The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

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3rd Grader McKenna named State Grade-Level Winner for the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest!

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Mr. Bragg named National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year!

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SHAPE America, the nation’s leading association of health and physical education professionals, recognized Mr. Bragg with this honor. Mr. Bragg has been leading Anasazi’s P.E. classes since 2016. Congratulations Mr. Bragg! We are all so proud of you.

*Please check your email in regards to secret celebrations coming Mr. Bragg's way and how you can participate.

Bus Delays

We do understand that some buses have been running late. The Transportation Department has shared that this will continue to be the case for the remainder of the school year due to a shortage of drivers. As temperatures continue to rise, students will not remain out in the bus bay area past the normal dismissal time. If students have to wait for the bus for an extended period of time, we will move students into a classroom in order to provide a cooler space until the us has arrived.

*If you choose to switch your child to parent pick-up, please communicate with the classroom teacher.

This Week

Monday, 4/19

5th Grade State Testing

Tuesday, 4/20

4th Grade State Testing

PTO Meeting - 10:30

Wednesday, 4/21 - Early Release Safe Place

Site Council 3:30pm

Thursday, 4/22

3rd Grade State Testing

Friday, 4/23

Career Dress Day - Have your child dress up in an outfit for their future career or any profession/field/trade of choice.

Upcoming Events

State Testing is a Go for the 2020-21 School Year

Link for AzM2:

As testing quickly approaches, we would like to make you aware of some details in regards to your child and Arizona state testing. Students attending grades 3rd – 5th in the state of Arizona are required to participate in state testing to measure learning growth. This year 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the AzM2 state test, formally known as AzMerit. This test has one writing section, two English Language Arts and two Math sections.

Here at Anasazi, our teachers have worked hard all year to provide our students with quality instruction based on our Arizona State Standards. We continue to develop our students to become lifelong learners and strive to foster a rigorous, compassionate and inquiry based environment to support their success. Some ways that you can help support that learning include:

· Encouraging daily reading and talk about the books

· Asking your student to explain what they are learning in math

· Knowing about the learning successes and/or challenges your child may be having

· Keeping lines of communication open between you and the teacher

Please mark the dates listed below on your calendar. We are always grateful for your help in making attendance a priority, and it is especially important that students attend school on these specific dates. We ask that you please do all you can to schedule appointments on dates that do not conflict with testing dates. If, however, you do have a conflict, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as you know.

These tests are important in that it helps the state and schools determine the current levels of student proficiency in these content areas. In the past, these scores would help determine the state letter grade for each school. However, this year with school letter grades temporarily suspended, these scores will help determine the impact of COVID-19 on student learning; not only at Anasazi but statewide as well.

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Anasazi Environmental Request Form (Optional) - Due by Monday, April 26, 2021

Anasazi Elementary School invites you to provide input into your child’s classroom placement for the 2021-2022 school year here: Anasazi Environmental Request Form (Optional).

We also value teacher input in this process. As a staff, we devote our expertise and time toward creating classroom assignments that ensure a balance for optimal teaching and learning. We will work hard to match these needs with a teacher and classroom environment that will assist in the overall success of your child. By combining this input, we feel that we can provide an appropriate learning environment for every child.

*This is NOT a teacher request form.

PTO Open Positions for 2021-22 School Year

We currently have the following positions open to chair for this upcoming school year! Please know that PTO is here to support you in each role and even if you are new to the school, you will have a team of support behind you!

This is the list of current positions. Please email Gina Dyer or Ms. Waldron if interested.

Order your EduKits for the 2021-22 School Year

Back to School

SUSD is registering for the Back to School program. This program provides shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and clothing to children in our district who are in need of these items. Please call Luz to make an appointment.

Luz Dicono-McClenny |Community Specialist

Scottsdale Unified School District

10203 E. McDowell Ranch Road

Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
tel (480) 484-4600 X 4614

Cell: (480) 389-8115

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Urgent Reminder

Please keep your child home with any of the COVID-like symptoms, even if your child only has one and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies.

Plan to discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school with any of the symptoms below:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We have a 3.75 hour position in our cafeteria available. Interested? See below.

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  1. Go to
  2. Login to your amazon account..
  3. Go to your account settings
  4. Then closer to the bottom go to charity and find Anasazi PTO

IB Corner

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This month's IB Learner Profile is KNOWLEDGEABLE.

“We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance."

  • Here are some great websites to explore with your children…

TED Ed, How Stuff Works, Time for Kids, National Geographic Kids, Simple History

  • Have a family game a problem solving game, such as Jenga, Connect Four, Clue, Checkers, UNO, Monopoly, etc….

  • Combine the 2 activities above and design a new game or board game with your child. What would it look like? How do you play? What are the rules?

Coming to Us from an IB School?

We would love to collaborate with families coming to us with IB experiences from other previous schools. Please complete the following if you have ideas and steps to share:
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What is a tax credit?

A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.

Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48

It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.

Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.

COVID-19 Testing and More!

If you are looking for COVID-19 testing, many convenient locations continue to be available.

SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to conduct zero-cost, COVID-19 testing five days a week at our Oak facility at 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale. The drive-thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It conducts several different kinds of COVID testing. Results are reported within 36 - 72 hours. Embry also has many other testing locations around the Valley. Find them at

Maricopa County and Banner Health Urgent Care have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to anyone who may have been exposed to someone who is, or suspected to be, COVID-19 positive. Appointments must be made ahead of time online using this link: COVID-19 testing and drive-through flu shots are also being offered at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Registration is required ahead of time at this link or by calling 844-549-1851. Insurance information will be requested; however, you will not be asked for any out-of-pocket payment or co-pay.

Other community COVID-19 options include:

· ASU Saliva Testing

· City of Phoenix Mobile Testing Sites

· CVS Pharmacy Retail Testing Sites

· Walgreens Pharmacy Drive-Thru Sites

Maricopa County's COVID Parent Hotline

For more questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, contact the Maricopa County Department of Health's parent information center at or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19) and then option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline).

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Download SUSD's UPDATED (1/28/21) Covid Response Plan Below:

SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser:
  2. Select “COVID-19 Response” from the very top of any SUSD web page in the “Channel Menu”
  • Once you get to the section, you will see navigation on the left that guides you through all of the sections.
  • There is a handy index of pages including a brief overview of each section at This changes as needed, so please check regularly.

Back to School

Everything you need to know about school starting.


An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.

COVID-19 Resource Directory

An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Plan

Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.


Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Incident Command Team

The emergency management leadership team structure.


The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.

Mitigation Strategies

Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.

Reopening Status

The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.

Return to Learn

The District’s plan for reopening schools.

Superintendent Menzel Letters

A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.

Support Services Newsletter

A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.

Survey Results

A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.

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Older Videos

Spring 2020 Options
Parent Handbook
3rd - 5th Grade
Final Curriculum Night Video

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.