Elementary School

Our elementary school serves students from preschool through the 4th grade. Our young learners enjoy instruction from a staff of caring, qualified professionals.

Panther Parents

Panther Parents Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents and teachers that work together for the benefit of the school and children being educated. Our goal is to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children's educational experience.

Come join us at our monthly meetings! Monthly meetings are a great way to learn about new and ongoing initiatives; hear from the school, teachers, and administrators; ask questions; contribute ideas; and have direct impact on PTO decisions. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 4:15 p.m. at the Animas elementary building. Meetings are open to all parents and guardians. We invite and encourage everyone to attend!

For more information or questions you might have, please contact Kris Josefy, Panther Parents PTO president at [email protected].

Mission Statement

"Our mission is to foster community engagement and communication between teachers, parents, and the community and also support school district initiatives."

School Hours

7:55 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. (Mon - Thurs)

Buses drop K-6 students at the cafeteria in the morning for a nutritional boost.


Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, Animas Public Schools will be using ECollect forms through PowerSchool to collect digital signed authorization forms. Please contact Mrs. O'Byrne to ensure that she has your email address in the system for access.

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