Chi Omega Sorority will give out candy
The Chi Omega Sorority members will be giving out candy from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at their sorority house located on 1018 W. University. They will have lit-up pumpkins in front of their house.
Dealership to hold Halloween festivities
Richard Barton Pontiac-Buick-GMC in Clovis will having a costume and pumpkin carving contest Monday beginning at 6 p.m. There will be over $1,000 in prizes.
According to Joan Martinez-Terry at the Portales City Hall, Portales officials are asking trick-or-treaters to observe Monday as trick-or-treat night.
Class of 1966 reunion meeting set
There will be a meeting to organize the reunion for the Portales High School class of 1966 at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. Anyone from the class is welcome to attend. For more information contact Sue Gray at 760-1984.
Floyd School News
Booster Club will meet Nov. 7 in the Community building at 6pm.
Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 23-25. School will resume Nov. 28.
Middle School News
Floyd school librarian Judy Chandler and seventh grade student Theta Ainsworth attended the Four Corners Story Tellers’ Festival in Farmington last weekend. They heard stories by six professional and several student storytellers. The two also attended a workshop on the art of storytelling by Kevin Cordi, founder of the National Youth Storytellers Hall of Fame. Cordi will be coming to Floyd later in the year to perform for the student body and present a workshop for the middle school.
Second Grade News
The New Mexico PTA and Governor Bill Richardson proclaimed Oct. 2 as “Take Your Father to School Day”. In an effort to encourage Floyd second graders to bring their dads or other male role models to school for a visit, second grade teacher Ruth Ashley brought her father, Weldon Reed, to school on Tuesday.
Reed is a retired educator and farmer in the Floyd community. He was accompanied by his wife, Vernell Reed, and read the book Peanuts to Peanut Butter to the class and brought in freshly dug peanuts for the students to see the various stages of peanut development. Reed, a 1946 Floyd graduate, also brought a photo of his second grade class.
On Friday, Tyler Richerson’s father, Kenny, visited and read Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping. Clayton Smith’s father, Chris, accompanied the class to library for a story with Judy Chandler. Amanda Schmidt’s dad, Craig, enjoyed lunch with the group. Elmon Herrera’s friend, Chris Casas, Chance Smith’s dad, Chad, and Shaquaya Posey’s guest, Norris Thomas, participated in Show and Tell, followed by lunch.
Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dora School News
There were all sorts of “dressed up” students in the elementary classrooms on Friday. There were princesses, one with wings that could have been a butterfly, dressy cowgirls and cowboys, all sorts of unusual clothes and some students just dressed as usual.
Fall Fun Night
The annual family night is 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Rogers gym at Dora. The school dance is 9 p.m. to midnight. There will be bingo, bean bag toss, prize-for-tickets, jail, fishing pond, golf, spook house, concession stand, jumping house, dunking booth, sweatshirt sales, Coke ring toss, yearbook ad sales, cake walk, white elephant sale and a roping dummy.
There is a daily salad bar this year in the school cafeteria. There is a choice of a regular tray or a full lunch from the salads, with milk or water for students and tea for all staff members and construction workers at the school.
Qualifying FFA members and teams have been at Nationals all week. We should have a report from them when they return.
Nov. 2 — Olivia Land and Stephanie Hubley
Nov. 4 — Tyler Stroup
Nov. 6 — Phillip Danborn
Nov. 7 there will be no school in Dora while teachers have an in-service day.
Since there are elementary classes in both the Community Building and the fire station during construction, the school adminstration asks that everyone drive extra cautiously in those areas.
Portales Junior High School News
At risk meetings
While most students and parents liked the report card grades, a small percentage of students had at least one “F” printed in bold, black ink. Each of those students had a letter mailed home asking parents to schedule a meeting with the counselor, Alan Dodd. Principal Steve Harris asks parents who have not yet scheduled a meeting to plan for student success, to please call the school at 356-7045 and schedule a meeting this week. When students, teachers, and parents work together, students receive the maximum from their educational experience, said Harris.
Students were delivering merchandise to family and friends last week, and many have turned in the money. Secretary Sandy Golden asks students to please get their money turned in as soon as possible. Prizes will be delivered after all money is turned in.
Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks reminds students and parents that school will be dismissed for three days for Thanksgiving, Nov. 23-25. School officials want to remind parents in case they wish to plan extended time with their families.
Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong and the yearbook staff distributed photo proofs to students last week. If students wish to order pictures, they need to return the order form and a check this week.
Parent Advisory Committee
Principal Steve Harris invites all parents to join the PAC to learn more about the school, and more importantly, to help improve the school’s effectiveness. Harris has scheduled the first meeting Tuesday, November 8 at 5:30 in the junior high library. In addition to notes sent home with students, the school automated telephone system will be calling parents to invite them. Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks states that the agenda will include NMSBA testing results and information about the short cycle assessments.
Libraries benefit from GO bond money
The junior high librarian is working on book orders to update time sensitive sections. Library standards are for science, technology, geography, and social sciences to have books with publication dates of 1995 and newer. The Follett library software allows a collection analysis to show the average age of the collection, and this information allows the librarian to spend the money in the sections that need newer books the most. According to the Titlewise report, the junior high fiction section exceeds the national standards for the number of books to student ratio.
Monday: Cold Cereal, Muffin, Fruit and Milk
Tuesday: Cheese Omelet, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk
Wednesday: Pancake on a Stick, Fresh Fruit and Milk
Thursday: Breakfast Pocket, Teddy Grahams, Juice and Milk
Friday: Cold Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice and Milk
Monday: Hamburger, Fries, Lettuce and Tomato, Fresh Fruit and Milk
Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Wednesday: Meatball Hot Pocket, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit, Brownies and Milk
Thursday: Beef Tacos, Lettuce/Tomato, Salsa, Pinto Beans, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Friday: Hot Dog with Chili and Cheese, Fries, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Monday: Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Roll, Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Fruit Cocktail, milk
Tuesday: Pepperoni pizza,salad/dressing, corn-on-cob, green beans, gelatin/topping, milk
Wednesday: Red chile beef enchilida, pinto beans, salad/dressing,salsa, apple cobbler, milk
Thursday: Baked ham, sweet potatoes,carrots, roll, pineapple upside-down cake, milk
Friday: Frito pie, cheese/onion, lettuce/tomato, mixed veggies, lemon crisp cookies, milk