Liberty Newsletter-January 15, 2020

Important Dates

January 16 - Curriculum Night

January 20 - School Holiday

January 21 - PTA Meeting at 7 pm

January 22 and 23-Musical Auditions

January 27-Teacher workday/student holiday

January 28-Staff Development day/student holiday

Curriculum Night for Parents

Curriculum Night will be held at Liberty on Thursday, January 16th (snow date is 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

Musical Auditions

Liberty Middle School will present the Young Performers Edition of 42ND STREET this spring and will be holding auditions after school on January 22 and 23. Students must sign up and take a packet outside of E105 or they may go to If you have any questions, please email Ms. Faraldi (

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!

Did you know...

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

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PTA Meeting-January 21st 

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7pm in the LMS Library for our monthly PTA Meeting. This month, in our Liberty 101 series will be Ms. Patricia Ludes, Librarian at LMS.  She will be updating us on how the library and staff are no longer the libraries we went to in school and what a beneficial resource they are.  We will also be discussing fundraising, service project as well as upcoming candy grams.  Please join us to help make all these things happen.  The PTA is for all and all are welcomed and appreciated.

Your Health Matters

Did you have a chance to try the apps that were offered for Mindfulness last week?  We looked at Headspace and Calm apps. One way to think about mindfulness is that it can calm our minds so that we can feel relaxed, refreshed and more attentive.  It is a way of building our inner strength and to become more balanced.  Have you ever practiced mindful breathing?  For example, if you are experiencing something stressful and starting to feel overwhelmed in your body or in your mind, you can use breathing to help you to calm and to work through your experiences. 

How do you know if you are stressed in your body?  You may have a stomachache or headache, pressure in your chest or head or an overwhelming feeling.  How do you know if you are stressed in your mind? You may have the same thoughts over and over, become unorganized or not able to focus or become unproductive. 

What do you do?  I invite you to practice mindful breathing to help you to relax and move forward. 

I would suggest that you breathe in for 3 seconds while expanding your chest and then out for 3 seconds for 5 rounds 3 times per day.  This will be good practice for when you may need to use this skill.

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