After School Opportunities
After School Classes Held at NMIS
Vendors from Albuquerque and the surrounding area hold classes at the NMIS campus. These class are conveniently held after school most school days. Click here for a list of the classes currently being offered. You may contact the vendor directly to inquire about enrolling in their class, fees, etc.
The current session runs mid-September through mid-December. The next session will be from mid-January through mid-May. Classes for the upcoming session will be posted here a few weeks prior.
Engineering Classes (by bricks 4 Kidz)
Our one hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® bricks to build motorized models. Children add gears, axles, motors and battery packs to create their models. Students participate in 4-7 week sessions focused on exciting themes like Space Adventures, Famous Inventions, Laws of Motion, Forces of Nature, Transportation and more. Lessons integrated into curriculum. Build a Dragster or a Space Orbiter or create a Windmill Farm with LEGO bricks!
Classes follow the Bricks 4 Kidz® motto: We Learn, We Build, We Play with… LEGO® Bricks.
• We Learn- Teachers provide a 5-10 minute STEM themed lesson
• We Build- Students build the model of the day with step by step instructions then may modify their model
• We Play- Students explore their own creativity through free play time
Kids Love to Dance
We have been teaching children dance and gymnastics for over thirty years. Our goal is to develop a love for self-expression in children through dance, gymnastics and creative movement.
SEE: your child develop dance motor-skills that improve coordination and self-confidence.
LOOK: at the gymnastics that build strength, balance and control.
TOUCH: your child’s creativity through mime, dancing, songs and creative movement.
LISTEN: to your child’s excitement as they learn rhythm using musical instruments and creative props
WATCH: our classes, teachers and end of term performances and see why kids and parents love them!
Origami and Introduction to Japanese Culture
Origami, or the Japanese art of paper folding is fun and great for our kids’ developing brains. It encourages development of creativity, logical thinking, math and science skills, and improves memory and concentration. It has also been described as ‘yoga for the
mind’ and helps calm and relax our busy minds and bodies. Each week, kids will fold some origami and learn about a Japanese tradition, story or holiday. At the end of class, kids will choose which origami they wish to keep and which they would like to give to a community organization, like Roadrunner Food Bank, to share their creations (and perhaps a short message) with others. Roadrunner delivers food to over 500 people a day, mostly veterans, who dine alone at home.
Class Fee: $120 (fee will include all supplies, including some surprises.)
Instructor: Lina Adachi Chang, Ph.D.
The NMIS Library Hours:
K-3rd Grades have designated schedules
4th & 5th Grades utilize library open hours Wednesdays 11:30am-12:45pm (scheduled upon request)
Contact: Amanda G. Alvarez, NMIS Library Clerk by email for questions or concerns.
Library Room 112
NMIS Library Book Check out Rules
- Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time.
- 1st-8th graders can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time. Extended privileges available if books are required for assignments and/or the student has a good record of returning books.
- Students are not able to check out any more books until they return books already checked out.
- Re-checkout available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks.
- The library staff reserves the right to set limits on the number of high demand books that may be borrowed and/or renewed.
- We suggest that students keep their library books in a safe place (like their backpack), handle them carefully, and accept responsibility for returning them in as good condition as when they borrowed them.
- Parents and students are responsible for lost or damaged books. Missing books on the students account at the end of the school year will result in the students having to pay $20 per book at the end of the year.
How many books can I check out?
This depends on what grade you are in and what your library borrowing history has been. Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time. 1st-8th grades can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time.
How long can I keep my borrowed materials?
Library books are due two weeks after check out. Re-checkout is available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks.
Will notifications be received when books are checked out?
Currently parents will receive an email from the NMIS library notifying them when a library book is overdue and action needs to be taken to return the borrowed materials.
Need to update your email address? Contact email@example.com. Please include your name as well as your student’s name, grade and teacher.
What if I lose or damage a book?
Students and parents are responsible for borrowed materials. If a library book is lost or damaged the student and parent are responsible for resolving the issue on the students account. A lost or damaged book can stop the student from being able to check out any other materials until the issue is taken care of on the student's account.
- Find the books & return them to the school library
- Purchase the missing books and give them to the library to replace the ones that were lost
- Pay the $20 NMIS Lost Library Book Fee * Click here to access the OSP to make the library book payment.
Please make sure to follow our Book Care Rules so lost or damaged books do not happen a second time.
Where do I return my library books?
- NMIS library
- White library book drop cabinet in breezeway
- Book drop bin next to receptions desk at front of school
I want to help out in the library, can I?
Yes! We can always use volunteers in the library. NMIS parent volunteers can come in and help check out books, shelve books, help students find books, help repair damaged books, care for our materials and work on special projects. Please click here or contact Eliza Gutierrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up to volunteer.
Please click here to log your library volunteer hours.
We love book donations to expand our library. We ask that the books donated be relevant for our k-8 audience and that they are in good, gently used condition.
- Store borrowed books in a safe dry place (like your backpack).
- Keep borrowed books away from pets, babies, and food and drinks.
- Protect our borrowed books from bad weather.
- Be sure your hands are clean when handling borrowed books.
- Don't mix your borrowed library books with books from home.
- Never lay a book face down; use a bookmark to save your place.
- Turn pages gently.
- Do not bend the pages.
- Do not remove stickers, tags or labels.
- No drawing or coloring in borrowed books.
In the Future:
-List of stories we have read aloud in the library together w/note on connection to IB attributes
-Details on our Book Review competition and access to the english/spanish review doc
-Access to online book options/web pages/read alouds