THANK YOU/Announcements

Butter Braid Fundraiser

Order Forms are due March 11, 2015. 

All students who sell “1 Item” or more will

receive an EPE Zipper Pull.

 Prizes include:

ü  Ipod Nano Shuffle, Dr. Dre Beats Earbuds, and ITunes Gift Card

ü  Ipad Mini

ü  Razor Scooter


v  Highest selling class out of K-2 and Highest selling class out of 3-5

§  Class Party and extra recess

v  Top seller in each grade level

§  Limo ride to go get Ice Cream

Thank you for helping to raise money for our school!

A big thank you to our families for signing in when you enter our school. Teachers are very busy in the morning preparing for their day. In order to make sure you get the time and attention you need, please remember to make an appointment, email, or call if you need to talk to your child's teacher.

            Thank you so much to our Box Top Counters!!!

o   Ruthann Clyons, Denise Nunley, Jenny Thompson, Valina Hamilton, Aimee and Carolynn Hobbs, Terry Hamilton, Cecil Campbell, Valerie and Butch Alberson, Abbi Jones, Keleen Veilma!  We appreciate you so much!

o   We collected 7,645 Boxtops! That’s over $760 for our school!

§  1st Place- Mr. Barela’s Class- 804

§  2nd Place- Mr. Banegas’ Class- 601

§  3rd Place- Mrs. Janecka’s Class- 580

Students In The Building Before School

For their own safety,students should NOT be inside the building before school, unless they are eating breakfast. Teachers are on duty at 7:30am on the playground.  Please remind students NOT to come inside to hang up their backpacks or wait in the hallways. All students should meet their teachers on the playground, when the 7:55am bell rings, not at their classroom doors.  Thank you for your help with this! J

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Home of the Knights

The first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Please stop by the office to get a tardy slip if you arrive after 8:00 a.m.

When you purchase at Amazon.com East Picacho earns up to 10% of the proceedings. Shop at http://astore.amazon.com/eastpicaelem-20 and help our school! 

Walk to School Days

On walk to school days, meet us at the corner of Westwind and Northwind. RTD has given parents permission to park in their lot, so you can walk your child to the meeting place. Our goal is to have 75 participants walking to school!

Institute for Parent Engagement (IPE)

IPE Classes are held here at East Picacho on Wednesdays. Please click on the link below to view the calendar. (NOTE: The flyer says classes are on Tuesday, the correct day is on Wednesdays.)

To view the flyer, scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on the Second Flyer link. 


Important Dates

March 2-13

PARCC Performace Based Assessment

March 4th-

Walk to School Day

March 5th-

Spring Pictures

March 11th-

Butter Braid Order Forms Due

March 13

Movie Night ($5 per family- $1 food items)

March 23-27th-

Spring Break- No school

April 1st-

Butter Braid Delivery

April 9-10

4th Grade ABQ Field

April 24th

2nd Grade Field Trip to White Sands

April 20-May 1

PARCC End of Year Assessment

May 1

Wax Museum

7 Habits of Happy Kids

1.    Proactive

2.    Begin with the end in mind

3.    Put first things first

4.    Think win-win

5.    Seek first to understand, then to be understood

6.    Synergize

7.    Sharpen the saw


Mission and Vision Statement

Providing EVERY individual an excellent education within a welcoming environment.  

We envision a school community consisting of respectful, caring, responsible and well educated individuals who will successfully contribute to society.

Raymond Banegas,
Feb 23, 2015, 10:50 AM