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Posted August 21, 2017

APS Calendars Hang in Classrooms, Homes & Offices

APS in partnership with Albuquerque the Magazine distributed 90,000 wall calendars to families, teachers, staff and the community for the ninth straight year.

Yet again, Albuquerque the Magazine helped produce wall calendars for Albuquerque Public Schools at no cost to the district. 

Copies of the 2017-2018 school calendar were distributed to all APS schools and departments earlier this month and were sent home with families during registration and the first days of school. They can be spotted hanging in classrooms and school offices as well as in homes and businesses throughout the city. 

This is the ninth year Albuquerque the Magazine has designed and printed the calendar in cooperation with the APS Communications Office. The cost of producing enough calendars for all APS families and staff is nearly $40,000 a year.

“Larryl Lynch, publisher of Albuquerque the Magazine, and his staff need to be commended for once again creating such a beautiful wall calendar that not only is nice to look at but also contains pertinent information for our community,” said Monica Armenta, executive director of the APS Communications Office. “We value this long-time partnership with the Magazine. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to create such a helpful communication tool.”

The 13-month calendar features photographs of APS students and teachers, important dates including school holidays and grading periods, and helpful information on such topics as school meals, the homework hotline and snow days.

Extra copies of the calendar are available at APS headquarters, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. You can also download a copy of the 2017-18 calendar.

Some important dates highlighted in the 2017-18 school calendar: 

Sept. 4 Labor Day (schools and administrative offices closed)
Oct. 12-13 Fall break (schools closed; administrative offices open)
Oct. 30-31 Middle School student-led conferences
Nov. 20-21 Elementary School parent/teacher conferences
Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Nov. 23-24)

Dec. 18-Jan. 1

Winter break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1)

Jan. 2

Professional development day for school staff (no school for students)
Jan. 3, 2018 First day of second semester
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed; administrative offices open)
Feb. 19 Presidents Day (schools and administrative offices closed)
March 1-2 Middle and High School student-led conferences
March 8-9 Elementary School parent/teacher conferences
March 26-29 Spring break (schools closed; administrative offices open)
March 30 Vernal Holiday (schools and administrative offices closed)
May 7-12 Graduation Week
May 23, 2018 Last day of school
May 24-25 Weather make-up days
May 28

Memorial Day (schools and administrative offices closed)

2017-2018 Alternative Calendar


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