SPS Volunteer Requirements 2018-2019

Bryant parent volunteers who have direct contact with students such as classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, volunteers providing support on the Playground and in the Lunchroom; volunteers providing support in the Computer Lab, Library, Running Club, Math Champs, Chess Club, Art Docents, Room Parents, Writer’s Celebration, Field Day, Bryant Blast, Drama and other activities need to complete the following requirements:

  1. Review the on-line Volunteer Handbook
  2. Review the Volunteer Policy #5630
  3. Complete the on-line Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (one time)  **(17 minutes) Please forward the SPS confirmation email to ampatterson@seattleschools.org
  4. Seattle Public Schools Online Volunteer Application New this year, you can fill out your application online, and submit it for multiple different schools at the same time. Non-English speakers can have the form Google-translated online. You will need a digital copy/photo of your valid government issued ID and confirmation of completion of the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (see item #3). If you prefer, you may provide a paper copy of your valid photo ID to the Bryant office

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Join (or renew) with the Bryant PTSA today!

New this year, join the Bryant PTSA online. Membership is a great way to support the largest volunteer association dedicated to child advocacy and programs benefitting children in Seattle and nationwide.

Top Five Reasons to Join the PTSA:

  1. Build a partnership between our school and our families.
  2. Vote on the Bryant PTSA budget, on resolutions, and for the Bryant PTSA Executive Board.
  3. Help fund PTSA scholarships and grants.
  4. Provide a legislative voice for our children in Olympia and in Washington, D.C.
  5. Get exclusive member discounts at businesses like Great Wolf Lodge, Office Depot, and Kinko’s/Fedex

Your PTSA membership needs to be renewed every year. Hit the ground running this year. Download your membership form today and join one of the strongest PTSA’s in our region. For more information contact the Membership Co-Chairs Kelli Hessler and Brenda Mullins.

Check the lost and found!

Warm weather has finally arrived  in Seattle and students are shedding their coats, and they all ended up in the Bryant Lost and Found! We have over 300 coats in the lost and found. Please come by and claim lost property. All unclaimed items will be donated on June 14th

Keep on tracking your trips!

We are off and pedaling for Bike Month 2018! We had a spirited Bike to School Day meet up at Top Pot, which involved 120 donuts, 3 coffee boxes, lots of bike decorations, and plenty of cheer. We counted 124 kid bikes parked in the racks in the morning. Thanks for coming out!

Now it is time to track trips for Week 2 (May 7-11) on our online trip tracker here. A new input this year is mileage; it’s optional, but if you choose to enter it, include all bike rides taken during the week. We know many of you bike more than the prescribed school days, and we are curious about the distance accumulated.

Ride on, right on!

Questions? Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.

Time to track your bike trips in May!

The neighborhood is lively with kid bikers, which means that it’s time to track trips for Week 1 of Bike Month! Please go to our online trip tracker and tell us how many times you biked this week. There will be prizes this year for students who bike the most trips in May, for the classroom that has the most trips, and other categories. Remember, if your child is not able to bike to school, you may count other biking trips such as to the library, grocery store, sports practice, etc, and of course, simple pleasure cruises count as well!

Also, remember to make plans to get up early next Wednesday, May 9, for our annual Bike to School Day celebration. Meet at Top Pot in Wedgwood (6855 35th Ave. NE) after 7am for free donuts and coffee, then head to school with your friends and parents. ** This year the Bike Fairy will not lead a parade; instead she will see you off at Top Pot before she heads to another school to spread more Bike to School magic.

Today the Bryant Bike Fairy counted 83 bikes in all (including 2 unicycles!), and caught 7 students riding to school. Way to go!

Questions? Michele Solis or Will Mitchell

Writers’ Celebration 2018! Thursday, May 24th

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 school-wide 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). Review the 2107-2018 Volunteer Requirements. 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.