Bryan Elementary

October 2018 Parent Newsletter

Bryan Elementary Hours

Doors Open at 7:25AM

Breakfast Hours 7:25AM-7:55AM (No Breakfast on 2-Hour Delay)

Regular School Hours 8:00AM-2:45PM

2-Hour Delay Hours 10:00AM-2:45PM

Preschool Hours AM-8:00-11:00 PM 11:45-2:45

Preschool 2-Hour Delay AM-10:00-12:00 PM 12:45-2:45

CUB Regular School Hours AM 8:00-11:00 PM 11:45-2:45

CUB 2-Hour Delay AM- 10:00-12:00 PM 12:45-2:45

Bryan Elementary Lunch Schedule

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ATTENDANCE

Parents, if your student will be absent, coming in late or leaving early, please contact the office by 8:15AM each day. Please call 419-636-6931 and choose option 1 to reach the attendance line. You can leave messages 24 hours a day. Please be sure that the message includes your first and last name, as well as your student's first and last name and the reason for the absence in your message. You can also send in notes for early dismissal or advance absences. Please make sure your note includes first and last names for you and your student, as well as homeroom teacher's name and specific dates of absences or a specific time if you are picking your student up for early dismissal.

END OF DAY CHANGE OF PLANS

If you need to change end of day pickup plans for your child, preferably send a note in the morning or call the office at 419-636-6931 by 2:00PM.


If it is an EMERGENCY we will do our best to accommodate you with your request after 2:00PM.

Important Dates

Monday, October 8- Teacher In-Service Day, NO SCHOOL for students


Tuesday, October 16- BE Picture Day


Friday, October 19- 1st Quarter Grades available on Parent Portal


Thursday, October 25 & 26- 3rd Grade AIR Test

Fall Testing Dates 2018

3rd Grade AIR Test

October 25 & 26


2nd Grade CogAT/Iowa

November 13-15

November 27-20

Winter Testing Dates

3GRG Alternative Assessment

3rd Grade- February 28

Spring Testing Dates 2019

ELA Grades 3rd-5th

3rd Grade- April 8 & 9

4th Grade- April 9 & 10

5th Grade- April 10 & 11


MATH Grades 3rd-5th

3rd Grade- April 22 & 23

4th Grade- April 23 & 24

5th Grade- April 24 & 25


Science- Grade 5 Only

5th Grade- May 2 & 3

PTO- TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT-

Saturday, October 6


Bryan Elementary PTO along with local businesses and farmers present our annual Touch A Truck event. We will have fire trucks, police cars, farming equipment, Life Flight, a Dune Buggy & MUCH MUCH more! Hope to see you there!

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Report Cards- 1st quarter grades

First quarter grades will be available for Bryan Elementary students in grades 1st-5th starting on Friday, October 19. Parents will need to log in to the Parent Portal to view grades.


Forget how to access your Parent Portal, please copy and paste the below web address into your browser for an easily to follow video.


bit.ly/becheckgrades

PBIS Shirt- Every Friday

Let's show our Bryan Elementary school spirit by all students preschool-5th grade wearing their yellow PBIS shirts on Fridays!


School spirit is a time to gather together as a Preschool-5th Grade building and join each other as a single unity within our school.

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Makerspace

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are creative spaces where students can gather to create, invent, and learn. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.

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DONATION OF MAKERSPACE ITEMS


~Bryan Elementary will gladly accept any of the following items~

Items can be dropped off at the Bryan Elementary School Office

Cardboard

Wood Craft Sticks

Fishing Line

Mod Podge

Model Magic

Toothpicks

String/yarn

Wrapping Paper

Positive Referrals

At Bryan Elementary we want to promote kindness. Have you had an encounter with a staff member (teacher, secretary, custodian, principal, cafeteria, paraprofessional, sub) that has positively affected you. If so, we'd love to hear from you! Please email Mrs. Cox at kcox@bryanschools.net to share your story. This email will then be shared with the staff member.
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1st Grade Barn Dance

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STEM Challenge



The STEM design process involves planning, creating, reflecting, and redesigning to ultimately create a product to solve a problem or create a product that meets particular criteria. STEM encourages students to think critically, use their creativity, and collaborate with others. Bryan Elementary is excited to offer a STEM challenge opportunity each month for students in ALL grade levels. We encourage you to collaborate with your child to complete one or more of the challenges. Please take a picture of your finished projects by October 31st and send to jmorris@bryanschools.net. The pictures you send will be displayed throughout our building! If you are unable to send a picture we encourage students to bring in their completed projects and we will get that picture taken and displayed for you.

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Coming Up in November

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Bryan Elementary will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on the dates below. More information will be coming home on how to sign up in the next few weeks.


Thursday, November 8 3:00PM-8:00PM


Tuesday, November 13 3:00PM-6:40PM


Thursday, November 15 3:00PM-8:00PM