Congratulations to Fine Arts Coordinator Cristina Gonzales for having her piece, Apapachando la Matria, in the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary, located in the Santa Fe Railyard! According to the New Mexico Museum of Art, "the vision for Vladem Contemporary is to serve as a vibrant cultural resource for New Mexicans and as a national and international destination for contemporary art." Her piece, which is located in the Windowbox Installation space, depicts five generations of women in González’ matrilineal family line. Derived from the Nahuatl word papatzoa, apapachar is to hold with tenderness or “to caress with the soul.” La matria refers to a motherland of the rematriated self. In Apapachando la Matria, González holds with tenderness her own ancestral line, and offers a space of healing for displaced Chicanas who seek reconnection to their own motherland—both interior and otherwise. The work contains layers of images: cut, painted, drawn, and reflected, with shadows activating the space throughout. The walls and ground are clothed in amate, the Pre-Hispanic bark paper upon which the ancient codices of the Americas were written. https://www.nmartmuseum.org/cristina-gonzalez/
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The New Mexico Department of Health, Best BuyRX and Santa Fe Public Schools are partnering to offer flu shots & COVID-19 vaccines to any staff, students or parents who want them this fall! Please see the vaccine clinic schedule below. If you would like to complete the consent forms prior to the clinic, you can fill them out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmR6oAxat9OtgFBdNu3EZcc5_klegaEN/view?usp=drive_link For more information about the vaccines being offered, head to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFqUNvO8deS_I474Rg56X6_6LNWDiaP6/view?usp=drive_link
Learn about identifying, understanding and responding to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges among kids ages 12-18. Check out this training course for parents, teachers, coaches, or any adult who works with kids. Blended Virtual Training: Learners will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and then participate in the Instructor-led training via Zoom on October 20, 2023, from 8am to 2pm MST. Learn more here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J4UJqu6H6e-qz57Vvsed8g99fPAeRVJy/view
The Chaparral Elementary Jog-A-Thon is a fantastic family event! Special thanks to their PTO, Santa Fe Police Department, and the many, many volunteers for making it such a great event!
On Friday, our 2023 Golden Apple Award winners Tara Hughes (Nye Early Childhood Center) and Michelle Armijo (Pinon Elementary) were recognized at the Golden Apple Award Ceremony in Albuquerque! They were joined by Assistant Superintendent Kathy Casaus, Nye Principal Brittany Behanna-Griffith, Pinon Principal Danielle Aagaard-Sais, and Superintendent Larry Chavez!
REMINDER: Schools and district offices will be CLOSED on Monday, September 25th for the Autumnal Holiday.
The September 15th Weekly Bulletin is here! https://conta.cc/44WhqCc
Need a tutor? The HELP U Hotline is starting back up! From 4 - 6 PM, Monday - Thursday, tutors are available to help in Math, Science, English and History! Ongoing tutoring sessions, assignment completion and homework help is available at 505-467-HOME(4663)!
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*It's-a me, Mario!* Join us on Friday, September 22nd at Aspen Community School for our FREE Movie Night, featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie starts at 6:30 PM! Make sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs! Drinks and snacks will be available! We are also holding a costume contest for the best DIY Super Mario Bros. character! We will provide the mustaches! We hope to see you there!
While many of our PreK programs are currently at capacity, we've expanded our offerings with additional classrooms at Pinon Elementary and Amy Biehl Community School! We encourage you to consider applying to these two fantastic schools. To kickstart your application process, please follow this link: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/ActionForms/Public/35534 We allocate seats on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep in mind that if you submit a new application, it will replace any previous ones automatically. Your latest application will be considered as the valid one. So, don't hesitate to secure your spot today!
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Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on August 28, 2023 at 5:30 PM to discuss the Fiesta Court - SFPS site visits. The agenda will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting on our website at www.sfps.info.
Last Friday, we held our first district-wide Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Day! While the Office of Student Wellness has been focusing on SEL for years, these efforts increased since the pandemic. SEL Day was an initiative that began last winter at Capital High School in collaboration with Communities in Schools. Students participated in a variety of activities across the district, such as yoga, gardening, scribbling and art, movement and dance, and much more! These activities help students and staff develop healthy identities, manage emotions, feel and show empathy and make responsible and caring decisions. SEL builds social and emotional skills that increase student engagement and has been proven to improve academic performance. Participating in SEL programs has been linked to decreased emotional stress, better relationships with teachers and stronger feelings of belonging and inclusiveness in schools. You can read more about SEL Day from The New Mexican: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/santa-fe-public-school-district-hosts-first-ever-districtwide-social-emotional-learning-day/article_5d7b3960-3874-11ee-aee4-7bc93345e577.html
The first SFPS Weekly Bulletin of the year is here! https://conta.cc/3KNbrYW
📓 CLASS IS BACK! 📓 Today was the first day back for our students in grades 1st-12th! We are looking to welcome our PreK and Kindergarten students on Thursday, August 17th! Welcome back, students!