The Bryant School community warmly welcomes you to explore rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn when and how to be involved in your student’s classroom. The opportunities are many including reading, science, computer, art, class parties and field trip chaperone. We will also discuss SPS volunteer requirements and the online volunteer application process.
Beyond the classroom, the Bryant PTSA has many volunteer opportunities to fit the busiest of parent schedules. Parent involvement benefits every student in our school. There are two sessions to choose from:
Tuesday, October 1 from 8-9 a.m. in Bryant LASER Room
Tuesday, October 1 from 7-8 p.m. in the Bryant Library
The session presenters will be Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Marie Patterson, and PTSA Co-Volunteers Coordinators Kathleen Brown and Renee Stanley.
In an effort to strengthen our school-to-home communications, all Bryant teachers, including specialists (Art, Library, Music, PE) will be posting updates and class materials on Schoology, Seattle Schools’ learning management system. To get set-up on Schoology, we have created this step-by-step document.
Spirit Wear is available for purchase during a limited time only. Sales end 9/23. Available this year are collegiate colors and the ever-popular Seahawk colors. New this year are Strideline socks! Purchases can be made here: https://bryantptsa.givingfuel.com/bryant-wear
There’s nothing like finishing off the first week back (or if you’re a Kindergartner, celebrating the last Friday before school starts) at Bryant with ice cream! This is the ever-popular event for families to rub shoulders with old buddies, teachers, and new friends. One bowl for $3 or two bowls for $5 supports the 4th Graders as they start raising funds for 5th Grade Islandwood camp. Enter through the set of three doors on the southwest side of the building adjacent to the Bryant Garden.
Calling all Bryant 4th Grade Families! This is a BIG 4th-grade fundraiser for our class trip to Islandwood next year. We need lots of adult volunteers and 4th-grade scoopers to help pull this off! Please click on the link to reserve your spot now!
2nd annual Back to Bryant! Ease back into the school year with a visit the day before school! Check out your new classroom, establish a nickname with your new teacher, and see some classmates at this casual re-entry to the year. No need to bring anything other than yourself.
When you’ve had enough classroom time, come join everyone out on the schoolyard for some lemonade until you’re ready to go home and get prepared for the big day.
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!
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.