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2014-15 Student and Parent Handbook Albany 8J > Schools > Liberty Elementary

Welcome to Liberty Elementary School

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Fast Facts

Principal: Rich Sipe

Office Manager: Tara Thompson

2345 Liberty St. SW
Albany, OR 97321

Phone: (541) 967-4578

Fax: (541) 924-3710

Total Enrollment: 370

Grades: K-5

Student Hours:
  • Kindergarten-5th: 9:00- 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: early release at 2:30 pm
Office and Staff Hours:
  • 8:00 am -4:00 pm





Liberty Registration

August 10th-14th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch Noon - 1:00 pm).
Friday, August 14th the office will be open from 8:00 am - Noon.


A Letter to Parents from Principal, Rich Sipe

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The Carnival is Almost Here!

The Liberty Elementary annual Carnival is Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the school on Liberty Street in Albany.  The general public is invited to join the students, teachers, and Parent Teacher Committee for a Jungle-themed fun.

Door prizes will be awarded, including a $100 gift card donated by Target and a Samasunbg Chrome book.  Ticket lanyards will be sold before school, and at the Carnival that night, for $6.00, and will include all access to Games, Hair Paint, Soda Toss, Junk Food Walk, Bouncy Slide, and Prizes.  Each lanyard is entered into a drawing for the door prizes that night.

Carnival food will be available for purchase. 

Families at the school have also donated items for a Silent Auction, which will take place in the school cafeteria during the Carnival.  Through a continuing partnership, students from the West Albany High School Leadership class, under the direction of West teacher Eric Ihde, will design and staff the game booths that night.

The Liberty Elementary PTC is a group of volunteer parents who team up with the teachers and staff to help support the school through volunteer work, fundraising support, and partnerships.  Funds from the Carnival and Silent Auction are used for technology improvements, classroom supplies, library books, family holiday meal support, Family Nights, field trips, assemblies, and a school reader board.



Information about fire at South Albany High School

There has been an outpouring of support for the students and staff at South Albany High School following the school fire. Please read the letters below to learn how the district is coordinating this support.

Band Director Letter 4.7.15

Maria Letter to Community 4.7.15

Lberty's Goal

To create a positive learning community where students learn to be collaborative and creative in a rigorous and respectful environment. We desire for every student to find joy at Liberty, create positive relationships and reach his or her academic potential.

Parents are essential partners in the success of our school community. If you would like to volunteer at Liberty, please contact either the front office or your child's teacher. Come see the amazing things that happen everyday in our classrooms!


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Do you have a Green Thumb?

Thanks to a super volunteer (Kim Thorpe) and a grant from the GAPS school foundation, we are building a garden at Liberty. If you would like to help haul some soil, lay-down some barkdust and build the garden beds, please plan on joining us for one of our Liberty Garden days . It would be great if you could bring a shovel, wheelbarrow or garden hoe on the community garden daysl. Eventually we will be creating a cool fence that will include contributions from all our students at Liberty. When you visit Liberty take a moment to check out our Growing Garden project.

West Albany Turf Project

A group of community members and West Albany alum are organizing an effort to install a turf field at Bulldog Stadium and to refurbish the varsity soccer field. This project would be a great benefit for our Liberty community because it will create more practice space for our community sports teams, provide opportunities for year-round recreation during the school day and will be a strong partnership between the high school, middle school and Liberty. If you would like more information about this project, please click on the link below.

Turf Meeting Presentation


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2014-2015 Immunization Information


2014-15 Parent & Student Handbook


New Kindergarten Schedule


Liberty History

Built in 1949, Liberty Elementary School is proudly educating its third generation of Albany children. Liberty shares a 53-acre campus in a residential neighborhood, along with West Albany High School and Memorial Middle School.