posted Mar 17, 2017, 3:06 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 3:56 PM ]
Wednesday, April 5
We’re excited to say that Dorian Studio online ordering has arrived! Students will still need to have an envelope with them on picture day, but parents can now select their packages/backgrounds and pay online in advance of picture day. The bi-lingual customer support line is available to help parents if needed at 800.826.3535. Please contact them if you have any questions.
Swamped the Musical is TONIGHT!
posted Mar 7, 2017, 3:27 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Please join us for
Swamped the Musical
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TONIGHT at 7:00
Singers arrive at 6:45
Students with a Speaking Part arrive at 6:15
posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:54 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Running Club is well underway and would like to offer
A VERY BIG THANK YOU!
to the following businesses for their generous contributions
that make running club a great success!
Chris Noud ~ NowDesign
Richard Hansen ~ Allstate
Dr. Carter ~ South Salem Orthodontics
Roth’s Fresh Markets ~ Sunnyslope
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Northern Lights Theatre Pub
Dr. Megan Larson-Muth DMD
Big Town Hero
Promotions West ScreenPrinting
Kindergarten Registration Starts Today!
posted Feb 21, 2017, 11:11 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Free Full-Day Kindergarten – Fall 2017
Salem-Keizer Public Schools offers free full-day kindergarten. Half-day kindergarten is not offered in Salem-Keizer, however many private kindergarten providers offer half-day programs. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, but attendance is strongly recommended.
Registration for fall 2017 kindergarten opens Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Parents are asked to register for kindergarten as soon as possible. The district needs to know how many students will be attending and where in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms. Early registration helps make sure kindergarten students will have a comfortable start to the school year.
Children who will turn five years old on or before September 10, 2017, are eligible to register. To register, please visit the school assigned to serve your residence address and pick up a registration packet.
To find the school that serves your residence, visit the district boundary information page. For more information about registering for kindergarten, please call your school or visit the Kindergarten page.
Dr. Seuss birthday week!
posted Feb 8, 2017, 2:03 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:50 PM ]
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday all week long!
Dress up Days:
Monday February 27 – Fox in Socks Day (wear wacky socks)
Tuesday February 28 – Whoville Crazy Who Hair Day
Wednesday March 1 – 500 Hats Day (wear a wacky fun hat)
Thursday March 2 – Cat in the Hat day (wear your stripes!)
Friday March 3 – Oh the Places You’ll Go Day (wear favorite college, state or travel t-shirt)
Family Birthday Party:
Thursday March 2 at 6 p.m.
Come for a fun evening of crafts, raffles, and birthday cake!
Feel free to dress up in your favorite Dr. Seuss costume
This year’s design will also include a QR code on some pages which you can scan to view short online video clips. Also everyone that purchases a yearbook will receive a free EYearbook to view online.
Call for Yearbook Photos
We need your PHOTOS!!! We are looking for pictures of our students at Liberty events, field trips, in the classroom or even working on homework or something special. If you have pictures to share, you may
1. Bring them on a flash drive in an envelope clearly marked with student’s name and teacher so we can return it. OR
2. Upload them yourself on the yearbook app called entourage yearbook app. Just install & follow the simple instructions to register and upload your photos to the Liberty Elementary Salem Oregon 2017 yearbook.
REMEMBER: Spring choir is Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3-3:45. If your student still wants to join choir, please fill out the attached permission form and get it turned back into me as soon as possible. If it is turned in by Wednesday they can come on Wednesday. The last day to join choir will be Wednesday 2/8.
Free Dental Sealants
posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:58 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Parents of 1 – 3 graders
Do you want your child to get FREE dental sealants on
Permission form will be coming home this Thursday
and must be completed and returned by February 10
in order to qualify for this free service
generously provided by Capitol Dental Care.
Important Information re: Snow Days
posted Jan 19, 2017, 11:06 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Make-up days for snow closures announced
Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.
Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.
Three school days have been added to the calendar:
Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.
Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.
Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.
Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.
Family Movie Night
posted Jan 13, 2017, 10:59 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 12:39 PM ]
Thursday, January 26 @ 6 p.m.
in the gym
Featuring the movie “Storks” (starting at 6:30)
Food available for purchase (everything is $1 or less)
Gluten-free options available too!
Make yourself comfortable–blankets, pillows & jammies are welcome!
Echo’s Birthday Party!
posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:39 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Echo’s 1st Birthday Party!
Friday, January 13th
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. (before school)
in the library
posted Jan 5, 2017, 3:48 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Exclusion Day is Coming Up!
Each year, every school in Oregon must comply with the existing state health laws. By law, children who are not in compliance with immunization requirements by FEBRUARY 15th will be excluded from attending school until their immunization requirements have been updated.
If your child has not had all the required immunizations, you will receive a letter letting you know which immunizations need to be updated. Please schedule an appointment immediately with your child’s healthcare provider.
Once your child has had the required immunization(s), please bring documentation from the healthcare provider to the school office so we can update their records in our system. Our goal is that no child is excluded from learning.
Your Child’s Safety
posted Jan 4, 2017, 3:10 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 3:12 PM ]
Practicing Lockdown Procedures
State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures.
If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security, then please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures
posted Jan 4, 2017, 3:07 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury
Annual state testing notice
Each year, students in grades three through eight and grade 11 take state tests in English language arts and math. Students in grades five, eight and in high school also take a state science test. The tests measure students’ knowledge of state standards and give the state information about how schools are performing. Information from the Oregon Department of Education regarding parents’ right to opt students out of some state testing is available online. Click here to see ODE’s flyer: http://www.skgradguide.com/sites/default/files/opt-out-annual_2016-17.pdf
Aviso sobre los exámenes estatales anuales
Cada año, a los estudiantes que cursan los grados desde tercero hasta el octavo, y en el undécimo grado se les aplican los exámenes estatales en las áreas de la lengua inglesa, las artes y las matemáticas. Los estudiantes del quinto grado, octavo y en la escuela preparatoria toman un examen estatal de ciencias. Los exámenes determinan el conocimiento que los estudiantes han adquirido y lo comparan con el estándar estatal; esto proporciona al estado la información sobre el desempeño y funcionamiento de las escuelas. Usted puede encontrar información en línea del Departamento de Educación de Oregón con relación a los derechos de los padres sobre la opción de excluir a su estudiante de los exámenes estatales. Pulse aquí para consultar la información del Departamento de Educación de Oregón: http://www.skgradguide.com/sites/default/files/opt-out-annual_2016-17.pdf