"BEE"-rry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Staff,

Please join me in congratulating our amazing governing board members for being awarded the prestigious Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award by the Arizona School Board Association. This award is presented to a governing board demonstrating the most outstanding education leadership for the year.

May this Christmas end the present year on a "BEE"-utiful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.




Give yourself a gift this holiday season!  Order your very own Pendergast Polo Shirt now! Available in a variety of colors, each with a customized PESD logo for your department or school.

Orders must be placed online and purchased with a personal credit card.  They will be shipped to the location of your choice.  Follow the steps on the link below.

Please call Kerry Pohlmeyer at 623-772-2206 or email any questions kpohlmeyer@pesd92.org.





This week is DRESS DOWN THURSDAY and it's FREE! Thank you to the Pendergast Education Foundation for making this possible.

  • Jeans must be tasteful, no tears, rips or worn areas and no leggings.
  • Participation in Dress Down Thursday is optional.


Educational Services

Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning Opportunities! Find Out More >>


Westside Impact Innovations Proposals (Grants for Teachers!) DUE on January 26, 2018!

The Westside Impact Innovative Innovation Proposal Program is a competitive process, providing funding for teachers to design and implement exciting learning events that enhance and enrich the classroom experience.  All proposals must be a) project based, b) process based, or c) a field test.  They must a) contain higher order thinking skills, b) be aligned to the district’s curriculum map, and c) be appropriate for the grade level being considered.   Deadline for these Round Two applications is January 26, 2018; scoring will be on January 31st. Proposal instructions, applications and rubrics are attached. Contact Dr. Denise McGloughlin, dmcgloughlin@pesd92.org, with any questions or concerns.

Innovation Proposal Instructions - these have been expanded to include Team Proposal requirements & possible resource >>

Independent Proposal Application >>

Independent Proposal Scoring Rubric >>

Team Proposal Application >>

Team Proposal Scoring Rubric >>


Financial Services


Just a kind reminder to all, by making a tax credit donation, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of our students. If you would like to make a tax credit donation or learn more about how tax credits works, please CLICK HERE >>





Checks will be passed out on Thursday, January 4 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Pendergast District Office. Photo I.D. is required and checks will not be released to spouse or family members. Paychecks that are not picked up will be sent to your school site by Monday, January 8, 2018.

If you are already on direct deposit, you will receive it on January 4.

All schools are closed until January 8, 2018. The district office will be closed from December 22 to January 3. Call the Payroll Department at 623-772-2225 if you have any questions.



Purchasing / Warehouse


Please mark your calendars and prepare for the following requisition end of the year cut off dates.

  • 2/28/18   M&O Teacher Discretionary must be spent by 3/30/18
  • 3/04/18   Bond (632) & Capital (610)
  • 3/30/18   M & O (001)
  • 4/27/18   All other funds:  525,526,530; 850
  • 5/11/18   Warehouse requisitions

Please feel free to contact the Purchasing Department with any questions: (623)772-2218 or tamdelgado@pesd92.org 



Human Resources

Holiday Stress?

Sometimes the Holidays can make us feel a little overwhelmed. Employees that have UnitedHealth Care coverage can receive support 24/7 with Care24.

Emotional support is available from master's level counselors. No cost help is available with dealing with life's challenges, stress, anxiety, depression grief and much more.

Find Out More >>



Pendergast Elementary School District Certified and Classified staff (Sorry! Administrators are not eligible) who make it through the school year without missing a day will be eligible to win one of our GRAND PRIZES! Perfect attendance started on the first day of school.

This year, our GRAND PRIZES will be a car and two Rocky Point Weekend Getaways!


Teacher Attendance Report

  Weekly Absences % Attendance
Amberlea 11 93.13%
Canyon Breeze 13 92.12%
Copper King 15 95.38%
Desert Horizon 12 95.38%
Desert Mirage 14 92.43%
Garden Lakes 13 93.95%
Pendergast 11 94.63%
Rio Vista 9 95.50%
Sonoran Sky 13 93.33%
Sunset Ridge 4 97.65%
Villa de Paz 8 95.90%
Westwind 14 94.72%

Stay Connected to Pendergast

Pendergast LogoPendergast Employee Calendar 2017-18

The purpose of the PESD Employee Calendar is to keep all employees aware of important district dates. Schools and departments MUST share any dates to be added that are relevant to the entire district. This includes school events such as parent nights, community events, plays, concerts, tournaments, promotions, etc.

Check this calendar before scheduling activities/events that may impact the attendance of District Personnel and Governing Board members.

Please share any events to be added to the calendar with Kerry Pohlmeyer, Kelly Goodwin or Regina Robles throughout the year.

View Online Employee Calendar >>

View Important District Dates >>

Pendergast LogoGrant & Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Grant!

Here is a fantastic batch of awesome opportunities for principals and teachers - from professional development grants to conservation education!

Find Out More >>

Pendergast LogoPast Bee in the Know


Past Editions >>