The Liberty Ledger: October 19, 2022

The Liberty Ledger

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

Important Dates:

  • Friday, October 21- Make-up Picture Day
  • Monday, October 24- School Closed (Holiday)
  • Friday, October 28- 2-hour Early Release (End of First Quarter)
  • Monday, October 31- School Closed (Professional Workday)
  • Tuesday, November 1- Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Spirit Week: 10/25 - 10/28


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


Volunteers Needed:


Call for Liberty Middle

Parent Volunteers!

We need 8th grade parents to serve as chaperones for the upcoming Finance Park Field Trip.

Dates: 11/9, 11/10, 11/14, 11/15

Duties: Supervise a small group through the Finance simulation.

Please contact your student’s Civics teacher to participate!


Make-up Pictures!

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

They will take place in the Lecture Hall, located to the left of the Cafeteria. 

This opportunity is for students who:

  • were absent during initial school picture days on September 12th and 13th
  • are new to the school, or 
  • were not happy with their original package (students are required to return their original picture package to the photographer).  

These students who have PE on Friday (Blue Day - Blocks 2, 4, 6, or 7) will report to the Lecture Hall during their PE class on Friday.

These students who do NOT have PE on Friday will leave their class (whatever it may be) and report to the Lecture Hall on Friday according to the schedule below:

  • Block 2: Bellis / Jones
  • Block 4: Loop / Lorenz
  • Block 6: Rastrick / Scherer

(They should not report to their PE teacher at this time.  They should report to the Lecture Hall to have their picture taken.)

Staff will have a list of the students who were absent September 12th or 13th or who enrolled after those dates.  If they are not on that list, they must have their original pictures with them to be permitted to leave class for a retake.

If you would like to order pictures, please use this link:

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

Newsletter for military-connected families:

Superintendent Reid met with military-connected families last week to discuss how together we can support the unique needs of their students. The conversation focused on how to work together to share resources between our schools and military services. They also talked about building community and relationships that support military-connected students, while building understanding of the military-student experience among their peers.

Each month, the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter for military-connected families. If interested, please sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on the FCPS website.

Opioid Awareness

Dr. Reid sent an Opioid Letter to families that is linked on the district website HERE.  Please take some time to: 

  • read about tips for keeping children safe, 
  • register for a webinar on "Everything You Need to Know About Opioids" that will be held live on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (you may opt to register to receive the recorded version instead), and 
  • learn about additional Fairfax County resources.


After-School News

A big THANK YOU to “This and That Amish Outlet” in Warrenton and Winchester for their donation towards the purchase of a new home for our chickens.   Our Donna Stebner, 4-H sponsor, our 4-H Club members and chickens truly appreciate their generosity. 

For more After-School News, look for your Liberty After-School “News You Choose” coming out on Thursday.  Cooking Club has started but still has room, and it’s never too late to sign up for programs.

Liberty PTA:

Spirit Night Fundraiser will be at on November 2nd at Panera!


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. 


Quick Links


Spirit Wear CLICK HERE



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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