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The Garden News

A Child’s Garden Snack Menu October 4, 2021 - October 8, 2021

Monday, October 18
Tuesday, October 19
Wednesday, October 20
Thursday, October 21

Friday, October 22

Bananas & Belvita Crackers

Cheese Sticks & Chex Mix

Guacamole & Chips Ritz for I/T

Pirate Booty & Craisins Fruit Cups for I/T

Fruit Pouches & Cheerios

Dates To Remember

October 20: ACG Board Meeting via Zoom!

Classes – Families welcome! Please click on this link to learn about this

October 21: LUCRECIA Y EL

CANTO DE LOS DUDASAURIOS – a Dinosaur Opera for the Pre-K and Pre-K Prep

amazing opera!


October 25-29: Spirit Week and On-line Pumpkin Auction!!! Please see details below.

October 29: ACG Costume Drive-Thru Parade – 10:00-10:15 a.m.

Dear ACG Friends and Families,

This week flew by as classes were busy with Individual Picture Days and lots of very engaging learning activities and projects. The children in the Yucca Room made telescopes to use in their space observatory the Tiger Lily Class experimented with things that glow in the dark. Ms. Sandria also worked with the older children preparing them for our extra special event next Thursday. Members of the musical group, Amity Trio (two of which are parents at the school), and their special guests will be performing a brand new opera for the children. It is called LUCRECIA Y EL CANTO DE LOS DUDASAURIOS and we are beyond excited to see it. As you can imagine, dinosaurs are an all-time favorite in the Garden and we can’t wait to see what happens to Lucrecia. Families of the children in the Wildflower, Hollyhock and Tiger Lily Rooms are invited to join us for the performance at 10:00 a.m. on the 21st. The event will take place outside in the courtyard by Fellowship Hall and we ask that everyone who attends wear masks.

The older children aren’t the only ones who will receive a special guest next week. We are also looking forward to “Meatball Monday” on the 18th. Mr. Ben, one of our After Care teachers in the two-year old group, is bringing his service dog, Meatball, to meet the kiddos! Meatball lives with Mr. Ben and helps him with various tasks. Many of the classrooms will have Mr. Ben and Meatball join them on Monday so they can hear about the wonderful work Meatball and other serviceanimals do to help people.

Next week will also be full of preparations as we gear up for our Fall Celebrations. Since we can’t yet resume our in-person Family Fall Carnival,Goblins in the Garden, we will be doing some other fun events with the children. The last week of October we will be hosting our on-line Decorated Pumpkin Auction and ACG Spirit Week. We will also have a drive-thru costume parade on Friday, the 29th. Please see the Community Events sections for all the details.


*Photo proofs will be coming home very soon. You will be able to choose your package and
purchase your child’s photos on-line. We
are waiting to hear if there will be a re-take day for those children who were
absent or for families who do not want to purchase any of the first set of
photos. Please stay tuned.

*Please send your child with appropriate clothes for this colder weather. Children play outside every day regardless of the temperature. You should also replenish the extra clothes in their cubby with warmer options as well.
Thank you!

Community Events:


Dates: October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Recurrence: Recurring daily

3001 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PMTime: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: $6 - $8

The Pumpkin Patch is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It’s a family-friendly event open every day in October that features Fall fun such as a 20’ X 40’ corn pit, harvest maze, tricycle track, playhouses, a roping arena, pumpkin bowling, duck races, mud pie kitchen, putt-putt golf, football toss, cornhole, basketball shoot, Fall decor, and of
course PUMPKINS! Plus, each weekend the Pumpkin Patch will also have a Petting Zoo and a Paintball Target Arena.

Attendees can select their very own pumpkins to purchase from the on-site Pumpkin Patch with over hundreds of choices including specialty pumpkins and gourds, varying in size, color, and shape. Also available for purchase are Fall decor items such as corn stalks, hay bales, and corn bundles.


Do you need an eye-catching, unique pumpkin for your doorstep? Let us help you!

Our Virtual Decorated Pumpkin Auction goes live on Sunday, 10/24, at 10:00 a.m. We will post the link to the auction on our website and on our Facebook page. The pumpkins are always absolutely amazing and will be on display to view in person during our DRIVE BY COSTUME PARADE on the 29th. Bidding begins on Sunday, the 24th, at 10:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, the 29th, at noon.

ACG Spirit Week!

October 25-29:

Monday is Crazy Hair, Hat and/or Sock Day!

Tuesday is P.J. Day!

Wednesday is Sports Day!

Thursday is Color War/Tie Dye Day! Please
see attached flyer for your child’s classroom color. J Many of the rooms are tie dying their own shirts, so be sure to ask your
child’s teacher his or her plans.

Friday is Costume Dress up day (Please no scary or violent costumes or masks)
and our ACG Parent Drive-Thru Parade!
We are inviting families to drive through (anytime from 10:00– 10:15) to see your child’s class dressed up. Please enter the school parking lot by the Southeast entrance off
Cooper. You will proceed through our parking lot, following the curved drive, and exiting by turning right onto Elm Street. All of the older classrooms will be socially distanced along the parade route for you to see and wish a Happy Halloween. Some of our youngest classrooms may not participate, so be sure to ask your child’s teachers.

Smith’s Community Rewards

If you shop at Smith’s, and are not part of this program, please register on-line at www.smithscommunityrewards.com. 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! The fall deadline is coming up soon.

Enjoy the weekend,

Matteucci, Director