• STAFF MEMO
     October 10, 2017
     Happy Fall
     
     HAPPY FALL! 
  • West Hills Community Garden Picks 200 Lbs!

    Look at the MANY pounds of food grown in the West Hills Community Garden. WHSA staff, students, Success program staff and students, staff from Seeds of Grace and many volunteers all contributed to a wonderful harvest that is already over 200 pounds. The food has all gone to feed West Hills families. What a wonderful project!

     

    New Volunteer Gean Nelson utilized her Master Gardener skills for many hours at the WH Garden. For several weeks, she came in every morning for at least two hours to harvest the bumper crop of produce that the garden yielded.  Her efforts are very appreciated by WH Staff and families. Without her help produce may have gone to waste. Mrs. Nelson has already suggested improvements for next year's garden.


     

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  •  KCR Free Financial Classes

    Free Financial Classes


     

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  • Mini-Grants for Teachers

    The Kitsap County School Retirees Association Unit 8 is offering teacher mini-grants of $250. Here is the application with more information.  Please return your application to Patty Marz (not the Curriculum Office) at peppermintpatty@comcast.net, or you can contact her at 360.581.9277.


     

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  • Energy in Ecosystems: Project Learning Tree E-Unit Workshop
    Saturday, October 28 2017
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Designed for students in grades 3-5, Energy in Ecosystems investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive.  Learn more about this exciting opportunity.
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  • Mark your calendars!

    25% off personal and professional purchases! Barnes and Noble Kitsap Mall Educator Appreciation Days are back, starting October 7th and running through October 15th! These special days of shopping, savings and personalized service are just for educators! 

    • We invite you to take advantage of a 25%* discount on books, toys & games, music, movies and 10% discount on café consumables. We are also offering 10% off on select NOOK *
    • Call me ahead of time with your shopping lists; I’ll have them ready for you the day of the event!
    • Gift basket raffle!

     *Certain restrictions apply. Please see store for details.

    For additional details, please call Michael Lix at 360-698-0945


     

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  • Volunteer Corner
      Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
    As the 2017-18 school year kicks off keep in mind that we have:
    • Many volunteers anxiously waiting to be invited into the schools
    • Volunteers with diverse sets of skills
    • Family and community members willing to help wherever needed

     

    In order to fill your needs we need to know what they are! Please take a few minutues to answer several SIMPLE questions by clicking the button below. Then we can assist in placement of the right person(s) to assist with your specific requests.

    Click here for volunteer request form
     
    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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  • 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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  • POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATES
    Olympic ESD Opportunities 
    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
    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.
     
     
    Continuing Education
                                          Courses for Teachers
    CWU / VESi Courses

    Central Washington University has partnered with VESi to provide online courses that are available for professional development credits or Washington State Clock Hours.

    Courses offered for 2, 3, or 4 Professional Development 
    Credits and 20, 30, or 40 Clock Hours
    with fees starting at just $200.

    www.virtualeduc.com

    View Full Course Listing

     

     


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  • WANT ADS 

    Forced to Move!
    My sister and I are being forced to move out of our rental home by November 30th! Our landlord needs to move his family back into the house for medical reasons. We are looking for a 2-3 bedroom one-level house in Bremerton or Silverdale. We are clean, responsible, have excellent credit, and a glowing reference.  If you can help, please contact me at pattye.heuer@bremertonschools.org, 473-1014, or my cell 471-3475.  Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
     
     
    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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Last Modified on October 11, 2017