June 3, 2016
 Be Bremerton Fun   Be Bremerton Cuteness   Be Bremerton
Be Bremerton Cuteness! 

  • Our Annual Be Bremerton event was again a success!

      Be Bremerton
    Many happy students, families, and staff joined together to for a day of service.  We spruced up the downtown core to help Bremerton shine in preparation for the upcoming Armed Forces Day Parade.  Naval Avenue PTA came and thoughtfully treated us to popcorn.  After the event, Seaside Church generously served us a delicious a complimentary lunch.  We were joined by Mayor Lent, City Councilman Greg Wheeler, City of Bremerton Parks Department Volunteer Coordinator, Sunny Wheeler, School Board members Alyson Rotter and Naomi Evans, and representatives from Bremerton Kiwanis, Starbucks, and the Admiral Theatre.
    Feedback from this multi-generational and cultures event was overwhelmingly positive.  We most enjoyed the opportunity to give back to our community.  “Be Bremerton, Bremerton Schools Giving Back” is what it is all about!
    Generous donations received from Seaside Church, Navy Federal Credit Union, Kitsap Pizza, and JD Tax & Accounting.  
    Thank you to our wonderful staff who came up with creative ways to promote Be Bremerton and encourage staff to participate in this community event.  
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  • Naval Ave Early Learning Center - School of Achievement

    In case you haven't heard the great news by now, I just wanted to pass along that Naval Avenue Early Learning Center has been recognized as a School of Achievement, in the area of high progress! We are SUPER excited and SUPER proud of the students, staff, parents and community members who have worked hard to make a positive difference in the achievement of our students at Naval! Please join me in congratulating these outstanding educators and students! Yay!


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  • Classified Staff Training

    We have developed a full day of training for all Bremerton School District Classified Staff.  This training will be held at Mountain View Middle School on August 15th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Classified staff will be paid for their time if this is not a regular work day for you.


    The following link will allow you to register by providing your name and building location.  A continental breakfast will be provided.  Lunch will be on your own from approximately 12:30 to 1:30.  This may change slightly as we finalize the agenda. 



    Please register by August 1st so we have can set up space appropriately. and order food and refreshments.  You will need to sign into the district website in order to register. Just a reminder that your username here is your first initial and last name (all together and lower case). The default password is "changeme".  If you have difficulties logging in, contact Pattye Heuer at 31014.


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  • Print Request for 2016-17 - Do It Now!

    Staff are encouraged to send your print requests in NOW for next year! Theresa Burt in the Printshop will be working all summer to take care of the District's print needs. You can email her or contact her at 473.0906. Below are the most current Print Request forms. They can also be found on the Shared Drive (X:) and under Employee Forms on the District website.

    REMEMBER! There is a 5 DAY TURNAROUND for all print requests!



    EUREKA - GRADES 1-8 



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  • KCR Summer Parenting Place Class Schedule

    The Summer 2016 Parenting Place class registration is underway!  Below are information flyers about the classes and how to register any clients who could benefit from them.  We are excited to announce we have added two day classes to our schedule for the summer and childcare is available for the Nurtured Heart Approach class in July.  If you would like print copies for your office, please let us know.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact The Parenting Place (360) 473-2134.

    Summer Class Schedule

    Summer Class Poster


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  • BHS KOP Color Run

    Color Run


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     KIAC’s Annual

    Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center

    Theater and Silent Auction
    Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theatre 
     “Completely Hollywood (Abridged)”

    This play takes on America's largest cultural and economic export (well, except for weapons) in this seriously silly show biz satire. Get your clapper boards ready for this riotous carnival of the classic films. It cuts through the Hollywood celluloid to condense the 186 greatest films in Hollywood's over 100-year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches — plus a few brand new clichés.

    Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm through June 18th
    Matinees on Sundays at 2:00 through June 19th

    Tickets $20 - Play begins at 7:30 -  Silent Auction at 6:30

    Tickets Available at the door or on  Brown Paper Tickets:
    Search for “KIAC” under events
      |    360-616-0479      |       360-440-2376

    Can't attend? You can always support us on our website

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  • Helping Others Makes Us Heathier

    Group Health's Weekly Wellness Tip was one we wanted to share!  Be well.


    Wellness tip


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    nOW hIRING


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  • Will You Forfeit Your Leave?

    Employees are encouraged to be proactive in knowing your own leave balances, how much you have used during the school year and how your balance is affected by your working agreement and District policy.  If you earn vacation you should ensure your balance on August 31st (June 30th for dministrators)  is no more than thirty (30) of your work days.  Any days in excess of thirty (30) will be forfeited on September 1st​  (July 1st for Administrators). ​ 


    ​Additionally, each employee should review their working agreement regarding their rights associated with personal leave.  If you are allowed to accrue Personal leave, it is accounted for in the “Other Paid Leave” category in the Time Off Section of EA+.  Any excess personal leave not used or cashed out (if eligible) by June 30th  (August 31st for full year employees), will be forfeited on September 1st.  For days that qualify for cash out (please see your working agreement) complete a paper leave slip, mark “Other” and write “completed qualifications to receive _(insert number)_ days of personal leave cash out”.  Your request for cash out (leave slip) must be approved (signed) by your building administrator and must be submitted to Payroll by June 30, 201​6​.  The Leave slip may be printed from the District’s website. Go to Staff, Employee Forms, Leave Slip – Exception Reporting Form.


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  • Special Leave Requests

    ​L​eave is processed on a monthly calendar basis​ in the month after it is used.  If you ​request​ special leave ​for days that​ encompass​, or are spread out over, more than one month​,​ please fill out ​a ​separate special leave form​ for each month​. For example:​ if you were out Jan 29th - Feb 4th you w​ill​ complete a special leave ​form ​for January 29th only and a second special leave form for February 1st- 4th. This ​process ​will allow for the original documents to be placed in the proper ​month's file for ​auditing purposes.
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  • EAP June Newsletter

    June EAP Newsletter.


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  • Volunteer Corner
    Seeds of Grace 
     You may have noticed a new garden at  BHS!
    Seeds of Grace
    Seeds of Grace
    This is a community garden that "sprouted" in a day, but it in reality it took months of hard work and hours of pre-planning from dedicated volunteers. It went from bare ground to painted & planted garden beds in one day.
    The powerhouse behind this project is BHS Senior Abe Bartlett.  He received his inspiration for this garden in January when he volunteered at the WH Garden Clean-up.  While he was shoveling llama poop, he was pondering how some of the land at BHS could be utilized as a garden that could benefit the community.
    Abe enlisted the help of classmates, BSD staff, community members and community partners so that the BHS Community Garden would be in place before he graduated.  He even ensured that there is a plan in place for watering over the summer. 
    Thank you to all who helped.

    Need Volunteers?
     Click Here
    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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    Olympic ESD Opportunities

    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
    (Our new 2016 Summer Class for all Teachers and Physical Education Teachers K-12)

    Dennis Stands, “FUN P.E. GUY”, has been teaching Summer Workshops for the past 16 years in Washington and Oregon.

    Each year there is a new curriculum designed to help both Classroom Teachers, and Physical Education Teachers K-12, offered for 3 graduate credits through Seattle Pacific University (SPU) which meets state requirements.

    Each day of class, teachers will have the opportunity to meet with peers in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to discuss current topics related to physical education. They will, also, discuss how the activities learned in this class can be incorporated with Common Core State Standards(CCSS).

    Please visit for additional information about our class.

    As the end of this school year approaches, you may be searching for a class to fulfill the requirements for your teacher certificate. Our class offers 3 Graduate Credits / 30 Clock Hours, or PDU Credits / 5 Days / 6 Locations. You will definitely enjoy, and benefit from our active, fun filled class. Registration may be made by phone, online, or email. Follow us on FACEBOOK at

    Syllabus: Illustrating Nature - Introduction

    9 Hours, 3 Sessions: wkly 3 hrs lecture-studio, Clockhours available

    Instructor: Chuck Woods - for more information call 360.434.6971

    Olympic College, Shelton Campus
    Learn More

    Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m

    Session A: June 21/28 & July 5

    Session B:  July 12/19 & 26

    Session C:  August 2/9 & 16

    An introduction to the basic materials and techniques of illustrating objects from nature with an understanding of form to function, growth, patterns, and structural variations and an emphasis on observational skills and rendering techniques.




    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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    1999 Ford Windstar LX, 198K miles. Well maintained - great 7 passenger transportation. $900 FIRM
    Wayne Lindberg (360) 895-8772
    Windstar   Windstar
    Sewing Machine
    3 Singer Sewing Machines

    Comes with:  Machine cover, shipping box. All purpose foot, zipper foot, some have buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, seam ripper, seam guide, spool holder, L-screw driver, cutting blocks: 4", 6" 8", bobbin holder, scissors, cutting blade, small trim scissors, book Make a Quilt in a Day, Log Cabin pattern by Eleanor Burns. Used in Leadership Class at MVMS for quilting as community service projects. Asking $100 each.  Clean and serviced 2014. Have been kept locked up in storage cabinet, email janet.davis@bremertonschools. org.
    two twin adjustable beds for sale. Each Bed is for sale at $1,000 each, which is less than 1/2 the price of them new. One has never been used and the other has only been used by my mother on an occasional visit.  Contact David Herrington
    twin beds
    Contact Anne Pedelaborde at
     Baby Gate   Baby Toy
    Baby Toy      Baby chair
    Baby thing     Baby crib
    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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