Build community and have fun!

Now offering grade-level grants!

The Bryant PTSA is offering grants for you to hold an event for families in your grade level. Bryant PTSA will grant up to $500 to each grade level to build engagement among its families. The money is intended to help fund events for families to meet and form connections with each other, in the hopes that stronger social relationships will translate to a stronger school community for our children.

Some ideas for FUN ways to spend your grant:

  • Hold a potluck cookout at a local park where you provide the burgers/hot dogs
  • Host a game night at a community center or at school
  • Host a movie night with free concessions (the PTSA has movie licenses that would cover this!)
  • Put on a talent show
  • Host a summer-time event to get families together outside of the school-year

Download the grade-level grant info sheet, or email ptsaexec@bryantschool.org for info today.

Get those auction donations in!

Do you love to host a party? Do you have season tickets to one of the local sports teams or theaters? How about connections with local restaurants, yoga studios, stores, pubs, salons, kids’ party places, coffee shops, vacation rentals, unique experiences?

WE’RE LOOKING FOR AUCTION DONATIONS! There’s still time to get them in by the Feb. 1 deadline. Bryant’s online auction will be March 5–12, 2018, as its own stand-alone event.

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

Please remember to check the Lost and Found racks located in the main hallway and the lost and found closet, for any of your student’s lost items. There are many sweaters, coats, lunchboxes, water bottles and miscellaneous items that would love to be reunited with their owners! Please make sure to label your students items with their last name, if labeled we make our best effort to return to your students.

ALL UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY ON DEC 15TH .

Wintertime Ramble this Friday, Dec 15

Calling Bryant walkers and bikers: our last walk/bike event of 2017 will take place Friday morning, Dec 15.

What: Wintertime Ramble
Where: Top Pot Doughnuts in Wedgwood (6855 35th Ave NE).
When: Friday, Dec 15, 7-7:30 am
Who: Bryant walkers and bikers and their parents
How: NEW FORMAT — come for donuts and coffee, visit with friends, get merry, then head to school with your parents as you please. In the past the Bryant Bike Fairy has led the bikers en masse to school, but she is not going to do that this time.

It’ll be dark so make sure you have lights or reflective gear so we can ride and walk safely.

Bryant Online Auction 2018

We need cool stuff for our online auction!

Bryant’s online auction will be March 5-12, 2018, as a stand-alone event. The auction committee is gearing up, and we’re starting by asking our Bryant parent community for any awesome items you might be able to donate.

What could you give? Do you know anyone who could give something cool? Here are examples of things we’d love to receive:

  • Seahawks, Sounders or Mariners tickets
  • Gift cards to local restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Vacation rentals
  • Unique experiences for kids and/or adults (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! Be creative and bring us any/all of your ideas!
  • 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 from our local community – all in support of our amazing school. The deadline for auction item submissions is Feb. 1, 2018.

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).

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

Thank you!

2017 Reflections art competition: Within Reach

 

 

Our best turn-out ever! Bryant Elementary students submitted sixty-five entries to Reflections, a national PTSA art competition. Recently, three local art professionals narrowed their selection to twelve entries to be sent along to the city-level competition. It was a very tough decision and our judges spent many hours studying all entries. Bryant’s twelve selections moving along to the city-level competition were notified last week! All sixty-five entries will be featured at Bryant’s Family Art Night later in the school year! 

All Reflections participants and patrons of the arts are invited to view the city-level finalists on display at the Seattle Center Armory (balcony). Art will be on display between December 1, 2017 and January 7, 2018. Bryant artists are features as part of 20 Seattle schools represented at this exhibit!

Thank you and your child for supporting the Arts at Bryant!

Questions: contact Beth Jacob-Files & Kelli Hessler.

Save up and shop the Winterfest Book Fair

The Winterfest Book Fair will open for business in the Bryant Library starting Friday, December 8. There will be a broad selection of children’s books as well as adult titles. The library receives 25% of all sales! Stop by after school or your ASE classes, with extended hours Thursday during the Winterfest festivities! And be sure to check the teacher wish list shelves for great classroom gifts.

  • Fri, Dec 8, 6-8pm during Movie Night
    Mon, Dec 11, 2:25-4pm
    Tues, Dec 12, 2:25-4pm
    Wed, Dec 13, 1:10-4pm
    Thurs, Dec 14, 2:25-4pm & 6-8pm during Winterfest!

Can’t make it to the Book Fair at school? Shop at the University Bookstore in the U district, or shop online any time for their extended selection of books, art supplies and Husky gear. Use the code BES to benefit Bryant year-round!

Questions? Contact Elizabeth GeistKirsten AndersonJudy Haley or Kim Love