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A Child’s Garden Snack Menu November 14 - 18

Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 16
Thursday, November 17

Friday, November 18

Dry Cereal & Frozen Juice Bars

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Goldfish & Cuties

Chips & Guacamole

Ritz & Guacamole for I/T

Cheese Sticks & Applesauce

Treat Snack: Pumpkin Pie & Milk

After Care Snacks – Varies Daily

Children will be served from the following list of items:

Veggie Straws, Pretzel Chips, Fig Bars,

Nutri-Grain Bars, Granola Bars, Yogurt,

Fresh Fruit and Veggies,

Dried Fruit

Animal Crackers, Ritz, Saltines, Snap Pea Crisps,

Corn Tortilla Chips,

Nut or Butter & Jelly

on Crackers, Fruit Snacks, Apple Sauce, Rice Rolls

Graham Crackers, Pita Chips, Fruit Leather, Fruit Cups, Hummus, Ranch Dressing, Guacamole

Dates To Remember


11 Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

16 Coffee with Kathy – Join our Social Worker to chat about managing holiday stress with kids and anything else that comes up. All are welcome. 9:15-10:15 in Room 220. Please call the office to RSVP by Tuesday, 11/15/22. Thank you!

16 ACG Board Meeting, 11:30-1:00 in Room 220

17 Dine n’ Donate Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen – please see attached flyer

21-22 Family Conferences and Educator Workdays – NO SCHOOL

23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday

Hello ACG Friends and Families,

I am sending out this edition of the Garden News a day early because we do not have school tomorrow in celebration of Veteran’s Day. First and foremost, we’d like to wish a hearty “Happy Veteran’s Day” to our community members who have served in the armed forces. We thank you for your service and honor your role in keeping our country safe from harm and for protecting our freedoms. Enjoy your day.

Next week is another busy time as we host Coffee with Kathy, our Board Meeting and our Dine n’ Donate Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen. Mr. Ian, Ms. Hope, Ms. Sandria, and I will be in Washington D.C. attending the National Conference for our accrediting body, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is the first time since 2019 that this conference has been held in person and we feel lucky to be able to attend. We will participate in workshops, network with other early childhood professionals, and find out the latest and greatest in the wonderful profession of which we are a part. Mr. Ian is actually a member of the Governing Board and will be representing us so very well as he attends several planning meetings, advocacy events and meet and greet mixers. The Garden News will be coming to you from D.C. next week with hopefully lots of great details about our time at the conference. 😊

I hope you received the minutes from our November FIC Meeting last Saturday. There are many exciting events being planned for the rest of the year and we are
looking forward to them all. As I stated above, this Wednesday evening will be our Dine n’ Donate Event at California Pizza Kitchen. Show the attached flyer or mention A
Child’s Garden on your visit, and California Pizza Kitchen will DONATE 20% OF ALL FOOD & BEVERAGE SALES to us! Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering, and online orders at CPK.com when you enter BACK20% at checkout. We can’t wait to see you there!

Last, but not least, our Family Conferences are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd. There will be no school for the children those days, but we will provide childcare during your conference time. Siblings are welcome to be in childcare as well. We hope you take this opportunity to hear about your child’s growing and learning this fall, but please know that conferences are not mandatory.


*Challenger Soccer is offering another session beginning the week after Thanksgiving. Please follow this link for details and to sign up! https://challenger.configio.com/orglandingpage?org=111224 Soccer is for children ages 3-5. 😊 There is also an attached flyer with dates and other information.

Community Events


· November 12, 2022

· Bandelier ElementaryLocation: Bandelier Elementary 3309 Pershing Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM

· Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bandelier Elementary School Cafeteria & Gym!

Arts & Crafts from more than 40 local vendors!

Student‐made art for sale!

Bandelier Jump Rope Team will perform!

Delicious offerings from neighborhood food trucks!

Support your local community and get your holiday shopping done!


· Dates: November 12, 2022

· Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)

· 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120

· Phone: (505) 768-4950

· Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PMTime: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

· Price: Free

· The migration of sandhill cranes provide all the elements of a well-choreographed and well-composed multimedia piece of art. Poetry, music and dance are the genres
that are reflected in descriptions by the cranes’ observers / appreciative audience.

Smith’s Community Rewards

If you shop at Smith’s, and are not signed up for this program, please register on-line at https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/i/community/smiths-inspiring-donations. Every penny we earn truly does make a difference.

Box Tops

Do you have the Box Tops mobile app? Download it at the App Store or Get it on Google Play. This is another effortless way to support our little school. Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

Mary Matteucci, Director