February 1st – Special General Membership Meeting


 

Due to the continued need to have COVID-19 safety protocols in place, the PTSA has many programs that will not be able to run as hoped for this school year. Therefore, to better support the needs of the school at this time, the PTSA Executive Committee is calling for a special General Membership meeting on February 1st, 2022, at 7 PM via Goole Meet to discuss the changes to the budget, propose reallocations, and ask for approval of these changes from General Membership.

Special General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 1 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/bmq-dkei-atr
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 401-646-0033‬ PIN: ‪114 545 724‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/bmq-dkei-atr?pin=6260512986350

Winter Celebration and Giving Drive

Winter Celebration & Giving Drive

SAVE THE DATE! Join us at 1-3pm on Saturday Dec. 11th @ the Bryant Playground. 

We will have hot cocoa and cookies. Come make snowflakes to take home and decorate holiday cards for Farestart to include in holiday meals donated to community members in need. Cards can also be made at home and dropped off. 
 
Bring essential home goods to stock the pantry at Mercy Housing at Sandpoint/Magnuson Park (i.e. toilet paper, diapers, soap, shampoo, menstrual products, sponges, dish soap, conditioner, laundry detergent, socks, baby wipes, hand sanitizer – amazon wish list ideas) or donate directly online to Mercy Housing
 
Bryant PTSA Families in Need program will also be collecting $25 QFC grocery cards to be donated to our sister school. Our sister school is a Title 1 elementary school in the Seattle Public School district. With the increase in grocery prices and two week winter break approaching, families need extra assistance buying food. Bring the QFC gift cards to the Giving Drive or donate online. Thank you!
 
This will be an outdoor only event. We will not have access to the building bathrooms so come prepared. Please follow Covid safety protocols – wear your mask when not actively eating/drinking and stay home if you are not well. 
 
We need volunteers to make this event successful! Seeking help with stations for hot cocoa and cookies; craft table for families to make snowflakes to take home and decorate holiday cards for Farestart; and collect and deliver giving drive items. Please use this SignUpGenius to volunteer. 
 
Questions: Please contact Carrie Lee at carriemlee@gmail.com or Serih Cook at serihz@hotmail.com.

SPS School Levy Renewal Info Session for Bryant PTSA

The Bryant PTSA Board invites you for a special session on Dec 7th at 7pm (via Bryant PTSA TEAMS link) to learn more about the two school levy renewals on the February ballot in 2022. District staff from Seattle Public Schools will be joining us. 
 
This session is specifically for the Bryant community, staff will speak to capital improvements levy funding would support at Bryant, Eckstein and Roosevelt schools and across the district. Join us to learn more!
 
The Bryant PTSA board and members will discuss the levy at the Dec PTSA meeting and will vote on endorsement of the ballot measure at the Dec/Jan meeting. 
 
Questions: Please contact Bryant Advocacy PTSA co-chairs Carrie Lee and Nicole Witenstein: advocacy@bryantschool.org

Record-Breaking Annual Campaign Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Campaign. We were blown away by the support from the Bryant community, especially during this challenging year.
 
– We reached record participation at 97%!
– We exceeded our fundraising goal at 104%!
– Seventeen classes reached 100% participation and won an extra recess!
 
Your donations will make a difference for all Bryant students, providing critical academic and enrichment support along with supplies, community-building events, and assistance to families in need.
 
At Bryant, we take care of ourselves. We take care of each other. We take care of our school.
Thank you for supporting Bryant!

2021-22 Bryant PTSA Annual Campaign

Click here to participate in the campaign.

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.

 

2020-2021 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