Sandia Vista Elementary

Principal Monthly Newsletter - May

Note from Mr. DeSoto

Hello Sandia Vista Families,

Just a friendly reminder if you have not registered your student for School Year 2023/2024 please take a few moments and kindly register your student.

  • If you have a new student you will need to register under new student.
  • If you have a returning student please enroll under returning student.

If you are currently out of district and returning please fill out an out of district transfer form on our SVE website.

Pre-Registration is very important. This gives us a better understanding of the students who are returning and who are also new to our school (especially kindergarten). We utilize these numbers to allocate for teaching positions, request supplies that need to be ordered and many other things that drive our daily functions within the school building.

Mrs. Watson and I are currently in the process of evaluating teacher positions for next year and if a teacher will need to shift to different grade level. Having up-to-date and accurate reflections of our student population helps tremendously with this process.

If you have any questions related to the registration process we are always here to help. Please contact our office at any time.

Mark your calendars!

Several key dates are also listed on the school calendar so please take time to check them out.

Please consider volunteering...

If you have time in your schedule or would like to share your talents with the students and staff of Sandia Vista we welcome your support. To begin the process of being cleared to volunteer please click on the link below.

Happy Spring,

Mr. DeSoto, Principal

Volunteering at Sandia Vista

Please consider volunteering at Sandia Vista. We have many opportunities for everyone (Parents or Grandparents). We could use your talents. Library, Recess, Pickup/Drop Off, Lunch and Classroom help.

Student Transfer Application 2023-24 School Year

Out of district and New to district student transfers must have the current and last school year's grades, attendance and discipline record.

Instructional Corner


Wow! We have learned so much this year. We have heard from students, teachers, and parents how wonderful the learning has been this year. Students love learning about all the new topics and are solidifying their math facts. It is crucial to continue their learning over the summer. Some suggestions would be 30 minutes of reading and 20 minutes of math facts daily. We could do math with chalk, paint, or markers but be creative and fun!

This last month, we are still learning so much, please continue this learning over the summer. Kinder is learning about taking care of the earth and numbers 10-20 and counting to 100. First grade is learning about a new nation and American Independence and place value and addition and subtraction of numbers to 100. Second grade is learning about immigration and fighting for a cause as well as the foundations of multiplication and division. Third grade is learning about early explorations of North America and fractions and collecting data. Fourth grade is learning about treasure island and angle measurement and plane figures. Fifth grade is learning about Native Americans and problem-solving with the coordinate plane.


On Tuesday May 16th all the students in the SVE Montessori program will be taking a field trip to Explora! Learn more about the interactive science center here: There is still time to volunteer to be a chaperone. Please begin here:
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Coaches' Corner

Sandia Vista will be participating in Field Day on May 22 & 23rd from 10 am-2 pm.

On May 22, Kindergarten-2nd Grades will be participating.

On May 23, 3rd -5th grades will be participating.

Activities will be outside on the field, weather permitting.

Please make sure students have the proper shoes and attire.

Music News

Kinder: We are busy getting ready for our performance at Kindergarten Graduation! If you have a chance, please take some time to practice the songs with your students. Videos of the songs can be found here:

3rd Grade & 2nd/3rd Montessori: Our Folk Dancing performance is this Tuesday, May 9th! We will be dancing out in the Kindergarten Parking lot. Some chairs will be available, but families are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs. Students should arrive at 6:10pm and the concert starts at 6:30pm. Students should wear a solid-colored shirt with pants/shorts of their choice and gym shoes.

4th Grade: We are almost to the end of the year and students have just a few more chances to try for their Recorder Karate Belts. Students can submit videos for their belt tests to Practice pages can be found at:

5th Grade: The 5th grade performance was a success! Congratulations students and good luck in Middle School Band, Choir, & Orchestra! We will be having a few more optional Ukulele rehearsals before the end of the school year: Monday, May 15th 4:15-5:00pm and Wednesday, May 24th 8:00-8:55am.

Choir: We only have 2 more rehearsals before our concert on Thursday, May 18th! The concert starts at 6:30pm and students should be in the music room to warm up at 6:00pm. Information about solo auditions and practice tracks for all of our music can be found at:

Library News

Our book fair returns on May 8! Please see below for all the information on our hours, e-wallet, and spirit days. You can also shop online at any time and for 1,000s of titles and complete sets at:
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Counselor's Corner

Raising Kids Summit is free for parents and educators! Here is the link to register. It is online and free May 10th-12th and features 20 global experts discussing the latest research and science behind screens, social media, and mental health.

We have wrapped up the 9 character traits for this school year and are spending the month discussing Kindness.

What a wonderful year it has been! I have truly enjoyed working with parents and staff to support the needs of all of our students through class lessons, individual check-ins, and providing resources to those who needed extra support.

Have a restful, safe, and happy summer!

Mrs. Jaime David

SVE School Counselor

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Nursing Updates

Health Office Updates from Nurse Nina:

It has been a pleasure working with the SVE community for the past 10 years as a school nurse. I have been given an opportunity to pursue a new nursing career. My last day at SVE will be May 5th. Please know we will still have a nurse on campus and your students will be in good hands. I wish you all the best. Nurse Nina

Immunization Exemptions - If your child has an immunization exemption, please apply for the 2023-24 school year as soon as possible. A renewal application has been mailed to the address we have on file. Please put the start date as 08/03/2023. Upload the completed form via the Sandia Vista website (click on health office for the link). This is needed to approve your child’s 2023-24 registration.

Water Bottles - Please send your child with a refillable water bottle daily. We do have water bottle filling stations available with cold, filtered water.

Immunization Letters - If you have recently received a letter stating your child needs an immunization, please get an appointment as soon as possible. Upload the appointment card via the Sandia Vista website (click on health office for the link) to receive the immunization or an updated immunization record. This is needed to approve your child’s 2023-24 registration.

Health office donations needed:

  • Size 6, 7, 8, 10 pants, leggings, sweatpants and shirts (boy or girl). We are in great need of both.

THANK YOU to all the families who have donated supplies to the health office.

SVE Health Office Website

Photo Drop

If you would like to share photos you have taken at school events or special moment you may upload them here.

Attendance Document Upload

Example: Doctor Notes, etc..

Attendance For Success Policy

Please reference attendance policies and procedures by clicking the button below.

Just to remind:

  • There are no excused absences for vacation.
  • Calling in a student does not automatically excuse the absence.
  • Please be as specific as possible when reporting an absence on the attendance line to ensure the absence is recorded correctly.

Attendance now has a button! It is on the main page in the middle next to the "counselor's corner" button. This is where parents can upload doctor's notes or other excuse notes and it will come directly to the SVE drive.

Rio Rancho School Calendar

Instructional Calendar

Lunch Money

Parents who would like to put money on their child's account can do so by this following link.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

We offer free and reduced meals for those who qualify and reasonably priced meals for all other students (breakfast and lunch).