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

Take a sneak peek at the 2017 online auction!

The Bryant online auction opens on March 6. One week to go! Get ready for the bidding fun with a sneak peek at everything the committee has gathered for this year’s auction. See the more than 200 items donated by our local community at 32auctions.com/Bryant2017.

If you love Bryant, and the great community our school fosters and serves, this is an exciting way to show your support. It’s ALSO an awesome way to support the neighborhood businesses that generously stepped up to donate items for our auction. All proceeds go directly to the Bryant PTSA, which works tirelessly to give back to the school that gives our kids so much.

Indeed, our auction builds community on many levels; we’re excited to open it to you now for a preview! What will you find? Here are just a few examples:

  • Gift cards to local restaurants, cafes and breweries
  • Sports tickets and fan packages
  • Museum passes
  • Unique experiences, including a KOMO 4 station tour and lunch with a Seattle City councilmember
  • Teacher experiences, from movie matinees to songwriting lessons
  • Priceless pieces of art, created by our students

So visit 32auctions.com/Bryant2017 today and check out all the great items. Be sure you send the link to your friends and family — all are welcome to bid!

Mark your calendar for the auction, which opens March 6 at 6 a.m. and closes March 13 at 10 p.m. And we’ll see you online!

Questions? Get in touch with us at bryantonlineauction@gmail.com. Thank you!

We need cool stuff for our online auction!

Bryant’s online auction, which in the past was held in conjunction with the Bryant Blast, is moving to March this school year. It will be its own stand-alone event (online, of course), and we need your help to make it a success.

Right now, we’re asking for donations of auction items. What could you give? Who do you know who could give something awesome? Here are some examples of things we’re looking for:

  • Seahawks, Sounders or Mariners tickets
  • Gift cards to local restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Vacation rentals
  • Unique experiences (tour a TV station, create and name a burger at a local cafe, etc.)
  • Parent parties (wine tasting, family street party, etc.) The sky’s the limit with this one!
  • Shopping and retail gift cards
  • Movie and theater tickets

The list goes on! We’re asking you to be creative and help us fill the auction with things our community will chomp at the bit to bid on — all in support of our amazing school. The deadline for auction item submissions is Feb. 1.

Ready to donate? Fill out an auction form with your donation and contact information and mail it with the item to the school (or drop it off in the front office). There are also printed forms available in the office.

Questions? Get in touch with us. Thank you!

2016-17 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are at 7pm in the Bryant Library unless otherwise noted. (Dates in bold are General Meetings)

September 13, 2016
Minutes | Budget | 2015-16 Treasurer recap

October 11, 2016
MinutesBudget

November 8, 2016
Minutes | Budget

December 12, 2016
Minutes | BudgetBell Times info | Paramount Duty Handout | Resolution to support Seattle PTSA
Speaker Emily Cherkin: Raising Kids and Finding Balance in a Digitally Connected World
Powerpoint | Handout

January 10, 2017
Minutes | Budget

February 14, 2017
Minutes | Budget

March 14, 2017
Minutes | Budget

April 4, 2017
Minutes | Budget

May 9, 2017
Minutes | Proposed Budget for 2017-18

June 13, 2017
Minutes | Budget for 2017-18

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.