Gabriel's Gazette

Faculty and Staff Newsletter for July 26, 2018

Reminder, school offices will be closed on July 27th.

Thank you again!

I hope hearing "thank you" never gets old. We may say faculty and staff, but I would rather say: Friends. Thank you for another amazing week. I was thinking last night that I am, and the entire community, is very fortunate that God has given each and every one of you to serve this school. I truly could not ask for a greater group of people. I deeply believe we have the best school in the area and that is because of who works here. It is a beautiful building, but it is the people that make it a school. Know your worth!

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Next week!

We have a busy week coming up. A great majority of us will be in Albuquerque at one time or another. Here is the schedule and who needs to go to the Catholic Schools office at 4000 St. Josephs Dr NW, Albuquerque, 87120.

August 1-Principals Meeting 9am-2pm-Dirk

August 2-MSP Administrators Training-9am-3pm-Dirk, Christine, Maida

August 3-New Teachers Meeting--9am-11:30--All new teachers

August 3-MSP Training session 1-9:30am-11:30am-Rosella, Kim, Evelyn, and Herman

August 3-MSP Training session 2-1:00pm-3:00pm-Mario, Joe, and Alyssia

We will have tablets for those going to the MSP training, but you may also take your own laptop or tablet.

I will let you know Monday if we can arrange some transportation.

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First week back

It is getting close! Teachers report August 6th to the school. Please report at 7:30 am and session begin at 8am. Most days will be half-day presentations and the second half classroom work, level meetings, and discussions.

The tentative schedule is:

Monday-Mass and Retreat in the morning. Classroom work after.

Tuesday-We will talk about curriculum, grades, lesson plans, Jesus chair, and several other items.

Wednesday-Virtus and blood borne pathogens for those that need it. If you do not, you can work in your classroom.

Thursday-Technology day. This could be the longest day of training. We will teach about MSP, Google docs, Sign-up genius, Class Dojo, etc...please make sure to bring your cell phone.

Friday-Security review. We are working to get sheriff deputies here to go over security plans and procedures.

This is tentative. We will send out updates as needed.

Family and Student orientation

We are going to split orientation into 2 sessions. Teachers do not need to be present unless you want to help us organize and man tables. Orientation will be August 7th.

First session will be new families to Santo Nino from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Second session will be returning families from 6:30pm-7:30pm

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I want to be able to tell our families how awesome you are! I still need nearly everyone's biography paragraph. Talk about your self, your education, and why you are doing what you are doing. Let's be proud of who we are and yell it to everyone! Send Dirk your biography.


Christine needs some help! We have a large stack of keys that we don't know where they go to. We need someone that can take the keys, figure out where they go, and mark them. Can you help! Can you be the keymaster?? Let Christine know!