Come celebrate and vote at the final PTSA meeting of the year!

Bryant PTSA General Meeting and Volunteer & Staff Awards
7pm in the Bryant lunchroom
Bring a favorite home-made or store-bought treat to share!

Join us for our Spring Meeting where we celebrating our volunteers and staff who have created another memorable year for Bryant! We’ll be recognizing exemplary community members (have you submitted your nominations yet?) and getting ready for another great year.

The general membership (that’s you, PTSA member!) will also have the opportunity to vote on the PTSA 2017-18 budget presented in May, as well as the slate of officers for the 2017-18 Executive Committee:

  • Co-President Julie Ohrazda
  • Co-President Kim Love
  • Vice President Liz Arjun
  • Co-Treasurer Nelly Goodnoe
  • Co-Treasurer Brita Willis
  • Co-Secretary Whitney Griesbach
  • Co-Secretary Jen McCormick

The following positions are appointed members of the Board:
Co-Fundraising Chair Leeann Huntington
Co-Fundraising Chair Sara Fenzl
Volunteer Coordinator Janie Booth
Co-Membership Chair Ann Sonnen
Co-Membership Chair Mary-Britt Love
Co-Legislative Chair Shelley Prosise
Co-Legislative Chair Jean Charette
Member at Large Jennifer Mahlum
Member at Large Michelle Ireton
Teacher Representative Kate Salisbury
Teacher Representative Anne Aliverti

Field Day volunteers needed

Come join the fun at Bryant Field Day on Friday, June 17th! Volunteers are needed to help with events for K-2nd grade from 8-10 a.m., and 3rd-5th grade from Noon-2 p.m.

If you’re not able to attend Field Day, but would still like to help, we also need families to fill water balloons (provided), donate sidewalk chalk, and loan large plastic tubs. Please sign up HERE.

***Please complete the SPS volunteer requirements if you wish to volunteer for Field Day. Find the volunteer forms and links on-line or pick them up outside the Bryant office. All volunteers receive an email confirmation once they are approved. Questions about volunteer requirements? Please contact Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator.

Please feel free to contact Julie Matz or Erin Johnson for more information or questions regarding Field Day.

Writers’ Celebration bookmark contest results

The bookmark contest judges would like to thank all of the kids who submitted entries this year. We enjoyed the range of interesting books depicted and all of the terrific art that was submitted. It was very hard to choose.

Here are the Bryant artists whose bookmarks you will were featured at Writers’ Celebration this year:

  • Finley S. (Kindergarten, Mr. Jones)
    Alex X. (Kindergarten, Mr. Gallagher)
  • Amelie S. (1st, Ms. Alphin)
    Jonah F. (1st, Ms. Eeds)
  • Avaani K. (2nd, Ms. Walquist)
    Sonia S. (2nd, Ms. Walquist)
  • Abby F. (3rd, Ms. Bernard)
    Alagna P. (3rd, Ms. Bodine)
  • Mila M. (4th Ms. James)
    Finn C. (4th, Ms. Kearney)
  • Suzannah C. (5th, Mr. Arango)
    Talia F. (5th, Mr. Arango)

Congratulations! If anybody wants to retrieve the original copy of their submission, please contact Rachel Gleeson.

Come Blast on Saturday!

It’s finally here! Rain or shine, we’ll be Blasting on Saturday, noon-4pm! Bring all your family and friends for a fun day of games and activities inside and out. And come hungry! We’ll be serving up banh mi and hotdogs, as well as all your favorite carnival goodies!

Some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Beat the Bucket featuring our 5th Graders
  • Ropeworks jump rope demonstrations and workshops
  • Pony Rides
  • Cake Walk
  • Raffle Baskets
  • and so much more!

Writers’ Celebration 2017! Thursday, May 25th

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). 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 volunteer request web form or complete and return the paper form that will come home with your child in early May.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Lead, Brent Aliverti.


Are you Bryant’s next Reflections chair?

Looking for an opportunity to interact with students, parents, and staff? This is the role is for you! No background in art or familiarity with the program is needed.

Reflections is an annual PTSA sponsored art competition. The chairperson promotes the program, collects and organizes submissions, arranges judging, and prepares advancing pieces for city-level competition (primarily Oct – Nov). The tasks have been thoroughly documented, and you’ll have the opportunity to review everything with the current chair.

Want more info? Email Janel Schermerhorn or call 619-962-6559.

Writer’s Celebration Bookmark Contest

The 2017 Writer’s Celebration is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for the annual bookmark design contest! Bryant students are invited to design a bookmark based on a book (or related to a book or reading) on the bookmark entry form. Two winners from each grade will have their bookmarks copied and distributed during this year’s Writer’s Celebration (May 25th). Please use only dark ink or pencil, no colors. Your design must fit within the box shown on this page. Also, no tracing is allowed.

Entries must be received by Wednesday, May 10th. Questions? Contact Rachel Gleeson