Principal - M. Mark Head


Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Staff:

As we are preparing for the start of another school year, I want to take this opportunity to say WELCOME BACK! As I recently told the staff, regardless of test scores, Teacher evaluation, School Grades, etc., we have one of the best schools in the District, possibly even the state. Our Staff, Parents, Guardians and Students have heart, grit, and perseverance, they will go the extra mile, and do everything in their power for our student’s success. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful School.

We are welcoming four new teachers to Cubero Elementary:

·         Kyra Ontiveros will be our new Kindergarten Teacher. She is originally from Seboyeta and will be taking Ms. LeValdo’s place.

·         Sheena Meech will be our new First Grade Teacher. She is a Grants High School graduate, has taught at APS for several years and has returned to her roots. She will be replacing Ms. Maestas.

·         Ms. Lorraine Dodge will be our new fifth grade teacher, taking over for Ms. Apodaca. She took a couple of years off to help with grandchildren. She has a wealth of experience, the most recent in Window Rock, AZ

·         Brenda Anzures is returning as our new Sixth Grade Teacher after trying out retirement for a couple of years. She will be replacing MS. Douglas.

I cannot tell you how lucky we are to have this outstanding group of new Teachers at our School and look forward to watching our students grow as a result of their knowledge, experience and dedication. I would like to also point out that I feel the same, and then some, towards each of our returning Teachers and Staff.

Our Parent Staff Committee has scheduled all of their meetings for the year as well as their fundraising activities. They are as follows:


·         09/06/2017, 10/16/2017, 11/06/2017, 12/04/2017, 01/08/2018, 02/05/2018, 03/05/2018, 04/02/2018, and 05/07/2018. Meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We will send home announcements and post on website.


·         Basket Bingo – 09/15/2017

·         Fall Carnival – 10/27/2017

·         Holiday Chocolate Fundraiser – 11/01/2017-11/17/2017

·         Pizza Kit Fundraiser – 01/05/2018-01/19/2018

·         Basket Bingo – 03/02/2018

·         Crispy Cream fundraiser – 04/02/2018-04/13/2018

Some results from the PARCC state assessment have already come out and I am very proud to say that our 3rd through 6th grade students made great growth. The percentage of students scoring proficient (Level Four or Five) saw more than a 70 % increase in both ELA and Math. The School Grade Reports from the State are not out yet so I do not know for sure what this will mean in that regard but all of our grade levels and sub-populations grew and this is WONDERFUL! We will share more as we get it.

Please feel free to call or stop by with any questions or concerns. If I am not available, leave a message on the phone 505-285-2706, or with Andrea Aragon and I will make arrangements to meet with you.

Last year was outstanding, this year will be even Better!

Sincerely – M. Mark Head – Principal Cubero Elementary School

Principal Head