September's Reader of the Month

Friday, 19 September 2014 10:28

September's featured reader is 3rd grader Ethan M!

It's hard to believe summer is over! But just a few short weeks ago, when Ethan wasn't out busily summer-vacationing, he could be found with a good book in bed, and dreaming of taking a favorite book subject, Jeff Corwin, to a baseball game. Check out Ethan's Read poster in the library!

Stay tuned in the spring for opportunities to feature your reader next year while supporting Bryant and the Library.


Directory - Contact Information Deadline: Friday

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:50

If you haven't done so already, please be sure that your contact information is accurate within your new online Bryant Elementary PSTA account no later than 9/19/14. This year's Bryant Directory will be produced from your Bryant Elementary PSTA account data.

Getting your family's contact information included:

  • Returning Bryant families that received an invitation to access your account should login and update your information if you haven't yet done so.
  • Those who have not yet registered should create an account.

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Contact information to be included:
As before, the only information in the Bryant Directory will be student name and parent/guardian's name, email address, and phone number. Your home address will not be included in the directory.

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The new Directory is scheduled to be available by October 3rd and will be distributed via kid mail. We will also create an electronic version that will be available through classroom parents.


ASE Classes still available

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:09

ASE classes have started up this week, and while some classes are full there are still a number of spaces available in a variety of classes. Drama, Creative Coding, Yoga, Nature in Our Neighborhood, several of Elaine Woodhouse’s wonderful art classes, Sports Spectacular, Jump Rope, Cakes and more!

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Chess Anyone?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:36

Come join one of the most popular groups at Bryant! The Chess Club will meet on Thursdays for 20 weeks starting October 9th. All grades (K-5th) and skill levels are encouraged to join to practice sportsmanship, make new friends, and have fun learning how to play a good game of chess. Members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in regional scholastic tournaments, including our own Bryant Fall Classic in December.

Download and submit the registration form by October 2nd, space permitting, along with the $125 club fee which pays for coaches and replenishes supplies (scholarships available). Sign up early — space fills up! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.


The perks of PTSA membership

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:57

Remember to renew your membership every year! We want to continue to be one of the strongest PTSA's in the state. The more members we have the more difference we can make. Help us make this year bigger and better than last year!

Did you know that the following programs are made possible by the Bryant PTSA? Without these programs Bryant just wouldn't be the same!

After School Enrichment classes • Field Trips • New books for the Library • Art Docent Programs • Reflections Art Program • Math and Reading Tutors • Instrumental Music • Science Fair • Writers Celebration and BBQ • Safety Patrol • Chess Club • Bryant Blast • School Play

You'll also enjoy deep discounts at places like Great Wolf Lodge and Kinko's, which are offering exclusive deals to PTSA members.

So Join TODAY! The easiest way to show your support is to sign up. Print the PTSA Membership form and send it in to your teacher with your attached payment. Only $12 for one and $20 for two. New this year: sponsor a teacher for $12.

Take the Washington State PTA survey and voice your opinion on where the state-wide organization should focus its efforts.


Raise Funds For Our Kids While You Shop!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:56

Escrip is a convenient way to earn money for Bryant while shopping online. When you buy online, simply enter the vendor's webpage through the eScrip online mall button on the homepage or at, and a percentage of your purchase goes to Bryant. You will need to register yourself and your association with Bryant once, and then you can start shopping. The Bryant ID is 8561066.

Participating vendors are Amazon, REI, Gap, Old Navy, Lands End, and the Apple Store, to name a few. Some vendors donate 1% of the purchase, some up to 12%. If you can get in the habit of going through escrip everytime you order online, the Bryant community can benefit from your purchases!


Applications Due October 2nd for Highly Capable Services (formerly APP)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:24

Please note that applications to have your child tested are due back to school by October 2, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the front office or your child’s teacher. In addition,

  • Information Packets and application forms are available at all schools serving K-8 students, and online at in eight languages.
  • If a child does not meet the 87th percentile threshold on the MAP, parents may still apply for evaluation.
  • Parents can access MAP scores through their child’s Source account, with MAP scores listed under Assessments. Parents who cannot locate the scores may submit forms without them.
  • Spectrum eligibility is maintained as long as a student is enrolled in Spectrum or an ALO school. Eligibility is extended for one year if a child is on a waiting list at a Spectrum school. Spectrum students may test for Highly Capable Services (formerly APP).


The Bryant "Invest in our Children" Annual Campaign is coming Oct 13- 24

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:05

The 'Invest in our Children" campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Bryant PTSA. The vast majority of the annual budget comes through this direct appeal event. As in previous years, we will be sending home orange pledge cards via kid-mail and hope to get 100% response, regardless of the donation amount.

With your contributions, the PTSA will continue to fund the following programs:

Art enrichment, artist-in-residence, classroom supplies, field trips, community volunteer coordinator, tutoring and academic support, instrumental music, writer's celebration and BBQ, science fair, 4th grade math club, and 5th grade math champs.


Bryant Tech Lab

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:03

Be sure to check out what your student did in the computer lab this week by following the blogging of Patricia Parker, Volunteer Technical Coordinator, on her site for students at. You can also find the link on the homepage of this web site under "Useful Links."


PTSA looking for CPA

Monday, 01 September 2014 22:20

We're looking for a CPA to prepare the PTSA's Form 990. This is a paid position. Please contact Co-Treasurers This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you're interested.


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