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The Garden News

The Garden News

A Child’s Garden Snack Menu May 22-26

Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25

Friday, May 26

Belvita & Nut Butter

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Veggie Straws &

Fruit Leather

Pretzel Chips & Applesauce,

Ritz for I/T

Last Day Leftovers

1:00 Dismissal for Everyone!

Last Day for ACG Staff

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

May 20 ACG Family Movie Night – 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Please see the attached flyer

22 Music Concert for the school in Fellowship Hall 10:00 a.m. – All are welcome!

25 Last Day of School – 1:00 p.m. dismissal for all

June 5 First Day of Summer Session

10 ACG Yard Sale – Please see attached flyer.

Dear ACG Families,

This is the final edition of the Garden News for this school year, and I am grateful for the dedication and support we received from you throughout the year for our staff and school. We accomplished much this year by working together and reconnecting as a community. We received our NAEYC reaccreditation and we reinstated many of our beloved traditions and celebrations. We couldn’t have done it with you and we appreciate your help in reaching our goals and furthering our legacy of guiding young children as they learn and grow. It was a fantastic year that went by much too fast and we hope you feel the same.

For those of you who are leaving the Garden because your child is moving on to kindergarten, or you are not returning for another reason, we wish you and your family nothing but the best. We will miss seeing you each day, but please remember that our alumni are important to us, and we want to know what great accomplishments your children achieve. You are also invited to Goblins in the Garden in the fall and our ACG Cocktail Soiree which will take place next May. Please keep in touch!

For those of you who will be returning in the fall, we hope you enjoy the summer and remind you to check your email periodically for important updates and for your welcome letter in July. This letter will include vital information regarding beginning of the year festivities, what to expect for Open Classroom days, and when the class lists will be posted. Summer Session starts on Monday, June 5th, and the 2023/2024 school year begins on Thursday, August 10th. We look forward to seeing you in August!


May is A Child’s Garden Giving month and we are asking for 100% participation from families, board members, and staff. Every gift is appreciated, and no donation is too small. Here is the link to contribute!

Community Events

ACG MOVIE NIGHT IS TOMORROW, 5/20/23 from 5:00-7:30. Please bring a picnic dinner and pillows and blankets for the movie. A flyer is attached with more information.

MAYOR KELLER’S STATE OF THE CITY- About the State of the City Address & Community Celebration

Join us for the 2023 State of the City. Enjoy the beautiful Albuquerque Rail Yards and celebrate our city, together. Connect with City departments and our partner organizations, enjoy local food trucks and entertainment, and learn how Mayor Tim Keller’s administration is working to create a safe, innovative, and inclusive Albuquerque.

This is a free, all ages event. Prohibited items include large bags, weapons, outside food and beverage, signs.

· Dates: May 20, 2023

· Location: Rail Yards Market

· 777 1st Street S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102

· Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMTime: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

· Price: Free

37TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW- Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs host the 37th Annual NMCCC Classic Auto Show. This year’s theme will be tail fins. Antique, classic, exotic and sports cars, along with trucks, motorcycles and vintage camper trailers will be on display in the Museum parking lot. Automobile art and model vehicles will be exhibited in the Special Events room inside the Museum.

Dates: May 21, 2023

Location: Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Price: Free

Smith’s Community Rewards

We’d like to thank the 55 households that are part of this program. We just received a check for $238.47 for donations earned from January1st – March 31st. This goes into our fundraising account to help with expenses for next year!

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 makes a difference for the children of ACG.

Box Tops

Please be sure to read the attached flyer with details about the Box Tops app. It’s much easier than before and really helps our school!

Thanks again for sharing your children with us this year. 😊

Enjoy the summer,

Mary Matteucci, Director