Bryant Parents - We need you!

Thursday, 29 May 2014 12:52

By Liza Caputo, Volunteer Coordinator

Bryant needs your dedication. It is that time of year to ask involved parents like you to volunteer to keep all of the excellent PTSA events and extracurricular programs in place next school year.

Please take a look at the list and let me know if you are interested in joining one of these wonderful teams.

Check out the available positions


Kindergarten playdates set

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:24

Calling ALL Bryant Elementary Incoming Kindergartners
(Incoming students in other grades, please feel free to join in the fun!)

Join us for play dates this summer to meet some of your incoming Kindergarten classmates!

  • Thursday, July 31, 5:30 - 7pm at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center playground
  • Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 - 8pm at Bryant Elementary's playground
  • Sunday, August 24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Bryant Elementary's playground
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2:00 p.m. at Bryant 's playground after Kindergarten Orientation

Mark your calendars so you won't miss the opportunity to play with potential classmates.

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Multi-Grade Classrooms at Bryant

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:43

Dear Bryant Families,

Over the last few months, a strong group of Bryant teachers, administrators and specialists have been meeting frequently to form an intentional, proactive plan for multi-grade instruction at Bryant. I have been very pleased with their work and with the results for the two identified classrooms, a 1st /2nd grade to be taught by Ms. Alphin and a 3rd/4th grade taught by Ms. Bernard.

To better prepare, Ms. Alphin and Ms. Bernard have met with grade level teams, observed instruction and systems, reached out to coaches and had release planning time in anticipation of next year. Their hard work will continue into the summer.

This short review of our planning includes quotes from research, key facts about multi-grade experience, a bibliography and elements that we have defined for our own program here at Bryant.

Thank you,
Dan Sanger
Principal, Bryant Elementary

Read more about Multi-Grade Classrooms at Bryant


PTSA Board 2014/15

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:53

The Nominating Committee would like to introduce next school year's PTSA Board. Many thanks to the following individuals for serving the Bryant community:

Meghan Delaney - Co-President
Leeann Huntington - Co-President
Jon Tuttle - Vice President
Amy Shanafelt - Co-Treasurer
Lauren Abraham - Co-Treasurer
Meta Godsell - Co-Secretary
Kim Love - Co-Secretary
Becky Mackle - Fundraising Co-Chair
Kathy Hughes - Fundraising Co-Chair
Joan Crooks - Legislative Chair
Maggie Sweeney - Member at Large
Ann-Marie Spata - Teacher Representative
Carleen Confer - Teacher Representative

PTSA Volunteer Coordinator - TBD


Bike Month results are in!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:47

By Michele Solis

Check out how much our amazing Bryant students biked in May!

  • 57 kids rode a total of 802.5 trips (roundtrips to school, or other places, like the library, grocery store, etc). This amounted to as much as 1,283 miles, the distance from Seattle to Tijuana, Mexico.
  • 27 students rode to and from school every day in May. Several of these rode every day of the school year.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Arango's class for winning the coveted Bike to Bryant award! They had the most trips biked -- 125!
  • Mr. Garlid's class came in 2nd place with 92 trips.

Thanks to all students and their parents for supporting kid-powered transport to school. Have a great summer!


Volunteer, Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards 2013-14

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:20

By Liza Caputo

Volunteer Awards

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in very thoughtful nominations for our Volunteer Awards. It was no easy task to narrow down our award recipients for this school year.

Thanks to everyone who came out last Tuesday night to help us celebrate these fabulous folks in our community. There was laughter, cheers and some tears. We will miss those that are moving on but they will forever be in our hearts and they will always be a part of our community.

And the award winners are...


Thank you Room Parents!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:30

By Liza Caputo

A special thank you to all of our room parents! These volunteers are the hub of our school, from keeping us informed about important information, helping in class and organizing many events throughout the year. The parents, teachers, staff and students are extremely grateful to the following:

Ashley Allman, Jen Archer, Jessica Belzberg, Kerry Carty, Chris Castaneda, Jodie Davis, Darcy Dixon, Kelly Early, Marla Ellingsen-Totah, Anne Evans, Ellen Gryj, Balika Haakanson, Christine Hahn, Katie Hanson, LouAnn Haughton, Amy Henriques, Paige Hunt, Val Hwang, Maria Iams, Megan Jasek, Pamela Khutz, Ann Kwong, Tara Matsel, Susan Mayfield, Kathleen McGregor, Erin North, Patricia Parker, Julie Parmenter, Hillary Peterman, Amy Piper, Shelley Prosise, Kelley Reese, Maritza Rivera, Kirsti Rochon, Mindy Sexsmith, Ella Thompson, Alexandra Tucker, LeAnne West, April Wright and Kimberly Yost.


Lost and Found

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:38

Hard to believe the end of school is so near, but the warmer weather seems like it's here to stay so summer break must be coming! And while the kids are all excited to leave school, so are all their jackets, hats, lunchboxes and water bottles, so please take a moment to stop by the Bryant Lost and Found located in the main hallway to ensure that your student isn't leaving anything behind when they happily run out the door on June 19th! All unclaimed items will be bagged up and donated to SPS families in need. Thank You!


Adopt Bryant's garden for a week this summer

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:22

Happy Summer, Happy Gardening!

Please help in the Hands On Garden this summer with watering, weeding and harvesting. Check out the Sign-up Genius to claim your week. Ideally, you'd want to water 2-3 during the week, but you can tailor the watering schedule to the weather.

Contact Mikhaila with questions.


Thank you from Bryant ASE

Monday, 16 June 2014 12:03

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Thank you all for supporting Bryant’s After School Enrichment program. Whether your children were enrolled in after school classes or not, the program works well because of the cooperation of the entire Bryant community. I am looking forward to coming back in the fall and am already planning for both new and returning classes. At this point ASE classes are TENTATIVELY scheduled to begin the second full week of school — the week of September 15th — stay tuned. Have a great summer!


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