Dear Parents and Guardians,

First off, I want to extend a huge thank you to all our parents and guardians who worked so hard to help our students complete all of their work this school year. Your dedication and hard work is appreciated immensely. Please note the following dates and times below. Your child’s teacher will contact you if there are any changes to the schedule. There is numerous information that will be forthcoming in the next few weeks as far as summer school registration, parent forums, and registration for next school year.
Nimrah Marquez, Principal
Laguna Elementary/Middle School
505-552-9200, 505-552-9091, 505-240-1616,

4th and 5th Grade Drop Off Material Drive-Thru: 9:00-12:00
Kindergarten Drive-Thru Completion: 1:00

2nd and 3rd Grade Drop Off Material Drive-Thru: 9:00-12:00

Kinder and 1st Grade Drop Off Material Drive-Thru: 9:00-12:00

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LES Principal’s Read Aloud

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 @ 12:30pm
This will be our last LES Read Aloud:
Meeting ID: 638 496 7734
Passcode: 712820

UPDATED January 21, 2021

LES & LMS Parents/Guardians,
Due to Corona Virus safety measures, LDOE will be changing its meal delivery schedule for the week of January 25th. The Laguna Elementary School (LES) students and Laguna Middle School (LMS) students will be provided with a meal bag which will include meals for the entire week, 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches, on Monday, January 25th. The meals will be delivered at the regular meal delivery sites and the regular times. No meal deliveries on Tuesday through Thursday for LES and LMS students. We will keep this schedule until further notice. Please contact LDOE at 505-552-6008, if you have any questions and we will gladly respond. Thank you so much.

DEC Parents,
The meal deliveries for the DEC students have not changed, we will continue to deliver meals on Monday through Thursday, same delivery locations and times. Please contact LDOE at 505-552-6008, if you have any questions and we will gladly respond. Thank you so much.

Division of Early Childhood:  505-552-1013
Laguna Elementary School:  505-552-9200
Laguna Middle School:  505-552-9091

The routes are a work in progress, please be a bit flexible on the times.  Thank you.

Please contact LDOE at 505-552-6008, if you have any questions and we will gladly respond. Thank you so much.

Seama Village and Surrounding Area:

  • Seama Sub – Salt Cedar & Deer Dancer Rd.  - 8:00 am – 8:20 am
  • Computer Lab - 8:23 – 8:40 am
  • Victorino Residence (Bus Stop) - 8:45 am – 9:05 am
  • Sunnyside Area (Bus Stop) - 9:10 am – 9:30 am

Casa Blanca Sub, Paraje Village & Low Rent:

  • Casa Blanca – Basketball Court - 8:00 am – 8:30 am
  • Paraje – Recreation Hall - 8:40 am – 9:05 am
  • Paraje – Mtn. Ash Loop & Laurel Rd. (Low Rent) - 9:10 am – 9:30 am

Encinal Area and New Laguna Area:

  • Encinal – Recreation Hall  - 8:00 am – 8:40 am
  • New Laguna – Sweeties - 8:50 am – 9:30 am

Laguna Village and Sub Area:

  • Laguna Green Acres – Playground - 8:00 am – 8:40 am
  • Laguna Village – Computer Lab  - 8:50 am – 9:05 am
  • Laguna Tribal Bldg. (Bus Stop)- 9:10 am – 9:30 am

Mesita Village, Low Rent & Sub Area:

  • Mesita HUD Homes & Low Rent – BB Courts. - 8:00 am – 8:25 am
  • Mesita Sub – Basketball Courts - 8:30 am – 8:55 am
  • Mesita Village – Bus Stop (Wind Mill area) - 9:05 am – 9:30 am

Paguate Village Area:

  • Paguate Sub – Basketball Courts - 8:00 am – 8:25 am
  • Paguate Porkchop Hill – Bus Stop  - 8:30 am – 8:40 am
  • Paguate Village – Recreation Hall - -8:45 am – 9:05 am
  • Mousetown Housing – Rodriguez Residence - 9:20 am – 9:30 am

Contact information regarding the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) cards:

Contact numbers:
HSD Hotline- 1-800-283-4465
PED Hotline- 1-505-660-4822
FIS number- 1-800-843-8303 (card replacements)
Website links for P-EBT information:
HSD Website: https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/p-ebt.aspx
PED Website Link to HSD: http://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ 
(Pandemic EBT which is under Important information and quick links)
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Recent News
‚ÄčLES in the News
Laguna Students Rise To The Occasion - Embrace Science

By Diana Martinez
Cibola County Bureau

LAGUNA PUEBLO - On Thursday, Laguna Elementary School students were asked by fifth-grade teacher Amy Arkie, “Who wants to be a scientist when they grow up?” To which almost every student raised their hand.

The school held their own science fair and had every student participate from kindergarten through fifth grade. Each student had to present a project. For kindergarten through second grade students made class projects, but for third to fifth grade students presented individual projects. All together there were over 90 projects.

Principal Holly Gurule confirmed that the school is a community school, therefore, they follow their own schedule. They chose to hold their science fair after spring break to give students and their parents time to collaborate on their projects.


According to Arkie, the students and their families rose to the occasion. “There was not a low score for any of the fifth-grade students at all,” Arkie said. “A lot of parents support it and said how fun it was to do the project with their child. The majority of parents here value education and it makes our job so much easier. Then there was support of local entities, it was a really nice combination of departments.”

Gurule added that the school has a priority on science technology engineering and math. “We believe in STEM,” Gurule said, “and we really believe in getting kids excited about exploration and inquiry. This year I saw projects that I’ve never seen before. We’re grateful for the volunteers who judged the projects.”

The judges came from offices and departments all over Laguna Pueblo, they spent time judging projects Thursday morning. Wednesday evening was the school’s science night., an open house for families to peruse the projects.

By now they are seasoned student scientists as the school requires the projects to be completed every year, either as a class or as individuals.

Lucas Begaye, a fifth-grade student, was asked what he liked best about the project. “The procedure,” he answered, “the fun of getting materials. Most people think it’s hard, but for me it was an adventure, too. The hardest part was making sure we did it right.”

He was also asked how he liked the fair in general. “It’s great,” he said. “There were no winners or losers, we’re all winners today.”

Begaye’s project focused on liquid density. He explored density by creating a lava lamp that earned him second place among fifth-grade students.

The results that Gurule and the school aimed for were most evident in fifth-grade student Viviana Aragon. She was asked what she liked about the fair. “I like seeing all the projects and the different things people are learning—new things that I wouldn’t have otherwise think of,” she said.

The overall winner of the fair was fourth-grade student Cooper Two Bull for his project, “Got Batteries.” There were other awards for each grade.


There are more supportive parents waiting in the wings. This year, Amanda Peacock’s student is only in second grade and had a class project in which to participate.

Though Peacock said, “We’re excited to do a project with her next year. It’s fun to see what they come up with on their own, and see them explore and how their minds work.”


Fourth- and fifth-grade students have also been participating in Science Club with Arkie twice a week. Their current activity is exploring creating and operating rovers with help from STEM students at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

About Us


Irske Hanu – Each of these statements is reflective of LES staff, parents, and students.

·        Our school will be one people by respecting each other

·        Our school will be one people by achieving our goals in academics

·        Our school will be one people enriched by all cultures

·        Our school will be one people recognized by our character.

We are an AVID School!

The mission of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

At LES, we focus on three areas of AVID:

  1. Successful Student:  Teachers, students, and parents work together to identify qualities that make a student successful and we work on exhibiting these qualities in our classrooms and across our school.
  2. Organization:  Students are required to have their AVID Binders and agendas with them each day.  Using our binders and agendas to help students not only manage their materials, but their time and self as well.
  3. WICOR:  Developing critical thinking and deep learning is crucial for 21st century learners.  AVID provides foundational strategies known as WICOR that help students develop these critical thinking and learning skills.  WICOR stands for:
  • Writing
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Reading

For more information on AVID, or to see AVID in action, please contact the school.

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