The Waldron Weekly ‘22-'23

volume 3 (8/15/22-8/19/22)

Upcoming Week at a Glance:

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Tuesday, 8/16

Curriculum Night 5:00-7:00pm

This adult only evening provides parents an opportunity to learn about the curriculum and instructional goals for this school year. There will be three rotations - 37 minutes each plus 3 minute passing period, for parents to spend time in classrooms.

Session 1 - 5:00 - 5:37pm

Session 2 - 5:40 - 6:17pm

Session 3 - 6:20 - 6:57pm

Sign in at tables at the North gate starting at 4:45pm and then head to the classroom. Teachers will allow parents to enter when it is time for the event to begin.

Wednesday, 8/17

First PTO Meeting– 9:00 am - Open to all (adults only)- Meeting Via Zoom and In person.
Meeting ID: 909 887 6558 Passcode: Anasazi
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Friday, 8/19 - SPIRIT FRIDAYS

Every Friday we ask students to wear Anasazi spirit wear or our school colors of silver & turquoise. New spirit wear can be purchased here:

Anasazi Upcoming Events

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Aug 23 - Site Council

Aug 25 – Picture Day

Aug 25 - Anasazi Safety Parent Night 5:30-6:30pm. See flyer above for details.

Aug 26 - Anasazi All-Star Assembly (Parents attend if their student is being recognized. Teacher will let you know.)
Aug 31 – Early Release
Sept 5 – District Recess/No School

Fall Gifted Testing Registration for 1st-8th is NOW OPEN

Fall Gifted Testing : TEST WINDOW SEPTEMBER 12-23, 2022

Registration: REGISTRATION WINDOW August 3, 2022—August 23, 2022

Reminders from the Front Office

  • Please write your child’s name on water bottles and lunch boxes
  • Please make sure your child has their laptops, lunches, water bottles, instruments. We try our best to not interrupt the learning environment once the school day has begun
  • Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home before dropping off in the morning
  • Please be on time each day for school

A Note from Nurse Renee

Our COVID guidance has shifted to a main focus of not attending school with illness symptoms. The focus on COVID-like illness and at home testing can have us forgetting that there are other illnesses like strep, influenza, etc. that students should not be back to school with. This leads us to working with medical providers to find the answers and guarantee safe return to school.

If your child has any of the COVID-like illness symptoms, please be sure that they are not contagious to others before returning. Symptoms include any one of the following: fever, chills body/muscle aches, GI complaints, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, headache, breathing difficulties, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion even if it seems like allergies.

**The expectation to test at home before returning is still the same, but you do not need to send a copy of the negative result to Nurse Renee.

Return to school after illness guidance to limit exposure to others:

  • Fever: Please keep your child home from school with a fever 100* or greater. Students may return to school with a temperature less than 100* without the use of fever-reducing medication--only if the child is fever-free for 24 hours.

  • Rash: All rashes should be identified by your medical provider. A note from the physician should be sent to the nurse identifying the rash as not contagious.

  • Vomiting: Students should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting. Episodes of vomiting without fever can be due to virus and may still be contagious to classmates.

  • Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis: Students may not return to school while the eye is still red and draining. If no drainage, students can return 24 hours after the initiation of treatment.

  • Symptoms of any illness should be mostly resolved for return to school.

  • Diagnosis of illness by medical professionals to determine a safe return to school.

  • Communicate positive COVID tests and provide the test result to Nurse Renee. You will be given guidance on return to school dates.


Please read our Family Handbook and visit our PYP Parent Portal

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PTO Corner

  • PTO Website
  • Want to receive email updates from PTO? Click here or see Google Form below.
  • Interested in becoming a room parent? Check out the flyer below.

Supply Lists

Nutritional Services


A reminder that if your child will not be at school for the day, please call the attendance line 480-484-7360.

IB Corner

Welcome to our 2022-23 school year! We are excited to have many new families join our learning community.

Anasazi Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school. This means that we are working towards our full verification. After three years of hard work, IB World Organization will be visiting us in November for our official verification visit. If all goes well, we will become an authorized IB World school.

This year students will continue to be fully immersed in the PYP class experience and will be completing several inquiry based units of study. During Curriculum Night, you are invited to attend an IB PYP information session, which will outline this program in more detail. We hope to see you there!

A Note from our IB PYP Coordinator

Sara Armstrong began working at Anasazi Elementary School in the fall of 2020. She is an experienced IB educator and accreditation coordinator. Ms. Armstrong is originally from Michigan but lived in Sweden for 14 years with her Swedish husband and daughter. During that time, she worked at an IB accredited international school where she taught in the PYP and with MYP learning support. She also served as the school’s Council of International Schools accreditation coordinator.

If you have any questions about the IB PYP please do not hesitate to contact her at

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

Renee Tosto


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Waldron


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About Us

Anasazi is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP).

Our Mission - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.

Our Vision - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.

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