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Amanda Kreiner

Learn more!

test tubes, math, science

Valencia Elementary School will be hosting a Career and STEM night for all students and families to come learn and explore careers in all areas, and to also engage with STEM activities from Explora!

What: Career and STEM night

When: March 21, 2024

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Type of career: ANY! We are welcoming careers in all areas and fields to come and share your knowledge with our students.

Explora, Science and Math Centers, and local community leaders will be here today! Don't forget to get your BINGO card upon entrance and be sure to make your way to the rock wall.

This event is FREE and open to all. Food and snacks will sold by PTC.

Sidney Olivas

Learn More About Mrs. Jaramillo

Assistant Principal

Valencia Elementary is pleased to announce that the interim principal tag has been lifted from Mrs. Sheresa Jaramillo, who will now serve as VE principal.

Throughout Mrs. Jaramillo’s time as interim principal, her dedication, leadership, and  commitment to the VE school community have been truly commendable. She has demonstrated unwavering support for both students and staff, fostering an environment of growth, collaboration, and excellence.

We are confident that Mrs. Jaramillo will continue to lead VE with the same level of passion and vision, driving VE towards continued success and achievement.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Jaramillo on this well-deserved appointment. 


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Sidney Olivas

Friday, March 1, 2024

jaguar spots

We are excited to announce our next Spirit Day at Valencia Elementary- Twin Day!

Twin Day is a special Spirit Day where students have the opportunity to dress up in pairs (or group), mimicking each other's outfits to create a twin-like appearance. It's a fantastic way to promote unity, creativity, and a sense of belonging among our students.

Twin Day is scheduled for Friday, March 1st. On this day, students are encouraged to find a twin (or group), plan coordinating outfits, and showcase their creativity and school spirit. Students can pair up with a friend(s) and plan matching outfits. This could include identical clothing or similar colors. Thank you for your ongoing support in our Spirit Days, can't wait to see you all dressed up!

Sidney Olivas

Tennis Shoes for P.E.

running shoes

If your child has recently outgrown their tennis shoes and you have pairs in good condition that are no longer needed, we kindly request your consideration in donating them to our physical education program.

Please ensure that the donated shoes are clean, in good condition, and suitable for physical activities. We welcome donations from all sizes to accommodate the varying needs of our students.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can drop off the gently used tennis shoes at the school office during regular school hours or send with your students on their P.E. day.

Why Wear Tennis Shoes?

Wearing the proper footwear helps with student safety, ease of movement, and gym floor preservation.

Sidney Olivas

We Need Your Help

test tubes, math, science

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Valencia Elementary School will be hosting a Career and STEM night for all students and families to come learn and explore careers in all areas, and to also engage with STEM activities from Explora!

We need you! If you would like to volunteer to set up a booth and share your career with our school, please fill out this online form.

What: Career and STEM night

When: March 21, 2024

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm (set up at 4:30)

Type of career: ANY! We are welcoming careers in all areas and fields to come and share your knowledge with our students.

If you have any questions please call: Kristina Walker, School Counselor (505) 865-3017 ext. 4983.  

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Sidney Olivas

For Students 18 Years or Younger

New Mexico flag; flowers

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is hosting the 11th Annual Student Art Show! This year's theme is Enchanted New Mexico. 


The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts is accepting submissions for the 11th Annual Student Art show. Dates for the show are from April 6, 2024 through June 1, 2024.


Open to artists 18 years of age or younger living in Valencia County.

Entry Parameters:

  • Entries must be original works and may be any medium (e.g. acrylic, oil, pastel, water color, pen & ink, photography, ceramics, fibers and mixed media) that portrays the theme.
  • Abstract and non-representational works are welcome. However, works must be with the specified theme.


Artists may enter up to three works. Submissions will be accepted up until April 2, 2024.

Procedure to Submit Works:

Artists may submit digital or printed entries via mail, email or in person. We prefer to have teachers submit all student entries from their school at the same time on the same device, or collected together in a binder. If submitting printed versions of artwork, please include with them artist and title information on a separate piece of paper to keep your work anonymous for judges. If submitting digital versions of artwork, acceptable files include PDF, JPG, TIFF or MSWORD files. Please name digital files in the following way: (Name Title). Please label storage devices with the name of your school and teacher.

Completed Submission Form:

Printed photos, external storage device (CD or USB drive), or emailed file of submitted work. Note: Submitted photographs and disc will not be returned. Unlabeled photographs and storage devices will be disqualified. Artists with incomplete submission forms will not be accepted.

Mail To:

11th Annual Student Art Show
Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts
660 Main Street
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Delivery, Exhibition, & Pick-Up:

Artists accepted into the 2024 Student Juried Art Show will be notified by phone first, mail, as well by email. Accepted works must be display—or hanging ready and delivered from now thru April 2, 2024. Works will be on display April 6, 2024 thru June 1, 2024. Artists may choose to have their artwork available for purchase throughout the exhibit. Pieces that are sold will remain in the show until its conclusion. All sold pieces cannot be picked up by buyer until show closes. Pieces can be picked up on the week after June 1, 2024. Work not picked up will become property of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts unless other arrangements are made.

Show Awards: (Elementary, Middle, and High School Categories)

  • Best of Show (cash prize)
  • 1st Place (cash prize)
  • 2nd Place (cash prize)
  • 3rd Place (cash prize)
  • Honorable Mentions (one per grade level)

Contact Information: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Louie Huning, or Owen Baca at Or call 505-352-7720.

Click here for Application.

Sidney Olivas

Begins January 2024


We are excited to introduce an ADDITIONAL after-school program!

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: After school until 4:45pm (1 hour)

Start Date: January 22, 2024

Transportation: Students must be picked up by 4:45pm. Buses will not be available for this program.

Program Structure:

1 Hour of Enrichment: Students will participate in enriching activities that foster creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork.

Clubs Offered:

3-6- Baking/Cooking:

In our Baking and Cooking program, students in grades 3-6 engage in hands-on culinary activities that foster creativity, teamwork, and essential kitchen skills. Through age-appropriate recipes and supervised cooking sessions, your child will develop a love for cooking, gain confidence in the kitchen, and enjoy the delicious results of their culinary adventures.

4-6- Archery:

Our Archery Club for grades 4-6 provides a unique and engaging opportunity for students to develop focus, discipline, and teamwork through the exciting sport of archery. Under the guidance of experienced coaches, students will learn fundamental skills, safety practices, and enjoy a supportive environment that fosters both personal growth and a love for this ancient art.

K-6 Lego Club:

The Lego Club for grades K-6 provides a fun and creative environment where children can explore their imagination, enhance their problem-solving skills, and foster teamwork.

Enrollment Details:

Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to act promptly.

The Club Request Form will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date of submission. Please select your top choice from the available clubs and have your child turn in the completed form to their teacher as soon as possible.

The Club Request Form will be sent home with your child (Bright Yellow Paper). Clubs are limited in size, so membership is based on a first come, first serve basis until full.

We look forward to welcoming your child to this exciting after-school program and hope it will be a valuable addition to their educational journey.