See Shaw Shine Winter Break

Weeks of December 18th & 25th, 2022 /January 1st, 2023

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  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Tasty Tuesday
  • Shaw Montessori Spring After-School Classes
  • Garden Update
  • Message From Shaw PTA
  • J.E.D.I. Meeting

  • December Meal Menu

  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori!

The afterschool classes are planned for the spring semester. You will find them farther down in this edition of See Shaw Shine. Classes begin the week of January 23rd and run through the week of April 14th. Lego does plan to offer classes, we are just waiting for the flyer. If it does not make it in this edition, we will do an updated edition when it is received.

Wednesday, 12/21 is an early release day and will be the last day of school until we resume on Monday, 1/9. Wishing each of you a holiday season full of light, cheer, and wellness.

In Gratitude,

Principal Engdall

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Tasty Tuesday - this Tuesday!

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Join us for the last Tasty Tuesday of 2022!

15% of all food, beverage and funpass game credit sales benefit our school.

Present this flyer to the cashier when ordering.

(show above digital copy or download pdf below)

Tuesday, December 20th

4pm - 7pm

Peter Piper Pizza

3403 N. 7th Avenue

7th Ave & Osborn

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Shaw Montessori Spring After-School Classes

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Augustus H. Shaw Montessori After-School Classes

Classes begin the week of January 23, 2023, and end the week of April 14, 2023

unless otherwise noted.

Class times are from 3:40-4:40 unless otherwise noted.

Register for Chess, ABSi Spanish, Theater, Lego, Yoga, Robots/Coding/Computers, Sewing

directly with the vendor.

Sign up for Practice Club in the school office.

Monday: Chess Club with the Chess Emporium

Great chess players are great thinkers. The strategy and understanding that children learn from chess allows them to have higher intellect, improved self-esteem, and concentration. Chess helps them to make better decisions in all aspects of their life & most importantly children have fun while learning. Grades K-8 welcome. Room 415. Register at: See attached flyer.

Monday: Sewing School

Sewing is a useful skill and creative outlet that lasts a lifetime! Students will learn the fundamentals of hand stitching and machine sewing with fun and practical projects each week. This class is for grades 4-8 and all skill levels are welcome. Located in the Art Room-303. Cost is $175 which includes all supplies. Please contact Heather with questions and to register. See attached flyer.

Monday: Practice Club

4th-8th grade Band, Strings, and Choir students can sign up for practice club. Students can work on any music they are studying in class, work with other students, prepare for auditions, and receive assistance from Mr. Bonds. Please sign up in the front office. Room 202. Club is from 3:50-4:50 and is FREE.

Monday: Radical Robots Primary

1st and 2nd graders will be introduced to basic coding fundamentals and understand the structure of programming. Students will be using Sphero Indi robots to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They will program bots to navigate mazes and complete challenges with a series of tactile coding mats. Room 414. Register online at: See attached flyer.

Tuesday: Mindful Minis: Yoga and Mindfulness with Miss Emily

The Mindful Minis program is created to connect children with their body, breath and mind to benefit their learning through gaining focus, clarity, stress relief and more! This 11-week program will cover an assortment of yoga poses, mindful activities, breathing techniques and various games incorporating all the above. Miss Emily is a Certified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for more than three decades. She is currently studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and is passionate about guiding students to becoming the best version of themselves. Mindful Minis is open to K-3rd grade. Class will run at 5 students and will be capped at 12. Students will need to provide a yoga mat. Room 414. See attached flyer for information and email: Miss Emily at for registration, questions, and payment.

Tuesday: Cool Coding Intermediate

3rd and 4th graders will be introduced to programming fundamentals using the Minecraft EDU coding environment. Students will focus on Python based block programming formats to develop and learn the Computer Science strand within the Microsoft Minecraft EDU environment. Room 415. Register at: See attached flyer.

Tuesday: Musical Theatre with Valley Youth Theatre

This engaging class is a Valley Youth Theatre tradition – and an excellent introduction to the world of musical theatre! Students will find self-confidence, discover natural talents, let their imaginations soar and start building their skills in acting, song and dance in this fun, foundational class. All experience levels are welcome, and the class will culminate in a musical performance. Grades K-4 welcome. Tuesdays from 3:40 – 4:40, excluding March 14th. Instructor: Alyssa Balogh. This class will be held on the stage. Register at: See attached flyer.

Wednesday: Spanish Club with ABSi Spanish, LLC

Time 1:40-2:40

ABSí is an interactive Spanish program that teaches students basic vocabulary including numbers, colors, animals and more. Students learn common phrases through hands-on activities that involve art, music, and educational games. This eleven-week session will focus on everyday phrases needed for everyday situations (i.e. ¿Cómo se dice___?” “¿Dónde está el baño? “Necesito ayuda” and more). Kindergarten through fifth graders welcome! Room 414. Register at: See attached flyer.

Wednesday: Crazy Computer Build Advanced and Intermediate


The Crazy Computer Build Course for the 5th and 6th grader covers computer hardware, components, processing, binary, networking and more! Students will build a computer to keep forever, what an opportunity! Room 415. Register at: See attached flyer.

Wednesday: Musical Theatre with Valley Youth Theatre


Students will explore ensemble and solo singing, choreography, staging a scene and character creation over the course of this fun and engaging class! Our teaching artist will sequence each class to help young people work together as an ensemble, as they build and rehearse their own musical review. Grades 5-8 welcomed. No class March 15th. Class held on the stage. Register at: See attached flyer.

Thursday: Exploration Through Creation

See the world through your creations in the Exploration through Creation after-school club. We will go on a fun-filled journey as they use creative play with LEGO bricks to explore and discover and share about themselves, their classmates, and their communities they live in through fun, collaborative, creativity-focused play and building. While the students enjoy go-at-your-own-pace activities and making new friends, projects will challenge them in ways that will develop STEM skills, problem-solving skills, teamwork skills, and how to be better communicators. Leave your LEGO at home, we’ll supply everything you need. There are no take-home projects. Parent’s guide for at-home activities will be available. For grades K+. Schedule will be Jan 26 to April 6, 9 classes, no class 3/9 & 3/16. Class will be held in 414. FLYER & REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON...

Class flyers are available at the bottom of newsletter

*Children may not be excused from afterschool classes without prior written permission from parents

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Garden Update

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Thanks to the parents that came out to support our market table. We appreciate all three of you. The students really enjoy harvesting and setting up these market tables. We harvested carrots, cilantro, beans, green onions, pumpkins, and winter squash. Since we had such a poor turnout, we sent most of the produce home with the students and staff. Thank you to all the upper elementary students that helped on Wednesday.

This week was split between our egg scrambles and the collection and sorting of bottle caps. Tuesday classes sorted bottle caps and harvested carrots. I keep a bottle of ranch ready for these occasions. It makes the consumption of carrots all the more delicious! Thursday classes made the egg scrambles. Don’t worry! If you missed out on the egg scramble this week, then your group will participate in that lesson after the holiday break.

Goats will be here in January. We will also set up more worm bins for lower elementary. We will host a parent workday in early February so stay tuned for information on that. I will ask the wonderful Lauren Kutsko to create a volunteer signup after the holidays.

Here’s my email in case you need to reach me:

Home Depot gift cards are always appreciated. Continue bringing your aluminum cans, coffee grounds, eggshells, and bottle caps. You can leave them on the table outside the front office except for the bottle caps. Have your child drop them in their classroom bin.

If you have any flagstone cuts or wood cuts, we will also take them. We will also accept any tool donations for the field garden and/or ODE.

Enjoy your holiday break!

Mr. Moench

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Message From Shaw PTA

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J.E.D.I. Meeting

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Bring topics you would like to discuss or just come and listen in on what we are working on! Here is a link to our meeting notes if you are curious what we have been working on in past meetings:

Join us this Sunday on Zoom from 7-8pm 12/18! Links below: is meeting link Meeting ID: 868 8582 1596 Passcode is shawjedi

thanks a bunch!


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Shaw Calendar

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December Meal Menu

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District Info

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PESD #1 Website

Shaw Montessori Website

Meal Menus

PESD #1 Governing Board

2022-2023 PESD #1 Calendar calendar

Previous Issues of See Shaw Shine

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Spring After-School Enrichment Class Flyers