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Absence Hotline

Please report any absences by calling: (650) 312-7648 option 3

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



Seeking New PTA Board Members!

The BIES PTA is looking for new Board Members for the 2015-2016 school year. We encourage you to become a Board member and partner alongside our school administration, teachers and fellow parents and help make a difference at Brewer Island Elementary.

The 6 open Board Positions are: 

  Vice President Treasurer
  VP of Fundraising Financial Secretary
  VP of Programs Parliamentarian


CLICK HERE for a brief description of these positions.  More job details can be found on our website under PTA (Executive Board Tab).

Questions? Email Rie Nishimura (biesparliamentarian@gmail.com)

  Dates to Note:  
  March 24th Announce Proposed Slate of Officers
  May 28th Elections



Upcoming Events

BIES Annual Science Fair – Tuesday, March 17th


6:30 – 7:30 Pm in the BIES GYM


  • Projects are delivered & set up in our gym between 7:00-9:00 a.m. 
  • Students explain their projects to Science Fair visitors 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Students take their Science Fair Projects home at 7:30 p.m. (end of Fair).  


CLICK HERE for detailed instructions about the Science Fair Procedures.

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 2/23/15

Mark your Calendars!! Movie Night – Friday, February 27th

Movie Night is one of the most anticipated & fun event of the year!! This month’s movie will be How to Train Your Dragon 2. So have your kids bring in their blankets and cozy up with their friends as the parents enjoy some “kid-free” time.  Movie Night will be held in the BIES gym on Friday, February 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The pre-paid cost is $10 PER child ($15 at the door) in exact change.  For the safety and well-being of every student, the parents will need to SIGN-IN and SIGN-OUT their child and no student will be released to any unauthorized person at pick-up.   Please make sure to pick-up your child promptly at 8:30 pm.  There will be pizza and cookies but please BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE. 

We also need several volunteers to help make this event run smoothly.  Lend a hand by helping set-up, volunteering at the sign-in tables, purchasing and passing out the food, or assisting with clean-up.  

To sign-up & volunteer, email Stacy Ferrer (sferrer@smfcsd.net)

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm        Location: BIES GYM

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 2/23/15

Wishes and Dreams Community Project– Deadline: Feb 27th

The BIES Student Council Community Service Project for 2015 is “Wishes and Dreams”. The goal of this project is to provide an opportunity for students to reach out to children who have life-threatening diseases and who are homeless.  Instructions for donations have already been sent in each student’s Thursday Envelope – for “Wishes”, students are encouraged to bring in 4 quarters taped to the laminated paper pocket provided and for “Dreams” students are requested to donate a NEW stuffed animal and a crib sized blanket.  These donated items are distributed to sick and homeless children by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Project Night Night.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Leslie Thompson (lthompson@smfc.k12.ca.us

Posted by: Jason Lee
Published: 2/7/15

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

Upcoming Spirit Days

  February 27     Favorite Sports
  March 27     Crazy Hair Day
  April 30     Cultural Day
  May (date TBD)     Dress Your Best
  June 17     Super Hero Day
Today: 2/27/15
All Day: PTA Movie Night

Dates to Remember

2nd 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Week
16th President's Day - No School
17th Staff Dev. Day - No School
20th Spring Picture Day
23rd PTA General Meeting
27th PTA Movie Night

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 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.

Join Our Email List

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