Petey's Post

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What's Coming Up?

January 24: CREW Night #2

February 1:

- Quarter 2 Report Cards

- Spirit Day: Sports Wear

No Chess Club This Week

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See You At CREW Night!

Thank you for RSVPing for CREW Night this Thursday, January 24 (5:30-7:30pm) for our math focused CREW Night! We are no longer accepting reservations for dinner yet you're welcome to join us at 6:15 for the goal setting and practice session!


While scholars participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) assembly, Bryan Road staff members will guide families in learning more about their child's current level of performance and provide resources and ways for you to support your child at home. We will provide hands on activities for you to use with your child at home and will help you set a learning goal for your scholar at the end of the event.


CREW Night is a great time to build relationships with other Bryan Road families and staff members! This is a FREE event and dinner and childcare (for all ages) are both provided!

A schedule is provided below for you to view!


5:30 Dinner (baked potato bar, salad, beverage, & brownie)

6:10 Drop off child(ren) at assigned locations

6:15-7:30 CREW Night (read details above for description)


Childcare Details


  • Children Ages 5+ Winter Wonder Lab STEM assembly


This event will have your kids gasping and laughing at the Mad Scientist’s exciting science experiments. Through a mixture of science and magic the children will see a playing card vanish only to reappear again! Watch as our special snowman is de-frosted right before their eyes! See an Insta-Snow explosion! The Mad Scientist will introduce the audience to a mysterious rock that turns out to be dry ice. Using the dry ice, the Mad Scientist will make bubbling potions, popping corks, shivering quarters and clouds of fog. All will have a wonderful time of giddy goodness and fun!



  • Children 4 years of age and younger will enjoy playing together in our pre-k classrooms.
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Kindergarten Registration

Can you believe it's that time already? Kindergarten registration opened Monday, January 7! Click here to complete the online registration process. For more detailed registration information, visit the WCPSS website!


Below is a list of required documentation that we need for you to provide us at Bryan Road so we can complete your registration. Please bring these items by the school at your earliest convenience.


  • Current proof of residence - (gas, water or electric bill that is
no more than 30 days old, lease/contract on apartment or house.)
  • Certified birth certificate (we must be able to feel the seal.)
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Record of immunizations #*
  • North Carolina Health Assessment #* completed and stamped by a physician.


(# To be on file within 30 days of the start of school - no later than 10/04/2019)

*This form can be found at www.wcpss.net under Student Assignment --> New Student Enrollment.

Our Bryan Road office hours for registrations are 10:00 - 2:00 Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kerry Nixon.


We look forward to you being a part of our Bryan Road Buccaneers family!

Sports Day Spirit Wear!

On Friday, February 1st, come to school decked out representing your favorite sports team! You can wear fan wear for a team on which you currently play, a college team, or a professional team!

WCPSS Middle School Magnet School Application

For our rising middle school students, if you are interested in exploring any of the magnet middle schools and/or programs Wake County Public School System offer you may do so by visiting magnet.wcpss.net. The magnet application period is open until Wednesday, January 30. You may apply to magnet schools through the above website.

We're excited for our first class of graduates! We know they will go on to do GREAT things!

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Pre Kindergarten Registration

We would LOVE to have your little scholar join our Bryan Road Pre-K program!

To have your child considered for the Title 1 Pre-K Program:

  • Your child must be four years old by August 31st, 2019.
  • You must complete and mail a Pre-K application to the Pre-K Application Center by April 30, 2019.
  • Upon receipt of a complete application, you will be notified of your child’s screening appointment.
  • Your child must be screened to be considered for a Pre-K placement.
  • Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten Application


Additional information regarding WCPSS Pre-Kindergarten registration can be found here.

PTA Volunteer Opportunity!

The advocacy committee would like to ask for volunteers for a volunteer opportunity! The Bair Foundation is a local agency in Raleigh, NC providing foster care services and support in the community. The Bair Foundation recognizes the diverse backgrounds, characteristics and needs of foster youth and actively recruits foster families of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds without discrimination. Bair supports their foster families through the certification process and after the placement is made. Families are well trained to ensure their success as they foster children and teens as Bair believes that foster families are the agents of change and they want them to feel loved, appreciated, and valued. As part of the training process, they have a training the 3rd Thursday of every month (one day during that week) and are in need of a few parents (or anyone over 18) to help babysit children on the 3rd Thursday of every month while foster parents are in their foster parent training. As the advocacy committee, our goal is for at least 3 people to sign up to help in February and 3 to sign up for each month through May! Please keep in mind that the company will need to run a background check for anyone that is interested in participating. If you are interested in voluneering, Jessalyn will send you a form to send to the foundation so that they can do the Background check to approve you as a volunteer. If you are interested please email Jessalyn.pedone@gmail.com.


We would also love for some of you to write a sweet letter or make a Valentine to send to some of the children currently in foster care so that we can share the love and help them know that they are thought of and cared for this Valentine's day!


Please contact Jessalyn Pedone at Jessalyn.pedone@gmail.com if you would like to participate in either event or activity or have any questions!


PARENTS: We also need additional individually wrapped snacks for the school which can be dropped off to the school counselor's office or sent with your child to school and can be taken to the counselor. THANK YOU for those who have already donated items.. WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL! <3

FUTURE EVENTS: Keep a look out for some other upcoming volunteer and philanthropy opportunities the Advocacy committee has planned in the next few months!

Box Tops for Education

You can turn in Box Tops for Education by placing unexpired box tops in a bag with your child's name on them and turning them in to your child's teacher.


Did you know that Box Tops has an app? Download the app, create an account, buy specific items and then scan your receipt to be able to get BONUS Box Tops that go directly to the Bryan Road!


Be sure to ask your child's grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends, and neighbors to save theirs for you also! This is a great way that family and friends can to expand your own collection to help raise money for our school!

Our Community Partners Support our School, So Let's Support our Community Partners!

The Jim Allen Group: Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Bryan Road Elementary School

Bryan Road Elementary operates on a traditional WCPSS calendar and will welcome families, with students grades pre-k through fifth grade, in the 2018-2019 school year!


School hours are: 9:15 start and 3:45 dismissal.