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School Cancelled Monday, 12 November. School Messenger (https://msg.schoolmessenger.com/m/?s=jh1RQe75Hxg) Please be prepared for the weather change. ALL SFPS Schools, after school, and evening activities are cancelled Monday, 12 November. Please refer to the following website regarding snow delays and closures, and the status of our school district for more information. http://www.sfps.info/about_sfps/snow_delays_and_closures https://www.kob.com/closings/ (Santa Fe Public Schools: CLOSED Mon Nov 12) https://www.koat.com/weather/closings (Santa Fe Public Schools: Monday Morning: Closed; Monday Afternoon: Closed)
Literacy night was a hit! If you have any photos you’d like to share with the PTA, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was another wonderful event that brought our Atalaya families together. The dinner was superb, and the service was even better. The servers were adorable explaining what a tip would mean for the school’s iPad fund. Mr. Biedscheid once again did an awesome job! He always has so much fun when he gets to work with the kids and Atalaya families. According to the attendants at the last PTA meeting, “dinner was awesome…it was a lot of fun…the kids liked being servers.”
Both dinner times had about an even amount of attendants. Everyone was in good spirits, and all were very patient with our new wait staff. Our lovely evening began with egg rolls and an Asian salad for appetizers, followed by orange chicken with a choice of noodles or two types of rice, and ended with jiggly green jello and fortune cookies. If you didn’t have a fortune in your cookie, as one parent pointed out, that must mean you are already very fortunate.
We have another family meal event coming up in a couple weeks at the Cowgirl Bar & Grill. Mention Atlalaya Elementary and a portion of the sales from your dinner goes to support your child’s school. Another night where you don’t have to worry about cooking and can help support your Atalaya Roadrunners! Who could ask for anything more?
Our first event of the school year, the Back to School Dinner, was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended; the staff, the PTA Board, and most importantly, YOU! The parents and students make this event a success!
Thank you for the school supplies you provided for your child's teacher. Not only does this give your student a successful start to the school year, but these supplies help their teachers throughout the year. Your continued support for your child's classroom also ensures great success for their teachers.
A huge thank you to those who bought shirts and hoodies from the PTA table. Your continued support of the Atalaya Elementary Parent-Teacher Association helps us in supporting our teachers, enriching our kids, and building a nurturing school community. If we didn't have your size don't fret! We can order more and have them to you soon. This also helps us know what we should have readily available for future events.
If you would like to be involved in the PTA, want to volunteer for a PTA job, committee, assist with fundraising, a special event, or are interested in more information about being a parent liaison for your child’s class to help communicate with other parents about upcoming events, send an email to email@example.com with the best way to contact you and what you would like to volunteer for. Thank you for your continued support!
New procedures for student drop off and pick up will go into effect on Tuesday, February 20th. For the safety and security of all our Atalaya Community, we urge you to read and follow the new protocols, described below:
Early Pick-up – Parents may not pick up students between 2:30 and 2:50. If an early pick-up is needed, this must be completed before 2:30pm. Any changes to student pick up must be reported by 2:30pm.
Parent Walk-in – Students will be dismissed from the gym. The gym door will not be opened until ~2:55pm. Students will be in the gym with a grade level teacher, seated by 2:55pm. Parents must walk to the gym and sign their student out from the teacher(s). Please do not take your child without signing out with the teacher; we need to know they went to the correct parent. No student or parent will be able to enter back into the school building without checking in at the front office and getting a sticker as we still have afterschool care happening at this time.
Parent Drive-up – Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria. Parents going through the drive through must have their nameplates on the front dash to expedite student pick up. If you do not have a nameplate, please let the front office know and one will be made for you.
TeamCARE Enrichment Classes/Aftercare – Students in enrichment classes/aftercare will stay with their teachers. At 3:05pm, the TeamCARE staff will sign-out students from the teachers, in the cafeteria. We will continue the current sign-out procedure(s) for TeamCARE parent pick-up.
Morning Drop-Off – Curbside Kiss n’ Go – In the mornings, we ask that you drive up, curbside and allow your child to walk themselves to class/breakfast - especially students in grades 1-6. If you want to walk your child to class, you must sign in at the office and get an ID sticker. Pre-K families must still sign their student(s) in and out daily from the Pre-K classroom.
The SAC will continue to collect ideas/suggestions and to explore alternatives, to ensure Atalaya is a safe and welcoming community. Please share any input you have on ideas around safety and security with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and watch for a parent survey to gather input, in the near future.
Atalaya's hours are a changin'.
For the 2017-2018 school year, the official start and end times for K-6 grades will be:
Monday through Thursday: 7:50 am to 2:50 pm
Friday: 7:50 am to 12:30 pm
Pre-school times are the same Monday through Thursday. There are no classes for pre-schoolers on Fridays.
Atalaya's sixth grade began a new classroom tradition this year - a camp out with Principal Diaz at Ghost Ranch! Fifteen sixth graders and their families joined Principal Diaz at Ghost Ranch for hiking, a museum tour, camp fire, and even a shaving cream fight! The Atalaya Elementary community is excited to carry on this activity in years to come as part of its Classroom Traditions Program! Thanks to all who pitched in to make it a great success!
Interested in Summer School? Santa Fe Public Schools will be offering a K-6 Summer School from June 5 to June 30. The program is at Salazar Elementary School and is for students rising to the next grade in August 2017. Children who attended Pre-K this school year can attend Kindergarten in this program. There are 165 total seats available for this program. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, school starts at 8:00 a.m., lunch is served and dismissal is at 12:30 a.m.. There is no school transportation available for this program. It is up to you if you'd like to register your child teachers cannot register children.
Register for the program by going to http://www.sfps.info/teaching_learning/2017_s_f_p_s_summer_enrichment_programs/ and clicking on the link on the left side of the page.
Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia has called for an EARLY RELEASE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16th at NOON. The purpose of the early release is to allow parents, students, and teachers to participate in the SAVE OUR SCHOOLS RALLY at 3pm at the Roundhouse, in protest of proposed education budget cuts. For the full text of Dr. Garcia's announcement, click here.