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Winter Weather School Cancelation Information
Despite the mild fall, winter weather conditions are right around the corner, and we want to provide you with the ways we will communicate with you in the event school needs to be canceled.

Decisions about school closings are made by the administration and communicated to parents via several sources, including right here in QuickNews, the LPS Mobile App, LPS website, local television stations, KLPS Channel 18, and our social networking options, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, parents of students attending LPS will be immediately notified with an automated phone call. To view a brief, informational video regarding school closings information, click here
Coffee with the Community Returns December 8
Our monthly meeting series, Coffee with the Community, returns Thursday, December 8. This month's meeting will be held at Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock (just south of Shoal Creek Elementary). The LPS Academic Services Department will be providing an update for attendees. The meeting is set to begin at 10 a.m.  We hope you can make plans to attend!  All previous Coffee with the Community meetings are recorded and available for viewing on our YouTube page. To view a listing of meetings during the '16-'17 school year, click here
LPS News to Know
Public Notice - Filing for Candidacy - LPS Board of Education 
The Liberty 53 School District will accept declaration of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the Liberty School Board in the April 4, 2017, election. Persons interested may file at the Liberty Public Schools District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO.

Filing will begin on December 20, 2016, at 8 a.m. and will continue during the district's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Filing will end on January 17, 2017, at 5 p.m.

There will be three positions available with three-year terms and one position available for a one-year term. 
BOE Candidate Workshop Scheduled for Monday, December 5 
The LPS Board of Education will host a Board Candidate Workshop on Monday, December 5, at 5 p.m. in the Board room, located on the 3rd floor of the District Administration Center (located at 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO). This workshop is intended to provide information to potential candidates and answer any questions they may have. 

As mentioned above, there will be three positions available with three-year terms and one position available for a one-year term in the April 4, 2017, election. If you have any additional questions, contact Board of Education Secretary Sandra Cockrum.
Dine Out Event Raises Funds for Building Pride Campaign 
The Dine Out for the Building Pride Activity Complex Campaign event, held earlier this month, helped raise over $2,400. All of the money raised will go directly to help fund the District Activity Complexes.  A big thank you to those local restaurants who participated and gave 10% of that night's profits to the campaign. Included restaurants were:  Conrad's, Seva, Tasty Thai, Minsky's, CiCi's, Pizza Shoppe, Longhorn, Pizza Ranch, Rock & Run, and Longboards. Be watching for more exciting news regarding the Building Pride Campaign in the weeks to come!
Student/Staff Recognitions
Speech and Debate Teams Ranked Nationally
Last week was exciting for the LPS Fine Arts Department as they received news that BOTH Liberty High School and Liberty North High School have attained spots in the Top 10 national rankings in Speech and Debate!  LHS came in at #4 in the poll, while LNHS was close behind at #7. Congratulations to both of these amazing programs and best of luck the remainder of the season!  
District/Community Events
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.
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.
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!       
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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