Dear Staff,

The Pendergast District is participating in National Voter Registration Day on September 26th. Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.

National Voter Registration Day is a day of action before state deadlines begin in October. Local elections for mayors, judges, school boards, and more are being held in all 50 states across the nation this November.

Only 1-in-5 eligible voters turnout for local elections (including races for mayor, city council, and local ballot initiatives.) These offices and issues affect our daily lives – we need to vote local! Many Americans don’t know that if you recently moved, turned 18, changed your name, or haven’t voted in recent elections, you need to update your voter registration! Our water supplies, roads, and parks are determined at the local level.

This National Voter Registration Day, join us in speaking out for our communities!

Register Online >>

The PESD Robotics team started on Saturday and the Pendergast Learning Center. Thanks to Cindy Sue Wiste, Mr. Neumann, Sir Dons and all of the parent volunteers for making this happen for our students. The Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team teaming up with us makes this program even more exciting!

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




Albeza, Julius Marco Arbasto - 7th Grade Math - DH
Amaechi, Tony - K-3 Instructional Assistant - GL
Anderson, Theodore - Instructional Assistant Preschool - VDP
Avila, Claudia - Office Assistant I / Playground Assistant - SR
Banuelos, Gabriela - Instructional Assistant - DH
Broughton, Alexander - Warehouse / IT Technician - WH
Dela Cueva, Rechelle Enriquez - Kindergarten - AM
Diaz Hernandez, Jessica - Pride Club Site Leader Assistant - PCC
Divina, Berlinda Atienza - 3rd Grade - RV
Garapan, Jaydee Arceno - 6th Grade - SR
Garcia, Carolina - Bus Driver Trainee - TRANS
Gonzalez, Dora - General Helper - MAINT
Haywood, Antoinette - Bus Driver Trainee - TRANS
Hembeck, Sydney - Instructional Assistant - RV
Hernandez, Carly - Playground Assistant - GL
Indiongco, Stella Mariz Pecjo - 7th/8th Grade - CK
Krueger, Miriam - Instructional Assistant - CK
Lentz, Denise - Instructional Assistant Student Specific - DH
Magbanua, Maricris Villacote - 4th Grade - CK
Makinano, Gee Ann - 6th Grade - AM
Maravilla, Lilibeth Calderon - 5th Grade - SR
Marquez, Claudia - Instructional Assistant / Playground Assistant - RV
Mendoza, Laura - Instructional Assistant / Playground Assistant - SS
Quashie, Jamila - Instructional Assistant K - VDP
Ramos, Maria Teresa Fronda - 6th Grade Science - RV
Ramos, Prisha - Instructional Assistant - GL
Ruiz, Denise - SPED Resource - DH
Sagarino, Celestina Taneo - 8th Grade Science - VDP
Santana Sanchez, Josue - Pride Club Site Leader Assistant - PCC
Solano, Maribel - Human Resources Specialist - HR
Sotelo Espinoza, Leobardo - General Helper - MAINT
Tomelden, Ritche Aldwin - 8th Grade Science - AM
Tootle, Diana - Network Engineer - IT
Tulinao, John Carlo Samson - 1st Grade - AM
Villalobos, Rosa - Instructional Assistant - SS
Villarin, Justine Janina - 3rd Grade - CK

Please help the 8th Grade Superintendent Student Council and the Pendergast Education Foundation SOCK IT to Hurricane Harvey by supporting the Houston Flood Relief Sock Drive. New socks in all sizes will be collected at Pendergast school sites from now until September 29th and will benefit the students of the Houston Independent School District who have been affected by the floods.

Monetary donations can also be made to the Pendergast Education Foundation >>

Also, all jean money donations made in the month of September will be donated the the Houston Flood Relief. Thank you all in advance for your support of this great cause and helping out a fellow school district in need!

Cash or checks can be made payable to the Pendergast Community Education Foundation and can be given to your site/department supervisor or principal. Donations to the Foundation can now be made ONLINE >>

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


School Improvement & Program Development


Sun Devil Women’s Basketball invites you to participate in the 11th annual Sparky’s Kids to College Field Trip Game! This unique field trip experience will provide your young students with the opportunity to learn about the positive impact continuing their education will have on their future.

  • The 2018 Sparky’s Kids to College Field Trip Game will feature Sun Devil Women’s Basketball vs Utah. Additional details on the program are provided below.
  • Tickets to the game are FREE for grades K-8 including teachers, chaperones and bus drivers!
  • The Sparky’s Kids to College program integrates classroom activities with the excitement of a basketball game providing an educational workbook with practical applications.
  • The age-appropriate lessons incorporate state of Arizona standards for math, reading and writing while familiarizing students with the Sun Devils and Arizona State University.
  • To participate in the event, teachers need to register their students and arrange transportation to Wells Fargo Arena. There is no limit to the number of chaperones your group can bring. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

If you have any additional questions please contact Blaire Houston at or 480-727-9176. RSVP >>



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.

Find Out More >>



The Prescription Drug List (PDL) contains the most commonly prescribed medications on your pharmacy plan. Drugs are listed by common categories or classes and placed in tiers that represent the cost you pay. This makes it easier for you and your doctor to find other options to help you save money.

Find Out More >>



Remember to fill your prescriptions at a participating Value Pharmacy Network location:

  • Fry's Food and Drug
  • Sam's Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

For questions, please contact the Benefits Specialist at 623-772-2233



By registering on, you can find the answers to your health and benefits questions and the information you need in one easy-to-use, convenient location online. Registration is quick and easy.

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We all know that at some point, we'll need glasses to help us read. Talk to your Vision Service Plan (VSP) eye care provider to see what other effects aging can have on your eyes - and what you can do about it.

VSP has an added benefit for members participating in the vision plan. You deserve to find stylish eye wear without breaking the bank. See the coupons to spend on featured frame brands.



Put on your workout gear and jump into fitness! Classes begin on Tuesday, September 26 and will continue through Thursday, December 7.

WHEN: Tuesdays / Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Pendergast Community Center (PCC) at 10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85037



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 14 91.25%
Canyon Breeze 6 96.36%
Copper King 12 94.78%
Desert Horizon 9 96.54%
Desert Mirage 5 97.30%
Garden Lakes 8 96.28%
Pendergast 8 96.10%
Rio Vista 7 96.50%
Sonoran Sky 3 98.46%
Sunset Ridge 6 96.47%
Villa de Paz 9 95.38%
Westwind 17 93.58%

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!

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Pendergast LogoPast Bee in the Know


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