Field Day volunteers needed

Come join the fun at Bryant Field Day on Friday, June 17th! Volunteers are needed to help with events for K-2nd grade from 8-10 a.m., and 3rd-5th grade from Noon-2 p.m.

If you’re not able to attend Field Day, but would still like to help, we also need families to fill water balloons (provided), donate sidewalk chalk, and loan large plastic tubs.

***Please complete the SPS volunteer requirements if you wish to volunteer for Field Day. Find the volunteer forms and links on-line or pick them up outside the Bryant office. All volunteers receive an email confirmation once they are approved. Questions about volunteer requirements? Please contact Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator.

Please feel free to contact Julie Matz or Erin Johnson for more information or questions regarding Field Day.

Writers’ Celebration bookmark contest results

The bookmark contest judges would like to thank all of the kids who submitted entries this year. We enjoyed the range of interesting books depicted and all of the terrific art that was submitted. It was very hard to choose.

Here are the Bryant artists whose bookmarks you will were featured at Writers’ Celebration this year:

  • Finley S. (Kindergarten, Mr. Jones)
    Alex X. (Kindergarten, Mr. Gallagher)
  • Amelie S. (1st, Ms. Alphin)
    Jonah F. (1st, Ms. Eeds)
  • Avaani K. (2nd, Ms. Walquist)
    Sonia S. (2nd, Ms. Walquist)
  • Abby F. (3rd, Ms. Bernard)
    Alagna P. (3rd, Ms. Bodine)
  • Mila M. (4th Ms. James)
    Finn C. (4th, Ms. Kearney)
  • Suzannah C. (5th, Mr. Arango)
    Talia F. (5th, Mr. Arango)

Congratulations! If anybody wants to retrieve the original copy of their submission, please contact Rachel Gleeson.

Can you make a plant ID chart?

We need a volunteer to make a plant identification chart with photographs of plants and weeds in our Learning Landscape. The chart would need to list common invasive weeds in one section and native plants that need to stay in our Learning Landscape in another section.

Having this chart would make it easier for classes to come out into the Learning Landscape, and for volunteers who would like to work in the Learning Landscape on their own schedule but want clarity about what can stay and what should go.

If this volunteer opportunity is of interest to you please contact Sam Fogg and Pamela Kuhtz.

Come Blast on Saturday!

It’s finally here! Rain or shine, we’ll be Blasting on Saturday, noon-4pm! Bring all your family and friends for a fun day of games and activities inside and out. And come hungry! We’ll be serving up banh mi and hotdogs, as well as all your favorite carnival goodies!

Some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Beat the Bucket featuring our 5th Graders
  • Ropeworks jump rope demonstrations and workshops
  • Pony Rides
  • Cake Walk
  • Raffle Baskets
  • and so much more!

Celebrate Bike to School Day on Wed, May 10

Make plans to get up early on Wednesday, May 10 for a Bike to School Day celebration. Gather at Top Pot on 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood after 7 a.m. for free donuts and coffee, then at 7:30 a.m. we’ll ride to school together. This will be a parent-escorted event; kids must come with a parent.

If you want to a peek at the fun we’ll be having, check out footage here and here from the 2013 ride with the SPS Superintendent!

Time to start tracking your bike trips

It is time to track trips for Week 1 of Bike Month! Please go to our online trip tracker and tell us how many times you biked this week. This year there will be prizes for all students who log at least 1 trip, for students who bike the most trips, and for the classroom that has the most trips in May.

We have a feeling there will be lots of winners this year: this Friday, the Bryant Bike Fairy counted 82 bikes parked in the bike racks this Friday, and she caught 5 students biking on their way to school, a majority of whom were kindergartners. We here at B2B HQ have extra respect for young students who cruise our hilly environs with not so many gears!

Writers’ Celebration 2017! Thursday, May 25th

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). 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 volunteer request web form or complete and return the paper form that will come home with your child in early May.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Lead, Brent Aliverti.