Bryant's students did an amzaing job during Braynt's
Winter Holiday Program! Check our Facebook page for
more pictures. Happy Holidays!
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Dress Up/Spirit Days
Back to School 2015
We will resume registration on August 13th.
You can download registration materials using the links below.
Class lists will be posted in the front of the school on August 20-21 during office hours.
School resumes on Monday, August 24th.
Back to School Sales will begin soon! Don't forget to take advantage and stock up! Suggested school supply lists can be found HERE .
Come enjoy an evening with your Bryant family and watch “Book of Life.” Bring your blankets and chairs to see the movie on the Jumbotron screen on the soccer field (or in the MPR if weather is bad). Hot dogs, Nachos, Chips, Goodies, and Drinks will be sold by our PTO and the fourth grade class.
January 23, 2015 at 6:15pm.
See you there!
Back to School 2014
We will resume registration on August 12th.
You can download registration materials using the links below.
Information regarding Transitional Kindergarten: click HERE
to School Sales will begin soon! Don't forget to take advantage and stock up!
Suggested school supply lists can be found HERE.
Are you ready for Kindergarten?
Join us for our Kindergarten Academy Aug. 13 to prepare students and parents! Complete registration form below.
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(Beginning with a capital letter and followed by lowercase letters)
(Our math program assumes your child already has this skill for sorting.)
(Children begin reading books with words by the 12th week of school. High frequency words include: I, a, is, said, are, me, see, to, here, the, he, was, my, and, for, play, of, can, like, go, have, she, you, saw)
|Kinder Academy APPLICATIONS for AUGUST 2014|
Bryant Music and Theater Groups Showcase Night
The flying classroom would be a good one to take on a field trip overthe Grand Canyon, noted one expert. And aluminum foil on a door? That could bea great source of solar energy. Parents got toview all the children's work in a gallery display after the presentation wascomplete.
The class wastaught under the guidance of Erin Gettis, the City Historic PreservationOfficer, who volunteered her time to teach the class of 24 kindergarten-sixthstudents with assistance from parent Amanda Hughes and 6th grade teacher ScottBrennan.
Students met every Monday for 6 weeks duringwhich they learned a variety of hands-on architectural skills. At the very first class they built quickmodels of their ideal classroom and presented them to each other. In subsequent classes students learned how tocreate architectural drawings like plans with section and elevation views -- firstof fruit and later of a room at home using their own foot as a measuringtool. Rachel McLure visited from thePublic Utilities Department of Riverside City Hall and shared how toincorporate green building principles like skylights, water collection, andgreen roof systems. The students learnedhow to identify the entry of buildings through clues like the path, doubledoors, porches, tower elements, and symmetry and studied plans of buildings tolearn how to identify public and private spaces.
Gettissaid some of the students changed their visual understanding of builtenvironments during the course. They began by designing in 2 dimensions in thefirst class and 6 weeks later gaining the ability to design in 3-dimensions fortheir final project - a model students built of their ideal art schools. In the final project, students werechallenged to include all the things they learned throughout the class, i.e.green building principles, a sense of entry, and public/private spacedelineation.
Final models were built of “found objects” likeboxes, cardboard tubes, popsicle sticks, and other items the students andfamilies of Bryant Elementary donated to design projects that were constructed with scissors, glue and paperdonated by a local school supply company.
At the final presentation, juried bydistinguished plan members from the community (Al Zelinka Community DevelopmentDepartment Director at the City of Riverside; Park and Public UtilitiesPlanner; and designer Rachel McClure; and Thomas Riggle, Owner and architect ofTR Design Group and City Planning Commissioner), the students presented avariety of art classrooms that captured the imagination and innovation forwhich the school is becoming well-known. One student designed a flying classroom, another designed an outdoorclassroom in a courtyard with soft cushions and nature around, another studentdesigned a classroom surrounded entirely by a tunnel, and yet another designeda cable system to connect all of her rooms by a series of pulleys andelevators. Many of the projects weredesigned with water towers collecting rain water and solar panels placed on theroof for alternative green energy. Several students created a sense of entry with tower elements andwindows and skylights throughout for natural light and ventilation.
The class was a wonderful example of communitypartnerships that benefit a unique teaching and learning opportunity for bothstudents, who were introduced to architecture, and community volunteers whopracticed teaching in a 6 week time span to a varied age group from grades K-6,one day a week.
Panel member Riggle said, "It was great tosee how thoughtful and creative all of the kids are!! I could tell that some ofthem really liked designing and I’d bet they will take it further...I know I’mlooking at the world a little differently after Monday's event."
Mr. Zelinka said, "The students reminded meof the hopeful future that is in store."
· AttendSchool Every day... and ON-TIME – Ensure that yourchild is present and on time every day during the testing period. Pleaseschedule any medical, dental, or personal appointments after school or on daysyour child’s grade level will not be testing. To provide our students the optimal testingenvironment, please be advised that there will be no classroom interruptionsduring testing hours, 8:10 – 10:20 AM. Any students arriving late on testing days will be sent to library andwill have to make up the test on another day sometime during the 3 weeks oftesting; however it will not be in the regular classroom with their regularteacher. Children perform better when they take the tests in their regularinstructional environment rather than a make-up session, so be here every dayand on time to avoid this distraction.
· Eat aHealthy Breakfast: Help your child start every test day well rested and with a healthy breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests when they have had a good breakfast.If your child iseating breakfast at school, please ensure that he/she arrives to school withplenty of time to finish eating by8:05 when the first bell rings. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am daily atschool.
· A PositiveAttitude is Contagious – Keep themorning as stress free as possible. Leave home in plenty of time in order for your child to start the schoolday in a calm and positive manner. Pretest jitters are normal. Everyone gets a little nervous before a test. Encourage your child to simply do his/her very best on each part of the test.
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Congratulations to Aryana K, 3rd grade student in Mrs. Cruz's class, for taking 2nd place in Riverside Unified School District's Science Fair (K-3 Division) on February 7th with her project titled "Will fast music make your heart beat faster than slow music?" In 2nd place was Devin J., 2nd grader in Mrs. Noble's class, whose project is titled "Are your eyes playing tricks on you?"
We should celebrate and learn from those who exemplified such positive traits. From Abraham Lincoln to Dorothea Dix to Eleanor Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, our greatest reformers have been our strongest patriots.
When parents and schools cultivate loyalty and love of country, they increase the likelihood of raising young citizens who will be agents of betterment and constructive change. Reformers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Martin Luther King Jr. have proven repeatedly that constructive change and progress do not come from those who maintain cynical detachment but from those who are passionate in their commitment.
Parents Assuring Student Success
· Concentration skills
· Listening skills
· Time management skills
· Note taking skills
· Memory skills
· Homework skills
· Test preparation skills
· Reading strategies
On Thursday, December 20th at 6:30 pm is our Winter Holiday Program, held at Central Middle School (4795 MagnoliaAvenue, Riverside, CA 92506). Each classhas been preparing something special to perform, along with performances fromsome of our E3 classes. We requestthat students and parents take their seats by 6:15 pm, so that we maybegin promptly at 6:30 pm. We encourageall to attend this festive event, as students have been practicing diligently overthe past month.
Then on Friday, December 21st, through a generous donationprovided by the Mary Roberts Foundation (at The Mission Inn), all Bryantstudents and staff will go to a movie atthe Mission Grove Theater. Studentsin grades K-3 will see “Monsters Inc. 3D”and students in grades 4-6 will see “Riseof the Guardians”. The Foundation is also purchasing a snackpack (popcorn, fruit snacks, and a drink) for each student. Because of the generosity of the donor, studentsare not to bring their own money. Wewill eat lunch when we return to school. Your child must have a signed field trip permission form on file at theschool by December 20th.
Over the past year, Bryantstudents have enjoyed the benefits of eating breakfast at school for free. Unfortunately, the AASA-Wal*Mart Foundationbreakfast grant has come to an end. Beginning in January, students whoqualify for free/reduced lunch will continue receiving free breakfast. All other students may purchase breakfast for $1.00.
The last day of school before thewinter recess is Friday, December 21 and school will resume on Monday, January 7,2013.
Thank you to all parents andfamily members for your continued support this year. We wish you and your family a peaceful andsafe Winter Break.
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Why pay more for a computer? If you have a student receiving free school meals, go to www.connect2compete.org/apply to find out how you can get a desktop or laptop computer for your home for $150! Call toll free 1-855-222-3217 for more information. Check the Connect2Compete flyer or contact a school representative for the “C2C Offer Code”
We reserve the right to prioritize enrollment of students into the program based on academic need.
These include more whole grains, and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. If youwant to learn more about our healthier meals, click here download a brochure. Parents also are encouraged to contact our NutritionServices Department at 951-352-6740
Core Knowledge© at Bryant School is a great way to link Riverside Unified School District’s educational options with our city’s motto of “City of Arts and Innovation,” not only for our residents, but all interested parties. As the curriculum unfolds, no matter what level of ability a student starts with, he or she will experience a sense of achievement as knowledge and skills are mastered. Core Knowledge® guidelines cover language arts, history and geography, mathematics, science, art, and music, comprising well over half of a school’s curriculum. Other areas of study, such as local and state history, technology and physical education, are integrated with what is being taught in the Core Knowledge program.