PASD Staff Newsletter
NEWS & NOTES April 28, 2023
We are not alone when dealing with these types of cuts. Many districts across the State are facing similar challenges due to the loss of ESSER funds, declining enrollment, and the lack of funding for special education.
The proposed solutions to balance our budget will deeply affect the lives of staff members and students. We are working hard to minimize the impact across all teams, and we wish we had better news.
These reductions will be hard to process, and we will get through this. Thank you for working with us while we navigate these challenging times together.
You are invited to attend PAHS' Annual Plant Sale on May 20th!
April is Autism Awareness Month
Check out our fantastic Transitional Kindergarten staff and students showing off their appreciation for our friends and family with autism!
The Return of JFFA Kids Day Concert!
Last year, Maiah performed virtually for our secondary students, and we are excited to bring her back in person this year for all students to enjoy!
Henrik has performed many times for PASD students, and we are looking forward to his return!
Please contact your building principal if you have any questions about this event! We look forward to celebrating Kids Day with you on Friday, May 26th! Enjoy!
An award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Maiah Wynne delivers powerful and universally resonant lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful voice. Maiah’s current project is "Envy of None" with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson of Rush, Juno Award winner Andy Curran and accomplished recording engineer/musician Alfio Annibalini. Their full album came out April 8th with Kscope Records and immediately charted in Canada, the US and the UK. Maiah identifies as queer and has a passion for social justice which drives much of her work. She often writes songs about underrepresented perspectives, facilitating healing, drawing much needed attention to critical issues, and raising funds for positive change. Maiah has donated time and funding to organizations including the Arts Fund Seattle, Black Resilience Fund, First Aid Arts, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, the Misool Foundation, NAACP, UNCUT Youth Programs, and WaterWatch. “What made us fall for her even more was her drive to use her talents to make a difference.” (30A Magazine).
Get ready to laugh once more to the physical comedy of Henrik Bothe. The Danish born Henrik has performed In four languages, 50 states, and 22 countries since 1984. He walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without using his hands, rides a too-high unicycle, walks with four legs and can even appear as a glowing alien - NeonMan. He's appeared on the Tonight Show, at Caesar's Palace, Europe's prestigious "Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde" and even A Prairie Home Companion, where Garrison Keillor exclaimed, "Henrik Is one of the few jugglers that have succeeded In performing on the radio.
PAHS Spring Dance!
Coming up in May - Mental Health Awareness Month
Mobile Health Clinic - Appointments for Staff!
The mobile health clinic will provide services directly to staff and students, including medical, behavioral health, and dental screenings.
If you have questions about the clinic or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with PASD Family Navigator Becca Larsen at #360-565-3706 or email:
email@example.com. The process is confidential.
You are invited to the Cedars At Dungeness for this year's friendly competition. This four-person scramble format is always fun, with a bit of the Club spirit and lively games on the holes. So grab a partner, put together a team, and sign up for this year's festivities.
The entry fee is $125 per golfer. Add $25 to purchase a player package which includes:
- Two Mulligan
- Two Throws
- One Complimentary Putt for Wine
- One Raffle Entry
Upcoming District Dates
- May 5 - School In Session for Snow Make-up Day
- May 5 - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
- May 26 - JFFA - All District Concerts
- May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School, District Office Closed)
- June 1 - All Strings Review
- June 8 - School Board Meeting, 6pm, location TBD
- June 16 - Last Student Day (half day)
- June 16 - High School Graduation