Rt66 Announcements

Science Spirit Week – Feb 9th – 13th 

We are having an exciting week next week – lots of activities and learning opportunities. All students are putting the final touches on their Science Fair Projects. Students may dress up for each day – please see theme days below:

Monday – “Research Day”

Wear Mismatch Clothes – Two different shoes/socks, backwards shirt etc.

Tuesday – “Question/Hypothesis Day”

Wear warm pajamas – please insure they are full length and appropriate – sturdy slippers too

Wednesday – “Materials” Day – “Procedures” Day

Crazy Hair Day

Thursday – “Lab” Day

Wear career outfits – dress like a scientist, doctor, reporter, engineer, conductor, etc.

Friday -  “Analysis” Day

Wear your Thinking Caps

September 16, 2016 - Declaration of Candidacy for Site Advisory Council

posted Aug 21, 2016, 8:26 PM by Laraun Harrison

Rt. 66 is now accepting Declarations for Candidacy for the 2016-2017 school year (under provisions of state and MESD Policy #102).  You may obtain a Declaration for Candidacy by clicking on Our School and clicking on 2016-2017 Site Advisory Council.  Application is attached to that page.

The completed Declaration of Candidacy form(to include reason for desiring to serve on Council) shall be returned to the principal of Route 66 Elementary no later than third Friday in September (Sept 16, 2016).  The Declaration of Candidacy provides that a candidate shall select only one category of membership.

August 22, 2016 - First Day for Kindergarten Students

posted Jul 30, 2016, 10:53 AM by Laraun Harrison

Come early (starting at 7:55 am) and find out which teacher your child has.  All students should be in classroom by 8:15. Take your child to the class and then at 8:15 please come to the Diner for some Tea and Tissue.  DO not plan on going back to classroom after the Tea and Tissue as students will be settled and in their routine!

August 17, 2016 - First Day of School for 1st-5th Grade

posted Jul 30, 2016, 10:35 AM by Laraun Harrison

Welcome Back!  Please be at school by 8:10 am.  When you get to school, go directly to your classroom.  Breakfast will be served for students from 7:55 - 8:05.  No parent orientation today - parents will come to Back to School Night on September 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

August 16, 2016 - 4-6 pm - Meet your Teacher Night

posted Jul 30, 2016, 10:06 AM by Laraun Harrison   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 10:38 AM ]

Come anytime between 4 and 6 pm to meet your teacher.  Make sure and bring your supplies so we can start the learning right away on Wednesday.  

August 16, 2016 - 3:30 pm - Required Kindergarten Orientation for Bus

posted Jul 30, 2016, 10:00 AM by Laraun Harrison   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 10:19 AM ]

Will your child ever ride the bus? This is a required orientation for all the kindergarten students that might ride the bus and their parents.  Please remember to sign in.  Must be completed before your child can get on the bus…

August 16, 2016 - Meet Kindergarten Team and Sign Up

posted Jul 30, 2016, 9:58 AM by Laraun Harrison   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 10:37 AM ]

For Kindergarten students and their parents. Come anytime between 4 and 6pm and meet the Kindergarten Team.  Sign up for an appointment for Istation (screening).  This is a quick game that will give us information to place your child in a class. We want to ensure all classes are balanced.  Please bring your supplies at this time or when you come for your Istation appointment.

Route 66 and PRO Reading Camp - June 13-17

posted May 16, 2016, 9:41 AM by Laraun Harrison

Parents Reaching Out is partnering with Route 66 Elementary to offer a summer Reading Camp the week of June 13 – June 17 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. It is a free reading program for children ages 6-9. All students will RECEIVE TWO FREE BOOK EACH SESSION!  Each session will include:

· Hands-On Literacy Themed Activities & Games

· Reading And Literacy Resources For Parents & Caregivers

· Support For Families


CONTACT: Rt66ReadingCamp@gmail.com OR: www.parentsreachingout.org (505)247-0192 or (800)524-5176 to Register!

May 25, 2016 Kinder Celebration 1:00 P.M.

posted May 16, 2016, 9:39 AM by Laraun Harrison

May 23, 2016 1000 Thank Yous Finale

posted May 16, 2016, 9:37 AM by Laraun Harrison

May 16 -23, 2016 - Student Leadership Council voted to undertake the 1,000 Thank Yous CHALLENGE! We are the first elementary school to join the challenge to Share Gratitude, Spread Joy and Change Lives.


An email from Melinda Forward, the director of The School Culture Project, explaining the project: ‘As the director of The School Culture Project, I am excited to welcome you to the 1,000 Thank Yous CHALLENGE! This is going to be an exciting experience! You will be surprised by your students. Let's make this the BEST month of the year, yet! Why? This challenge is about connecting in a personal and meaningful way with gratitude.  This is a busy time of year in schools. So often, we are so busy, we don’t take time to stop and tell people how much we appreciate them.  It’s not that we don’t appreciate one another. We just don’t stop and take the time to express it.


The 1000s Thank Yous Challenge is simple, write and share 1,000 hand-written Thank You notes in 10 days, or less. The notes can be written to someone on campus, or not. Explaining what you appreciate about that person is important.

May 19, 2016 Reading Counts Assembly

posted May 16, 2016, 9:35 AM by Laraun Harrison

Reading Race – Students at Route 66 finished the Reading Race and made it all the way to California.  They traveled 24,612 miles (earned points for each mile). Students read 31,502,388 words.  Students in 1st -5th selected books within their Lexile Range to improve their comprehension and understanding. We took a baseline score for students in the 1st – 5th grade and measured growth for year.


First Time in Test Period

Last Test in Time Period


Performance Standard





























Below Basic






Way to go Roadrunners!!

72% of students raised their Lexile score from September to May.  60% of percent of those students raised their score more than 100 points when the average for expected growth is 75.  22% of students raised number from 500 – 847 Lexile points.


Average Lexile Growth Per Grade Level

Second Grade


Third Grade


Fourth Grade





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