Welcome PSESD New Hires!

2018-06-18T20:29:16+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: New Employees|Tags: , |

We are pleased to welcome our new employees here at the PSESD! From left to right: Nancy Lee (Payroll Coordinator), Alexandra Clifthorne (Senior Coordinator, Consultant - Mental Health), Diana Clark (HR Business Partner), Patricia Gilson (Mentor Teacher), Jonisha Hall (Behavior & Educational Support Specialist), and Kiara Buechler (HR Business Partner).

Purchase Rosetta Stone Language Learning Solutions through WLS and Save 40% off of the Educational List Price!

2018-06-08T20:58:26+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Rosetta Stone can be used to support or supplement any of the following language learning acquisition programs: Early enrichment, English Language Learning (ELL), Gifted and Talented, before/after school programs, adult ed/adult ELL, professional language development (faculty, staff), special education, dual language immersion, world/foreign language expansion, high school language classes, summer programs, credit recovery/intervention, online/virtual schools. [...]

Proposed 2018-19 Budget: Investing in Our END: Agency Budget 101

2018-06-06T17:38:28+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Admin|

We have heard feedback that employees would like to learn more about the budget process, and all of the different pieces that go into it – from our indirect rates, to COLAs, to “Core” allocations.  To start this dialogue, Irina Minasova, Director of Business Services, and I are offering two Info Sessions in the coming [...]

New Canvas Painting at WCCW Early Head Start

2018-06-01T20:38:02+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: WCCW|Tags: , , , |

Joel Ryan recently developed a class at the University of Washington called The Residential Parenting Program at Purdy (ECFS) 495 that focuses on our Early Head Start Site at WCCW. At the end of the class the students were required to produce a final project of their choice. One student put together a canvas painting [...]

Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind on June 13

2018-05-31T00:25:44+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Admin, Events|

"Not just Sign Language: Engaging with a Co-worker who is DeafBlind." Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) A program of LTFS at PSESD   Date: Wed., June 13, Chinook Room (PSESD) Time: 11 am-12:30 pm Presenters: WSDS Staff and Debra Kahn This summer, WSDS will have a new co-worker joining us. Debra is DeafBlind, and uses [...]

Federal Policy Lunch & Learns – June 11 & 22!

2018-05-24T16:17:15+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Are you interested in learning about how the PSESD forms its annual federal policy positions? Do you have federal policy issues that you care about and want to bring to the attention of PSESD staff who write and form our policy position statements? Join us on June 11 or June 22, 2018 from 12:00-1:30pm for a [...]

2018 All Staff Celebration – Board Game Drive

2018-05-22T20:53:03+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: All Staff Events|Tags: , , |

As you know, our summer All Staff Celebration is quickly approaching, and the All Staff Committee wants to use this exciting opportunity to give back to our local community! This year's theme is "Let's Make An Opportunity" - based off of the popular game show "Let's Make A Deal!" Therefore, the decor and activities at [...]

Thank you, Krissy, for the Educare Food Pantry Restock!

2018-05-17T22:16:40+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Super Stuff|Tags: , , |

Our own Krissy Nagasawa recently noticed that the food pantry at Educare was empty, so she asked her Bowling Team if they would like to contribute to fill it back up. Thanks to her team's generous donations, including $100 donated by her father, she received enough donations to fill up the pantry and on, Friday May [...]

Help Support Elesha Julien and Her Family During This Difficult Time

2018-05-14T22:34:50+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Early Learning|Tags: , |

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting our EHS home visitor, Elesha Julien. In the short time she has been with us, Elesha has brought much warmth and laughter to the home-based EHS staff meetings (and day-to-day in the office). Sadly, Elesha lost her mother* quite suddenly and unexpectedly. If you are interested [...]

Blood Drive, Wednesday June 13!

2018-05-14T22:17:45+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

The next Blood Drive hosted by the Puget Sound ESD is on Wednesday, June 13th from 8:30-11:30am. If you are interested in donating blood, please sign up at: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=2327 Give the gift of LIFE! If you've never donated blood before, you're not alone! Click here for the first timers guide to donating blood. [...]