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Shaw Montessori Newsletter - Week of December 5th

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Nurse Rose
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • Shaw Staff Gingerbread Contest
  • AZ Tax Credit - Shaw
  • 2021 Outdoor Holiday Tax Credit Concert
  • Shaw Montessori Scholastic Book Fair
  • Shaw Sports
  • Shaw Robotics Team
  • Garden Update
  • Shaw PTA
  • December 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 7th and Thursday, December 9th at our Holiday Tax Credit Concerts. Our young musicians have a fabulous performance planned for you! You will find a flow map (attached below) as we have several events planned for the evening. You will enter through the primary gates into the Primary Outdoor Environment to enjoy a sampling 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. After the concert, you may visit our book fair in the media center and then tour our Elementary/Middle School Harvest Garden to enjoy its lush beauty and a little salad where Mr. Moench will be your garden host.


PLEASE plan to stay for the entire concert. When transitions 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.

Holiday Concert Map

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Our flag football team is concluding their season this Saturday. They have had a fine season winning four games and losing just one. Saturday they will play the last games from which the emerging winner will play in the championship game on Saturday.


The Shaw volleyball team is currently undefeated having won all five games! They are a spirited, determined group. Their championship game will be held next week. We are looking forward to housing the championship trophies in our school office for another year! We wish our volleyball and football STARS, Coach Allison and Coach Wilfert, the best of luck in their upcoming competitions.


Our Lego Robotics Team and Coach Chan will also be competing on Saturday at Metro Tech in the State Qualifiers. This team, The Tomfoolery’s, have been working since August on all of the projects involved in this competition and it is intense. Doing the runs with the Lego robot is just a small component of this impressive STEM program. Should they place on Saturday, they will move on to the state championship to be held later this winter.


Wishing you the best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Nurse Rose

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Covid Cases this week:

Campus - 5

Family Member - 1


Our weekly Covid Pooled Testing found 2 positive pools out of 20. We successfully tested all the students/staff in the pool. If your student is not part of our weekly Covid Pooled Testing and you would like them to be please use the following link to register them. If you ever have any questions/concerns you can reach me at 602.257.3900. Thanks! Rose School Nurse.


http://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com//minor-consent

Access Code: APC54P

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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Ways to Practice Gratitude


Hello Shaw Community!


I have spoken about what gratitude is and the benefits of gratitude in a previous issue of See Shaw Shine. This week I would like to share with you some ways to practice gratitude.


  1. Gratitude Journal - write down 3 things you are grateful for each day
  2. Gratitude Rock – choose a rock you like (pretty, nice texture from someplace special). You can carry it in your pocket or place it somewhere you will see it often. Every time you touch the rock think of 1 thing you are grateful for.
  3. Gratitude Walk – the goal of the work is to observe things using all of your senses. For example, feel the sun on your skin, feel your feet hitting the ground, hear the birds, etc.
  4. Gratitude Collage – Take a picture of something you are grateful for each day
  5. Write a gratitude message to someone letting them know why you appreciate them
  6. Express Gratitude in Person – hug someone, be an active listener, give compliments, smile
  7. Random Acts of Kindness


These are just a few examples of how to include gratitude in your life. Find what works for you and start your gratitude journey.


Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-523-8965

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Shaw Staff Gingerbread Contest

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Hello Shaw Community!


We celebrated the upcoming holidays with our staff on Dec.1 and hosted a gingerbread house decorating contest. Would you like to help us out by voting for your favorite home?


Voting will end on 12/10.


Please click the link and select your favorite: gingerbread house voting

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AZ Tax Credit - Shaw

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Want to save time when you attend the holiday concerts? You can print this tax credit form and bring it with your cash or check made out to Phoenix Elementary School District and drop it off at the tax credit table during concert nights - OR - you can email me the filled out form to print for you and then drop off your check during the concerts. For those of you who would like to donate with a credit card, I will have computers set up at a table for you to complete your tax credit donation. Please consider us for your annual tax credit donation. Tax credit makes it possible for our amazing program to continue! Please email Christina.Girard@phxschools.org for any tax credit questions.

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2021 Holiday Tax Credit Concert

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Join us for this year’s outdoor concert. Both nights will begin at 6:00 pm

(performing students need to arrive by 5:30 pm and report to their respective classrooms)


K-3rd grade concert - Tuesday, December 7th

4th-8th grade concert - Thursday, December 9th


In addition to music, there will be an art exhibition, garden expo and book fair.


Please bring either a blanket or a portable chair to enjoy the show.


It's suggested to bring a small amount of cash with you that evening as holiday cards and some treats will be available for sale cash only. Bring your checkbook and/or credit card to make a tax credit donation, or to shop the book fair in the media center (library).


For detailed information, please click on the appropriate file below where you will read information on attire/dress, classroom assignments for 4-8, and each night’s performance program. Should you have any questions, please reach out to eric.bonds@phxschools.org.

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Shaw Montessori Scholastic Book Fair

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Join us this week in the library for the Shaw Fall/Winter Scholastic Book Fair


December 6th thru 10th - on campus

December 6th thru 19th - online


Book Fair Hours

Monday thru Friday: students may purchase books during their library times

(cash or eWallet) eWallet info: bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/eWallet

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 3:30 - 4:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30 - until end of Holiday Concerts


Or if you prefer, you can shop this year's fair online

Visit: bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/augusthshawjrmontessori


Support our school by shopping at The Scholastic Book Fair in person or the online store.


Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading!

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Shaw Sports

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Congratulations to our Shaw Stars Flag Football team on making it to

the 2nd bracket of the playoffs! Great season Stars.

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Come out and support our Shaw Stars Volleyball this week:

Tuesday, December 7th, 5:30 - Shaw vs. Edison @ Herrera School

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Shaw Robotics Team

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Congratulations to the Shaw Robotics Team! The Tomfoolery's placed at Saturday's regional competition and are now headed to the state-level competition.

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


We started a new block this week. Our subject for December/January is COMPOSTING! We learned about the various ingredients for composting (Green and brown materials) and what not to compost. Each class built a layer of green and brown materials. The new compost pile is already heating up!


We have also been seeding cotton, zinnia flowers and wheat. We pulled some wheat out of the shed and found a family of mice living at the bottom of the wheat pile! The mother never returned so we took the little babies to Liberty Wildlife Shelter (thanks Shireen!). We assume they are doing well.


The garden looks robust! Big thanks to our Shaw students for helping cultivate such a beautiful garden. Next week we will continue our harvest. The produce that we harvest will be used for our holiday concert event. We will be serving salad in the garden. There will be a fire and cheer. Come say hi before the performance on Tuesday AND Thursday. Mark your calendars!


Our tree planting has been placed on hold until after Christmas break. Please be wary of the holes on campus. We don’t want any accidents.


We can always use coffee grounds and can donations. Please make sure the coffee grounds have been brewed. You can pick up used grounds at Starbucks for free. We also prefer that your cans are uncrushed (the small kiddos love this task), however, we will accept crushed cans as well. You can drop them off at the table outside of the front office entrance.


We still need your Home Depot donations. Even $25.00 is a huge contribution. Here’s the link to Home Depot gift cards: https://www.homedepot.com/c/Gift_Cards

Here’s my email: james.obrien-moench@phxschools.org


Mr. Moench

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Shaw PTA

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December Menu

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Shaw Calendar

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District Info

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phxschools.org

District Updates phxschools.org/update

Health & Safety Mitigation Plan phxschools.org/healthsafety

Covid Updates phxschools.org/district/families/covid-updates/

Governing Board Agendas & Minutes go.boarddocs.com/az/pesd1#

District Calendar phxschools.org/2021-2022-calendar

Meal Menus phxschools.org/district/meal-menus


Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

Previous Issues of See Shaw Shine phxschools.org/shaw-newsletters

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