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5th Grade Group One  10:50 AM - 11:25 AM

5th Grade Group Two 11:02 AM - 11:40 AM

4th Grade Group One 11:26 AM - 12:05 PM

4th Grade Group Two 11:45 AM - 12:20 PM


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Student Drop-Off and Pick-ups is on Hartman Place

When dropping off or picking up your child on Hartman St. please completely pull over to the curb so traffic can continue to flow. Please do not stop on the crosswalk, this endangers our students. Students are only to cross with the crossing guard on duty. Please follow the school zone speed limit.

Thank you


Please help keep our campus safe for students, staff and visitors by not using the parking lot as a student drop off area.  We ask that all students be dropped off and picked up on Hartman Place. Your assistance is greatly       appreciated!


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Park Avenue School Hours for 2015-2016 School Year


 Monday 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Park Avenue Front Office

Principal: Ms. Fernandez

Vice Principal: Mrs. Laws

Secretary: Mrs. Albers

Secretary: Mrs. Lowe

From the Principal's Desk

Park Avenue Family,

I appreciate each of you attending your child’s Parent Teacher Conference. It was wonderful to hear the positive comments concerning your child’s teacher and the progress your child has made this school year.

As we move into the second semester of your child’s 4th or 5th grade year, Park Avenue staff has agreed on several targeted areas that will be focused on to assist in improving student achievement.


**Increase student performance on Open Ended questions and essays.

**Increase student use and understanding of target vocabulary words.

**Teacher Action Plans will continue to be created based on student Interim tests, which occur every quarter in Math and Language Arts. These action plans focus on re-teaching strategies targeted to specific students who are struggling on Math or Language Arts concepts. This will occur in the classroom and in Tiger Time.

Much Thanks!!                                                    Ms. Fernandez, Principal


March 2nd is NEA's Read Across America Day

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.

In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.

There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.

Come join us in March
Your own special way
And make this America's
Read to Kids Day.                    ©Anita Merina


Assessment Scores

Look how our students have grown in December!!!  Way to Go!


4th Grade Common Formative Assessments (CFA):

Math- CFA 4-67% Proficient or higher, Increase of 22% (Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit / 2 digit by 2 digit)

ELA-  CFA 4-77% Proficient or higher, Increase of 34% (Point of View)

5th Grade Common Form Assessments (CFA):

Math- CFA 4-81% Proficient or higher, Increase of 44% (Division)

ELA-  CFA 4-80% Proficient or higher, Increase of 51% (Explain Relationships)


Interim Testing

Interim Testing: At the end of every quarter your child takes an Interim test for Math and Reading. These computerized tests are rigorous and the purpose of these tests are to identify areas of academic improvement or enrichment that each students needs. Teachers analyze their student data and meet with the Principal and the Assistant Principal to discuss the next step that will occur to meet student deficits. If you have any questions concerning your students performance on these tests your child’s teacher will go over this information with you during Parent Teacher Conferences at the end of January.


 Park Avenue Elementary School Mission

Relationships, Rigor and Relevance

for all students.


Park Avenue Elementary School Vision

To work together to promote high student achievement and lifelong learning for all by providing a quality education in a safe learning environment.




Character Counts Word of the Month


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule+ Be tolerant and accepting of others+ Use good manners, not bad language+ Be considerate of the feelings of others+ Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone+ Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Take a look at Park Avenue

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21st Century Community Learning Centers Afterschool Program Enrollment

Attention Parents!

Are you looking for a positive place for your child to be after school hours?  For a safe and inviting environment, with fun activities and a great learning experience?  Healthy Snack's provided and IT'S FREE!!!!

A place for:

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Safe Environment
  • Enriching Learning Experiences

21st Century Community learning Centers is now accepting registration forms for the 2015-2016 school year!

Registration Forms can be picked up at any of the School's Office's or contact - Kris Morton 21st CCLC Program Manger, San Juan County Partnership, 3535 E. 30th St., Ste. 239, Farmington, NM 87402.  moortonk@sjcpartnership.org      (505)566-5867 or Fax (505) 566-5870

Registration is open until filled. Forms can be returned to the school site that your child/children will be attending.



  • McCoy Elementary School, Aztec
  • Lydia Rippey Elementary, Aztec
  • Park Avenue Elementary, Aztec


  • Blanco Elementary School, Blanco

Hours of Operation

Monday- 1:30-6:00 pm *Early Release Day

Tuesday-Thursday- 3:00-6:00 pm

Blanco only is: (M-Th  2:45-5:45 pm

Every Day Counts!

Park Avenue continues to promote the value of learning! Research shows that attendance is one of the most important factors in school success. Our day begins promptly at 8:00 and ends at 3:00pm. Absences and tardiness interrupt the educational process in the classroom. If a student is tardy ten minutes daily, 30 hours of instruction is missed over the course of a school year. Students can copy notes or make up an assignment, but they can never get back what's most important: the discussions, the questions, the explanations by the teacher, and the thinking that makes learning come alive!

We at Park Avenue understand that at times life gets in the way; family emergencies and health maladies never wait until Saturday. Our truancy policy wants to ensure that learning continues when students have to miss school. Please notify our school when your child is absent and arrange for make-up work to be picked up and then completed by your child. We continue to have fewer students absent each month because we all work together!


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Lunch Menu


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From the Health Office...

Remember if your child has temperature over 100 or is vomiting please keep your child home. Due to so many illnesses going around, we are requiring students to be fever/vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school if they are ill. Tylenol or Motrin can reduce the fever but the child is still ill even with these administered.

Each semester parents can call/email and excuse their child for  five times without a Doctor’s note after this please attain a Doctor’s note to ensure the child’s absence is excused. In extenuating circumstances please call and talk with the Principal, Ms. Fernandez.

Much Thanks!!






Feb 2-Don’t Meth With Us Presentation 2:00. 5th graders only

Feb 9– 8-11am Spring and Class Pictures

Feb 11–5:30-6:30pm Family Night , Please join us for activities in the round building

Feb 12– Valentine Parties– TBA by homeroom teachers

Feb 15 –President’s Day. NO SCHOOL

Feb 24-Progress Reports go home

Feb 25 –PTKO (Parent-Teacher-Kids-Organization) Meeting at  3:15 in the Park Avenue Library.




Zeros Aren't Permitted (ZAP)

Tiger Time

Tiger Time is Park Avenue’s intervention or enrichment block. This occurs Tuesday-Friday from 2:30pm-3:00pm. Students may rotate to different teachers based on their specific need. During this time teachers are engaging students in targeted activities in Math and ELA. Tiger Time will begin Tuesday, September 8th. If you wish to observe classroom activities during this time please stop by the office and get a badge before entering the building.


Notes from Coach Eighme

February is Heart Health Month.  In P.E. the students will be learning about their hearts and different activities to keep their hearts healthy and strong.  As part of our lessons, we will also be starting Jump Rope for Heart on February 3rd.  This is a fundraiser to help collect money for the American Heart Association.  Our school goal is to raise $4500 to assist the American Heart Association with lifesaving research and to help families who are in need.  If every child at Park Ave. school raised $10, we would meet our goal.  I really hope you will join in our fundraising efforts.  Even more than that, I desire that you will help your child in understanding the importance of caring for their heart. 

 Thank you for your support,

 Coach Eighme J


Holiday Observance and Waiver/Consent to Disclose Student Information

Please let the school know if you do not  want your child to participate in the following:

Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or Valentine’s Day

If you do not  grant permission to the following:

Public Display of student’s name or photo within the school for any Awards or display student’s name or photo outside the school (Newspaper, Yearbook) for Awards or special recognition.



School Hours:

Monday 8am-1:30pm

Tues.-Fri. 8am-3pm

******Attendance is critical to ensuring your child understands the concepts necessary to be successful in school. Please call the office at 334-9469 if your child will be absent.


*****Please review the Student Handbook online at our website (prideatpark.com) If you need a hardcopy please come by the office and we will provide this to you.


Box Tops

Let’s keep turning the Box Tops in to your teacher!!!! This will directly benefit Park Avenue!

Farmers Insurance Appreciation Teacher of the Month; Mrs. Magee

Farmers Insurance Appreciation Teacher of the Month; Mrs. Magee

School success depends on excellent attendance

For your child to get the most out of school, they need to be there-- and on time! Research shows that missing 10 percent or more of school days hurts success. To prevent absenteeism:

  • Stick to a schedule. Maintain routines.
  • Schedule carefully. Make appointments during non-school hours.
  • Seek help when needed. If you family struggles with transportation, childcare or other issues, talk with school staff.


At Park Avenue we are trying to promote good bus behavior. Each day that passes with zero bus write-ups a picture will be added to the bus poster hanging in the cafeteria. When 20 pictures are added all students receive an additional 15 minute recess.


Tiger Time


Tiger Time is Park Avenue’s intervention or enrichment block. This occurs Tuesday-Friday from 2:30pm-3:00pm. Students may rotate to different teachers based on their specific need. During this time teachers are engaging students in targeted activities in Math and ELA. Tiger Time will begin Tuesday, September 8th. If you wish to observe classroom activities during this time please stop by the office and get a badge before entering the building.