PTA

PTA MEETING DATES

All members of the Bryan community are welcome to attend any PTA meeting.  Only members of the PTA may vote.  CLICK HERE to join today.

All meetings are on Tuesdays and held at Bryan unless otherwise indicated.

2023-2024
EXECUTIVE PTA BOARD
President -
Meghan Scarsella 
Vice President -
Kate Prasse
Treasurer -
Janice Castillo
Membership -
Dianne Schenkenberg
Recording Secretary -
Erin Arquilla
Communications Coordinators -
Kathy Fromm and Ginger Malcolm
 
Questions?  Email us at BRYANMIDDLESCHOOLPTA205
@GMAIL.COM

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

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?

Here is a snapshot of some the programs and events the Bryan PTA sponsors/supports:

  • New library furniture
  • Fun Fridays
  • Help support multiple school clubs & programs
  • Bryan PTA Directory
  • Support students with financial needs
  • Honor Roll Breakfast 
  • Book Fair
  • Reflections
  • Gratitude Grams
  • New Industrial Tech equipment
  • Creative Technology STEM equipment
  • 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
  • 7th and 8th Grade Dance Class
  • 8th Grade Promotion Event
  • 8th Grade Luncheon
  • Grade level socials and picnics

UPCOMING DATES

TODAY: Join the PTA!

02/07 - LATE ARRIVAL - School starts at 10:00AM (Arrive at 9:45AM)

02/07 - Summer Recreation Open House from 6-8pm at York

02/16 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher's Institute Day

02/19 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

02/20 - Dukes Who Dine luncheon at Gia Mia from 11:30-2pm.

7th/8th GRADE DANCE CLASS 

7TH & 8TH GRADE DANCE CLASS: STARTS FRIDAY, January 12!

If you haven’t registered yet, please go to bmselmhurst.memberhub.com and use the late registration link to sign up.

Dance class will run on Fridays from 7:15-8:30 PM for 7th grade and 8:45-10:00 PM for 8th grade. The dates are 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/15, 2/23, 3/1. (Note that one class will be on Thursday, 2/15, instead of Friday due to the long weekend)

More information regarding dance class, including dress code and class policies, can be found here: https://bryan.elmhurst205.org/parentstudent-resources/pta/dance-class-information

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DANCE CLASS 

All families registered for dance must volunteer to chaperone at least one class date. Please take a look at the signups for your student’s grade and select a slot that works for you!

8th Grade volunteer sign-up

7th Grade volunteer sign-up

BRYAN FUN FRIDAYS

Fun Friday is back at Bryan. Fun Fridays is a fun lunch event for all Bryan students. During lunchtime, students receive special treats and raffle tickets. While the students enjoy their lunch, parent volunteers draw raffle tickets and give fun prizes. It is a fun way to get a glimpse into the school life at Bryan and participate in surprising all our kids with a little bit of fun. Treats, raffle tickets, and prizes will be provided. 6th and 7th-grade volunteers will be needed between 10:55 am - 12:10 pm and 8th-grade volunteers between 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm. Sign in at the office, then meet us in the cafeteria. Sign up to help with a FUN FRIDAY here

Please contact Ioana Fernandez (ioana@iprchicago.com, 312-622-0033) if you have any questions.

Join the Bryan PTA Board

We are looking for parents with incoming 6th, current 6th, or 7th-grade students, interested in being a part of the BRYAN PTA board.

1. At our BRYAN PTA February meeting, we will be forming a nomination committee to put forth names of those who would like to be a part of the Bryan exec board.

2. We also need volunteers for the following positions for the next 2 years (limit to terms is 2 consecutive years): VP (yr 1, pres. yr 2), Treasurer, Recording secretary (must be able to attend the majority of the meetings), Membership shadow to follow current membership chair.

If you are interested in any of the above positions or have a recommendation of someone who would be great for any of the positions, please reach out to Meghan Scarsella or Kate Prasse.


 

Join the Bryan PTA

PTA Membership

Don’t miss out on the chance to support our students and teachers this year. Join the Bryan PTA today! Bryan has amazing students, staff, and parents, but we need everyone's help to ensure our PTA is able to provide all the amazing activities, events, and fun surprises throughout the year.

**New for 2023-24**

Families that are registered PTA members will receive discounts for PTA-sponsored events. All grade-level socials will be available at no additional cost for members. There will be a fee for non-members. There will also be a discounted fee for PTA members for the 7th and 8th-grade dance classes. Only PTA members will have access to the online directory, DirectorySpot.

Reminder: we did not have a membership drive in Spring 2023, so you did NOT join in the spring and forget already!

Membership Levels

*ONLY ONE ADULT MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED PER HOUSEHOLD

If you have an additional parent/guardian, their email can be added on to your Member Hub registration.

Cost:

1 Household Membership + 1 Child = $40

1 Household Membership + 2 Children = $60

1 Household Membership + 3+ Children = $80

Joining is easy! Just click HERE and select the membership option that is right for your family.

PTA Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in getting more involved at Bryan this year, please reach out to Kate Prasse, kateprasse@me.com 

Our current committees that need volunteers are:

  • Reflections: The PTA sponsors the Reflections program which is an arts recognition and achievement program for students.

  • Snack coordinators for IAR testing (2) April:  Order and bring snacks for IAR testing; coordinate with Mrs. Discipio and the front office to organize snacks for each class.  Budget listed in financials.

  • Veteran’s Day Liaison: Work with Mr. Tang and assist him with his needs from the PTA.

  • 8th Grade Luncheon/picnic (2): The PTA provides a promotion luncheon for the graduating students. Responsibilities include organizing, setup and cleanup.

  • Fundraising chairs and committees: We’d love some additional volunteers to assist with fundraising this year and have several opportunities for volunteers!