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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of January 10th, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • District Meetings
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Student Laptop Updates
  • Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs
  • Save The Date - School Photos
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greeting Shaw Montessori Community,


Dr. Montessori is quoted as saying, “the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are working as if I did not exist.” This is something that our teachers have the delight of seeing every day in our Montessori prepared environments and is a shining example of the power of a well-trained/well-prepared adult. In the absence of the prepared environments the magic of this task has been monumental for us and you.


Our community during the pandemic has been a beautiful example of the power of working together for a common good. The teachers working hard to bring a multi-sensory education through a computer screen to our children’s mind, heart and hands and you being there to help receive and support the learning. We hope that you too are seeing moments when your children are engaged in building that fierce independent Montessori work-spirit.


We have the opportunity to celebrate the great work of our teachers. I am sure that every child here has a story. From now until March 12th you may nominate that teacher for the Silver Apple Award. You may fill out the attached award and send it USPS or you may enter online at www.azfamily.com/goto/silverapple


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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District Meetings

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The Return to School Parent Forum held on December 17, 2020 was recorded; and, the recording has been uploaded to the website should parents, who were unable to attend virtually, want to view the recording. phxschools.org/reopening-plan


January 7th, 2021 Governing Board Meeting recording

phxschools.org/live

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Galileo Winter Benchmark Testing Windows


Kindergarten – January 7-15

1st-8th Grade – January 19-February 5


Your child’s teacher will be sending more information regarding class specific testing schedules.


Please contact Jennifer Collier with any questions you may have: Jennifer.collier@phxschools.org

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Hello Shaw Community!


Just a quick reminder that I am available to assist with the needs of your family and students.


We have the lunch bunch that meets on:

Wednesdays from 11:40 to 12:40 for grades 4-6

Thursdays from 12-1 for grades 1-3

Fridays from 11:30-12:30 for the middle school


Go to google classroom, click on the plus sign top right and enter the class code.

The class code is npsjlgu

This is just a time for students to socialize with their peers.


I also utilize a google classroom where the students can access assignments on social emotional health and coping skills.


The class code for PreK and K is 5jrmwp

The class code for grades 1-3 is vy3zwwj

The class code for grades 4-6 is r2fg2wj

The class code for middle school is 274m422


If you have any other needs please feel free to reach out to me at: Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Student Laptop Updates

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For anyone recieving "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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Afterschool Enrichment Programs

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Spring Sessions begin soon!!


All classes are being offered virtually. Offerings are dependent on enrollment. If you are interested, please enroll asap.


Please see the flyers for additional information and contact the vendors directly with any questions.

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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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Message From Shaw PTA

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The “Adventure” Mural is complete!


Meet the Artist behind the Mural: Luisa Leon was born in Mexico City. She moved to Arizona at 13 and overcame her language barrier by using art as a form of expression. Luisa graduated from Camelback High School with honors and attended Arizona State University on scholarship to study Business and Mandarin Chinese.


In 2018, she started her own business, AZLotusArt with a vision to bring art to those who may not have experienced it before.


Luisa is a proud mother of a daughter, Mariely, who’s 7. Mariely actually takes credit for naming the mural, “Adventure.”


In mid-March, Luisa posted on Instagram @azlotusart that she would teach painting for free as a way to help connect with people. Her classes have grown significantly over the past few months and she has students attending from all over the world.


“No mud, No Lotus” is her motto. If anyone is interested in participating in her classes, please contact her at azlotusart@gmail.com or through messaging on Instagram.


The PTA reached out to Luisa when they saw her mural (pictured above) which is painted on the back wall of Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café located at 7th St. & Jefferson. Luisa’s mural was the winning design voted on by the students in October. The PTA members approved the project in early 2020. The funds for this project are outside of those raised from the Fun Run.

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Yearbook Photos

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Thanks to all who have sent in yearbook photos!!


I have moved the deadline to 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. For photos need shot of waist up only.


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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