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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of May 10th

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Yearbooks
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Instrument Drop Off
  • Tax Credit
  • Information and Student Meal Resources
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Message From Principal Engdall

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May 10, 2020


Warm Greetings Shaw Montessori Community!


Thank you for your partnership in our children’s education during COVID. We recognize that you are your child’s first and most important educator. We are thankful for you and the work you have done behind the scenes to keep learning timely, engaging and rigorous.


Here are the program and staffing changes for the 20-21 school year:

  • Miss Madeline Goodman and Ms. Sara Elledge are leaving to pursue teaching positions in a neighboring school district. Miss Madeline will be replaced by Ms. Stephanie Van Boesschoten, Ms. Elledge will be replaced Miss Tamara Cecala.


Our departing staff has brought great value to our children, our community and their colleagues. They will be greatly missed! We welcome our new teachers!


Here are the staffing plans for next year:

Primary Teaching Staff: Ms. Marisa Punchios, Ms. Jodi Schramm, Miss Vanessa Brink, Miss Krista Whiting, Miss Tamara Cecala, Ms. Stephanie Van Boesschoten, Ms. Naomi Robert, Ms. Shaily Currie.

Lower Elementary Teaching Staff: Ms. Wendy Silver, Ms. Leisla Church, Ms. Yolanda Wheelington, Ms. Paula Craig, Ms. Denise Hess.

Upper Elementary Teaching Staff: Ms. Gina Roam, Miss Fun Chan, Mr. Jim Leinbach

Middle School Teaching Staff: Ms. Jennifer Matthews & Miss Faith Willman

Reading Interventionist: Miss Crystal Graham

Special Education Resource: Miss Alison Chaffin

Music: Mr. Eric Bonds

PE: Mr. Paul Wilfert

Art: Ms. Miyuki Ketchum

IEIS: Ms. Jennifer (Hawkins) Collier

Social Worker: Ms. Laura Hildwein


Class lists for 2020/2021 school year will be included in the See Shaw Shine edition on Sunday, May 17th. Class supply lists will be available in the school office or through your classroom teacher. Summer homework will be posted via a Google Document to be distributed soon.


We will keep you updated as to information from the Governor and the Superintendent of Public Instruction as they become available and are pertinent to getting our children back to school.


Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (602) 257-4069.


Wishing you a fun and delightful summer!


Susan Engdall

Principal

Augustus H. Shaw Jr. Montessori

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2019/2020 Yearbook is now available!!!

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Yearbooks can be viewed, downloaded and/or ordered up until July 4th!


To access to view and/or download visit:

https://issuu.com/shawyearbook2019-2020/docs/shaw_2020_yearbook


Yearbook is also available to order and have shipped directly to your home. Please email me directly at patricia.karnes@phxschools.org and I can send you link for ordering. Thank you!


Viewing and downloading is free. If ordering, price varies depending on style selected - matte, glossy and size. Price range (with shipping included) is $19.00 to $26.00.


Big thank you to our PTA for providing the funds to allow our yearbook to be available online! They have also purchased 2 copies that will be available for checkout in the library next school year.


When viewing, make sure to click on "full screen box"!

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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LAUGHTER


Laughter boosts mood, strengthens your immune system and reduces pain. As adults, life tends to become serious and laughter more infrequent (12 to 15 times per day). As kids, we used to laugh countless times a day (300 to 400 times per day).


Laughter relaxes the whole body. A great, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles more relaxed for as much as 45 minutes afterward.


Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells along with infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to illness.


Laughter activates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins can even temporarily alleviate pain and promote overall awareness of well-being.


Laughter protects the heart. Laughter boosts the function of blood vessels and increases blood circulation, which may help protect you from a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.


Laughter burns calories. One study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn roughly 40 calories which might be enough to shed three or four pounds over the course of a year.


Laughter dissipates anger’s hefty load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict than a laugh.


Laughter stops debilitating emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or depressed once you’re laughing.


Laughter makes it possible to relax and recharge. It reduces stress and boosts energy, helping you to stay focused.


Laughter brings you closer to other people, which may have a profound impact on all facets of your psychological and psychological wellness.


Laughter makes you feel great. This positive feeling remains with you after the laughter subsides. Humor helps you keep a positive, optimistic perspective through disappointments, hard conditions, and loss.


You are more likely to laugh around other people than when you are alone. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships enjoyable and fresh. Laughter unites people during hard times.


The way to bring more laughter into your life


Smile. Smiling is the beginning of laughter and it is infectious.

Count your blessings. Literally, make a list.

If you hear laughter, proceed toward it. When you hear laughter, search it out and inquire, “What is funny?”

Spend time with fun, playful people. These are individuals who laugh easily–both in themselves and at life’s absurdities–and that routinely discover the humor in everyday events.

Bring humor to conversations. Ask individuals, “What’s the funniest thing that happened to you? This week? In your lifetime?”


In others words, tell jokes, watch funny videos, make up silly stories. (Remember mad libs?)


Have a great day!!

Ms. Connie and Petra from Gabriel’s Angels showing us how to have fun and be silly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDuVY0Ssco


Laura Hildwein

Shaw Montessori Social Worker

Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

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Instrument Drop Off - This Week

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Tax Credit Information

Parents,

In regards to refunds:

Tax Credits cannot be refunded.

If you are interested in a refund to any “Gifts and Donations” payments made , please email Christina Girard, Office Manager Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org to start this process.

If you are not interested in a refund, and would like to roll over any field trip payments made for your student next year, please let me know that as well. Thank you!


Deadline for requesting a refund is Friday May 15th.

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Information and Student Meal Resources

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For more information, learning enrichment activities and student meal resources visit:

https://phxschools.org/

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