The Department of Communications and Community Relations assists in the planning and implementation of recognition events as needed for students, staff or community partners as outlined in Administrative Policy 4001. It also develops criteria and process for selection of district-wide staff and community partners in the annual Promise Awards and revise, if necessary. Communications and Community Relations also proposes district-wide staff and community partners annual Promise Award recipients to the superintendent.

Communications and Community Relations organizes and participates in the following annual events to recognize students, staff and community partners:

  • Good Apples (November, February, May)
  • Back to School Kick-off/Opening Event (Day before school starts)
  • Retirement Dinner (end of May/early June)
  • Promise Awards (February/March)
  • Staff Appreciation Week (first week in May)

Click to watch our 2016 Promise Awards Video

 

2017-18 School Year Recognition Days

National Custodial Workers Day: Oct. 2, 2017
American Education Week: Nov. 13 to 17, 2017
Education Support Professionals Day (Classified Staff): Nov. 15, 2017
School Board Appreciation Month in Washington State: Every January
National School Counselor Appreciation Week: Feb. 5 to 9, 2017
School Librarian Day: April 10, 2018
National Administrative Professionals Day: April 25, 2018
Staff Appreciation Week (Bellingham Public Schools): April 30 to May 4, 2018
National Teacher Day: May 8, 2018
National School Nurse Day: May 9, 2018