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Shaw Montessori Newsletter - Week of August 7th, 2022

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Shaily Currie
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Message From Front Office
  • Meal Program
  • Message From Garden
  • Tasty Tuesday
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • August Meal Menu
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori!


What a great return we had this week. Friends and communities back together and lots of joyous noise and work! We are looking forward to all our experiences this year that mimic life pre-covid to the greatest extent possible.


Please take note of these changes on campus:


The cafeteria is now open from 8:05-8:25 for breakfast for our preschool and kindergarten children only. After eating, they remain in the cafeteria until their teachers pick them up at 8:30.


Our elementary and middle school children, 1st -8th grade now eat breakfast at their classrooms.


The playground is now open in the morning from 8:05-8:30 for the 1st -8th grade children only.


Lunch is served in the classrooms for the preschool and kindergarten children.


Lunch is served in the cafeteria for the 1st -8th grade children.


As much as we love to have you on campus, please refrain from entering the classrooms and the interior of our campus in the morning at drop off. Mornings for our staff are spent overseeing the children or preparing the classrooms for an enriching day of instruction. Should you need to communicate with your child’s teacher regarding the classroom, please email them. Should you need to report a health issue about your child, please speak with Nurse Rose. For all other needs, our office is open from 8:05- 4:45 daily. You may ring the front doorbell or call us at 602-257-3914. Thank you for doing your part to ensure that our staff has adequate time to prepare the environments for every child, every day.


Please plan to join us for our first Site Council/PTA meeting on Wednesday, August 17th. Site Council will be held at 5:30. We will be presenting our School Safety Plan. PTA will be held at 6:00. Pizza and childcare will be available.


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Shaily Currie

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At Shaw, we use the i-Ready online program as the diagnostic assessment tool for grades K-8. Students will take the i-Ready diagnostic assessment three times this school year. The Fall diagnostic window opens on August 8th for 1st through 8th-grade students. Please refer to the diagnostic calendar below. To prepare for assessment, we recommend students get a good night's rest, have a healthy breakfast, as well as bring headphones. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions you may have.

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Hi all,


Here is my information. If your student or family needs support of any kind, please feel free to reach out to me.


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org 602-523-8965

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Message From Front Office

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Shaw Attendance Line: 602-257-3914

It is a requirement to call the office if your student is absent.

Please save this number in your phone and call ANYTIME to notify us of your students absence.


Early Student Pick Up Procedure:

Picking up your students early is highly discouraged. When at all possible please schedule doctor/dentist/gymnastics/music lessons/family trips etc. for NON SCHOOL DAYS.

In the rare event you need to pick up your child from school early: please note the time you would need to be to the office to request your student.

NO STUDENT PICK UPS WILL BE HONORED BETWEEN THE TIMES LISTED AND THE END OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. Thank you for understanding and planning ahead accordingly.

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Meal Program

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN!


2022/2023 sign up - free/reduced meal program


ALL FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION EACH SCHOOL YEAR


Applications are available below or even easier, click: family.titank12.com/application/new to fill out your application online. It only takes about 3 minutes to complete online! We can only continue to offer free breakfast/lunch if EVERY FAMILY completes this application each school year. Please take the time fill this out as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Message From Garden

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Greetings!


What a pleasure to see everyone back on campus! It was a hot and lonely summer. We have quite the year planned for the garden. As you may have seen, the space is overgrown with Bermuda grass. I let the weeds go wild over the summer so that the 7th/8th grades can shake off the summer dust by removing them. Big thanks ahead of time to our middle schoolers. They once again have their work cut out for them.


We will be solarizing our garden beds until September. This entails a lot of weeding, composting and covering of the beds. The upper elementary and middle schoolers will be responsible for this task. We will begin on August 8th.


Our August block is seed harvesting! I have been collecting seed pods and flower heads over the summer so that students can extract the seeds and identify the different types. We learned about seeds last August. There will be some recurring seeds and some new ones. We will categorize and enumerate them. Some will be used for planting and others will be sent home with the students. Plant them in September and watch them grow!


The bottle cap drive will remain throughout the year. Save your assorted plastic bottle caps. We take all sizes and colors! We are working on purchasing the required supplies and should be assembling our mural boards in the fall. Stay tuned for more on the mural project. The class that collects the most bottle caps will be rewarded with an ice cream party in the spring.


Again, what a pleasure to be back at Shaw. I’m looking forward to this year. The garden is a very cyclical place. That means that some of our blocks will be recurring. We will build on the information that we already learned and introduce some new material. We will try some new crops this year and introduce more rules and organization into our shared space. It is going to be an adventure!


Here’s my email in case you need to reach me:

james.obrien-moench@phxschools.org


Home Depot gift cards are always appreciated. Continue bringing your aluminum cans, coffee grounds and eggshells. You can leave them on the table outside the front office.


Best wishes,

Mr. Moench

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Tasty Tuesday

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Do not forget to mention that you are with Shaw Montessori!

Shaw PTA will earn 25% of your order total.


For our new families: Tasty Tuesday is a monthly fundraiser. Not only do you not have

to figure out what to make for dinner that night, but Shaw PTA also earns money

that goes directly back to our campus and kids!


For online ordering click here:

https://bit.ly/3hz5e5c

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Message From Shaw PTA

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August Meal Menu

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Shaw Calendar

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District Info

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Board Meeting Schedule Change of Day

Governing Board meetings are generally scheduled twice per month, except the months of November and December when there is only one meeting. Beginning this school year Meetings are now held on Tuesdays at the Phoenix Elementary School District Office/Emerson Court, 1817 N. 7th St., in the Governing Board Room, at 5:15 p.m.

PESD #1 Website phxschools.org

Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

Meal Menus phxschools.org/shaw/meals

• PESD #1 Covid Updates phxschools.org/covid

PESD #1 Governing Board phxschools.org/board

2022-2023 PESD #1 Calendar phxschools.org/2022-2023 calendar

Previous Issues of See Shaw Shine phxschools.org/shaw-newsletters

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