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School News, Menus (Week of Dec. 12)


December 10, 2005


Readers entertain at Steiner

Students in Ami Padgett’s classes plan to present a play to first grade students at Steiner Elementary Thursday. Padgett’s classes have been reading for younger children during the year, and the play counts as the semester test grade.

The following students have been working to memorize lines and learn stage directions: Ashlee Banister, Catherine Collins, Rebecca Garza, Joe Helak, Derek Hunker, Spencer Irons, Fernando Lopez, Jonathan Meza, Jacob Rutherford, Beck Ward, Amber Smith, Leighann Almader, Mike Bustamante, Andres Carbajal, Anisha Franco, Stephanie Gallegos, Ricky Navarrete, Andrew Olivas, Analisa Sena, Brenda Vicuna, Jesus Chavez, Jordan Cordova, Marili Diaz, Naomi Gutierrez, Colton Haragan, Nahivy Hernandez, Damian Lozano, JoeFred Martinez, Gosa Padilla, Kayla Roach, Mirea Sanchez, Ty Terry, Chris Allen, Joanna Levacy, Krista Martinez, Russel Rizor, Angel Segovia, Corina Urosite, Abel Villalabos. Their presentation is The Prince and the Pauper based on Mark Twain’s book.

Basketball teams in action Monday

Students wind up the year with one day of basketball games. All four of the girls’ teams play Yucca in Clovis Monday while all four of our boys’ teams host the Yucca boys. Girls begin with the “A” teams, and the boys begin with the “B” teams. Games will be played in two schools, so students won’t be too late getting in the last study time for their semester tests.

Semester ends

Students finished their second quarter tests Thursday and Friday and will complete their semester tests early this week. School will dismiss at 1 p.m. on Friday. Teachers return Jan. 2 for in-service, and students will report Jan. 3 for the second half of the year.

Library accepting canned food for fines

From now until Christmas, the librarian is accepting canned goods to pay library fines. Two cans of food will cover any fine for books that have been returned. If books are lost, students can bring one can of food for each dollar amount of the book with a 10-can limit. Food collected will be distributed through a local charity.

FCA holds toy drive

Wednesday evening Fellowship of Christian Athletes braved the cold to bring toys to their meeting. These toys will be distributed through the Portales Police Department. Ann-Marie Bucksath, Laura DeBusk, and Ginger Golden sponsor this organization.

Floyd School News

Upcoming events listed

• There will be a Floyd School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the main office.

• Final exams for the first semester will be Thursday and Friday. School will dismiss at noon both days for all grades.

• Christmas break will be Dec. 19 through Jan. 2. School will resume Jan. 3.

Athletic schedule listed

• 4:30 p.m. Monday junior high boys and girls at Elida

• Friday and Saturday varsity boys and girls at the House Tournament

Students put on plays and programs

Just before Thanksgiving break, the fifth grade class performed the play The Pilgrims’ Arrival: Thanksgiving at Plymouth for parents, administration, and elementary students. The students learned that plays incorporate reading for fluency and expression and build public speaking skills. Also in November, the junior high art class created nursery rhyme puppets and performed for the preschool, kindergarten and first grade students. The students critiqued their puppets and performance. The junior high art class also created screens for the music program held at the school last week.


Portales Schools


Monday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk

Tuesday: French Toast Sticks, Ham, Juice and Milk

Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk

Thursday: Sausage Patty, Biscuit, Juice and Milk

Friday: Cold Cereal, Muffin, Juice and Milk


Monday: Meatball Hot Pocket, Veggie Sticks with Dip, Fresh Fruit and Milk

Tuesday: Baked Chicken, Roll, Carrots, Chilled Fruit and Milk

Wednesday: Pizza, Green Beans, Apple Crisp and Milk

Thursday: Baked Ham, Roll, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Fruit Salad and Milk

Friday: Cook’s Choice

Floyd Schools


Monday: Quesadilla, Bacon Slide, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice

Tuesday: Sausage and Egg Casserole, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice

Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Link, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice

Thursday: Breakfast Burrito, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice

Friday: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Orange, or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice


Monday: Tuna Salad, English Peas, Crackers, Vegetable Salad, Milk-Choice (Potato Bar (M&H)

Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meat, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Chilled Peaches, Milk-Choice

Wednesday: Burrito-Beef, Ranch Style Beans, Vegetable Salad, Fruit Jello, Milk-Choice

Thursday: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Apples-Fresh, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Milk-Choice

Friday: Pizza Hot Pocket, Orange, Go-Gurt, Milk-Choice

CSC Menu

Monday: Green chile hamburger stew, hominy, four tortilla, orange, and milk.

Tuesday: Baked pork chop, mustard greens, augratin potatoes, roll, fruit cocktail, jello, and milk.

Wednesday: Sour cream enchiladas, pinto beans, spanish rice, salsa, oatmeal cookie, and milk.

Thursday: Glazed ham, green beans, candied yams, rolls, pumpkin spice cake, and milk.

Friday: Chicken potato soup, Cauliflower with cheese sauce, crackers, peach cobbler, and milk.


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