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The Garden News

The Garden News

A Child’s Garden Snack Menu April 25 - April 29

Monday, April 25
Tuesday, April 26
Wednesday, April 27
Thursday, April 28

Friday, April 29

Gogurt & Animal Crackers

Yakosobi Noodles & Cheese

Veggie Straws & Avocado

Meatballs & Ciabatta Rolls

Granola Bars & Soy Milk

Dates To Remember

April 23 Mural Painting – see details in the Community Event Section below

24 Coffee with Kathy at Domingo Baca Park –
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

26&27 Classroom Picture Days! Flyers went home this week.

30 Mural Painting – see details in the
Community Event Section below

May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week – You will receive an email from your
Classroom Parent next week regarding activities for the week. We will also post here next week.

5&6 Teacher/Family Conferences and workdays – No School for Children

14 Family Involvement Committee Meeting via
Zoom 10:30 a.m.

25 Last Day of School for Students – 1:00

26 Last Day of School for Staff – Clean -up and Summer Session Preparation

June 6 First Day of Summer Session

Hello ACG Families and Happy Earth Day!

The Garden has been full of life as children are studying the life cycles of plants, butterflies, and other animals. Spring is here and we are excited to see our Garden bursting with life! Children are growing, baby birds are hatching and flowers are popping up everywhere! Please look at our Facebook page for some pictures.

Speaking of pictures, next Tuesday and Wednesday are our Classroom Picture Days! We will start with the Infants and move through all classrooms with
Pre-K going last. Each class will take pictures both days, so try to have your child here on time if possible. The photos don’t take long. 😊 The photos cost $12.50 each and they must be paid for in advance. A flier is attached.

This weekend will also be busy as our community meets to paint our 50th Anniversary Mural and for Coffee with Kathy. We will meet for mural painting on Saturday from 9-1 and Coffee with Kathy is taking place on Sunday, the 24th at Domingo Baca Park at 10:00. Childcare will be available for both events. We hope many of you will join us!


Have you donated to our Annual Giving Campaign? We are asking for 100% participation from Families, Board Members and Staff. No donation is too small, but if your family donates $100.00, your name will be placed on the 50th Anniversary Mural. Thanks in advance for our support!

Please return the ASQ and ASQSE for your child. We use these to document the great progress your wonderful children have made this year. Thank you!

It is time for sunscreen! Please apply sunscreen on your child before dropping them off for the day. With the warmer weather most classes start their day on the playground and we want to make sure everyone is covered. Thank you!

Community Events:

Calling All Volunteers and Artists!

If you haven’t already noticed the “drawing on the wall” outside A Child’s Garden preschool, we have officially begun creating the mural to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. In order to bring this vision to life, we need your help! Through the month of April, we are seeking volunteers from our ACG families and our FPC congregation and friends to come out and paint the mural with us. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional—we will have supervisors guiding our volunteers and have outlines and reference images for everyone’s use. Our goal is to work on the mural from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays: April 9th, 23rd and 30th. If you would like to help out, please contact Niccole at FPC at niccolepierre.williams@firstpresabq.org or Mary at ACG at marymatteucci@firstpresabq.org. Childcare will be provided.

Coffee with Kathy -Preparing Your Child for the Transition to Kindergarten and a New School. Sunday, April 24th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Domingo Baca Park by the Playground on the south side of the park. Bring your own chair or blanket for sitting, and get some valuable information about helping your child transition away from the Garden. Childcare will be provided. Look for the Albuquerque United Flags and you will find us.

Smith’s Community Rewards

We just received a check for over $300.00 for this last quarter. Thank you to the families that are a part of this program. If you shop at Smith’s, and are not yet participating in this program, please register on-line at https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/i/community/smiths-inspiring-donations

Every little bit helps our school!

Box TOPS - Download it at the App Store or Get it on Google Play. Thanks for supporting our school!

Have a great weekend!

Mary Matteucci, Director