12202 209th Ave. Ct. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Fax (253) 891-4822
From the Principal's Desk
(Principal Update sent November 17, 2013, via school messages)
Dear Liberty Ridge Families:
What a week at Liberty Ridge! We were so honored to have been recognized by OSPI as a School of Distinction for the second year in a row! This means that we are in the top 5% of improving schools in Washington state. This is a HUGE honor for us to have been selected for two years running. This honor does not come without a lot of hard work from our staff, student and parents. We will be focusing on the joy of this accomplishment at an assembly very soon.
Our school is busting at the seams with kindness! Our trait that we are focusing on this month is "kindness" and we've had kids coming in to ring the office bell when they put their "kindness tickets" constantly! Their wonderful attitudes are contagious!
Speaking of contagious...it is cold and flu season! Please make sure your kids are properly washing hands and getting adequate rest so they are in class and ready to learn. The Health Department will also be offering a Free Flu Shot Clinic on December 5th. Look in your child's folder for information and permission slips for this opportunity. Information will be coming home soon. We also have our hearing and vision screening happening next Friday, November 22. A couple more volunteers are still needed. Contact Mary Manning, our school LPN if you are interested.
Our PTO has been hard at work, wrapping up a fundraiser, organizing a skate night and planning another family night. The fundraiser ended on Wednesday and delivery of the items is expected around December 8. Thank you for your support. This fundraiser funded a much needed sound system for our choir and will be put to good use for assemblies, parent nights and much more.
When dropping kids off for school, please be reminded that the curbside is for drop-off only. If you would like to park and walk your child in, please park in a designated parking space. Please help us with starting classes on time by following these guidelines so other students are not tardy because of a backed up parking lot.
- Wednesday is late start - school starts at 10:35 a.m.
- November 27 - No School, Elementary Grading Day
- November 28 & 29 - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
Our lost and found at Liberty Ridge is overflowing! Please take the time if you are missing a sweatshirt, coat or anything else to come check out if we have it. If items are not claimed by Thanksgiving break, they will be donated to charity.
Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and helpful to me and my family as we cope with a family medical issue with my baby daughter. I appreciate the Liberty Ridge family that consists of staff, kids and parents for their understanding while I am out of the office. In my absence, the building has been in good hands and has had a wonderful substitute, Terry Becksted, who is a retired Sumner School District principal. It is my goal to be back this week and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces at Liberty Ridge.
Ryan Hawkins, Principal
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