STAFF MEMO
September 16, 2014
 
Welcome Back


  • Beautify Bremerton
    Are you a Bremerton resident or landlord? If so, you may participate in the Sept. 20th Beautify Bremerton day. Free disposal of yard waste for City of Bremerton residents and landlords. Residents must provide proof of residency.  Learn More

     
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  • DISTRICT-WIDE BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR
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  • BHS Football Fan Gear
    Go Knights This year we are selling Fan Gear completely on-line.  You can visit our on-line store to purchase your authentic Knights “swag”.  Just go to the Bremerton Football web page (www.bremertonhighfootball.com) and click the link on the left side labeled “Purchase Fan Gear” under Important Pages.  You will be redirected to our shop.  (If this takes you someplace weird, click the “Team Sterling” link at the top and enter the code ‘knighsfb’. This should get you to the right spot.) Check out what we have to offer all at reasonable prices!

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  • Home Affordability Refinance Program Extended
    Exciting news! HARP 2.0 (Home Affordability Refinance Program) has been EXTENDED through 2015! Federal guidelines have been EASED to help more homeowners qualify!

     

    EduProgram Sponsors can help:

     

         •  Save an average of $326 per month!

         •  Refinance your home even if you OWE more than it’s worth!

         •  Have a current rate of 4.25% or Higher?

         •  Wish to Purchase a new home (3.5% down payment)?

         •  Wish to remodel your home by using FHA’s 203K program for ISD employees?

         •  Remodel your home with no out of pocket cash!

         •  First time home buyers!

     

    To see if you meet the criteria and qualify visit: http://educatorprograms.org/edu and fill out the Quick Quote Form (No Cost or Obligation).  A representative will contact you to discuss programs. Whether you are a Teacher, Principal, Nurse, Counselor, Administrator, Secretary or Coach you can participate! For additional details, please visit EduPrograms at: http://educatorprograms.org/edu


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  • Home Loans
    Home loans are now being offered through American Educational Services. AES works with the leading lenders in the country to provide School District Employees the best rates available.

    There's no time like the present to start saving and improve your overall financial situation. See how much you can start saving today using our: Quick Form.

    American Educational Services
    www.americaneducational.us
    323 E. Wacker Dr. #638
    Chicago, IL 60601 

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  • School District Retirement - TSA

    The Federal Government & IRS have made available to you the Tax Sheltered Annuity for Educators, Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue code enables you as a school district employee to keep significant dollars in Federal and/or State Taxes.

     

    This Tax Sheltered Annuity is completely deductible from taxes. This will replace your IRA (Individual Retirement Account). To learn more about this program which you are eligible for, please use the "Information Request Form" below and we will drop off some information at your school.

    Information Request Form

    Please note this is only available to school district employees. 
    Thank you,
    National Educational Services

     
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  • School Employee Discounts
    A comprehensive list of education discounts available to you can be found here. As a school employee, you can get discounts on hundreds of products and services. You can also check to see if your insurance rates and phone bill can be lowered. Plus get assistance with things like consolidating student loans, travel and more. There is absolutely no charge for this resource.

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  • The Parenting Place Fall Parent Class Schedule
    Kitsap Community Resources offers parenting classes and has the fall schedule now availalble. 

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  • Free Community Financial Fair
    Kitsap Community Resources is holding its 6th Annual Financial Fair, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:30 to 1:30 at the KCR Building, 845 8th Street.  Learn More

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  • Employee Assistance Program
    Enjoy the EAP Newsletter in English and Spanish, plus information on the webinar for September. Here is to a great 14-15 school year!

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  • Calling All Quilters
    I am making a scrap quilt and could use fabric scraps of 100% cotton in dark browns and dark greens at least 4in.X 9in.. I’m willing to swap from my stash if you are a quilter. Thanks for sharing! Contact Paula Wood, Mountain View Middle School, 360-473-0736.

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  • Volunteer Corner
    Need Volunteers?
    Do you have task(s) that you could use assistance with?
    Could you use some help in your classroom or with a project?
     
    As school begins, we have many enthusiastic individuals signing up to volunteer. Folks with talents and expertise in many areas that are willing to donate their time to benefit students and YOU! If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please know that there are volunteers ready and waiting to help. To ensure proper placement, we need to you answer a few questions. Please complete the short on-line request form.
     

    This year, we implemented an easier way to track the precious hours our volunteers donate.  Volunteers can now log in and out of a computer located in the school office; and at West Hills and Crownhill new volunteers can enter their application information online (coming soon to all schools) after the pilot.     

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: All volunteers in the District must have an approved volunteer application on file with the District PRIOR to volunteering which needs to be renewed every two years, and is good for any school in the District.

     
    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.

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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

    NOT EVEN A MONTH OLD, bought for my son and is now moving out of the area. Kenmore 8,000 BTU Air Conditioner w/remote - Email: soup98310@gmail.com

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    LOOKING TO RENT
    Two sisters looking for a house to rent in Bremerton/Silverdale area.  Mature, clean, dependable, responsible.  Contact Pattye Heuer at 473.1014.  

     

     
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Last Modified on September 15, 2014