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
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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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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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
7
to May 11

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week


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
 

Appreciation Events
PTA needs your help to plan and execute appreciation events.  Please email us at gonzalespta@gmail.com if you'd like to help.

 

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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
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
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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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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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Panda Express Fundraiser (by Target)

Join the GCS Lobos at Panda Express by Target!

Show up and eat lunch or dinner....tell them you’re with the Gonzales Community School and show them the flyer below.

20% of pre-tax, food sales, will go to the Gonzales PTA to support teachers, students, and educational enrichment at our K-8 public school. 

Is your child involved in STEM, NDI or any after school clubs? PTA pays for all of it!

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Feb
12
to Feb 14

Take Your Family to School Week

For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 12-14, 2018.

A successful education is a partnership with your child's teacher and the school.  Parents and families are always welcome to visit the school and spend an hour or two with students and staff.  

As part of National PTA Take Your Family to School, we created a list of things that families can do while visiting the school on a regular school day.

Studies show that observing and participating in your child's education helps bridge the gap between home and school and leads to a greater understanding, respect, and partnership, which results in greater educational success!  Imagine that you can accomplish all that by just spending an hour or two at the school!

Some activities for families:

- Visit your child's classroom and observe the great learning that is taking place

- Find out what special (Art, Library, P.E., Music) your child's class will attend and plan to attend with them 

- Eat lunch in the cafeteria with your child and stay with them on the playground after lunch - confirm lunchtime with your child's teacher 

- Visit the Lobo Library Parent Lounge

- Quietly walk around the school to see what is happening in various classrooms during a regular school day

- Learn about Mr. Lee's PARCC Challenge

Families may visit at any time on Monday, February 12, Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14.

Don't have time to visit your child at school because you're at work?  Many employers allow employees to take time off to participate in their child's education.  It doesn't hurt to ask.

Please contact us at gonzalespta@gmail.com with any questions. 

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Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

SFPS STEAM Expo

You’re Invited to the Santa Fe Public Schools and Santa Fe Community College.  Attend and show your support of the GCS Science Fair Winners!

The event is free and the public is welcome.

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:30 AM-3:00 PM (see schedule below)

Where: Santa Fe Community College Schedule of Events: 10:30

Community Viewing of Student Projects 11:15 STEM Expo Award Ceremony

12:00 Lunch (Pizza and Frito Pie Provided)

12:30-3:00 Interactive Family Fun! Sign up for various STEM tours  Science on a Sphere  Planetarium  Greenhouses  Alternative Energy

12:30-3:00 Pick up student projects

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine's Family Dance

GCS students and staff of all ages will invite their family to this very special Valentine's Family Dance.

Students, mom, dad, siblings or any special adult in student and staff lives are invited to join in the fun. 

We'll dance to the music of DJ Jimbo and enjoy a special night with family and friends at GCS.

Have fun dressing up for the evening.  Cake and punch will be served.

Free for all GCS families, staff and staff families!

 

Our dance is being hosted by PTA and we're recruiting the middle-school students to help organize and manage the event!  We've created an online sign-up page for students to volunteer for the dance.  The link is signupschedule.com/gcs 

The Dance is open to all GCS students and staff and their families - family includes everyone that lives with them, including grandparents.

There is not a cost to attend the dance - it is free for all students, staff and their immediate families.

All students may attend, regardless of their current GPA or behavior status (read a great quote today that said "The Kids Who Need the Most Love Will Ask for it in the Most Unloving Ways").

Cake and punch will be served - no other food will be served, so please eat dinner before or after the dance.

Everyone is encouraged to dress-up but it is not required.

There will be some items for sale so it's a good idea to bring a few dollars to the dance, but not necessary.

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Future of Santa Fe Public Schools - A Community Conversation

Genoveva Chavez Center on Rodeo Road

This is a kid-friendly event hosted by Kate Noble for Mayor. There will be food and drinks.

Tired of being 49 out of 50 for education? What can we do in Santa Fe to pull ourselves out of our rut? What are your ideas for our public school system? Roadblocks you have experienced in your child's education?

Join us for a community conversation to talk about our schools.

Kate Noble wants to hear from you! Join us!

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

February 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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Jan
30
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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Jan
16
8:00 AM08:00

GCS Science Fair and Parent Viewing

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

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place science projects in each grade level.    

Parents are invited to view all science fair projects on Tuesday evening at 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria.

 

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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Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Parent Round Table Discussion

We would love to hear from YOU! 

Moving into the new year, we want to discuss your ideas and solutions on how Gonzales Community School can make a positive impact on your child’s education. 

We know where we’ve been, and where we hope to go. But we need your help and feedback getting there. 

Let’s grow together and make 2018 our best year yet. :)

“Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success” -Henry Ford 

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Jan
8
to Jan 16

Donation FUNDrive - Donate Gently Used Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Books and More

GCS PTA is collecting your gently used clothes, shoes, toys, books (and more) and will donate all items to Savers.

Savers will then donate cash to GCS PTA!  A win-win for everyone - you clean out your closets and make room for the new and GCS PTA earns money for students programs!

Please deliver items to the GCS PTA foyer anytime between January 8-16, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Jan
4
8:00 AM08:00

January 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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