Bryant Blast Online Auction – Thank you!

The auction ended late Monday night and we raised over $23,000! We surpassed our goal and could not have made it without the support of the Bryant community.

Now what? All winning bidders will receive an email with the total amount of their winning bids. Payment drop off and item pick up will be available on Saturday, May 21st from 8-10:30am and on Sunday, May 22nd from 2pm-4pm. We will be in the small parking lot next to the Bryant Elementary Playground.

Thank you again for the supporting our Bryant students. If you have any questions please email us.

Thank you from the Bryant Blast Auction Committee.

Garden Committee Spring update

The Garden Committee invited Kindergarten classes out to the garden to make chamomile tea. Thank you to Mr. Gallagher, Ms. Kereluck, and Mr. Jones for bringing out your students and letting them get a taste of the Hands On Garden.

Plants are sprouting and flowering and fruiting all over the Hands On Garden. We’d like to remind everyone that this is an outdoor classroom. Please visit often, but do not pick unless invited to do so. The students who have planted plants are excited to see them grow, and to harvest.

Some things you may notice in the garden when you come through:

  • Ms. Bernard and Ms. Bodine’s classes’ radishes, carrots, and lettuce are growing! These students are excited for when it will be time for them to be invited to pick their radishes. It won’t be too much longer!
  • Ms. Spata’s class’s pea plants are growing well!
  • Thursday morning before the bell student garden buddies planted scarlet runner beans! They’ll be climbing up that trellis in no time!
  • Ms. Fahselt and Ms. Eeds’ classes have planted nasturtiums, potatoes, and beans. They also have started seeds under grow lights and are eagerly awaiting the right time to put their zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes into the garden.

Join us! Garden volunteers are needed on Thursday mornings! We offer gardening activities for any students who want to participate from 9-the bell. After the kids go in,adults continue working to maintain the learning landscape until 10:30. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. We have tools and gloves. Young children are welcome!

WANTED: watering cans. All of our watering cans have been broken. Many students enjoy watering using the rainwater we collect. Contact Samantha Fogg or just leave a watering can in the Hands On Garden by the rain barrel.

Yearbook needs your Blast photos

The yearbook team relies on the families of Bryant students to collect all those amazing photos for the yearbook each year. We can’t do this without you! We have already shipped the 2016 yearbook to the printer, but our tradition is to include photos of each year’s Bryant Blast and Field Day in the following year’s book. That’s right, we’re already working on the 2017 yearbook! Email your photos to

Feature your reader for a month!

First grader Olympia is our featured reader for May!
Did you know the Bryant Library participates in the nationally recognized Read poster program? Our posters are featured just off the main school entrance in the Library every month and on the library blog. Now’s the time to get your favorite reader featured for a month next school year. Purchase your poster slot on the Bryant Blast online auction and you’ll get a fabulous photo shoot with Bryant parent and photographer Audrey Lee and a personalized Read poster treatment.

From the District: School Board Approves 2016-17 Calendar

The 2016-17 school year calendar was approved by the Seattle Public Schools School Board on May 4, 2016.

Important dates include:

Wed., Sept. 7 Start of school
Wed., Sept. 28 2-hr early dismissal
Wed., Oct. 26 2-hr early dismissal
Fri., Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no school)
Mon. – Wed., Nov. 21-23 Elementary and K-8 parent-teacher conferences (varies by school)
Thurs. – Fri., Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving (no school)
Mon. – Fri., Dec. 19-Dec. 30 Winter break (no school)
Mon., Jan. 2 New Year’s Day (no school)
Mon., Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
Wed., Feb. 1 Day between semesters (no school)
Mon., Feb. 20 Presidents’ Day (no school)
Tues. – Fri., Feb. 21-24 Mid-winter break (no school)
Wed., Mar. 22 2-hr early dismissal
Mon. – Fri., April 10-14 Spring break (no school)
Wed., May 10 2-hr early dismissal
Mon., May 29 Memorial Day (no school)
Fri. June 23 Last day of school

Family Art Night Follow Up: Bryant School Artists Raise $308 for Syrian Refugee Children

154 colorful pinwheels were created at this year’s Art Night to send to the International Rescue Committee, Students Rebuild. With help from Girl Scout Troop 45144 we raised $308 to donate to Healing Classrooms to create secure, nurturing learning environments for Syrian refugee children.

Way to go Bryant Artists! We are proud of your kindly act!

Also, please know that the Bryant Arts Committee is looking for parents to chair/co-chair this fun family event next year. If you are interested please contact Julianna Batho.

A big thank you to the many parents and staff members who volunteered to make this night a success.