STAFF MEMO
March 11, 2015
Celebrating Classified Staff  
Celebrating Classified Staff Week
March 9-13, 2015 
 

  • Math Blast
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Held at Armin Jahr Elementary 
    Open to all families districtwide! 
     
    Please stop by to check out your students and families having a great time playing math games.  If you would like to volunteer, please email Lisa Elm or you could just join us to see your students in action! 

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  • Upcoming Retirement Seminar
    Learn more about Washington State's Retirement Systems (SERS/TRS Plans 2 & 3), Tuesday, March 10, 4:00 pm in the Boardroom.  Learn More

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  • Grants 4 Teachers
    Looking for grant money for your school?  Find it with the most up-to-date and comprehensive grant database available! Subscribe to The School Funding Center Grants Database for just $297 for 12-months and search over 125,000 grant opportunities worth more than $25 billion. More info 

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  • Bremerton Backpack Brigade Food Drive
    Serving the first needs of the child, so they may learn! Help us reach our goal of 1,000 lbs of food! If you would like to donate food items, place choose from the following list:

              - Tuna, Chicken or Beef (canned)                       - Oatmeal packets
                - Dinner mix boxes                                            - Cold Cereal boxes
                 (Tuna, Chicken or Beef “Helper”)                   - Juices (boxed/100% Juice)
              - Chili, Ravioli, Spaghetti, etc                              - Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider
              - Mac and Cheese boxes, Rice-a-Roni                 - Mashed Potatoes (instant)  
              - Fruit and Pudding cups                                      - Raisins, Craisins                     
              - Peanut Butter                                                      - Jelly & Jam                  
              - Pasta Sauces (plastic jars only)                          - Pasta / Dried Beans
              - Granola bars, cookie packs, popcorn                 - Top Ramen  

    Please no glass containers!

    Questions? Need more information? Like to Volunteer?
    Please contact Myra Battin; 360 471 9588  or myrabattin@yahoo.com


     
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  • Spring Parenting Class Schedule 
    The Spring 2015 Parenting Class schedule is now available. We are still taking registrations for winter classes. Kitsap Community Resources is currently accepting Scholarship Requests from individuals that are income eligible and provide all required documentation; if you have any questions concerning the scholarship please feel free to contact the Parenting Place. 

    Terri Kesteren
    Parenting Place Program Coordinator
    Kitsap Community Resources    
    Phone: (360) 473-2134
    Fax: (360) 479-0068
    parentingplace@kcr.org


     
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  • Imaginocean  
    $5 Tickets in ALL Sections at The Admiral for ImaginOcean

    Don't miss the opportunity to see John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean live on stage. A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who are about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, dance, and make new friends, including everyone in the audience.

     

    Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Get your tickets today!


     
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  • Preplanning With Dignity
    Learn more about a free lunch and learning event from Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home. 

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  • Volunteer Corner

     

    Popcorn Moms

     
    Rochall Kehm  and Angela Mejia are two dedicated  PTA Volunteers at Naval Avenue. They are two of the beloved "popcorn moms” It doesn’t stop there, they do a whole lot more, much of it behind the scenes. Both of these outstanding ladies are recipients of the PTA’s Golden Acorn (Outstanding Volunteer) Award for their dedication to the students and staff of Naval Avenue.

     

     
    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 Joyce Cowdery 360.620.7291.  

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  • POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATES
    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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  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
     
     
    West Sound GreenSTEM Field Investigations - 3rd – 8th Grade Teachers 
    9 AM – 3:30 PM. March 21, 2015
    Cottonwood Elementary School, 330 Foster Road NE, Bremerton, WA
    • No-cost workshop for 3rd-8th grade teachers
    • Six clock hours will be provided by the Pacific Education Institute.
    • Facilitated by Karen Lippy
    • Please bring sack lunch and dress for the weather.
     
    Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership  
    Seattle Pacific University and OESD 114 have partnered to offer a Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership designed for teachers wanting to earn a Master’s degree, who would like to learn more about assessment, curriculum, instruction and to empower teachers to become leaders in their schools but who may not be interested in being a principal. This program attracts newer teachers who also need to fulfill their Pro Teach requirement because they can take a Pro Teach or National Boards program through SPU as some of their elective credits.
     

    The unique aspect of our program is that it is a cohort model where teachers within your own district/region all take the program together, about half of the classes are taught by your regional, qualified teachers/coaches and they are held in Bremerton. Teachers get a 20% discount in tuition for the classes held in Bremerton (approximately half of the total classes). Students in the cohort have the flexibility to truly use district-based issues, initiatives and context to learn the outcomes and goals of each of the classes since they are learning from others who work in the same region. Teachers would begin in the fall, take approximately two classes per quarter, typically one face-to-face (one evening per week), and one online.  I think it is really a great model for continuing the professional learning in a cohesive manner and supporting teachers as a group who want to earn their Master’s degree.

     

    There will be an Open House to share more about this program on March 19, 2015, at 4:00 pm at the OESD in Bremerton

    Course Information
     
    Olympic ESD Opportunities
    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
     
    CWU Courses
    CWU Courses  
     
     

    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-  March 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM          Secondary School Faculty:  Seattle Area, WA- March 4 & 5, 2015  from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

    For more information, Contact: CRU Institute 1.800.922.1988 or cru@cruinstitute.org                                                                                Visit our website: www.cruinstitute.org 


    Classified Staff Development 
    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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  • WANT ADS

     
    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!  

    FOR SALE
    Couch Ends recline and vibrate to give you back massage. Two lap top fold out as seen in picture with cup holders and phones. Hides away when not in use. Matching recliner too. Barely used. I paid $3700. Will let go for $1250.00. Moving, to big to fit in new place.
     
    Contact Cathy Trujillo
     
     
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