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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

    On behalf of our staff, I welcome our returning or new first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students as old friendships are rekindled and new friends are made!  A special welcome goes out to our new kindergarten students, the class of 2030-2031, who are always a delightful addition as our youngest Banda Bears!  As I begin my fifth year as a Bandelier administrator and eighth year as a Bandelier staff member, I continue to be honored and humbled to lead a school with such rich tradition in education and community.   

Our staff continues to support the APS five focuses for the year which include college and career readiness, early learning, developing the whole child, family engagement, and attendance.  These focal points support what Bandelier staff recognize, embrace, and appreciate, which is the unique perspectives and gifts each child brings. 

     Our teachers and support staff have spent many hours preparing activities, creating child-centered classrooms, and reviewing data.  The rooms look so welcoming for our students!  Our secretary and clerk continued to put in many hours over the summer in preparation for registration and the many background duties they have.  Our custodial staff worked diligently throughout the summer to clean, address safety concerns, and ready the school.  Many facility updates from structural to technological took place and continue to happen as I write.  As a team, our Bandelier staff never stop working over the summer to offer your child our best.   

     The PTA will host their annual Welcome Back Cruise Wednesday, August 22.  At this informal event, you can view the opportunities of supporting your child as well as the many other children at Bandelier.  I also encourage you to attend our first PTA meeting Wednesday, September 5 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Dinner is served from 6:00 – 6:30 with childcare being offered once the meeting begins.  Our annual Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  I hope you are able to make time for these worthwhile events.  Your partnership in your child’s education ensures your child’s success, and attending school functions, conferences, and volunteering is invaluable.   

     It is our goal to keep you informed of all that takes place at Bandelier.  Information is available on our school web page at, in the Banda Bear News, and through your child’s classroom communication set up by his/her teacher.  If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher or our office staff at 255-8744.   

     Thank you for choosing Bandelier as your child’s school and being a part of our school community.  I look forward to building long and rewarding relationships with our students and their families.  My pledge is to do my very best for each of our students throughout the school year.   


Ann McCoy


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!