Message from Mr. Antone


Dear Thoreau Elementary Families,

My name is Daryl Antone, I am the newly appointed principal for Thoreau Elementary School (THE) and it is an honor to begin working with the students, staff, and parents of Thoreau Elementary. I look forward to having a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential as we continue to strive towards student success. With dedication and collaboration from all stakeholders, we will increase scores through the emphasis of teamwork and data analysis, that will help us understand the needs of our students. As we move forward this school year, we will continue to emphasize these concepts and we will also dig deep to differentiate instruction for students so they can be successful. My goal is to create a safe and supportive learning environment that is conducive to student learning. With the team concept, I invite all parents to attend our school activities and meetings to collaborate with THE staff to ensure we are providing our students a high-quality educational foundation. I am pleased to be a part of your school family and I thank you for your support and look forward to a wonderful year!

Daryl Antone


Thoreau Elementary School                 


MARCH 2018

MARCH 2018  "Still collecting box tops!"

3-5-18-Data day NO SCHOOL for students

3-7-18- Fourth and Fifth Grade  WATER AND ENERGY FIELD TRIP

3-8-18- Report Cards 

3-8, 9 and 12--4th grade Science test   8:30-9:30 am

3-14-18- Sunny Dooley

                   NEWSLEA TRAINING

3-16-18 - Jump Rope Presentation in the Gym @ 2:PM

3-19 -18 TO 3-23-18- SPRING BREAK! 

3-28-18-SOM @ 2:00 pm

3-29-18 Last day for After-school Tutoring



Weekly Calendar

Week of March, 2018   - "B" Week   

March 12

4th Grade SBA @ 8:30

March 13

March 14


Sunny Dooley

NewELA Training @SSC

March 15

March 16

Jump Rope Presentation @ 2:00

Data Meetings in T-6 (CBMs)


















March 2018 Student of the Month -Ethics

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

*Do no harm.  

*Make things better.

*Respect others.

*Being considerate of the feeling of others.

*Be fair.

*Be loving.

Teachers will introduce this trait to students and provide information throughout the month, giving students an opportunity to show traits of Ethics.  Students will be selected for student of the month based on school wide behavior that provides a good example of Ethics and we will celebrate those students on March  28 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