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Banda Bear Pledge

As a Banda Bear I promise to:

  • Come to school ready to learn
  • Act respectfully
  • Act responsibly
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Work as team player
  • Be a problem solver

As a Banda Bear I will use these skills at home, at school and in our community.

From the Principal

Dear Bandelier families,

I hope you and your family are all doing well.  As you are aware, our school year this year is not starting as in the past.  Your child's teacher will be contacting you to set up a virtual home visit for August 12, 13, or 14.  This will be either by phone or online.  After getting a summary of each family's needs, we will begin distribution of devices to all students.  Students in kindergarten, first, and second will receive an iPad.  Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will receive a Chromebook.  The distribution will be the week of August 17.  When all families have had the opportunity to come by Bandelier to pick up their device, you will be alerted that school will begin the next day.  I know it's difficult to not have a definite start date but distributing about 500 devices will be quite the task.  At the same time of signing out the electronic devices, teachers will also be handing out learning materials to the students.  We are following district guidance during these first few weeks.  


The City of Albuquerque will be offering full-day education and recreation programs at 22 locations from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The programs include lunch and dinner meals.  The lottery is open now through Friday, August 14 at  The programs will begin August 24.  


I encourage you to keep your ParentVue account updated.  Over the next few weeks, there will be information shared through our School Messenger, the phone program that is used to send messages to all Bandelier families.  In order to receive the messages, your phone number will need to remain accurate.


I am grateful for our staff who are working diligently to be prepared for our online learning.  In March, when we moved to online classes, the focus was keeping relationships connected and reviewing previous learning.  As we begin the new school year, our teachers will be covering new standards.  Attendance and appropriate participation will be expected each day.  Throughout this time of online learning, we will also prepare for the return of students in the hybrid schedule.  When we near that return, more information will be shared on what you can expect.


As we move forward, there will be different needs your child or family may need.  Our counselor, Lisa Wilson, is available to support families.  You are also welcome to reach out to me, or our assistant principal, Ben Talbert.  Mr. Talbert's email address is  My email address is  


Take care,

Ann McCoy


Bandelier Elementary School
(505) 255-8744

3309 Pershing Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Map)

Phone: (505) 255-8744
Fax: (505) 260-2035

Cafeteria: 505-255-6527
Children's Choice: 505-459-0576

School Song

Banda Bears are gentle bears,
We cooperate and we play fair,

We know that we’re good and we can share our love.

This is for real and it’s not a dream,
Banda Bear students work as a team,

The parents of the Banda Bears are beyond compare.

We are the bears,
The Banda, Banda Bears,

We can’t be denied.

Our students are the best,
Best teachers in the West,

We’ve got Bandelier Pride!