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  • Principal Update - May 17

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 5/17/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    This week at Liberty Ridge we spent time back on our normal schedule before testing begins again next week.  Monday our third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be taking the math portion of the SBA. I am really excited about testing, as our students are very prepared to show what they’ve learned this year.   I am proud of both our staff and students and the work they have done this year. Just as you did for the ELA SBA, this weekend, please talk with your student about taking their time and always giving 212 effort on their SBA assessment.  This test score follows them throughout their school career. In addition, please make sure your child is going to bed early to help them to be their best for SBA as well as having a healthy, hearty breakfast each morning. Our SBA testing schedule is included below.  


    As we approach the end of the school year please take time to remind your child about the importance of following our school SOAR expectations.  We have many fun activities that are coming up and we need our students to bring their best selves everyday. Remember SOAR stands for S-Safe Choices, O-Ownership of Actions, A-Achieve Excellence, R-Respectful Behavior.  

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     


    Lost and Found


    Our Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING! Please come check it out for any items that may belong to your student. Items  will be donated to charity Memorial Day Weekend.

     


    Track Jamboree 

    The district track meet is May 29th at Sunset Stadium in Sumner from 4:30-7:30. Athletes meet in stands at 4:00. Liberty Ridge does not have transportation. Please keep your athlete in the stands with you until they are called for their events.


    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

    Our Kindergarten Screening is scheduled for May 23rd. Please return registrations as soon as possible and contact our office to schedule your appointment time. Registration packets must be received prior to screening day.



    District Fun Run June 1

    Saturday, June 1 | 8-11 a.m. | Allan Yorke Park

    You’re invited to participate in the District’s annual Fun Run in support of fitness, health and fun.  The event starts at 8 a.m. with a 5K run course for adults, middle and high school students. Check in is required 20 minutes prior to race time.  Additional race times are as follows with an awards ceremony concluding the event at 10 a.m.:

    • 9 a.m. - Grade 1 and under, 1K walk course

    • 9:15 a.m. - Grade 2 and 3, 2K walk/run course

    • 9:30 a.m. - Grade 4 and 5, 3K walk/run course

    Registration for the event includes the price for a T-shirt.  Pre K-5 $10, MS/HS/Adults $20. A completed registration form signed by parent/guardian along with payment is required at time of registration with the Recreation Department.

    To register download the Recreation Program activity brochure registration form or call the Recreation Program at (253) 891-6500.
     
     

     

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - May 10

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 5/10/2019
    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    I am so proud of the work our Thunder Eagles did this week.  Third, fourth and fifth grade gave their best effort all week on our English Language Arts portion of the SBA.  Our kindergarten, first and second grades supported our older grades by making them motivational posters and cheering them on, not to mention changing their whole schedule to accommodate testing.   Our Liberty Ridge staff was flexible and hardworking as they supported students. We couldn’t have asked for a better  week! Next week students will have a break and then begin taking the math portion of the SBA the following week.  

    Our staff felt so appreciated this week, our wonderful PTO provided treats for us everyday!  So much time and care went into appreciating teachers this week. Thank you to everyone who went out of their way to show LIberty Ridge staff how great they are!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke


     



    Parent Input Forms

    Parent Input Forms are available by request in the office for student placement for next year. Due to the fact that staff placement may shift, it is best to fill it out by not requesting specific teachers, but rather your student’s traits and learning styles. Forms are due to the office May 15th.




    New 6th Grade Parent Night: May 14th


    A Parent Informational Night will be held at all middle schools on May 14th for incoming 6th grade students and their families. The transition from 5th to 6th grade is exciting, but it can sometimes be an overwhelming experience for both kids and their parents. Students and families are invited to meet next year's 6th grade teachers, learn about core and elective classes, explore athletic and activity opportunities, and meet counselors and principals.

    Mountain View Middle School - 6:00

    Lake Ridge Middle School - 6:00

    Sumner Middle School - 5:30




    District Fun Run June 1

    Saturday, June 1 | 8-11 a.m. | Allan Yorke Park

    You’re invited to participate in the District’s annual Fun Run in support of fitness, health and fun.  The event starts at 8 a.m. with a 5K run course for adults, middle and high school students. Check in is required 20 minutes prior to race time.  Additional race times are as follows with an awards ceremony concluding the event at 10 a.m.:

    • 9 a.m. - Grade 1 and under, 1K walk course

    • 9:15 a.m. - Grade 2 and 3, 2K walk/run course

    • 9:30 a.m. - Grade 4 and 5, 3K walk/run course

    Registration for the event includes the price for a T-shirt.  Pre K-5 $10, MS/HS/Adults $20. A completed registration form signed by parent/guardian along with payment is required at time of registration with the Recreation Department.

    To register download the Recreation Program activity brochure registration form or call the Recreation Program at (253) 891-6500.



     

    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

    Our Kindergarten Screening is scheduled for May 23rd. Please return registrations as soon as possible and contact our office to schedule your appointment time. Registration packets must be recieved prior to screening day.

     

     

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - May 3

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 5/3/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Next week is a really important one at Liberty Ridge!  First, we are celebrating our wonderful staff all week.  All of our staff members work diligently to serve the students of LRE, classroom teachers, specialists, para educators, office staff, support staff, cafeteria staff, and of course our wonderful custodians will be receiving special recognition through treats and appreciation next week.  Please take time this weekend to talk to your child/children about the staff here at LRE, help them come up with a way to show appreciation to the staff members that help them. They could write a thank you note, bring in flowers from your yard, bring in a yummy treat, a drawing, a poem, the options are endless. . . Whatever you decide to do please help us show our staff how great they are!  

    The second important part about next week is that it is the beginning of our SBA testing for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  I am really excited about testing, as our students are very prepared to show what they’ve learned this year. Today we had our SBA kick off assembly, staff dressed in camo gear as our theme this year is military-”Do Your Best on the Test!”  We reminded students of all of the work they have put in this year and how prepared they are to do their best and show what they know. I am proud of both our staff and students and the work they have done this year. This weekend, please talk with your student about taking their time and always giving 212 effort on their SBA assessment.  This test score follows them throughout their school career. In addition, please make sure your child is going to bed early to help them to be their best for SBA as well as having a healthy, hearty breakfast each morning. Our SBA testing schedule is included below. Please make sure students arrive on time and ready to go!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke


    Field Trips, Fines and Fees

    Field trips are around the corner! If you plan on chaperoning, please complete your background checks ASAP! You may do so by following this link: https://www.sumnersd.org/volunteer. All volunteers must have an approved background check before they may attend.

    As payments are coming in for field trips, please be aware, per the guidance of the business office, we are obligated to apply payments to any fines and fees before we can apply them to things such as field trips. Fines will follow the student through the school pathway and may result in ineligibility to attend dances, receiving transcripts, exclusion from sports, etc in secondary schools. 

    Please make sure that library books are turned in or pay for library fines for books that are lost and damaged so that we can keep our library collection stocked for all of our students. Our Library Secretary, Mrs. Winger, has given us a list of the top 10 places library books hide. Don't forget to check in these places:

    1 - Under the couch

    2- Under the seats in your car

    3 - In drawers

    4- Trunk of car

    5- Backpack

    6- Under your bed

    7- Toy Box

    8- Couch cushions

    9- Packed in boxes

    10- On your home bookshelf

     

    Parent Input Forms 

    Parent Input Forms are available by request in the office for student placement for next year. Due to the fact that staff placement may shift, it is best to fill it out by not requesting specific teachers, but rather your student’s traits and learning styles. Forms are due to the office May 15th.

     

    New 6th Grade Parent Night: May 14

    A Parent Informational Night will be held at all middle schools on May 14 for incoming 6th grade students and their families. The transition from 5th to 6th grade is exciting, but it can sometimes be an overwhelming experience for both kids and their parents. Students and families are invited to meet next year's 6th grade teachers, learn about core and elective classes, explore athletic and activity opportunities, and meet counselors and principals. See below for the times for the school your child will be attending.

    Mountain View Middle School- 6:00

    Lake Ridge Middle School- 6:00

    Sumner Middle School - 5:30

     

    District Fun Run June 1

    Saturday, June 1 | 8-11 a.m. | Allan Yorke Park

    You’re invited to participate in the District’s annual Fun Run in support of fitness, health and fun.  The event starts at 8 a.m. with a 5K run course for adults, middle and high school students. Check in is required 20 minutes prior to race time.  Additional race times are as follows with an awards ceremony concluding the event at 10 a.m.:

    • 9 a.m. - Grade 1 and under, 1K walk course

    • 9:15 a.m. - Grade 2 and 3, 2K walk/run course

    • 9:30 a.m. - Grade 4 and 5, 3K walk/run course

    Registration for the event includes the price for a T-shirt.  Pre K-5 $10, MS/HS/Adults $20. A completed registration form signed by parent/guardian along with payment is required at time of registration with the Recreation Department.

    To register download the Recreation Program activity brochure registration form or call the Recreation Program at (253) 891-6500.

     

    BLHS Drama Presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’

    Offering a crazy twist on a classic TV show, “The Addams Family Musical” opens April 25 at the Sumner High School Performing Arts Center. Come watch and support the more than 50 students participating in this heartwarming and hilarious musical. Performances run April 25-27 and May 3-4 at 7 p.m. There are 2 p.m. matinees on April 28 and May 4-5. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students.

    Tickets available at the door, call Bonney Lake High School bookkeeper for more information: (253) 891-5700

     

    Last Day of School: June 25

    The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 25, with all schools following their half-day, early dismissal schedules.

    Graduation ceremonies will remain as scheduled: Bonney Lake High School on June 12 and Sumner High School on June 14. Seniors are expected to attend school through June 18.

    Key Dates for next school year

    Sept. 3:  First Day of School for grades 1-12 (Tuesday)   

    Sept. 6:  First Day of Kindergarten

    View additional dates online. A complete list of key dates for the 2019-20 school year will be mailed to all families in August.

     

     

    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Apr. 26

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 4/26/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Our Liberty Ridge Art Walk was a huge success!  Thank you to all of the families that were able to come join in the fun.  This is one of my favorite traditions at Liberty Ridge. A special thank you to both our PTO and all of our amazing art docents for their hours of work on this event! Congratulations to Kaylee, Alexis,Jessica, Kendall, Chloe, and Paxton for winning the scavenger hunt! They all won some fun art kits!

    SBA testing is one week away.  On Monday, May 6th, grades 3,4,5 will begin the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  This is such an important time for your kids. Please continue to talk about the importance of doing their best on the test!  Last week, a letter was sent home with each student in grades 3-5 asking families to send in a motivational note for their child.  If you have not done this yet, please do so. Having this positive note from home can make all the difference! If you have any questions about upcoming testing please contact your child’s teacher.  

    We will be celebrating staff appreciation week here at LRE May 6th-10th!  We have lots of fun plans to spoil ALL of our wonderful staff. More information will be coming out in my newsletter next week regarding specific plans and ideas to show appreciation to our staff-stay tuned!

     

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

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    Parent Input Forms 

    Parent Input Forms are available by request in the office for student placement for next year. Due to the fact that staff placement may shift, it is best to fill it out by not requesting specific teachers, but rather your student’s traits and learning styles. Forms are due to the office May 15th.




    Community Cultural Event: April 27

    Honoring diversity by bridging community and uniting people

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and attend the District’s Community Cultural Celebration at Sumner Middle School, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The free event features displays about various countries and cultures, special performances, craft activities and food. Learn more …


    • Table displays representing countries and cultures, such as American Samoa, Asia, Austria, China, El Salvador, Ireland, Mexico, Native American, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, and the Ukraine.

    • Special performances from Bonney Lake, Daffodil Valley and Maple Lawn Elementary choirs, in addition to Man Sung Korean Performing Arts, Irish River Dancers and more.

    • Craft activities, such as Russian eggs, gourd masks, beaded corn husks, tissue paper flowers, African bead necklaces, and more.  

    • Sample foods, such as tamales, Indian fry bread, pancit and lumpia.


    The event will conclude with the World Language Award ceremony honoring students who

    have earned credits toward their Washington State Seal of Biliteracy.


    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public.



     

    BLHS Drama Presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’

    Offering a crazy twist on a classic TV show, “The Addams Family Musical” opens April 25 at the Sumner High School Performing Arts Center. Come watch and support the more than 50 students participating in this heartwarming and hilarious musical. Performances run April 25-27 and May 3-4 at 7 p.m. There are 2 p.m. matinees on April 28 and May 4-5. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students.

    Tickets available at the door, call Bonney Lake High School bookkeeper for more information: (253) 891-5700


    Last Day of School: June 25

    The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 25, with all schools following theirhalf-day, early dismissal schedules.

    Graduation ceremonies will remain as scheduled: Bonney Lake High School on June 12 and Sumner High School on June 14. Seniors are expected to attend school through June 18.


    Key Dates for next school year

    Sept. 3:  First Day of School for grades 1-12 (Tuesday)   

    Sept. 6:  First Day of Kindergarten


    View additional dates online. A complete list of key dates for the 2019-20 school year will be mailed to all families in August.




    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Apr. 19

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 4/19/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    We are busy preparing for our Annual Liberty Ridge Art Show!  Our wonderful art docents have been working with students all year to create unique pieces of art.   Please consider joining us on Tuesday evening to celebrate all of our LRE artists! In addition to viewing artwork, we will also be auctioning off a piece of artwork from each classroom.  These pieces are beautiful and this is a long standing tradition at LRE. I have two auction pieces from years past hanging in my office and I enjoy seeing them every day! There are also some amazing items being raffled off that were donated from area business, we are so lucky to have such a supporting  community. I Hope to see you on Tuesday night! 

    This week families of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students should have received a letter regarding our upcoming SBA testing.  We are asking each family to send an encouraging note to school that will sit on their child’s desk during testing. In addition to encouraging your child to do their best on the test, please make sure you are doing the following things:

    • Have your child go to bed at a consistent time each night during testing weeks.  It is important that kids get 8-10 hours of sleep each night.

    • Make sure your child is eating a large, healthy breakfast each day.  If they are not eating breakfast at home, make sure they get it at school.  

    • Talk with your child each day about taking their time and showing what they know on their test, remind them of the importance of doing their best!  

    • Teachers will be asking for snack/drinks for testing breaks, thank you for considering donating those to the classrooms.

    Please look below for the SBA testing schedule. Please do your best to schedule appointments around these times and do your best to get kids here on time on these days. Thank you for your support in helping our students succeed!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke


    Parent Input Forms -

    Parent Input Forms are available by request in the office for student placement for next year. Due to the fact that staff placement may shift, it is best to fill it out by not requesting specific teachers, but rather your student’s traits and learning styles. Forms are due to the office May 15th.


    Annual Art Show

    LRE PTO Presents

    2018-2019 Annual Art Show

    April 23rd 5:00-7:00

    Come join us for our annual art show! Our students have been working all year with our volunteer art docents and their amazing work is adorning the walls of Liberty Ridge in this fun, admission free event!

     

    Class Project Auction

    Raffles

    Food Vendors

    Creation Station Booth

    All proceeds benefit the volunteer run art docent program at Liberty Ridge


     

    Community Cultural Event: April 27

    Honoring diversity by bridging community and uniting people

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and attend the District’s Community Cultural Celebration at Sumner Middle School, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The free event features displays about various countries and cultures, special performances, craft activities and food. Learn more …


    • Table displays representing countries and cultures, such as American Samoa, Asia, Austria, China, El Salvador, Ireland, Mexico, Native American, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Sweden, and the Ukraine.

    • Special performances from Bonney Lake, Daffodil Valley and Maple Lawn Elementary choirs, in addition to Man Sung Korean Performing Arts, Irish River Dancers and more.

    • Craft activities, such as Russian eggs, gourd masks, beaded corn husks, tissue paper flowers, African bead necklaces, and more.  

    • Sample foods, such as tamales, Indian fry bread, pancit and lumpia.


    The event will conclude with the World Language Award ceremony honoring students who

    have earned credits toward their Washington State Seal of Biliteracy.


    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public.



    BLHS Drama Presents ‘The Addams Family Musical’


    Offering a crazy twist on a classic TV show, “The Addams Family Musical” opens April 25 at the Sumner High School Performing Arts Center. Come watch and support the more than 50 students participating in this heartwarming and hilarious musical. Performances run April 25-27 and May 3-4 at 7 p.m. There are 2 p.m. matinees on April 28 and May 4-5. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students.

    Tickets available at the door, call Bonney Lake High School bookkeeper for more information: (253) 891-5700


    Last Day of School: June 25


    The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 25, with all schools following their half-day, early dismissal schedules.


    Graduation ceremonies will remain as scheduled: Bonney Lake High School on June 12 and Sumner High School on June 14. Seniors are expected to attend school through June 18.

     

     

    Key Dates for next school year

    Sept. 3:  First Day of School for grades 1-12 (Tuesday)   

    Sept. 6:  First Day of Kindergarten


    View additional dates online. A complete list of key dates for the 2019-20 school year will be mailed to all families in August.



    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Apr. 12

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 4/12/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    I hope you have had an enjoyable spring break!  We look forward to having students back on Monday.  Teachers will be spending time reviewing our school SOAR expectations to ensure that students are coming back ready to give their best after break.  As a reminder SOAR stands for: S-Safe Choices, O-Ownership of Actions, A-Achieve Excellence, R-Respectful Behavior. Please help us by encouraging these behaviors at home with your students!  

    Spring assessments will be starting soon for third, fourth and fifth grade.  Be on the lookout for a letter coming home with more details.

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     


    LRE PTO Presents

    2018-2019 Annual Art Show

    April 23rd 5:00-7:00

    Come join us for our annual art show! Our students have been working all year with our volunteer art docents and their amazing work is adorning the walls of Liberty Ridge in this fun, admission free event!

     

    • Class Project Auction
    • Raffles 
    • Food Vendors
    • Creation Station Booth

    All proceeds benefit our volunteer art docent program here at Liberty Ridge.


    Community Cultural Celebration April 27

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and volunteer to participate at the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Community Cultural Celebration on April 27.   Celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our community!

     

    Families are invited to sign up to:

    • Provide food from your cultural heritage

    • Lead/assist a cultural art project/craft for kids

    • Share culture through performance (sing, dance, storytelling, etc.)

    • Assist with information, set up, clean up, station help, etc.

    • Lead a Language Learning Session (teach phrases and greetings in your home language)

    April 27  | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Sumner Middle School, 1508 Willow Street

    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public





    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Apr. 5

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 4/5/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Second trimester report cards are coming home with your child today. These report cards will give you an accurate account of the growth that your child made this trimester.  Both staff and students have worked extremely hard. Please take some time over break to celebrate this growth with your child, also please assist your child in setting goals for next trimester.  Having conversations with your child about their learning is so powerful, thank you for your support with this!

    Our March reading challenge has come to an end.  Our students won by a mile, while family and staff members tied for second place!  Thank you to everyone for your dedication to reading through this challenge. Our school reading fundraiser is currently running through the month of April.  How exciting to have two months of reading challenges, keep up the great work of reading every day!

    Have a wonderful spring break with your family!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     


     

    LRE PTO Presents

    2018-2019 Annual Art Show

    April 23rd 5:00-7:00

    Come join us for our annual art show! Our students have been working all year with our volunteer art docents and their amazing work is adorning the walls of Liberty Ridge in this fun, admission free event!

    • Class Project Auction
    • Raffles
    • Food Vendors
    • Creation Station Booth

    All funds raised goes directly to theVolunteer Art Docent program at Liberty Ridge

     

     

    Community Cultural Celebration April 27

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and volunteer to participate at the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Community Cultural Celebration on April 27.   Celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our community!

     

    Families are invited to sign up to:

    • Provide food from your cultural heritage

    • Lead/assist a cultural art project/craft for kids

    • Share culture through performance (sing, dance, storytelling, etc.)

    • Assist with information, set up, clean up, station help, etc.

    • Lead a Language Learning Session (teach phrases and greetings in your home language)

    April 27  | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Sumner Middle School, 1508 Willow Street

    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public





    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Mar. 29

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 3/29/2019
    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Thank you for your time at conferences this week.  We appreciate getting to meet with so many families.  Your partnership in education is extremely important to us!  In addition to conferences, we have had some other important happenings here this week.  On Monday, our 4th and 5th grade students performed “We Haz Jazz” for our school during the day and for families on Monday night.  Many students had speaking parts in this performance and the music was catchy and fun to listen to! Great job 4th and 5th graders and a special thank you to Mrs. McHolland for her wonderful direction of our students!  On Wednesday this week we celebrated our March award winners. We recognized students for kindness and listening with empathy. Great job to all of our award winners, we are lucky to have such great leaders at LRE! At our leadership assembly our leader traits for April were introduced, we will be focusing on humility and questioning.  We are teaching students that humility is being humble, putting the needs of others before your own, thinking of others before yourself, and it can mean acknowledging that you are not always right. When we are teaching our students about questioning we are teaching them that it is important to ask good questions to improve understanding and find solutions to problems.  Please talk with your students about these traits at home and encourage them to be humble and ask questions both at home and at school. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     


    Spring Field Trips & Student Fines

    We are coming up on our busy season for field trips! This is such a special time for our students to be able to attend these class events and to welcome special visitors for those classes that are staying here doing special projects. It is vital that if you plan on attending a trip or helping at the events we are holding here at school, that you start your volunteer background check now. Our HR department processes these clearances and in the spring and they are also working on important staffing for next school year, so they get very busy! By working on your clearance now, it will allow plenty of time to get it processed so it will be done on time. You may start your application or update your current one (required annually) by following this link: https://www.sumnersd.org/Page/4388

    Additionally, letters went home for those with outstanding fine and fees. Outstanding fines and fees should be paid before field trip admission can be purchased. If books are returned, fines will go away, so please look around for those items! If fines/fees are not paid, the fees remain and carryover annually and may affect ability to participate in sports, dances, purchase yearbooks, etc  in middle school and high school.

     

     

    CALENDAR UPDATE: The last day of school will be Tuesday, June 25, with all schools following their half-day, early dismissal schedules.

     

     

    Community Cultural Celebration April 27

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and volunteer to participate at the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Community Cultural Celebration on April 27.   Celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our community!

     

    Families are invited to sign up to:

    • Provide food from your cultural heritage

    • Lead/assist a cultural art project/craft for kids

    • Share culture through performance (sing, dance, storytelling, etc.)

    • Assist with information, set up, clean up, station help, etc.

    • Lead a Language Learning Session (teach phrases and greetings in your home language)

    April 27  | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Sumner Middle School, 1508 Willow Street

    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public





    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     
     

     

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Mar. 21

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 3/21/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Happy Spring!  What a great week it has been here at Liberty Ridge.  Today we had the Mountain View Middle School band perform for us.  They were amazing and I know hearing them got some of our 5th grade students thinking about joining band next year in middle school.  

    Don’t forget this evening we have our Sock Hop from 5:00-7:00.   We are looking forward to good music, dancing and fun! There is no entry fee, but there will be a food truck and coffee cart there to purchase drinks and food if you are interested.  

    Next week is conference week here at LRE.  If you have questions about your student’s conference please reach out to your child’s teacher.  During conference week please stop by the lost and found, as it is currently overflowing with clothes.  After next week we will be donating all left over items. Don’t forget that we have early dismissal at 11:40 on 3/26 and 3/28! Lunches will be served.

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     


    Volunteers for Recess

    We are looking for volunteers to help with soccer or kickball at recesses.  If you are interested in helping with this please reach out to Mrs. Hardtke.  You will need to have your volunteer form filled out through the school district website.  



    Warmer Weather - Appropriate Attire

    Since we have been so fortunate to have some amazing weather this week, we just want to remind families of school appropriate attire per the Student and Family Information guide provided to families in the school calendar:


    • No Flip Flops, slides, or backless shoes

    • Shorts, dresses, and skirts should be no shorter than 3” above the top of the knee caps.

    • Clothing must cover stomachs, backs, shoulders and chests (no thin straps on tank tops, must cover shoulders)

    • Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in any school building

     
     


    4th/5th Grade Musical

    This year’s 4th/5th grade musical, “We Haz Jazz” is coming up soon!


    When: Monday, March 25th

    Time: 7:00 PM (students should arrive at 6:40 PM)

    Location: Sumner High School Performing Arts Center (PAC)

    What to Wear: Dress in your fanciest outfits


    Please note, there is a daytime performance at 1:15 PM in the gym at Liberty Ridge.


     

    Community Cultural Celebration April 27

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and volunteer to participate at the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Community Cultural Celebration on April 27.   Celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our community!

     

    Families are invited to sign up to:

    • Provide food from your cultural heritage

    • Lead/assist a cultural art project/craft for kids

    • Share culture through performance (sing, dance, storytelling, etc.)

    • Assist with information, set up, clean up, station help, etc.

    • Lead a Language Learning Session (teach phrases and greetings in your home language)

    April 27  | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Sumner Middle School, 1508 Willow Street

    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public




    DSHS Mobile Community Service

    When:

    Wednesday  March 27, 2019 12:00-4:00

    Where:

    Sumner Community Food Bank

    1526 Main St E

    Sumner, WA


    At this event, you can apply for:

    • Cash Assistance

    • Basic Food Assistance

    • Medical Assistance

    • Medicare Savings Program

    • You can also drop off paperwork, complete an Eligibility Review, Mid-Certification Review or make changes to an existing case.



    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

     

                                     
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  • Principal Update - Mar. 15

    Posted by Julana Hardtke on 3/15/2019

    Dear Liberty Ridge Families,

    Today was Grandparents Day at Liberty Ridge, we were so pleased to share such a fun experience with such special people!  A special thank you to our staff and parent volunteers for making this event a success! Next week we have another family experience provided by the PTO.  Thursday night will be our Spring Sock Hop, please join us in this fun, free, family event. There will be an espresso cart and food truck on campus if you are interested in purchasing food.  

    This week I had the opportunity to meet with each of our third grade classes to review the expectation of students giving their best effort.  Our third graders are taking the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) for the first time. It is important to our Liberty Ridge community that we are holding all students accountable for ALWAYS giving their best effort.  A way that we have explained “best effort” to all students is by sharing the 212 degrees philosophy with them. Ask your student what this means to them. Please continue to support us by encouraging your child to give their best each and every day.  

    We are continuing our Read Across America Challenge for the remainder of the month.  Right now the students of Liberty Ridge are winning in this challenge. We encourage families to turn in their reading minutes as well as to make sure your students are reading at home and turning in their minutes each week.  Our staff is working hard to read at home and turn in our minutes as well. Thanks for celebrating this fun reading opportunity with us!

    Sincerely,
    Julana Hardtke

     

     


     

    4th/5th Grade Musical

    This year’s 4th/5th grade musical, “We Haz Jazz” is coming up soon!

    When: Monday, March 25th

    Time: 7:00 PM (students should arrive at 6:40 PM)

    Location: Sumner High School Performing Arts Center (PAC)

    What to Wear: Dress in your fanciest outfits

    Please note, there is a daytime performance at 1:15 PM in the gym at Liberty Ridge.




    When is the last day of school?

    We know you're wondering -- and we're close to finalizing -- the official student ending date for the 2018-19 school year.

    The School Board and the state must first approve our request to waiver two school days missed during the state of emergency.  Here are two scenarios based on the outcome of our waiver request with the state:

    • If state approves waiver: The last day of school year would be Tuesday, June 25.

    • If state denies waiver: The last day of the school year would be Thursdays, June 27.

    Once we receive a response from the state, we will communicate the official school year ending date to you. In the meantime, her are answers to some other frequently-asked questions



    Community Cultural Celebration April 27

    Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and volunteer to participate at the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Community Cultural Celebration on April 27.   Celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our community!

     

    Families are invited to sign up to:

    • Provide food from your cultural heritage

    • Lead/assist a cultural art project/craft for kids

    • Share culture through performance (sing, dance, storytelling, etc.)

    • Assist with information, set up, clean up, station help, etc.

    • Lead a Language Learning Session (teach phrases and greetings in your home language)

    April 27  | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | Sumner Middle School, 1508 Willow Street

    Visit https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc for more information.  The event is free and open to the public.



    Register now for Community Summit March 19

    Attend the Communities For Families 26th Annual Community Summit to examine topics affecting the health and well-being of children and families in Sumner and Bonney Lake.

    Summit activities include:

    • Breakout sessions on youth depression, building inclusive communities, vaping and homelessness.

    • Keynote speaker John Gaines aka "John PUSH Gaines," a former at-risk kid turned youth advocate, helping young people realize -- regardless of adversity or obstacles they may face -- that they can still PUSH to be great.

    • Community dinner

    Visit www.sumnersd.org/communitysummit for more information.


     

    Annual Report highlights SBLSD in 3

    Watch your mailboxes for our Annual Report, which gives families a high-level overview into the District's Top 3 highlights from the 2017-18 school year. From accountability in our management of resources to record-setting gains in academics, you'll see our Top 3 accomplishments in the goal areas of Academics, Safety, Partnerships and Resource Management.

     

    Can't wait for your print copy? Read it now online.


    DSHS Mobile Community Service

    When:

    Wednesday  March 27, 2019 12:00-4:00

    Where:

    Sumner Community Food Bank

    1526 Main St E

    Sumner, WA


    At this event, you can apply for:

    • Cash Assistance

    • Basic Food Assistance

    • Medical Assistance

    • Medicare Savings Program

    • You can also drop off paperwork, complete an Eligibility Review, Mid-Certification Review or make changes to an existing case.



    Kindergarten Registration Open

    Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019?

    All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:

    • Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);

    • Immunization information and child’s health history; and

    • Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

    • Proof of residency (choose one of the following):

      • Gas, water, or electric bill

      • Purchase papers for home

      • Lease/rental agreement

      • Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord

    Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.

     

                                     
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