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    Prinicipal's Corner

    Principal - Gina Terrazas

    Welcome Back and Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Winter Break.  We have so much more to accomplish this semester, and we look forward to a productive and successful Spring Semester.  We are happy to be back, and to see the students energized and ready to go.  
    Jan. 25th- Yo-Yo Assembly 10:15 a.m. 
    Jan.9- Feb. 10- MAPS and iStation Assessment Window 
    Feb. 1st- 5th Grade Ski
    Feb. 3rd- National Wear Red Day
    Feb. 4th- County Science Fair 
    Feb. 8th- Parent Teacher Conferences 1/2 Day
    Feb. 9th- No School Parent Teacher Conferences
    Feb. 10th- No School Parent Teacher Conferences
    Feb 14th- School Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 16th- LAMS Jazz Band Tour
    Feb. 24th- I Heart Barranca Dance 6-8 p.m.

    Dear Parents of Barranca Mesa Elementary,

                      Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! We hope you and your family enjoyed summer vacation and are ready to begin this journey with us.  It is our hope that this school year will be rewarding for you.  On behalf of the staff at Barranca Mesa, we welcome each and every one of you and we look forward to a productive partnership in helping your children reach their highest potential.

                      I look forward to meeting our new students and connecting with those from last year.   There have been a few changes in staff over the summer; fortunately, our school continues to be a pillar of exceptional staff and dedicated professionals whose priority is to educate students, and help them to be successful and caring individuals. 

    The following changes are in place for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Pre K: Carrie Johnson,Secilli Keeler, Ada Chen Kao

    Kindergarten: Heidi Schembri, Robert Judd and Lexie Rickards

    1st Grade:  Erin Manzanares, Desiree Maestas and  Patricia Jaramillo

    2nd Grade: Kay Swadener, Melanie Haagenstad and Anna Williams

    3rd Grade: Anne Marie Brown, Robbie Cortez and Angela Lopez

    4th Grade:  Andrea Determan, Kareen Reyer and Samantha Waidler

    5th Grade: Nicole McGrane and Mary Alice Hawkins

    6th Grade: Audrey Juliani, Adrienne Larson and Meagon Fiengo

    Special Education:  Carol Bronisz & Seraph Cortez

    GATE: Dawn Marie Shipley & Kayoko Nettleton

    P.E. Kayti Herring

    Library: Alice Newman

    Art: Kristi Carr

    Music: Valerie Collins           

                      I am excited to begin the new school year and I am confident in our staff of dedicated professionals.  I look forward to working with you to create a positive and successful partnership between school, parents, students and community members.  As a T.E.A.M, Together, Each, Accomplishes, More!

         Please continue to be active participants in the education of your child (ren), and feel free to drop in anytime; we welcome your ideas and suggestions.   I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at or at 505-663-2727. 


    Gina Terrazas- Principal
















    Picture Day is Friday September 30th