Bryant Fall Classic 2016

Bryant’s Annual Chess Tournament
Saturday, Dec 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Check in 7:45-8:30 AM

Grades K, 1-3, 4-6

NWSRS Rated, State Qualifier, Open Format

Tournament entry is FREE for Bryant families in the following categories:

FOR FREE REGISTRATION: Please email ben@nwchessreg.com
Include 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: bryantfallclassic@gmail.com

Walktober wrap up

South station

South station

Thanks to everyone for a great October of walking to school! Each Friday of the month, over 100 people visited our Walktober bus stations, a crew from the NW walked over a mile to school, and many Bryant students played Walktober Bingo! This level of participation – despite the early hour – shows the fun and feasibility of walking to school. We salute all of our Bryant walkers this October and for the rest of the year.

And we congratulate the students who got Walktober BINGO:
Jackson H. • Devin T. • Maddie M. • Ian F. • Emma F. • Vivienne L. • Nicolas L. • Sadie B. • Finn B. • Mai B.

We suspect there are others, so let us know if your name is missing!

Finally, many thanks to our volunteers, and to parents for their support of kid-powered transport. If you are interested in helping out with walk- or bike-to-school activities in the future, please contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.

Student Hunger Service Project kicks into gear

The Community Service Committee is happy to announce that we are ready to kick off our school wide Student Hunger Service Project for the 2016-17 school year. We are partnering with the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) again this year to provide nutritious weekend meals for students on free and reduced meal plans. While these students have access to breakfast and lunch at school, for many, the weekends can be a challenge. We want every student in north Seattle to have an equal chance at academic success so we have committed to assembling 100 weekend meal packs every month, starting in November. Read more

Walktober grand finale this Friday, Oct 28!

South Station

South Station

North Station

North Station

West Station

West Station

We’ll celebrate our Bryant walkers one last time this Friday, October 28, 7:30-7:40 am. Gather at one of the meeting spots (see map) for a fall treat, enjoy the walker company, then head to school together!

Meeting points (stars on the map):

  • 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? There will be a walking school bus starting just west of Third Place Books. Details here.

Can’t squeeze in the whole walk to school in the morning? Consider walking part of the way – park the car a few blocks from school, then enjoy the stroll to school. And please stop by one of our walker bus stops!

Walktober is underway!

West Station

West Station

North Station

North Station

Bryant’s walkers were out in full force last Friday, with the beginning of International Walk to School Month: four walking bus stops offered treats and company to families getting to school on foot; a walking school bus picked up passengers in the neighborhood NW of Bryant; and over 130 students were counted as walkers that day. In fact, the kindergartners and 4th graders were tied for having the most walkers that morning – 28 each!

South Station

South Station

East Station

East Station

There will not be any Walktober events this coming Friday, due to no school. We will resume the festivities on Friday, Oct 21.

In the meantime, did you know that every intersection is considered a crosswalk, even if it is not marked? State law requires motorists to yield to a pedestrian at marked or unmarked crosswalks.

October is WALKtober

October is International Walk to School Month, and we are ready to celebrate Bryant’s walkers! On Friday mornings of Oct 7, 21, and 28, we hope you can join us at one of 4 walking bus stops.

7:30 am Gather at one of the 4 meeting points. Meet other Bryant parents and kids while enjoying a fall time treat.
7:40 am Start walking to school along the routes outlined in blue.
7:50 am Arrive at Bryant in an awesome display of kid-powered transport!

Meeting points (stars on the map):

  • 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.

north-stationLive NW of Bryant? On Fridays in October, Bryant parents are organizing a walking bus to school from the neighborhood, west of Third Place Books.
* 7:10 – 68th at 16th Ave
* 7:13 – 68th at 19th Ave
* 7:15 – 68th at Ravenna Ave
* 7:22 – 68th at 29th Ave
* 7:25 – 68th at 32nd Ave…then South to crosswalk
* 7:30 – 32nd at 65th St. Pause at the North Station to enjoy a treat before finishing the walk to school with the group!

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.

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 2:10-2:45 p.m. on Fridays from September 23rd to October 28th. The cost is $5.

An updated registration form with the current dates will be available soon on the Running Club page. However, you may also submit your information on the existing form. Please try to register by Wednesday, September 21st.

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 Hillary Morgan.