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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of February 14th, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

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  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Art From Mikyuki Ketchum
  • School Photos
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information
  • Open Enrollment Letters & Forms

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori,


The Open Enrollment and Sibling Application form deadlines are fast approaching!


Open Enrollment deadline- March 1st

Sibling Application deadline- March 15th


(If you have a child that is 3 or turning 3 prior to August 12, 2021 and you would like to enroll)

The Open Enrollment forms are required every year - one for every student, to continue enrollment at our school.


Covid precautions in place, we are asking that if you can to scan and submit your forms by email to Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org . However, if you cannot submit electronically, you can mail the form back to us, or drop it off in person or even fax it to 602-257-2954 If dropping off in person please utilize the black metal drop box to the right of the office door (looks like a standing mailbox) please do not ring the doorbell or hand the form off in person. Thank you!


(Letters and forms are provided at the bottom of newsletter for anyone who did not receive one, or needs an additional form. The forms are also located on a clip board on the metal drop box outside of the office if you would like to pick one up and complete it then. Access open from 6am to 5:30pm daily)

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Free School Readiness Kits for our Kindergarten Students!


Thanks to the United Way – Valley of the Sun, all of our Kindergarten students are receiving Scholastic School Readiness Kits! These kits include a journal, books, crayons, scissors and a tote bag. If you have a Kindergarten student, come by the school and pick up your child’s kit. They are sorted by class and have your child’s name on it. If you have a child that would like to partner with me to send a thank you note to the United Way for these kits, please reach out to me: jennifer.collier@phxschools.org


Free books for First Grade!


Thanks to Reading is Fundamental – Books for Ownership Program in partnership with the Panda Cares Foundation, all of our Shaw 1st Grade students get FOUR free books! We have the books outside the front office, feel free to come by the school and choose the 4 books you’d like to take with you. If your 1st grade child would like to partner with me to send a thank you note to the RIF for these kits, please reach out to me: jennifer.collier@phxschools.org


Here is a link to the Reading is Fundamental Website

https://www.rif.org/


We are very grateful to the United Way and Reading is Fundamental for offering these free resources to our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students!

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Mindfulness Meditation


These days our minds are always racing. We are thinking about the things that need to be done, worries and we may struggle with feelings of being overwhelmed.


There has been research that shows meditation can reduce blood pressure, boost recovery after your body releases the stress hormone cortisol, strengthen the immune system, slow the age-related atrophy of the brain and lessen the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Meditation has also been shown to increase productivity in the workplace and improve the behavior and grades of students.


This may be a great time to try something new. It is free and you can do it anywhere. The benefits of meditation can be huge.


To begin mindfulness meditation:


-Sit comfortably- it is best to have a reasonably straight spine. You can sit on the floor or on a chair. You can close your eyes or leave them open and focus on a neutral point.


-Bring your full attention to the feeling of your breaths going in and out. Focus on your chest, your belly or your nostrils. Just feel the physical sensation of your breathing. Some people mentally say “in” and “out” when they are breathing.


-Every time you catch your attention wandering (and you will) bring your attention back to your breathing. Don’t judge yourself if your attention wanders, just guide it back to the breathing.


Start slowly, just a few minutes a day. This is something you can do on your own or with your family. Give it a try!


Laura.Hildwen@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Shaw Art / Miyuki Ketchum

in the last few weeks, we studied different artists such as; Hokusai, Picasso, Paul Klee and Rene Magritte.


As well as their movement with more emphasis on surrealism, cubism, and abstracts.
When we exposed the students to various artists and their styles, the student will gain art awareness and skills.


Below are a few of the masterpieces students created!

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Picture Day / This Tuesday!

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There are still a few slots available.


Please use the link signup.com for a time slot to bring your children on campus to be photographed by Lifetouch / Tuesday, February 16th.

One day only, no makeup picture day will be offered.


Picture packages can be purchased ahead of time at

my.lifetouch.com using our picture day ID: EVTPHKXHS.

Photo packages can also be purchased the day of with a check, or afterwards online.


We will be set up in the cafeteria. Time slots are set every 5 minutes to avoid a crowd. Only one family will be allowed into the cafeteria at a time to sit with the photographer. We will utilize our courtyard for social distancing. Masks will be required for all with the exception of the student during actual photo session.


If you have any questions, please contact the office.

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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

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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