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Dear Staff,

March is National Women’s History Month and it gives us an opportunity to reflect on the barriers that women have overcome and to celebrate what they have accomplished throughout our nation’s history.

Like I tell my daughters, there is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. Quote by Michelle Obama

Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman "can do." The stories of women’s lives, the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

There is a real power in hearing women’s stories, both personally and in a larger context. Remembering and recounting tales of our ancestors’ talents, sacrifices, and commitments inspires today’s generations and opens the way to the future.

My coach said I ran like a girl. I said if he ran a little faster, he could too. Mia Hamm Quote

Below are resources that will help your students recognize and celebrate the many ways that women’s history has become woven into the fabric of our national story.

I am here to serve you. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

I BEE-lieve in you!

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T&N FUNDRAISING COMING TO ALL SCHOOLS

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The foundation is excited to announce a new fundraising partnership with Tuft & Needle Mattresses.  PLEASE PROMOTE with your families!

All schools have been signed up under the program.  All the schools will get a banner.  The banner is placed attention to Dr. Roger Juarez and your school Asst. Principal. The banner should be placed in the pickup/ drop off area. The Foundation will get 25% of every mattress purchased through the link.  All the schools are now listed.

Tuft and Needle LogoTuft&Needle Gives Back >>

As an added bonus, after the banners are hung and the first mattress is sold for your school, you will get a mattress to raffle at a family event. 

Please send us pictures of your banners when they are hung up!

Thank you for your support!  All fundraising from the Foundation goes right back to the District!

 

 

TAKE AND MAKE DATE NIGHT DINNER FOR TWO

Chef Bee$30 DINNER FOR TWO! Take and Make Dinners are a great way to celebrate any special occasion without the hassle of planning, cooking for a long period of time or cleaning after dinner is served.

Preorder before March 25 at Charlie's Cafe or at your front office.

Pick up your meals on March 29 at Charlie's Cafe before 4:00 pm or at your school's cafe.

Find Out More >>

 


BEE RECOGNIZED NOMINATIONS

Be Recognized Award pictureEach month, members of the Administrative Cabinet will present a “BEE Recognized Award” to thank and recognize dedicated employees, parents, business partners and community members for their contributions to the schools and district. Awards will be presented at a governing board meeting each month.

Please assist us in showing how valuable these people are to Pendergast Elementary School District. A committee will review the nominations and make selections based on qualifications and indicators. More than one nomination per person may be submitted and please answer questions as thoroughly as possible.

Please send or email this nomination form to the Superintendent’s office to the attention of: Nedda Shafir at nshafir@pesd92.org. For questions contact Nedda at 602-684-4806.

"BEE" Recognized Nomination Form>>

 



Apply for a grant!

Here is a roundup of additional educational grants aimed at helping students, classrooms and schools.

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EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

ESS Department is preparing for Extended School Year Services for the summer of 2019. What are extended school year services?  Extended school year services are special education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year, are in accordance with a child’s IEP, are provided at no cost to the parents, and are in alignment with the standards set by the state education agency (SEA). [34 C.F.R. § 300.106(b)]

The regulations that implement the IDEA require IEP teams to determine, on an individual basis, whether ESY services are necessary to provide a (Free Appropriate Public Education) FAPE to the child. [34 C.F.R. § 300.106(a)(1)]

“Student participation in an ESY program is not compulsory. ESY services are not required for all students with a disability.”[A.A.C R7-2-408(D)] “Eligibility for [ESY] participation shall not be based on need or desire for any of the following: 1) A day care or respite care service for students with a disability; 2) A program to maximize the academic potential of a student with a disability; and 3) A summer recreation program for students with a disability.” [Id. at Subsection (E)]

Applications are now open for Summer Extended School Year positions.  All interested staff, please copy and fill out the applications linked below.  Applications for the Coordinator position are due March 22, 2019 and ESY teacher applications are due April 5, 2019 to Alicia Zelvis atazelvis@pesd92.org.  Please contact Alicia with any questions you may have concerning the process or for more information.

 

 

HOPEFEST PHOENIX - MARCH 23, 2019

Free on-site dental and medical care, as well as, a number of other helpful resources.

Find Out More: English | Español or visit hopefestphx.com

 

 

OUR VALUED PARTNERS FROM START@WEST-MEC ARE LOOKING FOR STEM CAMP INSTRUCTORS FOR THE SUMMER!

Pay rate $30 per hour and small class sizes for ages 10-13.

Camps operate through June and July. T/W/TH 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More information: contact Alva Tovar @alva.tovar@west-mec.edu

 


NOW ENROLLING

Pendergast Preschool at Desert Mirage, Sonoran Sky, and Villa de Paz.

  • 4 and 5-Star Quality First rated programs for 3 and 4 year-olds
  • Highly qualified staff
  • AZDHS Licensed facilities
  • Breakfast/lunch included
  • Half day and full day options offered

Contact azelvis@pesd92.org or 623-772-2360 for more information.

 

TREES ARE SUPERHEROES! K-12 POSTER CONTEST

This year's contest highlights the heroic role that trees and urban forests play in our communities. All Arizona youth in grades K-12 are invited to participate.

POSTER MATERIAL

Any media may be used - paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials that lie flat and can travel by mail without damage.

  • Posters will be judged on: originality, design, slogan, artwork, and relationship shown between individuals, communities, and trees.
  • Any slogans should be clear, brief, and positive.
  • Artwork should be original and wording may be computer-generated or hand-written.
  • Organization/agency logos and copyright characters may not be used.
  • Parents and teachers are encouraged to do their own research on caring for trees and to share their findings with the youth participating in the poster contest.

ENTRY DEADLINE

  • Postmarked by Friday, March 29, 2019

POSTER SIZE

  • Maximum of 12" x 16"
  • No minimum size
  • Only one (1) poster may be submitted per participant

MAIL COMPLETED POSTERS TO:

  • UCF Poster Contest
    Department of Forestry and Fire Management
    1110 West Washington Street, STE100
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

WINNERS

  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three posters in each group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and to the teachers of First Place winners in each group.
  • Poster artwork will be on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum!

In order to be eligible, the following information must be legibly written or typed on the back of the poster:

  • Participant's name, grade, age
  • School, school phone number, school address
  • Teacher's name, teacher's email
  • If posters are missing information, they cannot be judged.

NOTE

  • Posters become the property of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and will not be returned.
  • Posters may be used for publicity purposes.



THE ULTIMATE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

College can be expensive. That’s why scholarships for women are so valuable. First, they help lower the cost of going to school, which is worthwhile in itself. Second, they are only open to female students, making them potentially less competitive.

If you have a girl getting ready to head to college, here is the ultimate list of scholarships for women and girls.

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AVONDALE STEAM FEST FAMILY EVENT

The 6th annual STEAM Fest happening at the Civic Center Library on Wednesday, March 6th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please help spread the word about this amazing hands on learning opportunity for all ages. Come explore booths with science experiments, games, activities and exciting demonstrations.

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VOLUNTEERING

Help share a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with the children in our community. Volunteering is easy!

  • The time commitment is approximately 3-3.5 hours.
  • Email our Library Operations Manager Jesse Caufield at:  jcaufield@avondale.org by 2/25/19 to confirm you are available.
  • Arrive at the library at 2:30PM on Wednesday, March 6th. We will show you your table with simple instructions for the activity and provide a teen volunteer to assist you.
  • At 3:30, participants will begin arriving! Assist them with the activity. Do you use STEAM in your job? Tell them about it!

 



NEXT-GEN TEACHER PREP IN PENDERGAST

Pendergast Elementary School District and ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are providing more financial and educational support to teacher candidates in schools.

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PAYROLL & HUMAN RESOURCES


District Offices are closed for Spring Break with the exception of Departments that have ongoing projects.  Payroll will be open for paychecks (see the attached flyer below).


12-Month Employees, please see your supervisor for your schedule and/or to request Vacation for March 11, 12 or 13, 2019.

Spring Break Payroll Checks Flyer >>

 


PURCHASING

END OF THE YEAR CUT OFF DATES

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

  • March 8 - Bond (632) & Capital (610)
  • March 29 - M & O (001)
  • April 26 - All other funds all vendors include, but, not limited to 525,526,530; 850 this would also include Grants
  • May 10 - Warehouse requisitions (Items to be used by June 28th)

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



HUMAN RESOURCES

JOIN YOUR WELLNESS PROGRAM TODAY

The WellStyles program gives you the tools to get active, get healthy and get rewarded.

Find out more and sign up today >>

 

MYTH-BUSTERS

  • Myth: Meal timing is less important than food quality.
  • Truth: When you eat is as important as what you eat.

Find Out More >>

 

SHINGLES VACCINE UPDATE

If you are over 50 years old, you should consider getting the shingles vaccine (two doses) whether or not you recall ever having had the chicken pox, which is caused by the same virus as shingles.  If you have had shingles in the past, you can still receive the vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.

The Albertson's Pharmacy on Dysart and Indian School Roads now has a limited supply of the shingles (Shingrix) vaccine.  Call ahead at 623-535-7153, and they will set aside a dose for you.  Make sure to take your insurance card.

 

2019 OPPORTUNITIES!

Please submit the appropriate form to be eligible for the Incentive Grant (all staff), Increment Plan (classified staff) and/or Salary Advancement (certified staff).  Please review the requirements of each opportunity and submit the appropriate form by the deadline of March 10, 2019.

For questions, please contact the HR Office at x2235.F

 

QUICK FAQs:

Incentive Grant - Upon the accumulation of 50 Incentive Points, employees can request a $500 Incentive Grant.  In order to qualify for the grant, employees must have 50 incentive points and submit the Incentive Grant Request Form to Human Resources on or before March 10, 2019.

Salary Advancement - The Salary Advancement form must be submitted by March 10, 2019 and Official transcripts received by HR no later than September 15, 2019.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • With a conferred MA, teachers can move from BA to MA/BA+45 (three- column move)

OR

  • With a conferred MA, teachers can move from BA+15 to MA/BA+45 (two- column move)

Increment Plan - You can earn "increment" toward increases in your hourly wage. An increment is $0.25 increase to your hourly wage. Increments are earned by taking college level classes (Policy GDM-RA). The Increment Plan form must be submitted by March 10, 2019 and Official transcripts received by HR no later than September 15, 2019.

 

 

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Teachers and Staff, please visit the Professional Development Site where you can sign up for one of Wednesday's District-wide PD Sessions. While this month's offerings are a bit different than previous months, we still encourage you to use the sign-up form to select your session. Having an accurate roster of sign-ups helps facilitators to plan accordingly.



TEACHER ATTENDANCE REPORT

  Weekly Absences % Attendance
Amberlea 19 86.4%
Canyon Breeze 15 89.7%
Copper King 14 92.0%
Desert Horizon 13 92.8%
Desert Mirage 6 95.9%
Garden Lakes 9 94.9%
Pendergast 13 92.1%
Rio Vista 8 94.7%
Sonoran Sky 12 90.0%
Sunset Ridge 9 93.3%
Villa de Paz 9 93.1%
Westwind 11 95.1%

 

 

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