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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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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!


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

From the Principal's Desk

Park Avenue Family

Our dedicated teachers are working harder than ever this year to ensure your child is receiving  a quality education.  In an effort to do this, Park Avenue is involved in implementing the 90 day plan, in which, we investigated areas where students are struggling academically and behaviorally over the past year. It was found that many students are struggling in the area of writing. To ensure student success in this area Park Avenue has targeted three areas in which students will have the opportunity  to practice and prove that their writing skills have increased. The focused writing areas are narrative, expository, and opinion. Writing rubrics are being created to ensure data integrity across grade levels. In mid-October we will be hanging exemplar narrative essays in the hallways in the round building, please stop by and read the student’s amazing work. Another area of focus for our 90 day plan is in the area of Vocabulary, in which students will be exposed to Greek and Latin roots and affixes. When students have the ability to decipher uncommon words, their reading comprehension improves. We are very excited to see positive results in this area!!

Interim Assessment

Students will take part in Park Avenue’s online quarterly interim assessments beginning 9/28/15-10/10/15. These assessments are directly tied to the teacher’s pacing guide in Math and English/Language Arts and will give teachers targeted information on students’ current performance for the first 9 weeks period. Teachers will share this information with you at Parent Teacher Conferences at the end of the month.

Parent Teacher Conferences ———Working Together Parents, Students, and Teachers

On Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th we will have our fall parent teacher conferences. The teachers are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s academic and social growth. Teachers will be sending home individual parent conference schedules the first two weeks of October, so please be on the look out for this information. On Thursday, October 29th students are dismissed 12:10 pm, students will have lunch prior to dismissal. Also, there is no school on Friday, October 30th so teachers can meet with families. Please bring your child to their parent teacher conference and make every effort to attend.  We look forward to visiting with you and your child!



 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.




Red Ribbon Week – Rally our Students Against Drugs

10/26— Wear Red Today and say NO to Drugs!!!

10/27— Wear Your Bright Colors — I’m too bright to do drugs

10/28— Sock it to Drugs– wear your crazy socks today

10/29— Hats off to being drug free– wear a hat to school today


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


Aztec Homecoming Week– Agenda for Park Avenue

Monday-Wear your Mismatch attire (Powder Puff Game at 7pm Koogler)

Tuesday- Wear your Tie Dye attire

Wednesday- Crazy Hair Day

Thursday-Favorite Team Jersey Day! Wear your favorite sports Jersey.

Friday- Tiger Pride Day Wear your School Colors. (Orange / Black)

Friday is early Release due to the Homecoming parade. Park Avenue students will be dismissed @ 1:30. Busses run at this time. Homecoming parade is at 3:30pm on Main Street. Football Game at 7:00 with half time show located at Fred Cook Stadium.


PTKO Minuites from 9-24-15

Carol Holding recorded the minutes.

See attached Agenda for the meeting.

  • Attendance: Amie Dean (Committee Member), Ashley Ritter (Parent), Melanie Taylor (Parent), Carol Holding (Teacher), Tom Ober ( Committee Member), Mark Smith (Teacher), Betty Lowe (Committee Member), Christen Eighme (Teacher). Leslie Hengst Parent), Jocelyn Magee (Teacher/Parent), Tina Webb (Committee Member), Tracy Taylor (Committee Member), Lauren Laws (Committee Member), and Krystal Grimes (Parent).


  • Mrs. Lowe presented fundraisers for the Fall. (5 Star out of ABQ.) More to come in November. Still have discount cards for local vendors. We get a 50 50 split of profit. We need to finish selling the left over cards. Sale at a discount price. Was $10 and now $5 each/ buy one get one free. Thoughts on selling the cards at the music program, family night, PT Conference. All fundraisers have to have board approval. Current Fundraiser account $9085.17.


  • We would like to set up another bulletin board by the office to display parent information and box tops.Ashley Ritter would like to be the parent to set up the Box Top Board.


  • Classroom incentive was discussed for the class with the moist parents at the PTKO meetings. A White board needs to be displayed at the pickup line to remind parents of each meeting. Parent, Leslie Hengst would like to take charge of this item.


  • Christmas Community Create A Craft Day is a possibility this year.


  • PTC- Oct. 29th and 30th. Early Release on the 29th.


  • Facebook Page for PTKO (Park Parents PTKO)


  • Blood Drive 9/29/15 cafeteria


  • Homecoming Week Sept. 28- Oct. 2. (Oct. 2nd early release 1:30)


  • Teacher In Service No school 10/16/15


  • Family Night coming in November.


  • Any other ideas for the Good of Park Avenue: Parents would like to be in charge of the PTKO completely.


  • Next PTKO Meeting October 22 2015 3:15pm Park Avenue Library.


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.

Starts: to be announced


  • 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

Lunch Menu


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2=Early release at 1:30pm (see below)

16=No School– In service day for staff

21= Instant Challenge Fiesta Destination ImagiNation students

26-29=Red Ribbon Week

29, 30= Parent Teacher Conferences





From the Health Office...


Remember if your child has a temperature over 100.0 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.

If you are worried about excessive absences and your child is ill the absence can be excused by taking your child to the Doctor and getting a signed note or bring your child into the health office before school and we will take their temperature. If your child has a fever he/she will be excused for the day.

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.

Park Avenue understands extenuating circumstances happen, please call Principal Fernandez if this occurs.


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.


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.