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Shaw Montessori Newsletter / Week of December 4th, 2022

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Arizona Tax Credit
  • i-Ready Diagnostic
  • Message From Nurse Rose
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Holiday Concerts
  • Shaw Book Fair
  • See Shaw Shine Reporters
  • Garden Update
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Calendar
  • December Meal Menu
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori!


This week we were fortunate to have a group of indigenous peoples visit. Many of them are parents of our school community. We even had a student performing. They shared dances, songs, incredible traditional dress, culture, instruments, and blessings. It was a treasure for our elementary and middle school students.


We look forward to entertaining you this week at our Holiday Tax Credit concerts. Tuesday, 12/6 our kindergarten through 3rd graders will perform for you and on Thursday, December 8th our 4th-8th graders. You may donate cash or check at the tax credit table that evening or if you prefer to donate online you will find that link here: https://www.phxschools.org/tax-credit We hope you take time to eat and to visit the book fair, the outdoor environment, and the garden. The love and generosity of our students and family will be evident everywhere that evening. Thank you so much!


***We ask that you stay for the entire concert. The students will return to their classrooms with their teachers to wait for you. When there are early departures, movement and talking it distracts from the work of our children. Please be respectful. Also remember to bring your own chairs and blankets. That is the only seating that will be available that evening.


Afterschool classes end on December 9th for the semester. New classes will be posted in the See Shaw Shine on December 11th. Registration will open then.


Our school Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, December 21st in the school cafeteria. Spellers will begin competing at 9:30.


Wishing you the best,

Principal Engdall

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Arizona Tax Credit

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Your tax credit donations help us provide for our children the incredible beauty that extends Montessori beyond the classroom walls. Field trips, sports teams, the field garden and the outdoor environment are not critical, but highly desirable. Without our tax credit donations, they will cease to exist. For more information and/or to donate online visit: https://www.phxschools.org/tax-credit or to donate in person, download the form below and drop off at school. Thank you!

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i-Ready Diagnostic

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iReady winter diagnostic begins Monday December 5. We highly recommend students bring headphones from home for their test. Per District guidelines student headphones must be corded and not Bluetooth enabled. Thank you!

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Message From Nurse Rose

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Nail Hygiene: please make sure to keep your student’s nails trimmed. Long nails can trap dirt and germs, as well as result in scratches for your child (and other people). Also, toenails that grow too long run the risk of becoming ingrown, and that can really hurt. For younger students who may not like getting their nails cut here are a few tips: warm water softens up nails. Try to schedule the nail cutting for just after the bath, do a few at a time. There’s no rule that says you must finish all in one sitting. If your child dashes off before you’ve finished the first hand, try again later, or even the next day. If you see visible dirt under the nails, gently clean it out. Rose School Nurse

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Hello Shaw Families


I wanted to let you know that if you need help over the holidays with food, clothing or small gifts for your children please reach out to me as soon as possible and I will try to connect you with resources.


You can reach me at Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org or call me at 602-523-8965.

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Shaw Holiday Concerts

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We cannot wait to entertain you this Tuesday, December 6th (k-3rd grade), and this Thursday, December 8th (4th-8th grade) at our Outdoor Holiday Tax Credit Concerts. You will find a flow map below as we have several events planned for the evening. Please remember to bring a blanket or your own folding chairs. Only lawn seating will be available. Concerts begin promptly at 6:00. Children must be in their classrooms by 5:30. For more detailed information, please view the concert information sheets attached below.

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Book Fair

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The Book Fair opens this Monday! Make sure to come to the holiday concerts early and check it out!


Interactive book fair flyers

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Set up your child's eWallet. An eWallet is an easy cash-free digital payment method for kids to use at the Book Fair.

bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works


Accepted payments at our fair: eWallet, credit cards, cash or checks payable to Shaw Montessori

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See Shaw Shine Reporters

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This week, your See Shaw Shine Reporters decided to switch things up and give you a little winter holiday fun. We hope you enjoy it!


Fun facts about the winter holidays

Did you know that every snowflake has six sides?

Did you know that Earth is closest to the Sun in winter?

Did you know that sometimes it snows in Phoenix?


Jokes about the holidays!


Q: What is Frosty’s favorite food?

A: Brrr - itos


Q: What do you call an old snowman?

A: Water….


Q: What did the peanut butter say to the grape on Christmas?

A: ‘Tis the season to be jelly!


Q: What’s a parent’s favorite Christmas carol?

A: Silent night!


Word Search

Holiday Word Search is available below!

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


We had a wonderful week in the garden. We began our egg scramble cooking block. The students collected the eggs from the chickens and green onions and cilantro from the garden. We made a cheesy egg scramble served on a slice of French baguette. Since children have such a sophisticated palate, they mostly enjoyed the buttered bread. Nonetheless, it has been a success thus far. We will continue with this recipe until the holiday break.


Next week is our holiday concert! Please stop by the elementary garden for some homemade treats. We will be serving salad and fried vegetables. We will also be selling bouquets for $5.00 and making s’mores on our fire pit! If you don’t like salad, you’ll probably enjoy a s’more, and vice versa. The food will be prepped by students from Leinbach’s class and the 7th and 8th graders. We will also be serving plenty of holiday mirth! Ho ho ho!


Final update on the goats:

After speaking with Principal Engdall and farmer Maya it was decided that we will host the goats after the holiday break. I PROMISE they are arriving in January. The plan is to host a pregnant female goat. She will give birth to the kids on campus! What an awesome experience for the kids! We’ll let the kids grow up a little, forage on the Bermuda grass, and then we’ll send them back to the farm to be sold to a loving family. Make sure you thank farmer Maya when you see her at the farmer’s market.


There are still some upper elementary classes that need vermicomposting bins. Here’s a link to the Home Depot totes if you would like to sponsor your child’s classroom:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-27-Gal-Tough-Storage-Tote-in-Black-with-Yellow-Lid-HDX27GONLINE-5/205978361


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, eggshells, and bottle caps. You can leave them on the table outside the front office except for the bottle caps. Have your child drop them in their classroom bin.

If you have any flagstone cuts or wood cuts, we will also take them. We will also accept any tool donations for the field garden and/or ODE.


Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Moench

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Message From Shaw PTA

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Shaw Calendar

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December Meal Menu

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District Info

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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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