Liberty Common Elementary School 
1725 Sharp Point Dr. 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 
Fax: (970)482-8007

Attendance Line:
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, and A Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School  

Board of Directors  
You may contact all members of our Board of Directors at or by telephone:
  • Patrick Albright: 232-8257
  • Joel Goeltl: 593-8556
  • Paulette Hansen: 282-8455
  • Jeff Webb: 545-9636
  • Denise Benz: 420-4184
  • John Rohrbaugh: 225-2259

Next Board of Directors Mtg., 

Oct. 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Liberty Common Elementary


  In an effort to keep students safe during drop-off and pick-up times, please refrain from using cell phones. The front, middle and back drop-off and pick-up areas are designated NO CELL PHONE AREAS. 

Mark Your Calendar
Pre-Order Fall Festival Tickets and meal vouchers, due TODAY by 4:00
September 28|LCS Informational Night, 6:30 p.m.
October 2|
Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m.
Liberty Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
October 5-October 16|Canned Food Drive
October 9|Liberty Chess Club
October 10|Nov. Lunch Calendars Due.
October 12|5th-6th Grade Alcohol & Drug Education, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
October 15|BOD Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
October 16|Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.
October 16|
First Quarter Ends
October 22|Service men and women photos due.
October 23|
Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL|No Chess Club
October 26|
Public Information Night, 6:30
October 30|Chess Club
October 30|Liberty T-shirt Day
CLICK HERE for 2015-16 School Calendar

Dan Knab, Athletic Director
LCS Sports News

GO EAGLES - CLICK HERE to access our webpage.
This week in Junior-High Sports:

Eco-Week Frenzy - Last week during eco-week some soccer and volleyball games were moved to accommodate the 6th grade student-athletes.  It was important to the athletic department that we found a way for them to play in their games.  The good news is that we got all of the games played and the athletic department thanks everyone for their flexibility and patience.
Both teams are in the playoffs this week and you will want to be updated after every game.  Make sure to 'like' the Liberty Common Booster Club page.  This page was created to spark spirit and unity in our community.  Our student-athletes read these comments and love to see what the Liberty Common community has to say about them. 
The junior-high cross-country team would like to invite you to their off-campus spirit meet on October 10th at 9:30am at Fossil Ridge High School.  This will take a little bit more effort to get up early on a Saturday, but remember Order Points are earned with attendance.

Boys Soccer 
Monday, 9/28, 4pm,
Quarter Final (Home) Opponent TBD Spirit Game
Wednesday, 9/30, 4pm, Semi Finals -
TBD (Check LCHS Booster FB Page for updates)
Friday, 10/02, 5pm, Championship - TBD (Check LCHS Booster FB Page for updates)
Monday, 9/28, 4pm,
Home vs New Vision
Wednesday, 9/30, 4pm,
@ Heritage Christian
Saturday, 10/03,
All day beginning at 8am, @ Windsor Charter
Cross Country
Boys & Girls Cross Country
Friday, 10/02, 3:30pm, Away @ Eastman Park, Windsor
2015 LCS Canned Food Drive
Helping Our Neighbors Move From Hunger to Health
When: October 5th.-October 16th.
All food needs to be at LCS by noon on October 16th. 
Benefits: Food Bank for Larimer County
Most Needed Items:
Peanut butter, canned meat/fish, canned fruit in juice, whole grain cereal
check expiration dates on food.  Expired food has to be thrown away and cannot be donated.
If students collect
2015 Food Items they will receive a Free Dress Day.

Honor Our Service Men and Women
Garrett Hanawalt Every November, for Veterans Day, we like to honor our men and women veterans and those that are currently serving our country with a display of thanks.  To make our bulletin board a great presentation of respect and appreciation, we are needing pictures of our soldiers, seamen and airmen.  Please bring any photos of service men or women to the office. Include their name, where they served or are currently serving and their relation to our Liberty Common student(s).  Photos will be accepted until October 27th., and will be returned.  Photos can also be sent via email to
Can You Hear Me Now?
Dear Parents,
The Health Office is in need of at least 13 volunteers from about 7:50am-12:40pm on Hearing and Vision screening day, November 13th. Prior experience not necessary, but is helpful.  Volunteers need to stay the whole time, because it is cumbersome to train half way through the day. Light snacks and waters will be provided.
Please CLICK HERE to volunteer.
The Eagle's Nest

Volume 19
Issue 6
September 28, 2015 
Newsworthy Announcements; Events, Activities and Reminders

Western Round Up Fall Festival Is Friday
"Come Along Little Doggies" and bring your friends and family to Liberty Common Fall Festival.  The fun begins at 5:30 p.m., place to  Games, crafts, bouncy houses and prizes await all who attend the fun. Delicious grub provided by Paninos Restaurant

Avoid long lines and get to the Fall Festival fun by purchasing activity tickets and meal vouchers NOW. Your form and payment must be turned into the Front Office by 4:00 p.m.,  TODAY.  CLICK HERE for Pre-Purchase Ticket Form that includes meal vouchers for dinner from Paninos. 
Pre-purchased tickets will be waiting for you at the Express Ticket Line, the night of the event.   
School Attendance Is Vital
All public schools in Colorado receive funding from the State based on the number of students who attend their school.  It is critical that your student be present during the October Count period.
The count occurs Sept. 24th-Oct. 8th. October 1st is the official count date set by the state.  If your child will be absent for more than two days in a row during this time period for reasons other than an illness, please contact the office for an official document to sign.

Public-Info Night  
There's a public-information meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, September 28th., from 6:30 - 8:00PM at the elementary school.  This presentation covers the history and philosophy of the school, and is designed mainly for prospective parents and those on the school's waiting list.  And, it's a good comprehensive refresher for any current parents needing a reminder of what we do at Liberty, why, and how we got here. LCS Principal Casey Churchill, will conduct the presentation.  If you know of anyone interested in sending their kids to Liberty - either campus - please urge them to attend next-Monday's briefing.

RELLiCS Extend Invitation to Liberty Grandparents
The RELLiCS (Respected Elders Loving Liberty Common School) are looking forward to a new school year at Liberty Common School. The RELLiCS is a group of fun-loving grandparents of Liberty Common students that wants to be involved in the lives of the members children and grandchildren. RELLiCS meet periodically, has socials from time to time, and helps out when and where we can.

Last year, the group spent 5 mornings during summer vacation cleaning, painting, installing shelving, and restocking the teachers' store room at the elementary school. During this project, we had lots of fun getting to know one another better while accomplishing something significant for the school. In August, we manned the ice cream table at the high school after the Torch Trek and welcomed new 7th-graders from the elementary to the high school.

Activities such as these allow us to interact with the students, teachers and staff at both schools, and promote the "family" feeling so important at Liberty Common Schools. If you are a grandparent and would like to learn more about the RELLiCS, please send your name, phone number and email address to and a member will call or email you with information. 

Thanks to Heather Griffith, from Young Peoples for speaking at our Character Assembly, September 28th.

News from the September Board of Directors Meeting
By Paulette Hansen, Chairman
We Are Getting a GYM!
Starting next year Liberty Common will add a gym at the high school.   After a thorough scrubbing of the financials, we have the ability to finance a much- needed gym, additional parking, and an expansion to the Great Hall.  Construction projections at the elementary school will be completed as well.  Stay tuned for more details. Construction is preliminarily scheduled to begin in early 2016. To afford this expansion, we will take out an additional loan, use proceeds left over from being fiscally prudent and managing the costs of the previous expansion, and we will need to use a portion of the current fund balance which has benefited from very-disciplined financial management.
A second gym benefits both schools.  Besides physical-education classroom space and athletics, it means that high-school practices will finish earlier.  The elementary gym will not be occupied every night meaning more time and availability for music, theater, and dramatic performances for all grades K - 12.  This will also afford more opportunities for after-school activities for the younger students.  All students will benefit from this expansion. We are thrilled for it to become reality.


Support our Art Curriculum - Volunteers Needed
The BOD enjoyed an informative review of the K - 12 Art Department.  The review included some wonderful examples.  Mrs. Tracy Nichols who teaches K - 2nd art could really use some dedicated help to assist for a few hours on a consistent and regular basis on Thursdays and Fridays.  Volunteers would provide an extra set of eyes, ears and hands to supervise 29 adorable artists at a time. She can do much more extensive and creative projects with assistance.  No art experience is needed.  If you have hosted a children's birthday with crafts, you can do this.  Grandparents and even Great Grandparents are welcome to relive when their kids were at their cutest. Please go to Mrs. Nichols sign-up genius for more information:  CLICK HERE 
Did you know that Mrs. Nichols is a nationally published artist? For volunteers who purchase the Nichols Art History Timeline from Amazon, we hear she will personally autograph it. 

Congratulations to Newly Elected Student Council Representatives 2015-16
From left to right:
Carter Conrady(6th),Grace Bartley(5th),Tyler Cox(6th), Eleni Armatas(5th),Ryan Green(6th),Mason Sanfilippo(5th),Sydney Reinke(6th),Olivia Franklin(5th), Sophia Solis(6th),Elyse Franklin(5th),Matt Stalcup(6th), Josie Wear(5th)