See's Chocolate Fundraiser
Jan
22
to Feb 1

See's Chocolate Fundraiser

We are selling See’s Valentine Chocolates as our winter fundraiser (and hopefully our final PTA fundraiser of the school year).  We're on the home stretch to reach our fundraising goal!

  •  This is a pre-order sale - students will take orders, collect payment, turn orders and payment in by Friday, February 1 to their teacher

  • PTA will collect the order forms and payment envelopes from teachers on Friday, February 1 

  • Chocolate orders will be delivered to students on Monday, February 11 so they may deliver to their friends and family by February 14  


Thank you and please contact us at gonzalespta@gmail.com with any questions.

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Box Tops Collection Date
Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

Box Tops Collection Date

Collect Box Tops, check the expiration date, trim and turn into your child's teacher.

Did you know that GCS earns $.10 for every Box Top that we collect? That's free money for our school by just cutting out the Box Tops for Education coupon on products you buy everyday.

If every student in the school collects at least 25 box tops this year, GSC will earn $1,000 to support GSC PTA programs like events and supplies in every classroom, student snacks during testing, family night, cooking with kids and much more—every student benefits.

The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a Pizza Party!

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Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

We’re excited to announce the 2018- 2019 Gonzales Community School Year Book Front and Back Cover Contest!

The illustrations should be school related yet let your imagination run wild!

Please submit your yearbook cover ideas to Mr. Clark in Room 205 or to Ms. Becke and Ms. Allicia in the front office by January 14th.

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GCS Science Fair, Parent Viewing and Awards Ceremony
Jan
10
8:00 AM08:00

GCS Science Fair, Parent Viewing and Awards Ceremony

Judges from the Santa Fe Alliance for Science will judge science projects for grades 4-8.

Parents are invited to view all science fair projects on Thursday evening at 5PM-6PM in the cafeteria. Students are asked to be by their science projects in the cafeteria at 5PM-6PM.

Science Fair winners will be announced and awards ceremony will take place at 6PM. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place science projects in each grade level.    

Click for more information about the GCS Science Fair.

We need parent volunteers to help supervise students during the science fair.  Click to Volunteer.

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Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Jan
8
7:30 AM07:30

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

PTA is hosting a teacher and staff appreciation breakfast on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30am-8:30am.  

We ask parents to bring in one breakfast or brunch type of item so the teachers can enjoy a morning meal to help get their day off to a great start.  If you can help out in any way, we would greatly appreciate it.  

Please visit http://signupschedule.com/gcs to bring an item and to help with breakfast that morning.

Thanks so much for helping show our teachers and staff that we appreciate what they do for our children!

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GCS Spelling Bee
Dec
13
1:00 PM13:00

GCS Spelling Bee

Fourth through eighth-grade students will host class spelling bees before November 20. 

The top two spellers from each classroom will compete in the school spelling bee on December 13.

The Bee will be live-streamed to the classrooms as in previous years.

The top two spellers from Gonzales will go on to compete in the Santa Fe county Bee to held in January.

Please contact Ms. McCabe, GCS Librarian with any questions kmcmcabe@sfps.k12.nm.us

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Science Cafe
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Science Cafe

Gonzales Science Café

All students in 4th through 8th-grade and guardians

Why?

Free Science Fair Boards and a light snack from PTA!

Get updates and ask questions about your Science Fair Project

We will discuss:
Asking questions and forming hypotheses
Creating experiments to test those hypotheses
Organizing data and drawing conclusions
Writing about scientific research

More information about STEM and the Science Fair at Gonzales

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Halloween FUNdraiser
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween FUNdraiser

A Gonzales tradition!  Family, friends, fun, and costumes.  Join us at the school for an evening of good old fashioned family fun.  Carnival games and food.

Every GCS family will be asked to donate a food item and volunteer for their class carnival game.  More details to be provided by your child's teacher.

Ticket sales will take place in the school office during parent-teacher conferences on October 19 and 22, and before and after school.  Tickets are $.50 each.  

Book Fair: Visit Mrs. McCabe in the library to buy new books. Great opportunity to complete your holiday shopping for every child on your gift list.

Sign-up for a one-hour shift in the kitchen.

Click for more information

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Box Tops Collection Date
Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Box Tops Collection Date

Collect Box Tops, check the expiration date, trim and turn into your child's teacher.

Did you know that GCS earns $.10 for every Box Top that we collect? That's free money for our school by just cutting out the Box Tops for Education coupon on products you buy everyday.

If every student in the school collects at least 25 box tops this year, GSC will earn $1,000 to support GSC PTA programs like events and supplies in every classroom, student snacks during testing, family night, cooking with kids and much more—every student benefits.

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Lobo Library Book Fair
Oct
22
to Oct 29

Lobo Library Book Fair

Visit Mrs. McCabe in the library to buy new books.  Your purchase supports the purchase of new books in the Lobo Library.

This is a great opportunity to complete your holiday shopping for every child on your gift list.

"A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else." - Mahtab Narsimhan

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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

Click for more information and to register online

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LOBO FUN RUN for Education
Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

LOBO FUN RUN for Education

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Title I Parent Meeting
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Title I Parent Meeting

Title I Parent Meeting

(in conjunction with the PTA Meeting)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5:30-6:00 pm

Library

Please join us as we share information about Gonzales Community School being identified as a Title I school.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

Childcare will be provided.

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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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Science Cafe
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

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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