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.

Families, Please Join Us for Our Veterans Day Assembly!

Thursday, November 7th
9:00-9:40 AM
Bryant Lunchroom/Gym

Dear Bryant Families,

We would like to invite families in our community to attend our Veterans Day Assembly at Bryant on Thursday, November 7th, from 9:00-9:40 AM. There will be several classroom presentations, and 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade students will be performing as a classroom choir. Cub Scout Pack 144 will also be performing the color guard.

We encourage you to invite veterans you know to attend our assembly. At the end of the assembly, we will ask them to come up to the front to be acknowledged for their service. We look forward to honoring our U.S. Armed Forces service members, including veterans and those currently serving on active duty or the National Guard or the Reserve.

Please sign-in as a visitor at the main office before going to the lunchroom/gym for our assembly. After signing in, please enter through the east doors to the gym or the north doors of the lunchroom near the water fountains. Please do not enter the west doors near the bathrooms for traffic and set-up reasons.

If you have any questions, please contact Michaela Koerner Storkman (K-5 Music Specialist) at makoerner@seattleschools.org.

Thank you for making our assembly meaningful.

The Bryant Staff

Bryant Family Movie Night!

Coming soon to a screen near you Friday, October 18th

All Bryant families are invited to come watch a FREE movie, munch on popcorn and hang out with their buddies while watching …. Secret Life of Pets 2!

Who should come? Bring your whole family! EVERYONE at the school is welcome to join in! The event is designed for fun and community building. All proceeds from popcorn, concessions, and the bake sale will go toward the Islandwood fundraising goal.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:15 p.m., movie starts at 6:45 (running time is 1h 26m) We will plan to be out of the building no later than 9 p.m.

Place: Bryant lunchroom and Gym

Bring: A blanket and pad 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.

Save the Date!

SPEAKER: Mindfulness for the Whole Family

All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend our first Speaker: Wednesday, October 2nd at 7-8:30 pm in the Bryant Library

This 90-minute workshop teaches you the foundational principles of mindfulness and the impact it’s having in our schools and at home.You’ll be able to understand the benefits of Mindfulness and learn how to practice Mindfulness at home as a family.

Cultivating Mindfulness helps you:
-Create Self-Awareness
-Develop emotional regulation skills
-Increase your ability to focus

Why Mindfulness Matters:
Practicing mindfulness electrifies our ability to regulate mood and emotion and reduces stress and anxiety.  For parents this means stronger relationships with their children through empathy and self-awareness.  For students this means greater emotional stability for a fulfilling life and mental clarity necessary for deep focus and peace.

About the Instructor:
Kristy Banks has a Masters in Elementary and Special Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University and is a certified Behavior Analyst. She continues her mindfulness education journey through workshops and courses.

Since 2010, Kristy has been a special education teacher at the Kent School District, teaching grades two through twelve. She first introduced mindfulness into her classroom in 2015. Struck by the impact it had, colleagues requested she introduce mindfulness in their classrooms. Over the past four years, she’s helped a dozen classrooms and over a hundred kids experience the joy of meditation.

New Bryant Parent Welcome + Volunteer Info Sessions: October 1

The Bryant School community warmly welcomes you to explore rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn when and how to be involved in your student’s classroom. The opportunities are many including reading, science, computer, art, class parties and field trip chaperone. We will also discuss SPS volunteer requirements and the online volunteer application process.

Beyond the classroom, the Bryant PTSA has many volunteer opportunities to fit the busiest of parent schedules. Parent involvement benefits every student in our school. There are two sessions to choose from:

  • Tuesday, October 1 from 8-9 a.m. in Bryant LASER Room
  • Tuesday, October 1 from 7-8 p.m. in the Bryant Library

The session presenters will be Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Marie Patterson, and PTSA Co-Volunteers Coordinators Kathleen Brown and Renee Stanley.

If you have any questions, contact Ann Marie Patterson at (206) 252-5220 or ampatterson@seattleschools.org