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Common Knowledge, Common Virtues, Common Sense 
A National Charter School of the Year, A Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School,
 A Certified Official Core Knowledge Site School, A John Irwin School of Excellence ,
A Gilder Lehrman Affliate School  
Volume 17 Issue 34                                                 
May 5, 2014
What's Happening at LCS

May 5th-9th|Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5|Information Night at LCHS-6:30-8:30 p.m.


May 12|5th/6th Grade Band/Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. 


May 15|LCS Awards Ceremonies

Times                    Grade                    

8:15-9:15               K                             

9:30-10:30             1-2                           

11:00-12:30           Lunch (wood side)

12:30-1:30             3-4                           

1:45-2:45               5-6                          



May 22|Olympic Day

No lunch will be served, no microwaves available. Please pack a sack lunch and a drink.

May 23|Last Day of School, 1/2 Day, 11:00 release.

No lunch will be served



Liberty Common's Award Ceremony Needs A Special Touch From A Parent Volunteer
We are seeking volunteers to transform our stage into a celebratory setting for Liberty Common Awards Ceremony on May 15th.  This is an undertaking that would be fun to do with others and is not difficult.  Ask friends to commit with you and contact Jill Ronen in the Front Office at 482-9800 or if you are interested. 


The Liberty Common Board of Directors has approved the 2014-2015 School Calendar.  Please mark your calendars for the following: 


First day of school: Aug. 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 26-Nov. 28 

Christmas Break: Dec. 22 - Jan. 2

Spring Break: March 16 - March 20   

Last day of school: May 22, 2015 


Enrollment for 2014-2015 School Year
Please contact the office, 482-9800, ext. 3114, if your child will not be returning to Liberty for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are preparing for next year's enrollment and like to give new students and their families as much notice as possible.    


Library Pal Applications Available


Part of the 2014 Summer Reading Program in Poudre River Public Library District is the Library Pals Volunteer program.  Kids who have finished grade 5, 6, 7, or 8 can apply to be Library Pals.  If accepted, they'll receive training and then work one two-hour shift a week during June and July, helping with all sorts of library tasks-straightening shelves, washing books, listening to younger kids read, suiting up as the library mascot, and much more.  


Applications are available on line at: or at any of the three libraries and will be accepted through May 16, 2014.  Since a limited number of positions are available, the sooner an application is turned in, the better the chances for placement.  For more information, phone 221-6740.



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In This Issue
Teacher Appreciation
LCS Summer School
LCHS Summer Enrichment
Request from Liberty's Health Office
5th Grade Tdap Booster Vaccine
Liberty Common Fundraisers
This Week in Jr. High Sports
ASK Summer Programs
Adventure Summer Kamp
Contact Us
Liberty Common School
1725 Sharp Point Drive 
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-9800
Fax: 970-482-8007

Office Hours: 7:50-4:00 p.m.

Our attendance line is (970)482-9800, option 2, please call by 8:30 a.m.

If you need to take your child to an appointment during school hours, please come to the Front Office, sign them out and we will call them out of class.

All students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. must be signed in at the Front Office.  It is important that a reason be written as this determines if the tardy is excused or not.  

Please note that you may go to your student's classroom and wait for them to be dismissed only after 2:50 p.m.

If your student is ill and you  want any/all homework, please contact the teacher by email as early as possible and homework will be available after 3:00 p.m. in the office. 

If you have any questions about these policies please contact Mrs. Ronen at

Board of Directors
Sarvjit Gill            227-4202
Joel Goeltl           593-8556
Paulette Hansen 282-8455
Jeff Webb            545-9636
Bill Werst            631-8379
Amy Redstone    378-1170
John Rohrbaugh 225-2259


You may contact all members of our Board of Directors at  



May 22, 2014  

6:00 pm
Teacher's Lounge
Liberty Common School
       1725 Sharp Point Dr.

Lost and Found
is overflowing with jackets, lunch boxes and H20 bottles. Items not claimed within two weeks of being misplaced, are donated. Please take a few minutes and visit the lost and found before the last day of school.

Teacher Appreciation by Casey Churchill, LCS Principal




                       Kindergarten   Ms. Pinky

                       First Grade      Mr. Zucarelli

                       Second Grade Mrs. Schmidt

                       Third Grade     Mr. Zucarelli

                       Fourth Grade   Mrs. Rose

                       Fifth Grade      Mr. Smidt

                       Sixth Grade     Mrs. Chism


There are a lot of people I can't remember. Or, I should say, there are a lot of people whose names I can't remember. I can see a face but no name. I do however know the names of all my elementary school teachers (see above). I would bet that most of you can too. Strange since our schooling took place so long ago. This is testament to the impact our teachers have on us as children. Teachers mean the world to our kids during this crucial time of educational growth.  


Teacher Appreciation week is a time to recognize all the great work our teachers do to prepare our students for the academic rigor that lies ahead. Thanks so much to the parent volunteers for decorating the hallways and providing the treats throughout the week. I can tell by the brilliant bulletin boards, the fantastic food, and the smiles from ear to ear that our community appreciates our teachers. Teachers have one of the hardest and most demanding jobs. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication to educate and motivate our youth.  


Schools all across America celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week as this is a nationally recognized week. The history of National Teacher Appreciation Week is uncertain, but the movement for such an observance is commonly thought to have begun around the time of World War II. Eleanor Roosevelt made a major push for the day in 1953.   


National Teacher Day was later declared in 1980 by Congress and in 1985 the Parent Teacher Association established National Teacher Week as the first week of May. It has been celebrated annually ever since.


Our country places high importance on the teaching profession and so do we. Liberty is fortunate to have such high quality teachers. We expect the best and they deliver. There is plenty of research in the educational arena about how student's best succeed. Some believe it is dependent on the class sizes, others believe teaching technology is the missing piece, and others believe eating healthy will cause students to succeed. Here at Liberty, it is our belief that placing your students in front of educated and hardworking teachers is the core to an incredible education.  


Our teachers plan their lessons in detail, work with their teammates, read books to better their understanding of content, develop and grade homework and assessments, analyze test data, work with students one on one until they understand the content taught, communicate successes and challenges to parents, attend after school events, skip lunch to help struggling students, put Band-Aids on scraped knees, and motivate children to do their best. Teachers have to be a jack-of-all-trades.


We thank our dedicated staff for educating, motivating, and ensuring a positive future of our youth.


I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  By: William Shakespeare



Register Now for Summer School: Liberty Offers Math, Reading and Individual Tutoring

Research at Liberty Common School has shown that a whole summer without regular math and reading practice can cause a HUGE drop in reading levels and fluency and a drop in math testing and grades.

To combat this trend, Liberty Common School is offering a summer Reading and Math Camps and individual tutoring of students entering grades 1st-6th.  Space is limited, so register now!

Click Here to learn more about the Reading Camp.
Click Here to learn more about the Math Camp.
Click Here to learn more about the individual tutoring program.
Click Here to download a Liberty Common School Registration form.

Other Summer Enrichment Programs
The following summer enrichment programs are now available.  Enrollment is limited is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please click on the links below for the informational flyer.   Inquires should be directed to the teachers running the sessions.

Summer English Program: Contact: Mr. Dybzinski (Grades 7th-12th)
Summer Keyboarding Program:  Contact:  Mr. Kranz (Grades 4th-12th)
Summer Math Program:  Contact Mrs. Salehi (Grades 7th-12th)
Request from the Liberty Common Health Office

Dear Parents:


As we are coming to the end of the school year, we want to remind parents to pick up all medications from the Health Office.  


We know the last day of school is a busy day for you and your students, so if their medication isn't a daily essential, you may consider picking the medication up earlier in the week. Medication may be picked up between 7:40-3:40 (Monday -Thursday) and 7:40-10:30 (Last day of school).


Thank you for your cooperation,

Jen Hopkins (Health Tech) & Natalie Dybzinski (RN)



The Colorado Department of Public health and Environment requires all students entering 6th grade to have proof of receiving the Tdap booster vaccine, or a signed exemption. This is based on the Center for Disease Control recommendations to prevent cases of Pertussis (Whooping cough).

Please submit clinic documentation to the school health office to verify that your child has been immunized, or submit a signed exemption. The information will be included in your student's school immunization record.
Thank you,

Jen Hopkins (Health Tech) & Natalie Dybzinski (RN)


Thank you, Thank You, Thank You
Liberty Common Fundraisers
Front-Office Fundraising

"Cartridges for Kids"
gives us cash for your old printer cartridges, cell phones, ipods, video games and consoles, laptops, GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and DVDs.  "Box Tops for Education," Campbell's soup labels and
 Morning Fresh Dairy bottle caps also provide our school   with additional funding.  Drop-off point is in the front office.  


This Week in Jr. High Sports

5/5  4pm  Track    NCIL Championship @ LCS
5/6  4pm  Soccer  Liberty Red @ Windsor
5/8  5pm  Soccer  (Pending a Liberty Red win)

Congratulations to the Liberty Blue team who lost to Frontier in the regular season 6-0 and then in the playoffs, held Frontier to a 1-1 tie through regulation, two sudden deaths and then lost by a goal in a shoot out. Excellence can be found in the heart of the Liberty Blue soccer team.

We still need track meet volunteers on 5/5.   Contact Mr. Knab @ if you are available to assist.


Adventure Summer Kamp

1st Choice Offers Adventure Summer Kamp