As the days grow shorter and the rains (finally) arrive, we at GMS are busily preparing for the return of students on Monday, August 22. Be sure to plan to attend the Parent Orientation if you are new to the school this fall. Returning parents are also welcome! And, while you have your calendars out, the first Friday of the school year is our annual Welcome Picnic. This is a chance for GMS staff and families to share a potluck meal and get to know the community that supports our fantastic school. We will be sending out reminders and more information as the events approach.
If you are not currently enrolled, but are interested in exploring GMS for your child, please don't hesitate to contact the office - firstname.lastname@example.org
- to set up a time to come by the school to learn more about the school and the enrollment process. As of early August, 2016, we have space for new students aged 18 months to 2 years old in our Spanish Bilingual Toddler Classroom. We are accepting children for the waiting list in our Primary (3-6 year) and Elementary (6-12 year) classes
As change is an inevitable part of growth, there are some things around campus that will look different this year. We are pleased to let you know that Dee Altosa
, will be here to welcome you and your children as our new Office Manger. We wish Jenny Sprague
the best of luck in her position as a first grade teacher at Bayard Elementary.
We are also excited to announce that we will be implementing a major driveway renovation
in the weeks before school starts. Funded by a PNM PowerUp grant, the new driveway will have safe access for bicyclists and pedestrians, and has been designed in collaboration with Stream Dynamics to turn our current problems with erosion in to opportunities to harvest rainwater on the property! Be prepared to be patient as we adjust to a new traffic pattern, and to observe posted speed limits on GMS property.
Other projects in the works include the cob bench, built by Garden Supervisor Hillary Pierce
, on the Elementary playground, which is also part of the PNM PowerUp grant. If you visit the Toddler playground, you can check out the new deck and outdoor environment that will be built in the weeks before school starts. Toddler playground renovations are being funded by a New Mexico Quality of Life Grant- we have a pretty fantastic team of grant writers on the GMS staff and Board of Directors!
Thanks to all who participated in 2016 Give Grandly! We would like to recognize Western Bank for their generous matching donation of $1,000.