Panther Press

January 14th, 2022

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Dear Bryant Families

We have a short week next week! Please see the schedule below! Students will be dismissed at noon on Thursday. Please be sure to pick up students as close to noon as possible.


January 17th- No School!

January 18th- Normal School Schedule

January 19th- Normal School Schedule

January 20th- Students will be dismissed from school at Noon

January 21st- No School!


If you have any questions, please reach out to the main office or your child's teacher. Thank you!


Mrs. Klock

Volunteer and Guest Training Coming Soon

The Human Resource office will be hosting a Volunteer and Guest Training Session, January 19, 2022 from 9am to 10:30am in the Lincoln Center, Board Room. We have limited seating (80) and will offer a second training if we have the interest. This training is not required, but recommended.


We will cover expectations of volunteers and guests, safety protocols, identification on campus, working with administrators, student behaviors, confidentiality, and focus on how important it is to participate in education in our community.


If you have volunteers/guests you would like to have attend this training – please have them contact Jacque Young at jyoung3@helenaschools.org or 406-324-2010 before Tuesday, January 18th.

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Music Rehearsal and Recording Reminder

Hello, musicians!


Next Wednesday, January 19, we will be rehearsing and recording for all kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Please have your child/ren dress "up" if they would like. It is a great chance for us to showcase some of what they have been learning this year! Some students have asked to come in "fancy" clothing, others in plain clothing (any black, gray, navy, or Bryant colors with no logos would look great on camera). Students may dress how they feel comfortable performing 🙂 Please remember this will not be a live performance with a traditional audience at this time, and videos will be sent out on dojo as soon as they can be edited. Thank you for supporting music in our school!


Mrs. Albus

Staff Highlights

We are continuing to share information about our amazing staff here at Bryant! Our last newsletter highlighted our Kinder and 1st grade teachers as well as our Title teacher and K-2 Special Education Teacher. This newsletter will highlight our 2nd and 3rd grade teachers as well as our specialists!

Mrs. Brooks

Role at Bryant: 2nd grade

Years in Education: 12 years

Hobbies: Reading, running, spending time with my pups

Favorite Part About Bryant: Seeing the kids smile

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Mrs. Hauptman

Role at Bryant: 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher

Years in Education: 7

Hobbies: listening to and making music, riding horses, writing, reading, and hanging out with my cat, Hank

Favorite Part About Bryant: The resiliency and capability of students. They always amaze me! It is such a privilege to be a part of such an amazing school and work alongside such caring teachers!

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Mrs. Elton

Role at Bryant: 3rd Grade teacher

Years in Education: 9

Hobbies: Gardening (flowers/veggies), reading, playing with granddaughter

Favorite Part About Bryant: Our students!! Very exciting to watch their confidence grow in academic skills and socially. The enthusiasm and perspectives of students are always fun.

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Ms. Preshinger

Role at Bryant: 3rd Grade Teacher

Years in Education: 2

Hobbies: camping, hiking, playing piano, golfing

Favorite Part About Bryant: Building lasting relationships with students and staff

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Mrs. Franzen

Role at Bryant: Librarian

Years in Education: 15

Hobbies: I love exploring nature whether its hiking, biking, paddling, snowshoeing, or a new adventure. When I’m not outside, I enjoy curling up with a great book – my favorite genre is adventure.

Favorite Part About Bryant: I love working with all the students at Bryant. As librarian, I get to see students mature and gain new skills week to week and over the years.

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Mrs. Day

Role at Bryant: K-5 PE

Years in Education: 16

Hobbies: Running, coaching, skiing, hiking, camping, and spending time with family.

Favorite Part About Bryant: Watching my students walk into the gym with joy and excitement to find out what activity they got to enjoy.

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Mrs. Albus

Role at Bryant: music teacher

Years in Education: 11

Hobbies: music, being outside with my kids, reading, theater, and movies

Favorite Part About Bryant: the kids!

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