Expanding Your Horizons Conference
Oct
13
7:45 AM07:45

Expanding Your Horizons Conference

STEM Santa Fe Expanding Your Horizons conference for Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico girls in 5th -8th.

This conference is a remarkable opportunity to introduce students and further their knowledge and curiosity of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

GCS PTA will pay student's registration fee if student requests a scholarship - just complete the registration form and indicate that GCS PTA will pay registration fee - It's that easy! Contact us at gonzalespta@gmail.com with any questions.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Santa Fe Community College

6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM  87508

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LOBO FUN RUN Planning Meeting
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

LOBO FUN RUN Planning Meeting

In the Library

Our Parent Teacher Association will present the details for the upcoming LOBO FUN RUn scheduled on October 12.

We will also assemble packets for each student to collect donations.  Join us to find out about the fun prizes and incentives that will be awarded to students when they raise money for our school.

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8th Grade Parent Meeting
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

8th Grade Parent Meeting

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students!

Now that our kids are in the 8th grade we need to start thinking about their 8th grade promotion at the end of the year.

And how we are going to raise the funds for the promotion.

There will be a meeting for all parents of 8th graders on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:30pm in the library.

We will discuss how we want to raise money and what those funds will go toward.

We are already starting to raise funds by having a concession stand at our junior high volleyball home games. If you would like to donate items for these concession stands or would like to help with the concession stand before the parent meeting please contact me or bring your donations to the school.

Please come to the meeting with any ideas or suggestions about how we can make this the best 8th grade promotion for our kids.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

8th grade promotion coordinator: Jamie Chavez (505)913-9514

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

SFPS Back to School Bash

Back to School, Good Old Fashioned Fun. Everyone is invited!

Free Hot Dogs

STEM Activities - This year's theme is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)!  We will host the Marshmellow Challenge at our booth.

Student Entertainment - Our award-winning orchestra students will perform on stage - time TBD

Gonzales will have a booth and we need your help!  Sign-up to volunteer and show Santa Fe how great our school is!

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Gonzales Science Cafe
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Gonzales Science Cafe

Gonzales Science Café
When? Wednesday September 12th at 5:30
Who? Open to all 4th through 8th grade students and guardians
Why? Free Science Fair Boards and coffee to guardians!

It’s time to think about our Science Fair so that ample time can be scheduled and
work can be spread out, so students can complete the work at a comfortable pace.

We will discuss:
Why students need a science fair
Asking questions and forming hypotheses
Creating experiments to test those hypotheses
Organizing data and drawing conclusions
Writing about scientific research

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Chess Club for 4th-8th graders
Sep
10
3:00 PM15:00

Chess Club for 4th-8th graders

CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION / GOALS
To have fun playing chess! 
To play any finite game
To learn to play a better game of chess
To practice good sportsmanship

7 week club September 10 – October 29 - MONDAYS and THURSDAYS 3:00pm – 4:30pm

This club welcomes beginners and experts and everyone in between to learn, and continue to improve, playing the game of chess. As a club member, you will learn:


The basic playing board set up and what the different pieces can do
Basic play and introduction to strategies
Why the opening strategy sets the tone for the game
How to think ahead for your moves – and your opponents
How to read chess diagrams, and write your own
Advanced twists – can you play with only a king? - to challenge expert players

Materials will be provided: chess boards and pieces, rule books, paper, pencils and erasers and timers.

Parents / Volunteers to provide: snacks

COST
Free!

GRADE / AGE: 4th-8th Grade

LOCATION: Room 113 / Mr. Falk's Room

More Information

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Pet Parade
Sep
8
8:45 AM08:45

Pet Parade

GCS parent, Norma J. has volunteered to head-up the Pet Parade for Gonzales students and staff!

Walk in the Pet Parade with fellow GCS Lobos
Saturday, September 8
8:45am
New Mexico School for the Arts Parking Lot

Wear Lobo Gear and bring your Pet
(you can still walk and show your school spirit if you don't have a pet)

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Back to School Night and Rootbeer Social
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

Back to School Night and Rootbeer Social

Meet your child's teacher, visit your child's classroom, and tour the school during our Back to School Night and PTA Rootbeer Float Social.

5:30-5:50 pm Principals Presentation #1 (big gym) - Learn about the Raptor system, Rhino Locks, Dress Code, & Code of Conduct

5:55-6:15 pm Classroom Presentations #1

6:20-6:35 pm Visit Specialists’ rooms (Art, Library, Music, PE)

6:40-7:00 pm Classroom Presentations #2/Principals Presentation #2

7:00-7:30 pm PTA Rootbeer Floats (in front of school)

Catch-up with returning and new GCS families

We look forward to seeing you again for the 2018-19 school year.

Sign-up to Help!

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Drama Club Information Meeting
Aug
30
3:15 PM15:15

Drama Club Information Meeting

Ms. Corral (Kindergarten teacher) will host Drama Club again this year!

An information meeting is scheduled on August 30 in Mrs. Corral's classroom - room #103.

Drama Club will practice take place on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 pm each week, beginning on September 6th.

Location and Play to be announced at the first meeting.

Please email Mrs. Corral with any questions.

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New Parent Orientation
Aug
16
8:00 AM08:00

New Parent Orientation

Parents and guardians of all students are invited to the New Parent Orientation on Thursday morning.

Dr. Flint and Mrs. Chavez will provide a brief tour of the school and present the many benefits and programs at Gonzales Community School.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about what's happening this year at your child's school. Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please visit our Back to School page for more information on preparing for the First Day of School.

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First Day of Kindergarten
Aug
16
7:55 AM07:55

First Day of Kindergarten

First day of kindergarten is August 16.

Kindergarten Kick-off is on August 14 and 15. 

Kindergarten parents meet with teachers by appointment only on Tuesday, August 14 or Wednesday, August 15. Kindergarten teachers will contact parents to schedule appointments and kindergarten students will report to class on August 16 for their first day of school.

Please visit Back to School for more information.
 

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Kindergarten Kick-Off
Aug
14
to Aug 15

Kindergarten Kick-Off

Kindergarten Kick-off is on August 14 and 15. 

Kindergarten parents meet with teachers by appointment only on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15. Kindergarten teachers will contact parents to schedule appointments and kindergarten students will report to class on August 16.

Please visit Back to School for more information.

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New Student Registration
Aug
6
to Aug 10

New Student Registration

Families must register their new student, in person at Gonzales Community School for the 2018-19 school year.  Please visit Gonzales Community School at 851 West Alameda during the following days and times to register your NEW student:

Monday, August 6 - 8:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 7 -  8:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday, August 8 - 12:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday, August 9 - 8:00am-3:00pm

Friday, August 10 - 8:00am-3:00pm

 

Please visit the SFPS website for more details on the required paperwork to register your student.

Students returning to Gonzales do not need to register for the 2018-19 school year.

Please visit the GCS PTA Back to School page for more information on preparing for the new school year.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Meet Our New Principal, Dr. Candice Flint
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Meet Our New Principal, Dr. Candice Flint

Monday, June 11 at 5:00pm-6:00pm
Gonzales Community School
 

Please join us to welcome Dr. Candice Flint as our new principal!

Dr. Candice Flint has been appointed principal of Gonzales Community School.  Dr. Flint has been principal of Mariposa Elementary School in the San Juan Unified School District in Carmichael, California since 2010.  Dr. Flint said, "I am very excited to join SFPS and Gonzales Community School.  I am most looking forward to getting to know the students, staff and families.  I feel fortunate to have this opportunity."

A committee of four teachers and two parents interviewed five very well-qualified candidates last month and Dr. Veronica Garcia, SFPS Superintendent made the final selection.   

 

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Farewell to Mr. Lee
May
22
2:30 PM14:30

Farewell to Mr. Lee

Hey Lobos! We’re sure by now, you have all heard that Mr. Lee is retiring!

Sad news for us, however we are VERY happy for him and for all of the new adventures that lie ahead. (You’ve all seen that camper, right? 😉)

Come bid him farewell and say THANK YOU for his amazing 27 years of service to SFPS and Gonzales.

Next Tuesday, May 22, 2:30pm out in front of the school.

Mr. Lee we wish you ALL THE BEST!!!

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May
15
to May 19

NDI Perfomances

It's that time of year again!  Our 3rd and 4th grade students will perform at the end-of-year production at the NDI Dance Barns.

All other grades will also walk to the Dance Barns to see the performance during the regular school day.  Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

Tickets for the shows may also be purchased on NDI's website

Gonzales Community School has been a proud participant of the National Dance Institute since the program begin in Santa Fe many years ago.

The benefits of students participating in NDI are immense.  To name a few, students learn physical and mental discipline while learning dance routines, building confidence, exposure to hands-on arts and culture, and learning to work on a team.

Although NDI raises money to support their program and our students, schools are also asked to contribute a portion of the cost to help pay for instructors.  With Mr. Lee's encouragement and support, GCS PTA believes that NDI is a valuable educational experience for our students and eliminates financial barriers by raising money so all GCS students may participate in NDI.  The current cost for GCS third and fourth grade students to participate in NDI is $5,000 or $50 per student. Please click to donate for GCS students to participate in NDI.

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Band and Orchestra Concert

Our end-of-year concert schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018:  Choir Concert, 7:00 P.M.     

Wednesday, May 9, 2018:  General Music (K-4) Concert, 6:00 P.M.     

Thursday, May 10, 2018: Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 P.M.

All concerts are in the big gym.

More information to be provided soon.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

General Music (K-4) Concert

Our end-of-year concert schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018:  Choir Concert, 7:00 P.M.     

Wednesday, May 9, 2018:  General Music (K-4) Concert, 6:00 P.M.     

Thursday, May 10, 2018: Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 P.M.

All concerts are in the big gym.

More information to be provided soon.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Choir Concert

Our end-of-year concert schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018:  Choir Concert, 7:00 P.M.     

Wednesday, May 9, 2018:  General Music (K-4) Concert, 6:00 P.M.     

Thursday, May 10, 2018: Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 P.M.

All concerts are in the big gym.

More information to be provided soon.

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May
7
to May 11

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

PTA needs your help to plan and execute appreciation events.  Please sign-up to donate a food item and to help.


Appreciation Events

Monday, May 7: Muffins, fruit, and coffee for Staff - sign-up to help

Tuesday, May 8: Staff Breakfast (food donated by parents) - sign-up to donate and help

Wednesday, May 9: Staff gift from PTA - sign-up to help

Thursday, May 10: Staff Lunch - sign-up to help

Friday, May 11: Ice Cream at 12:30pm - sign-up to help

 

Please remember your child's teaching assistants, specials teachers, and administration staff too.
Art: Ms. Goetz, Ms. Birkam
P.E.: Ms. Johnson, Coach Ana
Library: Ms. McCabe
Music: Mr. Wiltermouth, Ms. Rottenburg, Mr. Ledger
Admin: Ms. Allicia, Ms. Becke, Mr. Lee, Mrs. Chavez, Ms. Heather, and Ms. Lisa

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May
3
8:00 AM08:00

May Birthday Celebrations

Schedule

  • All celebrations are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month (see school calendar).
  • All student birthdays are celebrated once a month on the first Thursday (if school is not in session, they will be celebrated on the second Thursday).
  • All celebrations are one hour, maximum.
  • Teachers choose the best time of day for the party in their classes.  Snacks will be coordinated by each teacher or Classroom Representative.

Food

  • Parents should talk with their child's teacher or classroom representative before bringing in food to discuss student food allergies, teacher plans, etc.
  • Healthy snacks are strongly encouraged: fruits, cut up veggies, cheeses, whole-grain breads and crackers, tortillas, and delicious, cold, clean water.
  • Use toothpicks/utensils so that students are not touching each others' food.

Other

  • Keep balloons, flowers, gifts, etc. at home—please do do not send or bring these items to school, as they disrupt the learning process.
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May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Walk with a Doc

Southwest Care Center has been a GOLD Sponsor every year - yep, they donate $1,000 to our students every year!

They've created the following FREE events and we think that our school community (that's you :)) will enjoy participating in these events. 

It's also a fun and healthy way to connect with other GCS families.


Southwest Care Center is thrilled to offer Santa Feans the opportunity to participate in the national program

Walk With A Doc

1st walk is May 1st, 5:30PM at 901 West Alameda in Casa Solana Center
 

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 This program is being embraced by communities across the country and is adding new chapters every week. The concept is simple, it is a chance to get to know doctors out of a clinic environment, receive information about an interesting health topic and take a 45-minute walk together. There is more and more research about the amazing physical and emotional benefits of walking. Come share this free, healthful activity with your friends, family and neighbors and get walkin’! Everyone is invited. Please help us spread the word to anyone looking to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. 
 
More information about WWAD:
 
According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your week than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

We'll see you on May 1!
 

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