Theresa Garcia, Principal

207 High Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045 Phone (575)542-9222


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

1,000,000 words

Congratulations to the following student for reading 1,000,000 words at Central. 3/28/12

Ryan Roybal

500,000 words

Congratulations to the following student for reading 500,000 words at Central. 3/28/12

Xiomara Cruz, Jakelyne Mange, Angelo Moreno,

100,000 words

Congratulations to the following student for reading 100,000 words at Central. 3/28/2012

Tristan Rojas, Zaida Levario, Luis Moreno,

Oscar Tarango, Katie Martinez, Kodi Jacquez

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Congratulations to the following student for reading 500,000 words at Central. 2/27/2012

Armando Bejarano

Congratulations to the following student for reading 100,000 words at Central. 2/27/2012

Gregory Cuevas, LaShea Alvarez, Gabriella Artiaga, Maria Reyes Not pictured Arrian Gonzalez

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Student of the Month

Congratulations to the following student for student of the month for January 2012
Genesis De Luna, Maria Reyes, Gabby Artiaga, Xiomara Cruz.

100,000 Words

Congratulations to the following student for reading 100,000 words at Central. 2/14/2012
Valerie Silvas.

Monday, January 23, 2012

CES Spelling Bee 2012

Central Elementary held the Central Spelling Bee on January 13, 2012.  The winners advancing to the district spelling bee to be held on Friday January 27, 2012 at DTMS at 10:00.

1st place  Ryan Roybal
2nd Place Lillyan Neal
3rd place Alexia Boardman
4th place Brandon Saenz
5th place Laticia Escobar
6th place Katia Almeida

Wishing all of you best of luck!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Congratulations to the following student for Student of the month for December 2011
Damien Nava, Cody Barka, Stephanie Rendon,

Katie Martinez

Congratulations to the following student for reading 500,000 words at Central. 12/19/2011
Ryan Roybal and Brooklyn Kempton

Congratulations to the following student for reading 100,000 words at Central. 12/19/2011

Angelo Moreno and Angel Hernandez

Honor Roll

A Honor roll, A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Mileage Club, 500,00 words read and 1 million words read.  Thank you Students for all your hard work.  Let’s keep it up for this nine weeks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Union Pacific 844

Wednesday 11-9-11 at 12:45 the last working steam locomotive made a stop in Lordsburg, and stayed overnight before moving on. This served as an excellent opportunity for our students to see a piece of history in action. The students walked over to the railway to see the locomotive somewhat up close and personal.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Newsletter

Battle of the Books
Transportation arrangements will need to be made for students who participate.
Tuesday  3:15 – 4:00   Central
Thursday 3:15 – 4:00  Southside
Family Book Night
November 7 is our third Family Book Night for this school year. We will be hosting it at the Southside library at 5:30. This month’s book will be Thank You Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Please join us with your children for an hour of fun as we enjoy the story behind celebrating Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday.
Remember there will not be a Family Book Night during the month of December.

November 7         Southside
January 9            Central
February 6                    Southside
March 5               Central
April 2                 Southside
May 7                  Central

Upcoming Events

Nov. 4, 2011              SLI Early Release
Nov. 6, 2011              Daylight Savings ends
Nov. 10, 2011             District Inservice, NO SCHOOL
Nov. 11, 2011             District Inservice, NO SCHOOL
Nov. 23 - 25, 2011      Thanksgiving Holiday
Word Count Updates
5th      4,459,876
6th      5,297,458
School total so far: 9,757,334
3rd      4,808,365
4th      5,118,911
School total so far: 9,927,267
Central Read-a-Thon October 31, 2011
Students in all classes at Southside and Central took time to sit down and read. The purpose was to encourage a long stretch of reading to increase the students’ reading stamina. Ms. Lark’s class took advantage of the beautiful weather to read outside.
Turkey Dinner at School
A turkey dinner will be served in the school cafeterias on November 17th. You are welcome to join your child in eating this meal together. The cost of the meal is:
Adults - $5.00
Children - $3.00
All students will receive this meal according to their meal designation, so if your child receives a free/reduced meal, the same is true for the turkey dinner. If you would like to bring a non-enrolled child to join you, then the $3.00 charge will be assessed.
Types of Libraries to work in as a librarian:
Academic Library – this is usually a library on a university or college campus and serves the students and faculty of that institution. Some universities and colleges have more than one library on campus. The average academic librarian salary is $46,000.

Public Library – this is a library open to all who live within a city or town. The city government supports this library with funds for books, salaries and expenses. Anyone can use this library to read books, check out movies and use the Internet. The average salary for a public librarian is $47,000.

School Library – this is a library for schools that serve students from PreK – 12. They are in both public and private schools and are part of the school system. The average school librarian salary  is $40,000.

Special Library – this libarary is found in specialized areas such as museums, corporations, hopitals, military bases, private business and the government.  These libraries are open only to people working in these places.

The average salary for a specialty librarian is $52,000 All information is according to :

Social Skills

We are focusing on learning social skills to help us interact respectfully and courteously with each other. We are providing you with the steps we use in school, so you can use these skills at home with your children.

Getting Permission

When you need to get permission from someone, you should:
1.      Look at the other person.
2.      Be specific when you ask permission. The other person should know exactly what you are requesting.
3.      Be sure to ask rather than demand. “May I please…?”
4.      Give reasons if necessary.
5.      Accept the decision. 
  Attendance Policy Reminders

At this time of the year many students have been absent from school for a variety of reasons. Some confusion still lingers regarding the attendance policy we are following in the district. Please take a moment to read through these reminders.

A note signed by the parent/guardian must be in the school office within 48 hours of the first day of absence. If you child is sick with a virus and is absent on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a note must be in the office by the end of business on Thursday in order for Tuesday to excused. If the note states the days the child will be out and is turned in on time, then it will be sufficient for that absence.

For award purposes only, 3 tardies will prevent a student from receiving a perfect attendance award for the 3rd and 4th nine weeks.

Parents and guardians only may sign out students from school. For a grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling or other family member to sign out a student, a signed letter from the parent must be presented to the office giving permission to that person. We want to make sure we are keeping our students safe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September Newsletter

Battle of the Books

We are ready to start working on Battle of the Books with students. All students are invited and encouraged to participate in Battle of the Books. There will be practice once a week at each school starting on October 18. For all students coming to Battle of the Books practice transportation arrangements will need to be made.
Tuesday  3:15 – 4:00   Central
Thursday 3:15 – 4:00  Southside

Upcoming Events

Oct. 7, 2011      District In-service, NO SCHOOL
Oct. 21, 2011     Parent Teacher Conferences,
                         No school for students
Oct. 31, 2011     Read-a-Thon

Family Book Night

October 3 was our second Family Book Night for this school year. We had an amazing turnout again with standing room only in the Central library. We read the book Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.

Family Book Night for the November book will be on November 7 in the Southside Library. Please join us as we read another terrific book together and engage in a fun activity with parents and students.


August 29            Southside
October 3             Central
November 7         Southside
January 9            Central
February 6                    Southside
March 5               Central
April 2                 Southside
May 7                  Central

Reader of the Week

Southside and Central Elementary Schools are continuing to track the number of words each student is reading and combining their words to create the schools’ totals. At both schools we already have some students who have read at least 100,000 words. At this point in time we have one student who has read 1,000,000 words! KEEP READING!

5th      3,263,346
6th      3,800,797
School total so far: 7,083,927

3rd      3,482,057
4th      3,430,044
School total so far: 6,865,480

Book Fair at Southside Library

It is once again time for the Book Fair at Southside. Mrs. Salinas will set up the displays of books in the library for you to browse for books for your children. Students can purchase books at any time during the week of the fair while in school. Parents we encourage you to come by and browse with your child, and buy!

The Book Fair runs for a week from October 17 through October 26. Mrs. Salinas will be hosting a Book Fair Night on October 18th from 5 – 8pm when the library will be open to the public to view the books. Please come by and see the many wonderful texts that are available for our students.

Bullying Issues

The following are more tips on bullying. Please take a moment to read through them and discuss them with your child.

5. Encourage your child to seek help and to report bullying incidents to someone s/he feels safe with at the school:

  • Adult in charge of a specific activity or area (such as the playground, lunchroom, field trips, bus lines, gym, classroom)
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Principal

6. Use school personnel and other parents as resources in finding positive ways to encourage respectful behaviors at school.

  • Volunteer time to help supervise on field trips, on the playground, or in the lunchroom.
  • Become an advocate for school-wide bullying prevention programs and policies.

7. Encourage your child to continue to talk with you about all bullying incidents.

  • Do not ignore your child's report.
  • Do not advise your child to physically fight back. (Bullying lasts longer and becomes more severe when children fight back. Physical injuries often result.)
  • Do not confront the child who bullies.
  • Do not confront the family of the child who bullies.
Taken from:

Film Industry Careers
Producers and Directors

A producer can do many different things: write, invest, come up with ideas, and manage things. The executive producer is responsible for every part of the movie from beginning to end. Directors are the boss of a film. They make the movie the way they want it to be and so they have a say in who is hired to work on a movie. They decide on everything involved with how the movie will look and sound. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lumps producers and directors together, so the average annual salary of film directors in 2006 was $92,920.


Screenwriters write the movie. They decide what the actors say and do, where it takes place and what happens in the movie. Sometimes they work on the script by themselves or they work with other screenwriters. BLS statistics for 2006 put the average salary of a film screenwriter at $95,250, higher than both directors and producers.

Film and Video Editors

Editors make the film. Most people don’t know who they are or what they do, but without them there would be no movies. They take the many hours of filming and cut out most of it to leave just the best for us to watch on the screen. They work very closely with the director to make sure the finished product is exactly what the director wanted.

According to BLS, the average annual salary for a film editor is $68,980.

BLS statistics taken from:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

August Newsletter

Central and SouthsideTimes

Battle of the Books

This year
the students will be able to participate in a state-wide competition that celebrates the power and enjoyment of reading books. This competition requires students to read at least 10 books from the selected list of books for the 2011-2012 school year. I expect every student to read several of the books on the list during the coming months and I will outline more details about forming our
Central and Southside teams in later newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 2, 2011    District Inservice, NO SCHOOL
Sept. 7, 2011    Picture Day SS, CES
Sept. 9, 2011    Report Cards go home
Sept. 23, 2011  EARLY RELEASE, SLI
Sept. 23, 2011  LHS Homecoming Game


Walking Clubs have been started at both Central and Southside. We want to see how many miles we can walk each nine weeks. We will then change it into distance across the United States. Students can walk before school, at lunch time and are walking during PE. Pedometers are available for students to check out and use.

Reader of the Week

Both Southside and Central Elementary Schools have set a school goal to read 10 million words this year. We are tracking the number of words each student is reading and combining their words to create the schools’ totals. The students’ first goal is to read 100,000 words. Once students have read 100,000 words, we will take their picture for the newspaper and place their name on our Wall of Honor. Look for your child’s picture in the coming weeks and support your child by insisting on reading at home.

Family Book Night
August 29 was our first Family Book Night for this school  year. We had an amazing turnout for our first celebration with reading books.
We read the book Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson. Please stop by either Southside or Central to read the responses to this book. They are posted outside each library.


August 29     Southside
October 3     Central
November 7     Southside
January 9    Central
February 6   Southside
March 5       Central
April 2         Southside
May 7          Central

Bullying Issues

We continue to have issues with bullying at both Southside and Central. Please take a moment to read the following tips on how you can help your child and the school combat this problem. Each month more tips will be given.
1. Encourage your child to report bullying incidents
to you. 

  • Validate your child's
    feelings by letting him/her know that it is normal to feel hurt, sad,
    scared, angry, etc. 
  • Let your child know that
    s/he has made the right choice by reporting the incident(s) to you and
    assure your child that s/he is not to blame. 
  • Help your child be specific
    in describing bullying incidents: who, what, where, when. (Look for
    patterns or evidence of repeated bullying behaviors.)
2. Ask your child how s/he has tried to stop the

3. Coach your child in possible alternatives. 
  • Avoidance is often the best
    • Play
      in a different place.  
    • Play
      a different game.  
    • Stay
      near a supervising adult when bullying is likely to occur.
  • Look for ways to find new
    • Support
      your child by encouraging him/her to extend invitations for friends to
      play at your home or to attend activities.  
    • Involve
      your child in social activities outside of school.
4. Treat the school as your ally. 
  • Share your child's concerns
    and specific information about bullying incidents with appropriate school
  • Work with school staff to
    protect your child from possible retaliation. 
  • Establish a plan with the
    school and your child for dealing with future bullying incidents.

Criminal Justice Careers


Crime scene investigators are trained to examine the evidence and elements that comprise the scene of a murder, robbery, rape, or other crime. To become a crime scene investigator, you will need to be an experienced police officer who receives specific professional training. If you aren’t already a police officer, you will need to have at least a college degree.
Average yearly salary = $58,750

As a forensic psychologist, you may work in the court system as a jury consultant or as an expert witness testifying on the mental state of a defendant when a crime was committed. You may provide evidence regarding the competence of a person to stand trial. As a forensic psychologist, you are combining psychology with law and may work with correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, or community agencies in performing risk assessment of future behavior of an individual. You may also provide psychotherapy or agency referrals to alleviate psychiatric symptoms that led to criminal behavior. In addition to an undergraduate degree in psychology, you will need a Master’s Degree to qualify for a career position inforensic psychology.
Average Salary = $59,440


The requirements for becoming a paralegal vary based on the work environment you wish to work for. Some law firms may require you to have a complete four-year degree in paralegal studies, while other offices may only ask applicants to have earned an Associate’s degree or shorter professional program from a business school or trade school. Paralegals may want to consider taking the national certification exam for legal assistants, but it usually isn’t needed.
Average Salary = $43,040

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Students of the Week

Students of the week of February 22-February 25, 2011


Shane, Randy, Xiomara, not pictured Kodi.

Students of the Week

Students of the week of February 28-March 4, 2011


Zaida, Adrian, Destinee, and Jennifer.

Students of the Month

Students of the month of February 2011


Gabby , Jose , Devin not pictured Clarissa.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Newsletter

Anti-Bullying Information

No child is immune to bullying. According to “The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both.” It doesn’t have to be this way in Lordsburg. Here are 10 tips you can follow to help prevent bullying.

1. Talk with and listen to your child – everyday!

2. Spend time at school and recess.

3. Be a good example of kindness and leadership.

4. Learn the signs.

5. Create healthy anti-bullying habits early.

6. Help your child’s school address bullying effectively.

7. Establish household rules about bullying.

8. Teach your child how to be a good witness.

9. Teach your child about cyberbullying.

10. Spread the word that bullying should not be a normal part of childhood.

For more information about each tip please check out the following website:


1. Look at the title of the passage and the picture first. Try to predict what the passage will be about.

2. Use context clues to help you figure out words you don’t understand.

3. Pay attention to the order of events. Look for words such as “first,” “next,” “then,” and “later.”

4. Watch for absolute words that can change meaning, such as “all,” “always,” “never,” “not,” and “only.”

5. Underline key words that tell what happened and why.

6. Find evidence in the passage that supports your answer choice.

7. Review all of the possible answers before marking you selection.


Central Southside

Mon. 4:30 – 6:30 Mon. 4:00 – 6:00

Wed. 4:30 – 6:30 Tues. 4:00 – 5:00

Thurs. 4:00 – 5:00

First Saturday of the Month at both schools

9:00 – 12:00

Join us for our Family Book Nights:

February 7 5:00 – 6:00

April 4 5:00 – 6:00

May 9 5:00 – 6:00

Career Overview:

Careers with the United States Post Office

The United States Postal Service, or USPS, processed 177 billion pieces of mail in 2009, making it the largest and most expansive post office in the world (see Reference 1). The operation of such a large organization requires the support of employees at all levels. In fact, the USPS has 596,000 career employees (see Reference 1). People seeking a career with the United States Postal Service have a number of options, from working in the field as letter carriers to working in local post offices as clerks and sales and marketing professionals. Entry level salary is approximately $11 per hour.

Read more: Starting Salary for Postal Workers


The book selected for this first Family Book Night was titled Bad Boys. The families were able to meet Willy and Wally and follow them on a journey. This is an exciting book for the entire family. The book for March will be Thundercakes. Please plan now to attend on March 7, 2011. This will be at Southside Elementary. Central and Southside have our Family Book Nights together.

Upcoming Events

February 4 NO SCHOOL – District Inservice

February 7 Book of the Month Night

February 9 Early Release

February 21 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day


The new food pyramid has a drawing of a person climbing stairs. That is a reminder that we need to be active as well as eat right. Aim for an hour of exercise every day. You don’t have to do it all at once. As the weather starts to warm up, take time to get active. Get active on your own. Get active with your family. Get active with your friends.



Take a deep breath




Theodor Seuss Geisel ( /ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone.[1] He published 44 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Numerous adaptations of his work have been created, including eleven television specials, three feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series