Dear Staff,

Welcome back! I hope you had the chance this summer to spend time with family and friends or to do a little traveling. There is nothing more exhilarating than kicking off a new school year.

This year's District Kickoff was the perfect time to reunite with old friends and colleagues, meet enthusiastic new staff members and share our plans for making a difference in the lives of the students we serve.

I am committed to making this the best year yet for the students and staff in the Pendergast District. My promise is to work alongside you this school year as we strive to help all of our students to learn and succeed. We are a team and we'll be going on this adventure together!

CLICK HERE to view pictures from the 2017-18 Pendergast Kickoff.

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


If you choose, you may wear jeans provided you make a $5 donation every Friday you choose to wear jeans.

Donations to the Foundation can now be made ONLINE >>

Cash or checks can also be made payable to the Pendergast Community Education Foundation and can be given to your site/department supervisor or principal. You are welcome to pay in advance.

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

Pendergast Elementary School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented above. The distribution of this information is provided as a community service.

The Pendergast Education Foundation is here to inspire, promote and support; education and extracurricular programs for students and teachers, charitable health services for students in need, and enable professional growth and development opportunities for future and current teachers through financial assistance and scholarship programs.

The Pendergast Education Foundation Board is made up of individuals who are dedicated to our District. Many of the board members work for businesses that will give discounts or benefits to our staff, as well as, give back to the District with sponsorship and donations.

Guidance and Student Support Services

Our department supports multiple areas, but most importantly school climate and culture via the Boys Town educational model, Well-Managed Schools. This week’s skill of the week is Following Instructions. Here is a link to a lesson plan on Following Instructions. For more resources, the main link to the Guidance & Student Support Services website is

All office discipline referrals will now be written on paper versus entry on Synergy. Please see your site administration should you have any additional questions about the change.

Bullying awareness is something we take seriously in Pendergast. Our school counselors will be in classrooms sharing the definition of bullying, how to report bullying, and administration will be sharing possible consequences. We strive to support our students and families should a bullying concern come up on our campuses.


Human Resources

My Nurse Line-Care 24 Provides access to a team of registered nurses that can assist anytime-day or night, seven days a week.

Answers to your medical questions are just a phone call away, resulting in fewer visits to urgent care or the emergency room.

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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.

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Pendergast LogoGrant & Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Grant!

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

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Pendergast LogoFree Eyeglass Exams Available

Did you know you should get your eyes examined every year? Vision Care offers a complete eyewear exam at no cost, and great prices and discounts on hundreds of designer frames.

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