Dual language immersion teacher runner-up for international honor
Lucia Fraile, the third grade dual language immersion teacher at Liberty Elementary, was awarded runner-up for the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Education Office of Spain to the United States and Canada. They have recognized her excellent work as a teacher and cultural ambassador. To participate in this contest, Fraile organized a virtual intercultural event with students at Liberty and their peers from Sevilla, Spain. More than 200 students participated – interacting and conversing in English and Spanish and sharing their talents and hobbies. “One of the most important opportunities dual language learning opens to students is the access to experience and appreciate diverse cultures,” Fraile said.
Fraile is in her fifth year at Liberty, where she also taught kindergarten. She has 10 years of experience overall, including stints in Sevilla and in London, England. “I cannot stress enough the importance of connecting with the students, getting to know them, and of course the use of humor,” she said. “I try to make my students feel happy and safe in the class, which motivates them to learn both the language and the content.”
School of the Year Award
Congratulations to Liberty Elementary School, who was awarded runner-up for elementary schools in the School of the Year contest, presented by the Education Office of Spain to the United States and Canada. There were many great schools who applied across the United States and Canada and we’re so happy to finish so high. Congratulations to the teachers, staff and students!
FCPS shares updates on meals pickup & P-EBT cards
As a reminder to FCPS families, all meals are free for all students whether in the cafeteria or via pickup if still in remote learning. This federal waiver is in effect for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.
Eligible families also receive help buying groceries through the federally funded Pandemic-EBT cards, which go out to qualified students.
Liberty Elementary Return to In-Person Plan
February 12, 2021
With plans now in place for Kindergarten, First and Second grades to return to in-person instruction starting Tuesday February 16, 2021, Liberty administration wants all parents to know where they can see the plan for in-person instruction.
Updated School Supply Lists
February 11, 2021
As we approach the date for the return to in-person learning, some grade levels are revising their school supply lists for students returning to in-person learning. Click here to go to the School Supply Lists page on the Liberty website. If there has been a revision, there will be a date of the revision in the title.
FAMILY TIME IS QUALITY TIME
DAILY IDEAS TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR KIDS AT HOME
Use your phone to throw and catch paper planes to people around the world.
Get your own ready, stamp it and send it away!
Visit the fate of coastal cities Google Earth
On a computer/laptop: just go to the Google Earth website.
STEP 1: Open the app/website
STEP 2: Go to "Voyager"
STEP 3: Go to "Travel"
STEP 4: Scroll down until you find "Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Cities" (you can also look it up in the magnifier)