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The Garden News

A Child’s Garden Snack Menu April 5-9







Teacher In-service and Workday – No School

After Care Menu Varies Daily –

Children will be served

from the following list of items:


String Cheese and Peaches

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


Rice Rolls and Avocado

Rice and Avocado for I/T

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


Frozen Berries

and Waffles

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


Tortillas, Jam and Nut Butter


Dates to remember:

April 2 Vernal Holiday – No School

5 Teacher Work and Cleaning Day – No School

Happy Spring Everyone!

We hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break. This week flew by here in the Garden as the children drove right back into their learning. Dinosaurs continue to be a BIG hit with all of our age groups. Children in multiple classrooms are studying dinosaurs, making fossils, and exploring dinosaur habitats and eating habits. There is nothing better than being fully emersed in your learning. Today is April Fool’s Day and the children in the Holly Hock Room (with the help of Ms. Hope) pulled a fast one on multiple teachers, including me! Check out our Facebook page to see their cute April Fool’s Day Prank. I really fell for it!

Sadly, this news is not a joke, as today was Mr. Will’s last day in the Garden. We send him on his way with well wishes and hopefully a whole lot of great memories. We will miss him greatly. Please remember that as we begin the search to fill that position, I will be doing my best to respond to families and keep us on track. I appreciate your support and patience during this transition. 😊

I did also receive great news today. Our t-shirt, mask and sweatshirt order is ready for pick-up! I will pick up our order tomorrow and you all should receive your merchandise early next week. How exciting! Lastly, I want to remind you that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, 4/2 or Monday, 4/5. Tomorrow is our Vernal Holiday and Monday is a teacher in-service and cleaning day. We hope you have a nice long weekend, and we will see you all on Tuesday.


Are you looking for a crib that converts into a toddler bed? We have an ACG Family who is giving one away. Please contact the office if you are interested in this crib and we will give your contact information to the family. Thanks!

Have you registered for the Covid-19 Vaccine? It’s quick and easy. Go to https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ and register today. The New Mexico Department of Health also recently launched an app, available through the website, that enables you to enter your health and employment information, along with other key data. When the vaccine is available to you, they will send you a notification enabling you to schedule a vaccination appointment. If you have questions or would like support with the registration process – (including New Mexicans who do not have internet access) call 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support. The hours of the hotline are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Users who have other vaccine-related questions please select option 0 for vaccine questions.

Community Events:

SENSITIVE BUNNY®️ - Cottonwood Mall

· March 28

· 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: Lower Level near Victoria’s Secret

Price: Varies

Between all the lights, music, and crowds, seeing Bunny can be overstimulating for children with special needs. That’s why we are proud to announce that we will be hosting our Sensitive Bunny®️! Take a photo with Bunny at our Spring Photo set with A.Sosa Photography and Studio Blue on Sunday, March 28 at 9AM. All participants will receive a take-home sensory craft and goodie bag provided by the New Mexico Autism Society

Registration is required, so reserve your time HERE

Egg My Play at Playbox

How egggciting! Private playdates booked March 29th-April 3rd will have the option to add on a private egg hunt and craft! Includes an Easter Basket, 15 eggs per child, sticker egg craft, and an Easter themed photo backdrop.

March 29-April 3

Get more details here.

Smith’s Community Rewards

If you shop at Smith’s, and are not signed up for this program, please register on-line at www.smithscommunityrewards.com.

Box TOPS - THank you for participating in this Program. Every little bit helps!

Happy Easter and Passover to those who celebrate!

All my best,

Mary Matteucci