School Schedule

School Schedule and Events at John Baker


Meet Your Teacher : 

Before school can begin, you and your children need to meet their teachers. Come out to John Baker to get to know them, get familiar with the new rooms, and fill their desks with the necessary supplies. Kindergarten parents will sign up with their teachers for a personal meeting that will occur prior to their first day of school. This will be the first opportunity of the new school year to meet the PTO officers, and get initial information on the rest of the events for the year. We look forward to seeing you at this event.


First Day of school for 1st-5th graders:  


Boo-Hoo Breakfast: August       , 7:45am (first day of school for Kinders)

It's hard to let go of our little ones! This event is designed to help us biggies let go and let our children start their adventure into Kindergarten. As parents you can attend breakfast with your child. The PTO provides breakfast muffins and drinks to parents and students. After finishing your snack, your child's teacher will call on the students to line up and head to class. Parents will remain in the cafeteria to be introduced to all the pertinent John Baker staff and PTO board members.


Curriculum Night : August       , 5:30 - 7:30pm

Come out to John Baker this evening to see your child\\\'s classroom and learn about how they learn. The PTO will likely have a staffed table so you can stop by and meet us, as well as sign up for volunteering opportunities.


Great American Fundraiser: Begins August 

Give your kids the opportunity to fundraise for John Baker.  Their hard work will build character and develop a level of pride in themselves for being able to support our school. Plus, the chocolate and cookie dough is Mmmm Mmmm Good...


Labor Day:  Sept 


Picture Day: September 

Make sure your little ones have their smiles ready!


Family Fitness Night:  

Come out for a fun active FREE event at John Baker.  I9, YMCA, AKKA karate, BeBe Pediatrics and the PTO come together to provide obstacle courses, karate, bingo, soccer activities, and other fun activities.


Albuquerque Aloft: October 

Come out and see a real hot-air balloon inflate at John Baker.


Jog-a-thon: October      , 8am

As members of the John Baker community, every year we continue to honor John Baker through this family friendly event. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will walk/run around the grass (about 1/8 mile) at Hoover field (just west of John Baker). The older kids will run/walk laps on the dirt track (about 1/5 mile) at Hoover field. Prior to the event children will come home with pledge sheets, asking for flat-fee donations or per-lap donations. The PTO members will seek out sponsors for the Jog-a-thon shirt.  Through their efforts the PTO will be able to raise funds for school needs. 100% of the money raised through this event stays at John Baker. This is a great event to attend with your child. You can walk/run with them, cheer them on, or help man the water table to make sure everybody stays hydrated.


Fall Break: October 

A nice 4-day weekend to recharge the old batteries.


Picture retakes:  Oct 


Science Fair :  October 

All 4th and 5th graders are required to participate in the science fair; as well as CATS students.  Fourth and Fifth graders must have projects that are experiments; other grades can be observations.  On the 19th of October projects will be displayed and judged by volunteers.  The night of the 20th projects will be displayed for the John Baker community to come and enjoy the students hard work.   


Book Fair:  

Come check out the scholastic book fair in the library.  The librarian and the PTO run the book fair for the week.  The PTO needs parent volunteers to help with set up, running registers, helping kids find books they are looking for, helping kids count money for their purchases, keeping the book fair organized, and break down.   It is an easy and fun way to help the school! 


Veterans Day: November 

Thank one of our nation's best today! - and enjoy the day off.


Parent Teacher Conferences: November 

Make your appointments with your child's teacher to come in and find out how great they have been doing.


Thanksgiving Recess: November 

A great time to spend with family and give thanks for all we have. 


Winter Recess: 

Didn't we just have a 5-day weekend? - Oh, alright, I guess I'll take two weeks off.  Relax and enjoy the Holidays with family and friends! 


First day back to school:  January 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 

A day to honor the work of Dr. King, and enjoy all the related projects on the subject our little ones will bring home.  


Class Pictures: February

Don't forget to brush their hair!


Valentine's Family Dance:  Feb 

This is our very first dance to be held at John Baker.  This is an event for the entire family...details to come later.


Presidents' Day: February 

A day to honor the our Presidents past and present.  A great time to review who is on which coin.   


Book Fair : 

Come out and feed your child's need for knowledge, fun stories, and even jokes... at the Schoolastic Book-Fair. 


Parent Teacher Conferences: 

Make your appointments with your child's teacher to come in and find out how great they have been doing.  


Spring Break: 

A much needed break for teachers and kids alike!   Enjoy the week off! 


Family Science/Math Night: 

Sandia National Labs provides the science experiments and Explora will host this event.


Springfest: Friday, 

This is by far the largest event of the year. Every year we open up the school in the evening for a multitude of games and activities. The PTO sells tickets prior to (at a discounted rate 5/$1) the event and at the event as well (4/$1). The courtyard is packed with 2-ticket games like bowling, fishing, lollipop tree... There are other activities like a silent auction (18yrs or older, cash bids) and guessing jars (1 ticket/guess). Bounce-houses are set up and there is also a cake-walk. Come out for the evening and enjoy some fun times with family and friends! 


5th Grade Moving-On:  

It's been 11 years since you first held these 'little' guys in your arms, but it seems like the blink of an eye.  Come watch them in all their glory! There will be a ceremony at John Baker for the fifth graders and their families followed with a celebration reception and dance at Holiday Park Community Center.  


Last Day of School: 

There has to be one, just be ready for it! 


Make-up days:


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