Writers’ Celebration BBQ — You’re Invited!

Join your student for lunch on Friday, June 7th. It’s a great opportunity to shake off authors’ jitters before settling down to the important work of sharing their writing. Grab a quick bite before you lead your writers’ circle or take your time and catch up with other parents and favorite teachers. Little siblings welcome! 

Lunch times will be:
Kindergarten 10:30-11:10
1st Grade 10:45-11:25
2nd Grade 11:00-11:40
3rd Grade 11:15-11:55
4th Grade  11:30-12:10
5th Grade 11:50-12:30

We’ll need help too! Please consider volunteering for short jobs ranging from right after drop-off to just after lunch.  Look for sign up forms in kid mail this week and return by Friday, May 24th

Questions? Please contact Angela Graham

Writers’ Celebration 2019! Friday, June 7th

What is the Writers’ Celebration?   Every year at Bryant the PTSA celebrates the accomplishments of all our student writers by hosting the Writers’ Celebration, a schoolwide event during which each student has the opportunity to share a piece of writing – a book, story or poem he or she has authored — in small, multi-age groups. This is one of the few activities at Bryant that mixes all grade levels, and it is heartwarming to watch the older students help and encourage the younger ones. The students work long and hard on these projects and are very proud to share them with their peers.

Where do you come in?  We will need volunteers to lead a group of six or seven enthusiastic students for 50 minutes.  Each group will be facilitated either by 1-2 volunteer leaders or by a teacher.  Please note that due to space constraints, we will be unable to accommodate any additional parent spectators.

How do you sign up?  

Step 1: In order to lead a group, you must complete all SPS volunteer requirements (which include a screening disclosure form, taking a short online course, reviewing online docs, and providing copy of photo ID). You can find the 2018-2019 Volunteer Requirements here. Please take a moment to complete all volunteer requirements. If you have already done so this year, you do not need to do it again.  

Step 2: Complete the Writers’ Celebration volunteer web form or complete and return the paper form that will come home with your child in mid May.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Lead, Brent Aliverti

The Bryant Blast needs you!

Volunteers Needed!

Bryant’s annual carnival and fundraiser, the Bryant Blast, will take place on Saturday,

May 4, from noon – 4 pm. Annual favorites like Raffle Baskets, Cake Walk, Pony Rides, Gaga Ball, and Sno Cones will be featured. Plus, a ton of games, activities, and other carnival fun!

We need you to join our team of nearly 225 volunteers to make this fun-filled day a success!

The Blast’s SignUp Genius site is open and ready for your support. Sign-up for your preferred volunteer job and time slot. The Blast loves older siblings too! Bryant Alums are also encouraged to sign up to earn community service hours.

Please don’t delay! Signing up early allows you to have the best selection of volunteer options to choose from! We ask that you sign up by April 26th so proper planning of games and activities can occur.

Don’t miss this year’s featured entertainment – the Roosevelt HS Dance Team! They will perform at 2:00 pm and conduct a learning workshop immediately following. Get your groove on!

You can save time in the ticket lines by pre-purchasing your admission and activity tickets! Check out our new pre-sale store before April 28th. Online purchases can be picked up at the will call table located at the Blast eastern gate or at parent pick-up on May 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to seeing you on May 4th!

Time to plan your grade-level bash!

Now that the weather is starting to turn reliably warmer and dryer, it’s the perfect time to think about an end-of-the-year party for your families.

The Bryant PTSA is excited to be 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. The grant is intended to help you 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
  • Host a game night at a community center or at school
  • Host a movie night with free concessions (the PTSA has a movie license that would cover this!)
  • Put on a talent show
  • Host a summer-time event to get families together outside of the school-year

Download the grade-level grant info sheet, or email ptsaexec@bryantschool.org for info today.

Bryant Elementary Presents Willy Wonka Kids

Bryant’s 4th and 5th graders have been memorizing, singing, lighting, set-painting, rehearsing, and creating a magical musical for our community to enjoy! Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on the night of the play or on the playground after school March 21-22. 
Play times are:

  • Thursday, March 21 at 7pm
  • Friday, March 22 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 23 at 2pm or 7pm

Baked goods will be offered for sale before the show and at intermission; bring cash if you want to purchase delicious treats.

We look forward to seeing you at the play!

Bryant Blast – Save the Date!

The Bryant Blast will be held on Saturday, May 4th from noon to 4 pm.  Plan for pony rides, fun games and activities, sno-cones, tasty food and much, much more! 

Wanna help plan the Blast? We’ll be sending a sign-up for volunteer shifts right after Spring Break.  If you have a favorite job at the Blast, you can sign up early! Contact the Blast Committee if you’re interested in helping.