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Upcoming Events ECP

May 10th- Water Day (weather permitting)
May 21st- Last day of School for Students
May 22nd- Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony 10am

See below for more information..


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What's New


June 2019 Events


NFBNM BELL Camp

June 24-June 28, 2019

The NFB BELL Academy helps blind and low-vision children, ages four through twelve, develop the literacy skills that will empower them to achieve their academic goals and live the lives they want. This year, with the assistance of our Wells Fargo partners, we provide opportunities for students to imagine, create, and touch their future and dreams; by not only raising expectations through Braille instruction, but by nurturing their development of tactile arts and graphics. Through the generous support of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, each student participant in the 2019 NFB BELL Academies will be provided with an inTACT Sketchpad. To learn more about NFB BELL Academy, visit https://nfb.org/bell-academy.

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages: 4-12
Activities will include Braille reading and writing, and other skills that build independence and confidence. In order to apply, please go to the following link: https://nfb.org/bell-academy
For more information, please call Tara Chavez at 505-328-3349 or Kaden Calahan 505-290-4100.

NFBNM BELL Camp Flyer


May 2019 Events


Water Day (weather permitting)

May 10th, 2019

Last Day of School

May 21st, 2019

NMSBVI ECP Graduation

May 22, 2019

NMSBVI Graduation

Please join us on Friday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Albuquerque Campus
NMSBVI ECP Graduation MS word version


April 2019 Events


Beeping Egg Hunt

April 12, 2019

Vernal Holiday

April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019, no school will be held


Family Fun Night at NMSBVI ECP

Wednesday, April 24, 5:00pm-6:30pm

IEP

Join us for Cause & Effect Play Night! We will have many hands-on stations that are fun for the whole family. Refreshments will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there... the whole family is welcome!

Family Fun Night at NMSBVI ECP


March 2019 Events


SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

March 11 - 15, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Path’s to Literacy

March 23, 2019

Make and Take 10am-12pm in the Sage Room


February 2019 Events


Light Room Dedication & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:30AM

IEP

Please join us as we honor the New Mexico AT&T Pioneers for their generous donation of equipment for our light room!

Light Room Dedication flyer MS word version


Presidents Day

February 18th, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Parent/Teacher conferences

February 21st - 22nd, 2019

Early Dismissal at Noon.

Picture Days

February 25th & 26th 2019

January 2019 Events


Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 21st, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Staff In-Service

January 30th, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


December 2018 Events


IEP Training for Families

December 6, 2018 9:30a.m.

IEP

IEP’s are, and will continue to be, an important part of your child’s yearly education process. Let’s meet with trained parent advocates to support you and your child in this process. Learn about your rights, the IEP process & advocacy, and how the IEP supports your child throughout their school years. Refreshments will be provided! Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance.


Santa Claus is Coming to the ECP!

December 20th 2018

Students will be receiving an early visit from Santa Claus.


NO SCHOOL- Winter break

December 18th - January 7th 2018

NO SCHOOL - Winter break


November 2018 Events


Parent/Teacher conferences

November 8th - 9th, 2018

Early Dismissal at Noon.

Thanksgiving Break

November 19th - 23rd, 2018

No School for Students.


October 2018 Events


Fall Break

October 11-12, 2018

No School for Students or Staff.


Fall Carnival

October 24th, 2018 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Public Event!)

Halloween Carnival 2018

Please join us for a spooktacular Halloween Carnival at the ECP! We’ll have face painting, food sales, and lots of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. See you there!
Fall Carnival flyer MS word version


September 2018 Events


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 3rd, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


Back Care Workshop

September 5th, 2018

ECP Staff: Please join us at this two-hour workshop as we learn therapeutic back care techniques. The workshop will be taught by Zoreh Afsarzadeh, founder and lead teacher at High Desert Yoga. The goal is to help us strengthen and protect our backs for the wonderful but physically demanding work that we do every day. Zoreh has been teaching therapeutic yoga for backcare for over 30 years and is deeply trained in anatomy + physiology, alignment, spine health, back injuries, injury prevention, and mindfulness. She will share some daily movements that we can do on our own at home or at work. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. For more information, please contact Mikaela Pierce at NMSBVI’s ECP..


Family Potluck

September 26, 2018
Family Potluck 2018

Let’s kick off the school year with our favorite things: our kids and food! Join us for our annual Family Potluck Dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy time meeting new families! In attendance will be some of our staff to talk about ways that we are working with our students. Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance. Download the Putlock Flyer


Blood Drive

September 26, 2018 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m (Public Event)

Donors will receive a FREE pint for pint courtesy of Rio Bravo Brewery!

SAVE LIVES AND DONATE BLOOD and you will be automatically entered to win 2 tickets to the Denver Bronco vs Houston Texans on November 4th 2018 in Denver, CO at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Plus two nights stay at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Denver.

For an appointment please contact: United Blood Services at 246-1457 or 877-UBS-HERO


August 2018 Events


First day of school/Half day

August 14th, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – Noon)

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2018-2019 School Year.


Parent Orientation & Coffee

August 14th, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

May 2018 Events


Last Day of School

May 22nd, 2018

Graduation

May 23rd, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

April 2018 Events


Science Night

April 25th, 2018 (New - Public Event)

This event is open to the public. There will be pizza's sold by the slice.


March 2018 Events


Beeping Egg Hunt

March 20th, 2018

SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

March 26th - 30th, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


February 2018 Events


Innovations Fair

February 7th, 2018 (New - Public Event)

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our second Annual event!

February 7th at NMSBVI Albuquerque ECP Campus, 1pm-3pm

Please join us as we display and celebrate some of the school’s recent innovations in education! Our staff is involved with so many exciting things happening in NMSBVI classrooms and in various locations around the state... and they’re thrilled by thisopportunity to share their innovations with you!



NO SCHOOL- Staff In-service

February 14th 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

February 19th 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


Parent-Teacher Conferences-Dismissal at noon

February 22nd & 23rd 2018

Picture Days

February 26th & 27th 2018

January 2018 Events


Kindergarten returns to school

January 3rd 2018

Preschoolers returns to school

January 4th 2018

Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 15th, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


December 2017 Events


NO SCHOOL- Winter break

December 18th - January 2nd 2017

NO SCHOOL - Winter break


November 2017 Events


Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 9th - 10th 2017

Students dismissed at Noon.


Thanksgiving Break

November 20th - 24th, 2017

No School for Students.



October 2017 Events


Fall Break

October 12-13, 2017

No School for Students or Staff.

Fall Carnival

October 25th, 2017 5p.m. - 7 p.m. (Public Event!)

ECP Halloween Flyer 2017

Please join us for an evening of fun and play! We will have activities for all children to enjoy.... We’ll have snacks for sale and provide refreshments. We can’t wait to see the costumes!


September 2017 Events


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 4th, 2017

Students will not be attending classes.


Blood Drive

September 6th, 2017 (Public Event)

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, September 6th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. For more information, or if you would like to sign up please visit United Blood Services Appointment Website


Low Vision Clinic

September 13th & 20th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Bowl-a-thon

September 17th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Invites everyone at 4040 Pan American Freeway ( I-25) 12:00PM UNTIL 2:00PM, for more information about this event please click on the link: Bowl-A-Thon Flyer


GlowBall Tournament

September 23rd, 2017

The Glowball is a fund raising tournament to benefit the students of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impared. The event takes place at Los Altos Golf Course Albuquerque. To register or for more information please click the link : GlowBall Flyer

Family Potluck

September 27rd, 2017

Let’s kick off the school year with our favorite things: our kids and food! Join us for our annual Family Potluck Dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy time meeting new families! In attendance will be some of our staff to talk about ways that we are working with our students. Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance. Download the Putlock Flyer


August 2017 Events


ECP Student Registration

August 3rd, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

First day of school/Half day

August 15th, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2017-2018 School Year. This first day will be a half-day (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Parent Orientation & Coffee

August 15th, 2017 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)


Past News Events School Year 2016-2017


NMSBVI InFocus Newsletter

Summer-Fall 2016

InFocus Newsletter

Please select a version of the Newsletter to download:
Click Here to view pdf version (requires Adobe Reader)
Click Here to view Microsoft Word version


ECP Student Registration

August 3rd, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

First Day of School

August 16th, 2016

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2016-2017 School Year. This first day will be a half-day (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Parent Orientation/Coffee Social

August 16th, 2016

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 5th, 2016

Students will not be attending classes.


Low Vision Clinic

September 21st & 23rd, 2016

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Fall Break - No School

October 7th, 2016

Students will not be attending classes this da.


Low Vision Clinic

October 19th, 2016 (Rio Rancho)

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Fall Carnival

October 26th, 2016

Fall Carnival 2016 PDF


IEP Training for Families

November 10th, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Please contact Nora Sandoval for more information.


In-Service Day

November 11th, 2016 (No School)

Students will not be attending classes this day.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 14th - 15th, 2016

Please contact your child's teacher for an appointment. Early dismissal for students (12 p.m.)


Thanksgiving Break

November 21st - 25th, 2016 (No School)

Students will not be attending classes this day.


Santa Claus is Coming to the ECP!

December 16th

Students will be receiving an early visit from Santa Claus.


Winter Break- No School

December 19th - January 2nd

Students will not be attending classes. Happy Holidays!


ECP Graduate Transition Meeting for Families

January 12th, 2017

Families of graduating students are encouraged to attend this meeting in preparation for what is to come.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Inservice NMAER Conference

February 8th, 2017

An inservice day. There will be no school.


Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 13-17th, 2017

Give your thanks to your local bus driver throughout this special week!


President's Day Holiday

February 20th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Picture Days

February 27th - 28th, 2017

Bring your smiles! ☺


Low Vision Clinic

March 1st, 15th & 29th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...

Spring Break

March 20-24th, 2017

No School will be held all week.


Family Fun Night

April 5th, 2017

Theme: Science Night 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Beeping Egg Hunt

April 11th, 2017

Vernal Holiday

April 14th & 17th, 2017

April 14th and 17th are two scheduled in-service school days where no school will be held


Innovations Fair

April 26 & April 28, 2017

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our First Annual Innovations Fair!

April 26 at NMSBVI Albuquerque ECP Campus, 1pm-3pm

April 28 at NMSBVI Alamogordo Residential Campus, 1pm-3pm

Please join us as we display and celebrate some of the school’s recent innovations in education! Our staff is involved with so many exciting things happening in NMSBVI classrooms and in various locations around the state... and they’re thrilled by this opportunity to share their innovations with you! Please stop by either event to visit with our staff and get a glimpse of some of the interesting creations currently under development. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view the event flyer (requires Adobe Reader)