The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22

volume 30


Monday, 3/28 - STATE TESTING FOR 5TH

5th Grade State Science Test - Please ensure students get a good night sleep, have a well balanced breakfast, come to school on time, and bring a fully charged laptop.

Wednesday - Friday 1:15 Early Release

Parent Teacher Conferences

Upcoming Dates

April 4 – 5th Grade Testing

April 5 – 4th Grade Testing

April 6 – 3rd Grade Testing

April 6 - Anasazi PTO Dine-Out Day, All Day at The Vig

April 11 – 5th Grade Testing

April 12 – 4th Grade Testing

April 13 – 3rd Grade Testing

April 15 – District Recess

A Note from Mrs. Martin

Dear 3rd-5th Grade Anasazi Families,

As testing quickly approaches, we would like to make you aware of some details in regards to your child and Arizona state testing. Students attending grades 3rd – 5th in the state of Arizona are required to participate in state testing to measure learning growth. This year 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the AASA state test. This test has one Writing section, two English Language Arts and two Math sections. 5th Grade students will take the Arizona Science test. This year our 3rd Graders will take an oral reading fluency test as well.

Here at Anasazi, our teachers have worked hard all year to provide our students with quality instruction based on our Arizona State Standards. We continue to develop our students to become lifelong learners and strive to foster a rigorous, compassionate and inquiry based environment to support their success. Some ways that you can help support that learning include:

· Encouraging daily reading and talk about the books

· Asking your student to explain what they are learning in math

· Knowing about the learning successes and/or challenges your child may be having

· Keeping lines of communication open between you and the teacher

Please mark the dates listed below on your calendar. We are always grateful for your help in making attendance a priority, and it is especially important that students attend school on these specific dates. We ask that you please do all you can to schedule appointments on dates that do not conflict with testing dates. If, however, you do have a conflict, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as you know.

Your child’s teacher and I are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding these assessments. As always, thank you for all of your support and for understanding the important role that you play in your child’s education!


Mrs. Martin

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A Note from Ms. Pat, our librarian

To all Anasazi Parents and Families,

It is with great sadness I am writing this to inform you that I will be retiring due to unforeseeable health issues. I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity and privilege of teaching your children. I have loved spending my days in the library with them at Anasazi, and you all should be incredibly proud of your wonderful children. I will forever cherish my time at this amazing school; however this isn't goodbye. You will see me around school as I hope to volunteer throughout the end of the school year. I wish you and your families all the best and thank you again for everything.

Ms. Pat

***We can't wait for Ms. Pat to feel better and enjoy retirement to the fullest. - Ms. Waldron

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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.

In need of a crossing guard

We are looking to hire a crossing guard. This is a two hour position, one hour in the morning and one hour at dismissal. Please call the office for more information.

IB Corner

This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is Risk-Taking

This month we are working on becoming better Risk-Takers and exploring the question "What does it mean to have courage?"

"We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change. "

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.

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.