2020-2021 End of Year Letter from the PTSA Board

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

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.