Friday Bulletin

September 7, 2018


The big problem with rewarding kids for good grades and punishing them for bad ones
By Jessica Lahey, The Washington Post  (from August 29, 2018)

When I'm in schools talking to kids about resilience and learning through failure, I usually begin with a quick survey. First, I ask administrative staff and teachers in the auditorium to close their eyes. I then ask the students to raise their hands if they get paid cash money for good grades. Depending on the socio-economic makeup of the district, about 15 to 20 percent of hands go up.
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If you have a child who is a sibling (new to Manzano Day School) who will be applying for the 2019-2020 school year, we need your completed application and parent questionnaire along with the $80.00 application fee. If you want your child’s admission file to be in the “sibling preference pool” (please see your Family Handbook, page 33) you must have his/her admission paperwork, as stated in the Handbook, completed by Saturday, December 15.

If you have questions, please stop by and see Madonna or Karroll, or call either one of us at 243-6659.

Lost and found bins are kept around campus for large items, i.e., jackets, sweaters, hats, lunchboxes, etc.

Smaller items, i.e. jewelry, watches, cash, keys, etc. are kept in the Front Office. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the single, most important action to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands, and wash them often. Studies show that children who wash their hands at least 4 times a day have a 50% decrease of illness. Here is how it works:  Germs live on surfaces. If you touch a surface, like a doorknob, desk, or pencil, the germ is now on your hand. Then, if you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, the germ enters your body and you may get sick.  This is called “cross contamination”.  One way to help decrease cross contamination is to NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE or PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR MOUTH while at school.  Also, be sure to wash your hands during these times:

1.     After you sneeze, cough, or blow your nose.
2.     After you use the restroom.
3.     After you handle money, or pets.
4.     Before and after you eat or handle food.
5.     When your hands look or feel dirty.
6.     After school.

To eliminate germs, you must wash your hands correctly.  Follow these steps to ensure the germs are off your hands:

1.     Wet your hands with water.
2.     Use soap (germs WILL NOT come off hands without soap!!)
3.     Lather for 20 seconds, sing the Happy Birthday song or the ABC song. First wash palm to palm, then wash palm to back, then wash your finger webs, then wash palm to knuckles and finger tips, then wash your thumb, and finally wash your wrists.
4.     Rinse the soap off of your hands.
5.     Dry your hands using a towel or paper towel.  Turn off the water with the towel.

Sometimes it is not possible to wash your hands with soap and water.  Studies have shown that hand sanitizers can kill up to 99.9% of germs if used correctly. You will not be able to stop every germ from entering your body, but washing your hands regularly, and not touching your face with your hands while at school will help prevent many colds and viruses.  

The Sensations Workshops Program is available to all Manzano Day School students who would like to participate in some fun and exciting activities after school. 

This program offers innovative, informative, and creative workshops that develop new interests, skills, and/or strengths. All Sensations Workshops take place in the safe environment of the Manzano Day School campus. Each Block of Sensations Workshops offers a variety of after school workshops to inspire and ignite creativity within each student. 

Please take some time and check out our NEW Sensations Workshops! 

Block I runs September 4 - October 26 

We hope to have your child join us for some after school FUN! 

       Click HERE to Register


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Escobedo at or 505-243-6659 extension 420.

TUESDAY, September 11
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - GAC.

Boy Scout Pack #48 serving Cub Scouts in K-5th grades (Lion to Webelos). Now is the time to join (parents needed too). Kids learn life skills, play games, build and race toy cars, learn to fish and camp, as well as how to be good citizens.

We will take queries for starting Dens for girls if interest is shown. Manzano Day School also has Girl Scout groups as well. We have contact information if interested. 

Although our pack is chartered by Manzano Day School, it is open to everyone.

Contact: David Hanson 505-206-3614 (parent of 5th graders Ben and Sasha) with questions.

Fall Festival
Sunday, September 23
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Dear Manzano Day School Families,

Mark your calendars for this year’s Holiday Pops with the New Mexico Philharmonic. All Manzano Day School families are welcome to attend. The Holiday Pops will be held this year on December 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Popejoy Hall. Please visit this LINK for more information.

4th and 5th grade children will be singing at this event.

Because of our affiliation with the New Mexico Philharmonic, they have graciously offered all Manzano Day School families a discount code for 10% off of ticket prices for the 2018-19 season. The code is MANZ1819

NOTE: There is a different code for the Holiday Pops on December 22. That code is MANZ1222 for a 20% discount off of your ticket purchase.





Good Apple Singers -This is a singing group for fourth and fifth graders who wish to have extra performance experience. A variety of music is learned and performed, including upbeat, choreographed numbers. Two rehearsal times are open to students, but they need only attend one per week. Rehearsals are held on Mondays after school from 3:45 to 4:30 pm and  Wednesdays before school from 7:45 to 8:20 am.

The Good Apple Singers are asked to sing for events outside of school and have traditionally participated in the annual Old Town Tree Lighting, the first Friday of December. I will notify parents of all events in a timely fashion and you will have the opportunity to commit at that time.

There is no charge for Good Apple Singers. Please do notify Extended Day if your child usually goes there before or after school on a Good Apple Day.

Open this to see the Good Apple Schedule for Practices and Performances for 2018-19 School Year.

We want you to be part of this amazing Gala team! Please join us Thursday, September 6th after drop off - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in Jessie Kraemer's Room to learn about the 2019 Manzano Day School Gala and the many volunteer opportunities available. 

We will have jobs of all sizes to accommodate many interests and schedules. 

Light breakfast fare will be served. Can't make it? Contact Gala Chair, Dawn Lorenz with questions ( about how you can get involved! 

P.S. - Gala Save the Date is forthcoming with more details. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

School Closed

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

School Closed

Sunday, September 23, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am GAC

Friday, October 5, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018

School Closed

Monday, October 15, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Friday, October 19, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Monday, October 22, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Friday, October 26, 2018

Grades 3,4,5

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 pm GAC

Monday, November 12, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018

Grades Pre-k, K, 1, 2

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Grades 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

School Closed

Thursday, November 22, 2018

School Closed

Friday, November 23, 2018

School Closed


Manzano Day School

1801 Central Ave NW• Albuquerque, NM 87104 • (505) 243-6659

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