What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of September 25, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

It is hard to believe we are half way through Trimester 1. Time has gone by so fast. Every student will receive a progress report during Trimester 1. The purpose of the progress report is to inform parents of how their child is performing and to offer helpful suggestions/tips for parents to utilize at home. Progress reports will go home with students on Friday, September 29th so please be sure to check their backpacks. If you have any questions regarding your child progress report, please be sure contact your child's teacher.

This year, we are proud to announce Bryant's Parent University. Parent University is designed to be an opportunity for parents to get tips and tools in a variety of areas so they feel better equipt to help their child at home. Trainings will be offered in math, reading, and social-emotional education. Please join us for our first session on September 27th at 6:00 pm. We will be discussing how to build your parent toolbox with strategies to support your child's social emotional learning. Parents, these sessions are just for you so please do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

Join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year. The meeting will be held on September 25th at 3:00 p. We are always in need of new members to bring fresh ideas to the team. We look forward to seeing you.

As always, thank you so much for being such wonderful partners. Have a fantastic week!


At Bryant, what do we stand for? Our Mission and Vision will explain

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RUSDs 2023 State of the District

Attention Families: Save the Date for this year's Riverside Unified State of the District!

Our annual State of the District event is an opportunity to hear about RUSD"s accomplishments, student success stories, and plans for the future.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Maxine Frost Performing Arts Center

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Guest reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Program

Learn about how your district is partnering for success!


Atención familias: ¡Reserven la fecha para el Estado del Distrito Unificado de Riverside de este año!

Nuestro evento anual del Estado del Distrito es una oportunidad para escuchar acerca de los logros del RUSD,las historias sobre el éxito de los alumnos y los planes futuros.

Jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2023

En el Centro de artes escénicas Maxine Frost

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Recepción de invitados

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Programa

Infórmese sobre cómo su distrito se asocia para lograr el éxito.

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Work hard, DANCE HARDER!

Last week we had a blast at our lunch time dance party. The music was blasting and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our students work hard so they deserved a few minutes to get their groove on!

The Core Virtue for the month of September - Diligence

Diligence is doing what needs to be done with devotion, dedication, and determination. Showing diligence involved making a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what has been undertaken, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the person.

This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to demonstrate diligence. Please join us by talking with your child about demonstrating diligence and never giving up, even when things appear to be difficult.

This is how we show DILIGENCE

We can show diligence in all that we do and it is important that we encourage others to do the same. Thank you so much to Mrs. Noble and her students for reminding us to choose to feel happy, to care about others, and that EVERYONE deserves to feel good about themselves. Awesome job!

Who has the best attendance?

Congratulations to Mrs. Nielsen and her super students for being recongized as the class with best attendance average last week. In addition to our students, parents are to be recongized for ensuring their children are at school, on time ready to go! Thank you for your support. Keep up the great work!

23-24 Student Council

Congratulations to our 23-24 Student Council

President - N. Miles

Vice President - K. Allen

Secretary - D. Forghani

Historian - G. Rocha

Community Service Chair - E. Tapia

Not pictured: C. Guiterrez; M. O'Farrell; F. Camacho; G. Macmillian

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Parent University

This year, Bryant is so excited to launch a series of parent trainings through our Parent University program. Each session will be geared toward helping to provide parents with tools to support their children in the areas of academics and social emotional behaivors. Our first parent night has been scheduled for September 27, 2023 from 6:00 p -7:00 p. Childcare will be provided. Please do not miss out on this awesome opportunity.

How do germs spread?

Our first grade students are learning about the body systems and how each system has a job to do. The immune system helps the body fight against infection and other diseases. The students learned about the importance of washing their hands by conducting a little experiment to see how easily germs can spread from one person to another. Try it at home ... place some glittler in your hands. You may need to use a light substance to make sure it sticks. The glitter represent the germs in your hands when you touch things or cough/sneeze in your hands with you tissue. With the glitter on your hands, shake hands with a few family members. You will see all of the little germs transfer from one person to the next. If you get sick, your immune system leaps into action. Great job first graders!

Join a Bryant Parent Group!

Parent, we need you! Joining one, two, or all of Bryant's parent groups are a wonderful way for you to get involved in what's going on with the school community. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members to join our team. Be part of planning school activities, fundraising, budget planning, etc. Most meetings are held after school with the option of attending virtually or in-person. We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings.

We would love for your to volunteer!

We are so happy to welcome volunteers on campus to offer support or to attend field trips. This is a great way to ensure the school site, community, and families are all connected. If you are interested is being a volunteer, some important information you will need to know is captured below:

  • All volunteers are required to be checked into RAPTOR Visitor System & be cleared via the Volunteer Clearance List for 2023-2024. If you are not on the Volunteer Clearance List you will not be allowed on campus for any reason. Volunteers will not be allowed on campus prior to 8:10 am unless cleared by administration in advance of the visit.
  • The Adult Volunteer Participation process is a 4-6 week process (may be longer if there is a fingerprint processing delay).
    • Be sure to inform staff of the timeline to acquire clearance for scheduled events and field trips.
    • All chaperones, no matter the duration of the field trip or school event, must be fingerprinted and complete the process

Volunteer clearance renewal:

  • To complete the renewal process (volunteers previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year) all volunteers are required to complete the annual online volunteer training and confirmation form
  • Tier 1 volunteers, previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year may renew their Tier 1 clearance for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you would like to begin the volunteer clearance process, please access one of the links below.

23-24 - Data Confirmation

The data confirmation window for 2023-2024 will be July 17, 2023, through September 30, 2023. For the 2023-2024 school year, every parent/guardian of returning students MUST use the online Annual Data Confirmation process. Returning parents will not be required to print and submit hard copies of the Emergency Card. If you have questions or need support with completing the data confirmation online, please contact the main office. We will be happy to help.

RUSD's Family Resource Center

Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities

Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit

RUSD College and Career Readiness and the Family Resource Center have partnered to host the Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit scheduled for October 14, 2023, at Ramona High School. Pathways Flyer

FRC Monthly Calendar: Sept. 2023 FRC Calendar

  • Various dates: Digital Equity Program Families receive a free refurbished computer after 8 hours of instruction.

Additional resources:

Riverside College & Career Fair

RUSD students and families are invited to attend the 19th Annual Riverside College and Career Fair taking place on September 28, at the Galleria at Tyler from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

The event is hosted by the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and will feature over 100 colleges and professional organizations. View the event flier here.

PTO meeting

Monday, Sep. 25th, 3-4pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 6th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Mark your calendars

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

School Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm