The New Mexico State Library will conduct the "New Mexico Letters About Literature" competition again this school year. Children ages 13 and under as of Nov. 1 may participate in this reading and writing contest by reading a book and then writing a letter to the author explaining how his or her work shaped their perspective on the world or themselves. This is the ninth year the New Mexico State Library has sponsored the competition. The entry form, permission form, official rules, and terms of participation are available on the Letters About Literature website. All entries must be submitted by Jan. 7.
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Members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, “What does it mean to love your country?”
Parents can now add their 5-11-year-old children to the COVID vaccination registration portal as a dependent to the parent account. This will allow parents to schedule an appt for the covid vaccine for their children as soon as the rollout is approved. Scheduling is expected to begin as early as next week. Please share this information with your school community.
We are seeing climate changes disrupt the natural balance of this “circuit of soils, plants, and animals.” Unpredictable variations in temperature and rainfall in the Southwest are creating soil erosion, water scarcity, habitat loss, and more. ESSAY PROMPT What actions have you taken to help “tend the land” (such as protecting soil, plants, animals, wildlife habitat, water sources, etc.), or what are your ideas for how you and other young people can help counteract the impacts of climate disruption on the different elements of your local environment?
This is where parents come into the school instead of the student and the teachers work with parents on how they can better help their elementary student at home. At the APTT meetings together the parent and teacher will look over the students portfolio, class ranks and the child’s skills. These APTT meeting will start happening come November. So parents look out for that information so you can put some time aside to learn what your child is learning to better help them. These meetings will be held in the evenings and last about 1.5 hours
Vision Statement Thoreau Middle School is a safe community of shared strengths, which builds learners through personal success. Mission Statement Our mission is to challenge all students to meet and exceed their potential through engagement in purposeful, goal-driven learning. Thoreau Middle School will develop a community where students gain tools to evolve as individual learners through differentiated experiences.