Room 212 News #26

March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Report Cards on Tuesday!

When report cards come home, they will be in a large manilla envelope. Please sign and return this envelope, it will be used again in June. Questions about the report card? Please don't hesitate to ask. If you would like a conference regarding your child's progress, I'm happy to schedule one with you.

Food Drive!

From March 16 through March 27, Bryant and Pattengill will be joining the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor to benefit Food Gatherers and fight summer hunger. Collection boxes are outside the office door. Items needed include:

  • canned meats/tuna
  • soups/stews
  • personal care items
  • canned fruit
  • baby food
  • soap/shampoo
  • diapers
  • formula

Volunteer Appreciation

Teachers would like to express their sincere gratitude for all you do throughout the year in supporting classrooms and students. All volunteers from Bryant and Pattengill are invited to attend on March 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 at Pattengill. There will be a salad bar and light refreshments. Also, you can enter a raffle for themed gift baskets. Whether you are a PTO member, have helped in the classroom, or chaperoned a field trip, we hope to see you there!

March is Reading Month

So many exciting events to come during March at Bryant!

  • 3/16 Turn in Read a Thon sponsor money
  • 3/23 Wear a t-shirt with words
  • 3/25 Have a joke in your pocket
  • 3/26 wear your class color (to be announced)
  • 3/27 dress as your favorite character from a book

Throughout the month, mystery readers visit the classroom. Sign up here:

International Festival Fashion Show - April 23

It’s not too late to join the Fashion Show at this year’s International Festival. If you’d like for your child to be a part of the IFFS, please come to both practices: Monday, March 16 at 4:30pm, and Thursday, April 16 at 4:30pm at Bryant in the Multi-Purpose Room. To view this invitation in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, or Japanese, please click here. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Lim at

Read a Thon

Our class did a fantastic job during Read a Thon! The grade-level winners will be announced soon. Medals are on order and should be distributed in a few weeks.

This is also one of the biggest fundraisers for our paired schools. Please consider sponsoring your child's reading. Did your child reach his/her reading goal?

Send in sponsor envelopes that were provided, or any envelope with your child's name and "Read a Thon" written on the outside. Checks only please - made out to Bryant/Pattengill PTO.

Parent Lending Library

The Parent Lending Library is a free service to Bryant/Pattengill parents. The Library will now be open on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am, in the Bryant main lobby. If you have any borrowed books, please return them to the office or to your child’s teacher. You may select books at your child’s reading level, then return the books the following week and borrow more. Thank you for supporting your child to be successful at home and school! Look for your child's reading level in Tuesday's report card!

Special Food Resource for Bryant Families in Need

The Bryant Community Center (3 W. Eden Ct.) now offers eligible Bryant Elementary families a supplemental food resource with shorter wait times and improved food variety. Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 11am-1pm, eligible Bryant Elementary families are offered produce, perishables, and non-perishables such as canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, and other boxed goods. Click here for more information.

Healthy Snack Sign-up

Students really enjoy having fruit and other healthy foods for snack. Here is the link to our snack sign-up if you would like to send something in on a Wednesday or Friday.

Dates to Remember:

  • 3/17 Report Cards sent home
  • 3/18 Pizza with Principals at Bryant Community Center, 6:00
  • 3/23 Science Night at Bryant 6:00pm
  • 3/27 Lunch with a Loved One at Bryant
  • 3/31 Volunteer Appreciation at Pattengill 6:30
  • 4/3 No School - Spring Break Begins
  • 4/23 International Festival