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Family Support

Sombra's Family Support Liaison

Nancy Whalen

Hello! I'm Nancy Whalen, the Family Liaison at Sombra. I am here to support families with resources so that our students can thrive.

My office is in the Administration Building

  • room 102, 505-291-6842, ext. 32102

Here at Sombra del Monte Elementary School, we recognize that when families are engaged in their children's education, our students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, and have better social skills. Family Liaisons at APS work in the schools and community to help families get the information and assistance they need to support their children to ensure their academic success. Family Liaisons encourage family-school partnerships to help ensure their student's success and healthy development.


Roadrunner Connections

Sombra's Lost And Found

Parents and Guardians:  please remember to TAG your child’s clothing, backpack, water bottle, etc., so that we can return items left on campus to the rightful owner.  Our Lost and Found is in Sombra’s Cafeteria.  We welcome parents to go to the Cafeteria and collect lost items!! Just sign in at the front office first!  If you have any questions or you are not finding your child’s item in the cafeteria, please reach out to Ms. Nancy at 505-291-6842

Warm Heart Network

Warm Hearts Network's website

Reading with Finnegan

Sombra's been fortunate to be involved with Warm Heart Network where students have an opportunity to read with four legged friends. Ms. Terri's son attended Sombra and she wanted to volunteer here with Finnegan, her five year old Westie.

Warm Hearts Slideshow

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Volunteering at Sombra is a rewarding opportunity!  There are many ways to utilize your special skills.  In order to chaperone on a classroom field trip, you MUST have the highest APS Security Clearance.  Clearance takes approximately ten days to complete.  I’d love to help you get your security clearance, please contact me, Ms. Nancy, at 505-291-6842 or

You can also visit Volunteering at APS for more information on volunteering at APS schools.