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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Aug
16
7:55 AM07:55

First Day of Kindergarten

First day of kindergarten.

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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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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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

PTA Meeting - Board Elections

 

Currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 PTA Board

Nominations are being accepted by the nominating committee chair, Amber Gallup-Rodriquez (parent of a GCS first-grader) through the PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 25.

PTA President

PTA Vice President

PTA Treasurer

PTA Secretary

Please email or speak with the nominating committee chair, Amber Gallup-Rodriquez (parent of a GCS first-grader) if you are interested in serving as PTA Board Member for the 2018-2019 school year.  Experience is not required.

Nominations will be accepted through the PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 and elections will also take place at the April PTA meeting.

Join the GCS Parent Teacher Association

 

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Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Safe Schools Community Conversation

Dear Families,

Please join the Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent and District leaders for a community conversation regarding school safety on April 23rd at the BF Young Building, 1300 Camino Sierra Vista from 5:30-7:00 PM. 

Geno Zamora, attorney and partner at Ortiz & Zamora Attorneys at Law LLC, will provide a legal perspective regarding arming school resource officers or teachers, and other school safety issues. 

Attendees will be able to ask questions and share concerns and suggestions. Call 467-2000 for more information.

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Mr. Lee's PARCC Challenge

Mr. Lee's PAARC CHALLENGE 

It's that time of year again!!!! BIG NEWS! We want to improve on our scores from last year SO we are offering a pizza lunch and afternoon at the park FOR EVERY CLASS THAT HAS 90% PARTICIPATION on our practice tests.

Your student can PARTICIPATE in 1 of 2 ways (or both)

1: START NOW Go to http://www.gcspta.org/parcc-challenge/ and do an online challenge, when you are done take a screen grab and email or text it to your teacher. It will look like this 

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2. JOIN US for our PAARC challenge night TUESDAY APRIL 10 in the library from 5:30-7 to practice on the Chrome books AND be entered to win 4 passes to CLIFFS AMUSEMENT PARK!

 

PAARC testing starts April 16. Please inquire with your child's teacher for a detailed schedule for your child's class. 

 

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

School Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting

Please join Mr. Lee and Mrs. Chavez and provide your ideas and support (or just listen and observe) on how Gonzales Community School can best spend it's budget and best serve our students, academically.

The School Advisory Committee is open to all parents, staff, and students who are interested in providing guidance and support or learn more about how our resources are allocated.

Each school in the Santa Fe school district has the ability to define it's own goals (within reason) and determine how to achieve those goals.

SAC meetings are the opportunity to provide your input on priorities and plans to help GCS best serve our students.

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Apr
5
8:00 AM08:00

April 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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Apr
4
3:00 PM15:00

Reading Fair

It's our first annual READING FAIR!

Come see what our 1st through 3rd grades are reading and reporting on.

The little gym will be open 3-6, Wednesday, April 4 with a reception starting at 5.

Winners will be announced and awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in 2nd and 3rd grades. Winners will receive $50, $35 and $20 gift certificates to BEE HIVE BOOKS can you link to http://beehivekidsbooks.com/.

And every student in the winning 1st grade class will receive a free scoop of ice cream to Baskin Robbins.

Parent Viewing: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Reception 5pm-6pm

Awards Ceremony at 5:30pm

Prizes for every Student

Book Exchange: Bring a Book, Take a Book - Books for all ages, including parents

All GCS families are encouraged to attend.

Please speak with your child's teacher for additional information.

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Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

PTA Meeting - Board Nominations

Currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 PTA Board

Nominations are being accepted by the nominating committee chair, Amber Gallup-Rodriquez (parent of a GCS first-grader) through the PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 25.

PTA President

PTA Vice President

PTA Treasurer

PTA Secretary

Please email or speak with the nominating committee chair, Amber Gallup-Rodriquez (parent of a GCS first-grader) if you are interested in serving as PTA Board Member for the 2018-2019 school year.  Experience is not required.

Nominations will be accepted through the PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 and elections will also take place at the April PTA meeting.

Join the GCS Parent Teacher Association

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

READATHON

A READATHON takes place at Gonzales Community School for one day each month.  

During this time, students in each class are encouraged to read for longer than usual periods of time.  This helps build up their stamina and helps them to become better readers.

READATHONS are optional and participation is up to each classroom teacher, so please encourage your child's teacher to participate.  

GCS families can also have fun by designating READATHON days or nights at home!  Learn More

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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

Susan Duncan Day

Thursday, March 8th is Susan Duncan Day at Gonzales!  It’s a day when we remember and celebrate Susan, who passed away in August 2017, for her support for our school and her leadership on the Santa Fe School Board.  

One of Susan’s passions was creating engaging spaces for students to learn outside of the regular school day.  A few years ago, she started Hands-on Heritage, a summer program that gives youth the opportunity to explore New Mexico’s beautiful land, history, and culture.  She made sure the program would continue without her and she’d want Gonzales students and families to be a part of it.  Here’s info about it and how to apply:

Hands-on Heritage: Exploring New Mexico’s Lands and Cultures, June 18 – July 24, Monday-Friday 7:30am-2pm. For students entering grades 4-8, combines hands-on learning with two weekly field trips to local museums, parks, and other natural and cultural sites. Program is based at two locations: El Camino Real Academy and Aspen Community Magnet School.  Fee is $250 per student, $50 per additional child. Scholarships are available.  Applications will be available at both sites and on the SFPS website. For more information please contact Stephanie Walther at swalther@sfps.k12.nm.us and check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HandsOnHeritageSantaFe/.

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Mar
1
8:00 AM08:00

March 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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Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

SFPS Safety Parent Forum

SFPS Safety Parent Forum

Due to the recent school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Aztec, New Mexico, as well as a number of threats at schools across the nation, including here in the Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS), we have received a number of questions regarding safety and security.

Please join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, February 28th at 5:30 PM at the BF Young Building located at 1300 Camino Sierra Vista.

We will share safety and security protocols and upgrades as well as address questions and concerns regarding safety and security in our schools.

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Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

Box Tops Collection Date

Collect Box Tops, check the expiration date, trim, and turn into your child's teacher in a plastic bag with your child's teacher name.  It the only way we can give credit to the correct class.  

The class that collects the most Box Tops will earn a pizza party on March March 16!

Earn money for your school.  

Turn in Box Tops by February 26.

 

 

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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