As we prepare for the upcoming school year there are many uncertainties. Belen Consolidated Schools is working on preparing for students to re-enter school in the fall. The Public Education Department is working with a task force to provide guidance. The link to access the 2020-2021 Student Calendar that was approved by the School Board is: https://go.aws/37m3V2p. We are anticipating that we will start school as scheduled on August 18th. We are hopeful that it will be in-person with all our students but are preparing for variations that may need to take place do to COVID-19 CDC guidelines. We recognize that students are our foundation and will make decisions that positively impact their learning and well-being.
GSE-Happy Monday, hope you are all well. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please try to spoil your teacher in some creative way this week. Send a video message, give them a call, email a poem, email a letter, draw a picture, send an e-card, or drop off a gift at school between 9-3. Our teachers miss you and are doing thier best to continue to teach you. Let's celebrate them!
We would like to congratulate our winners of the GSE Beef Raffle. 3rd place-Adrian Salas, 2nd place-Brandi Weebothee, and 1st place-Jose Aguilar! Huge thank you to all that sold and bought tickets, and to our sponsors REDDOC Farms and Mathews Meat Processing by Cordovas! We appreciate you all!
Dear parents, In planning ahead for the 2020-2021 school year, parent requests will be taking into consideration but not guaranteed as it is our goal to have equally balanced classrooms. If you would like to submit a possible request it must be done in writing via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th. In this email please include your name, a call back number and describe your child's learning style and justification for the request you are making. No exceptions to this deadline will be accepted. If the teacher you request is no longer in that grade level your child will still be assigned to that class. Keep in mind we are a distinguished school because of the high level of teacher expertise in the building. We are looking forward to a great upcoming school year with your child.
Good evening parents, reminder that tomorrow is our school wide celebration of being named a National Distinguished Title I School beginning at 1:00, please join us! Also remember students should wear yellow or red shirts or sweaters for New Mexico pride.
Congratulations are in order for our students who presented art to the Student Juried Art Show at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. 4th grade student Ricardo (Ricky) won an Honorable Mention, and 5th grade student Jade won 1st place. Please try to visit the museum and see all the student art.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 11 is Picture Day! Both class group photos and individual spring photos will be taken. You must send your payment with your student to order a package, there is a separate envelope for each one. We want all our GSE students to show up with bright smiles tomorrow.
Valentine Candy Grams are now being sold in Ms. Nick's 3rd grade classroom for $1 each. Send a message to other students, staff or family. They will be available for purchase everyday until Friday, Feb 14th.
Good morning parents, reminder that today is early release at 12:30.
Congratulations are in order for our girls basketball team and coaches. They are the Champions in the Belen Elementary Schools Girls Basketball Tournament. Thanks for taking the time to coach Mrs. Apodaca and Nurse Tanya Gonzales. We appreciate you!
Good evening parents, reminder tomorrow is early release at 12:30 due to parent teacher conferences. No school Friday 17th or Monday the 20th.
We would like to wish all of our students and parents a wonderful Holiday Break and a Happy New Year! Our first day back for students is Tuesday, January 7th. At this time we would like to thank Mrs. Renee Sanchez for all her years of service with the Belen Schools and especially her last five years at Gil Sanchez. Her leadership and hard work was instrumental in leading our school to a National Title I Distinguished School.We love you Mrs. Sanchez and wish you the best as you continue to help other principals and teachers do the right thing. May you fill more cups!
Exciting News for Gil Sanchez Elementary Gil Sanchez Elementary has been chosen as one of the two schools to represent New Mexico this year as a National Title I Distinguished School. The program is a project of the National Title I Association that publicly recognizes schools for their positive educational advances in one of the following three categories: Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g., homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.). Gil Sanchez Elementary was chosen under Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years. Because only two schools per state can be selected as a National Title I Distinguished School each year, this award is an especially prestigious honor for the school, staff and students. Gil Sanchez Elementary students, community and staff will be honored at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m. Please join us to help celebrate our success.