PTSA Awards and General Membership Meeting–June 8th

All are welcome to attend our last PTSA General Membership Meeting of the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, June 8th at 7:00pm!

The virtual event will begin with Volunteer Appreciation followed by the General Membership Meeting. The agenda includes a membership vote to elect our 2021-2022 Executive committee and a vote on the proposed 2021-2022 Budget.

The proposed budget and budget narrative are available for review in advance.

It’s not too late to become a voting member of Bryant PTSA for 2020-2021!  Join here: http://bit.ly/bryantjoin

Meeting details:

June 8, 2021 at 7:00PM

Microsoft Teams meeting  

Join on your computer or mobile app  

Click here to join the meeting  

Or call in (audio only)  

+1 206-800-4787,,464009746#   

Phone Conference ID: 464 009 746#  

To inquire about accommodations to attend this event, please contact ptsaexec@bryantschool.org.

We hope you can join us!

Click here for a full list of 2020-21 PTSA meetings.

Online Book Fair — Through May 31st!

Stock up for summer readers! The online book fair has lots of new titles, librarian suggestions, and favorite classics available! Check it out here
 
Last day to order is Monday, May 31st.  Orders will be scheduled for curbside pickup at Bryant between Jun 10 – 12.
 
The online book fair is hosted by the 4th grade fundraising team. Proceeds will support 5th grade activities in 2021-2022. We will also donate a portion of our proceeds to hunger prevention programs in our community.
 
Thank you for your support!

Nutrition Assistance Available for Summer

Nutrition Assistance Available for Summer
 
In the American Rescue Plan, passed in March 2021, Congress extended the Pandemic-EBT program to include the summer months. Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards that are used to purchase food. The program will provide money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the summer meals gap left by the inability to access meals during the summer. 
 
 
 

Join the PTSA Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 7pm *Includes Review of Proposed Budget*

All community members are welcome to attend the next Bryant PTSA Board meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00pm

*The agenda to include review of 2021-2022 proposed budget* See the Budget Narrative for more details.
 
Microsoft Teams meeting  

Join on your computer or mobile app  

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)  

+1 206-800-4787,,314392148#  

Phone Conference ID: 314 392 148#  

To inquire about accommodations to attend this event, please contact ptsaexec@bryantschool.org.

We hope you can join us!

Click here for a full list of 2020-21 PTSA meetings.

 

UPDATED FROM THE PRINCIPALS: FORMS TO COMPLETE FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING

Note: Updated as of 3/31/21 6:18PM

Hello Families,

Earlier this week we sent a message with links to forms that need to be completed before your child returns to in person learning on Monday.  The way we sent these forms didn’t work for most families so we have attached PDFs to this message.  Please drop your hard copies off in the tub at the front doors of the school (from 9-1) or email bryant.attendance@seattleschools.org with your forms attached. Please do this before Friday end of day.

Agreement and Family Instructions.pdf 
Emergency Information and Student Release.pdf 
Letter for Families- April 5th.pdf  

Thank you!

Principal Charmaine (Char) Marshall and AP Heather Snookal 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING

 

See below for important details about new drop off and pick up procedures for in-person learning from Principal Marshall:

Unlike previous years, we will not be allowing parents or families/adults to walk their children on to the playground for drop off or pick up. We know this is a change for you and our students returning to in-person learning. Please begin having conversations with your child about how drop off and pick up will go, as children thrive when they know what to expect and have time to process change.
We will have finalized drop off and pick up plans out to the community by the end of this week (April 2nd), however in the meantime, there are things you can do to prepare yourself and your family.
 
If you will be driving your child to school:
  • You must have filled out your child’s health attestation before arriving to school by car.
  • We will have a designated traffic flow pattern – well marked with signs. Drop off will be past the bus zone on 34th. This is designated by a blue smiley face on the map above.
  • You will remain in your car and a staff member will escort your child to their class line up spot. Classes will line up on the playground and will be physically distanced from each other.
  • To help us know your child’s name and where they need to go, please prepare a sign with your child’s first and last name and their teacher’s name in bolded letters to hold up when you arrive to the drop off/pick up location.
  • Have your child’s backpack ready to go and mask already on so that when you arrive your child can give you a kiss and hug and hop out to be escorted in.
  • When you pick up your child, you will need to have your name sign ready for staff to see. We will look down the line of cars and getting your children in anticipation.
 
If you will be walking with your child to school:
  • You must have filled out your child’s health attestation before arriving to school on foot.
  • You will drop your child off with a staff member at the entrance to the playground by the garden on 33rd. This is designated by a blue heart on the map above.
  • Have your child’s mask on and backpack ready when you arrive to school to wait to be escorted on to the playground.
  • Please prepare a sign with your child’s first and last name and their teacher’s name in bolded letters to hold up when you arrive to the walking drop off location. This will help with both arrival and pick up.

IMPORTANT SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR PTSA NOMINATING COMMITEE

 

 

 

 

 

Important short-term volunteer need 

The PTSA Nominating Committee is forming now and seeking additional volunteers.  We have an amazing opportunity to support our students and community in the coming school year.  The Nominating Committee plays an essential role in April and May – working as a team to identify a diverse group of candidates to fill open roles in the PTSA Board.  Please contact volunteer@bryantschool.org to join the committee or express an interest in board leadership in 2021-2022.   

  • 3+ volunteers needed 
  • No prior experience required – WA PTA and Bryant PTSA will provide materials to get you started 
  • Representation matters!  The Nominating Committee will be seeking candidates to represent diverse perspectives from our community 
  • Timing: The committee will be formed ASAP, they will present a draft slate of candidates at the May PTSA meeting, and elections will be held at the June PTSA meeting 
  • Questions?  We’d be happy to hear from you at ptsaexec@bryantschool.org  
  • Please consider volunteering to join this short-term committee in the important work of planning for an amazing year ahead for our students, our building, and our community volunteer@bryantschool.org