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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of August 9th, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Free-Reduced Lunch Program
  • Grab & Go Meals
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Home Learning Handbook
  • District Update

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw!


Thank you for your patience, support and cheerleading as we get this school year underway. I think the children will tell you that the best part of this week was seeing all of our Shaw friends again and teachers too! If you experience minor problems with Gmail accounts or navigating to and from classrooms and you need support immediately, Patti Karnes will be available when she is not teaching media center classes. She can reached at Patricia.Karnes@phxschools.org If you believe that it is a computer issue, sound or camera, contact Jennifer.Hawkins@phxschools.org If it is a Google Classroom issue, your teacher can assist you.


Please continue to give us feedback as we work the kinks out of instruction and delivery knowing this may take a few days for the children to become independent and the teachers proficient. The teachers will spend time with Digital Citizenship these first few days and will continue to work through behaviors that might be off task, distracting and un-productive. Please supply us with gentle, continual feedback as we try to make these virtual environments fun, enriching and engaging for our students. Ms. (Hawkins) Collier will be providing Parent Technology Help on Monday from 8:30-10:30 or Wednesday from 4:00-6:00. Drop by to get your technology questions answered!


Join Monday’s meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/98327578840?pwd=T1ZDZEJPakdHR2pVRjVINnV0VkNjUT09

Meeting ID: 983 2757 8840

Passcode: 4pgYXk


Join Wednesday’s meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/92636393478?pwd=dmlUKzROOWtiSGsrSHB3RmZMZG9EZz09

Meeting ID: 926 3639 3478

Passcode: 6MsBMm


Our Shaw Leadership Team and teachers began our year with a Community Circle under the guidance of Dr. Calvin Centáe Richards. During this circle the teaching staff debriefed and shared their thoughts on the impact to our community from comments that were made during the June 30th board meeting by one of our staff members. A lot of work needs to be done to make certain that we understand, recognize, and are able to disrupt racism and bias on our campus and in our larger community and we are committed to this work. We are working closely with district leadership, our equity action team lead and outside consultants to develop a comprehensive plan with feedback gathered from all of us—our staff, our students and our parents and guardians. We appreciate your continued patience as we plan our course to build an even more inclusive community at Shaw.


Over the past 27 years the Shaw community has overcome many difficulties as we grew. The diversity of our students, families and staff have always been a cornerstone and one of our greatest assets during these times. We will face this together and come out as we have before stronger, wiser and more beautiful!


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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The staff wishes to thank the Shaw PTA for purchasing “scissor boom arms” that help turn cell phones into document cameras! Below, you will see serval photos. The teachers will be able to use their cell phones as cameras allowing them to project the manipulative materials onto computer screens and give lessons. Thank you so much for your part in helping raise funds so these could be provided for our teaching staff.

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Message From Laura Hildwein

Welcome back!!!


I am so happy that families and students are back at Shaw, even if it is remotely. I am available to help families connect with resources for basic needs such as food, shelter and help with utilities. I am also available to assist with behavioral issues, grief, adjustment to school and online learning, as well as, any other social emotional needs. I will be providing a weekly social emotional activity/assignment on each grade level google classrooms.


The code to join for primary (Pre-K and kindergarten) is 5jrmwp5


The code to join for lower elementary (grades 1, 2 and 3) is vy32wwj


The code to join for upper elementary (grades 4, 5 and 6) is r2fg2wj


The code to join for middle school is 274m422


If you join the classes they will show the google meets codes for when I do classroom presentations such as How to Stop Bullying and Second Step.


I am also including a link for a video from the Phoenix Elementary School District. It is about 20 minutes long and offers education on “Flipping your Lid” and many resources for families.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LWKaqzJ5xxAfyZxbkp5mMEZmFiGZE_EK/view?usp=sharing


The best ways to contact me are through email

Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

or at 602-397-3405

Please feel free to contact me about any of your needs.


Regards,

Laura Hildwein, LCSW

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Free-Reduced Lunch Program

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It's meal application season!


Did you know that the Phoenix Elementary School District Child Nutrition Department serves almost 2 million meals every year?


Please visit:

Family.Titank12.com

To complete the meal application so that our district can continue to provide this service to our families.


Regardless of eligibility we require every family to complete this application process for your child.

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Grab & Go Meals

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Starting August 12th Shaw Montessori will now be offering grab and go meals every Wednesday, 7:00am to 8:00am and 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Pickup will include 5 days of grab and go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger. Only students from the district are allowed to pick up. Grab & Go will be offered through the cafeteria backdoor, which is located between the large gates on the west side (13th St) main entrance of school. Thank you!


Yadira Ortiz

Shaw Cafeteria Manager

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Hi Shaw Families! Welcome back! I know it’s been a while since we have all been together. Things seem to change daily for us but we still have a PTA to run. So know this for certain... we are in this together! The PTA is here to listen and help in any way!


The first order of business is elections. The following individuals have agreed to stay (nominated) for board positions (President, Vice President, Secretary to Treasurer). We welcome nominations for anyone interested in filling any board position. Nominations will be open through Monday, August 24th. Individuals interested in being a board member or volunteer coordinator are required to be a PTA member. Additionally, you are required to be a PTA member if you’d like to have voting rights. PTA membership will open up next week using CheddarUp. Here is a list of the positions. Next week we will be providing more information about the upcoming virtual PTA meeting.


Board Positions

● PTA President - Addie Weddington

● PTA Vice President - Heather Vittori

● PTA Treasurer - Claudia Acosta (current secretary)

● PTA Secretary (Bilingual) - OPEN


Volunteer Positions

● Communications Coordinator - Joy Buelow

● Membership Coordinator - OPEN

● Tasty Tuesday Coordinator - OPEN

● Community Partnerships Coordinator - OPEN

● Equity and Diversity Committee Coordinator - OPEN

Nominations accepted until August 24th

Please contact the PTA president Addie Weddington if interested or would like to nominate someone.


Thank you for considering to serve!

Addie Weddington: addie.weddington@gmail.com

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Shaw 2020 Home Learning Guide

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Phoenix Elementary #1 District Information

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PhxSchools.org/update


Please visit the district webpage to learn more about weekly meal pick-ups and learning labs.

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