Welcome to Kindergarten Registration!
Welcome to the Home of the Little Hornets! We're excited to meet you and tell you more about kindergarten! It is important to us that all families feel welcome and included as you begin your child’s educational journey. For families that would prefer a virtual option, or are unable to make our in-person registration night (February 9, 2022), we have curated a virtual tour and other fun activities for you and your future kindergartener to experience together!
This website is filled with videos introducing you and your child to our amazing Liberty staff, beautiful kindergarten rooms, our building and our Little Hornet Way! This is the perfect spot to learn what to expect next year, as well as to start getting your child ready and excited to begin their school experience. Class of 2035 - there is no place like Liberty Elementary to start your child's learning adventure!
Tour Liberty Elementary
Our district's youngest learners start their educational journey at Liberty Elementary School, which houses kindergarten through second grade. Early childhood family education and preschool classes are also held at Liberty, which creates a very smooth transition to kindergarten for children and families. Check out the video below to learn more about our great staff and building!
A Day in the Life
Staff focus on creating a school family and how each student plays a role in creating a positive, caring and creative learning environment! Liberty students lay the foundation for the district’s behavior philosophy by learning the Little Hornet Way. This behavior model focuses on being safe, being kind, and being a learner. Check out the video below to learn about a day in the life of a kindergartner!
Preparing Your Child
Liberty is a community where exploration, creativity and imagination make learning engaging; where all love to learn and aspire to reach their dreams! We pride ourselves on our developmentally appropriate practices, our differentiation and our focus on literacy and social/emotional learning. Learn more about us and how to prepare your child by watching the video below!
What Comes Next?
We are incredibly excited to partner with you in the next step of your child's formal education! The next steps for kindergarten registration include ensuring your child has completed Early Childhood Screening (ECS) and all kindergarten registration paperwork is completed. Remember, we're here to partner with you and help in any way we can! If you have any questions about the information below, please reach out to us at 763-262-8100.
Step 1. Complete Early Childhood Screening (ECS)
The State of Minnesota mandates that every child entering kindergarten in a public school must participate in Early Childhood Screening (ECS). If your child has not participated in ECS, you can set up an appointment through Big Lake Community Education at 763-262-3233 or visit our Early Childhood Screening website.
Step 2. Complete Kindergarten Registration Paperwork
Kindergarten Registration Paperwork is so important to prepare for a successful year that we want to make it as easy as possible! Simply print the K-12 Enrollment Packet, complete it and drop it off, mail it to our Liberty Elementary Office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to access the paperwork online, registration forms are always available for pick up during school hours in our Liberty Office or contact us to mail a packet to you.
In addition to the registration paperwork, copies of the following items are also needed. Our Liberty Office staff are happy to help with making copies of these items when requested.
- A copy of your child's birth certificate
- Your child's immunization records (can wait until after 5 year check up)
- If your child was not screened in Big Lake, bring a copy of his/her early childhood screening, including the district number, district name, address, and phone number of where the screening took place
Why wait? Register today! Families completing their registration by the end of the evening on February 9th will receive a voucher for a free Big Lake Community Education class. Those completing registration by February 28th will receive a $10 community education voucher.
Step 3. Celebrate Your Kindergartner!
We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2035 next fall! Watch for more information from us later in the summer about setting up an individual time to tour Liberty Elementary and meet your child's teacher. We call this event our Getting to Know You Days! We value our families and know that your child will grow the most by having this strong partnership!
Buzz is our super friendly mascot! Buzz makes frequent appearances throughout the school year at sporting events, in classrooms, and school-wide celebrations!