DCES Panther News

November 12, 2019

Dear Panther Families,

Two Thank Yous in this Season of Gratitude

1. We have had some excitement at Dennis Chavez with our most recent evacuation. I want to personally thank all of our families for your patience and understanding while we ensured the safety of our students. Thank you for standing around in the fog with us and for supporting our students and staff.

2. APS, and especially DCES, is thankful for your support for the most recent Bond and Mill Levy election. I am grateful that we will be able to see repairs done for our school, and the hope of refreshing some of our outdated technology.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 25-26th.

At the end of this month, we are hosting our Parent-Teacher Conferences. This is a great time to sit down with your child's teacher to review progress made throughout the 1st trimester. Take this opportunity to learn about how your child is performing, socializing, and progressing through the school year. If you have specific topics you would like to address, please communicate this to the teacher in advance.

While you are on campus for your Parent-Teacher Conference, please check out our lost and found. It is growing!! Come claim your items! We will be donating items from our lost and found before Winter Break.

Lastly, we loved seeing so many parent volunteers at our Jog-A-Thon last month! Thank you to our PTA and parent volunteers for running (haha) this event. Our PTA President shares below how successful the Jog-A-Thon was this year. I personally had a blast getting silly-stringed by 79 students!!! We thank you for your support of our fantastic school!


Jessica Chavez


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PTA Corner

Greetings, Happy Fall!

A huge thank you to all of our Dennis Chavez Families! We had such an amazing Jog-A-Thon this year. The weather was beautiful, the kids did awesome and ran their hearts out, we had several DCES families help run the event, and we raised money! We were able to raise $28,000 dollars through the Jog-A-Thon this year, which is amazing, thank you!!! It feels so good to be able to raise money for the school. This helps us purchase the things our children need for their education. So a HUGE thanks to all our Dennis Chavez Families!!!

Also, a friendly reminder that during the holidays a free way to give money back to the school is through Amazon Smile. If you are like me, you buy a lot of presents through Amazon and what a simple way to bring in money for our school.

Thanks to all our DCES families for their time and talents that they share through our PTA. Our next meeting will be December 4th, at 8am, hope to see many of you there.


Jill Leckbee,

PTA President

Support our STEAM Lab- Kendra Scott Shopping Give Back

Our STEAM Lab is looking for funding for a "Creative Coders" center. Please support our STEAM Lab by attending a Give Back night out at Kendra Scott. Come get some early holiday shopping done!

Where: Kendra Scott @ ABQ Uptown

When: Saturday, November 23, 4:00-6:00pm

What: 20% of proceeds will go to purchasing a "Creative Coders" center for our lab.

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FREE Flu Shot Clinic

Our school will be hosting Albertson's for a flu shot clinic for students and families on November 19th from 2:00-6:00pm located near the front office.

For each shot recipient, please complete the short consent form (attached below titled "Clinic Consent Form") and show your prescription drug card (those who do not have a card will still be offered a free flu shot.)

Important Dates

11/19- Flu Shot Clinic for students and families 2:00-6:00pm near front office

11/25-11/26- Parent Teacher Conferences- No School for Students

11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Break- No School

12/4- PTA Mtg, 8:00, room 7&8

12/11- School Musical Auditions after school

12/12- Spelling Bee, 3rd-5th Grades, 8:30, room 7&8

12/23-1/3- Winter Break

1/6- Teacher Inservice- No School

1/7- 1st Day Back to School

Volunteer Process

We love parent volunteers!! Please make sure you have a current background check.

Please click here for more information or to renew your background check!

Background checks only last for 2 years.

When you receive the email confirming you have passed the background check, please forward the confirmation email to our Secretary, Miranda at miranda.saiz@aps.edu.