Night at the Wax Museum opens Thursday!

The 4th and 5th Grade actors and techies have been hard at work rehearsing and putting together this year’s spring play, Night at the Wax Museum. Come support our two casts at this annual tradition!

  • Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm (cast A)
  • Friday, March 24 at 7 pm (cast B)
  • Saturday, March 25 matinee at 2 pm (cast B)
  • and Saturday, March 25 evening at 7 pm (cast A)

Remember to come with cash! We’ll have plenty of bake sale goodies available to get you through the performances!

They’re pre-selling tickets for $5 each after school on the playground! Get your tickets early and beat the rush on the performance days.

Bryant Family Art Night, Thursday, April 6th

Would you like to celebrate art with your children?
Take an art walk through the halls of Bryant?
Create COLORFUL pieces of artwork together?

Then, join us at the annual Bryant Family Art Night on Thursday, April 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 in the cafeteria/gymnasium.

Please sign up to help make Bryant Family Art Night a success. There are several different ways to help with the event (set up, art stations, clean up, etc).

And calling all bakers! We need your support for the Family Art Night Bake Sale. Let your creativity shine, or feel free to purchase baked goods, it is all much appreciated as the Bake Sale helps fund Arts Night and future arts programming.

K-3 Science Night: Weekly Experiment for Mar 14

There are still plenty of spaces open for this year’s K-3 Science Night! Parents of young scientists should reserve a spot for their child by emailing me the child’s name and grade. K-3 Science Night will be held on Thursday, March 30th in the Bryant gym/cafeteria from 6:30-7:30PM. The deadline for sign ups is Monday, March 27th.

This week’s featured demonstration will help you figure out how much air your lungs can hold. Don’t worry, you won’t have to dissect yourself to find out! All you’ll need is some plastic tubing, a water bottle, some water, and the instructions from this Science Kids website. There you can also find lots of other great ideas for simple experiments and demonstrations.

For more information on K-3 Science Night, or to find links to great resources for experiments, please visit the K-3 Science Night webpage.

Natalya Yudkovsky, K-3 Science Night Organizer

Bryant’s PTSA Parent Speaker Series: The Anxiety Dance

Thanks to those of you who made it out to our latest speaker event on Tuesday. Chris McCurry shared the possible origins of anxiety in our kids and techniques for recognizing and coping with it. If you missed it (or your notes are incomplete!) download some of his information here.

Books for parents and kids
Breathing Exercises Handout
Validation Handout

The Anxiety Dance
Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm
Bryant Library

Noted expert Chris McCurry, Ph.D., is a clinical child psychologist in private practice at Associates in Behavior and Child Development, Inc. in Seattle. He is the author of Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance published by New Harbinger.

Chris will discuss:

  • The origins of child anxiety in biological factors (temperament, brain development) and early experiences, especially social experiences.
  • The ways a child’s fearful and anxious behaviors function to communicate distress and compel the parent to come to the child’s rescue.
  • Strategies for making this process or “dance” work better: clearer communication, mutual respect and cooperation, better problem solving and coping.
  • When to start the conversation.

** LASER will be providing babysitting from 6:45 – 9:15 pm – $10 per kid **
Minimum of 10 kids is required. Sign up for LASER babysitting here.

Bryant Blast — Save the Date!

The Bryant Blast will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 12 pm – 4 pm. Plan for pony rides, fun games and activities, sno-cones, tasty food and much, much more!

Wanna help plan the Blast? It can’t happen without you! We need assistance in the following areas. Contact the Blast Committee at blastvolunteers@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping.

  • Raffle Baskets — Love to shop? Enjoy creating fun prize baskets? Then this is the job for you! Join our raffle basket team to assist with collecting items and creating these highly sought after Blast items!
  • Crazy Hats — Do you enjoy seeing what fun creations Bryant kids come up with to sell at the Blast? We need 1 to 2 volunteer to take the lead in getting hat supplies to rooms, collecting finished hats and determining ticket price per hat for the day of the Blast. No artistic talent needed!
  • Face Paint Lead — Do you have a flair for face painting or just enjoy creating a fun space for kids to get an awesome design on Blast day? We need 1 volunteer to take the reins and organize the designs for the day. Much of this work is already complete from last year’s lead. This position doesn’t require much time but you’d need to be available to set up the station on the day of the Blast.

Get ready for K-3 Science Night with this week’s experiment

Calling all young scientists! If your child asks a lot of questions, likes to take things apart, enjoys building, or is constantly observing the world around them, then sign them up for K-3 Science Night. K-3 Science Night will be held on Thursday, March 30th in the Bryant gym/cafeteria from 6:30-7:30pm. The total number of presentations/demonstrations is limited to 95 due to space constraints, so sign up early to reserve a spot for your child or group. Parents of young scientists should reserve a spot for their child by emailing me the child’s name and grade. The deadline for sign ups is Monday, March 27th.

For more information on K-3 Science Night or to find links to great resources for experiments, please visit the K-3 Science Night webpage. Read more

5th Grade Science Fair — Thurs, Mar 9!

The 24th Annual 5th Grade Bryant Science Fair is coming soon! Please join the 5th grade students and their Scientist Mentors from UW for fascinating science presentations and demonstrations. All Bryant students and families are invited to this celebration of science.

When? Thursday, March 9th, 7-8pm.
Where? 5th Grade hallway and classrooms
When does my 5th grader need to be at their display board?
Students will have each signed up for a shift to present their display boards. Check with your student to see if they are on Shift A (7-7:30 pm ) or Shift B (7:30-8pm).

Questions? Contact Lauren Abraham