Friday Bulletin

Friday, October 5, 2018


How to Support Your Kid at School Without Being a Helicopter Parent
By Mark Bertin, Greater Good Magazine (from September 4, 2018)

As the school year looms, it's easy for parents like me to feel a sense of intense pressure. We may worry, sometimes for valid reasons, about our children's academic progress, independence, and social life. We get caught up in micromanaging and ruminating instead of staying grounded and clear-sighted in our planning. 
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During the annual chile roasting, 5th grade students roasted green chile and experienced a wonderful New Mexican and Manzano Day School tradition. Leading up to the event, students learned relevant language like cooking vocabulary and kitchen terminology. They also studied the history of crops native to the Americas (such as cocoa, tomatoes, beans, corn, and of course chile) and how these crops represent both cultural exchange and colonialism. The day of the event, students and volunteers received instructions entirely in Spanish; they used what they learned to translate and help parent volunteers follow along. Overall, the activity was a wonderful way to make classroom learning into something tangible and tasty!

Click on "Chile Roasting" to see the video.


Picture retakes (and for those who were absent) are scheduled Wednesday, October 10. 

Order forms are located in the Front Office. If your student is retaking their photo, they MUST bring their complete picture packet with them.

Guess who is the best marketer that Manzano Day School has?  YOU ARE!
Yes, our current parents are our best referral source for new families and we want to ask for your help!

There are two ways to help, and neither require a huge time commitment.

1.) Please talk to your friends, family and co-workers about Manzano Day School. Bring up Manzano Day School to them, and tell them what you love about it. The vast majority of new families at our school each year come through referrals from our current parents.

2.)  We would like to make more of a personal connection with prospective families going through the admission process. We will ask our Parent Ambassadors to call 5 families during the course of the admission process to make a personal, parent to parent connection with them. It may not take more than about 20 minutes of your time to make these calls but it will have a huge impact on our school!

Please email Karroll in the admission office at
if you would like to participate in this new and exciting program.

Our current parents are our school's best cheerleaders and
we would love to have YOU as a Parent Ambassador!

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.





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. 

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

Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018

Manzano Day School

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

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