Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – January 2015 *FINAL*

January 13, 2015

Notice of Meeting
Bryant Calendar & Bryant Weekly 

In Attendance:
Leann Huntington, Meghan Delaney, Kim Love, Amy Shanafelt, Lauren Abraham, Jon Tuttle, Joan Crooks, Carleen Confer, Ann-Marie Spata, Michelle Ireton, Meta Godsell, Dan Sanger, Julie Pearson, Patricia Parker, Samantha Fogg, Julie Ohrazcha, Kathy Hughes, Kate Speizer

Welcome and Introduction Leeann Huntington & Meghan Delaney

Approve December Minutes 

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Report Lauren Abraham & Amy Shanafelt
  2. Legislative Report Joan Crooks

Special Committee Reports

Special Orders

Unfinished Business

  1. Blast Leadership positions Leeann Huntington & Meghan Delaney
    The Blast on May 9th will be themed “Bite of Bryant”. The search continues for someone to act as Project Manager for the Blast. All committee head positions have been filled. The PTSA Board is committed to making sure the Blast goes forward this Spring. A Planning Meeting will be scheduled for the last week of January.
  1. Tech Coordinator hiring update Dan Sanger
    The posting for the job has been posted to the Seattle Public Schools website. Dan anticipates hiring someone by the end of next week.

New Business

  1. Sumac Patricia Parker
    Patricia recommends downsizing Sumac database from Gold to Silver, giving Bryant a credit of $1,295.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:11 pm

Nature in Our Neighborhood

Instructor: Mr. Jared – Little Explorers School
Grades: K-5th
Times: Thursdays 3:45-5:15
Location: meet near Playcourt

Join us as we explore the plants, animals, and nature in our neighborhood and local parks.  Activities will include games, experiments, field trips and lots of fun!


Dates: 4/21 to 6/16 (9 weeks)

Cost: $205 (includes $10 ASE registration fee)

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th

Piano Keyboarding

Music Lessons on Wheels
Instructors: Brian Nagurny and Abby Kitchen
Grade range: K-5
Time: Monday – Wednesdays, Fridays, by appointment
Location: TBA

Play. Read music. Compose. Whether engaged in traditionally formatted private lessons or our beginner’s twinned lessons format (designed to teach 2 children at a time, each with his or her own instrument), our approach delivers action-packed lessons that will introduce key concepts and develop the musician in your child. For more information about Music Lessons on Wheels, go to their website.

(For a complete listing of lesson dates for each lesson day please visit their Bryant Piano homepage. Session lengths are 8 or 9 weeks from April 18th to June 17th depending on your day selection.)

Between $170-$190 for twinned piano lessons depending on your day selection. Private 30 minute lessons are between $290-$325 depending on lesson day selection. (includes $10 ASE registration fee)

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th.

Phone: 206.818.4784


Sewing – Machine

Instructor: Little Hands Creations, Maile Jones, Tessa Breedlove, Cecil Sefaros
Grade range: 1st-5th
Time: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15
Location: Rm 203

Once a week, students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime… sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include slippers and phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! For a full list of projects, please visit

Tuesdays – 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, (no class 2/16), 2/23, 3/4, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 (13 weeks)
Wednesdays – 1/6, (no class 1/13), 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, (no class 2/17), 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, (no class 3/23), 3/30, 4/6 (11 weeks)

Tuesdays: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 (10 weeks)
Wednesdays: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, (NO class 6/1 early dismissal), 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 (9 weeks)

Tuesdays $190 (includes $10 ASE registration fee)
Wednesdays $172 (includes $10 ASE registration fee)

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th



Instructor: Teresa Torres
Grade: K-5th
Time: Monday and/or Tuesday, 3:45-4:45
Location: Mondays, Rm. 104, Tuesdays, Rm. 102

In this safe, healthy and FUN learning environment, children will learn Spanish through fun, hands-on activities, such as: cultural from Latin America songs, dances, board games, reading books and much more. Lessons and activities are planned according to month, season, relevant events, environment and children’s input and own interest. Children develop their Interpretation skills by interpreting from Spanish to English and vice-versa.

Monday (only) April 18 – June 20th (9 lessons)
Tuesday (only) April 19 – June 21st (10 lessons)
Monday and Tuesday (twice a week) April 1 – June 21st (19 lessons)

Mondays only $168
Tuesdays only $185
Mondays AND Tuesdays $299
(includes $10 ASE registration fee)
Please contact the instructor to make payment arrangements (if needed).
Payment must be received prior to the start ASE classes.

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th.
Contact Teresa Torres via e-mail


Sports Spectacular (Variety Sports)

Instructor: Overtime Athletics
Grade Range: 1st–5th
Time: Monday 3:45-5:00
Location: Playcourt

Let’s Play! Save the best for last by finishing up the school day with Sports Spectacular, a variety athletic program that features different sports throughout the session. Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. The Sports Spectacular Variety Program features the best “to-do” list ever – Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and MORE! OTA covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN!

4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26,6/2, 6/9 (8 weeks)

$90 (includes $10 ASE registration fee)

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th.

Super Science

Instructor: Ms. Claire – Little Explorers School
Grade Range: K-2nd
Time: Mondays, 3:45-4:45
Location: Rm. 302

In Super Science your child’s creativity and curiosity will shine as they explore the world through scientific method. Students will tinker, plan, pour, mix, build, question, observe, and have lots of fun! We welcome friends old and new!

Winter Session: 1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 (12 weeks)

Spring Session: 4/18 to 6/20 – No Class on 5/30 (9 weeks)

$165.00 (includes $10 ASE registration fee)

To register:
Registration is open March 21st until April 5th
Register online