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A Pit Stop at Transportation!

One of the goals for the Communications Team in 2017-18 centers around increasing PSESD Staff engagement and participation, and boosting staff morale. The team identified at a retreat in August a number of department [...]

Premera Vision Plan

Update: Your Premera Vision Plan Good news – the vision plan​ you have through the Premera Education Program has been expanded! You now have a larger choice of vision care providers and enhanced benefits, [...]

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Welcome PSESD New Hires!

Welcome PSESD New Hires! November New Employee Orientation From Left to Right: Sarah Dennis, Paraeducator, Educare; Laura Keenan, Paraeducator, Educare; Elisa Curtis, Preschool Teacher, Educare; Trina Griffin, Food Services Assistant, Heritage Head Start; Braxton Kellogg, Program Coordinator, Communications [...]

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PSESD Inclement Weather Plan – Are You Prepared?

PSESD Inclement Weather Plan The Communications department is committed to trying to have inclement weather closure announcements posted as soon as the decision is made.  The closure decision is made by the Deputy Superintendent, [...]

URGENT UPDATE: Premera Vision Coverage

 Update on Vision Coverage for 2017/2018 Plan Year! After the initial vision plan with Premera was sold to PSESD, Premera signed an agreement with a provider network, EyeMed. Premera’s intent was to offer a broader [...]

Thanks for Poppin’ By!

The Communications Team wants to thank everyone who popped by yesterday for some popcorn and treats. Did you miss the popcorn party? No worries, we are currently planning out next fun outing and will [...]

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The PSESD Workplace Giving Campaign is here through November 9!

Join us in our workplace campaign, which is currently under way. Together, we can make great work possible! Donate now! Did you know that more than 6,500 parents learned solid parenting skills through United [...]

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Canceled: Pierce County Caucusing Sessions

Canceled: Pierce County Caucusing Sessions The Pierce County Caucusing sessions for Friday, October 27 have been canceled. Please share this information with colleagues who may not check WeAre.PSESD often who may be planning to attend. [...]

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Welcome PSESD New Hires!

Welcome PSESD New Hires! October New Employee Orientation from left to right 1st Row: Traci Causey - Health/Nutrition/Safety Coach, Early Learning; Justin Noonan - Student Assistant Specialist, Keithley Middle School; Carlee Wyatt - PreK-2 [...]

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Leadership Shout Outs

A Shout Out For: Angela Bolam 

From: Julie Rolling

Angela Bolam’s amazing leadership with the Giving Committee and Fill the Pantry Campaign for Heritage Head Start @ Greenbridge, Seola Gardens and Educare! Thanks to her support and the Agency\’s generosity, we were able to collect over 420+ food items for our PSESD community members! With the upcoming holiday season, this will help out our food pantries tremendously.

More Shout Outs

Get Social at Upcoming Events!

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    Jill Clayton is Retiring

    December 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meet PSESD New Hires!

Meet PSESD New Hires!

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What Kinds Of Things Can I Post? 2017-05-22T18:51:33+00:00

Well here are just a few ideas:

  • New Grants
  • New Team Members or Changes
  • Program Events and Happenings
  • Department Celebrations
  • Program/Department Accomplishments
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Baby, Birth or Adoption Announcements
  • Retirements
  • Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Announcements
  • Program News and Milestones
  • Team Outings
  • Best Practices
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Community Resources
  • College Graduation Announcements


Anything for free, sale or trade should go on the Staff Bulletin Board. 

Why another site to look at? 2017-05-22T18:51:50+00:00

For the last year Communications has been teaming with Agency Tech to look at the data, and sift through the feedback from PSESD staff about the usability of MyPSESD.org. Sharepoint has many benefits, and the previous MyPSESD.org was well-liked by many staff too.

As our staff and workloads continue to grow and take us in new directions, Communications feels it is important to find new ways to offer PSESD staff the opportunity to learn about each other as colleagues and as fellow human beings. We are in this work together, and the more we know about each other the better we can achieve our shared goals.

We heard from many staff that you missed Agency Life and needed a place to connect with each other. The Communications team,  with input from Agency Tech, worked to address the technical and legal issues that go into creating a space for staff that is safe, accessible, and meets all of the public records and retention requirements we need to adhere to as an agency and designed this space for staff.

This site is truly a place for PSESD staff to share news and information, personal and professional; to stay connected with each other; and to build community. 

Everything you post is public and is being backed up on a regular basis.

Can anyone post here? 2017-05-22T18:51:55+00:00

This site is created for all PSESD staff to share news and information, leadership shout outs and fun stuff. Whether you work in Renton, Educare, in a School District, at ReLife or one of our many sites if you are a PSESD employee this site is for you!



Can staff post outside events? 2017-05-22T19:56:42+00:00

The Weare.PSESD.org site is for internal staff use only.

PSESD supports relationships with appropriate organizations, individuals, business and other governmental and educational agencies. For promoting and sharing information on our external agency website, psesd.org, there must be a Sponsors/Co-Sponsors relationship established  consistent with the PSESD mission, vision, and goals and in alignment with the cabinet established guidelines.

You can review the PSESD Cabinet have established guidelines for Sponsor Guidance on Sponsorships/Co-Sponsorships on mypsesd.org here: FINAL WITH CROSS REFERENCING_GUIDANCE ON SPONSORS__March2016.docx and PROCEDURE FOR SPONSOR.docx.

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