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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of September 13th, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Ms. (Hawkins) Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Message From Ms. Ketchum
  • Phoenix #1 Reopening Family Survey
  • See Shaw Shine Translation Feature
  • Grab & Go Meals
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

Greeting Shaw Montessori!


The District is closely monitoring the recommended benchmarks to safely return students to school. To help guide efforts in further developing our return to school plan, we are asking parents to take a short survey to share your thoughts and preferences on the best learning environment for your family and children. Please click on this link to complete the parent survey or visit our website at https://phxschools.org/ The survey can be found by clicking “Updates” on “Charting the Course to Safe Learning” landing page. The survey must be taken by Monday, September 14, 2020.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts!


All the best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Ms. (Hawkins) Collier

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Testing Update


We are incredibly grateful for the amount of parent support we have had this week with helping our younger students getting logged in for the Galileo tests, troubleshooting issues, and for your patience with Kindergarten testing schedule changes. Testing will continue through next week. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Jennifer Collier (Hawkins) if you have any questions.



Jennifer (Hawkins) Collier

Instructional Enrichment and Intervention Specialist (IEIS)

Augustus H. Shaw Montessori School

602-523-8600

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Mental Health is for Everyone


Many people hear the words mental health and construe them in a negative way. The reality is mental health is for everyone. We all need help at one time or another. Sometimes things happen in our lives that overwhelm our ability to cope. There are ways we can help ourselves, and, there are times we may need to seek outside support.


Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It impacts how we think, feel, and act. It influences how we deal with stress and make decisions.


Achieving and maintaining our optimum mental health will help us to reach full potential in our personal and professional lives. Good mental health care helps us to cope with daily stressors, build lasting positive relationships, and contributes to the overall wellness of our community.


If we are not in a healthy place with our mental health, we may withdraw from people in our lives. We may not complete tasks for which we are responsible. We may experience physical symptoms such as, unexplained pain, disrupted sleep, and a lowered ability to fight off germs. We may also feel anxious, worried, irritable or nervous.


Ways to Achieve and Maintain Mental Health Wellness


  1. Keep yourself physically healthy. Eat right and exercise. Meditate.
  2. Connect with others. Foster connections with others that uplift you. These connections can be virtual, by phone, via social media, or socially distanced.
  3. Take a break. Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.
  4. Normalize talking about feelings and coping skills.
  5. Seek outside help if necessary.


Talking about Mental Health is not attention-seeking. It is a way to stay healthy and succeed in life.


Laura Hildwein, LCSW,

Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Message From Ms. Ketchum

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Below are lists of supplies students need for distance learning art classes. Many of these items were included in the free school supply boxes that Phoenix Elementary School District purchased for our Kinder - 8th grade students. If you did not pick up your school supply box, there are still a few available.


KINDERGARTENS:

Crayons

Play doe: blue, yellow, and Red

1 pack of construction paper (Variety of colors)

1 pack of white letter size card stock

1 age appropriate scissors

Glue sticks


LOWER ELEMENTARY:

construction papers( mixed colors)

White Letter size card stock or mix media paper

Scissors according to your child age

Elmer’s glue sticks and bottled one

Color pencils

Crayons 48 colors

Color Markers

Water colors 12 colors

Water color brushes various sizes

1 package of Popsicles stick skinny ones

One cheap plastic table cloth for the space the child will do the work.

1 shoebox


UPPER ELEMENTARY:

construction papers( mixed colors)

1 package of white letter size card stock

1 block of mix media paper

Scissors according to your child’s age

Elmer’s glue sticks

Elmer’s bottled glue

Crayons

Color pencils (24 colors)

Color Markers (24 colors)

Water colors 16 colors

Water color brushes various sizes

1-package of Popsicles stick skinny ones

One cheap plastic table cloth for the space the child will do the work.

1- shoebox

1- Masking tape 1/2 inch


MIDDLE SCHOOL

1-block water color paper

1-block of Bristol (color pencil paper)

1- packages of card stock ( warm colors or cool colors)

1-24 colors watercolor set

1-masking tape 1/2 inch

1 set of watercolor brushes.

1- 24 colors o more color pencils (If you can afford the best one is prisma colors)

1- Scissors

1- Elmer’s glue

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Phoenix #1 Reopening Family Survey

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The District is closely monitoring the recommended benchmarks to safely return students to school. To help guide our efforts in further developing our return to school plan, we are asking parents to take a short survey to share your thoughts and preferences on the best learning environment for your child(ren).


Please complete this survey (link below) by­ Monday, September 14, 2020.


SURVEY LINK

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See Shaw Shine is now available in over 100 languages!

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Shaw is pleased to announce that our newsletters will be now be published with a translation feature. Plus, if anyone would like to read previous issues they can be accessed here in translated versions: https://phxschools.org/shaw/families/shaw-newsletters/

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Grab & Go Meals

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Meals are now free to ALL children 0 to 18 years of age. Children DO NOT have to be enrolled in Phoenix Elementary School District.

Shaw Montessori offers weekly Grab & Go meals every Wednesday, 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Pickup will include 5 days of Grab & Go (breakfast & lunch) meals for a total of 10 for each child. Pick up will be offered through the cafeteria backdoor, which is located between the large gates on the west side (13th St) main entrance of the school. Thank you!

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Message From Shaw PTA

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PTA meeting (virtual): Wednesday, September 23rd

Site council 5:30pm / PTA Meeting 6:00pm.

Link to join will be included in the next newsletter, emailed, and placed on Shaw FB page.


Shaw Montessori PTA 2020/2021 Elections are now underway!! By 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 13th all members will receive an email from Shawmontessori@gmail.com with a link to an online election ballot. The email address that was provided in Cheddarup at the time of membership signup will be used for distribution. If anyone has any questions about candidates or membership status please contact Addie Weddington or Heather Vittori at the email address listed above. If you need assistance with the election process, please reach out to the Vice President of the Arizona PTA, Sarah Davis at sdavis@azpta.org.


PTA membership: https://2020-2021-membership-to-the-pta-copy.cheddarup.com

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Phoenix Elementary #1 District Information

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Visit phxschools.org for information and updates

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