Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

Pre-k through 5th Grade
Albuquerque, NM

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

Play is the highest form of research.
– Albert Einstein

Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of education. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Happy Holidays!

Wishing you

and all those close to you a

Joyous Holiday Season and a

New Year of Happiness and Success!

Warmly, Neal Piltch

Peace and joy for the holiday season to
all of the Manzano Day School
students, families, faculty and staff.

Cathy Hubbard

Now has come the time of year,
when our hearts are filled with cheer.
A time we spend with family and friends,
that sees us through this years end.
So to you all we wish a merry season,
to warm your hearts for every reason.
To share goodwill to all you meet,
and share yours smiles with those you greet.
We, our class, are thankful too,
and most of it's because of you!

Happy Holidays,
Second Grade Team

Fa la la la la from Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Voss

May the spirit of the season fill you.
May happiness surround you.
May you find a good book to take you away.

Best wishes for a wonderful winter break.

Ms. Penny

Healthy Holiday to you and your family

Nurse Lisa and Nurse Carrie

One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year. Wishing you the gifts of the season — Peace, Joy, Hope.
--Mrs. Gloriane Ortega & Mrs. Linda Desjarlais

Happy Holidays from the Technology Department
--Emily Villegas and Chris Vialpando

Wishing You All A Joyous And Safe Holiday Season!

-The Extended Day Staff
Fran, Rosemary, Michael, Sierra, Joel, Elena and Noah

May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter!

Ms. Michelle and Ms. Kirsten

Wishing all of our families the happiest and healthiest of new years!

Lots of Love - Ms. Melissa, Ms. Rachel, Ms. Tammy and Ms. Kathleen

Happy Holidays! We wish you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness.
-The First Grade Team

Happy Holiday's and have a Happy New Year!!!
From the PE Department

Jesse & Alanna

May the warmth of friendship and the wonders of the season
add special joy to your holidays!

Jennifer Chavez

We wish all our families a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
and a safe and Happy New Year.

Madonna and Karoll
Admission Office

The 5th Grade Team would like to wish our Manzano Day School community Happy Holidays! Enjoy your vacation and we'll see you in 2018!
Ms. Benton, Ms. Craft, Ms. Kraemer, and Ms. Zenz

Have a wonderful winter break!
Love from the 3rd Grade Team

Wishes for the best and the brightest to one and all this holiday season!

May your home be filled with togetherness,

your heart be filled with love, and

your soul be filled with song.

May you celebrate the beauty,

that lies within you

and surrounds you.

May you see great possibility

through every door way,

and every smile.

May your memories spark thoughts

of happy times and lessons learned.

May you appreciate life

for all that it has given you and all that it has in store for your future.

- Lisa Desatnik

From the 4th Grade Team: Stephanie Harris, Andrea James, Christine Laffler, Shari Stewart

Welcome Back Anthony Chavez
We are pleased to announce Anthony Chavez will be returning to Manzano Day School as a bus driver. His first day back is scheduled for Thursday, January 4.

Please welcome Anthony back when you see him around campus.

Keep Clipping Those Box Tops!


Hello Everyone!

With the holiday season fast approaching, I wanted to give you the latest information on where we are at with our Box Tops For Education Campaign.

As of Sunday, December 10, we have collected a total of 9,853 box tops! The top five classroom leaders are:

Ms Craft with 1,364 box tops
Ms Junick with 812 box tops
Ms Kimbrough with 800 box tops
Ms Hausenfleck with 787 box tops
Ms Ortega with 697 box tops

I'll wait until I receive box tops from this last week (ending December 15) before I send in another "chunk" of box tops for credit. According to the Box Tops for Education website, a check has not yet been disbursed to the school for the first milestone (November 1st). I'm sure Manzano Day School will see a check sometime in December, which is the month that a disbursement is scheduled. Something to look out for are those box tops that expire on December 31, 2017. While the holidays will keep us busy, don't forget to keep clipping box tops!

Now - for a couple of important upcoming dates. Box tops season ends on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The last day that I will collect box tops is the preceding Friday, February 23. This will allow me time to review the most recent submissions, package them, and send them in for credit. Box tops submitted to me after that date will be bagged and saved for box tops season the following year which begins in September, 2018. This brings up another topic that I will again mention in subsequent updates. Box tops can and should be collected all year round. Doing so will allow Manzano Day School to get "a head start" on box top season when it rolls around again next year.

That's all I have for now. Keep clipping and Happy Holidays!



Katie Ogawa

Trustee and Alumna
Class of 2003

Shari Stewart

Teacher and
Parent of two students

Barb Shirrod

Former Teacher and
Alumni Liaison

Manzano Day School gave me the foundation to be an engaged learner,

a curious citizen, and a compassionate community member and for that I will always be thankful.”

- Katie Ogawa, Trustee and Alumna Class of 2003

When our children are happy, learning, and engaged,

it makes everything important in life radiate!

- Shari Stewart, Teacher and Parent of 2 students

My 25 years teaching at Manzano Day School enabled me to share with so many students the "Joy in Learning" which our school embodies.

As the Alumni Liaison,reconnecting with former students gives me the opportunity to see what awesomeexperiences our students are achieving in their lives as they become young adults.

- Barb Shirrod, Former Teacher and Alumni Liaison



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