WHAT IS THE PTO AGAIN?
PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. The LCS PTO is a group of volunteer parents & educators dedicated to supporting the LCS community by enhancing our student’s academic environment and striving to create an inclusive and welcoming culture for all of our families.
WHY SUPPORT THE PTO?
Your generous donations directly impact your child(ren) and the faculty of LCS. The LCS PTO funds school-wide assemblies, in-class enrichments, various learning tools, teacher appreciation drives, as well as community-building social functions.
This is your PTO, and the key to a successful PTO is involvement. Sign up to volunteer here and as committees form you will be contacted.
Don’t see something that you think we should be doing at LCS? Propose your idea to the PTO executive board and volunteer to lead it. Together, we will strengthen our children’s experience and sense of community within our school.
HOW DO I SUPPORT THE PTO?
Make your suggested donation of $75 per family now! The enrollment period starts in August.
(1) Make your tax-deductible donation via check, this link or AtoZ Directory, on the app or at www.libertycornerpto.membershiptoolkit.com/login-form
(2) Make your donation at Back to School Night
WHAT IS A PTO MEMBER?
All families are a member of the PTO. You put the P in PTO. At the end of the day, the key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. All of our members are encouraged to make a suggested donation of $75 per family and volunteer their time throughout the academic year.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Volunteer information and sign-ups are always available on the PTO website. In addition, parents will also have an opportunity to speak with PTO members and sign up to volunteer while attending the PTO Sponsored Welcome Back Coffee as well as Back to School Night, both held in September.
WHAT IS A ROOM PARENT & HOW DO I BECOME ONE?
Room parents are the liaison between the teacher & all the families in your child’s class. Towards the end of August an e-mail will be sent with information on becoming a homeroom parent and how to sign up. Should you choose to become a room parent, each grade and each grade and each teacher are unique and your duties will be determined in more detail once you have met with your teacher.
HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED?
There are so many ways to stay informed! Join our Facebook group to keep up with all the latest happenings at LCS and check your email for our PTO Sunday Night Checklists with helpful reminders for the upcoming week.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS?
The Bernards Board of Education is no longer using the Honeywell instant alert system. Please check back. Thanks!
HOW DO I ENROLL IN THE BEFORE & AFTER CARE PROGRAM?
The Before and After Care program runs Monday-Friday school days only, from 7:00am-8:30am and 3:15pm-6:00pm. Registration packets are located on the BOE website under the “Parents” tab: http://www.bernardsboe.com/parents
HOW DO I CHECK IN FOR AN EVENT OR AS A VOLUNTEER?
Visitors entering the school between 8 AM and 4 PM should immediately check in with the office. Parking is limited, for school events, please park in the back lot of the Liberty Corner Church even if the first set of parking spaces is empty. At school/PTO events children must be supervised at all times. Nurses are not on staff. Visitors are expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
HOW DOES SCHOOL LUNCH WORK?
Children may bring their lunch, or purchase lunch in the cafeteria. Lunch periods are 25 minutes plus 25 minutes of recess.
Monthly lunch menus can be found on the LCS website : http://www.bernardsboe.com/parents/lunch_menu/liberty_corner_lunch_menu
MySchoolBucks is the provider for our cafeteria’s point-of-sale purchases. Log on to the District’s website at www.bernardsboe.com and click on the MySchoolBucks.com link to create your account.
Parents may also make advance payments via check made payable to Bernards Township BOE Food Service, and students may also bring cash to pay for lunch daily. Please make sure to include your child’s full name on the check, as well as any envelopes sent in containing cash.
ARE THERE SCHOOL HAPPENINGS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Before the 1st day of school, LCS hosts “Meet the Teacher” when you & your child can see their classroom & meet their teacher.
The 1st Friday of every month is Spirit Day & the School Store is open and run by the 5th Grade Student Council. Items range from $0.25 – $2.00.
Mini-Units & Intramurals – These after school activities are run each season by LCS Staff. Kindergartners can start participating in the Spring classes.
Instruments – In 3rd grade children are given the option to play a string instrument. Practice takes place once a week during the school day. The children perform a concert.
Band – Is open to students in 4th and 5th grade. Practice takes place once a week during the school day. The children perform a concert.
Choir – Is open to students in grades 3 to 5. Practice takes place one day a week before school. The children perform a concert.
Drama Club – Open to 4th and 5th graders (If all spots don’t fill up, registration will then open to 3rd graders). Rehearsals will be one day a week after school. The Drama Club runs from September to December, and concludes with a final performance in December.
5th Grade Student Council- 5th graders are welcome to join student council, led by Mr. Rauschenberger. This group works as a team to organize and lead many initiatives throughout the year.
HOW DO I CREATE A NEW ID & PASSWORD FOR THE ONLINE FAMILY DIRECTORY (AtoZ)?
Log onto www.libertycornerpto.membershiptoolkit.com/login-form and click “create account”. Complete the form. The system will send you an email. Click the link in the email message to verify your email address and complete the process. Questions? Email us at [email protected].
CAN I SHARE MY PHOTOS OF EVENTS I TOOK WITH THE LCS PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE?
Yes. While volunteering, if you take any photos of events that you would like to share with the LCS photography committee, please email the photo to [email protected]. Please state the event, teacher/class, and date in the subject line.