PASD Staff Newsletter
NEWS & NOTES
Before we know it, the holidays will be here. We have a lot to look forward to, and I personally look forward to seeing what great things our staff and students do in the coming months. Let's make the most of each day and take good care of ourselves and each other.
Staff Spotlight - Bob Anderson
Pictured above: Bob on the right and son Nate on the left.
Where are you from? Sacramento, California.
Favorite thing about your job? Helping people. I like that I get to move about the whole District helping folks with repairs or hopefully helping to create a more comfortable work area. I get quite a bit of satisfaction seeing smiling faces!!
Anything you'd like to share about your family? Mom and Dad are still down in Sacramento, so that's interesting...and I/we try to get down to see them as much as possible. I'm married to Brook, who is a 3rd-grade teacher at Hamilton. Our son Nate is a Junior at PAHS; he is quite active physically/academically, and we are proud of him every day. I have older twin boys that I am proud of as well! We live in the country, so there's an amazing amount of wildlife and birds around the house, and we have our dog Olivia and cats Peppa and Charlotte in the house.
Do you have any hobbies? I like to do many things to stay active; hiking/backpacking, riding bikes and dirt bikes, recreational shooting and reloading, golfing, a bit of guitar...and always relaxing with a dose of music; Metal or Rock, preferably!
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I think that during the possibly dreary months of January/February in the Northwest here, i might take a day and trade in the raingear for a day at a sunny beach in Mexico...or something like that!
What is your goal for this year? Actually getting myself physically back into the kind of shape I was in before a recent injury; learning that as I age, I don't rebound quite as quickly and easily as I used to...guess I'm not bulletproof anymore! Ha!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Retired; enjoying all the things mentioned as hobbies with those close to me!
One fun fact that most people don’t know about you: Two facts; Born on Christmas and I was an extra on the big screen in Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner when the movie was filmed in the straits near Port Angeles.
Anything else you'd like to share with your co-workers? I have gratitude for all my co-workers in the whole District as they are what make it fun and interesting!
Pictured below: Bob working way up high at Civic Field!
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" musical is at the Sequim High School auditorium.
Tickets are $10 at the door. It is suggested that you bring non-perishable (& non-expired) food items. You get 2 tickets per item donated, and there is a raffle drawing during intermission.
10/21, 7 pm
10/22, Matinee (2 pm), and 7 pm
10/28 7 pm
10/29 7 pm
Field Hall invites all Port Angeles High School alumni to participate in a friendly challenge. Give on behalf of your graduating class to help open Field Arts & Events Hall and present world-class arts for our entire community.
Awards are given to two classes: one with the highest collective contribution and another with the most individual donors.
1ST PLACE: Complimentary use of the conference center for a class reunion.
2ND PLACE: Ten (10) free tickets to a show of your choice.
Donate and let us know your graduating class to participate! www.fieldhallevents.org
Exploring Climate Anxiety and Building Community Resilience Together
Thursday, October 27, 12:30-1:30pm
At Studium Generale, The Little Theater in the Pirate Union Building (PUB)
at Peninsula College, Port Angeles campus and on Zoom
Many people are experiencing a wide range of responses to how climate change affects our communities and lives. This presentation will introduce a common language and knowledge about the range of reactions people are reporting and strategies to take toward personal and community resilience.
Presented by: Melanie Greer
Teacher Grants for the 2022-23 School Year
Clallam County School Retirees Association - Due December 1st
- CTE Science Equipment Grant
- Teacher/Classroom Mini-Grants
Peninsula Credit Grant: 2022 Peninsula Education Grant (P.E.G.) program. P.E.G. was developed to provide charitable grants to fund programs, materials, and related financial resources for educators to assist in providing learning and growing opportunities for their students. This is one way Peninsula Credit Union is giving back to the communities we serve.
The grants are available to educators in all primary or secondary classes for public and accredited private schools.
Grants will be awarded up to $500.00 for the implementation of new programs and continuation of existing programs, materials, equipment, or supplies. For more information about the Grant Program and how to apply, check out the application HERE.
Please read the grant application materials thoroughly and submit all requested items postmarked by November 18, 2022. All applicants are encouraged to be individual members of Peninsula Credit Union (with their own member number), but it is NOT a requirement. Please see our website (www.pcfcu.org) for more details about the Credit Union and the advantages of becoming a member. Grant recipients will be notified by December 31, 2022, and funds distributed to the respective School Districts for allocation to the educator. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.
If you have questions about Peninsula Credit Union or the education grant program, stop by your nearest Peninsula Credit Union branch, call 800-426-1601 or visit online at www.pcfcu.org.
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Upcoming District Dates
- October 31: District Collaboration Day (no students)
- November 1-4: Parent-Teacher Conferences (1/2 days for students)
- November 10: School Board Meeting - 6pm, location TBD
- November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
- November 23: 1/2 day for students - NO LATE START. Regular work day for all staff.
- November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Holiday