The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22
SUSD's 2021-2022 Calendar
From the Principal's Desk
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.
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,
Congrats to all of our September Anasazi All-Stars! Here are a few who were recognized ...
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:
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!
Tuesday, 9/28 - Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm
Wednesday, 9/29 - Early Release 1:15pm
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to his or her teacher.
This is a great way to encourage learning outside of the classroom!
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.
Interested in purchasing a school device protection plan? Please see the forms below.
Anasazi Family Handbook
Scottsdale Parent Council
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.
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.
- 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.
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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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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.