Friday Bulletin

November 9, 2018


Calling all Gnomes, Book Fairies, Unicorns, and Enchanted readers of all sorts and sizes. Time for the annual Manzano Day School Book Fair. Looking for volunteers to help make this event enchanted for all our students. Please take a look and see where you can help, I promise it will be fairy fun. Book fair starts Monday, November 12 and runs through Friday, November 16.

Click here to sign up to volunteer. Thank you. 



A Special Session of Extended Day -- Friday, November 16!

Looking for a SAFE and FUN environment for your child on Parent Teacher Conference Day? 

Register your child for the Special Session of Extended Day Childcare at Manzano Day School! 

For more information contact:
Michael Escobedo at or call 243-6659 ext. 420

 Click HERE To Register Now!

It is time for the annual Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 15. This event is for students, faculty, staff, and family! The goal is to walk, run, jog or trot your way around the track to complete as many laps as possible! Much of the event this year will remain the same, but we will also be incorporating a toiletries and coat drive to benefit All Faiths. This is a great opportunity to discuss the benefits of active fitness as well as giving back. Please see the outline below on relevant event aspects. The success of this event depends largely on parent volunteers to help set up, mark wristbands, tally laps and cheer on participants. Please consider volunteering for this fun event by clicking here. 




Pre-K & K



10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:00

The MDSPA Spirit Wear online store will open for holiday shopping from Sunday, November 11 through Sunday, November 25.  New items have been added! Delivery before Winter Break.

Click here to order your Spirit Wear now!

Next week, November 12 through November 15, there will be large bins placed throughout campus for the purposes of collecting donations for children using the services of All Faiths. This community service is being coordinated in conjunction with Manzano Day School Girl Scout troop 10460. The Girl Scouts are asking for donations of everyday toiletries like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo etc. One of the many dollar stores in town is a great place to pick up a large amount of these items for minimal cost. Thank you for your support!

Physiologically, kids need snacks. Their stomachs are small; they are constantly growing and usually quite active. When kids get too hungry, they may become cranky and find it hard to concentrate. Also, snacking is a good way for kids to meet their quota for vegetable and fruit servings per day. 

What is a healthy snack? A healthy snack is rich in nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water). The USDA Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy snack as one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products. Snacks should also be low in trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.

So what are some examples of healthy snacks?

· Fresh fruits such as apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, mangos, and bananas

· Hummus and vegetables such as carrots, peppers, or celery

· Cheese and whole wheat crackers

· Dried fruit such as raisins

· Yogurt and unsweetened granola and/or fruit

· Carrot, zucchini or banana breads or muffins

· Non-microwave popcorn

· String cheese with fruit or pretzels/crackers

· Guacamole and tortilla or pita chips

· Rice cakes

· Bagels or tortilla’s

When bringing in a class snack remember to ask your child’s teacher about allergies in the classroom or other classroom actives the day you plan to bring in your snack.

Remember healthy snacking leads to healthier kids!

Cold mornings and warm afternoons create overflowing lost and found bins. Please check the lost and found bins the next time you are on campus. 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. 

Lost and found items will be hung in the Meadow and under the Blue Tent during Parent/Teacher Conference week - November 12 - November 16. On Friday, November 16, any unclaimed items will be donated to Horizons.

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.

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. 

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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