Sept 2022 Newsletter

Sept 2022 Newsletter
Posted on 09/02/2022

Naaba Ani Elementary School

1201 N. First Street, Bloomfield NM 87413

505-634-3500 (main line)

505-634-3584 (fax)

Hello families! It has been a great start to the school year! Our teachers have been working hard to develop a sense of community in their classrooms through engaging getting to know you activities. It is wonderful to see all of the smiles on the students and staffs faces. During the week of August 29th, we assessed students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math with the NWEA assessment. This "assessment measures what students know and how they are growing academically in order to help teachers develop strategies for equitable instruction that maximizes every learners potential". The Family Toolkit and the above quote can be found at https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/family-toolkit/ . Students are also taking their benchmark assessments in Imagine Galileo (ELA) and Imagine Math. These programs are utilized during our ELA and Math Intervention blocks along with small group remediation or enrichment with the classroom teacher or educational assistant. The assessment data is essential in ensuring students are receiving the education they need.


Teachers have been providing engaging learning opportunities for the students. We encourage you to ask your child what they are learning about in reading, what stories they are reading, what book(s) they are reading, what math concepts they are practicing... We thank you for being involved in all aspects of your child's education. We also encourage you to check in with your child's teacher often to establish a solid home-school partnership. "Home-school partnerships involve collaborative working relationships between families and schools. They can support students in more productive and consistent work and behavior, which in turn can improve students' interest, motivation, and engagement in learning both at home and at school. In effective partnerships, families and schools recognize their shared interest in and responsibility for children and collaborate to create shared goals, share information, and enhance opportunities for children's learning. They create constructive connections between home and school settings that promote positive educational and social outcomes" (https://theeducationhub.org.nz/home-school-partnerships-what-the-research-says/).


We have had some behaviors that are not in alignment with our PBIS expectations. These are being addressed as needed but we would appreciate you all reminding your students to follow our RISE expectations in the areas of Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Excellence. Along with this newsletter, we are sending you a copy of our PBIS Expectations for all common areas.

BELL SCHEDULE

First Bell: 8:05 am
Tardy Bell: 8:10 am
Instruction begins: 8:15 am
4th Grade Lunch - 11:30-12:10
5th Grade Lunch - 12:10-12:50
6th Grade Lunch - 12:50-1:30
Morning Drop Off: 7:20-8:05* am
Afternoon Pick Up: 3:15 pm

Early Release Monday Pick Up: 1:15 pm
Bus Drop Off (begins at): 7:20 am
Bus Pick Up: 3:25 pm

Early Release Monday Bus Pick Up: 1:25 pm
*After 8:05, there will be no duty staff monitoring drop off. Please ensure safety of your student(s) if dropping off later than 8:05 am.

EARLY RELEASE MONDAYS (every Monday): Students will be released for pick up at 1:15; buses should arrive by approximately 1:25. These early release days will allow our staff to participate in professional development which will directly benefit the students and their engaging learning opportunities.


No Check-Outs will be allowed at or after 2:30. Please get in the pick up line and your student will be dismissed at 3:15 (Tues-Fri; 1:15 on Mondays). Students will need to have written communication (hand written note or email) to be allowed to go to the pick-up line.

Homecoming Dress Up Week!

Theme: Bobcat Album Of The Year!

We are excited to announce that Naaba Ani will be participating with a Homecoming Parade Float! We encourage all of our staff and students to participate in the themed dress up days. We look forward to seeing them! More to come on the parade float!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

September 5th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 23rd - Early Release for BHS HOMECOMING

October 3rd - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for Staff

October 12th - 40 Day Count (NMPED Reporting Day)

October 14th - End of 1st Quarter

OFFICE PERSONNEL

Tina Webb, Principal 505-634-3505 [email protected]

Jennifer Griffith, Assistant Principal 505-634-3506 [email protected]

Tonia Teller, Registrar 505-634-3507 [email protected]

Melodee Velasquez, Receptionist/Attendance 505-634-3502 [email protected]

Stefanie Dugger, Bookkeeper 505-634-3532 [email protected]


Main Phone Number: 505-634-3500

Fax Number: 505-634-3584

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