Back 2 Bryant

2nd annual Back to Bryant! Ease back into the school year with a visit the day before school! Check out your new classroom, establish a nickname with your new teacher, and see some classmates at this casual re-entry to the year. No need to bring anything other than yourself.

When you’ve had enough classroom time, come join everyone out on the schoolyard for some lemonade until you’re ready to go home and get prepared for the big day.

Writers’ Celebration BBQ — You’re Invited!

Join your student for lunch on Friday, June 7th. It’s a great opportunity to shake off authors’ jitters before settling down to the important work of sharing their writing. Grab a quick bite before you lead your writers’ circle or take your time and catch up with other parents and favorite teachers. Little siblings welcome! 

Lunch times will be:
Kindergarten 10:30-11:10
1st Grade 10:45-11:25
2nd Grade 11:00-11:40
3rd Grade 11:15-11:55
4th Grade  11:30-12:10
5th Grade 11:50-12:30

We’ll need help too! Please consider volunteering for short jobs ranging from right after drop-off to just after lunch.  Look for sign up forms in kid mail this week and return by Friday, May 24th

Questions? Please contact Angela Graham

Writers’ Celebration 2019! Friday, June 7th

What is the Writers’ Celebration?   Every year at Bryant the PTSA celebrates the accomplishments of all our student writers by hosting the Writers’ Celebration, a schoolwide event during which each student has the opportunity to share a piece of writing – a book, story or poem he or she has authored — in small, multi-age groups. This is one of the few activities at Bryant that mixes all grade levels, and it is heartwarming to watch the older students help and encourage the younger ones. The students work long and hard on these projects and are very proud to share them with their peers.

Where do you come in?  We will need volunteers to lead a group of six or seven enthusiastic students for 50 minutes.  Each group will be facilitated either by 1-2 volunteer leaders or by a teacher.  Please note that due to space constraints, we will be unable to accommodate any additional parent spectators.

How do you sign up?  

Step 1: In order to lead a group, you must complete all SPS volunteer requirements (which include a screening disclosure form, taking a short online course, reviewing online docs, and providing copy of photo ID). You can find the 2018-2019 Volunteer Requirements here. Please take a moment to complete all volunteer requirements. If you have already done so this year, you do not need to do it again.  

Step 2: Complete the Writers’ Celebration volunteer web form or complete and return the paper form that will come home with your child in mid May.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Lead, Brent Aliverti

The Bryant Blast needs you!

Volunteers Needed!

Bryant’s annual carnival and fundraiser, the Bryant Blast, will take place on Saturday,

May 4, from noon – 4 pm. Annual favorites like Raffle Baskets, Cake Walk, Pony Rides, Gaga Ball, and Sno Cones will be featured. Plus, a ton of games, activities, and other carnival fun!

We need you to join our team of nearly 225 volunteers to make this fun-filled day a success!

The Blast’s SignUp Genius site is open and ready for your support. Sign-up for your preferred volunteer job and time slot. The Blast loves older siblings too! Bryant Alums are also encouraged to sign up to earn community service hours.

Please don’t delay! Signing up early allows you to have the best selection of volunteer options to choose from! We ask that you sign up by April 26th so proper planning of games and activities can occur.

Don’t miss this year’s featured entertainment – the Roosevelt HS Dance Team! They will perform at 2:00 pm and conduct a learning workshop immediately following. Get your groove on!

You can save time in the ticket lines by pre-purchasing your admission and activity tickets! Check out our new pre-sale store before April 28th. Online purchases can be picked up at the will call table located at the Blast eastern gate or at parent pick-up on May 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to seeing you on May 4th!

Willy Wonka News– Week 10 PERFORMANCE WEEK!

Greetings Wonka parents! 

It’s Performance Week!!!! This email will cover final dress rehearsals, show and call times, volunteer/bake sale needs, show promotion, and the cast party. PLESAE READ TO THE END. 

Rehearsal Reminders:

The remaining rehearsals are dress rehearsals. Please send your cast & crew in their base blacks. Please be there on time and ready– no absences. Each and every child plays an important role and their cast-mates are depending on them!

Monday, March 18 

     Loompa – 6:00–7:15p

     Oompa – 7:30-8:45p

Wednesday, March 20*   

     Oompa – 6:00–7:15p

     Loompa – 7:30-8:45p

*We are highly encouraging the opposite cast/crew to come (or stay) and watch the other’s run through that night. It is a great opportunity for the kids to run the show in front of an audience before they have to do it for real. This is not mandatory, but encouraged. We do ask that if you allow your kiddo to watch their fellow thespians, that they are there for the whole run through. In other words, Loompas would need to be there by 6:00 to watch, and Oompas would need to stay until 8:45. A lot of movement in and out will be disruptive to the rehearsing cast/crew. 


Please send your children in their base blacks on their performance days/times. Call (which means the time cast and crew are supposed to be at the school, ready to roll) is 45 minutes before the performance start time. Please see below for exact times and mark your calendars. 

Oompa Cast/Crew: 

Friday, March 22. Showtime 7:00pm. Call 6:15pm

Saturday March, 23. Showtime 2:00pm. Call 1:15pm

Loompa Cast/Crew:

Thursday, March 21. Showtime 7:00pm. Call 6:15pm 

Saturday, March 23. Showtime 7:00pm. Call 6:15pm

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Y’all have truly been awesome. Liza and Traci have been thrilled to have your support in pulling this off! You’ve done so much, and we need just a little more. We are almost to the finish line! 

We still have empty slots that are crucial to fill for Performance Week. Please click on this Performance Week Sign Up Genius and sign up. I’m a broken record, but we still can’t do this without you!

ALSO there are still plenty of slots available on the the Bake Sale Sign Up Genius.  Please sign up so that theater goers can delight in scrumptious sweets while they enjoy Willy Wonka. It’s a candy-heavy theme this year so you might not even have to turn on the oven. Funds generated from the bake sale cover some play costs. Please take a look and sign up to donate!

Play Promotion: 

We are planning to promote ticket sales this week and are still coordinating with the administration about the details. The plan is for cast and crew to wear their tie-dye Wonka shirts and green beanies to school on Wednesday to create buzz and get kids excited about the play. There will be postcards distributed to each teacher for kid mail and Wonka cast and crew will have some to hand out as well. We also hope to have announcements over the intercom about it, delivered by a couple of cast members. 

Your kids should bring their Wonka shirt and beanie home from rehearsal on Monday to have them for Wednesday. If you think that your child will lose their green beanie or Wonka shirt, then they should not participate in promotion day. The most important thing is that everyone shows up to Wednesday’s rehearsal will all their costume pieces. Talk about this with your kiddos. Stay tuned for more info.

Cast Party! 

The cast party for all Wonka cast & crew will happen directly after the final performance on Saturday evening, which will be around 8:00/8:15. There will be pizza, snacks, sweets, music, and general fun. Parents, please consider staying and partying with us (maybe after you’ve helped take down the set– the more the merrier)! We could use your help making sure the party is fun for all.  We will wrap it up at 9:30 at which point all of our children may be adorable monsters jacked up on cake and adrenaline. Good times, indeed.  

These emails are archived on the school play website here along with a lot of other useful play info. 

Email with questions,