Do you have a student that is a painter or a sculptor? Writes interesting stories or beautiful poems? Loves to take photographs? Is a great dancer? Or, an aspiring film maker? These are just examples and can include others.

Wouldn’t it be great if they were recognized or even awarded locally? Within our district? Within our state? Or nationally?

Then, encourage your student to participate in PTA Reflections! This year’s theme is “Within Reach” and can be interpreted within the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

Bryant has so many talented students! Don’t let yours miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Last year, several Dearborn students were awarded at the state level; and, two students from Dearborn were awarded at the National Level!

Time is running out! The deadline is December 1, 2017. That’s only 2 weeks away! Let your wonderful artist shine and show their work! Contact the PTA Reflections Chair ASAP: Janet Hughes j.hughespta@hotmail.com 313-283-5581

2017-18 Reflections Student Packet

Instead of product sales this school year, Bryant PTA is having a raffle.  Our goal is to require your support and participation for ONLY 1 PTA-sponsored fundraiser all year long.  This means you (or your child) only have to sell raffle tickets, not magazines and popcorn, and not pizza kits.

Your child should have received 25 $2.00 raffle tickets today, along with a cover sheet detailing much of the same information found on this page.  If you have multiple children at Bryant, your oldest middle-schooler will have received these tickets for your family to sell.

We are asking each family to sell at least 25 tickets.  The raffle will take place on December 15th.  Three cash prizes will be awarded: (1) $500.00 prize and (2) $250.00 prizes.  If we are unable to reach our fundraising goal, these prize amounts may change, so please sell all your tickets!  Winners do not need to be present at the drawing to win!

If we are able to reach our goal of $8,000.00, there will be no need for additional fundraisers for the entire year!  That means NO magazine sales!

IMPORTANT INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW:

November 16th: Raffle tickets will be sent home with your student.  Each family gets 25 tickets in their envelope; the cost of each raffle ticket is only $2.00.

For all tickets you sell, please have the purchaser fill out this form and then give them the ticket with the “2017 Raffle” on it, and then return this stub in the envelope to be entered in the raffle.

December 8th: All sold ticket stubs and money collected, along with any unsold tickets are due back to Bryant no later than this date.  The Michigan Lottery Association REQUIRES that we collect ALL tickets/stubs for this fundraiser, regardless of whether they have been sold or not.  If you choose not to participate in this fundraiser, please return tickets as soon as possible.  You can also write a check for the cost of the tickets ($50.00) to Bryant PTA if raffles aren’t your thing.

December 15th: Raffle drawing will be held at 10am at Bryant Middle School.  Raffle winners need not be present to win.

The PTA can only accept cash or check for sales of raffle tickets.  Checks should be made payable to “Bryant PTA”.  We hope your family can help support our school by either purchasing the tickets for $50.00 or selling them to friends and family for $2.00 each

If you are able to sell more than 25 tickets, please contact Jennifer Engquist at 734.552.8447.

As always, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

-Bryant PTA

 

Community Forum Schedule

The Dearborn Public Schools will be holding Community Forums to share information regarding the proposed changes to the high school boundaries. Parents, students, staff, and all community members are invited to attend.

The Board has not made a decision on boundaries. These meetings are being held to gather feedback to help them in their decision making process.

For more information visit-
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hsboundary/

Download the Forum Schedule

Please note that this community forum will be held at Bryant on November 30th at 6:30 pm.

 

All profits from Pizza Friday sales go towards PBIS Rewards!  In order to make Pizza Friday a success, we need YOUR help.  Each Friday, we need (at least) two volunteers to help distribute pizza– one to take the money, the other to hand out pizza.  This is a great way to be involved at Bryant with minimal commitment.  Shifts run from 2:40 – 3:15pm on Fridays!  Sign up for any Friday you are able to work.

Pizza Friday Sign Up

Hello Parents and Students!
My name is Janet Hughes, and I am the PTA Reflections Chair for the 2017-2018 school year. PTA Reflections is a national cultural arts program open to students in all grades and of all abilities. Each year thousands of students across the country reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 
This year’s theme is Within Reach. While Reflections entries are judged at the local, district, and state levels, and awards are given to the finalists, all students will be recognized for participating. The entries must explore the theme Within Reach and will be judged on the following:
  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.
The deadline for this year’s entries is December 1st. Each teacher will receive copies of the rules and entry form to distribute to interested students. I can also provide additional copies and any kind of support a student needs. Parents and students are welcome to text or email me with questions.
Janet Hughes
j.hughespta@hotmail.com
313-283-5581