Math Blast Was A Blast!Recently, the District hosted the 4th Annual Math Blast. Districtwide students and their families gathered to eat, learn and play. Everyone attending had a BLAST!
Over 500 people were in attendance! Approximately 400 students, staff, and community members; 100 volunteers; and 40 staff members.The rooms at AJ were active with standing room only crowds. Parents and the community were very appreciative that the District had such a FUN Family Night. One Mom commented, "My son did math all evening and didn't even know it."This event would not have been possible without the help of many throughout the District and our community partners. Partners included Navy Federal Credit Union, Kitsap Regional Library, Kitsap Immigration Services, Olympic College, and Washington Youth Academy. Staff throughout the District were instrumental in setting up, overseeing the stations and connecting with the students and families. Without them, this event would not have been possible.Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success again.
SAVE THE DATE! Classified Summer Professional Development
The Asset Building Coalition (ABC) in partnership with Kitsap Community Resources will be hosting our first ever South Kitsap financial resource fair “Financial Friday”. They have been successfully hosting similar events in Bremerton for over eight years, providing over 1,000 people with free credit counseling, free credit reports and other financial & job training resources.
The joint efforts by the members of THE ABC COALITION OF KITSAP provide opportunities for low & moderate-income residents in Kitsap county to build, maintain & preserve assets through investments in education, homeownership, personal savings and & entrepreneurship. Learn More
YMCA Summer Camp
YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration is now available. This year the Summer Camp will be located at Crownhill Elementary, and additional locations are available in Central Kitsap and Peninsula. YMCA Program Staff will be providing copies of registrations and posters to school offices.
Talking To Teens About Marijuana
Kitsap Regional Library is hosting a free workshop for parents to help them talk with their teen about marijuana. This workshop is sponsored by the Olympic ESD and the WA State Department of Health and will be offered in Bremerton (April 20) and Port Orchard (April 20). Learn More
Supporting Military Families
Naval Base Kitsap School Liaison Officer has developed a list of links to help educators in assisting our military families. For more information about assisting military families, contact the School Liaison Office, Heather Carrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Bremerton Council PTSA Reflections 2016-17
Each year, Reflections challenges students to create original art inspired by a theme. This year’s Reflections theme was “What’s Your Story?”. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search. This year’s Bremerton Council student artists had their artwork on public display at the Kitsap Regional Library- Sylvan Way over Winter Break and then the Norm Dicks Government Center for a few weeks. The district-wide celebration is a wonderful family event, and was held at the Government Center as well. Mayor Patty Lent addressed the families and encouraged the students to continue to pursue the arts and enjoy the art of Bremerton. 52 entries were accepted at the Council Level. 20 pieces were advanced to compete at the State level against entries from across Washington. All Council level participants were recognized with certificates and ribbons. Next year’s theme was announced: “Within Reach.”
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. Through the program, National PTA, Bremerton Council PTSA and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a specific theme. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.
Founded in 1969, the National PTA Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year—encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. For more information about the program, visit PTA.org/Reflections. To get more information about local submission/participation, contact your school’s PTA.
Thank you to all the artists that submitted work at the school level and congratulations to this year's artists honored at the Council level. Artists advancing to State are denoted with an (**).
Photography KLE Autumn C. Trampoline Fun
Photography NAV Heath M. The light takes out the dark
Photography VR Willow B. I've been up in the clouds my entire life **
Photography KLE Noah C. Sports
Photography NAV Erik M. Ocean Castle
Photography BHS Lyza B. Taking a step **
Photography BHS Madeline B. Light and Water
Photography BHS Ella F. Stripes
Photography BHS Corbin F. Reflections **
Photography BHS Leolani T. Eye on The Field **
Literature KLE MacKenzie B. Dog and Cat **
Literature KLE Layna T. The life of Paris **
Literature KLE Alexandra B. The Gymnastics Roller Coaster
Literature KLE Hannah M. One Big Secret
Literature CH Michelle L. All About Me **
Literature MVMS Elena S. The Tune of Life **
Literature VR Danielle S. Owl’s in Disguise
Literature VR Cody S. Seahawk vs. Cardinals
Film MVMS Elena S. The Tune of Life
Visual Arts NAV Keely C. Bears in the Snow **
Visual Arts NAV Kylea H. My Family Tree
Visual Arts NAV Asti J. Asti's World
Visual Arts CH Payton L. Picking Out My Spring Dress **
Visual Arts NAV Heath M. The bridge to the moon
Visual Arts KLE Cohen P. Change the World
Visual Arts KLE Anavae B. Ferris Cake
Visual Arts CH Andrea B. Mountain Landscape
Visual Arts KLE Alexandra B. One Amazing Headstand
Visual Arts CH Atley C. My Life
Visual Arts KLE Natalie C. Wasp Attack
Visual Arts KLE Kathryn C. Darkness **
Visual Arts CH Aspyn D. My Advenures **
Visual Arts KLE Sadie D. Dysney on ice
Visual Arts KLE Vincenza G. Lake of Memories
Visual Arts CH Teaghan T. Me and my mom and a puppy
Visual Arts CH Elijah K. This is my story **
Visual Arts CH Jesse M. My Cute Pets
Visual Arts KLE Ashlyn M. Sit **
Visual Arts NAV Keaton M. My mind on paper
Visual Arts NAV Erik M. My mind going away
Visual Arts KLE Will M. When I was Adopted **
Visual Arts CH Gabrielle M. WHO I AM TODAY **
Visual Arts CH Catherine P. My Story
Visual Arts CH Jadyn S. Visual Arts
Visual Arts WH Rebecca S. Mr. Marmalade
Visual Arts WH Rebecca S. Summer Garden
Visual Arts KLE Vincent T. A Dragon Battle
Visual Arts KLE Adrian T. The Pieces of Me **
Visual Arts WH Sydney W. What's Your Story **
Visual Arts MVMS Cassandra D. Joyful Kitten
Visual Arts MVMS Collin D. World of Ideas
Visual Arts MVMS Zarin G. Me and My Gang **
Visual Arts MVMS Rodgie O. My World **
Voya Unsung Hereos Grant
At Voya FinancialTM, we are as dedicated to helping you as you are to helping your students, because we understand that the gift of knowledge is the most valuable gift! You could be one of 100 educators who are selected each year to receive a $2,000 Voya Unsung Heroes grant. In addition, you could be in the running for one of three additional grants of $25,000, $10,000, or $5,000.
Need Volunteers?We have many volunteers eager to help! We have a large database of people waiting to assist our staff and students. When you click on the button above you'll be asked a few questions about what you need. Giving us a detailed description of the task(s) will help to us find just the right volunteer to fit your needs.Math Blast Volunteers! We couldn't have done it without our volunteers! Thank you!!For questions or more information about volunteering, please contact your Building Volunteer Coordinator or District Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Cowdery 360.620.7291.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 classroom.
POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATESThis section of the Staff Memo is to share policy and procedural changes implemented 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:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTOlympic ESD OpportunitiesVisit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
Classified Staff DevelopmentThe District encourages all classified employees 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.
WANT ADSFOR SALETwo like-new love seats from Freddie's for sale for $150. They still sell this series. Contact Mike Schiano.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!