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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of November, 18th 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Tax Credit
  • ODE - Meet Your Teachers
  • PTA / Site Council
  • Shaw Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Tasty Tuesday
  • Student Art
  • Lost and Found
  • School Parking
  • School Events Calendar
  • Phoenix Elementary #1 Calendar

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TAX CREDIT

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Please consider donating your Tax Credits to our greatest need - Outdoor Environment.


Your yearly tax donations 100% fund our Outdoor Environment staff

and without their support we would be unable to offer our enriching outdoor learning spaces. For more information and to learn how easy it is to donate your tax credits visit: https://phxschools.org/district/about/tax-credit/

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OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT

Your yearly tax credit donations 100% fund our ODE staff

Meet your Primary Garden ODE teachers: Amy Mcgrath and Jessica Pantle

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Hello fellow parents! I’m Amy McGrath.

I have a 2nd grader and preschooler both thriving here at our wonderful school. My background is in special education and I spent just over 9 years working in the high school setting before I left to stay home with my own children. I feel at home in the classroom, and in the last year have become an avid vegetable gardener as well, so the outdoor environment is the perfect marriage of the two. I especially enjoy watching the children discover what has grown beneath the soil and make the connections between what happened from the time we planted the seeds until they harvested. Their expressions as they taste a radish for the first time are pretty priceless as well! The Montessori moments I marvel at are the quiet ones (yes, even in the garden!) when all the children are quite engaged and working independently.

I’m grateful for all that I continue to learn about putting Montessori theory into practice and for the opportunity to guide your children in an especially captivating environment.

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My name is Jessica Pantle and I am a proud parent of a primary student here at Shaw elementary. I am a former educator who taught for 9 years before leaving to begin my adventure as a mom. Now that my children are older, I was excited to see an opportunity to return to the work I love, helping children learn and grow. My daughter Penelope and I love being able to learn and support the Montessori way each day while working with students. Outdoor Environment is such a beautiful and enriching place where children can explore and learn about the world around them and I am so thrilled to be there to watch it.
Meet your Elementary ODE teacher: Joshua Sundberg
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Everyone gardens different; I'm all about the microbes! In 2009 I began to study western herbalism and holistic nutrition with the idea that I wanted to host clients in a clinical setting. During a field-trip to farms and gardens in the valley one day, I was especially inspired by one of them and inquired about employment possibilities. Once I began working on the farm with the plants, my goals quickly evolved to wanting to grow the herbs for other local clinics. Years later I started my company Cocopah Gardens, now Community Roots llc, to reach families through markets and workshops I put on. I continue to study and develop skills to share with others in hopes we can all together create a more natural connection with our food and the food web as a whole. Healthy soil is alive; it's my goal to teach as many people about it as I can and encourage them to do the same!

I am passionate about introducing kids to the nature side of gardening, the little things unseen to the eye that make it all possible. Kids are great at imagining all the various roles characters play in the soil web of life, and expanding that thought to how the soil comes to affect the rest of the garden ecosystem as a whole. I look forward to teaching the kids about important topics like ecology, water and waste, while developing techniques like no-till gardening, harvesting, and seed saving. I believe gardens provide countless positive influences and experiences to people of all ages, especially kids. I love garden questions! Happy Planting!

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PTA / SITE COUNCIL

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This Wednesday, November 20th. This our last PTA meeting until January!

Parents are encouraged to come hear about upcoming events - hope to see you all there.


Held every third Wednesday of the month. Site Council starts at 5:30PM and PTA begins right after from 6-7PM. Shaw Montessori parents are encouraged to attend in order to stay fully informed as to what’s happening on campus. Free babysitting is available for children age 3 and older. Pizza is offered before the start of PTA.


Login to earn volunteer hours for attendance.

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Yearly ongoing school fundraisers - Holiday Season

Now that the Holiday season is here, many of us are getting underway with shopping for festive foods and gifts. Please double check that you've selected Shaw Montessori to receive the rewards for your purchases. Thank you!


If you have questions email Chelsea Perez at c_a_perez62@yahoo.com

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THANKSGIVING LUNCH

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Parents, please remember to bring in your purchased reservation tickets on Thursday.

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TASTY TUESDAY

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Thank you for making our last Tasty Tuesday a great success! Let's keep the ball rolling with our next participating location.


MOD

Tuesday, December 3rd (ALL DAY)

Mention Shaw Montessori at check-out and MOD will donate 20%

of your purchase to our school.

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STUDENT ART

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Shaw student handmade holiday cards and ornaments available for purchase in front office!

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LOST & FOUND

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Missing a coat, sweater, lunchbox? Chances are it is in the lost & found (located in cafeteria). Come swing by before the Thanksgiving break!

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SCHOOL PARKING

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Not sure where you can and cannot park when dropping off and picking up? Check out the park book at bottom of newsletter! Thanks for helping keep our campus safe Shaw Families!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Phoenix Elementary School District Calendar 2019 - 2020

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Parking Rules