The Liberty Ledger: September 14, 2022

The Liberty Ledger

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

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday September 21st-  Reading Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) 
  • Thursday, September 22nd- Math Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)
  • Thursday, September 22nd - PTA General Membership Meeting 
  • Monday, September 26th- School Closed (Teacher Workday)
  • Wednesday, September 28th- Standards Based Grading "Spill the Tea with Mr. E"
  • Friday October 21st- Make-up Picture Day

Virtual Back to School Night Recording:

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend Back to School Night.  If you were unable to attend, or would like to review the information that was shared, the links to the recording and other resources are included below.

Back to School Night recording

Teacher Videos

Portrait of a Graduate – Watch video to learn more about the non-content based skills that empower students to achieve their full potential.  

Liberty Lions PTA – Find a variety of ways to support the Liberty Community!

Digital Consent Form-  Complete to provide access to various educational tools to enhance student learning.

Internet Supervision Form- Gain the ability to see sites your students have visited, how long they were on the site, the time of visit, the function to pause internet use, and receive a weekly report!

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

Liberty Middle School students will be taking the Reading Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) on Wednesday, September 21 and the Math Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) on Thursday, September 22.


Students in Algebra I and Geometry will not be taking the Math VGA on September 22 but WILL be taking a Math Inventory that morning.


Students need to report to school no later than 7:20 AM. 


Students must bring the following materials:

  • Fully charged FCPS issued laptop
  • Laptop charger
  • Book to read after testing

Students are permitted to bring the following materials if they choose to:

  • Water bottle

Please reach out to Cristina Olson (School Testing Coordinator), if you have any questions about VGA testing.

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



Make-up Pictures!

Make-up Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, October 21st.

Parents can contact the photographer directly at with questions.  If it is a school-based question, please email Sarah Letina at

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: 


Superintendent Community Conversations

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. Each Community Conversation will be held in person, allowing Dr. Reid an opportunity to better connect with participants. Our pyramid date and Registration information for families and employees is listed below. If you are unable to attend our pyramid's event, please consider attending another one. We look forward to seeing you!

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA 20124. 

Superintendent Community Conversations RSVP Link!


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!

Liberty PTA News:

 PTA General Membership Meeting

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

Liberty MS Families

The PTA hopes that you will take a minute to review our slides from Back to School Night. Please take a few minutes to join the PTA and check out our Spirit Wear Store, sales end today so don't delay!

2022-23 PTA Back to School Night Slides Click Here


PTA General Membership Meeting

Attend our first PTA Meeting of the school year!  Your voice matters.  

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022@ 7pm.  

Where: Comfort of your home-virtual.  A link will be sent out next week.  



We need your help!

Open Positions: VP of Membership, Library Volunteers, Family Resource Volunteers, Supply Drive Leads, Teacher Appreciation committee, Concession Leads.


Big or small, all help is appreciated.  


Spirit Wear

Deadline Extended! Order your spirit wear by Friday, September 16!

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


Our First Restaurant Night 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Liberty Middle School PTA



6317 Multiplex Dr Ste A, Centreville, VA 20121-5327


Quick Links


Spirit Wear CLICK HERE



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CVHS Wildcat Athletic Boosters:

CVHS athletic Booster passes

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run:


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.

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

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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