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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of February 7th, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • Open Enrollment Applications
  • School Photos
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori,


The Phoenix Elementary School District is launching a new digital flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” Beginning in February, all school flyers will be emailed to parents’ homes or available on the school’s website. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.


You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar). No action is required on your part. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers. When school flyers are uploaded to the Peachjar site, parents will receive an email with the most current flyers. All flyers are also available on your school’s website.


If you have not provided your email address to the school, please call the school’s front office and share your email address so you will receive all school flyers electronically, as well as other important school communication.


To ensure you don’t miss notifications, we suggest you add school@peachjar.com to your email contacts and click “always display images” when you receive your first email.

Peachjar is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.


Our school will continue to send out a weekly edition of our See Shaw Shine newsletter. Peachjar will add an extra platform that will allow our community to stay informed of school and community events.


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Free School Readiness Kits for our Kindergarten Students!

Thanks to the United Way – Valley of the Sun, all of our Kindergarten students are receiving Scholastic School Readiness Kits! These kits include a journal, books, crayons, scissors and a tote bag. If you have a Kindergarten student, come by the school and pick up your child’s kit. They are sorted by class and have your child’s name on it. If you have a child that would like to partner with me to send a thank you note to the United Way for these kits, please reach out to me: jennifer.collier@phxschools.org


Free books for First Grade!

Thanks to Reading is Fundamental – Books for Ownership Program in partnership with the Panda Cares Foundation, all of our Shaw 1st Grade students get FOUR free books! We have the books outside the front office, feel free to come by the school and choose the 3 books you’d like to take with you. If your 1st grade child would like to partner with me to send a thank you note to the RIF for these kits, please reach out to me: jennifer.collier@phxschools.org


Here is a link to the Reading is Fundamental Website

https://www.rif.org/


We are very grateful to the United Way and Reading is Fundamental for offering these free resources to our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students!

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Message From Laura Hildwein

Take a moment to reflect on some of the daily things in your life you have control over.


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Message From Shaw PTA

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Hello and Happy New Year!

This year has brought a lot of pivoting and adjustment from everyone. PTA general meetings have been on hold since last October; however, the PTA Board continues to operate under State PTA Guidelines. The upcoming virtual meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 24th at 6PM and Wednesday, May 12th at 6PM. Please join us to discuss teacher appreciation, graduation, elections and closing out the school year. An email summary of financial position will be sent to the members on Wednesday, February 24th.

Due to the hardships of this year, The PTA Board and School Administrators have opted to put a hold on fundraising in order to minimize the pressure or expectations on parents.

We will continue financial assistance to the teachers through the supplies fund to compensate them for additional materials needed.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
addie.weddington@gmail.com

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Open Enrollment Applications

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These forms are required every year - one for every student, to continue enrollment at our school.


They are time and date stamped when they are received, so if it isn’t on your priority list to submit yet- it should be!


Covid precautions in place, we are asking that you scan and submit your open enrollment forms by email to Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org . However, if you cannot submit electronically, you can mail the form back to us, or drop it off in person. If you drop off in person, we are asking out of courtesy to office staff to reduce exposure to please utilize the black metal drop box to the right of the office door (looks like a standing mailbox) and not to ring the doorbell or hand the form off in person. These forms are due NO LATER THAN MARCH 1st, 2021. Thank you! (Letters and forms are provided here for anyone who did not receive one, or needs an additional form.)


Sibling Enrollment:

If you have a child that is 3 or turning 3 prior to August 12, 2021 and you would like to enroll them into our Primary program, please fill out the attached sibling application and submit to Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org no later than March 15, 2021. Thank you!

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Picture Day Sign Ups

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There are still a few slots available!


Please use the link signup.com for a time slot to bring your children on campus to be photographed by Lifetouch / Tuesday, February 16th.

One day only, no makeup picture day will be offered.


Picture packages can be purchased ahead of time at

my.lifetouch.com using our picture day ID: EVTPHKXHS.

Photo packages can also be purchased the day of with a check, or afterwards online.


We will be set up in the cafeteria. Time slots are set every 5 minutes to avoid a crowd. Only one family will be allowed into the cafeteria at a time to sit with the photographer. We will utilize our courtyard for social distancing. Masks will be required for all with the exception of the student during actual photo session.


If you have any questions, please contact the office.

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Shaw Calendar

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phxschools.org

District Updates phxschools.org/update

Health & Safety Mitigation Plan phxschools.org/healthsafety

Governing Board Agendas & Minutes go.boarddocs.com/az/pesd1#

District Calendar phxschools.org/calendar


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

Previous Issues of See Shaw Shine phxschools.org/shaw-newsletters

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