Important school dates

  • Friday, October 9th: School Day (previously marked as staff development day, now reassigned as a school day to make up for the delayed start of school)
  • Tuesday, October 13th: Individual Picture Day

District makes recommendations for bell time changes

The District is presenting Superintendent Nyland’s draft recommendation on bell time changes  for the 2016-17 school year at community meetings through Mon, Oct 5. The proposal has most elementary schools, including Bryant’s, school day going 8am to 2:10pm. Preview the presentation and the proposed bell time changes and read up on the research and implementation timeline at the District’s website. Monday’s meeting is at 6:30 at Jane Adams Middle School. The Seattle School Board will be voting on the Superintendent’s recommendation in October or November. Email questions and comments to

Green Team applications due Monday

Do you have a budding young environmentalist at home? If so, we hope you will encourage him or her to apply for Green Team! This is an important job in our community and we’re excited to be able to expand it to include students as young as first grade this year. In Ms. Salisbury’s absence, Ms. Pearson will be out in classrooms recruiting new members this week.

Get ready for Annual Campaign!

Invest in Our Children
2015-16 Annual Fundraising Campaign, Oct. 12-23

Bryant’s Annual Campaign, will be kicking off soon. The orange pledge cards will be sent home through kid mail in less than two weeks.

The Annual Campaign is a BIG DEAL as it is our major PTSA fundraising event for the year. It runs for two weeks, and unlike an auction, or gift wrap sale, all the money raised during the Annual Campaign will go directly to supporting our kids. The goal is to have 100% participation, which means that we would like to get every single orange pledge card back. Read more

Walking School Buses Rev up this Friday, Oct 2

Bryant-meet-up-map2015Walktober, westOctober is International Walk to School Month, and we are ready to celebrate Bryant’s walkers. On Friday mornings of Oct 2, 16, and 23, come jump on a walking school bus. A walking school bus is a group of parents and kids who walk to school together. Parents can walk with their kids or drop them off and let them walk with the group.

  • 9:00 am Gather at one of the 4 meeting points. Meet other Bryant parents and kids while enjoying a fall time treat.
  • 9:10 am Start walking to school along the routes outlined in blue.
  • 9:20 am Arrive to Bryant in an awesome display of kid-powered transport! Read more

Lunchroom volunteers needed!

The success of your child’s education can be found in the many successes of their school day. This includes lunchtime. We need dedicated people each day to help in the lunchroom. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful students, staff and families in our school. Sign up for an October slot now. Please be sure to complete the District’s volunteer requirements before showing up.

Please contact Jean Charette for more information.