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    Welcome Back to Bryant 2018-19
    Posted on 08/24/2018
    Welcome Back to School

    Welcome Back! 
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

    All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. Additionally, our much-appreciated PTSA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs.   Please check out the PTSA website for more detailed information about school supplies and upcoming events.  We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level teaching and learning opportunities.

    Save the Dates

    September 4th – back to Bryant 3:00 – 4:00PM

                         5th – First day of school Grades 1 – 5

                         6th - 5th Grade Curriculum Night

                          7th – Ice Cream Social 6:30 – 8:00PM

                        10th – First day of school – Kindergarten

                        24th – 27th – 5th Grade to IslandWood Camp

                        27th- Curriculum Night      

    New Staff
    Each year brings positive change.  This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Melissa Funk Somoza (Assistant Principal), Michelle Boske (4/5) and Katherine Lord (5) and Max Tomoda (Counselor). Melissa, Michelle, Katherine and Max bring a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s academic and social emotional needs.  Welcome Melissa, Michelle, Katherine and Max.

    2018-2019 Teaching Assignments:

    • K: Kevin G. Gallagher, Alex Jones, Carleen Confer, Kathy Kereluck, Jamie Satzinger
    • 1st: Sheila Davies, Carrie Eeds, Chara Johnson, Magdalena Shellenberger (Amy Alphin- Maternity Leave)
    • 2nd: Megan Regalado, John Arrowsmith, Lynn Masunaga-Fahselt, Kristine Duncan
    • 3rd: Tiffany Sullivan, Huong Nguyen, Connie Bernard, Clare Johnston
    • 4th: Katrina Salisbury, Jessica James, Susan Kearney
    • 4/5 Michelle Boske
    • 5th: Katherine Lord, Steve Garlid, Elizabeth Day
    • Library: Anne Aliverti
    • Reading: Teresa Elhardt
    • ELL: Pauline Pfohl
    • Visual Art: Kristen Whipple
    • PE: Tate Loftin, Kathy Weinman
    • .5 Music: Michaela Koerner-Storkman
    • Sped: Mackenzie Elliot, Judy Miller
    • Counselor: Max Tomoda


    Student Placement
    A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2018-2019 school year. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

    Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher.  ALL our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Bryant is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thanks for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

    Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Bryant remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families. It’s an honor and privilege to serve as your new principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

    In Partnership,

    Charmaine Marshall - Principal
    Melissa Funk Somoza - Assistant Principal