Season of Giving

Message from the Superintendent Dear Canutillo Community,

With the Thanksgiving break now behind us, the District is moving full swing into the Holiday Season. Yes, this means you’ll soon see tons of Christmas lights, festive trees and even a menorah or two at our campuses and offices. But most importantly, this also means that our schools and students will kick off their season of giving. 

No, we’re not talking only about giving gifts to one another. We’re talking about coming together and making sure that everyone in our community is taken care of during this most wonderful of seasons. We know that most of our families will spend the holiday season preparing the perfect meal and shopping for that just-right gift for our loved ones. That is something we will be lucky to take part in, and we should feel happy and thankful to be able to do it. 

However, we also know that a number of people in our Canutillo Family may struggle to make ends meet and therefore can not afford to provide a gift or even a meal to their loved ones during this Christmas season. Luckily, we are fortunate to have members of our community that step up every year to make sure no one goes without during the holidays. From student organizations like the Damian Elementary student council which is organizing a sock and underwear drive, to employee groups like the Central Office staff which adopts 13 families each year to provide to them a full Christmas dinner and gifts for all family members, Canutillo steps up every year to help. 

We are also blessed with the help of business partners like the Blanco, Ordoñez, Mata & Wechsler, who provide turkeys and hams for Canutillo families every holiday season, or civic partners like the Knights of Columbus that hand out coats to students in our District. Of course, our faith-based partners like Abundant Living Faith Center who are providing gifts to thousands of children in our community.

As you can see, the spirit of giving is all over the District. I invite you to join these and the many other groups and individuals in Canutillo ISD who are sharing blessings this Christmas season. If you need some inspiration or guidance, give any of our schools a call and ask how you can help. I am certain they can guide you. 

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools