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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of August 16th, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • FREE School Supply Boxes
  • Materials Pick-Up
  • Free-Reduced Lunch Program
  • Grab & Go Meals
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • District Info

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Wow Shaw Montessori, we made it through week 1!


It was a week of ups and downs and all arounds for all of us! Lots of learning occurred in the areas of navigation, expectations, digital citizenship and classroom structure! The younger children are intrigued with the mute, the emoji and the chat buttons---what power! The older children are upright—mostly, and are showing their responsible side but still trying to hide behind that “video off screen!” Don’t worry, we know what is going on back there and are calling them back to the light.


Thank you for all of the grace, gratitude and kindness you have extended to our staff and one another. Many times we were amazed at how well the children did in areas we thought would be a struggle and how quickly they adapted and overcame those challenges. The phenomenal amount of preparation work that the teachers have done to take a holistic, beautiful educational model and transport it to a computer is a testament of love on display this week. I believe in this interim stage of learning and instruction, after what we have witnessed this week, that the children are going to be just fine.


As we continue to learn and grow together I want you to remember we are here in the spirit of service to child and to one another. Communication is critical. If you sense that your child is becoming fatigued with any portion of this virtual platform, please, talk with their teacher, Ms. (Hawkins) Collier or me. In real time/real person we make so many modifications for our learners, they are just a part of our day and our work. With the physical realm only seen through a screen, we might miss some crucial indicators. We welcome the opportunity to work through these together.


Keep Shining Stars,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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WE DID IT! We have gotten through the first week of online school. There have been many ups and downs, but by working together we have done a great job!


I wanted to share a few tips with you about having your child succeed at online learning.


Tip #1 Make school a priority. While we may not be in the building all kinds of new learning going on.


Tip #2 Reduce Distraction. Make sure your child has a quiet place to work and has all materials gathered in one location. If you have multiple learners, or are working from home yourself, headphones might be a good option.


Tip #3 Consistent Schedule. Have a bedtime, morning routine and a school schedule. Schedule in breaks and time for self-care each day.


Tip #4 Provide positive feedback. Give praise to your child for their effort to focus online, for their attempts to complete academics. It will not be perfect, but remember to praise attempts and effort.


Tip #5 Be flexible. Adjust the schedule as needed. Work with your child on difficult tasks. If you are not able to complete everything, don’t be hard on yourself. We are asking for best effort not perfection.


Tip #6 Ask for Help. We are all learning how to navigate zoom and google classrooms. If you need help, please reach out to school staff for support.


Have a great week!


Laura Hildwein, LCSW Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405 (cell)

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FREE school supply boxes!

Hi Shaw Families,


The school supply boxes that Phoenix Elementary School District purchased for our Kinder - 8th grade students have arrived!

Distribution will be available to families all 5 days of next week (8/17-8/21) in the Cafeteria.


Pickup times will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.

Wednesday we will have special PM pick up hours from Noon to 8pm.


Social distancing guidelines and mask wearing will be required in order to pick up. We are asking families to enter through the large iron gates next to the cafeteria and pick up from one of the large garage doors that will be open.


If for some reason you cannot make it during these times and you would still like a school supply kit, please email Christina.Girard@phxschools.org or call 602-523-8971 to arrange alternate pick up.


Thank you!

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Materials Pick-Up

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Haven't been able to make it by during regular hours for picking up materials put out by your students teacher? No problem! We will have the tables out and available Wednesday August 19 until 8pm for your convenience.

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Free-Reduced Lunch Program

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Please do not forget to apply! Regardless of eligibility our district requires every family to complete this application process for your child. Thank you!

Shaw, we are still missing meal applications from 250 families.


Please visit:

Family.Titank12.com

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

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Grab & Go Meals

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Shaw Montessori offers Grab & Go meals every Wednesday, 7:00am to 8:00am and 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Pickup will include 5 days of Grab & Go meals for a total of 10 for each enrolled Phoenix Elementary student. Pick up 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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Message From Shaw PTA

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PTA meeting (virtual): Wednesday, August 26th. Site council 5:30pm / PTA Meeting 6:00pm. Link to join will be included in next newsletter, emailed and placed on Shaw FB page.

PTA NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCESS:

WHY THE PTA?

The main role of our PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The PTA is the voice for every child in our school and community. We can do more together than apart so we welcome all families to join the PTA to champion for your child.


A FEW COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Who is able to serve as a PTA officer?

PTA officer positions are open to any Shaw parent or other relative and do not require previous PTA experience. All officers must be registered PTA members for the school year they serve.


What are the basic job responsibilities?

  • Please see attachment (located below) for detailed descriptions of each position.

  • Fulfill the role’s position description.

  • Keep your position information well-organized to help train your successor.

  • Elected officers should plan to attend all of the community meetings, majority of PTA events, and planning meetings.


How do PTA officer positions get filled?

  • We are currently accepting nominations for 2020/2021 positions until Monday, August 24, 2020.

  • Please fill out the electronic nomination form https://forms.gle/bMSrL2wZogdYsZc6

  • The Arizona PTA will be proctoring all local unit elections for Elected positions as we are unable to hold elections at this time via an online platform.

  • Appointed positions will be assigned at the first PTA meeting, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.


WHAT PTA OFFICER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR NOMINATION?

1. President (Elected)

2. Vice President (Elected)

3. Secretary (Elected)

4. Treasurer (Elected)

5. Communications Officer (Appointed)

6. Membership Officer (Appointed)

8. Tasty Tuesday Officer (Appointed)

9. Community Partnerships Officer (Appointed)

10. Equity and Diversity Officer (Appointed)

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Phoenix Elementary #1 District Information

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