The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22

volume 33

April 18th - April 22nd

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Please ensure students get a good night sleep, have a well balanced breakfast, come to school on time, and bring a fully charged laptop.

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Public School Volunteer Week

We want to send a huge THANK YOU to the dedicated parent volunteers at Anasazi and honor your contributions to our school during Public School Volunteer Week. From donating time to assisting with classroom and school activities, parent volunteers play an important role in all of our schools. When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.


So thank you to all. PTO, room parents, our book room ad library volunteers, to those who signed up to provide staff snacks on Fridays, to each volunteer who works in the classroom or assists the front office - WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU. Even during the last two years when there were limitations, there was always support. Thank you for your continued partnership. You are the reason Anasazi is such a great please to be.

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Last week for our Read-a-thon!

We are so excited to have a fundraiser that encourages our students to read! That is our main goal…encouraging reading. The money-raising portion is just a little added bonus. We’d love for ALL students to participate in the reading portion, even if they don’t ask for donations. We’re going to celebrate ALL students’ reading progress no matter how much they read. We’re simply encouraging them to read as much as possible.


Please sign your child up at:

https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/dVjrJz/1

Monday, 4/18 - STATE TESTING FOR 5TH (Reading and Math Part 2)

Tuesday, 4/19 - STATE TESTING FOR 4TH (Reading and Math Part 2)

Site Council 3:30pm

Wednesday, 4/20 - STATE TESTING FOR 3rd (Reading and Math Part 2)

Thursday, 4/21

Papa John’s Fundraiser

Friday, 4/22 - Anasazi Spirit Friday

Upcoming Dates

April 25 – Online Auction Begins

April 29 – All-Star Assembly 8:55-9:25am

May 6 - End of the Year Community Event - Details Below

(OPTIONAL) Anasazi Environmental Request Form - Due by Monday, April 25, 2022.

Anasazi Elementary School invites you to provide input into your child’s classroom placement for the 2022-2023 school year. We also value teacher input in this process. As a staff, we devote our expertise and time toward creating classroom assignments that ensure a balance for optimal teaching and learning. We will work hard to match these needs with a teacher and classroom environment that will assist in the overall success of your child. By combining this input, we feel that we can provide an appropriate learning environment for every child.


The OPTIONAL Environmental Request Form can be found here


*This is NOT a teacher request form.

End of Year Celebration

Hello Families,


PTO is planning an End of the Year Celebration at Anasazi on the night of Friday, May 6, 2022. Please mark your calendars and Save the Date!!! This will be the first family PTO event on campus since February 2020!! We are very excited to have this event. We are looking for a Volunteer to help chair the "End of the Year Activities" portion of the event. This will include the Cake Walk, organizing Food Cook Out by Albertsons and the "Pie in the Face" Staff opportunity. Please note that you will be working on a team and will be supported.


Please email gina.dyer42@yahoo.com if you have any interest in helping!!


Preliminary Event Details (subject to change):

*Art Walk

*Class Basket Raffle

*Cook Out by Albertsons

*Western Day Dance Party (students would be learning a dance as a school to perform with Mr. Bragg)

*Anasazi music performances

*Bingo

*Cake Walk

*Pie in the Face

Changes in the Spanish Room

We are currently undergoing a switch of teachers in Spanish for the remainder of the school year. Our previous teacher, Ms. Kalemaki, needed to return to Greece immediately for personal reasons. We wish her a safe trip back and thank her for teaching our students this school year.


Mr. Tretton will be finishing this school year as our Anasazi Elementary Spanish teacher. Though not a native speaker, Zach had the opportunity to study Spanish extensively throughout his academic career, including an immersion program in Bogotá, Colombia when he was in high school and Mérida, Mexico while attending Arizona State University. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he studied International & Constitutional law before returning to Arizona to work in education policy. Having also taught English in Seoul, South Korea, Zach is excited to join the Anasazi team to share his passion for Spanish/world languages with our students.

IB Corner

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On to the next phase for IB Accredidation

Last month our IB consultant report was submitted! Most items were marked 'clearly demonstrated' with just a hand full 'in progress'. A huge thank you to our IB Coordinator and teachers whom worked endlessly, during a pandemic, to complete the candidacy phase in three years. The amount of work completed daily by staff to make this happen is to be commended.


Most importantly, under the question of "is the school ready to submit the application for authorization?" we got a YES! We hope to submit the official application for our authorization visit shortly. Thank you families for the continued support.

This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is Balanced

This month we are focusing on being Balanced.



We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


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.

A Note from our Community Specialist

Dear parents, staff, and students:

I have created my new Amazon wish list to continue our labor of love and support ALL of our new comers! Link below. Your donations are always welcomed and appreciated.


On another note: please remember to contact me so that I can register your child/children in our Back to School Program sponsored by Vista del Camino Community Center of Scottsdale. This program is targeting 1,000 children from SUSD schools that might be in need of some help before the next

school year starts. This program provides them with back pack, school supplies, clothing, underwear, and shoes.


You can call me at 480-484-4614 to make an appointment.


As always, I am so grateful for all the help I have received from this wonderful community.


THANK YOU!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/29LI39Y84LH46?ref_=wl_share
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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. https://www.susd.org/Domain/3272


Steps for enrolling for PreK are as follows:

1. Complete this google form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTh6wsRNuNzSUXjwvsg4ItJc_2CrzyFq3cVJz4gInELJolUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


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.

Anasazi Family Handbook

Scottsdale Parent Council

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Attendance

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

dschlegelmilch@susd.org


Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

ehepner@susd.org


Renee Tosto

Nurse

rtosto@susd.org


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

amartin@susd.org


Jennifer Waldron

Principal

jwaldron@susd.org

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BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!

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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.