Theresa Garcia, Principal
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Battle of the Books
School total so far: 9,757,334
Public Library – this is a library open to all who live within a city or town. The city government supports this library with funds for books, salaries and expenses. Anyone can use this library to read books, check out movies and use the Internet. The average salary for a public librarian is $47,000.
School Library – this is a library for schools that serve students from PreK – 12. They are in both public and private schools and are part of the school system. The average school librarian salary is $40,000.
Special Library – this libarary is found in specialized areas such as museums, corporations, hopitals, military bases, private business and the government. These libraries are open only to people working in these places.
The average salary for a specialty librarian is $52,000 All information is according to : http://www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/search/q-corporate+librarian
We are focusing on learning social skills to help us interact respectfully and courteously with each other. We are providing you with the steps we use in school, so you can use these skills at home with your children.
When you need to get permission from someone, you should:
2. Be specific when you ask permission. The other person should know exactly what you are requesting.
3. Be sure to ask rather than demand. “May I please…?”
4. Give reasons if necessary.
5. Accept the decision.
At this time of the year many students have been absent from school for a variety of reasons. Some confusion still lingers regarding the attendance policy we are following in the district. Please take a moment to read through these reminders.
A note signed by the parent/guardian must be in the school office within 48 hours of the first day of absence. If you child is sick with a virus and is absent on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a note must be in the office by the end of business on Thursday in order for Tuesday to excused. If the note states the days the child will be out and is turned in on time, then it will be sufficient for that absence.
For award purposes only, 3 tardies will prevent a student from receiving a perfect attendance award for the 3rd and 4th nine weeks.
Parents and guardians only may sign out students from school. For a grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling or other family member to sign out a student, a signed letter from the parent must be presented to the office giving permission to that person. We want to make sure we are keeping our students safe.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Oct. 21, 2011 Parent Teacher Conferences,
No school for students
Oct. 31, 2011 Read-a-Thon
November 7 Southside
January 9 Central
February 6 Southside
March 5 Central
April 2 Southside
May 7 Central
School total so far: 7,083,927
School total so far: 6,865,480
- Adult in charge of a specific activity or area (such as the playground, lunchroom, field trips, bus lines, gym, classroom)
- Volunteer time to help supervise on field trips, on the playground, or in the lunchroom.
- Become an advocate for school-wide bullying prevention programs and policies.
- Do not ignore your child's report.
- Do not advise your child to physically fight back. (Bullying lasts longer and becomes more severe when children fight back. Physical injuries often result.)
- Do not confront the child who bullies.
- Do not confront the family of the child who bullies.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
the students will be able to participate in a state-wide competition that
celebrates the power and enjoyment of reading books. This competition requires
students to read at least 10 books from the selected list of books for the 2011-2012
school year. I expect every student to read several of the books on the list
during the coming months and I will outline more details about forming our
Central and Southside teams in later newsletters.
Sept. 2, 2011 District Inservice, NO SCHOOL
Sept. 5, 2011 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL
started at both Central and Southside. We want to see how many miles we can walk each nine weeks. We will then change it into distance across the United States. Students can walk before school, at lunch time and are walking during PE. Pedometers are available for students to check out and use.
Both Southside and Central Elementary Schools have set a school
goal to read 10 million words this year. We are tracking the number of words
each student is reading and combining their words to create the schools’
totals. The students’ first goal is to read 100,000 words. Once students have
read 100,000 words, we will take their picture for the newspaper and place
their name on our Wall of Honor. Look for your child’s picture in the coming
weeks and support your child by insisting on reading at home.
year. We had an amazing turnout for our first celebration with reading books.
We read the book Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson. Please stop by either
Southside or Central to read the responses to this book. They are posted
outside each library.
- Validate your child's
feelings by letting him/her know that it is normal to feel hurt, sad,
scared, angry, etc.
- Let your child know that
s/he has made the right choice by reporting the incident(s) to you and
assure your child that s/he is not to blame.
- Help your child be specific
in describing bullying incidents: who, what, where, when. (Look for
patterns or evidence of repeated bullying behaviors.)
- Avoidance is often the best
in a different place.
a different game.
near a supervising adult when bullying is likely to occur.
- Look for ways to find new
your child by encouraging him/her to extend invitations for friends to
play at your home or to attend activities.
your child in social activities outside of school.
- Share your child's concerns
and specific information about bullying incidents with appropriate school
- Work with school staff to
protect your child from possible retaliation.
- Establish a plan with the
school and your child for dealing with future bullying incidents.
evidence and elements that comprise the scene of a murder, robbery, rape, or
other crime. To become a crime scene investigator, you will need to be an
experienced police officer who receives specific professional training. If you
aren’t already a police officer, you will need to have at least a college
the court system as a jury consultant or as an expert witness testifying on the
mental state of a defendant when a crime was committed. You may provide
evidence regarding the competence of a person to stand trial. As a forensic
psychologist, you are combining psychology with law and may work with
correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, or community agencies in
performing risk assessment of future behavior of an individual. You may also
provide psychotherapy or agency referrals to alleviate psychiatric symptoms
that led to criminal behavior. In addition to an undergraduate degree in
psychology, you will need a Master’s Degree to qualify for a career position in
work environment you wish to work for. Some law firms may require you to have a
complete four-year degree in paralegal studies, while other offices may only
ask applicants to have earned an Associate’s degree or shorter professional
program from a business school or trade school. Paralegals may want to consider
taking the national certification exam for legal assistants, but it usually
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Central and Southside Libraries hosted a “Family Book Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 7th. The book “Bad Boys” by Margie Palatini, was read and an activity followed. It was very well attended and was enjoyed by all. This was made possible due to the extended hours that all of our schools are able to offer through the” Improving Literacy through School Libraries Grant”. We encourage all students, parents, and all community members to come and access our libraries during these hours.
The next Family Book Night will be on March 7th at Southside Elementary.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
On May 14, 2010 it was Southside Elementary School’s 14th year to emphasize math and science by conducting a Math and Science Day. This day has been expanded to also include careers. There were 10 science or math stations in which students participated. Some of the stations included: Water Power and learning about erosion; Math Games and learning math concepts; Computer Math and learning through technology; Bubbles and learning the science behind them; Sound and learning how music is connected to science. Verla Jorgenson came from the Rock Shop to show her rock collection and to help the students learn about geology. We are always glad to be able to provide this annual event to further emphasize the importance that math and science has on our lives and learn more about careers that might be pursued in the future by our students.
Verla Jorgenson came from the Rock Shop to show her rock collection and to help the students learn about geology.
We are always glad to be able to provide this annual event to further emphasize the importance that math and science has on our lives and learn more about careers that might be pursued in the future by our students.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29 – 30, 2010 was the sixth annual Fishing Clinic at Southside Elementary School. On the first day of the clinic, Ti Piper, a fishing skills educator from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish presented an hour workshop for each 3rd and 4th grade class. The students learned about the food chain and what fish like to eat, how to tie knots on fishing line, how to put on weights and bobbers, and the different parts of a rod and reel. On Friday April 30th, the third graders went to Bill Evan’s Lake and put this knowledge to use by going fishing. Rods and reels were furnished by the N. M. Department of Game and Fish. 29 parent volunteers helped students improve their fishing skills by helped supervise students in small groups as they fished and enjoyed being at Bill Evans Lake. Every student became familiar with the sport of fishing, which can be practiced throughout life. Scientific knowledge about fish and how to use some of our natural resources correctly were also gained. Much thanks goes to our 29 parent volunteers for helping to make this educational field trip more fun for everyone.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The All "A" Honor Roll students at Southside Elementary were treated to Lunch with the principal. Each student received a kid's pack from Arby's Restaurant and were seated at a special table in the cafeteria to enjoy lunch with Dr. Baca. It takes a lot of effort and dedication to earn all "A"s and we are proud of all these students.
Students pictured are: Laticia Escobar, Brooklyn Kempton, Anissa Plowman, Michael Hernandez,Santiago Troncoso, Brandin Romero, Devin Gomez, Marina Montez, Hope Hood
Monday, April 12, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
We had a very successful Geography night. Thanks for all who participated. We started with 21 children and 9 received awards for their hard work.
Testing will begin on March 30th and be over by April 21st. Please have your child here for preparation following Spring Break (March 15-19 returning on March 22nd) so he or she will feel refreshed and prepared by the start of testing. Please avoid scheduling appointments for your child during this time. It is difficult to do make up tests and typically the children do better on assessments during regularly scheduled tests over makeup tests. We appreciate your help in encouraging your child to do their best.
The Census information can be located for students at http://www.census.gov/schools/ and parents at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ . The Census form is to be returned by April 1st. There are only 10 questions. Please fill it out immediately. Information from the Census data will be used to determine the distribution of more than 400 billion dollars in public funds, so an accurate count of our community is important! Every census redraws the nation’s portrait. Ask your child what they observe in the posters displayed around the school and what they predict the 2010 Census will reveal. Your child may be too young to be represented in the 2000 data, but they will be an important part of the 2010 Census story. The census counts everyone, no matter their race, ethnicity, or country of birth.
I have noticed that many parents have been calling the office asking to speak with their child. We will get a message to your child; but will not bring the child to the phone. This is disruptive to learning and with testing coming we can’t interrupt testing.
Remember to have your child read over Spring Break. Becoming a good reader is no different than becoming a good athlete – they both require practice. Good readers read often. Please help your child read at home. A reminder of strategies you can use with your child:
Fluency is the ability to read with automaticity and accuracy. The more students see and work with words, the more they are able to effortlessly decode them. Fluency skills are the ability to see the “big picture” rather than reading word for word. This improves reading comprehension by allowing the reader to concentrate on the meaning of words rather than on the reading of them. A fluent reader reads at an appropriate pace, with expression, and with good phrasing. Here are some fluency activities to try at home throughout the school year
Repeated Readings involves your child reading the same books or stories more than once in the same week.
Partner Reading involves sharing reading with your child. You read a sentence and then your child reads a sentence or you read half the page and then your child reads half the page. As reading improves, each partner can read an entire page or section. Try partner reading once a week.
Choral Reading involves reading a story together with your child. Both you and your child will read at the same time. Lead the reading by using expression and appropriate pacing. Use a story that your child has read before or that is easy for him/her to read. Choral read once a week.
Echo Reading involves you reading one line of a poem or story and your child repeating the same line after you have read. Increase the number of lines read at one time as the child’s reading improves. Try to echo read once a week.
Do not forget to change your clocks (spring forward) to Daylight Savings Time on March 14th.
05 Child Find 9-2 at RVT
14 Daylight Savings Begins
15-19 Spring Break
March 30-April 21 New Mexico State Testing (SBA)
23 Spring Pictures
24 Parent Teacher Conferences
01 Census Day
2 Good Friday (No School)
14 Early Release (12:30 pm)
21 Jump Rope for Heart (during PE)
22 Progress Reports
26-May 21 MAP Testing Window Three
3 Schools’ Orientation for Transitioning Students
7 District In-service
12 Early Release (12:30 pm)
14 Math & Science Day (Southside)
18 Awards Assembly – Southside 6:00-6:30 pm; Central 6:30-7:00 pm
19, 20, 21 Van of Enchantment
28 Last Day of School
31 Memorial Day Holiday