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August 31 Newsletter

What's Coming Up

Monday, September 3: Labor Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday, September 4: Kindergarten Begins Full Time

Friday, September 7: Crazy Sock Day

Monday, September 10:

  • 5:30pm 5th Grade Parent Meeting on Washington trip (in media center)
  • 6:30pm PTA Executive Meeting (in media center)

Friday, September 14: Instructional Assistant (formally known as Teacher Assistants) Appreciation Day

Wednesday, September 19: Yom Kippur Holiday - No School

Thursday, September 20: 6:30pm PTA Meeting (in Media Center)

Friday, September 28: Early Release Day with a 1:15 dismissal

Welcome Kindergarten Students!

Staggered entry for kindergarten ends this week and all kindergarten students will attend school full time beginning Tuesday, September 4. Welcome to Bryan Road!

Crazy Sock Day!

Each month, we will have a SPIRIT DAY! Our first spirit day is Friday, September 7 and it's Crazy Sock Day! Remember to wear a pair of CrAzy socks to school!

Transportation Reminders

1. If you have to pick up your child early, please arrive before 3:15 in order to make sure your child is able to be released safely before afternoon dismissal begins. You will pull in the bus entrance and park in the smaller side parking lot.

2. Also, if you have any transportation changes, please write a note in the morning to your child's teacher. Do not use email or Seesaw as teachers can't check these when they are teaching. If you have an emergency transportation change, you can call the office.

3. Wake County does not allow students to ride the bus to any locations, other than their approved stop. They are not allowed to ride the bus home with friends.

4. Sign up for Here Comes the Bus to track your child's school bus! (SCHOOL/DISTRICT CODE: 67500)

End of Day Transportation:

Families, please start having your child use the mode of transportation that will be their permanent way to school and from school. If they are going to ride the bus throughout the year, they need to ride the bus now so they don't lose their spot on the bus. We are providing support here at school to help them learn the arrival and dismissal systems and become familiar with their mode of transportation.

We appreciate your patients as our students are learning the new systems. We expect them to get faster as the year progresses.

Carpool Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

In carpool, an easy way for families to communicate to carpool staff is to use a thumbs up or thumbs down. Thumbs up tells staff members that you have your child safely loaded in the car and are ready to leave. A thumbs down means that you still need your child.

Eating Lunch at Bryan Road

Families are welcome to eat lunch with their children. If you would like to join us for lunch, we suggest waiting until the first couple of weeks of school as it is often hard for children to adjust at the beginning of the school year. The lunch times are shared below for your convenience. Please keep in mind that these are not the same times that will be used on Early Release Days or Delayed Start days.

Regular Schedule Lunch Times

Kindergarten: 12:45-1:15

1st Grade & EC: 10:50-11:15

2nd Grade: 11:47-12:12

3rd Grade: 11:20-11:45

4th Grade: 12:15-12:40

5th Grade: 12:15-12:40

5th Grade Washington DC Family Information Meeting

EXCITING NEWS! Ms. Schuler and Ms. Simpson are taking our 5th graders to Washington DC!

If your child is in 5th grade this 2018-2019 school year at Bryan Road, please plan to attend the Information Session on Monday, September 10 (5:30-6:30pm) in the Bryan Road Media Center. The meeting will cover important information including:

* Cost

* Itinerary

* Chaperoning

* Questions & Answers

Child Nutrition Services Information

Free or Reduced Lunch

Please click this link to find more information related to our free and reduced lunch program. Forms are provided in both English and Spanish and can be filled out on paper or online.

*If your child received free or reduced lunch last year, you DO need to reapply for this school year by clicking this link.

*Former Creech Road Students: Creech Road had a unique program that provided free breakfast & lunch to all students. Other schools do not qualify for this program. Students participating in the breakfast or lunch program at Bryan Road should fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch Form or bring money to purchase meals at school.

My School Bucks

Sign up for or add money to your child's cafeteria account by clicking here.

2018-2019 Meal Prices

Birthdays at Bryan Road

We are so excited to celebrate your child's birthday with you! If you would like to bring birthday treats, please remember that the district only allows store bought treats that contain a list of ingredients - no homemade items can be shared with students.

Let your child's teacher know at least 2 days ahead if you will be bringing in treats so you both can coordinate a time for delivery. Please remember that alternatives to sweets are also great treats for the class such as: recess ball, frozen fruit bars, popcorn, book or game for classroom, etc.


We believe that good attendance is a key factor to success at school. Please plan your vacations during scheduled school breaks. Excused educational absences will only be granted in instances where the leave is time sensitive and educational in focus. For example, a boy scout is presenting at a national conference. Vacations will not be granted as an excused educational absence.

Click here to visit our PTA online store where you can purchase your PTA membership ($5) and spirit wear!

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Bryan Road PTA

1) Visit our PTA Website by clicking here!

2) Click here to view Bryan Road PTA sponsorship opportunities and email if interested!

Link Your Accounts & Help Our School Earn Money

  • Harris Teeter: to earn money for our school online or on-site at Harris Teeter using our school code: 5018
  • Amazon: Earn money through Amazon Smile link below for our school to earn money as you shop!
  • Lowes Foods

Thank you to the following businesses for supporting our Open Houses!

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

The Jim Allen Group: Coldwell Banker Real Estate

A special THANK YOU to the Jim Allen Group for being the first Bryan Road community sponsor! We appreciate you!

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.