoted in QuickNews will now be available and found in the new Peachjar eFlyers portal. 
District/Community Events
Come Join the Fun ... Support Liberty Robotics
Annual Robot Faire and Ford Drive One Event 
Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Shoal Creek Elementary

The Liberty High School/Liberty North High School Robotics Team 1764, along with the Liberty Robotics Foundation, will be hosting their annual Robot Faire for preschool through middle school students.  It is an open house style of event for the entire family. Tickets are $10 per student; click here to pre-purchase. Participants will build and race their own brushbots and compete with VEX robots. Come and enjoy robot and 3D printer demos, meet the high school robotics team, and more. 
 
Also, join us for our annual Gary Crossley Ford Drive One Event. Test drive a new car, and Ford will donate $20 per test drive to the robotics team. Visit our silent auction, and enter to win a 3D printer, a private robotics party, or a chance to ride with us in the Fall Fest Parade.  Food will be available for purchase from Twisted Tater Food Truck and Sheridan's. For any questions, contact Bridget at 550-9981 or email us at parent@libertyroboticsfoundation.org.
 
Check out our Robotics Flyers for more information and to purchase Robot Faire tickets!
MESSY MANIA for the Little Ones
Attention parents with infant children through pre-kindergarten! Come join Parents as Teachers for Messy Mania!  All those fun, but oh, so messy activities you've wanted to do with your little darlings, but may have been afraid to try on your own - water play, different ways to create with various kinds of paint, textures, and more!
 
Dig out those old play clothes, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy a morning of getting...MESSY and possibly wet.  We will have fun exploring the sights, sounds, and sensations of messy play. Most activities will be outside, with the playground being available for play.
 
When:  Saturday, September 10, from 9-11 a.m.
Place:  Liberty Early Childhood Center, 9600 NE 79th St., Kansas City, MO
 
*Remember, this is MESSY MANIA  - appropriate clothing for getting messy and wet is a good idea for both children and parents!
Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk Set for October 1 
The annual Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kansas Speedway.  More information may be found on their website by clicking here.  Team name is Liberty Leads (click on "register", "choose team", then scroll down to find LIBERTY LEADS!).

This event is to help raise money to benefit individuals and their families in our community with Down syndrome.  For more information, contact Paula Meiners, 736-5400 ext 2368.  Ms. Meiners will be picking up all shirts and delivering them. The team t-shirt deadline (to have your team name put on the back) is Monday, September 5.  Check out their website for more details on events and times.  
QuickNews Bulletin Board
In an effort to make our Liberty Public Schools e-newsletter, QuickNews (QN), a concise publication, which subscribers may read in a timely fashion, district/community announcements will be advertised in the main QuickNews section for a maximum of two weeks.  After this period of time, announcements will be transferred to our QuickNews Bulletin Board, which is located on the LPS website provided at the link below. In addition, the Bulletin Board may include announcements not meeting the criteria to be placed in this publication. The addition of the QN Bulletin Board allows them to now be publicized. This bulletin board will continuously be updated throughout the week, and announcements will remain until they expire by date. To access this page, simply click here.
 
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