- advocate for the well-being and education of all children in our community;
- identify and prioritize the needs of students furthest from educational justice;
- dismantle the structural racism that marginalizes our black, indigenous and people of color communities;
- foster connections between students, families, teachers, staff and administrators;
- cultivate an inclusive community and sense of belonging at Bryant; and
- enrich the learning environment through volunteerism and sustainable funding.
Bryant PTSA has endorsed the SPS School Levy Renewals. These levies have also been officially supported by several other PTSAs and community organizations. Vote by February 8! – Ballots have arrived get yours in!Community Event: Join us Sat Jan 29th: Sign Making and Neighborhood Sign WavingWHAT: Make signs and wave signs to help get out the voteWHEN: Sat Jan 29th. Make signs from 9:30 – 10:30 and wave from 10:30-11:30WHERE: Sign making @ Bryant Elementary. Sign waving @65th & 35thWHO: You and your family and your neighbors!Let us know if you can join us at this community engagement event to spread the word and get out the vote in our community. We will have poster making supplies and granola bars! Additional sign waving on Mon Feb 7th at drop-off and pick-upGet a yard sign! – Contact advocacy@bryantschool.
org and we will get you one for your yard
BackgroundOn February 8, Seattle voters have the chance to vote YES on Propositions 1 & 2. These ballot measures are not new taxes and replace the Seattle Public Schools Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics Levy V (BTA V). Find out more about Propositions 1 & 2 by visiting www.seattleschools.
org/levies. Building projects planned for Bryant elementary through the capital levy can be found at https://www.seattleschools. org/about/levy/2022-capital- levy/. Local funds cover critical basic education, daily operations, building renovations and technology needs. Levy revenue makes up 15% of Seattle Public School funding, capital and technology levy funds additional construction and technology costs. Our schools depend on local funds and must pass on Feb 8th to be secured.
Questions? Want to get involved in advocacy? Contact us at email@example.com
Welcome to Bryant Elementary! Bryant’s kindergarten teaching team will host an online information session for all incoming K-5 families. The teachers will provide an overview of the school, and separate information on the kindergarten program and 1st-5th grades. Parents will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to the K teachers and related staff (principal, LASER after school program staff, PTSA representatives).
Where: Microsoft Teams
When: February 3 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Teams link will open at 5:15pm)
Email Mr. Gallagher (kindergarten teacher) at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding attendance.
Winter Celebration & Giving Drive
SAVE THE DATE! Join us at 1-3pm on Saturday Dec. 11th @ the Bryant Playground.
Meetings are Tuesdays at 7 pm via Google Meet, unless otherwise noted. (* denotes General Membership Meetings )
Or dial: (US) +1 641-569-8729 PIN: 955 754 102#
September 14, 2021
Minutes | Budget |Treasurer Overview
October 12, 2021 *
Minutes | Budget | September Financials
November 9, 2021
Minutes | Budget | October Financials |Fiscal Year 2020-21 Year End Report
December 14, 2021
Minutes | Budget | November Financials
January 11, 2022
Minutes| Budget | December Financials
February 8, 2022
Minutes | Budget| January Financials
March 8, 2022 *
Minutes | Budget | February Financials
April 5, 2022
Minutes | Budget | March Financials | Budget Highlights
May 10, 2022
Minutes | Budget | April Financials | Budget Highlights | 2022-2023 Bryant PTSA Proposed Budget | Proposed Budget Narrative
June 7, 2022 *
Minutes | Budget Documents: • Budget Spreadsheet • Cash Schedule • Budget Summary
2021-22 Year End Financial Report
Dear Bryant Community,
Reflecting on this school year, we are inspired by the resilience and caring of our community. We are grateful for each and every one of you for supporting the wellbeing of our students and speaking up on their behalf. And, we are filled with hope as we and the school district plan for the return to full time in-person learning in the fall.
First, we’d like to recognize our students who have been engaged all year in learning, helping and growing both at school and at home. We want to thank the parents, grandparents, siblings and other caregivers and extended family who supported students’ learning. Your commitment is an awesome inspiration.
Thank you to the Bryant teachers, staff and administration for reimagining remote and in-person hybrid learning throughout the year. We are so grateful for your leadership, resilience and dedication.
Thank you to the many donors who have supported our fundraising programs, including the Annual campaign and the Hunger Intervention programs. We’re especially appreciative of your generous support of local schools in need via the September supplies campaign and the spring Hunger Prevention program. The Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) continued throughout the year. And the Families in Need (FIN) program at Bryant continued to receive generous support from the community via the annual PTSA budget. Thank you to the leaders of each of these vital fundraising and support programs.
Bryant has a long tradition of amazing volunteerism and community leadership. We want to recognize our PTSA board, committee chairs and leaders, and especially our individual volunteers. You create the rich community that we cherish. This year our Community Engagement co-chairs reimagined events for Bryant, relying on outdoor and online formats. Parents and staff came together to form a Technology committee to support online learners. We also saw the expansion of the Equity Committee in the Bryant PTSA to further inclusion and belonging for all families at Bryant by recognizing and celebrating our community’s diversity and addressing the needs of those furthest from educational justice. Our Advocacy chairs strengthened our connections to our elected state, city and district representatives to enable advocacy on many important issues faced in this extraordinary year. All of this wouldn’t be possible without our communications platform and team, including Facebook, the Weekly and BryantSchool.org. Thank you to the leaders and volunteers in these Equity, Advocacy, Community Engagement and Communications roles.
As PTSA, our mission is to unite our community to support the wellbeing of every student at Bryant. Next year, we will be especially focused on one of our primary objectives: that every member of our community feels welcome and engaged at Bryant. We look forward to reconnecting with you at in-person events and volunteer programs, when it is safe to do so. Until then, please enjoy a fun and restorative summer. We’ll see you for an exciting return to Bryant in the fall!
2020-2021 Bryant PTSA Board