New parent welcome and volunteer orientation

Learn when and how to be involved in your student’s classroom. Beyond the classroom, Bryant PTSA has many volunteer opportunities to fit the busiest parent schedules. Parent involvement benefits every student in our school. We’ll also discuss the current Seattle Public School volunteer requirements for school volunteers. Email Ann Marie Patterson with questions.

Date: Mon, Oct 10
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Location: Bryant Library
Presenters: Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator, & Kate Speizer, PTSA Volunteer Coordinator

Date: Thurs, Oct 13
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Bryant Library
Presenter: Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator

SPS Volunteer Requirements 2016-2017

Bryant parent volunteers who have direct contact with students such as classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, volunteers providing support on the Playground and in the Lunchroom; volunteers providing support in the Computer Lab, Library, Running Club, Math Champs, Chess Club, Art Docents, Room Parents, Writer’s Celebration, Field Day, Bryant Blast, Drama and other activities need to complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application-Screening-Disclosure Form (p.1-4) annually (school year)
  2. Provide a copy of valid photo ID* (*Only submit a copy of your valid photo ID if it has expired since the last time you submitted a screening form)
  3. Review the on-line Volunteer Handbook
  4. Review the Volunteer Policy #5630
  5. Complete the on-line Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (one time)  (17 minutes) send a screen shot of ASM certificate or make a copy

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2015-2016 PTSA Volunteer Award Winners!

Congratulations to the following 2015-2016 PTSA Volunteer Award winners! Bryant has an amazing community of volunteers and they all deserve recognition. However, the following individuals have truly gone above and beyond for our school. Awards were presented at the final PTSA general membership meeting and awards ceremony last Monday.

Golden Acorn
Anne Aliverti • Liza Caputo

Volunteer Extraordinaire
Leeann Huntington • Nancy Tilinghast

Unsung Hero
Elida Moran • Carrie Pruitt

Outstanding Advocate Award
Patricia Parker

Special Awards
Auction King and Queen – Kevin & Tiah Stark Estes
Play Powerhouse – Susan Bartlett, Becky Mackle
The Family is All In – Jim & Kristen Yagle

Honorable Mention
Garden Buddies – Mark Benoit, Sam Fogg, Pamela Kuhtz
Bike to Bryant – Will Mitchell, Michelle Solis

Lunchroom volunteers needed!

The success of your child’s education can be found in the many successes of their school day. This includes lunchtime. We need dedicated people each day to help in the lunchroom. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful students, staff and families in our school. Sign up for an October slot now. Please be sure to complete the District’s volunteer requirements before showing up.

Please contact Jean Charette for more information.


Art Docent volunteers wanted!

Looking for a great way to be involved in your child’s classroom? Being an Art Docent is a fun and creative way to interact and learn about art at the same time. Classes meet once month and no art or teaching experience is necessary. In addition, we’ve had success with several parents sharing the role if that is more appealing to you. Please email Kirsti Rochon or let your child’s teacher know that you are interested.