STAFF MEMO
January 30, 2015
 
Being Happy
 

  • Finalist in Samsung "Solve for Tomorrow Contest"
    Karen Lippy, a West Hills STEM Academy teacher finished as one of five state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest last week. The nationwide contest aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math by challenging teachers to take topics into the community. Read the Bremerton Patriot article for more information.  Congratulations Karen!


     
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  • Reflections Art PTA Art Reflections

    Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search. This year’s Reflections theme was: "The world would be a better place if…" Next year’s theme has not yet been announced. It will be released in April.

    Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. There is also a special artists division (specifically for students with disabilities) so ANY student can be successful!!


    This year’s students artists had their artwork on public display at the Norm Dicks Government Center for a few weeks. The district wide celebration is a wonderful family event, and was held at the Government as well. At the event every student receives recognition.
    Congratulations to this year's artist who will be going to state:
     

    Brianna

    Heriford

    Animal Habitat

    Shawn

    Bayne

    "Ears" are for Listening

    Colleen

    Sawyer

    Look Up

    Mia

    Vigil

    If Difference Made A Difference

    Teresa

    Pender

    …Resources Weren't Determined by Greed

    Taylor

    Harmon

    Save The Sockeye

    Alyvia

    Mejia

    Less Black and White, More Color

    Asti

    Jennings

    More Sweets in the Heart

    Christian

    Mejia

    Money Bags and Money Trees

    John

    Rhine

    Love One Another

    Spencer

    Barnett

    ...Make a Difference in a Animals Life

    Audrey

    Nilsen

    Audreys Parade

    Tia-Zane

    Fowler

    Queen of the Roost

    Ethan

    Sprague

    Beautiful Nature

    Cassandra

    DeForest

    Growing Means Taking Lots of Turns

    Leon

    Hinds

    Nature

    Michelle Anne

    Asencio

    Stand Taller Than Your Shadow

    Michelle Anne

    Asencio

    All We Need Is Love

    Abigail

    Shedd

    We Are The World

    Angelo

    Salas

    …Everyone Had a Home

    Summit

    Geiselman

    Heal the World

    Lucas

    Sprague

    Everybody be Happy

    Ethan

    Sprague

    Everybody Dance

    Calista

    Faragalli

    The Beautiful Things in the World

    Tia-Jane

    Fowler

    The Lively Woods

    Kalise

    Dizon

    The World Would Be a Better Place

    Collin

    DeForest

    A Visit to Heaven

    Lauren

    Rigby

    World Peace Haiku

    Cassandra

    DeForest

    Feeding the Hungry

     
     
     

     
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  • Science Fair
    58th Annual Washington State Science & Engineering Fair
    This year's fair is scheduled for March 27 & 28, 2015, at Bremerotn High School.
     
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  • Science Fair Judge Want to be a Judge?
    The Washington State Science & Engineer Fair is looking for judges for the 58th Annual Science Fair this year on March 27 & 28, 2015, at Bremerton High School. Learn More
     

     
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  • Great Kindness Share the Great Kindness Challenge

    The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from a 50 item checklist. Help create a culture of kindness on your campus! It's free, easy to implement and has the power to increase tolerance, unity and respect for all grades Pre-K through High School.
      
    If your school is participating in this program and you would like to share about it, please send Pattye Pennachi Heuer your stories, student testimonies, and photographs to share on our website.   

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  • Math Blast SAVE THE DATE!
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Armin Jahr Elementary 
    Open to all families districtwide! 
    More information soon.
     
     
      
     

     
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  • Warehouse Surplus
    Be sure to check the Warehouse Surplus data base for a few new items.  Daniel updates this from time to time.  

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  • Volunteer Corner

    PTA Founder's Day Celebration

    Each year PTA’s at  schools throughout our District honor  exceptional individuals at the PTA Founder’s Day Celebration.   This year’s event will be held in the evening on Friday, March 6, 2015.  For more information and/or to purchase tickets for this FUN event, contact your local PTA.

     

    Golden Acorn Awards – Volunteer Award
    Golden Acorn Awards are presented by PTA 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 provide outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs.

     

    To nominate volunteers and  your colleagues for these awards, contact your PTA.

     
     
    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
     
    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

     
    IDEAL WINTER PROJECT
    Refinish this beautiful Mohair furniture as a Winter Project! Contact Debra Hyre for more information.
     
     
     
    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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