Friday Bulletin

October 26, 2018


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 II runs October 29 - December 21

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.

As our first community service endeavor of the year, our first grade students would like to invite their schoolmates and family members to bring any leftover Halloween candy to be donated to the Veteran hospital. 

All candy contributions can be donated to any of the first grade classes beginning on Thursday, November 1 through Thursday, November 8.  Even just a few pieces of candy make a difference!

First Grade PSA

The candy will be presented to our Veteran's at the Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday, November 9.  

With Gratitude,

The First Grade  󾓦

4th & 5th Grade Bookworms Unite!

Manzano Day School’s Battle of the Books Team Will Meet

In the Library on Tuesdays at 7:45am starting Tuesday, October 30!

“Battle of the Books encourages the youth of New Mexico to read books, have fun, and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of books. Battle of the Books is a book-related competition for students in grades 4-8. Students are quizzed about books that they have read from the designated Battle of the Books reading list.” The NM Battle of the Books will take place April 27, 2019. For more info visit

or e-mail the team sponsors, Mrs. Laffler and Ms. Rachel We look forward to seeing you soon!


Dressing up in a costume, playing with friends, and acquiring candy… what could be more fun for a child! We all want our kids to have fun on Halloween, and we want them to be safe. Here are a few tips to keep your children safe this Halloween:

1.     Wear safe costumes. Wear costumes made of material that is fire proof or fire retardant. Be sure the eyes of costumes are large enough for your child to see and that costumes are not too long.  If your child is carrying a prop, like a play knife or sword, make sure it is soft plastic. Make sure nothing is sharp on your child’s costume.

2.     Trick or treat with others, preferably adult supervised. Consider going with another family or group of your child’s friends.

3.     Carry a light or flash light.

4.     Only approach houses or apartments that you know and are well lit. Some people do not participate in trick or treating.  If the light is off, no one is home or they do not have candy.

5.     Have your child’s friends over for a party, a haunted house, or a Halloween dinner.

6.     Never let your children enter a stranger’s house or car.

7.     Practice good pedestrian rules including the following: stay on the sidewalks, do not run across yards, cross at the crosswalks, look both ways before crossing streets, and hold your child’s hand.

8.    Go to a community Halloween party or festival. 

9.     Inspect candy before children indulge. Remind your children, no eating candy until candy is inspected.  Examine each piece of candy. Look for tears, pin holes, and damaged wrappers.

Now what do you do with all that candy?  Here are a few ideas:

1.     Create a store where your child can buy something like a coloring book or crayons. Instead of money use candy as currency. 

2.     Allow your child to have one or two pieces of candy a day. See if you still have candy in April. Eat sweets in moderation and remember to brush your teeth.

3.     Teach your child to share. Have your child share his/her candy with other family members, a neighbor, or recycle the candy for other trick or treaters that same night.

Remember, Halloween is fun for kids. Let’s keep them safe

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 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
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019

No School

Monday, January 21, 2019

School Closed


Manzano Day School

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

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