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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of January 24th, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Open Enrollment Applications
  • Student Work Packet Pick Up
  • Student Laptop Updates
  • Save The Date - School Photos
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori,


Our longtime friend and evening custodian Geno Mancinas retired on Friday, January 22nd. Geno has worked at Shaw since 2001. Geno was always quick with a smile, a witty comeback and a helping hand. He will be missed greatly by our community!


Geno enjoys gardening. He has a flock of chicken’s and a little orchard of fruit tree’s. For his retirement (instead of the gold watch) we gifted him a fig tree---who says money doesn’t grow on tree’s!


Adios Geno, thank you for all of the work you have done on our behalf! We will miss you and send you wishes of great fun and adventure in retirement.


Fondly,

Principal Engdall and community

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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The Positive Power of Self-Talk


Positive self-talk can help to build confidence, improve attitude, encourage motivation, help people cope with stress and allow us to work through challenges.


Many people (both children and adults) do not have all the tools they need to regulate their emotions. Positive self-talk is one tool people can add to their toolbox to deal with the challenges they face.


Here are some examples of positive self-talk “I can do this”, “I got this”, “I am strong”, “I am smart”, “I can figure this out”. These comments are usually said quietly to ourselves and can help us to move forward.


It is easy to make negative comments about ourselves and, to let the doubt in our abilities creep in. How do you respond if you hear someone making negative statements about themselves, or, you catch yourself making these comments? Statements like “I am stupid”, “Nobody likes me” and “I can’t do anything right”. If we hear these statements from ourselves or our loved ones we know that we are falling into the trap of negativity. Our immediate thought is to deny what is being said. Instead of arguing with negative self-talk ask why they/we feel that way. Listen and empathize. Get talking and validate feelings. This can help pinpoint a problem so that possible solutions can be generated.


Practice using positive self-talk when things are going well, so that it comes more naturally when challenges arise.


You got this!!


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Open Enrollment Applications

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Last week, the Phoenix Elementary School District mailed open enrollment forms to every Shaw household. These forms are required every year - one for every student, to continue enrollment at our school.


They are time and date stamped when they are received, so if it isn’t on your priority list to submit yet- it should be!


Covid precautions in place, we are asking that you scan and submit your open enrollment forms by email to Christina.Girard@Phxschoools.org . However, if you cannot submit electronically, you can mail the form back to us, or drop it off in person. If you drop off in person, we are asking out of courtesy to office staff to reduce exposure to please utilize the black metal drop box to the right of the office door (looks like a standing mailbox) and not to ring the doorbell or hand the form off in person. These forms are due NO LATER THAN MARCH 1st, 2021. Thank you! (Letters and forms are provided here for anyone who did not receive one, or needs an additional form.)


Sibling Enrollment:

If you have a child that is 3 or turning 3 prior to August 12, 2021 and you would like to enroll them into our Primary program, please fill out the attached sibling application and submit to Christina.Girard@Phxschools.org no later than March 15, 2021. Thank you!

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Student Work Packet Pick Up

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Our teachers periodically have sent messages to parents to pick up student work outside of the office. If you are a parent looking to pick up something other than a laptop, all work should be outside organized by teacher for pick up. Office staff does not have any information about the student work outside. We are finding that parents will ring the bell to ask about student work outside. Please relay any questions about these packets directly to the teacher. If you are unable to locate your students packet, please direct your question to the teacher. Thank you!

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Student Laptop Updates

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For anyone receiving "license expiring soon" on school laptops:


Windows needs to be activated using our key server that only can be reached on Phoenix Elementary School property. If your student laptop is receiving this message you will need to take the laptop to any PESD school or Emerson Court and follow these directions:

1. Power off laptop

2. Turn laptop on, making sure you are connected to PESD1 wifi

3. Login laptop using student sign in

4. Once logged in click on Google link to make sure your laptop is connected

5. Once online connection is verified the laptop is activated/updated


Our server can be reached from the parking lot or bus bay.


Please contact Jennifer Collier with any questions you may have:

Jennifer.collier@phxschools.org

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Save The Date - School Photos

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Lifetouch will be on Campus Tuesday, February 16. (one day only, no make-up day)

Information on schedule and how to sign up coming soon!

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Yearbook Photos

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Thanks to all who have sent in yearbook photos!! Still looking for headshots for "class group" pages as well as any photos you would like to add to the yearbook!


Deadline for headshots: March 15th. If you are participating in the Lifetouch picture day I can use that photo.


Again no need to worry about the background of photos submitted, as every photo will be cropped and pasted regardless if it is from Lifetouch or parent taken.


Photos can be sent to patricia.karnes@phxschools.org or patricia.karnes@pesd1.org

When sending please note child's full name and class.


Thank you Shaw!

Ms. Patti

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Shaw Calendar

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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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