Friday Bulletin

March 29, 2019


Kindergarten at Manzano Day School

Wednesday, April 3, 2019  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Come learn how our outstanding faculty inspire Joy in Learning® through our curriculum, core values, Fenton Ranch environmental education, and community service. Find out more about the admission process, tuition, and financial aid, as well as extended day, lunch, and bus options.


MDSPA Spring Dance
Friday, April 12
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 cash or $6.00 w/ credit card 

Buy your tickets in advance during the week of the event on campus or at the door.
Food Trucks will be paid directly for food purchased.



Are you looking for a safe, fun, and healthy environment for your child during the summer? We have a solution for you: The Extended Day SUMMER Childcare Program! When school is out for the summer and parents are at work, children need a safe place to participate in structured activities with their friends and supportive adults. The Extended Day SUMMER Childcare Program will be held in the Growney Assembly Center (G.A.C.) on the Manzano Day School campus.

The Extended Day SUMMER Childcare Program is for families who need quality childcare for their child when school is not in session. This childcare service provides a safe, supervised environment for children to play organized games and activities, do arts and crafts projects, meet new friends, and, most importantly, have fun! Children will be supervised by caring, supportive staff with experience working with children.

Click here to register now.


Fenton Ranch Summer Camp registration is open!

We are looking forward to another summer of fun, click here to register your student today.

Summer camps are open to current MDS students and middle school alumni.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Kichler at

Happy Trails!

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you put yourself down or are you satisfied? Body image is how you see and feel about your physical appearance.

As early as first grade, children report concerns and preoccupation with weight and body shape. With regard to girls, 80% of girls in grade three through six report bad feelings about their bodies. Girls are often overly concerned with body shape and weight judging themselves by their looks, appearance and level of thinness.  25% of elementary school age boys are dissatisfied with their bodies. Boys are often concerned with the size and strength of their body.  Since 1998, the use of anabolic steroids has increased 50% among youth in an effort to achieve unrealistic body image standards.

Children with negative thoughts about their bodies frequently report feelings of depression, insecurity, and anxiety. Also, they are prone to eating disorders. 
Here are some tips to help your children develop a healthy body image:

1. Focus on INNER strengths, not on appearance. List three inner qualities you like the best about yourself. Think of two more qualities you want to develop.

2. Accept that your body is growing. Its shape, weight and height will be different with each stage.

3. Stop the negative “self talk”, such as “I’m too tall” or “I’m not tall enough”. Instead, compliment yourself.

4. Eat a well balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. Skipping meals deprives growing bodies of necessary nutrients.

5. Exercise regularly in an enjoyable way, regardless of size.

6. Think critically about unrealistic media messages.

7. Create a list of people you admire who have contributed to your life or the world. Was their appearance important to their success and accomplishment?

Remember, we can’t always change the way we look, but we can change the way we think about how we look.


Get Your Stem Fair Boards!

Many colors, $5 each

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, April 10, 2019

Grades Pre-k, K, 1, 2, 3

Friday, April 12, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Grades 4&5

Friday, April 19, 2019

School Closed

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Classes of 2019 & 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pre-k, K, 1, 2

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019

School Closed


Manzano Day School

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

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