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Oct. 16 School News and Menus


October 15, 2005


Making Music

Franklin Smith, choir director announced Portales Junior High choir students will have their first performance Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. Smith said the program will include a variety of music styles. All family and friends are welcome.

First Quarter Ends

Students completed their nine-weeks’ tests Thursday and Friday. Teachers are getting grades in the computer for the Tuesday deadline. Parents may check their children’s grades by logging on to the Power Grade site from the Portales Municipal School District’s home page at:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 24 is reserved for parents and teachers to visit about students’ progress. This year the school is trying a schedule to help eliminate parents having to wait so long to visit with teachers. If at all possible, Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks asks parents to schedule their visits by the following schedule of the student’s last name:

A-B-C 11a.m. to noon

D-E-F-G noon to 1 p.m.

H-I-J-K-L 1-2 p.m.

M-N-O 3-4 p.m.

P-Q-R-S 4-5 p.m.

T through Z 5-6 p.m.

The school will close from 2-3 p.m. so the faculty can have lunch or visit their children’s schools for those conferences. This year we will make an effort to keep conferences to 10 minutes to ease congestion and waiting time for parents. By having a time for faculty to have lunch, parents won’t feel frustrated if the teacher they need to see has just stepped down the hall to eat lunch.

Bus Safety

Tuesday students will be learning about emergency procedures on a school bus. Drivers will visit each campus and instruct students as part of National School Bus Safety Week.

Dora School News

Eastern New Mexico Fair

Dora school winners at the Eastern New Mexico Fair were:

Koby Cane — grand champion steer

Jasi Roberts — first place dairy heifer

Gorven Hays — reserve Chester pig

Ryan Craig — third place York pig

Casey O’Connor — swine showmanship

D’Shawn Pettigrew — Striving for Excellence trophy and second place Hamp lightweight pig


Dora volleyball hosts Melrose at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday then travels to Elida on Thursday for a 4 p.m. match. Volleyball District 3A tournament begins Oct. 25 and continues through that week.


Dora FFA will be at Nationals all week the week of Oct. 24.

Special Events

Wednesday — Risk Behavior survey during second hour for grades nine and 12.

Thursday — Talent search for grades six, 11 and 12.

Friday — Last day of nine-weeks grade period.

Plan Ahead

Oct. 31— Daylight savings time ends. Set clocks back one hour.

Nov. 4 — Teen Night at 7 p.m. in Rogers gym.


A special Christian musical concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Milnesand Community Building. All students and parents are welcome for concert, food, fellowship and fun. Steve Davis of Portales is in charge of the evening.

Floyd School News

Upcoming Events

• Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

• Picture retakes will be Oct. 26.


Floyd varsity at San Jon Coyotes 1p.m.


There are no volleyball games this week. The District 3A tournament will be Oct. 2429. Times and places to be announced later.


Fourth Graders will have a bake sale Friday.

If a student contacted you about purchasing a peeler and didn’t have the one you wanted, please contact the school. More have come in, and are available for Sonic, Domino’s, and Subway.

Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 or by e-mail:

School Menus

Portales Schools


Monday: Cold Cereal, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Juice and Milk

Tuesday: Breakfast Bar, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk

Wednesday: Cheese Omelet, Flour Tortilla, Juice and Milk

Thursday: Ham, English Muffin with Jelly, Juice and Milk

Friday: Cold Cereal, Yogurt, Juice and Milk


Monday: Hot Dog, Fries, Fresh Fruit, Pudding and Milk

Tuesday: Chili and Beans, Flour Tortilla, Corn, Chilled Fruit and Milk

Wednesday: Pizza Pocket, Veggie Sticks with Dip, Fresh Fruit, Brownies and Milk

Thursday: Hoagie, Chips, Lettuce, Tomato, Chilled Fruit and Milk

Friday: Enchiladas, Crackers, Pinto Beans, Chilled Fruit and Milk

Floyd Schools


Monday: French Toast Sticks,cereal assorted, Apple, Orange or Fruit Juice, Milk - choice

Tuesday: Sausage and egg casserole, cereal assorted, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk - choice

Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, cereal assorted, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk - choice

Thursday: Quesadilla, Bacon Slide, cereal assorted, Apple,Orange or Fruit Juice, Milk-choice

Friday: Sausage gravy and biscuit, cereal assorted, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-choice


Monday: Chicken enchilida, rice (cooked white), pinto beans, vegetable salad, Milk-choice

Tuesday: Bean tostadas, vegetable salad, banana pudding, Milk-choice

Wednesday: Poor Man’s steak, english peas, hot roll, chilled pears, Milk-choice

Thursday: Meatloaf, corn, vegetable salad, pineapple tidbits, milk-choice

Friday: Char-Broil Hamburger, french fries, lettuce, tomato, and pickle, applesauce, with cinnamon, milk-choice

CSC Menu

Monday: Trail Blazer, Calif Veggies, Ranch beans, Roll, Banana Pudding

Tuesday: Chicken with Rice, Broccoli, Peas & Carrots, Roll, Oatmeal Cookie

Wednesday: Taco Soup, Salad, Tortilla/Salsa, Gelatin/Apricots

Thursday: Baked Fish, Parsley Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Wheat Bread, Chocolate Pudding

Friday: Green Chile Hamburger Stew, Hominy, Flour Tortilla, Orange gelatin


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