Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 4

It’s Bike2Bryant’s favorite day of the year, and we’re celebrating with our traditional Top Pot ride! Please join us at Top Pot Doughnuts (6855 35th Ave. NE) after 8:30 am for donuts and coffee and mingling with other bikey folks, then around 9 am we’ll push off to ride to school together. Please note that this is a parent-escorted event: kids must be with their parents.

Thanks to SDOT and the Safe Routes to Schools program for funding our walk- and bike-to-school activities in 2016.

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.

Bike Month is here!

May is Bike to School Month, and Bike to Bryant is ready to celebrate with fun events for all. Save these dates:

  • Friday, April 29 Bike Month Kickoff, on the playground after school: Come get your bike tuned up for free, decorate your bike, play games, and sign up to participate in bike month.
  • All month! Students who ride every school day in May will get a prize; the class with the most trips wins the coveted and shiny crank-arm trophy; and, this year PE teacher Ms. Loftin has issued another CLOSE SHAVE CHALLENGE: if Bryant students bike 1000 trips total or more, she will shave her head. Crazy!
  • Wednesday, May 4 Bike to School Day. Meet at Top Pot at 8:30 in the morning, enjoy some donuts and coffee, then ride to school together. This is a parent-escorted event.
  • Friday, May 27 Obstacles and Popsicles, on the playground after school: Test your skills on a bicycle obstacle course, and then relax with a popsicle.
  • Bike Fairy Friday Every Friday in May the Bryant Bike Fairy and her entourage will be riding the streets seeking kids on bikes. If you are “caught” riding, you will earn praise and prizes!

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell

Tournament news

First Grader Cooper S. took 1st place in the K-1 section at last weekend’s St. Anne’s tournament. Congrats Cooper!

The scholastic tournament season is still going, with a few more regional events in the coming weeks, including one in nearby Shoreline this upcoming weekend. These would be good opportunities to qualify for the WA State Chess Championships held in Tacoma over Spring Break. Players who scored 3 or more points in any single regional tournament this year are qualified for State (Kindergarteners may qualify with fewer points in some cases), but anyone can play at the I Love Chess Too side-tournament. To look up your student’s qualification status, refer to the qualifiers’ list.

 

Bryant wraps up Walktober

Fine autumn weather greeted Bryant walkers throughout Walk to School Month this October. Our walking bus stations hosted about 75 students and parents on their way to school on Friday mornings, and one morning the Bryant Foot Fairy even appeared, giving prizes to kids caught walking to school. Thanks to the many volunteers who hosted stations, to parents who led walking school buses from further afield, and for all students and their parents who walked in October. Read more

Early Dismissal Art Workshops with Elaine and Clive

Instructors: Elaine D. Woodhouse, CertEd, CQSW & Clive S. Woodhouse, PhD.
Grade range: K-5th
Day and Time: Wednesdays 1:45-3:45pm
Location: Cafeteria

Each workshop has several free-choice activities to keep your student engaged.

Art Project
A different main project is offered at each workshop.

Free Art Zone
A variety of materials waiting to be creatively transformed.

Imaginative Play
Lots of opportunity for group play and role playing with a large assortment of building materials, construction toys, and action figures. Lots of Legos!

Games
Many to choose from! Including, Mancala, Magic the Gathering, Stratego, Risk, Blokus, Monopoly, Connect 4 etc.


Dates: 6/1

Cost: $17 each day (includes $2 ASE registrations fee)

To register:
June: www.elainewoodhouse.com/bryant-early-dismissal-Jun
Email: Carvedstamps@onebox.com


 

Ultimate basics

Ultimate is a co-ed springtime sport, played on a field with end zones like football, but with no contact and a disc (Frisbee) instead of a ball. You run to catch the disc, stop to pass it to your friend, and then catch it in the end zone to score. While adult ultimate has 7 players per team on a soccer-sized field at any time, we play 5-versus-5 on a smaller field to increase learning & fun. The offense gets to choose which 5 coed players are on the teams for the next point: 2 boys and 3 girls, or 2 girls and 3 boys.

What makes Ultimate Frisbee really unique is the code of conduct termed the “spirit of the game” in which the players officiate themselves; there is no referee! More than most sports, ultimate encourages players to be fair and honest, as well as competitive and athletic.