FAQs

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?
Pay your annual dues!  The enrollment period starts in August.
(1) Pay your dues via check, this link or AtoZ Directory, on the app or at www.atozconnect.com
(2) Pay your dues by check at Back to School Night

WHAT IS A PTO MEMBER?
A PTO member is a family who has paid their membership dues for the current school year. PTO dues are collected starting in August of each new school year.  Non-members are invited to volunteer on committees but not as a committee chair or as a board member.

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. 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, plus for all PTO Members, you have access to our PTO Sunday Night Checklists with helpful reminders for the upcoming week.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUSSING?
Please refer to the Official LCS Handbook section via this link.

HOW DOES THE CAR LINE/DISMISSAL WORK? 
Please refer to the Official LCS Handbook section via this link.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THE EVENT OF AN ABSENCE OR EARLY/LATE PICK UP? 
Please refer to the Official LCS Handbook section via this link.

HOW DO DELAYED OPENINGS WORK?
Please refer to the Official LCS Handbook section via this link.

WHAT DOES A HALF DAY/EARLY DISMISSAL MEAN?
Please refer to the Official LCS Handbook section via this link.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS?
The Bernards Board of Education utilizes the Honeywell system. Sign-up to receive instant alert messages regarding school closings and emergencies. On the BOEsite. https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

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 VISITOR AND SCHOOL EVENTS WORK?
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.

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? t
Before the 1st day of school, LCS hosts “Meet the Teacher” when you & your child can see their classroom & Kindergartners have a Scavenger Hunt at school!
The 1st Friday of every month is the School Store run by the 5th Grade Student Council.  Items range from $0.25 – $2.00.
Mini-Units & Intramurals are after school activities run each season by LCS Staff.. Kindergartners can start participating in the Spring classes.
Instruments, Choir & Drama Club –Once your child is in 3rd grade, you will be fully apprised J

WHAT IS MY ID & PASSWORD FOR THE ONLINE FAMILY DIRECTORY (AtoZ)?
Log onto www.atozconnect.com with your email address and click on “Forgot Password”.  The system will do a quick look up to see if you are in the database.  If your email or phone number is found, a password reset link will be sent to your email.  If no results are found, complete the form to send in your join request.  Questions?: Email us at libertycornerpto@gmail.com.

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 Libertycornerpto@gmail.com. Please state the event, teacher/class, and date in the subject line.