Bryant Panther Press
Week of January 15th
We Need Your Help!
Bryant Families, we need your help to keep students safe. Please drop your child off on the school-side curb or at the crosswalk. We have had students dropped off in the middle of the road and run through cars to get to school. This is dangerous and we are worried about the safety of our students. Appreciate your patience during drop off and helping to keep our students safe.
We also appreciate you not parking in the new bus lane on Livingston. This lane is marked off by cones and should be used by buses only.
Thank you for helping keep our Bryant family safe.
Congrats Bridget Butler
Congrats to Bridget Butler, Bryant Title Teacher, for getting her National Board Certification in teaching. As one of the highest levels of teacher achievement, we are proud to have her as a part of the Bryant family!
Mrs. Fisher Update
Mrs. Fisher has been in Denver, Colorado for the last month to support her husband through his treatment for pancreatic cancer. Because recovery from surgery took much longer than anticipated, Mrs. Fisher accrued a large hotel and rental car cost while waiting for her husband to be well enough to travel. Our Bryant family is hoping to help her out as they go through this difficult time. If you are able, please donate to the Fisher Family through the Venmo code. Thank you for your help!
Bryant Attendance Challenge
At Bryant School we believe that good attendance is crucial to children attaining good progress and reaching their potential. The vast majority of parents/guardians bring their students regularly, and on time. Thank you. It is vital that your child attends school regularly and arrives at school on time each day. We are committed to work with you to achieve this.
Attendance is Important!
¨ Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and poor attendance. ¨ Students with regular attendance make better progress, both socially and academically. ¨ Students with regular attendance find school routines and schoolwork easier to cope with and establishes routines which will set them up for their future. ¨ Students with regular attendance have an easier transfer to secondary school, having developed positive habits in attending school every day.
Why is good attendance and punctuality important?
Education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Regular and punctual attendance at school is key to both academic and social development, which in turn will improve the life of your students. There is crucial learning taking place in your child’s early years and taking time off can mean that children will have gaps in their knowledge and understanding, as well as in making friendships .
The impact of regular attendance on your child’s learning and well-being; and that having good attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. Regular attendance enables students to adapt better to routines, schoolwork, and friendship groups. Therefore, we ask that parents/guardians support the school by ensuring that your child attends school every day, on time, and is ready to learn.
PE Updates from Lindsay Day
To start the New Year students will be participating in fitness stations. They will rotate through a variety of activities to get their bodies moving. This month we will be starting our volleyball unit, working on serving, passing and setting. During the hockey unit, students will learn to carry, pass, dribble and shoot the hockey puck. We continue to focus on teamwork, cooperation, and being a good sport. Our fifth grade students get the privilege of heading up to Great Divide for a fun filled day of skiing.