• New to Martinez this year is the Martinez Honor Roll.  Students may be a part of one or both Academic and Citizenship Honor Rolls.  This is how a child qualifies: 

    Citizenship Honor Roll

     Any student in the building who exhibits outstanding behaviors in the quarter:

    • All 3’s and/or some 4’s in Behavior are on the Citizenship Honor Roll.

    • All 4’s in Behavior are on the Outstanding Citizenship Honor Roll.


    Academic Honor Roll

     Any student in grades 1 through 5 who exhibits outstanding academic skills in the quarter:

    • All P’s and/or some A’s in the overall reading, writing and math content areas are on the Academic Honor Roll.

      All A’s in the overall reading, writing, and math content areas are on the Principal’s Academic Honor Roll.

    Students who achieve Honor Roll status will be honored during an Honor Roll Assembly each quarter.  Please watch the newsletter for dates and times.  Parents are welcome to attend!

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  •  Breakfast in the Classroom
    We offer breakfast to every student at Martinez.  Students will have the opportunity to eat in their classrooms every morning.  After the first bell rings and students come into the building, they will get their breakfast and begin school for the day.  If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact us in the office.
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Martinez Elementary is Moving Full STEAM Ahead!

Students at Billie Martinez Elementary School are embarking on a new journey, STEAM!  On Tuesday, October 4th, the first full year of STEAM kicked off at Martinez with chemistry, geology, animals and adaptations, force and motion, and alternative energy sources!  In the past few years Martinez teachers have been researching STEAM as a way to provide engaging and high quality instruction to students through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  In August of this year, 26 teachers worked to design STEAM units of study for all students at Martinez.   And on Tuesday all of the hard work paid off as students were engaged in these STEAM projects!  Kindergarten students will study force and motion.  Students spent Tuesday using trash to build ‘machines that move.’  First graders are studying how horticulturists help farmers in our area.  Pam Hungenberg from Hungenberg Farms visited with first graders about the importance of farming in our area.  Second graders were engaged with the Butterfly Pavilion to kick off their unit of study about life cycles.  Poudre Learning Center teamed with third grade to introduce their month long study on how animals and plants interact with their environment here in Colorado.  Fourth Grade students are studying alternative energy forms and how these alternative energy sources may be able to save money in our school and district.    Students from UNC majoring in Science provided a chemistry lesson to fifth graders and modeled the importance of women in Science! 

Martinez started its journey toward being a STEAM school more than a year ago.  In the 2015-2016 school year students and teachers dove into a mini STEAM project in the spring.  Parents were invited to Dia del Nino and Science Day where all students presented their science projects to each other, to parents and to the community.  During the summer of 2016 teachers attended conferences about STEAM where they were able to make connections with the business community around Colorado.  Teachers were able to secure $2900 to build gardens at Martinez as part of the program.  One teacher won 30 robots to use for one of the STEAM projects to come.  Fourth and fifth grade classrooms wrote grants to participate in the Global Community project with JDO Foundation in Denver.  In the next few weeks each child in fourth and fifth grades will have their own computer to participate in a collaborative project with classrooms in England and Ireland.  Teachers, students and parents are thrilled with this new focus and look forward to a successful year!

Livia, a third grader at Martinez, said her favorite part of the day was getting to learn about the bull snake from Poudre Learning Center.  “I was afraid to hold it at first!  I thought it was creepy, but then the teacher said he was friendly so I wanted to hold him.  He felt scribbly to me!”

STEAM Day at Martinez, October 4, 2016 
STEAM Day  Ray   Animals  

Bugs  Boys   Girls


 Sophia  Unc  Pumpkins
 Kids  Paulino
SR  Trash
A very special thank you to Redeemer Lutheran Church for helping us have a very successful Back to School Night for our entire Martinez Family!
We love you!!
      Face Painting    BTSN   Helpers
Back to School Night 2016 

BTSN 1   BTSN 2    BTSN 3


BTSN 4     BTSN 5
BTSN 7     BTSN 8     BTSN 9

Welcome Back Martinez Families!
 As we approach the start of a new school year I want to welcome you and say how honored we are to once again work with each of you and your children to learn and grow!  Listed below are some important dates for you to know.  If you have questions, please call the office at 970-348-1800.  We are happy to help you!
 August 12, 2016 - Uniform Distribution Day!  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Gym
August 17, 2016 - Back to School Night, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
August 19, 2016 - School starts for all 1st - 5th graders
August 24, 2016 - School starts for all kindergarten students
Starting on Monday, August 1, 2016, our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  We hope you will stop by to get a supply list, fill out your lunch application, get a uniform, or just to say hi!  We are eager to see you in the coming weeks!
Once school starts please remember, students may be here by 7:45 AM each morning to eat breakfast.  The first bell rings at 8:20 AM.  On Mondays students are dismissed at 2:15 PM so teachers can participate in professional development.  Tuesday - Friday students are dismissed at 3:45 PM.  You will get a Parent Handbook to help you with all of these things. 
One big change you will notice this year is Martinez' transition to be a STEAM school.  We are developing units of study the week of August 8th.  24 of your teachers will be at school every day that week to work toward the development of our program.  We will be providing students with opportunities to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  We cannot wait to share with you!  If you attended Dia del Niño in the spring, you were able to see some of the things students will be engaged with during this school year.  We will be excited to get your feedback and help as we move forward in this program.
Please feel free to drop by and see us!  I am very honored to serve the Martinez Community and Greeley/Evans School District!
With Respect,
Monica Draper 
Our Vision and Mission/Belief Statements were created by the Martinez Elementary Staff in the 2015-2016 school year.  We are proud to share with you!



Guess who visited Martinez Elementary on Friday?
 Elsa!        Elsa and Kindergarten        Elsa and Amy
 It's Elsa!  Thank you, Elsa!  We loved meeting you at our Halloween parties!

Redeemer   Redeemer 3

Martinez Elementary Staff, Students and Families wish to thank Redeemer Lutheran Church and Spradley-Barr of Greeley for their help and support in a fantastic Back to School Night!  Redeemer Lutheran Church has been a huge part of our Back to School Night for five years!  We could not do this without you!  You are amazing and we are so fortunate.  We look forward to working with you for many years to come.  You make a huge difference in the lives of our students and our community!  Thank you for helping our families have a positive beginning to the school year!
With Respect,
Ms. Draper
Principal, Martinez Elementary School  

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