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Posted August 18, 2014

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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 sixth straight year.

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

Copies of the 2014-2015 school calendar were distributed to all APS schools and departments earlier this month and were sent home with families during registration. They can be spotted hanging in classrooms and school offices as well as in homes and businesses throughout the city. 

This is the sixth 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 an important 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.

Several sponsors stepped in this year to help cover the cost of the calendar including Mattress Firm, CNM and APS Graphics Enterprise Services.

Extra copies of the calendar are available at APS headquarters, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. A copy of the calendar also can be downloaded at www.aps.edu/schools/school-calendars.

Some important dates highlighted in the calendar: 

Sept. 1 Labor Day (schools and administrative offices closed)
Oct. 9-10 Fall break (schools closed)
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (schools closed)
Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Nov. 27-28)

Dec. 22-Jan. 2

Winter break (schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2)
Jan. 5
First day of second semester
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 16 Presidents Day (schools and administrative offices closed)
Feb. 17 Teacher training (no classes for students). Snow make-up day, if needed
March 30-April 3 Spring break (schools closed; administrative offices closed April 3 for the Vernal Holiday)
May 22 Last day of school
May 25

Memorial Day (schools and administrative offices closed)

May 26-29 Weather make-up days (if needed)

 

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