All Posts in Culture of Positivity

School Choice: One Size Doesn't Fit All
My name is Caitlin Dietz, and I am proud to be a teacher at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary. I’ve worked in many different school systems not only in Washington state but also in Washington, D.C....
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The Family-School Connection
Growing up in the public school system, I have always witnessed a huge disconnect between families and the school. I remember recognizing it when I was as young as 6th grade. That disconnect is...
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The Power of Teacher-Parent Connections: Home Visits
Summer of 2019. My second year of teaching in South Korea quickly came to an end and before I knew it, I was on a plane to Seattle ready to continue my career at Impact Public Schools (IPS). During...
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Our “Why” Story - A Family’s Perspective
Our son Carlo is currently enrolled at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary in 2nd grade. Our experience at IPS has been one of quality education with a holistic approach to academics and...
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Impact | Puget Sound Elementary’s Response to COVID-19
When emergencies happen in your life, you hope that you are prepared to protect the people most important to you. When you bring children into the world, that hope increases exponentially and...
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Three Rules for Schools
Note: All names in this story are pseudonyms to protect individual identities. It was my first day as a teacher. I didn’t know what to do as Edward stared back at me, his eyes conveying a mix...
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