What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of September 19, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful weekend. We will be back in our grove tomorrow.

Just an update ... it is my hope that our music rotation will be up and running soon. We are in the process of hiring a new music teacher. We will be on back track in no time.

As a reminder, progress reports will be sent home with students in their backpacks this Friday. The purpose of the progress report is to alert parents of any identify areas of weakness for students and to offer individualized recommendation to help support the students progress toward meeting grade level expectations. If you have any questions regarding your child's performance or the recommendaitons, please reach out to your child's teacher.

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


22-23 Bryant School of A&I Student Council

We are pleased to introduce our Student Council members for the 22-23 school year (one member is pictured). The Bryant school community is looking foward to your leadership this school year. Congratulations to all of you!

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.

Who thought learning how to do a Jump-N-Jack would be so hard!

Cuteness Alert! Watching our 1st graders learn how to coordinate thier leg and arms to do a sequence of jump-n-jacks was quite a treat. We ensure our students are not only strong academic scholars, but we also spend time focusing on nutrition and being active and healthy. Great job 1st graders!

Our second graders are mighty mathematicians

RUSD recently purchased Building Fact Fluency, a Toolkit for Addition and Subtraction. This is a comprehensive, research-based toolkit that is a resource to help students develop number sense on the way to fluency—from cards, games, and videos to online resources, a facilitator’s guide, and hundreds of highly-engaging activities and tasks. 2nd graders in Mrs. Noble's class played the game "Partners For 10" a game to practice the strategy-combinations for 10. One student said, "I want to play this game at home!" Several classmates agreed!

School Site Council need you!

School Site Council (SSC) is group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor a school's improvement plan. It is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds. The SSC decides upon the focus of the school’s academic instructional programs and all related categorical resource expenditures for a school.

At this time, Bryant has all position open on our SSC. If you are interested, please print and complete the attached form and turn it into the front office by September 26, 2022. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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The Queen Bee of Attendance!

For the second time this year Mrs. Hernandez and her super students had the best attendance average for the week. Thank you so much to all of the families for ensuring your children are at school on time, everyday ready to learn. This recongnition goes out to you!

What does it mean to PERSEVERE?

Thank you so much to Mrs. Contreras and her students for teaching us what it means to persevere. The class shared with us how many individuals we have grown to love and admire persevered through many challenges before finding success. They shared that J.K. Rowlings showed perseverance when sje gpt rejected by 12 different publishers for her "Harry Potter." She finally found a publisher named Bloomsbury Publishing and it was a global sensation. J.K. Rowlings said, "it is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all."

Great job to Mrs. Contreras and her students!

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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

  • 9/21/22 “Grandparents Raising Grandkids” presented by SAP, Grandparents Raising Grandkids

  • 9/27/22 “Learning to Breathe: The Art of Self Care” presented by Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers. The Workshop will be held in English, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Art of Self Care

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.

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