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A Child’s Garden Snack Menu March 1-5








& Graham Crackers

After Care Menu Varies Daily –

Children will be served

from the following list of items:


Canned Corn & Organic Fruit Juice

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



Aussie Bites & Milk

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


Raisin Bread


Cream Cheese

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


Multi-Grain Crackers & Cheese

Dates to remember:


5 Summer Registration begins/Family Agreement Part 2 will be emailed

12 Family Agreement Part 2/Placement Questionnaire return deadline

18-19 Grand Friend’s Days – details below

19 Summer Registration Form/Fee deadline

22-26 Spring Break – No School

29 School Resumes

April 2 Vernal Holiday – No School

5 Teacher Work & Cleaning Day – No School

Happy Friday Everyone,

The Garden has been a busy place this week. We have all enjoyed the warmer weather and everyone is spending a lot of time outside. The Tiger Lily class visited the Bosque on Wednesday, and the Wildflower Room went today. It was spectacular! The children climbed trees, explored the environment, and were introduced to the flora and fauna of our bosque’s ecosystem. We are thrilled to give them this opportunity.

The Pre-K kiddos aren’t the only ones who are interested in animals and their habitats. The toddlers in the Buttercup Room have a habitat table enhanced with handmade trees, caves, lakes, and mountains where the children play with their wild animals and learn about their homes. The Tulip class is learning about the ocean and has made an underwater ocean habitat in their dramatic play area. They have a submarine, a rowboat, multiple fish, and seaweed everywhere! It is awesome! Please look on our Facebook page to see some of their creations.

In March we will honor our long-time tradition of hosting Grand Friend’s Days. Normally, this is when grand parents and/or extended family members get to come to school and see how their grand children or special friends spend their days in the Garden. This year, we are inviting them into the rooms virtually. Your child’s teachers will be reaching out to you for your child’s grandparents or other special family member’s addresses so that they can “join the classroom” for part of the day. Some classes will do a live zoom session and others will send a video link for the grand friends to watch on their own time. Whatever it is that your child’s classroom does, I can guarantee that it will be wonderful. We hope your special friends and family will be able to join us for this event. Please let them know to expect a special invitation in the mail soon.


School Registration: Family Agreement Part 2 confirming tuition and schedules will be emailed to families on Friday, March 5th. Deadline for the agreement and Placement Questionnaire to be sent back to the office by fax/scan is 4:30 pm on Friday, March 12th. Failure to turn in the agreement by the deadline will impact your child’s placement.

Summer School Registration is right around the corner! Summer Registration Form and Tuition Schedule will be posted on the school website and sent via Kidreports by the end of the day, Friday, March 5th. The form and fee are due by 4:30 pm, Friday, March 19th. We ask again for family’s cooperation, that families use contactless options (scan/fax) for turning in forms and paying the fee through the link on the school website. Please note, summer session is only for currently enrolled children.

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:

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is OPEN!!!

The museum looks forward to welcoming the public on Wednesday, February 17! Capacity will be limited and we strongly recommend purchasing timed tickets in advance. For online ticketing and more information, visit http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/visitors/visitor-information

Some areas of the museum will remain closed, including the DynaTheater, the planetarium, the Naturalist Center, and hands-on exhibits. We are working diligently to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff by preparing our facilities, and look forward to seeing you soon!

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

  • Presented By:Albuquerque Museum
  • Dates: February 6, 2021 - May 2, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location:Albuquerque Museum - visit their website for tickets
  • 2000 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104

Coming to Albuquerque Museum February 2021. The works of art in this exhibition epitomize the vitality and expressiveness of modern Mexican art. They were produced in a pivotal period in Mexican history, when the nation sought to redefine itself through political, social, and cultural reforms.

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. Every little bit helps!

Box TOPS - scan those reciepts for our March Box Tops Submission. March 2nd is the deadline. We appreciate your help!

Enjoy the beautiful weather,

Mary Matteucci