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January 8, 2016  


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Block III of the Sensations Workshops begin on
January 19 and run through March 11.  

If you have any questions please contact Fran Fernandez at or 505-243-6659.


Register Now for the 2016 Summer Discovery Program!

Play, learn, explore and travel the world, without a plane ticket for six weeks!
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Remember, Summer Discovery is now offering classes for entering 4th and 5th graders - The Gala & Cameo Apples, for those students who will be 4th and 5th graders in the fall of 2016. 

These new classes will offer problem-solving experiences, which will be used to promote collaboration, communication, critical-thinking skills, creativity, and compassion. Students will also work together to create and perform a play!

Contact program director, Keith Laffler, for more details. or 243-6659 x307

Nurse's Notes



What is the Grain Group?  What foods are in the Grains Group?  The Grain Group consists of foods made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas and grits are examples of food from the Grain Group.

Grains are divided into two different subgroups, whole grains and refined grains.

Whole grains are foods that contain the entire grain kernel.  The grain kernels are the bran, germ, and endosperm of grains. Examples include whole-wheat flour, bulgur or cracked wheat, oatmeal, whole cornmeal and brown rice.

Refined grains are grains that have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. Some examples of refined grain products are white flour, degermed cornmeal, white bread, and white rice.  Many refined grains are enriched, which means that certain B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid) and iron are added back after processing.

The USDA recommends that at least half of your grains are whole grains. Eating grains provides many health benefits.  People who eat whole grains as a part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases such as heart disease, constipation, and some types of cancer.  Grains also provide many nutrients that are vital for the health of our bodies.  Grains provided dietary fiber which important in healthy bowel function.  Grains also provide several B Vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin which are important in metabolism and a healthy nervous system.  Folate helps the body to form red blood cells and reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.  Whole and enriched grain products also provide minerals such as non-heme iron which are important in carrying oxygen in our blood, magnesium, a mineral used in building bones and releasing energy from muscles, and selenium, a mineral that protects our cells from oxidation which is important in a healthy immune system. 

Next week we will discuss why grains are important and how many ounces of grain products are recommend.

From the Admission Office
On Wednesday, January 27, you should receive an email containing a userID, password, and link to the online enrollment form for the 2016-17 school year. If you do not receive this information, contact Emily Villegas in the Admission Office at or 243-6659 ext. 402.


Upcoming Events

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  • 01/09/2016Observation Day
    01/18/2016Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - SCHOOL CLOSED
    01/23/2016Observation Day
    01/27/2016Online Enrollment Begins for Returning Students
  • 02/06/2016Observation Day
    02/15/2016Presidents' Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 03/04/2016Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

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