5th Grade Science Fair – Volunteer Support Needed

In just a few short weeks we will be kicking off our 5th Grade Science Fair program! We are looking for volunteers to support this longstanding program. The 5th Grade Science Fair is an in-class program that links small groups of students with UW scientist mentors to develop and conduct an experiment.

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • Photograph experiments and groups
  • Providing in-class support for our UW Scientist Mentors
  • Gathering students from classrooms to participate in experiments. Collect extra supplies from science fair closet.

*Fridays, January 13 thru March 3 from 12:45 to 1:45pm
See link to sign up: 5th Grade Science Fair Support for ANY dates you are available. Read more

Got the chops to be Bryant’s Playground Supervisor? Paid position available!

New Playground Supervisor Needed: Paid Position!

Do you have a few extra hours in the middle of your school day? Do you love being outside? If so, we’d like to hear from you! One of our current playground monitors (Spencer) is moving on, and we are looking for someone to replace him. Ideally, we hope to find someone who enjoys working with young children, has good people skills, and is looking for a part-time position in a school setting. As a key member of our staff, this person works with our teachers and one other playground supervisor to keep our students safe and well during our lunch and afternoon recesses.

This PTSA funded position pays $13 hourly, with a daily time commitment between 10:30 and 1:30 pm. We are looking to hire someone as soon as possible, who will begin in early January. If interested, please contact Julie Pearson, Assistant Principal, or at 206-252-5200.

Rescheduled date for Winterfest festivities!

Winterfest Concert and Book Fair
Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm

We’ve moved Winterfest to Wednesday! Bring the entire family to take part in Bryant’s celebration of the holidays.

Listen to a seasonal concert by the Bryant music program, including the bell choir, band and orchestra. The concert will be held at the stage in the cafeteria. In the front hall, enjoy delicious baked goods and hot cocoa and help fund the 4th grade’s class trip to Islandwood next Fall.

Come early (and stay late!) to shop our popular Winterfest Book Fair in the Library. The Univeristy Bookstore stocks us with popular titles for kids and their adults, as well as fun gifts for everyone on your list. Check out the teacher shelves at the Book Fair for great teacher/classroom gift ideas.

Parents, we need cool stuff for our online auction!

Bryant’s online auction, which in the past was held in conjunction with the Bryant Blast, is moving to March this school year. It will be its own stand-alone event (online, of course), and we need your help to make it a success.

Right now, we’re asking for donations of auction items. What could you give? Who do you know who could give something awesome? Here are some examples of things we’re looking for:

  • Seahawks, Sounders or Mariners tickets
  • Gift cards to local restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Vacation rentals
  • Unique experiences (tour a TV station, create and name a burger at a local cafe, etc.)
  • Parent parties (wine tasting, family street party, etc.) The sky’s the limit with this one!
  • Shopping and retail gift cards
  • Movie and theater tickets

The list goes on! We’re asking you to be creative and help us fill the auction with things our community will chomp at the bit to bid on — all in support of our amazing school. The deadline for auction item submissions is Feb. 1.

Questions? Ready to donate? Get in touch with us. Thank you!

Introducing Bryant’s PTSA Parent Speaker Series!

As parents we share many of the same concerns. When do we cut off screen time? How do we broach the dreaded sex talk? What can we do we ease our kids’ test taking anxieties? We’re all figuring it out but it would be great to add some tools to our parenting skill sets.

We’re excited to announce the Bryant PTSA 2016-2017 Speaker Series. We will be hosting 3 expert speakers on these parenting topics at PTSA meetings this year to support you! First up, families and technology.

Raising Kids and Finding Balance in a Digitally Connected World
Monday, December 12th at 7 pm
Please welcome our very own Emily Cherkin, a Bryant parent, parent educator and academic coach, to December’s PTSA meeting. Emily will use recent data to help us develop realistic goals for our kids (and ourselves!), and find better balance in our lives when it comes to screens and technology. We’ll discuss:

★ Raising your “Digital Natives” (and what that means)
★ Current research on screen use for kids and teens
★ The impact of screens and technology on brain development
★ The pull of screens and technology for kids AND adults
★ Tools and resources for creating a balanced “tech-positive” family environment

**LASER will be providing babysitting from 6:45 – 9:15pm – $10 per kid**
Sign up for LASER babysitting @ laserchildcare.org.