Crane Elementary School District No. 13  |  4250 W. 16th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364  |  P: 928.373.3400  |  F: 928.782.6831
Pueblo Elementary School
2803 West 20th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-3600 Phone | (928) 373-3699 Fax
Pueblo Elementary School
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Stomp Out Bullying
On top of being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October also holds the distinction of being Bullying Awareness Month. As the staff and teachers at this school can assure you, this is a very important topic  to be aware of both for students and teachers, but also for parents. Helping parents be more aware about this topic is one of our goals for this month along with working with students to be prepared to handle bullying not only in their lives, but also in others. So as we stand up to help out, we ask our community of parents and students to stand with us and help us STOMP OUT BULLYING.
As Carter and Katz found in their research back in 2003, roughly 98 in 100 students will be victims of bullying at some point in time or another throughout their schooling career. However, the scary trend of this is that it frequently goes unnoticed and students do not make adults aware of the situation. Only 11% of the respondents stated that they went to their parents with this information for their assistance (Rocha, 2013). Although we want to ensure that our students are safe when they are online, at school, and elsewhere, bullying is a growing issue and it is critical that parents are aware of warning signs and preventative measures that can be taken to ensure your child is prepared for this. It is also important that we ensure our children understand what bullying is. As Merriam Webster defines bullying, "to frighten, hurt, or threaten (a smaller or weaker person)." Additionally, bullying is the intentional targeting of an individual student by another student or a group of students. Finally, these students must be in a position of power over this student. Many times, situations are called bullying, that do not truly meet the definitions of bullying. Although we want to handle all these situations, it is critical that students understand the differences between a conflict and bullying.
Warning Signs:
1) Child appears sad, moody, or anxious
2) Child want to avoid school
3) Child withdraws from or shows a lack of interest in social activities
4) Child  experiences a drop in grades or a decline in academic performance
5) Child appears upset after being online or using the computer
6) Child appears upset after viewing text messages of using the phone 
These warning signs are important to keep an eye on to ensure that we can talk to the students if something is happening. Many times, the kids will not want to go to someone about this, but if we can approach them about the bullying, then hopefully we can get them to help us be aware of the situation. Many students do not have the maturity to handle this on their own and so we can assist them in many ways.
Preventative Steps:
1) Do not allow children access to social media accounts until they are mature enough to handle them.
- Most social networking websites specifically require parent permission for people to get an account. In addition, they do not allow children under the age of 13 to have an account.  Even though these restrictions are in place, roughly 50% of students have Facebook or other social media accounts. Most of these kids do not have the maturity to handle the information and activities that occur on Facebook. 
2) Be aware of what your children are doing online
- As stated above, many children already have these accounts. Additionally, many kids use interactive gaming as a way of connecting with friends. The majority of bullying that occurs at this age is occurring through these interactive games.
3) Establish rules for electronic use
4) Understand the school rules for technology and bullying
Prevention is the best way to avoid bullying. Students who practice safety when online or off are less likely to deal with bullying. By practicing the above techniques, plus many more, parents can help minimize the amount of bullying that students may deal with throughout their school careers.
For more information, please see the references below.
Parents Make the Difference
Here at Pueblo we value a collaborative work environment between our teachers, administration, students, and parents. We find the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"  is vitally important to a successful education career. We encourage parents to come down and volunteer at the school, in your students classroom, and with our after school clubs. In addition, we have a PTO that is actively seeking new members to bring interesting and new ideas that will help our school be the best school in Yuma. Additionally, we believe that an open line of communication between parents and teachers is essential for the students to have success. Please contact your student's teacher with any questions, concerns, or complements you may have, just like we expect our teachers to do with you. You will also find an attached document that discusses the importance of a collaborative environment.
21st Century Skills
What a whirlwind this first quarter has been. It seems like just yesterday, we were dusting off those desks, getting out those work clothes, and welcoming all the students back into our classrooms as we looked forward to an exciting new school year.
As you probably also noticed, there were many new tools in classrooms throughout Pueblo this year. As the year has progressed, we are excited to have introduced information technology into the hands of our students through iPads, Netbooks, and Chromebooks. This is an exciting time at our school as we get our students working on a more global scale and preparing them for the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.
As we move forward with the technology in the classroom, you will hear more and more about these 21st century skills that we are working to incorporate into the classrooms to help our students be as successful, not only now, but in their futures. As the makers of these skills state, they were "developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes" (P21, 2002). We encourage everyone to take a look at these websites to learn more about this exciting new step in your child's education.
Community Support
Donor's Choose:
Ongoing Projects: If you would like to support teachers at Pueblo, please take a look at the various projects looking for donations on Donor's Choose:
Budding Artists - $874 needed 
Funded Projects:
Used to purchase art supplies for our Academic Enrichment classroom. As Mrs. Weyenberg stated on the project page "Students who participate in creative endeavors are shown to have more academic success."  
Used to purchase supplies for life sciences for Mr. Thorp's class. Students will be able to explore plant science through hands on growing experiences.
Used to purchase Earbuds for students in our GAP program. Students will utilize these during lessons, assessments, and projects to help them reach their fullest potential.
Used to purchase telescopes and astronomy curriculums for the students at school. Students will utilize these as part of science lessons and then get to look at the skies during science nights that will be coming soon. 
Used to purchase new sports equipment for the PE department. This equipment includes items such as soccer, football, and basketballs for use not only during PE class but also during recesses. 
Used to purchase Ebooks for use on our new technology. These ebooks will be available to all students on their devices on different science subjects. Additionally, the library was able to order a new set of science texts on the human body. 
Used to purchase class sets of Wonder, My Brother Sam is Dead, and a partial set of The Firework-Maker's Daughter. Additionally, the funds will be used to purchase art supplies that will be used as part of a STEAM unit based on these books. 
$500 Science Grant - After School STEM Club
Grant will be used to purchase telescopes to be used in conjunction with the Mars Student Imaging project that will be going on during the 3rd and 4th Quarters. 
~$500 Grant for First LEGO League
Grant was used to purchase a new EV3 Robot for our First LEGO League team. 
Pueblo Elementary News
GAP - IPad Rollout
Mission and Vision


Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow


At Pueblo Elementary, our mission is to challenge each student to reach their full intellectual, creative, and physical potential through a fully integrated curriculum.

By instilling a passion for discovery and achievement, we prepare our students to become life-long learners and the leaders of tomorrow.

We are a community that fosters cooperative learning, mutual respect, social, and academic responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between staff, students, and families.

Electronic devices including Chrome - books, Laptops, Netbooks and iPads will be deployed as a 1:1 initiative at the start of the school year.Pueblo  looks for ward to providing every student with an electronic device. Pueblo teachers are excited to add these tools to the classroom to support student learning here at Pueblo Elementary School.
Main Office
Monday - Friday: 7:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Student Schedule
Regular Day: 8:15 - 3:05 p.m.
Early Release: 8:15 - 1:35 p.m.
Student Spotlight
November 2nd grade Go-Getters!
Ryan Villanueva
Ms. Heredia's Class
Gabriel Salazar
Ms. Lane's Class
Staff Spotlight
This week's Staff Spotlight is our fabulous registrar, Leticia Renteria!
A few little tidbits about Letty...

What was the most unusual or interesting job
you’ve ever had?
Don’t have any unusual jobs.  I would have to say being a gymnastic coach
for 8 years would be the most interesting.

What is one food you would never want to taste
Raw oysters

Favorite junk food?
Corn in a cup “let me
explain what that is” they cook white corn and serve in a cup with the juice
add some butter, Mexican cream, lemon, Mexican cheese, salt and Tapatio (hot

What award would you love to win and for what
Mother of the Year Award , for raising 3 amazing, beautiful, and
awesome girls.

What is one thing you know you should throw
away, but probably never will?
I throw everything away!!

If you had one free hour each day, how would you
use it?
Go to Crossfit

Name two things you consider yourself to be very
good at. 
Multi task/ take initiative

What is the best perk that you have at your
Working at a school is great but working at a school that my daughter
attends makes it that much better!!!

Share a personal fact no one would ever guess
about you. 
I do not like to cook.

What is one of the things on your bucket list?
To go sky diving.

What’s one sentence you’d like to hear from your
Keep up the great work you do!!

What’s the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you?
Someone once said “ In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take”

Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 25 2015
to Fri Nov 27 2015
Winter Intersession
Mon Dec 21 2015
to Fri Jan 8 2016
Martin Luther King Holiday
Mon Jan 18 2016
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tue Feb 9 2016
to Fri Feb 12 2016
President's Day Holiday
Mon Feb 15 2016
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