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A Child’s Garden Snack Menu March 10-17

Monday, March 13
Tuesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 15
Thursday, March 16

Friday, March 17

String Cheese &

Veggie Straws

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Two’s Choice Tuesday

Peanut Butter, Jelly, and


Chicken Dumplings &

Dried Mango

Waffles & Yogurt

Chips & Guacamole

Ritz for I/T

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


10 Family Agreement 2 is due for the 2023/2024 School Year

12 Daylight Savings Time Begins - March 13th is National Nap Day – details below.

13-14 Chello Grill Dine n’ Donate – Flyer Attached

14-15 Grand Friend’s Days – Each Classroom has specific plans for the day.

17 Summer Registration Closes at 4:30 p.m.

20-24 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

27 School Resumes


Friday Everyone!

What a wonderful week we have had here in the Garden! It has been busy in the classrooms as the children prepare for their Grand friends to visit, and everyone has taken advantage of the beautiful weather by taking walks out in the community, enjoying lunch outside and spending extra time out on our playgrounds. We are seeing an uptick in allergies with the beautiful days and the afternoon winds, so please keep us in the loop if your child has seasonal allergies and is on some sort of medication to help them with their symptoms. Thank you!

There are so many events occurring next week and we can’t wait! Hold on to your hats as we dive headlong into the fun! First off, remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night before you go to bed as we “Spring Forward” into Daylight Saving’s Time on Sunday Morning. In honor of this event, Monday, March 13th, is National Nap Day. We encourage everyone to wear their pajamas and to embrace your lack of sleep. 😊 Because you may also be too tired to cook, we are holding our Chello Grill Dine n’ Donate event Monday and Tuesday. Take the attached flyer with you to the restaurant and partake in an amazing lunch or dinner with your family. We suggest taking your child’s Grand friends as well since they will be visiting the school on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Thursday will be a regular day, but Friday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and we anticipate a visit from our resident leprechaun, Michael O’Malley. He usually causes a little mischief around the school and leaves us some clues as to where his pot of gold is buried, but we haven’t found it yet. Maybe this year the Wildflower Room will catch this little trickster in their trap and we will finally have the chance to ask him about his treasure. St. Patty’s Day also marks the last day of school before our Spring Break, and by that time we will all need a little rest.

We are also looking forward to April as the FIC planned our Spring Fling Community Event at their meeting this past Tuesday evening. I want to thank everyone who was able to attend as we had to change the time at the last minute. I really appreciate everyone being so flexible. The Spring Fling will be Saturday, April 22nd, which is Earth Day from 10:00-12:00, so make sure to save the date! We will also host a Scholastic Book Fair the week leading up to Spring Fling and will be looking for volunteers to help with both events. The FIC Minutes are also attached for you to read at your leisure.


Registration for Summer Session is underway. The deadline to register is March 17th and spaces are limited, so please don’t wait until the last minute as placement is not guaranteed. Summer Registration is not complete until both the form and the fee are received. If you are on autopay, we ask that you send an email authorizing the payment.

The deadline to turn in the Fall 2023 Family Agreement 2 is also on the horizon. They must be received no later than the end of the day on Friday, 3/10/23.

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 12th! Set your clocks ahead one hour.

Community Events

Attention Wildflower, Hollyhock, and Tiger Lily Families:

The Corrales Bosque Advisory Commission will host a pole planting morning on Saturday March 11th, starting at 9am. The site is a short distance north of the Dixon Road bosque entrance and out near the river. This is the group that plants the cottonwood saplings that our kiddos water when they go on their Bosque Education Days. There will be pink flags along the path to follow if your family would like to help in this endeavor to restore our bosque! Please wear old shoes, long sleeves, a hat , sunscreen, and sturdy gloves. Participants will auger holes for the cottonwood poles and cut sections of chicken wire fencing and place them around the plantings. These will be secured by wood stakes and will hopefully prevent beaver damage. Ms. Sandria will not be able to attend this event, but all ACG families are welcome and any help is appreciated. Please email Joan Hashimoto bosqueadvisorycommission@gmail.com if you’d like to join. 😊

Free Read & Play Saturdays Kids Events at Lakeshore Learning (Albuquerque) – ages 3 and up

Engaging story-time , fun hands-on activities, giveaways for kids, & exclusive coupon. Free events every Saturday in March from 11am - 3 pm.

Family Friendly. No registration required. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Challenger Soccer
Spring Session starts after Spring Break. Please see the attached flyer for details and how to register.


The Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience for the entire family. This animal conservation museum reveals the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other “less desirable” animals have influenced our lives. Examples are given through artifacts, memorabilia, and the largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world.

Regular hours (September 1st through May 31st) – Tues. – Sat. .... 11:30 to 5:30 Closed ... Sun. and Mon.

Adults .... $8.95

Seniors (60+) .... $7.95

Active Military (with ID) .... $7.95

Teachers (with ID) .... $7.95

Students (with ID) .... $7.95

Children (3 through 12) .... $6.95

Children Under 3 .... FREE

Smith’s Community Rewards

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 truly does make a difference for the children of ACG.

Box Tops

Don’t forget to scan your receipts. Those little things do add up! Thank you!

Here’s to a great week!

Mary Matteucci, Director