Eagle Mosaic
Liberty Common Elementary School 
1725 Sharp Point Dr. 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 
Phone:(970)482-9800
Fax: (970)482-8007 
www.libertycommon.org

OfficeHours:7:50-4:00 
Attendance Line:  
(970)482-9800,option2   


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 BOD@libertycommon.org 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
  • Aislinn Kottwitz: 217-5925
Next Board of Directors Mtg., 
February 18, 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
Feb 5|Chess Club
February 8-12|Volunteer Appreciation Week

February 9|1st and 2nd Grade Concert, 6:30 p.m.

February 10|March Lunch Calendars due by 4:00 p.m.  No calendars will be accepted after February 15

February 12|Teacher Professional Development Day.  NO SCHOOL
February 18|BOD Mtg. 6:00 p.m., LCS Teacher's Lounge
February 19|Winter Carnival, 6:30 p.m.
February 19|Free Dress Day
February 19|Chess Club
February 22-26|Penny Wars

Attendance Policy
Please call our attendance line by 8:30 am if your child will not be attending school due to illness, appointment or is out of town.
The number is 482-9800, option 2.

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 included on the sign-in sheet.
 
Liberty Sports News
This Week In Junior-High Sports: 

JH-Girl's Basketball
Monday, 2/01, 3:30pm, @ Westridge (Greeley Rec Center)

Thursday, 2/04, 4pm, @ St. Johns
  
Click HERE for full schedule

Ground-Breaking Ceremony - You are invited to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the new high-school gymnasium.  We will celebrate this event on the grass east of the school on February 9th at 3:30pm.



Coach Search - Liberty Common High School is currently seeking to hire two spring coaches immediately. We are looking for a baseball coach and a women's soccer coach. Both sports require a coach that has excellent knowledge and experience and has a history of working with high-school student-athletes.  Please forward this information on to anyone you may know who would be a good fit for Liberty Common High School.  Mr. Knab is currently taking resumes for these two positions.  All questions can also be directed to Mr. Knab at
Thank you.

Booster-Club Committee Forming. If you have any interest in athletics and are considering deepening your support for the school by volunteering, Mr. Knab suggests joining the LCHS Booster Club.  This is a parent-run club that is very instrumental in the success of our athletic programs.  There is a lot of work that has been put into this club, but most of the weight has been carried by a very small few.  Our vision is to build the LCHS Booster Club to a number of people that would make the work light.  Being at every athletic contest is not required.  Members can go to the games or events that interest them....and free of charge.  Thank you for considering this opportunity.  If you are interested, contact LCHS Booster Club President, Rebecca Finkel. 

 
The Eagle's Nest

Volume 19
       Issue 22

February 1, 2016   
Board of Directors
At the January Board meeting we heard reports from the engineering and science departments.  We were very pleased to hear about the cross-grade-level collaboration happening with both groups.  The science teachers meet twice per year to work together on implementing scientific method and scientific language into the lessons at the appropriate level.  The HS science teachers participated as judges for the 5th and 6th grade science fair recently and were very complementary of the student's grasp of scientific method.  The engineering teachers meet with others to correlate the science and engineering standards of the K-12 curriculum.  This collaboration results in continuity of curriculum, which is a tremendous benefit of attending a K-12 school. 

We are thrilled that expansion construction will start in February.  This will ensure completion by the end of August.  There will be some parking spaces eliminated at the HS to make way for construction activity.  This temporary imposition will be very worthwhile in the end.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

In the near future you will receive links to two parent surveys.  One is a general, overall survey.  Another is specific to your child's grade level.  Please take the time to complete both. General Survey is due by Feb. 12th  and School Specific Surveys are due by Feb. 26th.   We review the responses thoroughly and consider them seriously. 

Paulette Hansen
Chairman, Board of Directors

survey
It is the time of year when The Board of Directors seeks parental input on your child's educational experience at Liberty.  The Board values your opinion and strives to do its very best to be one of the top schools in Colorado.  A general survey focusing on our institution as a whole will be distributed to all families via email February 1, 2016.  The following week, on February 8, 2016, families will receive an individual teacher/class survey.  If you have more than one child attending Liberty,  please complete a survey for each of your students.  Please take a few minutes to fill out these surveys. General Survey is due by Feb. 12th. and School Specific Surveys are due by Feb. 26th.
If you have any questions regarding the surveys, please call the front office at (970)482-9800.  We value your feedback.   




The FREE Winter Carnival is coming soon.
Friday, February 19, 2016! 6-8pm 

Gnarly, live rad music and dancing, fun games, bounce houses, face and hair painting and A SUPER 80's SURPRISE!   

Righteous, pizza and drinks purchased at the carnival!

CLICK HERE for parent volunteer sign up.
CLICK HERE for donations sign up.

LCHS Maestro Dave Lunn delivered last week's "Liberty Lecture" on New Orleans and the History of American Music.

New Orleans Music Lecture.  Last Thursday's "Liberty Lecture" delivered by LCHS Maestro Dave Lunn, was absolutely fantastic.  If you missed it....sorry about that.  Your next opportunity to take in something similar will be Tuesday, February 16th (6:30 - 8:00PM) when Mrs. Megan Salazar and Mr. Rex Seiple - best art instructors in America - will deliver a community lecture entitled:  Abridged Art History of the Western World.  Get that on your calendar now.  Trust us, you don't want to miss it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 6:30-8:00PM | LCHS Great Hall | Topic:  Art:  The Sustenance of Western Tradition | Presenters: Mrs. Megan Salazar, Mr. Rex Seiple.

Wed, March 30, 2016 | 6:30-8:00PM | LCHS Great Hall | Topic: Living What We Teach: Combating Anti-Intellectualism in Culture and Education|Presenters:  Mrs. Natalie Scarlett and Dr. Bob McMahon of Ridgeview Classical Schools.

Liberty Common Academic
Summer Camps

Dear Parent/s,
Summer will be here before you know it! Liberty Common Elementary School is offering a SUMMER CAMP for reading and literacy, math, and academic individualized tutoring, for students entering 1st.-6th. grades.  Spots are filling up, so register early.

CLICK HERE for information about and to register for  Reading and Literacy Camp.

CLICK HERE for information about and to register for Math Camp.

CLICK HERE for information about and to register for Individualized Tutoring.   

We are excited to offer our summer camp and hope your child can join us!

Sincerely,
Keith Churchill
Principal, Liberty Common School

Funding Needed
The 2016 additions of a new gymnasium, Stoa, new high-school parking lot, vestibule for the elementary school, and elementary storage expansion are indeed exciting developments.  However, it's important for everyone to know that these projects are still not fully funded.  Liberty has borrowed funds sufficient to proceed with construction, but we must raise additional funds for indoor finishing and furnishings along the way.  The price tag is not small.  CLICK HERE for all the details of Liberty's Capital Campaign.  More parent help is needed for multiple strategies to raise money.  For those interested in amplifying financial commitments to the school, volunteers are needed on the school's Fundraising Committee, our Grant-Writing Committee, our Financial Advisory Committee, and in the general pool of volunteers.  To volunteer, send a MESSAGE HERE.  Ongoing contributions can be made securely  CLICK HERE.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and for your ongoing investment in Liberty.
Board Elections
On Monday, April 18, 2016, parents of Liberty Common School will finalize the election of parent/candidates for the school's governing Board of Directors.  Candidates must complete a written application as per Board policies posted at the school's website (CLICK HERE) which will be accepted until 4:00 PM on the Wednesday, April 13, 2016.