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Posts by Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas

PSCS Director Steps Down after 24 Years

In March of 2018, co-founder, Andy Smallman, announced his retirement as Executive Director of Puget Sound Community School. Following his decision, the PSCS Board of Trustees decided to search for an interim to start in July of 2018. Their work led to offering Amy Hollinger, previously the Assistant Head at Westside School, a 2-year contract…

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PSCS eNewsletter January 2018

Unpacking Achievement with Andy Smallman In November’s eNewsletter, I referenced a get-together I had with a group of PSCS parents in which I gave them a detailed explanation of the school’s mission statement, “To turn passion into achievement.” In that article, I explained the first half of the mission what we at PSCS mean by…

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PSCS eNewsletter November 2017

Unpacking Passion with Andy Smallman A week ago, an energetic group of PSCS parents met with me for the first of three meetings I’m hosting for current parents this year, what we’re calling the Parent Education Series. We started doing this two years ago in response to parents hoping to have more opportunities to consider…

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Spring Fever! PSCS Spring Fundraiser

Friday, April 28, 2017 at Club SUR in SODO! Come shake it out with performances by our many student bands, a carefully culled silent auction (maybe even a few live items this year!), surprise guests, dessert dash, prizes, and So. Much. More. Doors at 6pm, performances at 7pm. Club SUR info Buy Tickets OOOH there’s…

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PSCS Founder Featured in New Book

Laura Schroff, author of An Invisible Thread—a 2011 #1 New York Times and international best-seller—has just released her new book, Angels on Earth: Inspiring Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Connections, which features thirty stories that highlight the impact of kindness in the world. Last fall, PSCS founder and director, Andy Smallman, was…

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Can You Hear Me Now?

PSCS Institutes School Wide Phone Zone On the first day of the 2016-17 school year Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) instituted its first ever, school-wide Phone Zone in an attempt to keep the distraction of phones out of the classroom and to help students and staff be more mindful about their use during the school…

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power of participation

Put your money where your heart is and join us in this year’s $130,000 campaign fundraising efforts. Gifts to PSCS are fully tax deductible and are used for tuition and program aid. Your #participation, at any level, is imperative to the growth, diversity, and sustainibility of pscs. n.\ po·wer \ ’paù(-ə)r a. the capacity to…

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Too School for Cool

The PSCS September 2016 eNewsletter Featuring PSCS updates and articles, including What I did on My Summer Vacay: Staff Edition, A Note from Andy, and the #powerofparticipation [EXCERPT] “Welcome to the newly expanded PSCS! Yes, I say expanded as we have recently increased our square footage by quite a bit. It seems as though our…

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