What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of September 12, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

We are finally expecting a bit of a cool down this week. I know it has not been ideal for students to be in doors due to the heat however we have made the most of it. The kiddos have been troopers!! I want to give a great big thank you to all of the supervisors and support staff for going above and beyond to keep our students safe and entertain during the heat wave.

RUSD has finalized its process to bring volunteers back to our campuses. Please be sure to click the link in the volunteer section of this newsletter for additional information.

Lasty, RUSD is looking for students, parents, and community members to join the 2022-23 Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee. This committee will provide recommendations for the direction of Ethnic Studies in RUSD. There are 12 parent/guardian positions available, one per high school cluster and two at-large community member openings. Parents and community members: Please apply at bit.ly/RUSDESAC. All submissions are due by September 16, 2022. Selected committee members will be notified by September 21, 2022.

As always, Bee Fantastic, Bee Great, Bee the Difference! Have a great week!


Volunteers on Campus

We are happy to report that the volunteer participation process and forms have been released.

Please visit www.riversideunified.org/volunteer and follow the prompts.

August Students of the Month!

Congratulations to all of our Super Students who were recognized as our students of the Month for September. Keep up the great work!

Get your Bee Happy Gram!

PTO is so excited to bring back our Bee Happy Grams! For only $5 (cash only) you can send your little one a sweet little gift with a note for any occassion. Say "Happy Birthday", Say "I Love You", or simply say "thank you for being so awesome!" There is nothing a Bee Gram won't cover. Please submit your request by visiting the front office. Grams will not be delivered to students until all fees have been remitted to the front office. Thank you so much for supporting PTO.

Show your school spirit!

Bryant's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is so happy to announce presales of our 22-23 spirit gear. You can place your pre-order by clicking the link and completing the form. All spirit shirts purchased before September 16, 2022 will be priced at $10. After September 16, the price will increase to $12.
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Playing games and learning to collaborate

Simple games like Connect Four, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Toss Across provide students with an opporutnity to learn how to work collaboratively together while being a little competitive. Games teach students the art of taking turns and how to accept a loss with grace. Please join us in reinforcing these skills at home by implementing Family Game Night! Disconnect from technology. Play a board game and have a little fun together. We sure are!
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Core Virtue for the month of Septemer - PERSERVERANCE

To persevere meant to give continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Never giving up! Always having the perspective that you can do better next time.

Patriotic song for the month of September- "The Star-Spangled Banner"

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort M'Henry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
Cedarmont Kids - The Star Spangled Banner

Data Confirmation in Aeries

Attention Bryant Parents: Don't forget to complete your 2022-23 data confirmaiton in Aeries Portal by September 30. Having the most up-to-date information is important and the best way to stay connected. https://bit.ly/RUSDAeries

Aeries Parent Portal Accounts will automatically be created and associated with your student once the contact record is entered and saved by the school site. Parents will receive an email containing their username and password. Please check your spam/junk folders for said email. To associate multiple students/siblings to a parent account, simply add your email address and a Y in each student's (or sibling's) contact record.

RUSD Parent and Family Engagement

Connect with the Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC offers a variety of workshops as well as serves as a hub for families to access information about resources withing the community. You can make an appointment by calling by (951) 328-4003 for an appointment. FRC Fall 2022

Family Wellness Workshops

  • September 12, 2022, Opening Doors School Readiness Program prepares families for their child’s transition into TK and kindergarten, provides tools for navigating school options, builds early literacy skills, and promotes positive parenting practices and parent-child interactions. The series in Spanish begins on 9/12/22. The English class begins on 9/15/22. Opening Doors 0-5

  • September 13, 2022, The Latino Family Literacy Project engages families in reading with their children and builds vocabulary and English language development. Participants will receive free dual language children’s books. Family Literacy Project 9/13/22

RUSD Family Update webpage

Take some time to periodically view the RUSD family update webpage. There you will find all important District updates and information for RUSD families.

RUSD BOE meeting

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Please see the RUSD website for more information

Progress Reports go home

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Valerie Sanchez, Assistant Principal

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