STAFF MEMO
February 23, 2017
 
Think Spring  

 Can You Feel It? 

  • MATH BLAST!! 

    Math Blast!


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  • Preschool & Kindergarten Fair 

    Kindergarten Fair, March 29th, 4-5:30 pm, Admin Bldg


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  • Teaching and Learning for Critical Citizenship - Barbara Ransby 

    Barbara Ransby


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  • WSSEF Looking for Judges
    Anyone can be a science judge! Learn more and sign up today! This year's State Science & Engineering Fair is schedule for March 31 and April 1, 2017, at Bremerton High School. 


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  • IRS - Name Change? How It Impacts Taxes
    A name change can have an impact on taxes. All the names on a taxpayer’s tax return must match Social Security Administration records. A name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here’s what taxpayers should know if they changed their name:

    • Reporting Name Changes. Got married and now using a new spouse’s last name or hyphenate a name? Divorced and now back to using a former last name? In either case, taxpayers should notify the SSA of a name change. That way the new name on IRS records will match the SSA records.
    • Making Dependent’s Name Change. Notify the SSA if a dependent had a name change. For example, if a taxpayer adopted a child and the child’s last name changed. If the child does not have a Social Security number, the taxpayer may use an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number on their tax return. An ATIN is a temporary number. Apply for an ATIN by filing Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions, with the IRS. Visit IRS.gov to get the form.
    • Getting a New SS Card. File Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. The form is on SSA.gov or by calling 800-772-1213. The taxpayer’s new card will reflect the name change.

    All taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax return. Beginning in 2017, taxpayers using a software product for the first time may need their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount from their prior-year tax return to verify their identity. Taxpayers can learn more about how to verify their identity and electronically sign tax returns at Validating Your Electronically Filed Tax Return.

    IRS YouTube Videos: 

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  • IRS Tax Time Guide
    The IRS has just released a Tax Time Guide to answer tax questions. 


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  • The Parenting Place: The Nurtured Heart Approach

     

    Click here for alternative text format or call 360.473.1014 for assistance

    Nurtured Heart Approach, March 14 & 16, call 360.473.2134 for info


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  • EAP Newsletter
    Here is the Employee Assistance Program newsletter for February 2017.


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  • Volunteer Corner
       
    Need Volunteers?
     
    Click Here
     
    We have many volunteers eager to help! We have a large database of people waiting to assist our staff and students. When you click on the button above you'll be asked a few questions about what you need. Giving us a detailed description of the task(s) will help to us find just the right volunteer to fit your needs. 
     
    John C. Stennis Volunteers Visit In The Classroom!
    In January the John C. Stennis Sailors began volunteering in the District.  Their initial visits were at Crownhill and West Hills STEM Academy.  In February they will expand to Mtn View Middle School and Naval Ave ELC.  In March their list of schools will include Bremerton High.
     
    This has been a rewarding experience.  It's hard to tell who is enjoying it more the staff, the students or the sailors.  A true win-win for all involved.
     
    Stennis Volunteer   Stennis Volunteer   Stennis Volunteers
     

     

    Golden Acorn Golden Acorn Awards

    Each year PTA’s honor exceptional  individuals at their PTA Founder’s Day Celebration.This year's celebration will be held the evening of Friday, March 24th at the Convention Center in downtown Bremerton. Tickets for this event are available for purchase through your PTA.

    The awards given out at Founder's Day are:

    Golden Acorn Awards – Volunteer Award
    Golden Acorn Awards are presented by PTA's  to volunteers in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth. 

    Outstanding Educator Awards – ANY staff member may be nominated
    Outstanding Educator Awards are presented to individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs.

    In addition to the above awards, some schools also give out the Outstanding Advocate Award.

    Please consider nominating deserving individuals these awards. 

    For additional information, please contact your PTA. Each PTA has their own criteria for nominating and set their own deadlines. 


     
    For questions or more information about volunteering, please contact your Building Volunteer Coordinator or District Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Cowdery 360.620.7291.  
     
     
    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 classroom.  
     
     
     


     
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  • POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATES
    This section of the Staff Memo is to share policy and procedural changes implemented 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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  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
     
     Olympic ESD Opportunities 
    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
     

    Classified Staff Developmen

    The District encourages all classified employees 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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  • WANT ADS

    FOR SALE
    Natuzzi navy blue, leather sofa with love seat of the same. In excellent condition. Needing to downsize. Must sacrifice at $700.00 Macy's was $3200 when purchased. Solid entertainment armour, slide out CD tray, multiple shelving. $350.  Contact Janet Davis jddavis@q.com.
     
     
    Leather Couch   Entertainment Center
     
     
     
    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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