SOMOS SABE Noticias familiares

Vol. 2 No. 2 SEPTIEMBRE 2023

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From: Mrs. Rodriguez, Executive Director/Head of School

Dear SABE Family,

What a week it has been. I am extremely grateful to a great TEAM and everyone who helped when we had the water leak on Tuesday morning. Mr. Castro, our school custodian, responded quickly, and our management company, Roger Cox & Associates was able to respond and assist within 45 minutes. Our administrative team was able to message parents and staff about the emergency and we were able to get the work started quickly to remedy the situation.

Unfortunately, we had to close the school to take care of removing the water, contact the insurance company, get repairs done to the plumbing, and get the carpets cleaned and the rooms ready for the staff and students to return safely. Much of that time was needed to make sure we took the necessary steps to make sure everything was done well.

We were extremely lucky that there was minimal damage and there was little loss. Mrs. Duran's and Mrs. Estrada's classroom was the only classroom affected as much of the water was in the front office areas and bathrooms. We appreciate the support of our families and PTA in contacting the staff to see how they could help replace their personal belongings and classroom resources that were lost.

As we start the new month, we are excited to continue the work of teaching your children! We look forward to a great month. I am very excited to kick off our SOMOS SABE Family Nights and look forward to seeing all our families join us! Please look for more information below. I'm also very excited that we are in the beginning stages of securing a forever home for SABE. While expenses are really high in real estate costs, we are hopeful that in the next two years, we will be welcoming our scholars to a new home. Your continued help and commitment to SABE is greatly appreciated. Student enrollment is what drives our funding and we continue to seek your support in spreading the word about our wonderful dual-language school!! At this time, we have open spaces for enrollment in all grade levels except for 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade.

I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community and SABE family. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children!

Adelante SABE family!

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Fechas próximas

  • September 4: Labor Day (School Closed)
  • September 12: PTA Meeting/Family Game Night @ 5:30 p.m.
  • September 13: Picture Day
  • September 14: PTA Panera Night Fundraiser
  • September 20: SABE Governing Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
  • September 21: SABE Family Engagement Night / SOMOS SABE! Noche de Familia
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Uniformes y banco de uniformes

Scholars at SABE wear uniforms. Our school website shows the different uniform options scholars can wear. You may also see this on our school website, New for this year, SABE spirit shirts are allowed any day of the week with uniform bottoms. Mondays continue to be the PTA fundraiser dress down days if paid for through PTA.

Uniform Bank is sponsored by our SABE PTA. Visit for more information.

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Importancia de buena asistencia

At SABE, we believe in all scholars succeeding in all areas at school. One area that contributes to student success is good attendance.

School attendance is crucial for several reasons, as it forms the foundation for a child's educational, social, and personal development. Here are some key points highlighting the importance of elementary school attendance:

  1. Basic Education: Elementary school provides fundamental knowledge and skills in subjects like math, reading, writing, and science. Regular attendance ensures that students receive essential instruction and build a strong educational foundation.

  2. Academic Progress: Consistent attendance enables students to keep up with their coursework and make steady academic progress. Missing school can lead to gaps in knowledge, making it harder for students to catch up later.

  3. Social Development: School is not just about academics; it's also a place where children learn social skills, make friends, and interact with peers. Regular attendance fosters social development by allowing students to build relationships and learn from their interactions.

  4. Routine and Responsibility: Attending school regularly establishes a daily routine and teaches children about responsibility and punctuality. These habits are essential for success in both school and later in life.

  5. Reducing Achievement Gaps: High rates of attendance can help reduce achievement gaps among students. When all students attend regularly, schools can provide a more equitable learning environment.

In summary, school attendance is essential for a child's academic success, social development, and overall well-being. It lays the groundwork for future education and helps children develop the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to thrive in school and beyond.

Comunicación entre padres de familia y la escuela

Communication with our SABE families is essential. We value our families and want to make sure that everyone gets the information they need. We ask that parents/guardians check ClassDojo regularly. We post school-wide information on the School Story section of ClassDojo.

In the case, you have specific concerns regarding your child, we ask that the homeroom teacher always be contacted first. Our teachers will be more than happy to call you or schedule a meeting in person to address any concerns you may have. Teachers can be contacted in three different ways:

  1. Personal ClassDojo message;
  2. Email; and
  3. Phone call (505) 771-0555.

Almuerzo escolar y MealTime

We are in the process of opening our MealTime payments where school supply fees and before/afterschool program costs as well as our USDA NSLP applications. SABE participates in the USDA's National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This requires all families to complete an application.

While ALL breakfasts and lunches are free in the State of New Mexico, we still have to give the information from the applications for the USDA program. The data received from these applications also help us in completing grants and providing information to the New Mexico Public Education Department. Therefore, it is very important to us that everyone complete an application. This should be ready for you to complete during mid-September.

Families that complete the applications will be entered into a drawing. We will be sending out this information once the program goes live.

Cuota de útiles escolares y playera de SABE

Students at SABE are not given a supply list during the summer or beginning of the school year. Families pay a $75 supply fee per child. This fee covers school supplies for the school year. The supply fee is paid through the online payment service. Currently, our IT team is working on setting up the service. More information will be shared on ClassDojo the week of September 11th. Payments do not need to be made at this time.

Thank you to the families that have already paid their child's supply fee. We will make the necessary adjustments on the administrative side for the new school year the week of September 11th.

As part of the classroom supplies that all students receive with the school supply fee payment, students receive a SABE t-shirt. Use the link below to provide your child's shirt size. If you have already provided us with your child's shirt size, it has been recorded and there is no need to submit it again.

Día de fotografías

Fall picture day is on September 13th. Information flyers will be sent home this upcoming week.

Call our school office if you have any questions.

SOMOS SABE: Noches de Familia

We are excited to start our monthly SOMOS SABE: Noches de Familia this month!

These nights are going to be ways to celebrate music, cultures, and academics, and provide support to our families and students. Join us for prizes, food, and fun!!

We hope to see you all on Thursday, September 21st!!

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Horario estudiantil

Monday – Thursday

7:30-7:50 Drop Off
7:30-8:05 Breakfast in the Classroom
7:50 Instructional Day Begins
11:00-1:00 Lunch Block
3:11-3:26 Pick Up

7:30-7:50 Drop Off
7:30-8:15 Breakfast in the Classroom
7:50 Instructional Day Begins
11:00-1:00 Lunch Block
1:50-2:05 Pick Up

Seguridad estudiantil y plantel de la escuela

We know your child's safety is very important to you. It is to us as well. Here are some ways we ensure safety.

All doors at SABE are secured and there is only one point of entry. All visitors are required to sign in at the front office and we use a system that scans drivers' licenses. Unauthorized persons are not allowed in our building. We follow all state-required safety plans and have a School Safety Plan. All SABE staff are trained in how to respond in emergency situations and follow protocols as aligned with our state-approved plan. Additionally, all staff are trained in both health and safety as it relates

Programa de cuidado de estudiantes - antes y después de la escuela

Our Before/After School Program began on Monday, August 14th.

Interested families must submit an application to the school or send it to Mr. Esteban Cole at

Program Hours:

  • Before School 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
  • After School Program is from 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Starting this year there will be a fee for the program. If your family is experiencing financial difficulty and you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please contact Mrs. Rodriguez at

If you need information or have any questions please email our Operations Coordinator, Mr. Esteban Cole at

Transporte estudiantil

SABE has transportation services for student pick-up and drop-off. For the 2023-2024 school year, there will be 5 bus stops. Bus transportation for our SABE families is free of charge. Applications are available below.

Applications should be sent to Mr. Esteban Cole at Please also email Mr. Cole with any questions.

#1: Cottonwood Corners: Michael’s Parking Lot (3701 Ellison Dr NW Ste B, Alb., NM 87114)

#2: Defined Fitness, backside of Wecks (1620 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, RR, NM 87124)

#3: Target Parking Lot (4225 Crestview Dr SE, RR, NM 87124)

#4: Across from Dollar General @ 1275 Unser Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

#5: Lowes West Parking Lot (3805 Northern Blvd NE, RR, NM 87124)

Sistema de comunicación

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Asociación de padres y maestros (PTA)

Our year is off to a great start! Thank you to our families that have prepaid for Casual Dress Mondays.

The September PTA meeting will be held on September 12 at 5:30 in the SABE Cafeteria. Join us for a family game night after the meeting. Bring your favorite game to play with friends.

Thursday September 14 there will be a Panera Spirit Night fundraiser. Dine at Panera from 4-6 and a portion of the sales will go to SABE PTA. More information to come.

Every month we ask families of a different grade to bring in donations for the staff lounge. For the month of September, we are asking kindergarten families to help the PTA stock the staff lounge with treats for our SABE Staff. Please consider donating single serve snacks, drinks, coffee creamer, low sugar snacks, and fruit. Donations can be dropped off at the main office.



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Menú para el mes de septiembre

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Manual de padres de familia

Scan the QR code to access SABE's Parent and Student Handbook. If you would like a physical printed copy, please inform your child's teacher and we can get you a copy printed from the front office.
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