November 5, 2015
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  • Custodian Saves!

    Chris Posenauer Serving as a daytime custodian at VR Chris Posenauer performed the Heimlich maneuver on a student, dislodging a chunk of celery that had obstructed the student's airway. Bremerton staff, going the extra mile! 











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  • KLE Creativity Project

    Students in the Highly Capable Program (grades 2-5) with their "Creativity Projects"!  


    Creative Project


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  • Open Doors Open Doors

    Open Doors is a career-focused program and we need some help showing students their many options!  We are looking for any posters or t-shirts that represent different post-secondary options that our students might pursue (e.g. Bates or Olympic College).  We will put them up in our school so that students can see how many options they have after completing their high school diploma or G.E.D.  Please contact Juliana Cook at 3-4732 or or just send them our way!  Thank you!!!!



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  • Staying Healthy in Flu Season

    Staying Health during cold and flu season!

    • Some ways to stay healthy and to protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu include: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based water-less hand sanitizer. 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve. 
    • If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use. 
    • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, or water faucets. 
    • Avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms. Stay home when you are sick. 
    • Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest. 
    • Use your own drinking cups and straws. 
    • Talk with your doctor about getting the influenza vaccine. 
    For more information visit the WA Dept of Health website.
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  • Living Voices: Native Vision

    North Kitsap School District invites families and community members to attend “Native Vision”, a journey through history presented by the Seattle theater company Living Voices.

    Monday, November 16, 2015
    North Kitsap Auditorium
    1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo
    Free Admission
    Refreshments will be served



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  • Winter driving WA State Dept of Transportation Winter Preparation

    Learn more from the WA Dept of Transportation about preparing for winter ice and snow!  



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  • EAP Nesletters - November

    Work Life Resources

    The Connection


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  • Shhhh Confidentality Reminders

    In light of recent media attention focused on our district, here are some reminders that will help all staff understand our individual and collective responsibility to honor our students’ – and each other’s privacy rights.



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  • Printer Cartridge Recycling Fundraising 

    PCR America is offering a fundraising opportunity for your school.   Learn More



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  • Volunteer Corner
    Volunteer Application Process

    Last year we initiated the online HelpCounter volunteer tracking system in our schools where volunteers can sign in and out on a computer in the office of each school. This system allows us to keep track of the valuable hours volunteers donate to support our students and staff.  




    Our process has changed. All new volunters now must complete an application online AND a Volunteer Completion/Renewal Form dated 8/2105. They should submit this form along with a copy of their Drivers License to the school office.  The online application can be completed from any computer that has access to the internet. As soon as a background check has been completed an email will be sent to the volunteer. Complete instructions are listed on the back of the Completion Form as well as on our website at  Applicants without an email account should see the Building Volunteer Coordinator. 


    Please recycle any old Volunteer Application forms.



    By law, we are required to renew background checks on school volunteers every two years. For volunteers wishing to renew their background check to continue volunteering in our schools, all they need to do is complete a Volunteer Completion/Renewal Form and submit this form along with a copy of their Drivers License to the school office.

    Need Volunteers?
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    IMPORTANT For the safety of our precious students and staff, please remember that all volunteers must be cleared BEFORE they chaperone field trips/school events or help in the the classroom.  
    For questions or more information about volunteering, please contact your Building Volunteer Coordinator or District Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Cowdery 360.620.7291.  

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    This section has been added to share policy and procedural changes by the School Board and the District.  Please contact your principal or Patty Glaser if you have questions about how a specific policy change might impact you.
    The following Bremerton School District Policy and/or Procedure(s) have recently been approved by the School Board:

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    Paper Tiger Movie Event
    In celebration of American Education Week (Nov 16-20, 2015) the ESD 114 is bringing this inspiring story of hope and resilience to our school communities and spark a dialogue about changing our approach to education, especially where children are impaced by trauma. This live stream event will be show across the nation.  Learn More
    Dates & Times:
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    (CHECK IN TIME: 6:15)

    Olympic ESD 114
    105 National Ave N, Bremerton, WA
    Fee: No cost
    Instructor: Kristin Schutte
    Credit: None
    Registration Deadline: 11/12/2015
    New Online Course:
    Effectively Teaching Students in
    Today's Dynamic World
    A 5-week interactive course where you'll enjoy top-notch speaker presentations, participate in stimulating discussion threads, spend time on your own with wellness activities, and network with fellow Summer Institutes teachers from across the nation! 
    Peer Mediation Program Training for Faculty
    Teaching Understanding, Acceptance, and Respect 
    Are bullying and harassment making a negative impact within your school? CRU Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focuses on peer mediation, anti-bullying and cultural awareness. We have created programs for elementary, middle, and high schools where students mediate disputes with other students. Training includes peer mediation skills, concepts and techniques to train your students and coordinate a peer mediation program. Our trainers come from diverse backgrounds with many years of experience practicing mediation.

    Elementary School Faculty: Seattle Area, WA October 27, 2015 9:00AM-4:30PM

    Secondary School Faculty: Seattle Area, WA October 28 & 29, 2015 9:00AM-3:30PM

    For more information, Contact: CRU Institute 1.800.922.1988 or 

    Visit our website:
    Olympic ESD Opportunities
    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
    Central Washington University Online Courses
    Below is our e-course announcement featuring our online, self-paced, continuing education courses offered cooperatively with Central Washington University.
    Classified Staff Developmen
    The District encourages all classified employess to pursue professional and personal growth through training opportunities and has reserved a budget solely for classifed staff training. To access these funds, an Application for Classified Staff Development Funds must be completed and sent to the Superintendent's office. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Glaser at 473.1003.

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    iPhone 5c 16 GB (Sprint) with Otter case - $200.  Phone is in excellent condition. I upgraded to a iPhone 6 Plus - Please contact Donna McCoy for questions (360) 473-1011.


    Do you have something to sell, trade, rent, or give away? Advertise here for FREE! Email Pattye Pennachi Heuer with all the info for the next Staff Memo.  Photos are always good!  

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