The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22

volume 35

May 2nd - 6th

Teacher Appreciation Week

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A Note from Ms. Waldron

Anasazi Parents,

It's hard to believe that we entering our last month of the 2021-22 school year. May brings lots of celebrations and end of school activities. Please make sure that you continue to check this weekly newsletter for important updates.

This week we celebrate our amazing teachers. Please help me in thanking teachers for lending their passion and skills to educating our children. Anasazi has the best of the best!

As summer approaches, I also want to be transparent and let you know that I have signed my SUSD contract to return to Anasazi next year for my 5th year as principal. At times when there is lots of movement within the district, people begin to ask what I plan to do. So the plan is ... STAY PUT!

In past school years we have sent out our Anasazi commitment questionnaire in paper form. In an effort to move to a more paperless communication we have created a pop-up questionnaire in ParentVUE. The way you answer this question does not officially affect your enrollment – it just gives an idea of class sizes for support staffing, etc.

Starting Friday, April 29th, please log into your ParentVUE account and quickly answer with “Yes” my student will be returning to Anasazi next year or “No” my student will not be returning. The commitment form will close on May 13th.

If you are not sure if your student will be returning, please answer “Yes” (if this changes, please let the office know)

ParentVue Link

ParenVUE Mobile App:



As always, thank you for your continued partnership.

Serving your children,

Ms. Waldron

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Tuesday, 5/3

Student Council Meeting 3:15pm

Wednesday, 5/4 - Early Release 1:15pm

Dairy Queen Fundraiser – please note this is on the 4th of May, not 3rd

Friday, 5/6 - Western Day - End of Year Celebration

Students come dressed in your best western gear.

Year End Celebration – 5-8pm

Preliminary Event Details (subject to change):

*Art Walk

*Class Basket Raffle

*Cook Out by Albertsons

*Western Day Dance Party (students would be learning a dance as a school to perform with Mr. Bragg)

*Anasazi music performances


*Cake Walk

*Pie in the Face

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5th Grade Parents - Save the Date - 5th Grade Recognition Friday, May 20th @ 9am

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A Note from our Community Specialist

Dear parents, staff, and students:

Remember I am accepting applications for the Back to School Program sponsored by Vista del Camino Community Center for all the families in need of our district. Children will receive backpacks, school supplies, clothing, under wear, and will have the opportunity to complete the Free and Reduce lunch application for next year. Young siblings (0-4) will also have a "little something" from our sponsors.

Also, please contact me if you need a summer food box. These will be distributed by the end of June to alleviate families who might be facing food insecurities and is available for all our families. Once again, please know these resources are completely confidential and there is NEVER any judgement. We are here to make sure children get the very best education, that's it!

Thank you so much for your continuous support.

You can call me at 480-484-4614 to make an appointment.

Luz Dicono-McClenny

IB Corner

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On to the next phase for IB Accredidation

Last month our IB consultant report was submitted! Most items were marked 'clearly demonstrated' with just a hand full 'in progress'. A huge thank you to our IB Coordinator and teachers whom worked endlessly, during a pandemic, to complete the candidacy phase in three years. The amount of work completed daily by staff to make this happen is to be commended.

Most importantly, under the question of "is the school ready to submit the application for authorization?" we got a YES! We hope to submit the official application for our authorization visit shortly. Thank you families for the continued support.

This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is Balanced

This month we are focusing on being Balanced.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Please remember to look at the Anasazi in Action page on our PYP Parent Portal to learn more about what your children are learning.

Anasazi PYP Parent Portal

We have created an Anasazi PYP Parent Portal for you to be able to find information about Anasazi and our PYP journey. Here is a link to an introduction video about our portal and the information that can be found there.

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There is still room in Anasazi's PreK for next year!

To inquire about SUSD programs, please visit this website for information.

Steps for enrolling for PreK are as follows:

1. Complete this google form –

2. You will receive an email indicating that you are accepted or that you are on the wait list.

3. If accepted, the email details the steps you have to follow, including making an appointment to go to SUSD's Community Education office to finalize enrollment.

Updated SUSD COVID Return to School Guidelines

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Important Updates and Reminders Regarding Covid at Anasazi and SUSD Schools

According to the CDC and Maricopa Department of Public Health (MCDPH) guidance, SUSD is still monitoring our school sites for illness and COVID positive cases. We will continue to ask that you keep your child home from school if they exhibit COVID illness symptoms even if they seem like allergies. SUSD will continue to follow the SUSD COVID-19 Return to School/Work Guidelines for the remainder of the school 2021-22 school year with the hope for a change for the next school year.

Reminders from Nurse Renee

Please keep your child home if he or she has any of the COVID-like symptoms listed below, even if your child only has one of them and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies. Discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Also, please notify Nurse Renee if your child is a close contact of a COVID-positive person or if someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19.

Do you know someone wanting to enroll at Anasazi for next year?

  • Open Enrollment and Regular Enrollment is now open!
  • Call office for tour information.

Anasazi Family Handbook

Scottsdale Parent Council

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

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.