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Shaw Montessori Newsletter Week of December 13th, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Important Upcoming Meetings
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Mural
  • High School Packets
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Community,


As we move through the season of light and celebrations, peacefulness is often on our minds.


Dr. Montessori was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and spoke about issues of war and peace, her life’s work, the education of children and its potential impact on world history.


She believed that the way we educate children affects who they become. It affects who they are as people, how they treat others, what their relationship is to society and the sense of responsibility they feel toward others, to the future and to the earth. She predicted that these "new children," educated in a new way, could change the world.


Montessori calls us to respect the inner life of the child and as adults, to aid the emergence of the child’s personality. “To do so is to allow the true self of the child, of the adult-in-the-making, to unfold with dreams and vision intact.” When we do this, we save the child from the experience of forced adaptation to the will of an adult, an experience that teaches that the big guy wins and that peace is built around submission and resentment rather than mutual triumph and glory.


During this season of various celebrations, all of which speak to a desire of peace - How do you plan to bring more peace into your personal life, into the life of your family, into the lives of your children and our communities?


Wishing you beautiful celebrations filled with peace this season.

Principal Engdall

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Important Upcoming Meetings

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Families are invited to a virtual Return to In-Person Learning Community Forum on Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 6 – 7 p.m. Parents will hear information on how the district will safely reopen schools when the approved health benchmarks are met.

Click the link below to join the virtual meeting:

When: Dec 17, 2020 06:00 PM Arizona

Topic: Return to In-Person Learning Parent/Community Forum

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

community forum zoom link

Passcode: phoenix

OR Telephone: 877 853 5257


On Thursday, January 7th at 6:15 our Governing Board will review the metrics for possible return to in-person instruction. phxschools.org/live

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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2020


The year 2020 is almost in our rearview mirror. It has been a difficult and trying year. However, I hope you and your family can create some positive memories in the last few weeks of the year.


Whatever you celebrate, take some time over the next few weeks to honor old traditions or create new ones.


Cook together, watch movies, create crafts, have an online talent show with family and friends or share family stories. You can have a scavenger hunt, listen to music, have a hot chocolate bar or an indoor campout. You can have each family member come up with a goal for the New Year or even create a family goal.


Make sure to take the time to slow down and make those memories. Focus on some of the positives in your life. Let others know how much you appreciate them. Let’s end 2020 with some great memories and the hope for a better 2021!


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-397-3405

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Shaw PTA

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Hi Parents, Happy holidays from the PTA! We have digital access to the My Favorite Things -Teacher Surveys. Those inclined to spread joy or give a little more than love to our AMAZING staff, please see below for those lists.

PTA Mural Project

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If you don’t remember, the PTA members voted for a new mural in the budget. We received three renderings from local artists and after fall break we asked the students to vote on their favorite. The classes voted and “The Astronauts” by Artist Luisa Leon (@azlotusart) was voted as the winning artwork. Hopefully, it will be complete by the time we return to school as something beautiful to welcome us back to campus.

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High School Packets

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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 M-F 8 to 4:30.


Thank you and happy applying!

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Yearbook Photos

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Thanks to all who have sent in yearbook class photos, here are a few received this week!


Would love to include every child, again no need to worry about the background of photos submitted, as they will be cropped and pasted.


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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