5th grade families, donations by 4/3 & packing party 4/5!

 

The HIP Packing Party will be Friday evening 4/5 in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:15pm! Food donations must be dropped off at school by 2pm on Wednesday, 4/3. Collection bins are located in the main office and each 5th grade classroom.

Please sign up to donate food and volunteer to help! We need food donations for specific items and parent volunteers at the packing party. All food drive donations need to be recorded on the Sign-up Genius so we can confirm we have the correct quantities of items to make our goal of 125 healthy HIP packs.

If you aren’t able to purchase and bring food to school but still want to contribute, we have a GivingFuel page so you can donate money which will be used to purchase any remaining items needed.

We need your help! Last year HIP saw a significant increase in demand for Healthy HIP Packs. The Bryant Student Hunger Service Project aims to provide a hands-on opportunity for our community to learn about and help students facing food insecurity every day in Seattle.

Deadline extended! Last call for registering to present at Bryant K-5 Science Night! 

Calling all student scientists K-5 to join us for a fun filled night of science! Sign-up using this form (https://bit.ly/ScienceNightSignup2024) by FRIDAY March 29th, 2024
 
All Bryant families are also welcome to attend to see cool science presentations even if not presenting! 
 
Parent volunteers are also needed for help with setup/cleanup, talking about careers in STEM, and/or sharing your own favorite science demos! https://bit.ly/BryantScienceNight2024Volunteers
 

Please Join us at the PTSA General Membership Meeting Next Tuesday March 12th!

The PTSA warmly welcomes parents and caregivers to join the general membership meeting on March 12th! We have a jam-packed agenda. Learn more about your school, PTSA programs and upcoming events, and make your voice heard on PTSA budget priorities, community events and more. Teachers will present on Universal Design Learning and how they provide differentiation for advanced learning levels in the classroom. Come early for tea & cookies & grade-level socializing from 6:30-7pm, and child care will be available from 6:30 – 8:30 PM! 

Caregivers who need meeting materials and slides translated to another language, please notify Pauline Pfohl plpfohl@seattleschools.org by March 5. We may be able to provide simultaneous translation at the meeting.

Get ready for the 2024 MLK Service Day event

Monday, Jan 15th, 2024 at 10:00am-11:30am.
During the annual MLK Service Day Event, our Bryant community comes together to purchase, sort, and deliver new hygiene, snacks and clothing to the Miller and Meadowbrook Community Centers. These centers provide showers for the homeless and others in need. The following new products are most needed (listed in order of importance) 

  • Socks, Gloves, Dental Products, First Aid, Snacks, Travel Soap and Shampoo, Deodorant, Underwear, Thermal Shirts, Nail Clippers, Q-Tips, Personal Wipes, Lotion, Lip Balm (please no sanitizer or mouthwash)

WAYS TO HELP:
1. Purchase bulk items from the registry 
https://www.amazon.com/registries/gl/guest-view/1H56S23ZR8IBS
Items will be sent to the event coordinator’s home, opened by scouts, and taken to the event at Bryant Elementary. Please ensure delivery on or before Sunday, Jan.14th.
2. Gather items on your own to bring directly to the event. Traveling during the holiday? Consider gathering extra travel shampoo and soaps from your hotel. 
3. Attend the event – Families arrive at the outdoor basketball courts at 10am. This year, we are assembling 4 different kits:

  1. snack/nutrition kits
  2. hygiene kits
  3. first aid kits
  4. dental kits

Music will be played, Starbucks coffee will be served, and special treats will be provided by Bryant mom and pâtissier Andrea Westerfield.

Bryant Open House for Prospective Families

– Selam –  – – 欢迎 – – Bienvenidos – – 優待 –

Bryant Elementary WELCOMES Prospective Families – 2024!

Bryant PTSA and staff welcome you to our community and hope you can attend an INFORMATIONAL NIGHT PROGRAM for you to explore Bryant as a potential school for your Kindergarten-5th grade student in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Although there are some new families with incoming students in grades 1-5 next year very much of this Open House night is biased towards the usual annual enrollment of about 100 kinderkids. However, we expect to have a tour & Q & A focused for families sending an older student.

Some classrooms will be open (grades 1-5, teachers not present) as we consider entering Bryant a six-year experience, K through grade 5.                                       K teachers ARE present.

  • When: Thursday January 18th, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bryant library – right on main floor as you enter the building
  • Who: YOU, Bryant PTSA members, administrator, K teachers, LASER representative (on-site after-school childcare)
  • What: Hear about our school, kindergarten, PTSA programs, LASER daycare, and more…
    • visit classrooms K-5, meet Kindergarten teachers.
  • Why: we want you to appreciate Bryant as much as we do!!! 😊

We plan for a brief introductory program providing an overview of Bryant. Then place kinder-parents in random groups of 8-12 led by a current Bryant parent volunteer to escort you throughout the building stopping in each kindergarten room with K teachers waiting for you.😉

You will have the opportunity to speak with, listen to and ask questions of the K teachers.

Please note this is an adult-only program – the conversations, topics and explanations are all aimed at adults. – Thank you for understanding.

Bryant’s well-known NEW FAMILY NIGHT directed towards students and families enrolled at Bryant occurs in June 2024. It is full-family focused (children encouraged to attend).

You are welcome to help us prepare for your visit by emailing Kevin G. Gallagher, event manager  and former kindergarten teacher, at kggallagher@seattleschools.org regarding Thursday January 18th attendance. Ask any questions of him that may help you prepare for this event.

It is not required to do so, but helps us in planning.

Hope to see you there!