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Thanksgiving Break Next Week  
Don't forget that Thanksgiving Break in Liberty Public Schools will take place Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25. Schools will be closed during this time and will resume on Monday, November 28.  QuickNews will also take next week's holiday off and will return Wednesday, November 30.   We wish families a safe and enjoyable upcoming holiday season and are thankful for your continuous partnership with us!
Inaugural Diversity Festival Huge Success 
Liberty North High School hosted the inaugural Liberty Public Schools Diversity Festival on Tuesday, November 15.  Hundreds came out to attend this event, celebrating the diversity and cultures within our local community.  Dozens of exhibits were displayed, musical entertainment provided, appetizers available, and games and activities offered for all ages. Thanks to everyone involved with the LPS Diversity Committee, led by Dr. Precious Kurth, and those within our community who participated and attended this fantastic event!
Thank You to All Those Who Served
LPS hosted its annual Salute to Veterans breakfast on November 11 at Discovery Middle School. Approximately, 100 local veterans and LPS retired staff attended the event, which not only included breakfast being served to attendees, but also a brief program thanking those in attendance for their dedication. LPS cannot thank our veterans enough for the sacrifices they have made, and continue to make, to allow us to have the freedoms we do.

To view photos from last Friday's event, click here.  In addition, Friday's Salute to Veterans program was recorded and may be viewed by clicking here.  
Coffee with the Community Returns Thursday, November 17 
Make plans to attend our next Coffee with the Community, scheduled for Thursday, November 17, from 10-11 a.m. at the Liberty Public Schools District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane. Ms. Colleen Jones, LPS Director of College, Career, and Community Partnerships, will lead the meeting and will be joined by several students discussing the District's career education opportunities. To view the detailed Coffee with the Community page, including upcoming meetings, click here.
LPS News to Know
LPS Fall Theatre ProductionTickets Now on Sale
Tickets for all LPS Fall Theatre productions are on sale. If you would like to use a credit card to purchase tickets, please go to the LPS Fine Arts Department website ( http://finearts.liberty.k12.mo.us/) and click on the ShowTix4U logo near the top of the page. You may also call the Fine Arts office at 736-5660 to provide credit card information over the phone or stop by their office at 801 Kent Street in Liberty, to purchase tickets with cash or check.
 
Online ticket sales end at noon on opening night for all performances during that week. For example, if opening night is on a Thursday, online ticket sales end at noon on Thursday for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances. 
 
If there are still tickets available, they will be sold at the school's box office starting one hour before the show. Only cash or checks can be accepted at the box office...NO credit cards.
 
To find out if tickets are still available for a show, please follow us on Twitter @LPSFineArts.
LNHS to Present Mary Poppins November 17, 18, 19 
Mary Poppins will fly onto the Liberty North High School stage on November 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. A total of 60 students will appear on stage, with another dozen making the show possible with technical magic.

Tickets are available now and may be purchased by clicking here.
 
The Banks family is trying to be the proper happy family, but there are problems. Mr. Banks is conflicted about work, Mrs. Banks has some unfulfilled dreams, and Jane and Michael are acting out. Mary Poppins flies into their lives, and with just "A Spoonful of Sugar" shows how "Anything Can Happen" if you take time to "Feed the Birds." There is magic and fun and love and a happy ending, with lots of songs and dances along the way. It's "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

Caitlyn Fuller plays Mary Poppins, Garrett Williams plays Bert, Nathan Meshau and Kinsey Collins play Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Megan Day and Eli LaFleur play Jane and Michael, Conner Paulson and Regan McKay play Robertson Ay and Mrs. Brill, Cassie Sisson plays Miss Andrew, Emmy Caywood plays Mrs. Corry, Sarah Cowan plays The Bird Woman, Alma MacDonald plays Neleus, James Sisson plays the Park Keeper, Nik Baumert plays the Bank Chairman, Joe Lord plays Valentine, Michael Chapman plays Northbrook, Simon Whitsitt plays von Hussler, Justen Willhite plays Admiral Boom, AnnaLynn Blackwell plays Miss Lark, and Noah Graham plays the Policeman.
Liberty High School to Present Beauty and the Beast 
LHS is excited to present Beauty and the Beast again this weekend (November 16, 17, 18, and 19, all beginning at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater. The house will open at 6:30 p.m. An additional matinee performance will be held November 19 at 2 p.m. with the house opening at 1:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and will not be reserved. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, students, and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, please go to the LPS Fine Arts Department website (http://finearts.liberty.k12.mo.us/) and click on the ShowTix4U logo near the top of the page. You can also call the Fine Arts office at (816) 736-5660 and provide credit card information over the phone or stop by their office at 801 Kent Street in Liberty to purchase tickets with cash or check.
 
Online ticket sales will end at noon on opening night for all performances during that week . For this show, online ticket sales end at noon on Wednesday for that week's Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances. 
 
Once you arrive at the Little Theater, please roam through our lobby as we will have multiple booths available. We do encourage everyone to purchase tickets as soon as possible due to limited seating in the Little Theater. Enjoy this classic "Tale as Old as Time".
Heritage Holiday Mart
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 10, as Heritage Middle School PTA will be hosting the 2nd Annual Heritage Holiday Mart This event is FREE! Come shop 115 booths of crafters, vendors, and artisans. Visit Santa, enjoy free face painting, carolers, orchestral music, food, $1 raffles, and more!  New this year - first 100 shoppers will receive a complimentary shopping tote - and ONE of these lucky shoppers will receive a $25 Holiday Mart shopping spree!
 
Feel free to print the flyers and share with churches, co-workers, schools, friends, family. Volunteers are needed to make this event a continued success. Do you have two hours you can spare to help? Our volunteer spots are simple, fun, and much appreciated. Click here to help!       
Student/Staff Recognitions
Congrats to LNHS Speech and Debate Students
Congratulations to the Liberty North High School Speech and Debate students who placed at the Raymore-Peculiar tournament!
1st - Radio Speaking - Isaac Keller
2nd - Public Forum - Whitney Wilson/Mattie Seley
5th - Improvised Duet Acting - Colt Duncan/Jamal Gregory
6th - US Extemp - Madi Van Dyne
6th - Radio Speaking - Mac Newton
District/Community Events
7th Annual Liberty Giving Thanks 5K
The 7th Annual Liberty Giving Thanks 5K will be held on Thanksgiving Day in Liberty, MO. This event benefits Hillcrest Hope in Clay County by raising awareness and funds to support its mission to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency. This is a family-friendly event; walkers and strollers are welcome. Prizes will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and awards for age groups. Questions? Contact Adrienne Garstang at 516-3796.

Date: Thursday, November 24
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Run begins at 9 a.m.

Location: Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd., Liberty, MO  
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Webpage and registration: www.libertygivingthanks5k.org
Brunch With Santa Fundraiser
Join Earnest Shepherd Youth Center on December 3 for their annual Christmas fundraiser for the young and young-at-heart. Each child will receive a couple of gifts from Santa, make holiday crafts, and enjoy a little person's continental breakfast. Juice will be served to the accompanying adults, as your presence is required throughout your visit. All proceeds go to support youth programming for 2017.

Parents: Please select a time period of 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and put it on your child's registration form. Cost for this event is $10 per child. Registration required. Call 781-7733 to register your child or find the form at www.earnestshepherd.com.
Victory Over Vasculitis 5K Set for Saturday, December 3
The Vasculitis Foundation will be hosting the Victory over Vasculitis 5K on Saturday, December 3, at Liberty North High School. Registration and packet pickup will take place at 7:50 a.m., with welcome and introductions at 8:45 a.m. For more information on this event, click here.
Northland CAPS Parent Night Follow-Up
Thanks to all who came out to the Liberty Public Schools Northland CAPS Parent Night at Liberty North High School. If you missed this meeting, there is another parent night on December 6 at the Gladstone Community Center at 6 p.m. See northlandcaps.org for more information.
QuickNews Bulletin Board
In an effort to make our Liberty Public Schools e-newsletter, QuickNews (QN), a concise publication, which subscribers may read in a timely fashion, district/community announcements will be advertised in the main QuickNews section for a maximum of two weeks.  After this period of time, announcements will be transferred to our QuickNews Bulletin Board, which is located on the LPS website provided at the link below. In addition, the Bulletin Board may include announcements not meeting the criteria to be placed in this publication. The addition of the QN Bulletin Board allows them to now be publicized. This bulletin board will continuously be updated throughout the week, and announcements will remain until they expire by date. To access this page, simply click here

In addition, LPS has transitioned to a new eflyer management system called Peachjar.  You can simply click the logo below to visit the program website. 

 
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