Thanks to student donors, LPA received a check for $1000 from Goodwill of North Florida.
"New" Clinic News
As we near the end of the school year, I would like to remind you that all medications should be picked up from the clinic by June 4, 2013. School policy does not allow for medication to remain in the school over the summer. It is important for you to make arrangements to pick up your child's medication since they may not be transported by the child. Any medications left in the clinic after Friday, June 7, 2013 WILL BE DISCARDED! This include prescription medications such as Inhaler's and EpiPens.
Thank you for allowing me to care for your children while they are here at LPA. Please have a happy, healthy, safe summer! Remember the Sunscreen!! AMY LYNCH, RN
"New" Middle Grades Report Cards
Middle Grades report cards will be available for pick up at LPA on June 6 . Parents can access final grades through the Home Access Center (HAC) on June 5.
"New" PE uniforms
Attention Rising 6th-8th Graders. Now is the time to purchase your PE uniform for next year. Prices are reduced for "early bird" ordering. Place your order by May 24. Click here
"New" Let's Read for the World Record!
Please log your reading minutes from May 6- Sept. 6th.
The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program encouraging kids to read more books this summer. The Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. The school with the most minutes read will win a visit from Dav Pilkey - author of Captain Underpants. All students have been given a username and password to log their minutes. Please follow the link and click on Kids - Join Now. Also, check out the Summer STATS! and see which school has the most minutes. www.scholastic.com/summer
"New"8th Grade Information
The end of the year is almost here. Please be sure to check here for the important events planned just for you!
“New” 5th Grade Presentation
The puberty presentation for LPA 5th Graders will take place on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 1:45pm. Please click here for a link to the informational letter.
“New” Middle Grades End of Year Exams
Please be aware of the following end of course exam dates:
Algebra I Exam
Click here for important information for students taking the Algebra and Geometry EOC
Block 3 Blue Exam
Block 2 Blue Exam
Block 3 Green Exam
Block 2 Green Exam
Block 1 Blue Exam
Block 1 Green Exam
Kindergarten through 5th grade students will take formative assessments
May 28-June 4.
Liberty Parade May 24th
LPA's annual Liberty Parade to honor our veterans will take place on Friday, May 24 at 9 AM. Breakfast reception for veterans starts at 8:15 AM.
"New" Important Information for students entering 7th Grade
Students entering the 7th grade will need to provide the school Guidance Department with proof of their child's T-dap vaccine before they can receive their schedule for the 2013-2014 school year. It is not too early to take care of this requirement.
You may go to your private physician, the St. Johns County Health Department (825-5055) or a walk- in clinic. If you choose a walk- in clinic, a receipt will NOT be accepted as proof of the T-dap vaccine. The vaccine must be documented on a Florida shot record. It would be advisable to bring a copy of your child's past shot record if you choose a walk in clinic. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Judith Rigsbee at 547-7908
"New"Important Information for 7th Grade Students
Click here for more information about the HIV/Aids presentation for students.
Congratulations to Mrs. Alexandra Martin, Social Studies teacher, who was recognized by the Bartram Rotary as the Teacher of the Quarter. Mrs. Martin was honored for her proven success data, school leadership and professionalism with both peers and students. We are proud of her!
"Updated" Military Supply Collection 2012-2013
Last year, we piloted a military supply collection and letter writing campaign for soldiers deployed overseas. Our project was so successful that we have decided to keep our momentum moving into the 2012-2013 school year. Below, please see the list of "Military Supply Collection dates" for the 2012-2013 school year. You child's grade level will be participating only in the given months. The Jacksonville USO has graciously partnered with us to ship all of our supplies and letters overseas to our deserving soldiers.
In the months of March and April, second and third grade students will be collecting supplies and writing letters. Please use the carepackage supply list below and send in your donated supplies by Friday, April 12th. Your child will be writing their letters in class during a writing lesson.
Thank you for your support in making this year long project so successful!
Did you forget to order your yearbook?
Online ordering has ended, but you can still reserve a yearbook while supplies last.
Simply send in your payment (cash or check made payable to LPA).
Please include your child's name and homeroom teacher with your order.
"New" Summer VPK
Please click here for more information on a summer VPK program.
"New"Attention 7th Graders
You will not want to miss the 2014 Washington DC trip! Be sure to read the attached information and send in your deposit to secure your spot.
The Florida Department of Education is conducting a survey designed to provide the state with information on how well schools are supporting parents’ involvement in their child’s education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states must report this information to the federal government on an annual basis. All parents of children with disabilities and a current IEP (PK to 12th grade) are invited to participate in this survey. The survey is opened from February 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013. Please visit www.esesurvey.com to complete the survey.
"New" Of the Year Honors
LPA congratulates Mr. Kirsche, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Reichenberg, Teacher of the Year who were honored February 21 at the World Golf Village celebration.
Beginning on Monday, March 4th Kindergarten students will be allowed to purchase a-la-carte items. You can access the a-la-carte menu and prices through the Lunch Menus link above.
If you would like your child to only purchase from the main menu, please contact Ms. Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will place limitations on your child's account for you.
"New" LPA Running Club
Attention runners! The running team is starting up for the spring season. Practices will be held after school until 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of Feb 25th. If you are interested, meet in Mr. Kirsche's room (room 517) right after school on a practice day.
"New" Opt out letter for Speak Up Be Safe
Parents of students in grades 1-3 need to]click here for information about an upcoming classroom program to be implemented by the Guidance department begining in March.
"New"Calling all Veterans
LPA's annual Liberty Parade will take place on Friday, May 24 at 9 AM. If any veteran would like to attend, please submit the following information to Mrs. Kimberly Sexton.
(If a related student attends LPA) Student's name:
Military Member Relation to student:
Military Member Name and Rank:
Military Member Branch:
"New" Virtual Course Offering
Attention 8th grade parents of students enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry. Click here for high school credit virtual course offering.
Please click here for more information about LPA's School Public Accountability Report.
"Updated"LPA Grading Information
Please]click here for information on LPA's grading policies and procedures.
Just for Parents newsletter from the DOE
The Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Family and Community Outreach is pleased to send you our September issue of the “Just for Parents” newsletter.
This issue offers parents a glimpse into what new changes they can expect in the classroom, with curricula, and on assessments, as Florida transitions to a new set of learning goals, called Common Core Standards.
To view the September newsletter (with “live” links to other resources), please click on the link below. This will take you to the Florida Department of Education’s “Just for Parents” web page. Click on “Just for Parents – September 2012”.
The Liberty Pines Positive Behavior Support (PBS) team is asking for donations for our middle grades PBS Rewards Cart. This cart is brought to each middle grades homeroom class once per week and allows the students to "purchase" items using their PBS Cards. We are in need of the following items to help keep our cart stocked:
Please forward all items to Mr. Bozeman, Dean of Students. Thank you for your support!
LPA Tardy Policy
Please click here for information about LPA's tardy policy.
Click here for the Fall edition of the ESE newsletter, "Parents as Partners."
"If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance and planning to attend a school meeting or program, please contact Liberty Pines Academy with your specific need at 547-7900."
Home Access information
Liberty Pines Academy 3rd -8th grade families can begin using the HOME ACCESS CENTER ( formerly Parent Assistant) for digital access to student grades. LPA is also a pilot school for HAC access for our K-2 student families and K-2 access should be available by late October.
Parents, please test your HAC log-in and password to confirm access is available. If not, please email Mrs. Rigsbee at email@example.com. Mrs. Rigsbee will then contact you regarding access.
If your child is new to LPA this year, please make sure you have completed the HAC paperwork. All paperwork is to be returned to our front office staff. Once returned, access information will be given to your child within 3 school days.
The a la carte line will be opening for students in grades 1-5 effective Monday, September 10. A la carte menu includes baked chips, fruit juice and many specialty items. These items range from $0.30 to $3.50 and are not included in the standard meal plan.
Parents who wish to place restrictions on their child's lunch selections should contact Mrs. Dorsey, Cafeteria Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
"New"Labels for Education
The Labels for Education® program wants to help a lucky school start the year off right! Enter for a chance to win $50,000 worth of stuff for LPA and great prizes for you in our Back-to-School Sweepstakes! Go to]Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation or]Click Here to enter! Simplycomplete the necessary registration information, "Like" their page and LPAwill be registered for a chance to win. It's that easy!
"New"LPA Student Handbook
The new school year begins Monday! Parents and students who plan to do school shopping will want to be mindful of our dress code. Before you go, please]click here for our student handbook which includes information about our dress code requirements and expectations.
District Media Release on bus routes
Please click here for information about bus routes for the 2012/2013 school year.
LPA is an "A" School!!
School grades were announced today. Liberty Pines Academy has earned an "A" rating. Congratulations to students and staff!
The 2012 3rd Grade Reading and Math scores are in and LPA students continue to demonstrate high performance. Our third graders scored in second place in the district in Reading and tied for fourth place in Math. The FCAT 2.0 assessed both reading and math with greater rigor. A level 3 is considered proficient. The percent of students scoring at 3 and above is as follows:
St. Johns County students continue to outperform all other students in state End of Course Exams.
LPA Geometry students had the highest mean score in the district in Geometry with 100% of the students scoring in the top third.
And in the Algebra I EOC, LPA students outperformed all other schools as the only school with 100% of students scoring 4 or 5. A 3 is considered passing.
We are so proud of the accomplishments of our students.
FCAT scores for fourth through eighth grade reading, math and science (fifth and eighth grades only) are expected in the coming weeks. Further results, charts and information can be found at http://fcat.fldoe.org/.
2012-2013 Bus Routes
Click here to view the approved Bus Routes for the 2012-2013 School Year.
Parents will want to sign up for LPA's exciting Summer Camps. Mr. Segal's Drama Camp, Coach Eisenhuth's Basketball Camp and Rising Kindergarten Camp will be offered August 5-9. Send in your application as these camps will fill up fast!
Learn about St. Johns County School District's new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
Students in Action
"New" Goodwill winners
Congratulations to Mia R and Brandon M, Grand Prize winners in the Goodwill "Bag It Up Drive".
"New" Battle of the Books
Congratulations to the Elementary Battle of the Books team for placing 4th in the District competition: Caeli B., Maggie S., Lynne P., Ella D., Julia H., Taylor T. and Emily K.
and to our Middle Grade team
"New" Principal's Challenge
Classes who get the most number of pledges each day will have their photo taken.
Congratulations to the following classes:
Mrs. Froehlich for the being the last pledge winner.
Mrs. Ryan for being Monday's pledge winner.
Miss Cullen for winning the weekend pledge drive
Ms. Carroll's for being Friday's winner
Mrs. Frank for being Thursday's winner
"New" Tropicana Speech Winners
Congratulations to our 5th and 6th grade winners!
5th Grade Tropicana Speech Contest Winners
1st Place Jake S
2nd Place Madison S
3rd Place Ciara O
6th Grade Tropicana Speech Contest Winners
1st Place Anna S
2nd Place Kylie R
3rd Place Delaney S
"New" Band News
On Friday, March 8, the LPA concert Band received a SUPERIOR rating at the Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Music Performance Assessment.
Congratulations to our Concert Band students on this fantastic achievement!
"New" Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to Chase H. who won 3rd place and Kaitlin H. and Tanner A. who earned Honorable Mention at the St. Johns County District Science Fair!
This annual academic competition is designed to challenge students to meticulously apply science process skills and content knowledge in order to investigate scientific questions of their own choosing. Participants also experience the importance of practicing science ethics and responsibility on a personal level.
"New" LPA 3rd grade student photographs St. Augustine Lighthouse and gets noticed
Mason M. from Mrs. Carlson-Bright's class took a photo of the St. Augustine Lighthouse while he was at the Conch House. Lighthouse staff saw the photo and asked permission to use it.
A great big CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Kasik's Kindergarten class for winning this quarter's Box Tops Contest.
The PTO wants to thank Ms. Kasik and her students for promoting and collecting Box Tops for our school.
Box Tops are worth 10 cents each and are an easy, FREE way to earn money for LPA. You just clip the Box Tops, put in a bag with your teacher's name marked on it and turn in. Your class could be the next winner!
Our goal this year is to earn $3000 from turning in Box Tops. This money will be earmarked to put shade in our outdoor eating area off of the cafeteria that all students can use. So far, we have collected $2318 and are hoping to surpass that $3000 goal. To learn more about the Box Tops program, including E-Box Tops which you earn with online purchases, go to www.btfe.com
"New" Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Tiana C. who was the LPA spelling Bee winner! Tiana represented LPA in the St. Johns County Spelling Bee on January 16.
"New" Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Science Fair. The Regional Fair is on January 30th.
1st Place: Chase R.: You Just got Burned
2nd Place: Kylie R.: Bring the Heat
3rd Place: Lilly M.: The Paradox of Choice
Honorable Mention: Alex V.: What is the effect of temperature on the resistance of wire?
1st Place: Chase H.: Caffeine and How it Affects Heart Rate
2nd Place: Kendall S.: Listen Up Or Look Out
3rd Place: Tanner A.: What is the effect of sleep position on blood pressure?
Honorable Mention: Malea J.: Got Suds?
1st Place: Kaitlin H.: Grip It and Rip it (2 year study)
2nd Place: Isabella P.: Catching Air
3rd Place: Olivia V.: High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Friend or Foe?
Honorable Mention: Alexia B.: Does a child's age affect their perception of an optical
Congratulations to Mr. Quintieri's 4th grade class for winning the first quarter Tyson/Labels for Education Contest! Mr. Quintieri and his class collected 500 labels that will provide LPA FREE Educational Merchandise! The class has received a $20 gift card to purchase books, puzzles and games for to their classroom. Great job WOLVES! Let's see which class will lead the pack for the 2nd quarter! Remember to label your submissions with your teacher's name so your class can win next quarter! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com
"New" Duke Tip Talent Search
The following]4th, 5th, and 6th grade students qualified for the DUKE TIP Talent Search with scores equivalent to the 95th national percentile on the 2011 and/or 2012 FCAT in the areas of Reading, Math, and/or Science. Congratulations to these students and their families.
"New" LPA Wolves Football giving back to the Community
The Liberty Pines Academy Football Team held a Food Drive at their Oct 11 Home Game. The ‘Wolves’ donated over 100 food items to Second Harvest of North Florida. Toni Williams of Second Harvest said “the drive was a great success.”
AR Reading Reward Parties
Congratulations to all AR Reward Readers! Mrs. Rogers is so proud of you and she hopes you had fun celebrating your success.