Liberty Newsletter-January 8, 2020


Important Dates

 

January 10 - Orientation for 8th graders at CVHS

January 16 - Curriculum Night


8th Grade Trip to CVHS—Friday, January 10th

The 8th Grade Field Trip to Centreville High School is fast approaching.  School buses will transport students to Centreville at approximately 9:30 A.M. and will return to Liberty by 1:00 P.M. 

Students who purchase lunch, will be able to do so in the CVHS cafeteria.  We suggest that students who choose to bring their lunch, use a disposable bag to allow them to have a hands free day.

Please remember “AWAY FOR THE DAY” is still enforced, students may leave their phones at home for the day or in their lockers until they return to Liberty Middle School.

Please speak with your student about appropriate behavior and their need to glean information that will help them make informed decisions.  Together, we have a collective vision to help our students’ succeed.  This orientation is one more rung on the ladder to success.

 


Curriculum Night for Parents

Curriculum Night will be held at Liberty on Thursday, January 16th (snow date—January 23rd).  This is a great opportunity to learn about the 7th and 8th grade curriculum and elective options for your student as they begin to select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Hope to see you on January 16th!

Rising 8th Grade parents:

7:00-8:00 pm—Course Information Fair—Gym

7th grade

INOVA Blood Mobile Coming to Liberty 

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Liberty Middle School has partnered with INOVA to host a blood donor drive on January 27. Please sign up on the link below to give the gift of life to someone in our community.  If you have any questions, please call Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at 703-988-8100. Thank you for sharing the gift of life!

Click here to make your life-saving appointment!  http://bit.ly/LibertyMS


Your Health Matters

Happy New Year!  This month, we will look at Mindfulness.  What is Mindfulness? It is a way to calm our minds so that we will feel refreshed, relaxed and more attentive.  It also builds inner strength and more balance in our body, emotions and thoughts.  Many people are enjoying yoga, as it is good exercise and also a mindful workout!  You many notice that our life is often on automatic pilot, which often involves us missing many things occurring around us.  For example, when we eat something familiar, we don’t often pay attention to every detail of what we are eating or when we drive on a certain path numerous times we don’t always pay attention to what is going on around us.  It is important to identify what you do mindlessly and what you do that is mindful.  You have been given examples of what you may do mindlessly.  Some mindful experiences may involve participating in a new activity with new people.  In these situations, you may be very aware of what is going on and even choose to watch before participating.  You may be very aware and judgmental or self conscious of what you are doing and how you perceive that you are doing it.

How do you feel mindless and/or mindful approaches to experiences interact with your stress levels?   Do you think that you would be more stressed with mindless or mindful approaches? 

Check out these apps to help you work to becoming more mindful.

Headspace

apps

 


Lions Chat

If an idea comes to you about a school program or policy or you have a question about a broader issue or topic, consider using our Lions Chat link


Social worker Resources

Click here to find some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  These resources can also be found on the Liberty MS Website