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The Garden News

The Garden News

Dates to remember

September 26 9:30 a.m. - Coffee with Kathy – details below

October 7 School Cleaning/Staff Planning Day – NO SCHOOL


Hello Everyone,

The Garden has been a happy place this week. Each class made birthday posters or cards for the church’s members who are 90 years old or older. Each September the church hosts a big birthday bash for these special community members, but this year, of course, they aren’t allowed to have an in-person party, so they are doing drive by birthday parades for the 21 celebrants instead. Our classes were assigned two or three birthday friends and the children made cards or posters for those special people. Even the infants took part in poster making process! All the birthday creations turned out fabulously and they are sure to bring some sunshine and cheer to each of the parades. 😊 We are thrilled to be able to contribute to this fun and unique birthday celebration. Please take the time to look at some of the birthday creations on our Facebook page this weekend.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our first virtual “COFFEE WITH KATHY” on Saturday, September 26th at 9:30 in the morning. This will be a chance for families to meet our Social Worker, Kathy Hall, and to just “hang out” together over coffee. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get together with other families and to make some school connections. I will send out the Zoom invitation and the link to everyone next week with the Garden News. Remember that Kathy is always available to meet with family members, individually, or as a whole, if the need arises.

Kathy’s contact information is listed below.

Kathy Hall LCSW




· Have you filled out your 2020 Census? It’s easy! Go to https://my2020census.gov/ or call

844-330-2020 - make sure your family is counted! September 30th is the deadline!

· Don’t forget that our next Deep Cleaning and Teacher Workday is Wednesday, October 7th. It comes the day before our Fall Break, so there will be no school 10/7 – 10/9. School will resume on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Community Events:


A Week-Long Celebration of Science!

The NM Science Fiesta is a virtual week-long celebration of science for kids, teens, and adults. Take a virtual road trip through New Mexico and explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math and the roles they play in shaping our culture and the future of New Mexico.

September 18, 2020 |10:00am-September 26, 2020 |3:00pm

Virtual Event

For more information, visit the ¡Explora! Science Fiesta event website page.


2020 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR Goes virtual this year! This online event will run September 14 - 20, 2020, and will bring some fair fun into the homes of New Mexicans. The event will include virtual competitions, livestock shows, shopping, live stream performances and more!

· Dates: September 14, 2020 - September 20, 2020

· Recurrence: Recurring daily

· Visit Website

NEW MEXICO UNITED 2020 SEASON - Saturday, September 19 against Colorado Springs

Switchbacks FC

· Presented By: New Mexico United

· Location: Broadcast Live on ESPN Networks

· SEASON UPDATE: Every game of the 2020 USL Championship season will air on the ESPN family of networks, with broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ bringing all the excitement of the first league in the United States to return to play in home markets directly to homes across the United States. All New Mexico United matches will also be broadcast live on ESPN 101.7 The TEAM.

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 - DOn’t forget to scan your receipts for Box tops – it’s an easy way to help ACG! Thank you!

Enjoy the weekend,

Mary Matteucci, Director