Bryant Elementary WELCOMES ALL New Families – 2023!

Bryant Elementary WELCOMES ALL New Families – 2023!

Bryant staff and PTSA heartily welcome you to our community and hope you can attend a special evening created with you and your arriving student in mind – IN PERSON!!!!

Most new families are kindergarten families and the night is overall geared towards their acclimation to Bryant so kindergarten staff will be in full attendance.

  • When: Thursday June 1st   5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bryant School 3311 NE 60th Street (use this entrance)
  • Who: YOU & your entering student (and family, if you wish), PTSA rep, principal(s),

K teachers, community childcare providers (LASER)

  • What: Hear: about our school, kindergarten, PTSA programs, and more…
  • Why: we want you to love Bryant as much as we do!!! 😊

No RSVP required but we’d love to know you are coming. If you wish email Kevin G. Gallagher, regarding Thursday June 1st.


Expected agenda:

5:00 – school front doors open (60th St entrance)

5:30 – 6:10 – Bryant ‘nuts & bolts’ – principal, PTSA, LASER. K team will each have information to share with you and answer related questions

  • K families information and Q & A session with the Kindergarten teaching team

Then till-7:00 – you can visit all the K rooms in the K hallway and the building, in general. We each will be in our rooms to answer questions you have. Additionally, we have Bryant-specific K topics to explain and Kinder-tools for viewing on student work tables.


A few more details will be emailed to you early that week…

Hope to see you then.

A How to Blast 2023 Guide

Admission is Free!

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Pre-Sale for tickets is going on now through May 3rd.  Pick up pre-orders after school on Thursday and Friday before the Blast.  Or pick up the day of the Blast at the East Gate will call.

Raffle Basket Tickets will be available for purchase in the cafeteria on May 6th.  


Outside:  gaga ball, glitter tattoos, face painting, and MORE!

Entertainment: DJ Chris, The Not-It’s!, Alpha Martial Arts Demo, Roosevelt Cheerleaders, Eckstein Jazz Band

Inside: Carnival Games, Cake Raffle, Raffle baskets, and MORE!


We Blast regardless of the weather.  Dress for the rain, sun, heat, and cold!

Questions?  Please email

Family Art Night, Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.

Family Art Night, Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.

Family Art Night (FAN) is a beloved Bryant PTSA event which began in 2014. This will be the first FAN since 2019.  The goal of the event is to promote the arts in the Bryant’s community through the exhibition of students’ artwork in the halls, art activities in the gym and cafeteria, and a performance showcase. 

  • Try cardboard sculpting, encaustics, rock painting, visual poetry, and more art activity tables in the gym and cafeteria! 
  • Explore the student artwork on display in the hallways and art room. 
  • Make art with Bryant’s art teacher, Ms. Kristen, and Artists-in-Residence, Ms. Elaine and Ms. Kari. 
  • Enjoy listening to the Bryant choir and watching performances on stage. 


This FREE event will take place on Thursday, April 27th, from 6-8pm. The theme is EARTH celebration. 


Want to show off your art?

CALLING ALL BRYANT STUDENTS to be a part of the 7th Annual Family Art Night!


For more information and instructions on how to submit your art click here: Family Art Night Information and Submission Form

* Art must be submitted by 4/19/23

Bryant Blast is Back on May 6!

Bryant Blast is Back on May 6!

After a pandemic hiatus, we’re excited to bring back an exciting Bryant community tradition, the Bryant Blast! The Blast will be held on May 6 from 12 – 4 pm. Plan for entertainment, fun carnival-style games and activities, face painting, tasty food, and much, much more!


Do you want to help plan the Blast? We’ll be sending a sign-up for volunteer shifts right after Spring Break. So, if you have a favorite job at the Blast, you can sign up early! Contact the Blast Committee at if you’re interested in helping.


Lion King KIDS: Casting Workshop & Parent Meeting

Hello Lion King Families!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday, December 5 at 6:15pm for the Student Casting Workshops and the mandatory Parent/Caregiver Meeting. Please read this entire email which includes important logistics information for Monday and a letter from Seattle’s Performers describing the casting workshop process and deadline for solo videos.

  • Entering the building: On Monday eve, please enter the school through the doors at the SW corner of the building (through the gate in the fence on the playground side of the playfield).  You will need to sign-in your student at drop-off and sign-out your student at pick-up.  
  • Parent/Caregiver Meeting: After drop-off/sign-in, please head up the stairs to the Library for the Parent/Caregiver meeting where you will also sign-in.  The meeting will last approximately 45 minutes. After the meeting, you can wait for your student outside the cafeteria or leave and return later to pick up.  Caregivers are not allowed to watch rehearsals unless they are one of the four volunteer chaperones.  
  • Chaperones: We still need three (!) volunteer chaperones for Monday evening (12/5), and two for the second workshop (Monday, 12/12).  Click here for the Sign-Up Genius. 
  • Scripts: Your student will be receiving their script on Monday night. Please write your student’s name in their script. It is important that students do not lose their scripts — if lost, your family will need to purchase an additional script.


Hello Bryant Play Families,

Seattle’s Performers is elated to be back in person directing the Bryant Play. We are very excited to be presenting Lion King KIDS this year! Our teaching team will include myself (Sandy Sonko) along with Danielle Rogers, Hannah Adams and Somto Mgbajiaka.

When directing a school play, we know that students will have various levels of experience in performing, and we want to make the casting process as fun and enjoyable as possible. We have been using our “Getting to Know You” style of auditions when we direct musicals at schools. In this style of auditions students get to play theatre games, learn songs and dances, without the pressure of a formal audition.  During these auditions, we are looking for the students to have confidence when acting during the games and be able to be a team player and follow instructions.

If your performer is interested in singing a solo in the production, please send a video of your performer singing a 20-second portion of a song of their choice to no later than Monday, December 12th by midnight.

During the auditions we are going to split the students into small group stations of 12-15 and rotate between each of the teachers doing Acting, Singing, Dancing and Theatre games.

December 5th Schedule

6:15-6:45pm- Teacher & Student introductions

6:45-7:00pm- 1st group rotation

7:00-7:15pm- 2nd group rotation

7:15-7:30pm- 3rd group rotation

7:30-7:45pm- 4th group rotation

7:45pm- Closing All Group Circle

December 12th Schedule

6:15pm-6:30pm- Welcome

6:30-6:50pm- 1st group rotation

6:50-7:10pm- 2nd group rotation

7:10-7:30pm- 3rd group rotation

7:30-7:50pm- 4th group rotation

7:50pm- Closing All Group Circle


Thank You,

Sandy Sonko

Annual Campaign Record Results!

The Annual Campaign reached record setting results this year:
98% Participation! 117% Fundraising Goal!
To recognize how hard students worked to remind their adults to participate, the PTSA has decided that ALL Bryant classes will receive an extra recess!  (Note: This is not something we have done before, but this year was particularly exceptional.)
Thank you to all families for their support and generosity this year.  Together, we make difference for ALL students at Bryant.
Special thanks to the Bryant teachers, the lunchroom volunteers, the Bryant Weekly Team, the website team, room parents, and Amy & Kathleen at the front desk.
Jenn, Michael, Nelly and Sara 
PTSA Fundraising Committee