Soccer teams finish season with impressive titles
Congratulations to our soccer teams, all of whom accomplished major victories this season. In the middle school, Prep's 8th grade and 7th grade teams faced off for the APIAL championship, with 8th grade claiming victory after a tight game. This marks Prep's sixth league title in eight years and caps off an undefeated season for the 8th graders!
And in the upper school, both varsity teams claimed district titles, with the girls progressing to the quarterfinal round of the state championship tournament and the boys making it to the semifinals. Go, Blue Griffins!
Michael McNeill and Griffin-greeter Walter welcome students to school each morning.
Parents aim for an A+ in giving
Each year, Prep strives for 100% participation from current parents in the Annual Fund, and we are off to a great start with just under 20% of parents having already participated in the first two months of school!
To learn more about the importance of annual giving, visit our guide here, and make a gift online anytime here. You can also make a pledge of any amount payable by June 30, 2023 by emailing Director of Advancement Michael McNeill. Still have questions? Email or call Michael directly at 505-795-7526.
Spanish II students explore Spanish-speaking countries around the world
During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), students in Profesora Marián Giráldez's Spanish II and Spanish II Accelerated classes researched the histories, cultures, and important figures from a Spanish-speaking country of their choice. In addition to enriching each class's knowledge and understanding of other countries, the project also provided an opportunity for students to explore creative ways to share their findings and demonstrate their new knowledge of a Spanish-speaking country. As part of his presentation, Eli Walta '26 baked the class a batch of authentic Venezuelan cookies from scratch. Pictured above, sophomores Giulia Baccante and Colette Lee show off their poster project on Mexico.
"The result of their research and creativity was amazing! Big applause to all my students," says Profesora Giráldez.
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Coat, Sock, & Blanket Drive
November 7-November 18
Babies, children, and teens in Santa Fe are in need of winter coats, socks, and blankets. Please join us in helping them stay warm. Drop off new or gently used coats and blankets and brand new socks in the Santa Fe Prep lobby between Monday, November 7 and Friday, November 18. Clothing sizes from infant to adult are welcome and will be distributed by Bienvenidos Outreach of Santa Fe around the Thanksgiving holiday. Please contact co-chairs Nora Dolan or Katharina Babcock with any questions.
Community Book Read
Early January (date TBD)
In January, the PA will sponsor a community read of The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green. Copies will be available to borrow from the Prep library. You may also purchase a copy at a 15% discount from Bee Hive Books — mention the Prep Community Read if purchasing in person or use the code CommunityRead in notes if purchasing online.
Monthly PA Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 9am, with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 10, in the Library Classroom.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRANDPARENTS' DAY!
We are excited to welcome grandparents to campus on Friday, November 18, from 8:30am-12pm for our annual Grandparents' Day! The day will open with coffee and light refreshments, followed by a morning experiencing life at Prep. Grandparents can RSVP using this form by Monday, November 14.
In addition to supporting students, Breakthrough’s tutoring program also serves as a teaching and leading incubator for older Breakthrough students who work as tutors for their younger peers. These student-tutors not only bring their enthusiasm for Breakthrough to the work, they are often able to relate to younger students’ life experiences and perspectives in a way that enhances the tutoring experience. Many tutors go on to teach at Breakthrough's summer program. Continue reading »
If you are interested in becoming a tutor or have any questions about Breakthrough's tutoring program, please contact Student Support Coordinator Marvin Nogueda.
Taking a trip soon? Consider bringing along Griff, the traveling Griffin! Griff is already well traveled, having visited parts of North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. During his trips, he is photographed at interesting sights and sends postcards and emails detailing his adventures back to Prep! If any member of the Prep community would like to travel with Griff (he weighs about 2 ounces and fits in your palm), the 8th Grade Global Studies Class would be thrilled. To make arrangements, please contact Dina Jansen.