Lunar New Year Assembly – February 14th

Dearborn Dance Troupe performing Lunar New Year celebration
Dearborn Park International Music & Dance Troupe performing Lunar New Year celebration

Please save-the-date for a special guest performance assembly by Dearborn Park International Music & Dance Troupe on Friday, February 14th from 10:00-10:45 AM before we leave for Midwinter Break. Dearborn Park will be performing their Lunar New Year Celebration program for Bryant students. Their Lunar New Year Celebration performances include the traditional folk dances, as well as trending pop from areas all around Asia including China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. The dance styles will range from Wushu Style Shaolin Kungfu, K-Pop, Breakdance, Acrobatics to the traditional Chinese-Vietnamese Lion and Dragon dances. The purpose of the performance is to celebrate the Asian culture surrounding the Lunar New Year along with the differences that each culture has towards the holiday.

We hope you can join us!

Thank you,

Michaela Koerner Storkman

K-5 Music Specialist

Resolve to Volunteer in 2020! January Volunteer Info Sessions

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Bryant. We’ll discuss both classroom and PTSA opportunities. Bring your questions and specific volunteer interests. We’ll also discuss SPS volunteer requirements and the volunteer application. Lots of great volunteer opportunities coming up in 2020 with the Online Auction, Bryant Blast, Writer’s Celebration and Field Day.

I’ll meet you in the Bryant lobby at 7:50 a.m. and we’ll go to my office. Sessions will last about 45 minutes.

  • Wednesday, January 22
  • Tuesday, January 28

If none of these days/times work for your schedule, please email me to arrange a time to meet. I’m available in the mornings, Monday-Thursday. 

I look forward to meeting you!
Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator
ampatterson@seattleschools.org

Volunteers Needed – Roller Skating in PE

From Mr. Adams – Health & P.E. Specialist

We are roller skating in my PE classes in the gym, January 13-31. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own helmets and/or skates/rollerblades . They will need to mark their equipment with their names before they bring it to PE. Student helmets and skates cannot be left in the gym.

Parent volunteers are especially needed to help with Kindergarten-1st grade classes from 12:15-2:25 p.m. 

We are looking for anyone that would like to donate Small or X-Small Helmets ( new or used) to the P.E. department at Bryant Elementary. 

Thank you for your support.

Popular Author, Zetta Elliott, to Visit Bryant!

Author Zetta Elliott will be visiting with all of Bryant’s students on January 22 in the library. Her popular fantasy novel, Dragons in a Bag, is one of the Global Reading Challenge selections this year, and she’ll be telling us about the next installment, The Dragon Thief. Zetta visits us from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she has a lively career as a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. Additionally, she has taught at several outstanding colleges, including Ohio University and Mount Holyoke.

Third Place Books will be here to sell some of Zetta’s titles. Click HERE for an order form and return to us by 8:00 AM on January 22.

WELCOME, ZETTA!

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!