Incoming Kindergarten round-up!

Calling ALL Bryant Elementary Incoming Kindergarteners! Would you like to get together before school starts this September and make some new friends? We have three playdates scheduled for the summer:

  • Sunday, July 10th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 6th, after Kindergarten Orientation

All of the playdates will be at Bryant Elementary’s playground so the children can explore their new stomping grounds. Feel free to bring siblings, the more the merrier! Please bring provisions such as a drink and snacks to keep your kiddos hydrated and energized.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:
Laura Lauzen, Andrea Reyer Cooney, Kim Bernier and Kristin Zwiers

Look forward to meeting new friends. Here’s to the beginning of a wonderful summer!

From the District: Important news for incoming Kindergarteners

Starting in September the District is implementing the following programs for Kindergarteners:

  • Full-day Kindergarten will be free for families at all SPS schools
  • The first day of school will be delayed for K families until Monday, Sept 12 to allow K teachers to meet with each family individually on Sept. 7, 8 or 9. Students in grades 1-12 will start on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Please refer to the SPS website for more information about these District-wide changes.

2015-2016 PTSA Volunteer Award Winners!

Congratulations to the following 2015-2016 PTSA Volunteer Award winners! Bryant has an amazing community of volunteers and they all deserve recognition. However, the following individuals have truly gone above and beyond for our school. Awards were presented at the final PTSA general membership meeting and awards ceremony last Monday.

Golden Acorn
Anne Aliverti • Liza Caputo

Volunteer Extraordinaire
Leeann Huntington • Nancy Tilinghast

Unsung Hero
Elida Moran • Carrie Pruitt

Outstanding Advocate Award
Patricia Parker

Special Awards
Auction King and Queen – Kevin & Tiah Stark Estes
Play Powerhouse – Susan Bartlett, Becky Mackle
The Family is All In – Jim & Kristen Yagle

Honorable Mention
Garden Buddies – Mark Benoit, Sam Fogg, Pamela Kuhtz
Bike to Bryant – Will Mitchell, Michelle Solis

Support Bryant over the Summer with Scrip and eScrip!

Do you shop at PCC? Raise money for Bryant while you shop – use a Scrip card! Bryant earns 5 percent of the amount you spend on your groceries! Better yet, recharge your Scrip card with your rewards credit card and both you and Bryant benefit.

For $10, cash or check, get a preloaded $10 card before the end of the school year. You can get a PCC Scrip card from Michelle Ireton by sending a check for $10 (made out to Bryant PTSA) to Bryant Scrip through KidMail. Include your child’s name and teacher and you’ll receive the card through KidMail. Or get one in person from Michelle at the  June 14 PTSA meeting and picking up your card then. Bryant also has $25 gift cards for other retailers, including: Michael’s, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Ross, L.L. Bean and Land’s End — email Michelle if you would like one of the $25 gift cards.

Other ways to support Bryant: use the eScrip link. Go to the PTSA webpage and click the eScrip button on the right of the page near the Facebook icon. Signing up for eScrip takes less than a minute. Once in the system, you will see the list of retailers and the percentage of your purchase that each individual retailer credits back to the Bryant PTSA. The list of participating retailers is extensive, including the Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot and Target. And if you are shopping from Amazon, please use this link and designate Bryant P T S A as your non-profit of choice. You can bookmark it or use the button on the PTSA webpage.

Bike Month tallies!

The numbers are in, and Bryant was in fine form for Bike Month, logging 831.5 trips in May! That was not quite enough to meet Ms. Loftin’s Close Shave Challenge of 1000 trips, but mileage-wise students logged somewhere between 809 and 1499 miles. That latter number would get you to Alaska – amazing!

Congratulations to Ms. Bodine’s class, which was the bike-iest group, clocking 108.5 trips. This wins them bragging rights, and a shiny crank arm trophy. Ms. Kearney’s class came in 2nd place, with 81 trips, and Mrs. Bernard’s class 3rd with 67 trips. Way to go! Read more

New boundary lines for Bryant beginning 2017-18 school year

In 2013, the Seattle School Board approved new neighborhood boundaries for Seattle schools. The new boundaries have been slowly implemented throughout Seattle annually since their approval. Beginning in 2017, the new boundaries for Northeast Seattle schools will come into effect. Bryant Elementary will be affected by these new boundaries. Changes include moving the southern boundary from Hwy SR 513 (NE 45 th Street, which becomes Sand Point Way) north to NE 50 th street. Read more