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Free Ebooks for elementary:

Our generous vendors have given APS thousands of free multi-use Ebooks in English and Spanish until summer. Multi-use means that several students can have these Ebooks open at the same time, and they are great for the distance classroom! 

6 Fantastic Websites for Free Ebooks

Capstone Interactive Ebooks

English and some Spanish

Features: Text highlighting and read-aloud

Unlimited use, no password required

TumbleBook Library:

English, some Spanish, some French

Features: animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Includes ebooks by popular authors like Kate DiCamillo, Doreen Cronin, Robert Munsch, and others.

Unlimited use, no password required

Tumble Math:

English
A comprehensive collection of math picture books, complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

Note: there is a tab on the page called “How to Use”. The “How to Use” page has information on how to use Tumble Math books in the classroom and at home.

Unlimited use, no password required

MackinVIA

Select school and then use APS logon credentials.

English, some Spanish

Fiction and non-fiction ebooks

Mackin has given us thousands more ebooks until September 2020 and we are in the process of adding them. Some are multi-use unlimited and some are not. We will send out more information on how to find the multi-use ebooks.

Mackin has a lot of distance learning resources and tutorials on how to use MackVIA.

Follett Lightbox:

Location : Any Location ; School: Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL ; click "Log in" in the upper right screen ; username: guest ; password: follett

English, some Spanish, a few Arabic ebooks

*Works better with Chrome

Features: Interactive ebooks, multi-use

Lightbox Instructional videos

Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Username: aps, password: cactus

English

Nonfiction ebooks

Note: these ebooks are good for older computers that cannot handle Flash or interactive ebooks.

School Closure Updates

Principal Owen Updates

May 26, 2020 

Dear GOK Families,

School is out!  Enjoy your summer.  Stay safe.  We will see you soon.  I will keep you all updated through the summer.

Thank you so much to all who came Friday last week for our Surprise Retirement Drive-By Party for Ms. Turney, Ms. Zarrella, and Ms. Rykowski.  It was a great turn out and they were amazed by the support you showed them.  We will miss these amazing educators!

 

GOK Summer Reading and Math Challenge:

Let’s get reading & doing math this summer! Complete your reading and math challenge boards. Then, return them to GOK when we go back to school for a popsicle party! Look for more details to come or watch our fun GOK Summer Challenge YouTube video

Challenge Boards:

K-2 Reading Challenge

K-2 Math Challenge

K-2 Google Slides

 

3-5 Reading Challenge

3-5 Math Challenge

3-5 Google Slides

 

Grab and Go Lunches:

Lunches will continue at GOK through the summer to support the Albuquerque City Summer Meal Program.  Beginning June 1 the meals will be served daily from 11:00am-1:00p.m.  APS asks that you wear a mask when picking up a meal.  Meals are available for children and they should be in the car with you when you pick up a meal.  The Grab and Go Meal Program is expected to end on July 31.   

 

5th Grade Clap Out:

Check out these last farewells to our 5th graders.  We wish them the best in middle school and look forward to their future successes.  Stay in touch 5th graders. 

5th Grade Celebration Video 1

5th Grade Celebration Video 2

5th Grade Parade Video

 

APS@HOME Summer Program:

This summer, APS @Home Learning with NMPBS, KNME will air four weeks of new lesson content for grades K-5 on NMPBS, KNME Channel 5.1.

From May 22 until June 12, reruns of the lessons from our Spring segments on KNME will show each day between 8:00 am and Noon.

New lessons will start June 1 through July 10 with a new schedule:

Monday – Thursday

  • 8 a.m. – Grades K, 1, and 2: English Language Arts
  • 9 a.m. – Grades K, 1, and 2: Mathematics/Science
  • 10 a.m. – Grades 3, 4, and 5: English Language Arts
  • 11 a.m. – Grades 3, 4, and 5: Mathematics/Science

 

Friday

Friday will feature lessons for all grades K-5 in PE, Social/Emotional Learning, Art, Music, and Fun Friday Virtual Field Trips. Fridays will be fun for all ages, including whole-family activities, so please join us!

"Fun Fridays" Virtual Field Trips: 

  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13

 

2020-2021 FOL Slated Board Members:

President - Eva Jackson

Vice President - Devon Shelton

Treasurer - Lisa DelVillar

Secretary - Chere With

Fundraising - Sarah Fuller

Fundraising - Lindsay Briscoe

Membership - Susan Hewatt

Book Clubs - Carrie Jones

Battle of the Books - Marin Chastain

Battle of the Books - Courtney Jackson

 

PTA Election Results:

President: Amber Howard

VP of Fundraising and Communication: Stacey Wiegleb and Jeannie Humphrey

VP of Membership: Pari Shimoyama  and Paola Peacock

Secretary: Sarah Kuhlman

Treasurer: Mitchell Earls

Member at Large: Carrie Bing

 

Music Farewell:

Dear Georgia O’ Keeffe parents and students:

We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching music at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School this past school year. During that time the students experienced:

  • listening to a variety of music, including classical, jazz, and world music
  • singing songs from a variety of cultures, times in history, and subject matter
  • speaking poetry in rhythm and creating speech pieces
  • moving to interpret music and to learn patterned folk dances
  • playing small percussion instruments, drums, and xylophones     
  • creating music by improvising and composing
  • reading rhythms and pitch, and learning to write musical notation

Next year, your child will have visual art instruction through the APS Fine Arts Program.   However, there are many things you can do to help your child maintain their interest in music. The following are just a few ideas:   

  • Create a playlist of a variety of music that you can listen to together.
  • After listening, discuss what you thought about each selection.
  • Put on music and dance in the living room with your child. Be musical together!
  • Visit the APS Fine Arts at Home website for grade level music and art activities:

If you feel that the music experiences your child has had through the Fine Arts program have been beneficial, please thank your APS board member for supporting funding for music and art teachers in our elementary schools and encourage them to continue that support.

The Board member for Georgia O’Keeffe, District 7, is Dr. David E. Peercy. Contact Dr. David Peercy or call him at  505-880-3729.

Thank you for your support of the arts.

Sincerely,

Jan Delgado, APS Music Specialist

Paul Sadowski, APS Music Specialist

 

Registration Reminder:

Per APS Board policy, you must register yearly and provide proofs of residency.  We ask that you take care of registering your child for next school year immediately.  We rely on your registration to estimate class sizes for the next school year.  If you are not returning next school year, please let us know.  Register online by logging into your ParentVue account, click on Registration and follow the prompts.  Make sure you register all of your APS school age children at the one time. 

To complete your registration, make sure you upload (or email our clerk, Fatima Gurule) your two proofs of residency.  Your registration cannot be approved until all documents are received.  New students and kindergartners will also need to provide a birth certificate and immunization record. 

Enrollment information 

List of approved proof of residency documents

 


Report Cards:

Please expect teachers to email you your child’s report card on May 21st (or sooner).  Report cards should also be visible in ParentVue after May 22nd.  You will see NA for all academic learning standards due to this final trimester being an optional distance learning format.  

 

Have a great week, All!

Jessica Owen
Principal