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The Garden News

A Child’s Garden Snack Menu January 10, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Monday, January 10
Tuesday, January 11
Wednesday, January 12
Thursday, January 13

Friday, January 14

Veggie Straws & Fruit Leather

Peanut Butter Pretzels & Milk

Bananas & Graham Crackers

Bagels & Cream Cheese

Cheese Sticks & Cuties

Dates To Remember

January 3 Teacher In-service & School Cleaning Day-NO SCHOOL

4 School Resumes

17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – NO SCHOOL

18 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year Begins

Hello ACG Families,

We hope you enjoyed the Winter Break and that your family was able to spend some wonderful time together. It was joyous to celebrate the holidays with family and friends!
Unfortunately, as you know, not all of us had a happy and healthy Winter Break. We were notified that many in our community, staff, parents, and children, were ill (with Covid and other sicknesses) and were not able to get together with those they love. We were so sorry to hear that news, but we are confident that we can all weather this season of sickness and be back together as a full community soon.

The Board of Directors held an emergency meeting this Wednesday to discuss the current status of the pandemic and its effects on the ACG Community. Due to the continued rise in cases of Covid and the staff shortage we are experiencing, the Board has decided to keep our classrooms self-contained, encourage lower numbers of students each day, and to keep the modified hours of 7:30-4:30 through the month of January. We know that this is an inconvenience for many of you, but we are ardently striving to stay open for business while keeping everyone safe and healthy. The staff is doing our part by testing weekly, cleaning diligently and trying our best to follow the current best practices for health and safety in and out of school. These are ways in which you can help too.

  • Consider keeping your child home for any part of this coming week (1/10-1/14). We anticipate having our full staff back on Tuesday, 1/18, but we realize that this might not occur
  • If you go out of state, when you return home, test yourself and your child with either an at home Covid test or a test somewhere else before returning to school.
  • If you don’t want to test, then stay home for three days after your return to see if you develop symptoms.
  • Communicate with us openly and honestly regarding you and your child’s health and your need for care. We are here for you and welcome your children.
  • Keep your child home if he or she has even one Covid like symptom. Monitor them, call the health practitioner, and receive written confirmation that they may come to school.
  • Send plenty of clean masks every day.
  • Trust that we are doing our best to partner with you and that we want your children at school too!

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

In other more joyful news, we did some cleaning and revamping over the break. The toddlers are getting a new playground fence which will be completed this weekend, and all our sandboxes were replenished with fresh sand. We also received the new playground materials and toys we had ordered months ago, so everyone is enjoying being outside!


School will be closed next Monday, January 17th, in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

An email will be going out next week with Registration Materials for the 2022-2023School Year. You may submit your completed Registration Forms and fee beginning Tuesday, January 18th. You can let your friends know that our waitlist for next year will also begin (online only), at 8:00 a.m. on the 18th.

Community Events:
instructors. All 2 lbs. of clay, tools, and glaze will be provided. Clay and glazes are messy so don’t wear your best dress to come to play. You will need to register ahead of time so that we can comply with the current COVID-19 restrictions. You are welcome to stay and help your child or you can register to make your own creations. Depending on the number of registrants we may have to ask you to sit in the adjacent room if you do not register. Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PMTime: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM The cost per
registrant is $25.

  • KID’S SATURDAY CLAY CLASS - Kids plus clay equal fun times! Your child will be able to make

    whatever their heart desires with the techniques provided by one of our

  • Presented By: Creativity Warehouse
  • Dates: January 1, 2022 - January 29, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 1950 Juan Tabo Blvd. N.E., Suite M, Albuquerque, NM

    87112 Email: tommiegk@creativitywarehouse.com Phone: (505) 299-6168

Attention Parents of Pre-K Students – the APS transfer window is now open. You are welcome to visit the APS website to complete the process. https://www.aps.edu/schools/transfers

Questions? Please contact - melinda.rodriguez@aps.edu or the APS central office at 505-255-8744.

The Kindergarten teachers at Bandelier Elementary, invite parents/guardians of incoming Kindergarten students to a brief question and answer session in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year via Zoom on Thursday, 1/20/22 from 6:00 – 6:30. Please see attached flyer for information.

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 has past but keep scanning those receipts for spring!

Warm Regards,

Matteucci, Director