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 21, 2023), 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 2036 - 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
Kindergarten Registration is now available to complete online! This seamless process gives you access to our Parent Portal and can be saved for completion at a later date. This option also allows you to upload copies of your students immunization records right from your healthcare portal, and snap a photo of your child's birth certificate.
PDF copies of the enrollment forms are also available here, if you wish to print and turn them in. We will also need copies of your student's birth certificate, immunization records and Early Childhood Screening, if completed in another school district.
Step 3. Celebrate Your Kindergartner!
We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2036 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!