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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of March 28th, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Art / Miyuki Ketchum
  • Office Announcements
  • Shaw Covid Dashboard
  • Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Talent Show
  • Meal Distribution
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greeting Shaw Montessori Community,


We have had an uneventful 1st full week in person and for that we are grateful! Even as restrictions have been lifted in Arizona, our mitigation plan remains the same. I know you will continue to help us keep our children and staff safe and our school open. Please carefully read the information below (I know, it is like reading the safety instructions on a Boeing 747 for the hundredth time) but it is vitally important.


If a student/employee has any of the Covid-19 Symptoms (listed below) they may return to school after staying home if all of the following conditions are met:

1. Student is out for a minimum of 3 full school days and

2. Their symptoms have improved or are improving and

3. They have been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, unless:


Student has had close contact with a person who has Covid-10 who has tested positive.

Individual must stay home for at least 14 calendar days from day of exposure and given option to work or learn remotely, if feasible. Even if a test is returned negative, an individual may still need to stay home for a full 14 days.


Covid-19 Symptoms:

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea


Please phone the office at 602-257-3914 when calling in an absence (you may also contact your child’s teacher but they should not be the first point of contact). Be prepared to share the reason for the absence. Nurse Rose will do a telephone wellness check if your child is experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms to assess when the child meets the requirements to return to in person learning. When your child returns to campus, they will visit Nurse Rose BEFORE going to their classroom. We greatly appreciate your support.


All the best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Jennifer Collier

Dear Parents,


This week at our Site Council meeting we reviewed our school procedures for administering the AzM2 test to our 3rd to 8th-grade students. We have included 3 helpful attachments for you to review: 1) The testing calendar 2) The slides from our site council meeting 3) AzM2 Tips and FAQs.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or Jennifer Collier at Jennifer.collier@phxschools.org

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Things are still changing.


Remember to take things one day at a time and let go of the things you can’t control.


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Shaw Art / Miyuki Ketchum

This month students learned about Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky had a condition (Synesthesia) that allowed him to see music notes in colors. His condition helped him produce extraordinary non-objective abstract art. Here are some examples from Ms. Chan's & Ms. Silver's classes.
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Office Announcements

Attendance Changes:

In- Person student attendance expectation:

Child must physically be on campus in class M-F 8:35am until school dismissal.

On-Line student attendance expectation:

Child must be in virtual meeting/classroom M-F all day. (Teachers have 2 times a day that they will take attendance virtually)

If your child is an in-person learner and they are unable to attend for any reason other than Covid related exposure/quarantine they will be marked absent regardless of any online participation on that day. Tardies will remain the same- arrival after 8:35am parent will need to sign student in upon arrival.

*If for ANY REASON your child cannot meet the attendance expectations above please phone the office and let our attendance line know! 602-257-3914 we appreciate the communication our families have directly with teachers about attendance, However you must ALSO NOTIFY THE OFFICE.


TRANSPORTATION:

Busses are still currently routing and bussing both in district and out of district students. Transportation is being offered 5 days a week only. We are asking that bus riders ride every day. Parents can meet their child’s bus at their normal bus stop to pick up. This also alleviates the frustration of additional congestion in our tiny parking lot. We appreciate your understanding for streamlining our dismissal process. If you are in need of transportation, see the attached form and please contact Christina.Girard@phxschools.org for assistance.


Need to pick up a student early?

Early pick-up procedure has changed. If you find you need to pick your child up from school earlier than dismissal time, please arrive in our parking lot and phone the office. (602) 257-3914. We will call your student out of class. While you wait, please sign your student out on the SIGN OUT clipboard located on the podium in front of the office. A staff member will accompany the student to one of the front gates to release your student directly to you. If you do not have a cell phone, please ring the office doorbell and a staff member will assist you.


Open Enrollment Forms:

We still have 27 students who have not returned in an open enrollment form for the 21/22 school year. These were due by March 1, 2021.
Last week, we sent home a copy of the form with in-person learners who still needed to return one, and emailed parents a copy of the form if your student is an online learner. Please return them immediately. If you do not plan to have your student join us for the 21/22 school year, a form is not needed but we ask that you let office staff know your plans so that we can remove the open enrollment flag on your student.


Last Call for Sibling Applications!

Siblings who are 3 or will be turning 3 prior to September 1, 2021 will be offered first choice of enrollment opportunities during our Primary Lottery on April 5. Please fill out and submit a sibling application no later than Friday April 2. Placement will not be guaranteed if applications are submitted late.


Please do not hesitate to call the office with any questions.


Christina Girard

602.523.8971 Direct

602.257.3914 Main

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Shaw Covid Dashboard

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JOIN THE TEAM!!

SHAW MONTESSORI PTA

Thank you to all who joined us for the PTA Meeting this past Wednesday!

We are currently looking for 3-4 parents to be a part of a Nominating Committee

(this April & May) to oversee the PTA elections process for the 2021/2022 school year.


If interested, please send an email by Monday, April 5th to

ShawMontessoriPTA@gmail.com

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Shaw Talent Show

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Shaw Montessori Virtual Talent Show Participation Form

Click link below:


Form/Shaw/TalentShow

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Reminder

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Meal Distribution

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At Home Students / Grab & Go Meals are now on Mondays.

Pick-up is 2 pm to 4 pm

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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

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

District Calendar phxschools.org/calendar

Cafeteria Menus phxschools.org/meal-menus


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

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

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