What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of November 6, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

October is a long month!!!! We made it! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported our Halloween Parade. The kids had an awesome time and we saw so many creative costumes. I want to give a special thank you to Mr. Ramirez, one of our fantastic Bryant parents, for being the DJ for our first student dance. I have to say I was a little uneasy about having our TKs and Ks attend but they rose to the occassion like our little Bryant Bees always do. We all had a fantastic time.

Just a few reminders ... Parent/Teacher conferences are this week on November 8th or 9th. If you have not received notification from your childs teacher please reach out to him/her ASAP. November 8th and 9th are non-student days. We will also be off on November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. Lastly, yearbook presales will happen soon. We have sold out of yearbooks the past 2 years so make sure you order yours. We do not stock extra books for sale so it is important that you order your yearbook in advance. Be on the lookout for more info to come!

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!

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. The fundraiser will begin October 30, 2023. All orders and money must be turned in by November 13,2023. Thank you in advance for your support!
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We need your input!

Every year, we evaluate the needs of the school site. Based on that information goals are set that are designed to assist us in moving in a direction that best supports students, staff, and the community. I am looking for your input! Please take a few minutes to complete this short needs survey. The input of our parent community is very valuable! Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.

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.

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

Parent/Teacher conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 12am to Thursday, Nov. 9th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Please see you child's teacher for scheduling

No School in observance of Veteran's Day

Friday, Nov. 10th, 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