Dorothy in Wonderland now playing!

Monday, 23 March 2015 13:51

by Pam Wolfe and Susan Bartlett

We are so excited to announce the opening of our 2015 Bryant play “Dorothy in Wonderland” this week. Over 100 students and over 100 volunteer hours now come together to amaze and entertain. We are so proud of our talented 4th and 5th graders. This is a production you cannot miss. Here are the details so you can assure you have a front row seat to this exciting adventure.

Show Dates and Times

  • Thursday 3/26 Cast Oz 7pm (Doors open at 6:30)
  • Friday 3/27 Cast Wonder 7pm (Doors open at 6:30)
  • Saturday Matinee 3/28 Cast Wonder 2pm (Doors open at 1:30)
  • Saturday Evening 3/28 Cast Oz 7pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Read more: Dorothy in Wonderland now playing!

 

ASE Spring enrollment OPEN NOW

Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:06

Spring Session for ASE is coming! Classes will begin the first week after Spring Break—the week of April 20th. Registration is open now through Monday, April 6th. Since ASE rosters and fees need to be finalized before spring break late registrations will not be accepted—please plan accordingly.

We will have both new and returning classes. Class descriptions and class dates are posted.

Read more: ASE Spring enrollment OPEN NOW

 

PTSA Budget Meeting rescheduled for April 21

Monday, 23 March 2015 13:55

Tuesday, April 21, 7pm * Bryant Library
*Please note that we've cancelled the previously scheduled March 30 budget meeting*

In order to have a more complete budget picture including the Bryant administration's building budget, the PTSA is delaying the first of our 2015-16 budget meetings until the week after Spring Break.

We'll be using our family and faculty survey results to determine how we fund programs for the next school year. PTSA budget meetings are open to all PTSA members.

If you haven't responded to our survey yet, please do so today. It only takes five minutes and will determine how we will enrich our children's collective educational experience at Bryant.

 

From the District: Family Connectors classes

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:05

The School-Family Partnerships department of Seattle Public Schools would like to invite you to join us for Spring quarter of Family Connectors University.

Family Connectors University is a 10 week series of evening courses that are designed to help families gain knowledge and skills in advocating for their children, developing strategies toward increasing student academic success, and improving family and community engagement in schools.

North Seattle College • 9600 College Way N. • Instruction Building, room 1409
Thursday evenings, 6-8pm

Spring quarter begins the week of March 30th, 2015.

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Or visit the website

 

Weekly Science: Static Electricity

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:59

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Calling all young scientists! If your child asks a lot of questions, likes to take things apart, enjoys building, or is constantly observing the world around them, then sign them up for K-3 Science Night. K-3 Science Night will be held on Thursday, April 2nd in the Bryant gym/cafeteria from 6:30-8:00PM. This year we will have to limit the total number of presentations/demonstrations to 95 due to space constraints, so sign up early to reserve a spot for your child or group. The deadline for sign ups is Monday, March 30th. Parents of young scientists should reserve a spot for their child by emailing me the the child's name and grade. Professional scientists who would like to inspire young scientists with a description of their work should This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it a short description of who they are and what they would like to present.

For more information on K-3 Science Night or to find find links to great resources for experiments, please visit the K-3 Science Night webpage.

It doesn't get any easier than this week's experiment! All you need is a balloon, an empty soda can, and a head of hair. With these 3 items you will be able to magically attract the soda can to the balloon. "How is that possible?" you may ask. It's possible with the magic of static electricity! For more information on this and many other cool experiments, visit the Science Bob website.

 

Donate to the Blast Online Auction

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:52

Have a service, vacation home or item you would like to donate to the Bryant Blast online auction?

The Bryant Blast Auction Committee needs your help. We are holding our 3rd annual silent auction this spring.

We are asking for donations of items, a week or weekend at vacation homes, a service or anything else you believe Bryant families would be willing to purchase at an auction. Your contribution will help make our fundraising a success and contribute to programs benefiting the kids at Bryant Elementary.

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Running Club gearing up for Spring!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:46

Do you have a child who loves to run? Spring Bryant Running Club is just around the corner! We will meet on Fridays beginning April 24th at 3:40pm right after school on the playground track, and we’ll end promptly at 4:15pm. We’ll play running games, run laps, do obstacle courses, and everyone earns a token for their efforts each week. If you received an email in March confirming your registration, then you are all set! If you haven’t registered it isn’t too late. Please fill out the Running Club Waiver and submit it either via email, through kid mail, in the office, or send it with your child to the first day of running club. All runners need a waiver on file.

Also, parent volunteers are VERY important to Running Club! If you can help check runners in and out we’d love to have your help! Please be sure your WATCH forms are up to date with Bryant and you’ll be ready to roll.

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From the District: Smarter Balanced Resources

Monday, 23 March 2015 14:48

Dear Seattle Public Schools family,

Our annual spring state assessment window has opened, and many students have begun or will soon begin taking the new state-mandated Smarter Balanced assessments. By now, your child’s school has shared the school’s assessment schedule with you. This email provides an update on how the assessments are going in the district and offers some new resources for you.

Though these assessments take about the same amount of time per student as previous state tests, scheduling them all on computers or tablets has been quite challenging for our dedicated principals and teachers. We are happy to report few glitches in the first two weeks and appreciate the flexibility and efforts from teachers and students.

If your child has not yet begun the assessments, we want to remind you that no special preparation is necessary at home, other than ensuring a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. Teachers have been preparing students for the content all year and familiarizing them with the online platform.

We encourage families to support these assessments as a meaningful use of students’ time. While taking the assessments, they are practicing the skills they have been learning in class – just as they would during class activities or homework assignments. And our math and language arts teams are already building in time to review the baseline results to determine where teachers may need more resources or support for next year’s instruction. As a family, you can help by encouraging your child to do his or her best, knowing that this year’s scores will be viewed as a new baseline for measuring future growth.

Please look over these new or updated resources.

Sincerely,
Larry Nyland, Superintendent

 

From the District: Facilitate bell times discussions

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:20

Seattle Public Schools would like to invite you to serve as a facilitator for the Neighbor to Neighbor discussions on school bell times. As a facilitator you would host a small gathering to discuss the issue and collect feedback. Training and materials will be provided for you.

Neighbor to Neighbor facilitator trainings will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

March 23 - South Shore K-8
March 25 - Bailey Gatzert Elementary

To learn more about these discussions, the options under consideration for bell times, and how to be involved, please visit the Neighbor to Neighbor website.

 

Blast Activity Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:50

Blast Face Painters and Glitter Tattoo Artists Needed!
The Blast team is looking for artistically minded parents to volunteer as face painters and glitter tattoo artists. We need 4 artists per shift for each activity - a total 16 for the day. Face painting and glitter tattoo supplies will be available including stencils. However, parents can determine which designs they want to paint even if it's just polka-a-dots!

Key Roles for the Day of Blast Volunteers Needed!
Support this year's Blast in crucial volunteer roles! General volunteer recruiting will take place after spring break, but we need to fill these key positions ASAP. There are still spaces for both shifts (1-3pm and 3-5pm) for the following jobs:

  • Banker (manage money; must be member of PTSA)
  • Ticket Sales (sell tickets for activities)
  • Basket Raffle (sell tickets for the basket raffle)
  • Rovers (roam the Blast and support volunteers running activities)
  • Building Patrol (monitor the interior of the school)
 

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