PTA MEETING DATES
All meetings are held in the BMS library.
*denotes a calendar change
EXECUTIVE PTA BOARD
President: Hilary Simonds
VP: Jennifer Hall
Secretary: Kerry Leiman
Treasurer: Maureen Franchi
Membership: Jen Langley
Communications: Julie Barton
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2019 - 2020 MEMBERSHIP FORM
JOIN THE PTA THIS YEAR!
There are TWO ways to join:
You can now join and pay your Membership through MemberHub. No paper forms to fill out and pay by credit card. Click here.PAPER FORM & CHECK:
If you prefer to pay by check, membership form link is above. Instructions for mailing them are on the form or your student turn them into their Seminar teacher. You can also sign up at Jump Start Day.
Again this year, Bryan Middle School PTA will be offering our School Directory electronically to paid PTA members. We will be using Directory Spot through an app. The app is very secure and only our paid PTA members will be granted access. Hardcopy of the directory are available for purchase and will only be distributed to those that purchase one.
Membership does not obligate you to volunteer. Your PTA membership is important to us. We use those funds to help support many great programs at Bryan!
BRYAN PTA'S MISSION
TO SUPPORT and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children
TO ASSIST parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and
TO ENCOURAGE parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation
3/12 - Treasure Hunt Registration Opens Online
3/13 - Spiritwear Orders Due
3/15 - CANCELLED - 6th Grade Social - Pool Party
3/18 - Late Arrival
3/23-3/27 - Spring Break, No School
4/8 - Late Arrival
4/13 - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night and PTA meeting
4/18 – TREASURE HUNT!
BRYAN TREASURE HUNT FUNDRAISER - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AND MORE...
Registration for the Bryan Treasure Hunt Fundraiser opens on March 12th!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! THE LINK GOES LIVE ON MARCH 12TH AT 6AM!
What is the Bryan Treasure Hunt Fundraiser? The Treasure Hunt is our only fundraiser of the year. JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH. It’s an adults-only evening of fun like you've never experienced! Your team of up to six adults (less is fine) drives through Elmhurst following a treasure map of clues. Each car costs $300. Competing teams race to solve themed clues at each location and end the night with food, drinks, silent auction, raffles and music. Special recognition is given to the Top 10 teams to finish as well as awarded for Best Team Costumes! The hunt has sold out in the past, so sign up early! We only have space for 42 cars. It’s a great evening for a great cause: our Bryan students.
For all the latest info, please follow the Treasure Hunt Facebook page. The theme for this year is "THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY."
Lots of “NEWS”
New venue: This year, the hunt will start and end at the River Forest Country Club! We are excited to have the entire downstairs space for our adults only fundraiser. We will have food, CASH bar, auctions/raffles and lots more space to mingle and sit down to eat! IMPORTANT: When we say CASH BAR - we mean CASH ONLY. Credit cards cannot be accepted at this venue for drinks. Please plan ahead and hit the ATM before you arrive to have cash on hand for drinks and raffles. Thanks!
New online registration: Registration will be online in our MemberHub store this year. Registration opens on March 12th. A link will be sent out soon.
New later start time: We will also be starting a little later to accommodate our busy families with a 5:15pm check in instead of 4:45pm.
If you have a business, consider donating one of your services or products. Or if you know some local vendors, ask if they’ll make a donation. Some great auction prizes could include tickets to sporting events, a weekend stay at a vacation property, restaurant gift certificates, and movie passes, anything you can think of would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Hilary Simonds at email@example.com to either drop off a donation or facilitate collection of it.
Another option for our only fundraiser of the year is to make a financial contribution that will be used to purchase silent auction items - any amount is appreciated. Additionally, if you cannot attend the hunt but still want to support Bryan, the registration page will offer an option to simply make a financial contribution to the PTA and our Bryan students. If you’d like to contribute, please use our Bryan MemberHub Store here. https://bmselmhurst.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/29162
Past Treasure Hunts have supported the following: the new Gaga pit, new American and Illinois flags, the Veterans Day assembly, and we have a new library furniture upgrade coming this spring.
Our fundraising goal for this hunt is $12,750. The next $1500 we raise above this we will donate to the District 205 Foundation in support of all Elmhurst schools. In the past, the Foundation has provided Thiems grants for our teachers, 3D printers, our model classroom and much more.
Thank you all in advance for your support of this fundraising effort. We couldn’t do it without our wonderful Bryan community. See you on Saturday, April 18th!
IN ACCORDANCE WITH D205 POLICY, THE 6TH GRADE POOL PARTY HAS BEEN Cancelled.
SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
The company that we send the small electronics to is changing their program. As of March 1, they will only accept ink cartridges for recycling. Please only send ink cartridges to school.
Don’t forget that GoodWill recycles all electronic items, so please continue to keep these items out of landfills and drop them off at any GoodWill location.
Thanks for your support!
JOIN THE PTA!
The easiest way to join is via our Bryan PTA membership site: https://bmselmhurst.memberhub.
By joining the PTA you not only gain access to the online directory, but you also get to support many great programs and initiatives that directly benefit the students and teachers at Bryan. Scroll down to see a list of some of the great programs the PTA sponsors and supports. From grade level activities to school improvement projects, the PTA is focused on enhancing our kids educational experience. Join the PTA today; we need your support!
2019-2020 PTA MEETING DATES
We encourage you to attend! We have indicated which events are the focus of that meeting but all other questions and comments are welcomed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at bryanmiddleschoolPTA205@gmail.com or simply attend a meeting.
All meetings are in the Bryan Library.
|August 26 (8th Grade Social)||
|October 7 (7th Grade Social)||Monday||9am|
|January 6 (Dance classes)||Monday||7pm|
|February 10 (6th Grade Social)||Monday||9am|
|April 13 (Treasure Hunt/Honor Roll Breakfast)||Monday||7pm|
|May 11 (Staff Appreciation/Picnics/Promotion)||Monday||9am|
*change from original time
WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?
Here is a snapshot of some the programs and events the Bryan PTA sponsors/supports:
- Help support multiple school clubs & programs
- Bryan PTA Directory
- Support students with financial needs
- Honor Roll Breakfast in the spring
- Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
- Back to school staff welcome breakfast
- Annual PTA Treasure Hunt Fundraiser
- Spirit Wear sales - Fall, Winter and Spring
- School Supply Kit sales
- New auditorium speakers
- New Bryan logo flags for school sports and other events
- Gaga pit for PE use
- Parking lot banners
- Liason with SERG, REACH and the District 205 Foundation
- 8th Grade gifts including:
- Benches for outdoor classroom (2018-2019)
- Landscaping for outdoor classroom (2017-2018)
- Much needed bike racks (2016-2017)
- Flat screen TV/digital message display for front lobby (2015-2016)
- New sign for the front of the school (2014-2015)
- 8th grade Tail Gate Party
- 7th grade roller skating social
- 6th grade pool party at Oak Brook Park District
- 7th and 8th Grade Dance Class
- 8th Grade Promotion Party/Event
- 8th Grade Luncheon
- Grade level end of year picnics
Your PTA membership helps the PTA sponsor many events, such as those listed above.
All of the children at Bryan benefit from the Bryan PTA, including yours.
If you have not yet joined, please do so. We need you!!
If you would like to assist with an activity, please email us at bryanmiddleschoolPTA205@gmail.com.