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Shaw Montessori Newsletter / Week of November 13th, 2022

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Arizona Tax Credit
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Message From Mr. Bonds
  • Shaw Book Fair
  • See Shaw Shine Reporters
  • Garden Update
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • November Meal Menu
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greeting Shaw Community,


We cannot wait to entertain you on Tuesday, December 6th (k-3rd grade), and Thursday, December 8th (4th-8th grade) at our Outdoor Holiday Tax Credit Concerts. Our young musicians and Mr. Bonds have a fabulous performance planned for you and we are looking forward to your tax credit donations! You will find a flow map attached as we have several events planned for the evening. You will enter through the primary gates into the Primary Outdoor Environment to enjoy a small show of our art displayed in the garden. From the Outdoor Environment you will go left to the concert seating area at the east end of the campus. 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.


In the courtyard behind the office, Ms. Chan’s class will be serving a dinner of street taco’s, beverages, and an assortment of desserts. Dinner service will begin at 4:30 and concludes at 5:40 to allow enough time to eat and seat prior to the start of the concert.


After the concert you may visit our Scholastic Book Fair in the library/media center and then follow the luminarias to tour our Elementary/Middle School Harvest Garden to enjoy its lush beauty and a little bite. Mr. Moench and students will be your garden hosts.


PLEASE plan to stay for the entire concert and be respectful of the children performing. When transitions and conversations occur during the concert, it disrupts the concert for the entire audience. Your children will be held in the classroom prior to their performance and will return to their classrooms after. They will wait for you there, to be picked up at the CONCLUSION of the concert.


We will be recording the concert so that the children and teachers can view and enjoy the entire show together.


Wishing you the best,

Principal Engdal

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Arizona Tax Credit

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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. You may donate here: https://www.phxschools.org/tax-credit or in person in the school office (form attached below). Thank you!

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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“This is the week! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 16th from 5-6 PM in the school cafeteria for a presentation on internet safety. This is an important topic for parents who have children that use social media, online gaming and texting. There will be childcare provided in the gym. See you there!”


Laura Hildwein, LCSW

Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

Augustus H. Shaw Montessori

School Social Worker

602-523-8965 (office)


If you are having a mental health crisis please call 911, the 24/7 crisis hotline at 602-222-9444 or the Teen Lifeline at 602-248-8336

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Message From Mr. Bonds - Holiday Concert

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Save The Date - Shaw Book Fair

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See Shaw Shine Reporters

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Have you wondered what you were going to do on fall break? Well we are going to give you a reading challenge. The reporters of See Shaw Shine challenge you to read. Go on getepic.com and use the class code PAR4203.

Please note that EPIC is only open between 7am and 3pm / Monday thru Friday.


Bold = Important


Preschool, Pre-K, & Kindergarten:

  • 1 audio book with an animal

  • 1 fairytale book (no read to me)

  • 1 non-fiction read to me book

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade:

  • 2 comic/graphic novel books (no read to me)

  • 1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid book (no read to me)

  • 1 non-fiction read to me book

4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade

  • 2 comic/graphic novel books (no read to me)

  • 1 honor/ award book (no audio book or read to me)

  • 1 non-fiction book (no read to me)


We will be picking winners from Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary. Winners will receive a digital bookmark! Who wins will be determined by how many books you read on EPIC. Make sure to write down what the books you read were. When signing in to EPIC use one of the following profiles:


  • preK-1st grade please use Shaw 1.

  • 2nd grade please use Shaw 2.

  • 3rd grade please use Shaw 3.

  • 4th grade please use Shaw 4.

  • 5th grade please use Shaw 5.

  • 6th grade please use Shaw 6.


And so on. This is to prevent confusion between what grade levels read what books. Feel free to read more books. The amounts put down are just requirements.


Below are instructions on how to log in to the Shaw Library Epic account. Please feel free to email Ms. Patti at patricia.karnes@phxschools.org if you have any questions!


Written by: Mila M. and Isabella F.

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


What a week it has been! New hens arrived this week. Thank you Nelson! The flock is still adjusting to the new family members and Hanz is a bit overwhelmed. He could hardly handle our six red sexlink hens. I don’t know what he’s going to do with ten hens of all different shapes and sizes! Good luck Hanz!


Last Friday afternoon I smelled a malodorous scent around Tortie’s habitat and thought the worst. When I stuck my head into her burrow I was greeted by a hissing feral cat! The cat was perched on Tortie’s shell and looked very comfortable in her new den. I grabbed the spray bottle and sprayed the cat out. When Tortie crawled out I found three newborn kittens in the back of her burrow! We tried to relocate the kittens to an adjacent burrow, but the mother never returned Luckily, Ms. Wahid came that evening to take care of them. They are currently residing in her classroom. It was a cool turn of events. Sorry Mama cat.


Thank you to everyone who has completed my Google survey! I’ve received great responses from everyone. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so by clicking the link below: https://forms.gle/c7wrfvXK2jZik5meA


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 three-day weekend!

Mr. Moench

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Message From Shaw PTA

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Please be sure to sign up for Site Council & PTA before the meetings

Link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/387015500910206031/true#/invitation

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"You're invited to the next PTA JEDI meeting! November 20th 7pm


We will be continuing the brainstorm of all the ways our community can celebrate and learn about Augustus H Shaw Jr.'s life along with our schools history this year... as a build up to Augustus H Shaw Jr. Day at the start of next year.


We are launching our first PTA led Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Survey this week to gather feedback from the community, particularly those who haven't been heard a lot in the past. Here are the links to the google form, we will also be distributing paper versions as well. It is only a few questions and takes about 15 minutes to complete, please take the time to make your voice heard and help us improve your child's school :)

https://forms.gle/E9FrfsaPqgewaKyp8 -Spanish

https://forms.gle/FtfmfNTZdC3JpmyG8 -English


We will be continuing our discussion of cultural appropriation and community education around the issue. As November is Native American Heritage month, this is a good time to reflect on the difference between appreciating someone else's culture ( which can help us broaden our cultural perspectives) and appropriating someone else's culture (which is stealing, can be hurtful, and perpetuate stereotypes). We invite our community to bring this discussion home and to join us in our meetings if you want support or are curious about this topic.


For J.E.D.I Zoom meeting link message: Sopa Harmann diamondcuttingpath@gmail.com

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Shaw Calendar

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November 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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