Please save-the-date for a special guest performance assembly by Dearborn Park International Music & Dance Troupe on Friday, February 14th from 10:00-10:45 AM before we leave for Midwinter Break. Dearborn Park will be performing their Lunar New Year Celebration program for Bryant students. Their Lunar New Year Celebration performances include the traditional folk dances, as well as trending pop from areas all around Asia including China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. The dance styles will range from Wushu Style Shaolin Kungfu, K-Pop, Breakdance, Acrobatics to the traditional Chinese-Vietnamese Lion and Dragon dances. The purpose of the performance is to celebrate the Asian culture surrounding the Lunar New Year along with the differences that each culture has towards the holiday.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Bryant. We’ll discuss both classroom and PTSA opportunities. Bring your questions and specific volunteer interests. We’ll also discuss SPS volunteer requirements and the volunteer application. Lots of great volunteer opportunities coming up in 2020 with the Online Auction, Bryant Blast, Writer’s Celebration and Field Day.
I’ll meet you in the Bryant lobby at 7:50 a.m. and we’ll go to my office. Sessions will last about 45 minutes.
Wednesday, January 22
Tuesday, January 28
If none of these days/times work for your schedule, please email me to arrange a time to meet. I’m available in the mornings, Monday-Thursday.
We areroller skating in my PE classes in the gym, January 13-31. Students arewelcome and encouraged to bring their own helmets and/or skates/rollerblades . They will need to mark their equipment with their names before they bring it to PE. Student helmets and skates cannot be left in the gym.
Parent volunteers are especially needed to help with Kindergarten-1st grade classes from 12:15-2:25 p.m.
We are looking for anyone that would like to donate Small or X-Small Helmets ( new or used) to the P.E. department at Bryant Elementary.
Our regularly scheduled monthly board meeting will be postponed to Tues, Jan 21st at 7pm for the snow. For a list of our regular meeting dates and to review previous month’s minutes, please refer to our 2019-20 meeting schedule.
Author Zetta Elliott will be visiting with all of Bryant’s students on January 22 in the library. Her popular fantasy novel, Dragons in a Bag, is one of the Global Reading Challenge selections this year, and she’ll be telling us about the next installment, The Dragon Thief. Zetta visits us from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she has a lively career as a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. Additionally, she has taught at several outstanding colleges, including Ohio University and Mount Holyoke.
Third Place Books will be here to sell some of Zetta’s titles. Click HERE for an order form and return to us by 8:00 AM on January 22.
The Bryant PTSA is offering grants for you to hold an event for families in your grade level. Bryant PTSA will grant up to $500 to each grade level to build engagement among its families. The money is intended to help fund events for families to meet and form connections with each other, in the hopes that stronger social relationships will translate to a stronger school community for our children.
Some ideas for FUN ways to spend your grant:
Hold a potluck cookout at a local park where you provide the burgers/hot dogs
Host a game night at a community center or at school
Host a movie night with free concessions (the PTSA has movie licenses that would cover this!)
Put on a talent show
Host a summer-time event to get families together outside of the school-year
Senator David Frockt, Representative Gerry Pollet, Representative Javier Valdez, SPS Director Hampson, SPS Director Hersey and newly elected City Councilman Alex Pedersen. This is an excellent opportunity for your family – kids included – to ask your politicians about issues that are important to you. Whether it is lead in the water in Seattle Public Schools, preventing gun violence, what the impact of I-976 will be on buses, how Special Education should be funded, and/or anything else that is on your mind. Light snacks will be served. Regular PTSA Board Meeting to follow. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org