The Patriot Page
Liberty Middle School
Be Inspiring, Be Courageous, Be Motivational, Be Resilient, Be Positive, Be Kind.  
Monday, May 18, 2020
     

As we enter into the final days of school, we are amazed that the year is almost over and ending in a fashion like never before. Truly, this year will go down as one never to be forgotten. Students, please remember, you are truly missed and loved by your Liberty family. Feel free to reach out to any of the staff who are ready to help provide the needed guidance, instruction and direction you may need - staff email addresses.

Two weeks ago, Liberty celebrated all staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, so this edition of our The Patriot Page is dedicated to our staff. We truly thank you for all you do. Students, thank you for the wonderful well-wishes - teachers did read them; they were genuinely touched.

This week, Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 all 8th graders will be permitted to return to campus to retrieve any items they left behind in their lockers or perhaps in a teacher's class and to return library books or music instruments. This will take place in a Grab and Go format in the front of the school in the car line up. The hours are 9:30 - 1:30. Students will remain in their cars the entire time. Students will NOT be returning laptops at this time but will keep laptops over the summer. In addition, to honor our 8th graders, PTSA will have a special gift for 8th grade students for pick up.

On-going Reminders:
... Be in attendance - daily attendance is a mandate from the Department of Education and must be recorded daily.
... Be prepared to learn - Teachers are working hard to complete the curriculum for each grade level. This will help build upon your knowledge for next year.  
... Be courteous - the digital platform is still class and we must respect all (teachers and students and ourselves)
... Complete your work - finish your work and submit in a timely manner. Grades will have an impact on the end of year grades.
... Follow the OCPS Code of Conduct - learning while at home does not remove the code of conduct, so please think before you act, post or speak.
... Laptop care - please remember to handle your laptops gently as a replacements are limited.

Please continue to monitor for COVID-19 updates following the district's social media or click on the health advisory link on the front page of www.ocps.net. Last, but not least, thank you to all our students, staff and parents for your flexibility to the Distance Learning challenge.

In Patriot Pride,

Lovely Tinsley
Principal
Liberty Middle School
Dates to Watch For

May 18 & 19: 8th Grade Item Returning/Pick Up, 9:30am - 1:30pm
May 20: SAC Virtual Meeting, 1pm https://ocps.gl.blindsidenetworks.com/lov-9y6-qr9
May 20: PTSA Virtual Meeting, 6pm https://ocps.gl.blindsidenetworks.com/lov-9y6-qr9
May 20, 21, 22 :  7th and 6th Grade Item Returning/Pick Up
May 25:  Memorial Day - No School
May 27: Last day of Quarter 4 / Last Day of School
May 28 & 29: Teacher Post Planning

Teacher Appreciation Week Highlights 
Liberty Celebrated all staff Friday, May 8th for Teacher Appreciation Week in a Grab & Go.   
   



Sixth grade ELA teachers show off their Teacher Appreciation Week shirts: Mrs. Dunlop,  Mrs. Ronquillo, and Mrs. Aquino
Meet some of our wonderful educators "virtually" at work...   
(Grouped by Professional Learning Communities - PLC) 

SOCIAL STUDIES PLC
Top (all L to R): Ms. Fuller, Mrs. Ruby, Mrs. Buckle Middle, Mr. Sparks, Ms. Garcia, Ms. O'Connell Bottom, Mr. Turner, Mr. Perez, Mr. Smith

ELECTIVES PLC
From the top (all L to R): Mr. Dimitrov, Mrs.Ruby, Coach Peluso, Ms. Ross, Mrs. Tabone, Mr. Krones, Ms. Wolfe, Coach Slovenkay, Coach Stewart, Coach Petras, and Ms. Baker (no photo)

InD PLC
From the top (L to R):  Mrs. Rawls, Mrs. Ruby, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Davis-Porterfield, Ms. Casanova (no photo), and Ms. McKenzie (no photo)

SPANISH PLC
From the top (all L to R): Mrs. Moa-Ramos, Mrs. Ruby, Mrs. Maher

ESE PLC
From the top (all L to R):  Mrs. Rawls, Ms. Bergiste, Mrs. Cantu, Mrs. Rub,  Mrs. Davis-Porterfield,  Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Vincett, Ms. Martinez, Mrs. McKoy, Mrs. Velez

Our wonderful educators "virtually" at work (Part 2)...   
(Grouped by Professional Learning Communities - PLC) 

MATH PLC
From the Top (all L to R): Ms. Diaz Reyes, Ms. Chen, Ms. D. Dawkins, Mrs. Wilde, Ms. Marcano, Mrs. Marcano, Ms. Miller, Mr. Speights, Mr. West, Mr. Young

 
SCIENCE PLC
From the Top (all L to R): Mrs. Nieves, Mrs. Ruby, Ms. McEndarfer, Mrs. Sipka, Ms. Rankine, Mrs. Roskey, Ms. DiMarco, Mr. McNealey, Ms. Fremont

ELA A& READING PLC

From the top (all L to R): Mrs. Ronquillo, Mrs. Moss, Mrs. Allen, Ms. Bennett, Mrs. Juracich, Ms. Pitoniak, Ms. Ponsky, Mr. Meneses, Mrs. Dunlop, Ms. Rivera

Meet One of Liberty's Super Heros!  
Mrs. Sabater - Paraprofessional  

Mrs. Sabater and her daughter donate their hair for cancer patients. "I trimmed my hair helping the cause of children with cancer. This is my second time donating my hair. The first time was in 2017 with my child and it was for the CAP Foundation [Fundacion Cap] in Puerto Rico which helps children with cancer. This 2020, I will send my hair to the same foundation." - Mrs. Sabater   


CAP Foundation (2017)
~ What an expression of love by two very beautiful ladies! 

Science: Project Lead the Way  
Liberty's 3D Printers being used to help healthcare workers while the students have been away. 

Mr. Krones, Liberty's Project Lead the Way Teacher, continues to use the PLTW lab's 3D printers during this period of distance learning. He has been using them to create strap holders that hold mask straps against the back of the head (below right) to relieve stress on the ears of nurses and doctors who are constantly wearing the masks.



PTSA 

Hello Liberty Families!

We pray you and your family are staying safe, happy and healthy. Your Liberty PTSA board is working hard to keep things running as smoothly as possible during the stay at home order.
 
General Election Meeting
We are still working out how and when we will be holding our General Election meeting.  Florida PTA has given us the option to either have the meeting later in the year once the stay at home order has been lifted or host a Zoom meeting.  We will be discussing what option is best for Liberty. Please read all Memberhub emails for information to come.

8th Grade Gift
Your Liberty PTSA will be providing a gift to all our Liberty 8th grade students, Monday & Tuesday this week.
 
Please like us on Facebook to keep up with upcoming events: @libertymiddleschoolptsa

Please Consider Donating 
Donating clothes and shoes to Liberty's recycling bin helps raise funds for the school. Thank you!


Student Tech Requests 

If your students are having difficulties with your laptops, please remember to try the trouble shooting techniques first before putting in a tech request. Students may enter a tech request as studenttechrequest.ocps.net  In the description box, where you detail what is happening to your computer, please include your student number as well as a good contact number for your parent or guardian, with their name as well.


Special Events  




Resources
Please click on images or links for information 
 
 
 
 
 
Florida Blue is offering a free Bilingual 24 helpline to any Floridian, insured or not, for support in managing feelings of stress, anxiety, grief or fear related to the virus.
The phone number is: 833-848-1762

Here is the link with more information: https://www.floridablue.com/blog/support-line

 
 
  
Closing Image for the Week . . .  
We must remember this above all!
 
 
Florida flag

Have a wonderful week Patriots!
Ms. Tinsley, Principal
Liberty Middle School
Monday, May 18, 2020

Leadership Team

Ms. Lovely Tinsley, Principal - lovely.tinsley@ocps.net
Mr. Andrew Schwartz, Assistant Principal - andrew.schwartz@ocps.net
Ms. Jacqueline Bone, Assistant Principal - jacqueline.bone@ocps.net
Ms. Alicia O'Harrow, Administrative Dean - alicia.reise@ocps.net
Ms. Terry Rosswick, Administrative Dean - terry.rosswick@ocps.net
Ms. Janann Woody, Administrative Dean - janann.woody@ocps.net

 

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