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4th Grade Group One  11:00 AM - 11:35 AM

4th Grade Group Two 11:12 AM - 11:50 AM

5th Grade Group One 11:26 AM - 12:05 PM

5th Grade Group Two 11:45 AM - 12:20 PM


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Intervention Time

Tiger Time, which is our intervention time, will be starting soon. This is where teachers will instruct smaller groups of students in order to meet any academic needs.  The teachers are excited to start, but we also need your help.  In order to make this successful, we need parents to keep students in school all day. Tiger Time for both grades is Tuesday—Friday at various times depending on your child’s team.  One suggestion for keeping students in school is to schedule appointments on Monday afternoons since that is our Early Release day.  Please contact your child’s teacher or Principal Fernandez with any questions surrounding our intervention time.


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

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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.

Park Avenue School Hours for 2014-2015 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

Secretary: Mrs. Albers

Secretary: Mrs. Lowe

You’re Invited for a Turkey Feast

On November 19th, please come and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with your child in the cafeteria. 4th and 5th grade lunch schedules vary slightly that day, so please check with the office on the exact times their class will go to lunch.




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


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!


Fall Family Game and Reading Night

November 18, 5:30-6:30 pm

Join us in the RACE to become an ACE!  Win prizes at a variety of reading and math games & activities for all the children in your family! 

Our book exchange has been a big hit in the past, so we will continue to provide that service.  Bring lightly used books that your children no longer read and trade them for different reading materials! 

We request that you accompany your children to this event where you can get information about how to help your child read better at home, Title Reading programs at Park Avenue, Tiger Time, and just have a good time with your family.

The Book Fair will be opened in the Library!!


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Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging a­nd affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.


Online Book Fair: November 8th to 28th, 2014



Or go to the Park Ave. Webpage and click on the Scholastic Book Fair link


Book Fair dates: November 17-21, 2014 (Thanksgiving lunch week)

Shopping hours: 8:00-3:30 Monday-Thursday and

8:00-12:30 Friday

Where: Park Ave. Library


Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online Fair is available from November 8th to November 28th.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit

our school. The Scholastic Book Fair is our only source of funding for new books.

Tiger Time Video

Take a look at Park Avenue

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Tumble Books @ Park

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades 3rd to 6th.

The reading experience on the TumbleBookCloud Junior is not only educationally sound but fun and customizable! TumbleBooks' is a one-of-a-kind Read-Along format that combines the flexibility of an ebook with full-length professional narration and sentence-by-sentence highlighting so kids can follow along. Moreover, readers have the freedom to adjust the text size, line width and spacing, font style and color, and the background color on all of our ebooks. This level of customization adds an invaluable level of accessibility to our books. Plus, all of our books allow readers to highlight portions of a book and add notes, which makes for a great way to interact with the text!

With over 500 titles, reading chapter books has never been easier. TumbleBookCloud Junior is simple to use! It can be used on any computer or mobile device thanks to Cloud Computing. Every account comes with its own direct link to simplify logging in, as well as a desktop icon. In addition, users can now set up their own secondary login with the MyCloud feature so they can save and retrieve their favorites anytime, anywhere.

Click here: http://www.tbcjr.com/autologin.aspx?u=parkavenm&p=login  User name is: parkavenm and the password is: login.

In order for kids to be able to go back to the book they were reading they have to create their own “MyCloud” account. In order to do this they have to have an e-mail and password or if you as their parent allow them to use yours.

Park  Avenue

Community Create A Craft   


Saturday December 6, 2014


Park Avenue Cafeteria

507 S. Park  Ave. Aztec, NM


Craft Items and activities by the following:

San Juan College Volunteers Program-Teddy Bears
Come see Santa
Making Ornaments
Many craft items
Door prizes
Gift Wrapping –Bring your gifts

         to be wrapped. (By donation)

         All donation received will go to

         different charities and organizations.

Come make a craft for yourself and one to donate to many organizations. (Elderly, hospitals, Childhaven, ect..)

For more info, call (505)334-9469.

507 S. Park  Ave. Aztec, NM


Lunch Menu


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Dates to Remember

November Dates to Remember:

2=Daylight Saving Time (Fall Back one hour)

4=Lockdown Drill at 1:00pm

18= Family Game and Reading Night

19=Thanksgiving Lunch at Park Avenue Cafeteria

24th-28th=Thanksgiving Break


From the Health Office...


Dear Parents and students,

As the flu season is fast approaching I would like to remind you of our sick child policy. While we all agree school attendance is very important please do not send your child to school if they have a fever. I would also like to remind parents that if their child comes into the health office with a temperature  of 100 degrees or more or if they are vomiting they will be sent home. If your child has a fever and is coughing they may be asked to wear a mask. Please keep your child home if they have a fever and do not send them back until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medication.

Please remember the importance of hand washing.  Hand washing is very important  in combating the spread of germs especially at this time of year.  


Park Ave. RN

School Fundraiser

Our school will be doing a fundraiser 11/18/14.  Look for more information soon! 


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.


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 2014-2015 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.

Starts September 29th!!!


  • 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

Farmers Insurance Appreciation Teacher of the Month; Mrs. Magee

Farmers Insurance Appreciation Teacher of the Month; Mrs. Magee

Box Tops

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


Thank you  Park Avenue families and staff for making our Fall parent/teacher conferences a success. We had over 95% of families attend. A strong relationship between all stakeholders is the key for student success.