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Principal: Lydia Blazquez

Asst. Principal: Eleanor Allen
Phone: (787) 707-2364
(787) 707 - 2366
(787) 707 - 2368
Fax: (787) 707-2315
Mailing Address
Antilles Elementary School
1029 Victory Drive
Fort Buchanan
PR 00934-4600




College and Career Ready Website Launched

New Student Registration SY2015-16 Memo

Student Re-Enrollment Memo for SY2015-16

For Additional Information and Forms Regarding Registration, Click on "PCS'ing Families"

Transfer to New Antilles Elementary School Building Memo...Projected for January 2016

Important Reminders...click here for information

May 1st to 31st - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 20th - Coffee with the Principal 8:00AM - 9:30AM

May 25th - Mermorial Day - Federal Holiday - No School

May 28th - Last Day of School for Students - No School for Pre-K

May 29th - Professional Development

June 1st & 2nd - Teacher Work/Inservice Day

August 3rd, 4th & 5th - Teacher Work/Inservice Day

August 6th - First Day of School for Students

"Get Vaccinated: Prevent and Stop Measles Outbreaks"...click here for more info

From the School Nurse: Infectious Disease Control, A Community Effort...click here to read more

New Ft. Buchanan School Traffic Plan

AES Brochure 2014-15


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Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998

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The Department has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations.

For more information regarding "Conus Education Options Assessment" click here!

Continuous School Improvement

Mission Statement:
Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

AES Vision Statement:
We care, we share, we learn. We'll find success at AES!

Goal 1

Goal 1: By June 2014, all students will improve their reading comprehension, construct meaning from text across the curriculum as measured by the selected system-wide assessments (TerraNova, Third Edition, Reading Subtest, Grades 3-4) and by local assessments (Pearson Reading Series from grades PreK-4).

Intervention: "Open Ended Questions" Strategy

Goal 2: By June 2014, all students will build mathematical knowledge through problem solving as measured by the selected system-wide assessments (TerraNova, Third Edition, Math Subtest, Grade 3-4, MacMillian unit tests) and local math assessments administered yearly.

Intervention: Use of "Number Talks"

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE is important and in order to receive the best education, students need to BE HERE!

DoDEA is implementing a system-wide attendance policy for students.  Visit the attendance section of the DoDEA website for policy highlights, frequently asked questions, a video message from DoDEA Director and more.

School Hours

Office: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Students: 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Mark Your Calendar!
DoDEA Puerto Rico SY2015-16
DoDEA Puerto Rico SY2014-15
AES May Calendar 2015
SY 2014-15 Supply Lists
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade






SPC Vega Gate will Operate on a Limited Schedule

The new hours of operation will be:
Monday- Friday
0530 - 1730: Inbound and Outbound

Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays: Closed

902-PX / COMMISSARY GATE OPERATING HOURS 24/7: Will remain open 24 hours, 7 days a week for both Inbound and Outbound traffic. Everyone should plan accordingly for high traffic movement during early morning rush hours, standard lunch hours, Military Drill Assemblies, and End of Month Payday.


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