Red Ribbon Week, October 23 - 27, 2017
We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 23 thru the 27th and have the following festivities planned:
Monday - Red Day Staff and students are encouraged to wear red on this day to bring awareness to our Drug Free Campaign.
Tuesday - Sunglasses Day
Wednesday - Sports Jersey Day
Thursday - Super Hero Day
Friday - School Spirit Day
On Monday we will also have a presentation by the Navajo Injury Prevention Program. The focus will be on brain, spinal cord, and other injuries to children and will be presented in a culturally sensitive, evidenced-based and age appropriate manner.
Presentation schedule is:
K-2: 8:30 to 9:15
3 - 5: 9:30 to 10:15
Coloring pages will be provided to classrooms and will be displayed in the halls when finished, and students will make red and white chain links with drug free messages printed on them to include in a school wide chain that will be displayed in the lobby area.
In addition to wristbands, ribbons and pencils provided by the school, the district will provide backpacks for all the students. This is a great time to follow up with discussions about the importance of being substance free, at home.
Dedicated Buses for Thoreau Elementary School
October 18 - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 24 - 27 Red Ribbon Week - Substance Abuse Presentations
October 25 - Student of the Month Trustworthiness 2:00 PM
Week of October 17 - "B" Week
October 19 - Report Cards go home
No Library today
October 20 - Flu Shots Available at Thoreau Health Clinic 1:00 - 6:00 PM
October Student of the Month - Trustworthiness
In the month of October, students will learn about the character counts trait, "trustworthiness". Trustworthiness means:
-tell the truth
-be honest; do not cheat or steal
-have the courage to do the right thing.
Teachers will introduce this trait to students and provide information throughout the month, giving students an opportunity to show trustworthy behavior. Mrs. Cuellar, our school counselor, will provide class presentations during library specials October 4 thru 6, further supporting this message. Our student of the month celebration will be on October 25 at 2:00 PM. You will be notified early that week whether your child has been selected by their teachers to be one of our students of the month, and invited to attend a recognition celebration to include snacks that you can enjoy with your student. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 505-721-4400.
Fundraisers 2017/18 School year
The following are the dates of fundraisers we have planned for this year:
Spirit and Pride (T-Shirt Sales): 10/17 - 10/27/17
Pennies for Patients: 1/15 - 2/5/18
Box Tops: Spring (Dates unknown)
After Hours Academics - Begins Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Parents: The After Hours Academics program started Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Those students who are struggling in the classroom will be given priority in the program. Hours are from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Transportation is provided and for those of you who choose to pick up your children, please be on time. Thank you!
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.
Little Hawks Basketball
Parents: There will be no basketball practice on October 17th.
5th grade basketball practice begins Tuesday October 3, 2017. All physical forms must be in if you are interested in having your 5th grader play basketball this year.
Coaches this year will be: Kevin Hubbel - boys coach
Rethania Jake - girls coach
Navajo Language and Culture Festival
Mission and Vision
Thoreau Elementary School will collaborate to support and empower students by being positive, persistent, and professional .
Help all students become productive, responsible life-learners
Advisory School Council and Indian Education Committee 2017/18
Community Rep: Indian Education Committee: