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A Child’s Garden-Snack Menu January 27 - 31







Sliced Apples & Nut Butter

Apple sauce & Crackers for I/T

After Care Menu Varies Daily –

Children will be served from the following list of items:


Chex Mix & Craisins

Bananas & Pita Bread for I/T

Veggie straws, pretzel chips, fig bars, nutri-grain bars, granola bars, yogurt, fresh fruit and veggies, dried fruit, Animal crackers,


Pasta Noodles & Fresh tomatoes

Ritz, Saltines, Snap Pea Crisps, Corn tortilla chips, Nut or Sun Butter and Jelly on crackers, fruit snacks, apple sauce, Rice Rolls,


Veggie Straws & String Cheese

Graham Crackers, pita chips, fruit leather, fruit cups, hummus, ranch dressing, guacamole


Apple Chips & yogurt drink

Frozen berries & yogurt drink

Dates to remember

January 26 ACG Family Get Together – Steel Bender Brew Yard 3:00-5:00 p.m.

28 Coffee with Kathy – Topic: Having a Rested Child – 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. -Room 219 – Please RSVP by Monday, January 27th.

31 Registration Form and fee due for all current families. Forms received after this date no longer receive current family priority, and will get rolled into the general application pool.

Happy Friday Friends,

We hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend and had a chance to do something fun. Having Monday off sure made this week pass quickly. The children in the Sunflower Room have been exploring our building and our neighborhood this week. They are preparing for taking the ART as they continue their study of our community and our surroundings. As Ms. Sarah M. states, the children are taking note of all the many things in our environment that we as adults often take for granted. When is the last time you stopped to smell the flowers and really look at the many interesting buildings, structures and artwork in our area? It is fascinating to see them through the eyes of a child.

We want to remind you that this Sunday we are hosting a Family Get Together at Steel Bender Brewyard from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Come enjoy the yummy food and drink and have some fun with other ACG families. We ask that each family attending brings either a bottle of wine or whiskey valued at $25.00 or more to donate for our wine and whiskey pull to be held at our Gala next month. Please see the attached flyer for details.

This year’s gala, “Leap Into the 20’s”, is a 1920s, prohibition-era theme, complete with speakeasy decor, era-specific attire (optional), DJ and live band, food provided by PopFizz catering, and beer and wine donated by local establishments. The gala will also feature a silent auction and a wine, whiskey and beer pull activity, with 100% of all net proceeds going toward tuition assistance and teacher development.

We are delighted to announce that as part of the event we will debut our first informational video, which will appear on our website as a prelude to our 50th anniversary celebration, and that Arthur Murray Dance Studio will entertain attendees with a professional ballroom dance show and provide a 1920s-era group dance lesson as well.

Our goal for this year’s gala is to raise $50,000, with 100% of the proceeds funding tuition assistance and teacher development.

You don’t want to miss this fabulous evening! Tickets are now available for purchase in the ACG office for $100 each (with a portion of the tickets being tax-deductible). Please contact the ACG office at (505) 764-2920 to purchase your tickets or to make a donation.


Registration for 2020/2021 has begun. Registration Form and fee of $150 (non-refundable) per child is due by Friday, January 31st. You may download the Registration Forms from our website https://www.achildsgardenabq.org/enrollment/documents or pick up a hard copy from the office.


We are looking for sponsors and donations for our silent auction, wine, whiskey and beer pulls. Please call the office if you have any questions and to purchase tickets.

Community Events:


Dates: January 25, 2020

Location: Albuquerque Chinese Culture Center

427 Adams St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Email: info@chineseculturecenter-abq.com

Phone: (505) 268-7023

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Price: Free


Traditional New Year’s Dragon and Lion Dances, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Qi Kung Demonstrations, Fighting Forms

Special Guest Performance by: Chinese American Citizens Alliance Dance Team

Performance is free and family friendly. Come early to get a good seat!

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Albuquerque Museum

On view in Gallery 1, November 23, 2019–April 19, 2020

Smith’s Community Rewards

If you shop at Smith’s and are not yet signed up for this program, please register on-line at www.smithscommunityrewards.com. This is an easy way to raise money for our school!

Box TOPS – DON’T forget to download the app

We just received a check from General Mills for $178.50. Thank you for participating in this program. Every dollar helps our school! https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/How%20To%20Earn

Enjoy the sunshine!

Mary Matteucci, Director