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Letter to the Editor
1/16/2013 7:56:34 AM


Thankful for LLES

My family has lived in Liberty Lake for over 12 years now. It never ceases to amaze me no matter where we go in the world, my husband and I always look at each other and say, "This is nice but it's not Liberty Lake!"

Neither one of us is really the type to want to settle down and stay in one place, but where else would you find all of the things Liberty Lake has to offer and such a wonderful community to boot? Not the least of which are the wonderful teachers and faculty at Liberty Lake Elementary School.

So far, LLES has seen two of my children from kindergarten through the fifth grades (back when kindergarten was there). We have two currently enrolled and another who will be there next year.  In total, we have logged in 18 years with 15 teachers, and I can honestly say we have not had a bad year at Liberty Lake Elementary.


More incredibly, I have not had a child have a day when they did not want to go to school. This is phenomenal because we experience the normal ups and downs with friends and academic challenges, but I attribute my children's positive attitude toward school to the efforts of the wonderful people teaching there. 
We also greatly appreciate the PTSA and all of the amazing volunteer parent support that is a big part of making our school so outstanding. We feel lucky to be at Liberty Lake Elementary!

The week after the December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, I went to LLES for the class Christmas parties. Security was tight at the entrance, and Principal Joanne Comer was standing there to make sure she saw for herself every person coming into the school. I felt emotional walking down the hall thinking of the families in the east and their unthinkable losses, but I also I felt an overwhelming gratitude for our teachers who come every day and take such good care of our children and who do what I believe is the hardest, most rewarding job, next to being a parent.  I know they care about every child who walks through the door and give them the best education they can.

Words are not adequate, but thank you Liberty Lake Elementary!

                                                                                                                           Kerry Jensen
                                                                                                                           Liberty Lake

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