School Picture day is next Friday Sept. 30th. See the below links for the flyer and picture notice. Envelopes to prepare your order will be sent home tomorrow. You may place your order and pay online. If paying cash, please send it in the envelope and have your child bring it with them to picture day Friday September 30th. https://5il.co/1ie80 https://5il.co/1ie7y
Correction on the date for the parent basketball meeting. It is Monday Sept. 19th at 4:30 pm in the library for any 5th and 6th grade girls and boys who are interested in playing on the La Merced Basketball teams. Physicals are required and the form is available in the office. Students must have a completed physical with the form submitted before being allowed to practice and play in games. The coach for both teams is Matthew Loo and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Sept. 16th at 4:30 pm in the library there will be a parent meeting for any 5th or 6th graders interested in being on the girls' or boys' basketball teams. Physicals are required and the form is available in the office. Students must have a completed physical with the form submitted before being allowed to practice and play in games. The coach for both teams is Matthew Loo and you can contact him at email@example.com
Fenix Dale was our winner for perfect attendance for the week of August 29th-September 2, 2022.
Martin Bojorquez was our weekly winner for perfect attendance September 6, 2022- September 9, 2022
Tomorrow is early release with dismissal at 12:30 pm. The office will be closed for the afternoon starting at 1pm due to district secretary training.
https://5il.co/1hhhn Hello La Merced parents and families! Please check out the link for the September newsletter. It includes the lunch menu and other important information.
https://5il.co/1hd3g Starting tomorrow students in grades three through six will begin testing on IMSSA. This assessment is in the subjects of reading, language usage, and math. This test gives us information on your child’s progress on grade level standards. Testing will be completed over the next 2 weeks. It is important for your child to be present and on time everyday so that they can test with their regular class. The attached web link provides further information on this assessment. If you have any questions please call the school.
Good afternoon La Merced families: tomorrow, Tuesday August 30th, we will be having an evacuation drill. This is a practice drill in the event that we would be experiencing a wildfire and/or the need to leave the campus. All students will board buses and be transported to the transportation center. We will start approximately at 9:30 am and expect that it shouldn't take more than one hour. Once all students and staff are accounted for at the transportation department the buses will return students to school. If you have any questions please call the school.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, is early release with dismissal at 12:30 pm. Parents who will be picking up their child please follow the directions in the pick up lane, so we can keep the traffic moving. Please drive all the way forward in order to get cars through as quickly and safe as possible.
The lockdown for La Merced Elementary has been lifted. There are no further concerns.
Currently La Merced Elementary is in a lockdown due to a police pursuit in the area. The students are in no immediate danger. This action is being taken as a precautionary measure. We will notify you immediately when the situation changes.
La Merced Parents and Families: tomorrow is the first day of school! Arrival time is 8:35 am. Parents/Guardians are welcome to walk their student to class on the first day. Please park in designated parking areas and understand that it will be a bit crowded. All parents/guardians will need to check in at the front office, get a visitor pass, and will be directed to the classroom. Please plan that it will be a very brief visit just to walk your student to class and meet the teacher. Parents and visitors will not be allowed to enter until 8:35 am. The tardy bell is 8:55 am. If you are dropping off your student in the morning please follow directions in the drop-off area. If your child is riding the bus, and you are unsure of the pick-up time or the bus stop, please call transportation at 966-1175. Tomorrow is an early-release day with dismissal at 12:30 pm. All parents, need to pick up "Parent Pick-Up" passes in the office. Only three will be given out per student and will only be given to the parent/guardian we have on file. If you have any questions please call the school.
La Merced Parents and Families: Enrollment packets are still available to pick up if you did not attend our back-to-school night. Feel free to stop by as the office is open 8am to 4pm. If your child is going to ride the bus, please make sure you have registered them for the bus. The first day of school is Wednesday August 3rd. Parents are allowed to walk their child to class on the first day of school and are encouraged to leave promptly. See the following link for the parent/student manual which includes the district calendar and the school supply list: https://5il.co/1f3dj See the following link for information about shot clinics: https://5il.co/1f3dk
La Merced families: please visit us on Wednesday July 27th from 5pm to 6:30 pm for our Open House night. There will be a parent meeting with the Principal starting at 5:15 pm in the cafeteria. The back to school forms will be available for you to complete. You may also bring your school supplies if you wish and meet your child's teacher. If you have any questions on your child's registration for the new school year, please call 505-966-2100. We look forward to meeting you at Wednesday's Open House. https://5il.co/1eru9
Good afternoon La Merced families: If your child attended La Merced last year, he/she is already registered. At this time, there is nothing else required. All the regular "back to school" forms (media release, permission for technology, etc) are available in the office to pick up and will also be available at our "Orientation Night," which is July 27th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. You may call the office if you would like to know who your child's teacher is and of course if you have any questions about registration. If your child DID NOT attend Belen Schools last year and will be attending La Merced, please stop in for a complete registration packet. The office is open 8am to 4pm. You will need to bring child's birth certificate, shot records, and a proof of address. For all Belen students, if they are going to ride the bus, they must be registered with the transportation department. Ridership forms for registration are available in the office. Back to School Night: https://5il.co/1dvqx School Supply List: https://5il.co/1dvqz Social Media flyer: https://5il.co/1dvqy
Hello La Merced Families and Staff, After careful consideration of all data including parent and teacher input, the decision has been made to not extend the school day at La Merced for the 2022-2023 school year.
Congratulations to Steven Banister, kindergarten student at La Merced!!!! He won a bike for year-long perfect attendance!!!
Hello La Merced family. Last Friday, we were able to have our first school assembly at LME this year. One thing that was addressed is the upcoming field day. Starting May 2, if a student receives a referral slip to the office, they will loose the chance to participate in field day. We are hoping that this will help the students make better decisions and better choices. Please discuss this with your students. Thank you.
Hello La Merced Family. Don't forget that we have Friday and Monday off for Easter Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday the 19th. 6th Grade will begin state testing that day, so please get plenty of rest and make every effort to be at school on time. Have a great holiday.