Information Regarding Planned Teacher Walkout

Pendergast Partners in Education logoThe Arizona Educators United #RedforEd organizers conducted voting in schools across the state, and they have tabulated the voting results. Seventy-eight percent of those who cast ballots voted for a school walkout to begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018. No information was provided on the length of the walkout. We felt it is important to update you on information that may impact your child and services offered in our schools during this time. Find Out More >>

Additionally, at the April 17, 2018 Governing Board meeting, Senator Martin Quezada, our board president, shared these details of concerns about the Governor’s plan to fund teacher raises. Read the Document >>

Register for the 2017-18 School Year!

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Elementary School District has so much to offer including the New Villa de Paz Computer Science Academy for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Other programs we have available are...


...and so much more!

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Pendergast Quick Tip

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

Find Out More and/or Submit a Quick Tip >>

Pendergast | First Things First Family Resource Center

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Elementary School District, through a partnership with First Things First, have developed the Pendergast Family Resource Center providing quality, comprehensive, diverse and streamlined services centered on a holistic view of early childhood education with neighborhood outreach as a core component. The services offered create a unique collaboration between the educational environment, families and communities combined with staffing support from caring, knowledgeable professionals.

OUR MISSION: The Pendergast Family Resource Center is a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high quality outreach program that supports the development, health and education of all Pendergast Elementary School District families and the surrounding community with a focus on families with children birth to age five.

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  • Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

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    Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux and the Pendergast Elementary School District BEE-LIEVES in your child's future!

    In her April message, Dr. Matos DeBlieux talks about measuring student growth and AzMerit testing.

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  • Registration Information

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    New to the Pendergast Elementary School District? Here is how to register your child in your neighborhood Pendergast School.

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    How to Enroll Your Child »

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  • Tax Credit Donations

    Make a Tax or Gift Donation

    Make a payment to the Early Learning Center, P.R.I.D.E. Club or Pre-School online.

    You can also make a tax or gift Donation online and help make a positive impact in the lives of our students.

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  • Before/After School Care

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    The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides high quality and affordable before and after school care at Amberlea, Canyon Breeze, Copper King, Garden Lakes, Rio Vista, Sonoran Sky and Sunset Ridge.

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  • Early Learning Center

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    The Pendergast Early Learning Center is now registering for the 2016-2017 school year! The ELC, located at the Pendergast Learning Center, offers early care and education for children in a warm and cheerful environment.

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What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

Cartwells logoFind out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >>

My School Bucks provides parents with a secure, fast and convenient method for adding money to their children's school meal accounts.

Meal Benefits Application >>

The Pendergast Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming meetings. Dates & Times >>

Financial Transparency

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Pendergast is providing the following financial information in order to give our community with an open view of the financial status of Pendergast.

- View the District's Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which includes the allocation of monies related to the intended 1.06% teacher salary increase.

- View the District's Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

- Pendergast Community Budget Guide 2016-2017

- District's Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

- Pendergast Annual Financial Report for 2017

Understanding the Budget: Find out more about how the Pendergast District spends money by watching this fun and informative video. View the Video >>

Visit the Pendergast Financial Services Department >>

Pendergast Partners in Education

Pendergast Partners in Education logo We would like to thank our Partners in Education who's generosity helps us provide an educational experience beyond what is possible with public dollars. These partnerships are vital in helping the community and Pendergast work and grow together.

If you would like your business to become a Partner in Education, please contact Kerry Pohlmeyer at 623-772-2206 or by email at

Visit Our List of Pendergast Partners >>

Pendergast News & Updates

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    FREE District 5 Community Bike and Safety Event

    Join Councilman Danny Valenzuela, The City of Phoenix, the Pendergast Elementary School District and Villa de Paz Elementary on Saturday, April 28 for this FREE event. There will be a Bike Rodeo coordinated by the Phoenix Police Department, food trucks, the Villa de Paz Food Market and so much more! Also, come meet Councilman Danny Valenzuela between 8:00 am and 9:00 am.

    Find Out More: English | Español

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    Summer Fun Day Camp

    Register now for the PRIDE Club's Summer Fun Day Camp being offered from June 4 to July 25. Campers indulge in weekly fieldtrips, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games and much more.

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    STEAM Academies Expand with New Opportunities

    Here in the Pendergast District, we pride ourself in high academic achievement and innovative learning. Now we are expanding opportunities through the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Academies for the 2018-19 school year.

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    Superintendent DeBlieux Chosen as National Latina Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux is being honored on April 25th in Washington, D.C.  as the 2018 ALAS Leaders in Education Hispanic Serving School District Superintendent of the Year. According to Nancy Lewin, the Executive Director of ALAS, “The committee was very impressed with Lily’s application, her work, her passion and commitment to education and her continued involvement with ALAS. The selection was very competitive, and she is to be congratulated on receiving this prestigious award.”

    Find Out More >>

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    Pendergast School District's 4th Grade Class Receives Award

    4th Grade teacher, Julie Frentz from Sunset Ridge Elementary and her class are being recognized by the Red Cross for raising $1,300 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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    2018 Basketball Season Schedule

    The 2018 basketball season is underway! Keep up with your favorite teams by visiting and/or downloading the 2018 basketball schedule.

    2018 Basketball Season Modified Schedule >>

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    Attention Parents, Teachers, and Community: ELA Curriculum Cadre Recommends Handwriting and Writing Curriculum Resources

    Our ELA Curriculum Cadre, composed of almost 50 teachers from across the district, used a rubric to evaluate handwriting and writing curriculum resources. This cadre’s review led them to recommend Handwriting without Tears, Being a Writer (K-5), and Write from the Beginning and Beyond (6-8). These recommended curriculum resources are displayed in our Governing Board Room and will be presented to our Board for possible adoption later this Spring.

    - Handwriting without Tears K-5 >>
    - Being a Writer >>
    - Write from the Beginning 6-8 >>

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    Governing Board Selected for Top Honor from ASBA

    The Arizona School Board Association has selected the Pendergast Governing Board to receive the prestigious Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Awards.


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    Senator Quezada and Dr. Matos DeBlieux to be Honored with Prestigious Awards

    The Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (AZALAS) has chosen Senator Martin Quezada as Outstanding Board Member and Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux as Outstanding Superintendent of the Year.

    Find Out More >>

  • Author Tim Ramsey, Honored by the Arizona English Teachers Association

    Ramsey also has selected work in new Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

    Mr. Ramsey, a seventh grade writing teacher at Westwind Elementary, was honored by the Arizona English Teachers Association. Tim's writing will also appear in the October release of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone.

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  • Parent & Student Handbook 2017-18

    The purpose of the 2017-2018 handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting District policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Read More: English & Español

  • American Furniture Gives Back

    Shop now, shop anytime or plan a future purchase, and American Furniture Warehouse will give back to our schools! Purchases in the store, over the phone, or online all count! Make your purchase on anything and they will donate 2-4% back to our schools when you use our partner code: PESD92.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Register Now for the Pride Club Before and After School Program

    We recognize the need for families to have an affordable, quality based before and after school program. The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides a safe environment where staff guide students and promote their participation in multiple engaging activities.

    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Information
    - Tuition Rate Plans
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Form
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Emergency Card
    - Parent Handbook 2017-18

  • Money Talks: Pendergast Budget Guide

    Accountability and stewardship of Pendergast District funds is of critical importance to us and to the community we serve. This guide serves as a blueprint to success and shows some of the important factors that go into budget setting each year.

    Read More: English | Español

  • Volunteer in the Pendergast Elementary School District and Make a Difference!

    We truly appreciate the volunteers that serve in a variety of capacities throughout the Pendergast Elementary School District. Whether in offices, classrooms, playgrounds or on field trips, volunteers enrich the educational experience for Pendergast students. Although working with students is a great responsibility, it is also highly rewarding.

    Find Out How You Can Help >>

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    Media Releases

    For additional information and past stories about the Pendergast School District, please visit our Media Section.