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A Child’s Garden Snack Menu November 23 - 27







Parent/Teacher Conference Day


After Care Menu Varies Daily –

Children will be served from the following list of items:


Teacher Work/Clean-ing Day


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


Thanksgiving Holiday


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


Happy Thanksgiving!


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


Thanksgiving Holiday


Dates to remember

November 21 Coffee with Kathy – Holidays Pandemic Style

23 Parent/Teacher Conference Day – No School

24 School Cleaning and Staff Development Day – No School

25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Happy Thanksgiving ACG Families and Friends,

As we work together through this difficult time, we thought it would be wonderful to remember the many things that we are thankful for despite the hardships so many are facing. I asked the staff and students who are at school today what brings them happiness, and here is what they said:

The New Mexico sky, healthy children, family, friends, pebbles, airplanes, my mama, work, snack, dogs, supportive families, the bosque, birds, my co-workers, dinosaurs, our school, bouncy houses, bugs, teamwork, health, sunshine, flowers, the church, mail trucks, a new house, my mom, turkey, tip-toeing, children to play with, Ines, the marble game, my job, silly putty, our community, beautiful weather, the school’s survival, and playdoh. There are so many bright spots to celebrate and we hope that you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your families. We are thankful for you and for the opportunity to share in your children’s learning and growing. Thank you for keeping our community healthy and strong as we continue to make our way through this difficult pandemic.

As part of our effort to keep our community healthy both mentally and physically, our Social Worker, Kathy Hall, will be hosting Coffee with Kathy tomorrow, Saturday, November 21st from 9:00-10:00 a.m. via zoom. We hope you will join us for an informal discussion, “Holidays – Pandemic Style!”. Please see the Community Section for a blurb from Kathy about the event. All are welcome!

At this time, the number of positive covid-19 cases in the state, and especially in Bernalillo County, continue to rise daily. The Governor has placed a mandatory Shelter-in-Place for our state and as long as our county remains in the red https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html , we must operate in a reduced fashion and can only offer care when it is absolutely essential for families. The state has not given details on what will occur after the current mandate expires on December 1, 2020. Therefore, we cannot foresee, nor guarantee, what regulations will stay in effect and/or what regulations may loosen or tighten moving forward. The Board President and myself will be sending out a survey along with a letter this Monday, November 23, 2020, to assess the need for care and explaining the process by which families can request “absolutely essential” care for their child/ren. This letter will also include an explanation of the refund/credit process for days missed each month, due to COVID-19 related closures. As always, we will continue to communicate with families regarding any updates. We thank you for your continued support and patience as we travel down this road together and we ask that everyone stay safe for the holidays and stay home except for essential needs. For further information on the current mandate, or regarding the pandemic in general, please refer to the link below. Thank you.


We want to remind you that this Monday, November 23rd, is Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Some teachers have also scheduled conferences on Tuesday, the 24th. All conferences will take place via zoom or Facetime, and will last around 20-30 minutes. The teachers have worked hard to prepare for the conferences, and we hope that you will take them up on the opportunity to learn about your child’s growth this year. I will release all KidReports Portfolios on Sunday evening. Please note that you cannot access or see the portfolios from the app on your phone or I-pad. You must log into the website and then go to the Parent Portal and choose “view portfolio”. Some teachers have many items in these portfolios for you to peruse, and some do not have as many, because they have opted to use another type of portfolio or assessment to share with you at the conference. We look forward to meeting with you next week.


Please be aware as you gather for the holidays, if you leave the state or have family and friends who don’t live in New Mexico join you for a celebration, you and your family must quarantine at home for 14 days after your company departs or after you return to New Mexico. Thank you in advance for following this part of the mandate and helping to keep our community safe.

Community Events:

Coffee with Kathy – Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

Families, please join me via Zoom this Saturday at 9am for Coffee with Kathy. We will be discussing Holidays- Pandemic Style! (the good, the bad, and the ugly) From safe ways to celebrate to declining invitations (or not!), we’ll be talking about the challenges we all face this holiday season. I look forward to sharing ideas and connecting with our community.


The link for the zoom meeting is below:

Time: Nov 21, 2020 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 897 1694 2778

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NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2020 AND The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is offering several virtual events. Please visit their website for more details.



· Presented By:Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

· Dates: November 15, 2020 - November 22, 2020

· Recurrence: Recurring daily

· Location: Virtual EventLocation: Virtual Event

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· Email:kglasgow@indianpueblo.com

· Phone:(505) 270-6449

· Price: Free

· Visit Website

Break out your moccasins for a worldwide celebration of Indigenous cultures. Founded right here in New Mexico by Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye (Laguna), who sought to unite Native American, Aboriginal, First Nations, Alaskan Native, and Indigenous peoples globally by encouraging participants to wear their moccasins and share a photo online with the hashtag #RockyourMocs and tag @indianpueblo.

Follow us on social as we will be posting all week! Featuring an interview with #RockYourMocs founder, Jaylyn, a How to Make Moccasins Demo by the Indian Pueblo Store’s Isaac Valenzuela (Acoma/Dine).

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 - Start scanning for our March Box Tops Submission. Thank you for remembering ACG when you shop!

Enjoy the week!

In Gratitude and Thanksgiving,

Mary Matteucci