Vista Grande S.A.F.E. Program

SAFE Schedule
Board Games/Reading, Morning Exercise, History Trivia,, Games, Outdoor Play

Snack, Homework/Reading, Just Be It- Trivia/Games, Outdoor and Indoor Play, Games
Arts and Crafts, Computer Lab

Board Games/Reading, Morning Exercise-Just Be It-Track and Field,, "Acts of Kindness" discussions/games, Science Trivia, Outdoor Play and Indoor Indoor play, Learner's Chess Club- (beginning in January)

Snack, Homework/Reading, Outdoor and Indoor play, Games, Just Be It activities, Arts and Crafts

Board Games/Reading, Outdoor and Indoor play, Morning Exercise

Snack, Homework/Reading, Arts/Crafts, Games, Just Be It, Talent Show, Trivia Outdoor Play and Indoor Play, Arts/Crafts, Computer Lab, Acts of Kindness" with games/discussions/crafts, Guest speakers, Learner's Chess Club

Board games/Reading, Just Be It-Exercises, Games, Trivia, Outdoor play

Snack, Homework/Reading, Outdoor play, "Around the World" with discussions about various countries/games, food samples, and crafts
Arts and Crafts

Board games/Reading, Just Be It, Morning Exercise/Games, Music day, Outdoor Play

PM: Snack, Musical Games/Dance, Outdoor and Indoor play, Track and Field Games


The S.A.F.E. Program at Vista Grande Elementary is designed to provide a nurturing environment that offers fun, engaging and safe activities. We encourage and promote age-appropriate learning in academics, physical, social and team-building skills for our students through various games and activities to help them achieve and reach their academic level.

Our Staff:
Yvette Hall, Coordinator -- 505-771-2366 X205

                                      Muhammad Al-Daouk
                                      Christian Chavez
                                      Marcus Cordova
                                      Daniel Zuniga
                                      Olivia Holguin
                                      Cassidy Howe   
                                      Jordan Jeszke


SAFE PROGRAM PRE-REGISTRATION for 2018-2019 school year:
SAFE Pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018 through Friday, May 4, 2018.  The times to register will be from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Parents can register online during the times listed.

For questions regarding registration, please contact the Vista Grande SAFE Program coordinator at 505-771-2366 at extension 205 or via email at Yvette.hall@rrps.net.

Weekly Installment payments: Parents who pay weekly for the nine-weeks weekly installment payments and Wednesday only payments will begin paying by Money Orders only on April 23, 2018, no checks can or will be accepted for weekly installment payments on or after April 23, 2018.

The last two weekly installment and Wednesday only payments are due on May 14, 2018 in order to close out the bookkeeping for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

Last day of school: 
The last day of school is 
Thursday, May 24, 2018. The SAFE Program will only operate the morning program from 6:45 am -9:00 am. There will be no afternoon program on May 24, 2018.

Art Projects in SAFE:

Recipe Books:
The SAFE students will begin their annual multi-cultural recipe book. The book will have many yummy recipes from our students. This will give the students an opportunity to showcase family recipes while sharing them with other students and their families.

Around the World:
We will continue our "Around the World" activity that helps our students learn and better understand different cultures from around the world. We discuss the education, foods, and the way of living that may differ from what is seen here in our country. From time to time, we create food samples from other countries. All of this is decided by having a student cover their eyes while spinning the globe and whichever country the student's finger  lands, that is the country the group learns about for the month.

Acts of Kindness
SAFE students have continued to celebrate  "Acts of Kindness" throughout the school year. The students and staff make hearts, four leaf clovers, flowers, etc., to display on our board or wall to demonstrate how we share kind thoughts to others.

Reading Challenge:
The SAFE students will begin our annual "Reading for Knowledge" campaign January through March. This campaign is done to promote reading and the student who reads the most books wins a prize. All students who participate will receive an award.

This year the SAFE program will begin a reading program called Kidzlit. This program is designed to help students get more involved in reading by participating in discussions and engaging in fun learning activities.

The Kidzlit Science program helps the students discovery new things in Science such as Rock and Nature Science and Forensic Science to name a few

Here are a few of the 2017-2018 VGE S.A.F.E. Events:
Nuclear Museum
Be Greater than Average Science and Robotics
Santa Fe Opera
Story Teller
Line Dancing
Math Initiative
Music Program
Learner's Chess
Fractal Foundation
Wildlife Rescue
Rock Wall Climbing
Bike Rodeo
First Responders
Cleveland Choir

Online Payments:

Online payments will need a checking account, no debit or credit cards.
Payments made in person can be made with a check, Money Order or Cashier's Check.
The S.A.F.E. Program never accepts cash for payments.

Make checks payable to RRPS.

9 -weeks Payment Schedule:
1st Quarter-August 18, 2017
2nd Quarter-October 23, 2017
3rd Quarter-January 8, 2018
4th Quarter-March 19, 2018

Holidays/No School /No SAFE:
Labor Day-September 4, 2017
Fall Break- October 13, 2017
Parent-Teacher Conference-October 30 and October 31, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday- November 22- November 24, 2017
Winter Break- December 21, 2017-January 7, 2018
Staff In-service-January 8, 2018
Martin Luther King Holiday-January 15, 2018
Parent-Teacher Conference-February 15 and February 16, 2018
President's Day-February 19, 2018
Spring Break- March 26-April 2, 2018
Last day of school-May 24, 2018

Visit the district S.A.F.E. program page for important news and access to Parent Forms and Applications.