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Shaw Montessori Newsletter - Week of January 30th, 2022

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Nurse Rose
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Primary Outdoor Environment
  • Family Work Day On Campus
  • Shaw Yearbook Cover Art Contest
  • Science Fair
  • Shaw 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Club
  • Garden Update
  • Shaw PTA
  • Meal Menu
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori,


We welcomed a couple of new faces to our teaching staff this week!

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Ms. Jessica Mitchell has joined Ms. Craig as an instructional assistant. Ms. Mitchell is the parent of two Shaw Montessori children. She and her family have been a part of the Shaw community for 10 years. Jessica has served in many roles during this time, she was the founder of the Shaw parent Facebook page, a scout leader, substitute teacher and a very active parent that you will find either attending or planning many of the events at Shaw. Jessica has also taken the AMI Assistants Training and loves Montessori.
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Ms. Bryce Miguel will be supporting the work of the children in Ms. Vanessa Brink’s classroom. While Bryce and her 2 children are new to our community this year, we have loved her positive and creative impact. Bryce began the school year as one of our highly sought after Outdoor Environment Teachers where she worked with our primary children. While we were sad to lose an ODE teacher, we are thrilled to have gained such incredible classroom support for Ms. Vanessa and all of the children. Welcome Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Bryce, we are so glad you are here to support our children!


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Nurse Rose

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Covid positive cases this week: 12

Family members: 8


Most of the 12 cases reported were from the beginning of the week. No cases have been reported Thursday or Friday so we are getting back to a lower infection rate. I want to say a special thank you to all the parents who are getting their children tested and reporting back to the nurse! We are able to get very accurate numbers because of this.

Pooled Testing: this week we tested 19 pools/171 students and staff and no students tested positive with individual Rapid Antigen Testing. The weekly program continues. You can use this link to sign your student up if you are interested: http://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com//minor-consent

Access Code: APC54P


Please call me if you have any questions/concerns 602.257.3900 Rose RN

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Assessment Updates

Monday, January 31st, 2022 all 3rd to 8th grade students will take the new AASA (formerly AzMERIT) Writing Field Test. Students will be required to read or listen to one passage and plan and write a typed essay response.

Please make sure on Monday your child has:

  • Headphones
  • Water
  • Snacks


For students who are not in attendance on Monday, January 31st, we will offer a make-up test the following Monday, February 7th. Please reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions you may have.

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Primary Outdoor Environment

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The primary garden needs HELP and has an opening for a part-time position.

Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-Noon.


If any parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors or friends are interested in a rewarding part-time position please share my email with them and contact me. Staciejackson3@gmail.com


Thank you,

Stacie Ricks

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Family Work Day On Campus

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out this past Saturday.

The garden and Free Little Library look beautiful!

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Shaw Yearbook Cover Art Contest

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Hi Shaw,


Happy to report that we have started a yearbook committee. Middle School students Dallyce Wilfert, Zoe Gipson and Isabella Forbes are heading up the team this year. Along with photography, they will be interviewing students/staff and holding a cover art contest.


2021/2002 Yearbook Cover Art Contest is open to ALL students. If interested, have your student submit artwork before Friday, February 25th. They can deliver to the middle school classrooms or drop off in the library.


Voting will take place the first week of March.


Thanks!

Ms. Patti

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Science Fair

Although we could not hold a Science Fair this year, Ms. Wheelington's class treated our Primary and Lower L students to a mini Science Fair last week in the cafeteria. So many fun research projects.
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Shaw 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Club

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5th & 6th grade Club basketball season is almost here! Practice begins this week.

For information on how to sign up and/or schedule visit: www.smore.com/see-shaw-shine


Mrs. Christine

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


We continued with our worm dispersal this week. The students have been loving this curriculum block. Some children even overcame their worm phobias. It’s important to remember that worms are some of the most harmless animals on the planet. They need our love and support…except when they’re being fed to the chickens. This is called DUALITY. Edify your children at home.


We have allowed the chickens to graze during primary pickup. This has been a big deal for the littles. They love feeding and petting the chickens; however, it does not make pickup any easier for the primary teachers. Let’s remind our primary students to listen for their names when being called to the gate. I will stay in correspondence with the primary teachers about the chickens during pickup. If it convolutes things too much, then we will put them back in their coop.


As for garden news that doesn’t involve chickens, the 7th and 8th grade garden cohort hosted another market table this week. Business was slow this time. We will discontinue the market tables for a few months as we will be replanting in February. Look out for the return of the market tables in April and May.


Our tree planting has been placed on hold until February/March. Please be wary of the holes on campus. We don’t want any accidents.


We can always use coffee grounds and can donations. Please make sure the coffee grounds have been brewed. You can pick up used grounds at Starbucks for free. NO MORE SINGLE BREW PLASTIC CUPS PLEASE! We also prefer that your cans are uncrushed (the small kiddos love this task), however, we will accept crushed cans as well. You can drop them off at the table outside of the front office entrance.

We will take your eggshells as well! Please don’t rinse them. The worms love the yolk!


We still need your Home Depot donations. Even $25.00 is a huge contribution. Here’s the link to Home Depot gift cards: https://www.homedepot.com/c/Gift_Cards

Here’s my email: james.obrien-moench@phxschools.org


Thanks to the Kerwins for their Home Depot contribution. You all rock!

Mr. Moench

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Shaw PTA

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Next PTA Meeting / Wednesday, February 16th

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Thanks to all who came out to support Tasty Tuesday last week at Autumn Court. Not only did you not have to cook dinner that night, you also helped the PTA raise $139.22. Win/Win!

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Each school year families are asked to volunteer 10 hours. Attending Site/Council PTA meetings count toward your volunteer hours, so please be sure to sign up online before meetings.


Wondering how many hours you have so far this year?

Here are the directions for pulling your report

https://signuphelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204730390-How-do-I-get-a-report-of-my-personal-volunteer-hours-service-record-

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February Meal Menu

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Shaw Calendar

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District Info

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phxschools.org

District Updates phxschools.org/update

Health & Safety Mitigation Plan phxschools.org/healthsafety

Covid Updates phxschools.org/district/families/covid-updates/

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

District Calendar phxschools.org/2021-2022-calendar

Meal Menus phxschools.org/district/meal-menus


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

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