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A message from our Principal

Dear Altar Valley Community,

I am pleased to inform you that our Be Kind school campaign is going well. We recently held our staff Be Kind professional development, immediately followed by the Be Kind student assembly. Our students did well and enjoyed learning about how Ben’s Bells begun and of course, what it means and the countless ways to be kind.

Ben's Bells is a non-profit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. Our school is joining this mission by becoming a Kind Campus, where we are committing to practicing kindness and creating a culture of kind leaders on our campus. We currently have a Be Kind club that meets after school during our 21st Century program. They are planning activities and becoming the Be Kind campus leaders. In addition at Robles, teachers will lead students in kindness activities and students will share what they are doing with their families. 

This time of the year is the perfect time to be kind and help others. In the spirit of giving, a group of volunteers from Altar Valley would like to bring a tradition of helping others this holiday season by having our first annual ‘Tree of Hope.’

Where is the ‘Tree of Hope?’ - The Tree of Hope is located in the front office of Robles Elementary. It contains Christmas ornaments with the needs of families, students, and staff members who may be going through difficult times this holiday season. Nameless ornaments are labeled to request a special gift for these persons in need.

How can I help? - If you are interested in purchasing a gift, feel free to stop by and choose an ornament from the tree! Please make sure to use the gift log (the clipboard next to the tree) and write down the information on the ornament you are planning to take - this is for our record keeping. If for some reason you take an ornament and cannot bring in a gift after all, please return the ornament to the tree. This will help us make sure that everyone on the tree will get a gift! **Please return your gift WRAPPED! Also, please make sure to attach the ornament to your gift, so the gift finds its way to the right person! Another way of helping is adopting a complete family of tags or donating gift cards or non-perishable food items.

I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the amazing holiday program our teachers and students are working on. This year, our holiday program is on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Our schedule is a little different this year, as we are to abide by the building capacity and ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable to enjoy the wonderful performances we are preparing.

  • Preschool and Kindergarten: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd Grades: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 3rd and 4th Grades: 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

During the three performances, Santa is available for pictures in the library from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. During the holiday program, you have the opportunity to support our student council through some fundraisers they are running. We thank you in advance for your continuous support and attendance to our Bobcats’ events.


Rosalinda Rodriguez

Rosalinda Rodriguez, MA, EdS, Principal
Altar Valley School District #51
(520) 822.9418 Ext 2148