Happy Holidays to all Liberty Common Families.  May this holiday season be filled with peace and time spent with families and friends.    
Liberty Common School  
1725 Sharp Point Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-9800 | Fax 970-482-8007 | www.libertycommon.org
Attendance Line: (Please call by 8:30 AM) 970-482-9800 Option 2 
Office Hours:  Monday -  Friday 7:50AM - 4:00 PM

                                                                              Volume 20, Issue 17
                                                                              December 19, 2016
Mark your Calendar 
December 19| 5th and 6th Grade Band and Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. 
December 21| Jack and the Giant Informational Meeting, 5th and 6th graders, 3:15 p.m., Choir Room. (See announcement below for details)
December 23|Liberty T-Shirt Day
December 26-Jan. 6| Winter Break
January 16|Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL
January 17|Geography Bee, after school
January 19|Spelling Bee, after school
January 19|BOD Meeting, LCS, 6:00 p.m.
January 23|Public Information Night, LCS, 6:30 p.m.
January 27|5th/6th Grade Science Fair, 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Major Dates- 2016-17 Calendar
  • Winter Break- Dec. 26-Jan. 6
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan. 16-NO SCHOOL
  • Professional Development Day-Feb. 17-NO SCHOOL
  • Presidents' Day-Feb. 20-NO SCHOOL
  • Spring Break-March 13-17-NO SCHOOL
  • Good Friday-April 14-NO SCHOOL
  • Last Day of Classes-1/2/Day May 26
  T-Shirt Days
  • Dec. 23rd
  • Jan. 27th
  • Feb. 24th
  • March 31st
  • April 28th
  • May 19th
2017-2018 BOD Approved School Holidays and Intermissions:
  • First Day of School|Aug. 28
  • Labor Day|Sept. 4
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences|Oct. 27
  • Thanksgiving Break| Nov. 22-24
  • Winter Break|Dec. 25-Jan. 5
  • Martin Luther King Day|Jan. 15
  • Professional Development Day|Feb. 16
  • Presidents' Day|Feb. 19
  • Spring Break|Mar. 12-16
  • Good Friday|March 30
  • Last Day of School-1/2 day|May 25
There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all 5th and 6th grade students interested in auditioning for this year’s musical – “Jack and the Giant” – on Wednesday, December 21st., at 3:15 in the Choir Room.  Students must attend this meeting with a parent in order to audition for the show in January.

'Tis the Cold and Flu Season;  When to Keep Your Child Home
School Illnesses. There is a lot of illness passed around this time of year.  When considering whether to keep your child home from school, please refer to this policy our school utilizes (found on the school website), based on recommendations from The Children's Hospital Colorado: CLICK HERE
to view. 

Liberty Lecture Series
January 12, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m., LCHS

Wake Up To Weird.  Get this on your calendars:  The next Liberty Lecture is Thursday, January 12th, 2017,
6:30 – 8:00PM.  America’s best high-school art instructors, Megan Salazar and Rex Seiple, walk their audience through the history and elements of contemporary art. 

Liberty Lectures are designed for students, parents, grandparents, alumni and all friends of Liberty (both campuses). It is important for students to see adults and families gathering and devoting their leisure to educational lectures on topics of cultural interest.  Please plan to attend.

Pablo Picasso's Weeping Woman.  Picasso was a Spanish master who had an epic influence on contemporary art.

Liberty Legacies Books For Sale
The Liberty Legacies book was written and published by LCHS students and is for sale.

The stories of the students’ grandparents, and family members are incredible. The book is on sale for $20. To purchase, CLICK HERE, or visit the Liberty Common High School front office.

Quarterly Update from Katrina Brossia, Liberty Common Business Manager
During its 2010 session, the Colorado General Assembly enacted the "Public School Financial Transparency Act" as part of House Bill 10-1036. Section 22-44-304 of the Colorado Revised Statutes states "Commencing July 1, 2010, and on a continuing basis thereafter, each local education provider shall post [financial] information on-line, in a downloadable format, for free public access." The Act defines "Local Education Providers" to include both school districts and charter schools.   Click here to view Liberty Common School 1st Quarter FY16-17 Financials.
Please visit  http://bit.ly/LibertyTheatreCamp  for more information.   

The Time is Now to Sign Up for Chess Club
 Chessmates at Liberty Common
All grades welcome!
Beginner and Advanced Groups
Fridays 3:15 - 4:15PM

Meet in: Art Room

Jan 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28

Cost: $65 for 12 weeks of class and chess instruction.

Each class includes 30 min of instruction and 30 min of playtime taught by an experienced
chess coach.

Registration: Online at www.chessmatesfc.com >SCHOOL CLUBS > Liberty Common
Fill out Form and make payment.

Question or Comments?
Contact Us:

Chessmates Chess Club


(970) 658-9976 (call or text)

Refund policy: Any participant may receive a full refund until after the second class is completed. After the second class there
will be no refunds granted, or partial credits given, for any reason.

Give Your Child the Gift of Time and Energy: Be a Liberty WATCH D.O.G.
WATCHD.O.G.S . (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering (see www.fathers.com for more info). It began in 1998 in Springdale, AR and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into our nation's classrooms and hallways.  

Liberty Common School's WATCHD.O.G.S. program provides many benefits for our children and our school:
  • Students win because the father and father-figures give their time and energy as a positive role model.
  • Fathers, father-figures and grandfathers get a glimpse of their student's everyday school life.
  • Liberty gains another set of eyes and helping hands for the day.

Become a WATCHD.O.G. today by CLICKING HERE.  Go to School Forms and then  scroll down the page to WATCHD.O.G. registration. 

Already a WATCHDOG? Take a few minutes and Sign-Up. Remember, part-days are also appreciated.

Thank you for wanting to make a difference in the lives of Liberty Common School students. 

Many Ways to Support Liberty Common School
Amazon Smile.  We are excited to announce a new and easy way for you to generate donations for Liberty.  Earn money for Liberty while you shop through Smile.Amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Liberty every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com , you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com , with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price back to Liberty.
  • Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com and enter “Core Knowledge Charter School Foundation.”  CKC School Foundation is the technical name for our non-profit organization.  You will not find us by searching for 'Liberty.’
  • The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases back to Liberty.
Board of Directors
Paulette Hansen:  282-8455
Patrick Albright:  232-8257 
Joel Goeltl : 593-8556 
Jeff Webb : 545-9636 
Denise Benz : 420-4184 
Kelly Notarfrancesco:  295-4643
Aislinn Kottwitz : 217-5925

Upcoming Board Meeting- January 19, 2017, LCS 6:00PM

You may contact all members on our Board of Directors at  BOD@libertycommon.org .
Jack & the Giant Meeting
Quarterly Update from Katrina Bossia,
Liberty Common Business Manager
Liberty Legacies Books For Sale