Welcome Back! Message from Principal

Dear Thoreau Elementary Families,

I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2018-2019 School Year! For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place.  Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of teachers who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help kids succeed. I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know all of you this year and engage in the educational process together.

I would like to introduce the following new staff to our building:

Leoneil Tulabing                     School Leader Intern

Verbina Abarquez                   2nd Grade Teacher

Nordia Passley                        2nd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Comiskey                  3rd Grade Teacher

Yi-Ling Lin                             4th Grade Teacher

Samantha Kate Tabangin         5th Grade Teacher

Taryn Perkins                           5th Grade Teacher


Each new teacher comes highly regarded from previous positions, and we feel fortunate to add them to our team. You will have a chance to meet all of our teachers at our Open House on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


School Hours:  7:35am-3:00pm

In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your children before 7:15 AM, as there is no supervision before that time. Also, please be sure to pick up your children by 3:10 pm in the afternoon.


Our school day begins at 7:35AM every day with Breakfast in the classroom. Please be sure to have your child/children here on time. Students who are consistently tardy are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 8:00 am must sign in at the office. Instruction begins at 8:05. If your child will not be present, please call and inform the attendance office at (505)-721-4400.

Free and Reduced Lunch:

All students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch daily. Please make sure your child is at school by 7:35 to eat breakfast.

School Supply List: 

School supplies are provided by the district this year.  Thank you GMCS!


Open House – Tuesday, August 14 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm


I look forward to working with you and your child. We cannot wait to meet you!

In partnership,

Daryl Antone - Principal