February 9th– Spring Night of the Arts
February 11th – Wizards Game
February 15th & 16th– Student Holiday
February 18th– 4th-6th AVID Night
February 23rd– Parent Night Rising 7th and 8th graders
February 25th– 3rd grade FSA Night
February 26th– Community Leaders Day
February 29th– 4/5 FSA Writing
March 1st– 6/7 FSA Writing
March 2nd– 8th FSA Writing
General News and Information
Office hours- 7:30-3:30
Student hours– 8:30-2:50
Wednesdays– Early release 1:50
“New” Hardship waiver information
“New” Proctors Needed
Our first wave of FSA testing begins on 2/29 with 4th and 5th grade writing. If you are able to assist us please sign up for one or more days using the link below. If you have not already been trained as a proctor this year, you will need to watch a short presentation and sign the necessary security agreements prior to testing. If you have questions please call Carlene Moody or Dianna Carlson-Bright at 547-7900.
“New” Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair is Feb. 8th – 12th
“New” Marine Science Camp
Summer program is available to students in grades 5-7. Applications can be downloaded at
http://www-grms.stjohns.k12.fl.us and click on Marine Science link. Applications are due to science teachers by March 4th.
“New” SAC Parent Survey
Please take a moment to complete the LPA SAC survey.
“New” Order Yearbooks now
Deadline is February 12th
District Honor Card
2015 2016 Honor Card Businesses 10 13 10
Thank you Mr. Pierre
After 8 years at LPA, our beloved Mr. Pierre is retiring. We want to thank him for all his service to the students and staff at LPA and wish him well.
Mr. Kirsche selected as Teacher Fellow
Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Kirsche, LPA Science teacher, who has been chosen by the Northrop Grumman and National Science Teachers Association as a 2015-2016 Teacher Fellow.
Mr. Kirsche is one of 25 teachers in the nation selected to participate in a year-long immersion of science, technology and engineering-related activities and professional opportunities.
“Each of the Teacher Fellows are determined individuals who are committed to further developing their skills as teachers and are dedicated to making science, technology, and engineering more relevant to their students,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “Through participation in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy, these educators will have a unique opportunity to connect their curriculum to real-world applications, which will enrich science, technology, engineering, and math teaching and learning for their students and help to ignite interest and inspire more careers in STEM.”
Congratulations, Mr. Kirsche!
Character Counts Run
Thank you to the St. Johns Golf and CC Rotary for sponsoring Liberty Pines as an AVID School. Rotary is partnering with LPA to support the learning of LPA students.
Do you have questions about Florida Standards Assessment or State End of Course Exams? Plan to attend these informational sessions to learn more.
FSA Nights – elementary Flyer
FSA Nights – secondary
Florida Standards Parent Resource
Economic Security Report
Economic Security Report
Bus Routes The St. Johns County School District’s (SJCSD) bus routes for the 2015-2016 school year are available online at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/transportation/routes. For additional questions or information, call the Transportation Department at 547-7810.
Home Access Information-For online access to a student’s grades, parents need to complete the form and return it to our front office staff. Once returned, access information will be given to your child within 3 school days. Learn more about eSchoolPlus and Home Access Center (HAC)
LPA is a Positive Behavior Support School- Liberty Pines Academy is a Positive Behavior Support School which is committed to providing a safe environment for all students. For further information, please click here.
School Board updates-Beverly Slough, District 1 representative to the St. Johns County School Board, writes periodic updates for parents and others concerning school district matters. If you would like to receive the updates, please email her at Beverly.Slough@stjohns.k12.fl.us so that she can add you to the distribution.
Interpreter Information- “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.”
Are you a Spanish speaking student who would like some assistance with learning English, or maybe you need some homework help? Mrs. Gilbes is sponsoring the new ELL club. If you are interested please read her letter below for more information.
Hola chicos y chicas
Information on Gifted Screenings and Evaluations-The St. Johns County School District screens all 2nd grade students each year to identify those who many be eligible for gifted services. Students at other grade levels are screened on a referral basis. Please refer to gifted information page under our links for information on the timeline and how to request screenings. Children in the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) are allowed two screenings by any school in the SJCSD.
ONLINE PAYMENTS (School Pay)
Parents can now pay several types of school fees online as designated by each school. It’s quick, easy and convenient.
SchoolPay Help Line: 888-88-MYPAY
Empowering Excellence in Educators
Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
For information about PTO activities, events, newsletters, spirit wear orders and more please visit the PTO web site
Message from Dr. Joyner
Middle Grades News
“New” Bartram Trail Parent/Student Night
On Thursday, February 11 @6:30pm, Bartram Trail High School will be hosting our annual “Welcome to Bear Nation!” 8th grade parent/student night.
Dates for Rising 9th Graders
BTHS AVID College Prep
The Bartram Trail High School’s AVID College Prep Program is currently accepting applications for Rising 9th Graders for the 2016-2017 school year. This college preparatory program provides skills and strategies for academic success and college readiness. Apply Online Today! Go to the BTHS AVID College Prep website: http://www-bths.stjohns.k12.fl.us/avid/ – – Click on the Link for Rising 9th Grade Application. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2016!
Students in Action
Military Supply Collection
For the fifth year in a row, LPA will continue our military supply collection and letter writing campaign for soldiers deployed overseas. Our project was so successful in past years that we have decided to keep our momentum moving into the 2015-2016 school year. Below, please see the list of “Military Supply Collection dates” for the 2015-2016 school year. Your 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.
2015-2016 Military Supply Collection
Middle Grades will be collecting items in the months of January and February and all supplies are due by Feb 24th.
2015-2016 military parent letter FINAL middle grades
Thank you for your support in making this year-long project so successful!