Blood Drive Hosted at PSESD on Wednesday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2019-07-08T22:13:41+00:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|

The next blood drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be Wednesday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please sign up at this link: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327  Invite friends and family to join you in giving the gift of life! If you've never donated blood before, you're not alone. Click here for the first-timer's guide [...]

Come Say Farewell to Arts Impact on Tuesday, June 25

2019-06-25T15:03:06+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Arts Impact, Events|Tags: |

You're invited to a farewell celebration honoring the PSESD program Arts Impact on June 25 at Dogwood Cafe & Lounge (222 1st Ave S, Kent), from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you haven't heard, Arts Impact will be entering the next chapter of service by transitioning into a new nonprofit organization. Please come and enjoy [...]

Enjoy Getting Outdoors? Celebrate with the Special Services Team at All Staff

2019-05-24T16:14:24+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: All Staff Events, Special Services|Tags: , |

Calling all PSESD staff members who find joy by going outside and want to share that joy at the All Staff Celebration! The Special Services Team is gathering folks who want to share in a brief group presentation highlighting the fact that we gain joy by being outdoors. For more details, please contact Laura Matson (lmatson@psesd.org), Keely Hogan [...]

Blood Drive Hosted at PSESD on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2019-05-01T16:54:13+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|

The next blood drive hosted by PSESD will be on Wednesday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Please sign up at this link: 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: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html Thank you for your participation! [...]

Stories Across the Agency: Sharing Leadership & Culture with the NAEP

2019-04-25T20:17:16+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Native American Education Program, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: |

Nearly 30 PSESD Native American Education Program students attended the 3rd annual Native American Youth Leadership Academy at Miracle Ranch (near Purdy, WA), for the opportunity to learn leadership skills through a cultural lens and connect with other youth who share their same Native cultural identity. Students from PSESD's Native American program from Franklin Pierce, Peninsula, [...]

Stories Across the Agency: A Farewell Tribute to Nikum Pon

2019-03-26T20:43:25+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Stories Across the Agency|Tags: , |

For the past three years Nikum Pon, Director of Equity in Education at PSESD, has touched the lives of countless people through his work. Leading by example, Nikum has modeled ways to apply theory to practice to ensure that our agency and our partners have the tools necessary to support racially equitable and culturally responsive [...]

Blood Drive at PSESD: April 10, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

2019-03-13T14:55:18+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, LTFS|Tags: |

The next Blood Drive hosted by Puget Sound ESD will be on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. 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.

Coaching & Leading for Racial Equity: February 20, February 27, and March 6

2019-01-29T16:06:47+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Admin, Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, Events|Tags: , |

Conflict and engaging in difficult conversations about race are often challenging. Join us for a three-part experiential learning series where you will examine race, power, white privilege, and institutional racism to deepen your understanding and practice around coaching and adaptive leadership for racial equity. You will explore tools, resources and practices to identify your core [...]

Stories Across the Agency: A Reflection on the Native American Education Program (NAEP)

2019-01-28T17:18:13+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Native American Education Program, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , , |

As Native American Heritage Month came to a close, we reflected on Puget Sound ESD's Native American Education Program (NAEP) with Program Manager Jason LaFontaine to learn more about the invaluable work NAEP is doing across four school districts in the Pierce County area. ____ PSESD: Can you tell me a little bit about your background?  [...]

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

2018-11-29T22:20:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Native American Education Program|

November marks a time to honor the culture and history of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives through Native American Heritage Month. It is a reminder of the importance of the first inhabitants of the country we live in today, and an acknowledgement of our appreciation for the Native American and Alaskan Native [...]