Volume 18 Issue 30                                                                          
April 6, 2015
Important Dates
April 7|3rd and 4th Grade Concert, 6:30 p.m.

April 10|May Lunch Calendars Due. Calendars will not be accepted after April 15th

April 10|Spring Gala Fundraiser

April 16|BOD Meeting at 6:00 p.m., LCS Teacher's Lounge.

April 17|Chess Club

April 20-April 24|Scholastic Book Fair
Volunteers are needed CLICK HERE to join in the fun.

April 24 and April 25| 5th and 6th Grade Dessert Theatre
, Peter Pan in the LCS Performance Hall.  Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., dessert is served at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, show begins at 7:00 p.m. Buy your tickets online only by CLICKING HERE
Donations of juice boxes for the Dessert Theater are needed.  Any amount of juice boxes provided are appreciated.  Please bring juice box donations to the Front Office.  We are also requesting dessert platters/serving trays to borrow.  Please label your platter with your name. They will be returned.  

April 24|Liberty T-shirt Day 

April 24|Last Day of Chess Club

April 28|Character Ed. Assembly-Perseverance
(K-3) attends assembly at 8:10-8:45
(4-6) attends assembly at 8:55-9:35
Speaker: Ellen Martin, Visual Arts Administrator for the City of Fort Collins. 
Liberty's Annual Spring Gala

This Friday, April 10th at 6pm

Embassy Suites, Loveland

Sorry, reservations for the Gala are closed and tickets will not be available at the door the night of the event.

Check out the Liberty Spring Gala Website to see all the terrific items up for auction!

There is something for everyone!


Who Can Save Liberty from These Villains?
Find out at the Gala Paddle Call!  Watch to see if Captain Security can help these students as we raise funds for security systems for our schools!


Spring Gala questions?  Please contact Qeryldine Hofinger: [email protected]

Gala Volunteers Still Needed! CLICK HERE to volunteer.   


Mathnasium Supports Liberty's Spring Gala

Very Important Information: 2015 Liberty Common CMAS Testing Schedules  
Liberty's participation in the State of Colorado's standardized testing begins soon. 
Only 3rd-6th graders will be taking the tests.  Attending school during these days is of utmost importance and we greatly appreciate your support.  Please do not plan any vacations or medical/dental appointments on testing days. CLICK HERE to view the schedules.  Be sure to scroll thru the entire document to know when your student will be testing.  Thank you. 
Summer Math and Reading Camps and Individualized Tutoring Coming to Liberty. Plan and Register Now
reading 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 summer Reading and Math Camps and individual tutoring of students entering grades 1st-6th.  Space is limited, so register now!

Click Here for Reading Camp Information and Registration Form.
Click Here for Math Camp Information and Registration Form.
Click Here for Individualized Tutoring Information and Registration Form.

7th Grade Summer English Program  
Attention Sixth Grade Parents: Liberty Common High School Summer English Program-Get on Track and Get Ahead!

Did your student struggle to manage the various, demanding language arts this year: grammar, vocabulary, writing, etc.?  Are you worried that waiting until next school year to revisit these areas will only result in a deeper hole at the next level?  Is your student going to be new at Liberty next year, and are you worried whether he/she will be ready for the cumulative nature of Liberty's English curriculum-especially the rigorous grammar training?  Maybe you just want your child to refine and bolster his/her language skills, guided by close instruction and support.  Regardless of the reason, this summer's four week English "booster" is the perfect, economical opportunity.  The cost is much less than typical tutoring, the tutor-to-student ratio is small, and the instructor is Mr. Dybzinski, head of Liberty's English department.  Regardless of whether your student is ahead or behind, he will set your child up for more English success.  Furthermore, he plans to have much fun in the process!  CLICK HERE for the flyer.
Update from Liberty Common Board of Directors
by Paulette Hansen, BOD Secretary

Several people requested more information regarding school funding and fundraising in the parent survey. We hope the column in the previous Notes will help. We also plan to post more articles in this domain. At the recent Board meeting, the Financial Advisory Committee provided the Board with a detailed financial report. They also asked for and received permission from the Board to research several financial scenarios for an expanded cafeteria/gym/great hall at the High School as well as a vestibule entrance at the Elementary School. Stay tuned for more information in future Monday Notes. We also encourage you to read the Board meeting minutes which are posted on the website under the news/events tab.


The Board had a lively 40 minute discussion regarding the pros and cons of requiring Latin II for all 8th grade students. Further discussion will be had at the April meeting with a vote at the May meeting.

We heard a detailed report from Marques Kem regarding the High School House System. Over the past five years the house system has grown in organization and success. We have seen massive improvements in attendance at events such as dances and spirit games. Every grade has multiple opportunities for leadership. The student leaders are doing a phenomenal job. We are very pleased with their progress.

An election for Board members will not be necessary this year. Bill Werst will serve another term and Patrick Albright has submitted a letter of intent to serve. Their terms will start in July, 2015. Thank you goes to both for their volunteer service.


In This Issue
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Healthcare Reminder
If your student is sick with a fever of 100 degrees or higher or is throwing up or has diarrhea, he or she is NOT ALLOWED to attend school. Your child may return to school if they are not throwing up or fever-free (WITHOUT FEVER REDUCING MEDICINE) for 24 hours.
Board of Directors
Quiet Zone
Please remember that the front office is an office of business and the use of cell phones is prohibited.  We also ask that conversations be kept to a minimum so that front office staff can provide quality customer service to students, staff members and other parents. 
Thank you.

Job Openings at LCS

Dear Parents,

Liberty will begin hiring for upcoming 2015-2016 positions starting in April.  We could use your help.  Please spread the word to anyone you know that would be a good fit for Liberty.  Here is a link to our website listing all available positions.




Liberty Administration

News from the Athletic Director, Dan Knab
2015 Jr. High Track Meet Schedule:
 *Click on away location for directions to meet site.

April 9, 2015 @

April 18, 2015 @ Mountain View HS  


April 20, 2015  @


April 27, 2015 @ Liberty    

May 4, 2015 @ Frontier NCIL Championship


Contact Coaches: Donny Reeves
Jon Wilcox

Please Visit Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is bursting at the seams with a plethora of items.  Please take a few minutes and visit our collection.  Remember items not claimed after 2 weeks are donated to charity.
Important Dates
School Year
Classes Begin|Aug. 24
Thanksgiving|Nov. 25-27
Winter Break|Dec. 21-Jan. 1
Spring Break|March 14-18
Last Day of School|May 27
Come Out To Support Our Eagles


Daniel T. Willingham Liberty Lecture A Success!

Daniel T. Willingham sharing his research and knowledge regarding education. 

Thanks to all Liberty Common staff and parents that attended Daniel T.  Willingham's informative lecture on Friday, March 27th.  Dr. Willingham was a dynamic speaker who displayed a strong commitment to Core Knowledge. We hope you can join us for future speakers such as this. If you missed the lecture, and would like to purchase Dr. Willingham's book, Raising Kids Who Read, books are available for sale in the front office for $20.00 (cash or check). Please stop in to buy your copy today.  

Additional Liberty Common Athletic News
 Jr. High Girls Soccer Schedule

4/6   4pm  vs Knowledge Quest

4/8   4pm  @ Loveland Classical

4/10  4pm  vs Windsor Charter

4/13  4pm @ Loveland Classical

4/15  4pm vs Frontier Academy

4/22 Quarter Finals

4/27 Semi-Finals

4/29 Finals



King Soopers' Gift Cards Purchase New Scoreboard.

On behalf of the athletic department, I would like to give many thanks to the small percentage of our community that takes the extra couple minutes to load up the King Sooper Cards that gives back 5% to Liberty Common.   If you are feeling left out, and would like to have a portion of what you spend go to our next purchase of  musical instruments, you can pick up a card in the front office of the high school.  Thank you  ~  Dan Knab, Athletic Director
Liberty Club Teams Shine

This year's Liberty Common Odessey of the Mind teams had fun and did well. The Division 1 team didn't advance to State but learned a lot from the experience and is looking forward to competing again next year. Members of the team included: Luke Hosek, George Knaus, Jillian Koontz, Jocelyn McElwain, Tru Novak, Aarav Tiwari, Elyse Wilson and Coach Jason Novak.     


Liberty's Primary Team (K-2) did very well. On overall score, with points ranging from 0 to 50 possible, they received 47. On style, with 15 to 25 stars possible, they earned 22. The Primary Team was coached by Jenny McElwain


Primary Team Members, left to right: Jack Friesen, Julia McElwain,  Grant Koontz, Ani Ranstrom, Reagan Stein, Roman Wilson, and Janelle McElwain.


Liberty Common's ChessMates recently participated in the last chess tournament of the year, called the Kings Gambit. 150 players from around the District attended and competed at Kinard Middle School. Liberty Common won 3rd Place in the tournament. Congratulations to all Liberty students who participated.

Isabella Knowles, (1st Grade) scored 4/5 in the K-1 section and tied for 2nd place

Ian Brannock, (4th Grade) scored 4/5 and tied for 1st Place in the 4th grade section.