This Wednesday February 8th is a FULL Day of school. No early release this week.
https://5il.co/1od0l Check out our February School Newsletter. It is a busy month with a lot of important information to share.
La Merced Elementary will be conducting a lockdown drill on Friday January 27th during the morning hours. This is a practice drill for our lockdown procedures.
2 hour delay for Tuesday. Student arrival time is 10:35 am. Buses will pick up 2 hours later from their normal time. Breakfast will not be served. The office will be open by 9:30 am.
We have reached the Middle of the Year and students in grades 3-6th have completed IMSSA testing, which is our benchmark assessment that prepares students for the end of year state assessment. To share some data and results with our school community, I am proud to highlight some of our "bright spots." The district goal of 5% growth, which equals about 4 students, was met in the following grades and subjects: (increased to the On Target Level) *3rd grade Reading--5 students increase *4th grade Reading--7 students increase (at met our school MOY goal of 40% proficient with achieving 41% at the "On Target" level) *3rd grade Language--5 students increase *3rd grade Math--7 students increase *5th grade Math--8 students increase *6th grade Math--11 students increase We have a total of 381 students who achieved growth! Certificates and some special recognition coming soon! Individual student reports will be sent home. Way to go La Merced students!
Since we are at the middle of the year point, all students will participate in Istation testing for both reading and math. Istation testing begins Monday Jan. 9th. Please see that your child is present to school on their scheduled day of testing.
La Merced Parents and Families: please be on the "look-out" for your child's report card as they have been sent home today. We are now in Quarter 3! If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
La Merced wishes our school community Happy New Year. Please see the attached link for the January newsletter. https://5il.co/1mvvb
Free Tutoring for PreK-8 Students PED announces its new tutoring service in partnership with Paper that focuses on mathematics, language arts and science. The program offers students in grades preK-8 from New Mexico Title I Schools access to free academic support from tutors on a secure platform. All Belen Consolidated Schools’ students who choose to participate will receive 20 hours of tutoring at no cost to families. Features include: • Virtual tutoring. • Can be scheduled before, after or during school. • All learning abilities. Parents can sign students up here. Questions? OutofSchool.Tutoring@ped.nm.gov
https://5il.co/1liof Next week we begin the Middle of the Year testing window for IMSSA. We need all 3rd through 6th graders to be present and on time to school each day during the next 2 weeks! We are having an Attendance Challenge during these days of testing. Each day that a homeroom tests, students will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! The IMSSA testing is an important "checkpoint" to see how students are progressing towards learning the end of the year grade level standards. Students will test for Reading, Language Usage, and Math. The following link will provide further information on this important assessment. We are confident that are students will show positive growth! https://5il.co/1hd3g
https://5il.co/1lfq9 We have reached December and the last few weeks of this semester! Please see the included link for the December School Newsletter for La Merced Elementary.
The "Red Carpet" will be out tomorrow for recognition and to specialize lunches for our Students of the Month for November. Parents are welcome to celebrate with their child at their lunch tomorrow Wed. Nov. 29th. Congratulations to these students who have also demonstrated Character Counts and trustworthiness.
Parent reports of the Spring 2022 state test have been sent home. These reports have only been made available for students who were in 3rd theough 6th grade and those who attended La Merced last year.
https://5il.co/1ke68 Picture Retakes are next Friday, November 18th. See the above link if you would like to order a picture package. If your child was absent and missed the first picture day or if you would like them to retake their picture plan that they will have their picture taken on Friday November 18th.
https://5il.co/1k8sw Hello La Merced Parents and Families! Please see the November newsletter. There are just 2 weeks til Thanksgiving Break!
Halloween is being celebrated tomorrow, Friday Oct. 28th at La Merced Elementary. Students may wear their Halloween costume to school. Please see that there are no weapons and that costumes are not gory. Students may have face paint and masks but must remove their mask while in the building. We will start the day with our Parade of Costumes and Contest at 9am. Each homeroom will parade about the campus with a stop in the cafeteria for the costume contest/judging. Each homeroom has a scheduled time for a hayride and a visit through our Pumpkin Patch. Each student will pick their own pumpkin. Parents/families are welcome to attend our morning's festivities but will not be allowed on the hayride. We are limiting our guests to just 2 family members per student. All visitors will need to check in at the office and be listed on the student's demographics. Parking will be limited to the dirt lot on the west side of the school and along the fence line. Please do not park in the visitor parking lot.
Good afternoon La Merced families. If your student rides bus # 1501, they are going to be running the route backwards due to the construction on Highway 47. Your student may get home earlier or up to 45 minutes later than usually. Thank you.
Tomorrow, Wednesday October 12th is a FULL day of school. There is NOT early release tomorrow.
https://5il.co/1iwgp Link for the La Merced October newsletter