Good Food, Great Company

Message from the Superintendent Dear Canutillo Community,

I had the pleasure of visiting several of our campuses during the fall semester Parent-Teacher Conferences this week (and last week for Northwest Early College High School) and I was heartened by the support and dedication our moms, dads and grandparents showcased in their effort to be part of their kids’ educational experience. The Parent-Teacher Conferences give us an opportunity to better engage with parents and address both the successes and challenges of each one of our students. Thank you, parents, for taking the time and initiative to be an active participant in our processes. And thank you, teachers, for continuing to show the Canutillo Community that our teachers are the most dedicated group of educators in the region. No wonder we are the Best Small School District in Texas and El Paso’s Triple A Rated School District!

The Parent-Teacher Conference at Canutillo High School afforded us another opportunity for engagement. Thanks to the leadership of Marco Macias in our Child Nutrition Services Department, our cafeteria workers were able to sample their delicious menu options for our visiting parents. We know that school cafeteria food gets a bad rap for taste, especially given the strict nutritional restrictions the U.S. Department of Agriculture places on school districts when preparing breakfasts and lunches. But in Canutillo, cooks have spent years perfecting and developing lower-calorie and low sodium meals that taste good and are healthy.

The food sampling during the conferences featured Chinese noodles, specialty pizzas, wraps and fresh fruit – all meals that are served in our cafeterias. Parents were able to taste the food and judge for themselves the quality and taste of the meals.

Sorry kids. I know you want to tell your parents the cafeteria food doesn’t taste good so they can give you money to buy fast food, but they now know otherwise!

Lastly, I want to remind the community that on Nov 8 we have two important elections on the ballot: the Every Child, Every School Bond Election to address infrastructure needs in the District, and the Canutillo ISD School Board Election. It’s important for our community to be informed on both elections and to cast a ballot in order to make their voices heard. To that end, I’m happy to announce that our students are organizing a CISD School Board candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Northwest Early College Grotto. I invite the entire community to come hear from the candidates and determine which ones will earn their support and vote.

Election day is Nov. 8 with early voting starting on Monday, Oct. 24 and running through Nov. 4. As a reminder, the CISD Central Office Building at 7964 Artcraft is an early voting location and is open from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during early voting.

Have a wonderful weekend Canutillo!

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools