Meet Your Politicians in the Bryant Library!

December 10, 6:15-7:00pm

Senator David Frockt, Representative Gerry Pollet, Representative Javier Valdez, SPS Director Hampson, SPS Director Hersey and newly elected City Councilman Alex Pedersen. This is an excellent opportunity for your family – kids included – to ask your politicians about issues that are important to you. Whether it is lead in the water in Seattle Public Schools, preventing gun violence, what the impact of I-976 will be on buses, how Special Education should be funded, and/or anything else that is on your mind.  
Light snacks will be served. Regular PTSA Board Meeting to follow.  
Questions?  Please contact legchair@bryantschool.org

Attend the Bryant Fall Classic 2019!

Bryant Elementary is hosting its annual Bryant Fall Classic 2019 chess tournament! The Bryant Fall Classic is one of the state’s largest and oldest scholastic tournaments. Children of all levels of experience and ability are welcome! You do not need to be a member of the Bryant Chess Club to attend.

Bryant’s Annual Chess Tournament
Saturday, December 7th 20199am – 3pm

Check-in 7:45-8:30 am
Grades K, 1-3, 4-6NWSRS Rated, State Qualifier, Open Format

Tournament entry is FREE for Bryant families in the following categories: 1) Kindergartners, 2) Families volunteering at the tournament (sign up here to volunteer), and 3) Financial aid request.
FOR FREE REGISTRATION: Please email ben@nwchessreg.comInclude child’s last name, first name, grade, Bryant Elementary, contact last name, first name, phone, email address and reason for free entry.
Or pay for registration at: www.nwchessreg.com
Awards in all sections after final match. Concessions will be available.
Questions? Please contact bryantelementarychessclub@gmail.com

THANK YOU! Bryant Annual Campaign Reaches 92%

Because of you, Bryant students will benefit from growth and enrichment activities, services and support. Because of you, Bryant students will participate in activities like art and music in classrooms, expanding education beyond math, science, and reading. Because of you, teachers will receive extra support through classroom supplies, academic specialists and tutors. Because of you, kids will get the early intervention necessary and allow classroom teachers to focus on the class and provide each student the attention needed to succeed in school.

Thank you for supporting teacher assessment time, field trips, educational enrichment and so much more. You make Bryant Elementary better. Bryant has educated kids in our community for more than 100 years. By supporting the Annual Campaign, you are developing a generation of leaders, community members, and future philanthropists. 


Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity – Green Seattle

Our PTSA is excited to kick-off community service activities for our kids and families! Join us for our first volunteer event on Saturday, Nov 2nd for Green Seattle Day! The event runs 9 am-12 pm at Magnuson Park. Help restore and maintain our city’s forested parklands by planting trees & shrubs. Children and parents of all ages welcome. Learn more here and from the attached flyer. Bryant has 30 spots to sign up ASAP by filling out your information on this Google Doc
Questions? Please contact seema.talwar@gmail.com

Famed Author Kevin Henkes to Visit Bryant!

Kevin Henkes will be at Bryant on Friday, November 15 to talk to K-3rd graders about how he writes and illustrates books. He will also answer our millions of questions!
Kevin Henkes is a Caldecott and Newbery award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors–one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller–and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. For more on Kevin, visit his site www.kevinhenkes.com.
He is in Seattle on tour for his newest book: Penny and Her Sled. In it, award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together.

Books will be available for purchase at the event so that your child can get a signed keepsake, personalized by the author. Please complete this order form and return it to the library by noon on Friday, November 15.