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Carnival Success!

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:29 AM by Jessie Lawrence

Thank you to all who worked so hard and came out to support the school. It was the students, parents, teachers and staff at Carlos Gilbert that made this event a huge success! 

We surpassed our fundraising goal of $30,000 and made a record-breaking net profit of over $34,000! Cash raffle ticket sales alone netted over $13,000 this year... a new record!   


Photo Booth
We have the digital copies of all photos taken in the photo booth during Carnival. Anyone who took a photo in the photo booth, please contact Cindy with the following info:

1) Would you like to receive a digital copy of your photo?
2) Would you like your photo posted in our school's yearbook?


Top Cash Raffle Ticket Selling Classes
We will be throwing parties for the top TWO selling classes on each floor for Cash Raffle.

1st Place: Mrs. Sabatino's class
2nd Place: Mrs. Wheelers class

1st Place: Mrs. Pong's/Mrs. Cross's class
2nd Place: Mrs. Biree

Downstairs was a super close race: 260 tickets were all that separated the highest selling class and the lowest selling class. 

Top Individual Cash Raffle Ticket Sellers
1- Brooke Forno (Sabatino)
2- Kaileylyn Ruiz (Biree)
2- Delainey Ruiz (Pong/Cross)
3- Rowynn Bargsten (Jamison)

Winners of the Cash Raffle Prizes
1st Place:  Anonymous. Donating winnings back to the school! Ticket sold by Nick and Tessa Chapman. 
2nd Place: Diana Haake. Ticket sold by Evan Medell-Abrams.
3rd Place: Brintha Nathan. Ticket sold by Navin Gnanakaran.


Theme Basket Winners
We made a record-breaking net profit of over $5600 in Theme Baskets this year! Theme basket winners:

Toys - #63 Yvonne Villescas
Taste of Santa Fe - #138 Suzanne Odom
Disneyland - Isaiah Gonzales
Sportstastic! - Martha Mendoza 
Destination DIY - #48 Joann Chappell
Reading is Fun - #1 Erika Benson
The Great Outdoors - #190 Leo Segovia
Pet Lovers - #178 Audrey Lucero
Spa Day - #179 Marilu Herrera
Winter Wonderland - Brintha Nathan 
Movie Night - #90 Chris Cavazos
Wine & Coffee - #162 Susan Bienvenu
Staycation - #175 Steve Kellam


Carnival Ticket Sales
Ticket sales overall were up this year by about $1700.  

Science Fair

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:26 AM by Jessie Lawrence

The 2017-2018 CGE Science Fair will be held on Monday, December 11th! Just like last year, the District is no longer including projects of third graders or younger. K-3 students are welcome to complete a Science Fair project and participate in the CGE Science Fair, but these projects will not be judged or considered for inclusion in the District Science Expo. If you would like your lower-grade student to complete a project, please contact his or her teacher for information.

Information and grade-level requirements have already been sent home for 4th-6th grade students. Fourth grade students are required to complete a model and a research paper, but may choose to complete an experiment instead. Likewise, 5th graders are required to complete a demonstration and research paper, but may choose to complete an experiment instead. Sixth grade students are required to complete an experiment. Remember, only experiments will be judged by District judges and considered for inclusion in the District Science Expo. 

All projects, however, will be judged at the CGE Science Fair. We are excited to announce that students from Santa Fe High School will serve as judges for 4th and 5th grade models and demonstrations.

Picture Retakes

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:25 AM by Jessie Lawrence

Picture re-takes and make-ups will be held on Friday, November 10th.

Thanksgiving Lunch

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:23 AM by Jessie Lawrence   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

Join your kids and their friends at school for Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 16th.  

Grades K and 1: 10:30 -11:30 a.m.    
Grades 2, 3, 4: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    
Grades 5 and 6: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Price: $5 Adults  $2 Siblings
Payment for lunch will be taken on the day of the luncheon.

Talking to Children About Tragedy

posted Oct 4, 2017, 12:14 PM by Jessie Lawrence

The nation woke yesterday morning to the horrific news of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. As the news streams in, children can't escape the disturbing scenes. Many will be scared and confused. Please read the attachment below. for advice from the National Association of School Psychologists about talking to your students about violence and other national tragedies.

Digital Citizenship Parent Night

posted Sep 30, 2017, 11:09 AM by Jessie Lawrence

Learn more about the use of technology at school and how to best work with your student.  More information is available here.

Pet Parade

posted Sep 4, 2017, 12:59 PM by Jessie Lawrence

Mark your calendar for the Pet Parade! 
Saturday, September 9th

CGE's theme this year is SUPER READERS.

Come dressed as your favorite super heroes and help us hand out bookmarks to the crowd!

Meet between 8:30 and 8:45 am in the parking lot behind the New Mexico School for the Arts (at the corner of East Alameda and Paseo de Peralta). Look for Cindy Matsushita holding a sign high for the Blackhawks.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

posted Sep 4, 2017, 12:58 PM by Jessie Lawrence

Carlos Gilbert Cares is doing a direct donation campaign for the victims of hurricane Harvey. They hope to collect $5.00 from every student in the school. Every teacher has a folder to collect the donations. 

Sixth grade students will also be doing a presentation about the hurricane and the campaign in every classroom. The goal is to collect, in total, $1,500. The proceeds will all be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help people affected by the hurricane.

As part of these efforts, the sixth grade is hosting a Movie Night on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM.  Admission is $2 per person. Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase. Movie will be the Smurfs.

Back to School Night is Thursday, August 24

posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:49 AM by Jessie Lawrence

Join us on August 24th to see your children's classrooms and meet their teachers. The event will run from 5:30 - 7 p.m. 

5:30 - 6 p.m.: Visit K - 2nd grade classrooms
6 - 6:30 p.m.: General assembly for all grades in the gym
6:30 - 7 p.m.: Visit 3rd - 6th grade classrooms

We will have pizza, drinks, and t-shirts available for purchase. We would love your help with this fundraising portion of the event - please sign up for 30 minutes!

Please help with Kinder Coffee!

posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:48 AM by Jessie Lawrence

Help us welcome new kindergarten parents at this meet-and-greet on Aug 18th from 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Please sign up here to introduce yourself, tell new families about our school and life as a kindergartner, have some coffee and doughnuts, and sell t-shirts. We would love help from rising 1st grade parents, and any others interested. 

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