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Volunteer/Visitor Check In

Per District Office security measures, ALL visitors and volunteers must report to the School Office, SIGN-IN with a  valid photo ID & obtain a volunteer badge PRIOR TO ENTERING the school campus. They must also SIGN-OUT PRIOR TO LEAVING the campus. No exceptions can be made to this rule.  Thank you for your cooperation.



John Cosmos

Asst. Principal

Katy Vawter

Admin. Asst.

Jan Shorago

Office Asst.

Barbara Rothe

Office Asst.

Nira Wong

Office Asst.

Becky Glikbarg



What's New


The 2014 Reflections Art Awards Ceremony will be held in the BIES Gym on Tuesday, November 18th.

Deadline for Entries

Thursday, October 30th @8:15 am  in the BIES Library

Entries may be brought to the BIES Library (7:45 am - 8:15 am only) on:

Tuesday, Oct 28th

Wednesday, Oct 29th

Thursday, Oct 30th (deadline)

Information about the Program:

For more information such as this year's theme, categories, rules and the entry form, please visit the BIES website at http://brewerisland.smfc.k12.ca.us/ReflectionsArtProg

Contacting the Reflections Committee:

For any questions regarding the program, please contact the Reflections Committee members Kathy Haven & Carla Pursnani at BIESReflections@gmail.com

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 10/23/14

New School Calendar Approved!!

The new 2015-16 school year calendar was approved by the school board at its October 2nd meeting and will be implemented for ALL elementary and middle schools in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. It is a single, blended calendar that offers an opportunity to set breaks that maximize student learning time, professional development for teachers, and minimizes interruptions to instruction.  There will be slight changes to our current calendar as Summer vacation (2015) will be extended to 7 weeks and the Fall, Winter and Spring Intersessions will be shortened to 2 weeks each. The first day of school next year will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015 and the last day will be on Wednesday, June 15, 1016.  The new calendar is listed under “Quick Links”. 

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 10/23/14

Brewer Island Welcomes New 5th Grade Teacher

Our new teacher, Jennifer Flaherty, is joining the 5th grade team at BIES this fall.  This past summer, Jennifer made the cross country move to the Bay Area from Boston. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northeastern University. Jennifer has over 5 years of experience working in education, teaching in both special education and general elementary classrooms.  In her free time, Jennifer relishes in running, baking, exploring new places, and cheering on the New England Patriots.  A lifelong learner herself, Jennifer truly enjoys working with children and is very excited to join the Brewer Island family.

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 10/23/14

School Hours / Gates Schedule


School Hours


Regular School Hours

Minimum Days (Wednesdays)


8:10 AM - 12:10 PM

8:10 AM - 12:10 PM

1st - 3rd

8:20 AM - 2:40 PM

8:20 AM - 12:35 PM

4th & 5th

8:00 AM - 2:40 PM

8:00 AM - 12:28 PM


School Gates Schedules

7:45 am Open all gates
12:00 pm Open Kindergarten gates
2:30 pm Open all gates
2:55 pm All gates (inside and out) locked except for the Gym gate and the interior gate by Room 1.
6:00 pm Niantic and Ranger Circle gates unlocked


Printable Bell Schedule

Today: 10/25/14

Upcoming Events

3rd Picture Make-Up Day
6th - 24th Intersession Break
27th School Resumes
31st Minimum Day
3rd No School - Staff Dev. Day
10th - 11th No School - Veterans Day
17th - 19th 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip
18th Reflections Awards Night
21st PTA Movie Night
24th PTA General Meeting
27th - 28th No School - Thanksgiving

Join the PTA

Become part of the BIES PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION! Your membership allows you to have a voice in issues that affect your child, sponsor valuable school programs and helps you stay connected with the school community. Yearly dues are only $8/person.  CLICK HERE to join.

Volunteer For School Events

Volunteering is a huge part of the success of several of our school activities.  It is a great way to become acquainted with our school programs, give back to the community and make a positive impact on our children's education. CLICK HERE to sign up.

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