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  • Principal Update - Aug. 8, 2017

    Posted by Julana Hardtke at 8/8/2017

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,


    My name is Julana Hardtke and I am thrilled to be the principal at Liberty Ridge!  I have worked in the Sumner School District for 16 years as a teacher, reading specialist, dean of students and now as a principal.  I live in Edgewood with my husband and two sons who are 9 and 6 years old. 

    I hope you have had a chance to enjoy summer and are ready to get back into the mode of school after some rest and relaxation.  I know what a great school Liberty Ridge is and I am certain that great things will happen this year!  You are the first and most important teacher of your children.  I look forward to working in a close partnership with you during your child’s time at Liberty Ridge.  We can do great things by working together!


    New Staff

    I am happy to announce that we have added some staff members that are excited to join the team we have at Liberty Ridge.  Please help me welcome the following staff members: 

    Corey Gould, Vice Principal
    Gracie Claussen, Kindergarten
    Chelsie Rothschiller, Kindergarten 
    Virginia Morales, 1st Grade
    Bree Swope, 1st Grade  
    Amanda Bills, 3rd Grade
    Peggy Hunsicker, 3rd Grade  
    Christa Duncan, Learning Specialist
    Juliet Rosales-Barton, Learning Specialist
    Jessica Vest, Psychologist
    Melody Dacorsi, Family Behavior Support Specialist
    Rachel Berry, Paraeducator


    Student Placement

    A great deal of time, effort and thought have gone into the student placement process for the 2017-2018 school year.  Our staff has worked as a team to balance classrooms academically and socially.  Our class lists are structured to provide optimum learning experiences for all students.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances.  You will soon be receiving a postcard in the mail with the name of your child’s teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  


    Upcoming Events

    • August 21st, 3:00-6:00 Back to School Event at Sumner High School  (free backpacks, school supplies, and immunizations-bring immunization record)

    • August 30th,  5:00-7:00 Back to School BBQ at Liberty Ridge

    • September 6th -  First Day of School, school starts at 10:00am for Wednesday Late Start

    • September 11th -  Kindergarten First Day of School


    Bell Schedule



    8:25 start of school day

    3:10 end of school day

    10:00 start of school day

    3:10 end of school day


    Thank you!

    Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Liberty Ridge remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.  Feel free to contact me anytime at or (253) 891-4800.  


    Warmest Regards,           

    Julana Hardtke


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  • LRE Newsletter: May 17

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 5/17/2017

    Building Updates and Reminders
    This was a busy week at LRE! We had our intermediate grades finish their SBA testing this week. While we still have some assessments ahead, this week concluded the bulk of it. Our 5th grade students will still complete their assessments for the Science portion of the MSP on June 1st.  And all grades will be doing some final assessments at the end of May and beginning of June.


    Thank you to our wonderful PTO for their generosity last week during Teacher Appreciation week. We all felt the love and are grateful for all the treats throughout the week!


    Field Trips
    We are in the middle of field trip season! Please remember to turn in paperwork, fees and complete background checks (if you are chaperoning)  promptly. Teachers have spent countless hours arranging trips and are having to do extra leg-work contacting those who have not turned in the required documents. If we do not have these items, students cannot participate in the scheduled event.


    School Dismissal Time Reminder
    In regards to student dismissal, our students dismiss promptly at 3:10. Lately, we have had a trend of kids being picked up well beyond the work day for our office staff. Teacher work days end at 3:35 and our office closes at 4:00. Please be considerate of our staff’s plans after their work day as they also have family obligations following their busy school days. Thanks for your understanding.


    Fidget Spinners Have Found Their Way to LRE
    Our school, as well as schools across the district, are experiencing multiple students bringing this newest toy, fidget spinner, to school.  These little (and large version) toys are gaining in popularity.  The kindergarten through 5th grade teachers were very clear with their request that students keep these toys at home.  This toy is becoming a significant distraction in classrooms, as well as during recess and a safety issue on the buses.   We understand that if this toy is requested to be used as a "fidget" device, then it will need to be addressed in that student's support plan (504,IEP, Tier 2) and our staff will accommodate that request.  Thank you in advance for reminding your children that fidget spinners are not allowed at school.   

    Kindergarten Screening

    For those who have turned in completed Kindergarten Registration Packets, we have scheduled appointments for Kindergarten Screening on May 24th. These screenings are valuable to our teachers as it helps them determine what skills our future Thunder Eagles currently have and where they may need supports. If you still have a packet to turn in, please do so ASAP so we can have your child participate in this event.


    Last Day of School Date Change Reminder
    Students lost three days of instruction due to weather-related school closures Feb. 6-8.  The current school calendar includes two days for weather make-up: April 3 and May 26.


    April 3 was already added into the schedule and May 26 is now a SCHOOL DAY for all students in grades K-12.


    In addition, the last day of school has changed from June 23 to Monday, June 26.  June 23rd will be a full day of school. The last day of school, June 26, will remain a half-day early dismissal day. 


    In the event of additional weather-related school closures this year, the last day of school will be affected. 

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  • LRE Newsletter: April 28

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 4/28/2017

    Congratulations to our Staff and Students!
    Great job to all our 3rd ,4th, and 5th grade students who put forth their best efforts on the first portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).  We continue with the English Language portion into next week and we know they’ll work just as hard  to show what they know!


    WA Achievement Award
    Based on statewide assessment data and impact on student learning, Liberty Ridge Elementary was the recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award.  Sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, the Washington Achievement Award uses the Washington State Achievement Index to measure student proficiency in math, English language arts, science, student growth and college and career readiness.  The 2016 awards mark Sumner School District’s largest number of schools recognized since the award’s inception in 2009. Sumner’s schools were recognized in four of the seven award categories of academic success:  

    Liberty Ridge Elementary: Overall Excellence, Math Growth and English Language Arts Growth. Schools earn Overall Excellence if they are among the top 5 percent of schools in proficiency and growth. 

    Kindergarten Orientation 
    Next week we welcome our new Kindergarten families with our annual Kindergarten Orientation. We host our event on Tuesday, May 2nd at 2:15. We will also be scheduling our Kindergarten screenings that day which will occur on May 24th.  If you know of a child who is 5 before August 31st who lives within our catchment area and has not yet registered for next year’s classes, please remind them to visit our office as soon as possible. Classes are filling up quickly.


    Kindergarten/First Grade Musical & Field Trips
    Spring Musical - Kindergarten/First Grade

    Dear LRE Parents:

    You are invited to the K/1 primary musical, "Spring is the Thing"

    When: May 11th at 7:00 (students should arrive at 6:45)

    Where: Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Sumner High School, 1707 Main St Sumner, Wa

    Daytime performance will be May 10th at 2:15 at Liberty Ridge Elementary in the gym.

    Students in the performance should wear fun spring colors, flowered prints, or surf shirts.


    Field Trips and Volunteer Background Checks
    We are in the middle of getting ready for "field trip season" at Liberty Ridge. As you are completing field trip forms and signing up to be a chaperone, please be reminded that you must first complete your online background check and receive clearance confirmation before you will be allowed to attend. Our HR department is busy working hard on these daily, but many schools take their field trips now as well, so do not wait until last minute. Complete the background check by following this link here.

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  • LRE Newsletter: April 21

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 4/21/2017

    Thank You Volunteers!
    Thank you so much to our families who came to the Annual Art show! We had so much fun watching the kids show off their artwork, make fun projects at the Creation Station and search for hidden items during the scavenger hunt. The amount of work our Volunteer Docents put into these projects throughout the year is amazing and the enrichment our kids get from it is priceless. What an incredible gift our school has with this program.


    Thank you to the following volunteers who made the Art Show possible:


    Amber O’Brien, Paula Wheeler, Jenn Fox, Crystal Bergman, Donna Hinkley, Katie Goodno, Shannon Meyers, Megan Duber, Carissa Diers, Emma Bowman, Markie Jones, Mrs. Heuett, Mrs. Fisher, Lacey Ezell, Pamela Schultz, and Sally Beard.


    Our parent volunteers are amazing! They saw a need for a better storage solution for our Lost and Found and they put together this wonderful cubby to help with the organization of our items that need to find their way back to their owners. It is located by the gym so when parents come pick up kids, they can check it easily.  Thanks to our awesome PTO so much for your thoughtfulness!!


    Building Reminders
    Testing Time = Quiet Zone

    Please take note of the testing schedule for our SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) dates for our 3-5th grades. Please try to schedule absences and appointments around the testing dates. Testing begins promptly at 8:30, many students will continue after the lunch break into the afternoon. We also try to limit classroom interruptions, so late arrivals are discouraged as they can disrupt other students. Please call before 2:30 to make changes to dismissal procedures so we can send a note rather than having to call into the classroom and disrupt the testing environment. Letters went home with a card for parents to send back to leave as a positive note of encouragement for students, if you have not yet sent that back, please send it Monday morning. Also, teachers are in need of snacks and drinks for breaks for kids. Please contact your child's teacher to see what their needs may be. Thank you so much for your support!


    SBA Testing Schedule  


    Afternoon Gym Dismissal
    Please be reminded during dismissal the gym can get chaotic. Once you have paired up with your student, please exit the gym area to help facilitate other families needing to pick up their children. Doing so, will ensure the safety of all students. Please feel free to continue your conversations outside the school. Please understand that if you are asked to vacate the gym once you have picked up, it is duly for the safety of the remaining children.


    Kindergarten Orientation
    Postcards went out to families who have already registered for Kindergarten for our upcoming Kindergarten Orientation. If you have a child who is kindergarten age or have family or friends who have kids needing to register that fall in our boundries, please have them contact our office or stop by and fill out a registration packet. 
    Orientation is taking place May 2nd at 2:15. Families and future students will get to meet teachers, PTO representatives and schedule their appointment for Kindergarten Screening. We can't wait to meet you!


    Message for 5th Grade Families—

    Dear Future Mountain View Families,

    Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 9, for New Wolf Night!  Doors will open at 5:00 and the official program will start at 6:00 PM in the commons.  The evening concludes at 7:30.  

    Arrive early to meet our PTO, purchase spirit wear for your new wolf and discover how to be involved at Mountain View!  When you arrive in the commons, you will be provided a program of activities for the evening.  We are planning a fun, yet informative event for you and your 5th grade child.

    We look forward to seeing all of you on May 9!

    Curtis Hurst
    Mountain View Middle School


    District Information
    How are our schools doing? Take this survey!
    Your feedback is critical in helping our district continually improve. Please take this short, multiple-choice survey to share your perspective on the educational effectiveness of your child’s school.

    Your survey responses, along with other research and analysis, play an important part in the development of each school’s annual improvement plan, which includes goals that are specific, data-driven and measurable.

    If you have more than one child in the district, you may complete a survey for each school your children attends. Hard copies of the survey, also available in Spanish, are available at your school. 

    Thanks, in advance, for your time and participation. Survey deadline is April 28, 2017. 



    Volunteer Background Checks - Important Field Trip Information
    If you plan to attend your child’s spring field trip, please make sure you have your required background check complete. Since there are many schools taking trips this time of year, it is wise to complete your online application now. You may do so by following this link. If this is not cleared by the date of your trip, you may not attend the trip.

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  • LRE Principal Update: April 10

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 4/10/2017

    Blame it on the big fir tree at the corner of 120th and 209th at 11:30 AM on Friday afternoon.  The wind gust blew it down with multiple branches pulling down power lines that blocked the street access to our school until approximately 2:45  PM.   Power did not come on until 5:20 PM. 

    From 11:30 to dismissal,  the staff kept teaching and our students had a quality,  yet creative afternoon  despite dim emergency lighting that finally gave out around 2:30 pm.  Families, please know that when LRE has NO power, we have no generator, no phones, no intercom, no internet. Two-way radios are used, along with one dedicated phone line to access  the Sumner School District office.   LRE  office staff provided regular updates to the district office  during the power outage  to share with parents throughout the afternoon.  

    The school's updated emergency plan includes an alternative dismissal plan if buses load at the back of the playground (bottom of the hill).  Had that been the case, we were ready.   

    A special thank you to  the parents and family members who arrived prior to dismissal  to pick up students.  We appreciated your patience.  


    Annual Liberty Ridge Art Show & SBA Testing Letter Home
    Please join us for our Annual PTO Art Show and Silent Auction
    When: Tuesday, April 11st at 6:00-7:30
    Where: Liberty Ridge Elementary
    Our student's artwork will be proudly displayed  for all to see. Each class has also completed a class art project that will be auctioned with a silent auction to the highest bidder at the end of the night. All money raised during the art show will stay with the art program. 
    Water and brownie sundaes will be available for purchase

    SBA testing is starting soon. Letters with the schedule printed were sent home last week along with a card to be returned with your note of encouragement for your child. Please return this by this Friday. Thanks for your help!



    Dental Care at LRE
    Dental Day will be on Wednesday, May 31st. We will have a Registered Dental Hygenist here on that day providing dental cleanings, fluoride, and sealants. Be on the lookout for a permission slip to come home in your child's folder. They were sent home last week. Complete the permission slip and send it back to school in your child's folder or drop it off at the front office. Permission slips are due on Wednesday April 19th. If you have any questions or need another permission slip please stop by the office or contact our school nurse, Jessica Olson for more information.

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  • LRE Newsletter: March 17

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 3/17/2017

    Building News and Reminders


    What an exciting day we had today! We had a leprechaun come visit and have some fun with our kids and spread the excitement with her hijinks and greenery! We also had Grandparent's Day! We had many excited kiddos as they showed their special guests around and introduce them to friends and teachers. Should we have a similar schedule next year, we have taken notes in areas where we can improve for next year, but for the most part it went smoothly with the influx of extra people in the building during the school day in part to careful planning and team work. Thank you so much for all the hard work and preparation from our kitchen staff and to our PTO volunteers who helped direct families, assist with lunch tickets, and help in the book fair. Team work makes the dream work!

    As a reminder, elementary school procedure has been and will continue to allow students to have a cell phone at school.  The expectations are:  the cell phone is the responsibility of the student, the phone is turned off when riding to and from school on the bus, and the cell is off and kept in the student’s backpack (or other safe location) during the school day.  Phones are available in classrooms and the office for students to access, when the  need arises.  Cell phones used  during the school day without permission   will be kept in the school office and parents will be notified.   Thank you  for your understanding.

    Due to an accidental overbooking  by  the Performing  Arts Center and in order to utilize this wonderful venue for the same date,  our 2nd & 3rdgraders will perform at 5:30 PM.  Students should arrive at 5:00 PM.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.

    What: Music and Me – 2nd and 3rd Grade Musical

    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:30 (students can arrive at 5:00)

    Where: Performing Arts Center at SHS

    Daytime Performance – Wednesday, March 22 at 2:15 in the LRE Gym

    Any questions can be directed to our music teacher at


    Events and Reminders:  Conferences March 21st and 23rd
    Conferences are around the corner! Please make note that we have early dismissal on March 21st and March 23rd at 11:40 for K-5.   With only two half days for conferences, teachers will not be conferencing with all parents (as in the fall).  Teachers contact parents to schedule their respective conference day/time. We will be offering a few evening conference times from 4:30-6:30 PM on the 21st for those needing it. There will be no Thunder Eagle Club on Conference Days.

    Becoming a Love and Logic Parent:  Creating Respectful and Responsible Kids
    Raise loving, confident children
    Teach your kids how to make responsible decisions
    Have fun raising your kids!
    When: Thursdays - April 6,13,20,27 and May 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 at Liberty Ridge Elementary

    Registration is available now $25 per couple or $15 per person. If you child qualifies for free/reduced lunch and attend the Sumner School District, your class fee will be waived. 

    Childcare provided for kids 3 and up, call the Sumner/Bonney Lake Family Center to reserve your spot 253-891-6535

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  • LRE Principal Update: March 13

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 3/13/2017


    Congratulations to our Thunder Eagles who worked so hard and represented Liberty Ridge at the Sumner School District Stem fair. The following LRE kids were recognized with awards from our district judges:

    Kindergarten: Sarah G. – 3rd place “Air Pressure in a Jar”

    3rd Grade: Ava S. & Kaidynce T. – Honorable Mention  “Apple Science”

    For a complete list of award recipients, please click here.

    Field Trips & Library Fines
    We are getting ready for field trip season! If you plan on chaperoning your child’s field trip, a district background check must be completed online before you can attend the trip. Please consider completing the process now to give plenty of time for the approval process. In spring, when many schools in our district are doing their field trips, there are many applications to go through the approval process, so get it done early! Click here to start your online application.

    If you owe fines for lost library books, books will either need to be returned or have fines paid to clear student accounts. Per direction from the business department, payments will be applied to the fines first. Failure to pay library fines may result in not being able to attend the field trips. Notifications for fines have gone out in letters home and in emails from the library. If you have a question whether your students has missing materials, please contact our office and we are happy to get that information for you.

    Lost and Found!
    We have quite a few pairs of glasses in the office that have been turned in and not claimed. If your child is missing theirs, please let us know! We’d love to get these very important items to their rightful owners.

    Also, please take a look at our lost and found while you are here, we will have items out during conferences and items left unclaimed at Spring Break will be donated to charity.

    Conferences March 21st and 23rd
    Conferences are around the corner! Please make note that we have early dismissal on March 21st and March 23rd at 11:40 for K-5.   With only two half days for conferences, teachers will not be conferencing with all parents (as in the fall).  Teachers contact parents to schedule their respective conference day/time. We will be offering a few evening conference times from 4:30-6:30 PM on the 21st for those needing it. There will be no Thunder Eagle Club on Conference Days. 




    If you have questions regarding buses (late bus, questions, concerns, etc), please contact Transportation directly at 253-891-6400. They have the most up to date information as things happen in regards to these subjects and are happy to assist you with your questions. 


    District Calendar Changes
    Students in the Sumner School District lost 3 days of instruction due to weather-related school closures on February 6, 7 and 8, 2017.  The current school calendar includes 2 days for weather make-up in April and May: April 3 and May 26, 2017. 
    April 3 and May 26 are now SCHOOL DAYS for all students in grades K-12.
    In addition, the last day of school has changed from June 23 to Monday, June 26.  The last day of school, June 26, will remain a half-day early dismissal day.

    In the event of additional weather-related school closures in the current school calendar, the last day of school will be affected.


    HIV/STD Prevention Curriculum Review Night : March 14
    The district is hosting a curriculum review night for families to preview HIV/STD prevention curriculum for students in grades 4-12 and Health and Human Development materials for students in grades 4 and 5.

    The district adopted the state model, FLASH and KNOW HIV/STD Prevention, a comprehensive education curriculum widely used by districts statewide to fulfill the state's requirement for providing AIDS education to their students.

    Washington state law requires that every student receives HIV/AIDS prevention education in grades 5-12.  Because this unit covers sensitive topics, state law and district policy require that parents are provided with an opportunity to preview these lessons. 

    Prevention Curriculum Review Night 
    March 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
    Sumner High School Library Resource Center

    Curriculum will be available for preview, including videos. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to understand the health content at each grade level, preview teaching materials and ask questions about the resources used in the classroom.

    Parents wishing to exclude their child from the HIV/STD curriculum required by our state must preview this curriculum and sign an exclusion form.

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  • LRE Principal Update: Feb. 23

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 2/23/2017

    Class Picture Day Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow (Friday, February 23rd) is class picture day! In addition to the class photos, we will be offering spring portraits as well. The optional portrait will only be taken for those students who have their envelopes with them at the time of their class photo so therefore, late orders for the spring portraits cannot be accepted. All students will be in the group class photos. Also, the office cannot make change, so please plan accordingly. Please see the schedule below for your student’s picture time and make sure your student is on time to school to ensure their participation. 

    8:20 Preschool 2
    8:35 Heuett
    8:45 Ulsund
    8:55 Smith
    9:05 Andros
    9:15 Jones
    9:25 Bowen
    9:35 Storm
    9:45 Preschool 1
    10:00 Jackson
    10:10 Snelling
    10:20 Enos
    10:30 Laramore
    10:40 Young

    10:50 Bohl
    11:00 Parmley
    11:10 Wright
    11:20 Baldwin
    11:30 Pedack
    12:20 Ashley
    12:30 Hutton
    12:40 Blix
    12:50 Crosby
    1:00 Preschool 2
    1:10 Preschool 1

    District STEM Fair and Art Show
    This weekend (Saturday, February 25th) is the Sumner School District STEM Fair. Good luck to all our Liberty Ridge students who have worked so hard on their projects. We know you’ll represent LRE well and we are so proud of you! Regardless if you have done a project or not, we encourage all families to attend this free, fun event! There are fun exhibits and shows from the Pacific Science center, rockets to build, robotics and so much more!

    The Sumner School District has transformed the traditional science fair into a STEM Fair – showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Math activities, technology and engineering projects will be featured along with science fair projects at this annual event, and held in conjunction with the District Art Show. 

    STEM Fairs give students the opportunity to model the work of professional research scientists. Students who develop science projects learn or improve their skills in scientific method and experimentation, logical thinking and problem-solving, writing and public speaking, and advanced library research. The District STEM Fair represents first, second, and third place winners from each grade level at every school, along with two honorable mention entries. Students will present projects to science fair judges, with the top projects moving on to regional competition in March.

    The STEM Fair will be held in conjunction with the 8th annual District Art Show. This annual show celebrates the arts in Sumner School District schools with pieces of student work in various media including watercolor, oil, charcoal, colored pencil, mixed media, and ceramics on exhibit. This year the show will include digital photographs by middle and high school students.

    February 25, 2017 at Sumner Middle School from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Secondary Projects
    9:00 – Registration Begins
    9:30-11:00 – Judging
    12:00- Awards


    Elementary Projects
    10:30 – Registration Begins
    11:30-1:30 – Judging
    2:30 - Awards

    Listing of activity and vendor booths:

    Pacific Science Center Hands-On Exhibits (Math Blasters & Blood and Guts)

    Tacoma Astronomical Society
    Boeing Geology
    Ben Franklin Arts& Crafts

    Pierce County Environmental Educators
    BHS Robotics
    SHS Science/Agricultural Club
    LMS GTT ‘Bot Competition

    Camp Invention Chess Tables
    Wolf Haven
    Hour of Code
    Math K-8 Adoption Curriculum Review
    P&J’s Waffle Delight Food Truck
    Arnold’s Happy Days Food Truck
    And more! 

    See an explosion of creative talent in this all-district science, technology, engineering, math and art event featuring science and art projects by students of all ages at the STEM Fair!

    Science Fair Project classrooms will close for a short period of time throughout the day for judging. This event is free and open to the public; all children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Parent Classes Offered at Liberty Ridge
    Parent Pep Talk Series #2
    Thursday, March 9th

    6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

    Childcare now available to children ages 3 and up for this event!

    We will be providing a Taco Bar Dinner from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for attending families.
    6:30, adults will move into the Library to once again enjoy an interactive presentation by John Norlin, SSD Whole Child Project Administrator!
    Please RSVP by Feb. 28th and join us for another invigorating evening with John Norlin and other adults who care about kids and want them to succeed in school and in life!

    You may RSVP (by Feb. 28th) to, or you may return the paper sent home in folders with names and ages of children!  We are so happy to be able to extend childcare to children 3 years old and up!  Younger children will remain with parents.  When children learn to “flex the optimistic muscle” they learn to face challenges knowing they can succeed!  They know how to apply the social and academic skills they have been learning since they were very little.  They act with confidence, compassion, and individuality.

    Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
    Creating Respectful and Responsible Kids
    Raise loving, confident children
    Teach your kids how to make responsible decisions
    Have fun raising your kids!
    When: Thursdays - April 6,13,20,27 and May 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 at Liberty Ridge Elementary

    Registration is available now $25 per couple or $15 per person. If you child qualifies for free/reduced lunch and attend the Sumner School District, your class fee will be waived. 

    Childcare provided for kids 3 and up, call the Sumner/Bonney Lake Family Center to reserve your spot 253-891-6535


    Skate Night
    Monday. February 27th is Skate Night from 6:00-8:00. PTO would like to spread the word that the theme is “Color wars” between the grades.  Look in your child’s folder for more information!

    Preschool – Yellow
    Kindergarten- Green
    1st Grade – Red
    2nd – Blue
    3rd- Purple
    4th- Pink
    5th - Orange

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  • LRE Principal's Update: Feb. 9

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 2/9/2017

    It's Good to Be Back in School


    It was great to see our students return to school on regular schedule today. We understand the last 3 days may have been inconvenient for many of our families and appreciate their understanding and support.


    We also take this opportunity to thank the Sumner School District M&O staff for their tireless efforts to address the volume of snow that accumulated, especially for the Bonney Lake area schools.


    We once again remind parents when driving into the school parking lot before and after school to drive slowly and be courteous. We have requested in weeks past that a Pierce County Deputy to be present to monitor. However, they have been able to assist periodically. We have reminded parents in multiple community emails since school began that everyone is responsible for student safety. There are 6 adults on duty every morning covering the following areas: crosswalk, parent drop off at the sidewalk, bus zone, and parking lot. They have their safety flags and have stopped many parents to remind them to slow down. 


    The street leading to the school, 209th, is a county road and school speed limit of 20 MPH applies when children are present.


    Please report any safety violations to our office as soon as possible. 

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  • LRE Newsletter: Jan. 27

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 1/27/2017

    Fun Events at Liberty Ridge

    This week we had a lot of celebrations and fun at LRE. We had a very special visitor to celebrate our kids who met goals for the fundraiser. Following his meet and greet, he joined us for our leadership assembly where he got a lot of laughs from everyone in attendance.  It was a lot of fun! Thanks PTO for arranging this special event for us!


    We also had a wonderful assembly today brought to us by your PTO. Tears of Joy Puppet Theater came and performed 2 shows for our students and staff. They presented “The Toad Prince” which was a Beauty and The Beast story set in China. The response from kids was amazing and we thank our PTO for this enrichment to our curriculum and exposure to another form of the arts. The sound of laughter down the halls during the performances was truly joyus to hear!

    Building Notifications

    Our library team has been working very hard to keep on top of our missing books. Those that have late fines have been informed via email and notes home. You can also check any fines on your student’s account in Family Access. If you have fines attached to your student’s account, once books are returned, the fines are removed.

    Please look around for any items needing to be returned. Assessed fines will remain on your student’s account and can follow them through their school career until they are paid. This spring, when we start taking money for field trips, we are obligated to apply payments to the fines first. Thank you for helping us keep our library full of books for all to enjoy by returning late books or paying fines so that lost or damaged items can be replaced.


    Title Night

    Last night we had our first Title One parent event of the year. The Parent Pep Talk was given by John Norlin to a very engaged group of parents. A lot of positive reviews were given by parents at the end and are very much looking forward to future installments.

    Thanks to Anne Newsom, our Title 1 coordinator for organizing the event and to our paras, Deb Hansen, Donna Schwartz and Joann Parker for overseeing the childcare in the gym so parents could listen to our speaker worry free! A special thank you to the young ladies of Sumner Rainbow for giving their time to assist the paras in the gym to actively engage in activity stations with our students. 


    Maintenence and Child Nutrition News

    Winter Parking Lot Paths

    When the roads and parking lots are icy, please take note of the pathway illustrated below when pathways are de-iced. Thanks for helping keep staff, students and guests safe while walking this winter!


    Did you know?

    You can have school lunch menus at your fingertips by going to the App Store?  “My School Lunch Menus” will allow you to see the elementary menus for the day as well as all the nutrition facts for the offerings.  The menu is also available on the district website as well.

    We have continued to offer the free dinner program at LRE. Dinner is free for anyone 18 and under. Adults pay $4.25. Hours for the program are 5:00-5:45 for dinner service Monday through Thursday. Friday is 4:30-5:15.


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