The Liberty Ledger: September 7, 2022

The Liberty Ledger

Providing students and parents with the important updates and report of events happening at LMS.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 7th - Back to School Night (Virtual)
  • Monday, September 12th - Liberty Middle Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 13th - Liberty Middle Picture Day 
  • Thursday, September 22nd - PTA General Membership Meeting 
  • Wednesday, September 28th- Standards Based Grading "Spill the Tea with Mr. E"



Wednesday, September 7th 6:30-7:00 PM

To join the Virtual Back to School Night general session you will click on the following link:  Virtual Back to School Night Link


To access your Student(s) Teacher Information on classroom overview and curriculum you will need to click this link:  Liberty Middle Teacher Videos! This will take you to the Liberty Middle Website where you will have access to all teacher videos. Please click the last name of the teacher you are viewing, and it will take you to their name and link.


The session will be recorded and viewable after Virtual Back to School Night. The link will be available on our school website at

Please submit any BTSN Questions in advance, so that we will be able to answer them live at Back to School Night.


Thank you!


Picture Day!

School Picture Day is Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th through students' Physical Education (PE) class.  PE Teachers will distribute picture forms to students in class on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th.  Families who wish to purchase pictures may either pay online or give the completed form and payment to the student to bring with them on their Picture Day.  Please read the form for specific payment instructions and picture package options. For questions, please email  Don't forget to say, "CHEESE!" 


Volunteer Opportunity on School Photo Days

We are looking for 6 adult volunteers to help on school photo days, September 12th and 13th. Volunteers will be asked to hand out photo cards to students as they wait to be photographed. Volunteers will receive a $25 discount voucher towards their student(s) photographs.

Please contact Assistant Principal, Sarah Letina at by Thursday, September 8th if you would like to volunteer. 

Spill the Tea

Standards Based Grading

"Spill the Tea with Mr. E"

The first few weeks in Science 8 have been awesome!  We have been doing some truly fun activities and can’t wait for you to understand how we have translated your student’s progress to the grade book!  This year in SIS Science 8 teachers are using a Standards Based Grading system, which not only helps students demonstrate their learning, but also encourages them to advocate for themselves and communicate with their teacher.  

Are you interested in communicating about Standards Based Grading?  Do you want to know more about Standards Based Grading practices?  Join us on Sept 28, from 11:00-11:30, in the Liberty Middle School Library to “Spill the Tea with Mr. E,” and the Science 8 teachers about Standards Based Grading.

We do appreciate your RSVP to accommodate and provide refreshments for everyone.  Please click HERE and complete the short Google Form to indicate that you will be attending.   Look forward to seeing you all!

Here is the link to RSVP:

Standards Based Grading "Spill the Tea with Mr. E" RSVP Link


World Language Credit Exam

Is your student fluent in a language other than English? Can they write proficiently in that language? If it is one of the 30 languages listed below, consider registering your student for the World Languages Credit Exam! This exam could help your student potentially earn World Language credits for their high school diploma.

The 2022 World Language Credit Exam will be administered on the following dates:

Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese


Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 8:00am and closes on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 4:00pm. Late Registration will not be accepted.


Please contact your student’s school counselor to register for the exam.


Credit exam information can be accessed at: 

Bus Notes

If your student is interested in riding the bus home with a friend, no problem! We need a note from each parent, one for the student riding the alternate bus and one from the other parent approving another student to come to their house after school. Each note needs to be brought to the main office at the beginning of the school day and a bus pass will be available for the student riding the alternate bus at the end of the school day. 

Starting Monday October 4, 2022, bus notes will no longer be accepted by email. We need a note bought to the main office by each student at the beginning of the day.

Thank you!

Free and Reduced-Price Meals 

Learn more about the criteria and process to apply for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

If you have children eligible for the federal Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, they may also be eligible to participate in other Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) fee-based programs without paying a fee or by paying a reduced fee (e.g classes with a student fee).

To learn more and apply online click here : Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FRM) | Fairfax County Public Schools (

The free and reduced-price meals application also includes a section where you provide consent to share information allowing FCPS staff (School Principal, school counselors and other FCPS program staff) to share information about your children's meal eligibility status.

Information received by FCPS staff will only be used for the purposes described in the application.

Back to School Forms:

All five (5) beginning of the School Year forms are included here and will be on the Liberty Middle School website at this link:

The first item listed below is a form that must be printed at home, signed, and returned to your student’s Unity Time teacher. You may complete items 2 through 5 on-line. The forms listed below are REQUIRED for ALL students.

  1. Health Information Form  (Parent/ Legal Guardian signature required)
  2. Parental Permission for SOL Retake Form
  3. After School Registration Form
  4. Digital Consent  (Accessible August 10)
  5. Intent to Ride School Bus  (Access link through ParentVue)


Liberty PTA News:

 PTA General Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00p.m. (Virtual) 


JOIN THE PTA NOW, just $15. Click HERE


Spirit Wear

Time is Running Out! Order your Liberty MS Spirit Wear by September 9! Several logo and apparel selections available!

Please be sure to support the LMS PTA by participating in this important fundraiser.


Restaurant Night

Chipotle Fundraiser for Liberty Middle School PTA

  • 10/04/2022
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • 6317 Multiplex Dr Ste A, Centreville, VA 20121-5327

Leftover 2021-2022 Yearbooks:

We have a limited supply of yearbooks left over from last year. If you would like to purchase one for your student(s) please log into MySchoolBucks to purchase. Once you purchase, our Yearbook Advisor will mail one to you.


For more information on Liberty Middle Yearbooks please contact our Yearbook Advisor Pam Orr at

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run!


Liberty Food and Clothing Pantry:

Many of you probably know that we have a food and clothing pantry at Liberty MS.  We use this area for numerous different needs for families and students.  If you would like to donate, the items needed are below.

Click here for a list of food and items we will need for our pantry!

Food Resources from FCPS

For the most up to date information on meal distribution locations and schedule, please click the link below!

FCPS Meal Distribution

Meal Distribution

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions regarding resources like food and family assistance, please contact Angie Huber, School Social Worker at

Or visit our Social Worker Page HERE

mental health resources

Helpful Resources

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LMS Administrative Team

Admin team

Principal: Adam Erbrecht  |

Assistant Principal: Gregory Hall | 

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Filsinger |

Assistant Principal: Sarah Letina |

Director of Student Services: Renee Pete |

After-School Program Specialist: Sandy Donlon |

L-R Sandy Donlon, Jennifer Filsinger, Adam Erbrecht, Greg Hall, Sarah Letina, Renee Pete