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  • Principal Update - Jan. 12

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 1/12/2018
    Dear Thunder Eagle Families,
     
    It has been a great week at Liberty Ridge.  On Wednesday this week students had the opportunity to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They learned that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed the traits of a selfless leader. Our students at Liberty Ridge are focusing on selflessness as our January Servant Leader Trait.  Students know that being selfless means putting needs of others before their own.  Our students show this trait in their interaction with others everyday.  I am incredibly proud of our selfless students!
     
    Have a wonderful three day weekend with your child. Please take time to rest and read some good books!
     
     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    Jump Rope for Heart

    It’s time for Jump Rope for Heart!  Your student will learn heart healthy habits to keep their own hearts healthy.  Students can also raise money for the American Heart Association to fund research and education to lower the risks of heart disease and stroke.  

    Through Jump Rope for Heart, our school will earn money for PE equipment and your child earns fun thank you gifts for their hard work by helping others with heart disease.  

    80% of the risk factors for heart disease are preventable.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Weber at don_weber@sumnersd.org.  

    On February 8th, all fundraising money is due and the District Wide Jump Rope for Heart event takes place at Bonney Lake High School.

    Thank you!



    Graduation Week

    January 16th through the 19th Liberty Ridge Elementary will be celebrating “Graduation Week” and our commitment to 100% High School Graduation. We will have two spirit days during the week. Wednesday will be “class of” color day and Friday will be high school color day. Wednesday during specialists students will learn about graduation traditions such as the cap, gown, diploma and the song “Pomp and Circumstance.” We will be reviewing our chants for each class throughout the week and teaching the importance of high school graduation. Check out the commitment to graduate posters signed by each class in our gym hallway next time you are at school!  Thank you for reiterating the importance of graduation, 100% graduation for all Liberty Ridge Thunder Eagles is our goal.  

    Wednesday January 17th: “Class Of” Color day

    Class of 2030/Kindergarten: Black

    Class of 2029/1st Grade: White

    Class of 2028/2nd Grade: Red

    Class of 2027/3rd Grade: Green

    Class of 2026/4th Grade: Blue

    Class of 2025/5th Grade: Purple

     

    Friday January 19th: High School Colors Day

    Bonney Lake High School: Black/Teal

    Sumner High School: Purple/Gold

     



    Levy Information:

    Two replacement levies on Feb. 13 ballot; please remember to vote

    The Sumner School District will have two replacement levies on the Feb. 13 ballot: Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy and Replacement Instructional Technology Improvements Levy. The current levies, which voters approved in 2014, expire in 2018. These are not new taxes.

    Voters should receive their ballot by Jan. 26. If you’re not yet registered to vote, please consider doing so. Levies need 50 percent support to pass. Find voter information at www.piercecountywa.org/vote.

    Read more for an overview of what each levy helps fund and how levy dollars are collected



    ​​​​​​​Lost and Found

    Please check lost and found next time you are here. We want to make sure items find their way home, but many items are not labeled. If items are not picked up by President's Day weekend, they will be donated to charity.
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Principal Update - Jan. 5

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 1/5/2018

    Dear Thunder Eagle Families,

    Happy New Year!  We had a great start to 2018 at Liberty Ridge this week.  I am so proud of the way students came back ready to learn.  On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, students had the opportunity to participate in “Great Expectation Stations”.  During these stations students were reminded about following our S.O.A.R. expectations in the hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, office, gym and recess areas.  Students at our school know that S.O.A.R. stands for: Safe choices, Ownership of actions, Achieving excellence and Respectful behavior.  Thank you for supporting these expectations at home as well.

    Thursday night we had a meet and greet at Liberty Ridge, welcoming new families that will be joining us next year due to boundary changes in the district.  Many of our staff members attended, our PTO had an information table, and we had student leaders welcoming families at the door.  It was a pleasure to meet all of our wonderful new students and their families.  They are going to make a great addition to Liberty Ridge next school year!  Thanks to all who helped with this event.  

    Next week our school will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. They will learn about selflessness, (our January leader trait), and they will learn about being a good citizen.  This will all take place next Wednesday during your child’s specialist time.  Please ask them what they learned when they come home on Wednesday.  We strive to prepare our students to be selfless citizens today and in the future.  

    Have a wonderful weekend, thank you for sharing your child/children with us!

     

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    Graduation Week:

    January 16th through the 19th Liberty Ridge Elementary will be celebrating “Graduation Week” and our commitment to 100% High School Graduation. We will have two spirit days during the week. Wednesday will be “class of” color day and Friday will be high school color day. Wednesday during specialists students will learn about graduation traditions such as the cap, gown, diploma and the song “Pomp and Circumstance”. We will be reviewing our chants for each class throughout the week and teaching the importance of high school graduation. Check out commitment to graduate posters signed by each class in our gym hallway next time you are at school!  Thank you for reiterating the importance of graduation, 100% graduation for all Liberty Ridge Thunder Eagles is our goal.  

    Wednesday January 17th: “Class Of” Color day

    Class of 2030/Kindergarten: Black

    Class of 2029/1st Grade: White

    Class of 2028/2nd Grade: Red

    Class of 2027/3rd Grade: Green

    Class of 2026/4th Grade: Blue

    Class of 2025/5th Grade: Purple


    Friday January 19th: High School Colors Day

    Bonney Lake High School: Black/Teal

    Sumner High School: Purple/Gold





    Morning Car Drop Off:

    If you drop your child in the car drop off area in the mornings please know that our paraeducators need to be in the building by 8:20 to begin teaching.  

     



    Career Day:

    We have career day coming up soon! If you are able to lend a hand and would like to assist us with representing your career field, please contact our school counselor, Allison Elliott (253) 891-4800 or allison_elliott@sumnersd.org. We will be showcasing career day on March 7th.



     

     

    Highly Capable Information:

    Who:    All students in Grades K-11, January 8 - 26, 2018 Referral Period Open

    January 9

    ​ Parent information night

    ​ 6:00 PM

    at Lakeridge Middle School

    How:    Complete referral packet online or on paper and submit by 1:00 PM on January 26, 2018

    Where:  Referral packets will be available at all schools or online at  Sumner School District Highly Capable

    Frequently asked questions:

    1.  Does a student need a certain score on their MAP test to be referred?  

    Any student can be referred for Highly Capable services.  The selection committee reviews multiple test scores.  Students who scored in the 95th percentile or higher ​on the​ math and or reading ​MAP test this past fall ​will receive a letter inviting their families to refer their student for the HiCap program.  

    2.  Where and when will CogAT (Cognitive Abilities)​ testing occur?

    CogAT testing will occur on or before Feb. 17 - March 3.  All testing will take place at the student's own school during the school day.  Some testing may occur during the Wednesday morning late start time.  Each school's assessment coordinator and principal will determine the testing schedule in their building.

    3.  Do both a parent and teacher need to complete a referral packet for each student?

    Only one packet per student is required.  Either a parent or a teacher may complete the referral, however, all parents must sign the "permission to test" form in order for their student to be tested.

     
     
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  • Principal Update - Dec. 15

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 12/15/2017
    Dear Thunder Eagle Families,
     

    As we close down the year and head to break I want to communicate how fortunate I feel to work with the students, families, and staff at Liberty Ridge everyday!  This week was one of excitement at our school.  Classrooms balanced time between normal learning activities and fun holiday ones. On Tuesday evening our wonderful PTO hosted a fun holiday night.  Many families were able to come watch a movie, do crafts, and get their picture taken with Santa.  On Wednesday we had our Jingle Bell Run along with our Holiday Sing Along.  I was so proud of how respectful Liberty Ridge children were during our Sing Along.  Santa attended and he was very impressed too!  Following our Sing Along, Santa visited each class and took a class picture with them.  He reminded them to continue their great behavior.  What a fun day at our school!

     

    Over break, please help your child make time for reading everyday.  It is important that students continue reading so that they keep the skills that they have worked so hard to build.  A good goal is for students to read, or be read to for 20-30 minutes each day during break.  Thank you for supporting our students in this way!  

     

    What an amazing time of year, please take time and cherish this special season in your child’s life.  The traditions and memories that you are making will be with your child forever!  All of the staff at Liberty Ridge wishes your family a Happy Holiday!  

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     
     
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  • Principal Update - Dec. 8

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 12/8/2017

    Thunder Eagle Families,

    Today is a special day!  Report cards are coming home with your child tonight, these report cards are a reflection of all of the hard work they have done so far this year.  Please take time to celebrate successes with your child.  Offer them positive feedback about their growth this trimester.  Also, take time to reflect and set goals for next trimester. Setting two or three goals with your child and checking in on their progress will do wonders for their success. Please remember, as we celebrate academic success, we never want to forget to celebrate our students hearts-we are growing students that are successful and kind!  We are proud of all of our students at Liberty Ridge. We appreciate your support from home in the growth of our students. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    We hope that you can join us for a fun Sing Along Assembly. Kids are welcome to wear their PJ’s that day for a little extra festive fun!



     

     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Principal Update - Dec. 1

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 12/1/2017

    Dear Thunder Eagle Families,

    What a week it has been!  Some highlights from the week: 

    Kindergarten and First Grade Concert

    Our concert on Tuesday was a great success.  Our students were adorable in the musical, Pajama Party.  Great work Thunder Eagles!  Thank you to Mrs. McHolland for her work with our kids, we are lucky to have such an amazing music teacher!

    Thunder Eagle Leadership Assembly

    Wednesday we awarded our Thunder Eagles on our Leader Trait of Respect and Habit of Mind of Applying Past Knowledge.  We also awarded the golden lunch tray to Miss Classon and Mrs. Bills’ classes.  These classes were chosen by our food service workers for respectful behavior in the lunch line.

    Wednesday Limo Rides

    Students that sold 20 items during our fall fundraiser got to go on a limo ride with me as well as have a pizza lunch.  Way to go Thunder Eagles!

    Thank you for your continued support of our students.  We consider you true partners in the success of your child. Together we are growing wonderful kids. We are looking forward to a successful December at LRE!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Julana Hardtke

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     
    Microwaves in Classrooms

    Please note that after Winter Break we will no longer have microwaves in classrooms for students to use.  Please make sure to adjust lunches from home for this change when we come back in January.  





     
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  • Principal Update - Nov. 21

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 11/21/2017

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    What a great Monday and Tuesday we have had at school this week. I continue to be thankful for our wonderful students, teachers and families. Please enjoy your long Thanksgiving weekend.  Remember no school WednesdayThursday or Friday.  Have fun with your families!

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     
     


      

     
     
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  • Principal Update - Nov. 9

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 11/9/2017

    Hello Families,

    What a great week at Liberty Ridge!  Wednesday we celebrated Veteran’s Day with a school assembly.  Mrs. McHolland led our choir in singing many songs to honor our Veteran guests.  We had over 30 Veteran’s join us.  Our wonderful choir sang at a retirement home after school as well, I am proud of these student leaders.  Thank you to all who have served our country!

     

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     
    Conference Week is Next Week
    Next week is conference week at Liberty Ridge.  MondayTuesdayThursday and Friday will be half days for students. Lunches will be served that day before early dismissal.  Wednesday will be a normal late start day.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to attend your child’s conference.   Parent/Teacher partnerships are so valuable to your child’s education.
     
    11/13/17 11/14/17 11/15/17 11/16/17 11/17/17

     

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

     

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

    Late Start Day  School Hours 10:00-3:00

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40



    STEM Fair Poster Contest:  Entries due Nov. 17

    To contribute to the celebration of the STEM Fair, the District is sponsoring a STEM poster artwork contest for students in kindergarten through grade 12.  Students are invited to create original artwork to be used in designing a fair poster and other promotional items. The winning student or students will be acknowledged in all promotional materials and will be awarded a prize.  The due date for artwork submission is Friday, November 17, 2017.

    Contest rules:

    • All artwork must be original by the student without aid from others.  

    • All artwork must be 6 x 6 inches or smaller and submitted on THIS ARTWORK TEMPLATE.

    • Entries may be hand drawn using crayon, paint, ink, colored pencils or markers.

    • Entries may be electronically created if high resolution and using a vector format such as EPS, CMG, PICT and/or WMF.

    • Submission must include the student name, school, grade, and teacher name.

    Judging:

    Entries will be evaluated based on the following:

    1. Visual Impact – use of color and design to capture the viewer’s attention.

    2. Originality and Creativity—the design is unique and shows creative interpretation of the STEM concept.

    3. Theme – uses the title “STEM Fair 2018” and contains a visual representation for each letter in the word STEM (S-Science, T-Technology, E-Engineering, M-Mathematics)

    4. Craftsmanship – chosen medium is used to create a finished product that is neat, free from errors and/or stray marks.

    All student entries will be judged equally, regardless of the age/grade of the student.  All entries become the property of the Sumner School District.  Entries may be emailed to cheryl_duckett@sumnersd.org or submitted at any school office.  Teachers may send entries through district mail to Cheryl Duckett in Instructional Services.

     
     
     
     
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  • Principal Update - Nov. 3

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 11/3/2017
    Greetings Thunder Eagle Families,

    This week was a fun one at Liberty Ridge, many Halloween celebrations and activities took place on Tuesday.   I hope your family had a fun and safe Halloween.

    Our November leadership focus is Respect.  Today at morning meeting some of our fourth grade leaders shared the meaning of respect and showed us an easy way to remember the meaning of respect.  Ask your child to share this with you at home.  Here are some quotes we have shared with students on what respect means:

    • “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of Love.”

    • “Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.”  Dave Willis

    We want our Thunder Eagles to show strong character by being respectful always.  Please continue to focus on this important leader trait at home.  

    Along with educating our students’ character, we are working hard to educate their minds.  Our school is focusing on fluency in both reading and math.  As I have communicated before, fluency in reading means that students read words accurately and at a quick rate.  This is something that can be practiced at home every time you have your child read aloud to you.  Our students are tested on their reading fluency as often as every two weeks.  Fluency in math means that students are able to quickly recall math facts, being able to complete math facts quickly helps students to be successful in every aspect of math.  Practicing math flashcards at home is a great way to help your child succeed in this area. All grade levels at our school are completing monthly math fluency assessments with our students.  If you are interested in resources for practicing reading and math fluency at home please ask your child’s teacher at conferences.  

    Have a wonderful weekend with your family-take time to read a good book with your child.   We appreciate your partnership and support!

     

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    Conferences are coming up.  Please make sure you have your child’s conference date marked on the calendar.  If you have any questions about your conference date, please contact your child’s teacher.  

    11/13/17

    11/14/17

    11/15/17

    11/16/17

    11/17/17

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

    Late Start Day

    School Hours

    10:00-3:10

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40

    Conference Day

    Early Dismissal at 11:40



     

    LIBERTY RIDGE CAREER DAY NEEDS YOU!

    The staff at Liberty Ridge Elementary are excited to be planning a school wide Career Day on Wednesday March 7th! This is an exciting opportunity to expose our students to a wide range of career fields they may not know about. We need adults willing to share with our students their career and what it took to get there. This is a great way to get involved at LRE and impact the future of our students. Career Day will be from 12:30-3:00 pm.  If you or someone you know would be interested in setting up a table on Career Day please contact Allison Elliott at 253-891-4807 or at allison_elliott@sumnersd.org for more information.

     

    Veteran’s Day Assembly

    You are welcome to join LRE in honoring Veterans in the upcoming Veteran's assembly on November 8th at 2:15 in the school gym. Choir will perform military songs and tell students about each branch of the military. If you are a Veteran, when you arrive please come sit up front in the gym so we can honor you. We look forward to having you there.

     

    Lost and Found is Getting Full!

    Parents, next time you are here, please take a peek to see if one of your child’s clothing items is in our lost and found. It is located by the gym entry. We will have the items out on display during conferences as well. Any items left when we leave for Thanksgiving break will be donated to charity.

     
     
     
     
     
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  • Principal Update - Oct. 25

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 10/25/2017

    Hello Thunder Eagle Families,

     

    What a wonderful night we had on Tuesday celebrating our Liberty Ridge Fall Festival.  We had food, games, candy, costumes.  Fun was had by all.  A special thank you to our PTO and all volunteers that made this event a success.  My own children came and they had a ball!  Please remember that although we got to wear costumes for the Fall Festival, students are not to wear costumes to school on Halloween.  

     

    Our fundraiser is coming to a close, Thursday (tomorrow) 10/26 is the last day to turn in fundraiser packets.  Thank you to all who have helped raise money for our school.  Because of this great fundraising effort we will be able to provide more great opportunities here at Liberty Ridge.

     

    In anticipation of the end of the PTO fundraiser, we want to remind you of a few things:

     

    • Please make sure your student’s name is on the order form

    • Include all money with the order 

    • Checks should be made out to LRE PTO

    • Packets are due Thursday, late packets delay shipment of items for the entire school order

     

    We are placing a special focus on math and reading fluency at Liberty Ridge this year.  Students at every grade level are working to become quick and correct (fluent) as they solve math problems.  Math fluency is something that can easily be practiced at home.  Reading fluency means reading a text with accuracy, inflection, and at the correct rate. Research shows that students that read fluently are better able to comprehend text.  The best way to improve reading fluency is by having your child read aloud to you.  Please work with your child on math and reading fluency over our long, three day, weekend.  We truly appreciate you partnering with us in the education of our students!

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    Growth vs. Fixed Mindset:

    Liberty Ridge Elementary is committed to promoting a growth mindset that embraces positivity and the belief system that we can all learn from our mistakes. Learning from our mistakes gives us the opportunity to grow and change. These growth mindset opportunities are everywhere, at recess, in the classroom, on the bus and at home. Keeping a fixed mindset can be heard in phrases like “I can’t do it” or “I’ll never be good at this”. Encourage your student to keep trying their best, make improvements the next time and learn from what didn’t work out this time. Below are some great phrases to move your student from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.



    Who is the Liberty Ridge School Counselor and what do they do?

    The school counselor at Liberty Ridge is Allison Elliott. While the school counselor has a variety of responsibilities her main focus is on working with students to help them be successful in all aspects of their lives. Some of the way she works with students is: teaching lessons in classrooms, meeting with students individually or in small groups, focusing on different social skill development and working with students to problem-solve at their request.  She is also a resource for families. She works hard at connecting families with local resources for things like clothing, food, parenting ideas or classes and outside counseling services.  While a school counselor is not for long term therapy she is here to assist students who may be facing a difficult time at school or at home. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or if you think there is something she can do to assist your family in any way feel free to email or call her anytime. allison_elliott@sumnersd.org or 253-891-4807.

     
     
     

    New Boundary Information Sessions:

    Information Sessions: Review display boards showing maps of attendance boundaries and talk with administrators and principals. The information sessions are set up for families to come when they wish and walk around and ask questions at their leisure.

    Schools: Maps and fact sheets available at all schools

    Email: Submit questions to boundaries@sumnersd.org

    Phone: Educational Support Services Department, (253) 891-6084

    We’re here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and help with a smooth transition to your new school.

     
     
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  • Principal Update - Oct. 20

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 10/20/2017

    Dear Thunder Eagle Families-

    I am so proud of each of our Thunder Eagles and their achievements over the last 7 weeks.  What a great start to our year it has been!  The 4th and 5th grade musical took place at the Sumner Performing Arts Center last night and it was amazing.  I am so impressed with our students as well as our music teacher, Mrs. McHolland.  I can’t wait for the next performance!   This Wednesday, Rotary Club of Sumner came to Liberty Ridge and distributed dictionaries to our 3rd graders.  Our students were very excited about exploring their very own dictionary.  Please see the picture below.  Thank you to Sumner Rotarians!

     

     
      
     
     
     
        

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke
     
     

    Parent/Teacher Conferences:

    Don’t forget parent/teacher conferences are coming up quickly.  If you have not scheduled a time to meet with your child’s teacher, please do so.  Conference week is November 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th.  We look forward to sharing student progress with you!

     
     

    Safety, Drop Off, and Parking:

    Thank you to parents, students and staff for making our new drop off procedures so successful.  I am confident that the changes we have made greatly impact the safety of our students.  Please make sure that you do not drop students off before 8:00 for breakfast, and 8:15 for school.  We do not have staff available to watch students in the morning before these times.  

    Changes in Student's Way Home:

    If you are planning to have your child go home a different way than regularly scheduled, please send a note with your child in the morning or call the school office at 253-891-4800 before 2:00 P.M. .



    Great Washington Shakeout:

    Thursday we participated in the Great Washington Shakeout Earthquake Drill.  We were so impressed at how calm and safe students and staff stayed.
     


    New Ways to Help Families Monitor Attendance:

    Families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because they have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day.  In return, we’re here to do everything possible to support you.  Absences - excused and unexcused - add up and quickly lead to academic trouble.  Do you know how much is too much?  Do you keep a running tally of how often your child is out of class?  We are starting a process this year that will help families monitor and support positive attendance.

    Attendance Awareness Letters will be mailed home to families four times throughout the school year (October, December, March, and May).  The first round will occur in late October.  These letters will show how many absences have been logged for your child, in addition to showing the school average.  Good information to know if, for example, a flu virus has impacted overall school attendance.  Not all families will receive a letter, however.  Only those with children who have missed 10 percent or more of school from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6.

    Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing 10 percent of the school year, can translate into 3rd graders unable to master reading, 6th graders failing courses and 9th graders dropping out of high school.  

    Please use these Attendance Awareness Letters as informational tools as your child progresses through the school year.  By working together to monitor attendance, we can avoid long-term consequences impacting student success.



    New Recess Program Helps Students Build Social Emotional Skills:

    This school year, our elementary schools are implementing a new recess program that creates a place for every student on the playground to feel included, be active and build valuable social and emotional skills. The Sumner School District has partnered with Playworks, a national non-profit, to ensure that all of its elementary schools continue to offer safe, fun and healthy play with a focus on positive student engagement and reduced negative incidences. So, what's different? School recess teams, who've been trained in how to lead this new program, will choose from hundreds of games that promote inclusion while applying group management techniques that teach students how to play well together, resolve conflicts and develop leadership skills. Students will enjoy the familiarity of traditional games such as 4 Square, Tag and Jump Rope, but with variations designed to create inclusive and positive experiences.



    Free and Reduced Lunch:

    Eligible families encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meal programs Families may apply (or reapply) for meal benefits at any time during the school year, but in order to avoid an interruption in benefits, applications for free and reduced price meals must be submitted to Child Nutrition by Oct. 16. The application process for participation in school meal programs is simple and confidential. Households with income levels below certain thresholds are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals. Applications for meal programs can be found in our office as well as online at the district website.

     

    Free Supper Program:

    Free Supper Program Sumner School District's Child Nutrition Department provides a free supper program at Daffodil Valley and Liberty Ridge elementary schools for children ages 1 - 18. Typical menu mirrors what is offered for breakfast and lunch; main course plus three or four choices of fruits or vegetables and milk.

    Liberty Ridge Elementary

    Monday – Thursday5:15-5:45 p.m.

    Friday4:45-5:15 p.m.

    Times are subject to change



    Parents Right to Know:

    School districts are required to annually notify parents of students at Title I schools of their right to request the professional qualifications of their child's teacher. This includes licensing and certification for grade level and subject; emergency or other provisional status; B.A. major and graduate degrees; and paraprofessional qualifications. Districts are also required to notify parents if students have a teacher for four weeks or more who is not "highly qualified." The term "highly qualified" is defined at the federal level and may not reflect the teacher's abilities. This designation applies only to teachers at schools funded by Title I. Teachers must have a bachelor's degree, hold full state certification, and they must either hold national board certification in the assigned core academic subject(s) or be endorsed in the core academic subject(s) they teach. Sumner School District Title 1 schools are Bonney Lake Elementary, Daffodil Valley Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary, Maple Lawn Elementary, Mountain View Middle School, and Sumner Middle School.

     

     
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