Celebrate Bike to School Day on Wed, May 10

Make plans to get up early on Wednesday, May 10 for a Bike to School Day celebration. Gather at Top Pot on 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood after 7 a.m. for free donuts and coffee, then at 7:30 a.m. we’ll ride to school together. This will be a parent-escorted event; kids must come with a parent.

If you want to a peek at the fun we’ll be having, check out footage here and here from the 2013 ride with the SPS Superintendent!

Time to start tracking your bike trips

It is time to track trips for Week 1 of Bike Month! Please go to our online trip tracker and tell us how many times you biked this week. This year there will be prizes for all students who log at least 1 trip, for students who bike the most trips, and for the classroom that has the most trips in May.

We have a feeling there will be lots of winners this year: this Friday, the Bryant Bike Fairy counted 82 bikes parked in the bike racks this Friday, and she caught 5 students biking on their way to school, a majority of whom were kindergartners. We here at B2B HQ have extra respect for young students who cruise our hilly environs with not so many gears!

Three ways to help garden at Bryant

Contact Sam Fogg or Pamela Kuhtz  for information about how to help with Bryant’s Gardening programs.

Weeding Volunteers Needed

Did you know that the Learning Landscape is maintained by parent volunteers? The school district mows the lawn and occasionally will prune larger trees, but all weeding and managing of the grounds is done by volunteers! Please, help us keep our Learning Landscape. Just dig in and start weeding, or come to a Fun Family Gardening meeting on Fridays after drop off.

Join us for Fun Family Gardening!

Every Friday after drop off, meet in the Hands on Garden for organized group gardening. Help us keep the Learning Landscape ready for students! No experience required and younger siblings are welcome.

If there is a rainy day dropoff, we will not meet that week.

Classroom Garden Volunteers Needed!

We’re looking for volunteers who are able to help garden with classes during the school day. Please let us know if you’d be willing to help out! Contact Sam Fogg at samantha.fogg@gmail.com or Pamela Kuhtz at pamela@kuhtz.eu

Bryant Fall Classic 2017

Bryant’s Annual Chess Tournament
Saturday, Dec 2, 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:

  • Kindergartners
  • families volunteering at the tournament
  • Financial aid request

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