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Shaw Montessori Newsletter - Week of April 3rd

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message From Principal Engdall
  • Message From Jennifer Collier
  • Message From Nurse Rose
  • Message From Laura Hildwein
  • 2022/2023 P.E.E.R. Club Lottery

  • Superintendent Search Survey

  • Talent Show

  • Raffle Baskets

  • Garden Update
  • Shaw PTA
  • Shaw Calendar
  • District Information

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Message From Principal Engdall

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Greetings Shaw Montessori Community,


What an amazing week we have had. Our 5th and 8th graders started our month of testing this week and completing the science portion of our test AzSCI, we planted 15 new trees in and around campus and experienced some incredible Montessori learning all around our campus.


The month of May brings with it promotion ceremonies. While we will be holding our beautiful promotion ceremonies in person. Under current district mitigation guidelines, we will have some modifications:


Our 8th grade students will be limited to 4 guests each.


Our kindergarteners will be limited to 2 guests each.


Our 8 kindergarten classrooms have far more promoting students than our middle school program hence the difference in the number of attendees.


We will hold our kindergarten promotion ceremony on Monday, May 23rd at 6PM and our middle school ceremony on Tuesday, May 24th at 6PM. Both ceremonies will be in our cafeteria.


There are 15 more days to submit your tax credit donations. You can donate here: https://phxschools.org/district/about/tax-credit/or in the school office. As always thank you for your support. You help keep our beautiful outdoor environments open and staffed, field trips funded and when you donate to the Principals Discretion fund you allow us to fund many things that are beneficial to all of our children as needs arise.


Wishing you the very best,

Principal Engdall

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Message From Jennifer Collier

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Spring State Testing


Every April, our 3rd to 8th grade students are required to take the state assessments. This year's assessments will be AzSCI (Science) for 5th and 8th grade students only and AASA (Writing, Reading, and Math) for all 3rd to 8th grade students. These standardized tests provide a snapshot of how students place on grade level standards. For information about the tests, including access to the online sample tests please click the following link: https://www.azed.gov/assessment/aasa


The testing calendar has been provided in this issue of SSS. Your child's teacher will also be reaching out to you prior to testing. To prepare for testing, we recommend students get a good night's rest, have a healthy breakfast, as well as bring headphones, snacks, and water. Please reach out to Jennifer Collier jennifer.collier@phxschools.org or your child's teacher with any questions you may have.


Important note: students must submit the test on the same day they start the test. Please do not plan doctor's appointments or early pick-ups on the day of your child's scheduled test.

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Per District guidelines student headphones may not be Bluetooth enabled for testing. Corded headphones only for the state assessments. Thank you!

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Message From Nurse Rose

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Note from the nurse: For the 2nd week in a row, we have had no students/staff who tested Covid 19 positive or were in close contact with a positive case.


Pool testing: We had 1 positive pool and retested 11 students, but all students tested negative.


Rose Prasad RN/602.257.3900

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Message From Laura Hildwein

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The Art of a “Good” Meltdown


A meltdown is what happens after you have held yourself together through large and small crises. Meltdown’s can manifest in different ways such as crying, rage, silence or an emotional shutdown. They occur when we no longer have the emotional resources to deal with our stress.


Meltdown’s can have an upside. They allow us to release tension, think more clearly and allow us to reset. We may experience a sense of relief after a meltdown.


Here are some tips to have an effective meltdown:

1. Accept it- Don’t judge yourself

2. Know what you need- do you need to be alone? A hug? A pep talk?

3. Model a good meltdown- no aggression or harm. Show your kids you can have a meltdown and can recover

4. Calm yourself- reflect on the meaning of your meltdown and move on


Use your meltdown’s as learning experiences and an opportunity to add more stress management tools to your toolbox. Laura.Hildwein@phxschools.org

602-523-8965

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2022/2023 P.E.E.R. Club Lottery

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PEER Club Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available!


Requirements for eligibility are:

-Both parents/guardians must be working or a college student between the time of 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Work verification or an official paid college semester transcript from an institutions Registrar Office will be required.

-The child must be current on his/her shot records.

-The child must be at least 5 years old, and in Kindergarten (or will be in the 22/23 SY).


Important dates to remember:

-April 4, 2022 – April 15, 2022: Complete registration for and return to Front Office, PEER Office, or email it in (Claire.kooyahoema@phxschools.org).

-April 18, 2022 – April 19, 2022: Parents may call or email the PEER Office (602-257-3903) to verify that their Registration Form was received.

-April 20, 2022: Lottery will take place.

-April 21, 2022: Parents/guardians of the selected children will be notified by phone from a

Shaw PEER Staff member. A list will also be posted at the Front Office and PEER Office.

A form has been sent home by your child’s teacher on Friday, and is also be attached (below)


Like everywhere else, PEER has been hit hard when it comes to staffing. With less staff, less students are able to be accepted. If you know anyone who enjoys working with kids, and is able to work between the hours of 2:00-6:00pm (earlier on early release days), please have them apply online for the PEER Instructional Assistant position.


Please reach out with any questions!

Claire Kooyahoema

Augustus H. Shaw Jr. Montessori School

PEER Program Lead

602.257.3903

claire.kooyahoema@phxschools.org

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Superintendent Search Survey

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The Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) was selected to conduct a superintendent search for the District. ASBA is conducting a survey to gather parent, staff, and community input concerning the leadership qualities desired in a superintendent. ASBA and the Governing Board will use your feedback during the applicant screening and interviewing processes.


To complete the superintendent survey online, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PhoenixESD_Comm_ESurv

by Thursday, April 7, at 12 noon.

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Talent Show

Deadline to sign up: April 15th

If you have any questions, please contact Eric.BONDS@phxschools.org

Raffle Baskets

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Hi Shaw Families!


It’s Talent Show and Basket Raffle time! For those new to Shaw, this is a fundraising tradition where each class selects a theme and builds a basket to be raffled off throughout the talent show. Class parents will be coordinating the baskets and they need to be in the front office the week of May 9th.


More info to come about selling raffle tickets and the talent show soon.


Please contact me via email with any questions! I look forward to seeing the baskets come together!

Erin Nurss Raczynski / enurss@gmail.com

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Garden Update

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Greetings!


We finally planted all our trees on campus! We planted 16 trees with the help of Trees Matter and APS. The students learned the proper technique for planting trees and little arbor science as well. We planted Eucalyptus, Oak, Pistachio, Desert Willow and Vitex. Take a look around campus to see all the different tree varieties.

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We continued our lesson on the history of the chicken. We also received a third incubator from our Donors Choose application. They paid for approximately $850.00 in incubator and brooder supplies. Our eggs in Leinbach’s and Craig’s classes are on their final two weeks of development. Please see Mr. Leinbach or his awesome IA, Emily, about buying some chicks.


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. NO MORE SINGLE BREW PLASTIC CUPS PLEASE! 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.


Our bottle cap drive has concluded. Thank you all for donating your caps. We have sorted the colors and are ready to begin our design with Mrs. Ketchum next week.


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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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#

2021-2022 District Calendar phxschools.org/2021-2022 calendar

2022-2023 District Calendar phxschools.org/2022-2023 calendar

Shaw Montessori Website phxschools.org/shaw

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

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