October: at a glance

Monday,  Oct 10: 8 to 9 a.m. Volunteer Welcome/Orientation

Tuesday, Oct 11: 7 p.m. PTSA General Meeting

Thursday, Oct 13: 7 p.m. Volunteer Welcome/Orientation

Friday, Oct 14: No school — Professional Development Day

Friday, Oct 14: doors open 6 p.m. Bryant movie night — Zootopia

Tuesday, Oct 18: Individual Photos

October 17 to 28: Annual Campaign

Wednesday, Oct 26: 12:05 p.m. 2-Hour Early Dismissal

Monday, Oct 31: 9:50 a.m. Halloween Prowl (tentatively)

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – September 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:45 PM

Attendees: Amy Shanafelt, Kim Love, Nelly Goodnoe, Jennifer Mahlum, Rachel Schaw, Whitney Griesbach, Kim Larsen, Rachel Gleeson, Kate Speizer, Shelley Prosise, Jean Charette, Mary-Britt Love, Ann Sonnen, Michelle Ireton, Katie Salisbury, Dan Sanger, Julie Pearson, Emily Chencin, Sam Fogg, Jason Smith, Tiffany Morgan, Anna Marbury, Heidi Hager, Talia Fulgham, Nicole Hasheminejad

Welcome and Introductions

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Recap Report Jennifer Mahlum & Nelly Goodnoe
  2. Volunteer Coordinators Report Kate Speizer & Janie Booth
    • Chairs still needed
      • Bryant directory
      • Online Auction
    • Please fill out your watch forms
  3. Fundraising Chair Report (Rachel Gleeson & Kim Larsen)
    • Summary of what the PTSA funds from the annual campaign
      • Annual Campaign starts in mid-October

Special Committee Reports -None

Special Orders -None

New Business

  1. Conflict of Interest Statement -Rachel Schaw
    • Needs to be signed by all Board Members
    • Please see Nelly to sign the conflict
  2. Compliance Documents -Nelly Goodnoe
    • Needs to be signed by all Exec Board members & anyone processing money
    • Nelly will follow-up to ensure
  3. Review addendums to the standing rules (Amy Shanafelt)
    • Read the proposed changes to the PTSA Standing Rules
    • These will be up for vote in October’s meeting

Principal Report -Dan Sanger

Teacher Representative Report–PLC Tiffany Bodine

8:30 meetings adjourned

Rainy day drop-off procedures

If it’s sprinkling somewhat or raining lightly in the morning, please drop off or wait with your student on the playground as you normally would. If it’s really pouring outside the administration will open the back doors and welcome students into the building beginning at 7:40 am.

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade: go to the gym
  • 2nd Grade: go to the lunchroom
  • 3rd-5th Grades: go straight to classrooms.

If you decide to wait along with your child until the bell rings, you will be asked to wear a visitor’s badge.

From SPS: Community info meetings on school boundary changes

Join District officials at one of five community meetings this fall to learn more about the upcoming school boundary changes for the 2017-18 school year.

Current and proposed boundary maps, are available on the district website. Updated District recommendations (some affecting previously proposed Bryant boundaries) are also available online.

  • Thursday, Sept. 22
, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Eckstein Middle School (Lunchroom)
    3003 NE 75th St
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

    Hamilton International Middle School (Commons)
    1610 N 41st Street
    Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali
  • Thursday, Sept. 29
, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Mercer International Middle School (Library)
    1600 S Columbian Way
    Languages: Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tigrigna
  • Monday, Oct. 3
, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Viewlands Elementary School (Library)
    10525 3rd Avenue NW
    Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

    Denny International Middle School (Library)
    2601 SW Kenyon St
    Languages: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese

Previously, community meetings were held on these boundary changes in April 2016. The meetings provided an opportunity for the district to share information with the community on the upcoming changes, and for the community to provide feedback on any changes that could affect the boundaries that were approved in 2013. Review the Spring meeting presentation.

Key volunteer positions available

Ready to step up for a volunteer lead position this year? You’re in luck! The PTSA is currently looking for:

  • Fundraising Auction Chair
  • Directory Co-Chair (this is for the printed booklet with class lists & contact info)

All three of these positions are flexible in terms of when and where you complete your volunteer service. You’ll work with a team and we’re also here to support you. Interested? Great! Have questions? Those are great too! Just email us, Kate Speizer and Janie Booth, your Bryant PTSA Volunteer Co-Coordinators

Join us for the New Year Welcome on Monday

8am in the Bryant Lunchroom

Please note the corrected date. Join us for breakfast treats and beverages! After you see your kids into school on Monday, come join us in the lunchroom to (re)connect with other parents, the administration and PTSA leaders. Talk to some of Bryant’s organizers, learn about our many events and activities, and find out how you can put your skills to work for the community.