Support your Students!

When you give to the Annual Campaign, you invest in an artist. You invest in a musician. You invest in a scholar and an innovator. You invest in a problem-solver, a global citizen and a keeper of the earth. You invest in your child.

Learn more about Bryant's Annual Campaign, running October 13 - 24. Visit the Annual Campaign Page.

Daily Annual Campaign Update: Oct 19

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:44

Current Bryant Response Rate: 48%

5th grade is most improved with a 46% response rate!
K: 45% 1st: 54% 2nd: 40% 3rd: 48% 4th: 45%

Did you know that your generous support of the PTSA provides your child with $36,000 in teacher support?
With a budget of around $18,000 our students are able to participate in many enrichment field trips throughout their time at Bryant. Among the favorites are the kindergarten trips to city hall and the University of Washington, experiencing plays at Seattle Children's Theater, learning about science at the ever popular 1st grade trip to Mercer Slough, visiting local museums such as The Burke and The Frye. Our 5th grade/kindergarten salmon release is a great multi-age bonding experience for our kids through science. Your gift even funds a couple of fun pool parties along the way.

Nearly $5,000 is allocated for funding basic classroom supplies (fundamental items like paper, whiteboards and folders).

$13,000 is made available to our classroom teachers for substitute assistance so they can have time to make their own student assessments.

Your investment will enrich your child's elementary education experience.

No need to order, buy or sell a thing. This is it!

Return your ORANGE pledge card for EACH CHILD today.
Help us reach 100% response!

Please remember to make your check and matching funds out to "Bryant PTSA"
Bryant Elementary PTSA Local Unit 6.15.60 501(c )(3) Tax ID #: 91-1191751

 

2014-15 Bryant Budget

Monday, 20 October 2014 21:50

Have you ever wondered where, exactly, your PTSA money goes? Download the detailed budget, current to October 2014. Email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

 

Daily Annual Campaign Update: Oct 16

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:02

Current Bryant Response Rate as: 39%

1st grade still leads with 49% response rate!
K: 41% 2nd: 36% 3rd: 34% 4th: 35% 5th: 28%

Did you know that Arts are alive at Bryant because of your investment in the PTSA?

The PTSA provides an opportunity for students in each classroom to receive up to 10 hours of Visual Arts instruction from talented Artists in Residence. In addition, your child will have up to 4 hours more of creative study in ceramics, animation or drama appropriate to his or her grade level. Our volunteer-led Art Docent program teaches your child valuable art history and art theory with supplies funded by your gift.

The valuable opportunity to learn the art of playing a musical instrument is available to your child in 4th and 5th grades because of your continued support.

It takes a budget of more than $34,000 to continue providing this all important introduction to the Arts for our students!

There are no auction items to procure, no Chinook Books to buy, no wrapping paper to sell.

THIS IS IT!

Be sure and return your ORANGE pledge card for EACH CHILD today.
Help us reach 100% response!

Arts & Culture, Teacher & Academic Support, Library, Technology, Healthy Bodies, World & Community

Please remember to make your check and matching funds out to "Bryant PTSA"
Bryant Elementary PTSA Local Unit 6.15.60 501(c )(3) Tax ID #: 91-1191751

 

Nominating Committee

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:52

The PTSA Nominating Committee was elected at October's General Meeting. This committee is responsible for recognizing and recruiting the most qualified people available for PTSA Executive Board positions for the 2015-16 school year. They will present a slate of candidates for the general membership to vote on in the Spring.

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Daily Annual Campaign Update: Oct 15

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:44

Current Bryant Response Rate: 30%

1st grade leads with 37% response rate!
K: 32% 2nd: 28% 3rd: 25% 4th: 28% 5th: 23%

Have you heard of our pilot Technology Program?

We have been truly fortunate to have dedicated volunteer, Patricia Parker, through countless hours of work, put together and run our pilot Technology Program for ALL grades this fall. Students are practicing computing skills: from typing basics to file management, research, essay writing and more. The PTSA will be voting on whether to continue this program through spring and beyond. One determining factor is whether we will have funding for a Technology Coordinator position.

For more details, visit the on the Technology Program page

THIS IS IT!

Be sure and return your ORANGE pledge card for EACH CHILD today.

Help us reach 100% response!

Arts & Culture, Teacher & Academic Support, Library, Technology, Healthy Bodies, World & Community

Please remember to make your check and matching funds out to "Bryant PTSA"
Bryant Elementary PTSA Local Unit 6.15.60 501(c )(3) Tax ID #: 91-1191751

 

Daily Annual Campaign Update: Oct 14

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 21:47

Current Bryant Response Rate: 21%

First grade leads with 28% response rate!
K: 22% 1st: 28% 3rd: 20% 4th: 19% 5th: 9%

Did you know that out of 94 libraries profiled, the Bryant Library is one of only 11 with an average collection age of year 2000 or higher?

Through your generous investment the PTSA was able to contribute an additional $12,000 over the last year towards the purchase of new books to upgrade our non-fiction library to the current millennium. Yet we still need to improve our collection further. The goal: to maintain a collection that is current within 15 years.

Additionally, our PTSA budgets nearly $8,000 for Library support.

Thanks to our Bryant community we are able to provide an essential Library Assistant to help manage materials and guide our students in their reading selections. Our 4th and 5th graders are able to participate in the Global Reading challenge. The spring Writer's Celebration funded by the PTSA allows ALL students to develop their literary skills in this popular volunteer mentor and peer-driven school writing conference.

There are no auction items to procure, no Chinook Books to buy, no wrapping paper to sell.

THIS IS IT!

Be sure and return your ORANGE pledge card for EACH CHILD today.

Help us reach 100% response!

Arts & Culture, Teacher & Academic Support, Library, Technology, Healthy Bodies, World & Community

Remember to make your check and matching funds out to "Bryant PTSA"

 

Annual Campaign Kicks Off

Monday, 13 October 2014 09:50

"Invest in Our Children" Annual Campaign
October 13 - 24

Here we go! By now you should have received your pledge packet via Kid Mail.

Our Goal: 100% Response

The Bryant PTSA needs your support this year to continue funding programs we value at Bryant. Stay tuned during the campaign for detailed information on what your important gift provides for our students. Don't forget: You can maximize your gift by utilizing your employee matching program. (Some companies will match up to 3:1!)

We know that the following companies will match your gift:
Microsoft • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation • Starbucks • Google • Boeing
Does yours?

Be sure to turn in your ORANGE pledge card today!

Please remember to make your check and matching funds out to "Bryant PTSA"

Bryant Elementary PTSA Local Unit 6.15.60 501(c )(3) Tax ID #: 91-1191751

 

The “Invest in our Children” Annual Campaign is now under way

Monday, 13 October 2014 21:37

This campaign funds the vast majority of our current PTSA budget, providing programs that benefit every student. We need your support!
Our goal is to hear from every family in the school. The goal: 100% Response—meaning all 590 students at Bryant return an orange pledge card. At the end of the two-week period, the grade level with the highest response rate will receive a pizza party.

WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED GIFT AMOUNT?
In order to fund the technology coordinator and the programs, staff, and enrichment that your PTSA currently subsidizes, we are asking for a donation equating to $275 per child. The PTSA understands that giving is a personal decision. $275 per child may be out of the question for some. Others may be able to do more. Larger gifts are greatly appreciated, and they support our community as a whole. However, regardless of your contribution amount, please support the Bryant community by returning your orange pledge card in the enclosed envelope.

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Put your completed orange pledge card into the enclosed envelope and return it to school with your child via kid mail, drop it off in the office, or mail it to Bryant Elementary PTSA, P.O. Box 15734, Seattle, WA 98115 before October 24th, 2014. Payment options include check or credit card. Pay all at once or over the course of the year. Please make checks payable to Bryant Elementary PTSA. Your gift is fully tax deductible. Bryant Elementary PTSA Local Unit 6.15.60 501 (c ) (3) Tax ID # 91-1191751

CAN YOU USE EMPLOYER MATCHING?
Yes, many companies and organizations match their employees’ giving. Ask your Human Resources department if your employer will match your donation to Bryant Elementary PTSA. If so, ask for a Gift Match form or fill one out online. Read more.

IS YOUR GIFT CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes, the only people who see the returned orange pledge card are those few individuals that process the incoming donations. When the response rate is tallied, it is done by counting the unopened white envelopes. The general Bryant community, including teachers, staff, PTSA board members, Annual Campaign co-chairs, parents and children, know only the percentage of orange pledge cards in the white envelope that are returned, not the gift amount.

CAN YOU GET ANOTHER ORANGE PLEDGE CARD?
Yes. There are extra orange pledge cards and envelopes in the lobby of school, or you can download and print a copy. You can also email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we can send another one home in kid mail.

 

Thanksgiving week Art Camp with Elaine

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 21:54

Art Camp with Elaine on October 10th was a hit so she will be offering two more Art Camp days:
Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week
9:30 – 3:30
Tuition fee $60 per day

These are all-day workshops that take place in the cafeteria. Several different art activities will be offered each day. Limited to 30 students per day. More information to follow. Sign-ups start Friday October 17th on www.elainewoodhouse.com.

 

Preparing for winter ASE session

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 22:00

by Christine Haas

ASE classes for the school year are going well now that we are past the Fall Session's bumpy registration process. Bryant students are enjoying cake deocarating, coding, clay, pastel, knitting, sewing, jump rope, hoops and a number of other classes.

I wanted to let you all know ahead of time that the registration process for Winter Session will be different. Rather than going through the PTSA website, ASE providers will manage their own registrations. You will sign up and pay the course fee directly with the provider. The registration fee (checks only) will still go to ASE. This will elminate lots of confusion for families, ASE instructors, Bryant teachers and staff as well as me.

There will sign-up/registration "open" and "close" dates so that there are stable class rosters prior to the start of the session, again eliminating confusion.

Winter session begins the first full week back from break. Registration will open early December and close mid-December. Stay tuned for dates, the how to's, class offerings and other particulars.

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