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Anne Darton: Principal  Kevin Garcia: Assistant Principal
2 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508     505.467.4900   Fax: 505.466.8277
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Golden Apple Recogniton

The Golden Apple Tribute to Teacher Excellence Luncheon was held the afternoon of April 8th to recognize EDCS art teacher Roni Rohr as a Golden Apple recipient, as well as, recognized EDCS music teacher Janine Sammeth as a 2016 Teacher of Distinction.

7th Grade EDCS student, Faith Miller, introduced Rohr to the stage. Miss Miller credited Rohr as giving her the tools she can use for life, recognized her work outside of the classroom with the school's SWAT program, and reminisced about her large collection of fairy houses from her summers at Rohr's home studio summer camps.

"Yes!" Rohr proclaimed is the answer in her classroom. There are no limits to the imagination for her students. Words of appreciation and inspiration were given to principal Anne Darnton, her fellow colleagues at EDCS, her students, and her family. She concluded her speech with the following words: "My hope is that communicating kindness through collaborative art, my students and my community will have more empathy for one another. Today the Golden Apple has expanded my community. It inspires me forward. I will take it into the classroom."

To view KRQE News 13 interview of Rohr: HERE

To learn more about the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, see their website.

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Dust Devils Win!

The Genoveva Chavez Community Center hosted its annual elementary school swim meet Sunday. El Dorado Community, Wood Gormley, Turquoise Trail, Carlos Gilbert and Rio Grande competed against each other in 48 events. It wasn't until the very last medley relay that the Dust Devils came out on top over Wood Gormley by a mere 21 points!

According to the GCCC this was the largest turnout for the "big school" competition (schools with over 25 registered swimmers). 59 Dust Devils trained on Fridays and participated in the final meet. All was coordinated by El Dorado parents Kristi & Lee Hunt and their invaluable 12 volunteers. Kristi Hunt credits their loyal volunteers, the parents, and a really great group of kids for their success.

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EDCS Family House Fire

Our hearts go out to the Martel family during this most devastating time. Efforts are well under way within the community to help out, please consider the the following:

Crowd Funding:
https://www.gofundme.com/zjvu5wsk

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Join the PTA

What better way to give back to your school then by joining a bunch of enthusiastic parenting peers who work hard to make sure our school and ALL its students have everything they need to succeed! As a reminder: parents and teachers need to renew their membership EVERY YEAR! Membership brochures will be sent home in Wednesday folders, will be available at our first meeting, as well as downloadable HERE.
 

Next PTA Meeting:

Thursday, May 5th
6:00-7:30 pm
School library

Members please plan to attend!! This is an important meeting with important business at hand:
• Next year's budget MUST be approved
• Open leadership positions up for election

Watch for upcoming email with further details.
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Read-a-thon time!

Participants count their reading minutes from: 4/11 - 4/24

It’s time to escape into reading. For two weeks, we hope your child(ren) will immerse themselves in another world, another time, connect with a character or find a new writer they love.

You can pay-by-minute or pay-by-book option for those super readers out there, or you can check the box for a $25 donation. That covers the cost of one new hardcover in our library! As a bonus, Miss Julie will place a book plate in the front of the book in your honor. See the "sponsor form" in the packet.

Read-a-thon packet: HERE

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SWAT Visits the Roundhouse

Our EDCS SWAT Team members spent the day at the Roundhouse Wednesday, February 17th, learning about DWI advocacy. Pictured here with Congressman Ben Ray Luján.

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Stay in the "KNOW"!

Download and save this handy flyer to have access to all four methods of PTA-published school information and communications. The pdf is built with hyperlinks so you can access all sites anytime with the click of the mouse. Save to your hard drive today!

PTA Communications Flyer: HERE





New contribution box for "tops" has been placed in the front lobby (by couches). Proceeds from Box Tops to benefit the school gardens. Get the kids involved, hundreds of dollars can be earned if they clip the “Box Tops for Education” coupon off of participating products from Cheerios, Green Giant to Hefty garbage bags. To make it easy, keep a receptacle handy in your kitchen to hold clippings, as it fills up you or your child can drop them in the box in the front lobby of the school. Each coupon is worth 10¢, which has added up to $700 for us this year!

To see the list of participating products: HERE

Please watch for expired tops. Thank you!



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