Theresa Garcia, Principal

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


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Central and SouthsideTimes

Your Support Crucial

The window for pre-filing bills in the legislature has opened and there are already 20 proposed Education bills coming before the legislature when it convenes later this month. There is strong concern that these bills, if passed, will drastically change your child’s education next year. PLEASE take a few moments to read these bills and become informed. Let your representatives know you want the funding formula to remain as it is in support of small schools and small districts. The people in Santa Fe MUST hear from YOU!

Senator John Arthur Smith

(D) - all of Hidalgo County


Box 998

Deming, NM 88031

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4363

Office Phone: (575) 546-4979

Home Phone: (575) 546 -8546

Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" S. Martinez (D) – all of Hidalgo County (except Virden area)


Box 164

Bayard, NM 88023

Capitol Phone:(505) 986-4233

Office Phone: (575) 537-8609

Home Phone: (575) 537-3105

Representative Dianne Miller Hamilton

(R) – Virden area


4132 North Gold Street

Silver, City NM 88061

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4221


The temperature dropped quite a bit and we returned to school to find snow on the ground! It is very chilly throughout the day both inside and outside. Please make sure your child is adequately dressed for the weather. There are some students coming to school wearing t-shirts only. Sweaters, sweat-jackets and other light weight outer garments are helpful in keeping your child comfortable during school hours and will prevent illness.


In an effort to increase student literacy we are keeping the library open with extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our library will be open from the time school releases until 6:30 pm. We will also be open the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. These are good opportunities for students to come in to read, do research or just complete homework.

We encourage parents to come and utilize the library with your child.


Isolate a nice quiet spot for studying. Turn off the television! It is next to impossible to concentrate on studying when your child’s favorite cartoon or kid’s show is on. If you live in a home where the computer dominates most of your child’s free time, turn it off too. Turning off the television and the computer erases major distractions that could otherwise hinder your child’s ability to study. Find a quiet and neutral room, preferably a guest bedroom or a den. Introducing your child to a quiet environment may be met with some resistance at first, but it is very important to establish rules about quiet study time from the beginning.

Anti-Bullying Information

What to do if your child is aggressive or bullies others…

- Talk to your child. Don’t blame. Stay calm and make it clear that bullying is not acceptable.

- Discuss with your child the negative impact that bullying has on the victims. Teach empathy.

- Talk and listen to your child. Share information with his/her teachers and school administration. Keep the lines of communication open between school and home.

- Be willing to attend any interviews with school personnel. Work with the school to modify your child’s behavior.

- Keep a written record (who, what, where, when, why, and how).

- Praise the efforts that your child makes toward non-violent and responsible behavior.

- Ensure a consistent approach to consequences between home and school. Consequences should be clear, age appropriate and logical, NOT punitive.

Career Overview:

Graphic Design

Graphic design is a complex profession that requires intelligence, knowledge, talent and skill in a wide range of work domains. Graphic designers are, first of all, designers who work with images, words and media.

They utilize advanced technology to create visual and multimedia presentations. They interact with other professionals, clients, customers and managers. They market and sell products, including their own talent. Graphic designers need skills in cognition, technology, art, business and interpersonal relations in order to succeed.

For more information about this creative and rewarding career, please visit:

Graphic Artist/Designer $34,242

Art Director $45,000

Customer Service Representative $36,578

Production Artist (Graphic Arts) $35,580

Product Development Manager $45,913

Spelling Bee

The district Spelling Bee will be held on January 21, 2011 at DTMS at 9:30. Six Central students will compete against six DTMS students on this day and a district winner will be determined. This exceptional speller will represent Lordsburg at the state competition later in the spring. If you are interested in watching the competition, please feel free to attend. The kids would love to see you there!

Upcoming Events

January 12 SLI Early Release

January 17 No School – MLK Day

January 21 District Spelling Bee - DTMS

February 4 Early Release


From January 20 and February 4 we will be testing for MAP. This test provides us valuable information about your child’s academic progress. Please help us by telling your child how important it is to take the test seriously and to do their best work. This will be an opportunity for them to show us what they know. We will be sharing the results of the tests with the students when testing has been completed. Please feel free to call the school to set up an appointment with your child’s teacher to discuss the results.

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