PASD Staff Newsletter
NEWS & NOTES
Another week is in the books! I hope you can take some time this weekend to recharge and acknowledge all the hard work you have put into this school year so far.
In honor of Orange Shirt Day today, I invite you to take a few moments to reflect on those who were sent to residential boarding schools and never made it back home. This is a sad part of history that we must never forget. Let's continue these tough conversations and grow as humans, so these types of acts are never repeated.
Staff Spotlight - Jennifer Frazier
Pictured above: Jennifer and mom!
Where are you from? Originally from MAINE but grew up in Colorado
Favorite thing about your job? Watching my student make positive choices and how far he has come.
Anything you'd like to share about your family? The most important person in my life is my mom. I also have 4 furry ginger boy children that are spoiled rotten. I also have 5 nieces and nephew who are a very important part of my live.
Do you have any hobbies? I love to draw Zentangles and read. I also love to be creative and spend time with family.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Watch a live Manchester United game at Old Tafford
What is your goal for this year? To work on being more patient and to help my student achieve his goals.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I would like to be math or reading Paraprofessional.
One fun fact that most people don’t know about you: I am almost 100% ambidextrous, and I can juggle.
Anything else you'd like to share with your co-workers? Jefferson Elementary is the first school I’ve ever worked at that felt like home. The principal and staff are the most incredible people I’ve ever worked with.
****Would you like to be our next staff spotlight? If so, click the link below and tell us a bit about yourself! 😊 https://forms.gle/H5fmTgA4tMmZf6786
Did you know that October is Resilience Month?
Click here to learn more and register for upcoming events and how the Clallam Resilience Project and partners support our community. There is something for everyone!
PASD and NOHN's Mobile Health Clinic
United Way Campaign Kick-Off!
United Way Video https://youtu.be/QT8uNxWP9Pw
Guiding Good Choices - Free Workshop!
Parents, guardians, grandparents, and caretakers of students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to check out this great offering from Port Angeles Healthy Youth Coalition! This free program is geared to support families with children growing into early adolescence. Explore how to navigate these changes and challenges in this free and interactive 5-week series.
Workshops are held in person every Thursday from Oct 6th to Nov 3rd. Dinner 5:30 pm; Workshop 6 - 8 pm in the Stevens Middle School Library. Dinner is included, and if you need childcare assistance, please let them know as soon as possible.
To register, visit, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAGGCFall2022
Five things you can do to be ready for retirement:
Your finances will change when you retire, and for most of us that means living on less. Making sure you have a firm understanding of your financial picture in retirement will free you up to truly enjoy this next phase of life.
- Add up your assets
- Determine healthcare/understand Medicare
- Adjust your investing strategy
- Decide when to claim social security
- Pay off debt
Find out more about each of these and how you can better prepare for retirement.
TOMORROW: Peninsula College's Fall Spectacular - Saturday, October 1st
Hot air balloon rides, zip line, live music, hands-on learning activities, and a beer garden are just a few of the experiences on tap for Peninsula College’s inaugural Fall Spectacular. Download an event schedule, or see below for event details.
Laptop-an-Hour giveaway. Scan the QR code at the Welcome Tent to enter the Laptop-an-Hour drawing to win one of five laptops.
Did you know there's an event shuttle? Catch a free ride to and from Fall Spectacular, courtesy of 7 Cedars Casino. Shuttle schedule detailed below.
Planning to go? Visit the Fall Spectacular Facebook event page and share the event with families and friends. While you're on Facebook, don't forget to share the dancing jingle video, learn how local artist Sarah Necco created the logo, and hear from emcees Pauline Marvin and Amie Batton.
Teacher Grants for the 2022-23 School Year
Clallam County School Retirees Association - Due December 1st
- CTE Science Equipment Grant
- Teacher/Classroom Mini-Grants
Port Angeles Education Foundation Grants - Due October 6th
- Rich Boyd Grant for the Arts
- Patti Reifenstahl Grant for Swimming Lessons
- Joe Glatz “Rocket Man” Science Grant
- Trudy Kindler Native American Studies Grant
Upcoming District Dates
- September 30: Orange Shirt Day
- October 6: PAEF Grant Due
- October 13: School Board Meeting - 6pm at Lincoln Center
- October 31: District Collaboration Day (no students)
- November 1-4: Parent Teacher Conferences (1/2 days for students)
- November 10: School Board Meeting - 6pm at Lincoln Center
- November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
- November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Holiday