What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of February 13, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. If your favorite team won the Super Bowl, Congratulations!

This week is a short week however it will be filled with learning, friends and fun. As a reminder, February 16, 202 is a minimum day. School will dismiss at 11:40 am. There will be no HEARTS on Feb. 16th. In observance of Lincoln's and President's Day(s), there is no school on February 17th and 20th. Report cards go home on the 28th.

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


4th Grade shared their knowledge of the China Dynasties and the Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese calendar, the year you were born may determine your personality. This Chinese New Year is the "Year of the Rabbit". Chinese New Year is the main Chinese festival of the year and is celebrated by many around the world. It is based on a twelve year lunar/moon cycle. Each cycle is named after an animal. As part of the celebration beautiful dragons can be seen at parades and on posters/pictures. Dragons in China are considered powerful and benevolent creatures, and some Chinese even beilive they descended from them. Many thousands of years ago dragons were regarded as spiritual being, controlling nature such as rainfall, water, hurricanes, thunder, rainbows, and stars. Because dragons symbolize power, strength, and good luck they are celebrated at festivals around the world. We celebrate Ancient China for thier many contributions to science, and mathematics, as well as thier customs that continue to persevere.

2nd grade takes the crown!

Congratulations to Miss Reyes and her super students for having the highest attendance percentage for the week. Thank you so much for always being at school ready to learn. Parents, this recognition also goes out to you. Keep up the fantastic work!
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First Grade ROCKS!!!!

Our 1st grade scholars have been learning about:


  • the layers of the earth and characteristics of each

  • the similarities & differences between volcanoes and geysers

  • the three types of rocks and characteristics of each type

  • how rocks and minerals are taken from the earth’s crust to be used by people


  • fossils and their importance in giving us knowledge about the history of living things on the earth

Using our knowledge of geology and paleontology, our scholars set out to excavate rocks & minerals, and dinosaur fossils. We used tools to carefully excavate by clearing debris, and cleaning our findings to identify the types of dinosaur fossils and rocks or minerals found.

Core Virtues for the month of February - Honesty and Justice

Honesty and Justice are words that describe integrity and character of an individual. When an individual is honest they stand for what is right and look for positive outcomes to situations. Justice is the entity that we depend on as a Country and community to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Justice is what we depend on to keep us safe from harm and to live a better life.

Don't forgert to buy your Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale for $30 each. To guarentee your order it must be received by April 2nd. You can purchase your yearbook online by scanning the QR code below or typing in the URL on the flyer. You can also pay in the front office (cash only). Don't miss out!
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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

  • 2/27/23 6:00 p.m. Transition to College- The three-week program is designed to enhance the family’s ability to support their student’s last year in high school and the transition into college. The program emphasizes the role of the family, financial decisions, and common questions and challenges. Transition 2/27

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 Transportation Plan

RUSD Families, the District is soliciting public input on the proposed Pupil Transportation Plan for the 2023/2024 school year. The Plan is designed to provide safe and consistent transportation services for our families with a specific emphasis on our primary and special needs students. Visit bit.ly/RUSDTransportationPlan to review and provide feedback by March 1.

Minimum Day

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

School will dismiss at 11:40 am. There will be no HEARTS

No School - Lincoln's Day

Friday, Feb. 17th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

No school - President's day

Monday, Feb. 20th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Report cards go home

Friday, Feb. 24th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

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