Friday Bulletin

November 30, 2018


What Is a Good School?
By Justin Wells, Education Week (from October 25, 2018)

If someone tells me that a school is good, I tend not to believe it. It's not that I won't believe it, or that I therefore assume that the school is not good. It's just that I like to withhold judgment until I see some evidence (a habit that I hope we instill in our students as well).

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Stephanie was awarded the Wells Fargo and Golden Apple Foundation Teacher Partner Grant.

"Our goal for this grant, Build to Learn is to add two new building sets to our existing collection of Rigamijig to inspire our future architects and engineers to build, create, and collaborate for a positive future."

Holiday Stroll in Old Town is Friday, December 7. 

Red Hot Peppers Jump Rope Team will be performing on Romero Street at 5:00 p.m.

Good Apple Singers will be performing prior to the tree lighting.

Be sure to check it out!

Friday, December 7, is the deadline to turn in the parent permission form and enroll in the annual contest: Voces Poéticas. Without a signed permission form your child will not be able to participate. This event is sponsored by the Spanish Center of resources in partnership with the division of history & literary arts at the Hispanic Cultural Center. Practices with Señora Lupita and Maestro Palomares will be held during the months of January and February 2019. And our in-school competition to select a student from each grade for the city-wide-event will take place in March, 2019. To obtain the permission form please email or

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the basis of Federal nutrition policy and educational activities. The Dietary Guidelines are issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for Americans 2 years old and older about the amount of calories Americans consume, making healthy food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promoting overall health. In January 2011 the USDA released their new guidelines.

You might be asking yourself what is a “healthy diet? As in the past, the USDA Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
  • Encourages lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
  • Includes a diet low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.

The new Dietary Guidelines uses the MyPlate as an illustration to demonstrate proper portion sizes to help us:

  • Make smart choices from all food groups.
  • Find a balance between food and physical activity.
  • Get the most nutrition value out of our food choices.
  • Stay within recommended daily caloric needs.

Within the next few weeks we will be discussing in detail the Dietary Guidelines. For more information visit

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. 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

No School

Monday, January 21, 2019

School Closed

Monday, February 18, 2019

School Closed

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Manzano Day School

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

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