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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of November 22nd, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Tax Credit
  • Book Fair
  • High School Packets
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Community,


Maria Montessori believed strongly in “thanks-giving.” Giving thanks for prior events, systems and people is woven through the Montessori curriculum.


"No object must be made use of without the thought that some unknown human produced it….their effort and their sacrifice for us must always be present in our minds.

—The Child, Society, and the World


Gratitude and thanks-giving is a fundamental part of our pedagogy. It begins simply with Practical Life lessons of grace and courtesy in the primary classes. In elementary "Cosmic Education" is the goal: educating students about the size and scope of the universe; about how many inter-related parts contribute to our food, clothing, lifestyle, culture. The facts that all modern societies and economies rest on a web of relationships with everyone willing to do their part.


Gratitude and gracias both come from Latin gratia; the root being grace. Gratitude places us in a state of grace: peace, contentment, acceptance, and belonging. I am so grateful for our amazing school community and wish you peace and well-being through this season.


All the best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Wishing your family a peaceful, restful and relaxing week off. Remember the attitude of gratitude! Recognize the small things people do for you. Say thank you to others. Let them know how their actions made you feel or how it helped you. Expressing gratitude has feel-good benefits for both the giver and the receiver.

Enjoy the break!


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Lunch Bunch

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Greetings!!


As the pandemic has dragged on we have found that the students are feeling isolated. Shaw is working on some solutions to help students connect with peers more often.


Wednesday’s through Friday’s, there will be a lunch bunch group. This will be a time for the kids to talk amongst themselves with an adult in the background. They can join for any amount of time during their grade level lunch bunch hour.


  • Wednesday’s Ms. Laura will be hosting the lunch bunch for the Upper Elementary students 11:40am to 12:40pm.
  • Thursday’s lunch bunch will be hosted by Ms. Patti for the Lower Elementary students 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
  • Friday’s Ms. Laura will host the Middle School students 11:30am to 12:30pm.


There will be no lunch bunch for primary students at this time as they get a significant amount of socialization in their classroom.


Lunch Bunch is optional and it is really just a space where kids can talk to each other about whatever is on their minds. We hope to continue this format for as long as school remains online.


We look forward to seeing your children!!


For more information:

Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

patricia.karnes@phxschools.org


Your child can join on their designated day by going to google classrooms, hitting the plus sign in the top right corner and hitting join. You would then input the following class code: npsjlgu

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Tax Credit

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Shaw is Seeking Your Tax Credit!


As a public school, Shaw Montessori counts on families and friends to donate tax credits to ensure enriching trips and outdoor learning spaces, and for the greatest needs for all our children. Even though we are distance learning right now, your tax credit donation is no less important than a typical school year as we are restoring our campus for students return. Tax deductible, and highly useful- please consider donating to us as we could not provide without all of you!


When donating you can you can designate your tax credit. Please designate “Greatest Need” as that is the most versatile and we can utilize it best. Please consider donating today!

Donations may be made in any amount up to $400.00 if you are married filing jointly or up to $200.00 if you are filing single head of household. You may receive a dollar for dollar credit for the donation (check with your tax professional). Tax Credit can be paid by cash, check or online. Checks should be made out to Phoenix Elementary School District. Forms are attached or pay online here: https://phxschools.org/district/about/tax-credit/

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This week - Shaw Montessori Online Book Fair

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The book fair is here this week!

Access to our school virtual book fair begins Monday the 23rd.

Link: Shaw Montessori Book Fair

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Hi Parents of 8th Graders!


It’s time for your child to start applying for High Schools and here in the office we are ready for you!


We will assemble high school academic record packets for you at your request. Please email Christina.Girard@phxschools.org to request the number of high school packets you need. We ask that you allow 24 hours for assembly prior to pick up. Packets may be picked up from the school office after the Thanksgiving Holiday M-F 8 to 4:30.


Thank you and happy applying!

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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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