Friday Bulletin

September 14, 2018


On the evening of Thursday, September 20, Manzano Day School will be testing its automated phone notification system. You will receive a phone call with a recorded message at the number you indicated as "Phone Tree" at the start of the year on your child's Student Contact Form. This phone number will be used for all school notifications such as delays and cancellations due to inclement weather. You will also receive an email notification once the automated phone call is completed. If you do not receive a phone call or email, or to change the contact information on file, please contact Karroll Candelaria-Bauer in the Admission Office at 505-243-6659 x402 or

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.

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

420 out of 466 Manzano Day School students have at least one parent connected to Seesaw! This is a great way to see your child's work and learn more about classroom activities.

Congratulations to the following classes for having 100% family participation in Seesaw:

Ms. Kristen (K)

Ms. Fonseca (1st)

Ms. Key (1st)

Ms. Kimbrough (1st)

Ms. Tami (2nd)

Ms. Madden (3rd)

Ms. Vigil (3rd)

Ms. Harris (4th)

Ms. Laffler (4th)

Ms. Craft (5th)

Not connected? Please contact your child's teacher for more information. Signing up is quick and easy!

It is amazing every thing our bodies do all day long. The body digests food, pumps our blood, and sends signals from our brain to our nerves so we can play. But there is one tiny creature that can invade our bodies and make us sick. Those little creatures are called germs. 

There are four types of germs:

1. Bacteria are tiny, one cell creatures that need nutrients from the environment to live. Bacteria can produce both inside and outside of the body. Some bacteria can cause such illnesses such as strep throat, ear infection, and even cavities. Not all bacteria hurt us.  Some bacteria actually prevent us from getting sick. For example, good bacteria from our digestive system help us digest our food properly.

2. Viruses need to be inside of a living cell or body to survive. Viruses are spread from person to person. Viruses cause illness like the cold and flu.

3. Fungi are multiple cells, plant-like organisms. Fungi get their nutrition from plants, people and animals. Fungi like to live in moist, dark places. Athlete’s foot is caused from a fungus.

4. Protozoa are one cell organisms that love the water. Protozoa spread diseases through the water and cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.

Once these germs attach to our bodies they can stay for a while. They produce toxins and cause symptoms like fever, runny nose, coughing, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. You might be asking yourself about now “how do I prevent or get rid of germs.” Here are a few ways:

1. Wash your hands. Last weeks article demonstrated how to wash our hands properly.

2. Use tissue for blowing your nose or sneezing. Then throw the tissue away.

3. Cough in a tissue or in your arm. If you use your hand wash your hands immediately.

4. Eat properly. Proper nutrition will help your body to fight off germs.

5. Get plenty of rest. Being rested will also help to fight off harmful germs. 

You might still get the cold or flu, but these hints will prevent many illnesses as well as prevent others from getting your illness.





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.

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.

The biennial Manzano Day School Gala returns Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Hyatt Downtown!

Contact Gala Chair, Dawn Lorenz with questions ( about how you can get involved! 

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

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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