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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of January 17th, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Open Enrollment Applications
  • Student Work Packet Pick Up
  • Student Laptop Updates
  • Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs
  • Save The Date - School Photos
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dr. King believed that a life lived in service of others was a life well-lived. The vision of peace is only possible through action, or service, that is based on the respect, understanding, and gratitude that has already been established.


In the speeches delivered by Dr. King, there is a clear and present theme that work remained to be done and we know, still does. As we enter a new year, the time to heed Dr. King’s words are with us. It is through our collective efforts that we continue to work for a more equitable, peaceful, harmonious society. As we teach our children and build our families, we have many opportunities to further this growth and practice peace in our homes, schools, and communities.


As our children grow, their foundation in valuing humanity can be seen through service-oriented work and experiences. Because Montessori children of all ages internalize the importance of contribution to the classroom community, it is only natural for them to apply that mentality and behavior to the community at large.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, is a day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.


We hope our families have the opportunity to spend the holiday giving back in some way and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday, January 19th.


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Galileo Winter Benchmark Testing Windows


Kindergarten – January 7-15

1st-8th Grade – January 19-February 5


Your child’s teacher will be sending more information regarding class specific testing schedules.


Please contact Jennifer Collier with any questions you may have: Jennifer.collier@phxschools.org

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Grounding Techniques


Many things cause feelings of stress and anxiety. At times, we may feel overwhelmed or become paralyzed. That’s when we can use grounding techniques.


Grounding techniques help distract us from overwhelming feelings and focus on what is happening in the present.


The 5,4,3,2,1 Method

While taking deep breaths name:

5 things you can see

4 things you can hear

3 things you can touch

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste


Visualization

While taking deep breaths think of something that brings you joy. Visualize all aspects of what you are thinking about.

For example, the warm sand at the beach, hearing the seagulls and the waves, feeling the sun and the breeze etc.


Math

Do times tables in your head

Count backwards from 100

For kids count slowly to 5


Use 1 of these grounding techniques as soon as you start to feel stress. These techniques can work for children as well.


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Open Enrollment Applications

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Last week, the Phoenix Elementary School District mailed open enrollment forms to every Shaw household. These forms are required every year - one for every student, to continue enrollment at our school.


They are time and date stamped when they are received, so if it isn’t on your priority list to submit yet- it should be!


Covid precautions in place, we are asking that you scan and submit your open enrollment forms by email to Christina.Girard@Phxschoools.org . However, if you cannot submit electronically, you can mail the form back to us, or drop it off in person. If you drop off in person, we are asking out of courtesy to office staff to reduce exposure to please utilize the black metal drop box to the right of the office door (looks like a standing mailbox) and not to ring the doorbell or hand the form off in person. These forms are due NO LATER THAN MARCH 1st, 2021. Thank you! (Letters and forms are provided here for anyone who did not receive one, or needs an additional form.)


Sibling Enrollment:

If you have a child that is 3 or turning 3 prior to August 12, 2021 and you would like to enroll them into our Primary program, please fill out the attached sibling application and submit to Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org no later than March 15, 2021. Thank you!

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Student Work Packet Pick Up

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Our teachers periodically have sent messages to parents to pick up student work outside of the office. If you are a parent looking to pick up something other than a laptop, all work should be outside organized by teacher for pick up. Office staff does not have any information about the student work outside. We are finding that parents will ring the bell to ask about student work outside. Please relay any questions about these packets directly to the teacher. If you are unable to locate your students packet, please direct your question to the teacher. Thank you!

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Please contact your teacher directly regarding early release times and conference schedule.

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Grab & Go - week of January 17th, 2021

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Food distribution that would normally take place on Wednesday 1/20 will shift to

Thursday 1/21 due to early release schedule this week.

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Student Laptop Updates

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For anyone receiving "license expiring soon" on school laptops:


Windows needs to be activated using our key server that only can be reached on Phoenix Elementary School property. If your student laptop is receiving this message you will need to take the laptop to any PESD school or Emerson Court and follow these directions:

1. Power off laptop

2. Turn laptop on, making sure you are connected to PESD1 wifi

3. Login laptop using student sign in

4. Once logged in click on Google link to make sure your laptop is connected

5. Once online connection is verified the laptop is activated/updated


Our server can be reached from the parking lot or bus bay.


Please contact Jennifer Collier with any questions you may have:

Jennifer.collier@phxschools.org

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Afterschool Enrichment Programs

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Spring Sessions


All classes are being offered virtually. Offerings are dependent on enrollment. If you are interested, please enroll asap.


See the flyers (at bottom of newsletter) for additional information to contact the vendors directly with any questions.

JumpBunch


JumpBunch will be offering free trial classes of their At Home Sports & Fitness program next week. If you are interested in having your child participate, please see the information below. This is a live zoom class that is very interactive and fun for the kids. It is even more important now that kids have the opportunity for physical activity so please consider trying it out. You do not need a large space or a lot of equipment to participate.


Free Trial Class Days/Times:

Monday, January 18 3:45-4:25 for preschool students

Thursday, January 21 3:45-4:25 for students grades K-3

To participate, please register at https://forms.gle/23nHxVRmdeU5TwU79 to receive access to the zoom link.


To learn more about JumpBunch, please visit http://www.jumpbunch.com.

JumpBunch classes start Monday, January 25, to register for the session, please visit JumpBunch Phoenix-East Valley


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at JumpBunch at 480-664-1187 or jkarlin@jumpbunch.com

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Save The Date - School Photos

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Lifetouch will be on Campus Tuesday, February 16. (one day only, no make-up day)

Information on schedule and how to sign up coming soon!

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Yearbook Photos

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Thanks to all who have sent in yearbook photos!! Still looking for headshots for "class group" pages as well as any photos you would like to add to the yearbook!


Deadline for headshots: March 15th. If you are participating in the Lifetouch picture day I can use that photo.


Again no need to worry about the background of photos submitted, as every photo will be cropped and pasted regardless if it is from Lifetouch or parent taken.


Photos can be sent to patricia.karnes@phxschools.org or patricia.karnes@pesd1.org

When sending please note child's full name and class.


Thank you Shaw!

Ms. Patti

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Shaw Calendar

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phxschools.org

District Updates phxschools.org/update

Health & Safety Mitigation Plan phxschools.org/healthsafety

Governing Board Agendas & Minutes go.boarddocs.com/az/pesd1#

District Calendar phxschools.org/calendar


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

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

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