Liberty Newsletter-February 19, 2020

Important Dates

3/3-Student Holiday

3/26-International Night

Automated Student Progress Report Via E-mail

This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email please follow the following steps:

  • Login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab.
  • If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.”
  • Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports.
  • Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email.
  • For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 
  • If you do not have a a ParentVue account and would like to set one up please contact the main office.  

Course Registration for Rising 8th Grade and Rising 9th Grade Parents

Liberty Middle School is now doing online course selection for rising 8th and rising 9th grade students.  A sample course selection sheet was sent home with your child in January and they will be entering this information into their Student Vue account at school. Counselors will be meeting with students individually in the coming weeks, and your child will be bringing home a yellow copy of the course selection form that will require your signature.  The signed yellow copy should be returned to the school counselor.  Parents can login to the Parent Vue account to VIEW course selections at any time, but all changes need to go through the school counselor.  Attached are the directions to view courses from Parent Vue.  If you don’t have a Parent Vue account, you will need to contact Jenni Carnahan at 703-988-8200.  Questions? Contact your child’s school counselor.

course selection

8th grade Writing SOL

8th Grade Students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing SOL between March 4, 2020 and March 13, 2020. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify us as soon as possible.  If you have questions about the Writing SOL, please contact our School Test Coordinator, Annie Baker, at 703-988-8207.


Black History: Dreams for America

Our observance of Black History continues at Liberty during the month of February. In 2016, 44th President, Barack Obama expressed his sentiments regarding Black History Month, noting that Black history is integral to America’s story:…Black History Month shouldn’t be treated as though it is somehow separate from our collective American history or somehow just boiled down to a compilation of greatest hits from the March on Washington, or from some of our sports heroes… we know that this should be more than just a commemoration of particular events… It’s about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. Our library has a great collection of Black History books which we have been showcasing this month on the morning news.  Here is a list of Black History books recommended for families in the Huffington Post. 

save the date

Save the date for Liberty’s International Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 26, 6-8 PM

Please plan to join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures and countries represented by our Liberty families.   Families are asked to bring food to share that represent your culture or country of origin.  Families also have the option of bringing cultural displays, photos, and artifacts. Additionally, families are invited to wear outfits from your native country and to share a song, dance or performance.  Registration begins next week.

Your Health Matters!! 

Have you ever noticed that some of your friends seem to always have something to say and/or always want to hangout with others,  while some of your other friends might be quieter and like to spend more time alone?  What do you think about this?  Does it make you question yourself or question the relationship?  It might be the difference between an extrovert and introvert.  Both types of personalities are great, but very different.  See some characteristics of these personalities. 


Extrovert                                              Introvert

Talkative                                                Tends to be reserved when speaking

Social/Outgoing                                     Learns from observing

Energized by interaction                        Enjoys interaction/needs to recharge

Distractible                                             Preferring meaningful conversations

Tends to think aloud                               Emotionally private

Quick to jump into new activities           Takes time to warm up

Prefers larger groups                             Prefers smaller groups/ 1-1 interactions


Most people have characteristics from both groups but will tend to lean toward one style of interacting.  Where side do you think your strongest characteristics lean toward?

PTA logo

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who assisted with the selling, wrapping & delivering Candy Grams,working the basketball game and donating & bagging the teacher treats! All were a huge success thanks to all of you! 


February 3 - March 3:  Book Drive - PTA Service Project

If you have gently loved books collecting dust on your bookshelves we would love to take them off your hands! Many of our Lion Time classroom libraries are in dire need of upper elementary and middle school level books. The book drive will begin February 3rd and run through March 3rd. March is National Reading Month and we'd love to see just how many books we can add to these classroom libraries which are used by every single student at Liberty!! Books can be dropped off on the cart labeled PTA Book Drive located at the entrance to the library. Thank you for your help!!

Calling all volunteers for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Email and let us know you’re interested in joining the committee!!

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




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