Kindergarten Registration Starts Today!

posted Feb 21, 2017, 11:11 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Free Full-Day Kindergarten - Fall 2017
Salem-Keizer Public Schools offers free full-day kindergarten. Half-day kindergarten is not offered in Salem-Keizer, however many private kindergarten providers offer half-day programs. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, but attendance is strongly recommended.

Registration for fall 2017 kindergarten opens Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Parents are asked to register for kindergarten as soon as possible. The district needs to know how many students will be attending and where in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms. Early registration helps make sure kindergarten students will have a comfortable start to the school year.

Children who will turn five years old on or before September 10, 2017, are eligible to register. To register, please visit the school assigned to serve your residence address and pick up a registration packet.

To find the school that serves your residence, visit the district boundary information page.  For more information about registering for kindergarten, please call your school or visit the Kindergarten page.

Dr. Seuss birthday week!

posted Feb 8, 2017, 2:03 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:50 PM ]

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday all week long!

Dress up Days:
Monday February 27 - Fox in Socks Day (wear wacky socks)
Tuesday February 28 - Whoville Crazy Who Hair Day
Wednesday March 1 - 500 Hats Day (wear a wacky fun hat)
Thursday March 2 - Cat in the Hat day (wear your stripes!)
Friday March 3 - Oh the Places You'll Go Day (wear favorite college, state or travel t-shirt)

Family Birthday Party:
Thursday March 2 at 6 p.m.
Come for a fun evening of crafts, raffles, and birthday cake!
Feel free to dress up in your favorite Dr. Seuss costume

Pre-Order your Yearbook NOW!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 10:34 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

Now is the time to Pre-Order the 2016-2017 Liberty Yearbook

Pre-Order your yearbooks now for $12

After April 15th the price goes up to  $15.

You can even purchase yearbooks online! 



This year's design will also include a QR code on some pages which you can scan to view short online video clips.   Also everyone that purchases a yearbook will receive a free EYearbook to view online.


Call for Yearbook Photos

We need your PHOTOS!!! We are looking for pictures of our students at Liberty events, field trips, in the classroom or even working on homework or something special. If you have pictures to share, you may

1.   Bring them on a flash drive in an envelope clearly marked with student's name and teacher so we can return it.  OR

2.   Upload them yourself  on the yearbook app called entourage yearbook app. Just install & follow the simple instructions to register and upload your photos to the Liberty Elementary Salem Oregon 2017 yearbook.

3.  Upload them yourself at this website:


We need tons of photos to fill the yearbook pages.  If you have any yearbook questions, please email dolfingirl6251@comcast.net

Spring Choir

posted Feb 1, 2017, 9:24 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

REMEMBER:  Spring choir is Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3-3:45.  If your student still wants to join choir, please fill out the attached permission form and get it turned back into me as soon as possible.  If it is turned in by Wednesday they can come on Wednesday.  The last day to join choir will be Wednesday 2/8. 

Free Dental Sealants

posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:58 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Parents of 1 - 3 graders
Do you want your child to get FREE dental sealants on
March 6?

Permission form will be coming home this Thursday
and must be completed and returned by February 10
in order to qualify for this free service
generously provided by Capitol Dental Care.
(Form is also available to download from the "Documents" section of this site)

Important Information re: Snow Days

posted Jan 19, 2017, 11:06 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Make-up days for snow closures announced


Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.


Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.


Three school days have been added to the calendar:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.

  • Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.


Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.


Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Family Movie Night

posted Jan 13, 2017, 10:59 AM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 12:39 PM ]


Thursday, January 26 @ 6 p.m.
in the gym

Featuring the movie "Storks" (starting at 6:30)
Food available for purchase (everything is $1 or less)
Gluten-free options available too!
Make yourself comfortable--blankets, pillows & jammies are welcome!

Echo's Birthday Party!

posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:39 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Echo's 1st Birthday Party!

Friday, January 13th
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. (before school)
in the library

Immunization Update

posted Jan 5, 2017, 3:48 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury

Exclusion Day is Coming Up!

Each year, every school in Oregon must comply with the existing state health laws.  By law, children who are not in compliance with immunization requirements by FEBRUARY 15th will be excluded from attending school until their immunization requirements have been updated.

If your child has not had all the required immunizations, you will receive a letter letting you know which immunizations need to be updated.  Please schedule an appointment immediately with your child's healthcare provider.

Once your child has had the required immunization(s), please bring documentation from the healthcare provider to the school office so we can update their records in our system.  Our goal is that no child is excluded from learning.

Your Child's Safety

posted Jan 4, 2017, 3:10 PM by Kathryn Lounsbury   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 3:12 PM ]

Practicing Lockdown Procedures

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures.

If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security, then please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures

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