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New Traffic Patterns at Poulsbo Elementary

New traffic patterns at Poulsbo Elementary School started May 16, 2016. To see the attached letter with map from Poulsbo Elementary Principal Claudia Alves, please click HERE.


Rain Garden 101 Workshop
Hosted by the Kitsap Conservation District. Rain gardens are designed to store and filter water that flows off of hard surfaces, like roofs and roads. They enhance your property and control storm water in your yard. Learn about native plants and Do-It-Yourself techniques. Attendees will receive a coupon for a FREE RAIN BARREL! Space is limited. Watch for more workshops in the series. Register by phone at 360-779-9898 or online at http://www.cityofpoulsbo.com/.
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Parks & Rec Center. $10per household.
Babysitter Boot Camp
Do you have a teen ages 12-17 who wants to earn some money babysitting this summer? Or maybe, you want them to help watch their younger siblings? Linda Chandler is offering The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) course just in time for summer! The class comes with a magazine-format guide designed to engage and inform the aspiring babysitter.  It gives teenagers everything they need to know, from getting started, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, care giving, and first aid tips. The CABS course gives teenagers essential information, but it doesn't read like a textbook.  We've broken childcare and babysitting down into sections, combining practical information with graphics and images designed to pull teenagers in and keep them engaged. This one-day workshop will be held Sat, June 25, 1-4:30pm, $76. Please pre-register at least a week in advance by calling 360-779-9898 or register online at https://secure.rec1.com/WA/poulsbo-parks-recreation/catalog.

Planning & Economic Development Department Anniversary
In April the Poulsbo Planning and Economic Development Department celebrated its one year anniversary after its new reconfiguration. The department has refocused its efforts to combine economic development into its core functions. Highlights from the year include hosting the Business Education Support Training (BE$T) courses for the first time in North Kitsap, compiling demographic and community data and publishing the information for the public, and sharing our experience with other jurisdictions and elected officials at the Peninsula Planners Forum. In addition to the economic development efforts, the department also processed 47 land use permits in 2015,  including the Old City Hall Mixed Use Redevelopment, Westwood Crossing Preliminary Plat (37 lots), and Summerset Final Plat (128 lots).
May 2016 E-Newsletter 
Viking Fest
Viking Fest is this weekend, May 20-22. With three days full of family fun activities, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. For a full schedule of events and activities, please click HERE.    
The Poulsbo Lion's Club invites you to join them for a Pancake Breakfast on either May 21 or May 22 at the NKHS Commons. This is a great way to fuel up after participating in the Viking Fest Road Race or the Poulsbo Viking Tour. Poulsbo Lions will be making pancakes, sausage and eggs (to order or scrambled) once again! This event is a fund-raiser for area scholarships. Coffee, milk and orange juice are included in the price of breakfast.
Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
For information on other Parks and Recreation programs and events, visit: http://www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm
6th Annual Summer Kids Fair
Saturday, June 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at the Poulsbo Library Community Room
Looking for some fun ways to keep the kids busy this summer? Join local organizations from all around Kitsap County to learn about the great summer programs they are offering. Meet the staff, learn the schedules and find out all the details! There will be activities for kids and class demos. Organizations include Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, the Poulsbo Library / KRL Summer Reading, WWU summer kids camps, YMCA, Drama Kids, Young Rembrandts, Earthright Insight, and InMotion Performing Arts Studio to name just a few! For more information, call 360-779-9898.

National Trails Day
Learn & Grow Preschool