PASD Staff Newsletter
NEWS & NOTES March 24, 2023
I hope you all had a good first week of spring. The weather seems to be warming up and I'm grateful that spring break is around the corner.
During last night's Board of Directors meeting, we provided an update on our current plans for the 2023-24 school year budget reductions. As you all know, our district is facing a $5.69 million dollar budget cut.
Until the Legislature adopts a budget later this spring, we will not know the exact amount of reductions that we need to make. While great uncertainty persists regarding our state and federal funding for next school year, we are taking appropriate actions to prepare for reductions by working closely with principals, other staff, and association leaders to ensure a quality educational program.
- April 10th-21st: Unofficial communication with staff that may be affected by reductions.
- April 24th - Washington Legislation Session Ends. Districts will know more about funding.
- April 27th: Board will take action on the reduction plan.
- April 28th - May 15th: Official communication to affected employees.
Ending the Silence for Staff - Youth Mental Health Presentation
Youth mental health education is a timely, urgent community need in Clallam County.
Join Deidra Burke, MSW and Kody Morris from NAMI Washington to discuss how school staff and youth organizational staff can approach youth who are showing symptoms of a mental health condition and how to work with their families.
The "Ending the Silence for Staff" presentation is an evidence-based presentation that will also include the warning signs of mental health conditions and suicide, facts, and statistics and lived experiences.
You may receive 1 clock hour from Continuing Education for attending the presentation; to request the clock hour or for more information please reach out to Deidra Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about Youth Programming at NAMI Washington!
Happy School Retirees Appreciation Week!
Please join us in celebrating and thanking the Clallam County School Retirees Association (CCSRA)!
This incredible association is comprised of retired certificated and classified school district employees who continue to support one another and our current staff.
Each year, the CCSRA awards mini-grants to our staff for projects and supplies! This year, CCSRA awarded $3,959.93 to teachers and staff for field trips, art supplies, guitars, bookshelves, and more!
Thank you, CCSRA! We appreciate you and your support!
Youth Leadership in Community Resilience Summer 2023 Internship
Using research from the NEAR (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience) sciences, they provide opportunities to connect, learn, and educate on how and why to apply trauma-sensitive care countywide.
The goals of this internship are to help a talented youth further his/her/their social and community connections and acquire essential skills and experience which support career readiness. United Way of Clallam County is dedicated to developing successful local leaders, obtaining, and supporting youth voices, and striving to make this internship as beneficial as possible.
Do you know a responsible, creative, technically capable, self-motivated 14-24-year-old youth able to complete 33 hours of learning from July 5th through August 17th? If so, click here to learn more!
Applications are due by May 15th.
YOU are invited to the Class of 2023 Barhop Takeover - April 20th!
Lincoln High School Heads to Seattle!
Students were also treated to lunch at MOD Pizza by the Soroptimist International Jet Set of PA!
Thank you to these incredible organizations for making this trip possible for our students!
New! Wellness Wednesday Recordings added to our Virtual Calming Room
Click here to check out the recordings and resources, including self-care, physical health, relaxation techniques, building resilience, and more!
New Titles - Same Amazing Supports - Native American Education Advocates
Over the years, students and families expressed the negative stigma around the word "interventionist".
In Klallam culture, words are powerful and create the world around us. As partners in education, we have to be mindful of other cultures and how the titles we use make people feel.
Through collaboration with Carmen Watson-Charles, the Native American Education Advocate team, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the new team name came about.
This change highlights the trust, collaboration, and support between staff, students, families, LEKT, and PASD.
PAHS Beautification Day!
On Wednesday 3/23, members of the Rider Crew and Interact Club led a PAHS beautification project.
Rider Crew and Interact Club members and other volunteers worked on five specific areas around campus planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and placing bricks and painted rocks as part of this project. Fourth graders visited and helped with the beatification (painting rocks) and there were several community members present. Superintendent Brewer came by to help with some digging and planting, too. It was a great day with a lot of collaboration, happy students, and sunshine!
Shout out to Rider Crew Advisor Adam Logan and Interact Club Advisor Angie Gooding for making this day happen for the campus and students!
Roosevelt Elementary Super Hero Classified Parade
Last week, Roosevelt classified staff members donned superhero capes and unleashed their superpowers during an all-school appreciation parade! Fun!
Caring for Kids Clothing Closet
You can drop off donations at the Lincoln Center from 8am-4:30pm
PAHS Thespian Society Presents: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood will be performed at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center at 304 E. Park Ave at 6:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, with a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, April 16.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors 60 and older, and free to children under 10. Tickets can be purchased only at the door with cash or check.
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood is a hysterical spoof on the classic story of Robin Hood. Featuring Monty Pythonesque humor, the story follows our egotistical hero, Robin Hood, as he fights for what’s right, along with the hand of marriage to Lady Marian, of course.
Come prepared for an audience-participation-heavy show, student-directed by Abby Sanford, with assistance from Tado Parsinen.
This spring’s production stars freshmen Emily Boling, Michael Herring, and Charlie Kasten, sophomores Berkley Thompson, Olivia Maeder, Luke Rudell, Jasper Ladd, Dakota Cassinelli, Serenity Romo, and Annabelle Villa, junior Shayla Partridge, and senior Frankie Williams.
The amazing PAHS tech team supports the production, taught by Barry Landry of sophomores Madison McIntyre, Josey Cooley, Lillie Commeree, juniors Xavier Caskey and Makenna. Larson, and seniors Mckenzie Trantham, Megan Boyd, Zelby Gloria, and many more!
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula's 5th Annual Great Futures Breakfast!
The PASD team had so much fun at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula's 5th Annual Great Futures Breakfast!
Celebrating Kailani Rodriguez, a senior at Lincoln High School - Port Angeles, as Youth of the Year was remarkable!
We are so grateful for the partnership and the fantastic support and care that the Boys and Girls Club of Port Angeles provides to our community’s youth!
Upcoming District Dates
- March 20 to 24 - School Retirees Appreciation Week
- March 23 - School Board Meeting, 6pm at Lincoln Center
- April 3 to 7 - SPRING BREAK!
- April 17 to 21 -Public School Volunteer Week
- 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 (more to come on this!)
- 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