Message from Mr. Antone

Dear Thoreau Elementary families,

Thoreau Elementary School will start testing beginning April 16, 2018.  Thoreau Elementary students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. These tests are used to measure student growth in one year’s time.  It will also be used to measure the effectiveness of the teachers and principal of the school. As part of the school community, you play an important role in preparing your child for this testing situation. Please have your child in school each day and on-time during the testing period. On behalf of the professional staff of our school, thank you for your continued support in making this a positive experience for our students.

Important facts:

  • Students CANNOT be absent or tardy on the testing dates.
  • Parents should talk to their children about the importance of doing well on this and any other test
  • Students should go to bed to ensure they have at least 8-hours of sleep at night.
  • Parents are encouraged to take time and ask their child’s teacher how they can help their children during the test week.


Thank you,

Daryl Antone



APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018  "Still collecting box tops!"

4-2-18  Early Release


4-4-18   Sunny Dooley

                 Spring Pictures

                 5th Grade trip to Mid School

4-12-18  4th grade field trip 

4-16-18  PARCC testing for 3-5 starts

                  LAST DAY FOR Good News Club!

4-17-18  2nd grade field trip

4-23-18  NO SCHOOL  

4-25-18  SOM @ 2:30pm  Effort






MONDAY- 4-16 

 *PARCC 3rd MATH @8:30 TO 9:30

*PARCC 5th MATH @10:00 TO 11:30

* Last day for GNC

* Staff meeting @1:30


* PARCC 3rd MATH @8:30 TO 9:30                                    

*PARCC 5th MATH @ 10:00 TO 11:00

* PARCC 4th MATH @ 12:45 TO 1:45

* 2nd Grade Field Trip to Albuquerque Zoo**Rescheduled to a later date**

** 4th Grade Specials @ 9:35 TO 10:15

** 1st Grade Specials @ 12:20 TO 1:00


* PARCC 3rd MATH @ 8:30 TO 9:30

* PARCC 4th MATH @ 10:00 TO 11:00

* PARCC 5th MATH @ 12:45 TO 1:45


* No after noon NLC for Kindergarten

** 5th Grade Specials @ 8:50 TO 9:30

**2nd Grade Specials @ 1:00 TO 1:40


* PARCC 3rd MATH @ 8:30 TO 9:30

* PARCC 4th MATH @ 10:00 TO 11:00

FRIDAY- 4-29

* PARCC 5th MATH @ 8:30 TO 9:30

* PARCC 4th MATH @ 10:00 TO 11:00

*Mr. Antone @ Albuquerque PPE






















April 2018 Student of the Month -Effort

In the month of April, students will learn about the character counts trait, "Effort".  Effort means: 

*Achieving goals through commitment and hard work.

*Giving your best in everything you choose to do.

*Trying without giving up or giving in.

*Making the most of every opportunity.


Teachers will introduce this trait to students and provide information throughout the month, giving students an opportunity to show traits of Effort.  Students will be selected for student of the month based on school wide behavior that provides a good example of Effort and we will celebrate those students on April 25 at 2:00 PM. You will be notified early that week whether your child has been selected , and  invited to attend the 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.  



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: 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