What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of November 13, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

Thank you to everyone for coming out and meeting with your child's teacher for Parent/teacher conference day(s). If for some reason you missed your conference, please be sure to communicate with your child's teacher to reschedule.

We will be off for Thankgiving break November 20 - 24. Please take some time to share your gratitude and thankfulness for your family, friends, and loved ones. Share your appreciate for the positive contributions that make in your life. I am especially grateful to the wonderful Bryant community for all of the love, patience, understanding, and grace you show me each and everyday. I am happy to serve such an awesome community.

Please join us at our SSC/ELAC meeting on November 13, 2023 from 3:00 p to 4:00 p. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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


10 day attendance challenge

Beginning November 13, we will be starting a 10 day attendance challenge. All students who have 100% attendance for the weeks of November 13 and November 27th will earn an extra recess along with a few other surprises. Please make sure you child is at school on time, every day ready to learn. Attendance matters!

Parent University

Learn to help your child "read like a rockstar!" Join us on November 30th for our 3rd session of Parent University. Parents will learn strategies to support their child with reading fluency and comprehension. Please don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from two of RUSD most skilled and knowledgeable reading specialists. We hope to see you there!

PTO Cheesecake, Cookie Dough & Wrap Fundraiser

Please help us raise money to go toward programs and materials. Each student received a fundraising packet detailing the items to be sold and prizes students can earn for selling items. All orders and money must be turned in by Monday, November 13, 2023. Thank you for your support!
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Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing. If you child is missing a jacket, sweater, water bottle, lunch box, etc. please be sure to check in the lost and found. All items will be bagged up and donated on November 17th.
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The Core Virtue for the month of November - Generosity and Hospitality

Generosity is giving with an open hand and an open heart. Hospitality is the friendly reception of guests or strangers into one's inner circle. As we continue through the holiday season and beyond, let's find a way to be more generous and hospitable to others.

This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to show gratitude. Please join us by talking with your child about showing gratitude and appreciation to others.

Bryant swag is now available!

Get your Bryant school shirt! Order forms went home with students last week. If you need another one you can visit the front office or print one using the link below the image. The vision for this years shirt was the vision of our student council. PTO helped to bring it to life. The students wanted to recognize all the different paths students can take to a successful future. I love it! Let's see all of our students in thier Bryant shirts!
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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.

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

SSC/ELAC meeting

Monday, Nov. 13th, 3-4pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 20th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 24th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA


Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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