Jefferson Middle School - 712 Girard N.E. - 255-8691 Principal: Monica Olmstead Comments: Neighbors are welcome to walk/jog along the track, but please close the gate when you leave. A friendly reminder from the principal: Neighborhood kids are using their bikes on the track when their parents are either walking or running the track. The use of bikes on the track will damage the track. Please - no bikes on the track. Thank you. When you walk your dog on school grounds, PLEASE pick up the poop, so students and staff don't have any surprises. The city will not fund or install a doggie poop bag on site because they will only do that in a city park. A new music building has recently been constructed, which can be seen as you drive along Girard. This will enable to school to really expand its music program. Robb Janov, who teaches "Rock 'n Rhythm", has formed a non-profit organization so he is now able to expand his music program to students throughout Albuquerque. Of course, he still is a full-time teacher at Jefferson. Jefferson is now officially designated a "Community School". You can check the school's web site to learn more about that. One initiative will be the creation of a community garden. Another project, already in place, is called Jet Care. Jefferson families in need were asked what would be most helpful; the answer was "toiletries". Project Jet Care provides toiletry items to families in need, whose children attend Jefferson. For more information, or to make a donation, contact the school. Also, the school is looking for community members who can volunteer some time between 2:00-5:00 p.m., one or more days per week. One other thing - we talked about having the neighborhood association sponsor/be involved with some sort of student performance (e.g. band) at one of our parks. We'll keep you posted.
Montezuma Elementary School - 3100 Indian School N.E. - 260-2040 Principal: Mark Woodard firstname.lastname@example.org Garden Announcement: The Garden Club at Montezuma is always in need of donations of hoses, soil, PVC for hoop gardens, seeds, gourds, worms, your time, and anything else you can think of. You can volunteer to help with the garden all year long. Please drop off your donations at the front office or contact Juan at 262-0705, Larranag@unm.edu