Wintertime Ramble this Friday, Dec 15

Calling Bryant walkers and bikers: our last walk/bike event of 2017 will take place Friday morning, Dec 15.

What: Wintertime Ramble
Where: Top Pot Doughnuts in Wedgwood (6855 35th Ave NE).
When: Friday, Dec 15, 7-7:30 am
Who: Bryant walkers and bikers and their parents
How: NEW FORMAT — come for donuts and coffee, visit with friends, get merry, then head to school with your parents as you please. In the past the Bryant Bike Fairy has led the bikers en masse to school, but she is not going to do that this time.

It’ll be dark so make sure you have lights or reflective gear so we can ride and walk safely.

Attention 4th Graders! HIP Food Drive Runs Monday, November 27 – Monday, December 11

For many of us, the winter holidays are a time to indulge in good food and sweet treats. However, for many students on free and reduced meal plans, the winter holiday represents a time of food insecurity where they don’t know where their next meal will come from while away from school. With the support of 4th grade families, the Student Hunger Service Project will provide food insecure students in Northeast Seattle with food over the winter break.

The 4th grade food drive runs Monday, November 27 – Monday, December 11th. Collection bins are located in each 4th grade classroom and includes Kearney’s, James’, Salisbury’s, and Benaltabe’s split 4th/5th grade class. All food donations are due by December 13. (If you don’t have time to shop, you can donate money towards the HIP food drive and we’ll do the shopping for you on Thursday, December 14). The packing party where food items are assembled into 100 HIP packs will be Friday, December 15 at 7pm in the lunchroom.

Please look for the Kid mail flyer and email from room parents with more details and a SignUp Genius link to donate specific individually wrapped items.

Direct any questions to Amy Hughes or Leeann Huntington.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Your Community Service Committee

Walktober wraps up

Beautiful fall weather graced our Walktober events to celebrate Bryant walkers this year! Each Friday morning over 100 Bryant students visited one of our four walking stations, had a treat, visited with friends and neighbors, and headed to school together. We thank everyone who helped with the stations, as well as those who stopped by a station.

It is great to see a large contingent of Bryant walking to school – not only does it help cut down on car traffic during drop off, it’s also a fun to start the day with fresh air and friends. As the coming months grow darker and wetter, stay warm and happy — keep on walking to school!

October is WALKtober

October is Walk to School Month, and we will be celebrating our many Bryant students who make their way to school on foot! Each Friday in October (Oct 6, 20, and 27) we will be hosting “walking bus stops” surrounding Bryant from 7:30-7:40 to gather with friends, have a treat, and walk to school together.

Meeting points:

  • West Station 30th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.
  • South Station 33rd Ave. NE/NE 55th St.
  • North Station 32nd Ave. NE/NE 65th St.
  • East Station 36th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.

Live NW of Bryant? A walking school bus will run through the neighborhood, beginning west of Third Place Books, and make scheduled stops on the way to school. Contact Michele Solis for more details.

Bryant Running Club begins next Friday

Bryant Running Club is open to all students, grades K-5, who are interested in running. Runners will meet with a volunteer coach to stretch, play running games, and run laps at their own pace. We will be meeting on the track and field at the back of the Bryant school playground from 2:25-3:10 p.m. on Fridays from September 22nd to October 27th.  Another session will be offered in the spring semester.  The cost is $5, and covers both fall and spring sessions.

You can download and fill out our Fall 2017 registration form and waiver. Please try to register by Wednesday, September 20th. 

Interested in volunteering with the Bryant Running Club? We are looking for volunteers to help sign kids in and out, distribute tokens, and help facilitate activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jim Stack.

Bike Month 2017 by the numbers!

Bike Month has wrapped up, and Bike2Bryant would like to thank all students and their parents who got pedaling in May. Here are some amazing stats on Bryant’s awesome pedal-power:

  • 94 people logged at least 1 bike trip in May
  • In total, they made 1159 roundtrips.
  • This amounted to roughly 2000 miles — which would get you past the Arctic Circle or to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.
  • All that bike riding took 392 hours, or 16 days.
  • 2 students each biked 100 miles in May – not even the Bike Fairy is sure she biked that much!
  • Ms. Kearney’s class won the Crank Arm trophy for class with the most trips.
  • 28 students rode their bikes everyday – Congratulations to Tyson A., Sonja A., Sebio A., Naomi B., Walter B., Eleanor B., Maggie B., Milo C., Charlotte C., Gianina D., Rian F., Tristan F., Emma F., Ian F., Jackson H., Evan J., Jojo J., Madeleine M., Olympia L., Murrow L., Nicolas L., Vivienne L., Orli P., Ramona S., Diadora S., Sydney W., Pola Z., and Zoja Z.

We are proud of all of our Bryant bikers, and thank them and their parents for continuing the Bike Month tradition at Bryant. Keep on pedaling in the summer, and we’ll see you in the fall with Walk to School programming!

Can you make a plant ID chart?

We need a volunteer to make a plant identification chart with photographs of plants and weeds in our Learning Landscape. The chart would need to list common invasive weeds in one section and native plants that need to stay in our Learning Landscape in another section.

Having this chart would make it easier for classes to come out into the Learning Landscape, and for volunteers who would like to work in the Learning Landscape on their own schedule but want clarity about what can stay and what should go.

If this volunteer opportunity is of interest to you please contact Sam Fogg and Pamela Kuhtz.