Bryant Parent Volunteer Information 2021

REMOTE VOLUNTEERING
Bryant teachers would love to have your help in the remote learning model. Some examples: lead a virtual field trip to a museum or other educational venue, tech room parent-provide tech support to teachers and parents, plan/manage celebrations- holiday, birthdays, etc.

NEW BRYANT PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Hello, new Bryant Parents! We look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer. Engage in volunteer opportunities in the virtual classroom or volunteer for PTSA activities.
Go to: https://www.seattleschools.org/volunteerapplication to complete volunteer requirements and the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) online volunteer application.
All SPS volunteer information is on this website. The application process takes about 40 minutes and the online application is available in multiple languages.

RETURNING APPROVED BRYANT PARENT VOLUNTEERS
If you completed a SPS online volunteer application from 2018 to date, volunteers need to renew their background check every 2 years. If you can’t volunteer this year, your volunteer application stays in the system. When you’re ready to volunteer again, see directions below for renewing.
Volunteers will receive notification a month before their background check is due to expire.

How to log into the SPS volunteer portal and renew or update your information:

Thank you, Ann Marie Patterson, for 19 years of service to Bryant!

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We have been so fortunate to have former Bryant parent and long-time Volunteer Coordinator Ann Marie Patterson in our community. Ann Marie is retiring this week after more than 19 years as Volunteer Coordinator at Bryant. She not only supported volunteer programs, but also recruited individuals from our broader community to serve as tutors, health room staff and science fair mentors. You may have encountered Ann Marie as one of the first people to welcome you to Bryant. Or you may have worked directly with Ann Marie to get involved in the school. She went out of her way to make volunteers feel appreciated and recognized. Now we have a chance to return the favor in showing our immense gratitude to Ann Marie for her work and for fostering a robust tradition of service at Bryant.

Sending our heartfelt thanks, Ann Marie! You will be missed!

PTSA BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 @ 7PM

All community members are welcome to attend our next PTSA Board Meeting on Monday, December 7 at 7pm via Microsoft Teams:

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 206-800-4787,,741371738#
Phone Conference ID: 741 371 738#

To inquire about accommodations to attend this event, please contact ptsaexec@bryantschool.org.

Agenda items will include:

  • Principal’s update
  • Annual Campaign (Fundraising) report
  • Community Engagement update
  • Equity discussion: Teacher Reps to share related curriculum information

We hope you can join us!

Budget Report End of November, 2020: PDF , XLSX

Bryant PTSA Budget Proposal & Survey Results are in!

The PTSA Board invites you to preview the draft agenda and content for the October 13th meeting now.  You’ll find a summary of the September community survey and proposals for new PTSA standing rules and 2020-2021 budget revisions published online here.  We hope this preview provides time to consider any questions or feedback.  We welcome your thoughts and questions in advance at ptsaexec@bryantschool.org. 

In the September survey, we heard from several community members who are interested in increasing our monetary and non-monetary supports for kids furthest from educational justice in our city’s public schools.  We’ll be reflecting on this topic of resource-sharing in our Equity discussion in the upcoming October 13th meeting.  We hope that you will join us in this conversation and effort to advance equity in our district.
In the October meeting, Bryant PTSA Membership will be asked to vote on:

• Election of new officers to the Executive committee
• Revised PTSA budget for 2020-2021
• New and revised standing rules

Not a PTSA member yet this year? Signing up is easy!

Membership questions?  Email membership@bryantschool.org

The first PTSA General Membership meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams. 

Click to join Microsoft Teams meeting.
For audio conferencing, dial: +1 206-800-4787
Conference ID: 571 894 081#  

English live captions are available for this meeting, using any recent version of the Teams app (desktop or mobile app).  More info here.

To inquire about accommodations to attend this event, please contact ptsaexec@bryantschool.org.

Thank you,
Bryant PTSA Board