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Welcome Julie Pearson
Dear Bryant Families,
I am excited to let you know that the assistant principal hiring team’s first selection, Julie Pearson has accepted our offer! She will begin her work at Bryant as of July 1st.
Ms. Pearson did her principal internship at Viewlands Elementary with Principal, Michelle Ota. Ms. Pearson has wide and successful experience in education including work for the Alliance, grant writing for several high schools, summer intern manager at Ballard High as well as teaching language arts at Ballard for 3 years. Ms. Pearson also taught for 3 years prior in the South Kitsap School District.
The team was impressed with Julie’s answers and thoughtful presence in her interview. In Ms. Pearson’s own words, “ One of my strengths as a leader is that I genuinely enjoy getting to know the students, parents and staff members that I work with, and I believe that relationships built on mutual respect and trust are the foundation for strong schools.”
I have invited Ms. Pearson to visit Bryant several times over the next week or so. She plans to attend the Awards Assembly where she will get the chance to meet all our students and many of the parents that will attend the assembly.
Ms. Pearson will be at the building during the months of July and August. I am certain she would welcome the chance to meet families that stop in during the summer.
Please join me in extending Ms. Pearson a giant Bryant welcome!
New School Hours 2014-2015
First Bell: 9:25 AM
Tardy Bell: 9:30 AM
Dismissal Time: 3:40 PM
Classroom Assignments for September 2014
Dear Bryant Community,
I wanted to let you know that we are now working on grade level configurations for next year. At this point we have tentative assignments of teachers to grade levels but it is still too early to make final decisions. The decision around which teachers will teach which grade level partially depends on our enrollment numbers which fluctuate. This is one of the reasons that student classroom assignments are not released to the community until just prior to the first week of school in the fall.
This year we anticipate having two multi-level classes, one at first/second and the other at third/fourth. If this does occur it would likely involve several staff assignment changes: Ms. Koerner may move to first grade, Ms. Chon may teach the first/second multi-level class and Ms. Bernard may teach the third/fourth grade multi-level class.
Student assignments for all classes will be a staff decision. This process occurs within our grade level teams with administrative and specialist input as well. We consider both the academic and social/emotional needs of the children when we create classes.
While we do not take parent requests for student assignments in a particular teacher’s classroom, if you have concerns around your child’s potential placement, please write a letter or send an email to me to let me know and this will be given careful consideration.
If you have further questions concerning teacher assignments or student placement for next year please let me know directly.
Dan Sanger, Principal
Dear Amazing Bryant Community,
Thank you so much for your incredible generosity shown during our Annual Campaign! Over $130,00 dollars were raised by our caring and kind families and Bryant staff with over a 90% response rate overall! Your contributions make all the difference in developing and maintaining our wonderful PTSA sponsored enrichment programs, activities and direct academic support. It all goes in the right direction and that is to strengthen and extend learning experiences at Bryant for all the students.
A special thank you and cheer goes out for Becky Mackle and Kathy Hughes who promoted, directed and oversaw the campaign as it wonderfully unfolded!
Again, thank you families most of all for showoing how much you care for Bryant and making sure that it stays the best school in Seattle and beyond!
Dan Sanger, Principal
Rachel Friesen, Assistant Principal
This year the Bryant Parent Handbook will be available on-line. For families wishing to have a hard copy, please stop by the office and we will provide one for you.