SABE Family Monthly Newsletter
Volume 1 No. 6 February 2023
Principal/Executive Director's Message
This month we will be celebrating Kindness Month. Our school community, along side our Middle School Student Ambassadors have been planning and working on some wonderful events and ways to spread kindness around SABE. Please be on the lookout for more activities coming your way.
We also have some great celebrations of students listed below. We had some great representatives of SABE at our Sandoval County Spelling Bee, our Annual National PTA Reflections Program, and our 1st place win for our Razzle Dazzle Cheer and Dance group!
We also have our wonderful after school clubs coming soon! However, we do have to have a minimum number of participants in order for the clubs to run. Please make sure you take some time to review the offerings on Class Dojo and register now so that we keep our clubs running.
Please take time to review the information below and reach out if you have any questions!
February 6th - Shine Bright with Kindness: Wear neon colors
February 7th - Cozy up with Kindness: Wear your pajamas!
February 8th - Peace, Love & Kindness: Wear tie-dye clothing!
February 9th - Kind from Head Toe: Crazy Hat & Socks
February 10th - Super Bowl Sunday! Wear you favorite TEAM gear!
- February 1: Duolingo Spanish Challenge begins (please check out our PTA Newsletter for more info)
- February 13: Kindness Grams with Student Ambassadors
- February 20: Presidents' Day (No School)
- February 14: Grades 5-8 visit the NM Roundhouse in Santa Fe (more information to come)
- February 14: Monthly PTA Meeting
- February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- February 23: Equity Council Meeting, 5:00-6:00 pm
From our Middle School Student Ambassadors
Our Kindness Fundraiser is happening from Thursday 2/2 until 2/10.
Ambassadors will be selling lollipops $1.00 and stuffed animals $2.00 every morning before school from 7:30am-8:00am in the cafeteria.
Students will be given a Gram (message card) to fill out. Pops and plushes will be distributed to teachers on 2/13 to pass out to their classes.
Pass Kindness around!
SABE Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Amari Robinson (4th grade) and Sophie Otero (6th grade) for representing SABE at the Sandoval County Spelling Bee.
Sophie placed in the top three and will continue on to represent SABE at the NM State Spelling Bee.
Thank you to Ms. Banks for her leadership and work on our annual SABE Spelling Bee!
Our Spanish Spelling Bee is coming soon! Please look for information from Mrs. Farrell!
SABE Open House
We can't believe it's already that time to think about the 2023-2024 school year. This year SABE will be hosting an Open House event for new and prospective students on Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We want to give interested families the opportunity to visit the school before the lottery opens on March 13th.
The theme of the day will be "Bring a Friend". We ask that current families invite a friend so they can see for themselves what a great school we have at SABE.
More information will be shared as the day gets closer.
Upcoming Lottery & 2023-2024 Enrollment
Please share the information and save these important dates!
- Monday, March 13th, 2023: Lottery Enrollment Window Opens for New Students
- Monday, March 27, 2023: RETURNING, SIBLING & STAFF ENROLLMENT FORMS DUE. These will be distributed to our SABE familia very soon.
- Wednesday, May 10th, 2023: Last Day to Submit your Lottery Enrollment form for NEW STUDENTS for the 2022-2023 school year
- Thursday, May 11th, 2023: Lottery held via Zoom.
Please email Mrs. Reyes at email@example.com if you are interested in participating or helping with our student recruitment efforts that are happening now. Not only do we need input and ideas on how to reach our communities, but see how you else you can help.
What do we need?
- Parents to take and drop off flyers at pre-schools, pre-K programs, child care programs
- Pass out flyers at community events
- Post flyers at community boards
- Go door-to-door and place flyers at homes in new communities
- Post flyers at your workplace
- Create social media posts to spread the word of our lottery
- Give us more ideas!!!!!
Things to Know
SABE School T-Shirt
SABE Spirit Shirts have been ordered. When they arrive they will be distributed to students. If you have not paid your school supply fee, please do so at mymealtime.com. THANK YOU!
RRPD School Resource Office Training Program
We have two wonderful RRPD School Resource Officers that are working with SABE in providing support and grade appropriate training directly to our students. When these sessions are scheduled, we will notify parents so you are aware of the sessions. Office Carrasco & Officer Casuas are the officers working with us!
More details coming very soon!
SABE Partners with Explora
SABE has been able to partner with the Explora Science Museum as a Community Partner. Families are still able to sign-up for the family passes. If you have any questions, contact Mrs Reyes at school office.
Use the link below to request your family pass.
SABE/Explora Membership: https://forms.gle/iN2dVKE5TZgCAVHE7
We ask our families to please make all payments online when possible.
$75.00 Supply Fee
School Breakfast & Lunch Program
Please click on the link to access your account: https://www.mymealtime.com/
If you need your child's school identification number, please call Mrs. Almanza, our school registrar.
Please Note: Because we have American Rescue Plan funding, we will not be issuing fees for our before or after-school programs this year. If you have already made payments, please call Mrs. Rodriguez to discuss how we can move this into your child's meal account.
Breakfast & Lunch Program Fees
School Program Contacts and Links
SABE Website: Mrs. Rodriguez, https://nmsabe.org
Meal Time Online Payments: Mrs. Vaughn, mymealtime.com
Before/After School Care: Mrs. Almanza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Transportation: email@example.com
Admissions/Student Records: Mrs. Almanza, firstname.lastname@example.org
ClassDojo: Mrs. Reyes, https://www.classdojo.com
PTA Membership: Mrs. Dionne, sabe.memberhub.com
2023 New Mexico Measures of Student Achievement (NM-MSSA) and New Mexico Assessment of Science Readiness (NM-ASR)
The NM-MSSA and NM-ASR assessments are coming soon to not only SABE but our entire state. This assessment is for all of our 3rd-8th grade students. Please keep an eye out for more reports! Ms. Alice Banks is working hard on all these details and we will share those dates very soon.
February PTA Information
The PTA has several things coming up this month and we hope you'll participate!
• Please fill out our Healthy Minds Survey below (This is what will determine how we use our $2,500 National PTA Healthy Minds grant to best assist our SABE Families):
• February: We are asking our 5th grade families to assist in donating snacks to our staff lounge, if they are able to. Thank you to our 4th grade families who donated during the month of January!
• 2-1: Duolingo Spanish Challenge begins (please check out our PTA Newsletter for more info)
• 2-13: Kindness Grams w/ Ambassadors (TBD)
• 2-14: PTA Meeting via Zoom only @ 5:30 PM
Meeting ID: 832 0382 2767
• 2-24: Painting with a Twist Fundraiser (TBD)
Lastly, please help us earn awards with purchases made at Smith's Food & Drug:
Please visit http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/inspire
Once logged into your Smith's Food & Drug account, you can search for SABE PTA either by name or JQ003 and then click Enroll. Please email email@example.com for any questions.
SABE PTA Reflections committee received 6 visual art entries and the winners are listed below. Every student received at least one ticket to Meow Wolf, 1st place winners received 2 tickets each, along with art supplies to keep creating. Intermediate and Primary student groups each received a Spanish book that coincided with this year's Reflections Theme, Show Your Voice. We also celebrated our students with an awards ceremony and refreshments. Every student's artwork has advanced to the state level for judging. Winners will be determined in May.
Reflections Student Award Winners:
Primary (PreK-2nd grade):
1st place: Hālanamālie Dionne
Intermediate (3rd-5th grade):
1st place: Nehemiah Guerrero
2nd place: Hali'aaloha Dionne
3rd place: Tucker Wilburn
Middle School (6th-8th grade)
1st place: Zariah Guerrero
2nd place: Sophie Otero
Thank you as always for your support!