School Pictures


 Fall school pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 26th.  

September 2017

September 6  AHA After Hours Academics begins

September 18  Parent/Teacher Conferences - No school for students

September 22  First day of Autumn

September 26  Picture Day

Weekly Calendar


September 21 - Last Day of Summer

September 22 - First Day of Fall

                             - Grade level team meetings T-6

Week of September 25

September  25  - Early Release

September 26 -  School Pictures

September 27 - Student of the Month: Responsibility

                              - Book Fair






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.  

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!   

Fundraisers 2017/18 School year


The following are the dates of fundraisers we have planned for this year: 

World's Finest Chocolate:  9/07 - 10/06/17

Spirit and Pride (T-Shirt Sales):  10/17 - 10/27/17

Pennies for Patients:  1/15 - 2/5/18

Box Tops:  Spring (Dates unknown) 

"World's Finest Chocolates" Fundraiser


Thoreau Elementary School is sponsoring a voluntary chocolate sale featuring World's Finest Chocolate.  The bars come in Almond, Milk chocolate, Crisp, Caramel and Dark Chocolate.  The money raised will be used for educational needs and activities to support our students. The sale begins 9/6/2017 and will continue for 2 weeks or until all the chocolate is sold.  

Those who participate will be given 20 bars at a time to sell.  When the money has been turned in more bars will be given.  We thank you for your participation and good luck selling this year.  

Little Hawks Basketball


5th grade basketball will be starting soon.  Stop by the office and pick up physical forms 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

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