The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22

volume 9

SUSD's 2021-2022 Calendar

From the Principal's Desk

As I write to you it is hard to believe that we have officially entered Fall. Now, like many of you, I wait patiently for the Arizona weather to take a turn. The end of September brings some exciting news for Anasazi as we proudly welcome a new member to our Anasazi team. Please read below about our new Spanish teacher - Elena Kalemaki:


Personal Information

My name is Elena, and I am super excited to be part of the Anasazi team as a Spanish Teacher. I speak three languages, Spanish, Greek and English, and I have worked in different countries such as the United Kingdom and Greece. I am eager to be part of Anasazi and bring all my knowledge to the school, and to get to know our students. After working in a different school system, I believe that the priority is to make our students feel confident and comfortable so we can have a good learning environment. I aim to help our students to develop their skills and prepare them for a better tomorrow.


Education & Experience

After I finished my degree in Spanish Language and Literature, I wanted to try something new, so I moved to the United Kingdom where I became a Certified Teacher. Working in the British School System for almost seven years, I decided to move to Greece where I became an IB and IGCSE Teacher and Examiner.


Welcome Elena!!! We are so excited you are a part of our team.


***Parents - Please send one spiral one subject notebook for Spanish class, grades 2-5 only.


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I want to thank all of those who were able to join the Facetime Live story time last Sunday. The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines provided a great reminder that we are all one of a kind and the world needs who we were made to be. Following the story, I have received many beautiful hot air balloon drawings that I am proudly displaying from my office window. Thank your children for making my office more beautiful.


A reminder that SUSD sends weekly briefings. Information regarding tutoring, volunteers, community updates, masks, etc. can often be found in these communications. As we get closer to 9/29, please continue to check your communications from SUSD as more changes may be on the way.


Serving your children,

Ms. Waldron

Congrats to all of our September Anasazi All-Stars! Here are a few who were recognized ...

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Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: September 20th - October 3rd, 2021

Our virtual Scholastic Book Fair starts this Monday! Discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase will earn our school 25% in rewards for much needed resources and help our classroom libraries grow! Shop at:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/anasazielementary



NEW! You can help set up an eWallet for your child today! You'll be able to share your eWallet with your family and friends to fund your child's account. It's a great way to get more books into your child's hands! See the book fair home page for more details!



Don't miss out on Ms. Waldron's Story Time to kick off Book Fair this Sunday, 9/19 on Facebook Live at 5pm!

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Tuesday, 9/28 - Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm

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Wednesday, 9/29 - Early Release 1:15pm

Please make sure to communicate with your child how they are to go home/after school plans at our 1:15pm dismissal time
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Friday, 9/30

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: www.anasazispiritwear.com

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Anasazi Upcoming Events

Oct 7 – Panera Bread Fundraiser

Oct 8 – End of 1st Quarter

Oct 11-15 – Fall Break

Oct 20 – Picture Retakes

Oct 21 – Liaison Meeting 3:30pm

Oct 21 – Papa John’s Fundraiser

Oct 25 – PBIS Meeting 3:35pm

Oct 26 – Site Council Meeting 3:35pm

Oct 27-29 – Early Release Conferences

Oct 29 – All Star Virtual Assembly

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IB Corner

Anasazi Wonder Wall

This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is INQUIRER.


“We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. ”


The students will be creating one large Anasazi Wonder Wall to document all of their questions and things they are curious about. Students are encouraged to take action and research their questions to find answers. If your child completes this action at home, please take a photo and send it to me at sarmstrong@susd.org or to his or her teacher.


This is a great way to encourage learning outside of the classroom!

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.

Are you interested in subbing at Anasazi?

Please check out this link for all of the information.

To expedite the hiring process, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application by visiting at susd.org/Jobs prior to arriving.


At the hiring fair, applicants will be able to speak to supervisors, complete on-site interviews and, in some cases, receive a conditional offer of employment on the spot, pending the results of background investigations and reference checks.


Positions working 30 hours or more each week are eligible for benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Some positions require additional certifications, such as a food handler card, first aid certification, and, in the case of bus drivers, a Commercial Driver License.


No appointment is necessary to attend the hiring fair; anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call the SUSD Human Resources Department at (480) 484-6174 and visit susd.org/Jobs for a listing of all available position.

Clerical Assistant Needed

Anasazi is currently looking to hire a clerical assistant for this school year to help out in the front office as well as the nurse’s office. This is a 4 hour position, 9:00 to1pm. To apply for this position please visit www.susd.org.

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Interested in purchasing a school device protection plan? Please see the forms below.

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Anasazi Family Handbook

Scottsdale Parent Council

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From the Desk of our Community Specialist

Dear Parents and Students:


By now, you might know who I am and what I do for our schools. Remember I am here for your family. The district ensures we have resources available for our families in need. If you, or anybody you know, needs assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 480-484-4614. If I don't answer, please leave a message. It will be returned within 24 hours.

Attached please find my flyer with all my contact information, and please, don't forget we still have time to sign up for food boxes, turkey for Thanksgiving, and Christmas assistance for families in need.


Thanks a million.


Ms. Luz

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Families please call me to DCMS at (480) 484-4600 X 4614 if interested in any of the following:


  • Deadline to register for food boxes is September 24, 2021. Boxes will be distributed October 6 and 7 at two different locations.
  • Deadline to register for the Turkey Distribution the Monday before Thanksgiving is November 10, 2021.
  • Deadline to register in the Saint Patrick's Christmas "Adopt a Family" Program is October 29, 2021.
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Office Updates


  • At this time SUSD schools are not having volunteers on campuses. Anasazi LOVES. LOVES, LOVES our volunteers and we miss you greatly. We will communicate volunteer and visitor changes as they emerge.


  • Only items related to academics may be dropped off in the office. No lunches or water bottles are to be dropped off. Students who forget a lunch will be provided one for free.


  • Parents/Guardians are unable to eat in the cafeteria with their children at this time.

Attendance

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

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.
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Nutritional Services

UPDATES from CAFE

FREE meals for ALL – The USDA has extended the waiver to allow for ALL in person learners at SUSD to receive FREE breakfast and lunch daily, throughout the entire 2021/2022 school year! We will also offer FREE after school snacks daily to the students enrolled in after school programs here at SUSD. This means ALL students, PK–12 will not be charged for any meal throughout this entire year.

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Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

dschlegelmilch@susd.org


Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

ehepner@susd.org


Renee Tosto

Nurse

rtosto@susd.org


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

amartin@susd.org


Jennifer Waldron

Principal

jwaldron@susd.org

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BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!

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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.