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Back to School Night

posted Aug 10, 2017, 2:15 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Mark your calendars!
Back to School Night
Tuesday September 5, 2017
Session 1:  4:30 – 5:15
Session 2:  5:30 – 6:15
All sessions begin in the gym

It’s that time again

posted Aug 9, 2017, 3:45 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 9:04 AM ]

2017 – 2018 Student Supply List attached
Happy shopping!
*Supplies are available for students who need assistance.
Please contact Mrs. Stanaway for more information.

Volunteers Wanted!

posted Jun 6, 2017, 3:00 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Field Day
Friday, June 16 from 1 – 2:30
Volunteer shifts available
12:30 – 1:45
1:45 – 3:00
or both!
Please call the office if you can help 🙂

Screen Free Week

posted Jun 2, 2017, 2:24 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Liberty Library is sponsoring a screen-free week
Start: Monday June 5
Finish: morning of Friday June 9
see attached for more details on how your child can earn a prize!

Attention Parents!

posted May 30, 2017, 2:19 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Important Notice:
This is the LAST WEEK
to check out library books

The Liberty Scoop!

posted May 26, 2017, 4:49 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Extra! Extra!
Read all About it!
Check out the first edition of the
Liberty Scoop
student newspaper

Read! Read! Read!

posted May 19, 2017, 3:04 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Library Sponsored Reading Programs
Kinder – 1st – 2nd parents:
Your student is working on a Bookkeeper Card
For each 15 minutes spent reading, color in one Bookworm
When the card is completed, turn it in for a reading token and another card
3rd – 4th – 5th parents:
Your student is participating in Reading Genre Bingo
Choose a square and read a book from that genre & get parent signature
Prizes for bingo, 3 bingos & ENTIRE bingo card

May’s Liberty Bell

posted May 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Coin Drive

posted May 9, 2017, 2:06 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

The student council coin drive is on NOW through the end of this week (May 12)
All proceeds benefit
Providence Medical Center

Liberty’s Immunization Rates

posted May 9, 2017, 1:47 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated May 9, 2017, 1:56 PM ]

For your information, Liberty’s immunization rates are available for review in the attached document.

Immunization Report K-12

School Carnival

posted Apr 20, 2017, 3:55 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

The school carnival is almost here . . .
Saturday, April 22
11:00 – 3:00
Game & Concession Stand Tickets:
$1 for 4           $5 for 20          $10 for 40          $20 for 80
Raffle Tickets:
$1 for 4          $5 for 20          $10 for 40           $20 for 80

Book Fair

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:48 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Happy Camper Book Fair
is right around the corner!
Book Fair Dates:  April 17 – April 22
Shopping hours:  8:15 – 8:35 a.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m.
and all during Spring Carnival Day

Liberty Talent Show Auditions Permission Slip

posted Apr 12, 2017, 10:32 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Keep your eyes open for Liberty Talent Show
audition permission slips coming  home soon
(and also attached here).
They must be completed & returned to school by
(no exceptions)

April’s Liberty Bell Newsletter

posted Apr 6, 2017, 11:32 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Lots of important information in April’s Liberty Bell. 
 Please check it out!

Spring Pictures Coming!

posted Mar 17, 2017, 3:06 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 3:56 PM ]

Spring Pictures

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
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

PhysiQ Fitness

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

Pre-Order your Yearbook NOW!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 10:34 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

Now is the time to Pre-Order the 2016-2017 Liberty Yearbook

Pre-Order your yearbooks now for $12

After April 15th the price goes up to  $15.

You can even purchase yearbooks online!


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.

3.  Upload them yourself at this website:

We need tons of photos to fill the yearbook pages.  If you have any yearbook questions, please email

Spring Choir

 posted Feb 1, 2017, 9:24 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

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
March 6?
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

Immunization Update

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

Testing Information

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:

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:

Yearbook Planning

posted Dec 9, 2016, 2:02 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Liberty yearbook planning meeting
Wednesday, January 18 @ 6:30
Room 1
Get your creative juices flowing and
help make this year’s yearbook

Carnival Planning Meeting

posted Dec 9, 2016, 1:49 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

PTC Carnival Planning Meeting
Wednesday, January 11 @ 6:30
Room 1
Calling all volunteers!
It takes many hands to make our
yearly Liberty carnival a success.

Student Council Fun Days

posted Dec 7, 2016, 2:55 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Student Council has announced the following fun days:
Friday, Dec 16–Crazy sock day
Thursday, Jan 26–Neon day
Friday, Feb 17–Twin day
Thursday, April 27–80’s day

Making beautiful music

posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:25 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Choir, orchestra & band
winter concert tonight
7:00 in the gym
(students to arrive at 6:15)
Also coming soon:
Choir field trip on Friday, Dec. 9
Capital building performance at 9:30
Lancaster mall performance at 11:30

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted Nov 22, 2016, 12:24 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

No School November 21 – 25

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