The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

volume 18

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Family I Spy

Can your family spy the following in our staff virtual card above?

  • Homeroom teacher
  • Special area teachers
  • Sammy
  • Francesca - our tortoise

Check with a staff member to see if you are correct.

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Starting in January there will be Early Release Wednesdays every week.

Anasazi & SUSD Need Your Help (open pdfs below)

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What is a tax credit?

A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.

Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48

It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.

Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.

Mr. Bragg named 2021 SHAPE America Western District Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

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IN 2 WEEKS ...

Thursday, 12/17/20 - Hee-Haw Holiday

Giddy-up and dust off those boots! Time to break out that Western Wear for a Hee-Haw holiday for all Anasazi Scorpions.

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Friday, 12/18/20 - Wacky Winter Wear

Don your best or worst winter apparel. For all Anasazi Scorpions.

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Thank You PTO

As our way to brighten the day, PTO left thank you notes and flowers on staff members' cars last Tuesday.. It made all feel very special. We appreciate the kind gesture and can't thank you enough.
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IB Corner

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IB in Action from Home

This month's IB Learner Profile is RISK-TAKER.

Students who are RISK-TAKERS have the daring to try new things. They try to solve problems in a lot of ways. They have the bravery to tell people what they think is right.

  • If your child is feeling uneasy about trying something, encourage them to attempt it and then reflect on both whether they liked the activity and how it felt to try something new.
  • Your child might want to set some short-term goals. Consider activities that make him/her nervous. What are realistic goals for the week?
  • Your child might set a goal to:
1. Offer an opinion in class

2. Spend one recess with someone they might not usually play with

3. Order something different from the lunch menu

4. Try an activity they haven’t tried before

Coming to Us from an IB School?

We would love to collaborate with families coming to us with IB experiences from other previous schools. Please complete the following if you have ideas and steps to share:
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Want to get involved at Anasazi?

Each year our PTO does so much for our school community. Please reach out to PTO if you have any interest in serving in one of the following capacities:

TREASURER: The Treasurer is a member of the Board and shall keep and maintain recorded bookkeeping of all PTO bank transactions. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving and paying of approved charges, coordinating with at least one member to sit in during fund raising money counts and sign receipts verifying all fund raising monies have been accounted. The Treasurer will be responsible for receipts of deposits, balance of bank statements, compiling a monthly treasurer’s report for the PTO general meeting, balancing the accounting monthly books (Quickbooks), work to track online orders on Membership Toolkit and compiling information for the PTO tax return following the annual financial review of the books by an appointed Review Committee at the end of the fiscal year (fiscal year July 1st-June30th). THIS IS A PTO BOARD POSITION

ONLINE AUCTION COMPUTER ENTRY: PTO holds an online auction each year. We collect items such as gift cards for local businesses and online retailers. You would be responsible for inputting all the items and descriptions into the online platform that we use. We already have 1 volunteer and we are looking for 1 additional volunteer.

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SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser:
  2. Select “COVID-19 Response” from the very top of any SUSD web page in the “Channel Menu”
  • Once you get to the section, you will see navigation on the left that guides you through all of the sections.
  • There is a handy index of pages including a brief overview of each section at This changes as needed, so please check regularly.

Back to School

Everything you need to know about school starting.


An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.

COVID-19 Resource Directory

An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Plan

Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.


Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Incident Command Team

The emergency management leadership team structure.


The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.

Mitigation Strategies

Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.

Reopening Status

The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.

Return to Learn

The District’s plan for reopening schools.

Superintendent Menzel Letters

A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.

Support Services Newsletter

A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.

Survey Results

A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.

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Older Videos

Spring 2020 Options
Parent Handbook
3rd - 5th Grade
Final Curriculum Night Video

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.