Mission, Motto and Vision



Thoreau Elementary School will collaborate to support and empower students by being positive, persistent, and professional .  


Helping students



Kindness and  



Help all students become productive, responsible life-learners




Summer Lunch Program

 Summer 20Lunch 20Sites 20and 20Times.pdf 


























Student Support Center-Central Office Summer hours

Have a safe and fun summer!




School Rules


Parents:  Please let your students know that fidget spinners are not allowed at Thoreau Elementary School and district policy will be followed should one be confiscated.  

Bus Routes

#46  Smith Lake, Mariano Lake, Wolf Canyon, San Antone, Old Gravel Road, Buckhorn Station.  Students who previously rode 48 will need to get on this bus. 

#49  Casamero Lake, Thoreau Chapter, County Road 51.

#63  Prewitt, Haystack, Power Plant, South Chavez Loop, Rose Street, 1st Avenue, Frontier Street, Red Rock Avenue (by BJs), Alonzo Trailer Park (by Post Office), Windsong Ave.

#1601  Bluewater, Continental Divide, County Road 27, Coolidge, St. Bonaventure Trailer Park, Bar J Ranch.  Students who previously rode bus 54 will now be on this bus.  


School culture

Advisory School Council and Indian Education Committee 2017/18

Parent Reps: Jolene Martinez and Larae Vesper

Community Rep:       Indian Education Committee:  

Staff Reps: Pauline Platero and Margie Dressler

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063