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Shaw Montessori Newsletter - Week of October 24th

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Nurse Rose
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Club Flag Football
  • New! Thursday Homework Help Club
  • Phoenix #1 Family Center
  • Shaw Families Work Group
  • School Picture Retakes
  • Garden Update
  • Message from Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Community Business Directory
  • October Meal Menu
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Message From Nurse Rose

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Covid Cases:

Students: 0

Staff: 1

Family members: 2


Covid Pooled Testing Update: Our Tuesday Covid Pooled Testing continues. 197 students/staff participated this week. You can sign up anytime using the following link:

http://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com//minor-consent

Access Code: APC54P

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Message From Laura Hildwein

Just a friendly reminder to find joy in each day....

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Shaw Club Flag Football

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Hello All!


Sports are back here at Shaw, and I could not be more excited! 5th and 6th-grade club flag football will be starting soon, this club is open to girls and boys. If your child is interested in joining, they can see me in room 420/421 for a packet or you may download a scanned copy. (attached below)


All packets are due back Tuesday, October 26, 2021.


Feel free to contact me at teresa.gonzalez@phx.schools.org if you have any questions.


The schedule is as follows* (*subject to change):

FIRST practice, Friday, October 29, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.

Friday, November 5, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.

Monday, November 8, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.

Monday, November 15, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.

Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.​

Monday, November 29, 2021, 3:35-5:15 pm.

FINAL practice, Friday, December 3, 2021, 3:35-5:15pm

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Thursday Homework Help Club

New! A 2nd homework help club has been added. For more information please contact Leisla.CHURCH@phxschools.org
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Phoenix #1 Family Center

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Phoenix #1 is thrilled to be establishing a Family Center by April 2022 – centrally located and easily accessible to all families!

What should our Family Center provide to families across the district? What types of resources and services are needed? Who are our community partners?​

Join the Family Center Task Force to share your ideas.​ We invite family and staff members to represent each school at a district meeting in early November.​

Contact Family Engagement Coordinator, Paloma Orozco​:

Email: neicea.orozco@phxschools.org

Phone: (602) 257-4851​

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Shaw Families Work Group

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Email your interest vp@shawmontessoripta.com

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School Picture Retakes

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PICTURE RETAKES ARE COMING! If you want your child to take a re-take photo, you MUST CALL OR EMAIL TO GET YOUR CHILD ADDED TO THE LIST.

Phone: 602-523-8971/ Email: Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org

We will not be photographing anyone who is not signed up.

The code for ordering RETAKES is: EVTGX4ZTX

This code will work only 1 week prior to picture day (10/26) and will close at 11am on 11/2.

Proofs from picture day 9/23 will be here very soon. If you haven’t had a chance to order school pictures yet don’t worry! You have over a year to order them before your child’s image is archived. A unique order code is generated for each student and is printed on the proofs you will receive shortly.

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


We continued our soil science (pedology) studies this week. We learned about the proper nutrients for loamy soils and even discussed which species’ poop is the best for healthy soils (steer). Some of the students really enjoyed having an open discussion about defecate. I told them, “this is the only class where you can have an academic discussion about doo doo.” One of our terms, PLASTICITY, was used in describing the features of clay. See if your children can remember the definition.


The chickens are doing awesome! They are growing plump from all the fatty seeds the students have been giving them. Next week they will have to revert back to their old diet. The students also helped plant some agave pups in the admin courtyard. We will be planting barrel cactus and other cacti varieties next week.


We met with some Shaw community members to discuss the preliminary plans for the outdoor kitchen. We will be pouring the concrete slab over the holiday break. Stay tuned for news on that.


We still need your Home Depot donations. Even $25.00 is a huge contribution. Another way you can help is to drop off used coffee grounds. You can ask your local Starbucks barista for their used grounds and they will happily give them to you. Used coffee grounds are high in nitrogen and will be used as an amendment to our soil. You may drop off these bags at the front office.


Here’s the link to Home Depot gift cards: https://www.homedepot.com/c/Gift_Cards

Here’s my email: james.obrien-moench@phxschools.org


Huge shoutout to all the parents that came out on October 16th to help beautify the school. The pods and the native area look awesome. We will host another parent workday in December or January at the latest.


Mr. Moench

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Message from Shaw PTA President - Leigh Ann Dolan

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$47,566.


That is UNREAL!


We did this together.


And it really doesn’t matter if your student brought in $1,000 or $1 or no dollars. This was a group effort. Each and every person at this school contributed to this amazing outcome.


And the most fun part is that we finally got a travelling trophy worthy of our awesome kiddos! That’s right the Shaw Montessori All-Stars Fun Run Travelling Trophy will go from classroom to classroom -- travelling the school and living in the class that raised the most money.


And this year, that class was….


MS. CHAN’S CLASS!


So for an entire year, the trophy will be living with Ms. Chan’s class. But they better be careful because there were quite a few classes right behind, so to keep it, you’ll have to work for it! Congrats!


We also have a new addition to the front office -- a perpetual plaque that has the name of the #1 class and the student who raised the most money.


And this year, that student was …


LANDRY RACZYNSKI from Ms. Schramm’s Class!


Congrats, Landry!


Joy and I were also so honored to receive gifts from Principal Engdall for our Fun Run work. What a fun surprise! (presents are one of my favorite things!) But like I said before, this could only be done with all of us working together. That’s what makes our community great!


-Leigh Ann

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Shaw Community Business Directory

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Reminder: Principal Engdall is updating the business directory page of our school website. Our goal is to promote the businesses of those who are members of our Shaw community.


If you would like to participate and promote your business through our business directory page, please click on the link below and complete the google form. If you have any questions, contact eric.bonds@phxschools.org.


CLICK HERE for the google form.

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October Meal Menu

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Shaw Calendar

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District Info

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phxschools.org

District Updates phxschools.org/update

Health & Safety Mitigation Plan phxschools.org/healthsafety

Covid Updates phxschools.org/district/families/covid-updates/

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

District Calendar phxschools.org/2021-2022-calendar

Meal Menus phxschools.org/district/meal-menus


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

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

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