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    Support Thoreau Elementary School and buy your spirit T-shirt today. Look in the Fundraising section of the web site for more information.

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    Thoreau El to get 4 dedicated buses beginning Tuesday, October 17. Pick up in AM will be 15-20 min later and arrival in PM 15-20 min earlier

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    There will be no basketball practice on October 17th.

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    Student of the Month Celebration October 25 at 2:00 PM.

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    Have a wonderful day!!!

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    Red Ribbon Week October 23 through October 27

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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 2017



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

Weekly Calendar

         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





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) 

Navajo Language and Culture Festival

School culture

Mission 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




Advisory School Council and Indian Education Committee 2017/18

Parent Reps

Community Rep:       Indian Education Committee:  

Staff Reps

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 —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061