The Waldron Weekly ‘21-'22

volume 12

Week of 10/25/21

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Anasazi Families and Guardians,


It is so hard to believe that we are coming up on the end of October. I hope this communication finds you all rested and filled with memories from this past Fall Break. We are entering next week with lots of reminders and events. Please note next week is our Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences week. We will have 3 early release days dismissing at 1:15pm Wednesday-Friday. We look forward to sharing student progress and information with you regarding Quarter 1 at this time.


A reminder to please be checking the SUSD weekly communications. The emails contain timely and updated information regarding our SUSD community, masks, and volunteers.


In previous SUSD parent letters, SUSD advised us all of plans to begin welcoming classroom volunteers back to the 28 school campuses. Please note that volunteers and visitors are two different roles within a school. To date - visitors are not allowed on campus. Visitors are drop ins to view a school assembly as a parent, meet with the teacher, attend a classroom event, etc. Volunteers enrich the educational experience for all SUSD students. Teachers communicate a specific academic need and coordinate with a parent. Volunteers do not drop in without notice. Volunteering is rewarding for everyone whether they participate in the school office, classroom, playground, or on field trips.


Many have asked about volunteering. If interested in completing the process, please check tonight’s 10/22/21 nightly SUSD parent communication for the latest volunteer process. Right now it states to contact the school to start the process. Please email Diane at dschlegelmilch@susd.org if interested in beginning the process.


Due to our current circumstances, Anasazi will be slowly rolling out the use of volunteers. When there is a specific need to be filled, the teacher or school personal will get in touch with the approved volunteer(s) to coordinate the date, time, academic need, etc. This may vary depending on need, staff comfort level, our number of current Covid cases, and a variety of other factors.


With Halloween approaching next week please know that we will not be allowing any parents/guardians on campus. Many school traditions such as holiday parties and celebrations in the past were facilitated and attended by visitors. We look forward to the time when we can welcome visitors back and/ or plan a way for academic volunteers to facilitate an activity in the future. As things change, you will be updated.


In closing, I would like to thank you all for your continued support as we navigate another year like no other. Your children and partnership continue to make this an amazing school year.


Serving your children,

Ms. Waldron

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For the first time ever, the U.S. News & World Report, known for its national list of high-performing high schools and colleges, has sorted through the data of more than 80,000 elementary and middle schools to provide a new set of rankings. Anasazi was ranked in the top 3 percent of the state.
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Hooray, Anasazi Families! Our online Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success thanks to you! We exceeded our goal of selling 300 books!

We apologize for the delay in receiving your order. Scholastic is currently quoting 3 weeks as they are experiencing delays with their delivery carriers.

Thank you again for your patience and support!

Monday, 10/25

Site Council - 3:35pm

Wednesday, 10/27 – Dismissal at 1:15pm

Virtual Early Release Conferences

Thursday, 10/28 – Dismissal at 1:15pm

Virtual Early Release Conferences

Friday, 10/29 - Dismissal at 1:15pm

  • Virtual Early Release Conferences
  • Virtual All Star Assembly
  • Costume Party, Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • Future Desert Mountain HS Wolves Football Night - 7pm *** RSVP recommended - See flyer below for detatils.
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Anasazi Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Sponsored by Anasazi Student Council

Friday October 29th 2021

Be creative! No carved pumpkins. No scary pumpkins.

Drop off decorated pumpkins to the cafeteria from 8:15-8:45 am on 10/29. All pumpkins must be picked up by the end of the school day.

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Anasazi Upcoming Events

Nov 3 – Chick-Fila Fundraiser

Nov 9 – Pre-k and Kinder Informational Meeting 9:00am (virtual)

Nov 11 – District Recess

Student Council officer candidates did amazing job presenting their speeches. Voting results coming soon!

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IB Corner

Don’t forget to have a look at our Anasazi PYP Parent Portal. Here you will find information about Anasazi and our PYP journey.


Under Anasazi in Action, you will be able to see some of the wonderful activities we are doing at our school!


Anasazi Wonder Wall

This month's IB Learner Profile Attribute is INQUIRER.


“We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. ”


The students will be creating one large Anasazi Wonder Wall to document all of their questions and things they are curious about. Students are encouraged to take action and research their questions to find answers. If your child completes this action at home, please take a photo and send it to me at sarmstrong@susd.org or to his or her teacher.


This is a great way to encourage learning outside of the classroom!

Anasazi PYP Parent Portal

We have created an Anasazi PYP Parent Portal for you to be able to find information about Anasazi and our PYP journey. Here is a link to an introduction video about our portal and the information that can be found there.

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Interested in purchasing a school device protection plan? Please see the forms below.

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Anasazi Family Handbook

Scottsdale Parent Council

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From the Desk of our Community Specialist

  • Deadline to register for the Turkey Distribution the Monday before Thanksgiving is November 10, 2021.
  • Deadline to register in the Saint Patrick's Christmas "Adopt a Family" Program is October 29, 2021.
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Attendance

A reminder that if your child will not be at school for the day, please call the attendance line 480-484-7360.

Reminders from Nurse Renee

Please keep your child home if he or she has any of the COVID-like symptoms listed below, even if your child only has one of them and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies. Discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Also, please notify Nurse Renee if your child is a close contact of a COVID-positive person or if someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Nutritional Services

UPDATES from CAFE

FREE meals for ALL – The USDA has extended the waiver to allow for ALL in person learners at SUSD to receive FREE breakfast and lunch daily, throughout the entire 2021/2022 school year! We will also offer FREE after school snacks daily to the students enrolled in after school programs here at SUSD. This means ALL students, PK–12 will not be charged for any meal throughout this entire year.

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Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

dschlegelmilch@susd.org


Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

ehepner@susd.org


Renee Tosto

Nurse

rtosto@susd.org


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

amartin@susd.org


Jennifer Waldron

Principal

jwaldron@susd.org

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BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!

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About Us

Anasazi is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP).


Our Mission - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.


Our Vision - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.