Come join us in sharing our well wishes with Nikum Pon and his wonderful family as they prepare for their next adventure! Staff and community members alike have benefitted from Nikum's charisma, authenticity and leadership in equity, and the loss of his impact will truly be felt across the agency. Available staff members can celebrate [...]
Educare Learning Network Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships Community of Practice in Seattle On February 6-7 Educare Seattle welcomed leaders from Educare schools and their operating organizations from across the country for our third annual Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships Community of Practice. This influential group of leaders, advocates, funders and grantees is focused on implementing [...]
"Black history month remains more relevant now than ever, precisely because of its insistence on presenting an unvarnished look at American history." (Penial Joseph) February is Black History Month, and we're sharing resources across the agency to delve deeper into the ways to celebrate the achievements, contributions and importance of black history throughout the month of [...]
We’re only 19 weeks away from the Spring All Staff event, but who’s counting? After the success of last year’s event, the All Staff Planning Committee is focused on hearing more ideas from more of you to make this Spring 2019 All Staff an event to remember! This year the All Staff Planning Committee is encouraging [...]
March 12, 8:30am-4:30pm Registration is now open for the Seventh Annual WERA Symposium: Learning to Improve: Using Improvement Science to Drive Student Success. This year's symposium will focus on the following: Action steps for implementing improvement science.Examples of improvement efforts underway across Washington State.Discussions of challenges within improvement science implementation, such as the collection and use [...]
The Giving Committee bake sale on January 29 was a huge success! Thanks to all for your cooking prowess and active participation for such a great cause. Because of your efforts, the Giving Committee was able to raise $646 for the Emergency Fund in the Learning Communities Foundation! This money will go directly to the [...]
As we begin the new year with the United Way Workplace Giving Campaign, we asked the Learning Communities Foundation's (LCF) newest Director Wendy Armour to share her perspective on the importance of giving in her work. PSESD: What led you to become the Director of the Learning Communities Foundation with Puget Sound ESD? Wendy Armour: In my career, [...]
The next Blood Drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be on Wednesday, February 6th, from 8:30am-2:30pm. If you're interested in giving blood, please sign up here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327 If you've never donated blood before, you're not alone! Click here for the first timer's guide to donating blood.
We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at PSESD! From left to right: John Huyghue (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Eric Kendziora (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Brandon Adams (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Johnny Arriaga (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist, ReLife) Welcome aboard!
We hope you were able to grab some popcorn in the lobby to help us kick-off our United Way Workplace Giving Campaign! Our goal this year is ambitious: to have 100+ new and returning givers. We're confident that we can come together during the next three weeks to support our communities. Will you join us? You have [...]