2021-22 Bryant PTSA Annual Campaign

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All Bryant students deserve the best possible education and the brightest future. Thank you for your continued support Bryant during these challenging times.

Your annual campaign donation funds over 75% of all PTSA activities. This is the only direct appeal for funds each year.

Please make your gift to support Bryant students today.

 

2020-21 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are Tuesdays at 7pm via Microsoft Teams, unless otherwise noted. (General Meetings are in bold)

 

September 15, 2020
Minutes | Budget |Treasurer Overview

October 13,2020
Minutes | Budget | September Financials    

November 10, 2020
Minutes | Budget | October Financials |Fiscal Year 2019-20 Year End Report

December 7, 2020
Minutes | Budget | November Financials 

January 12, 2021
Minutes| Budget | December Financials

February 9, 2021
Minutes | Budget| January Financials

March 9, 2021
Minutes | Budget | February Financials

April 6, 2021
Minutes | Budget | March Financials | Budget Highlights 

May 11, 2021
Minutes | Budget | April Financials | Budget Highlights | 2021-2022 Bryant PTSA Proposed Budget | Proposed Budget Narrative

June 8, 2021
Minutes | Budget Documents: • Budget SpreadsheetCash ScheduleBudget Summary

2020-2021 Year End Financial Report 

Bryant PTSA Budget End of June 2021

Budget Highlights 06-30-2021

 

This Wednesday – Online Bryant Q&A with SPS Directors Hampson and Rankin

Do you have questions about school starting this fall? Things you want the SPS Board to know? Questions about other topics? Join SPS Board VP Chandra Hampson, SPS Board Director Liza Rankin, and Bryant PTSA for a Q&A online, this Wednesday, July 15th at 7:30PM!

We’ll give priority to questions submitted in advance, but we are also hoping to have time for you to ask questions live. Submit your questions to advocacy@bryantschool.org.

What do you want to know?

–Bryant PTSA Co-Advocacy Chairs, Sam Fogg and Adele Kulisewa


To join the meeting via Microsoft Teams app or browser, click on this link: Microsoft Teams Meeting

To join the meeting via phone, dial 1-206-800-4787 and then enter this conference ID when prompted: 243 674 580#

In Memory of Roxanne Kimbrough


Please be aware the following contains disturbing or triggering content.


Dear Bryant Community,

We are deeply saddened to by the news that Roxanne Kimbrough, longtime Bryant Mom and volunteer, was killed in a domestic violence incident last week. Our hearts go out to her family. We’re thankful that her children are safe with their dad and step-mom.

You may have seen Roxanne at Bryant pick-up and drop-off, painting sets for the play, or volunteering on campus. Your child may have known Roxanne from when she chaperoned at Islandwood and for other field trips. She will be remembered in our community as a loving and devoted mom.

We’d like to take this moment to highlight a local organization, New Beginnings, which is working to end domestic violence. Among other services, they offer a 24-hour helpline (206-522-9472) to anyone needing support or advice.

In memory of Roxanne,

– Bryant PTSA

Updates from OSPI and SPS on Fall Re-entry

We’re starting to see more questions about what school may look like in the fall, and we’ll be providing resources and information as we have it.

OSPI is the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They provide guidance for all the school districts across the state. Along with the Governor’s office, the OSPI has provided all guidance for school closures due to COVID-19.  OSPI has provided an update for the fall reopening of schools

School Districts then need to take this guidance and come up with a plan for their district that takes into account the specifics of their district. For us, that will be Seattle Public Schools and they have provided their plan for re-entry here. From there, each school building in Seattle Public Schools will need to take the district plan and apply it to their building, and each teacher will apply the building plan to their classroom.

When looking at information from OSPI, keep in mind that they are creating a framework for all districts, rural, suburban, and urban, across the state. There is tremendous variation in the districts. There are tiny school districts (Concrete School District served 524 students last year) and there are big school districts (Seattle Public Schools served 55,844 students last year). There are differences in terms of resources, the layout of school buildings, transportation needs, access to internet, and more, not to mention differences in how each area is being impacted by COVID19.

Please continue to check back to the OSPI and SPS for updates as summer progresses.

Bryant PTSA Anti-Racism Resolution and Call to Action

Dear Bryant Families and Community,
 
In our General Membership meeting this month, our PTSA passed a resolution on anti-racism which we encourage everyone to read.  Thank you to our PTSA Advocacy co-chairs for shaping this powerful statement in collaboration with our neighbor school PTSAs.
 
In the resolution, we commit to direct and substantive action and we’d like to elaborate with these immediate actions:
  • Building a lending library to promote anti-racist learning for Bryant families with a $500 grant from the PTSA budget
  • Forming a Families of Color Resource Group this summer, led by two PTSA board members and members of the Equity Committee (contact Equity@BryantSchool.org
  • Sharing an Anti-Racist Resource List here to support meaningful action in our community
With the strong leadership of our Advocacy and Equity committees, we’re redoubling our efforts to advocate for the eradication of structural racism, with a focus on educational justice. Our newly elected Bryant PTSA Board for the 2020-21 school year has more people of color represented. Going forward, our Board will work to bring a lens of equity and belonging to our decision-making and conversations. To hold ourselves accountable to these commitments, we will discuss our progress and additional actions in each PTSA Board meeting.  

We commit to this work as individuals, as an organization working to become anti-racist, and as a PTSA working toward an environment where our marginalized communities are centered and thriving.

Wishing you a safe and restorative summer,
-Bryant PTSA Board

References: 
Check out the resource list and the resolution on Anti-Racism
 
We also support these statements made by: