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We are excited to welcome you to the launch of our brand-new district website!
Over the past several months our district has put an incredible amount of work into developing these sites in collaboration with district and school site leaders. It is our hope that you will find this site useful and appealing as a valuable district resource for our staff, families, and community.
We encourage you to explore our new site keeping in mind that it is a perpetual work in progress. We are committed to actively utilizing our new site to its fullest potential. Should you encounter any issues or have concerns, please don't hesitate to share them with us. Your input is highly valued, and it will aid us in making this platform even better.
Student Support Services
Children's Grief Awareness Day
Children’s Grief Awareness Day is Thursday, November 16, 2023
1 in 12 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day began from a desire to bring attention and resources to grieving children throughout the world. Children grieve differently than adults and often experience feelings of isolation, confusion, and despair after a death.
This day is an opportunity to provide care and support to a child or teen affected by a loss.
Taking a “PAUSE” in order to support someone who is grieving is the theme of Children’s Grief Awareness Day for 2023 (see below “PAUSE” suggestion):
Support is available at your child’s school!
If your child or teen needs support grieving a death, please contact your school’s principal or school counselor. Our district provides school-based bereavement counseling through our contract with Community Hospice - Grief Support Services led by experienced grief specialists.
For more information on Children's Grief Awareness Day please visit: https://www.childrensgriefawarenessday.org/cgad2/index.shtml
Camp Taylor is Back!Back by popular demand, PJUSD will be offering day camps at Camp Taylor for four days on December 18-21, 2023!
The Camp Taylor day camps are offered free of charge to all PJUSD students in grades transitional kindergarten (TK) through the 6th grade. Students will be provided transportation to and from Camp Taylor along with an engaging experience on each day. Examples of camp activities include: rock climbing wall, archery, arts and crafts, balloon powered cars, ropes course, ice cream making, wildlife education, and many more!
Please click here for further information regarding the upcoming Camp Taylor day camp. For further information on how to enroll your child, please contact Jackie Lawrence, Expanded Learning Coordinator, at (209) 895-7700, ext. 22052.
Citizens Oversight Committee (CBOC) for Measure E
The Citizens Oversight Committee for Measure E met for the second time in October to review the committee's responsibility to adhere to the California Brown Act. The Brown Act ensures that the committee conducts its meetings in compliance with the law, promoting transparency, and enhancing public trust in the oversight process. The committee also elected its Chair and Vice Chair, in addition to being provided an update on Measure E progress and spendings.
Interested in serving on the CBOC?
Our district is still looking to fill the seat of an Active Member of a Senior Citizens' Organization. Interested members of the community are encouraged to complete the application available online on our district's website.
PJUSD Promise Awards!
Congratulations to the recipients of our district's first PJUSD Promise Awards! These four outstanding individuals have exemplified the core values of our PJUSD Promise.
They are also the first recipients of our updated recognition plaque, featuring a distinctive engraving that includes our brand-new PJUSD Promise Challenge Coin.
We take great pride in honoring these dedicated staff members and look forward to their continued inspiration and dedication in personifying our PJUSD Promise.
Congratulations again to the following PJUSD Promise Award recipients:
Certificated - Kendall Imbrogno (Patterson High School)
Classified - Mark Brewer ( Creekside Middle School)
Certificated - Joana Ecalne (Apricot Valley Elementary)
Classified - Faith Hurtado (West Valley Learning Center)
Come Join Our Team!
Patterson Joint Unified School District is looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you are interested in employment with our district you can go to www.edjoin.org/pattersonunified to find our current vacancies. Please note that only applicants who are currently employed with PJUSD can submit interest for internal postings.
We are also looking to fill vacancies from external candidates for classified substitute positions throughout the district. Those not interested in permanent employment with Patterson Joint can apply to become a qualified substitute to fill in for staff absences. If you want more information on how to be added to our substitute list please contact Delia Salinas by emailing her at email@example.com.