NEW SAFETY PROCEDURE

STARTING DECEMBER 14TH

ALL doors will be locked DURING school hours.

Visitors will now have to ring door bell to have a staff member open the door.

Thank you for your attention on this new safety procedure.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 505.721.3400.

REMINDERS

  • School Hours:

    • Doors open @ 7:15 am

    • TARDY BELL @ 7:35 am

    • Monday - Thursday   7:30 - 2:30

    • Friday (Early Release)  7:30 - 1:30

Mission, Vision, Goals.....

Vision:

SUCCESS!!

Mission:

Safe, Active, Creative, Confident, Career-Ready: LYNX                 

Goals:

1.  All staff members will work to help students to become proficient readers and mathematicians.  All staff will support the students by completing their duties while modeling the GMCS core values.

2.  All students will work toward reaching proficiency in reading and math at their grade levels during the 2013-2014 school year.  Proficiency will be measured by DIBELS, Short Cycle Assessments, Curriculum-Based Measures, and the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.

3.  Each teacher will make personal contact with their students' parents a minimum of once per quarter.  Staff will record parental contacts and submit the form to the Parental Involvement Goal Team monthly.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Message from the Principal - Mr. Edgardo B. Castro

Dear Lincoln Students, Teachers, Staff & Community Members:

My name is Edgardo B. Castro; I'm thrilled to introduce myself as the new principal of Lincoln Elementary beginning on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Currently, I'm the principal of Roosevelt Elementary; both schools are amazing. In an effort to consolidate Lincoln and Roosevelt schools next year; I will serve as the Principal for the incoming academic year 2018-2019. Over the past 18 years, I have worked as a classroom teacher, English Language Development Specialist and as an Assistant Principal in Juan De Onate, Washington, and Del Norte schools. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing through my very own eyes HOW all children can learn. Hence, I will spend a lot of time with our 234 kids and 48 adults by getting to know his/her interests, personalities, learning modalities, and creating various cultural connections. I will encourage each student to read every day and let them know they are valued and respected in our school community.

Further, I am excited to be working with you because this means, we will intensely collaborate together. As the old African Proverb states, "It takes a village to raise a child," not only true to myself but my entire community in the southern part of the Philippine Islands. They celebrate the successes I have had in life! We will communicate; share the best research-based teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience of our students at Lincoln Elementary School.

One of my top priorities is to ensure that our kids are safe, healthy, and happy. Next, we need each student to be at school every day and on-time. Thus, we will launch a campaign entitled, "No More Than 5 Absences in a Year" for school year 2018-2019. A detailed information about this will be sent out to all parents, guardians, and the community. Student attendance has been one of my concerns since I started teaching in year 2000-2004 in the Philippines, where I taught 1st through 6th grades. On July, 2004, I was selected and hired to teach through the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program. I was assigned to teach 3rd grade in a suburban school in Harnett County, North Carolina from 2004-2007. I moved to Virginia from August, 2007, to January 13, 2016, where I taught 3rd grade for two years and as an English Language Development Specialist for almost seven years in Northampton County Public Schools, Virginia.

On January 19, 2016, I started working as an assistant principal for Gallup-McKinley County Schools. One of my gratifying accomplishments is when a student mentioned, "Mr. Castro, thank you for making me read every day and be respectful." On a personal side, I have a son who lives in New Zealand and a dog named Twizel who just turned 13 years old this year.

In closing, I'd like to CONGRATULATE each of you for achieving a rating of an "A" school. Together, we will reach the highest level of SUCCESS. I look forward to speaking with you in person. I will be in school most of the summer day to get ready for any amazing school year. Please pass by at any time. Thank you very much!

With high respect,

Edgardo B. Castro, M.S. Ed., NBCT

Message from the Assistant Principal - Mr. Mark Remillard

To the members of the Lincoln and Roosevelt communities,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all. I am Mark Remillard, the new Assistant Principal at Lincoln and Roosevelt Elementary. It will be my pleasure to work with the students and staff at both schools for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year and into the next school year. I am extremely excited to be working at both schools and to be part of the transition into the new, combined school community in the new building next year.

I have been in this district for five years, taught at Navajo Pine High School for one year, and come to Lincoln and Roosevelt from Gallup High School where I have been the Assistant Principal for the last four years. Prior to moving to New Mexico in 2013, I taught and was a high school administrator in Las Vegas, Nevada for 17 years. As you can see, my teaching/administrative service has all been at the high school level, so this position is a definite change for me to something totally new.

I look forward to working with the students, staff, parents, and community members of the Lincoln and Roosevelt communities. I'm sure that I will learn a lot from all of  you about being an administrator in the elementary setting. I look forward to meeting all of you.

Respectfully,

Mr. Mark Remillard

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063