The Waldron Weekly ‘22-'23

volume 2 (8/8/22-8/12/22)

Upcoming Week at a Glance:

Passport Week

This week is our Anasazi Passport to Excellence week! Throughout the week students will be reviewing expectations of how to be Respectful, Responsible, and Safe in all areas around campus.

As your child completes these activities with their teacher, they will be able to add a sticker to their passport daily. Each student will receive a passport that they will keep with them during the week. Please review the information with your child.

· Ask your child to tell you the school expectations.

· Ask your child to discuss examples of ways he/she can use these expectations to help him/her to learn and participate at school.

· Discuss ways that these expectations can be used at home and in the community.

Thank you for your continued partnership. We look forward to a fun week of reviewing our Anasazi expectations.

Friday, 8/12 - SPIRIT FRIDAYS

Every Friday we ask students to wear Anasazi spirit wear or our school colors of silver & turquoise. New spirit wear can be purchased here:

Java with Jen (Principal/Parent Office Hours) 9:30-10:30 am.

Check in to the office with I.D. and join me for introductions and a Q&A related to the current school year. This is an informal event held throughout the school year.

Anasazi Upcoming Events

Aug 16th - Curriculum Night 5:00-7:00pm

This adult only evening provides parents an opportunity to learn about the curriculum and instructional goals for this school year. There will be three rotations - 37 minutes each plus 3 minute passing period, for parents to spend time in classrooms.

Aug 17- First PTO Meeting– 9:00 am - Open to all- Meeting Via Zoom and In person.
Meeting ID: 909 887 6558 Passcode: Anasazi
Aug 23 - Site Council

Aug 25 – Picture Day

Aug 26 - Anasazi All-Star Assembly (Parents attend if their student is being recognized. Teacher will let you know.)
Aug 31 – Early Release
Sept 5 – District Recess/No School

A Note from Nurse Renee

Our COVID guidance has shifted to a main focus of not attending school with illness symptoms. The focus on COVID-like illness and at home testing can have us forgetting that there are other illnesses like strep, influenza, etc. that students should not be back to school with. This leads us to working with medical providers to find the answers and guarantee safe return to school.

If your child has any of the COVID-like illness symptoms, please be sure that they are not contagious to others before returning. Symptoms include any one of the following: fever, chills body/muscle aches, GI complaints, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, headache, breathing difficulties, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion even if it seems like allergies.

**The expectation to test at home before returning is still the same, but you do not need to send a copy of the negative result to Nurse Renee.

Return to school after illness guidance to limit exposure to others:

  • Fever: Please keep your child home from school with a fever 100* or greater. Students may return to school with a temperature less than 100* without the use of fever-reducing medication--only if the child is fever-free for 24 hours.

  • Rash: All rashes should be identified by your medical provider. A note from the physician should be sent to the nurse identifying the rash as not contagious.

  • Vomiting: Students should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting. Episodes of vomiting without fever can be due to virus and may still be contagious to classmates.

  • Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis: Students may not return to school while the eye is still red and draining. If no drainage, students can return 24 hours after the initiation of treatment.

  • Symptoms of any illness should be mostly resolved for return to school.

  • Diagnosis of illness by medical professionals to determine a safe return to school.

  • Communicate positive COVID tests and provide the test result to Nurse Renee. You will be given guidance on return to school dates.

A Note from our School Resource Officer


Greetings and happy new school year! I hope this finds you all well and ready for the school year.

I am writing today to bring to your attention several items I have either been told about or have noticed myself while watching pickup and drop off at Anasazi during the first week of school. They are as follows:

Several vehicles have been parking in the gated community entrance on Summit Dr., especially during pickup in the afternoons. While convenient this is also, unfortunately, illegal because it is posted no parking/standing/stopping for the entire entrance. The entrance is also the private property of the HOA for that community and is also very clearly posted No Trespassing. Please do not park here to walk your kids into school or to drop them off as this means you are trespassing and that can lead to unpleasant consequences.

I have also received several complaints about drivers not stopping for the crossing guards while the crossing guards are in the crosswalk with their stop sign raised. I understand the signs say “Stop when children in crosswalk” but that really means you need to stop when ANYONE is in the crosswalk. I’m sure you do not want to find yourself in the position of having to explain to me why you failed to stop and hit a child or anyone else in the crosswalk. While I realize everyone is in a hurry to get to or leave school it is critical, for the safety of the staff and everyone’s children, that you obey this law. Many of you may have seen me on my traffic stop this morning (Aug. 5th) directly in front of the school. It was for someone who failed to stop for the crossing guard. Please don’t let yourself be the next one.

Finally, I have seen a number of cars making the right turn from the through lane of northbound N. 124th St into the left lane of the parking lot. Again, while I understand you all have things to do and places to be this is, unfortunately, a traffic violation. It also creates a safety hazard for any bicyclists who are riding in the bike lane and are not expecting you to use the through lane as a turn lane. Please use the right turn only lane for all of your parking lot needs.

I realize that traffic at Anasazi is a mess right now. With some patience and cooperation from everyone it will go smoother and faster. I will be out in front of the school next week monitoring traffic for everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, please stop by and ask or contact me at my office or e-mail.


Ofc. Mike Yavello

Scottsdale Police Department

School Resource Unit

480.484.5512 (Office)


Please read our Family Handbook and visit our PYP Parent Portal

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Fall Gifted Testing Registration for 1st-8th is NOW OPEN

Fall Gifted Testing : TEST WINDOW SEPTEMBER 12-23, 2022

Registration: REGISTRATION WINDOW August 3, 2022—August 23, 2022


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

IB Corner

Welcome to our 2022-23 school year! We are excited to have many new families join our learning community.

Anasazi Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school. This means that we are working towards our full verification. After three years of hard work, IB World Organization will be visiting us in November for our official verification visit. If all goes well, we will become an authorized IB World school.

This year students will continue to be fully immersed in the PYP class experience and will be completing several inquiry based units of study. During Curriculum Night, you are invited to attend an IB PYP information session, which will outline this program in more detail. We hope to see you there!

A Note from our IB PYP Coordinator

Sara Armstrong began working at Anasazi Elementary School in the fall of 2020. She is an experienced IB educator and accreditation coordinator. Ms. Armstrong is originally from Michigan but lived in Sweden for 14 years with her Swedish husband and daughter. During that time, she worked at an IB accredited international school where she taught in the PYP and with MYP learning support. She also served as the school’s Council of International Schools accreditation coordinator.

If you have any questions about the IB PYP please do not hesitate to contact her at

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

Renee Tosto


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Waldron


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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.

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