All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend our first Speaker: Wednesday, October 2nd at 7-8:30 pm in the Bryant Library
This 90-minute workshop teaches you the foundational principles of mindfulness and the impact it’s having in our schools and at home.You’ll be able to understand the benefits of Mindfulness and learn how to practice Mindfulness at home as a family.
Cultivating Mindfulness helps you: -Create Self-Awareness -Develop emotional regulation skills -Increase your ability to focus
Why Mindfulness Matters: Practicing mindfulness electrifies our ability to regulate mood and emotion and reduces stress and anxiety. For parents this means stronger relationships with their children through empathy and self-awareness. For students this means greater emotional stability for a fulfilling life and mental clarity necessary for deep focus and peace.
About the Instructor: Kristy Banks has a Masters in Elementary and Special Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University and is a certified Behavior Analyst. She continues her mindfulness education journey through workshops and courses.
Since 2010, Kristy has been a special education teacher at the Kent School District, teaching grades two through twelve. She first introduced mindfulness into her classroom in 2015. Struck by the impact it had, colleagues requested she introduce mindfulness in their classrooms. Over the past four years, she’s helped a dozen classrooms and over a hundred kids experience the joy of meditation.
The Bryant School community warmly welcomes you to explore rewarding volunteer opportunities. Learn when and how to be involved in your student’s classroom. The opportunities are many including reading, science, computer, art, class parties and field trip chaperone. We will also discuss SPS volunteer requirements and the online volunteer application process.
Beyond the classroom, the Bryant PTSA has many volunteer opportunities to fit the busiest of parent schedules. Parent involvement benefits every student in our school. There are two sessions to choose from:
Tuesday, October 1 from 8-9 a.m. in Bryant LASER Room
Tuesday, October 1 from 7-8 p.m. in the Bryant Library
The session presenters will be Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Marie Patterson, and PTSA Co-Volunteers Coordinators Kathleen Brown and Renee Stanley.
In an effort to strengthen our school-to-home communications, all Bryant teachers, including specialists (Art, Library, Music, PE) will be posting updates and class materials on Schoology, Seattle Schools’ learning management system. To get set-up on Schoology, we have created this step-by-step document.
Spirit Wear is available for purchase during a limited time only. Sales end 9/23. Available this year are collegiate colors and the ever-popular Seahawk colors. New this year are Strideline socks! Purchases can be made here: https://bryantptsa.givingfuel.com/bryant-wear
There’s nothing like finishing off the first week back (or if you’re a Kindergartner, celebrating the last Friday before school starts) at Bryant with ice cream! This is the ever-popular event for families to rub shoulders with old buddies, teachers, and new friends. One bowl for $3 or two bowls for $5 supports the 4th Graders as they start raising funds for 5th Grade Islandwood camp. Enter through the set of three doors on the southwest side of the building adjacent to the Bryant Garden.
Calling all Bryant 4th Grade Families! This is a BIG 4th-grade fundraiser for our class trip to Islandwood next year. We need lots of adult volunteers and 4th-grade scoopers to help pull this off! Please click on the link to reserve your spot now!
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.
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!