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5111 Homestead Circle NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 1st Class Learning Center is a childcare center licensed by the State of New Mexico. • Quality childcare 6 weeks to 12 years. • CYFD subsidized care available, we do not charge sales tax. • Reasonable prices & discounts available. • We have an age appropriate curriculum. • We serve nutritional meals mandated by CACFP, which is included in the price. • All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and have their background clearance. • Staff also takes child care training mandated by CYFD.

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Holiday Gift Guide By KAY SNYDER Organic Activity Toy (birth and older) These stuffed activity toys from Petit Collage are different from your average stuffed animal; each comes filled with recycled plastic bottles and covered with organic cotton. Babies can play with the crinkly “snack” and ears of either a bunny or a bear, each attached to a wooden ring for teething. $27.95 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Play & Learn Sensory Tubes (birth and older) Babies can explore cause and effect with jingle bells, rubber bouncing balls and small plastic stars with Play & Learn Sensory Tubes. And families don’t need to worry about choking because these small toys are confined to three 13.5inch sealed tubes that babies can shake and roll safely. $29.99 at lakeshorelearning.com.

City Blocks (12 months and older) These wooden blocks by Hape Toys are part of an 80-piece set that children can use to create a cityscape. Included are blocks to form buildings and bridges as well as light posts, trees, cars, and even people. These colorful blocks are painted with a water-based paint and come in a carrying case for easy storage. $49.99 at the Zoo Kids Shop at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Grow It! (2 years and older) Families can foster a love of gardening in their little ones even during the winter months with Grow It! by Learning Resources. As part of the New Sprouts line of toys, Grow It! encourages dramatic play as children pretend to plant and harvest. Set includes three pots filled with “soil,” two flowers, a carrot, a radish, a watering can and a shovel. $24.99 at learningresources.com.

Splashin’kids Inflatable Water Play Mat (3 months and older) Fill with water and a little air and this BPA-free mat turns into an underwater adventure for babies. The mat holds six floating cartoon sea creatures that babies can watch and bat at while sitting or lying on it during tummy time. $15.99 on amazon.com.

Robot Engineer Kit and Storybook (3 years and older) With this kit by Kids First, children build the robot models based on the characters they see in the included storybook. Robot Engineer builds fine motor skills as well as knowledge of simple machines and engineering concepts. The kit includes 53 building pieces and a storage case. $58 at Explora in Albuquerque.

Whirly Squigz (10 months and older) Fidget spinners for babies? These spinners come with suction cups that can attach to highchairs and strollers so babies can play with Whirly Squigz without dropping them on the floor. But if they do end up on the floor, it’s OK because these toys are made of high-quality silicone, so they’re easy to clean. $22.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

Air Show Backpack Playset (3 years and older) Perfect for any child who loves airplanes or spaceships, this 10-piece set of planes or space vehicles comes in a clear backpack so they’re ready to be taken anywhere. Three sets are available: Thunderbirds, Modern Fighters or Space Explorer. Each set comes with a play mat. $24.50 for Space Explorer and $23 for Thunderbirds or Modern Fighters at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. continued on page 10

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Animoodles (3 years and older) Animoodles are not your typical stuffed toy. While still soft and cuddly, they have magnetic arms and legs that can be adjusted or even removed to be swapped with other Animoodle pieces. There are 12 different animal toys to choose from including Jada Panda, Odin Dragon and Iris Unicorn. Each Animoodle comes with six interchangeable parts: a head, a torso, two legs and two arms as well as a collector’s booklet. $17.49 on amazon.com. Wikki Stix STEM Pak (3 years and older) Wikki Stix are flexible, self-adhesive sticks that kids can use to build, create and learn about math or science. Instructions on how to make the double helix structure of DNA with the Wikki Stix are included with this STEM pack. $20.99 at The BioPark Shop at the ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden.

Plus Plus Building Sets (5 years and older) Made in Denmark, Plus Plus building sets give children a fun way to create and build with something other than the usual building blocks. Pieces are shaped like two plus signs (thus the Plus Plus name?) and can be linked to form anything a child can imagine. Smaller 70-piece tube sets include pieces that can make creations such as a T-Rex, a dragon, a unicorn or a superhero. Larger 170-piece sets can make such objects as robots, a racecar or an airplane. $8 for smaller sets and $16 for larger sets at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum gift shop. Design & Draw – Monsters or Fashionistas (5 years and older) Design & Draw by Petit Collage is an activity set that helps kids learn to draw either monsters or fashionistas. These kits include paper and pencils, 24 clothing or monster cards to mix and match and a magnetic frame – all in a zippered tin for on-the-go drawing fun. $19.95 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

Tumble Trax (5 years and older) Suspend Junior (4 years and older) In this easier, junior version of the Suspend game from Melissa & Doug, players take turns hanging plastic rods from a base without making all the rods fall. It’s like Jenga in reverse. Game includes 25 game pieces, frame rods, spinner and base. For one to four players. $14.99 at amazon.com. Stamp-A-Scene – Rainforest (4 years and older) Kids love to stamp and tell stories and this set makes it possible for them to do both. Set includes 20 animal and plant stamps, a two-colored stamp pad and five colored pencils so children can easily create an entire rainforest scene. $34.99 at the Zoo Kids Shop at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Conduct Dough Lights (5 years and older) If you think your child is too old to play with play dough, think again! This set uses a battery-powered work station, lights and conductive play dough to make their creations shine – literally. Also includes pattern cards, non-conductive play dough and a dough cutter. $40 at Explora in Albuquerque.

Like other marble drop toys, Tumble Trax helps kids develop their reasoning and engineering skills. Unlike other marble drop toys, these magnetic pieces can be placed on the refrigerator or other large magnetic surface. Set includes 14 foam tracks, 4 marbles, 10 activity cards and one goal piece. $29 at Explora. Sun Art Paper Kit (6 years and older) With this kit, children learn about the power of the sun as they create their own art. Using the included sun art paper, children arrange their design and place it in the sun. Then they wait one to five minutes, rinse the papers with water and watch their creation develop. $10.25 at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Dino Case (6 and older) A dinosaur can "eat" children's lunches (or snacks or toys or art supplies...) with this fun dinosaur case from Suck UK. Food or toys fit right inside this dino's mouth, which can then be secured shut with the carrying handle so nothing falls out. Robot tin lunch box also available. Dino Case $33.95 and Robot lunch box $22.95 at the NatureWorks Discovery Store in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.

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The Early College Academy (ECA) is an early college APS magnet high school that focuses on an inƟmate and personalized college and career-readiness learning experience. Classes are oīered to 200+ students in a small school environment. ECA connects students to high-skill/high-wage careers through rigorous honors and AP classes, dual enrollment in college courses, CEC classes, and opportuniƟes for internships in career fields.

Is the Early College Academy right for you? The Early College Academy is a match if you have: i an interest in a challenging & rigorous curriculum i a history of successful compleƟon of Language Arts and MathemaƟcs classes i an aspiraƟon toward career exploraƟon (internships, apprenƟceships or vocaƟonal courses) i a willingness to complete 2-3 hours of meaningful nightly homework i a preference for small class sizes (1:16 TPR) i the drive to complete college coursework while sƟll in high school (a minimum of 12 dual credit hours is required) i an interest in the individualizaƟon that comes with a small school environment i a desire for personalized college admissions support

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The Career Enrichment Center (CEC) provides APS tradiƟonal HS, APS charter HS and Home-schooled students with in-depth career focused learning opportuniƟes from beginning to advancedlevel work. MeeƟng the needs of a diverse student body in college-readiness, career exploraƟon, career preparaƟon, internships, dual enrollment, and leadership development is integral to CEC’s curriculum and course oīerings.

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Fanciful Folk Art Coloring Book (10 years and older) Coloring books aren’t just for small children. Coloring is a creative way to relieve stress and have fun – for everyone. The Fanciful Folk Art Coloring Book has 47 beautiful drawings to color, designed by folk art abstract artist Karla Gerard. $9.95 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.

Door Pong (6 years and older) Imagine ping pong without a table and with the ball on a string and you’ll be imagining Door Pong. This game was invented by 10-year-old Alexander Xiong after watching his autistic sister struggle with traditional ping pong. Door Pong includes a clamp to hang the ball from a doorway and two paddles for players to hit the ball back and forth. $24.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

Throw Throw Burrito (tweens and teens) Combine the game of Spoons with squishy, adorable foam burritos and you have the game of Throw Throw Burrito. Players collect matching sets of cards; once someone plays a set of Burrito cards, it’s time to throw the foam burritos at competitors. The player with the most points, and the fewest Burrito Bruises, wins the game. For two to six players. $24.99 at explodingkittens.com.

Rock Paper Scissors Bomb (7 years and older) This two-player card game takes Rock Paper Scissors to a new level. Cards are illustrated by futuristic artist Mads Berg and include an extra bomb option that destroys all other cards. Full instructions are included. $9.99 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Eni Puzzles – mini (8 years and older) Eni Puzzles are similar to the well-known Rubik’s Cube in that children move the colorful pieces around on a puzzle-like toy. Eni Puzzles are different from the traditional cube in that there is not one correct way to solve the puzzle. Children can be creative and make whatever design they wish. This toy inspires creativity instead of frustration! $17.95 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Slow-Motion Race Game (8 years and older) Slow and steady wins the race -- speed-tracking headbands make sure of it! If racers move too quickly, the headbands will buzz and the speedy player must stop for a penalty. A fun way to encourage physical activity – even indoors on cold days. $19.99 on amazon.com.

Shashibo – The Shape Shifting Box (8 years and older) This box by Fun in Motion Toys is a puzzle that transforms into more than 70 different shapes. Shashibo pieces include magnets so children can twist and shape the box to make all kinds of geometric shapes with a kaleidoscope effect. Connect more than one Shashibo Box for even more geometric fun. $19.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

Buddha Board (teens) With the Buddha Board, teens can practice the art of letting go. After they paint beautiful, Japanese-like paintings with a bamboo paintbrush, which is included, and water, artists can then watch their painting slowly disappear, creating an opportunity for a fresh start. Not only is the Buddha Board great for messfree artistic expression, it also can help reduce stress and inspire mindfulness. $34.95 at amazon.com. Mini Buddha Board available for $14.95. Moonglow Necklaces (teens) With a Moonglow necklace, families can help teens celebrate a day that is special to them. The first step is to use the Moon Phase Guide to find the phase the moon was in on that special day. Secondly, families find the necklace with the corresponding moon phase as the charm. This necklace is a beautiful way to help teens know they – and their special days – are important. $49.95 at International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. The Moon Phase Guide is available for reference on site. Tribal Textiles Journal (teens) Journals are great for teens; the act of journaling has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. These beautifully decorated Tribal Textiles journals are even better because they help support marginalized craftspeople in developing countries. A beautiful and practical way to model compassion and empathy. $20 at The Jungle Shop in the ABQ BioPark Zoo. continued on page 15

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Book recommendations from Page 1 Books Board Books (babies – preschool) Good Night New Mexico by Adam Gamble introduces babies to the beauty and culture of New Mexico, including roadrunners, Shiprock and the Albuquerque Biopark, in simple language that little ones can relate to. Using only dialogue, award-winning author Jon Klassen tells the story of a disgruntled bear looking for his hat in I Want My Hat Back. Young children learn about our solar system in 8 Little Planets, a fun rhyming book by physicist Chris Ferrie and illustrator Lizzy Doyle. Picture Books (3 – 7 years) In the sweet story of Drawn Together by Minh Lê, a Thai grandfather and his Thai-American grandson bond over their love of drawing and telling stories when a language barrier makes communication difficult. On his first day at a new school, Levi learns an important lesson about expressing emotions in Big Boys Cry by Jonty Howley. Don’t Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller teaches children the importance of personal space while celebrating the beauty of African-American hair. Early Readers (4 – 8 years) Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri tells the empowering story of a young tiger and his monster friend who work together to get rid of Tiger’s nightmares. It’s only when the monster can’t help that Tiger has to conquer the bad dreams on his own. The Dragon Master series by Tracey West introduces young children to the love of reading with illustrated early chapter books featuring magic and dragons. In the first book of the series, Rise of Earth Dragon, 8-year-old Drake must become a Dragon Master by learning to train his dragon who he names Worm. Ben Clanton tells the story of a happy-golucky narwhal and a serious jellyfish in his Narwhal and Jelly children’s graphic novel series. In book one, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, early readers can enjoy three fun stories about Narwhal and Jelly who become friends and enjoy adventures together. Middle Grade (8 – 12 years) Thisby, from Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain by Zac Gorman, is the gamekeeper for the gruesome creatures in the Black Mountain Dungeon. In this first book of the Thisby Thestoop series, this heroine must not only keep the trolls and ghouls safe, she also must guide the lost Princess Iphigenia through the dungeon safely. As a winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, Front Desk by Kelly Yang tells the semi-autobiographical story of Mia Tang, a young girl who lives in a motel with her immigrant parents. Although she spends her

days working the front desk of the motel, and secretly helping her parents hide other immigrants from the cruel motel owner, she dreams of one day becoming an author. In the graphic novel Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, Olive and her two adopted siblings are bored spending the summer with their grandmother in her old hotel – until they find that each door of the hotel is a portal to a different mysterious world. Young Adult (12 – 18 years) In Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, 12-year-old Sunny is an albino who struggles with her life in Nigeria until she befriends Orlu and Chichi of the Leopard People. Together they must track down and defeat the murderer Black Hat Otokoto. On the fish-shaped spaceship Atkis, Mia spends her days with friends restoring old and beautiful structures in the graphic novel On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. Secretly though, Mia’s goal is to find Grace, her old boarding school flame. In Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Frederica learns an important lesson from her girlfriend, Laura Dean – there is a huge difference between healthy and toxic relationships.

Greentop Gifts Launches Line of Holiday Wrapping Paper for People of Color Greentop Gifts, a wrapping paper and gift company for people of color, has launched its first line of products for the upcoming holiday season. The inaugural product line includes wrapping paper and stocking stuffers such as buttons and stickers that feature Clarence Claus™ – a jolly old man with a chocolate complexion, a white beard and red suit. After unsuccessfully The Rodgers family. Courtesy photos. searching for wrapping paper that featured a Santa Claus of color for her son's presents, Jackie Rodgers wanted to create a solution. She later found that her friends and family were having the same challenges – finding paper with a brown Santa. So with the help of her husband Shaun they founded Greentop Gifts. By creating Clarence Claus™, Greentop Gifts aims to provide Black and Brown children with images that are reflective of their daily lives. The wrapping paper, made in the United States, is 27 inches by 60 inches and is durable enough to wrap large and irregular shaped gifts. To order rolls of Clarence Claus™ wrapping paper or other items visit greentopgifts.com. “Clarence Claus represents what we are missing during the holiday season – someone who looks like us,” said Jackie Rodgers, owner of Greentop Gifts. “We want our son and our friends and their families to feel the same joy and happiness we feel when decorating the tree or wrapping gifts.”

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These book reviews were written by Christine Laffler’s 4th grade students at Manzano Day school. Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning (The Guardians) Author: William Joyce Publisher: Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books Ages: 7-11 This is an amazing book. It takes you on an adventure in Jack Frost's life. We learn that because he is invisi-

around him. Even though Evan knew his sister passed away, he also felt that she was there with him. In this book, magic and mysterious things happen. Goats can jump on stars and fly through the galaxy with constellations at their side! We like this book because of all the colors on the pages and how creative the story is. This story helps kids learn how to deal with loss and sadness and we think it’s great for kids of all ages. Abby C., 9, & Gabby S., 9

venture to find Beatrice. Along the way, Z asks many animals if they are

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World Author: Katherine Halligan Illustrator: Sarah Walsh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 8 & older Herstory is a great book for feminist girls and boys! It is about 50 amaz-

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ble, he often feels lonely and isolated. When he meets the Guardians, he doesn’t feel so alone. But he still doesn’t know how to be one of them. This book is a look at good vs. evil. From turning things into ice to turning bad dreams into good dreams, the Guardians’ powers are put to the test in their last battle on the moon. Each character has his own unique story, but only by working together are they able to win the battle against Pich and his army. I highly recommend this book and hope you enjoy it, too. Banning P., 9

Evan and the Skygoats Author: Vanessa Vassar Illustrator: Ophelia Cornett Ages: 3-6 years Publisher: Leaf Storm Press Have you ever felt like you could fly? Well, in this book, written by a New Mexican author, you truly can! Evan had just turned three when his sister got sick and everyone started crying, even the natural world

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Author and Illustrator: Kelly Airhart Publisher: Kelly Airhart Albert baked a cookie...a quirky cookie. In fact, he baked a cookie so big it could fly. Read this book to find out about all the adventures Albert takes. I think that this is a silly book that is good for all ages. I think that it is inspiring because it made me feel like anything is possible. The action in the book takes

place after Albert bakes the cookie and tells everyone about it and then goes on an adventure when his cookie starts to fly. The author uses words in very creative ways and she likes to rhyme. I think this book is sweet and kind, especially the part where the local New Mexican author dedicated the book to her family. Abira D., 9

Love, Z Author & Illustrator: Jessy Sima Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure? Well, the character in this book, a robot named Z, will take you on one. Z finds a halfburied treasure and all the words are washed away except for two: “Love, Beatrice.” Z does not know what the word “love” means, so the next morning he sets off on an ad-

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Good Boy Author & Illustrator: Sergio Ruzzier Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 “This is the story of a boy and his dog. Or is it a dog and his boy?” That’s how this book, Good Boy, starts. I don’t think it is about boy and his dog or a dog and his boy, though. I think it is neither. This book is about friends and friend-

ship. In it, you will read about dog tricks and see how you can train your dog to do cool things…or is it a dog training his boy to do cool things? This book shows how a boy and his dog help each other and always show kindness to one another until the end of the world. I really like this book because it teaches kindness and is a good beginner book for little kids. Landon A. R., 10

ing women and girls who helped people, changed their lives and did amazing things. This book is filled with women from different backgrounds. It has both words and pictures. The pictures are colorful and beautiful. If you like biographies, I suggest this book! Imogene P., 9

Sign Off Author & Illustrator: Stephen Savage Ages: Baby-8 years Publisher: Beach Lane Books Have you ever wondered what the figures on signs do when it's nighttime and no one is around? Well,

Sign Off will tell you without words. Sign Off is a wonderful wordless story for the whole family. Everyone will love the amazing pictures and the fun. What do signs do at night? You will have to read it yourself to see! Eve B., Age 9


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Albuquerque Area Kids! Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed for free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is Dec. 4 for listings in Jan/Feb. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

November Arts and Crafts 6, Creation Station: Scarecrows, 34pm. Create a cute scarecrow out of popsicle sticks. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 12, Family Night, 6:30-7:30pm. Make homemade play dough; all ages. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Crafternoon Tweens & Teens, 23pm. Make a masterpiece out of old material while exploring the fun of Junk Art; materials supplied; grades 6-12. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 14, Crafting for a Cause, 3-4:30pm. Create items that will warm the hearts, heads and hands of people in need. Completed items will be donated to local charities. All levels, yarn donations welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Crafternoon Kids, 3-4pm. Make a pine cone turkey for the holiday table; grades K-5; younger need parent supervision. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 21, 3rd Thursday: Dark Crystal, 58:30pm. An evening celebrating the world of Thra and the restoration of the powerful crystal with music, programs and art making; family-friendly. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 7646517, cabq.gov.

Classes & Workshops 3, 10, 17, 24, Meditation for Kids, 1011:30am. In this lighthearted and fun class, children will build inner strength and confidence by developing their good qualities with a short meditation, teaching and activities to help increase patience, respect, giving and kindness; ages 4-13. Parents are welcome. Free, Kadampa Meditation Center NM, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org. 3, 24, Tweens Meditation Class, 1011:30am. This class offers older children an opportunity to go deeper into meditation while exploring topics and concerns that relate to their age group; 11+. Free,

Kadampa Meditation Center NM, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org.

Dance 2, ABQ Family Dance, 6-8pm. A familyfriendly dance party where kids and families can dance. Snacks, desserts, a DJ, door prizes, face painting and a photographer. $10 per person/$50 family max, JCC ABQ, 5520 Wyoming NE, 3320565, cisfoundation.org, jccabq.org. 15-17 & -22-24, Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering, 7pm, Fris; 2pm (sensory-friendly) & 7pm, Sats; 2pm, Suns. Alice is a dance performance and live arts experience incorporating a lively score with classic rock and jazz. $25-$30/half price 5 and under, Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 2278583, KeshetArts.org. 30, New Mexico Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker, 7pm, This ballet features special performances by current NYC Ballet stars and live music by the NM Philharmonic, conducted by David Felberg. $11-$55, Popejoy Hall, unmtickets.com.

Exhibits Ongoing, New Exhibit: Mechanics Alive! Explore the whimsical automata visiting from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, UK. $6-$10/free under 1 year & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 4, 11, 18, 25, Toddler Time, 9-11am. Explora opens an hour early for toddlers and their adults. Enjoy a music jam, story time and explore exhibits. $6-$10/free under 1 year & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 6, Free First Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Enjoy general admission for free. ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 11, Free Admission for Veterans, 10am-6pm. Explore the hands-on exhibit activities for people of all ages. Free US military veterans + 1 guest each, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Fairs & Festivals 1, Día de los Muertos: Despedida, 57pm. This is the annual Farewell to Día del Los Muertos with music, poetry and hands-on art. Tour the ofrendas, enjoy activities and share heartfelt memories. Free, Domenici Education Building, NHCC, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 2, 12th Annual Holiday Craft Show, 9am-3pm. Donations of jars of Peanut Butter to benefit The Bethel Storehouse are greatly appreciated. Free, Edgewood Middle School, 17 Venus W, Edgewood, 832-5880, edgewoodchambernm.com. 2, Día de los Muertos Celebration, noon. This tradition helps bring happiness and closure to the hearts of a deceased’s loved ones. Featuring an art exhibition, car show, live entertainment, food trucks and displays of families’

ofrendas; all ages. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 8481320, cabq.gov. 2, Salud y Sabor Celebrates Peru: Tradicional, 11:30am-2:30pm. An afternoon of food, art, health, culture and entertainment that celebrates communities and connects families with nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles and play. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 2, Scandinavian Festival, 10am-4pm. Food, Norwegian and Swedish folk art, Scandinavian dance performances (11am & 12:30pm) and a kids’ craft corner. Free, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 294-5739, facebook.com/ scandiabq/. 3, Day of the Dead Celebration, 11am3pm. Wear costumes and muerto makeup and see a mariachi band lead a parade through the cemetery. Food trucks, face painting, muerto artwork, lowriders and a rosary walk. Free, Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale SE, 933-4140, beforeidienm.com. 9, Prickly Pear Harvest, 10am-noon. Collect, juice, peel, learn and taste recipes (there is a 12+ page handout resource that is perfect for teachers), reserve spot early. $5, NM Natural History Museum,NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 10, Balloon Museum Market, 9am4pm. NM gifts for gratitude and giving, artisans, live music, food trucks and outdoor viewing lounge. Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, balloonmuseum.com. 11, Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 10amnoon. Festivities begin with a musical prelude by the Dukes of ABQ. Team Kirtland Honor Guard and a NM Veterans Color Guard will post the flags. Free, NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE, 256-2042, cabq.gov. 16, Bandelier Holiday Bazaar, 10am4pm. Arts and crafts fair featuring more than 50 local artists and crafters as well as student made art; a jump rope team performs and food trucks will be on site. Free, Bandelier Elementary School Cafeteria and Gym, 3309 Pershing SE, BandelierBazaar@gmail.com. 23-24, 38th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale, 10am-5pm, Sat; 10am-4:30pm, Sun. This annual art festival has been renowned for high quality fine arts and crafts, good food and a friendly atmosphere. Multiple locations in Placitas, placitasholidaysale.com. 29-30, 20th Annual Rio Grande Holiday Show, 10am-5pm. Juried fine art and craft, live music and performances, food and drink. $8 day pass/$12 Festival Pass (3-day admission)/free 11 and under, Lujan Exhibit Complex, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, riograndefestival.com. 30, River of Lights, 6-9:30pm. Experience millions of sparkling lights at NM’s largest walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 764-6280, riveroflights.org, holdmyticket.com.

Library Events Ongoing, Albuquerque public Libraries. ABQ-area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities as well as book, chess and Lego clubs, Read to the Dogs and arts & crafts programs. Check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibrary.com and riorancholibraries.org for schedules. 5, 26, Sensory-Friendly Evening, 6pm. Enjoy a sensory-friendly visit to the library with activities, quiet areas and trained staff on hand; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 12, Afterschool Makers, 4:30-5:30pm. An opportunity to tinker with materials and to develop the imagination and critical thinking skills with focused projects and freedom to make unique designs. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org.

Music 2, Jazz Brasileiro, 3-4:30pm. Performance and discussion about Brazilian influenced jazz music; all ages. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 6, Celloquacious, 5pm. Cellist Keely Mackey plays an electronic and amplified cello; all ages. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abqlibrary.org. 16, Guitar NM: Martin Ly, 3-4pm. Martin Ly is a classical guitarist who performs a variety of guitar music ranging from rock to jazz to Spanish and Latin American music; all ages. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 2562067, abqlibrary.org. 19, Ukulele Jam Session, 5-6:30pm. Bring a ukulele or check one out and join in a practice session; all ages, registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org. 20, Delphi Project, 5pm. Internationally award-winning composer and pianist Elizabeth Capra joins performer, cellist, composer and inter-disciplinary artist Keely Mackey to perform neo-classical music with an edge. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, ampconcerts.org. 22, Felix y Los Gatos Trio, 1pm. The band performs an improvisional style that is their own called Zydetejano Blues at this integrated series that brings musicians to perform for the artists with developmental disabilities. Free, N4th Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, ampconcerts.org.

Open Houses 10, Manzano Day School, 2-4pm. This not-for-profit school highlights core values, environmental education, 21st century skills and community service. It is accredited by the Independent Schools Assoc of the SW. Accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year; financial

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Albuquerque Area Kids! Calendar Calendar aid available. Free, 1801 Central NW, 2436659, manzanodayschool.org. 14, Hope Christian School, 8:30am, Preschool through high school, nondenominational, students are admitted of any race, color and national or ethnic origin; RSVP at website. Reception followed by tours of all three campuses, learn about curriculum, meet teachers and prospective classmates. Free, Hope Christian School Elementary Campus, 8212513, 6721 Palomas NE, HCSNM.org.

School Break Camps 11 & 27-29, Liz Sanchez Stables School Break Camp, 10am-3pm. Camp for ages 5-15. $90/day, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com.

Science & Nature 2, Ancient Tools and Technologies, 12:30pm. Learn about early technologies of the SW by using ancient tools from the collection. Process yucca, make rope and fire, set traps and use pump drills. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0420, bernco.gov/events. 3, 10, 17, 24, Birding, noon-5pm. Count the cranes passing overhead, map their migration and learn what adaptations allow birds to fly; enjoy experiments and a unique craft to take home. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0420, bernco.gov. 4, Mineral Monday, 2-5pm. Find out from the experts what minerals, rocks or fossils are hiding in your collection. Included with admission, NM Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 4, 11, 18, 25, Explora Makerspace Mondays, 3-5pm. Drop in to the makerspace Studio Inventivo to work on a project or alongside staff as they test new activities and technology. $6$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 6, STEM Fun with Mr. Josh!, 3-4pm. Learn about the world of science with new technology, engineering and math; ages 6+. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abqlibrary.org. 7, 21, STEM Program, 2-3:30pm. Labs collide education with fun by giving kids hands-on experience with learning; get slimy in the name of science. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 8, 22, STEM Labs, 3:30-5pm. Program activities provide hands-on and mindson lessons for kids; making these fields both fun and interesting. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abqlibrary.org. 9, Cosmic Carnival & Star Party, 19pm. The carnival is from 1-5pm with safe viewing of the Sun; on the back patio will be a telescope discovery and display and there will be portable planetarium shows on the hour. The Star Party will offer star and planet observations with telescopes and a lecture. Free, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors

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NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov. 11, National Parks Fee Free Day, 7am-10pm. No entrance fee at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service areas all over the country. Other fees, such as camping, are not affected. National Parks Nationwide, nps.gov. 14, STEM Labs: Elephant Toothpaste, 3:30-5pm. STEM Labs give kids hands-on learning by combining education with fun. Join Mr. Josh and create magnetic slime, tech out over robots with Cubelets, engineer towers to withstand earthquakes and math it up with straw rockets. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. 15-16, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the magical world of jellies: find out why they are not fish, look close up at what they eat and watch deep jellies caught on video. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult; pack pajamas and a pillow. $30/$27 members, ABQ BioPark, 903 10th SW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 16, Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration, 9am-5pm. This event features presentations, children’s activities viewing scopes, crafts and workshops. Free, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-9931, cabq.gov. 16, Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms, 11am-noon. Join a Master Composter for this fun and informative presentation on composting with worms; all ages. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 17, Frontiers for Young Minds at Explora, 2:30-3:30pm. Ages 8-15 who are interested in science and writing are invited to join this ongoing journal review project that enables young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting. No previous knowledge of neuroscience required. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 20-23, 32nd Annual Festival of the Cranes, all day. A celebration of the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl. For peak viewing arrive at the Refuge 30 minutes before sunrise and witness the huge array of roosting birds set out for their day of foraging. More than 140 events. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, 1001 Hwy 1, San Antonio, 575-8352077, friendsofbosquedelapache.org. 22, Fun with Math at the Discovery Festival, 9am-3pm. Nov is 12 Months of Math’s Math in Energy Month. Visitors can try math-in-energy activities. Free, ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 768-4575, albuquerquecc.com. 23, Wildlife Zone during Festival of the Cranes. See raptors and reptiles up close, participate in duck banding, hikes, archery and the young birder tour. Free, Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, 1001 Hwy 1, San Antonio, 575-835-2077, friendsofbosquedelapache.org. 27, Family Nature Walk, 10am-noon.

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An all ages nature walk where attendees can learn how to use binoculars, loupes and field guides. Free, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.

Stage 1-3, Mama Mia, PG-13, 7:30pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father; no children under age 3. $25/$23/$21 ages 13-university, $17 under age 13, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 247-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 12-15, NM Young Actors’ Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure – Student Matinee, 10am. Enjoy this performance with favorites like Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Princess Tiger Lily in this fresh adaption; all ages. KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 16-17, NM Young Actors’ Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure – Public Performance, 2pm. Enjoy this performance with the favorites like Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Princess Tiger Lily in this fresh adaption; all ages. $10$12, KiMo Theatre, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 23, Spem in Alium - Thomas Tallis: Come and Sing!, 5pm. Polyphony: Voices of NM will stage a reconstruction of Tallis' 40-part Renaissance motet, written in 1570 for eight choirs of five voices each. $25/$25/ free full-time students, Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver SW, 8211956, polyphonynm.com. 30, Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2019, 3 & 7pm. Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world; all ages. $20-$45, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com.

Storytelling 7, 14, 21, Story Time, 10:30am. Join Connie for stories, songs and an occasional craft and snack. This award-winning story time is for the whole family. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com.

Support Groups 21, Self-Care Workshop, 6-8pm. Learning self-care techniques helps both children and adults manage stress, focus attention and respond calmly to difficult emotions and maintain a sense of wellbeing after the adjusting to a significant loss. Dinner provided, call to register. Free, Children’s Grief Center of NM, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org.

Also of Interest 1, Godzilla vs. Mothra, 5:30pm. This movie will be shown under the wings of airplanes. Tour the museum, grab a snack and the movie starts at dark. Some seating provided but you are welcome to

bring a portable outdoor chair. No pets, alcohol, smoking or firearms. $7-$12, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. 8-10, National Adoption Event, 10:30am-7pm, Fri & Sat; 10:30am-5:3opm, Sun. Animal Welfare and Petsmart will have animals for adoption for $10. Petsmart, 350 Eubank NE, 298-4122, cabq.gov. 9, Second Saturdays: Military History, 1-4pm. Join as local historian George Garcia dives into the history of Spain’s influence on the American Revolution and the life and legacy of Bernardo de Gálvez. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, Corrales, 898-3915, cabq.gov. 16, Fixit Clinic, 9am-noon. This clinic is an all-ags, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble and hopefully repair them instead of sending them to the landfill. Free, FUSE Makerspace, 101 Broadway NE, 761-8167, cabq.gov. 16, Magic and Variety Show Celebrating America, 7-8:30pm. This show will feature an escape from a locked steel barrel. $12/$8 ages 6-12, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 16, Second Annual CD/Vinyl/ Book Fair to Benefit Outpost, 10am. A day of shopping with thousands of items covering a wide range of musical genres; all ages. Free, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 16, The Veterans and Patriots Performance Group presents a Magic and Variety Show Celebrating America, 7-8:30pm. Open to the public and intended to entertain and inspire with magic, music, comedy and dance. $12/$8 ages -12, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 23-24, Rails Along the Rio Grande 2019, 9am-5pm, Sat; 9am-4pm, Sun. Model train show with big operating train layouts, new and used model trains & accessories. $5/free ages 11 and under, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, railsalongtheriogrande.org. 30, River of Lights, 6-9:30pm. Enjoy millions of twinkling lights and nearly 600 holiday displays at this walk-through light show. $12/$6 ages 3-12/free under 3, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov.

For Teachers 21, Learning Rx, 6pm. Cognitive performance training by targeting the underlying cognitive skills that are responsible for how students grasp and process information. The program addresses the root cause of learning struggles by working on the way one thinks, reads, learns, focuses and remembers; RSVP. Free, LearningRx, 7900 San Pedro Ne, 856-1596, learningrx.com/albuquerque-northeast.


Albuquerque Area Kids! Calendar Calendar Just for Teens 1, Día de los Muertos Dolls, 3:30-5pm. Celebrate by making sugar skull dolls; they are fun and easy to make and are a symbol of this holiday. Registration required, materials supplied; ages 12+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 1, Teen Night, 6:30-9:30pm. A fun, unique night including exhibit exploration, activities and information about careers, internships and jobs in the community; snacks included. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 8, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30-8:30pm. A night featuring local teen bands and soloists performing punk rock to classical piano, singer-songwriters, hip hoppers and spoken word artists. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale NE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 12, Get Crafty with Autumn Votive Holders, 2-3:30pm. Transform small glass jars into autumn votive holders with battery-operated candles. Registration required, materials supplied; ages 12+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 19, Comics Cafe, 3:30-4:30pm. Discuss manga and anime and make a paper lantern chain; ages 13-19. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Especially for Parents 2, Convoy of Hope Community Event, 10am. Free groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, health services, breast health services, prayer, job and veterans services, a kid zone, a hot meal and new children’s shoes while supplies last. ID not required, everyone welcome. Free, ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 395-6410, convoyofhope.org/albuquerque. 3, Medications Presentation, 11am & 1pm. A family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications given by students from UNM College of Pharmacy. Included with admission/free to residents, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 7, It Takes a Village: The Community Reinforcement Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment, (Curator’s Coffee), 9:30-11am. Discussion about a new treatment approach for substance use disorders formalized at UNM that includes a component for family members; preregister. $8/10% discount for members, includes a light breakfast, STEM Lecture Hall, NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 7, Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub in Nob Hill, 5:30-7pm. A science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History; for details, call 505-224-8391 or visit scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782. 22, Adult Night: Geek Out, 6:30-10pm. Activities about all things fiery with live

music and exhibit exploration for ages 18+, a non-alcohol event. $7-$10/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

December Arts and Crafts 4, 11, 18, Holiday Nature Crafts, 68pm. Bring the family to River of Lights and visit the Educational Building to make gifts inspired by nature; all materials provided. Free, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Education Building, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 7, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon. Art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this artist-led workshop; preregister. Free, $5 donation requested, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 7-8, 31st Annual Winter Spanish Market. Authentic 400-year-old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork made by NM artists. Art, local music, food and demonstrations. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, spanishcolonial.org. 18, Winter Crafts for Kids, 3:304:30pm. Make all kinds of snowflakes to be used as a holiday ornament or gift; all materials supplied, registration required, ages 6+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org.

Classes & Workshops 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Meditation for Kids, 10-11:30am. In this lighthearted and fun class, children will build inner strength and confidence by developing their good qualities with a short meditation, teaching and activities to help children increase their positive minds of patience, respect, giving, and kindness. Parents are welcome to stay with their children. Free, Kadampa Meditation Center NM, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org. 1, 29, Tweens Meditation Class, 1011:30am. This class offers older children an opportunity to go deeper into meditation while exploring topics and concerns that relate to their age group; 11+. Free, Kadampa Meditation Center NM, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org.

Dance 1, 7, 8, New Mexico Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker, 2pm, Sat, Sun; 7pm, Sat. This ballet features special performances by current NYC Ballet stars and live music by the NM Philharmonic, conducted by David Felberg. $11-$55, Popejoy Hall, unmtickets.com. 2, Dance Theatre SW Holiday Open House, 4pm. Take a class for free, observe a class and join for refresh-

ments and dance training in several levels of classical ballet, partnering/pas de deux, contemporary/modern, jazz, hiphop and tap; ages 2-professional. Free, Dance Theatre Southwest, 3805 Academy Parkway South, NE, 296-9465, dtsw.com. 14. The Voice of Christmas, 5:30-8pm. SiSu Dance Company brings the Christmas season to life with the “True Meaning of Christmas:” a story from the beginning of creation to today’s Christmas celebrations and what it means to celebrate the true meaning of the season; all ages. $20, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 14-15, Christmas Joy, 35th Anniversary, 1 & 5pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company present this holiday production with more than 50 classically-trained dancers. $25$33/discounts available, NHCC, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org, 14-15, 20-22, 24, The Nutcracker, various times. The Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM presents this holiday tradition which is full of mischievous mice, sweet dancing treats and a sprinkle of snowflakes. $17-$30, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, Kimotickets.com. 15, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 3 & 7pm. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes, many backdrops and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Kiva Auditorium, ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 800-745-3000, nutcracker.com/. 17-18, The Nutcracker, Children’s Series, 10am & 12:15pm, Tue; 10am, Wed. Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM’s hourlong performances designed to introduce children to the magic of theater and dance. Support materials provided with more purchase of 15 or more tickets. $12 GA/$10 under age 11/$5 groups of 10+, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. performersballetandjazzco.org. 20-22, Festival Ballet ABQ presents Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun; 2pm, Sat & Sun. The holiday classic is transported to territorial NM in the late 1800s with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, SW snakes, sheep and a storyteller doll with children. $14-$49/$2 discount for ages 12 and under, ABQ Journal Theatre, NHCC, 1701 4th SW, 296-9465, 724-4771, nhccnm.org/events, festivalballetabq.org.

Exhibits 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Toddler Time, 9-11am. Explora opens an hour early for toddlers and their adults. Enjoy music jam, story time and exhibits. $6-$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 4, Free First Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Enjoy general admission for free. ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255,

cabq.gov. 6, Free Admission During Old Town Holiday Stroll, 5-9pm. Free admission, fun activities, gift store discounts and a teen science event. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 6, Visit ABQ Museum During Holiday Stroll, 5-9pm. Enjoy lantern puppetry and music performances, make holidaythemed art and shop at the Museum Store. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 10, Sensory Friendly Night at the Museum, 5:30-8pm. Enjoy a special planetarium show, explore the museum with the bright lights turned down, louder exhibits muted and more to accomodate those with sensory processing issues. $5,NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org.

Fairs & Festivals 1, 20th Annual Rio Grande Holiday Show, 10am-4pm. Juried fine art & fine craft, live music and performances, food and drink. $8 /free 11 and under, Lujan Exhibit Complex, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, riograndefestival.com. 1-30, River of Lights, 6-9:30pm. Experience millions of sparkling lights at this walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. Closed Dec. 24 & 25. ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 764-6280, riveroflights.org, holdmyticket.com. 6, Old Town Holiday Stroll, 5-9pm. Entertainment, dining and shopping; Lighting of the Tree at Plaza Don Luis, 6pm. Hot chocolate and live entertainment. Free, Old Town, 200 N Plaza NW, cabq.gov. 7, ¡Illuminarte! 2019, 2-7pm. This is a celebration of small paper bag lanterns with sand and candles are called farolitos or luminarias and includes a talk about the history, facts and urban legends, an illuminated bike parade, createyour-own illuminarte (paper bag) workshop and a student art and writing show. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 7, Twinkle Light Parade, 5:15pm. This family-friendly event brings the sparkle to a mile long stretch of central with glimmer, dancing elves and Santa. Free, Nob Hill, cabq.gov. 7-8, 2019 Winter Spanish Market, 10am. Experience authentic, 400 year-old traditions, art, local music, food, demos and interact with the artists. $6 one person/$10 two people/free 11 and under. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 14-15, Railyard Market 6th Annual Holiday Market, 10am-4pm. Nearly 200 vendors of made-from-scratch food and handmade crafts will be available as well as art, music, a children’s zone, an ornament exchange and a donation station. Free, 777 1st SW, 600-1109, railyardmarket.org.

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Albuquerque Area Kids! Calendar Calendar Library Events 3, Sensory Friendly Evening, 6pm. Enjoy a sensory friendly visit to the library with activities, quiet areas and trained staff; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 7, Family Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1-3pm. Rated PG, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 7, Holiday Open House, 10am-noon. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, stories, crafts for Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa, plus refreshments. Free, Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, placitaslibrary.com. 31, Family New Year’s Eve Party, 11am-noon. A celebration with crafts, refreshments, a countdown to the new year and a balloon drop. Free, Rudolfo Anaya Library, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abqlibrary.org.

Music 5, Red Light Cameras, 1pm. The band plays a mix of soulful rock and garage pop at this integrated series that brings musicians to perform for the artists with developmental disabilities. Free, N4th Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, ampconcerts.org. 17, Ukulele Jams Session, 5-6:30pm. Bring a ukulele or check one out and join in a practice session; all ages, registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org. 17 & 18, AMP Concert: Q Brass, 6-7pm. This quintet performs standard arrangements of classic Christmas hymns and fun, different arrangements of holiday favorites. Kids are especially welcome to watch real instruments playing songs they recognize. Free, Tues: Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295; Wed: Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abqlibrary.org.

School Break Camps 23, 26-27, 30 & Jan 2-3, “Science is Everywhere” Winter Day Camp, 9am-3:30pm. One-day science camps include sessions like Prankenstein, Robots are Everywhere and Rocket Science for grades Pre-K-7th; Half-day camps for Pre-K four-year-olds & K: 9am11:30; must register online. $70 per fullday/$25 per half-day, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, ext 103, nuclearmuseum.org. 23-Jan 6, Explora Winter Camps, 9am-noon, Pre-K half-day; 9am-4pm, K6th full day. Each grade will have its own unique investigations to keep imaginations active with science, technology, engineering, math and art. $45 & $35 half day/ $75 & $90 full day, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 23-Jan 3, Liz Sanchez Stables School Break Camp, 10am-3pm. Camp for ages

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5-15. $90/day, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 8981810, lizsanchezstables.com. 30-31, Jan 2-3, Congregation Albert Winter Camp, 9am-3pm. Art, science, cooking and play for ages 2-7; extended care 3-4pm is enrollment dependent; open to all faiths and families. $50 day/$185 week, Congregation Albert Early Childhood Center, 3800 Louisiana NE, 883-0306, congregationalbert.org.

Science & Nature 2, Mineral Monday, 2-5pm. Find out from the experts what minerals, rocks or fossils are hiding in your collection. Included with admission, NM Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Explora Makerspace Mondays, 3-5pm. Drop in to the makerspace, Studio Inventivo to work on a project or alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology. $6$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 4, International Cheetah Day, 10am2pm. Learn about these cats and their race for survival. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 7682000, cabq.gov. 8, Frontiers for Young Minds at Explora, 2:30-3:30pm. Ages 8-15 who are interested in science and writing are invited to join this ongoing journal review project that enables young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting. No previous knowledge of neuroscience required. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 8, Meet a Scientist, 1-4pm. Drop in and meet a local scientist and learn about their work through a fun demo or activity. $6-$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 9 & 14, Hours of Code: Learn Coding, 1-2pm, Mon; 1-3pm, Sat. This global learning project includes fun activity for children and adults, designed to demystify coding. $6-$10/free under age 1 and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 12, STEM Labs: Sail Cars, 4:30-5:30pm. Join Mr. Josh to create magnetic slime; tech out over robots with Cubelets, engineer towers to withstand earthquakes. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org.

Stage 6-7, A Very Star Wars Christmas, 7pm, Fri; 2pm, Sat. Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Co. presents a musical parody where Darth Vader complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Forcemas season; all ages. $8-$12, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 6-24, Miracle on 34th Street, various times. Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job as Santa for Macy’s and ends up in a court competen-

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cy hearing. $19-$23/$15 11 and under, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 2424750, Albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 7, Baila! Baila! Christmas in NM 2019, 2pm, Sat & Sun; 7pm, Sat. This annual holiday show takes audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in NM with music, song and dance with traditional SW flair. This event features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as pro dancers. $22-$32/$2 discount for students, ABQ Journal Theatre, NHCC, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 8, The Sleeping Beauty, 2 & 4pm. NM Young Actors presents The Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the princess who is cursed on the day of her christening by an evil fairy. $8/$6 advance, North 4th Performing Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, holdmyticket.com. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, Musical Theatre Southwest’s Matilda the Musical, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. African American Performance Center, 310 San Pedro NE, 2220785, mtsabq.org.

Support Groups 7, Grief in the Holidays, 9am-noon. To help prepare for the holiday season without a loved one, the Center is hosting a workshop for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cider and cookies provided, call to register. Free, Children’s Grief Center of NM, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. 15, Remembrancer Ceremony, 7pm. Remember and honor loved ones with poetry, music and reading names of those whom are being remembered; refreshments. Free, Children’s Grief Center of NM, 3001 Trellis NW, 378-0478, childrensgrief.org.

For Teachers 3, Learning Rx, 6pm. Cognitive performance training by targeting the underlying cognitive skills that are responsible for how students grasp and process information. The program addresses the root cause of learning struggles by working on the way one thinks, reads, learns, focuses and remembers; RSVP. Free, LearningRx, 7900 San Pedro NE, 856-1596, learningrx.com/albuquerque-northeast.

Just for Teens 6, Teen Science Café, 5:30-7pm. Meet a scientist or other STEM professional and find out about their work through a fun talk, demo or activity; snacks included. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us.

13, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30-8:30pm. A night featuring local teen bands and soloists performing punk rock to piano, singersongwriters, hip-hoppers and spoken word artists. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale NE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org.

Also of Interest 7, Kids’ Variety Show, 1-3pm. For and by kids of all ages and levels: dance, music, comedy and theater in a relaxed performance environment; adults must be accompanied by a child. Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale NE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 7, Starlight Parade/St. Nick and the Bonfire, 5:30-8:30pm. Decorate vehicles with twinkle lights, there will be floats, boats and cars starting at Wagner’s. St. Nick will be there and kids get a special bag from him, carolers, cookies, cider, bonfires and green chile stew. Corrales Road, 350-3955, visitcorrales.com. 18, Chanukah Party, 11am-noon. Crafts, dreidel games, gelt, gifts and latke lunch. $10 with lunch/$5 without, JCC ABQ, 5520 Wyoming NE 332-0565 x4518, jccabq.org. 31, New Year’s Eve Before Dark, 10am-1pm. A family-fun celebration with art making and a screening of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 764-6517, cabq.gov. 31, Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 10am-2pm. Celebrate early with a countdown and indoor balloon drop. The museum closes at 2pm this day. $6$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 31, Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World, 6:30-9pm. Light a candle while spreading intentions for the new year. Gen Ingchug will guide a meditation, share inspirational words of wisdom and conclude with prayers. Hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages and a raffle; all welcome. $15/free kids, supporting members, Kadampa Meditation Center NM, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, MeditationNewMexico.org.

Especially for Parents 5, ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour, 5:307:30pm. Adults are invited for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting which includes snacks, refreshments and beer & wine for sale; preregister. Free/$5 donations, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 5, Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub in Nob Hill, 5:30-7pm. A free science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. For presenter and topic, call 505-224-8391 or visit scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782.


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Imagine a scenario where your family’s lives are at risk right in your own home. Imagine you make a desperate and dangerous run for safety, seeking help at a neighbor’s house. All you want is for your neighbor to shelter you from harm. Imagine that your neighbors say you may enter their home but then they abruptly yank your daughter away from you and lock her in a cage – your child who is already upset about the danger she witnessed at home and the fearful escape. While that may sound like something out of a Hollywood thriller, it’s actually not that far from what is experienced by the families arriving at our nation’s southern border seeking asylum. They are escaping violence and certain death in their home countries. After an arduous trek, they seek shelter with a neighbor. Despite New Mexico’s history of bipartisan support for immigrants, they encounter a new kind of malice at our border from federal officials. Their children – even babies – are ripped from their arms and shut away in prison-like detention centers. These families don’t know when – or even if – they will be reunited. As a parent, you fear not just for your children’s physical safety, but for their emotional health as well. The ‘zero-tolerance’ policy of separating children from their parents – which continues despite public outcry – is extremely traumatic for the children caught up in it. For many children, this trauma is likely to haunt them for the rest of their lives, negatively impacting their physical and mental health and their ability to become productive members of their communities. Our government’s own report on the issue, which was released in September 2019, concludes that many of these children already exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress. As hard as we work to protect our children, many kids suffer when separated from a parent, whether due to divorce, imprisonment or death. Doctors calls such events ‘adverse childhood experiences’ – or ACEs for short – and they include sexual, physical or emotional abuse, domestic violence, deep poverty, and living with someone with an untreated substance abuse or mental health problem. What is most worrying about ACEs is that they can actually change the structure of the brain, which is rapidly developing during childhood. ACEs produce toxic stress, which over time, changes our neural networks – the pathways our brains build and use to navigate life. Long exposure to toxic stress decreases our ability to appropriately respond to future stressors. This can lead to trouble concentrating in school or staying on task, and acting out – all of which can ultimately lead to less success in school and career, substance abuse, poor mental and physical health, and even early death. Children are resilient and with the right support they can recover from trauma and go on to fulfill their potential. In the case of our migrant children already in custody, support means reuniting them with their families as quickly as possible and ensuring they receive appropriate mental health care. For those children yet to arrive, it means keeping their families together.

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Kid Bits! Kid Bits! Music Group To Award Cello for Scholarship The Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation plans to award a Velvet Cello Scholarship in 2019. The award is a full-size Lewis cello and includes a hard case and a student bow. Applicants can be any individual, school or program serving students ages 8 to 18. Applicants should submit a short essay of 500 words or less and include a short video up to five minutes long describing and/or showing how this cello would enrich the life of the student or program. The application deadline is Nov. 15 and the cello will be awarded Dec. 1. Send essays and videos (or links to videos) to info@skyvelvetvassar.com or 3939 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W., Suite 2, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Include name, program (if applicable), and contact email and telephone number. The Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to young people and the pursuit of musical studies. For more information visit skyvelvetvassar.com.

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Recycle SF Art Fest In November The 21st annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is slated for Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The family friendly event showcases art created from discarded materials. The weekend kicks off with Friday night’s Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an art market, free student juried art exhibits, and make and take art activities. The festival plans to be the first Zero Waste event hosted at the convention center. All art consists of a minimum of 75 percent recycled materials. More information can be found at recyclesantafe.org.

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Albuquerque Sisters Are New Owners Of Local Bricks 4 Kids Franchise Sisters-in-law ConnieKaye Andazola and Robbi Andazola are the new owners of Bricks 4 Kidz in Albuquerque. Bricks for Kidz is an educational company that conducts classes where students can build unique creations, play games and have fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s imaginations and build self-confidence. Children work with themes such as machines, outer space and inventions. Bricks 4 Kidz offers classes in elementary schools and also can come to kids’ birthday parties. The one-hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® bricks to build motorized models. Children add gears, axles, motors and battery packs to create their models. Students participate in four- to seven-week sessions focused on themes such as Space Adventures, Famous Inventions, Laws of Motion, Forces of Nature and Transportation. The company also offers summer camps, classes for preschoolers and retirement homes, and team building for businesses. The Andazolas, who are Albuquerque natives, are APS vendors and hoping to partner with all Albuquerque area schools. For more information, visit bricks4kidz.com/newmexicoalbuquerque-northeast.

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Santa Fe Area Kids! Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed for free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is Dec. 4 for listings in Jan/Feb. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

November Arts and Crafts 1, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission/free to NM residents with ID and under 18, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Fine Art Friday, 24pm. Explorations into the arts with special guests and hands-on activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 10, Family Program: Watercolor Experients, 1-4pm. Add salt, plastic wrap and rubber cement to a watercolor painting; ages 4-12 and their grown-ups. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 26, Folk Art Afternoon: Animal Masks, 3:30-4:30pm. Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org.

Classes & Workshops Ongoing, Jewish Kids Club, 3:30-5pm, Weds. Give your child a fun and exciting Jewish experience; give them a chance to learn Hebrew - conversational and reading - Jewish songs, art, cooking and Krav Maga; bring Jewish heritage alive with fun activities. Santa Fe Jewish Center Chabad, 230 W Manhattan, 983-2000, santafejcc.com.

Exhibits 6, 13, 20, 27, Wee Wednesdays, 911am. Toddlers and parents can enjoy a morning of discovery and play while the museum opens an hour early for toddlerfocused exploration, activities and story time. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 7, 14, 21, 28, Thursdays are Yours, 46:30pm. Community access is encouraged with free admission for ages 17 and under. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 24, Sensory Friendly Morning, 10am-

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noon. A morning for those with sensory needs featuring low lighting and a relaxed environment. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals 1-3, 6th Annual Day of the Dead Community Celebration, 7pm, Fri; 2pm, Sat & Sun. Live music, staged folktales, songs, local dancers, poetry and a short original comedy. $5-$10 suggested donation/free 11 and under, Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601, teatroparaguas.org. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Winter Market, 8am-4pm, Sats; 10am-4pm, Suns. Casual browsers and serious collectors will find Americana, International folk art, vintage Western memorabilia, tribal and global fine art. Free, Railyard District, across the tracks from the Farmers’ Market, elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org. 9, BAG Art Flea Market, 10am-2pm. Annual multi-vendor arts market featuring supplies for mixed media, assemblage and collage, handmade books and journals, specialty papers, antique books and prints and gifts. Free, Palace of the Governors/NM History Museum, 110 Washington, 660-9942, santafebag.org. 15-17, 2019 Santa Fe Recycling Festival, 5-9pm, Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 10am-5pm, Sun. Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, art market, student juried art exhibits and make-and-take art activities. $5/free 11 and under Fri, GA; $15-$20 Fri fashion show (includes GA)/free Sat-Sun, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy, 603-0558, recyclesantafe.org.

10:30am. Visit classes, meet the staff and tour the campus. The school has been nurturing Citizen Scholars for 40 years in the Railyard District. Free, 830 Fayette, 982-3396, fayettestreetacademy.org. 9, Little Earth School, 10am-noon. Parents can visit classrooms and meet teachers. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum including art, music, Spanish, yoga and multicultural studies. Free, 321 West Zia, 988-1968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 14, Camino de Paz, Montessori Secondary School & Farm High School Open House, 5-7pm. Meet the staff, tour the environment and learn about the program. Free, 1 Camino De Paz, Santa Cruz, 231-2819, caminodepaz.net. 15, Rio Grande School, 8:30am. Admissions open house for three-year-olds through 6th grade; ask about tuition assistance program. RSVP by phone or website. Free, 715 Camino Cabra, 9831624, riograndeschool.org/openhouse.

School Break Camps 5, Election Day Day Camp, 7:30am5:30pm. Swimming, ice skating, court sports & games, arts & crafts, social games and board games; parents provide lunch and snacks or money for Café. $45, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd, 955-4000, chavezcenter.com.

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13, Musica Buena Gallery Concert: Lara Manzanares, 2-3pm. An awardwinning bilingual singer/songwriter whose musical style blends traditional NM folk music and indie country and rock with comedic storytelling. Free, Museum of International Folk Art Museum, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Garden Sprouts PreK Activities, 10am. An outdoor classroom & hands-on program designed for 3-5 year-olds (but all welcome) and their caregivers - weather permitting. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 11, Transit of Mercury, 8am-noon. SF Stargazers will have informational boards and telescopes to view the transit. Enjoy this stellar event with safe solar viewing. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 29, Community Day at the Garden, 10am-4pm. Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 30, GLOW, A Winter Lights Event, 5pm. Thousands of twinkle lights and large scale light installations will be aglow throughout the garden. Live music, festive beverages and Santa. $10/free 12 and under, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

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5, Camino de Paz, Montessori Secondary School & Farm Middle School, 1-3pm. Presentation, farm tours, Q&A with parents and students. Free, 1 Camino De Paz, Santa Cruz, 231-2819, caminodepaz.net. 8, Fayette Street Academy, 8:30-

8-10, 15-17, Pandemonium Production’s Frozen, 7pm, Fris; 2pm, Sats & Suns. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. $12/$8 children, James A

Library Events Ongoing, Santa Fe Area Public Libraries. Santa Fe area libraries offer several ongoing reading and storytelling activities including Spanish and bilingual events as well as chess clubs and other activities. Check santafelibrary.org and vglibrary.org for full schedules.

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Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos, 920-0704, pandemoniumprod.org. 16-17, 23-24, Puss in Boots (La Gata con Botas), 6pm, Sats; 2pm, Suns. Featuring an adult professional cast with little ones from Teatro Paraguas Southside Children’s Theatre in cameos; all ages. $5, Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie Suite B, 424-1601, teatroparaguas.org. 29-30, Wise Fool NM’s Circus Luminous, 7pm, Fri; 2 & 7pm, Sat. Acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians. A socially-conscious circus extravaganza filled with daring feats of balance and athleticism, humor and delights. $12-$45, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org, wisefoolnewmexico.org.

Storytelling Ongoing Spanish/Bilingual Books and Babies, various times. A library program for babies 6 months-2 years and their caregivers. A play and language group with books, songs and finger games; oral traditions and books provide pre-reading experiences. Free, see website for locations, santafelibrary.org.

Also of Interest 9 & 23, Train Club, 10am-noon. Members of the SF Model Railroad Club host activities and demos with train sets at the museum. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, Veteran’s Day parade, 10-10:30am. A parade through the plaza with a ceremony following at the Bataan Memorial. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln, santafenm.gov. 15, Turkey Bingo, 6pm. Cost varies, St Anne’s Parish, 511, Alicia, 424-1766, santaninoregional.org. 30, Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza, 3:30pm. Enjoy hot chocolate, entertainment on the bandstand, Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4pm, with the main event at 6pm. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln, nmtrue.org.

Especially for Parents 15, Parents’ Night Out, 5:30-9pm. Drop off the little ones for an evening of facilitated play; register online; ages 5+. $25/child, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

December Arts and Crafts 6, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission/free NM residents with ID and under 18, Georgia


Santa Fe Area Kids! Calendar Calendar O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 6, 13, 20, 27, Fine Art Friday, 2-4pm. Explorations into the arts with special guests and hands-on activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 17, Folk Art Afternoon: Peruvian Retablos, 3:30-4:30pm. Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 21, Family Program: Watercolor Experiments, 9:30-11:30am. A morning of crafts and cloud-inspired art making; ages 4-12 and their grown-ups. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

Dance 14-15, Aspen Ballet’s The Nutcracker, 2 & 7:30pm, Sat; 1 & 5pm, Sun. This production, both uplifting and filled with humor is a whimsical twist on the classic story with a cast of more then 60 performers. $36-$94, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org.

Exhibits 4, 11, 18, 25, Wee Wednesdays, 911am. Toddlers and parents can enjoy a morning of discovery while the museum opens an hour early for toddler-focused exploration, activities and story time. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 5, 12, 19, 26, Thursdays are Yours, 46:30pm. Community access is encouraged with free admission for ages 17 and under. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Winter Market, 8am-4pm, Sats; 10am-4pm, Suns. Casual browsers and serious collectors will find Americana, International folk art, vintage Western memorabilia, tribal and global fine art. Free, Railyard District, across the tracks from the Farmers’ Market, elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org. 7, 33rd Annual Holiday Faire, 10am3pm. Clan Tynker, craft projects, games & puppet shows, artisan market, candle dipping, children’s book sale, music and dance. Free, Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6426, santafewaldorf.org/holiday-faire/. 7-8, Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale, 10am-4pm. Begin collecting art, jewelry and pottery from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell own arts and crafts. Free, NM History Museum, 13 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org.

13, Annual Museum Hill Holiday Stroll, 4-7pm. Visit the museum for a women’s choir, Native American dances, music, tree lighting and refreshments; visit other museums for more entertainment. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, miaclab.org. 13, Christmas at the Palace, 5:30-8pm. An evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus; donations of non-perishable food welcomed. Free, Palace of the Governor, 105 W. Palace, newmexico.org. 14-15, SWAIA 12th Annual Winter Indian Market, 9am-5pm, Sat; 10am-3pm, Sun. A festive environment featuring 150 artists selling jewelry, pottery, paintings and weavings with live music and dance. $10/$15, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, 995-2377, swaia.org. 20, Winter Solstice Celebration, 68pm. An annual party that includes a luminaria labyrinth, original live drumming and roasting s’mores over a bonfire. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 31, A City Different New Year’s Eve on the Plaza, 9pm-12:15am. Festivities begin with heaters & piñon bonfires lining the Plaza; local musicians and Al Hurricane Jr will fill the bandstand and Kiwanis Club of SF provides hot chocolate & biscochitos, along with a memorial banner to write down hopes & dreams for a Prospero Año Nuevo. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln, santafe.org/NYE.

Music 8, Christmas Treasures, 4pm. The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual Christmas Pops concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, Faith’s Brazilian Sleigh Bells and Berlin’s White Christmas. $22-$80, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org. 19-24, Santa Fe Pro Musica, A Baroque Christmas, A Santa Fe Tradition, 6 & 8pm. Step into the 18th century and experience chamber music in an intimate and resonant space. Guest soloists are Clara Rottsolk and Marguerite Krull, soprano. $20-$85, Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-1234, tickets.lensic.org. 24, An Appalachian Christmas, 5pm. Celebrate Christmas Eve with The Symphony and Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor Band with a fusion of classical, bluegrass, folk and jazz renditions of holiday tunes and originals. $25-$92, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org. 28, Family Concert: The Brandenburg Concertos, 10am. This is a way for families and children to look inside the world of classical music. Free, NM Museum of Art, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org.

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13, Fayette Street Academy, 12:302:30pm. Visit classes, make holiday crafts and meet staff while touring the campus. The school has been nurturing Citizen Scholars for 40 years in the SF Railyard District. Free, 830 Fayette, 982-3396, fayettestreetacademy.org. 22, Holiday Open House, noon-4pm. A round-robin of puppet plays, art-making projects and photos with Santa. Free, NM Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org.

8, Polar Express, 2-4pm. Warm up with a bilingual reading of The Polar Express. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 25, A Christmas Carol, Dramatic Reading, 6-9:30pm. The library staff and Upstart Readers of SF present Dickens’ seasonal classic; all ages, high tea served. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.

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1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-31, GLOW, A Winter Lights Event, 5pm. Thousands of twinkle lights and large scale light installations will be aglow throughout the garden. Live music, festive beverages and Santa. $10/free 12 and under, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 6, 13, 20, 27, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 10am. Ages 3-5 and their caregiver can join this outdoor classroom for a hands-on program. Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 8, Community Day at the Garden, 10am-4pm. Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

13, Holiday Block to Block pARTy, 57pm. Galleries come together to host seasonal activities including farolitos, bonfires, live music, seasonal refreshments and art. Free, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com. 14, Santa’s Village, 10am-3pm. Santa Fe Railyard, riometro.org. 14, Farolitos and Hot Cocoa, 5pm. SNRCS students will light the way with Farolitos, accompanied by a hosted hot chocolate session. Free, Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, 23 College Ave, 428-7916, santoninoregional.org. 14 & 28 Train Club, 10am-noon. Members of the SF Model Railroad Club host activities and demos with the train sets at the museum. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 15, Las Posadas, 5:30-7pm. This rendition of the candle-lit procession is a Hispanic version of a tradition that unites several Northern NM communities offering recreations of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln, nmhistorymuseum.org. 24, Canyon Road Farolito Walk, 59pm. Thousands of people stroll this famous road, which is decorated with farolitos and luminarias with sounds of carols in the air. Free, Canyon Road, newmexico.org.

School Break Camps 16-20, Santa Fe Children’s Museum Winter Camp, 9am-3:30pm. Calling all Wizard Kids to this camp, for ages 5-12; register on website. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 16-20, 23, 26-27, 30, Jan 2-3, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 7:30am-5:30pm. Winter Break Camp activities include sports, swimming, ice skating, social games and arts & crafts. Campers come with swimsuit and towel, long socks and coat, athletic shoes, labeled backpack, sack lunch and snacks. $45 per day/$145 week 1/$90 week 2/$90 week 3, 955-4000, chavezcenter.com.

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Especially for Parents 6, Parents’ Night Out, 5:30-9pm. Drop off the little ones for an evening of facilitated play; register online. $25/child, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

1, Wise Fool NM’s Circus Luminous, 4pm. Acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians. A socially-conscious circus extravaganza filled with daring feats of balance and athleticism, humor and delights. $12-$45, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org. 6, Mariachi Christmas 2019, 7pm. Presented by the National Latino Behavioral Health Assn., folkloric dancers and children’s choir, festive Christmas songs and traditional Mariachi music. $15-$30, Lensic PAC, 211 W San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org.

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Explora Expands! By TANIA SOUSSAN Explora is growing up. A $4 million expansion project set to break ground in January will transform the children’s museum and science center into a STEAM Learning Campus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with an 8,000square-foot X Studio center designed for teens. A longtime favorite of the elementary school set, Explora is adding a new focus on workforce development. At X Studio, teens and young adults will have access to physics and chemistry labs, robotics and engineering labs and digital media coding labs to help them move from scientific play to well-paying STEAM careers.

Albuquerque The project has been five years in the making and has involved input from people around Albuquerque. “Every time we sat down to listen, we heard that we had to do better to prepare our youth for the kinds of career paths that help put an end to the cycle of poverty,” said Kristin Leigh, Explora deputy director and director of community engagement. She also said that X Studio will make a special effort to support low-income students of color. A new Explora-style exhibition space will highlight the STEAM projects that are happening locally and map pathways to STEAM careers. Exhibits on solar energy, the smart grid and local work on lasers are planned. Another exhibit will teach visitors about the science going on at the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. X Studio also will house a maker space and a teen lounge where students can do homework, get help with college applications and connect with STEAM mentors. Explora plans to expand its internship program to employ 60 young people. “We are so excited that Explora is doing this. To see it expanding to a broader and older generation is fantastic,” said Katherine Yuhas, water resources division manager for the utility. “This is an opportunity to show young people all the great careers there are at the Water Utility Authority.” The utility and Explora plan to create seven to nine exhibits that will teach people how water resources are managed and how decisions are made about such issues as how much ground water or aquifer water to use in a given year, and when to build new projects. The exhibits will include videos of water utility employees answering questions as well as some actual pipes, pumps and other equipment to give visitors a feel for the huge scale of water infrastructure. The utility employs biologists who sample the river for fish, engineers who run the drinking water project, designers who work on future projects and IT experts among others, Yuhas said. While the project is getting off the ground, Explora is recruiting a teen advisers group and already has hosted its first teen night. “Five hundred and fifty teens showed up, so we know that teens are

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Albuquerque hungry for places they can go that are safe and engaging, interesting and social,” Leigh said. X Studio is just the first phase in a larger plan to create a “Cradle through Career” campus. A STEAM-based preschool there called Brillante will serve local residents and be the teaching facility for early childhood programs at local higher-ed institutions. The project goals are to improve educational outcomes, drive economic development and boost family and community prosperity, Leigh said. Explora’s Next Great Minds capital campaign has brought in $3.6 million in public and private funding for X Studio and is working to raise $400,000 more by the end of the year. The design for the facility was created by Studio Southwest Architects in conjunction with the city of Albuquerque. The plan is to open in January 2021.

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HQT: Highly Qualified Teacher

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Male

Caucasian

African Amer.

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

54

46

36

64

34



66

62

38

29

71



33

67

14

86

21

Cesar Chavez Community School

5

95

6

94 <5 >95

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3

97

*

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5

Gilbert L. Sena High School

23

77

28

72

19

81

33

67

*

*

21

79

*

*

*

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

38

62

39

61

38

62

*

*

*

*

38

62

*

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

48

52

58

42

35

65

56

44

*

*

38

62

*

*

South Valley Preparatory School

34

66

43

57

27

73

*

*

*

*

34

66

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

29

71

37

63

16

84

43

57

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*

27

73

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21

79

21

79

21

79

35

65

16

84

18

82

Cesar Chavez Community School

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Proficient (%)

66



79

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*

95 <10 >90 <10 >90

5

95

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79

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23

77

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38

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77

38

62

30

70

41

59

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48

52

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66 <10 >90 <10 >90

34

66

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30

70

21

79

7

93

11

89

29

71

50

50

12

88

16

84

7

93

8

92

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13

18

87

82

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Gilbert L. Sena High School

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97

5

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La Promesa Early Learning Center

17

83

17

83

16

84

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*

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*

17

83

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*

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*

Media Arts Collaborative School

20

80

20

80

19

81

22

78

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*

15

85

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*

30

South Valley Preparatory School

16

84

13

87

18

82

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*

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*

16

84

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Tierra Adentro of NM

10

90

13

87

6

94

27

73

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91

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38

62

37

63

39

61

60

40

33

67

33

67

Cesar Chavez Community School

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Gilbert L. Sena High School

15

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68 <20 >80

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La Promesa Early Learning Center

21

79

30

70

13

87

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*

Media Arts Collaborative School

64

36

68

32

58

42

71

South Valley Preparatory School

38

62

48

52

31

69

Tierra Adentro of NM

40

60

36

64

44

56

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5th Grade

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3

97

17

83 <10 >90 16

84

17

83

70

16

84

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20

80

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16

84 <10 >90 <10 >90

16

84

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7

93

7

93 <10 >90

10

90

61

37

21

79

31

69

14

86

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17

83

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15

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15

85

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22

78

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88

21

79

29

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54

46

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55

45

33

67

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67

33

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37

63

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33

67

41

59

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60

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7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

MATH

Not Proficient (%)

READING

State Reading

30

70

30

70

31

69

29

71

30

70

30

70

29

71

33

67

42

58

Cesar Chavez Community School

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Gilbert L. Sena High School

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84

28

72

31

69

La Promesa Early Learning Center

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89

18

82

14

86

27

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Media Arts Collaborative School

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29

71

39

61

38

62

42

58

59

41

69

31

South Valley Preparatory School

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77

55

45

23

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Tierra Adentro of NM

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86

33

67

34

66

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82

45

55

32

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State Math

32

68

26

74

28

72

21

79

21

79

22

78

19

81

15

85

10

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Cesar Chavez Community School

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Gilbert L. Sena High School

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La Promesa Early Learning Center

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11

89

Media Arts Collaborative School

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86

26

74

21

South Valley Preparatory School

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25

75

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Tierra Adentro of NM

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Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Grade

3rd Grade

Proficiency Summary by School Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

34

ELL

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

56

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Not Proficient (%)

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ED

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

61

Amer. Indian

Asian

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Not Proficient (%)

39

Hisp.

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)



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Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Subgroup



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88

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Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Grade

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Graduation - 4 Year Cohort of 2017

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2017 and graduated on time. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students. All African Students Caucasian Amer. % % %

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Amer. Indian %

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76

68

71

85

61

66

62

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48 46

Media Arts Collaborative School

56

61

*

46

50

42

36

55

63

Tierra Adentro of NM

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52

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87

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85

74

71

Graduation - 5 Year Cohort of 2016

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

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Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

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SWD %

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76

80

68

75

87

69

73

70

73

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38

86

34

39

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19

38

46

37

Gilbert L. Sena High School

47

41

30

50

17

69

37

55

33

Media Arts Collaborative School

52

50

*

60

*

*

51

83

45

Tierra Adentro of NM

78

*

*

75

*

*

86

36

73

Graduation - 6 Year Cohort of 2015

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2015 and either graduated on time or required up to two additional years. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students. All African Students Caucasian Amer. % % %

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

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SWD %

ELL %

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77

81

72

76

86

73

74

71

75

Cesar Chavez Community School

51

67

58

50

*

40

51

28

50

Gilbert L. Sena High School

43

60

39

38

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38

41

45

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62 70

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55 76

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School board members must accumulate 5 points during the year by attending specific training. These figures do not reflect additional training that board members may have received. Graduation 4 Year Cohort of 2017, Status of Non-Graduates These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2017, but did not graduate. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students. Percentages do not use the Shared Accountability method of calculation. For details see the Cohort Graduation Rate Technical Manual on the PED website. Certificate Completed coursework but did not pass exit exam %

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Why Learning a Second Language Is So Important By KHARA SANDOVAL As a parent it can be difficult to think about the far-off future of our children, but the reality is that future comes very quickly. Those of us who have grown children often say, “They grew up in the blink of an eye.” We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and we want their future to be bright. Our top priorities include providing shelter, food, clothing, health care and education. The priority for educating our youth with a bilingual education is shifting. In the past we were only allowed to educate our youth in English. Generations of people have lost their own cultural language. We are now working hard to reintroduce those lost or dying languages into the cultures where they belong. At the same time, according to Daniel Shaw of the Iowa State Daily (June 12, 2018), “America is facing a serious foreign language education crisis. We are falling behind many other countries in terms of foreign language proficiency.” Learning a second language has many benefits for children. According to The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), “Language Learning correlates with higher academic achievement on standardized tests, the development of students’ reading abilities, ability to hypothesize in science, higher academic performance and greater self-efficacy, and higher SAT and ACT scores. There is a correlation between bilingualism and improvements in cognitive abilities, intelligence, memory skills, problem solving abilities, improved verbal and spatial abilities, fewer age-related cognitive losses, and much more.” It is even more critical to learn a second language now than ever before. According to ACTFL (actfl.org) and its campaign “LEAD with Languages” (leadwithlanguages.org/language-advocacy/publications), “9 out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with language skills other than English.” This is expected to increase in the next five years. There is currently a gap in bilingual language skills and some companies have lost business deals due to a lack of language resources. Here in New Mexico, most people value bilingual education because we see the benefit of it. “Everyone knows when you learn in two languages, you are much better as a scholar,” N.M. Rep. Christine Trujillo is quoted as saying in The Albuquerque Journal (February 2019). The problem is that too few of our schools offer bilingual education. Most schools offer Spanish as a second language, but that is not the same as a bilingual education, and it is often not enough to learn the language. Being fully immersed in a new language is what we have learned helps children best. Learning a second language benefits and improves academic performances and brain function. It helps people meet others from around the world and learn about new cultures. It creates confidence when talking to people who speak other languages. Best of all, learning a second language is fun! Khara Sandoval is CEO of Little Lions Learn (littlelionslearn). The company offers fully immersive online Spanish classes for children ages 5 to 16, with flexible scheduling and competitive prices. Why learn from an app when you can learn from a live teacher from around the world!


Kids’ Crossword “Thanksgiving” By MYLES MELLOR AGES 10-15

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of Earth’s orbit, it left the ground from a NASA facility. But going into space is no longer just for astronauts with a scientific mission. Companies believe people will pay to go into space, just as they now travel on airlines to visit cities far from home. Virgin Galactic wants to launch riders into space and has just opened Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, located in southern New Mexico near Truth or Consequences. Spaceport America is the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It’s an airport for rockets and space vehicles, a place where they can safely launch and return to land. Spaceport America is located near the White Sands Missile Range, where there are 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace. The littleused airspace makes launch and re-entry safer. Much like a runway at an airport, there is a 12,000-foot vertical runway at the spaceport. Vertical launch complexes that look like large concrete circles allow rockets to blast up into space, carrying experiments and equipment. UP Aerospace has successfully launched rockets from the spaceport, carrying experiments for NASA. The latest launch in September carried five experiments for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program. The sub-orbital flight reached a maximum altitude of 357,800 feet (109.1 km). A commercial airplane generally flies at about 35,000 feet. That’s nearly seven miles up. Several companies now call Spaceport America home, using it for launches. SpinLaunch is leasing land at the spaceport and plans to build a facility to operate test flights that will launch satellites into low earth orbit. The satellites will be used for disaster monitoring, weather, recon-

naissance, communications and other applications. Exos Aerospace creates reusable rockets and has successfully launched from the spaceport, where it has recovered and re-launched its small, light rockets. The lower cost of reusing rockets will allow space experiments to be within the reach of more institutions like hospitals, and even schools. While companies will launch from the spaceport for NASA and others, it is the commercial spaceflight that has many people excited. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson created Virgin Galactic to reach into the boundaries of space, with passengers in the hold. Over time, the company expects to operate reusable vehicles from multiple locations, much like an airline. The company hopes to develop and operate a new generation of space vehicles that will make space more accessible for everyone. “We are at the dawn of a golden age of space exploration which will transform our relationship with Earth and the cosmos,” said Branson. Virgin Galactic uses a carrier aircraft, the WhiteKnight Two, to carry its latest test vehicle, the VSS Unity, into the atmosphere. From there, it is dropped from an altitude of about 50,000 feet, the spacecraft’s rockets engage, and the craft is boosted into suborbital space. Passengers on the final version of this craft will be able to enjoy weightlessness and see the curve of Earth against the black of space. Tickets for a spaceflight are $250,000, but despite the cost, the idea of traveling into suborbital space – 62 miles above earth -- appeals to many. More than 600 people have booked a flight to date. Back at Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space facility at the spaceport, passengers will prepare for flight. Prior to getting on a vehicle, they will be trained and ready for the weightless experience. While booking a flight is not a possibility for most, a visit to the Spaceport’s visitor center in Truth or Consequences is. A tour allows visitors to interact with Spaceport America crewmembers, explore interactive exhibits, and experience the G-Shock simulator, which allows riders to feel the rapid acceleration of a space flight. Although the spaceport is a secure facility, there are Open Houses. Check the calendar at spaceportamerica.com/visit/#visitors.

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S c h o o l s & A c a d e m i c S u p p o r t P r o g ra m s Santa Fe Area Private Schools Fayette Street Academy, 830 Fayette St., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-3396; Email: info@fayettestreetacademy.org; Website: fayettestreetacademy.org; Contact: Tara Chandler, Headmistress/Director. Ages: 5-12; Enrollment: 30; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6; Cost: $9,500. For 40 years, we have offered high quality, individualized education with a small student-to-teacher ratio. Our scholar citizens, ages five through twelve, are divided between a kindergarten and three multi-age classes, based on levels of neurological development. The curriculum is constructed to match these different stages. Piaget was correct when he stated that children are not simply little adults, they actually perceive the world in different ways at different ages. We hope you will join us for a tour, at our wonderful campus in Santa Fe! Before and After Care; Enrichment programs. Open Houses are on our website calendar and individual tours are ongoing. Little Earth School, 321 West Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968; Email: ellen@littleearthschool.org; Website: littleearthschool.org; Contact: Ellen Souberman, Director. Grades: Preschool-Elementary; Ages for 2019-2020 school year: 2 – 9 years; Enrollment: 40; Full time tuition: $10,710 for children 3-9 years old; $9,540 for children 2 years old. Established in 1978, Little Earth School provides a successful program of academic excellence for children preschool through elementary. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum which includes art, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural studies and which emphasizes respect for self and others. Tuition assistance and before and after care available.

and impact their world. At Rio Grande School we combine academic rigor and excellence with a collaborative, experience-based education. We bring learning to life through a challenging, integrated curriculum enhanced by differentiated instruction from master educators. We fully prepare students for the next phase of learning. Our 3-year-old through 6th-grade quality curriculum taught by master educators enables preschoolers to make strong/seamless transition to elementary while our K-6 program provides a solid foundation for students to advance into middle school with skills/spirit that enable them to excel. Financial Aid; Before and After Care; Enrichment programs. Santa Fe Girls’ School, 310 W. Zia Road, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-820-3188; Email: admissions@santafegirlsschool.org; Website: santafegirlsschool.org; Contact: Rosie Williams, Co-Director. Grades: 6, 7, 8; Enrollment: 45; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:7; Cost: $14,100. Santa Fe Girls' School is a small, all-girls middle school designed for this critical period of development. We provide a culture where girls develop into self-advocating, confident, and academically prepared high school students. Our thoughtful academic curricula engages our students' curiosity and excellence; our small class size ensures that each student's abilities, weaknesses, challenges and accomplishments are recognized by her teachers. Our graduates go on to the public and private high schools of their choice as academic and social leaders. Scholarships. Enrichment programs: Self-defense, poetry, electives. Call or email to schedule a shadow day! Admissions Open House: March 31, 6-8pm.

Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-467-6431; Email: JWarren@santafewaldorf.org; Website: SantaFeWaldorf.org; Contact: Jennifer Warren, Admissions. Grades: PreK – 12; Enrollment 221; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/7; Cost: $9,000 - $18,000; Accredited by AWSNA/WECAN. Discover a school where the arts, academics and athletics come alive in a truly integrated curriculum founded 100 years ago. Imagination, creativity, development of empathy and engagement all describe a Waldorf Education - an independent philosophy of teaching empowering and stimulating young minds, inspiring students to stay fascinated Santa Fe Girls' School students conquer heights at Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. with learning throughout life. An international network Acoma Pueblo. Photo by Olivia Carril. Phone: 505-983-1621; Email: of mindful education, Waldorf is one of the fastest-growrachel_gantt@riograndeschool.org; Website: ing educational movements in the world, with 1,200+ riograndeschool.org; Contact: Rachel Gantt, Director of schools operating worldwide. Parent/Tots classes also available. Admissions. Grades: Preschool-6th Grade; Ages: 3-12; Enrollment: 165; Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care, Summer Camps. Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/6; Accredited by ISAS and NAIS. Rio Grande School is a small, coeducational, nonsectarian independent school. We strive to inspire a Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, 23 College Ave., SF, NM 87508. Phone: lifelong journey of learning and self-discovery that empowers students to find 5054287916; Email: lpacheco@santoninoregional.org; Website: santoninoregiontheir own true passion and transforms the way they think about, engage with, al.org; Contact: LaCher Pacheco, Development Coordinator. Grades: PreKindergarten through Sixth Grade; Ages: 3 year olds to 6th grade; Santa Fe Open enrollment; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/20; Cost: Call for Rates; Accredited by: Western Catholic Educational Association. On-site Catechism Classes. Before and After Care available. SNRCS offers financial Assistance. Please give us at Now accepting call today at 505-424-1766 or stop in for a visit. We are located across from the Santa Fe Community College and behind Santa Maria de la Paz. Scholarships; Applications! Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Coding and cooking class available.

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Public Charter Schools New Mexico School for the Arts, 500 Montezuma, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505629-9245; Email: francesca.rodriguez@nmsa-ai.org; Website: nmschoolforthearts.org; Contact: Francesca Rodriguez, Director of Admissions. Grades: 9 12; Enrollment: 221; Cost: Free. NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution, and NMSACharter High School, an accredited New Mexico state charter high school. NMSA’s purpose is to provide the highest standards of excellence in preparing continued on page 42


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New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts. NMSA offers pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts with rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma. Residential scholarships/Financial Aid.

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Albuquerque Christian School, 4931 McLeod Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505872-0777; Website: acsrams.org; Contact: Natalie Hardcastle, Admissions Coordinator. Grades: PreK3 - 8th Grade; PreK3 students must be 3 by Sept. 1; PreK4 students must be 4 by Sept. 1. Enrollment: 125; Teacher/Student Ratio: PreK3 & PreK4 1:12/Kindergarten through 8th 1:20; Accredited by: ACSI. Albuquerque Christian School has been providing Christ-centered, quality academics since 1982. Welcome to a safe, nurturing learning environment for your student with small class sizes and an advanced academic program. Our exceptional faculty and staff are waiting to support and inspire your student as they become lifelong learners and community leaders. ACS features dynamic enrichment programs, interscholastic sports programs, and a licensed before and after care program. Financial Aid; Before and After Car. Enrichment programs: Art, Music, Computer, Library, Physical Education.

Santa Fe Children's Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359; Email: children@santafechildrensmuseum.org; Website: santafechildrensmuseum.org; All ages welcome. Cost: $5-$7.50; Member of the Association of Children's Museums. The Santa Fe Children’s Museum builds upon a child’s sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, sciences, and humanities. We are based on a simple idea: Children learn by doing. The museum provides an informal environment that fosters connections among children and families, and encourages active participation in the learning process through interactive exhibits and programs. As a site for family outings, children and parents are brought together in the spirit of challenging play. Weekly and monthly STEAM programs, as well as seasonal camps. The Museum seeks to improve accessibility, promote awareness of resources, and foster a love of learning and community.

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Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: admin@bosqueschool.org; Website: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Ryan Hannon, Director of Enrollment Management. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 480; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/16; Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Bosque School challenges traditional education, with an inquirybased curriculum in which students gain knowledge by researching and discovering solutions to real problems. At Bosque, we instill a philosophy of lifelong learning, while abiding by our core values of scholarship, community, and integrity. Bosque School is an independent, college preparatory school. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care.

1st Class Learning Center, 5111 Homestead Circle NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505Congregation Albert Early Childhood Center, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, 898-5702; Email: 1stclasslearningcenter@gmail.com; Website: Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306; Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org; 1stclasslearningcenter.com; Contact: Leann C Gordinier, Owner/Director. Ages: 6 Website: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale Sides Cooperman, Director of Weeks to 12 Years Old. Mission Statement: To provide a learning environment Early Childhood Education. Ages: 2-kinderthat is safe, enjoyable, interesting and peaceful garten; Accredited by FOCUS. Welcome to for all children, their families and community. Congregation Albert’s Early Childhood Center, Our philosophy: We believe in our curriculum established in 1982. Our 5 Star FOCUS school where each child develops according to age and strives to make your child’s first school expecapacity, having the freedom to develop physirience a happy and secure one. We offer a cally, socially, emotionally, and intellectually positive foundation for all future learning, without any pressure. We also believe children creating that joyful, lifelong learner, where learn best when rules and limits are clear and our students learn that education is both fun consistent. Most importantly, we believe that and important. We believe in sustaining a culchildren learn best by staff members who create ture of inquiry, with licensed early childhood an atmosphere that is loving, warm, caring and educators who partner with families and chilfriendly by which all children feel accepted, dren, and where together we listen, wonder safe, and a part of 1st Class Learning Center. and reflect. We are committed to providing an Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment emergent and inspiring learning environment programs: FOCUS. We Are Now Enrolling For The for a diverse population of young children, Summer Programs And For School Year 2019with classes for two through five year olds 2020. Reasonable childcare for ages 6 weeks to and an accredited kindergarten, where we 12 years old. CYFD subsidized care is also availgently integrate Jewish culture, values and able and we do not charge sales tax. Discounts holidays. Extended care is available. We are are also available. We have an age appropriate play-based and child-centered, supporting the curriculum We serve nutritional meals mandated uniqueness of our students and families. by CACFP. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified Joyfully, we welcome all families and all and have their background clearance. Staff also faiths. Call and inquire about full or part time takes child care training mandated by the CYFD. choices. Limited scholarships may be availSandia Prep seventh-graders Issabella Silva and Avery Moya practice prop- able. Come learn, play and grow with us! Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. er techniques in their lab-based science class. Courtesy photo. Scholarships; Before and After Care. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-828-3208; Email: Enrichment programs: Music and Dance. admission@aa.edu; Website: aa.edu; Contact: Amy Eglinton Keller, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. Grades: Cross of Hope Elementary, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 6-12; Enrollment: 1,157; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:9; Cost: $24,795 (including lunch); 505-897-1832; Email: esdirector@crossofhope.org; Website: crossofhope.org; Accredited by: NM State Department of Education and the Independent Schools Contact: Debra Alba, Director. Grades: K-5; Enrollment: 70; Teacher/Student Association of the Southwest. At Albuquerque Academy, labels and boundaries don’t Ratio: 1/12; Cost: $6,400. We are a thriving Christian Elementary school celebratapply. Like our teachers, Academy students are world-class artists and athletes, ing 15 years on the NW side of Albuquerque. We offer low student/teacher scholars and explorers. The Academy is one of the top schools in the country, and ratios, credentialed, state licensed teachers with advanced degrees in educawe set each student on their own lifelong path of learning and doing. Through chaltion, daily chapel, weekly PE, Music, Computer Science and Library. Band is lenging coursework, deep connections with faculty and friends, and meaningful offered to 4th and 5th grade students. We offer a daily After School Care proexperiential education, our students grow to understand the greater world and how gram. Financial Aid. Enrichment programs: Music, Band, Computer Science, they can go out and serve it with wisdom, conviction, and compassion. Enrichment Library. Our community has recently chartered it's first PTA (Parent Teacher programs: Think Summer, ThinkIt!, Multicultural Summer Honors Program, Association)! Community Builders, Community Academy, Charger Aquatics. Devoting our resources to ensure economic accessibility to our students and to support the wider communiCross of Hope Lutheran Preschool, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW; Abq, NM ty through outreach and community service, we award over $4 million in need87120. Phone: 505-897-1832; Email: presch@crossofhope.org; Website: based financial assistance each year. Applications for the 2020-21 school year availcrossofhope.org/schools/preschool; Contact: Mary Sue Hale, Director. Ages: 3 able at aa.edu. Application fee is $65. Application deadline for early-decision is Nov. and 4 year olds; Enrollment: 55; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:9; Cost: Varies based

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Albuquerque upon daily schedule; Accredited by: ASCI. Cross of Hope Preschool is a faithbased, 5-star rated and nationally accredited preschool. We offer a versatile developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes science, math, literacy, music, art, spiritual development, physical education, social skills, Spanish and Sign Language. Our low teacher-to-student ratios make for a richer and more personal learning experience. Licensed educators create a safe, nurturing environment in which children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Voted BEST Pre-School in Albuquerque by Albuquerque Magazine 2018! Escuela del Sol Montessori, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-3033; Email: office@edelsol.org; Website: escueladelsol.org; Contact: Friedje vanGils, Head of School. Grades: 18 months â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8th grade; Ages: 18 months to 14 years; Enrollment: 210; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6 Toddler, 1:11 Primary, 1:12 Elementary, 1:8 Jr. High; Accredited by: American Montessori Society, National Council on Private Schools. Escuela del Sol is an authentic Montessori program that activates learning in a hands-on environment which nurtures imagination, collaboration and selfdirection. Students thrive academically and master the life skills needed to build happy, meaningful and successful futures. Scholarships; Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs include: Music, Spanish, Mandarin, Art, Computer Programming & other After School Clubs. Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505821-2513; Email: admissions@HCSNM.org; Website: HopeChristianSchool.org; Contact: Gwen Hughes, Admissions Director. Grades: Pre-K through 12th; Ages: 3-18; Enrollment: 1,200; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18; Accredited by ICAA, AdvancEd, NMPED. HOPE is a private, non-denominational Christian school serving students on three campuses in NE Albuquerque. Our mission is to pray for, equip and send Christ-centered, passionate leaders to change the world. Since 1976, HOPE has sent out over 2700 graduates, 98% of whom attend college. HOPE is a member of the New Mexico Athletic Association (NMAA) at the 4A level. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: Music, Art, Athletics, Clubs, and Academic Assistance. Keeping our students safe is a top priority, and we have armed security guards on all campuses. La Luz Early Childhood Center, 1301 Britt Street SE, Abq, NM 87123; Phone: 505-237-7237; Email: opp_man@msn.com; Website: laluzecc.org; Contact: Lisa Opperman or Carol Piskorski, Business Manager or Director; Ages: 6 weeks through Pre-K; Enrollment: Currently 101; Cost: Varies by class; Accredited by: 4 Star Center. La Luz ECC offers low child to teacher ratios, continuity of care for our infants through young threes, and a preschool and pre-k program. We continued on page 44

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offer a play based curriculum; play with purpose; tailored to fit the individual needs of the children in each class. We offer dance/tumbling year round through Bounce n' Boogie at no additional charge, a full meal program and a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Limited spaces available (mostly part-time), without wait, in our Pre-K, Preschool and Older Toddler classes. Manzano Day School, 1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-2436659; Email: mprokopiak@manzanodayschool.org; Website: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Madonna Prokopiak, Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Grades: Pre-K through 5th; Enrollment: 460; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/10; Cost: $11,940-$15,250; Accredited by: ISAS and NM Department of Education. Manzano Day School, founded in 1938, is an independent, nonsectarian elementary school dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching and Joy in Learning to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world. Applications for 2020-21 are now being accepted. Financial Aid; Before and After Care.

Southwest Child Care, Website: southwestchildcare.com; Ages: 0-12. 5-Star Child Care; Nationally Accredited; Infant & Child Care; Preschool & NM Pre-K; Before & After Care; USDA Food Program. Fun, caring, friendly staff. Low child-to-staff ratios. Arts and crafts, games and field trips. Enriching classrooms and playgrounds. And much more. We also provide FlexCare™ evening, overnight, and weekend childcare. Financial Aid. Three ABQ Locations–Wyoming location: 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; Sondra Carpenter, Director. Lomas location: 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-294-2233; Ethel Johnson, Director. Uptown location: 2626 Texas St. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-293-2626; Elcin Bahadirli, Director. SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Website: springstonekids.com. Nationally-accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho–2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs.

Prince of Peace Lutheran School, 12121 N. Hwy 14, Cedar Crest, NM 87008. Phone: 505-281Sunset Mesa School, Northeast Heights, Morris 6833; Email: popschool14@gmail.com; Website: & Candelaria, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-2987626; Website: sunset-mesa.com; Contacts: pop14.com; Contact: Debbie Schuetzler, Rebecca Toevs or Kim Leifeste, Directors of Principal/Administrator. Grades: Infant & Admission; Email: admissions@sunset-mesa.com. Toddler through 8th Grade; Enrollment: 52; Preschool Programs: (Ages 2½-PreK); Teacher/Student Ratio: About 1:5. Prince of Elementary School: (K-5); Preschool Peace has been serving the East Mountain comTeacher/Student Ratio: 1/8, with no more than 16 munity for over 25 years. We are a Christian per class; Elementary School Ratio: 1/16; based school and early childhood center that Accredited by State of NM, National Independent offers high academic standards in a safe, rural Private Schools Association. Sunset Mesa School setting. Our teachers and assistants are well preis a family-owned private school established in pared and offer loving attention to their stu1948. Students participate in a broad range of dents and parents. We enjoy a campus filled intellectual, artistic and physical activities. They with music, laughter and creative minds; we are are challenged to become productive, responsisurrounded by the beauty of the east mounIlya, 2, does some spring planting and soil discovery at Congregation ble and caring people by learning sound values, tains. Prayer, Bible Study and learning to honor Albert Early Childhood Center in Albuquerque. Photo by Dale compassion and ethical behavior. Students are the Lord and each other are the centers of our Cooperman. encouraged to think and act independently, curriculum. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before develop strong study habits, solve problems and and After Care. Enrichment programs: Art, Life think critically. Student achievement test scores are in the top 1 percent nationSkills, Conversational Spanish, Music. Summer programing also available. ally for grades 1-5. Before and After Care available. Call for a personal tour today! St. Therese Catholic School, 311 Shropshire Place NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-344-4479; Email: d.illerbrun@stschool.org; Web site: stthereseschoolabq.org; Contact: Donna Illerbrun, Principal. Grades: Pre-K through 8th Grade; Enrollment: 167; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/10 Pre-K and Kindergarten, 1/20 1st grade, 1/22 3rd-8th grade; Cost: $4,600 per school year; Accredited by WCEA and CYFD. We are a small Catholic school that focuses on the whole child; spiritualAlbuquerque Bilingual Academy (formerly La Promesa Early Learning ly, academically and morally. Our mission is to provide faith, service and learnCenter), 7500 La Morada Place NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-836-7706; Email: ing opportunities in a Christ-like environment. We teach about our environment ddiaz@lpelc.com; Website: lpelc.com; Contact: Diana Diaz, Director of and being good stewards of our planet. We have solar panels, an active greenOperations/Registrar. Grades: K - 8; Enrollment: 367; Cost: Free.The mission of house and grow boxes. We also have a new computer science program that La Promesa Early Learning Center ensures that culturally and linguistically includes coding, programming, 3D printing, robotics and more! Come visit us! diverse students thrive in an academic, family centered, developmentally seamScholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: Guitar, less continuum of learning where high expectations, PRIDE, respect and empowMusic, Scouts, Drama, after school sports and more. We are licensed by CYFD erment meet grade level proficiency. Before and After Care. and are a certified provider for Pre-K. Our classes do fill up quickly, please come to our Open House on Jan. 30 to tour for the fall. Chavez Community School, 1325 Palomas Dr. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505877-0558; Email: tarness@cesarchavezcharter.net; Website: Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-338cesarchavezcharter.net; Contact: Tani Arness, Principal. Grades: 9-12; 3007; Email: admission@sandiaprep.org; Website: sandiaprep.org; Contact: Laura Enrollment: 228; Cost: Free. Our Vision – CCCS empowers students to be Fitzpatrick, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management. Grades: resilient, contributing participants in our changing global society. CCCS provides Grades 6 – 12; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:7. Accredited by National Association flexible and personalized programs for anyone seeking a high school diploma of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. and who would benefit from services and educational programs offered during Sandia Prep is an independent, college preparatory school. At Sandia Prep, stunon-traditional hours. dents take meaningful risks in a supportive community while learning who they are and who they want to become. Through a blend of contemporary and tradiEarly College Academy, 807 Mountain Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87102; Phone: 505-247tional education, our students think creatively, critically, and without limits. 3658; Email: arguelles@aps.edu; Website: cec.aps.edu; Contact: Patrick Arguelles, They grow in confidence and resilience as they navigate the world.Apply for the Principal; Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 200; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/13; Cost: FREE; 2020 - 2021 school year at sandiaprep.org. Financial Aid. Enrichment programs: Accredited by: NM PED. We are an APS Early College Magnet HS and School of Odyssey Scholars Program, National Honor Society, Distinguished Scholars Choice offering rigorous academic curriculum with opportunities for dual credit Program. Keeping teaching and learning fresh, engaging, and relevant is a drivcourse work. 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Gilbert L. Sena High School, 69 Hotel Circle NE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505237-2374; Email: ntorres@senahigh.com; Website: senahigh.com; Contact: Nadine Torres, Director. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 175; Cost: Free. Gilbert L. Sena Charter High School's mission is to engage students and their families in an innovative and supportive environment directed at gaining academic and social skills necessary for personal and career success. Gilbert L. Sena promotes, honors, and celebrates student achievement. Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, 4401 Central Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-243-1957; Email: jdooley@nmmediaarts.org; Website: nmmediaarts.org; Contact: Jonathan Dooley, Principal. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 255; Cost: Free. The Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) offers secondary students a comprehensive, project-based, cross-curricular education centered in the media arts. We prepare our graduates for positions in the media industries and for the rigor of post-secondary education. Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy, 4100 Aerospace Pkwy NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-3388601; Email: ccarrillo@samsacademy.com; Website: samsacademy.com; Contact: Coreen Carrillo, Head Administrator. Grades: 7-12; Enrollment: 270; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/21; Cost: Free Public Charter School; Accredited by: NCAA, NCA. We are currently accepting applications for enrollment; please enroll online. We are a blended on-line curriculum; college preparatory classes in STEM and Aviation; challenging coursework; independent learning style.

it should be: Rigor, Relevance, Family Engagement and Meaningful TeacherStudent Relationships. Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Website: explora.us; Contact: Reservations Manager. All ages; Scholarships. Explora offers educational enrichment programs for children, families, teachers, schools, and community organizations, and serves tens of thousands of students annually. Educators trained in inquiry-based learning offer programs that foster a joy of learning by encouraging curiosity, building critical thinking skills, and taking a deep dive into science, engineering, and technology. These include: Growing a Scientist™ for children Ages 2 1/2 to 5 together with their adult companion(s); Science to Grow On™ for Grades K-3 (parent participation is encouraged); Engineering Investigators for Grades 3-5, Maker Lab for Grades 2-6 and Teen Tech Club for teens using Explora's new Studio Inventivo Makerspace; Home School Exploration Series for Grades K-8. Other programs that enrich learning include Winter, Spring and Summer Camps for Grades PreK-teens, Single day "School's Out" Camps" during APS days off for Grades K-5, and Birthday Parties with science activities for Ages 2 and up. We also offer professional development for teachers and early childhood providers. Some of these include a Continuing Education Certificate for 2 competency hours.

Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Website: huntingtonlearning.com. Grades: K12; Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5-17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics South Valley Preparatory School, 2551 and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test Karsten Ct. SE. Abq. NM 87102. Phone: 505preparation. The positive encouragement of Albuquerque Academy 7th-grade science students spend time inspecting 222-5642; Email: office@southvalleyprep.org; our staff and certified teachers combined katidids in Mr. Pekniks class. Courtesy photo. Website: southvalleyprep.org; Contact: with individualized instruction based on our Charlotte Trujillo, Principal. Grades: 6-8; diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us Enrollment: 156; Cost: Free. South Valley Preparatory School is a state authorapart and continues to make our program a success. ized charter middle school that opened its doors on August 19, 2010. The journey to open South Valley Preparatory School began in 2008. With seven years Karma Tutoring, 2404 San Mateo Place NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-256experience developing a successful middle school academy program at a local 9559; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Website: KarmaTutoring.org; Contact: Sherri APS elementary school in the South Valley, the original founders Ms. C. Montez, Hutchins, Director. Grades: K through Adult; Teacher/Student Ratio: One on Mrs. C. Trujillo, Mr. R. Zachary, Mrs. C. Couvillion and Mrs. Y. Jaramillo-Barnwell one or small groups. Cost: Suggested donation, $30 per session. Sign up now at set out to provide Albuquerque's South Valley with a quality educational choice Karma Tutoring (pay what you can afford). After school classes, all ages, at the middle school level. Monday – Saturday. “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” is a nationally acclaimed, phonics based, total language arts program. Our program is affordable, fun, preTierra Adentro of New Mexico, 1905 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. dictable and parent training is always included. Registration fee includes matePhone: 505-967-4720; Email: tarchuleta@tierraadentronm.org; Website: tierrials and testing. Fees can be paid monthly or weekly, and Home School raadentronm.org; Contact: Teresa Archuleta, Director. Grades: 6 - 12; Assistance is also available. Every child deserves to know how to read. Enrollment: 279; Cost: Free. The mission of Tierra Adentro: The New Mexico School of Academics, Art and Artesanía (TANM) is to create an inclusive and LearningRx Albuquerque NE, 7900 San Pedro Dr. NE, B-1, Abq, NM 87109; thriving learning environment comprised of a demographically and culturally Phone: 505-856-1596; Email: k.dickey@learningrx.net; Website: diverse student population with a focus on academics, art, artesanía (artisanlearningrx.com/albuquerque-northeast; Contact: Kristen Dickey Center Director; ship), and the study of the cultures that comprise our rich New Mexican herAges: 5-adult; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:1; Cost: Custom to each family. If you or itage to ensure awareness, preservation, and progression of our cultural legacy. someone you love is struggling to keep up with school or work and find that these challenges impede on your quality of life, LearningRx® is here to help. We are a one-on-one brain training center that focuses on the underlying skills that are critical for learning and performance. Our cognitive enhancement center puts clients with their own brain trainers for mental workouts that are challenging, enjoyable, and consist of game-like exercises. We help turn mental ABC Wellness, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Website: weaknesses into strengths. We start with an Assessment to know where the cogabcwellness.com; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, Owner/Counselor. Ages: 18 nitive strengths and weaknesses are. months–adult. Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, provides a drug-free treatment alternative for children and adults who have ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, sleep Tutor-Me, 5528 Eubank NE, Ste. 6, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-307-4170; Contact: disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, headache/migraine and chronic pain. Sandra Akkad, Founder. Website: mytutorme.com. Tutor-Me is a premier learning center that offers a hands-on approach when helping students. We stimulate Career Enrichment Center, 807 Mountain Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505& motivate while enriching and helping our students. Tutor-Me provides a safe, 247-3658; Email: arguelles@aps.edu; Website: cec.aps.edu; Contact: Patrick conducive, and nurturing environment. We specialize in grades K–12. We offer Arguelles, Principal. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 1,500; Teacher/Student Ratio: classes in Math, English, Science, standardized testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and more. 1:20; Cost: FREE; Accredited by: NMPED; APS; USEdDept. The Career Enrichment We also have classes in Spanish, French and Arabic. We offer a free trial. Check Center provides hands-on 21st century elective courses for APS HS, APS Charter us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mytutorme. and home-schooled students. 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