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  

2016-17 Calendar
  • Classes Begin-Aug.  29
  • Labor Day-Sept. 5
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-Oct. 28
  • Thanksgiving-Nov. 23-25
  • Winter Break-Dec. 26-Jan. 6
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan. 16
  • Professional Development Day-Feb. 17
  • Presidents'Day-Feb. 20
  • Spring Break-March 13-17
  • Good Friday-April 14
  • Last Day of Classes-1/2/Day May 26

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
February 19|Winter Carnival, 6:30 p.m.
February 19|Free Dress Day
February 19|Chess Club
February 22-26|Penny Wars
February 29|Character Assembly|Tad, Jona and Isaac from Alexa's Hugs.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Alexa's Hugs.

8:10-8:45-4th-6th Grade
8:55-9:35-Kinder-3rd Grade
March 4|Classroom Pictures
March 14-March 18|Spring Break|NO SCHOOL 
March 24|Liberty T-Shirt Day
March 24|BOD Mtg.
March 25|Good Friday|NO SCHOOL

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
Tuesday, 2/16, 4pm, vs Knowledge Quest
Wednesday, 2/17, 4pm vs Westridge Academy


Season Highlights:  
We had a beautiful day for a ground-breaking ceremony last Tuesday. Thanks to all who showed up and all who support Liberty Common High School.  We now count the days until the gym is complete.  Here is a link to the Coloradoan article that highlighted the event: Coloradoan: Liberty Common Breaking New Ground

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

February 16, 2016 
Volume 19 
Issue 23   
   
Liberty Lecture Tonight. Art Stories: Insanity Or Creative Genius
Liberty Lecture - Art.  Don't miss the next "Liberty Lecture" scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 6:30-8:00PM | LCHS Great Hall | Topic: Art Stories:  Insanity Or Creative Genius? | Presenters: Mrs. Megan Salazar, Mr. Rex Seiple.  This lecture promises to be another outstanding opportunity for Liberty parents, grandparents, students, faculty, and community members to learn together in a fun forum from actual content experts.  And, there's no test or quiz afterwards.

Art Volunteers Needed, No Experience Required
 
Art Room Volunteers are needed for 2nd grade, 1st Grade, and Kinder Art classes starting at 12:00:

Help students and read aloud as they work on their projects. You don't have to have any special art skill, a child in that grade or class.  Just be willing to help students do their best job and prepare materials.   It's a lot of fun!
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER


Winter Carnival Through the Eyes of a Kid
By Casey Churchill, LCS Principal



Step 1:
Put on bright blue Hawaiian Fruit Jam shirt and put up the collar.
Step 2: Take comb out of back pocket and feather hair.  Put a part on the side.
Step 3: Roll or pin blue jeans around the ankle or just put on a pair of parachute pants and call it a day.
 
These are the three steps I took to look cool in 6th grade.  Yes, I was a break dancer.  I had the cardboard duct taped to the basement floor and listened to the sound track of Breakin'2: Electric Boogaloo over and over again.  The picture above is proof. The 80s were a great time for me.  I grew up with two valley girl sisters who kept me informed on the latest trends.  I love looking at old pictures like this and reminiscing about old times and how far we have all come.  No more parachute pants or Hawaiian shirts for me.
 
The Winter Carnival brings back these memories as I watch the excitement in our students and parents. This party is a big deal and will be very exciting for all that attend. Liberty's after school party isn't just bouncy houses and pizza. This after school event-when seen through the eyes of a kid-is a full-on winter carnival with magical castles, games, cars, and immersive crafts with an indulgent feast.

This years theme is the 80s.  What wonderful memories the 80s bring.  Students will be treated to 80s music that I am sure will bring back memories to all the parents, a banquet of incredible food and lots of sodas! We will have two bouncy houses for the kids. There is nothing better than bouncing up and down listening to the song Footloose!  Crafts will be abundant on all sides of the gym.  We hope you can make it to this mid-year celebration!
 
Thanks to all the families that will be joining us for this fun filled event. It may be chilly out, but all the excitement will warm things right up. What a great opportunity to see you all and to catch up on the school year. We are so fortunate to have families with a common vested interest in supporting one another and raising our children the best we can.
 
Liberty's Winter Carnival is only made magical through the efforts of our committed volunteers.  Thank you to Hannah Knecht for her leadership in organizing this year's Winter Carnival.  Thank you to all that will be setting up, running the craft booths and activities, and helping clean up at the end. We truly appreciate your commitment to our school and students.

Volunteers are need to make the Winter Carnival a success. 
CLICK HERE to Volunteer
CLICK HERE bring in donations

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

Coming Soon: An Opportunity to 
Purchase A Lasting Impression
Legacy Bricks. Purchase a Liberty-Legacy brick to show your support for finishing the gymnasium. 

Bricks will be available in two sizes and can be purchased online as well as at the upcoming spring Gala. 4" x 8" is $250, 8" x 8" is $500, 8" x 8" with Eagle logogo is $550.
 
Bricks will be laid in a garden area outside the new gymnasium at the high school. Design your brick and be part of Liberty Common High School's foundation forever.
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.  

By now, families have received 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 this surveys.  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.  


Does your student babysit? Invite them to be a part of our Spring Gala's Babysitter Club Auction Item.  If interested call Tami O'Malley at 970-224-4341 or email her at yellamotami@yahoo.com to learn more.
Don't wait -- let us know by February 29th.
By participating, they would:
*Allow a great set of parents a night out.
*Get your name out as a fabulous babysitter.
*Be sharing your loyalty and love for Liberty Common.
*Raise money for Liberty.