STAFF MEMO
April 18, 2017
 
WA You Academy Cadets helping at Math Blast
 
USS Stennis volunteers at Math Blast! 
  • 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.
     
     

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  • SAVE THE DATE! Classified Summer Professional Development

    Save the Date

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  • Updated Academic Calendars
    Calendars for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school year have been updated. They are also available on the District website.


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  • Financial Friday

    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


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  • 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.

    YMCA summer programs are open to anyone in the community. Financial assistance is available. Visit our Day Camp website for more information. Day Camp Flyer - Day Camp Registration Form


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  • 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


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  • 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 heather.carrell@navy.mil or visit their website


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  • KCR Parenting Place Spring Class Schedule
    Visit the KCR website to view the spring class schedule.


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  • Free ESL Classes

    Kitsap Community Resources is proud to offer free ESL (English Second Language) classes to all non-English speakers in our community. Classes are on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 am at 1201 Park in West Bremerton. Learn More


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  • Free Behavior Charts

    Free Printable Behavior Charts for home and school from the Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy.


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  • 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 **


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  • 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.

    Don’t wait – apply today!


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  • Volunteer Corner
       
    Need Volunteers?
     
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    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. 
     
     
    Volunteer Celebration Invitation
     
    Math Blast Volunteers!  We couldn't have done it without our volunteers!  Thank you!!
     
    Welcome Mathematicians   WA Youth Academy Cadets
     
    WA Youth Academy Cadets   Math Blast
     

     
    For questions or more information about volunteering, please contact your Building Volunteer Coordinator or District Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Cowdery 360.620.7291.  
     
     
    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 classroom.  
     
     
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  • POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATES
    This 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:  


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  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
     
     Olympic ESD Opportunities 
    Visit the OESD website for more information about PD opportunities.
     

    Classified Staff Developmen

    The 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.

      
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  • WANT ADS

    FOR SALE
    Two like-new love seats from Freddie's for sale for $150.  They still sell this series. Contact Mike Schiano.
     
    Leather Love Seat  
     
     
    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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