Reflections 2016: What is your story?

Please encourage your kids to submit one or more entries to this year’s Reflections Art Competition! We are so excited to see our students’ creativity in the form of Film, Dance, Literature, Music, Photography and Visual Art. Our students’ participation in this program has grown steadily in recent years and several submissions have won at the City level and gone on to State. ALL entries from this year will be displayed in our hallway for Family Art Night. You can review program details on the WSPTA website.

Theme: What is Your Story?
Entry Form: download it now!
Submission Drop-Off: box in Bryant Library starting October 10th
Deadline: Thursday, November 10th
Program Contact: Janel Schermerhorn 


New parent welcome and volunteer orientation

Learn when and how to be involved in your student’s classroom. Beyond the classroom, Bryant PTSA has many volunteer opportunities to fit the busiest parent schedules. Parent involvement benefits every student in our school. We’ll also discuss the current Seattle Public School volunteer requirements for school volunteers. Email Ann Marie Patterson with questions.

There are usually a couple of opportunities to attend this orientation in October, in both evening and daytime hours. You are also welcome to contact Ann Marie for a personal introduction to volunteering at Bryant.

Bryant family movie night!  

Coming soon to a screen near you Fri, Oct 14!

It’s Bryant Family Movie Night, screening…  Zootopia!

All Bryant families are invited to come watch a FREE movie, munch on popcorn and hang out with their favorite sidekicks. This event is being planned by the Fourth Grade Fundraising Team, but is for EVERYONE and designed for fun and community building. All proceeds from popcorn, concessions, and the bake sale will go toward the Islandwood fundraising goal. And, of course, any donations are always appreciated.

Date:  Friday October 14, 2016  (School is out that day for a Teacher Inservice, but we’re taking over the school that night anyway)  

Time: Doors open at 6, movie starts at 6:30 (movie is 108 minutes long). We will plan to be out of the building no later than 9pm.

Place: Bryant lunchroom

Bring: A clean blanket for kiddos to sit on. Adults can sit on blankets or bring chairs for the back row only.

$: Bring cash for popcorn, concessions, and baked goods, the movie is free.  Donations accepted.

Questions contact us at We can’t wait to see you and your kiddos!

From the District: Survey for adjustments to 2017-18 schedule

Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association are partnering to increase students’ access to core content, improve instruction and accelerate student achievement.

As part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement process, SEA and SPS agreed to add 20 minutes to the school day in 2017-18 and provide one hour per week of teacher collaboration time. As the district plans to make this schedule adjustment, we want to hear from families and stakeholders on how the additional time should be added and how and when to schedule the collaboration time.

You may provide feedback in one of two ways:

  1. Complete the online survey.
  2. Complete and turn in a paper-based survey at your child’s school

Review how your preferences would change your child’s schedule.

We appreciate your time.

October’s reader of the month

We’re all getting settled back into our Bryant routines, including weekly classroom visits to the Bryant library for books. Fourth Grader Luc is our featured reader this month, and you can view his full sized poster in the front of the library all month.

Watch for your opportunity to feature your favorite reader at the online auction later this year.

October is WALKtober

October is International Walk to School Month, and we are ready to celebrate Bryant’s walkers! On Friday mornings of Oct 7, 21, and 28, we hope you can join us at one of 4 walking bus stops.

7:30 am Gather at one of the 4 meeting points. Meet other Bryant parents and kids while enjoying a fall time treat.
7:40 am Start walking to school along the routes outlined in blue.
7:50 am Arrive at Bryant in an awesome display of kid-powered transport!

Meeting points (stars on the map):

  • West Station: 30th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.
  • South Station: 33rd Ave. NE/NE 55th St.
  • North Station: 32nd Ave. NE/NE 65th St.
  • East Station: 36th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.

north-stationLive NW of Bryant? On Fridays in October, Bryant parents are organizing a walking bus to school from the neighborhood, west of Third Place Books.
* 7:10 – 68th at 16th Ave
* 7:13 – 68th at 19th Ave
* 7:15 – 68th at Ravenna Ave
* 7:22 – 68th at 29th Ave
* 7:25 – 68th at 32nd Ave…then South to crosswalk
* 7:30 – 32nd at 65th St. Pause at the North Station to enjoy a treat before finishing the walk to school with the group!

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.