The Liberty Ledger: September 21, 2022

The Liberty Ledger

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

Important Dates:

  • 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"
  • Wednesday, October 5th- School Closed (Religious/ Cultural Observance) Liberty Middle School Offices will be closed.
  • Friday October 21st- Make-up Picture Day

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


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

​​​​​​Liberty Middle School students will take the screener during their Unity Time advisory period on Tuesday November 1st (make-up: Thursday November 3rd). If you do not want your student to take part in the SEL screener, please return the attached opt-out form to the Student Services office or complete the opt-out via your SIS ParentVUE account by Friday October 21st.

More information, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage ( Please contact your student's school counselor or the school's test coordinator with questions.


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener OPT OUT  FORM



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

7th Grade Vision and Hearing Testing

7th Grade Vision and Hearing Testing will be on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13 during P.E. classes. 

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!


Band fundraiser

Chipotle Fundraiser for Music Department 

Come to Chipotle on Tuesday, September 27th between 5 and 9 pm to support the Liberty Music Department! You can show the flyer from your phone, and you can even order on line! Use the code RPHJFMJ in the Chipotle App to ensure that we get credit.


Thank you so much for your support of our music department!

Liberty PTA News:

 PTA General Membership Meeting

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


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. 


Our First Restaurant Night 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Liberty Middle School PTA



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


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Liberty Korean Family Liaison:

My name is Jinyoon Bae and I am a Korean Family Liaison at Liberty. I am excited and enthusiastic about the road ahead to build Korean family engagement at Liberty for this year again. If you would like to receive newsletters in Korean with updates of important dates and events happening in Liberty, please click the link ( Form for Korean Family Email Addresses ) and fill out the quick form. For those who complete the form, I will be sending out emails in Korean once a month regularly and once there are important updates and events in Liberty. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


리버티 한국 가족 여러분안녕하세요저는 리버티 중학교의 한국가족 연락인 배진윤입니다.  리버티 중학교에서 여러분과 함께 하게 되어 반갑습니다작년에 이어 올해도 매달 한번 혹은 두번 한국어로  뉴스레터가 제공될 예정입니다한국어 뉴스레터의 수신을 원하시는 가족분들은  링크 (한국 가족 이메일 주소 작성 양식 이메일 주소를 제공해 주시면 감사하겠습니다다른 궁금한 사항은 다음의  연락처로 문의주시기 바랍니다.



703-988-8234(사무실 - 학교 가족자료실)


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

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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