Mary Bryan Bulletin

Friday, September 23, 2022



Please note that this bulletin CAN be translated into multiple languages. On a desktop just look to the right ---> for the button.

We are so happy to see many old faces in our building, as well as, welcoming many new students, staff, & faculty to our Mary Bryan family.

We have some policy changes that are now in effect for our building. Please note the following:

  1. You must have a car rider tag displayed in your vehicle to pick up your child in the car rider line at the end of the day. If you do not have a tag you must park & come into the front office. You may request car tags through the front office. You may also call Mrs. Terra Weddell @ 317)789*2609 or email your request to
  2. Changes to afternoon transportation for your student MUST be made to the front office no later than 3:00.
  3. As always, please make sure you have your ID to pick up your children.
  4. Make sure you send your children to school with a reusable water bottle. Fill up stations are located throughout the building.



Kan sianginn ah mihlun tampi kan hmuh ṭhan hna pin ah siangngakchia le zung rianṭuanmi

mithar tampi zong Mary Bryan chungkhar ah kan hmuh hna caah kan i lawm taktak.

Kan sianginn i kan hmanmi zulhphung (policy) zeimawzat kan thlenmi a um. Zaangfah tein

atang lei ah zoh te uh.

1. Sianginn an dih/chuah i mawṭaw in fale don tik ah mawṭaw i tarmi (car rider tag) hi langhter

hrimhrim ding. Mawṭaw tar ding (tag) a nei lomi cu mawṭaw chiah/park hnu ah office chung ah

luh i don ding. Mawṭaw tar ding hi zung ah hal khawh a si. Asiloah Mrs. Terra Weddell hi

317-789-2609 asiloah email in ah hal khawh a si lai.

2. Zanglei i fale lawi nak ding bus cit dingmi (transportation) thlen piak a herh ding a si ahcun

zanlei 3:00 hlan ah zung (front office) ah chimh HRIMHRIM ding.

3. A zungzal in, fale don tik ah ID i ken zungzan ding ti hi philh lo ding.

4. Nan fale sianginn i din dingmi ti rawnnak ding tithawl kenter philh hna hlah uh. Ti rawnnak

ding (stations) hi sianginn chung hmun tampi ah chiahpiak an si.

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You may come have lunch with your student!

Please make sure you have your ID so the office is able to create you a badge to wear while in our building. The lunch times are listed below.

3rd 11:00 -11:30

2nd 11:30 -12:00

1st 12:10-12:40

4th 12:40-1:10

5th 1:20-1:50

A duhmi nih sianginn ah fale chuncaw rak ei pi khawh a si!

Zaangfah tein siangin nan rat tik ah ID i ken philh hlah uh, sianginn i nan um chung ken

dingmi ṭaang benh (badge) hi zung nih an in tuahpiak hna a herh lai. Chuncaw ei caan cu

atang lei hi an si:

3rd 11:00 -11:30

2nd 11:30 -12:00

1st 12:10-12:40

4th 12:40-1:10

5th 1:20-1:50

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Reading Round Up

This year, the whole school is starting the day with a "story time" called Reading Round Up. This 20 minute time is meant to give students an opportunity to listen to a fluent reader share a story with no agenda. It's a time to make connections, build vocabulary, and practice listening comprehension - all of which help build a stronger reader. We rate the stories we listen to and are planning lots of ways to celebrate this fun activity as a school. We encourage you to ask your child about what they are listening to in Reading Round Up.



As we know, September is National Attendance Awareness month! Research shows that students who show up daily get better grades, have improved self-confidence, and can maintain their strong bonds with other students and staff here at school. Below are some tips that can help ensure students are able to attend school daily!

  • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.

  • Build regular routines for bedtime and the morning.

  • Talk about the importance of regular attendance and about how your child feels about school.

  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

  • Keep a chart recording your child’s attendance at home. At the end of the week, talk with your child about what you see.

  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Ask a family member, neighbor or another parent for help

  • Seek support from school staff or community groups to help with transportation, health problems, or no safe path to school.

  • Ask the teacher for resources and ideas to continue learning at home if your child must stay home due to illness

  • Read current information from the school nurse about when to come to school and when to stay home. Call the Mary Bryan nurse, Heather Mandel, at 317-789-2641 with any questions.

  • Click here for more information AttendanceWorks Video

If you have any questions about our attendance policies or need assistance with any of the above suggestions, please contact the school social worker, Shannon Romine, at (317) 789-2615 or

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Unit 1-- Growth Mindset and Goal Setting

Your child is participating in the Second Step program at Mary Bryan Elementary. Previously information was sent out about the content in this program.

Click here for Parent Introduction Letter

Click here for Second Step Introduction Video

Our students complete one unit (5 lessons) each 9 weeks. Each unit has a different focus. This quarter, all of our students will be learning about Growth Mindset and Goal Setting. Children learn how to pay attention and manage distractions, develop a growth mindset, and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.

The Parent information for each grade level is attached below. This will give you an overview of what your student is learning and ideas for how to build on these skills at home.

First Grade Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Home Link

Second Grade Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Home Link

Third Grade Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Home Link

Fourth Grade Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Home Link

Fifth Grade Growth Mindset and Goal Setting Home Link

If you have any questions, or would like more detailed information on lessons, please contact Shannon Romine, Mary Bryan Elementary School Social Worker, at (317) 789-2615 or

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As proclaimed by Governor Holcomb, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death in children. Over 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. This month, “Go Gold” with Perry Township Schools as we do a small part in raising awareness of childhood cancer and supporting students and families who are affected.

What can you do?

● Learn more about childhood cancer via the American Childhood Cancer Organization

● Paint social media gold to raise awareness! Check out the graphics attached.

We can't wait for clubs!

Let your students know that YES, we are bringing back clubs this year. Keep an eye out here in the bulletin for more information.

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Uniform Donations

The clinic is in need of boys pants size 12 and up. Boys polos size 14/16. Boys shoes size 4. Boys and girls shoes sizes 10, 12, 1 and 2. Please don't send other sizes as we have limited space.

Many of our families have asked how they can give back to Perry Township. We are currently doing a uniform drive through 'RightGift". Make a donation of $10, $20, $50, or $100 through the link below. These funds will be used immediately to purchase uniforms in our most needed sizes. If you have any questions, you can contact Shannon Romine at (317) 789-2615.

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September -

Fall Fundraiser starts August 29, orders are due September 9th! See below for more info.

Dentist forms will be sent home next week to be completed and returned by 9/19/22

The on-site dentist will be at Mary Bryan, September 29

October -

The on-site dentist will be at Mary Bryan, October 4th & 31st

Flu shot clinic (more information to come)

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High Ability Screening

Dear Parents/Guardians of second and fifth grade students:

We need additional information on the academic needs and performance of

individual students in order to provide instruction at the appropriate level for

each child. All second and fifth grade students will take a standardized test to

begin to collect this information. The testing will take place in September and

is the first step in our high ability screening. If you have any questions

regarding testing, please contact Kim Jovic at:

It's not too late to order school pictures!

Order Pictures Online

Order your student's fall pictures online. Use Order Code: 69199YB


As we begin to host more home athletic events this year we want to remind families and

students about conduct at our events.

Students attending athletic events should only be sitting in the stands during the games. For

the safety of our students and guests, no one should be playing behind the bleachers or

along the stands. Additionally, no one should enter the event with outside footballs, soccer

balls, etc. They will be taken away.

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for supporting our athletes!

Student Ticket Policy

All students will be admitted into home athletic events that are not Marion County or IHSAA

tournaments for FREE this school year (2022-2023).

● Grades 9-12 will be admitted free with their student ID.

● Grades K-8 will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.

● Middle school students can attend middle school athletic events for free with their ID.

However all other students must be accompanied by a paid adult.

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South Indy Youth Hockey League Registration Now OPEN!

Who: Students ages 6-14

Where: Perry Park Ice Rink

When: Season runs from October to March

Registration Link: South Indy Youth Hockey League

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2022-2023 Student Accident Coverage

Open Enrollment - Secured Accident Coverage