Liberty Newsletter-March 11, 2020

Important Dates

3/16-NO SCHOOL for students-School Planning Day per FCPS

3/24 and 3/25-School Photo day (date change)

                        3/26-International Night


Liberty Reminders

1.  We are "away for the day".  Students should not be using their cell phone or any device during the school day.

2.  If your student does not feel well they should let a teacher know and go to the clinic.  Students can call parents from the clinic.

3.  If your student has been vomiting, has had diarrhea, or a fever please ensure that 24 hours has passed before they return to school.  

4.  We are following FCPS guidelines and decisions with regard to COVID 19.  Please refer to this link for updates from FCPS.  


Spring Photos rescheduled  for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 and 25

Due to school being closed on March 16, our Spring Photos have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25,  on the day that students have their PE and health classes. 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th periods will be scheduled for March 24. 2nd 4th, and 6th periods will be scheduled for March 25. Students have been sent home with photo information from Victor O’Neill Photography through their PE teachers. Spring photos are prepaid by sending in an envelope and check made out to Victor O’Neill Studios with your child on photo day or by ordering online at

Parents may also order photos online after the photo proofs are sent home. If you have any questions, please contact, Natalie Lissy, Assistant Principal, at or at 703-988-8100.

Substitutes Needed

Are you someone that would love a little extra money and loves children? Union Mill and Fairfax County are always looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers. Click here to get more information and for the application process. Feel free to call the office if you want additional information or if you want to be added to our substitute list. Your children and our staff thank you for considering this important role. Our school needs you!


Wellness Week March 23-27

Liberty is hosting a Wellness Week, March 23-March 27.  There will be short wellness messages on the morning news, a wellness book display, and several dress up days during the week with a wellness theme.

Monday – Sports Day – Stay Active –Stay Fit

Tuesday – Stuffed Animal Day – Pets Promote Wellness

Wednesday – Comfy Shoe Day – Be Good to Your Feet

Thursday –SCA Dress Up Day

Friday – Camo Day – Hunt for Healthy Habits

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.  Please see the attached flyer for more details on how to sign up.  

Your Health Matters!! 

With everything going on around us today, it is so important that we take care of ourselves.  Last week, it was discussed how to physically take care of yourself.  How do you take care of your mood?  Focusing on the positive can help in numerous ways.  It is easy to get caught up in a negative way of thinking, fear or worry.  What does that do to your mood?  It produces anxiety, depression, confusion, difficulty concentrating, illnesses and problems in relationships to name a few symptoms.  So, this week, we are spending time “Ditching the negative self talk”.  Focus on what you are grateful for!!!  How can you turn your negative thoughts into hopeful thoughts??

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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